What are Rabbits?

‘Rabbits’ are only found in Yorkshire and the idea was to give higher handicaps the opportunity to represent their club in competitions.... no one really knows why they are called Rabbits!

Rabbits first started in 1922 at Knaresborough GC and years later became a more formal organisation offering friendly and competitive golf for higher handicap male golfers (Handicap Index of 15.0 and upwards for YRGA & 14.0 and upwards for HHDRGA) across Yorkshire. As a Rabbit you can represent your Club in external competitions organised by the Halifax and Huddersfield District Rabbit Golf Association (HHDRGA) which was formed in 1953. Competitions are also organised by the the Yorkshire Rabbit Golf Association (YRGA). There are great links with the Rabbit sections of other local clubs through friendly matches.

The Rabbits Sections initiate projects that benefit the whole club - at Ryburn the Rabbits have supported many improvements at the club most recently through The 100 Club.

Please use the Contact Us form for more information or contact us through our Facebook site and a member of the Rabbits will get in touch.

The 100 Club presently has 110 members who have raised approximately £13K pounds for club funds and paying out the same amount in prizes over the past 3 years. If you are not a member please consider joining and help make it the 110 plus club. Any interested members please contact Jonathan Hoyle on jph2636@hotmail.com for further details or click below. 

As a committee we are asking to support your Captain and club, so have a look at the opportunities below and if you wish to participate in any of the following please reply to:  jph2636@hotmail.com at the earliest opportunity.

Yorkshire Rabbit Golf Association (YRGA)

Fowler Trophy – A club foursomes knock out competition played off scratch. Two teams required with the opportunity to play any where across the Yorkshire area, a great opportunity to play free at some amazing course.

Please read the full competition rules and this years draw by clicking the link below :-

Halifax & Huddersfield District Rabbit Golf Association (HHDRGA)


Norgate Trophy to be played at Ryburn GC on 15th May 2023 – An individual and team stableford competition, 3 man team.

Presidents Day (Jubilee Trophy) to be played at West End GC on 15th June 2023 – An individual and team stableford competition, 8 man team.

Mellors – A club foursomes knock out competition played off scratch. Two teams are entered, one in each section of the draw so choose a partner and put your team forward.

RT Morley – Individual match play knock out competition for 8 players.

For full details and rules for each format please click on the following :-

In addition the club enters the HHDRGA league and has a number of friendly fixtures which take place during mid week evenings, where food and drink are on the agenda. Any interested parties are encouraged to send their details to jph2636@hotmail.com and look out for fixture details which will be soon displayed within the locker room or just click on the following link for details. 

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