Mizuno Pairs Winter Matchplay Series

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Two of our club members Julian ‘The Nudger’ Goddard & Neil ‘Mavrik’ Armstrong have reached the final of the Mizuno Pairs Winter Matchplay Series.The national matchplay event is split into regions with the RND pairing having already beaten teams from Saunton, Exeter, Tiverton & Crediton found themselves in the semi final against opponents from Oake Manor Golf Club.Playing on Saturday 22nd February, the home draw was a big advantage for our pairing, especially as the wind & rain was at...
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Dai Lewis is 90 and his team make 84!

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Dai Lewis (handicap 24) celebrated turning 90 years old by helping his team to 84 points and a victory in his first golfing outing of the year at the club today.Dai was presented with a fantastic birthday cake, a Brends Hotel voucher for £100 and a Welsh rugby shirt with his age on the back!Penblwydd Hapus Dai !!
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Mens Dinner 2020 Guest Speaker - Iain Carter BBC Golf Correspondent

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We are delighted to announce that the guest speaker for the 2020 Mens Dinner will be Iain Carter who is the BBC Golf Correspondent.Iain has been the BBC‘s Golf Correspondent since 2003. Since then he has led commentary teams for 5 live at major championships and Ryder Cups. Accruing hundreds of thousands of airmiles each year, Iain travels the golfing globe to provide reports, blogs and tweets from all of the game’s most important tournaments.Iain is also a capable single figure handicap golfer ...
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Replacing Plastic tees on the course

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Since the 1st January 2020 the club has asked its members and guests to refrain from using plastic tees on the course and the Professional Shop is no longer selling them. It is already noticeable on the course the reduction of discarded plastic tees on the tee boxes which can only serve to help the environment in which we are lucky enough to have a golf course.The Club are the first to signup to the "Ocean Tee Crowd" setup by https://oceanteegolf.com who are hoping to get 25 clubs signed up to p...
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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 HoodVeterans Captain - Andy HoodJunior Captain - Ethan Jeffery
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Winter Presentation Awards evening

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The prize table wasnt just alcohol but there was a fair amount at the annual "Whiskey Foursomes" Presentation evening which included Mince Pies and Carol singing to The Appledore Town Band. All the winners also won a box of 100 wooden tees #PlasticFreeRNDCongratulations to the winners of all these Trophies:St Loyes Cups-Ladies Section the winner with points Ruth HornAnd in the Men’s section the winner with Mark LeeCommittee Cup winner Clifford Brown Monthly Medal Winners,October Medal and David ...
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Starting the new decade how we mean to go on - no more plastic tees

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The Committee have agreed that from 01012020 plastic tees will not be allowed on the golf course.We have all seen golf tees lying around the course, both wooden and plastic. The simple fact is that plastic tees are more likely to harm the birds and animals we share our wonderful course with. The greenkeepers will also tell you that they can do a great deal more harm to their equipment than a wooden tee.So from the start of the new decade we would like all golfers to only use wooden tees and the ...
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Another busy weekend of Golf & Socials at RND !!

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Saturday was a little wet but that didn't dampen any spirits at the club at all!The course is playing incredibly well, the green are amazing and as a result the scores in the Saturday Winter mixed Greensomes were superb with a couple of ladies groups doing really well towards the end just when Martin Butler and Robert Greenwood were writing their speeches! Congratulations to Pauline and Sahara on an excellent 43 points. So Saturday went on late into the evening with the second visit to the ...
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"New Golfer" - Winning start!

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On Saturday we had a 3ball team (2-1-2) competition, the first "adult" competition for New Golfer and new member young Harry Armstrong (age 15), playing with his father Neil and famous local celebrity Shaun Loze !!This was only the 5th time Harry has played all 18 holes and 3 of these were to enable him to get his handicap. Harry did really well and the team of three just pipped the second place team by 1 shot to take the win.Harry has submitted his card individually for this round and managed t...
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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 who...
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Golfer - New Golfer Competition

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For the second time we have played a "Golfer and New Golfer" 6 hole competition to get new players playing with more established golfers.This time we had two very happy young men who romped home with an amazing 18 points in 6 holes! Will and Thomas started with a birdie 4 on the 1st hole which included a massive putt from Thomas of over 60 feet. The boys easily won and it was great to see such big grins in the clubhouse!The new golfers are a good way through the "Get Into Golf" program and all i...
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Get into Golf - Sue wins silverware!

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Our fantastically successful "Get into Golf" program that we started at the beginning of 2019 has given us our first big winner!Sue Worthington was one of the Ladies that joined the club on the Get Into Golf program where for just £299 she had 14 months of membership and pretty much £299 worth of lessons thrown in!Sue played with her husband Christy in the Edie Brown Mixed Trophy and they scored a brilliant 43 points to win by just 1 point from Gary Fisher and Pauline Marais (42) with Ruth Davie...
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Greens News Autumn 2019

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Apologies for the delayed greens news, we have been having computer and internet issues in the greenkeeping cave. The greens were over-seeded the first week in September using a 13mm pot seeding method. The tine holes did cause some disruption to the putting surface for the first couple of weeks following, but are now starting to roll well again, and after just three weeks are almost back to normal.As a result we have had an excellent strike with the newly germinated seed and put a huge amount o...
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Winter Foursomes League - 2019/20

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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).Steve Morrish won last years series, closely followed by Richard Hughes and Chris Drew 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.The event has a great prize fund and we'd really like to see a good entry again...
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North Devon League Team promoted to Division 1!

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Solid Selection policy leads to promotionThe 2019 season kicked off in March with Royal North Devon hosting the first round of matches, with a team of mainly low handicappers and in tough conditions we ran out the winners by a considerable margin with Captain Shaun Loze top scoring on the day with 33 points pipping Ethan Jeffery on countback  winning the first individual trophy of the season also.The second round fixture was at the immaculate Torrington in April which was always going to be...
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"Golfer" and "New Golfer" competition - Get into Golf

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A really great evening for our "Get Into Golf" series of events was our "Golfer and New Golfer" 9 hole competition where a regular golfer pairs up with a new golfer in a "foursomes"  (Alternate shot) competition.There as a great turnout with in total 56 players in total playing 9 hole foursomes. Winners:1st - 21pts Kevin and Claire Ellicott 2nd - 20pts Alice Brown & Janet Hill 3rd tied - 19pts Chris Brown & Chris Cloke with Mike & Freddy Wilson{gallery}Blog-images/2019/nongolfer...
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Ladies Matchplay & Foursomes updates

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  Ladies Summer Foursomes KnockoutCongratulations 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 FoursomesOn Sunday 15th September the Sally Brown Foursomes competition took place ...
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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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Home match Vs Weston Super-Mare 2019

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The 2019 home match VS Weston Super-Mare was another spectacular affair! Some excellent golf from both teams, as Weston brought 8 out of 12 single figure golfers and no one higher than 13.Home advantage was just enough though as RND fortunately took a 5-1 lead in the morning 4BBB to be pegged back with a 3-3 half in the afternoon Greensomes.Royston's kitchen did us proud twice as usual and the day was such a success that a home and away fixture every year was discussed seriously over plenty of w...
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