Bishop Golf Cub crowned champions

After 14 hard weeks, Bishop Auckland Golf Club are once again Champions of the top league of the Teesside Union.

Starting with a narrow 14-10 defeat at Cleveland Golf Club (Redcar) at the start of May, Bishop soon rocketed to the top after three weeks with a home 17-7 win against Castle Eden and an emphatic 20-4 win away at Billingham.

Week 7 saw them suffer a rare home 13-11 defeat at the hands of fellow title challengers Eaglescliffe, although they remained top after the setback.

The response from the team was fantastic, winning the next four games including two away wins at Castle Eden and Hartlepool.

However, Eaglescliffe kept the pressure on and going into the final week, Bishop led by a mere two points setting up a final game shootout at Eaglescliffe.

A 13-11 defeat was required to win the league on away points but still looked a tall order.

However, team manager, Alan Barker had all 12 players revved up and after a quality performance, a 12-12 draw was enough to see Bishop once again crowned champions.

Alan said: “It has been a fantastic effort from every single player in the squad, the caddies, supporters and everybody else linked with club who have worked extremely hard this year in securing our 3rd title in the last 6 years.”


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