Fixture 7 for the Rabbits was a visit to Catterick Golf Club. Nice sunny and slightly windy conditions were the order for the day and scoring wasn’t the highest from majority of teams. Bishop finished the game in 6th place earning another 3 league points. Top scorer for the day was Shaun Forrest with 33. Bishop are sitting 6th in the table however hope to catch the teams above with one game left. Final fixture is a trip to Prudhoe where the league winners will ...be decided and individual honours finalised too.
Sunday 20th August was the Rabbits final game of the 2017 season. Sadly Bishop were out of the running for a top 2 place and a finals day spot however there was still some final points on offer to close the gap on teams above. A great effort from all the lads saw Bishop finish with a strong 4th place earning 5 league points. This meant that Bishop finish joint 5th with 34 points from 8 fixtures. Top scorer for Bishop was Phil Richmond with 38. Catterick finished league winners with Blackwell Grange picking up the runners up place.
Individual honour for this season goes to Phil Richmond, Phil’s 38 points in the last game of the season knocked off Shaun Forrest for top player, a place that Shaun had held since the 2nd game. Hard luck to Shaun however Phil will represent Bishop at the Final’s Day at Woodham on the 30th September for the individual championship. We wish Phil the best of luck and hope he can bring home the trophy for Bishop.
In closing it’s been a hard fought season this year and sadly we were unable to repeat out final day success from last year. However we bounced back well in the mid-season fixtures to ensure a strong finish at some tough courses.
I would like to thank all the players involved this year, we had to call on some extra recruits and I can’t thank them enough for the support. A thank you to team sponsor NICE (Ian Alderson) for the team shirts for this season, we had some good feedback from other clubs in our Pink tops.
A thank you for the support from the club for the host fixture day and for the catering and bar staff for their help too keeping all players fed and watered. Thanks also extends to the green staff, your hard work was truly noted on our home game and the course received excellent feedback.
Next season will be a stronger one I’m sure and we look forward to having an INTER team as well as the Rabbits competing in the NERGA league. This will mean we have team golf for all levels of golfers from scratch to 28 handicap.
Thank you again for all the Support
Daniel Fletcher – Rabbits Team Manager