This runaway bull was a fairway from home after it escaped from a farmer’s field and charged onto a GOLF COURSE.
The huge beast sent players running for cover after it smashed through a fence of the Vale of Llangollen Golf Club during a competition.
It is thought the growling animal was chasing a herd of heifers which had also broken loose onto the course earlier.
Arran Pierson, 32, and his dad David, 73, were on the second hole last Saturday (12/5) morning when they spotted the bull charging towards them.
Arran managed to take cover in nearby bushes and captured the bull on his mobile phone as it paced up and down the green.
The finance manager, from north London, said: “I’d gone to play in an open competition with my dad.
“We’d just hit our tee shot on the second hole when we heard a smashing sound and saw a bull crashing through a fence about 50 yards away.
“It came charging down the fairway. My dad was a farmer before he retired and had had a bad experience with a bull in the past and he just said ‘stand still’.
“We both stood still and it ran past us about five metres away and disappeared from sight.
“After a few minutes we carried on and I hit my shot onto the green not far from the hole.
“As I was walking towards the green I walked round a tree and saw the bull sniffing and grunting. It looked up and saw me and started running after me.
“It was frothing at the mouth and didn’t look happy so I just ran. I managed to get under a tree and hid with my dad.
“The bull just stopped and started pacing up and down the green.
“We heard later a herd of heifers had escaped from a nearby field and it smashed through the fence onto the golf course to reach them.
“Eventually the bull was caught by the farmer and we managed to finish our game.
“Despite my dad and I being pretty shaken up we came fourth.”
Club manager Bob Hardy, who runs the course in north east Wales, said: “It ended up okay, funny but it could have been worse.
“Some young heifers were released onto the neighbouring field and they were quite excited and ended up breaking through the fence.
“The bull was quite interested and ended up following them onto the fairway.
“The fellow on the course had experience with stock, so he knew what to do, but other people might not have known.
“The farmer has raised the bull from a calf, so it is like a pet.
“Fortunately the farmer wasn’t far away otherwise we might have had to close the course or someone might have got hurt.
“We want to remain good neighbours though and the farmer was very apologetic.”