Greens News - Winter 2018

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The greens are now at the winter cutting height of 5mm and I’m happy that they are still performing very well as we head into December.  They have a good dense coverage which should help them see out the winter months.  The greens were deep tined to a depth of around 11inches, which allows some much needed air into the soil profile and helps reduce the compaction caused by machinery and golfers. They have already recovered well from this procedure with minimal affect to how the ball ro...
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Event 2 - Winter Foursomes Series results

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  Event two of the Winter Foursomes Series took place on Sunday 2nd December on a blustery but thankfully dry day. The scoring was excellent with most pairs taking advantage of the scoring opportunities presented down wind, with today's event being played off the Red tees.  With an excellent score of 42 points the winning pair were Chris Drew and Martin Gibbs. 40 points meant Mark Luscombe and Steve Morrish took 2nd, with Martin Butler and Shaun Loze taking the third and final prize on...
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Christmas Lesson Offers With Ross!

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Hello Golfers, With the festive period fast approaching I thought it was an appropriate time to let everyone know about my Christmas Lesson offers for this year. The Santa Package: X2 1/2 Hour 1 to 1 Golf lessons + 5 Hole Playing lesson Only: £55   The Reindeer Package: X1 9 Hole Playing Lesson Only: £40   The Stocking Filler: A 60 Minute 1 to 1 Golf Lesson working on any aspect of your game.  Only: £25 Please note these offers are specifically for Christmas, so have to be purchas...
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President Vs Chairman 2018

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The annual President Vs Chairman match was played on Sunday 25th November. Leading the field was 2018 President Heather Gale playing with next years President Dick Ford against 2018 Chairman Mervyn Fudge and his wife Mary. Merv and Mary won their match which lead the way to a fairly comprehensive victory to The Chairman by a total of 16 1/2 - 9 1/2 Both Team captains complimented the Greenstaff on the amazing condition of the course and everyone enjoyed a huge "Royston Roast" afterwards. Below i...
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Lesson offer with Assistant Professional Josh Salmon

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I just wanted to give everyone a little update, over the last 6 months I have been doing more and more coaching finding my feet and teaching style. I would now like to further this coaching and begin working with more people. To do this I have created a lesson offer which I feel will provide maximum improvement for the minimum price. The current offer is: X1 half an hour one-to-one lesson working on any aspect of the game you might be struggling with. X1 Short game specific lesson, in mine and m...
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The Mens Dinner 2019 - Friday 29th March

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The Mens Dinner is an annual event at the Club which involves an evening Dinner, usually with a speaker and then a "live" draw for partners prior to an American Foursomes golf match the following morning. In 2014 we had 80 entries which is the maximum number. There is a "Tote" run after the dinner in which members can wager on the following days pairings that have been drawn out of the hat. For 2019 the winners of the "Monthly Medals" over the preceding year will get free entry to the dinner - a...
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Winter Foursomes Round 1 of 5

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Congratulations to Mark Lee and Shaun Smalldon who today won the first instalment of the 18/19 Winter Foursomes Series with an excellent 38 points. Richard Hughes and Steve Morrish came home in 2nd place with 37, and Chris Hampton and Richard Wilford completed the top 3 with 36 points.  There were no 2’s so the pot will roll over to event 2, which is on the 2nd December. Sign up can be found here:  https://royalnorthdevon.intelligentgolf.co.uk/competition.php?compid=8643 The Winter Fou...
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Golf Access Success

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GOLF ACCESS SUCCESS -  Since Royal North Devon Golf Club became an official Golf access centre back in April this year we have seen a very positive increase in junior golfers wanting to head out on the links and start to work towards an official golfing handicap.  What is Golf Access? Golf Access is an exciting new format designed to help golf clubs encourage new participants to play golf for the first time, with the opportunity to learn the game on the golf course, rather than solely ...
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Greens News

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With the weather finally turning colder we will see the grass growth start to slow. The greens are currently performing well and head into the winter in good health. We will bring the height of cut on the greens up to 5mm and start to reduce our cutting regime. This will help protect them through the upcoming winter months. It is now imperative that we repair as many pitch marks as we can, because any damage now sustained will not recover until the grass actively starts growing again in the spri...
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Rule Changes from 1st January 2019

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The following are the main changes to the Rules of Golf taking effect January 1, 2019 that are expected to have the most impact on the game and to be of most interest to golfers. Ball at Rest Ball Moved During Search No penalty for accidentally moving your ball during search. No Penalty for Moving Ball on the Putting Green No penalty for accidentally moving your ball or ball-marker on the putting green. Standard for Deciding Why a Ball Moved New standard to determine if you caused your ball to m...
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Club calendar on your mobile?

Many members use this all the time but just in case you are not aware or maybe a new member this is how you can have the Golf Club Calendar on your Phone/Tablet/PC along with your own personal Calendar. Apple iOS Setup Firstly for Apple iOS iPhones: Screen Recording 2018-10-25 at 02.13.39.35 PM.mp4  This short video shows what you need to do (there is no audio) - If you can it is best to do this on your phone. Login to your account on the Members area of the Club website and go to the Diary...
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Ross's Winter lesson offers

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As the winter months are fast approaching I thought It was a good time to let you all know about my winter lesson offers for the rest of 2018 and into 2019. REDUCED GOLF LESSON DATES: Some of you may recall from last winter I selected a few dates in each of the winter months (October - February) where lessons with myself will be reduced. Due to the popularity of this promotion last winter and a few people already enquiring about it I have decided to run the promotion again this year. OCTOBER RED...
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Winter Foursomes 2018/19

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This winter will see the return of the RND Winter Foursomes order of merit, where players earn points based on their finishing position in each of 5 events scheduled from November to March (dates below). Simon Trapnell won last years series, closely followed by Richard Hughes and Ewan Butler in 2nd and 3rd place. The points scoring system made for a close finish, which we will hope will be the case again this year. How it works: Players sign up individually online to enter the Winter Foursomes O...
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Professional Shop Updates

our M4 drivers are now reduced from £349 down to the internet busting price of £275 !

It is an exciting week for us here at the golf club, as I'm sure you are all aware we are holding the English Ladies county finals! This does mean the course is closed this week. However both short co...
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Rosebowl 2018 - Winners

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RND crowned champions as they clinch dramatic Rosebowl win!   On Sunday 16th September our mens team took on Saunton in the North Devon Rosebowl final at Portmore. We teed off on a windy day under dark skies, boosted by the support of a number of caddies and spectators who came along to help cheer the team on. The first match saw Paul Wilson and Chris Drew fight it out in what was a close contest throughout. Giving 2 shots, the RND pair could never forge ahead in the match, which was extrem...
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2018 August Meeting presentation

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Tim Coates with The Reid Cup - Club scratch Champion 2018 Congratulations to all the August meeting winners who were presented with their trophies by President Heather Gale on Friday evening after the last medal was concluded.
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Course changes - EGM Update

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The course has undergone a sustained attack from the sea for all of the time it has existed and during the winter of 2017/18 we lost over 20ft of sand dune beside the 7th green which took half of the 8th Championship tee completely. The 7th green is now only about 35ft from the edge of the erosion. It was decided by the committee that a redesign of the affected area of the course was urgently necessary to ensure that we will always have 18 Championship golf holes worthy of the title "The oldest ...
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Another Annodata win

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RND are through to the last 32 in Great Britain of the Annodata with a good win against Bridport & West 3-2 Josh Coles was first off for RND and gave RND their first point with a dogged display against his opponent, it was a tighter match than it should of been but after some wayward driving by Josh his approach shots made up for it, he dug deep and was 2 up after 16 and finally finished the game off on 18. won 2 up Shaun Loze was next off and had a very slow start and was 5 down early due t...
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Parker Trophy Team Defeated By Exeter In Close Battle

Parker Trophy Team Defeated In Close Quarter Final  Our Parker Trophy team were defeated 2-1 by Exeter last week in the Quarter Final of the scratch county knockout event on a very firm and fast running Tiverton course.  The first pair of Ollie Tanton and Blair McHarg put in a strong performance, led by an excellent display of ball striking from Blair, and the usual magic on the greens from Ollie. They wrapped up the win 2 & 1 in what had been a tight ...
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