Rabbits Competition Rules

To qualify for some rabbits competitions members need to be Gold members of the club as they are competed for on a Saturday.

April    The Rabbit Captains Cup        

Entry is open to all members of the Rabbits Section with a competition handicap of 15.5 or greater and who have paid the subscription for the current year before teeing off

Format is two paired rabbits playing a fourball better ball medal off yellow tees

May     Rabbits Cup

Entry is open to all members of the Rabbits Section with a competition handicap of 15.5 or greater and who have paid the subscription for the current year before teeing off

Format is singles medal played off white tees

July      Henry Robinson Cup

Entry is open to all members of the Rabbits Section with a competition handicap of 15.5 or greater and who have paid the subscription for the current year before teeing off

Format is two paired rabbits playing a fourball better ball medal off white tees

July      Associate Rabbit Cup

Entry is open to full and intermediate members of the club with a competition handicap of 15.4 or better and juniors with an active handicap of 12.4 or better

It is played on the same day and times as the Henry Robinson Cup and Tiger teams are encouraged to play with a rabbit team

Format is two paired tigers playing a fourball better ball medal off white tees

September        Wickens Trophy

Entry is open to all members of the Rabbits Section with a competition handicap of 15.5 or greater and who have paid the subscription for the current year before teeing off

Format is singles medal played off white tees

Away Day       The Rabbits Strumpet

Entry is open to all members of the Rabbits Section with a competition handicap of 15.5 or greater at the start of the competition and who have paid the subscription for the current year before teeing off.  It is also open to anyone of handicap 15.4 or below who plays with a Rabbit member on the day

The competition is a fourball Stableford and is played on the afternoon of the Rabbits away day

Away Day       Committee Cup

Entry is open to all current and past members of the Rabbits Committee who are still members of the Rabbits Section

The competition is a single Stableford competition played during the 9/10 hole warm up on the Rabbits away day

All Season       Buck Rabbit

Entry is open to all members of the Rabbits Section with a competition handicap of 15.5 or greater at the start of the competition and who have paid the subscription for the current year before teeing off

If a players handicap reduces to below 15.5 during the season he may continue to take part in the competition playing off his handicap at the time of each match played

The competition is match play taking account of full handicap difference.  Play will be from the yellow tees

It is the responsibility of the first named player in each pair to contact his opponent

If the match has not been played, or an outcome agreed by the two players by the final date set for that round, both players will be disqualified.

Any decision on appeals against disqualification or on whether to allow a request for an extension lies solely with the Rabbits Captain or, in his absence, the Vice Captain

All Season       Walter Lees Cup

Entry is open to:

all members of the Rabbits Section with a competition handicap of 15.5 or greater at the start of the competition and who have paid the subscription for the current year before the playing of the Rabbits Cup in April

Members of the Club whose handicaps increase to 16 and above after 1 April and are either existing Rabbits or join the Rabbits section after 1 April.

New members of the Club who have handicaps of 16 or over and join after 1 April.

Once a Rabbit member has qualified for the competition as above they will continue in the competition even if their handicap is reduced to below 15.5.  They will continue to play off their handicap on the day of any qualifying event

The final date for qualification for the competition is 30 June.

The winner of the Walter Lees Cup will be the Rabbit with the lowest aggregate of the 5 best nett medal competition scores that would count as a qualifying score in the Club’s Jubilee Cup.

All Season       Bradford Rabbits League

The section enters a team in the Bradford Rabbits League.  The fixture list is set by BDRGA. 

The Captain is responsible for making detailed arrangements for matches and for selecting the team.  The team comprises three members one in each handicap band 16/17, 18/19/20 and 21 and above

All Season       Friendly Matches

Friendly matches will be arranged as appropriate against other clubs in the area, the ladies section, juniors or other teams within the club

Teams will be made up of Rabbit Section members with an active handicap of 15.5 or greater and any other player if invited by the Rabbits Captain or his nominated representative

The Rabbits Captain and/or Vice Captain or another member of the section nominated by the Captain will select the players for each match from the list of those members indicating availability

September        Committee Challenge with St Ives

This is a ‘friendly’ fixture played between the committees of the two clubs on a date in September agreed between the two captains. The format is fourball better ball match play, played off yellow teea between teams of 12 players, 6 pairs. The Captains will determine the order of play and pairings. The clubs take it in turn to host the event, the home club providing refreshments on the day

Bradford District Rabbits Golf Association           Chippendale Trophy

The format is fourball better ball match play, played off yellow tees between teams of twelve players (six pairs).  The Captain will determine the pairings and order of play. A foursome match play knockout competition.  Two teams from each club may enter and they play in two separate divisions.  Winner of each division play off in the grand final for the trophy.  One player of handicap 16 – 20 and 21 – 28 in each team

BDRGA                       18 Hole Team Championship

Competition for Rabbit teams from clubs with an eighteen hole course. (9 hole courses have a separate competition)  Four Rabbits, two in each category of 16 – 20 and 21 – 28 are drawn with members of other clubs to play a single medal round. 

The best three net scores from the four are added to give the team score.  Best net team score wins the championship

BDRGA           Team Championship

Similar format to the 18 Hole Championship except that all clubs take part (18 hole and 9 hole).  Four Rabbits, two in each category of 16 – 20 and 21 – 28 are drawn with members of other clubs to play a single medal round

BDRGA           Presidents Cup

A four man team with two each from handicap ranges 16 – 20 and 21 – 28.  Competition is Stableford with the best two scores on first six holes to count, best three on second six holes to count and all four scores to count on last six holes.

Winners are team with best points total

Competition is played at West Bradford Golf Club

Yorkshire Rabbits Golf Association             Thornton Trophy

Two man team, one from handicap range 16 – 20 and one from 21 – 28.  18 hole medal round with all teams playing on same day at venue determined by YRGA.  Lowest combined nett score will win the trophy

YRGA             Fowler Trophy

Foursomes match play knock out competition played over 18 holes played off scratch

Two teams, playing in different sections, are entered from each club.  Teams comprise one player in 16 – 20 handicap range and one in 21 – 28 range

Winner section A and winner section B play off in grand final for the trophy

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