Junior golf early season update 2024

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Attendance We are maintaining our membership level across the Junior Section. Although we have lost a couple of members, we have also picked up a few too. We currently have  41 juniors registered on our coaching programme and 21  juniors as non-coaching members. Uniforms All the children who have ordered uniforms have received them. Feedback has been excellent and they look great. Monthly Stableford Competitions We have had between 3 and 8 entries each month, which is a little dis...

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RND Veterans League Round 3 at Saunton

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On a hot and sultry day the latest round of the North Devon Vets League was played on Saunton East Course.The greens were slick and the rough penal. A strong group from RND were looking forward to locking horns with the other 3 teams and a tough battle was expected. They were not disappointed! It was obvious that keeping the ball on the fairways, or at least out of the thick rough was going to be key, and indeed that is how it turned out. Under the watchful eyes of the buzzards wheeling overhead...

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Bideford Bay Foursomes winners 2024

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Congratulations to Jamie Pow and Martin Hammett who ran away with the Bideford Bay Foursomes trophy in 2024 with a 4 shot lead! With 42 and 43 points at each club they romped home to take the trophy! Here are the top ten scores, the rest can be viewed from this link - to see where you came!  

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Two Longstanding Members Awarded Honorary Life Membership

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At the Annual General Meeting held on the 9th of May, we were delighted to confer Honorary Life Membership upon two of our most esteemed and dedicated long-serving members. Both gentlemen served the Club as Treasurer during critical times, and through their tireless efforts, the Club's financial situation was transformed. They laid the solid financial foundation that underpins our current success story. Looking back, we can appreciate that these two individuals were exactly who we needed at that...

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The Cradle of English Golf- 160 years and counting…

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To mark the 160th anniversary of Royal North Devon Golf Club, Stephen Proctor, author of ‘The Long Golden Afternoon: Golf’s Age of Glory, 1864-1914’, talks to RND member Dan Davies about the club’s early history and the pivotal role it played in the birth of English golf. The conversation covers the first time golf was played on Northam Burrows, the early visits of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris to North Devon, the club’s founding members, money matches on the links, the club’s ties with St...

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North Devon Vets League 1st Round 2024

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On Monday 11th March the North Devon Vets League was resurrected with the first round being played at RND. On a beautifully sunny, if rather breezy day seven players each from RND, Holsworthy, Saunton and Torrington teed off on a journey towards the final to be held in August against the winner of a second group comprising Ilfracombe, Mortehoe, Libbaton and Portmore. The format was the best five of seven scores to count. A tight contest was expected and we were not disappointed. Ably led by Capt...

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The Valentines mixed foursomes 2024

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The winners of the Valentine Foursomes on Sunday 11th February were Linda and Robin Buckland with 42 points, photographed here with Club President, Michael Blight.   

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Ladies Captain’s Charity 2022/23 raised £3,235 for Devon Air Ambulance Trust

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In November 2022 our Ladies Captain, Ruth Davies, chose the Devon Air Ambulance Trust as her charity. DAAT celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2023. Significant progress has been achieved by the Charity over this period including the establishment of more than 190 community landing sites, the introduction of two critical care cars and the addition of a brand new H145 helicopter to their fleet. An online shop has also been launched - www.shopdaat.org. It costs millions of pounds to operate the s...

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Officers Installation Ceremony 2024

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Congratulations to Michael Blight who is the new Club President for 2024, a year when the Club will celebrate our 160th year. Michael was handed the Presidency along with The Presidents Medal by Val Cook who was the President for 2023. Ruth Davies handing the Ladies Captaincy for 2024 to Elizabeth Blight 2024 Vets Captain Clifford Brown receives the badge of office from past Captain Phil Hall. The competition of the day was The Lowis Cup Greensomes and the winners of this one, Richard Wilford an...

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The Ladies had a great year in 2023!

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Congratulations to The RND ladies for winning the North Devon Friendly League and bringing home the Rose Bowl for the second successive year. The team had a fantastic start to the season by winning their first four matches against Saunton and Torrington, both at home and away. This was followed by convincing home wins against Portmore 5:0 and Libbaton 4½:½. The team drew their away match against Portmore. By the beginning of September, with only one match left to play, the team was fairly confid...

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Veterans Charity 2023 raises £3140 for TTVS

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As his 2023 Captaincy draws to a close, Phil Hall presents a ‘large’ cheque to Simone Thompson, CO of TTVS, his chosen charity for the year. Phil would like to thank all those members of the Vets Section who have made it possible for such a significant sum to be raised for this very local charity. Among other activities, they provide support and guidance for a variety of voluntary services directly benefitting our community. TTVS was established as a registered charity over 32 years ago, and sin...

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RND the first in the South West to join the "Respect In Golf" movement

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Royal North Devon Golf Club are proud to be the first in the South West to join the "Respect in Golf" movement! England Golf passionately believes that golf belongs to everyone. All who play. And all who aspire to play. As the governing body for amateur golf in England we embrace our responsibility to inspire the most welcoming environment for all to enjoy our sport. There is no place in golf for any form of discrimination! Respect in Golf embodies that belief. For more information visit: https:...

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Presidents Trophy 2023 Semifinalists

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The Ladies Presidents Trophy Team won all their group matches to qualify for the Quarter finals, they beat East Devon and went on to play Okehampton at Torquay. We had to be there by 9.30am which was a real effort for some. It was a lovely morning, not too hot or windy and the course was in excellent condition with exceptionally fast greens. Rosemary, Ruth and Val managed outstanding wins while the others fought valiantly. It was a very close game but we came out the losers 3-4. Almost everyone ...

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RND runners up Palairet 2023

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Mostly taken from Devon Golf News On Sunday, 13th August, Woodbury Park Golf Club hosted the Palairet Memorial Finals Day 2023 which saw Tiverton, Exeter, Ilfracombe and Royal North Devon ready for an anxious but exciting day ahead. One of the morning semi-finals was a repeat of last year with Tiverton drawing Exeter, the second semi-final was Ilfracombe against Royal North Devon. Much to Tiverton's delight, they were able to right last year's wrongs and get the win against Exeter 3½-1½, gi...

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Devons Ladies Presidents Trophy 2023

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The Ladies President’s team won all their group matches and qualified for the Quarterfinals.This was held at Yelverton against East Devon. After the matches were played to a conclusion honours were even so a very brave Ruth Horn set out to do extra holes. She had already played 38 holes the day before in the K&K.  Much to the teams delight Ruth was victorious on the 20th hole. The semi finals will be help at Torquay on 11 September against Okehampton.  Congratulations to everyone t...

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Sally Bown Mixed Foursomes 2023

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29 mixed teams played on Saturday 12th in blustery conditions and the competition was won by Selwyn Fisher and Melanie Cullen with a fantastic 41 points just squeezing Mike & Trish Jordan into 2nd place on count back. A full bar at the club house congratulated Selwyn and Melanie on their win with the presentation by Ruth Davies, Lady Captain. The rest of the scores are below:         1stMelanie Cullen & Selwyn Fisher41 2ndMichael Jordan & Trish Jord...

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Annodata Matchplay - through to the last 32

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Saturday the 5th August saw the fourth round of the Annodata matchplay being played against Lanhydrock at Royal North Devon. With the Met Office issuing an amber warning for strong winds of 50mph + and people returning to the clubhouse saying the course was unplayable it was always going to make for a eventful match but with the opposition sat in the bar ready to go we decided to go for it and get the match played. Match 1 First out for us was Bob Colwill. Bobs match was a tough contest from the...

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RND win Div 1 - North Devon League


Royal North Devon have won Division 1 after a tight finish with Libbaton Golf Club, its been a very long time since we have won this. The season started in March at RNDGC and won our home fixture with Richard Basey Fisher top scoring on the day with 40 points - lying 1st in Division The next fixture was in April at a blowy Torrington and we could only manage a 5th place finish - now lying 2nd in the league In June we visited Libbaton and managed to win that fixture beating Libbaton into second p...

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RND Vs Fingle Glen, Palairet Quarter Finals

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  Having come through a very tight encounter in the previous round, the RND Men’s Pailairet Team faced Fingle Glen Golf Club on Sunday 23rd July in the Quarter Final. Fingle Glen are five times finalists and two-time Champions of the Palairet in recent years and the match up, that our heroes were to face, was always going to be a tough one. However, having beaten them recently in the Annodata National Tournament the team were feeling confident. During the practice round the RND players foun...

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Cameron Weir - ‘Reserve Champion’ Army Matchplay

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Congratulations to Cameron Weir, the Keith Seddon Trophy winner in this week’s Army Championships which were held at Saunton. Cam qualified for the knockout stages with a gutsy performance on the West course, in wet and windy conditions on Monday, where he finished 5th in the scratch stableford event. Moving to the blue tees on the East course he dug deep over two days to take victories on the 17th, 18th and 17th again to secure his place in the final against friend and fellow Scot Steve Canning...

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Google Reviews

  • One of the country's oldest clubs. Even if you are not playing, just enjoy the fantastic views from the cafe area that looks out towards the Bristol Channel approaches and Lundy island.. wonderful place with wonderful staff.
  • Awesome golf course in an unreal setting and very well maintained, highly recommend playing here if you get the chance. Demanding but fair course that makes you think. If you’re getting a caddie ask for Dave, great guy who knows his stuff
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