Melton Golf Club win first-ever county mixed foursomes title

Melton Golf Club's winning team, from left, Brendan Boyce, Sam Pollard, Leah Radford, Karen Middleton, Elaine Shelton, Callum Relf, EMN-150915-152642002
Melton Golf Club's winning team, from left, Brendan Boyce, Sam Pollard, Leah Radford, Karen Middleton, Elaine Shelton, Callum Relf, EMN-150915-152642002
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Melton golfers made history last weekend when they won the County Mixed Interclub Foursomes for the first time in the club’s history.

After successfully winning the earlier four rounds, the Melton GC team of Sam Pollard, Leah Radford, Callum Relf and Elaine Shelton met Lingdale in Sunday’s final at Rothley Park.

The final was played over 36 holes with Sam and Leah receiving one shot per round and Callum and Elaine seven shots per round.

The first round closed with Sam and Leah 3-up and Callum and Elaine 5-up, but Lingdale came back strongly, putting pressure on both Melton pairs.

But the second round ended with Sam and Leah 4-down and Callum and Elaine 2-up, and after handicaps, the overall combined team result gave Melton a 6-up win. 

Sam and Leah’s matches were close right through to end of the second round, while Callum and Elaine made the most of their shots and stayed ahead of their opponents.

The county-run competition began in 1937, and Melton club captain Brendan Boyce and lady captain Karen Middleton were thrilled to bring the shield back to Melton for the first time during their years in office.

* Pictured, from left, Brendan Boyce, Sam Pollard, Leah Radford, Karen Middleton, Elaine Shelton, Callum Relf,