Club notes 7th August 2012


Declan Doherty (19) has shown a marked improvement in form over the summer months and this continued on Saturday when he took the Strabane Training Services Open with a fine total of 42 pts which on the day was two clear of the runner up Andrew Connolly (12) with 40 pts in third place Ronan Foley (7) continued his remarkable run of form posting another excellent total of 39 pts, Michael Etherson (13) took fourth place with 39 pts also with fifth going to Sean Forbes (6) with 38 pts, the gross went to Patrick Kennedy (2) with a three over par round, the nines went to Ryan McGowan with 22 pts for the first nine and to Martin Patton (13) who took the second nine with 21 pts.

Coronation Cup
The winners of this years Coronation Cup betterball were Denis Porter and Kevin Keegan with 47 pts just eclipsing their playing partners Oliver McNally and Joe Doherty on break of tie.

Strabane Plumbing Services Open
There was a brilliant mid week entry for Thursdays Strabane Plumbing Services Open, kindly sponsored by Paul Forbes, the winner making a welcome return to form was Martin Patton (15) with an excellent 44 pts which won by a single shot from Stephen McCay (6) who returned a notable one under par round that converted to 43 pts, third place went to very promising junior member Eoin O’Neill (10) who has gone to singles figures for the first time thanks to his round of 40 pts, Enda Kennedy (+1) took yet another gross prize with another superb four under par round, the best visitor went to Sean Boyle (8) with 37 pts.

Monday Open
This week Monday Open went to the afore mentioned Ronan Foley (6) who continued his excellent showing returning a good 41 pts on this occasion to win on break of tie from Dermott Cairns (17) with Roger Campbell (7) from Ballybofey in third also with the same total of 41 pts, the gross went to Conal Cooke with 35 gross pts.

The Monday Open results for Monday 16th July were first Seamus McPhilemy (24) with 45 pts, second went to Fred McGavigan (7) with 42 pts with Sean McGonagle (13) in third with 40 pts, the gross went to Enda Kennedy with 36 gross pts.

Ladies Golf
The latest ladies competition was the Knockavoe School weekly event and it went to Lorna Duffy (26) with 37 pts, Bernie O’Kane took Category 1 with 35 pts with category 2 going to Caroline Connolly also with 35 pts.

The golfer of the year status in the ladies branch looks like a two way shoot out between Jennifer Rouse last years winner and Bernie O’Kane with three counting events remaining both ladies are level on 54 pts.

Inter Club Golf
A few notable successes in inter club golf this week with the Ladies Tyrone & Fermanagh betterball team advancing to the final of their competition wrapping up their semi-final with neighbours Newtownstewart on Wednesday last.  In mens golf Aidan Coyle’s Lawson Cup team have also advanced to the final overturning a 12-4 deficit from the away leg to win 18.5-13.5 overall they will now meet Castlehume in the final. Garvan Godfreys O’Hare Cup team have also reached their final after defeating Newtownstewart convincingly in this weeks semi-final taking the home leg by 15-1 to add to the 8.5 pts gained in last weeks away tie.

Junior News
Junior Captains Day
will take place this Friday with Category 1 at 10.30am and Category 2 and 3 at 11.00am, the cost for the day is £5 per player which includes lunch, all players are asked to be in good time for the event, parents are very welcome to come along to the presentation in the evening.

There is music and dancing in the clubhouse on Saturday night at the presentation of the Foyle Hospice Team Classic which will take place at 10.00pm sharp, music is by “Spare Parts” and admission is by way of voluntary donation to the Hospice –  All welcome.

Thur 9th – Foothills Restaurant Open
Fri 10th – Junior Captains Day
Sat 11th – Fir Trees Hotel Open
Mon 13th – Monday Open
Tue 14th – Ladies Day
Wed 15th – Mixed event

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