Christmas Entertainment

The Clubhouse has now been redecorated throughout and is looking fantastic just in time for a busy festive season.  See attached for full detials

SGC December 2013 QTR

Christmas 2013

Club Notes – 26th November 2013

Winter Cup Final on Sunday

The destination of the Leo Kavanagh Winter Cup will be decided on Sunday when the top two qualifiers from Section (A) will meet after their respective semi-final wins at the weekend. Fred McGavigan & Maurice Doherty overcame the challenge of Foncie McNally and Brian Forrester after a close tussle throughout finishing the stronger to eventually win the match 2up, winning the final three holes to reach the final.
In the other semi-final again it went to the final hole before Conor Sharkey and Mark Brolly got the better of John Doherty and Francie Conwell, Sharkey doing well to get down in two from the front of the green to close out the game which by all accounts could have went either way. Sunday’s final will be a repeat of their fixture last week which saw McGavigan and Doherty win comfortably, but with the top award at stake this should, on paper, be a much closer contest.

Thursday Club Week 10
Denis Porter was the latest Thursday Club winner with 35 pts, Gerry Quinn had an excellent 37 pts but with a two point reduction he also finished on 35 and lost out on break of tie, Foncie McNally took third With 33 pts Nett.

Monday Teams
This weeks winners of the Monday club were Ronnie Wiley, Paddy McGarrigle, Michael Forbes and Seamus McPhilemy with 98.75 Nett.

The runners up were Jim Arbuckle, Pascal McGillian, Terence McDermott and Jimmy Duncan with 98 pts Nett.

The Clubhouse has now been redecorated throughout and is looking fantastic just in time for a busy festive season.

There is a Charity Quiz on Thursday 28th with all the proceeds going to the Koram Centre Strabane the entry fee is £3 per person and Sean MacIntyre will be asking the questions from 9.30pm.

Tickets remain on sale for the JP Mac Johnny Cash tribute show on Sat 21st December, priced at members £8 and visitors £10.

The club AGM will take place on Tuesday 10th Dec at 8.00pm sharp, any further nominations for council must be posted by midnight on the 30th November.

Koram Centre Annual Quiz

Koram Centre Quiz


There will be a quiz held in the club on Thursday 28th November for the Koram Centre. 

The quiz starts at 8pm – EVERYONE WELCOME!!

Johnny Cash Tribute Show

JP Mac

Due to popular, the club are delighted to announce that the brilliant
JP Mac – Johnny Cash Tribute Show with June Carter,
will be appearing in the club on Saturday 21st December.

Tickets are £10 and can be ordered from the club on 028 71382271 or from Tommy Forbes.

JP Mac website

Club Notes – 19th November 2013


The Leo Kavanagh Memorial Winter Cup competition has reached the semi final stages with the qualifiers now identified after a very close tussle which saw four or five pairs still in with a chance going into the final qualification Sunday.
In Section A, leaders Connor Sharkey and Mark Brolly have won the section despite losing for the first time on Sunday at the hands off Fred mcGavigan and Maurice Doherty who played brilliant golf on the day overwhelming their opponents and looked at one stage likely to take all four points, but the leaders rallied to take the inward nine and take a point from the fixture that saw them hold on to qualify as group leaders, Fred McGavigan and Maurice Doherty’s win was also good enough to see that duo qualify as runners up after Freddie Patterson and Michael Baldrick lost their tie with Aidan Corry and Jason Gourley where a victory would have seen them advance.
In Section B, Foncie McNally and Brian Forrester returned to winning ways after a hiccup last week taking three points from their match with Neil Alcock and Mickey o’Neill to go through as table toppers on 19 pts, John Doherty and Francie Conwell finished the group as the in- form partnership after gaining zero points in week one the rallied to win their next five matches to qualify as group runners up with Eamon McGlinchey and Paul Kavanagh losing their game on Sunday.

Semi- Final fixtures
Conor Sharkey (6) & Mark Brolly (17)
John Doherty (17) & Francie Conwell (19)

Fred McGavigan (3) & Maurice Doherty (17)
Foncie McNally (15) & Brian Forrester (19)

The remaining pairings in each section will now play off for the other category prizes in each section with the presentation off the event scheduled for Sunday 8th Dec at 6.30pm. A meal will also be available for entrants on the day, details of cost etc will be posted on the Winter Cup notice board this Sunday.

Saturday Sweep
The first Saturday sweep played off the winter mats was played on Saturday last in excellent conditions.
The winner was John Brolly (19) who seemed to be going nowhere until the turn from there he could do no wrong compiling an amazing 26pts for the back nine to finish on 37 pts. Competition Secretary Kevin McGinley (11) maintained his excellent winter form, getting round in two over par to compile 39 pts but having already picked up a two point penalty for a previous win his score was reduced to 37 pts and he lost out on break off tie. Martin Patton (12) took third place with 35 pts with Keith Patterson (6) taking third with 29 gross pts.

Thursday Club Week 9
The latest Thursday Club winner was Jimmy Wasson with 37 pts, Michael Doyle was second with 35 pts the same total as third placed Jim Arbuckle. Kevin Keegan continues to lead the Golfer of the Year standings, from Hugh Casey in second place.

Monday Club
Ten teams went to post for the most recent Monday Club team competition with Pat Corry, Aidan Corry, Ronnie Wiley and Eric Reid the winners with 87.75 nett. The runners up were Chris McDermott, Oliver McNally ,Kevin Keegan and Gerry Quinn with 85 Nett.

The final day for this event is on Monday 16th December with a meal and entertainment afterwards.

There is a Charity Quiz in the club this Thursday night at 9pm with all proceeds going to the Koram Centre who do such a lot of important work within Strabane, the entry fee is £3 per person and everyone is very welcome.

Tickets are still on Sale for the JP Mac Johnny Cash Tribute Christmas show, that takes place in the clubhouse on Sat 21st Dec, this show was a complete sell out in August members are urged to pick up their tickets ASAP as demand is high.

A full list of Christmas Party nights is posted in the club contact Tommy for details.

Finally this week on an extremely sad note, the club very recently lost one of it’s great stalwarts with the death of former Captain and President Jim O’Donnell.  Jim was a highly regarded gentleman within our club who always made time for everyone, he was always a great source of encouragement to new members, a wonderful ambassador for Strabane when representing the club, he will be very sadly missed by so many of us, our deepest sympathies are sent to his wife Maureen and all of the O’Donnell family, may he rest in peace.

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Jim O’Donnell

Jim O'DonnellIt is with great sadness we have learnt of the death of our former Captain and President Jim O’Donnell, who died suddenly earlier today, Thursday, after a very brief illness.

Our sincere sympathies are extended to Jim’s wife Maureen, and to all the family.
Jim was a true gentleman and a great servant to Strabane Golf Club, he will be very sadly missed by his many great friends at our club.

The funeral is on Saturday morning, Requiem Mass is in St. Mary’s Church, Melmount at 10am with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

RIP Jim.

Photos in the Gallery

After a bit of problems uploading photos, it seems we might have it fixed now.

Check out our Gallery page for photo from recent presentations.

Hopefully over the next few weeks we will upload more photos from previous presentations.

Club Notes – 5th November 2013

Poor Weather Affects Weekend Golf

The continuing poor spell of weather has greatly affected the entries for the beginning of the Winter Golf Season which has only stuttered into gear.  Saturday’s competition saw only 17 of the cards taken out being returned. The emphatic winner was competition secretary Kevin McGinley (11) who had a brilliant 38 pts over the 15 holes in play, the runner up some five shots in arrears was Paul Kavanagh(20) with 33 pts with Aidan Coyle (13) taking third with 31 pts.
Lift clean and place in semi roughs is now in operation on the course although we are still on the summer tees and cards for now.

Thursday Club week 7
There was also a reduced entry for the Thursday Club week 7 over 15 holes although scoring was still excellent in the poor conditions and was dominated this week by the higher handicappers. The winner was Winter Golf specialist Pascal mcGillian (24) with 37 pts, the runner up with 36 pts nett was Gerry Quinn (21) with Hugh Casey (24) back on 31 pts, there were 8 x2’s this week.

Monday teams
There was a decent entry of 12 teams for Mondays Team event, the winners this week were Eddie Patton, Rory McColgan, Aidan Coyle and Dermott Corry with 89 pts Nett, the runners up were the three man tean off Eddie McHugh, Ronnie Wiley and Michael Baldrick with 88.25 pts Nett.

Leo Kavanagh Winter Cup
The big match in Section (A) in the Leo Kavanagh Winter Cup saw Connor Sharkey and Mark Brolly dominate their match with Freddie Patterson and Michael Baldrick taking all four points available to head the table on 14 pts, Aidan Corry and Jason Gourley have slipped unnoticed into second place and will take on the group leaders this week in the top match.

In section (B) Foncie McNally and Brian Forester continue to lead the way and are yet to drop any points after yet another 4 point haul on Sunday past against Declan Doherty and Jim Potts, this week they play Eamon McGlinchey and Paul Kavanagh needing another win to guarantee a semi final berth with only two qualifying weeks remaining. The second available spot will be a very close affair to call with only 1.5 pts seperating the next five pairings.

Congratulations to Pat Corry and Pat McAneny who have been nominated to be the next Vice-Captain and President respectively. The Club AGM is scheduled for Tuesday 10th Dec at 8pm.

A full list of festive entertainment is available at the club, on the Club website or on Facebook. The line up includes a return of the very popular J P Mac Johnny Cash tribute show on Saturday 21st Dec for which tickets are now on sale at the clubhouse.

Strabane Radio Online host their second anniversary Concert – Dance at the club Thursday 7th November with a brilliant line up of artists including Thomas Gillespie, Jason McGilligan, Grainne Gavigan,Trevor Loughrey, JP MAC!, Sharon Nixon, Martin mcColgan and Maria Doherty . Members and visitors may pay at the door on the evening tickets are £8 each or two for £15, all the proceeds are going to the new Strabane Search and Rescue Group who have already done some wonderful work since their formation earlier this year, the evening gets underway at 8.30pm.