The Rabbits Section at Bedale Golf Club is a well-established section within the club dedicated to members with handicaps ranging from 16 to the player just starting golfing life at 28.
It is the ideal way for new members to quickly find their feet within the golf club, making new friends and learning the merits of the friendly weekend or weekday fourball’. The section has a number of fixtures both within the club as well as a full fixture list of matches against other golf clubs within the region. These matches take the Rabbits team to clubs such as Moor Allerton, Wetherby, Easingwold and Knaresborough amongst others.
For those who find playing matches during the week difficult, Bedale Rabbits play in a relatively new competition the NERGA league which is played at weekends. The format of the competition is 8 man teams from 7 different clubs who come together and all play at each event on each of the courses throughout the summer.
With regard to internal fixtures, we have annual matches against the Junior section, the veterans and the Ladies, all of which are an ideal way for the new member to quickly become integrated within the club.
The season begins early in April with the Spring Stableford followed through the summer by 16 matches, and concluding at the end of September with the Autumn Stableford. In addition, there are also opportunities to take part in the days out.
Whilst the competition within Rabbits golf is always fierce, the accent is still very much on having fun. Because of this, members fondly regard the time spent within the Rabbits section as possibly the most enjoyable times of their golfing life.
So, there you have it. Rabbits golf is the ideal way for the higher handicapper or beginner to make new friends in the golf club. Anyone joining the golf club is most welcome to come along and join the Rabbits, improve their golf and have a great time in doing so.