Rabbit Golf


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

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).


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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Course is open with main greens in play. Hole 6 is closed and is replaced by the spare hole. Some temporary greens will be in play due to aeration work on the greens.