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

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