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Sky Sports News comes to Porters Wood…


Sky Sports News cameras were at Porters Wood Golf Course on Thursday 30th September, to film a Wigan v Saints grudge match with St. Helens’ Paul Sculthorpe taking on Wigan’s Steve Hampson.

Sky’s Frazer Dainton was on hand to oversee this preliminary to the big rugby league match on Saturday. The format was matchplay over 5 holes. Both Steve and Paul have been regular visitors to the course this Summer and were quickly into their stride, Steve narrowly winning the first hole. On the second, Paul hit an excellent tee shot just short of the green, but it was Steve who was to win the hole with a terrific up and down for par, giving Wigan a 2 hole lead.

Steve finished the match in style on the third hole, sinking  a tremendous 12 footer  for par, and winning the spoils for Wigan Warriors!


 The guys played on, Paul winning the 4th after a classy chip and putt for par, the 5th being halved in 4. But the match belonged to Steve and he accepted the trophy from Frazer Dainton on the 5th green.

Watch the full coverage on the Sky Sports News website,26691,12780_6418079,00.html

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Porters Wood Golf Course

Situated on the outskirts of Wigan, Lancashire, Porters Wood 9-hole golf course is set in natural, undulating parkland between the villages of Shevington and Orrell. The course operates on a ‘pay and play’ basis.