Golf Notes – 4th December 2012


After last weeks forced cancellation the Sperrin Springs Winter Cup has now reached the semi-final stages after Sundays play was able to proceed albeit on the temporary Winter Greens due to the early morning frost.

The leading qualifiers from Section (A) were Paddy O’ Kane and Senan Roarty who got the better of Aidan Boyle and John McGettigan to head the table with five straight victories, their semi-final opponents will be Dermot Corry and Club Captain Sean MacIntyre who finished their league campaign very strongly to grasp their semi-final position.
The other semi-final will be between Stephen McCay and Ciaran Duffy who were also unbeaten throughout the qualifying stages and their opponents Paul and Brendan O’Neill who despite losing on the opening week battled on to eventually top their group taking an impressive 4 points from Sundays match with long time leaders Cathal mc Laughlin and Joe Roulstone.
There are also continuing group prizes to be secured with the presentation of this year’s event scheduled for Saturday 22nd December where a presentation buffets is available for all players and club members who wish to attend.

The recent wet spell of weather has saw play now confined to the mats and off winter tees, Saturday entries have stayed relatively steady with 70 entries.
Last weekend, the winner was Michael Baldrick with an impressive 39 pts over the 15 holes in play; the runner up was Kevin Keegan with 38pts with Paul McLaughlin third also with 38 pts the gross prize went to Paul McGill who was level par for his round. There were 3 eagle 2’s recorded in Saturdays play with Gerry Quinn at the 17th hole, John Duffy at the 18th hole and Ryan McGowan at the 15th hole all holing their second shots!

The previous Saturday Competition winner was Dermott Corry with 41 pts with Seamus McPhilemy the runner up with 39 pts and Danny Duffy in third with 37 pts, the gross on this occasion went to Keith Patterson with 30 gross pts. 

Thursday Club
After an enforced break due to the conditions the Thursday Club resumed last week with Oliver McNally picking up his second win with an impressive 39 pts, runner up was Martin Finlay with 38 pts with Liam McCool 3rd also with 38 pts, Denis Porter continues to lead the golfer of the year table but only by two pts from Pascal McGillian.

There were 9 teams involved in the latest Monday club competition with the winners being Jim Arbuckle, Pascal McGillian, Maurice Harkin and Jimmy Duncan with 93.5pts.
The final day for the John Christy Memorial Trophy will be Monday 17th December with a meal and entertainment to follow.

Junior Boys Golf
The John Duffy Junior Boys Winter Cup has also reached the semi-final stages with Shay Callaghan playing Hayden McNamee and Caolan Crawford playing Kevin Gallagher in the deciders.
In Category two Paul Doherty narrowly leads the way on 28pts with Adam McElwee on 26 pts and Rhys Logue in third on 24 pts.

The Ladies Club dinner and presentation is in the club on Friday night with music from Anthony Redstone.
Saturday night is the first of our Christmas party nights with music from The Forbes Sisters and the brilliant Jim Devine Band.
Don’t miss the annual Strabane Concert Brass evening on Sunday 23rd December.
The Mr Men will be in the club on Boxing night with “Friends” providing the music for our New Years Eve Party.

A full list of Christmas of festive entertainment is available on the notice board or on the club web-site or Facebook page.

Also please note the annual Club A.G.M is on Thursday 13th Dec at 8pm.

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