Rabbits Captain’s message – Gerry Hudson

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015 by AJ No Comments

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I’m pleased to be able to re-introduce myself as the Rabbits Captain for this my second and final season. We set our stall out at the start of the season last year to get promoted back to the Premier Division at the first attempt. We did this in some style taking automatic promotion in second place (a mere 2 points off being Division 1 champions) by some 5 points. We also said we wanted to enjoy ourselves and be as inclusive as possible by getting new members involved and, of course, have a great time in the process.

We now, in my view, have a very good blend at Wike of long-standing Rabbits and new members keen for the team to do well – as well as enjoying ourselves. In the past we perhaps emphasised the latter goal at the expense of achieving good performances. The goals this season are quite simple; to continue to enjoy our golf; stay up, and continue to have an inclusive approach…and then push on, either this season or next, to become the best Rabbits team in the league by winning the Premier Division and consistently doing well in all other competitions. Why not?

Rabbits Section Structure

We have 4 roles next season to support the planning and organising of fixtures and events. I also plan to appoint a vice-captain this season who will become Captain in 2016.

In the meantime the section will be supported in the following way:

Captain – Gerry Hudson
Leeds & District Rabbits Union rep – Brian Slater
Secretary & 2 man league organiser – Denis Fox
Open Day organiser – Dave Higgins

Finance guidance will be provided direct from the main committee by Colin Duckels.

A special note of thanks at this point to Peter Moore – the outgoing secretary – Peter has been a loyal servant of the Rabbits for many years and, of course, past Club Captain. Peter has decided to stand down this coming season. Thanks Peter for all your support – you are a true club servant.

If you are interested in getting more involved in supporting the biggest section at the club; and being part of the Wike Ridge Rabbits Revolution then please contact me direct.

Calling all Rabbits!

My first duty is to put out an ‘all-points bulletin’ to all Rabbits who would like to continue to be involved in representing Wike Ridge this coming season. This is your chance to contact me direct to express a provisional interest in playing in any capacity during 2015; including singles; pairs; team events; weekend trophy events and friendlies. So that you have a rough idea of what is on offer on a district basis, I’ve attached a brief summary of all the external events you could get involved in. If you need a partner please let me know and we’ll do our best to sort you out.

This initial expression of interest should be received by me by Friday 13th March either via gerard_hudson@yahoo.co.uk (or text me on 07504 484305), or alternatively put your name on the sign up list on the Rabbits notice board. This initial deadline is only to help us plan early for the new season; there will still be opportunities to get involved later on if you’re not yet sure. As part of a new initiative this coming season we have also decided to be more pro-active in organising trips to Open Days to ensure we are represented at as many of the local Rabbits Open Days as possible (see the notice board). There will also be regular updates in the Leeds Golf Centre (LGC) newsletter; on the notice board and in the folder on the shelf so please make sure you check your email and the board on a regular basis.

LEEDS GOLF CENTRE TEES UP FREE LESSONS IN FEBRUARY WITH ‘GET INTO GOLF’

Posted on: January 15th, 2015 by Nathan Horner No Comments
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Leeds Golf Centre, one of Yorkshire’s leading golfing facilities, is offering free golf lessons throughout February after signing up to England Golf’s ‘Get Into Golf’ program.

The initiative, set up by the England Golf Partnership, aims to make England the world’s leading golf nation by 2020. The free coaching sessions are available for mixed groups, women-only and families and are run by fully qualified PGA professionals from Leeds Golf Centre’s Leadbetter-trained staff. They offer a basic introduction to one of the nation’s favourite past times and provide information about follow-on coaching programs and club membership opportunities.

Andy Herridge, Head Professional at Leeds Golf Centre, said: “After learning about this campaign, we were immediately impressed with the idea and we’re delighted to provide our services and support ‘Get Into Golf’ at Leeds Golf Centre.

“We’re offering a series of sessions throughout most dates in February for those who either want to get back involved in the sport or are playing the game for the first time. Our facilities are an ideal environment to learn the game of golf. With our relaxed and friendly atmosphere, advanced golf teaching services, and new for 2015, our floodlit short-game and driving range areas, the home of modern golf is the perfect setting for any type of golfer.”

Tom Freeland, Yorkshire Golf’s Development Officer, added: “It’s fantastic to have Leeds Golf Centre on board, so a big thanks to Andy and the team for signing up to ‘Get Into Golf’. We’re working with England Golf to grow the numbers of participants in Yorkshire and with programs such as this, we’re sure we’ll see a surge of new golfers in our county.”

To sign up for lessons, please visit www.getintogolf.org or contact the team on 0113 288 6000 or acedemy@leedsgolfcentre.com. Please note spaces are first come first serve so we advise signing up sooner rather than later. Equipment will be provided so all you have to do is book and turn up on the day in comfortable clothing.

North Leeds 8-15 League

Posted on: January 12th, 2015 by AJ No Comments

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As Dave Williams takes over as Team Captain from Neil Adams who steps down in order to become Wike Ridge Club Captain, 2015 promises to be a very exciting season with 3 new Clubs (Scarthingwell, Garforth & Flaxby) joining the league allowing it to develop into two divisions of equal status, (for the first season) with 6 Clubs in each.

2015 LEAGUES are:

Div A

  • Flaxby
  • Wike Ridge
  • Cookridge Hall
  • Horsforth
  • Headingley
  • Moor Allerton
  • Div AA
  • Sandmoor
  • Garforth
  • Scarthingwell
  • Leeds Golf Club
  • Wetherby
  • Scarcroft

The league winners will play off at the end of the season to establish the overall Champions & the top 3 teams in each league will form the next years Div 1 league, the remainder Div 2. At present it is unknown who may replace Flaxby should they withdraw, as is suspected.

There is a pre-season get together planned from 4.30pm on Wed 1st April for all those wishing to be considered for the team. If interested & new, email me your contact details by clicking HERE so we can include you in updates etc.

We also have booked for April 18th & 19th, with 12 places filled & a waiting list, a weekends golf at Woodhall Spa in preparation for the start for matches in May. As I said, ‘An exciting season ahead’…..”

Thanks in advance

Dave Williams

For more information about the North Leeds 8-15 League please click here

Christmas Draw Results

Posted on: January 12th, 2015 by AJ No Comments

Our annual Christmas Draw was another great success with over £1000 of prizes up for grabs. The draw took place on Boxing Day and the results are as follows:

1st – Benross HOT Speed irons – James Campbell
2nd – Golfbuddy WT4 watch – Linda Mortimer
3rd – Taylormade Jetspeed fairway wood – Lee Sharpe
4th – Oakley Five Squared MotoGP Sunglasses – Harry Evans
5th – Benross Golf Bag – Trevor Ogden
6th – Puma Golf Shoes – Linda Bond
7th – Masters 3 Wheel Trolley – Anne Cunnington
8th – Nike RZN golf balls (Dozen) – Karl Stephenson
9th – Titleist tour cap – Gary Hirst
10th – Footjoy Winter cap – David Medcalfe

Congratulations to all the winners, prizes are available to collect from the shop when you are next in.

On the twelfth day of Christmas Leeds Golf Centre gave to me…

Posted on: January 6th, 2015 by Nathan Horner No Comments

… Book a society day in Jan and Feb for just £15pp. Includes breakfast baps and hot drinks*

*Min 8 people

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On the eleventh day of Christmas Leeds Golf Centre gave to me…

Posted on: January 5th, 2015 by Nathan Horner No Comments

… Discounts on all new memberships*

*Brand new customers only

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On the tenth day of Christmas Leeds Golf Centre gave to me…

Posted on: January 4th, 2015 by Nathan Horner No Comments

… 2 for 1 green fees

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On the ninth day of Christmas Leeds Golf Centre gave to me…

Posted on: January 3rd, 2015 by Nathan Horner No Comments

… Spend £50 or more in the shop and get a free round for 2*

*To be used within 7 days

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Enter Our 2015 Winter Opens

Posted on: January 2nd, 2015 by AJ No Comments

All comps are now available to book online via the website. Entry forms will also be available from the golf club

 

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On the eighth day of Christmas Leeds Golf Centre gave to me…

Posted on: January 2nd, 2015 by Nathan Horner No Comments

… All TaylorMade fairway woods (SLDR and JETSPEED) 50% off

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