Youth and experience is potent force

Henry Sofield and Angela North
Henry Sofield and Angela North
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Young guns helped to call the opening shots as the season swung into action at Chorley Golf Club.

Junior captain Henry Sofield linked up with Angela North, the lady vice-captain, to return an impressive nett score of 74.5 to win the Peter Bentham Trophy.

It is awarded annually in memory of the past captain in a competition in which each youngster partners a lady.

This was the first of several events during the campaign for the 33-strong junior section who play in the Bolton Golf Association Junior League and are setting their sights on completing a hat-trick of Division A titles.

Meanwhile, lady member Ann Teale will compete in the North Region Medal Final at Northumberland club Slaley Hall next month.

She strung together an impressive number of victories last year which included Lady Captain’s Day, the Hooley Knockout and the best-in-series competition for the English Women’s Golf Association Gold Medal which qualified her for the final.