Two injured after pigs go on rampage at West Yorkshire golf course and force club to close

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The two pigs caused chaos at the golf club (PA)
The two pigs caused chaos at the golf club (PA)

Two people were injured after two large pigs rampaged through a golf course, forcing the club to close.

The hogs caused chaos at the Lightcliffe Golf Club in West Yorkshire on Tuesday by storming the green and knocking over bags.

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.

They returned two days later and injured a male worker at the Calderdale club who had attempted to usher them off the course.

The hogs, thought to be Vietnamese Pot-bellied pigs, were on the loose for around six hours.

Both people suffered minor injuries on their legs and were treated in hospital for protection against tetanus, Mr Mckidd said.


The pigs damaged one of the greens by digging small holes, but were eventually caught by police on Knowle Top Road, where they had been holding up traffic.

The club’s house director, Judith Crowther, told the BBC: “We had to close because they were wandering around and took over the course.

"They ended up outside the clubhouse on the ninth green and didn’t seem to want to go away."

The club, which has since reopened, said it was a mystery who the pigs belonged to, and that they didn’t belong to a nearby farm.

It said: “It raised a lot of interest, but we’re glad they’ve now gone and we can go back to playing golf.

“It was like a comedy script, you couldn’t have imagined it if you tried.”

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