Club Notes – 1st October 2013

PAUL Mc GILL TAKES GOLFER OF THE YEAR TITLE

Last Saturday’s Medicare Open event was the final counting Saturday for this years Golfer of the Year title which began back on 23rd March and was played for over 26 weeks. Paul McGill had edged in front in the race for the title in recent weeks and despite a good challenge from his closest rivals on Saturday, Paul was up to the task finishing second overall on the day and securing 19 extra pts to guarantee the title which he dedicated to his close friend, Raymond Allen, who sadly passed away recently. Conal Cooke also featured in Saturdays frame giving him the runners up spot with Ryan McGowan last years winner in third.

Saturdays competition results were doninated by lower handicap golfers with Ryan McGowan(4) taking the event with a brilliant 2 under par gross round that converted to 63 Nett, as mentioned Paul McGill (6) was in second place with Jim Arbuckle (18) taking third also with 65 Nett, Conal Cooke(1) was also round in 2 under par to take the gross prize with Kevin Gallagher(16) taking fourth with 66 Nett, John Wylie (10) took fifth with the categories going to Damian McGranaghan (7) 66 Nett ,Cathal McLaughlin(17) 67 Nett and Pat McAneny(19) 67 Nett.

Thursday Club
Week 2 of the Thursday Club was reduced to 15 holes due to essential maintenance taking place on the first fairway and as a result was a non qualifying event. The winner was Kevin Keegan (16) with 36 pts, with Stewart McFeeters(16) the runner up with 35 pts and Paddy Doyle(13) third with 34 pts.

Monday Club
There was a good turnout of 11 teams for this weeks Monday Club.
The winners were the three man team off Chris mcDermott, Charlie Patton and Declan Lynch with 111 pts, the runners up were Robert Bell, Dermott Corry, Donal Cairns and John Clarke with 110 pts.

Killyhelvin Mixed Foursomes
There was a decent turnout for the annual Killyhelvin Hotel Mr & Mrs mixed foursomes with the title going to Noreen and Oliver mcNally with 37pts, second went to Jennifer and Martin Rouse with 36 pts, with Mary and Hugh Casey in 3rd with 35pts, fourth went to Catherine and Kevin Neeson also with 35pts.

In the non qualifying mixed section the winners were Lady Captain Annette Patton and Eddie McHugh with an excellent return off 41pts,which was easily the best off the day, the runners up were Lady President Mary Duffy and President Francie Devine with 36 pts.

Ladies Golf
The final ladies singles was played last Tuesday with Catherine Neeson winning the 15 holes competition with 34 pts, category one went to Lauren Patton with 32 pts with category two going to Olive Reid with 27 pts.

This Saturday will see a mass exodus from the club to Portsalon for the annual Captains Outing with no fewer than 136 playes travelling to the Donegal venue.  Good luck to the Captain Ciaran Kelly for his day hopefully the weather will be kind.

The presentation will take place later back at Strabane and the music later will be by a new band to the club “Footloose”

The regular Thursday night Charity Quizzes resume this Thursday in the clubhouse at 10pm, where Sean MacIntyre will be asking the questions on this occasion.  Look out for the big charity quiz organised by Asda on Thursday 24th Oct with the proceeds going to The Friends of Cancer Centre.

Entries are still being taken for the Leo Kavanagh Memorial Winter Cup, the entry sheet is on the noticeboard.

The Tyrone and Fermanagh final day takes place this Sunday at Dungannon with Strabane having no less than five cups to lift on the occasion. This is a betterball event , select your own partner, contact the host club for timesheet details.

Fixtures;
Thursday 3rd Thursday club week 3-18 holes Qualifying
Sat 5th Captains Outing to Portsalon
Sun 6th Junior Captains Day
Mon 7th Monday Club
Tue 8th Ladies Autumn Teams

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