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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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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2018 Vets Dinner

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The 65 good men who attended the annual Christmas gathering enjoyed some good food good company a little libation with some light entertainment all combining to make a very pleasant social occasion. In the absence of the Captain recovering from painful dental surgery involving inserting stitches in his mouth which frankly did not evoke the sympathy it merited coupled with the fact that the Vice Captain had fled the country meant that Andy Hood next years Vice Captain was called upon to present t...
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Winter Presentation night 2018

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Sunday evening was the presentation for The Whisky Foursomes events which are held on the 9th and 16th December. There are also presentations to winners of the last three monthly medals, Perpetual Trophies for the years golf and plenty of other hard fought Trophies for individual, Foursomes and team golf. Congratulations to all the winners and a massive well done to Royston and the hard working kitchen and bar staff who appeared to feed hundreds of members with fantastic Christmas dinners! Here ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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