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.

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