Club Notes – 18th April 2012

JIMMY CLAIMS ONE FOR THE VETERANS

Veteran player Jimmy Henderson (25) claimed a victory for the clubs senior golfers with a fine victory in Saturdays PG Mc Gillion Motors Stableford Open which attracted another huge entry with almost 200 competing on a day when the course was playing at its full length the North Westerly breeze keeping good scores to a minimum with only nine players managing to break par on the day. A blistering front nine of 24 pts laid the foundations for Jimmy’s winning round and despite a few hiccups on the back nine in the conditions he held his nerve with a solid finish to accumulate his winning total. The runner up on the day was Stephen Curry (12) who showed a very welcome return to form to post a creditable 40 pts, with Nicky Wolfe (10) also featuring for the first occasion in some time with a good 39 pts which brought him back to single figures.

Martin Rouse (11) has shown some good early season form and his total of 37 pts was good enough for fourth spot with Damian Carey (12) fifth also with 37 pts. The gross prize went to Fred Daly team member Ryan McGowan (5) with an excellent gross total of 34 points, which was just two over par on the day. The nines prizes went to Michael Baldrick (16) who had 21 pts for the first nine and to Michael McColgan (25) who accumulated 20 pts on the more difficult back nine. The presentation for this event is on Friday 27th April at 8.30 sharp!

Thursday Club
There was a season’s best entry for last weeks Thursday club event with almost 80 cards being taken out. The winner on the day was the very consistent Frankie Gallagher (8) with an excellent total of 41 pts, Jimmy Coyle (21) continues to play great golf well in his eighties and he took second spot with 39 pts with Jimmy Henderson (25) showing signs of what was to come with 37 pts to take third.

The non-Thursday club members were headed on the day by Kieran Doherty (12) with 40 pts with Mark Rouse (22) second with 39 pts.

The golfer of the year title was secured by Michael Baldrick who moved on to an unassailable 144 pts with Denis Porter the runner up with 117 pts, Oliver McNally looks like holding on to third place on 91 pts. This Thursday is the last week played at home with the final away day to Greencastle on Thursday 26th April, the timesheet is posted for this day, members are welcome to attend with the day costing £35.

Monday Club
There was a good turnout for this weeks Monday club final day which was dedicated to the memory of long time Monday club co-ordinator John Joe Christy, the winners were Seamus McPhilemy, Foncie McNally, Paddy McGarrigle and Gerry Quinn with 98 pts, the runners up with 97 pts were Hugo McCusker, Eugene Patton, John Shiels and Jimmy Henderson, with Senan Roarty, Club Captain Sean macIntyre, Brian O’Kane and Club President Paddy O’Kane in third with 96 pts.

Lady Captain’s Charity
The Lady Captains charity event played on Easter Tuesday with the proceeds going to Muscular Dystrophy. The winner was Jennifer Rouse with 38 pts, with Catherine Neeson taking category one and Lorna Duffy taking category two both with 34 pts.

Last weeks mixed foursomes saw 16 pairs competing and saw Annette Patton partner Denis Porter to victory with 24pts Caroline Connolly and Sean Sweeney took second spot with 21 pts.

Our Ulster Fourball team under the guidance of Captain, Michael Kennedy have it all to do after the first leg of their match with Galgorm Castle going down by 5 matches to nil and a considerable holes deficit, the return leg is this Sunday at Strabane and it is hoped the team can bounce back.

Junior Coaching for girls continues on Friday evenings at 7.00pm.

Continued good wishes to golf club regular singer Jim Devine who has reached the Semi-Final of the Voice of Ireland with another brilliant performance on Sunday night past, please tune in and give Jim a vote this Sunday on RTE at 6.30 when Jim will attempt to reach the final of this prestigious show.

Best wishes are extended to Club member Pat McDaid who is currently recovering in hospital; we all wish you a speedy recovery.

Fixtures:
Thursday 19th April- Thursday Club week 13
Saturday 21st – JCK Cars open Stableford
Sunday 22nd – Strabane AFC Team Classic
Monday 23rd – Monday Open Stableford.
Tuesday 24th – Ladies Camus Cup
Wed 25th – Mixed Greensomes

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