As Rabbits’ Captain for 2018/19, I would like to welcome you to the Rabbits’ section of West End Golf Club.
Our aim is to encourage golfers of all abilities to enjoy playing golf at West End, and provide the opportunity to play with golfers of a similar standard at other clubs in the area in friendly competition. Rabbit golfers are encouraged to play in as many of the Rabbit events as possible and we also run a number of social events to which members and their families are invited.

Friendly matches against other clubs provide the opportunity to play free golf at many local clubs on both a competitive and friendly basis; this year the clubs to be visited are Crow Nest, Ryburn, Longley Park, Outlane, Woodsome Hall, Bradley Hall and Lightcliffe, if you are interested in playing in these events please enter on the sheets on the Rabbits Notice Board.

The League matches are arranged by the Halifax, Huddersfield & District Rabbits Golf Association (HHDRGA). This year we play Dewsbury, Todmorden, Lightcliffe and Castlefields Golf Clubs. The League team consists of two pairs of players, with one low handicapper and one high handicapper in each pairing. Each match is played both home and away, followed by a meal, paid for by the Rabbit section. If interested, please contact Brian Cooper.

There are also individual competitions within the HHDRGA & the Yorkshire Rabbits Golf Association (YRGA) in which I would encourage you to play; details of these events will be posted on the Rabbits notice board in the club house as they become available in the year.
There are four internal Rabbit competitions running throughout spring and summer: The Knock Out, Buck Rabbit, Chinchilla, and Golden Rabbit. Entry is via the computer in the Professionals shop Winners of these competitions are presented with their prizes at the Rabbits’ Annual Dinner. Other competitions include the Rabbits’ Open (Sunday 29th April), the Rabbit Captain’s Prize Day (4th August) and the Rabbits’ Away Day (Otley Golf Club, 17th August). Details of all these events will be posted on the Rabbits notice board and website throughout the summer.I will be publishing a monthly report on the website to keep you up to date with all Rabbit Events and issues.

Please feel free to talk to myself, any Rabbit committee member, or Darren in the Pro shop if you would like to know more about the Rabbits’ Section and how to get involved.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all an enjoyable years’ golf in 2018!

Graham Gower
Rabbits Captain 2018/2019.


Captain's Newsletter

Captain's Newsletter - May 2018
The month of May was thankfully totally opposite to April in that the weather was perfect for golf and allowed us to complete our internal and external events and matches.

The Boxing Day Bowl was played at the third attempt on Sunday 20th May with 55 members competing; the day was a success all round and the results of the day were as follows:-
Winer of the Boxing Day Bowl:
Nathan Arrowsuch 39 points
Men’s Prizes
1st Keith Hill 39 points
2nd Gerald Smith 37 points
3rd Wayne Massey 35 points
Ladies Prizes
1st Mandy Holden 35 points
2nd Zoe Hartley 35 points
The month was very busy with external team matches in the Halifax, Huddersfield Rabbits Golf Association and the Yorkshire Rabbits, the results being as follows:-

League Matches
1st May Dewsbury at West End –
S.Diamond & J.Eastwood won 2 & 1
J. Crawley & S. Kelly won 5 & 4
Overall Result 5 points
8th May Dewsbury Away -
G.Thornton & T. Morris lost 3 & 2
K. Crawley & L.Gray won 1 up
Overall Result 2 points
15th May Todmorden Away
K. Crawley & L.Gray lost 3 & 2
C.McMinn & J.Eastwood lost 3 & 2
Overall result 0 points
23rd May Todmorden Home
K. Crawley & L.Gray won 3 & 2
C.McMinn & J.Eastwood won 3 & 2
Overall Result 5 points
R. T. Morley.
8 Players from each of the 22 Clubs in the Association spread over 4 sections. Two players in each of the 4 sections, 1 in preliminary round and 1 through to 1st round as chosen by competition co-ordinater.
Section A: Graham Thornton & John N Clay.
Section B: Russell Tiffany & John Charman
Section C: Barry Ingham & Gerald Smith
Section D: John Eastwood & Shane Kelly
Of the above we have John Charman & Shane Kelly still in the competition.
Mellor Trophy
Foursomes played off scratch, 4 players from each club (2 x high handicap - 20 & above, 2 x low 16 -19), split into 2 sections.
Section A: Craig McMinn & John Eastwood
Section B: John (Kris) Charman & Shaun Diamond.
Kris & Shaun lost in their preliminary round.
Craig & John are through to the second round.
Presidents Day (Jubilee Trophy) - President Alan Harper
Players on the Day:-
Tom Coulter(17) - 26pts
David Raper(26) - 22pts
Craig McMinn(17) - 33pts
John Eastwood(24) - 20pts
Unfortunately we were not among the prizes this year.

Yorkshire Rabbits Golf Association Competitions.Fowler Trophy.
This is a foursomes competition, played off scratch with 2 teams from each club, High man 21 & above, Low man 16 to 20 in each team.
Section A: Brian Cooper & John Eastwood - Lost at Willow Valley
Section B: Craig McMinn & Jim McSharry (reserve John Eastwood) through to 2nd round at Crookhill Park, Doncaster.
We do not have any major Rabbits competitions during June, but I would encourage you to support the Rabbits Friendlies - the booking sheet is posted on the Rabbits Notice Board.
As always, good health and enjoy your golf!
Graham Gower
(Rabbits’ Captain)

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