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As some of you might already know, we have installed a new competition and handicapping package from CLUB2000.  
We now have a touch screen that will allow you to enter competitions, check your handicap and even check the balance on your card!

With this new package comes Howdidido, which allows you access your playing record online.  Results will be downloaded to Howdidido, and these can be sent to you via email or text if you so wish.

This is a free service, and all you have to do to avail of this is to register on the Howdidido website.

www.howdidido.co.uk

Saturday Singles – 26th November

Saturday Singles – 26th November 2011 – 15 holes

1st Oliver McNally (15) 39pts
2nd Chris Timoney (22) 34pts BOT
3rd Denis Porter (34) 34pts
Gross Enda Kennedy (Scr) 29pts Gross

 

New Rules of Golf from R & A

Following an exhaustive, four-year review of golf’s 34 playing Rules, nine principal Rules have been amended to improve clarity and ensure penalties are proportionate.  Significant changes include:

•  Ball Moving After Address (Rule 18-2b). A new exception is added which exonerates the player from penalty if their ball moves after it has been addressed when it is known or virtually certain that they did not cause the ball to move. For example, if it is a gust of wind that moves the ball after it has been addressed, there is no penalty and the ball is played from its new position.
•  Ball in Hazard; Prohibited Actions (Rule 13-4). Exception 2 to this Rule is amended to permit a player to smooth sand or soil in a hazard at any time, including before playing from that hazard, provided it is for the sole purpose of caring for the course and Rule 13-2 (improving lie, area of intended stance or swing or line of play) is not breached.

See GUI website for more details Rules

 

Michael Bannon Coaching Day

Rory McIlroy’s golf coach, Michael Bannon made a full days visit to the club on Wednesday 2nd November for a coaching session with 50 of our junior members, a very enjoyable day was had by all and hopefully our junior section will reap the benefits of this brilliant day with both Michael Bannon and P.G.A professional Geoff Loughrey who was instrumental in setting this day up for his former club.

Many thanks also to Shaun McGonagle who gave a very inspirational talk on the mind side of the game later in the evening, a talk that was thoroughly enjoyed by the large crowd of golfers that attended.

More photos in our Gallery

Christmas Entertainment

Saturday 10th DecemberChristmas Party night
Music with “RIFF RAFF” – Limited Availability

Sunday 11th December – “Jazz Gazzette” 7.30-9.30pm All welcome

Saturday 17th December – Christmas Party night Music with “Jim Devine” Sorry booked out.

Sunday 18th DecemberChildrens Christmas party  disco @ 4pm

Sunday 18th DecemberStrabane Concert Brass at 9pm
Followed by Music with Jim Devine

Monday  26th December – Boxing Day
Music with the brilliant “MR MEN” & Klassix Disco
Adm Members £4          Visitors £6 – LATE BAR

Saturday 31st December – New Years Eve Party
Music with “FRIENDS” & Klassix Disco
Adm Members £4           Visitors £6 – LATE BAR

Now booking parties for 2012 – Contact the club on 02871382007 for more details

Don’t forget you can find out all the latest happenings in the club on the website or on our Facebook page

The Captain, President and Council would like to wish all our members and visitors a Merry Christmas and Peaceful New Year.

 

 

Club Notes – 21st November 2011

GOLF COURSE GLOWS IN THE DARK!

Night time golf proved a great success on Friday night past, with heightened Media Coverage of the event adding even more to the enjoyment of the spectacle, including Sky Sports News who were present to record clips and interviews from the evening.  In all 75 players, both Ladies and Gents, took to the fairways armed with a clear golf ball with a luminous stick inside, their necklace glow stick and some with miners type lights which had to be switched off while playing their shots.  The top five holes were lit up with beacons like an airport runway showing the competitors the route to take, the greens and bunkers were similarly lit up in different colours and putting was aided by further glowing sticks in the holes. Almost £1500 was raised on the evening for the local Branch of C.R.Y., Cardiac Risk in the Young, with the present chairperson of the group, former Tyrone GAA Captain Brian Dooher also competing in the event. There was a close finish to the event with no fewer than seven players equalling the best score of the night nine points and on break of tie. The winner was declared as Oliver McNally, with Denis Porter and Kevin Keegan second and third.

Many thanks to all the sponsors of the night and to the organising committee headed by Vice –President Seamus Friel aided by James Patton, Jimmy Duncan, Sean McIntyre, Michael Kennedy, Gerry Glover and Brian O’Kane.  Hopefully this will become an annual event in the future. 

Saturday Stableford competitions.
The previous weeks Saturday Stableford Competition had a good entry of over 90 players with Joe Doherty taking the honours with an excellent 37 pts ahead of Maurice Doherty on 35 pts with Mickey Kelly 3rd also with 35 pts, the gross went to Enda Kennedy with level par 30 pts.

Last Saturday’s similar event went to Joey Roulstone with an eye catching 39 pts, one ahead of John Brolly on 38 pts and Denis Porter on 36 pts the gross went to Martin Rouse with 24 pts. 

Thursday club
Last weeks Thursday club was a near washout with only a handful of brave souls completing the course in the horrendous weather conditions.

First went to Adrian McGonagle with 33 pts, 2nd Mark Sharkey 32 pts and 3rd Frankie Gallagher with 31 pts, the visitors prize went to Mark Rouse with 32 pts. The previous weeks competition was dominated by Pascal McGillian who’s 42 pts won by a country mile, the runner up was Danny Duffy with 36 pts and third went to Hugh Casey with 35 pts.

In the race for the golfer of the year title Ronnie Wiley is out in front on 99 pts with Denis Porter 2nd on 90 pts and Hugh Casey 3rd with 86 pts with 6 weeks remaining of the first phase. 

Sperrin Springs Winter Cup
This Sunday will see the final week of qualifying in The Sperrin Springs Winter cup with all the semi-final places still up for grabs in what should be an intriguing weeks play with several key fixtures set to determine the eventual qualifiers in either of the sections.

In section (A) Keith Patterson and Billy Doherty lead the way on 19.5 pts after some great results in recent weeks including inflicting the first defeat of the campaign on early pacesetters Fred McGavigan and Maurice Doherty on Sunday past, their opponents this week are Oliver Creswell and Aidan Corry and if Patterson and Doherty can avoid defeat they will Qualify for the last four, probably along with the winners of the match between Fred McGavigan and Maurice Doherty who take on Freddie Patterson and Michael Baldrick, with John Maxwell and John Brolly still in the frame looking to take advantage of any late slip ups!

In section (B) the proceedings are slightly more clear cut with Ronnie Wiley and Mark Sharkey back on top on 20 pts after two back to back wins they will qualify if they take a solitary point from this weeks match against John Hegarty and John Tinney, they will be joined in the semi-final by William Potts and Johnny Potts if they can win their last fixture against Stephen Curry and Gerard Foley, with Eric and Barry Reid also still in contention despite losing to the leaders on Sunday Past.

Section (A)
1st K. Patterson & B. Doherty 19.5
2nd F mcGavigan & M.Doherty 18.5
3rd O.Creswell & A.Corry 17.0
4th J.Maxwell & J.Brolly 16.5
5th F.Patterson & M.Baldrick 16.0

Section (B)
1st R.Wiley & M.Sharkey 20.0
2nd W.Potts & J.Potts 17.0
3rd B.Reid & E.Reid 16.5
4th J.Hegarty &J.Tinney 16.5
5th S.Curry & G.Foley 15.0

Junior John Duffy Winter Cup
Play has progressed now to the final week of the John Duffy Junior Winter Cup with all the various section up for decision in this the upcoming final week. In section (a) Caolan Crawford and Conor McCool lead the way on 17 pts and look strong favourites to close out the section this week the left handed duo remaining unbeaten to date in the competition, in second place are Ryan McGowan and Shay Callaghan on 15 pts with Jordan Arthur and Lee McClelland 3rd on 12 pts.

In section (b) Singles…Hayden mcNamee and P McGranaghan are joint leaders on 28 pts Matt Campbell is 3rd with 26 pts with Adam McGill 4th with 22 pts. In section 3Cormac Hamilton is the clear leader on 38 pts, with Thomas McConnell 2nd with 28 pts and Conor Bratton 3rd with Garbhan Roulstone with 24 pts respectively.

Night Golf – Results

Strabane Golf Night Golf in Aid of CRY

Strabane Golf Club hosted Charity 5-hole Night Competition on Friday 18th November.  Over 70 players played in ideal conditions,  which was covered by Sky Sports News cameras!!
All proceeds went to Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

The winner on the night, on a break of tie, was Oliver McNally with 9 points.

Left to right – Brian O’Kane (Captain), Winner Oliver McNally, Louise McShane from CRY Charity, Seamus Friel (Organiser)
Vincent Bradley Paddy O’Kane Tommy Forbes Senan Roarty

Saturday Singles – 15 holes

Saturday Singles – 19th November 2011 – 15 holes

1st Joseph Roulston (22) 39pts
2nd John Brolly (19) 38pts
3rd Denis Porter (9) 36pts
Gross Martin Rouse (11) 23pts gross

 

Saturday Singles – 15 holes

Saturday Singles – 15 holes – 12th November 2011

1st Joe Doherty (15) 38pts
2nd Maurice Doherty (18) 37pts
3rd Michael Kelly (9) 35pts
Gross Enda Kennedy (Scr) 30pts gross

 

Night Golf – Rules

Strabane Golf Club members can have fun as they test their skills in a unique competition – Night Golf Challenge on Friday 18th November 2011, open to ladies & gents.

Golfers will play the top five holes using glow-in-the-dark golf balls and follow a course marked with glowing markers to guide them from hole to hole.

Night Golf Rules

1 Play all shots with your club face parallel to the glowstick in the ball ( this prevents the glowstick falling out), please check that the glowstick is secure when you are placing it on the mat.
2 Always use your winter mat – normal winter rules apply
No DRIVERS (3 woods are ok).  The ball can damage the face of the drivers
4 Do not shine torches on the ball when hitting or putting
5 No torches allowed on the green to read putts or when putting
6 When leaving the green, flash your torches on and off so that the fourball behind know when you are leaving the green.

We want people to enjoy themselves, and have a bit of fun.  But safety is our No 1 priority, please be very careful.  Make sure you stay away when people in your fourball are taking their shot.  Also make sure that the fourball in front has moved away and signalled to you, before playing your shot.

There will be entertainment in the club afterwards, presentation should be around 11pm.

 

Saturday Singles – 15 Holes

Saturday Singles – 15 Holes – 5th November 2011

1st Shane McLaughlin (12) 39pts
2nd Eugene Patton (22) 36pts BOT
3rd Noel Kelly (13) 36pts BOT
Gross Keith Patterson (5) 27pts gross

 

Club Notes – 7th November 2011

Course Slowly Recovering

As a result of the recent monsoon like conditions the golf course has taken an early Winter battering from the rains, leaving parts of the course extremely wet especially in the semi-roughs which have become particularly difficult to play from and as a result the Winter mats have had to be introduced somewhat earlier this year than was anticipated, however thanks to the sterling work from our greens-staff play has been possible for the most part.

Denis Porter (9) took the previous weeks 15 holes Stableford event with a fine 37 pts thanks to an eye catching one under gross back nine to finish ahead of Declan Lynch (8) who’s score of 34 pts was creditable in the conditions, third went to Dermott Corry (19) with 33 pts, while the gross prize was claimed by Ben Corry (4) with 28 gross pts.

With the more favourable conditions for play on Saturday past there was a much better entry for the weekly Stableford event which went to Shane McLaughlin (12), who has taken his great summer form into the Autumn returning a blistering 39 pts to romp home from the runner up Eugene Patton (22) who had 36 pts, the same total as third placed Noel Kelly (13) with the gross on this occasion going to Keith Patterson with 27pts.

Thursday Club
The popular Thursday Club event is in full swing and has reached week 6 in the first phase. Week fives competition went to Charlie Patton with 36 pts with Aidan Corry the runner up with 35 pts and Hugo McCusker third with 34 pts. Week six went to Denis Porter with 36 pts with Brian Haughey the runner up with 35 pts and Jimmy Henderson claiming 3rd with 35pts also.

Denis Porter now leads the way in the golfer of the year table with 84 pts just one clear of Ronnie Wiley with 83 pts.

Winter Cup
The Sperrin Springs Winter Cup has progressed through week 4 with the league tables in both sections very close affairs. In section (A)

Fred McGavigan and Maurice Doherty currently lead the way on 14 pts having won all four off their matches to date the latest win seeing them overcoming the challenge of the highly fancied David Mullen and Ryan Stevenson securing 3.5 pts, their opponent this week will be John Maxwell and John Brolly who have quietly moved into second place despite losing their match in week 3, these two will meet in this weeks series of matches in what should be a close encounter. Currently third in the section are Keith Patterson and Billy Doherty on 12 pts and they take on 4th placed David Friel and George McCay this week.

In section (B) There is a three way tie at the table summit after leaders Ronnie Wiley and Mark Sharkey lost on Sunday past to Stephen Curry and Gerard Foley who themselves have moved into contention just half a point behind the leaders. This weeks fixtures will see Wiley and Sharkey against fellow table toppers William Potts and Johnny Potts with Eric and Barry Reid taking on Curry and Foley.

Monday Club
Ten teams took part in last weeks Monday Club event with Kevin Keegan, Charlie Patton, Oliver McNally and Chris McDermott the winners with 79.5 pts, the runners up were Denis Porter, George Turner, Jim Wasson and Hugh Casey with 78.75 pts.

Michael Bannon Coaching Day
Rory McIlroys golf coach Michael Bannon made a full days visit to the club on Wednesday last for a coaching session with 50 of our junior members, a very enjoyable day was had by all and hopefully our junior section will reap the benefits of this brilliant day with both Michael Bannon and P.G.A professional Geoff Loughrey who was instrumental in setting this day up for his former club,

Many thanks also to Sean McGonagle who gave a very inspirational talk on the mind side of the game later in the evening, a talk that was thoroughly enjoyed by the large crowd of golfers that attended.

John Duffy Junior Winter Cup
In section (A) the left handed duo of Caolan Crawford and Conor mcCool lead the way on 7 pts, with Ryan McGowan and Shay Callaghan second on 6 pts, while in section (B) Matthew Campbell has built an early lead on 18 pts with Adam McGill second on 12 pts, In section (C) Thomas McConnell leads on 14 pts with Conor Bratton and Cormac Hamilton joint second on 10 pts.

Texas Hold’em Poker Classic
There is a Texas Hold’em poker classic in the main room this Friday night beginning at 9.15pm the entry fee is £10 per person and everyone is welcome.

Quiz night also returns for the winter season on Thursday 16th Nov at 10.pm sharp

A great programme of festive entertainment has been arranged over the Christmas period further details are available on the club website or on our Facebook page.