Ladies Draw – Lady Herdman Cup

TUESDAY 30th July 2013

18 HOLES STROKE Entry fee £3

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10am
1 Jennifer Rouse, Patricia Kelly, Mary O’Reilly
2 Lauren Patton, Abby Maxwell, Maureen Gillespie
3 Caroline Connolly, Mary McGuigan, Kathleen Hoynes
4 Olive Turner, Geraldine McCrory, Geraldine Masterson
5 Mary McCrory, Mary Casey,

2.30pm
1 Ben Friel, Phyllis Gallagher, Pauline McBride
2 Mary Gallagher, Annie O’Hagan, Maureen O’Donnell
3 Margaret Bonner, Noreen McNally, Carole McFeeters

4pm
1 Shauna Stewart, Rosemary Wilson, Lady President Mary Duffy
2 Norma Brogan, Lady Captain Annette Patton, Donna Doherty
3 Lisa Patton, Olive Reid
4 Ann Sharkey, Maeve Crowe,

5.00pm
1 Heather Mitchell, Margaret Duddy, Orla Quinn

5.30 p.m.
1 Bernie O’Kane, Caren Corry
2 Roisin Corry, Ann Coyle

Presidents Day

GLORIOUS PRESIDENTS DAY AT STRABANE

There was again glorious weather for Mr Francie Devine’s Presidents day with 182 members taking out cards for the event.
The President was on the tee from early morning for photographs and to greet each of the players before the off despite the on course temperatures reaching heights of 38 degrees C.
The winner on the day completing a notable double was Frankie Connolly (24) with a great score of 42 pts adding the prize to the Presidents Mixed first place from last Wednesday where he had successfully teamed up with Lady Captain Annette Patton. Frankie had a fantastic front nine on his way to the big win scoring 23 pts and despite a blank hole at the par 5, 10th and a messy 15th hole he gathered himself to finish well and post his winning total. The runner up on the day was Mark Sharkey (19) with a good 40 pts the best of three players on that total on break of tie, 22 pts on the inward nine getting Mark the verdict. Third went to Declan Lynch (12) with Bernard McShane taking fourth place, Chris McDermott (10) took fifth spot the best of a few scores of 39 pts. The gross prize went to Patrick McCrossan ( 6) who has been in sensational form this season taking three shots off his handicap and his return of three over par proved the best total on Saturday.
The Category prizes went to Freddie Patterson (6), Patsy Rouse (14) and Jim Harley (19), the nines prizes went to Barry Patterson with 22 for the front nine and to Denis Porter with 21 pts for the back nine, the longest drive at the 17th hole went to Joe Elliot with Aidan Boyle winning the closest to the pin award at the 18th hole, the guest prize went to Club secretary Brian O’Kane with the visitors prize going to Robbie Kennelly.
The President thanked all the members for their courtesy throughout the year thanking all the committee and staff for their help during the season.
The Presidents mixed foursomes had been rescheduled from the previous Sunday and was played on Wednesday evening with 28 pairs competing, as Mentioned the winning total was compiled by Lady Captain Annette Patton and Presidents prize champion Frankie Connolly with 38 pts over the 15 holes in play, the runners up were Patricia Kelly and Eamon McCay with 35 pts with Kathleen Hoynes and Chris McDermott teaming up to take third with 33 pts, Bernie O’Kane and Paddy O’Kane took the gross prize.
Monday opens
The previous weeks Monday open was won by Frankie Houston (14) with 42 pts on break of tie from Jimmy Duncan (28) with Michael Doyle (19) in third place with 39 pts, junior member Connor mcCool has seen his handicap slip to 15 which unfortunately left him ineligible and his fantastic return of 47 pts did not count, although Connor was delighted to get his handicap reduced to 12.
This weeks Mitchell’s Butchers Monday open saw yet another hole in one recorded at the club this being the 8th one of the season to date, the lucky recipitant off a £225 Boss watch courtesy of “How did I do.com” on this occasion was Eddie Patton with the perfect 7 iron shot at the 16th hole. The competition was won however by Fred mcGavigan (5) with a brilliant one under par round that converted to 42 pts, Eddie Patton thanks to his hole in one took the runners up spot with 41 pts with Kevin P Gallagher (20) in third with 40 pts, Conal Cooke took the gross with 34 gross pts.

Kelly’s Bakery Open

Last Thursdays event was the Kelly’s Bakery open Stableford and went to Peter Doherty Sen (28) with 45 pts, Martin Keyes took second with 43 pts with Aidan Boyle (5) in third with a level par 41 pts, Fred mcGavigan took the gross with a three over 33 pts.
Ladies Golf
The ladies competition this week was the Eileen Logue Memorial Cup and was won in some style by Alison Curry (26) with a brilliant 62 Nett to win by four clear shots, the Category winners were Shauna Stewart (12) with 66 Nett and Geraldine McCrory (31) with 67 Nett.
In representative Golf in the Ladies section Anne Sharkey’s Intermediate cup team suffered a heavy defeat in last Saturdays away match at Armagh G.C losing all five ties in this Ulster Quarter final match and will have to reverse that score line in Wednesdays home leg.
The Ladies Tyrone and Fermanagh Betterball team had a much better score taking the home leg with Killymoon G.C By 17.5pts-2.5 pts and will be fancied now to make the County Final.
In the Gents Representative golf scene Brian o’Kanes Ulster Fourball squad have bowed out of that event at the Quarter final stage losing all five matches on Sunday past to Castlehume G.C.
Aidan Coyle’s Lawson cup team have reached the Final of that event quite comfortably over Clougher Valley with the ground work being done at home with an excellent 15-1 win, the away leg on Sunday was duly wrapped after the first nine holes.
Tickets remain on Sale for the next big entertainment event at the Club The JP Mac Johnny Cash Tribute show an evening not to be missed, Members who have tickets booked are urged to collect them as soon as possible they are priced at members £8 and Visitors £10.

Fixtures Thur Harleys open S/F
Sat 27th Christy’s Bar Open
Sun 28th Foyle Hospice Ladies and gents singles
Mon 29th Monday Open
Tue 30th Ladies Knockavoe School s/f
Wed 31st Mixed Foursomes
Thur 1st Aug Strabane Printing Services
Fri 2nd Past Captains and Presidents day

Club News – 16th July 2013

OPEN WEEK AT STRABANE DRAWS TO A CLOSE

A full week of competitions came to a finish on Saturday past with the conclusion of Open week at the Ballycolman course, the weather remained fantastic for the entire weeks proceedings and if anything at times may have been to warm to attract a large amount of visiting players. Once again throughout the week the main talking point was the superb condition of the course both greens and fairways being in immaculate condition much praise again to our Greens staff for the wonderful preparation and presentation as always.
Thursdays event was The Strabane Catering Open Stableford with almost 100 golfers taking out cards for the event, the winner was Patrick McCrossan (7) who has been in a great run of form this season adding to his two holes in one off late with victory in this one with an excellent 41 pts which was only two over par for his round, the runner up was Terence McGranaghan (14) with 40 pts with Kevin P Gallagher (24) in third with 38 pts, the gross prize went to Keith Patterson (5) with 31 gross pts with the nines going to Conor McGettigan(15) and to John Doherty (18), the presentation date for this competition has yet to be arranged.
Fridays Event was The Mark James Open, which had been rescheduled from 18th May, and again almost 100 competitors took part. The winner with an excellent 42 pts was Michael Neeson (12) with Billy Doherty (17) taking the runners up spot also with 42 pts, Eamon mcGlinchey (14) continued his good run taking third place with 41 pts, with Terry Doherty (13) in fourth also with 41 pts, Declan Devine (12) took fifth with 40 pts with the gross on this occasion going to Aidan Boyle (5) with 32 gross pts, Declan Catterson (11) took the first nine with 23 pts with Aidan Langan (16) taking the second nine.

Mc Hugh’s Oil Stableford
Saturdays closing tournament was the Mc Hugh’s Oil Stableford which was claimed by Darrell Meadows (14) with 41 pts, just ahead of the very consistent Eddie Patton (12) with 40 pts, Garvin Godfrey (12) took third also with 40 pts with Paul mcConway (15) in fourth with 39 pts, Paul McGill (7) was in fifth with 38 pts, The gross went to Patrick Kennedy (2) with 35 gross pts which was just one over par, the nines went to Adrian McLaughlin and to James Langan.

Medicare mixed Open foursomes
There was an excellent turnout for last Wednesdays Medicare mixed Foursomes with the winners being the Husband and wife partnership of Frankie and Caroline Connolly with a brilliant Nett 62 three clear off the runners up Conal Cooke and Lisa Patton with Eddie McHugh and Imelda Doherty, the gross went to Paul McGill and Norma Brogan.

Donna’s Flowerbox Ladies Open
There was a great turnout for last Tuesdays Ladies open sponsored by Donnas Flowerbox LTD. The winner was Lisa Patton (17) with a brilliant 43 pts, the runner up was Abbie Maxwell (30) with 41 pts with Jennifer Rouse (16) with 40 pts, the categories went to Lauren Patton, Caroline Connolly and to Mary Casey, the gross went to Shauna Stewart with 24 gross pts, the nines went to Roisin Corry and to Catherine Connolly with Hilary mcIlroy winning the Visitors prize.

In club representative golf this week our Fred Daly team deserve much credit for opening up a narrow lead over a very Talented Lurgan Golf club junior team, all our lads would have been conceding many shots in handicap but performed admirably to give themselves hope in the away leg next week, special mention to young Connor mcCool who overcame his opponent who plays of 5 in the final match, Connors handicap is 14 which shows the severity of the challenge the Strabane lads encountered.
Our Conway cup team have it all to do after a 11.5-4.5 pts defeat in the away leg to Enniskillen on Sunday past, The Ulster Fourball team also have quite a bit of work to do taking three of the 5 matches at home on Sunday against Castlehume in the Ulster quarter-final but are not without hope for the away leg next week.
Finally Good luck to our President Francie Devine who hosts his presidents day this Sunday at he club, the weather forecast is for extremely hot conditions for Saturdays competition, music after the Presidents dinner will be provided by “Riff Raff”

Lady Captains Day

LADY CAPTAINS DAY AT STRABANE

Lady Captain Annette Patton hosted her Captains Prize on Saturday last at the club with almost 60 competitors being treated to a day of glorious sunshine and very warm temperatures, the very popular winner on the day was Mrs Monica McGettigan who obviously excelled in the heat returning an excellent Nett 66 which was good enough on the day by two strokes from Jennifer Rouse on Nett 68, third went to Ann Sharkey with Nett 71 just ahead of Mary McCrory on break of tie, the Gross went again to the very consistent Mandy Coyne with Gross 83.The three categories were claimed by Shauna Stewart 73, Lorna Duffy 73 and Mary Casey 74 Nett.
The two nines went to Heather Mitchell and to Rachael Devenney.
Other winners on the day were
Ladies Guest Kathleen McGowan, Men’s guest Gerard Stewart,
Men’s 15 holes Dermott Cairns, Granny prize, Maeve Corry, Senior Lady Adeline Shiels, and Committee prize Roisin Corry, The longest drive went to Mandy Coyne with the nearest the pin award going to Catherine Neeson.
The Lady captain thanked all the members for their continued support in her year, thanked all the staff at the golf club with special mention to the greens staff for the magnificent condition and presentation of our wonderful course.

Open week
This week is Open week at the club and it got off to a great start on Sunday with the traditional opener The Frylite Teams Classic with 35 team competing. The winners were team Specialists Denis Porter, Kevin Keegan, Joe Doherty and George Turner with 102 pts on break of tie from the runners up Frankie Connolly, David Friel, Declan O’Hare and John McGinley, with third going to Foncie Mc Nally, Seamus mcPhilemy, Michael Forbes and Martin Elliot this team should have actually won the event recording a higher score at the Par three 16th hole than they had costing them the win.
Fourth went to Hugo mcCusker, Pat Patton John Duffy and Eugene Patton with 101 pts.
Mondays GMG Logos event saw temperatures rise even further probably affecting the level of entries with on course hot spots in excess of 35 degrees. The winner was Noel O’Kane (28) with 39 pts with John mcMenamin (23) the runner up with 38 pts third went to John Clarke (19) also with 38 pts; Paddy Kennedy claimed the gross prize with 35 gross pts.

TBF McELHOLM S\FORD
Last Thursdays open competition was sponsored by local accountants TBF mcElholm and saw an excellent entry, the winner was Pat mcAneny (19) with 41 pts, which was good enough on break of tie from Liam mcCool (21) with Brian Cairns in third with 40 pts
The gross went to Conal Cooke with 32 gross pts.
Last Wednesday evenings mixed foursomes saw a great entry of 23 pairs with the father and daughter combination of Ben and Roisin Corry taking the honours with 32 pts Nett, The runners up were Francie Devine and Mary McCrory also with 32 pts Nett with The captain DR Ciaran Kelly and Lady Captain Annette Patton taking third place with 31.5 pts Nett.
In club representative golf this week Our Fred Daly team have advanced to the Ulster Quarter finals with a good win over North west boys they now meet Lurgan GC on Sunday at Strabane.
Our Junior Cup team bowed out of that event on Monday past going down to close neighbours City of Derry in Ballybofey.
Ann Sharkey’s intermediate Cup team have also moved into the Ulster Quarter finals with a great two leg win over Letterkenny GC.
Tickets are currently on sale at the club for the upcoming Johnny Cash show with JP MAC and his 6-piece band, a fantastic show that is selling out venues province wide, tickets are priced at £8 for members and £10 for visitors.

Fixtures
Thursday 11th July Strabane catering s\ford
Fri 12th Mark James Open
Sat 13th Mc Hugh’s Oil Open
Sun 14th Presidents mixed Foursomes
Mon 15th Monday Open

Frylite Teams Classic 2013

The winners of the Frylite Open teams in Open week were Joe Doherty, Kevin Keegan,George Turner and Denis Porter. with the Sponsor Eamon mcCay and clib Captain DR Ciaran Kelly.

The winners of the Frylite Open teams in Open week were Joe Doherty, Kevin Keegan,George Turner and Denis Porter.
with the Sponsor Eamon mcCay and clib Captain DR Ciaran Kelly.

Fourth went to Pat Patton (missing) John Duffy,Hugo mcCusker,and Eugene Patton.

Fourth went to Pat Patton (missing) John Duffy,Hugo mcCusker,and Eugene Patton.

The runners up in the Frylite teams were Frankie Connolly, Declan o Hare,David Friel and John mcGinley

The runners up in the Frylite teams were Frankie Connolly, Declan o Hare,David Friel and John mcGinley

third went to Martin Elliot,Seamus mcPhilemy,Michael Forbes and Foncie mcNally

third went to Martin Elliot,Seamus mcPhilemy,Michael Forbes and Foncie mcNally

MK’s Bar B&B Presentation

The gross winner was Cathal Patton,forth Frankie Connolly and Fifth Martin Rouse.

The gross winner was Cathal Patton,forth Frankie Connolly and Fifth Martin Rouse.

Winners in the MK'S Bar & B&B were Damian mcCrossan (represented by Paddy mcCrossan) Joe Elliot and Nicky patton with the Club Captain DR Ciaran Kelly.

Winners in the MK’S Bar & B&B were Damian mcCrossan (represented by Paddy mcCrossan)
Joe Elliot and Nicky patton with the Club Captain DR Ciaran Kelly.

Lady’s Captains Day Prize Winners 2013

Nearest the pin was Catherine Neeson with the longest drive going to Mandy Coyne

Nearest the pin was Catherine Neeson with the longest drive going to Mandy Coyne

The Lady Captains Daughters Shauna and Orla make their mum a presentation on her Captains Day.

The Lady Captains Daughters Shauna and Orla make their mum a presentation on her Captains Day.

 Third Place went to Mary mcCrory with Anne Sharkey in fourth

Third Place went to Mary mcCrory with Anne Sharkey in fourth

Other prize winners were Adeline Shiels and Maeve Corry

Other prize winners were Adeline Shiels and Maeve Corry

The runner up on Lady Captains day was Jennifer Rouse with the Gross winner Mandy Coyne and Lady Captain Annette Patton

The runner up on Lady Captains day was Jennifer Rouse with the Gross winner Mandy Coyne and Lady Captain Annette Patton

The winner of Mrs Annette Patton's Lady Captains prize was Mrs Monica mcGettigan

The winner of Mrs Annette Patton’s Lady Captains prize was Mrs Monica mcGettigan

The winners of the nines on Lady Captains day were Heather Mitchell and Rachael Devenney

The winners of the nines on Lady Captains day were Heather Mitchell and Rachael Devenney

The category winners were Shauna Stewart, Lorna Duffy, and Mary Casey

The category winners were Shauna Stewart, Lorna Duffy, and Mary Casey

Club News 02 July 2013

CAPTAINS PRIZE FOR NICKY!

Nicky Wolfe (10) was the man celebrating on Saturday after producing the round of golf of a lifetime to capture Dr Ciaran Kelly’s Captains prize in spectacular fashion winning by a remarkable four shots from the rest of the large field posting a fantastic round of Nett 62 which is undoubtedly the lowest winning score on Captains day in many years. Nicky’s round equated to three over par which was also the joint best gross score of the day despite carding two double bogeys en route a very steady finish set up his brilliant final total that was always very unlikely to have been bettered on the day.
The runner up after a very close break of tie concerning no fewer than five golfers who all returned Nett 66 was Eamon mcGlinchey (15) with Kevin Connolly (10) in third place, Kevin is also a member of Donegal Golf club and he produced a notable double on Sunday also coming in third place in Murvagh golf clubs Captains prize. Foncie McNally (14) was another of the players with Nett 66 and he took fourth place just ahead of John Duddy (16) in fifth.
Category one went to Declan McDonnell (8) with Nett 67 with category two going to Danny Duffy (13) with Nett 66 and uncharacteristic six, seven finish robbing Danny of at least second place on the day, Category 3 went to George McCay (20) with Nett 68.
There was stiff competition for the Captains day gross prize, which eventually went to Darren Crawford (4) with gross 72.
The visitor’s prize went to James McFadden (13) with 37 pts with Paddy O’Kane taking the Captains Guest prize with 34 pts.
The Captain Dr Ciaran Kelly thanked the club council, staff and the green keepers for all their hard work throughout his year to date and especially thanked all the members for turning up in great numbers and showing their support adding to a brilliant year for himself and his family. The Captain also wished the Lady Captain Annette Patton and all the Lady members all the best for Lady Captain’s day, which takes place this Saturday 6th July.

Captains Betterball
There was also an excellent turnout for last Thursdays Captains Betterball which went to Keith Patterson and Billy Doherty with a fantastic score of 48 pts which was a clear winner by 4 shots from Mickey Kelly and Gary King back on 44 pts, third went to Dermott Corry and John mcMenamin also with 44 pts with President Francie Devine and Conor Sharkey taking the gross prize.

Monday Open
Shane McLaughlin (13) produced a lifetime best in Mondays Open getting round in two over par which converted to a very impressive 47 pts, three clear of Cathal McLaughlin (18) with Caolan Crawford (6) taking third with a two over par 40 pts, Conor Sharkey (5) took another gross prize also with a fine two over par round which included a brilliant eagle two at the 17th hole.

Ladies Golf
The Ladies played on Tuesday last for the Captains prize to the Ladies. The winner was Catherine Connolly (24) with Nett 68,
Category one went to Heather Mitchell (21) with Nett 68 with Donna Doherty (34) winning category two with Nett 71.
There were 18 pairs entered in last Wednesday’s mixed Greensomes with the honours going to Mary and Noel McCrory with 39 pts, Lady President Mary Duffy and Conor Sharkey were the runners up with 38.5 pts.
Please note that there is not a timesheet in operation for the Medicare mixed Open next Wednesday and players may start at various holes as normal.
Ulster Senior Cup
The Ulster Senior cup regional Semi final was held on Sunday Morning at the club with Strabane taking on Rosapenna, although eventually going out the Strabane lads gave a great show and were very unlucky not to advance to the afternoon final, two matches losing at the final hole. City of Derry defeated Portstewart GC in the other match with Rosapenna with three locals in their squad went on to wrap up the afternoon encounter quite comfortably by four matches to one and we wish them further success for the Ulster Quarter Finals.
Our Phair Cup team have also gone out of that event losing out to Omagh GC last Monday despite a good away performance the damage had been done in the home leg and was irretrievable.
Better news however of Aidan Coyle’s Lawson cup who have advanced to the semi-final after a great performance against close neighbours Newtownstewart in Fridays away leg to make it through 17-15 overall.
Our Donegal League team are in with a great chance also of advancing to the semi-finals of that event securing two matches on Monday’s away leg at the Donegal venue, the return leg is this Friday at Strabane.
Open Week begins on Sunday with the traditional opener the Frylite open teams a timesheet is in operation for the event.
Fixtures
Sat 6th Mrs Annette Patton’s Lady Captains prize
Sun 7th Frylite Open Team t\sheet
Mon 8th GMG Logos open Stableford S\FORD
Tue 9th Donna’s Flowerbox Ladies open T\sheet
Wed 10th Medicare open mixed-No timesheet!
Thur 11th Strabane Catering .Com Open
Fri 12th Mark James Open S\Ford T\Sheet
Sat 13th McHughs oil Singles Open Stroke TSheet