Club News – 9th October 2012


There was a mass exodus from the club on Saturday last with no fewer than 137 members travelling to Greencastle Golf Club CO. Donegal for Sean MacIntyre’s Captains Outing with the members of Greencastle travelling to Strabane to have their day out on the Ballycolman course.

On a relatively calm and dry day on the seaside course the scoring was predictably good with no fewer than 40 players either equalling or bettering the par of the course. The popular winner on the day was Sean Sweeney (23) one of three players who recorded 43 pts and getting the decision thanks to a sparkling back nine performance, the runner up was Eddie McHugh (13) with Liam Curry (11) in third place, the gross winner was Paul Gallagher with a three over par round, John J Duffy took fourth place with 42 pts with Liam McGinley in fifth with 41 pts.

The Captain thanked everyone from Greencastle Golf for their tremendous hospitality and to all who made the day such a success.

Thursday Club
This years Thursday Club got underway on Thursday in very pleasant conditions and 55 players competing Only 15 holes were in play due to the heavy underfoot conditions although the scoring was particularly good, Oliver McNally (16) led the field home with an excellent 39 pts a point clear of the runner up Denis Porter (9) and Pascal McGillian (24) both with 38 pts.

Monday Club
Thankfully conditions were much better than the previous two Mondays for the Monday teams event, the winners were Jim Arbuckle , Pascal mcGillian, Seamus McPhilemy and Jimmy Duncan with 94 pts, the runners up were Denis Porter, Jim Wasson, George Turner and Hugh Casey one point further back.

Matchplay events
Double congratulations to Sean Forbes this week who not only won the Jones Cup defeating Peter Doherty 4/3 but also had a hole in one in the process acing the par three 12th hole.

Congratulations also to Eoin O’Neill who took the Gallagher Memorial Trophy with a good win over Aidan Corry.

Thursday 11th Oct –Thursday club week 2
Saturday 12th Oct- Modern Man open.
Sunday 13th Mixed Greensomes 1pm-3pm
Monday 14th Monday Teams
Tuesday 15th Ladies Autumn League.

The entry sheet for this year’s winter cup is now posted on the notice board with the draw due to take place next Wednesday 17th Oct.

Knockavoe School are hosting their annual talent night on Friday 19th October in the clubhouse at 8.30 pm everyone is welcome to this brilliant night.

Strabane Concert Brass are holding a charity concert in the clubhouse on Sun 21st October at 7pm with all the proceeds on the night going to the Local Alzheimer’s Group.

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