Club Notes – 11th April 2011


The sun shone on the huge field of over 200 golfers at Strabane  for Saturdays monthly medal competition sponsored by Harkins Fireplaces although the strong westerly breeze that prevailed and some difficult pin positions still made good scoring somewhat tricky.  The winner was Club Catering manager Tommy Forbes (14) who has taken his fine Winter form into the early part of the season proper, returning a winning 63 nett to get home by one shot from Declan Lynch (11) with Nicky Patton (6) also in excellent form taking third place with 65 nett,  the experienced Kevin Gallagher (14) took fourth spot with 66 nett on break of tie from Francis Conwell (20) with the Gross prize in the event going to Sean Forbes(4) with an excellent return of three over par, the nines prizes went to Bob mcCurry (14) and to  Damien mcCrossan (17).

Eighty cards were taken out for week 12 of the Thursday club with George Turner  being declared the winner with 39 pts just ahead of Brian Haughey and Niall Coulter also with 39 pts, the best scores of the day  were recorded by Johnny Potts 44pts and by Patsy Wilson 40 pts and they took the visitors prizes.

With only three weeks remaining until the final day to Rosapenna G.C the golfer of the year table is extremely close:

  1st Foncie McNally 42 pts, 2nd Tommy Forbes 39 pts, 3rd Michael Baldrick 38 pts 4th Denis Porter 38 pts and 5th Oliver McNally 36 pts.

     Last Monday saw the opening Monday Open of the new season with the spoils going to visiting player Neil Corrigan from Castlehume G.C with 40 pts, Martin McDermott took second spot with 39 pts While Niall Coulter was third with 37 pts, the gross went to Keith Patterson with 33 gross pts.

 In Ladies golf this week young Lisa Patton came out on Top in Tuesdays Lady Captains Charity event with a good score of 38 pts in tough conditions, category one went to Shauna Patton with 36 pts with Lady Vice-Captain Noreen McNally taking category two with 37 pts.

 The opening Wednesday night Mixed Greensomes event went to Lorna Duffy and Tommy Forbes with 25 pts over the 10 holes, Laura and Eamon  McCay were the runners up with 24 pts with Donna and Rory Doherty third with 24 pts also.

 Sundays mixed 18 hole competition went to Anne Duffy and Kieran Martin with an excellent 47 pts with Teresa Casey and Tommy Sharkey second with 46 pts, third spot went to Noreen and Oliver McNally with 45 pts.

  This weeks main event is Saturdays Open Stableford sponsored by P.G McGillion Motors of  Sion Mills with a Charity open team event on Sunday in aid of  Marie Curie, timesheets are posted for both events and visitors are very welcome.

The local Strictly Come Dancing group are hosting a charity table quiz open to everyone in the club on Friday night with the proceeds going to Foyle Hospice it all gets underway at 9.30pm

   There is entertainment in the club on Easter Sunday night with the very popular “Mr Men” and also support from the very talented “Sister Act” from 10.00pm everyone welcome

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