Rabbit Golf

NERGA Details 2021:
(Competition information and Match Dates)

BRS Club Diary: (Live System)
(It will display 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).

This is an active section of the Club. Male members of Easingwold Golf Club aged 18 or over, and with a Handicap Index of 14.5 to 54.0, qualify as Rabbit golfers. Please note that permissible Handicap Indices for various competitions (both internal and external) may vary from these figures. 

The Rabbits’ section aims to provide golf events at reasonably low cost, in order to generate revenue which is then contributed to the main Club finances, or specific projects.

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).

  • 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. Please note that Handicap Indices have to be in the range 14.5 to 28.0 for participation in this league. - (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

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 Handicap Indices have since been introduced, 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.

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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