Newsletter 27th September 2021

Dear Member. I hope this newsletter finds you all well. Handicap Scorecards for handicap purposes, as long as you complete at least 10 holes your score will count towards a handicap. We have applied for a 9 hole qualifying course. This will apply to the front nine only. As a reminder, if you are wanting to do a General play score please register at the PSI prior to playing, on return, enter your score into the PSI, and put your scorecard in the box. All these scores must be ratified by your play...
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Ladies Still Cup Semi Final

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Our Ladies Still Cup team unfortunately lost their semi-final match against East Devon at Churston on Thursday 9th September. The team put up a brave fight, but with many of the eligible players not being available it was a very tall order to win the tie. Captain Gro Lomas pictured with Ruth Horn (Ladies Captain), Liz Cann and Jane Gould.
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RND Vs Weston-Super-Mare 36 hole friendly

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RND welcomed the golfers from Weston super Mare Golf Club on Sunday for the annual fixture. With 12 golfers from each club and the course and weather as good as it gets, the morning matches began with a greensomes format. RND took the spoils, winning five matches to Weston's one. RND's sparkling form continued in the afternoon fourballs and again they won five matches to one for an overall 10-2 result. Although the greens have recently been verti-drained, they played remarkably well and the West...
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North Devon League 3 ball team at Holsworthy

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Royal North Devon sent two teams to Holsworthy for the NDL 3 ball team event. Team A consisting of captain Mark Luscombe, Ethan Jeffery and Kevin Rowe fared okay with 65 points with birdie machine Mark Luscombe scoring most of them. Team B consisting of Neil Armstrong, Shaun Loze and Andrew James fared better with a respectable 73 points and would have pushed the leaders if they played the par 3’s better.
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August Meeting 2021 Presentation Results & Pictures

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The Easter Meeting Saturday 1st place with a score of net 67 and winner of the United University Challenge Bowl is Harry Jones 1st place and winner of the Easter Gold Challenge Medal and the Gold Challenge Cross Chris Brown 72 Easter Sunday Handicap winner with a net 64 is Harry Jones Easter Sunday Scratch winner is Ollie Tanton with a 73 The Easter Saturday/Sunday aggregate Prizes: In the Handicap Section  Winner Harry Jones 131 Scratch for the Easter Challenge belt winner Tim Coates 148 C...
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Ladies August Meeting 2021

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For the first time in over 18 months we were able to meet as a ladies section including guests, making it a doubly happy event with everyone in high spirits.  Our Ladies Captain, Ruth, set the ball in motion at the prizegiving by welcoming RND members and visitors from a number of clubs from England and Wales, and confirmingthere would be no hand shaking during the presentations, and no kissing!   She thanked the green staff for the excellent condition of the course (which was als...
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RND Ladies Still Cup team has qualified for the Devon Semi Finals

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After winning both our home matches against Saunton and Tavistock our Ladies Still Cup team has qualified for the Semifinals at Churston in early September. Due to circumstances out of our control, we have had the opportunity to introduce the match-play concept, scratch golf, to several ladies with slightly higher handicap than what we normally would choose and also higher handicap than our opponents. All my players have risen to the challenge and I am very proud to report the fact that we have ...
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Sally Brown Mixed Foursomes - A Prize giving!

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The Sally Brown Foursomes was won on Saturday 14th August by Craig Brodie and Mary Harper, with a magnificent score of 48 points. President Mervyn Fudge presented the prizes along with the Ladies President’s Prize which was played in June and won by Carole Bewes with another excellent score of 48 points. This was the first prize giving at the club for many months due to Covid restrictions, and it was wonderful to see so many members and visitors in the clubhouse.  
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North Devon League 2021 Finishes

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On sunday in perfect golfing conditions the final league fixture was played at RNDGC with neither the league winners nor relegation sorted so all to play for. First up for RNDGC was Paul Wilson who started poorly and only had 3 points after 3 but a 2 on the 5th kick started his round and he finished with 38 points. Second up was Neil Armstrong still reeling after his matchplay loss the night before playing with Andy Norman from Portmore, Portmore were favourites to win the the league so we knew ...
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Triangular Match 2021 - Saunton vs East Devon & Royal North Devon

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This year the annual Triangular match against East Devon and Saunton was hosted at Saunton on the East Course. Well done to Saunton golf club who took the win - Good scoring with 85% handicap and an easterly gusting up to 27mph and rough up to your knees! Next years match will be at RNDGC, selection will be available to those that support Club team golf. If you are interested in playing for the teams please get in touch with Shaun Loze - Match Manager.
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Palairet 2021 - Our best run for many years

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The team had really high hopes for Palairet Memorial Trophy this year after putting out the current holders Teignmouth in the first round at Tiverton and then beating the strong team of Downes Crediton at Yelverton both matches by the narrow margins of 3.5 - 1.5. The last time we won the trophy, a handicap foursomes matchplay Inter-Devon club knockout was in 1957. The matches are usually one a month starting in April and finishing in September. So it was off to East Devon GC for the third round,...
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Palairet second round win Vs Downes Crediton

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The team Vs Downes Crediton with their boxes of "Ocean Tee Golf" Bamboo tees The 2021 Palairet Team have progressed to the 3rd Round for the first time in a few years after an excellent victory at Yelverton Vs Downes Crediton GC. The Palairet season has been a challenge this year as there are lots of matches to play in a short time and after our win at Tiverton 3 weeks ago putting out the current title holders Teignmouth we had a tight match played at the lovely Dartmoor links of Yelverton. The ...
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Newsletter 13th July 2021

As of the 19th July, the following changes will occur due to the removal of some covid restrictions. Course The flagstick may now be removed or attended, the foam in the base will be removed.The preferred lies rule in the bunkers for stroke play competitions has been removed. it will remain for general play and matchplay events.The bunkers will be raked when stroke-play events are due to be played.All rakes will be placed in the bunkers. the correct method of using a rake is to push the sand for...
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Ladies Still Cup - Win 3-2

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RND Ladies Still Cup Team got off to a great start in their first match of the season against Saunton Ladies at RND. Five pairings set out in strong winds on Sunday afternoon. Several of the RND ladies had never played the scratch format before, but they enjoy matchplay and are good at it, and with good inclusion of a few experienced players, it all paid off in the end.  The team  motto "Believe and Achieve “ proved successful, and we had a good day out on our fantastic course.  &...
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Liz Bird selected for Devon

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Liz Bird has been selected to play for Devon in the South West Women’s Inter-Club Championship which will be held at Bristol and Clifton Golf Club from Monday 5th July to Wednesday 7th July. Cornwall have decided to withdraw this year due to the Covid situation and Devon will play Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire in a series of round robin matches over three days. Huge congratulations to Liz and we wish her well next week.
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RND Host North Devon Tri Golf Festivals

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NORTH DEVON TRI GOLF FESTIVALS -  It has been a busy month here at the club for welcoming new junior golfers. We have been welcoming the stars of the future down to our venue and showcasing what RND has to offer.  We have been very fortunate to of been asked to host two Primary school sport festivals throughout the month of June. The first event took place two weeks ago for years 3&4 children from various different primary schools in the area. With the second event taking place tod...
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Another Taylor's Course winner!

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  Every fortnight from 4PM on a Wednesday is the Taylor's Course 7 hole competition. It only takes 45 minutes or so and often results in a bit of banter and a second round prior to a swift pint! The most recent winner was a very pleased with himself Charlie Allman, who managed to score a very respectable 17 points and wins himself £18, in second place was Sean Downing with 15 points (£13.50) with Richard Hughes in 3rd with 14 points (£9). Superstar of the future was William Hampton age 8 wh...
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"Mid Week Par Tee" the 1st event

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25 players turned out for the first  "Mid Week Par Tee" which this week was 1 round of The Taylor's Course followed by a superb curry in the clubhouse that we have all missed so much! It was a Stableford competition and the winner was Adam Eley (Hcap 17) who is a graduate from the Club Academy for new golfers with an excellent 15 points.     PlayerPointsBack 3Back 4Back 5Prize moneyAdam Eley158912£22.5William Williams146810£18.75Kiaran Tanton13679£15Martin Chance13688£11.25Ken Dow...
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Ladies Annodata Match Vs Saunton

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How wonderful it was to return after the latest Covid lockdown to inter-club competitive golf on Sunday, with the ladies match against Saunton in the Annodata Match Play Competition played at RND. It was a fiercely fought battle with an all square result at the end of the five matches. This meant a playoff which RND sadly lost. Thanks to all the supporters, caddies and most of all, the team members. The team members left to right are, Victoria Wheatley, Liz Bird, Liz McKay, Ruth Horn (non playin...
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NDL1 - BATTLING STRONG WINDS, FAST GREENS AND THE SHANKS FOR P3 & A TWO!

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After the challenging scoring conditions at RND in the David Lloyd Salver Medal on Saturday the team headed North across the bay to a fantastically presented East course at Saunton on Sunday 25th April for the opening round of this season’s North Devon League. The strong easterly wind, 16mph but gusting what felt like 40, made keeping the ball in play off the tee and avoiding any treacherous downwind putts on a hard and fast course with some tricky pin positions very challenging.  Chris Stu...
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