RABBITS Section

2020 Rabbits Contact Details

The TNGC Rabbits Section invites all men with a handicap of 16 or higher for social golf and fun, friendly matches with other clubs in the local area

  

Rabbits Overview

 

The Rabbits Section of the club enables and encourages members of similar playing ability to meet other members and to play on a regular basis and also, if you choose, play in some friendly matches with other clubs in the area.

The Rabbits is open to all men over the age of 18 with a Handicap of 16 or higher at the start of the summer season.  If you are new to golf, or returning to golf, we will help you get a starting handicap.

There is no “Section Fee” to play with the Rabbits. 

 

Regular Gatherings

There are informal Rabbits roll-ups on Wednesdays and Fridays for a 1pm tee off throughout the summer, 12am during winter. Generally, we play in threes and fours, depending on numbers; nothing too serious; everyone welcome.

Starting in April, we will sponsor a summer-long “Monday-Nine” 9-hole roll-up to encourage members who are working to play with fellow Rabbits and other club members that are welcome to join-in.  Details will appear on the Rabbits noticeboard. Again, everyone is welcome.

The Rabbits are friendly, welcoming and generally have a drink in the bar afterwards.  After joining a couple of activities, you will quickly feel part of the Section.

 

Affiliations

The Rabbits are affiliated to the Yorkshire Rabbits Golf Association (YRGA), specifically the Harrogate Area Rabbits Golfer Association (HARGA), and the North East Rabbits Golf Association (NERGA).

 

2020 Matches & Competitions

“Friendly” Matches

In 2020 the Rabbits will play several other local clubs in a mixture of formats, including the 3-way Rabbits Hambleton Trophy between TNGC, Easingwold and Bedale which TNGC won in 2019 in the first year that it was run.  We normally put out a team of 12 and play 4-ball-better-ball match play; the three-way matches will be with a team of 10 playing individual Stapleford. The fixture list is on the noticeboard along with specific match-sign-up sheets which will be put-up about two weeks before each match.  If you are available to play, please put your name on the list; don’t be afraid to participate. These matches are played during the week and have tee times between 3 and 4pm, although in 2020 we will be experimenting with a few earlier matches and a couple of weekend matches. After the match we typically gather for a meal at the club for a light-hearted gathering with our opponents.

If that’s not enough there is also the YRGA Fowler Trophy (foursomes knock-out), HARGA Spring and Autumn Festivals and the summer-long HARGA Cup. More information on these events will be forthcoming early next year.

Lastly, we have a mixed match where we are paired with the ladies from TNGC.

 

“Competitive” Matches

In recent years TNGC has performed very well in the NERGA.  This is a series of weekend matches against other clubs.  Format is individual Stapleford with 7 out of 8 scores to count.  In 2019 the TNGC Rabbits again qualified for the finals day by finishing second in the green-zone of the NERGA.  If you are interested in playing in the NERGA matches please contact Paul Clarke.