Club Notes – 26th July 2011


Mr Pat Patton's Presidents prize winner, Lynsey Boyd, with the President Pat Patton and his wife Colette Patton

The big event at the weekend at Strabane was Mr Pat Patton’s Presidents Day which thankfully was played in beautiful summer weather, which in itself was most fitting for a very popular club President who has served and represented the club at all levels over the years.

The winning return was made by a relative newcomer to the game Lyndsay Boyd (28) who was one of the early morning starters his score of a massive 46 pts was unlikely to be matched and he ran out a 4 shot winner from the runner-up Frankie Connolly (24) whose score of 42 pts would have won on most days third place went to Nicky Patton (5) a further three shots back on 39 pts the same total as fourth placed Joe Doherty (17) with Declan McColgan (11) in 5th place also with 39 pts, the gross prize was claimed by Cathal Patton(4) with 31 pts with the nines going to John Doherty (20) with 21 pts for the front nine and to Martin Rouse (12) with 23 pts for the back nine.

Kelly’s Bakery Open

There was a huge midweek entry for last Thursdays Kelly’s Bakery Open with in excess of 130 cards being taken out, the winner was the very much in form Brian Haughey (11) who shot an excellent 41 pts to get home by a shot from John Brolly (20) with Albert McNally (21) third with 39 pts, the gross went to Conal Cooke (3) with a fine level par round

Monday Open

Last Monday’s open was played in wet miserable conditions, which made good scoring difficult, the winner was junior member Eoin O’Neill (12) with a very creditable 38 pts one shot ahead of Conal Cooke (3) with 37 pts, the gross prize went to Paul McGill (7) with 30pts.

The scheduled team classic for Sunday did not take place as a result the club ran it’s own team event with the following result

1st Carol Lynch, John Lynch, Martin Foley and Caolan Crawford 101 pts
2nd William Potts, Jim Potts, Eric Reid & Olive Reid 96 pts
3rd Terry Doherty, Frankie Houston,Tommy Sharkey & Kieran McBride 96 pts.

Lady Herdman Cup
Scoring was relatively high in the Ladies section for last weeks Lady Herdman Cup although the weather conditions were fairly good the thick semi-rough and lightning fast greens are certainly a contributing factor.

Best of the day was Anne Sharkey (18) with a nett 74 which won by a shot from Category 1 winner Jennifer Rouse (24) and Category 2 winner Mary Duffy (34).

Our Ladies Tyrone & Fermanagh betterball team had a good 4 matches to 1 win over close neighbours Newtownstewart G.C on Sunday the second leg is next Sunday at the Baronscourt course.

In last week’s mixed Foursomes event Caroline Connolly, Jennifer Rouse, Frankie Connolly and Sean Devine were the Greensomes teams winners with 40pts, the same total as runners up Anne Sharkey, Bernie O’Kane,  Ryan McGowan and Conor Sharkey.

Last weeks Junior competition was kindly sponsored by the clubs premier golfer Enda Kennedy and saw Caolan Crawford continue his splendid run of form returning an excellent 64 nett, Category1 went to Brendan McCrory with 66 nett with Lewis Jones taking category 2 with 17 pts and Conor McCool once again under lining his huge potential with an eye catching 55 pts over 18 holes.

Girls results:
July week 1:
1st Hannah McCrory 16 pts,   Cat 1 Ciara O’Neill 16 pts and Cat 2 Rachael Ellis 7pts

July week 2
1st Orlagh Neeson 12 pts,  Cat 1 Toni McColgan 12 pts,  Cat 2 Emer Houston 9 pts

Our under 16 Donegal League team had a very good result in their first match winning by 2 matches to 1 in Portnoo, all three matches went to the deciding tie hole.

Thursday 28th July – Farmers Home & Off sales Open s/f
Sat 30th July – Daly’s Topaz Open medal Stroke
Sun 31st July – Special Olympics Open Scramble
Mon 1st Aug  – Monday Open

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