Danya keeps it in the family

A JUNIOR club member at Whittlebury Park Golf Club has achieved what most golfers dream about – a clean sweep in one of the most prestigious events in the club’s golfing calendar.

Danya Aitken, 13, won the inaugural Junior Aitken Claret Jug with a fantastic 41 stableford points, playing off 33. She came in a full four points ahead of her nearest rival Charlie Salter, with 37 points and Martin Conley taking third slot with 36 points.

The win was even more memorable as Danya’s parents, Andrea and Brian, are sponsors of the competition and mum Andrea was delighted to present her daughter with the beautiful new claret jug.

And her success didn’t stop there. Danya took nearest the pin and longest drive prizes to complete her hat-trick – no mean feat against very stiff opposition.

Danya has been playing golf for just over three years.

She has enjoyed a great year so far winning the Junior Captain’s Drive-In in April against a strong field.