Club Notes – 22nd April 2014

CLOSE FINISH IN STRABANE ELECTRICS EVENT

It took a break of tie to decide the outcome of the Strabane Electrics Stableford event on Saturday the first competition of the year played off the Blue Markers. The winner was early morning starter Adrian McDermott (19) who returned his best score for some time a brilliant 43pts thanks mainly to a superb back nine return of 24pts which saw him pip the unlucky runner up Ben Corry (5) who was round in two under par gross on the day with his score including three two’s with birdies at the 2nd , the 7th and the 16th holes, third on the day went to Patrick o’Doherty (24) one shot back on 42pts with Eugene Patton fourth with 41pts with an eye catching 25pts on the inward nine. Fifth place went to Jim Malcolm(14) also with 41pts with the gross prize going to Conal Cooke (1) who was three over par despite a dreaded shank at the 18th hole that almost took him out of bounds! The nines winners were Brian Forrester (19) who had 22pts for the first nine and the in form Nigel Houston (14) who had 22pts for the back nine.The over 60’s prize went to Enda McDonnell (22) who had a solid return of 39pts. In total a seasons best entry of 182 cards were taken out testament to the great upturn in the weather which also reflected in the superb early season condition of the course.

Easter Monday Open
Paddy Doyle (14) has been in excellent form off late and he duly returned the winning total in Mondays Bank Holiday open with a total of 40pts, greens convenor Ben Corry(5) took his fine weekend scoring into Mondays event to finish as runner up yet again with 39pts on this occasion, third place went to Sean McGonagle (14) also with 39pts, Fred McGavigan picked up his first gross prize of the season with a two over par round after almost dominating this category last season. Mark Reilly(10) from Ballybofey and Stranorlar took the visitors prize with 38 pts.

Thursday club week 13
The final week at home for the Thursday club competition was played on Thursday last with the final winner being Martin Finlay with 42pts, Dr Ciaran Kelly finished in second place with 36.75 nett with Liam Curry at last making a visit to the winners enclosure with a hard fought 36 pts. Denis Porter took the golfer of the year prize with a final total of 93pts with Hugo McCusker the runner up on 90 pts.

The King of the 2’s crown was shared between Chris McDermott and Tommy Forbes both with a total of seven. All roads lead to Greencastle Golf Club this Thursday for the final day outing with 60 players travelling to the popular Donegal venue, the presentation will take place back at Strabane at approximately 9pm.

Mixed Foursomes
Catherine and Kevin Neeson were last week’s winners in Wednesdays mixed foursomes event with an impressive 33pts played over 13 holes, the runners up were Geraldine McCrory and Liam McDevitt with 30pts just ahead of third placed Patricia and Dr Ciaran Kelly also with 30pts.

Ladies Golf
The ladies competition last Tuesday was the Daily Mail Foursomes with victory going to Imelda Doherty and Catherine Neeson with 37pts, the runners up were Annette Patton and Donna Doherty with 36 pts.

Well done to Anne Sharkey’s intermediate cup side who had a resounding 5-0 and 32 holes up win over Clones in the first round ,first leg of that event.

Fixtures
Thursday 24th April – Thursday Club final day at Greencastle
Saturday 26th April – Gormley’s Opticians Stableford Open
Monday 28th April – Betterball – Captains Charity
Tuesday 29th April – Ladies Open Day sponsor (Derg Commercials LTD)
Wednesday 30th April – Mixed Foursomes.

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