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.

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

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.

2 Responses to “Club Notes – 10th october 2011”

  1. Pat says:

    Easy to see the two main men are away ! No updates since the 10th Oct !! tut tut ………

  2. sean says:

    You’re right Pat, that Tommy man is always on holiday 🙂 Things here are quiet at the minute, with only the Winter Cup and Saturday competitions on at the moment.

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