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Members Section

Crosland Heath Rabbits Section

(Formed April 1951)

Welcome to the Crosland Heath Rabbits Section.

Membership is open to any golfer over 18 years old with a playing handicap between 15.5 and 28.

We were originally formed in April 1951 and have been a recognised Section ofthe Clubever since and are accountable to the Directors.We charge a nominal subscription of £5 to join.

Our Aims

  • Providing both friendly and competitive golf for higher handicap golfers.
  • Providing opportunities to represent yourClub in external competitions organised by the Halifax and Huddersfield District RabbitsGolf Association (HHDRGA) and the Yorkshire Rabbits Golf Association (YRGA).
  • Fostering links with the Rabbit Sections of other local clubs through friendly matches.
  • Raising money for projects that benefit the whole Club.
  • Integratingnew members into the Club.

Officials 2018

Rabbit Captain: Barry Andrews
Treasurer: Chris Hickling
Secretary: Dave Delooze
Competition Secretary: EmidioZamberlan
Committee: Charlie Bradshaw, John Burrell, Ervin Margis, Rowland Ellis and Alvan Linley.

Playing Handicap

To play in both Club and Rabbit competitions an official playing handicap is necessary. You will need to submit 3 scorecards which have been signed by a Club member with a current active handicap.To mark a scorecard your sponsor or other members you know might be of help.  Failing this if you contact any of the Rabbit Officials they will be willing to arrange for rounds to be played with you. Once you have a playing handicap you will then be able to play in competitions.

Club Competitions.

Every Saturday throughout the summer months (April to October) the Club organises competitions which are open to all playing members.There are also mid-week medals. Competitions are also organised during the winter months.  Details of all competitions are in the Club diary and for advice on how to enter ask in the Office or Professional`s Shop. 

Rabbit Competitions

The Section organises its own competitions.  The main one is a match play knockout competition played over the summer months for The Charlie Beaumont Trophy.  Losers in the first round are also invited to play in a supplementary competition for The Cats Plate Trophy

We organise a winter pairs competition.

We also organise an annual “friendly” match against the Ladies Section (and sometimes the Tigers).

Keep an eye on our Rabbits notice board (at the top of the stairs on the way to the lockers) and add your name to the lists.  If you have a handicap you are good enough to enter.  

Rabbit Friendlies.

We currently play 14 friendlies against other local clubs– Bradley Park, Bradley Hall, Dewsbury, Elland, Huddersfield, Lightcliffe, Longley Park, Marsden, Meltham, Crow Nest Park, Outlane, Saddleworth and Woodsome Hall. The games are mid-week, with 8 or 10 players, starting around 4.30pm, and played over 15 to 18 holes (depending on the weather).  They are played in a friendly spirit and often involve combining as a four man team (two from the home club and two from the visiting club). The evening finishes with a meal and social.

The Rabbit Friendlies allow members to meet and mix with like-minded golfers of similar abilities from both our own and other clubs, and at the same time give members the opportunity to play other local courses.  A charge is made at both the home and away games to cover the cost of entertaining the visitors at our home games. These friendlies are excellent value and a great way to experience other local courses. The venues alternate from one year to the next i.e. home one year away the next.

How can I play?

Teams are not picked on ability. These are friendlies.  If you have a handicap you are good enough.

We try to share out the matches so if you are not selected one week you will play in a later match, if not the next.

Keep an eye on the Rabbits notice board and add your name to the lists.A team will be selected and a list put up.Check the Club diary for the full fixture list.

Dress code for the meal is usually casual but one or two clubs still require a jacket and tie. Check the team sheet for the Dress code.

RabbitsAway Day

Every year, normally in August, the Rabbit Captain invites fellow members to join him for a day`s golf  at another course of his choice.  It usually involves two rounds of golf (9 holes in the morning and 18 holes in the afternoon) with coffee and bacon sandwich on arrival, light lunch and evening meal.  There are prizes for both the morning and afternoon.   Watch out for details on the Rabbits notice board. 

Rabbits League

For the more serious golfer who relishes playing in keenly contested matches, there is an opportunity to represent the Club in the local district league organised by the HHDRGA.These matches are played on a home and away basis.  There is promotion and relegation at the end of the season.We currently play in Section A and are keen to retain this status in 2015.

How Can I be selected for the Team?

The team is made up of two pairs. In each pair there is a “low man” (handicap 16-19) and a “high man” (handicap20-28). If you wish to be selected contact the Rabbit Captain, Matthew Russell or Emidio Zamberlan. Although the team is selected on current form every member can play. Check the Club diary for fixtures.


Other Regional Rabbit Competitions.

Again for the more serious golfer there are other competitions organised by HHDRGA and YRGA in which you can represent the Club. There is a variety of formats from individual match play to fourballs and foursomes. They areplayed on a knock- out basisculminating in a final played at the end of the season.

Mellor Trophy– foursomes match play (HHDRGA)

Fowler Trophy – foursomes match play (YRGA)

RT Morley – individual matchplay (HHDRGA)

League Knockout – team knock out (HHDRGA)

Thornton Trophy – individual stroke play (YRGA)

Finals Day Four Ball Trophy (HHDRGA)

How can I enter these competitions?

These competitions run throughout the season.  Keep an eye on the Rabbits notice board and add your name to the notices posted in March each year.

You can also keep up to date by looking at the HHDRGA & YRGA web-sites.

Rabbits Open

Our main fund raising event is the Rabbits Open which takes place on a Sunday in May or June. It is open to all golfers with handicaps between 12 and 28.  It is a two-man team competition played on a better ball basis.

It is an ideal opportunity to invite your friends to play the course at a reduced rate. There are generous prizes,a raffle and nearest the pins and straightest drive prizes etc.  We encourage all Rabbits to support the day and help raise funds for our Club.  Entry forms are in the Clubhouse.

Rabbit Projects

Money raised ultimately belongs to the Club and is therefore used for the benefit of the Club as a whole. Over the years the Rabbit Section has sponsored several projects including: -

  •  the clocks on the clubhouse and by the 11th tee. 
  •  the car park signs, 
  •  the external notice board and 
  •  the artificial grass area on the Practice ground.
  •  the Rabbits Trophy Cabinet in the 19th.

The Rabbits also constructed the Tee Cottage located by the 10th green which is open to provide refreshments during certain competitions and donated £3,000 to the Club’s Centenary Fund.

A final word

Particularly if you are new to golf, joining the Rabbits Section is the ideal way to start your golfing life at Crosland Heath and get to know some of your  fellow members   You may not always remain a Rabbit (we all have aspirations to be better golfers!!!) but everyone is assured of a warm welcome whilst you are with us.

If you wish to join the Rabbits please complete a membership form (copies will be found under the Rabbits notice board), hand it to Rabbits Treasurer or any member of the committee, together with your subscription.  Alternatively, leave it with the Club Secretary.

A reminder that the Rabbit Captain and his committee offer all new and existing members a warm invitation to join us – you will not be disappointed because it has to be the best value in golf!!