Bridge Lessons for Beginners

Frankie Houston and Garvin Godfrey will be holding lessons on Monday nights from 8pm to 9pm, starting Monday 10th October.  All beginners welcome

 

 

 

 

Bridge is by far the greatest card game of all, and it can provide immense challenge and enjoyment for the rest of your life. These lessons are intended for the complete beginner, one who knows nothing, or almost nothing, about bridge.

Weekly Competition – Ladies

Weekly Competition – Ladies 15 Hole – 27th September 2011

Winner – Mandy Coyne 34pts

Category 0 – 24 – Maeve Corry 31pts

Category 25 – 36 – Lorna Duffy 33pts

Golf Notes – 26th September 2011

Strabane Golf Club Report – W/E 25th September 2011

“Golfer of the Year Title Shared”

For the first time ever, Strabane has joint Golfer of the Year winners.  Nicky Patton and Micky Neeson emerged on top with 94 points each for the 2011 season, edging out long-time leader, Darren Crawford, who finished 3rd on 90pts. At the half-way stage of the year it was Patton who led among the three eventual leaders but with one month to go things had changed and he trailed both Crawford and Neeson who sat on 88pts and 80pts respectively. But it was Patton who put in the strong finish, accumulating 27 points in the last four weeks to catch up with Neeson, who must have thought he had done enough when he secured 12 points on the last day. Congratulations to both winners on their consistent performance throughout 2011.

McHugh’s Oil Open

That man Enda Kennedy was there again with an excellent 3 under round 66 to win the Club Championship by 6 shots from Sean Forbes on 72. Ben Corry took 3rd on 74.  Garvin Godfrey continued a run of good form with an impressive 62 to take the first net prize. Seamus Friel took 2nd and Noel McConnell 3rd both with 66pts.
Other results: 4th, Kieran O’Neill; 5th, Darrell Meadows; 2nd Gross, Sean Forbes; 3rd Gross, Ben Corry;  Nines, Declan McDonnell and Matt Keyes.

Riversdale Otters Team Competition
Fourteen teams participated Sunday’s Riversdale Otters Team competition which was won by Freddie Wilson, Frank McBrearty, Eddie McHugh and Martin Roarty on 53.9. Peter Doherty, Billy Doherty, Barry Patterson and Mark Sharkey took 2nd with a score of 55. Other results: 3rd – Paul McGarrigle, Sean McCrossan, Garrick Wood and John Tinney; 4th – Mark Donaghy, Hugh Casey, Gary Duffy and Cyril Downey

LADIES AND MIXED
Dailymail Ladies 4 Ball Betterball
Catherine Neeson and Imelda Doherty acquired 31pts to win the Dailymail Ladies 4 Ball Betterball last Tuesday, with Jennifer Rouse and Caroline Connolly taking 2nd on 30pts.

Caroline and Frankie Connolly continued to dominate the mixed golf, winning again on Wednesday from Brian and Bernie O’Kane on a break of tie. Thirteen pairs played.

Team News
Darren Crawford’s Donegal Senior League team lost out in Sunday’s second leg match against Ballybofey. Taking a narrow 4-3 advantage from the first leg, Strabane lost their first five matches away.
The Under 16 Donegal League team take a 2-1 lead into their next game following yesterday’s home tie match with North West.  Shay Callaghan and Kieran Neeson won their match 1 up, whilst Eoin O’Neill and Caolan Crawford won by 6&5. Kevin Gallagher and Jordan Arthur lost 2 down.

Upcoming Events
The Thursday Club commences this week.
The Captain’s Outing to Ballybofey is on this Saturday with the presentation of prizes back at Strabane Golf Club.  Entertainment by “Friends”.  Members are also reminded that the entry sheet for this year’s Winter Cup has now been posted on the notice board.

Golfer of the Year – Final Positions

After 26 weeks of competition, the Golfer of the Year title came down to the last week. 
Mickey Neeson was leading on 94pts going into the final week, with Darren Crawford (90pts) and Nicky Patton (84pts) close behind.
The only man to earn points was Nicky Patton who finished 11th earning himself 1o points to draw level with Mickey on 94 points.

So after 26 weeks, we have joint winners on 94 points Mickey Neeson and Nicky Patton with Darren Crawford in 3rd place on 90 points!

Top 20 below.

  Player   Total
Pos No. Name Score
       
1 172 N  Patton – 1st 94
1 421 M  Neeson – 1st 94
3 228 D  Crawford – 3rd 90
4 517 K  Patterson 71
5 1849 A  Corry 69
6 236 B  Corry 68
7 2355 K  Doherty 67
8 290 K  Gallagher 66
9 1288 N  Mc Connell 64
10 1305 D  Lynch 63
11 1883 F  Gallagher 60
12 369 H  Mc Cusker 59
12 1083 P  Kennedy 59
14 2874 C  Downey 57
15 2207 P  Mc Crossan 56
16 913 J  Etherson 55
16 1910 R  Bell 55
18 371 D  Mc Colgan 54
19 1519 Chas  Patton 53
19 1860 B  Whyte 53

Riversdale Otters Open Team Scramble

Riversdale Otters Open Team Scramble – Sunday 25th September 2011

1st        Freddie Wilson, Frank McBreaty, Eddie McHugh, Martin Roarty   53.9

2nd        Peter Doherty, Billy (Box) Doherty, Barry Patterson, Mark Sharkey  55

3rd        Paul McGarrigle, Sean McCrossan, Garrick Wood, John Tinney      56.7

4th        Mark Donaghey, Hugh Casey, Gary Duffy, Cyril Downey   57.7

McHugh’s Oil – Club Championship

McHugh’s Oil – Club Championship
Saturday 24th September 2011

1st gross Enda Kennedy (Scr) 66 gross
2nd gross Sean Forbes (5) 72 gross
3rd gross Ben Corry (4) 74 gross
1st nett Garvin Godfrey (12) 62
2nd nett Seamus Friel (19) 66 BOT
3rd nett Noel McConnell (10) 66 BOT
4th nett Kieran O’Neill (13) 67 BOT
5th nett Darrell Meadows (15) 68 BOT
1st nine Matt Keyes  
2nd nine Declan McDonnell  


Nugents Open

Nugents Open – Thursday 22nd September 2011

1st Robert McCurry (15) 40pts
2nd John O’Neill (15) Killymoon G.C. 38pts
3rd Keith Patterson (5) 37pts
Gross Aidan Boyle (5) 30pts gross
Visitor Mark Mohan (16) City of Derry G.C. 35pts

Sponsors Night

Saturday 24th September 2011
Our annual sponsors night is on this Saturday 24th September.  This gives us a chance to thank all our sponsors for their continued support.

There is music on the night by Toby Wilders.

Golfer of the Year – 22nd Sepember

With only the Club Championship left to count towards G.O.Y. things are very tight at the top.  It looks like it is between three players, Mickey Neeson leads on 94pts, 4pts ahead of Darren Crawford on 90pts, with Nicky Patton a further 6 points behind on 84pts

Below is a list of the top 20 players – up to and including Strabane/Finn Herald Open on 17th September

  Player   Total
Pos No. Name Score
1 421 M  Neeson 94
2 228 D  Crawford 90
3 172 N  Patton 84
4 1849 A  Corry 69
5 517 K  Patterson 67
6 2355 K  Doherty 67
7 290 K  Gallagher 66
8 236 B  Corry 63
9 1305 D  Lynch 63
10 1883 F  Gallagher 60
11 369 H  Mc Cusker 59
12 1083 P  Kennedy 59
13 2207 P  Mc Crossan 56
14 913 J  Etherson 55
15 1910 R  Bell 55
16 371 D  Mc Colgan 54
17 1519 Chas  Patton 53
18 1860 B  Whyte 53
19 291 Paul  Gallagher 51
20 1555 M  Mc Crea 51

Wednesday Mixed

Wednesday Mixed – 21st September 2011

1st – Frankie and Caroline Connolly 17pts BOT

2nd – Brian and Bernie O’Kane 17pts

13 pairs played

Thursday Club Starts Thursday 29th September

Thursday club 2011-2012 begins on Thursday 29th September.

ALL Members are welcome to join.  £5.00 joining fee plus £3.50 per week includes weekly 2’s competition.

Daily Mail Fourball Betterball- 15 hole Ladies

Tuesday 20th September 2011

Daily Mail Fourball Betterball – 15 Hole Stableford

Winners – Catherine Neeson & Imelda Doherty 31pts
Runners up – Jennifer Rouse & Caroline Connolly 30pts BOT

Captain Brian O’Kane’s Away Day

The Captain’s away day is on Saturday 1st October to Ballybofey G.C.  If anyone hasn’t put their name down they should contact, Frankie Houston or Gerard Walsh right away as this timesheet is almost full.

Club Notes – 19th September 2011

Strabane Golf Club Report – W/E 18 September 2011

BALDRICK AND WILEY DO IT AGAIN
Michael Baldrick continued the form that took him to third place last weekend with a 42 points score to win Saturday’s Strabane & Finn Valley Open. On a soft wet course only two players bettered forty on the day with Damien Carey securing second place on 41 pts. Joe Elliott and Brian Brolly took 3rd and 4th respectively on 38pts and 37pts, whilst Ronnie Wiley warmed up for Sunday as he claimed 5th also on 37pts. In another good performance the in-form 3-handicapper Darren Crawford claimed the gross prize with 33pts. With only two competitions remaining, Darren leads the Golfer of the Year race by 6pts. Martin Keys and Noel McConnell took the Nines.

WHSCT RESPIRATORY FUND BETTERBALL
Ronnie Wiley enjoyed one of his best weekends of golf for a long time as he followed up his Saturday performance in the Finn Valley Open to win Sunday’s WHSCT Respiratory Services Fund Betterball alongside partner Conor Sharkey on 47 pts. Paul McGill and Brian Kelly were 2nd with 46pts with Denis Porter and George Turner in 3rd on 45pts.

Noel McConnell also had a solid weekend with his second consecutive placing, taking 4th alongside Jim Duffy, whilst recent individual winners Ben Corry and George McCay teamed up to take 5th place. Other winners were:

6th Place – Eddie McHugh & Frank McBrearty; 7th Place – Gerry Casey & Sean Devine; 8th Place – Kevin Keegan & Joe Doherty; 9th Place- Aidan Baldrick & Martin Patton; 10th Place- Freddie Wilson & John Gaughan. Catherine Nesson and Geraldine McCrory took the Ladies Team with 41pts.

PA SCHOOL OF MOTORING
City of Derry’s Mark Mohan claimed first place at Thursday’s PA School of Motoring Open with a very fine score of 43 pts. Conor Sharkey showed a consistent form this week also as the 8-handicapper took 2nd place with an excellent 42 pts ahead of his win on Sunday. Once again there was a high turnout of visiting golfers to Strabane and it was a good day for them as Letterkenny’s Conor Friel took 3rd with 41pts and Rosapenna’s Enda Kennedy took the Gross with 38pts. The actual Visitor’s prize went to Moyola’s Gerry Martin with 39pts.

LADIES GOLF
The Ladies Bertie Colhoun was played on Tuesday and Patricia Kelly came home in first place with 38pts. The categories were won by Mandy Coyne and Caroline Connolly who is really enjoying a purple patch at present.

OTHER NEWs
Darren Crawford’s Donegal Senior League team have a narrow lead over Ballybofey going into the second leg next Sunday.

Congratulations to junior member Ryan McGowan who took the first round of the Donegal Alliance at Letterkenny with 41 pts, helped by an ace at the 16th hole.

Thursday’s Bridge Results:
1st Susan Doherty and Declan Doherty
2nd Garvin Godfrey and Frankie Houston
3rd Brian Houston and Pat Corry.

NEXT WEEK
Music in the clubhouse next Saturday 24th September, with Toby Wilders.

Respitory Fund WHSCT Open Betterball

Respitory Fund WHSCT Open Betterball – Sunday 18th September 2011

1st – Conor Sharkey & Ronnie Wiley 47pts

2nd – Paul McGill & Brian Kelly 46pts

3rd – Denis Porter & George Turner 45pts

4th – Noel McConnell & Jim Duffy 43pts BOT

5th – Ben Corry & George McCay 43pts

6th – Eddie McHugh & Frank McBrearty 42pts BOT

7th – Gerry Casey & Sean Devine 42pts

8th – Kevin Keegan & Joe Doherty 41pts BOT

9th – Aidan Baldrick & Martin Patton 41pts BOT

10th – Freddie Wilson & John McGaughan 41pts BOT

All Ladies Team – Catherine Neeson & Geraldine McCrory 41pts

Nearest the Pin @ 16th – Martin McGrellis 52.5 Inches

Longest Drive @ 18th – Kevin Gallagher

Strabane/Finn Valley Herald

Strabane/Finn Valley Herald – Saturday 17th September 2011

1st Michael Baldrick (19) 42pts
2nd Damian Carey (14) 41pts
3rd Joe Elliott (17) 38pts
4th Brian Brolly (9) 37pts BOT
5th Ronnie Wiley (12) 37pts
Gross Darren Crawford (3) 30pts gross
1st nine Martin Keys  
2nd nine Noel McConnell  


P.A. Driving School Open

P.A. Driving School Open – Thursday 15th September 2011

1st Mark Mohan (17) City of Derry G.C. 43pts
2nd Conor Sharkey (8) 42pts
3rd Conor Friel (20) Letterkenny G.C. 41pts
Gross Enda Kennedy (Scr) 38pts
Visitor Gerry Martin (22) Moyola Park G.C. 39pts

 

Junior Prize Giving 2011

See gallery for more photos of the Junior Prize Giving

Bertie Colhoun – Ladies

Bertie Colhoun – Ladies – Tuesday 13th September 2011

Winner Patricia Kelly (33) 38pts
Category 0 – 24 Mandy Coyne (9) 35pts
Category 25 – 36 Caroline Connolly (27) 32pts


Golfer of the Year – 13th September 2011

There is only 2 competitions left!!

Below is the top 20 players

  Player   Total
Pos No. Name Score
1 228 D  Crawford 90
2 172 N  Patton 84
3 421 M  Neeson 82
4 1849 A  Corry 69
5 517 K  Patterson 67
6 2355 K  Doherty 67
7 290 K  Gallagher 66
8 236 B  Corry 63
9 1305 D  Lynch 63
10 1883 F  Gallagher 60
11 369 H  Mc Cusker 59
12 1083 P  Kennedy 59
13 2207 P  Mc Crossan 56
14 913 J  Etherson 55
15 1910 R  Bell 55
16 371 D  Mc Colgan 54
17 1519 Chas  Patton 53
18 1860 B  Whyte 53
19 1555 M  Mc Crea 51
20 2399 F  Patterson 51

Monday Open

Monday Open – 12th September 2011

Cancelled due to bad weather

Bertie Colhoun Cup – Ladies Draw

BERTIE COLHOUN CUP

TUESDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2011 ENTRY FEE £3.00

18 HOLES STABLEFORD GOLFER OF THE YEAR POINTS

ALL CARDS TO COMPUTER PLEASE

10am
1 SHAUNA STEWART,  ANNETTE PATTON,  PATRICIA KELLY
2 OLIVE TURNER,  GERALDINE MC CRORY,  GERALDINE MASTERSON
3 MARY MC CRORY,  IMELDA DOHERTY

2.30pm
1 BEN FRIEL,  ALICE HOUSTON, DYMPNA COYLE
2 RITA MACLOCHLAINN,  MARGARET BONNER,  MAUREEN O’DONNELL
3. MONICA MC GETTIGAN,  NOREEN MC NALLY
4 MARY GALLAGHER,  TERESA CASEY

4pm
1 MANDY COYNE,  ADELINE SHIELS,  MARY CASEY
2 LADY CAPTAIN,  ROSEMARY WILSON,  MAEVE CROWE
3 DYMPNA DOHERTY,  MAEVE CORRY,  ABBEY MAXWELL
4 LISA PATTON,  LORNA DUFFY,   LAURA MC CAY
5 ANNE SHARKEY,  OLIVE REID

5pm
1 JENNIFER ROUSE,  CAROLINE CONNOLLY

Club Notes – 12th September 2011

STRABANE GOLF CLUB REPORT W-E 11 SEPT 2011

BIG BEN WINS GORMLEY’S OPTICIAN’S OPEN

Ben Corry followed up his gross prize win at last month’s TBF McElholm by taking first place overall at this week’s Gormley’s Optician’s Open from Paul Gallagher (2nd) and David Mullen (3rd). A break of tie was required with the first three each returning 39 points on a day when the low handicappers dominated in the face of strong winds and some very difficult pin placements. Declan (Guy) McDonnell took his second prize of the week claiming the Gross prize with 36 pts.

Frankie Gallagher took 4th with 37pts and Sean Callaghan, playing out of Narin & Portnoo Golf Club took 5th with 36pts. There was a high turnout of visitors for Strabane’s latest open competition and Newtownstewart’s Roy Kee took the Visitor’s prize with34 pts. Declan O’Hare and Martin Keys took the Nines.

MONDAY OPEN
The low handicappers also dominated early in the week as Declan McDonnell emerged the winner in the Monday Open with 39pts. Gadgetman Stephen McCay just failed to emulate his father George’s recent win, coming in 2nd on 38 pts. (must be listening at last to his Sky Caddie Thingy!). Playing partner Paddy Kennedy took 3rd with 38 pts with Peter Doherty (Jun) claiming the Gross on 34 pts. The Visitor’s prize was won by Chris Breen from Ballybofey/Stranorlar.

JD PRINT OPEN
Liam Curry made a welcome return to the winner’s roster with a fantastic 43 pts to take first place at Thursday’s JD Print Open. Enda Kennedy took 2nd with an equally impressive 41 pts playing of a 1 handicap and Liam Mc Devitt took 3rd also with 41 pts. Keith Patterson claimed the Gross prize with 40 pts.

OWEN ROES GOLF CLASSIC
Forty One Teams played in Sunday’s Owen Roes Golf Classic. Dermott and Mark Corry, Dermott Cairns and Jim Duffy took the first team prize with 92 points. The recent winning team of Caroline and Frankie Connolly (note which name comes first!) and Martin and Jennifer Rouse came in second with 89 points. The Baldrick “Buggy” Brothers Aidan and Michael, playing alongside Gerard Stewart and John Brolly took 3rd whilst Nigel and Angela Houston, Gerard Casey and Ryan McGowan took 4th.

The Team of Connor O’Neill, Kieran Kelly, Ryan McShane and Cathal McShane took the Non-Players prize.

The Ladies Team prize was won by Norma Brogan (Lady Captain), Dympna Doherty, Lorna Duffy and Adeline Shields with a score of 81 pts.

The 1st Nine prize went to the team of Paul McGarrigle, Garrick Wood, Sean McCrossan, and John Tinney. Sammy and Rachel Devenny, playing with Eric and Olive Reid took the 2nd Nine.

Longest Drive went to Ryan McGowan and Pat O’Neill took Nearest the Pin.

LADIES RESULTS
The poor weather meant there was no ladies competition on Tuesday and only a reduced mixed competition on Wednesday. It was all worthwhile however for Catherine Neeson who, after numerous unsuccessful attempts playing with husband Kevin, secured a first place playing alongside son Ciaran. Declan Lynch and Mary McGuigan took 2nd place.

INTERCLUB NEWS
Congratulations to Freddie Patterson’s team who secured his second win as Captain of the Roberts Cup in the final against Castlehume. The over 60’s Jimmy Carroll team could only manage 4th place out of 8 in the final but ran out winners of the Ulster title.

UPCOMING EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT
This Friday, Strabane Golf Club, in association with India House – Derry, presents “A NIGHT OF INDIAN FOOD” starting at 8pm. Starters-Main Course-Buffet Dessert available for £12.95pp. Early bookings recommended for this popular event. Call Tommy on 07719422463.

Sunday sees the WHSCT Respiratory Services Fund Open 4 ball Better Ball. A very worthwhile event with fantastic prizes for £20 per pair (£30 Visitors per pair). Entertainment following provided by Jim Devine and The Forbes Sisters at 8.30pm.

Owen Roes Team Classic

Owen Roes Team Classic – Sunday 11th September 2011

1st Dermott & Mark Corry, Dermot Cairns, Jim Duffy 92pts
2nd Frankie & Caroline Connolly, Martin & Jennifer Rouse 89pts BOT
3rd Aidan & Michael Baldrick, Gerard Stewart, John Brolly 89pts
4th Nigel & Angela Houston, Gerard Casey, Ryan McGowan 86pts

Non-players – Connor O’Neill, Ryan McShane, Kieran Kelly, Cathal McShane
Closest to the Pin – Pat O’Neill
Longest Drive – Ryan McGowan
1st nine – Paul McGarrigle, Garrick Wood, Sean McCrossan, John Tinney 46pts
2nd nine – Sammy & Rachel Devenny, Eric & Olive Reid 45pts
Ladies – Norma Brogan, Donna Doherty, Lorna Duffy, Adeline Shiels 81pts

Gormleys Opticians Strabane – Open

Gormleys Opticians Strabane – Open – Saturday 10th September 2011

1st Ben Corry (5) 39pts BOT
2nd Paul Gallagher (9) 39pts BOT
3rd David Mullen (12) 39pts
4th Frankie Gallagher (9) 37pts
5th Sean Callaghan (18) Narin & Portnoo 36ptsBOT
Gross Declan McDonnell (8) 28pts gross
Visitor Roy Kee (20) Newtownstewart G.C. 34pts
1st nine Declan O’Hare
2nd nine Martin Keys


Bertie Colhoun Rescheduled to 13th September

This weeks competition was cancelled due the weather

Now rescheduled to Tuesday 13th September 2011

JD Print Open

JD Print Open – Thursday 8th September 2011

1st Liam Curry (9) 43pts
2nd Enda Kennedy (1) 41pts BOT
3rd Liam McDevitt (17) 41pts
Gross Keith Patterson (5) 35pts gross


A Night With India House

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India House comes to Strabane!!  In association with India House Derry, we present a night of Indian Food

Friday 16th September 8.00pm

Starters & Buffet £12.95 p.p

For bookings contact Tommy at the club!!

See their website here

 

Somalia Appeal – Junior winner

Winner of the Junior prize in the Somalia Appeal Open was Kieran Neeson (41 pts),  receiving his prize from club Captain, Brian O’Kane

CONCERT BRASS PLAY FOR LOCAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY.

 

CONCERT BRASS PLAY FOR LOCAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY.
 
A great night of entertainment is assured this Sunday night 11th September when Strabane concert brass make a welcome return to Strabane Golf club 8pm in a charity function to support the local branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  On the musical menu will be a great selection of songs & tunes from all the well known musicals and films plus a great selection of swingtime arrangements put together for the occasion by the band, definately a night not to be missed for all lovers of brass music. 

There is no admission charge although all donations made will go directly to the hard working local branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  
Also on the bill to add his brilliant new brand of stand up humour is former Concert brass member Ruairi Woods,
Ruairi has been making a great strides in N-Ireland comedy circles in this past year and this preformance is highly anticipated, everyone is welcome to the Golf Club for this great night out whilst helping a very worthwhile local charity!

Bertie Colhoun Cup Draw – Ladies

BERTIE COLHOUN CUP

TUESDAY 6TH AUGUST 2011 ENTRY FEE £3.00

18 HOLES STROKE GOLFER OF THE YEAR POINTS

10am
1 MARY MC CRORY,  GERALDINE MC CRORY,  MARY MC GUIGAN
2 ANNETTE PATTON,  MAURA MACBETH,  AILEEN SHORTT
3 MADELINE MC COLGAN,  ROSALEEN DOHERTY,  PATRICIA KELLY

2.30pm
1 CATHERINE NEESON,   MARY GALLAGHER,  PHYLISS GALLAGHER
2 BEN FRIEL,  LORETTA COYNE,  CAROL MC FEETERS
3 MONICA MC GETTIGAN,  MAUREEN O’DONNELL

4pm
1 MANDY COYNE,  MAEVE CORRY,  TERESA LOGUE
2 LADY CAPTAIN,  LORNA DUFFY,  ANGELA HOUSTON
3 DYMPNA DOHERTY,  RACHEL DEVENNEY,  IMELDA DOHERTY
4 LISA PATTON,  OLIVE REID
5 ADELINE SHIELS,  MAEVE CROWE

5.30pm
1 JENNIFER ROUSE,  ALISON CURRY,   CAROLINE CONNOLLY

Monday Open

Monday Open – 5th September 2011

1st Declan McDonnell (8) 39pts
2nd Stephen McCay (7) 38pts BOT
3rd Paddy Kennedy (1) 38pts
Gross Peter Doherty Jnr (6) 28pts gross
Visitor Chris Breen (8) Ballybofey & Stranorlar 37pts BOT


Owen Roes Team Classic

Owen Roes Committee - Gerry Casey, Sean Devine, with Club captain Brendan Boggs and chairperson Sarah Jane Kelly.

Owen Roes Committee - Gerry Casey, Sean Devine, with Club captain Brendan Boggs and chairperson Sarah Jane Kelly.

The Owen Roes Team Classic will be held on Saturday 11th September, format is 4 person team any combination.

Prizes include first prize- 4 x Seve Icon Drivers, Second Prize- Footjoy Shoes, Third Prize- Fourball for Rosapenna Golf Club and Pro v Balls, Fourth Prize- 4 x Ping Wind Shielders, Front Nine and Back Nine- Fourball Golf Outing to Radison Hotel. Prizes also for nearest the pin and longest drive as well as a prize for an all ladies team.

Club Notes – 5th September 2011

STRABANE GOLF CLUB REPORT – W/E 4 SEPTEMBER 2011

Cairns Wins Inaugural Forbes Open

A field of 168 players took part in the inaugural Paul Forbes Open stroke competition on Saturday. The in-form Brian Cairns posted a winning 6 under score of 63, with Ryan Stevenson securing a consecutive second place of the week coming in just one shot behind. The consistent Keith Patterson was 3rd with a 3 under score of 66 and James Langan 4th on 67.  Playing alongside the winner Cairns, Martin Patton shot a 67 to take 5th prize, whilst cousin Nicky Patton also returned 67 to win the Gross prize.

Jim Callaghan and Aidan Coyle took the Nines prizes.

Brian Patton Memorial Open

There was a large field for the second Brian Patton Memorial Open played on Sunday. Declan Lynch took first prize with an exceptional score of 43 points, beating last year’s winner Paul McGarrigle into second place on 41 pts. Nicky Patton took Gross for the second day in a row with 33pts.

Winner Declan Lynch

Other results:
3rd: John Doherty on 41 pts. 4th: Nigel Houston on 38 pts. 5th: Neil Alcock on 37pts. Nines: Fred McGavigan and Kevin Neeson. Visitor’s Prize: Sean O’Kane. Ladies Winner: Mary O’Kane 35 pts. Longest Drive (Mens) Tony Griffin; (Ladies) Lorna Duffy.

Indian House Open
Thursday Indian House Open was won by Patrick McCrossan with an incredible 43 points. 38 pts was enough to secure 2nd and 3rd place for Ryan Stevenson and young Kevin Gallagher respectively. Paddy Kennedy was there again to take the gross prize with another 1 under round.

Ladies Results
Somalia Charity Open: 1st: Dympna Doherty 36pts. Cat 1: Christine Lynch, Ballybofey 36 pts. Cat 2: Geraldine McCrory 34 pts.

Foyle Hospice Open
Jennifer Rouse continued what has been an exceptional year for her, capturing her fourth major win with 41 pts. Jennifer has already secured the title of Lady Golfer of the year 2011. Other results:- Cat 1: Bernie O’Kane 38 pts. Cat 2: Annette Patton 38 pts.

Wednesday Night Mixed
Thirty Three pairs contested this week’s Mixed with Ciaran and Patricia Kelly taking first place on 24 points (BOT) from Nicky and Margaret Wolfe. Conal Cooke and Lisa Patton came in 3rd on 23 points.

Junior Girls
The Jean Gillespie Junior Girls Cup was won by Aine Houston on 17pts with Hannah McCrory winning the Cat 1. Prize on 11 pts and Sarah Bradley the Cat 2. Prize with 7 pts.

Inter Club Golf
Congratulations to Garvin Godfrey’s O’Hare Cup  team who secured Strabane’s third consecutive win with a wonderful final against Killymoon last week. The Under 16 Boys Donegal League team are also to be congratulated having reached the final after defeating Letterkenny 4- 2 in the semis. They face North West Golf Club in the final.

Upcoming Events
The Owen Roes Team Classic will be played on Sunday 11 September. Host of prizes to be won including golf outings, all ladies team prize, nearest the pin and longest drive.

An Open 4 Ball Better Ball competition will be held on Sunday 18 September in aid of the Western Trust Respiratory Services Fund. This is a Ladies and Gents any combo event sponsored by Frylite Group. A time sheet is in operation so contact the club for details (71382271).

Fixtures:
JD Print this Thursday; Gormleys Opticians Open on Saturday 10th; PA Driving School on Thursday 15th. The final Monday Open competition will be on Monday 12th September.

Presentations for the Junior Section take place this Friday night at 7pm.

Entertainment
Strabane Concert Brass will appear in concert this Sunday, 11th September, with music and singing from some well known local musicians and some great swing time arrangements. Donations on the night (no cover charge) in support of Multiple Sclerosis Society. Also appearing this Sunday will be up and coming local comedian, Ruairi Woods.

Brian Patton (BP) Day – Open

Brian Patton (BP) Day – Open – Sunday 4th September 2011

1st Declan Lynch (9) 43pts
2nd Paul McGarrigle (12) 41pts BOT
3rd John Doherty (19) 41pts
4th Nigel Houston (11) 38pts
5th Neil Alcock (14) 37pts
Gross Nicky Patton (5) 33pts gross
Visitor Sean O’Kane (24) Newtownstewart G.C. 32pts
1st nine Fred McGavigan  
2nd nine Kevin Neeson  

Paul Forbes – Medal

Paul Forbes – Saturday 3rd September 2011

1st Brian Cairns (16) 63
2nd Ryan Stevenson (10) 64
3rd Keith Patterson (5) 66
4th James Langan (19) 67 BOT
5th Martin Patton (14) 67
Gross Nicky Patton (5) 72 gross
1st nine Jim Callaghan  
2nd nine Aidan Coyle  


India House Open

India House Open – Thursday 1st September 2011

1st Patrick McCrossan (10) 43pts
2nd Ryan Stevenson (10) 38pts BOT
3rd Kevin Gallagher (8) 38pts BOT
Gross Paddy Kennedy (1) 37pts gross
Visitor Sean Callaghan (18) Narin & Portnoo G.C. 35pts BOT

Sausage Sizzle

Wednesday Night Mixed – 31st August 2011

Winners – Ciaran Kelly and Patricia Kelly 24pt
2nd – Nicky Wolfe and Margaret Wolfe 24pts BOT
3rd – Conal Cooke and Lisa Patton 23pts

33 pairs played.

The ever popular Wednesday night mixed competition the ‘Sausage Sizzle’ is on Wednesday 31st August.

Get yourself a partner and come along for the golf and a barbeque.  The cooks for night will be Seamus McPhilemy, Kathleen Magee, ably assisted by Monica Patton.

Our cooks for the night, Kathleen Magee, Monica Patton and Seamus McPhilemy taken 2009

Sausage Sizzle from 2009

Sausage Sizzle from 2009