Slideshow: Taylor's team claims Tiger Cup

PUBLISHED: 12:29 16 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:46 26 October 2009

Action from the Tiger Team Cup at Mill Green

Action from the Tiger Team Cup at Mill Green

MILL Green Tiger Club members took part in one of their most popular events of the season, the now annual Tiger Team Cup. A team led by boys captain Joshua Taylor lifted the trophy after a narrow victory. Taylor s team, resplendent in grey sweaters suppl

MILL Green Tiger Club members took part in one of their most popular events of the season, the now annual Tiger Team Cup.

A team led by boys' captain Joshua Taylor lifted the trophy after a narrow victory.

Taylor's team, resplendent in grey sweaters supplied by Glenmuir, took a clear lead after the morning fourballs.

However, girls' captain Ella Ofstedahl and her side then made a real fight of it.

The leaders had to withstand a spirited fight back in the afternoon singles before defeating the pink clad Ofstedahl team by just four points.

Club professional at Mill Green Ian Parker said: "The Tiger Team Cup is always one of the most popular events of the season and this year was no exception."

Parker, the brainchild behind the annual event at the WGC club, revealed just how popular the competition has become.

"All 44 places were snapped up well over a month in advance," he said.

The organiser was relieved that bad weather in the week leading up to the event held off for the big day.

"The great thing was that the weather was kind to us," he said.

"During the days leading up to the match we had rain, snow and hail.

"At one stage it looked like it might even have to be cancelled, but as it turned out the sun shone and we were treated to some great golf by both sides."

The competition is based on a Ryder Cup format with doubles matches in the morning followed by singles in the afternoon.

This year, for the first time, in another initiative mirroring the Ryder Cup, older Mill Green junior members carried mobile scoreboards displaying the scores in each of the matches.

"We try to make it as close to a professional event as we can and the kids love it," said John Pasby, one of the assistant professionals at Mill Green and the manager of the winning side.

"It's a lot of hard work to organise but it's worth it just to seen the smiles on all the kids' faces."

This year's Tiger Team Cup was supported by a number of sponsors including Jaguar, The Grange, AH Nicholls & Sons, MJD Air, Face & Figure Ltd, Mill Green Millers Section, Colin Callander and Nick Bailey.

It was attended by 83-year-old honorary Tiger Club president Leo Smith, who watched the action and then gave an address at the closing ceremony.

For more information about the Tiger Club contact Mill Green on 01707 270542.


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