Club Notes – 8th May 2012

Noel McCrory wins Modern Tyres Medal

The May Monthly Medal sponsored by Modern Tyres was the big event at Strabane last weekend, with the honours going to 15 handicapper Noel McCrory, whose early morning return of nett 65 held on throughout the day to win by one shot.  Despite a triple bogey 6 at the par three 12th hole, Noel battled well to finish strongly and take the top prize of the day.  The runner up was the very consistent Conor Sharkey (7) who’s game has come on leaps and bounds in this past year and his nett 66 gave him second and saw his handicap reduced to a new low of six.  Third on the day also with 66 nett was Junior Convenor Kevin Neeson (13) with Pat Corry (10) taking fourth also with 66 nett and Jim Harley (19) taking the final nett prize a shot further back on 67 nett, the gross prize went to Freddie Patterson (6) with an excellent 72 gross, the nines prizes went to Ben Corry for his first nine and to Dermott Corry for his second nine, the C.S.S. for the event was 69.

Thursday Open
There was a good turnout for the first of this seasons Thursday Opens with almost 100 cards being taken out, the winner on the day was the rapidly improving Aiden O’Neill (23) with a very good score of 42 pts, a nice recent sporting double for him as he coached the St Mary’s Boys soccer team to their historic Primary Schools Northern Ireland Cup success a fortnight ago, in second place on the day was Brian Forrester (19) with 40 pts with Kieran Martin in third also with 40 pts the gross went to Kieran Doherty (6) with 33 gross points.

Tennents Open
Monday’s Bank Holiday Tennents Open was a near washout with heavy rain and strong wins making play almost impossible and indeed it was surprising that the event went ahead with only 28 participants.  Fresh from his gross winning total on Thursday was Kieran Doherty (6) who this time topped the leader board with a brilliant 38 pts in the conditions, the other nett prizes went to Rory Mangan (21) and Colin Stevenson (14) both visitors and they both finished on 37 pts, on a crazy day for golf the Gross went to Damian Carey (12) with 17 gross pts the C.S.S on the day was 71.

Ladies Golf
In Ladies Golf, Lorna Duffy (27) has been having an excellent season to date and she again took the top prize in last Tuesday’s McMillan Cancer Relief charity event with a fine total of 40 pts, category one went to Mandy Coyne (10) with 37 pts and category two went to Monica McGettigan (25) with 36 pts.

Last weeks mixed greensomes was a betterball team event and was won by the quartet of Carole McFeeters and Oliver McNally who partnered Dympna Doherty and Pat McAneny to first place.

Inter Club Golf
Congratulation to Senan Roarty’s Jimmy Bruen team who qualified in third place in Sundays Qualifying at Omagh Golf Club, in a nail biting finish the team got in by a single shot despite not having one of their better days and still will have high hopes for the match play stages when they will face Roe Park from Limavady.

Kevin mcGinley’s Phair Cup team also had a favourable result in their away leg with Aughnacloy G.C winning the tie by 11.5 pts to 4.5 and will be overwhelming favourites to progress to the next round.  Not so good news for our Donegal League team who crashed out to Letterkenny Golf Club on Monday last, Ciaran Kelly’s charges held only a slender lead from the home leg and on an awful day for golf were unable to uphold their advantage despite a few good performances from the team.

Club Match play events
The club Match play entry sheets are now on display with all the draws for the various competitions due to take place this week.

The next two weeks timesheets are available at the bar on Friday evening from 6.30pm.

The Frylite Senior Scratch Cup takes place this Sunday 13th May with entries being taken up until Friday 11th.

Fixtures
Thur 10th May – T.Oscar Rollins Stableford
Sat 12th May – Sport Centre Open (Blue Markers)
Sun 13th May – Frylite Senior Scratch Cup
Mon 14th May – Monday Open
Tue 15th May – Georgina Gregg-Ladies
Wed 16th May – Mixed Greensomes

Finally our sincere condolences to member of staff Libby Houston, and to all her family, on the recent death of their Mother, Teresa Woods.
May she rest in peace.

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