Golf Course Forced To Close After Pigs Injure Two People

The two pigs were eventually caught by police, after causing havoc at Lightcliffe Golf Club.

Pigs Shut Golf Course
(Image credit: David McKidd/PA)

With winter on the horizon, courses are facing a challenge to stay open due to the unpredictable weather conditions.

However, on Tuesday night, Lightcliffe Golf Club in West Yorkshire was forced to close due to the disturbance of two large pigs.

Club professional David Mckidd, 40, said the two black pigs were first spotted on the course on Sunday, injuring a golfer by causing cuts to his leg.

Pigs Shut Golf Course

Hogging the fairways - the two pigs at Lightcliffe Golf Club

(Image credit: David McKidd/PA)

It was then reported that the pigs returned on Tuesday, injuring a male worker who was attempting to get them off the course.

Both individuals suffered minor injuries on their legs and were treated in hospital for protection against tetanus.

So what actually happened to the pigs? Well, after damaging one of the greens by digging small holes, they were eventually caught by police on Knowle Top Road.

The club was forced to close on Tuesday night for safety reasons, but has since reopened.

Matt Cradock
Matt Cradock

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.