Club Notes – 15th April 2015

GARY DUFFY TAKES B McNAMEE MEDAL

Conditions at Strabane on Saturday were extremely difficult with the course playing particularly tough in the south westerly wind that prevailed for the entire day making good scores hard to come by. Gary Duffy (10) returned the days best score to take the top prize kindly sponsored by long time club sponsors B McNamee and Co. with a steady 67 nett which was good enough on break of tie from Foncie McNally (13) who for the second consecutive week featured in the top three. Third went to John Wylie (10) with 68 nett just ahead of Ronnie Wylie(10) on the same total, Jim Malcolm (15) was the best of several returns of 69 nett to take fifth place.  The categories were won by Paddy o’Kane (8) 71 nett in Category one, Kevin Neeson(13) 69 nett in Category Two and Gerard Foley(18) with 70 nett in Category three. The C.S.S in the event was 71 which again reflected how difficult the course was playing.

The presentation for this tournament and the Caffe Freco event will take place in the clubhouse on Friday 25th April at 8pm sharp.

Thursday Club week 12
There is now just one week remaining in this seasons Thursday club with the latest winner being Brian Haughey (10) with an excellent 41 pts, Brian has started the new season in sparkling form losing 5 shots of his handicap to bring him to single figures. The runner up was Danny Duffy (14) with 36pts with Sammy Devenney taking third with 36pts also.

In the Golfer of the year stakes with one week left Hugo McCusker has regained a narrow three point lead from Denis Porter on 90pts, in the King of the Two’s Chris McDermott and Tommy Forbes are tied on seven each. The timesheet for the final day to Greencastle on Thursday 24th April is now posted, other club members are welcome to attend with the fee being £35 which includes a three course meal, a separate visitors 2’s competition and prizes. All Thursday club members are reminded that all back monies must be paid up in full this Thursday.

MONDAY SENIORS OVER 50’s
The club are hosting a Seniors event once a month throughout the summer months with 38 players participating in the first competition, the winner on Monday was Martin Finlay with 40pts on break of tie from Peter Doherty (sen). The organising team have switched this to a qualifying event from the next tournament on Monday 19th May.

The Wednesday evening mixed foursomes have made a somewhat slow start and hopefully the participants will increase significantly in the coming weeks .Last week’s winners were Noreen McNally and Denis Porter who returned 19pts , with the runners up the husband and wife pairing of Lady Vice Captain Monica McGettigan and Maurice McGettigan with 18pts.

Ladies Golf
Last week’s Ladies Competition was The Lady Captains Charity event which was won by the very much in form Mandy Coyne (10) with 36pts over the 18 holes, this was Mandy’s second win in as many weeks, the Category 1 winner was Adeline Shiels (22) with 34pts while Mary Casey (30) took category two with 29pts B.O.T.

Congratulations to Kirstin O’Kane who won the Masters Golf Sweep winning £520, the joint runners up were James McGranaghan and Jude O’Neill all three finished on -14 with their selections but Kirstin took the main prize correctly forecasting the correct winning score of -8. Many thanks to Vice Captain Pat Corry for organising the proceedings.

In the Last Man Standing out of the 560 Starters 21 remain in the race for the £1000 first prize.

Entertainment at the club this weekend is highlighted by the return of the brilliant Jim Brown with his full band. Jim is currently on a nationwide tour of Germany and this is his first N.Ireland date on his return, Jim has won the title of Best Elvis tribute show in Europe on a few occasions tickets are priced at only £10 for this quite amazing show! Limited tickets are still available at the club.

Sunday Lunch will be served as normal on Easter Sunday although booking is highly recommended.

Fixtures
Thursday 17th April – Thursday club week 13
Saturday 19th April – Strabane Electrics Stableford
Monday 21st April – Bank Holiday Open singles
Tuesday 22nd April – Ladies Easter Basket
Wednesday 23rd April – Mixed Foursomes.

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