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.

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