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DAVENTRY Golf Club captain Nigel Perry has hosted his Captain’s Day at the Norton Road course.

The day started out with the captain hitting the first shot in the annual Flying Ferret in which the members play the same ball around the course and attempt to beat last year’s time – this was achieved with a time of 12 minutes 48 seconds.

In the sweep to guess the time taken the winner was Andrew Davies with an estimated time of 12 minutes 49 seconds.

Andrew donated half his winnings to the Captain’s Charity.

The main event of the day was an 18-hole individual stableford with a shot gun start.

The weather stayed fine but a stiff breeze made playing conditions tricky, but inspite of this good scores were returned.

The presentation of prizes by the captain followed the meal in the clubhouse.

Results: Junior Trophy, Luke Lawford; Longest Drive Men: Del Jackson.

Nearest the Pin Men: Andy Laws. Stableford: 1st, Chris Botterill 39 points; 2nd, Andrew Davies 38 points; 3rd, John Hunter 38 points.

Nearest the Line Ladies: Sue Adam. Nearest the Pin Ladies: Lynda Partis.

Stableford: 1st, Jean Poolton 33 points; 2nd, Lynda Partis 33 points; 3rd, Sue Adam 29 points.

After the presentation the vice-captain Chris Eveleigh presented the captain with a memento and thanked him on behalf of the members for a very enjoyable day.

The men’s May monthly medal was also the qualifying round for the County Izzard Team Trophy and the three category winners will represent the club in this year’s event.

Division One, Del Jackson nett 67; Division Two, Stuart Price nett 62; Division Three, Steve Hupfield nett 70.

The club’s gold medal winner is Stuart Price with the lowest nett score.