B McNamee Ltd Open

B McNamee Open – Saturday 31st March 2012

1st Ronan Foley (8) 43pts
2nd Aidan Corry (12) 42pts
3rd James Callan (10) 41pts
4th Frankie Gallagher (9) 40pts BOT
5th Martin McGrellis (15) 40pts
Gross Enda Kennedy (Scr) 39pts
1st nine Sean Forbes (5) 22pts
2nd nine Michael Kelly (9) 21pts


Flash Harry – Easter Sunday Night

Tickets remain on Sale for the Great entertainment spectacle on Easter Sunday night 8th April, when the brilliant “Flash Harry” makes a welcome return to the club with their Queen Tribute show, this show recently sold out the Odyssey Arena in Belfast and is a must see, tickets are keenly priced at members £13 and visitors £15.

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Club Notes – 28th March 2012

The new golfing season got into full swing on Saturday past with the traditional season opener The John Kelly Stableford,

In all almost 180 cards were taken out for the event which was played in warm but very blustery conditions making good scoring difficult which in a way was welcome compared to the recent run of eye catching scores being returned in winter conditions.

Michael O’Neill has had a lean time on the golf course in recent times seeing his handicap continually rising to 22 but he put this all behind him on Saturday to take the event in some style despite a double bogey six at the final hole finishing with a very creditable 42 pts which was good enough on the day by two shots from Mark Quinn (16) who in turn was a shot ahead of third placed Donal Cairns (24) with 39 pts, Junior Member Kevin Gallagher (8) continues to show much promise taking fourth place with 37 pts just pipping Ronnie Wiley (12) who had the same return and took 5th spot. The gross went to Darren Crawford with a very steady four over par round.

The nines went to Maurice Harkin (23) with 21 for the outward nine and to Don Callan (21) with 22 for the inward nine.

Thursday Club
The popular Thursday club weekly event has reached week nine in the second phase, last weeks event was played over 16 holes on the full course, not for the first time this year Michael Baldrick (16) headed the leader board with a remarkable return of 43 pts which converted to 40.5 nett and left him ahead of the in form Foncie McNally (14) who’s return of 42 pts was reduced also to 40.5 nett, third went to the steady Chris McDermott with 38 nett. This week’s competition is qualifying over 18 holes and is open to all members to play in. In the golfer of the year stakes Denis Porter narrowly leads the way on 112 pts with Michael Baldrick currently second on 111 pts with Ollie Mc Nally third on 81 pts.

Monday Club
The Popular Monday club saw 8 teams enter this week and was won by the three-man team of Patsy Rouse, Dermott Cairns and Patrick Kennedy with a fine total of 102 pts, with Jimmy Callan Danny McGinley, Jimmy Coyle and Frank Friel the runners up with 98 pts. The final day of the Monday Club is on Monday 16th April when the golf team event will be followed by a buffet and an evening of entertainment in honour of the long time Monday club John Joe Christy who recently passed away, all family, members and friends are invited to the evening.

St Patrick’s Day Competition
The final Saturday played of the mats was played on St Patrick’s Day and saw Liam Patton (17) romp home with an excellent 40 pts over the 15 holes in play, the runner up was his playing partner Foncie McNally (14) with 37 pts with Hugo McCusker (12) third also with 37 pts, Enda Kennedy took the gross with a three under par return of 33 pts.

Ladies Golf
The ladies season is also in full swing with the most recent event the Breast Cancer Charity Stableford and it went to Lorna Duffy (28) with 35 pts for the 15 holes Category one was won by Adeline Shiels with 28 pts and Category 2 went to Patricia Kelly with 32 pts.

Thur 29th March Week 10 Thur Club 18 holes (Q)
Sat 31st – B McNamee open (s/f)
Sun 1st April – The Joe McGarrigle Staying Alive Fund Team Classic – any combination.
Mon 2nd April- Monday Club
Tue 3rd April-Ladies -Easter Basket
Wed 4th April – Mixed Foursomes

The Voice of Ireland hopeful Jim Devine will provide the music at Sunday nights presentation of the Joe McGarrigle Staying Alive Fund Team Classic where there will be a fun Back to Back Competition between a Joe Select team, Christy’s Bar and the Golf Club everyone is welcome and there is a voluntary donation at the door for the fund.

The timesheet is posted for the Golf classic and open to both Ladies and Gents teams any Combination.

Tickets remain on Sale for the Great entertainment spectacle on Easter Sunday night 8th April when the brilliant “Flash Harry” make a welcome return to the club with their Queen Tribute show, this show recently sold out the Odyssey Arena in Belfast and is a must see, tickets are keenly priced at members £13 and visitors £15.

John Kelly Competition

John Kelly Competition – 24th March 2012

1st Mickey O’Neill (22) 42pts
2nd Mark Quinn (16) 40pts
3rd Donal Cairns (24) 39pts
4th Kevin Gallagher (8) 37pts BOT
5th Ronnie Wiley (12) 37pts
Gross Darren Crawford (3) 32pts
1st nine Maurice Harkin 21pts
2nd nine Don Callan 22pts

Captains Drive-in Results

Captains Drive In

Sunday 18th March 2012

1st Gary Duffy and Patricia Kelly 38pts

2nd Dennis Porter and Imelda Doherty 36pts

3rd Cahir Doherty and Rosaleen Doherty 35pts BOT

Gross Prize – Paul McGill and Norma Brogan 25pts

28 pairs played

RNLI – Ladies

RNLI – Tuesday 13th March 2012 – Ladies

Winner Norma Brogan (12) 31pts
Category 0 –24 Lauren Patton (15) 28pts
Category 25-36 Rachel Devenney (26) 30pts

Club Notes – 12th March 2012


Hopes are high in local golfing circles that an improvement in the weather will see the new golfing season getting underway as scheduled with the season’s opener “The John Kelly Stableford” on Saturday 24th March. The timesheet for this event will be available in the club from 7.30pm this Friday 16th March along with the timesheets for Sat 31st March and for the Joe McGarrigle Staying Alive Tund Team Classic on Sunday 1st April.

Plenty of golf has been possible in recent weeks as the off-season draws to a close, the main event saw the conclusion of The Super-Valu Springers league which went to the” 2 PR’S” in convincing fashion at the end leading from the front they eventually ran out the winners by a comfortable margin of 12 points, the team were William and Johnny Potts who accompanied Eric and Barry Reid, this was a further milestone for the Reid’s as they had earlier in the Winter teamed up to lift the Sperrin Springs Winter Cup, a very noteworthy double indeed.  The runners up in the event were the consistent squad of Michael Baldrick, Freddie Patterson, John Brolly and John Maxwell, with The Snooker Loops, namely Paul McLaughlin, Chris Timoney, Neil Alcock and Mickey O’Neill taking third place overall.  Please take note the Presentation for this competition will now take place on Friday 13th April at 8.30pm, there is a presentation buffet available to participants at 7.30 on the evening.

Thursday Club
The popular Thursday Club event has progressed to Week 7 of the second Phase and will finish with the final Day to Greencastle Golf Club on Thursday 26th April.
Results from week 6:
1st Kevin Keegan 42 pts 2nd Denis Porter 41 pts 3rd Oliver McNally 40pts
Week 7:
1st Aidan Corry 37 pts, 2nd Michael Baldrick 36.5 nett 3rd Chris McDermott 36.5 Nett.

Monday Club
It was with great regret and sadness that that we learned of the recent death of the founder and long time co-ordinator of the Popular Monday club John Joe Christy, John a former President of Strabane Golf club will be sadly missed by all that knew him, our heartfelt sympathies are extended to his Family.  A day in memory of John Joe has been arranged for Monday 16th April with golf followed by a buffet and a cabaret evening with many of the clubs favourite singers keen to pay their respects to a brilliant life long clubman.

Saturday Stableford
There was an excellent turnout for the last Saturdays 15 holes Stableford event with the winning score being posted by Oliver McNally (15) with 39 pts 2nd Kieran Martin (12) 38 pts and 3rd Liam Patton (17) with 38 pts also, the gross went to Conor Sharkey with 28 gross.

The previous weeks event went to Kevin Keegan (12) with 41 pts 2nd Declan Doherty (20) 38 pts 3rd Martin Gormley (14) 37 pts the gross went to Declan Lynch with 30 gross.

Ladies Golf
The ladies section held their opening day on Tuesday past with the traditional 10 holes 3 ball scramble opener, this was won by the team off Lisa Patton, Olive Reid and Donna Doherty with 27 pts, the runners up were Lauren Patton, Rachel Devenney and Mary Duffy with 25 pts with Dympna Doherty Maeve Corry and Laura McCay 3rd with 24 pts.

Junior News
The Junior Springers league has progressed past week 3
With Eoin O’Neill and Ryan McGowan leading the way in section (A) with 18 pts from Adam Cole and Shay Callaghan both on 16 pts.  In section (B) Aodhan Gallen has a commanding advantage and has a maximum haul of 30 pts with Patrick McGranaghan 2nd with 20 pts.

In Section C, Ross Gallagher is looking in good shape on 28 pts 10 clear of Marc Canning on 18 pts.

The new Captains Drive in takes place this coming Sunday proceedings on the course getting underway from 1pm please come along and support our Captains Sean MacIntyre and Noreen McNally in their upcoming year, there is entertainment in the club on Sunday night Mother’s Day with The Voice of Ireland star Jim Devine providing the Music at 8.00pm.

Tickets are still on Sale for the big entertainment bash on Easter Sunday Night with the amazing “Flash Harry” a great opportunity to see Europe’s top tribute band tickets are reasonably priced at members £13 and visitors £15.

Finally the new fixture booklet is now available at the clubhouse with all the ladies and gents schedule for the incoming year.

Captains Drive In

Over the last few years we have  started the year with a mixed competition.  This year will be no different!

Captain, Sean MacIntyre and Lady Captain, Noreen McNally are having their drive-in on Sunday 18th March – tee-off at 1pm. 
Come along and show you support, you could even treat yourself and have a bite to eat in the club house.

There will be a timsheet in operation, the tee has been booked from 1pm to 4pm. 

Note: any member who would like to play and doesn’t have a partner, get in touch with either Captain and they’ll do their best to get you fixed up.

The winners of 2012 Springers are ………


Congratulations to Eric Reid, Barry Reid, William Potts, Johnny Potts.
They won today’s sweep with a brilliant 111points, six points clear of the opposition.

Top 10 below, you can get the full table here

1 2 PR’s
2 4 Men This Year
3 Snooker Loops
4 Early Birds
5 Hard Workers
6 4 Sqaure
7 Duckhook, Shank & Slice
8 2 UP 2 Down
9 4 Tops
10 Eggheads

Presentation night is Friday 13th April.  Remember, Tommy is food is available, please contact him with your order.


The new fixture book will be out next week.

If you can’t wait that long we have uploaded fixtures up to the 31st May 2012.

Go into the Competition Tab and browse the Event Calender.

Knockavoe Teams Classic

Knockavoe Teams Classic – Sunday 27th May 2012

Thursday Club Away Day

Thursday Club Away Day – 26th April 2012

Well Being Clinic Ladies Open

Well Being Clinic Ladies Open – Tuesday 17th April 2012

Monday Sweep

Monday Sweep – 16th April 2012

Due to the final day of the Monday Club, the Monday Open has been cancelled.

BTW All members are welcome to play in the J.J. Team Event.

Easter Basket – Ladies

Easter Basket – Tuesday 3rd April 2012 – Sponsored by Donna’s Flowerbox Ltd

Winner Lorna Duffy (28) 38pts
Category 0-24 Dympna Doherty (17) 35pts
Category 35-36 Maeve Crowe (28) 33pts


Sponsored by Donna’s Flowerbox Ltd.


Joe McGarrigle Team Classic – Open

Joe McGarrigle Staying Alive Fund Team Classic – Sunday 1st April 2012

1st – Chris Timoney, Michael O’Neill, Paul McLaughlin, Neil Alcock – 109 pts
2nd – R.Daly, K.Connolly, K McCrystal, S.Daley – 107 pts
3rd – Liam Curry, Sean Devine, Sean Sweeney, Mark Sharkey – 105 pts

Nearest the pin – John Gallagher
Best society golfer – Declan Doherty.

Weekly Competition – Ladies

Weekly Competition – Ladies – 15 holes

Donegal & Friends Ladies Alliance

Donegal & Friends Ladies Alliance – 18 holes

Breast Cancer Charity

Tuesday 20th March – Breast Cancer Charity – 15 holes

St Patrick’s Day Singles

Saturday 17th March

Saturday Singles – 15 holes

Saturday Singles – 10th March 2012

1st Oliver McNally (15) 39pts
2nd Kieran Martin (12) 38pts BOT
3rd Liam Patton (17) 38pts
Gross Conor Sharkey 28pts


It’s that time of the year again!
We can put away our mats and get the clubs clean and shiny all ready for the new golfing season.

Last year we trialled putting the timesheets up on a fortnightly basis.  This seemed to work very well, so we are going to continue with it this year.

The timesheets will be going up on Friday 16th March @ 7.30pm in the bar, for competitions dated 24th March and 31st March 2012.

Saturday Singles – 15 holes

Saturday Singles – 3rd March 2012 – 15 holes

1st John Brolly (18) 40pts
2nd Ronnie Wiley (12) 36pts
3rd Ciaran Kelly (12) 35pts
Gross Garvin Godfrey (10) 25pts