Club news 05 May13



Enda Kennedy (scr) sent a stark reminder of his dominance of local golf on Saturday with his first ever Nett win at the club in The Farmers Home open Stableford event despite the difficult conditions on the day, An amazing round with no dropped shots mixed with five birdies saw him take the top prize for the first time with a quite Brilliant 41 gross and Nett pts. Enda got to the turn in three under with birdies at the 4th, 5th and 8th holes and followed that with two further birdies on the home stretch at 13thand 15th to post his incredible return which went very close to the course record of 63. The runner up on Saturday was Martin Gormley (15) beaten only on break of tie after dropping four shots over the last three holes, third went to Philip Miller (21) who had led for the best part of the day with 40 pts Hugh Byrne (21) took his first Nett prize in fourth place with 39pts with the in form Eddie Patton taking fifth also with 39 pts, Conal Cooke took the gross prize with a three over 33 pts with the nines going to Eugene Patton (23) and to Shaun mc Gonagle (12).


Bank of Ireland Open

The first Thursday open of the year the Bank of Ireland Open was played last week and went to Club Caterer Tommy Forbes (15) with an excellent return of 43 pts in the windy conditions, the runner up was Tommy’s playing partner Vincent Bradley (18) who has shown a great return to form lately and his 42 pts was his best return for some time, third went to Gerard Foley (19) with 40 pts.

The gross went to Keith Patterson with (5) with 33 gross pts.

Bank Holiday open

There was a good entry for Mondays Bank Holiday Noraut open with 80 cards being taken out, the winner was Barry Patterson (9) with a solid 41 pts in a round that contained no less than 3 birdie two’s. Junior member Jordan Arthur (5) took the runners up spot with 39 pts with Eddie Patton (12) again figuring in third place with 39 pts, the gross went to Garret Mallon (1) with a good one over par round of 35 pts.


Ladies Classic Beauty Open.

The Strabane Ladies branch held their first Open day of the season on Tuesday last kindly sponsored by Classic Beauty Strabane.

The winner was Adeline Shiels (22) with an excellent 41 pts, which left her three to spare from the runner up Caroline Connolly (23) with 38 pts with Rachel Devenney (26) taking third place with               37 pts. The category winners were Therese Mullan (14) with 37 pts, Lorna Duffy (24) with 36 pts and Evelyn Hall (33) with 36 pts also. Norma Brogan took the gross prize with 22 gross pts.

Last weeks mixed event was a team scramble and went to Aidan Boyle, Roisin Corry, Frankie Connolly and Caroline Connolly with Nett 40, the runners up were the quartet of Ryan McGowan, Lisa Patton, Conor Sharkey and Lauren Patton with 40.4 Nett.

In representative golf this week the Ladies Intermediate Cup team Captained by Anne Sharkey wrapped up their game with close neighbours City of Derry, leading 5-0 from the home leg they got the required match with minimum fuss. Brian O’Kanes Ulster Fourball were again in action in their second round match with Aughnacloy going down in the away leg 3.5matches to 1.5 and will have some work to do in the home leg later in the month.

Our talented Fred Daly team have progressed to round two with a good away showing against Ballycastle winning the tie by four matches to three to take the tie 11-3 overall.

Senan Roarty’s Jimmy Bruen team failed to qualify in difficult conditions at North –West Golf Club missing out by two shots.

Good luck this weekend to Paddy o’Kanes Pearce Purcell team who are attempting to make the match play stages at Letterkenny G.C ON Sunday.

This weekends big event at the club is the Frylite LTD Senior and Junior scratch cup which has a record entry of 93 players in a very talented field, the draw is now available at the club and on The Scratch cup Facebook page or the club Website.



Thursday 9th The Foothills Restaurant Open s/f

Sat 11th The Sports Centre Open Stroke

Sun 12th Frylite Senior and Junior Scratch Cup

Mon 13th Mon Open

Tue 14th May Georgina Gregg-Ladies

Wed 15th Mixed Foursomes.

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