Saturday Singles – 15 holes

Saturday Singles – 15 holes – 29th October 2011

1st Denis Porter (9) 37pts
2nd Declan Lynch (8) 34pts
3rd Dermot Corry (19) 33pts BOT
Gross Ben Corry (4) 25pts gross

Winter Mats!

It’s that time of year again, a wee bit earlier than we would have liked,
but winter mats will be in use from Saturday 29th October.  Anyone who would like to get a new one, they will be available from the club shop.

Club Notes – 24th October 2011

WINTER CUP UNDERWAY AT STRABANE

Despite the continued spell of horrendous wet weather the first two weeks play in the Sperrin Springs Winter cup have been played with last Sundays play over a reduced 15 holes course.

In Section (B) – the early leaders are Ronnie Wiley and Mark Sharkey who are on a maximum 8 points from their two fixtures to date, with Kevin O’Gorman and Andrew Walls lying in second place with 7.5 pts, these two pairings meet this week in the top match, also with two wins from two are Johnny Potts and Declan Doherty with 7 pts they taken on Stephen Curry and Gerard Foley who are on 5 pts.

In Section (A) – the only pairing still with maximum pts are David Friel and George McCay, their opposition this week are Fred McGavigan and Maurice Doherty who are handily placed only a half point behind them, the other top fixture in this section will see John Maxwell and John Brolly take on David Mullen and Ryan Stevenson in what should be a very close encounter.

Saturday Singles
Ryan McGowan (6) came home in first place in the recent Saturday qualifier with a modest 37 pts in tough conditions just getting the better off Paul McGill (8) on break of tie with Dermott Cairns in third place with 36 pts, Keith Patterson took the gross with 29 pts.

Last Saturdays qualifier saw a much reduced field competing with again the inclement weather the major factor, the winner was Billy Doherty (16) who held on despite a blank at the last hole to win with 35 pts a point clear of Vice-Captain Sean McIntyre With Brian Kelly third also with 34 pts, Paul McGill this time took the gross prize with 24 pts.

Thursday Club
Week three of the Thursday club competition went to John Brolly with an impressive 40 pts over the 15 holes in play Denis porter was the runner up with 38 pts with Charlie Patton third with 37 pts.

Week four of the competition went to Pascal McGillian with 36 pts with Denis Porter the runner up with 35 pts and Ronnie Wylie in third with 33 pts, the early golfer of the year status has Ronnie Wylie with an impressive early lea on 69 pts with Denis Porter in second place with 54 pts.

Members are asked to have their Mats ready for the Winter season as it looks inevitable that they will be introduced much earlier this year possibly by the weekend!

Last Friday’s Texas Holdem poker classic was won by Keith Patterson, with Darren Crawford taking the previous weeks event.

There is an Indian Cuisine night in Association with India House Derry on Friday 4th November in the clubhouse; the cost is £12.95 p.p, which includes Starters and Buffet Main Course
There are limited places still available for this popular event for bookings contact Tommy Forbes or the club office.

Also Sunday lunch served every Sunday from 1pm –5pm with a Halloween Special this Sunday – 3 courses for £11.00.

Saturday Singles

Saturday Singles – 22nd October 2011

1st Billy Doherty (16) 35pts
2nd Sean MacIntyre (15) 34pts BOT
3rd Brian Kelly (21) 34pts
Gross Paul McGill (8) 24pts gross


Lessons for Juniors with Michael Bannon

Michael Bannon, coach to Rory McIlroy, will be coming to our club on Wednesday 2nd November to give a few lessons to our Junior members. 

Spaces for this is limited, so contact Junior Convenyor, Kevin Neeson, for more details.

Winter Cup 2011 – Section B

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Fixtures Week 7

R Wiley & M Sharkey V J Hegarty & J Tinney
W Potts & J Potts V S Curry & G Foley
B Reid & E Reid V P O’Neill & B O’Neill
J Potts & D Doherty V M Foley & J Roulston
N Alcock & M O’Neill V S Macintyre & D Corry
Joe Elliott & M McCallion V N McConnell & D Cairns
B O’Kane & D Carey V P McLaughlin & C Timoney
J Doherty & J Duffy V L Doherty & K McBride
C McLaughlin & N O’Kane V K O’Gorman & A Walls
B Whyte & M Rouse V C McCanny & F Connolly
F Conwell & L Foley V M Keys & L Boyd

Winter Cup 2011

Winter Cup Final
Eric & Barry Reid beat Aiden Corry & Oliver Creswell
 

Congratulation to Eric & Barry

Presentation on Friday 27th January at 9.00pm SHARP

Semi Final
Eric & Barry Reid beat Fred McGavigan & Maurice Doherty
Aiden Corry & Oliver Creswell beat Mark Sharkey & Ronnie Wiley



Saturday Singles – 15th October 2011

Saturday Singles – 15th October 2011

1st Ryan McGowan (6) 37pts BOT
2nd Paul McGill (8) 37pts
3rd Dermot Corry 36pts BOT
Gross Keith Patterson (5) 31pts gross


Junior Golfers of the Year

Club Notes – 10th october 2011

Huge turnout for Captains Outing

A record 162 players travelled to Ballybofey G.C last weekend for the annual Captains outing on a day when thankfully the weather stayed kind and conditions were ideal for good scoring

With 40 players either equalling or bettering the par for the course,  many thanks also to the host club Ballybofey for the use of their facilities and many compliments were paid to the condition of the course on the day.
The winner on the day with a fine score of 44 pts was Albert McNally (19) just narrowly beating Past Captain Seamus Friel (21) on break of tie, third went to young Kevin Gallagher (8) 40 pts with home member Freddie Wilson (9) putting his local knowledge to good use recording the same total of 40 pts, 5th went to Denis Porter (9) with Hugo mcCusker (13) taking 6th both with 39 pts.

Congratulations to our Captain Brian O’Kane on his year to date, the huge turnout for this event is testament to his hard work and popularity throughout his Captain’s year.  Also thanks to the sponsors of the event, Caldwell’s Motor Factors, Gerry Casey and Sean Devine and to Tommy and his catering staff for the superb meal laid on for the players on their return.

Saturday Qualifier
There will be a Saturday 18 holes qualifying competition on each Saturday in October weather permitting, the first of which was won by George Turner (25) who put his unique golf swing to good use in romping home three clear of the field with 43 pts at the weekend, Garvin Godfrey (10) kept his good form of late going taking the runner up spot with 40 pts just ahead of Martin Foley (22) who also had 40 pts, the gross prize went to Keith Patterson with 28 pts.

Thursday Club
A sure sign that the Summer season is behind us when the Thursday Club has got underway,  week one went to Dr Ciaran Kelly with 39 pts with Seamus McPhilemy the runner up, with 38 pts and Frankie Gallagher in third with 37 pts.

Week two was reduced to 15 holes due to the weather with Foncie McNally taking the honours with 35 pts winning on break of tie from Stewart McFeeters and Pascal McGillian both with the same total, new members to the Thursday club are most welcome.

Monday Club
The Monday Club Team event has also kicked off with Pat Corry, Declan McDonnell, Aiden Corry and Enda McDonnell taking last week’s event with 92 pts.

Club Matchplay Competitions
All the club Matchplay competitions have now been completed, The Jones Cup was retained by Stephen McCay for the second consecutive year defeating Freddie Wilson in a very close encounter with the match going to the final hole.
The Gallagher Memorial Cup went to Patrick McCrossan who defeated Kevin Neeson two and one and the Lawson Cup went to John Brolly who beat Martin Foley also two and one.
The Worcester Cup went to Imelda Doherty and Liam Corry who beat Margaret Bonner and Vice –Captain Sean McIntyre 2 up also in a very close final.

Ladies Closing Day Scramble
The Ladies section held their final day scramble recently with the winning trio emerging as Lady Captain Norma Brogan, Geraldine McCrory, and Patricia Kelly with 29 pts, with the runners up Lisa Patton Adeline Shiels and Imelda Doherty with 27 pts, third went to Shauna Stewart Maeve Corry and Lorna Duffy with 26 pts.
The Ladies section golfer of the year has also concluded with Jennifer Rouse the runaway winner with an eye catching 98 pts, the runner up was Caroline Connolly with 54 pts with Lisa Patton third with 52 pts.

Our under 16 junior boys will have to make the journey to North West G.C as their final on Saturday past was not completed.  When bad light halted play Strabane had lost the first two matches and tied the last one, this match must be decided at tie holes and if the local lads can win that one the entire match will have finished equal, and a further sudden death playoff would then be needed to decide the destination of the trophy so good luck to the boys involved in that game.

Fixtures
Thursday 13th – Thursday Club week 3
Saturday 15th – 18 holes qualifier
Sunday 16th – Winter Cup
Monday 17th – Monday Club.

Entertainment
There is a charity event in the clubhouse on Saturday 16th October, in support of Ronan McKee who is travelling to teach in African Schools.  Rhythm and Blues band D.D & The Delta Boys providing the music from 10.00pm admission is £5.00 and a wonderful night of music is in store, all welcome.

Saturday Singles – 8th October 2011

Saturday Singles – 8th October 2011

1st George Turner (25) 43pts
2nd Garvin Godfrey (10) 40pts
3rd Martin Foley (22) 39pts
Gross Declan Lynch (8) 27pts gross

Presentations for Matchplay & Club Championship

There will be presentation on Friday 7th October at 10pm to the winners, runners-up and beaten semi-finalists for the three matchplay competitions, winners and runner-up in the Worchester Cup and all the prize winners in the Club Championship. 

Jones Cup
Winner Stephen McCay,  runner up Freddie Wilson,  beaten semi-finalists Ben Corry & Peter Doherty (Jnr)

Gallagher Cup
Winner Patrick McCrossan,  runner up Kevin Neeson,  beaten semi-finalists Caolan Crawford & Aidan Corry

Lawson Cup
Winner John Brolly,  runner up Martin Foley,  beaten semi-finalists John Hegarty & Dermot Cairns

Worcester Cup
Winners Imelda Doherty & Liam Curry,  runners up Margaret Bonnar & Sean MacIntyre

Club Championship
1st gross Enda Kennedy
2nd gross Sean Forbes
3rd gross Ben Corry
1st nett Garvin Godfrey
2nd nett Seamus Friel
3rd nett Noel McConnell
4th nett Kieran O’Neill
5th nett Darrell Meadows
1st nine Matt Keyes
2nd nine Declan McDonnell

Closing Day Scramble Draw – Ladies

CLOSING DAY SCRAMBLE
TUESDAY 4th OCTOBER 2011
ENTRY FEE £3.00

10 HOLES STABLEFORD
1/5 COMBINED H/C IN BRACKETS BELOW

Play 1 – 5 14 – 18

Please sign book and put fee in the box. All cards must be returned

2 Drives from each player to count

10am
1 LADY CAPTAIN,  GERALDINE MC CRORY,  PATRICIA KELLY (15)
2 OLIVE TURNER,  ANNETTE PATTON,  GERALDINE MASTERSON (16)
3 BETTY KELLY,  HEATHER MITCHELL,  MARY O’REILLY (16)

2.30pm
1 JEAN MC GINLEY,  NOREEN MC NALLY,  MAUREEN O’DONNELL (18)
2 MONICA MC GETTIGAN,  TERESA CASEY,  LAURA MC CAY (19)
3 MARY GALLAGHER,  ANNE O’HAGAN,  CAROLE MC FEETERS (18)
4 ELEANOR MC MORRAN,  TERESA LOGUE,  PHYLISS GALLAGHER (18)
5 LORETTA COYNE,  MARGARET BONNER,  DYMPNA COYLE (18)

3.30pm
1 MANDY COYNE,  ROSEMARY WILSON,  MARY CASEY (13)
2 SHAUNA STEWART,  MAEVE CORRY,  LORNA DUFFY (13)
3 LAUREN PATTON,  ANNE SHARKEY,  MAEVE CROWE (12)
4 DYMPNA DOHERTY,  OLIVE REID,  MARY DUFFY (16)
5 LISA PATTON,  ADELINE SHIELS,  IMELDA DOHERTY (14)
6 CATHERINE NEESON,  JENNIFER ROUSE,  DONNA DOHERTY (14)

Christmas Parties & Entertainment

Party nights:
Sat 10th Dec – Music with “Riff Raff” 
Sat 17th Dec – music with “Jim Devine”
Four course meal and entertainment all for only £20 p.p. 

Why take a chance on the weather Book your Christmas Party locally!

Christmas & New Year Entertainment
Mon 26th Dec
– Boxing Day music with the “Mr Men” & Klassix Disco Admission Members £5.00 Visitors £7.00

                                                            Sat 31st Dec – New Years Eve party with “Friends” plus
                                                           Klassix Disco Admission £7.00 Visitors £8.00

Available for large mid-week bookings also! -Special rates!!

Christmas Party Menu 2011
Homemade Cream of Vegetable Broth & Crusty Roll
Egg Mayonnaise on a bed of winter salad & twin sauces
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Roast Stuffed Turkey & Donegal Ham
Roast Tender topside of Beef & Yorkshire pudding
Fresh Baked Fillet of Salmon with parsley & lemon sauce
Selection of seasonal potatoes & vegetables
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Golf club Assiette of desserts
Quartet of Desserts or Traditional xmas pudding & Brandy Sauce
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Tea or Coffee