Club Notes – 24th April 2012

Gerard Foley (21) took the honours in Saturdays big event the JKC Specialist Cars sponsored Stableford with an eye catching score of 43 pts which on a day when scoring was difficult with the breeze and tricky greens was a brilliant effort and good enough on the day by three clear shots. Despite a blank hole at the index one 3rd hole, Gerard still managed to pick up 23 pts for the outward nine and coupled with a very strong finish posted the early morning score that was never likely to be bettered. The runner up on the day was also one of the very early starters Michael Kelly (10) showing his best form in sometime to accumulate a solid 40 pts relegating Declan Doherty (20) into third place on break of tie, fourth went to Lindsay Boyd (24) with 39 pts with Barry Callaghan (18) taking the final nett prize also with 39 pts.  The gross went to a lad very much in form at the moment, Fred Daly team member, Ryan McGowan (5) with 33 gross pts, the nines went to Gerry Casey (16) who took the outward nine with 23 pts and to Martin McGrellis who took the homeward nine with 21 pts.

A good turnout of 29 teams lined up for Sundays team classic in support of local soccer team, Strabane Athletic Club, which was played in a very mixed bag of weather conditions making scoring once again relatively low for this type of event.  The winners were Aidan Corry, Oliver Creswell, Francie Conwell and Liam McDevitt with 93 pts, with the experienced team of Terry Doherty, Kieran McBride, Mark Rouse and Gerard Walsh with 91 pts which finished just ahead of the third placed all single figure handicap quartet of Aidan Boyle, Stephen McCay, Paddy McCrossan and Ronnie Wiley.
Closest to the pin at the last hole went to Ryan McGowan who glided a nine iron into two feet.
The Captain Sean MacIntyre congratulated the local soccer team on their brilliant achievements so far gaining successive promotions in their first two years and also reaching the upcoming cup final, he wished them continued success in their efforts to put Strabane back firmly on the Regional soccer map.

Monday Open
The popular Monday Open resumed on Monday with a decent turnout of 56 players participating.  The score of the day was compiled by Paul Bogle (15) who showed a brilliant return to form with an excellent 43 pts, with Conor Sharkey (8) in the runner up berth with 41 pts and Damian McGranaghan (6) in third with 39 pts with Paddy Kennedy (1) taking the gross with a fine level par round.

Thursday Club Week 13
Brian Brolly took the final home leg of the Thursday club with a relatively moderate 35 pts, with Eugene Patton the runner up also with the same total and Liam McCool third also with 35 pts.

Non- Thursday club participants however returned the best rounds of the day with new member John McGettigan firing a fine total of 42 pts despite three blank holes! Patsy Rouse has started the season most consistent and he took the runners up spot in this category with 40 pts

The final day to Greencastle Golf club is this Thursday 26th April, all players attending are requested to be fully paid up and in good time for their tee off time, the presentation will take place back at the clubhouse at approximately 8.30 pm, the golfer of the year title went to Michael Baldrick with 157 pts with Denis Porter the runner up with 117 pts and Oliver McNally third with 100 pts.

Mixed Greensomes
There were 15 pairs for last Wednesdays Mixed Greensomes event with Annette Patton partnering Denis Porter to a winning 35 pts, Denis third consecutive winning combination in the competition, the runners up were Caroline and Frankie Connolly with 33 pts.

Continued good luck to regular Club entertainer, Jim Devine, who has reached the final of The Voice of Ireland a fabulous achievement!
The Final will be shown live on the big screens at the club on Sunday evening from 6.30pm please get behind our local man and vote for him on Sunday, his new single The Dance is also available for download on  iTunes.

Sat 28th April – Caffe Fresco Stableford
Sun 29th Special – Olympics Team Classic
Mon 30th – Monday Open
Tue 1st May – Ladies Macmillan Cancer Relief
Wed 2nd – Mixed Greensomes


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