Jack Brown (Brampton Heath), Miles Mudge (Staverton) and Mark Davis (Wellingborough) are the only former champions playing in the 2020 County Men’s Championship as the 18-hole tournament tees off at Collingtree Park on Sunday.
Competitors taking part in one of the most open events in recent years have the opportunity to impress County first team captains Fraser Carnihan and Lee Hitchcock, and second team leaders Ryan Genner and Taylor Sargeant, who are all in the field.
By contrast, the Ladies County Championship, which takes place on the same day and same course for the first time, will feature the last five champions in one of the strongest line-ups in Northamptonshire history.
Defending champion Ashleigh Critchley, Ellie Darnell (both Wellingborough), Claire Lindsay (Northampton), Thalia Martin (Peterborough Milton) and Mary MacLaren (Wellingborough) are all chasing their second victories in the event.
The field also includes multiple former winner Carol Gibbs (Wellingborough) and 2020 County Girls champion Leah Ribano (Northampton).