More Ladies success - July 2019

Coronation Foursomes
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 19 th 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 29 th June were Gary Fisher and Pauline Marais with a score of 48 points on countback. T...
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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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Vets Emerton Court Vs Libbaton

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RND’s “old men” claimed a 3-2 victory in the second leg of their Devon Veterans’ Emmerton Court Trophy game against Libbaton -- but it wasn’t enough. Their 4-1 defeat in the away leg proved to be too much of a hurdle to overcome despite this impressive effort. Captain Simon Hopkins was naturally disappointed but remained upbeat: “It was a very close-run thing and a very exciting, hard-fought battle,” he said. “But the damage was done in the away match. It was a good performance all round but not...
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Heavy loss at Libbaton for RND Veterans

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Simon Hopkins' (now not so) merry men took a 4-1 beating from their local rivals in the Emerton Court Trophy and now face the toughest of tasks in the home leg on June 17th (tee off 12.30pm). "It was a disaster," admitted a downcast but defiant captain, "and we will have to work very hard to get through." Tony Allin and Richard Stubbs proved they can produce the goods when the pressure is on by fighting back from two down to win their match 3&2 but, elsewhere, it was carnage for a RND line-u...
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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 ...
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Junior Golf In Schools at The Royal North Devon Golf Club

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It has already been a busy start to the season with regards to junior golf development here at RND. So I thought I would take this chance to fill everyone in on all the things we have been doing to grow the game in the local area so far in 2019. Our aim as one of the top clubs in the area is to do our bit in any way we can to ensure that the next generation are getting the chance to give golf a try and hopefully take up the game more seriously in the future. I am lucky enough to have been involv...
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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 150 th 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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Vets through to 2nd round of Emerton Court

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It was a lot tougher than most expected but RND's "old men" are through to the second round of Devon Veterans' Emmerton Court Trophy. After winning their away leg 4 and a half to a half at Torrington two weeks earlier they were given a rare battle in the return before getting home 3 and a half to one and half. Captain Simon Hopkins spent most of the afternoon gibbering nervously about the wisdom of his selections before everything came right in the end. First pair out Clifford Brown and Phil Hal...
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Rosebowl and Palairet matches coming up

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The Club have been working really hard with our Mens teams with practice evenings and training throughout the winter and hopefully this will come to fruition in the next few weeks as the first round of The Rosebowl (for which we are the current holders) and The Palairet Memorial Trophy (which we last won in 1957 but we were runners up in 1978!!). The Rosebowl is up first and is this Sunday 19th May with first tee 0930 at Portmore againt Torrington Golf Club. The Palairet 2nd round is then at Cre...
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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 ...
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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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The Vets through 1st Round of Emerton Court

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After an excellent 7/3 victory against Bigbury in The Emerton Court preliminaries our Vets team played Torrington away in the first half of the first round. This is played Home and Away and the total counted after both matches. The weather was awful but the team prevailed with a winning margin of 4.5 - 0.5 the individual results were as follows: Hood and Sykes getting the half. Fisher and Brown winning on the last Horne and Stubbs winning comfortably White and Fenton 2&1 Miller and Wickham w...
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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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Parker Trophy Team through first round Vs Tiverton

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Round 1 of the Parker Trophy saw RND face Tiverton at Tavistock on Sunday 5th May. A sunny yet breezy day saw us face a young, talented Tiverton side, who brought caddies and spectators along with their players in the club minibus. Pair 1 of Ollie Tanton and Dave Ashley struggled early on, with Ollie the first to admit he had a rare off day with his ball striking. The quality of our two county players shone through though, and going into the 18th with a 1 hole advantage, Ollie hit a good drive a...
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Vets Vs Bigbury - Emerton Court 1st Round 1st Leg

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The Vets played Bigbury on Friday in the first round and first leg away at Bigbury. They came away with a two and a half each halved match with wins for Gary Fisher/Cliff Brown on debut. Also Tony Allin with Richard Stubbs recorded a win after making a special effort to play as he was a reserve and replaced David Miller who was unable to play due to flu. Andy Hood and Geoff Sykes got a half
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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 1 st 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 17 th and 18 th holes respectively! A great result and hoping for an equally successful result against Axe Cliff Golf Club at their course on 12 th April. The ladies Nort...
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Winter Foursomes 2019 Finalised

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The Winter Foursomes Trophy has been decided for the winter season 2018/19. Congratulations to Steve Morrish who managed a second place in the final event with Phil Hall to just pip Richard Hughes by just half a point who won the last one with Gary Fisher. It seems like Sundays throughout the last winter had the worst of the weather as the Series was supposed to be over 5 events with your best 3 to count and 3 times the event was cancelled due to bad weather. In the end we managed to play 4 time...
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Greens News March 2019

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The crows finally seem to have stopped pecking at the greens and surrounds. The grubs they seek have migrated deeper into the soil and out of reach. We will continue to search for remedies in order to try and prevent a re-occurrence next winter. We have managed to patch and repair the majority of the damage caused to these areas, it is now just a matter of dressing/levelling and growing the patches in. The greens (not attacked by crows) have made it through the winter in good order, but like the...
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Greens News February 2019

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Firstly, Happy New year to you all from the greenkeeping team. The winter is proving very difficult for us.  The mild weather that we have seen for the most part   brings high disease pressure to the greens.  Although the greens have coped well without any significant scarring there has been some discolouration and weakening to the affected greens, this should grow out as we move into the spring.  You will have no doubt seen the extensive damage that we have been sufferi...
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Mens Dinner Speaker 2019 - Jeremy Robinson

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The Men’s Dinner speaker for 2019 will be Jeremy Robinson European Tour player and Director of Blackstar Golf. Jeremy had a successful Amateur career with wins at: 1982 Peter McEvoy Trophy 1985 Lincolnshire Amateur Championship 1987 Brabazon Trophy, Lagonda Trophy, Berkshire Trophy, Scrutton Jug. Jeremy represented GB in the Walker Cup in 1987 winning two and halving two matches. He turned Professional in 1988 were he won Five times on the Challenge tour. Jeremy played in the Open Championships ...
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