Club News 02 July 2013


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.
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

One Response to “Club News 02 July 2013”

  1. Congratulations to Nicky Wolfe on a great round!
    No excuse not to enter the scratch cup again …. apart from age! lol 🙂

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