Hello golfers!

I hope that all of you who played in the Easter meeting and the Bideford bay over the

last couple of weekends enjoyed your golf. It has been a busy couple of weeks, what with

the two season starting events taking place in such close proximity. It was nice to see a lot

of the country members who only make it down a few times per year and it was also great

to see such a lot of support for all the events that have taken place recently.

With the season now off and running I hope you are hitting your stride with your golf.

If not then pop in and have a chat with Ross or myself and we will try and help you in any way we can.

We have all of the equipment to help your game with our state of the art launch monitor

and DNA fitting system, as well as the facility to give video lessons with the Ipad and Ubersense

swing analysis software. There is no reason to let your game fall by the wayside with the serivices we can

now offer!

In the meantime, enjoy this weeks newsletter, and I look forward to seeing you soon,

Michael Wilson

Head Professional.



The annual Bideford Bay foursomes took place over last weekend. The weather meant that

both courses were very testing over the 2 days and it was no suprise to see that scoring was very low.

I am pleased to say that RND players had a good showing this year with a number of pairs winning prizes

in the event.

The overall winners of the tournament were Graham Stirk & Andy Ackland from Saunton. Here they

receive the trophy from Club President Robert Fowler.

The RND prize winners were:

Keith Hutchins & Simon Trapnell who had the best overall score on the day at Saunton on Saturday.

They had a very good 38 points to take top spot.

On Sunday at RND David & Catherin Baglow had the overall best 1 round score of the entire tournament

with a magnificent round of 41 points.

Overall John & Peter Slee had the best weekend of any RND pair coming a very close second

overall with a total 69 points. This fell just 2 points shy of the winners but was a very strong showing non-the-less.

Well done to all of the prize winners!



2 weeks ago the Easter meeting took place over 3 days in some very tough conditions.

The mixed on friday attracted a full field despite the format being a foursomes MEDAL!

Scoring was steady but not spectacular, with the winning total of level par 73 taking the event by 3.5 shots.

This score came from Chris and Alice Brown who had another good showing in the mixed.

The Saturday & Sunday medals were also tough going. The best Gross scores of the weekend

came from Jimmy Mullen. He shot a superb 67 on Saturday holing his second shot on the 18th out of a divot!!!

He complemented this with a 69 gross on sunday to not only take the Gross prize both days but also

the aggregate gross prize, as well as second place (which he only lost on count back) in the nett aggregate.

These 2 magnificent rounds sees Jimmys handicao cut to +5. He now has to give a shot back on the 14th hole!

Jimmy Mullen. Man of the meeting!

The other prize winners of the weekend were Tim Coates who had a very good weekend winning the nett

aggregate prize from Jimmy with a total of 144. Mark Lee won the Saturday nett with a solid nett 70

and finally Matt Andrews shot a nett 71 on the sunday to take the Sunday nett.

Well done to all of the winners!



I would like to thank all of the ladies who came along to my first ladies evening on Thursday.

We had a fantastic night, and I hope you all enjoyed the Wine & cheese and biscuits that were laid on.

The evening gave me a chance to showcase our entire ladies clothing and shoe range which until

now I have not had the space to do so in the shop.

If you were unable to attend please pop into the shop and have a look at the ladies clothing that we now

have on display.

Once again thankyou to the 50 some ladies who turned up. I will definately be having another

evening towards the end of the year to showcase the Autumn/Winter range!



I am extreemly pleased to say that last week young RND member Scott Parker (14) was called up to the UNDER 18s!

Devon squad for the 4 counties tournament at Weston-Super-Mare golf club.

Scott was up against youngsters much older than himself in the event which was made up of an initial

stroke play round, and then a round robin series of matches against other 3 counties.

Scott managed to shoot a superb round of 75 gross in the stroke play, and then went on to win

2 out of 3 points in the match play rounds. This was a superb showing from Scott and even more

importantly meant that it helped Devon win the event outright!!!

The winning Devon Team. Scott Parker back row 3rd from the right.

A very big well done to him for a superb achievement in and age group much higher than what he is

used to competing in!



Get your game in shape fot the Bideford Bay with this Spring offer from Head Professional

Mike Wilson:









Fitting centre.

The new Mizuno fitting cart is here with all of the 'new for 2015' iron head and shaft fitting options!

There are well over 50 different shafts and lots of different head styles to try.

The DNA fitting system, coupled with my new launch monitor well help us fit you for the perfect set of clubs!



We now have a new ball dispenser and baskets for all golfers to make use of the practice ground

without having to collect balls after hitting them. This has vastly increased the amount of people

using the practice ground and it is great to see so many members working hard on their game.

At only £1 for 30 balls, the service represents great value so why not make the most of

it and head out and pound a few balls after work.... You never know you may even improve your game!




With the new range system in place at the club now it has been fantastic

to see so many of the members taking advantage and getting out to practice!

Here are a couple of tips to bear in mind when you do your practice sessions, so that you get the most out of

your time on the range:

1) 60 balls is more than enough. After you have hit around 30-40 balls you will start to get tired,

lose your rythem and you will start hitting bad shots and get frustrated. Hit 15 full shots

then do a few chips and pitches, change club and then hit a few more full shots.

2) A great way to practice is to imagine you are playing holes on the golf course

and change your club on every practice ball to replicate the shots you would hit on the course.

Nick Faldo used to do this when he won the 1996 Masters and it worked a charm!

 Good luck happy golfing, and enjoy your practice!


Thank you for reading this weeks newsletter.