Club Notes – Tuesday 2nd October 2012

CHIPPER THE WINNER

Chris “Chipper” McDermott(11) rolled back the clock on Saturday past to record a fine victory in the Fletcher Golf Open with an excellent 41 pts in breezy conditions.  Having looked set to win the previous week until a disastrous 15th hole Chris, made no mistake on this occasion closing out his round with a strong finish to take the honours by a shot from Eamon McGlinchey (17) who has been having a very successful first year, Cathal Patton (5) took third position with 38 pts with Paul Gallagher (8) taking fourth and Cathal McLaughlin taking fifth both with 38 pts also, Saturdays gross prize went to Stephen McCay (5) with 32 gross pts, the nines went to Mickey Neeson with 22 pts for the outward nine and to Neil Alcock who had 21 pts for the inward nine, the presentation for this event is on Fri 5th October at 7.30pm sharp.

With none of the leading contenders in the race for the Golfer of the Year title things remained as they were with Ryan McGowan adding to his impressive golfing C.V taking the title to add to his recent club championship win, Keith Patterson finished second with Peter Doherty in third position.

What’s on your Wall Open
The club Captain Sean MacIntyre showed a welcome return to form in Thursdays Open event, kindly sponsored by local Company, What’s on Your Wall, Sean’s return of 43 pts was an excellent total on the day and was good enough by a shot from the in form Robert Bell (13) who in turn was a further shot ahead of third placed Kevin McGinley (11) with 41 pts, the gross went to Peter Doherty (5) with 31 gross pts.

Final Mixed Event
Sunday last saw the final Mixed Greensomes event of the year and was dominated by husband and wife duos, the winners were the combination of Olive and Eric Reid with 38 pts over the 15 holes in play, two clear of the runners up Caroline and Frankie Connolly with 36 pts, much credit and thanks is extended to Caroline and Frankie for all their hard work in looking after all the mixed events over the golfing season, they were run most professionally and had great variety for the players. In third place in Sunday’s event were Noreen and Oliver McNally who are always the pair to beat in this format they finished with 35 pts.

The popular Thursday Club phase one will begin this Thursday 4th October, the weekly entry is £3.50, which includes 2’s and the joining fee, is £5.00 all members are invited to join, there are no major changes in rules from last year.

CLUB DRAW
The club draw took place on Saturday night in the clubhouse.
1st Orla & Patricia Coyle £3000
2nd Patsy Fullerton £2000
3rd Audrey Preston £1000
4th Seamus mcGarrigle £500
5th Sean Callaghan £400
6th Geraldine Diver £300
7th Agnes Devenney £200
£100 Frances Harkin, Paul Duddy, John Quinn ,John Wylie ,Teresa McCauley and Ned & Shane (DOE)

Again a massive thank-you to all who supported our draw.

The Captains Outing is this Saturday to Greencastle Golf Club with 140 players down to play, everyone is asked to be in good time for their tee off time with such large numbers, the meal will also be served in Greencastle.
Greencastle Golf Club are swapping with Strabane and using our facilities for the day, to accommodate this the first tee is booked from 9.00am-2.00pm.  The presentation of the Captains Outing will back in Strabane at around 10pm, there is music on the night with the brilliant Jim Devine Band at 10.45pm admission is free and everyone is very welcome to attend.

Finally well done to all involved in last Sunday mornings Strider Cup where the clubs over 35’s played their younger counterparts in a charity event played similar to the Ryder Cup, the competition finished in a very tense tie with both teams trying to claim victory on technicalities, the real winner however in this was the selected charity The Oscar Knox Appeal which is better off so far to the tune of £490, Tommy Forbes and a few of the younger club members are organising an Acoustic night on Friday 26th October for the same charity appeal with some great acts already confirming their appearance.

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