Club News – 3rd April 2012


There was a packed weekend of action in local golf at Strabane at the weekend with The B Mc Namee Open on Saturday and the first major Golf classic of the year The Joe McGarrigle Staying Alive team event on Sunday past.

Saturdays event once again saw an excellent entry with in excess of 170 players taking out cards, the honours on the day went to Ronan Foley (8) who has lately been showing signs of a return to the form that proved him to be one of the clubs most promising juniors a few years ago; his excellent round of one over par converted to a winning total of 43 pts which relegated the very consistent Aidan Corry (12) into second place with a solid return of 42 pts third went to Jimmy Callan (10) with 41 pts with Frankie Gallagher (9) fourth with 40 pts the same total as fifth placed Martin McGrellis (15), the gross went to Enda Kennedy(scr) with an excellent three under par total of 39 pts despite a couple of dropped shots on the back nine, the nines prizes went to Sean Forbes and Michael Kelly.


Twenty-six teams in total went to post for Sundays Joe McGarrigle Staying Alive Fund Team Classic with some very impressive totals being returned.

The winners were Neil Alcock, Chris Timoney, Paul McLaughlin and Mickey O’Neill with a most impressive 109 pts total which was good enough by two strokes from the Visiting team of R.Daley, S.Daley, K. Mc Crystal and K. Connolly with 107 pts with Mark Sharkey, Sean Sweeney, Liam Curry and Sean Devine taking third with 105 pts, the best Society golfer return was made by Declan Doherty with John Gallagher taking the prize for nearest the pin at the 18th hole.

There was a fantastic night of entertainment and a great crowd for the presentation with a tie being a very fair result for the Back to Back Challenge between The Golf Club and The Joe McGarrigle select teams, a big thank you to all the wonderful acts that took part and to Jim Devine who gave up his time to provide the Music for the night! A very impressive total for the day was added to the fund for Joe and we all wish him all the very best with his major battle in the coming months.

The Monday Opens got underway on Monday past with Patsy Wilson (20) taking the honours with an excellent 42 pts one ahead of the runner up Keith Patterson with 41 pts and Ronnie Wiley third also with 41 pts a round that got of to a wonderful start Ronnie holing his second shot at the first hole.


Last weeks Thursday club was a qualifying event open to all members and saw Dr Paul Armstrong take first place with 42 pts with Fred McShane the runner up with 41 pts and Keith Patterson with 40 pts in third, congratulations to Keith who had the new seasons first hole in one with a perfect six iron shot at the 16th hole. The days best score was recorded by Joe Curry with an excellent total of 43 pts to take the visitors prize.

The final day of the Thursday club 2012 is to Greencastle Golf club on 26th April and the timesheet for the day will be available from this week.

Ladies Golf
Tuesday’s Ladies event was played over 15 holes and went to Heather Mitchell with 32 pts; Category one was claimed by Ann Sharkey with 31 pts and Category two went to Margaret Bonner with 28 pts.

Junior’s news
The Junior Springers leagues sponsored by Subway Strabane concluded last week with the main matchplay title going to Shay Callaghan who defeated Ryan McGowan in a very close final encounter, Jordan Arthur finished in third place in the event, in Section (B) Aidan Gallen maintained his advantage to run out the winner for Patrick McGranaghan the runner up and Ethan Corry in third. In section (C) Ross Gallagher was the resounding winner with Rhys Logue second and Paul Doherty and Marc Canning in a tie for third place.

The final days singles event went to Connor mcCool.


Some tickets still remain for Easter Sundays big event which sees the return of the amazing “Flash Harry” Without any doubt Europe’s top tribute Band bringing all the Magic of Queen to Strabane, this is a must see event and a night not to be missed, tickets are priced at £13 for members and £15 for visitors.

Thursday 5th April Thursday club 18 holes qualifying
Sat 7th April Daly’s Topaz Open Medal
Mon 9th Easter Monday Open
Tue 10th Lady Captains Charity
Wed 11th Mixed Foursomes

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