Pat Kirk Open

Joe Kennedy wins Pat Kirk Open

Joe Kennedy took his first ever singles competition at the weekend
In winning the Pat Kirk Open the 26 handicapper a relative newcomer to the game got to the turn with great total of 24 pts and held on bravely for 18 on the back nine for 42 pts which was good enough on the day by two points from Ryan McGowan (6) who had led from very early morning with an excellent two over par round of Golf, in third was David Friel (11) also with 40 pts, Ronan Foley (6) took fourth the best of seven players on 39 pts on break of tie from Liam McGinley (21) in fifth place. Fred mcGavigan (4) kept his remarkable run of form going taking yet another gross prize in the process with a one over 35 gross total. The nines prizes went to Liam mcDevitt (18) and to Sean macIntyre (11)
John Fahy & Co Open
There was a great midweek turnout for last Thursdays John Fahy & Company Open Stableford with the honours going to John Hegarty (18) with a massive 45 pts which was a clear 4 pts ahead of his nearest challenger Kevin McGinley (11) with 41 pts Junior member Connor mcCool (12) took third place with 40pts, Fred mcGavigan once again was the gross prize winner with 35 pts once again.

Murphy’s on the Green Monday Open
The Murphy’s on the Green Bank Holiday Open which was the seasons final open day Monday went to Ryan McGowan (5) with a brilliant total of 43 pts which was two under par gross for his round, Dr Paul Armstrong (15) took the runners spot with an excellent 42 pts, with club president Francie Devine (11) in third place with 40 pts, Conal Cooke took the gross on this occasion with a fine gross total of 67 which was 38 gross pts.

Ladies Golf
Last Tuesdays Ladies open was played in extremely testing conditions with a strong breeze and persistent rain from mid- afternoon making life very difficult for the players. First prize went to Deirdre Patton playing out off Narin & Portnoo Golf club with 35 pts with Norma Brogan (15) in second also with 35 pts, Geraldine Masterson (33) took third place with 33 pts with the Categories going to Lisa Patton, Alison Curry and to Bernie mcGirr.
The front nine was claimed by Adeline Shiels with Imelda Doherty taking the back nine, the visitors prize went to Lorna Thompson from Foyle Golf club.
In last week mixed event was a team competition and was won by Lady President Mary Duffy Caroline Connolly, Ronnie Wiley and Frankie Connolly with 38 pts
The runners up were Olive Reid, Sammy Devenney, Eric Reid and Rachael Devenney with 37 pts.
Club Representative Golf
Pride of Place in match play golf this week goes to Our Donegal league team who overcame a first leg deficit of 4.5- to 0.5 matches to completely overwhelm their Ballyliffin Opponents comfortably taking all five matches in Saturdays home leg to advance to the final of this competition for the first time in many years, well done to Team Captain Sean MacIntyre and the entire squad.
Garvin Godfrey’s O’Hare cup team are on course to retain that cup after last Thursdays first leg played at home, securing a 12-4 lead over opponents Black Lion Golf Club, the return leg is next Sat 31st August at The Co. Fermanagh Venue.

There was tragic news this week at the club with the death of Lifelong club member Raymond who passed away very suddenly in England last Sunday Morning, our sincere condolences are extended to Raymond’s wife Bernie and his children, also to his mum Kathleen who worked here at the club for many years arrangements for the funeral service have not yet been made at the time of writing and will appear on the clubs Facebook page when available.
Also our deepest condolences to the entire family circle of John Kelly who also passed away on Sunday, john was without doubt one of the finest golfers to have ever graced the fairways o Strabane golf club and was still a regular and very popular visitor in his later years
RIP John.
Our sympathies are also extended to the O’Kane family on the death of Seamus O’Kane also on Sunday morning after a short illness; Seamus was the oldest brother of our secretary Brian. RIP Seamus.

Entertainment News
There was a marvellous turnout for last Saturdays JP Mac Johnny Cash tribute show, thank you to all who attended.
On Saturday 7th September outstanding Country Artist Kathy Kane and her band Breakaway are performing in the clubhouse, a real must see for fans of Country music, check Kathy out on You Tube or on Facebook, admission on the evening is only £5 and support will be by Klassix Disco.
Fixtures
Thur 29th India House Open Stableford
Sat 31st Total Golf Club Championship-Confined.
Sun 1st Sept Brian Patton Day-Singles Ladies & Gents
Mon 2nd Sept JJ’S Monday Teams
Tue Ladies day.

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