First team golfers fight back

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AFTER a difficult start Daventry First Team have played their way back into contention.

The team were really unlucky to lose their first two games to Whittlebury and Stoke Albany.

In the first game against league-favourites Whittlebury, they had four players lose on the 18th hole resulting in a one down deficit.

Then Daventry had two players lose on the 17th hole against Stoke Albany resulting in a narrow 5-3 defeat away from home.

In the next game Daventry had an excellent result away from home against Silverstone Golf Club resulting in a 6-2 victory.

There were big wins from Andy Laws, Tom Orcherton, Del Jackson, Andrew Garner, Chris Eveleigh and Adam Tarbox.

Daventry also played Oundle Golf Club on May 20 at home and earned a hard-fought 5-3 victory.

Leading from the front Andy Laws made it four wins from four games. Andrew Davies also won one up, Andrew Garner halved, Paul Reed won two and one, Chris Eveleigh won three and two and Adam Tarbox halved.

Their next game is on Sunday (May 27) at home to Stoke Albany.

n MEMBERS at Whittlebury Park Golf Club have taken to the fairways to welcome in their new captains and wave goodbye to the old.

In true Whittlebury Park tradition, new captains Rob Watson (club captain) and Tracey Mann (lady captain) hit balls off the first tee on the 1905 course to mark the start of their year.

They were ably-assisted by outgoing captains Chris Scott and Christine Pearce.