January 2021 Newsletter

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I hope this finds you all well in these difficult times. It is very disappointing and frustrating to be back in lockdown, having said that there are many people in the country suffering badly with this horrible disease. Golf will return one day, and the clubhouse will reopen, and we can look back on this as an experience, hopefully never to be repeated in our lifetime. In the meantime, staff have again been very flexible in agreeing to be moved onto the furlough scheme. We will again apply for t...
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Junior Captain 2021

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In recognition of the commitment he has shown to the Junior Section over the past year, we have asked William Newby to take up the Junior Captaincy for 2021. We are looking forward to getting back to golf as soon as possible and for William to be able to lead the squad in the coming season.
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Newsletter December 2020

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Competitions Hinde perpetual – this competition is for the most consistent golfer of the year. Points are awarded for all medals, 10 points for 1st 9 points for 2nd and so on, you also receive points for the knockout events- the leader board with just the Northamship and Taylor Matchplay results pending is; Click Here This Saturday Stableford is the last event for the Stanley Taggart eclectic trophy. The present standing can be found here. Click Here   Competition rules - a copy of these we...
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Butterfield mixed foursomes Medal

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Congratulations to Martin Butler and Jan Hurst on their tremendous nett 66.5 score in the Butterfield Foursomes Medal on Sunday. It was a glorious day befitting of a great format, and the only one like it in the golfing year! Well done to all the prize winners who were paid out down to 6th place.    
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GOATS - Golf On A Thursday!

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The RND GOATS played their first away day golf competition of the year at Torrington because RND was busy with the Ladies August Meeting events. The winners were Bob Stone, Chris Cole and the evergreen Dai Lewis! This group play every Thursday on roll up basis for comrade and fellowship.
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K&K Mixed Knockout Open 2020

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Congratulations to Gary Fisher and Pauline Marais on their victory in the K&K Cup. The win was by a margin of 4/3 over Rosemary and Richard Ferguson who were unlucky to lose a ball on the 15th which was enough to give victory to Gary and Pauline. The K&K Cup is a Mixed knockout foursomes event played over 4 days during the Ladies August Meeting with a maximum handicap for men of 32 and for Ladies 40. Semi Final to Final results were as follows:  
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Mixed Foursomes Open August 15th 2020

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As things steadily get back to a more "normal" the August Open events are going ahead, mostly all with a full field. There are a few places available if you are late to the party! Click here to view and enter future events The winners of the Sally Brown Foursomes on 15 August were Craig & Mary Harper 44  pts, second Michael & Philippa Combes, Newport GC on count back from Andy & Denise Hood 42 pts. Full results are here Below are some shots off the 1st Tee taken from our new clu...
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The Virtual Vets are keeping in touch

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The Veterans have held their second virtual committee meeting to discuss outstanding issues and review the way forward to continue their Roll Up system. The first competition The Angry Golfer was a success with several new members signing on. If you are interested in joining The Veterans Section please click here The results are as follows:
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The Club Lockdown Challenge

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The Club members have "got together" while we are all in Lockdown and produced this great video of the "Keepy Uppy" Challenge which features almost 40 Club Members. The Challenge is started off from our course by Martin Butler while he was on his daily walk and finishes with a tricky putt in fancy dress! The music was written and performed by Club Member Kevin Rowe (Soundcloud - Sausage in the Sand" MojoRowe) Hopefully our video might inspire some other clubs to do the same, lets see some more "...
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Round 4 of The Winter Foursomes 2020

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Congratulations to Matthew Bright and Ethan Jeffery who took todays 4th round of the Winter Foursomes, as well as the whole of the twos pot! Currently the 5th and final event is scheduled for Friday 10th April, but that is obviously pending any further restrictions on golf and golf competitions. We will keep you updated in due course.  The series results after 4 rounds The series is based on your best 3 scores out of the events played and it is as usual very close at the top with probably a...
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Restaurant Open Nights

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The first of 3 Restaurant Open Nights took place at The Club last evening with over 50 guests enjoying a "PaR Dining" experience. The next 2 events will take place on: Friday 17th AprilSaturday 27th June The restaurant will be open from 6:30PM - 8.00PM and a different menu will be set for each night. All bookings need to be made with PaR Dining either personally or by telephone on: 01237 473817 Hopefully the next nights will also be supported well and these will continue to be a regular feature ...
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Northam Care Trust Quiz raises £531.35

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Fiona White from Northam Care Trust has been in touch to thank everyone that attended the Quiz night last Friday She writes: "I just wanted to let you know that we raised £531.35 on Friday which is absolutely brilliant, and more than double from the previous year, and also our best year to date. THANK YOU all so so much for allowing us to host the event free of charge with you year on year, the food and bar service is always exceptional, and Les you are the best quiz master EVER, and thanks also...
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Ross Daniel Professional Golf Academy Lesson Offers

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Hello Everyone, As we head into March with the new golfing season fast approaching. Please see below my latest lesson offers I hope I can tempt you with.    Due to the popularity of last months 'Bargain 60 Minutes' offer I have decided to extend it through into March.    With some big club events such as the Bideford Bay and the Easter Meeting less than a month away. I am also offering a special rate on all 5 hole playing lessons to get everyone out on the course and bac...
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Vets and Ladies Captains supporting Prostate Cancer for 2020

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Every year the Vets and the Ladies sections select a charity that they will support for the year. Usually they are different but in 2020 we have a husband and wife team at the helm of both sections. The Veterans are Captained by Andy Hood and The Ladies by Denise Hood. The Vets Open in June will benefit the Charity as well as Andy's Captains "Away Day" in September. Andy is a survivor of Prostate Cancer so they will both be supporting Prostate Cancer UK. Prostate Cancer UK's top priority is fund...
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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 ...
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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 golfe...
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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 ...
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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 Hood Veterans Captain - Andy Hood Junior 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 #PlasticFreeRND Congratulations 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 Davi...
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