Parker Trophy Round 1 - vs Bigbury at Stover GC

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First out was Chris Sturman and Stephen Flood who played against Bigbury’s lowest handicap players. Despite a rocky start after Chris’s 1st tee shot found some cabbage, they battled on and ending up shaking hands with a 4&3 win secured on the 15th green. Next out was the Ethan Jeffery (Captain) and Chris Hazelden who started strong and kept up that momentum by parring the course to death and also secured a 4&3 win on the 15th green. Last out was Michael Jones and Kiaran Tanton. This pair...

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Mens Annodate Round 1 Home win

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Today RND played there 1st round of the Annodata matchplay against the Lion artisans at home. With the weather being lovely and course in great condition it was a great day for all on the links. 1st off for RND was Shaun Loze who closed out the 1st match 6&5 for RND. 2nd to play was Martin Gibbs who secured a point for RND on the 17th with the news that Shaun and our 3rd match out Charlie Allman had already won! Making his debut for the club Charlie dominated his match to win 7&5👏🏼 Richa...

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Bideford Bay 2022 Winners

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Congratulations to Andy and Michelle Fenge from RND who triumphed in the 2022 Bideford Bay Foursomes. Michelle and Andrew won both trophies (mixed and main event) with a score of 77 points, 38 at Saunton and 39 at RND. They beat 292 other pairs. The Bideford Bay "Pairs" will take place on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd July 2022 Full results are below: PRIZE COMPETITORS (CLUB) SCORE OVERALL RESULTS 1ST Andrew & Michelle Fenge and winners of the Mixed Trophy       77 2...

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American Foursomes 2022

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‘A strong easterly wind made playing conditions difficult’. A fantastic winning score of 40 points saw Steven Sherry and Neil Crossman take the trophy. Second place, on 36 points was Tom Boundy and Jack Smallridge. Third was the never ageing Bryan Palmer, playing with a much younger Peter Slee also with 36 points. All competitors stayed for a light lunch. Full results can be found here

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Golf Academy Update 2022

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It has been a busy 12 months for our golf academy and for head coach Ross Daniel. Once golf returned post lockdown the game enjoyed a huge increase in those interested in learning how to play. Our Academy programme has provided the perfect starting point for those new to golf. Ross has embraced this task head on, and the programme goes from strength to strength. “I have really enjoyed the challenge of coaching and mentoring golfers that are new to the sport and watching them progress and get hoo...

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RND Vs Marjons 2022

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  RNDGC welcomed Plymouth Marjon University for their first Match of the season on a breezy overcast February afternoon. Ben Brace led the way for RNDGC splitting the first fairway on his way to claiming the first point with a hard fought 2 and 1 win. Second out was the irrepressible Stephen Flood claiming a 8&7 win against a fellow scratch player with some immaculate play in tough conditions. Next was Chris Hampton who in his own words was done up like a kipper and he suffered an eye c...

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Lowis Cup Greensomes & Officers' Installation

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New President Geoff Wilford and New Lady Captain Brenda Fenton were installed on Sunday after the Lowis Cup Greensomes. Above is outgoing President Merv Fudge installing Geoff and outgoing Lady Captain Ruth Horn with new Captain Brenda. The winners of The Lowis Cup were Andy Hood and the oldest player in the field Bryan Palmer who scored 43 points in the Greensomes Stableford. In the Vets for 2022 below is outgoing captain Rob McDermott handing over to Pat McGuckin and Junior organiser Julian Go...

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Ladies Still Cup Semi Final

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Our Ladies Still Cup team unfortunately lost their semi-final match against East Devon at Churston on Thursday 9th September. The team put up a brave fight, but with many of the eligible players not being available it was a very tall order to win the tie. Captain Gro Lomas pictured with Ruth Horn (Ladies Captain), Liz Cann and Jane Gould.

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RND Vs Weston-Super-Mare 36 hole friendly

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RND welcomed the golfers from Weston super Mare Golf Club on Sunday for the annual fixture. With 12 golfers from each club and the course and weather as good as it gets, the morning matches began with a greensomes format. RND took the spoils, winning five matches to Weston's one. RND's sparkling form continued in the afternoon fourballs and again they won five matches to one for an overall 10-2 result. Although the greens have recently been verti-drained, they played remarkably well and the West...

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North Devon League 3 ball team at Holsworthy

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Royal North Devon sent two teams to Holsworthy for the NDL 3 ball team event. Team A consisting of captain Mark Luscombe, Ethan Jeffery and Kevin Rowe fared okay with 65 points with birdie machine Mark Luscombe scoring most of them. Team B consisting of Neil Armstrong, Shaun Loze and Andrew James fared better with a respectable 73 points and would have pushed the leaders if they played the par 3’s better.

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August Meeting 2021 Presentation Results & Pictures

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The Easter Meeting Saturday 1st place with a score of net 67 and winner of the United University Challenge Bowl is Harry Jones 1st place and winner of the Easter Gold Challenge Medal and the Gold Challenge Cross Chris Brown 72 Easter Sunday Handicap winner with a net 64 is Harry Jones Easter Sunday Scratch winner is Ollie Tanton with a 73 The Easter Saturday/Sunday aggregate Prizes: In the Handicap Section  Winner Harry Jones 131 Scratch for the Easter Challenge belt winner Tim Coates 148 C...

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Ladies August Meeting 2021

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For the first time in over 18 months we were able to meet as a ladies section including guests, making it a doubly happy event with everyone in high spirits.  Our Ladies Captain, Ruth, set the ball in motion at the prizegiving by welcoming RND members and visitors from a number of clubs from England and Wales, and confirmingthere would be no hand shaking during the presentations, and no kissing!   She thanked the green staff for the excellent condition of the course (which was als...

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RND Ladies Still Cup team has qualified for the Devon Semi Finals

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After winning both our home matches against Saunton and Tavistock our Ladies Still Cup team has qualified for the Semifinals at Churston in early September. Due to circumstances out of our control, we have had the opportunity to introduce the match-play concept, scratch golf, to several ladies with slightly higher handicap than what we normally would choose and also higher handicap than our opponents. All my players have risen to the challenge and I am very proud to report the fact that we have ...

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Sally Brown Mixed Foursomes - A Prize giving!

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The Sally Brown Foursomes was won on Saturday 14th August by Craig Brodie and Mary Harper, with a magnificent score of 48 points. President Mervyn Fudge presented the prizes along with the Ladies President’s Prize which was played in June and won by Carole Bewes with another excellent score of 48 points. This was the first prize giving at the club for many months due to Covid restrictions, and it was wonderful to see so many members and visitors in the clubhouse.  

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North Devon League 2021 Finishes

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On sunday in perfect golfing conditions the final league fixture was played at RNDGC with neither the league winners nor relegation sorted so all to play for. First up for RNDGC was Paul Wilson who started poorly and only had 3 points after 3 but a 2 on the 5th kick started his round and he finished with 38 points. Second up was Neil Armstrong still reeling after his matchplay loss the night before playing with Andy Norman from Portmore, Portmore were favourites to win the the league so we knew ...

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Triangular Match 2021 - Saunton vs East Devon & Royal North Devon

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This year the annual Triangular match against East Devon and Saunton was hosted at Saunton on the East Course. Well done to Saunton golf club who took the win - Good scoring with 85% handicap and an easterly gusting up to 27mph and rough up to your knees! Next years match will be at RNDGC, selection will be available to those that support Club team golf. If you are interested in playing for the teams please get in touch with Shaun Loze - Match Manager.

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Palairet 2021 - Our best run for many years

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The team had really high hopes for Palairet Memorial Trophy this year after putting out the current holders Teignmouth in the first round at Tiverton and then beating the strong team of Downes Crediton at Yelverton both matches by the narrow margins of 3.5 - 1.5. The last time we won the trophy, a handicap foursomes matchplay Inter-Devon club knockout was in 1957. The matches are usually one a month starting in April and finishing in September. So it was off to East Devon GC for the third round,...

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Palairet second round win Vs Downes Crediton

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The team Vs Downes Crediton with their boxes of "Ocean Tee Golf" Bamboo tees The 2021 Palairet Team have progressed to the 3rd Round for the first time in a few years after an excellent victory at Yelverton Vs Downes Crediton GC. The Palairet season has been a challenge this year as there are lots of matches to play in a short time and after our win at Tiverton 3 weeks ago putting out the current title holders Teignmouth we had a tight match played at the lovely Dartmoor links of Yelverton. The ...

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Ladies Still Cup - Win 3-2

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RND Ladies Still Cup Team got off to a great start in their first match of the season against Saunton Ladies at RND. Five pairings set out in strong winds on Sunday afternoon. Several of the RND ladies had never played the scratch format before, but they enjoy matchplay and are good at it, and with good inclusion of a few experienced players, it all paid off in the end.  The team  motto "Believe and Achieve “ proved successful, and we had a good day out on our fantastic course.  &...

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Liz Bird selected for Devon

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Liz Bird has been selected to play for Devon in the South West Women’s Inter-Club Championship which will be held at Bristol and Clifton Golf Club from Monday 5th July to Wednesday 7th July. Cornwall have decided to withdraw this year due to the Covid situation and Devon will play Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire in a series of round robin matches over three days. Huge congratulations to Liz and we wish her well next week.

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