Find out what has been happening at Hanging Heaton Golf Club.
In line with government advice the course will close from Thursday 5th of November until Wednesday 2nd of December.
We will not reopen during this time unless we are told it is safe to do so by the government.
The Clubhouse and Yorkshire Golf Simulator will also remain closed during this time.
Steve Halloran Retires As Rabbit's Captain
Here we get the thoughts of retiring Rabbit’s Captain about his year in office.
My term as Rabbit’s Captain ends on the 28th October and it as been a honour and privilege to represent the section as their Captain in 2020.
I would like to mention a few fellow Rabbits and thank them for their input and help.
The first is our out going president Trevor Hooley with his dry wit which will always put a smile on your face.
The second person is Mr Colin Child who works his socks off for the rabbits and has done for many a year. Without his commitment and understanding what would we do?
I would like welcome the new incoming Rabbit’s Captain 2021 Paul Main and his incoming Vice Rabbit’s Captain Neil Bates. I know these two will do a top class job and are raring to go. I wish them a good year of rabbits golfing.
My last big thank you is to the members of Hanging Heaton Golf Club who have supported the Rabbits section and myself in anyway.
Steve will now take up the role of Rabbit’s President for 2021.
Steve's Speech Is Here...
Here we get the thoughts of new Captain Steve Farrar about the year ahead both on and off the golf course.
Brian's Speech Is Here...
With the usual events not possible this year we have published the Captain’s Speech online. Anyone can read the speech in their own time. Grab yourselves a drink, sit down and read the thoughts of Brian Minto on one of the most eventful years in the 99 year history of the club.
A Warm Welcome To Our New Captain...
Breaking from the tradition of awarding the new Club Captain their green jacket at the presentation evening, outgoing Captain Brian Minto passed the mantle onto Steve Farrar on Thursday evening in the clubhouse. Even the congratulatory handshake was dropped in favour of a much more 2020 elbow bump! We wish Steve well in his year as captain.
Return Of Competition Golf Announced
Competitive golf will return to HHGC on Saturday 4th of July. The first event, the Charity Shield is a pairs event and will also be a last 16 qualifier for the Len Wright Trophy.
We're Playing 18 Holes Again!
From 15th of June HHGC has reverted back to 18 hole golf. Another positive forward step as we slowly return to normality. Booking via BRS is still essential and your booking will be for 18 holes with times blocked out as golfers tee off on the back nine.
Guests Are Welcomed Back To HHGC
HHGC is proud to be working hard to adhere to social distancing guidelines from both the Government and England Golf. From today, guests are welcomed with a member and online payment facilities have been set up to minimise contact where possible.
Introduction of the Putt Buddy
To help minimise contact on the course, HHGC has invested in Putt Buddy technology for each hole. This device allows you to retrieve your ball from the hole using the head of the putter and not your hands. This just part of a package of measures to ensure lots of golf can be played safely over the Summer.
Teeing It Up In Twos Again!
On Wednesday 13th of May the course reopened and golf was back at Hanging Heaton. Many members enjoyed golf in good conditions. the club have worked hard to provide a set of rules which adhere to social distancing measures set out by the Government and England Golf. Play is allowed only with booking through BRS and for 9 hole play only although players can book a second nine holes on the day if there is still availability.
Closed... But In Great Condition
As with all golf courses we are currently closed. However the course is growing nicely and Simon & Danny are doing a great job keeping it in good nick for when we can tee it up again.
Ogden Cup Win For Scot Minto
Congratulations to Scot Minto on a superb performance in winning the Ogden cup at Halifax Golf Club on 8th June 2019.
In difficult conditions Scot shot a 70 and a 73 to win the well supported and highly competitive 36 – hole competition by a single shot.
9-Hole Clubs Championship Success
The team of Scot Minto, Joe Ratcliffe and Matthew Glynn finished runners-up in the 9- Hole Clubs Championship Held at Elland on 26th May 2019.
Congratulations to Scot who finished with the second best Gross score of the day with a 70 (69) and to Joe who won the best Nett on the day with a superb 66. Add to that a nett 71 from Matt for a great team performance.
Simulator Hole In One
Following the Winter Presentation Club Captain Chris Fletcher challenged those in attendance to a nearest the pin competition on the new Yorkshire Golf Simulator.
The iconic 7th hole at Pebble Beach was chosen and the winner was Danny Stott who hit a fantastic Hole-In-One.