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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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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RNDGC Veteran golfers raise £1578 for charity

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The RNDGC 140 veterans raised £1578 in 2022 during their weekly competitions and Open Day.Patrick McGuckin this year's elected Captain stated during their AGM that he had felt privileged to have been the section's Captain during a successful year during which veteran golfers won all of their home matches against visiting clubs. Patrick presented cheques to both Devon Air Ambulance as well as North Devon Hospice. Some 50-plus Veteran golfers attended the annual prize-giving dinner held in the clu...

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The Annual Vets "Open" 2022

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On 14th June RNDGC Veterans section held their annual Open competition for all golfers over 60 years old.A total of 148 golfers played of which 81 were visitors from many Southwest England-based golf clubs. Voucher prizes of £420.00 were paid out and £730 was raised for this year's Vets Captain,s charities ..Devon Air Ambulance and North Devon Hospice. The success of this year's Vets Open was due in main to volunteer Veteran golfers not playing. Tom Stirzaker, Kevin Caris, Jeremy Wright, and Bob...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vets Vs Bigbury - Emerton Court 1st Round 1st Leg

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The Vets played Bigbury on Friday in the first round and first leg away at Bigbury. They came away with a two and a half each halved match with wins for Gary Fisher/Cliff Brown on debut. Also Tony Allin with Richard Stubbs recorded a win after making a special effort to play as he was a reserve and replaced David Miller who was unable to play due to flu. Andy Hood and Geoff Sykes got a half

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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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