Club Notes – 3rd December 2013


The Leo Kavanagh Memorial Winter Cup is in new hands this weekend with Conor Sharkey and Mark Brolly taking the honours in Last Sundays Final against Fred McGavigan and Maurice Doherty by a comfortable margin of 4&3. The quartet had met in the final group stage with the latter pair coming out top on that occasion but not this time as Sharkey and Brolly led from the front with birdies at the 5th & 7th to go to the turn 3up, Maurice Doherty put his shot at the 11th to good use reducing the deficit to two but with Fred McGavigan uncharistically missing great chance to reduce the margin to the minimum the momentum again swung back to their opponents and they took full advantage with a tap in birdie for Sharkey at the 13th and another birdie to follow at the 14th left the match “dormie” with a par at the 15th securing the match and this year’s title.

In the third and fourth place play- off Foncie McNally and Brian Forrester got the better off Francie Conwell and John Doherty. The other prizes in Section (A) went to Freddie Patterson and Michael Baldrick and Keith Patterson and Billy Doherty, with Eamon McGlinchey and Paul Kavanagh and Noel McCrory and Liam McDevitt winning the minor awards in section (b).

Saturday Sweep
The weather again stayed unseasonally pleasant for Saturdays competition a 15 holes sweep,  Martin Finlay took first place with an excellent return of 38 pts, competition secretary Kevin McGinley continued his blistering close season form with a brilliant level par 40 pts which was reduced to 37 Nett to finish as the runner up with John McMenamin taking third with 36 pts , the gross went to Paul McGill.

Thursday Club Week 11
Denis Porter made it a notable double in this week’s Thursday Club winning for the second consecutive week the ten handicapper recording an excellent 38 pts over the 15 holes in play, leaving him on a winning 37 pts nett, the runner up was Hugo McCusker with 37 pts which was reduced to 34.5 pts nett, third place went to Club Captain Dr Ciaran Kelly with 34pts. Kevin Keegan has opened a formidable lead in the pursuit of the Golfer of the Year title with Hugh Casey some way back in second place.

Members please note that the Monday Club Christmas dinner takes place on Monday 16th Dec and the list for those wishing to attend is now posted.

The Ladies Club Dinner & awards takes place at the club this Friday night with music by Splitz, and there is entertainment on Saturday with music by Blondie & Friends and Klassix Disco.

A full list of festive entertainment is posted in the club including the return of the JP Mac Christmas Show on Sat 21st Dec this is an all ticket event priced at £10.
Santa Sunday is on Sunday 15th December at 4.30pm with the usual arrangements in place and Strabane Concert Brass with play their annual Christmas Concert on Sunday 22nd December followed by music with the brilliant Paul Simpson.

The Clubs AGM will take place on Tuesday 10th December at 8pm sharp.

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