Club Notes – 24th May 2011


There was a much reduced field for Saturday’s Bank of Ireland sponsored Stableford open at Strabane an event again dominated by the unseasonal conditions, with high winds and incessant rain making good scoring extremely difficult, 95 players, nonetheless, were up for the task on Saturday with the winning return being made by early morning starter Brian Kelly (21), who posted a winning total of 38pts which always looked like being good enough with the conditions getting progressively worse as the day continued, leading to a suspension of play for 30 minutes in mid-afternoon. The runner up was Martin Gormley (13) with 37 pts with Eugene Corry (10) from Newtownstewart G.C. 3rd with 36 pts the same total as 4th placed Damian McGranaghan (6) and Gary Duffy (9) in 5th position, the gross prize went to Conal Cooke (2) with a four over par total and the nines to Denis Porter and Noel McCrory.

Thursday Open

There was an excellent entry to Thursdays Open competition with 113 cards being taken out and there proved to be the closest finish of the year so far with no fewer than seven players recording 41 pts on the day. After a detailed multi-break of tie, the winner was declared to be Declan Doherty (20) with Mark Rouse (23) the runner up and 3rd going to Conal Cooke (2) who had returned a marvellous 3 under par round of 66, the gross went to Patrick Kennedy who went round in 2 under par 67, the visitors prize was claimed by Conor McGettigan (14) Portsalon G.C with 36pts.

Monday Open

There was another much reduced entry for last Mondays Open which once again was played in awful conditions, However Niall Coulter (16) continued his brilliant run of form to win with 38 pts Niall has now reduced his handicap by a massive 9 shots this year already, the runner up was Damian mcCrossan(16) who finished with 36 pts.

Mixed Foursomes

Last weeks mixed foursomes event was the 18 holes foursomes qualifier for the Worcester Cup Matchplay  with 32 pairs entering on the night, the leading qualifiers with a very impressive 63.5 nett were Rosemary and Patsy Wilson with Patricia and Kieran Kelly in second place on 66 nett

Quarter final qualifiers and draw
Rosemary & Patsy Wison v’s Lisa Patton & Conal Cooke
Patricia & Ciaran Kelly v’s Anne Duffy & Freddie Wilson
Margaret Bonnar& Sean McIntyre v’s Ann and Mark Sharkey
Norma Brogan & Paul McGill v’s Imelda Doherty and Liam Curry


Last Tuesdays Ladies competition was The Mary Peters Trust Stableford with victory going to young  Lisa Patton with 35 pts, category (1) went to Rosemary Wilson with 33 pts and Category (2) to Anne Duffy with 34 pts.

In inter club golf this week our Conway Cup team  had a very poor home result to Dungannon G.C. going down by 4.5 pts to 11.5 pts the only home winners on the day were Patsy Wilson and Tommy Sharkey who took 4 pts, Frankie Connolly’s charges will need a dramatic reversal in the second leg this Sunday.

Saturdays Ulster Fourball Match was abandoned due to the conditions and will be replayed.

Sports Centre Junior Open

The Sports centre Junior open took place on Sunday at Strabane with young Caolan Crawford again leading the way home with an excellent 41 pts which won by two shots from Danny Madden from Dungannon Golf club.

1st    Caolan Crawford 41pts
2nd  Danny Madden    39 pts
3rd   Kevin Gallagher  39 pts
4th   Eoin O’Neill           39 pts
Gross winner Ryan McGowan
Visitor Pauric Toal Fintona 37 pts
Category 1 Plunkett Langan
Category 2 Ryan mcColgan
category 3 Stephan mcShane
Girls winner Abbey Maxwell
Best beginner Conor Byrne

Thursday 26th May- Subway Open Stableford
Friday 27th- Habinteg Housing Association Team classic.
Saturday 28th- Mark James Menswear Stableford
Sunday 29th- Knockavoe School Team Classic
Monday 30th- Bank Holiday Open.

There is Music in the clubhouse on Sunday night with Jim Devine the presentations for the Knockavoe Team Classic will also take place… all welcome at 9pm.

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