Vets and Ladies Captains supporting Prostate Cancer for 2020

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Every year the Vets and the Ladies sections select a charity that they will support for the year. Usually they are different but in 2020 we have a husband and wife team at the helm of both sections. The Veterans are Captained by Andy Hood and The Ladies by Denise Hood. The Vets Open in June will benefit the Charity as well as Andy's Captains "Away Day" in September. Andy is a survivor of Prostate Cancer so they will both be supporting Prostate Cancer UK. Prostate Cancer UK's top priority is fund...
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Officers Installation Ceremony 2020

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Dr Dick Ford hands over the Presidents medal to Mervyn Fudge after the Lowis Cup Greensomes which was won by Phil Crouch and Josh Taylor with 44 points. The remainder of the Club Officers were "installed" as follows: Ladies Captain - Denise Hood Veterans Captain - Andy Hood Junior Captain - Ethan Jeffery
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Retiring Captain Tania Wickham hands over to Denise Hood

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At the 151st Ladies AGM retiring captain Tania Wickham handed over the captain’s badge to new Captain Denise Hood. Thank you to all who have made it another lovely year of golf and friendship. We wish Denise all the best in her Captaincy year and look forward to all that 2019/20 has to offer.
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Golfing Girls Generosity gifts £3000+ to North Devon Hospice

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The golfing ladies at RND have been fundraising all year for the Captains charity, the North Devon Hospice. At a well-attended ladies AGM retiring captain Tania Wickham was delighted to hand over a cheque for £3,093.37 to Jess Burford-Redgrove, Community and Events Fundraiser at North Devon Hospice, on behalf of all the ladies. The money has been raised throughout the last year by the ladies at coffee mornings, raffles during competitions and various other events. Many thanks to all the ladies w...
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Ladies Matchplay & Foursomes updates

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  Ladies Summer Foursomes Knockout Congratulations to Liz Blight and Rosemary Ferguson (pictured) winners of the Ladies Summer Foursomes knockout competition who defeated Liz McKay and Paula Gibbs in a closely fought match, winning on the 18th hole. The club also run a Ladies Summer Singles Knockout and the winner was Wendy Dale-Gilvear, who defeated Alex Guy in the final, a great victory for Wendy. Sally Brown Foursomes On Sunday 15th September the Sally Brown Foursomes competition took pl...
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RND ladies win Killard Leavy Cup

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A great win at the Killard Leavy Cup competition at Honiton Golf Club for ladies captain Tania Wickham and partner Pauline Marais. The Killard Leavy Cup is a foursomes, stableford competition run by DCVLGA for lady veterans. In tricky conditions the pair coped better than the rest of the field and were delighted with their win.  Congratulations Tania and Pauline, a fantastic achievement.
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Sheelah Creasy Quarter-finals

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Yesterday the Sheelah Creasy team of ladies from RND travelled to Holsworthy to play in the quarter-finals at Holsworthy. This is a matchplay competition for handicaps 21 and above.  The weather was horrendous with gales and driving rain. RND were drawn against Teignmouth and despite a sterling effort from the ladies they narrowly lost the match 3/4. Congratulations to the team of Mary Harper, Lindy Sainsbury, Victoria Wheatley, Pauline Marais, Alex Guy, Tania Wickham and Jan Hurst. And a h...
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Ladies Matchplay updates

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Still Cup – Scratch singles Matchplay In the final match of the season for the Still Cup the team woke at the crack of dawn to travel down to Torquay for a 10.45 tee time. This seemed to have worked in our favour as the ladies gained a momentous 4/3 victory against defending Champions Torquay. Well done to the team which consisted of Paula Gibbs, Rosemary Ferguson, Sharon Stephens, Liz Bird, Liz McKay, Gro Lomas and Anna Wright and to all the other ladies who have played their part in the team t...
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Ladies past Captains winners!

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Barbara Lunt, Mary Wilson and past Member Sam Bowrey. Congratulations on winning the Ladies Past Captains 3 ball team event which took place at Torquay Golf Club on Thursday 4th July.
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More Ladies success - July 2019

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Coronation Foursomes Winners of the Coronation Foursomes at RND were Margaret Ellicott and Ruth Horn with 41 points. They now go through to the regional finals with their score being in the top 100 in the South West. The Regional final is at Weston Super Mare on 19th July, with the winners going on to play in the National finals at St Andrews. Good luck both. Mixed 4BBB Winners of the mixed 4BBB on Saturday 29th June were Gary Fisher and Pauline Marais with a score of 48 points on countback. The...
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New Ladies Club Champion - Ladies News

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Liz Bird - Ladies Club Champion 2019 The ladies club championships took place on 27 June 2019 with 19 ladies completing 36 holes on the day and a further 20 completing 18 holes. Despite the blustery conditions some good scores were posted. The Ladies Club Champion with a gross aggregate score of 166 is Liz Bird. The winner of the Bronze Aggregate in the Club Championship is Sahara Stockwell. Congratulations to both winners but also to everyone who took part, especially those who completed 36 hol...
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Ladies Sheelah Creasy Bowl first home game

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Friday marked the first home game of the Sheelah Creasy Bowl, a Devon ladies singles match play competition for handicaps 21-36. It was a chilly start but it soon warmed up with a light wind. The course proved a step too far for the Exeter ladies who found the tight lies, bunkers and rushes galore a tough call. First out was Ruth Horn who won 6/5, Tania won 7/6, Barbara won 8/7, Pauline Marais won 6/5. We then awaited the other matches which were a little tighter. Victoria triumphed 2/1 on the 1...
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New air power cleaner

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The Ladies are delighted to have been able to donate the funds for this new air cleaner. The money came from the excess raised for our 150th celebrations last year. Since then we have been looking for a suitable item we could buy for use by the whole club and we hope this air cleaner will be a huge benefit to us all. Many thanks to all involved in the fundraising effort.
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First match of the year for The Ladies Presidents Trophy team

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Friday marked the first match of the year for the Ladies Presidents Trophy team.This is a singles match play competition for ladies of handicap 20 and below. The match was against Ilfracombe and first out was Liz Blight v Jean Wills. Jean loves playing at  RND, always plays well and won the match. Next up was Jeans daughter Jo. There was another fight but as an up and coming new player she won the day v Rosemary. Denise our Captain won 6/4, while Sahara beat Steph Long who plays off 18 on t...
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Ladies Still Cup 2019 starter at Saunton

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The Still Cup, which is the Ladies singles scratch matchplay, started their season yesterday. We had a depleted team at Saunton missing Paula, Liz M and Gro. The weather was very windy and as they started teeing off it started to rain heavily. Liz Bird [5] lead the way playing in her debut for the Still Cup, her opponent was Abi Moyes. Liz managed a 1/2 but the rest of the team Liz Blight, Sue Ackland, Heather Gale, Rosemary Ferguson, Denise Hood and Val Cook were less fortunate. The match finis...
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Ladies VS Saunton - Annodata Matchplay

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It was a difficult call to decide who should go out first when we arrived at Saunton on 4th May. First out was Liz McKay with Liz giving one shot playing Barbara Beer, this ended on the 13th with Liz winning 6 and 5. Next up was Denise Hood no shots given in this game Denise lost on the 18th. Sahara was storming going out in 45 she was playing Anne Wallace and won 6 and 4. Paula Gibbs was giving 8 shots to an in form Helen Letherbridge, Paula was 1up on the 18th tee. Third shot to the green Hele...
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Ladies Golf season is underway

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The ladies league matches got off to a successful start with the Devon league team beating Thurlestone Golf Club at RND on 1st April. The team was made up of Trish Jordan, Pauline Marais, Anna Wright, Denise Evans, Val Cook, Alex Guy, Tania Wickham and Victoria Wheatley. RND won 5-2 with Pauline and Anna narrowly losing on the 17th and 18th holes respectively! A great result and hoping for an equally successful result against Axe Cliff Golf Club at their course on 12th April. The ladies North De...
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Officers Installation 2019 and Lowis Cup

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Sunday the 6th January saw the annual Officers Installation Ceremony after The Lowis Cup Greensomes. Mrs Heather Gale who was President for 2018 handed the Presidents Medal over to Dr Dick Ford to start his year in office. Ethan Jeffrey was made Junior Captain, Tania Wickham the Ladies Captain and Simon Hopkins the Veterans Captain. The Golf winners were presented with their prizes: 1st Alastair Ashworth & Keith Hutchins - 43 2nd Julian Goddard & Ethan Jeffery - 42 3rd Martin Butler &...
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