Stephen Hallam (right) and Club Captain Jack Inguanta (left) presenting Mark Lewis his prize for winning 'Nearest the Pie'

Pork Pie Open 2016

The father and son team of Jon and Gavin Baxter won Melton Mowbray Golf Club’s premier event of the year – The Pork Pie Open, sponsored by Dickinson & Morris – on Sunday. After a murky start, the day was glorious for the 228 players who returned some great scores. Jon and Gavin scored a tremendous 44 points to finish two clear of Tim Mortimer and Dan Pollitt who were second on countback from Steve Riley and Neil Farish. The next five prize places were separated by just one point with Dave Timbrell and Mark Lewis, Peter and David Poolan, and Mike Sissons with Chris Ryl all scoring 41 points and taking fourth, fifth and sixth respectively on countback. Russell Bunn and Steven Wells, in seventh, and Chris Budd with Chris Frake, were also split by countback after both pairs carded 40 points. Best gross score went to Chris Gartland and Ian Bulleymore. A new challenge was set up on the first hole by event sponsors Dickinson and Morris: the closest drive to a group of pork pies built on the fairway at 200 yards with a Dickinson and Morris flag to aim at. This proved popular and caused a lot of consideration on the tee, especially for the long hitters. Winner Mark Lewis was presented with a special Pork Pie by Dickinson and Morris managing director Stephen Hallam. The evening presentation saw club captain Jack Inguanta and Stephen Hallam present the prizes. Other prizes – Nearest the pin (5th): Ged Hockey, (7th): Mike Sissons, (14th): Tim Buxton, (16th): David Stroud. Longest Drive: Gavin Baxter.  
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