Competition news September

GEORGE THE MODERN MAN

George McCay (20) was the winner of Saturdays event the Modern Man Menswear Open with a great score of 40 pts considering the course was playing to it’s full length and with some tricky but excellent pin positions. George as been steadily improving his game in the past year and this was his second Saturday Open win. The unlucky runner up was two handicapper Conal Cooke who returned a brilliant one under par round of 68 which converted to 39 pts, Conal played tremendous golf on the day from tee to green but just couldn’t hole his usual tally off putts which would have seen him top the podium. In third place was the consistent Paul McNally (14) also with 39 pts, Ciaran Duffy (9) took fourth with 38 pts with Mark mcCrea (10) fifth with 37 pts. Ryan McGowan was the gross prize winner with a three over 33 pts, with the nines going to Matt Keyes (18) with 21pts for the outward nine and to Chris McDermott (11) with 20 pts for the inward nine, please note the C.S.S for this event was 35 pts.
Thursday Open
The final Thursday competition of the Season was played as a sweep on Thursday last in very difficult conditions, which kept the entries low on the day.
The winner was John Doherty (19) with 39 pts, Talented junior player Eoin O’Neill (6) was the runner up also with 39 pts with Martin Patton third with 38 pts, the gross went to Declan McDonnell (7) with 30 gross pts.
The Thursday club Phase 1 is due to begin this Thursday and will be a qualifying event, all members can either play as Thursday club participants or daily visitors and are entitled to win any of the daily prizes, members playing as visitors are subject to the same recorded reductions as Thursday club entrants, please check the notice board where all this years rules are displayed.

Monday Club
With the very wet and windy weather on Monday there were only six teams entered in this weeks Monday Club with the runaway winners being declared as Foncie McNally, Gerry Quinn, Michael Forbes and Seamus mcPhilemy with 101 pts, the runners up were Jim Arbuckle, Pascal mcGillian, Terence McDermott and Jimmy Duncan back on 89 pts.
Ladies Golf
Last weeks Ladies competition was played over 15 holes with the proceeds going to Foyle Hospice, the winner was Mary Casey with 33 pts, Category one went to Norma Brogan with 29 pts with Category 2 going to Rachel Devenney also with 29 pts.
The winner of the recent Ladies Past Captains day was Dympna Doherty; the runner up was Norma Brogan with Rachel Devenney in third place.
The Lady Captain Annette led a very successful Lady Captains outing to Bundoran Golf club Last Saturday with the Ladies being blessed with a beautiful autumn day for the event, The winner was Jennifer Rouse with Maeve Corry the runner up on the day.
The timesheet is now posted for the Killyhelvin Hotel Mr & Mrs competition on Sunday 29th which is also the final day of this years mixed events.
Winter Cup
Entries are now being taken for this years Leo Kavanagh Winter Cup pairs event with play due to start on Sunday 13th October.
Junior Captains Day is scheduled for Sunday 6th October
12.30pm-2.30pm
The entry sheet is on the Junior notice board.

Good luck on Friday to Rosapenna Senior Cup squad who qualified on our Course back in May and have since become Ulster Champions as they play in the All Ireland semi- Final at Royal Tara Golf club Co. Meath where their opponents will be Carlton House from Leinster, the team includes Strabane men Patrick Kennedy, Enda Kennedy and Marty McDermott.

Donegal League
Our Donegal League team finished as runners up in this years competition on Sunday as they were unable to overturn a poor first leg home showing where they had gone down 3-2.The Strabane team put up a spirited display at Ballybofey on Sunday winning 1.5 matches with all the other games extremely close. Congratulations to Ballybofey on their Victory.

Culture Night
As part of the Northern Ireland Culture night celebration this Friday 20th September North-West Brass band Champions Strabane Concert brass will be giving a performance in the clubhouse at 8.30pm, admission is by voluntary admission with all proceeds going to the Captains charity The Irish Kidney Association everyone is most welcome.
Saturday 28th September there will be music and dancing to one of the North West’s top duos- “Friends”
FIXTURES
Thursday 19th Sept Thursday Club-Week 1
Sat 20th Sept Saturday Open Stableford
Sunday 22nd Knockavoe Lady and Gents Singles
Monday 23rd Monday Club
Tue 24th Ladies Day.

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