Happy New Year

The Captain, President and Staff would like to wish all our Members and Visitors a Happy and Prosperous
New Year. 

New Year’s Mixed Greensomes – Sunday 2nd January 2011

Mixed greensomes competition this Sunday from 11.00am to 1.00pm  – 15 holes – organise your own partners.

Christmas Greetings

The Captain, President and Council would like to wish all our members a Merry Christmas and Peaceful New Year.

Weather Forecast

have a look at ‘The Course’ page for a five-day weather forecast.

http://www.strabanegolfclub.co.uk/the-course/

Happy 50th Busty

Liam ‘Busty’ Doherty, the trombone playing, Strictly Come Dancing, Chelsea supporter is 50!!!
Above are a few pictures from his early years, and yes he is a Chelsea supporter, what he is doing at Old Trafford is anybody’s guess!

Christmas Entertainment

It’s that time of year again when people go out with their friend and relatives, wether it is a group of work collegues or just a few friends, there is no better place than Strabane Golf Club.  Our entertainment convenyor, Tommy Forbes, has put together a great programme of events. 
Why not come along to one of the nights you are sure to have a great night.

Thursday 16th – Christmas Quiz – Everyone welcome

Saturday 18th
– Winter Club Dinner, music afterwards with Jim Devine Karaoke. Everyone welcome

Sunday 19th
– Kids Christmas Party 4pm – 6:30pm, Santa arrives at 5pm.

Sunday 19th
– Strabane Concert Brass @ 9pm followed by Jim Devine Karaoke.

Monday 20th
– Monday Club Final day – Music with Bobby & Noel @ 7pm

Boxing Day
– Music by Mr Men & Klassix Disco.  Members £6  Visitors £7
New Years Eve – Music by Blondie & Friends.  Members £6  Visitors £7
Please note: Boxing Day & New Years Eve Deal –
Members two-night ticket £10.  Visitors two-night ticket £12.

Strabane Golf Club would like to wish all our members and visitors a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year

Busty & Imelda for Strictly

Liam ‘Busty’ Doherty and past Lady Captain (and his sister-in-law) Imelda Doherty are going to be strutting their stuff in the Strictly Come Dancing competition, organised by Strabane Shamrocks Hurling Club.

Practice has begun and the show will be on in the Fir Trees on  Saturday 26th February.

Winter Cup Finalists Decided

The final of the Sperrin Springs Winter Cup at Strabane Golf Club will be contested this year by Ciaran Duffy and Andy Connolly who will take on Michael and Aidan Baldrick in what promises to be an intriguing encounter. The rapid thaw which followed the recent snows allowed play to proceed on Sunday last on a course which was in remarkably good condition.  Duffy and Connolly made it through to this year’s decider by seeing off the spirited challenge of Dermot Corry and Sean McIntyre, while Cathal McLaughlin and Noel O’Kane came up just a bit short in their match against the Baldrick’s.  The date for the final, and the third and fourth place play-off, has yet to be arranged and will depend very much on the weather, given that a return to wintry conditions is forecast for the end of the week.

The recipients of the section awards from the league stages of the competition have been finalised and are as follows:

Section A

  1. Keith Patterson and Noel Kelly
  2. Brian O’Kane and Damien Carey
  3. Brian Kelly and Michael Neeson

 

Section B

  1. John Brolly and Niall Coulter
  2. Paddy O’Kane and Frankie Connolly
  3. Michael Forbes (Sen.) and Billy Doherty

 

The Leo Kavanagh Memorial “Sperrin Springs” Winter Cup Dinner will be held in the clubhouse on Saturday (December 18) and, to facilitate the preparations of the catering staff, players are asked to indicate on the sheet posted on the club notice-board whether or not they will be attending.  Music will be provided by the Jim Devine Karaoke Show.

A reminder that the Annual General Meeting of the Club will be held on Wednesday of this week, December 15, commencing at 8.00pm.

Finally, the discounted ticket offer for attending the Boxing Night and New Year’s Eve celebrations is still in place.  Tickets are available at the clubhouse.

Course News – Sunday 12th

The course is open – 15 holes with temporary greens.
Holes closed are 9th, 10th and 11th.  So please walk from 8th green to 12th tee-box.

Winter Cup
1st to 8th will be the first nine and 12th to 18th will be second nine.

Remember – temporary greens, shots will be  ½ the difference and mats to be used in the semi-rough also.

Is there a thaw ahead?

Not to get any of your hopes up, but there is a thaw forecast for the weekend, weather (see what I did there) it comes quick enough for us to play golf is another question, so fingers crossed for the weekend.

 Check out the BBC for a 5-day forecast.

BBC Weather

Winter Cup Update

Weather permitting, the Sperrin Springs Winter Cup semi-finals will be played on Saturday, December 11, with the final played on the following day. The current timesheet will operate on Sunday.

If no play is possible this coming weekend, the Winter Cup dinner will still go ahead on Saturday, December 18, at which section prizes will be presented.  The semi-finals and final will then be played on dates to be arranged

Bridge results:

Thursday  November 25

1st Pat Mc Aneny & Oliver Mc Nally

1st Declan Doherty & Susan Doherty

Christmas Party – Thursday December 2

1st Pat Mc Aneny & Oliver Mc Nally

1st Garvin Godfrey & Frank Houston

3rd Mary Gallagher & Claire Mc Grath

4th Declan Doherty & Susan Doherty