Rabbit Golf


Rabbits Events List 2019:
(displays all planned Rabbit section matches, competitions and events in 2019.)

NERGA League Participation 2019:
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BRS Club Diary:
(now displays all planned Club fixtures and events in the BRS booking system, including Visitor/Society Bookings. Also has entries for planned away matches and those for York Union, ERYGA, NERGA, etc).



RABBITS OPEN RESULTS 2019
Held on 23rd Aug 2019, this was a huge success with competitors from 28 clubs, the nearest being Aldwark Manor and the furthest being from the Birmingham area.

All were complementary of the course and conditions. 2/3 of the pairs came in with a better than par score and the top 5 consisted of pairs with a combined handicaps of 46 – 27 with only 2 points difference, so the handicap system certainly worked today.

1st: Derek Reveley and Malcolm Pumphrey from Thirsk & Northallerton with 46 pts (B9 23).
2nd: Michael Parkin and Peter Drabble from Malton & Norton also with 46 pts (B9 21).
3rd: Rus Salter and Stan Green from Saltburn with 45 pts.
4th: Martin King and Colin Eades from Sand Moor with 44 pts (B9 22).
5th: Nick Rowland and Mike Coupland from Woodsome Hall also with 44 pts (B9 21).
Nearest the Pin at the 5th was Ian Halliday (3’ 9”) and at the 10th in two was George Davis (1’2”) both from Pike Hills.

Also on 44 pts. were pairs from Saltburn and Scarborough North Cliff/Filey, so a very close competition on the day.

The Rabbits Section would like to thank everyone for supporting us and it would be nice to see you all again next year on Fri 28th Aug 2020.


GENERAL INFORMATION
This is a very active section of the Club. Male members of Easingwold Golf Club aged 18 or over, and with a playing handicap of 16 or more, automatically qualify as Rabbit golfers.

The Rabbits’ section has its own committee within the Club and holds an AGM in early November. It aims to provide golf at a reasonably low cost, whilst also generating some revenue which is annually considered by the committee as a possible donation contribution to the main Club finances.

The section also provides a chance to play in external competitions – something which might otherwise be unavailable within the main Club for the higher handicap golfer.

We organise and welcome your participation in any of the following:-

  • Various internal Stableford scoring competitions, both qualifying and non-qualifying for individual handicap purposes - some of these being associated with main Club events and potentially resulting in specific Rabbit section trophies (see below).

  • Visits to other Clubs, such as an Exchange Day or Rabbit’s Captain’s Away Day.

  • Friendly matches against other Clubs. Approximately ten per year, playing home and away in alternate years to maximise the number of different opponents and other course experience.

Also available for participation are:
  • League matches (qualifying for individual handicap) within a zone of the North East Rabbits’ Golf Association - (NERGA)

  • Knockout competitions and other events within the Yorkshire Rabbits' Golf Association - (YRGA)

  • Summer & Winter League matches within the Harrogate Area Rabbits’ Golf Association - part of the YRGA

In addition, the section hosts a Rabbit’s Open at the end of August each year. Rabbit golfers from any other Club may participate and may be paired with an 'Inter' (8 to 15 handicap), whilst Easingwold members help organise and run the event on the day.

WHERE DID RABBITS ORIGINATE?
Knaresborough Golf Club minutes dated 22nd September 1922 record a proposal by Mr Kitching and seconded by Mr Broadbank "That a match be arranged with Oakdale Golf Club for Saturday next, for players of 18 handicap and over". Whilst the handicap level has since been revised to 16 and over, this is the first known record of the beginnings of Rabbit Golf.

Why the word Rabbit was used is unknown, although may have been drawn from terminology used in cricket when referring to players of less batting competence who usually bat towards the end of an innings.

RABBIT COMPETITION TROPHIES
Eclectic Trophy - is awarded to the Rabbit member with the highest eclectic score from four stableford rounds, these being the Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn Eclectics.

Jack Rabbit Trophy - is awarded to the Rabbit member who has the best aggregate score from the Club Spring, Summer and Autumn medal competitions.

Centurion Trophy - is open to all Rabbit members with a gross score of 100 or more in any Club medal competition held during the year. The trophy is awarded to the best score in the Club October Stableford competition, from those members eligible.

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