Ladies Matchplay updates

Still Cup
Still Cup – Scratch singles Matchplay In the final match of the season for the Still Cup the team woke at the crack of dawn to travel down to Torquay for a 10.45 tee time. This seemed to have worked in our favour as the ladies gained a momentous 4/3 victory against defending Champions Torquay. Well done to the team which consisted of Paula Gibbs, Rosemary Ferguson, Sharon Stephens, Liz Bird, Liz McKay, Gro Lomas and Anna Wright and to all the other ladies who have played their part in the team t...
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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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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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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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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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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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