Club Notes – 18th September 2012


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.

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

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