Winter Season Opener

The first of the Winter Saturday Singles events at Strabane Golf Club on Saturday went to 11-handicapper Danny Duffy who posted 41 points to just get home on the break of a tie from Sean Devine.  Kieran Martin finished third on 39 points, a tally matched by fourth-placed Pat Patton.  Paddy Kennedy produced a flawless level par 69 to wrap up the gross category, with Eddie McCrea and Noel O’Kane taking the first and second nine awards respectively.

The latest round of the Thursday Club was won by Jim Douglas, his 41 point return giving him a two point winning margin over George Turner.  A further point back was third-placed Tommy Falconer.

Week Two of the JJ Team Competition produced the following result:

1. N. Coulter, A. Baldrick, J. Brolly                              117 points

2. J. Coyle, F. Friel, F. O’Kane, H. McGarrigle            107 points

3. K. Keegan, J. McDermott, C. Klam, R, Wiley          106 points

The first series of matches in the Sperrin Springs Winter League were played on Sunday last and, while there were some very impressive opening performances, it will take another week or two before the table begins to take shape.

The final of the Teams Classic was held on Saturday with most pundits predicating a close fought encounter.  Whilst some of the individual matches did indeed go down to the wire, the overall result was never really in doubt as the Tommy Forbes Catering squad ran out as comfortable winners over a gallant, but ultimately outgunned, Haughey’s Costcutters outfit.

Finally, congratulations to Keith Patterson on his elevation to the “Golfer of the Year” pedestal, a position richly deserved given his consistency over the season when hardly a week went by without his name figuring in a nett or gross category.  A mention also of runner-up David Mullen who has made such strides over the season and is now recognised as one of the club’s bright new talents.

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