Club Notes – 1st August 2011


The Daly’s Topaz Open monthly medal was the weekends big singles event and went to Aidan Corry (13) who’s early return of 64 nett never looked like being challenged with the breeze getting up in mid-afternoon and the course playing difficult with the semi-roughs especially punishing due to the recent wet and humid weather conditions, the runner up making a welcome return to form was John Duddy (14) the best of a host of scores on 67 nett, third went to young Caolan Crawford (11) who continues to make great strides towards single figures fourth place went to John Devine (21) and the final nett prize went to Seamus mcPhilemy (25) the gross went to Conal Cooke (3) with an excellent three over par round with the nines being claimed by Declan Lynch and Hugo mcCusker.

Farmers Home Open
There was another great mid-week entry for last Thursdays competition The Farmers Home Open Stableford which was played in fabulous conditions, the winner who played in the last Fourball on the course was Patrick McCrossan (11) with 41 pts despite having two blank holes on his card the runner up was the very consistent Shane McLaughlin (11) with 39 pts picking up his third prize in as many weeks, third place in the event went to Dermott Cairns (17) with Enda Kennedy (scr) taking the gross with a one over par round.

Monday Open
Last weeks Monday Open saw a strong showing from many of the clubs lower handicappers with Martin McDermott(5) taking the spoils with an excellent level par score to win with 41 pts, the runner up was Martin Foley (21) with 40 pts with Patrick Kennedy (2) third with a one under par return that converted to 39 pts the gross went to Enda Kennedy this time shooting level par.  Congratulations to Keith Patterson who recorded a hole in one at the par 3 12th hole in this event with the perfect 8 iron shot and also to Darren Crawford who had a hole in one at the same hole on  Presidents Day.

Special Olympics Team Scramble
The Special Olympics Team Scramble went to the Quartet of Conal Cooke, Barry Whyte, Patrick mcCrossan and Peter Doherty jnr with a fantastic score of 53.9 which was 12 under par gross, the runners up were Keith Patterson, Sean mcCrossan, Paul McCrossan and Rodney Porter with 55.6 nett, third went to Neil Alcock, Chris Timoney, Paul McLaughlin and Michael O’Neill with 57.5 nett.

Mixed Foursomes
Last weeks mixed Greensomes went to Bernie o’Kane and Frankie Connolly with 37 pts with Annette Patton and Darren Crawford second on the same total, third were Noreen McNally and Paul McGill with 36 pts.  We also had a hole in one recorded in this competition with Sammy Devenney having an Ace at the 2nd hole.

Team News
In Ladies golf the Tyrone and Fermanagh betterball team lost out to near neighbours Newtownstewart On Sunday going down by 4.5 matches to 0.5 matches and losing the tie narrowly overall by half a point.

Better news for our men’s teams in Tyrone & Fermanagh competitions this week with pride of place going to Chris McDermott’s Phair Cup team who overturned a first leg deficit of 13-3 to win the second leg 14.5 to 1.5 to take them through to this years final.

The Lawson Cup team captained by Club President Pat Patton still have some wok to do after their first leg semi-Final winning the home leg by 11.5 to 4.5 pts against Enniskillen,

Garvin Godfrey’s O’Hare Cup team will be favourites to make their final after a good 9pts—7pts away win at Castlehume.

Congratulations to Pat McAneny’s Montague Cup team who won on Wednesday.  The team was Chris ‘Chipper’ McDermott, Robert Bell, Maurice Harkin and Clark Klam.  Also congratulations to Chipper who won the overall prize as well

Tommy Doherty Memorial Outing.
The Tommy Doherty Memorial outing took place last week to Greencastle in honour of a most popular former member who organised the summer outing for many years, the winner was Kevin Keegan with 43 pts with Joe Doherty 2nd with 40 pts and Sean Carlin third with 39 pts.

Tommy Forbes has organised a Ladies and Gents singles event for bank Monday 28th August with all the proceeds going to the East Africa Somalia Appeal the timesheet is now posted for this event and members are asked to give it your full support if possible!

Thursday 4th Aug – Open Stableford
Sat 6th Aug – Strabane training Services Open S/F
Sun 7th Aug  – Street Play Club Team Classic
Mon 8th Aug – Monday Open
Tue 9th Aug – Lady Presidents Day

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