2016-2017 SEASON SUMMARY
A two division structure was introduced to the Barnet League for this season. This was intended to offer the Division 2 teams a more competitive competition and it was a huge success with many close games and the league final league positions being undecided until the last week.
CHAMPIONS: GREENWOOD A
Greenwood A were worthy Barnet League champions dropping a single point on their way to clinching the title. Even so, half of their games were decided by 3 shots or less. Probably the key result was in Week 5 when they overcame closest rivals St Margaret's 1.
St Margaret's 1 finished as runners up. They opened the season with 3 decisive wins but could only add two more and finished just ahead of the chasing pack on shots difference.
Letchworth 1 missed out on second spot when they lost their final game of the season, finishing with the same win/loss record as St Margaret's 1 but having dropped too many shots along the way.
Cuffley flirted with relegation despite being the only team to take a point from the champions. Their final week win meant that three teams finished on 10 points.
Harpenden A were unlucky to finish in one of the relegation slots with a shots difference of only -3. Their final two games included the rearranged fixture with already crowned Greenwood A which they lost by just 2 shots.
Northiam East finished in sixth position. They had some close games including two draws against the teams just above them in the division.
CHAMPIONS: GREENWOOD B
Greenwood B emulated their club mates by taking the Division 2 title. They had the perfect run in, winning their last five games, two of them by single shot margins.
Harpenden B grabbed runners up spot and with it promotion to Division 1 in the last week with a close fought win over St Margaret's 2.
Northiam West pushed Harpenden B close for second position. Their challenge was dashed when they faced the division winners in their penultimate game, losing by only 2 shots.
Letchworth 2 lost out on promotion in their last (rearranged) game against Northiam West, losing by the narrowest of margins.
St Margaret's 2 can consider themselves very unlucky to have finished in 5th position, yet having the best shots difference in the division.
Harpenden C finished at the foot of the table but the competitive nature of this division was evident as they finished only 3 points from the promotion slot.