Club Notes – 5th July 2011

Doherty takes Strabane Electrics Open.

Almost 200 cards were taken out for Saturday’s Strabane Electrics Open stroke which was played in glorious summer weather. The winner was five handicapper Kieran Doherty who returned a magnificent one under gross round that added up to 63 nett to take the top prize on break of tie from Anthony Brennan (17), an unlucky six at the final hole costing him victory. Third place went to the clubs premier golfer Enda Kennedy (Scr) who shot a quite brilliant –5 round of 64 gross and must have had visions of his first ever singles competition nett win in 25 years of trying!
In 4th spot on Saturday was Ciaran Doherty (11) with 67 nett with 5th going to Dr John Etherson(15) also with 67 nett, the gross went to junior member Ryan McGowan(6) who continues to impress and has now reduced his handicap by an impressive 4 shots this year to date! The nines went to Aidan Langan(15) and to Peter Donaghey(18) who was picking up his first ever prize.

Blades Barbers Open
Kevin McGinley (11) lead the field home in impressive fashion in Thursday’s Blades Barbers Stableford Open returning a seasons best 44 pts to win comfortably from Jim Potts (20) with 40 pts the same total as third placed Kieran Martin (12) with the very consistent Peter Doherty Jnr taking the gross prize with a 4 over par round, the visitors prize went to Brian Keenan from Newtownstewart with 35 pts.

Ladies Golf
There was an extremely close finish to last Tuesdays Ladies Members Cup with Dympna Doherty taking top honours with 72 nett.   Category 1 went to Mandy Coyne also with 72 nett whilst Olive Reid took category 2 with 74 nett.  With seven competitions remaining in the golfer of the year series the table is jointly topped by Jennifer Rouse and Caroline Connolly on 47 pts with Lisa Patton third on 41 pts.

Twenty pairs played in this weeks mixed foursom es event with Margaret Bonner partnering Club captain Brian O’Kane home in first place with 36 pts on break of tie from Margaret and Nicky Wolfe also relegated to third place on break of tie were Caroline Connolly and Martin McDermott.

Inter Club Golf
All good news this week on the inter club competitions with pride of place going to our very talented junior Fred Daly team who wrapped up their tie with Ballyclare G.C in very impressive fashion with a 5-2 away victory added to their 6-1 home leg win the previous week and they now meet a strong Carrickfergus side in the Ulster quarter-finals this Sunday at Strabane.

Our Donegal Senior League squad have also progressed to the next stage, Darren Crawford’s charges wrapping things up at North West on Friday night when Paddy Kennedy secured the first match on the course.

Our Lawson Cup team captained by club President Pat Patton have also advanced to the semi-final of that event with a win over Killymoon G.C..

Open Week at Strabane
The traditional opener to Open Week the Frylite Open teams got the week off to a flyer with 40 teams participating in fabulous conditions.
The winning team were the all ladies quartet of Catherine Neeson, Heather Mitchell, Mary Casey and Geraldine McCrory who played marvellous golf in returning a staggering 101 pts, to win by 3 shots from Conal Cooke. Conor Sharkey, Lauren Patton and Alistair Gore on 98 pts with Martin Foley, Cathal McLaughlin, Sean McIntyre and Gerard Walsh third on 94 pts the same total as Denis Porter, Kevin Keegan, Joe Doherty and George Turner.
The ladies prize went to Jennifer Rouse, Caroline Connolly, Angela Houston and Laura McCay with 86 pts.

G.M.G. Logos Open

Open week continued on Monday with the GMG. Logos Open stableford with Kieran O’Neill the winner with 41 pts, the runner up was Gerard Foley with 39 pts with Letterkenny’s Shane Brown third also with 39 pts, the gross went to Patrick Kennedy with a fine level par round and the visitors prize to Denis Kelly with 35 pts.

There is entertainment in the club this Sunday night with Willie Loughrey (AKA) Rock Stewart with the presentation of the Foyle Hospice team classic

Taking place.
Any members wishing to go to the Summer Hammer Outing to Carrick on Shannon Friday Aug 26th to Sunday Aug 28th should give their names and deposit to Tommy Forbes as soon as possible as numbers are limited.

Fixtures
Thursday 7th July – Munchies Open Stableford T/Sheet
Fri 8th July – Tyrone Milk Cup Open Greensomes T/Sheet
Sat 9th July – Pat O’Neill Open S/Ford T/Sheet
Sun 10th July – Foyle Hospice Teams Classic T/sheet

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