Club Championship and other Competitions

MARTIN ROUSE IS NEW CLUB CHAMPION

Martin Rouse (8) became the new club champion securing the Total Golf Club Championship on Saturday last with a blistering round of one over par which would have won both the Gross and the Nett section on the day Martins score converted to a very impressive 62 Nett, he has been in brilliant form this season and has seen his handicap plummet as a result to a very impressive new mark off 6. The runner up in the event was Paul McGill (6) with a total of 71which was only two over par despite a triple bogey at the par four 14th hole which eventually saw him miss out on the coveted title. On the plus side however Paul became the 12th player at the club this season to record a hole in one which makes Strabane the most successful club in this respect in the whole of Britain & Ireland! Although this has to be confirmed. Paul struck the perfect six iron shot at the par three 7th hole to become the latest recipient of an exclusive Boss watch valued at £225.
In the Nett section of Saturdays event Mark Neely (13) took the honours with 65 Nett with Damian Carey (13) the runner up with 67 Nett, just Ahead on break of tie from Adrian McLaughlin (10) with Ciaran Duffy (10) fourth with Nett 68.
The category winners were Connor mcCool (9) Nigel Houston (13) and Brian Kelly (20).

Brian Patton Memorial Day
There was the customary huge turnout for the 3rd annual Brian Patton Memorial day, testament to the high regard in which Brian was held not just at our own club but throughout the North of Ireland and beyond.
The winner was visiting player Frank mcClintock (13) playing out of University College Cork, with an excellent total of 42 pts, the runner up was Brian Kelly (20) with a great total of 41 pts, Colin mcCafferty (19) continues to improve in his first season as a member and he took third with 40 pts, the very consistent Eddie Patton (10) was again in the prizes taking fourth place with 39 pts and Declan Devine (12) taking fifth also with 39 pts. There was no surprise in the Gross winner on the day with Fred mcGavigan (3) again taking the prize continuing a sensational run of scores, taking this one with a one over par 35 gross pts.
The ladies section on Sunday went to Jennifer Rouse with 36pts with Norma Brogan the runner up with 35 pts

India House Open
Junior member Connor mcCool (11) has been posting some very impressive scores lately, evidence of the continued improvement and is certainly beginning to realise his huge potential moving to single figures for the first time.
Connor took the India House Stableford with a fine return of 43 pts which was good enough only on break of tie From Fred McShane (15), Joe Curry (16) took third place with 40 pts with another junior member Caolan Crawford (5) taking the gross on this occasion. Sponsors guest Dermott Grant became the 11th player to record a hole in one in competition in this event holing out at the 7th Hole.
Monday Club
With the Monday Open competitions now at an end The popular Monday Club teams began on Monday past with 9 teams entering the Autumn season opener.
The winners were Hugo mcCusker, Eugene Patton, John Shiels, and Jimmy Henderson with 114 pts. The runners up were Jim Arbuckle, Pascal mcGillian, Jimmy Duncan and Terence McDermott with 112 pts.
The Thursday Club will also begin soon with the first competition scheduled for Thursday 19th September.
Lady Presidents Day
Lady president Mary Duffy celebrated her Lady Presidents day last Tuesday with an excellent turnout on the day for a very popular Lady who always has bit of banter and a smile for everyone.
The winner was Lauren Patton (17) with 71Nett with Mary Casey (31) the runner up with 72 Nett, third went to Anne Sharkey (19) also with 72 Nett, The gross winner was Norma Brogan (14) with the Categories going to Jennifer Rouse (13)
Catherine Neeson (19) and Donna Doherty (31).
The winners of the nines were Alison Curry and Catherine Connolly.
Other prizewinners were Maeve Crowe, Jean McGinley Betty Kelly and visitor Colette Conway.
The men’s guest prize went to Danny Duffy with 35pts.
In last Wednesday’s mixed event Noreen McNally teamed up with club President Francie Devine to record the winning total of 29 pts over 13 holes, the runners up were Catherine Neeson and Ronnie Wiley with 27pts.
Congratulations to Rachael & Sammy Devenney who took the
Worcester Cup title last Friday defeating Caroline & Frankie Connolly in the final.

SGC win three Tyrone & Fermanagh Cup Finals.
There was a week of great success for our club in club representative golf this week taking no less than three Tyrone & Fermanagh finals. Firstly the Roberts Cup was wrapped up at Omagh G.C but not without a nervous finish the host club giving a great showing on the day before Freddie Patterson’s charges finally took the trophy 14-10 overall.
Garvin Godfrey’s O’Hare Cup team successfully retained their cup wrapping up their final tie at Blacklion Golf club on Saturday at the Co. Fermanagh venue, leading 12-4 from the home leg the match was called in late on in the back nine with enough pts then on the board.
Congratulations also to Aidan Coyle and his Lawson Cup squad who also retained their trophy with a fine display at Aughnacloy Golf club the outcome never really looked in doubt after a blistering first nine holes from the middle two pairings.
Our Ladies Tyrone & Fermanagh betterball team captained by Adeline Shiels are in a great position after their first leg of their final against Killymoon G.C. taking 16-5 pts from a possible 20
And will be hopeful
Of finishing the task in next Sunday’s second leg in Cookstown.

Entertainment News
Don’t miss a great night of Country Music in the Clubhouse this Saturday night when Country Star Kathy Kane makes her first appearance, Check Kathy out on you tube she is without doubt one of the entire country’s leading lady Country singers and she will appear with her band Breakaway, admission is only £5.00 and everyone is most welcome.

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