Rabbit Golf

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 - (HARGA)

In addition, the section hosts a Rabbit’s Open at the end of August each year. Rabbit golfers from any other Club may participate, whilst Easingwold members help organise and run the event on the day.

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.

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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'Inters' Golf

This section bridges a gap between Rabbit golfers and the Scratch team. Male members of Easingwold Golf Club aged 18 or over, and with a handicap from 8 to 15 inclusive, automatically qualify to play 'Inter' golf.

The 'Inter' section was formed in 2015 and provides an opportunity to participate in some competitive golf, for those members who no longer qualify for Rabbit golf, or do not have a low enough handicap to qualify for the Scratch team.

The 'Inters' section does not have any separate subscription or committee but are often invited to participate alongside the Rabbit section for Away Days, Eclectics, or other competitions or events.

Also available - and organised for 'Inters' via the North East Rabbits’ Golf Association (NERGA)- is the opportunity to participate in zonal League matches. These matches qualify for individual handicap purposes.

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The course is open with 18 holes in play. The 6th hole is closed and the spare hole is in play. All winter tees are in play.