Wednesday Night Mixed – 30th June 2010

Wednesday Night Mixed – 30th June 2010

1st – Cathal McLaughlin & Mary Duffy   37 points

2nd – Patsy Wilson & Rosemary Wilson 33 Points

3rd – Pat Corry & Maeve Corry  32 Points BOT


Captain’s Charity raises £1350 for C-R-Y

This year the Captain’s choosen charity is Cardiac Risk in the Young (C-R-Y.)

Each week across Northern Ireland and the UK twelve people 35 and under years of age die from undiagnosed heart conditions. The figure represents a  50% increase on previous estimates. That is the stark message from Cardiac Risk in the Young.

The Captain, Seamus Friel,  said that he was delighted by the way way members of the club donated to this worthy cause, as well as money raised on Captain’s Day there was also a draw for a hamper which was kindly donated by Marks & Spencers, Omagh.  The winner of the hamper was Seamus McPhilemy.

Louise McShane, pictured below, said that she was delighted that the Captain choose
C-R-Y as his charity and was overwhelmed by the generosity of the members of Strabane Golf Club. 
For more information about
C-R-Y go to their website

Masterful Masterson

On one of his visits to the Ballycolman course, new US Open champion, Graeme McDowell, once ranked Strabane among the very best inland courses in the north of Ireland. How much more would he be impressed now with the many improvements and upgrades that have changed the face of the course in the intervening years?  On Saturday last, the lady golfers who turned out in their dozens to honour a most popular and highly esteemed Lady Captain, found the course in absolutely pristine condition and all credit for that goes to Paul McFadden and his green-keeping staff for their dedication and commitment to excellence.

Lady Captain's winner Geraldine Masterson receiving her prize from Lady Captain, Dympna Doherty. Check out more photo in the Gallery.

In total, there was an entry of 63 for Mrs Dympna Doherty’s Lady Captain’s Prize, a fitting tribute to a lady who has worked tirelessly for the ladies’ section in a variety of roles over the years.  The winner, Geraldine Masterson, was in sensational form as she produced a stunning round of 61 nett to tower above everyone else in the field. A measure of her dominance can be gauged from the fact that she won by a colossal margin of nine shots.  Runner-up was Teresa Logue whose nett 70 score would have been very close to the winning round on any other day. Betty Kelly was just a shot further back in third place, Lorna Armstrong was fourth with a nett 72, while Shauna Patton was another shot adrift in fifth place. The gross award went to the in-form Mandy Coyne who posted a fine round of 82.

Jean McGinley was best in the 0-20 category with a nett 77; Rachel Devenney topped the 21-28 category with a nett 73, while leading the way in the 29-36 category with another nett 73 was Angela Houston. Winner of the first nine was Annette Patton, while Dympna Coyle picked up the award for the second nine.

Other winners were:

Madeline McColgan – nearest the pin at the 2nd hole

Lauren Patton – longest drive at the 18th hole

Collette Kelly – putting

Alice Houston – non-qualifiers

Mary McCrory – committee prize

Mary Casey – granny prize

Rota MacLochlainn – Senior

Rose McGuigan (Roe Park GC) – first visitor

Patricia McDaid (Portnoo GC) – second visitor

On Tuesday last, the regular weekly competition – on this occasion the “Eileen Keery Memorial Trophy” – was won by Mandy Coyne who is undoubtedly in her best ever form at the moment.  Her excellent winning score of 66 nett gave her three shots to spare over Lorna Duffy who guaranteed herself the 25-36 category prize.  Maeve Corry returned 71 nett to top the 0-24 category.

To complete a busy week for the ladies, they were again on the course on Wednesday for a mixed scramble which saw the top award going to Norma Brogan, Kathleen Hoynes, Rory Doherty and Joe Elliott.  Their tally of nett 44 gave them a fraction to spare over Lady Captain Dympna Doherty, Philomena Cooke, Denis Porter and Oliver McNally who finished less than a shot shy of the winners.

The men have had to take something of a back-seat this week, though on Monday last Seamus McPhilemy showed something akin to his form of old as he stormed to the victory podium in the Monday Open with a great 41 points.  Father and son, George and Stephen McCay, fought it out for second place with George striking a blow for the seniors as he eased into the runners-up spot with 41 points, one better than third-placed Stephen. Sean Forbes won the gross category with a solid 73, while Sean Callaghan (Portnoo GC) won the visitors’ prize with 38 points.

Thursday’s India House Open was won in outstanding fashion by 11-handicapper Mark McCrea who conceded only three shots to par on his way to a superb 44 points.  A couple of shots back in second place was Eddie McBrearty, with Killymoon’s Trevor Crooks in third place with 41 points.  Fred McGavigan compiled a typically flawless level par round of 69 to claim the gross prize.

In representative golf, Strabane’s Senior Cup squad, playing at home, had a tremendous couple of victories on Sunday last. Taking full advantage of local knowledge, Strabane saw off the challenge of a determined City of Derry outfit in the first of two morning matches, winning by three matches to two.  Portstewart, meanwhile, were recording a victory over Foyle GC to set up an afternoon shoot-out against the host club.  As it turned out, Strabane were far too strong and recorded a comfortable 4-1 victory to progress to the Ulster finals to be played a Belvoir Park in August.

The annual Strabane Golf Club Open Week begins on Saturday, July 3.  The full list of events is as follows:

Saturday July 3           Haughey’s Costcutters Stroke

Sunday July 4             Frylite Teams Open Stableford

Monday July 5            GMG Logos Betterball Stableford

Tuesday July 6            Ladies’ Open Stableford

Wednesday July 7      Open Mixed Stroke

Thursday July 8          Munchies Singles Stableford

Friday July 9               Open Greensomes Stableford

Saturday July 10        Pat O’Neill Singles Stableford

Dympna Doherty’s Lady Captains Day

Lady Captain, Dympna Doherty

Good luck to Lady Captain, Dympna on her Captain’s Day on Saturday 26th July.  Here’s hoping that the great weather continues and that everyone enjoys themselves.   Good Luck to everyone playing.

The Lady Captain would like to invite all the men to play in a 10 hole competition on Saturday, starting at 5pm

India House Open – 24th June 2010

India House Open – Thursday 24th June 2010

India House winner, Mark McCrea with Captain Seamus Friel and sponsor Sukee Nagra


1st Mark McCrea 44pts
2nd Edward McBrearty 42pts
3rd Trevor Crooks 41pts
Gross Fred McGavigan 41pts

Open Week – Pat O’Neill Open

Open Week – Pat O’Neill Open
Saturday 10th July 2010

Timesheet in operation – contact club for details

Open Week – Ladies Day

Open Week – Ladies Day
Tuesday 6th July 2010

Timesheet in operation – contact club for details

Blades Barbers Open

Thursday 1st July 2010

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Members Cup – Ladies

Members Cup – Ladies
29th June 2010

Monday Open – 28th June 2010

Monday Open – 28th June 2010

Wednesday Night Mixed

Wednesday Night Mixed – 23rd June 2010


Rory Doherty, Joe Elliott, Norma Brogan & Kathleen Hoynes 44 nett

Denis Porter, Oliver Mc Nally, Dympna Doherty & Philomena Cooke 44.7 nett

Monday Open – 21st June 2010

Monday Open – 21st June 2010

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1st Seamus McPhilemy 41pts BOT
2nd George McCay 41pts
3rd Stephen McCay 40pts BOT
Gross Sean Forbes 32pts BOT
Visitor Sean Callaghan (Narin & Portnoo) 38pts

Pictures from Captains Day

The winner of the Captains prize at Strabane Golf Club was Don Callan with the Captain, Seamus Friel and the Captain’s wife Christine Friel

The Captains nominated charity in Captains week was Cardiac Risk in the Young (C-R-Y) pictured are Louise and Bernard mcShane who represented the Charity and collected the cheque for £1350 raised by the club members on the day.

The runner up on Captains day was Terry Doherty with third placed Liam Curry along with Captain Seamus Friel and Christine Friel

Fourth place went to Pat Cooke with Dermott Corry in Fifth place

The winner of the gross prize on captains day was Enda Kennedy

Category Winners – Cat 1 Aidan Boyle, Cat 2 Oliver McNally, Cat 3 Pat McGuigan

Winner of Strabane GC Scratch Cup, goes on to take US OPEN title at Pebble Beach

Graeme McDowell - winner of US Open at Peeble Beach 2010

Congratulations to Graeme from everyone at Strabane Golf Club

Portrush’s Graeme McDowell wins the US Open by one shot from France’s Gregory Havret with Ernie Els third and Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson tied for fourth at Pebble Beach.  Graeme won our Scratch Cup in 1999!!

Callan Claims Captain’s Prize

Despite the bright, dry conditions which prevailed on Saturday at Strabane Golf Club, a keen northerly breeze ensured that players were tested to the full as they set out for the season’s “holy grail” – Mr Seamus Friel’s Captain’s Prize.  A huge entry, in excess of 230 competitors, spoke volumes for the esteem in which the Captain is held by all at the club.  His boundless enthusiasm and commitment to all facets of club life are recognised and appreciated by the membership and, accordingly, they turned out in their droves to express their appreciation of his work on their behalf.

Don Callan, playing off a handicap of 23, produced a sensational back nine to post a superb winning score of 63 nett.  Thirteen over par at the turn, Don fired four pars in his next five holes to thrust himself into contention.  A steady finish, which included a crucial par four at the last, saw him seize an early advantage, one that he retained to close of play.

Terry Doherty, playing off 12, was only beginning his round as Callan finished, and he also found scores on the opening half more difficult to come by, somewhat surprising given that the breeze was much more prevalent in the back nine.  But, like the winner, he improved his score on the inward half, conceding only two shots to par as he too returned a marvellous 63 nett.  That par on the final hole that Callan conjured up became critical as, on count-back, it relegated Doherty to second place.

Third place went to Liam Curry who underlined his consistency as he shot nines of three over par apiece to take third place with an excellent nett 65, highlighted by a closing birdie as the gallery looked on.

A pair of nett 66’s, posted by Pat Cooke Jun. and Dermot Corry, gave them fourth and fifth places respectively.  Enda Kennedy, playing off a +1 handicap, was two under par at the half-way stage but bogeys at 11 and 18 meant he signed for a level par 69 to take the gross prize.  Aidan Boyle (67 nett), Oliver McNally (68 nett) and Pat McGuigan (67 nett) took the category awards, while Maurice Doherty and John Brolly had the best nines. Kevin Neeson topped the Guests Category with a nett 68, Patrick McCrossan had the longest drive, and Donal Cairns was nearest to the pin on the eighteenth.

On Tuesday last the “Captain’s Prize to Ladies” was won in tremendous style by Jennifer Rouse who spread-eagled the field to win by an astonishing eight shots. Her nett 62 put her out of sight as the rest of the field struggled in vain to break 70.  Runner-up was Lisa Patton on 70 nett, a score matched by Category 0-24 winner Heather Mitchell.  Annie O’Hagan took the 25-36 category with a nett 71.

To complete Mr Seamus Friel’s week, the Captain’s Betterball, played on Thursday produced the following result:

1. Dougie Patterson and George Hunter                        47 points

2. Jason Kelly and David Mullen                                      47 points

3. James Callan and Jimmy Coyle                                    46 points

Gross: Damian McGranaghan and Liam McDevitt     67

Last week’s Monday Open was won by Castlehume’s Garvin Greene.  Playing off a 10 handicap he conceded only four shots to par in compiling a highly impressive 42 points.  One point adrift was newcomer Ryan Patton, a player who will certainly figure in future events.  On 40 points, in third place, was Martin McDermott who dropped only one shot in an otherwise flawless performance. Kieran Doherty took the gross award, also with 40 points, while Bundoran’s John Wolfe topped the visitors’ category.

Wednesday’s Mixed competition finished thus:

1. Damian McGranaghan and Lisa Patton      46 nett

2. Patsy Wilson and Rachel Devenney           46 nett

3. Ciaran Kelly and Donna Doherty                 46 nett

The Sports Centre Junior Open was held on Sunday and show-cased some of the best young talent in the North-West. Kevin Gallagher was in sparkling form and emerged as the comfortable winner with a spectacular score of 47 points.  Runner-up was Lisa Patton who seems to improve with every round she plays.  On this occasion she amassed a brilliant 43 points, one better than Liam Callan who finished third to round off an auspicious weekend for the Callan family. Caolan Crawford took fourth place with a solid 40 points.  The gross award went to Shane Bonner from Foyle GC with a 29 point return.  The category prizes were claimed by Jordan Arthur (36 points), Ronan Haughey (39 points) and Pearse Toal (36 points).  Denim Rowan posted a fine 40 points to top the visitors’ category.  Other winners were Judith Corbett (best girl), Rachel McNally and Garbhan Roulston (beginners).

Congratulations to Mark Sharkey who found the NI Drapers Championship tailor-made to his talents.  After countless years of striving without success, Mark (of “Mark James Menswear”) finally made the breakthrough at Malone GC, emerging victorious after a highly-charged final few holes at the Belfast venue.

In representative golf, Strabane had a couple of good wins over Killymoon.  In the Conway Cup, they won 11.5 – 4.5 at home, while the O’Haire Cup team fared even better, winning by 10.5 – 5.5 away from home.


Thursday June 24:       India House Open

Saturday June 26:       Mrs Dympna Doherty’s Lady Captain’s Day
                                       (10 hole competition for men starting at 5pm)

Sunday June 27:          Senior Cup Qualifying, 2nd Round

Monday June 28:        Monday Open

Tuesday June 29:        Members’ Cup (ladies)

Wednesday June 30:   Mixed

Patrons should note that for Mrs Dympna Doherty’s Lady Captain’s evening, admission to the main function area will be at 10.30pm.  Music will be provided by “Splitz”.

Captains Day Results

Winner of Captains Day, Don Callan (second from left) pictured with the Captain, Seamus Friel before teeing off.

1st Don Callan Snr 63 BOT
2nd Terry Doherty 63
3rd Liam Curry 65
4th Pat Cooke Jnr 66 BOT
5th Dermot Corry 66
Gross Enda Kennedy 70
Cat 1 Aidan Boyle 67
Cat 2 Patrick Mc Guigan 67
Cat 3 Oliver McNally 68
Guest Kevin Neeson 68
Student Peter Doherty
1st Nine Maurice Doherty
2nd Nine John Brolly

Seamus Friel’s Captains Day

Once again it has come round to the biggest day on our calendar.
This Saturday – 19th June – is Seamus Friel’s Captains Day.

First tee-off time is at 6:45 in the morning and goes right through to 5:15 in the evening.  Please come early for your tee-time as the 1st tee will be busy.

The competition secretary asked that you have £11 on your card for Friday night so that he can enter you in the competition.

Members please note: The carpark is going to be busy all day, so the Captain would be grateful if you could arrange car share or to get a lift to the club.

The Council, members and staff would like to wish the Captain all the best for Saturday and hopes he has a great day.

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Mr Seamus Friel’s Captains Day 19_06_10

Junior Girls Competition – 18th June

6 Hole girls’ competition on Friday 18th June 2010 @ 7pm – Cost £2.00
Sponsored by Sports Centre

Scoring Spree Continues

The continuing dry spell and the excellent playing conditions at Strabane Golf Club have combined to produce an unprecedented scoring spree across all competitions.  To figure at the top end of any event at the moment requires a score well in excess of 40 points.  Such was the case in Saturday’s Modern Tyre Service stableford as Terence McGranaghan posted a superb 43 points to take the top prize, the second time in as many weeks that McGranaghan has carded a winning 40+ points.  Runner-up on Saturday was Philip Miller, with Terence McDermott finishing third, both players returning good scores of 41 points.  Patsy Rouse is on a tremendous run of form at the moment, topping Category One on this occasion with 38 points.  Eddie McBrearty and Brian Millar were best in Category Two and Three respectively, each with a score of 40 points. The nines went to Michael Etherson and Barry Reid, with Paddy Kennedy heading the gross category on three over par (72).

Patsy Rouse, playing some of the best golf of his life at present, dominated Thursday’s MD Oils event, his tremendous 43 point tally giving him a couple to spare over the field. Paul O’Neill was next best with 41 points while Fred McShane finished third with 40 points. Enda Kennedy produced his usual flawless performance to top the gross section with a two-under 67.  The visitors’ category was won by Castlehume’s David Robertson.

The Monday Open produced arguably the round of the week.  Paul O’Reilly, playing off a handicap of 6, fired a magnificent two-under par 67 (44 points) to take the top award.  Not far behind was Damian McGranaghan who, off a handicap of 5, shot 68 (42 points) to push the winner all the way.  In-form Garrick Wood was a further point adrift in third place, with Martin McDermott claiming the gross award with a round of 72.  Ballybofey and Stranorlar’s Sean Carlin compiled an impressive 41 points to win the visitors’ prize.

In ladies’ golf, Adeline Shiels won the Gallagher Cup and in the process racked up valuable points in the race for “Golfer of the Year”.  Adeline amassed a marvellous 40 point total to take the top prize but only on the break of a tie.  Young Lisa Patton, the rising star in the ladies’ section, matched the winner’s score but had to content herself with the Category 25-36 award.  Mandy Coyne posted 37 points to finish top of the 0-24 category.

The Wednesday Mixed Scramble went to the experienced quartet of Oliver McNally, Denis Porter, Maureen O’Donnell and Margaret Bonnar.  They combined to produce a winning score of 44.9, while Ryan McGowan, Tommy Sharkey, Mary Duffy and Theresa Casey carded a score of 45.8 to finish second.

Sunday’s mixed foursomes heralded the opening of Mr Seamus Friel’s Captain’s Week. Liam McDevitt and Margaret Bonner were in outstanding form, their brilliant nett 62 being, by far, the best round of the day.  Some way back in second place were Nigel Houston and Therese Flanagan who overcame a disastrous start to post a nett 66, while Ryan McGowan and Theresa Casey finished third, also with a nett 66.  The gross award went to Foncie McNally and Anne Sharkey with a round of 83.

In representative golf, Joe Doherty’s Ulster Cup team produced a spirited performance to push Murvagh all the way.  However, having gone down by six matches to one in the first leg, they fell just short, losing out by just one match at the end.  Tommy Forbes’ Lawson Cup team had an emphatic victory over Killymoon, winning 14-2 at home, while the Phair Cup squad could only muster 2.5 points away to Castlehume.

This week’s activities at the club are dominated by Saturday’s upcoming Captain’s Day.  With the largest entry of the season predicted, players are asked to be present well in advance of their tee-off time.  For the evening function, doors will open at approx. 10.30pm while visitors should only attend by prior arrangement.  Music will be provided by “Mr Men”.  We wish Seamus the very best for what is sure to be a memorable occasion for himself and his family.


Thursday June 17 Captain’s Betterball

Saturday June 19 Mr Seamus Friel’s Captain’s Day

Sunday June 20 Open Day for Juniors

Monday June 21 Monday Open

Tuesday June 22 Eileen Keery Memorial Cup (ladies)

Wednesday June 23 Mixed

Narrow Defeat for Holy Cross College

Holy Cross College golfers played in the final of the Darren Clarke Golf League last Wednesday and were narrowly defeated by Coleraine Inst. The team had previously come through the group qualifying stages undefeated, having accounted for Rainey Endowed, St. Pats, Maghera, St Mary’s, Magherafelt and a drawn game with Cambridge House. This saw them progress to the quarter-final against St Pats, Armagh. This went to the wire and after losing the first 3 games, the tail “wagged” and Holy Cross squeezed through on a 4-3 scoreline to face Newbridge Integrated. Travelling to Dungannon, the team produced a high standard of golf to ensure their first appearance in the final, with a 5-2 victory. The final just proved a bridge too far against Coleraine, the team going down on a countback, the Bannsiders having won 4 more holes than Strabane. Team coach, Mark Mc Crea, complimented his whole team for their endeavours throughout the whole campaign, displaying impeccable manners and temperament, something that Strabane should be proud of.

Team names, Ciaran Roarty, Lisa Patton, Caolan Crawford, Ciaran Neeson, Eoin O’Neill, Kevin Gallagher, Shay Callaghan.

Mrs Dympna Doherty’s Lady Captain’s Day

Mrs Dympna Doherty’s
Lady Captain’s Day – 26th June 2010

Eileen Keery Memorial Cup

Eileen Keery Memorial Cup – 22nd June 2010

Junior Open Day

Junior Open Day 12pm to 4pm

Contact Kevin / Catherine for more details

Seamus Friel’s Captains Day

Seamus Friel’s
Captains Day – 19th June 2010

1st Don Callan Snr 63 nett BOT
2nd Terry Doherty 63 nett
3rd Liam Doherty 65 nett
4th Pat Cooke Jnr 66 nett BOT
5th Dermot Corry 66 nett
Cat 1 Aidan Boyle 67 nett
Cat 2 Pat McGuigan 67 nett
Cat 3 Oliver McNally 68 nett
Gross Enda Kennedy 69
Guest Kevin Neeson 68 nett
Student Peter Doherty  
1st nine Maurice Doherty  
2nd nine John Brolly  
Longest Drive Patrick McCrossan  
Nearest the Pin Donal Kearns  

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Mr Seamus Friel’s Captains Day 19_06_10

Captain’s Betterball

Captain’s Betterball Results – 17th June 2010

1st Dougie Patterson & George Hunter 47pts BOT
2nd Jason Kelly & David Mullen 47pts
3rd Jimmy Callan & Jimmy Coyle 46pts
Gross Damien McGranaghan &  Liam McDevitt 67


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Wednesday Night Mixed – 16th June

Wednesday Night Mixed – 16th June 2010

1st Damian Mc Granaghan & Lisa Patton 46 Nett
2nd Patsy Wilson & Rachel Devenney 46½ Nett BOT
3rd Dr Ciaran Kelly & Donna Doherty 46½ Nett

Captains Prize to Ladies

Monday Open – 14th June 2010

Monday Open – 14th June 2010

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1st Garvin Greene (Castlehume G.C.) 42pts
2nd Ryan Patton 41pts
3rd Martin McDermott 40pts
Gross Kieran Doherty 40pts
Visitor John Wolfe (Bundoran G.C.) 37pts

Sunday 13th June – Captain’s Mixed

Captain's Mixed winners Liam McDevitt and Margaret Bonner, with Lady Captain Dympna Doherty and Captain Seamus Friel

1st –       Liam McDevitt & Margaret Bonner   62 nett
2nd –      Nigel Houston & Therese Flanagan  66 nett BOT
3rd  –     Ryan McGowan & Theresa Casey       66 nett
Gross – Foncie McNally & Anne Sharkey        83

Modern Tyre Service

Modern Tyre Service – Results 
14th June 2010

1st Terence McGranaghan 43pts
2nd Philip Miller 41pts BOT
3rd Terence McDermott 41pts
Gross Paddy Kennedy 35pts
Cat 1 Patsy Rouse 38pts
Cat 2 Edward McBrearty 40pts
Cat 3 Brian Miller 40pts
1st Nine Michael Etherson  
2nd Nine Barry Reid  

Baldrick takes “Mark James”

That a spate of excellent scoring has characterised play at Strabane Golf Club over the past couple of weeks comes as no surprise given the superb condition of the Ballycolman course at present for which Paul McFadden and his green-keeping staff must take great credit.

The “Mark James Menswear” stableford, one of the most popular events on the summer schedule, produced a deserving winner in Aidan Baldrick who was a model of consistency in carding two nines of 22 points apiece to post a brilliant 44 points.  After a break from the game, Declan McDonnell is back at his best evidenced by the 42 point return which gained him the runners-up spot.  John Langan, Michael Kelly and Kieran Martin all matched that score but on the break of a tie they were awarded third, fourth and fifth place respectively. Declan Lynch was the Category One winner with 41 points, Martin Patton was best in Category Two with 39 points, with Seamus Walsh continuing his good run of form to take Category Three with 40 points.  Despite a hiccup at the par four ninth, Keith Patterson covered the back nine in one under par to claim the gross prize with 39 points.

Saturday’s “Dixie’s Bar” medal event was won in tremendous style by Adrian McLaughlin.  Playing off a handicap of 12, Adrian dropped three shots to par in the opening nine, but conceded only two in the back nine.  His five over round converted to a marvellous winning 62 nett.  Ryan Kelly showed tremendous promise in taking second place with a 65 nett.  There is little doubt that we shall be hearing more of Ryan over the coming weeks. The ever-consistent Fred McGavigan will rue finishing bogey-bogey, when a level par round was there for the taking.  He finished third with another nett 65. Conor Sharkey (Category One) and Gerard Walsh (Category Two) each carded scores of 66 nett, while Pearse McDevitt went one better in taking Category Three with a nett 65.  The first nine was won by Liam Patton, with Nicky Patton best in the back nine.

Garrick Wood was the latest winner of the Monday Opens, his fine 39 points just getting him home on the break of a tie ahead of Eddie McBrearty.  Cathal McLaughlin was a point adrift in third place, with Portsalon’s Joe Coyle taking the visitor’s prize, also with 38 points.  Paul O’Reilly made a welcome return to form in claiming the gross award with another 38 point return.

The Bank Holiday Open was emphatically won by Ciaran Kelly who dropped only three shots to par in compiling a superb 44 point winning tally. Newtownstewart’s Danny Devine posted 41 points to finish second with Tommy Forbes in third place on 39 points.  Martin McDermott’s 36 point haul gained him the gross award, while Foyle’s John Spence returned to familiar surroundings to claim the visitor’s prize with 35 points.

Castlehume Golf Club’s Rodney Breen made his journey a fruitful one as he topped the leaderboard in the Subway Open. His 39 point return just edged him ahead of Kevin McGinley on count-back. Dermot Corry was a point adrift of the top two in third place, with Lisburn’s WJ Cregge carding 37 points to top the visitor’s section.  The gross category was won by Enda Kennedy who had a 34 point return off a +1 handicap.

The “Noraut” Planners Cup again saw scoring of the highest order, with the top three contenders all comfortably breaking the 40 point barrier.  Despite missing a trio of short putts, T McGranaghan still compiled an impressive 44 points to hold off the challenge of Stephen Quinn who finished just one point shy of the winner.  Pat Corry was a couple of points back on third place, while Enda Kennedy fired a one-under 68 to take the gross prize.

Sunday’s team competition marked the 50th Anniversary of St. Mary’s Boys’ Primary School.  It produced the following result:

1. Oliver McNally, Sammy Devenney, Rachel Devenney, Olive Reid          100pts

2. Paul McGill, Raymond McDermott, Michael McColgan, Aidy McDermott 98pts

3. Kevin Patton, Deirdre Patton, Cathal Begley, Anne-Marie Begley           97pts

4. Paddy O’Kane, Noel McCrory, Mary McCrory, Geraldine Quigley         97pts

Congratulations to Patsy Rouse on claiming the top award in the Past Captains competition on Friday night to ensure him of bragging rights for the next twelve months.  Patsy’s marvellous 40 point winning score was not unexpected as he has shown signs of his very best form over the past month or so.

In ladies’ golf, Mandy Coyne was the clear winner of the Eileen Devine Memorial Cup, one of the qualifying events for the Golfer of the Year title.  Mandy’s excellent 69 nett gave her a couple of shots to spare over the field.  Rosemary Wilson was best in the 0-24 category with a round of 71 nett, with Betty Kelly topping the 25-36 category with a 73 nett return.

The O2 Challenge on Tuesday last produced a much tighter finish, with Catherine Neeson, Heather Mitchell and Teresa Logue all vying for the top spot, each with a good score of 37 points.  On count-back, Neeson was declared the winner with the category awards going to the other two ladies.

The Wednesday mixed team results are:

  1. Mary Duffy, Theresa Casey, Ryan McGowan, Tommy Sharkey.
  2. Angela Houston, Laura McCay, Nigel Houston, Pat Corry.


The Mixed Greensomes event finished thus:

  1. Noreen McNally, Annette Patton, Oliver McNally, Noel McCrory
  2. 2. Angela Houston, Mary Duffy, Nigel Houston, Billy Doherty

In the Junior Section, Kevin Gallagher produced a brilliant 43 points to take the Bank Holiday event.  Second place went to Plunkett Langan with a good 40 points, while Shay Callaghan took third place with 31 points.

In inter-club competitions, Strabane representatives had a disappointing week, the tone being set by the failure of the Junior Cup team to make it past the qualifying stages. Senan Roarty’s Jimmy Bruen team travelled to Dungannon on Friday evening to meet Lisburn GC.  Despite a brave performance, Strabane went down by a 3-2 margin.  Having failed to shine away to Cloughineely in the Donegal League, Strabane need a good performance to overhaul a 4-1 deficit.  They managed to arrive at parity with their visitors in the home leg but were eliminated on a count-back of holes.

The Ulster Cup squad are just about hanging in, though a 6-1 defeat in the away leg does not bode well.  Team captain Joe Doherty will have to use all his motivational skills to galvanise his squad before next Sunday’s return and send them out in a positive frame of mind.

To complete a fairly miserable week, the Irish Mixed Foursomes squad went down 3-2 in the first round to neighbours Newtownstewart, the match being played at Omagh.


Thursday June 10        MD Oils Open

Saturday June 12        Modern Tyre Service Open

Sunday June 13           Captain’s Mixed Foursomes

Monday June 14         Monday Open

Tuesday June 15         Captain’s Prize to Ladies

Wednesday June 16    Mixed

MD Oils – Open

MD Oils Open 10th June 2010

1st Patsy Rouse 43pts
2nd Paul O’Neill 41pts
3rd Fred McShane 40pts
Gross Enda Kennedy 36pts
Visitor David Roberston (Castlehume GC) 35pts

Wednesday Night Mixed – 9th June 2010

Strabane Golf Club 



 Date 9/06/2010

Oliver Mc Nally, Denis Porter, Maureen O’Donnell & Margaret Bonnar             44.9

Ryan Mc Gowan, Tommy Sharkey, Mary Duffy & Theresa Casey              45 .8

 Wed teams Results_09_06_10

Gallagher Cup – Ladies

Monday Open – 7th June 2010

Junior News – Holy Cross College Reach Final

Congratulations to the 7 players from our Club who qualified to represent the –  Holy Cross College in the final of the Darren Clarke NI Schools Matchplay.
All the best of luck for the final – from All the Members of Strabane Golf Club
Team :-Lisa Patton (Junior Captain), Ciaran Roarty, Caolan Crawford, Ciarán Neeson,  Kevin Gallagher, Eoin O’Neill & Shay Callaghan

The final is in Roe Park on Wednesday 9th June.  Tee off time is 10am.
All support will be welcome.

St Marys 50th Anniversary Team Challenge

4 person team competition (any combination)
£40 per team for members
£60 per team for visitors

Timesheet in operation – contact club for a time

Dixies Bar – Saturday 5th June

1st Adrian Mc Laughlin 62
2nd Ryan Kelly 65 BOT
3rd Fred McGavigan 65

Men’s Past Captains – Friday 4th June

Noraut Planners Cup Open – Thursday 3rd June

1st Terence McGranaghan 44pts
2nd Stephen Quinn 43pts
3rd Pat Corry 41pts
Gross Enda Kennedy 36pts



Wednesday Night Mixed 2nd June 2010

O2 Challenge – Ladies