Boston Golf Club Rabbits retain Nelson Cup

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Saturday saw Boston Golf Club’s Rabbits head off to Skegness for the day, looking to get back on track following their 5-1 defeat against Boston West.

The team redeemed itself and walked away 6-0 victors against North Shore.

After winning the 50th anniversary of the Nelson Cup at Boston, the Rabbits were invited to Seacroft for the inter-club match between Boston, Seacroft and North shore to defend the trophy.

The handicap was lowered to 16 for the first time to include more members.

The match was 12 three-balls playing medal off full handicaps.

With strong tail winds for the front nine but head wind for the back nine it was never going to be easy for any of the teams, especially Boston’s team, who are more used to taking on trees than sand.

But tenacity prevailed and Boston - after a close finish - came out on top with a winning score of 461 points.

Seacroft were second on 478 and North Shore came third on 481pts.

The winning scores were captain P. Keal (22) nett 77, B. Wood (16) nett 77, E. Markham (16) nett 75, D. Greer (16) nett 79, J. Payne (21) nett 76 and P.A. Keal (16) nett 77.

Additional prizes were awarded to E. Markham for best team score and best overall score of the match.