Although Marshall describes the injuries as minor cuts, both went to the emergency room as a precaution as they were injuries caused by a wild animal.
Because members of the golf club were unable to corral the pigs themselves, it was a case of containing the damage and waiting for outside help.
Marshall says he called the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and the local police. The police said coming to collect the pigs wasn’t their jurisdiction and the RSPCA would come and help when they could but they “were very overstretched.”
“What happened was I was there for most of the day until dusk, and we’d managed to lead them to the far corner of the course,” Marshall explains.
“So we got them to the corner of the course and left them there. We couldn’t approach them, we closed the course because they’re obviously dangerous.
“They ended up on the Tuesday night on the side road outside the golf club. They were put in transporters and they were taken away. We don’t know where they’re from or what’s happened to them.”
Lightcliffe has since reopened to the public and is offering an added bonus to anyone who signs up to play.
“Anybody who books online and comes and plays, we’re offering a free bacon sandwich,” Marshall said.