Patton Back to his Best

Liam Patton made a welcome return to form to take the top award in Saturday’s stableford event at Strabane Golf Club.  Liam returned an excellent 36 points to hold off the challenge of John Duffy and Pat Patton who each posted 35 points to finish second and third respectively. The gross prize went to Ben Corry with a typically steady 31 points.

The Supervalu Springers League, played on Sunday, saw the “2PRs” retain their advantage at the top of the table, their 88 point haul at the weekend elevating them to an impressive 302 point total.  The leading quartet – Eric and Barry Reid and William and Johnny Potts – are currently seven points clear of the field, a lead that is comfortable though not insurmountable. On the evidence of last Sunday’s performance, the “Lock Keepers” – Pat Patton, John Duffy, Matt Keyes and Martin Gormley – are quite capable of overhauling the leaders.  Their tremendous 96 point return catapulted them to second place and into a position from which they could well launch a genuine challenge. The third-placed team, “The Gravy Boys” (Michael and Adrian Baldrick, John Brolly and Niall Coulter), have been on the coat-tails of the leaders for some weeks now and they are certainly not out of it should the pacesetters slip up. They presently lie five points adrift of the “Lock Keepers”.

Needless to say, the “Lock Keepers” dominated the weekly Supervalu Sweep:

1. Pat Patton & John Duffy                48 points

2. Matt Keyes & Martin Gormley       48 points

3. Dermott Corry & Aidan Coyle       46 points

The Thursday Club (Week Five) produced the following result:

1. Tommy Falconer 38 points

2. Pascal McGillian 37.5 points

3. Ronnie Wiley 37 points


In Week Six, the winners were:

1. Paul McGarrigle 36 points

2. Liam Doherty 35 points

3. Paddy Doyle 35 points 


The latest round of JJ’s Monday Club ended thus:

1. H. McCusker, J. Shiels, E. Patton, J. Henderson        77 points

2. J. Callan, H. McGarrigle, J. Coyle, F. O’Kane           75 points

3. K. Keegan, O. McNally, C. Patton, M. Doyle           73.5 points

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Roy Patterson in Dominant Form

Roy Patterson posted a superb 45 points to win the weekly stableford at Strabane Golf Club on Saturday last. The measure of his superiority can be gauged by the margin of his victory – fully six points ahead of runner-up Matt Keyes.  John J Duffy had a 38 point return to take third place, with Martin McDermott claiming the gross award with 35 points.

In Sunday’s Supervalu Springers league, “2PR’s” moved in the vanguard by virtue of an excellent 92 point haul at the weekend.  Their total of 214 points means they lead by seven from “Always Late”. A further one point back sees the “Gravy Boys” share third spot with “The Pros”.

The Supervalu Sweep produced the following result;

1. Eric and Barry Reid            48 points

2. Michael O’Neill and Damian Carey           47 points

3. Nigel Houston and Brian O’Kane              46 points

Last week’s Thursday Club winner was Hugh Casey, his fine 41 point return giving him a clear three point advantage over Sean Quinn.  Pascal McGillian also amassed 38 points to take third place.

Results of the latest round of JJ’s Monday team event are:

1. P. McAneny, P. Doyle. T. McGranaghan, P. McDaid       102pts

2. J. Arbuckle, S. Diamond, P. McGillian, M. Harkin            101pts

3. J. Callan, H. McGarrigle, F. O’Kane, J. Coyle                   100pts

Golf Report for Week ending 7th Feb

Last Saturday’s stableford event at Strabane Golf Club was won by Kevin Keegan who posted an impressive 38 points over 15 holes.  Jason Kelly was a couple of points adrift in second place, with Kevin Gallagher a further shot back in third place.  The gross award went to Conal Cooke with 29 points.

The Supervalu Springers league got back on track on Sunday, having suffered some disruption due to the inclement conditions.  The “Uncle Buck” quartet of Freddie Patterson, Mark McDermott, Brian Cairns and Martin Patton took full advantage of the favourable conditions to take their total to 126 points, sufficient to give them a two point lead at the head of the table. The “Under-Fifties” currently occupy second place, one point ahead of the experienced “Always late.”

The Supervalu Sweep finished thus:

1. Martin Elliott and John Hegarty – 42 points

2. Barry Reid and William Potts – 41 points

3. Liam Patton and Paul McLaughlin – 40 points

Week Two of the Thursday Club saw Jimmy Wasson just edge out Eamon Kennedy for the top spot, with both players returning 35 points. Damian McGranaghan finished third, just one point shy of the winning score.

Brian Haughey took the honours in Week Three of the series, his 32 point haul getting him home on the break of a tie from Eamon Kennedy who again finished as runner-up.  Denis Porter’s 31 points was enough to take the third prize.

There will be music in the clubhouse this Saturday evening, February 13.