Club Notes – 20th May 2014

STRONG FINISH FOR SHANE

Shane McLaughlin(10) finished his round in some style to take Saturdays big weekend event the Greg Mitchell Motors Open Medal. Two closing birdies were the highlight of the round which saw him take the top award by a clear three shot margin in damp windy conditions registering an excellent 65 nett. Despite dropping five shots between the 10th & 11th holes Brian Forrester (18) also came home strongly to finish as the days runner up with 68 nett, with the very much in form Colin McCafferty (14) in third spot with 69 nett just ahead of Hugh Byrne (18) in fourth and Hugo McCusker (13) in fifth place.
The categories went to Adrian McLaughlin (10) nett 70, Cahir Doherty (18) nett 70 and Seamus McPhilemy (24) also with nett 70. The gross went to Cathal Patton with a five over par 74 while James Callan (13) took the seniors prize with Nett 71.
Congratulations to Ronan Foley who became the third recipient of an exclusive designer Boss hole in one watch holing his three iron tee shot at the long par three 8th hole.

Quinn’s Open Stroke
Last Thursday’s event was particularly well supported with almost 100 cards being taken out for the Quinn’s Open Stroke. The win went to the clubs junior Captain Caolan Crawford (5) with a fine total of nett 64 which was a level par round, Junior convenor Freddie Patterson (6) was the runner up beaten only on break of tie also recording nett 64, third went to Eddie Patton (10) back on nett 68, Patrick Kennedy (2) took the gross prize with a two over par gross 71.

Monday Open
The latest Monday Open winner was John Langan (13) who captured last Monday’s event with an excellent 42 stableford points, three clear of runner up Ronnie Wiley (10) with 39 pts with Connor McCool (9) third also with 39pts. Caolan Crawford (4) took the gross prize on this occasion with a three over par 33pts .

Last Wednesday evenings mixed event was a team competition with the winners declared as Caroline Connolly and Peter Doherty who teamed up with Margaret and Nicky Wolfe to record 33pts, the runners up were Noreen McNally, Foncie McNally, Annette Patton and Noel McCrory also with 33pts.

Congratulations to our Mixed foursomes team who qualified for the matchplay stages at the regional qualifying at Letterkenny on Sunday last, they will now meet Sundays host club at a neutral venue yet to be confirmed.

Our Donegal League team captained by Vice-Captain Pat Corry have it all to do going down by five matches to nil to Buncrana Municipal on Saturday past and will all have to be at their best in the upcoming home leg.

Good luck to our Senior Cup team captained by Damian McGranaghan who are at the Ulster qualifying at Rosapenna next Sunday.

Music in the club this Sunday from 7pm-9pm with Terry McCafferty, the £50 bar credit draw last Sunday was won by Liam Curry.

The tickets for the Bagatelle show on Sat 27th September have met with an unprecedented demand and are now sold out!

Look out for the Terry Powers Hypnotic Show on Saturday 14th June as part of the Strabane Summer Jam Festival, the event will be followed by Klassix disco.

Fixtures
Thursday 22nd May – Subway Open
Friday 23rd May – Ballyduff teams classic
Saturday 24th May – Haugheys Costcutters open
Sunday 25th May – Parkinsons team classic
Monday 26th May – T.Oscar Rollins open & Farrow Cup (mixed)

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