Monday saw the first in a series of Captain/Pro challenges in support of the Captains’ Charity – the Children With Special Needs Foundation. Jay Pitchford and Lee Colliss took on Mick and Lee in a tough series opener.

Two down after two, the captain and pro had their work cut out for them and were on the back foot up until the final hole.

All square on the 18th tee, the match looked to have turned in favour of Mick and Lee as the challengers missed the fairway. However, a great recovery from Jay saw him secure a par, and at worst a half, with his partner Lee facing a fast downhill putt for a birdie and a match win.

Fortunately, crumbling under pressure, the putt came up short and the match finished all square.

Many thanks to Jay Pitchford and Lee Collis for an exciting game and their very generous donation to the Captains’ charity. Next up, Chris Pritchard and Mike Ware.