Draw Winners 2012

2012 Draw Winners

1st – £3000     Orla & Patricia Coyle
2nd – £2000    Patsy Fulerton
3rd – £1000     Audrey Preston
4th – £500     Seamus McGarrigle
5th – £400     Sean Callaghan
6th – £300     Geraldine Diver
7th – £200    Aggie Devenney
8th – £100     Francis Harkin
9th – £100     Paul Duddy
10th – £100     John Quinn
11th – £100     John Wylie
12th – £100     Teresa McCauley – Newtowncunningham
13th – £100     Ned & Shane C/O DOE Strabane

2012 Draw Winners

2012 Draw Winners

1st – £3000     Orla & Patricia Coyle
2nd – £2000    Patsy Fulerton
3rd – £1000     Audrey Preston
4th – £500     Seams McGarrigle
5th – £400     Sean Callaghan
6th – £300     Geraldine Diver
7th – £200    Aggie Devenney
8th – £100     Francis Harkin
9th – £100     Paul Duddy
10th – £100     John Quinn
11th – £100     John Wylie
12th – £100     Teresa McCauley – Newtowncunningham
13th – £100     Ned & Shane C/O DOE Strabane

Wednesday Mixed

Wednesday Night Mixed – 26th September 2012

1st – Noreen McNally & Dennis Porter, Annette Pattton & Oliver McNally 17pts

2nd – Margaret Wolfe & Nicky Wolfe, Laura McCay & Eamon McCay 17pts BOT

8 Teams played

The final mixed competition is on Sunday 30th September, from 1 – 3pm, 15 holes greensomes.

Practicing on the Course

It has come to Council’s attention that there are a few golfers causing a lot of damage on the course by over practicing.
The rule of the club is that if you are practicing alone you can only use 2 balls to practice, if you are in a practicing with someone else then only one ball each is allowed.

It seems that there are a few who dropping 5 or 6 balls at the 150m markers and hitting into the green.  This is totally prohibited, any golfer caught doing this will have their handicap suspended.

Also chipping or putting onto greens with with more than 2 golf balls is also prohibited.

It is your course, so it is in your interest to make sure that the fairways and greens are not being damaged.

Club Notes – Monday 24th September

NICKY WINS HERALD OPEN ON COUNTBACK

Nicky Wolfe (9) showed a great return to form at the weekend taking the Strabane/Finn Valley Herald Open medal with an excellent 65 nett on a day when good scoring was at a premium, the sustained south east breeze again making conditions extremely difficult with the course playing regularly to its maximum length with only eight players in a field of 160 breaking par on the day.  A one over par second nine set Wolfe up for his big win just getting the verdict from the runner up Denis Porter (10) who had very uncharacteristically three putted the final green on his way to 65 nett also, in third place two further shots back was Martin Rouse (11) who has been in sparkling form lately, fourth was Peter McKee (16) also again on break of tie with his playing partner on the day Cahir Doherty (17) fifth, also with 67 Nett, Ryan McGowan took the gross with a good three over par round that has done him no harm in the Golfer of the Year merit table with one week to go, Ryan now leads his closest challenger Keith Patterson by five points. The nines on Saturday went to Chris McDermott (12) with 28 ntt for the first nine and Martin Finlay who had 30.5 for the second nine. The Captain in his presentation speech paid tribute to Mr Bernard Vaughan from the Herald for the stunning prizes once again put forward by his company.

W.J. Mc Cormack Open
Billy Doherty (17) took the weekly Thursday Open this week kindly sponsored by W.J Mc Cormack with a welcome return to form posting an excellent 42 pts again on a difficult day for good scoring, the runner up was the very consistent Peter Doherty (5) with 40 pts again both players were in the same fourball and had a good battle for the honours, in third came Dr Ciaran Kelly (12) the club Vice-Captain who seems to be getting his game in great shape for his Captains year in 2013 with some great scoring off late, beaten on break of tie on this occasion for 2nd place finishing with 40 pts. Not too many of the low handicappers were entered on the day and it was left for Robert Bell(14) to claim his first gross prize at Strabane with 24 gross pts!

Strabane Playclub Team Classic
There were 20 teams entered for the final team classic of the season with all the funds going to the local Strabane Playclub, with the main sponsors on the day being Customized Training Services.

The winners not for the first time were the team of Denis Porter (9) Kevin Keegan (15) Pat McAneny (17) and Joe Doherty (16) with an excellent total of 98 pts which was one clear of the runners up Freddie Patterson (5) Barry Patterson (10) Gerry Casey (14) and Donal Cairns (20) who had 97 pts.
Third went to Paul O’Neill, Brendan O’Neill , Lyndsay Boyd and Jimmy Henderson back on 92 pts the same total as fourth placed Oliver McNally, Noreen McNally, Frankie Connolly and Caroline Connolly.

Ladies Golf
The Ladies competition was reduced to 15 holes last Tuesday with Teresa Logue (31) taking this weeks honours with 29 pts, Category one went to Maeve Crowe with 26 pts and Category two was won by Geraldine McCrory with 29 pts.

In mixed golf the competition was down to 10 holes with players only allowed 3 clubs, the runaway winners were Sammy and Rachel Devenney who partnered Olive and Eric Reid to a brilliant 31 pts an amazing score in this format, the runners up Were Jennifer and Martin Rouse with Frankie and Caroline Connolly with 26 pts, next Sunday will see the final Mixed event of the season with the tee available from 1pm –3pm.

In girls Junior Golf the recent results were –
Kathleen Hoynes Competition

Cat 1 Abbey Maxwell
Cat 2 Megan mcGonagle
Cat 3 Megan McGettigan

Lady Presidents prize
1st Elena Byrne
2nd Aine Houston
3rd Orlagh Neeson

The presentations for these and any other outstanding junior competitions will take place this Friday evening at 7.30pm all parents are invited to attend.

There will be music and dancing in the club this Saturday night after the Sponsors Meal also on is the Clubs big £8000 draw night with a cool £3000 up for grabs for first prize, all promoters are asked to get any outstanding monies to the office ASAP, some tickets are still available for the draw and all club members are asked to have purchased one if possible.

The timesheet for the Captains Outing to Greencastle Golf Club is still posted and is nearly filled to capacity, members should note that due to a change in arrangements the meal will now be served at Greencastle.

Finally on a particularly sad note the death recently took place of Past Club Captain John Weir who was captain in 1976 our deepest sympathies are sent to his family may he rest in peace.

We were also deeply saddened on the death of life long social member Sonny Magee who passed away last week after a long illness, Sonny was a great member of the club who supported all our social functions especially dances, he was a regular on the snooker table and a great character, our sincere sympathies are sent to his wife Kathleen and all the family he will be sadly missed RIP.

MEMBERS PRIZE – Ladies Draw

MEMBERS PRIZE
TUESDAY 25th September 2012
ENTRY FEE £3.00

15 HOLES STABLEFORD
PLEASE SWIPE CARD BEFORE PLAY

10am
1 – Olive Turner, Imelda Doherty, Caren Corry
2 – Mary McCrory, Mary McGuigan
3 – Patricia Kelly, Geraldine Masterson

2.30pm
1 – Ben Friel, Alison Curry, Carole McFeeters
2 – Rita MacLochlainn, Monica McGettigan, Lady Captain Noreen
3 – Jean McGinley, Mary Gallagher

4pm
1 – Mandy Coyne, Rachel Devenney, Donna Doherty
2 – Adeline Shiels, Olive Reid, Teresa Logue
3 – Rosemary Wilson, Lorna Duffy, Mary Casey

5pm
1 – Shauna Stewart, Caroline Connolly, Catherine Neeson
2 – Jennifer Rouse, Laura McCay

Strabane/Finn Valley Herald Medal

Strabane/Finn Valley Herald Medal – Saturday 22nd September 2012

1st Nicky Wolfe (9) 65 BOT
2nd Denis Porter (10) 65
3rd Martin Rouse (11) 67 BOT
4th Peter McKee (16) 67 BOT
5th Cahir Doherty (17) 67 BOT
Gross Ryan McGowan (4) 72 gross
1st nine Chris McDermott  
2nd nine Martin Finlay  

WJ McCormack & Sons Open

WJ McCormack & Sons Open – Thursday 20th September 2012

1st William Doherty (17) 42pts
2nd Peter Doherty (5) 40pts BOT
3rd Ciaran Kelly (12) 40pts
Gross Robert Bell (14) 26pts

Leo Kavanagh Memorial Winter Cup 2012

The Leo Kavanagh Memorial

Winter Cup 2012

Sponsored by

 

The 2012 Winter Cup will run for 8 weeks from Sunday 21st October 2012 until Sunday 9th December 2012. The Draw for the first round will be made on

Wed 10th October 2012. No Entries can be accepted after this date.

 Format :-         Choose your own partner

Matches will be played based on ½ difference in handicaps.

Sections:-           There will be TWO sections (Low & High)

Each Section will be run using the Swish System of draws for each round
i.e. Top plays Top where possible

After week 6 the Top Two Pair from each section will play in the Semi-finals on week 7. The Final & play-off for Third & Fourth will be played on week 8

Those pairs remaining in the Sections after Week 6 will continue to play for 1st and 2nd in their respective sections 

Points:-               There will be 4 points for each match 
1 point for each NINE   2 points for the MATCH 

Entry:-      Entry Fee is £25.00 per pair. Each player to enter via Swipe Card on the 1st week (£12.50 each), if you have a floater on the first week please ensure you enter your ‘proper’ partner as well 

Please ensure that you have sufficient funds on your card 

Monies will be removed from the card of all those who have entered their name for the Winter Cup and have been included in the match draw for the first week of play

Presentation Date TBA
The Committee’s decision on all matters is Final

Golfer of the Year

Below is the Top 20 in this years Golfer of the Year.
With only 2 Saturday’s left in the competition all is to play for.

Remaining Fixtures:
22 September: Strabane/Finn Valley Herald Medal
29 September: Fletcher Golf Open

Golfer of the Year
1 RYAN McGowan 97
2 Mr KEITH Patterson 96
3 Mr PETER Doherty 84
4 Mr BEN Corry 81
5 Mr MICHAEL O’Neill 74
6 Mr AIDAN Corry 72
7 Mr GERARD Foley 72
8 Mr PAUL McGill 72
9 Mr GERRY Casey 72
10 Mr MARTIN McGrellis 70
11 Mr ANDREW Connolly 69
12 Mr CONAL Cooke 66
13 Mr CONOR Sharkey 66
14 KEVIN Gallagher 65
15 Mr MARTIN Rouse 65
16 Mr SEAN Forbes 62
17 Mr JOHN Langan 62
18 Mr ENDA Kennedy 59
19 Mr DECLAN Doherty 56
20 Mr RONAN Foley 54

Wednesday Mixed

Wednesday Mixed – 19th September 2012

1st – Rachel & Sammy Devenney, Olive & Eric Reid 31pts

2nd – Jennifer Rouse & Brian O Kane, Bernie O Kane & Martin Rouse 25pts

9 Teams played

Next week is the final week, team event using 2 clubs each and 1 putter between the team,   7 hole competition

Weekly Competition 15 Holes – Ladies

Weekly Competition 15 Holes – Ladies – Tuesday 18th September 2012

Winner Teresa Logue (31) 29pts
Category 0 – 24 Maeve Corry (22) 26pts
Category 25 – 36 Geraldine McCrory (31) 29pts

Club Notes – 18th September 2012

CORRY WINS MEDICARE OPEN

Aidan Corry (11) has been a model of consistency since his return to golf an he further enhanced his reputation with another excellent victory in Saturday’s Medicare Open, which like so many competitions was played in extremely breezy conditions with the three holes up the stretch of the River Mourne playing particularly difficult. In total there were five returns of 39pts with Corry’s 20pts on the back nine and a strong finish getting him the decision on break of tie from runner up, junior member Shay Callaghan (14) who continues to show much promise, Joe Elliot (17) took third place with Kevin O’Gorman (12) in fourth and Gerard Foley (20) in fifth spot. The gross went to Ben Corry (4) with a one over par 33pts, with the nines going to Jim Potts with 22 pts for the first nine and to Sean Elliot (18) with an impressive 24 pts for the back nine, in total 172 cards were taken out for the event.

Murphy’s On The Green Open
There was a decent midweek entry for the first ever Murphy’s On The Green Restaurant sponsored open with almost 80 entries. Coping best with the high winds on the day was Vice Captain,  Dr Ciaran Kelly (13) who was the comfortable three shot winner, an opening brace of birdies giving him a dream start and he held on well to record 39pts from the runner up Tommy Forbes (14) who was the best of several 36pts returns, Brian Haughey (14) took third for the second consecutive week with Damian McGranaghan taking the gross prize with 29 gross pts.

Ladies Golf
There was huge disappointment for the Ladies betterball team who lost out in the Tyrone and Fermanagh final in the final match on the final green going down by 20.5-19.5 overall to Killymoon G.C.

In the Ladies Foyle Hospice 15 holes competiton this week Olive Reid took the honours with 31 pts ,with the categories going to Rosemary Wilson with 27pts in Category 1 and to Alison Curry who had 30 pts to take category 2.

In Wednesday Nights mixed foursomes played off the Ladies indexes Lady Captain Noreen McNally partnered husband Oliver to another win with 27 pts, just pipping another husband and wife pairing Patricia and Dr Ciaran Kelly who were one shot further back. The mixed Foursomes is rapidly coming to a close with the fading evening light, it is anticipated that next week will be the final week for this season.

Donegal League Final
There was also disappointment for Damian McGranaghan’s Donegal Senior League squad who lost out to Rosapenna in Saturdays final at the Donegal venue going down by 6 matches to one having held a 5-2 lead from the home leg, Freddie Patterson being the clubs only winner on the day.

Matchplay Cups
The first of the match play cups was decided on Friday evening when Lisa Patton and Conal Cooke took the Worcester Cup defeating Lorna Duffy and Declan Lynch by 5/4 in the decider.

In the Jones Cup Sean Forbes will take on Peter Doherty in the final in what should be a very close contest, in the Gallagher Memorial Cup Aidan Corry will play young Eoin O’Neill whilst in the Lawson Cup Tommy Sharkey will play Jim Potts.

In the golfer of the year stakes a close finale is anticipated with Ryan McGowan currently leading the way on 97 pts two clear of Keith Patterson on 95 with Peter Doherty currently third on 84 pts, there are two more weeks to count in the standings.

In junior girls golf the latest competition was kindly sponsored by Claire’s hairdressing, the winner was Rachel McNally with Hannagh McCrory taking cat 1 and Orlagh Neeson second in this category. Eimear McNally with Emer Houston taking Category three with Megan McGonagle second in this one won category 2.

There is Music and Dancing in the club this weekend with The Jim Devine Band on Saturday night with the talented Forbes Sisters playing support at 10pm, admission is Members £2 and visitors £3 everyone very welcome.

A great day of sport will be on the screens on Sunday with Man United and Liverpool in the early kick off followed by the All Ireland Final with Donegal taking on Mayo.
Note that Donegal Jerseys are permitted to be worn for the occasion.

Fixtures
Thur 20th – WJ McCormack Open
Sat 22nd – The Herald Open
Sun 23rd – Strabane Play Club Team Classic
Tue 24th – Ladies Day

Members Prize – Ladies Draw

MEMBERS PRIZE
TUESDAY 18th September 2012
ENTRY FEE £3.00
15 HOLES STABLEFORD
PLEASE SWIPE CARD BEFORE PLAY

10am
1 – Olive Turner, Geraldine McCrory, Kathleen Hoynes
2 – Mary McCrory, Geraldine Masterson
3 – Patricia Kelly, Mary McGuigan

2.30pm
1 – Catherine Neeson, Margaret Bonner, Celia Russell
2 – Ben Friel, Lady Captain  Noreen, Carole McFeeters
3 – Alison Curry, Phyllis Gallagher
4 – Mary Gallagher, Maureen O’Donnell

4pm
1 – Mandy Coyne, Lorna Duffy, Mary Casey
2 – Adeline Shiels, Rachel Devenney, Mary Duffy
3 – Maeve Corry, Olive Reid, Abby Maxwell
4 – Rosemary Wilson, Teresa Logue, Margaret Duddy

5pm
1 -Norma Brogan, Lisa Patton, Caroline Connolly
2 – Lauren Patton, Laura McCay

Bridge Club News – Lessons for Beginners

The Bridge Club has started up again in the club, every Thursday night at 8pm.  Everyone Welcome

 

Garvin Godfrey and Frankie Houston will be providing bridge lessons
for beginners commencing on Monday 24th September at 8.00pm.
All beginners welcome.

Wednesday Mixed

Wednesday Mixed – 12th September 2012

1st – Noreen & Oliver McNally 27pts
2nd – Patricia & Ciaran Kelly 26pts

20 pairs played

Next Wednesday night – 3 club team competition, one club must be a putter.

Foyle Hospice Charity – Ladies

Foyle Hospice Charity – Ladies – 11th September 2012

15 holes

Winner Olive Reid (30) 31pts
Category 0 – 24 Rosemary Wilson (24) 27pts
Category 25 – 36 Alison Curry (25) 30pts

 

Club Notes – 11th September 2012

DEVINE TAKES DIXIES OPEN
Francie Devine (10) was the main prize winner in Saturdays Dixie’s Bar sponsored stableford event which again attracted a large field at Strabane, with over 175 cards being taken out, a steady outward nine of 19 pts looked like an ordinary round for Francie but an excellent inward effort saw him accumulate a further 23 pts despite a double bogey 6 at the 15th hole to return a winning 42 pts and see his handicap return to single figures. The runner up on the day was Senan Roarty (13) who by his own admission has been having a mediocre golfing season but he returned to form on Saturday to return an excellent 41 pts, third went to ever improving junior member Ciaran Neeson (12) with 40 pts thanks to a fine closing birdie three at the 18th, his playing partner Michael Baldrick (18) had stood on the 18th tee with 40pts on his card and four clear of Ciaran but a lapse in concentration saw him blank the final hole and he had to be content with fourth place as a result, the final nett prize went to Joe Curry (16) also with 40 pts, the gross prize went to the ever consistent Keith Patterson with a one over par 35 gross pts. The presentations for this competition will take place this Friday 14th Sept at 8.30pm sharp all winners or their representatives are asked to be in attendance.

J.D. PRINT OPEN
Thursday’s event was the J.D. Print Open which was played in testing conditions the strong breeze that prevailed for most of the day made good scoring pretty difficult, the winning card was returned late in the evening Francie Conwell (20) taking full advantage of the more benign evening conditions to record a winning 40 pts which just relegated Damian Carey (14) into second place, Brian Haughey (14) who had played in the mornings first fourball held on to take the visitors prize with third going to Conal Cooke (2) with 38 pts also, the gross went to Ryan McGowan with 32 gross pts, this presentation is also on Friday 14th September.

Monday Open
There was a relatively small turnout for the seasons final Monday Open which went to Dermott Corry (17) with 39 pts, the runner up was Eamon McGlinchey (17) also with 39 pts with Sean Elliot (18) in third with 38 pts, Patrick Kennedy took the gross with a one under gross round of 68 which transferred to 37 pts.

The popular J.J.’s team events will resume next Monday 17th September.

Owen Roes Team Classic
There was a brilliant turnout for Sundays teams classic organised by Owen Roes GAA Club with no fewer than 45 teams participating despite the inclement weather conditions on the day, the Club Captain Sean Macintyre congratulated Owen Roes for their tremendous effort in getting so many teams to play and for their marvellous array of prizes which he commented were the best seen at the club this year.

The winners of the event were the team of mostly “young guns” Conor Sharkey, Ryan McColgan, Caolan Crawford aided by Fred McShane who added a calming older influence to the side on their way to totalling a great score of 101 pts, which was good enough by two pts from the runners up Declan McColgan, Gerry McColgan, Aidy McDermott and Raymond McDermott with 99 pts, third went to Donal Cairns, Cathal McLaughlin, Gerry Casey and Paddy McCrossan with 96 pts ahead on break of tie from fourth placed Paul O’Neill, Brendan O’Neill, Martin Keys and Jimmy Henderson. The best placed all Ladies team were Mary Duffy, Donna Doherty, Rosemary Wilson and Olive Reid.

Ladies News
The Ladies final 18 holes competition for the season was played on Tuesday last when there was a good turnout for the Bertie Colhoun Cup.
The winner was Mandy Coyne (9) with an excellent 38 pts, the categories went to Rosemary Wilson Cat 1-33 pts and Cat 2 went to Mary McGuigan with 37 pts.

Congratulations to Jennifer Rouse who has secured the Ladies Golfer of the Year title for a second consecutive year a great achievement for someone relatively new to the game finishing on 57 pts three clear of second placed Bernie O’Kane.

Last Wednesday saw a great entry for the annual Sausage Sizzle event with 24 pairs competing. The winners were Lorna Duffy and Declan Lynch with 35 pts with Annette Patton and Oliver McNally in the runners up berth with 33 pts one clear of third placed Noreen McNally and Denis Porter.

Inter Club Teams
Pride of place this week goes to our Lawson Cup team, under the Captaincy of Aidan Coyle, who will take the trophy back to Strabane after a thumping 14.5- 1.5 win over Castlehume G.C in Sundays thrilling second leg at Strabane, trailing 12-4 from the away tie the home team battled strongly to close out all four matches to take the cup for the first time since 2009.

Not so good news for Garvin Godfrey’s O’Hare Cup team who relinquished their title also against Castlehume G.C. going down by 12-4 in Monday’s second leg, having led only 11-5 from the home tie a fortnight ago.

Other Club Notes
The new Thursday Club gets underway on Thursday 4th Oct with Tommy Forbes, Michael Doyle and Paul Armstrong looking after affairs for this season, all club members are most welcome to join.

Last Man Standing will get underway this Saturday the entry fee is £5 winner takes all. Entries should be left at the bar for the attention of Tommy Forbes.

There is a Traditional Music session in the clubhouse on Sunday evening at 6pm when the popular Craic Musicians plus their guests will be in attendance; all proceeds raised on the evening will be donated to Knockavoe School and resource Centre.

There is also music in the club on Saturday 22nd September with the “Jim Devine Band” with support from the “Forbes Sisters” this night is in conjunction with The Herald Newspaper and admission is only £2 for members and £3 for visitors late Bar.

Fixtures
Thursday 13th Sept – Murphy’s On the Green Open.
Sat 15th Sept – Medicare Open
Mon 17th – J.J’S Team event
Tue 18th – Ladies day 15 holes
Wed 19th – mixed foursomes 10 holes
Thur 20th – W J Mc Cormack Open

Monday Open

Monday Open – 10th September 2012

1st Dermot Corry (17) 39pts BOT
2nd Eamon McGlinchey (17) 39pts
3rd Sean Elliott (18) 38pts
Gross Patrick Kennedy (1) 37pts gross

Lawson Cup Winners

Congratualtions to Aidan Coyle’s Lawson Cup team who defeated Castle Hume G.C. yesterday to win the Lawson Cup.
Castle Hume lead by 12-4 after the first leg, but the Strabane played really well to win the home leg by 14½ to 1½ to seal the victory.

JD Print Open

JD Print Open – Thursday 6th September 2012

1st Francie Conwell (20) 40pts
2nd Damian Carey (14) 39pts
3rd Brian Haughey 38pts
Gross Conal Cooke (2) 36pts gross

Captain’s Outing to Greencastle

Captain’s Outing to Greencastle – Saturday 6th October 2012

1st Sean Sweeney 43pts BOT
2nd Eddie McHugh 43pts
3rd Liam Curry 43pts
4th John J Duffy 42pts
5th Liam McGinley 41pts
Gross Paul Gallagher 33pts

Wednesday Mixed – Sausage Sizzle

Sausage Sizzle – 5th September 2012

1st – Lorna Duffy & Declan Lynch 35pts
2nd – Annette Patton & Oliver McNally 33pts
3rd – Noreen McNally & Dennis Porter 32pts
23 pairs played

Next Wednesday, we are playing off the ladies index’s.

Timesheets going up Friday 7th September

Time-sheets for 3 weeks will be in the clubhouse on Friday night at 6.00pm .

15 September: Medicare Strabane Open
22 September: Strabane/Finn Valley Herald Medal
29 September: Fletcher Golf Open

Timesheets will be in the bar this Friday, 7th September, at 6.00pm

Bertie Colhoun – Ladies

Bertie Colhoun – Ladies – Tuesday 4th September 2012

Winner Mandy Coyne (9) 38pts
Category 0 – 24   Rosemary Wilson (24) 33pts
Category 25 – 36 Mary McGuigan (33) 37pts

Golf Notes – 4th September 2012

TEENAGER RYAN TAKES CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturdays Total Golf Club Championship needed a three way break of tie to decide the destination of this years title after three players returned best of the day 71 gross on an extremely difficult day for good scoring the strong cross breeze making it a great test of golf on the day. After a Count-Back the winner was declared as very promising teenager Ryan McGowan (4) this title a true testament to the enormous work and practice that he has added to his game in recent years and becoming the youngest ever Club Champion titleholder. Ryan reached the turn in a modest 2 over par but an excellent level par inward nine set him up to take the title from unlucky runner up Keith Patterson (5) who will regret a closing bogey 5 at the final hole, in third was Conal Cooke (2) who had reached the turn in one under par but a poor start by his standard to the back nine robbed him of his chance on the day.
In the Nett section there was also a blanket finish with no fewer than nine players equalling the best of the day 68 Nett, after much sorting and checking the winner was declared as Stephen Curry (11) who had got off to a horrible start finding himself 6 over par after only three holes but hung in there well to finish only 4 over par for the remaining holes, the runner up was John Doherty (18) with Kieran Martin (12) taking third place, the nines went to Declan Devine and Senan Roarty.

B.P Memorial Day
There was a brilliant turnout of Ladies and Gents for Sundays competition the Brian Patton Memorial with 169 cards being taken out of the day with a lot of visitors also in attendance to celebrate the memory of Strabane’s finest ever golfer, it was a magnificent sight on the course to see so many of Brian’s friends all in the commerative tee shirt on the day with over 120 people in total wearing this years selected colours and also helping to boost the charity funds on the day that all went to Macmillan Cancer Relief, great credit goes to Brian Cairns who organised this task so well.
The winner in the gents was a visitor from Silverwood Golf club Christopher Lamont (26) with 42 pts with John Gallagher (22) the runner up one shot back on 41 pts, third went to the consistent Keith Patterson (4) with 40 pts with Mark Neely (13) fourth also with 40 pts. The gross prizes went to Cathal Patton (5) with 34 gross pts beating Ben Corry (4) into second gross on break of tie.
In the Ladies Section Caroline Connolly was the winner with 36 pts.

India House Restaurant Open
There was a great midweek entry for Thursdays competition the India House Open Stableford with the win going to Fred McGavigan (6) with an excellent 41 pts, John Doherty (19) was the runner up with 39 pts with Jimmy Callan (11) in third also with 39 pts, the gross went to Patrick Kennedy with a level par 69.

Monday Open
The Monday Open competitions are shortly coming to an end for the season, this weeks event saw Ronan Foley (5) maintain his excellent recent form returning a winning 40 pts two clear of the runner up Terence McGranaghan (12) with Tommy Sharkey (19) third also with 38 pts, Conal Cooke took the gross prize with gross 71.

Classic Beauty Ladies Open
Last Tuesdays Ladies event was the Classic Beauty Ladies Open which was won in fine style by visiting player from Newtownstewart golf club Patricia McLaughlin (17) with 39 pts, the runner up was also a visiting player Sadie O’Kane (20) with 37 pts with Anne Sharkey (20) in third with 35 pts,

The gross went to Mandy Coyne (9) with 22 gross pts, the categories went to Helen McGaughey Cat 1 with 32 pts, Catherine Neeson (19) Cat 2 with 34 pts and to Roisin Corry (29) Cat 3 with 34 pts also, the nines were claimed by Bernie O’Kane and Geraldine McCrory.

Fixtures
Thur 6th Sept – J.D Print Open
Fri 7th Sept – Past Ladies Captains Day 11.00am-1.00pm
Sat 8th Sept – Dixie’s Bar Open S/Ford
Sun 9th Sept – Owen Roes Team Classic
Mon 10th Sept – Monday Open
Tue 11th Sept – Foyle Hospice-Ladies

Total Golf Club Championship

Total Golf Club Championship – Saturday 1st September 2012

1st Gross Ryan McGowan (4) 71 BOT
2nd Gross Keith Patterson (5) 71
3rd Gross Conal Cooke (2) 71
1st nett Stephen Curry (11) 68 BOT
2nd nett John A Doherty (18) 68 BOT
3rd nett Kieran Martin (12) 68 BOT
1st nine Declan Devine  
2nd nine Senan Roarty