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RECORD ENTRY FOR MENINGITIS RESEARCH CLASSIC

 

There was A record entry for a team classic at Strabane on Sunday past when an unbelievable 63 teams lined up for the inaugural Meningitis Research Trust Team Classic a total of 252 golfers in all

Which was a  fitting response for the very hard working committee, who put the event together with marvellous prizes and unequalled sponsorship,

The final total raised was in excess of £13,000, which is also a new record amount for a team classic on the Ballycolman links.

The winners of the event were team classic specialists Freddie Patterson, Michael Baldrick, John Brolly and newcomer the fast improving John mcMemamin with a total of 109 pts, which just got up on the line from long time clubhouse leaders Eoin O’Neill, Brian Boyle, Pat O’Neill and Brian Haughey who accumulated 108 pts, in third place were Martin McDermott, Jimmy Callan Kieran O’Neill and Kevin Connolly with 107 pts, fourth went to Eamon and Laura McCay who teamed up with Frankie and Caroline Connolly for 105 pts, in fifth were Denis Porter, Kevin Keegan, Joe Doherty and George Turner with 104 pts the final team prize going to G Curran, D.Hinds, S. Sommers and R. Godfrey from City of Derry with 103 pts. Club Captain Dr. Ciaran Kelly congratulated the organising committee led by Sean Devine on their tremendous work in making the event such a success and added that he hoped the competition would become a major feature on the fixture list in years to come.

 

Strabane Electrics Open

There was another huge entry for Last Saturdays Strabane Electrics competition when 183 cards were taken out.

The event was won by early morning starter Damian Carey (12) who standing on the last tee would not have expected to be in the days prize frame until after a good drive he proceeded to hole his second shot for a welcome Eagle two which gave him a further five points at the hole and a winning total on a difficult day of 42 pts, The unlucky Runner up was Paddy O’Kane (9) who had an excellent total of 41 pts late in the day, back in third spot on 38 pts was Stephen Curry (10) with Frankie Houston (14) in fourth with the same total fifth went to Darrell Meadows(14), the gross prize went to Stephen McCay (5) with 31 gross pts with the nines being collected by Paul McGill (7) with 21 pts for the outward nine and to Jim Callaghan (16) with 21 pts for the inward nine .There was quite a bit of confusion whether or not  the placing on fairways rule was still in operation, members are reminded that unless there are notices to inform you of a change in course conditions by the greens convenor then no changes are in place and the current rule applies.!

A notable event that was missed in the golf column a couple of weeks back in the P.G mcGillion open where Nigel Houston had a hole in one at the 12th hole, this was Nigel’s first ever ace in competitive play.

Thursday Club

The final weeks play at home for the Thursday club took place on Thursday last once again in particularly difficult conditions, the winner with a very good 39 pts was Ronnie Wiley (11) the runner up on 34 pts was Johnny Potts (22) with third place going to Brian Haughey (12) with 34.25 nett.

Hugh Casey as expected wrapped up the Golfer of the year title adding 9 pts to his total to finish on 158 pts, the runner up was Kevin Keegan with 145 pts with Denis Porter taking third with 120 pts.

There was no change in the King of the Twos competition with Keith Patterson taking that crown with 8 twos throughout the series.

The final day is To Greencastle this Thursday with almost 80 golfers travelling fingers crossed for decent day weather wise.

 

Monday Club

The final day of the Monday club took place last Monday with 11 teams taking part, the final winners were Jim Arbuckle, Pascal mcGillian, Jimmy Duncan and Terence McDermott with 85 pts nett.

The runners up were Cahir Doherty, Angus Callaghan, Patsy Wilson and Martin Finlay with 84.75 Nett with third going to Jimmy Callan, Jimmy Coyle, Frank Friel and Hugo mcGarrigle with 83.5 Nett.

Wednesday night mixed.

The winners of last Wednesday night mixed greensomes were Conal Cooke and Lisa Patton with 23 pts with Freddie Patterson and Lorna Duffy second with 21.5 Nett.

Last Tuesdays ladies event was the Daily Mail Foursomes event and it went to Mary McCrory and Geraldine McCrory with 38 pts three clear of the runners up Bernie O’Kane and Anne Sharkey with 35 pts.

This Sunday evening at 8pm a DVD will be shown of the 1995 back to back competition which was held in the clubhouse between a team representing the Golf Club and one representing Strabane Concert Brass, there are some fantastic performances on it and many great memories too, everyone is welcome.

 

Fixtures

Sat 27th  Caffe Fresco open S/ford

Sun 28th Cystic Fibrosis Ladies and Gents Open

Mon 29th 18 holes Qualifying

Tue 30th Ladies Open Day-Classic Beauty

Wed 1st May Mixed Greensomes

Thursday 2nd May Bank of Ireland Open s/ford

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