Club Notes – Tuesday 27th May 2014

CLUB SECRETARY WINS HAUGHEYS COSTCUTTERS OPEN

Strabane Golf Club secretary Brian O’Kane (20) had the best return of the day on Saturday to lift the Haughey’s Costcutters Open Stableford in testing conditions. Brian’s total of 39pts was good enough only on break of tie from runner up Dermot Corry (17) who for the third time in recent competitions was in the main frame, Junior member Shay Callaghan (11) finished in third spot one shot back on 38pts with Damian Carey (13) in fourth with 37pts, another junior member Eoin O’Neill (6) finished in fifth also with 37pts. Conal Cooke took another gross award with a four over 32pts and the nines went to Gerard Bradley(19) with 22 pts on the opening nine and to James Harron(9) who finished strongly to record 22pts for the inward nine.

Subway Open
Franke Gallagher (8) was the winner of last Thursdays open kindly sponsored by Subway Strabane with a decent total of 40pts, in form junior member Connor McCool (9) again featured on the podium taking second with 39pts just getting the better of Declan Lynch (13) on break of tie, Conal Cooke (2) again took the gross prize this time with a three over par 33pts.

T.OSCAR ROLLINS OPEN
Franke Gallagher (7) kept up his impressive form on Monday to make it a great double success and lift the T.Oscar Rollins Bank holiday Open this time with 39 pts, Paul Kavanagh (21) was the runner up on this occasion also with 39pts with Rory mcColgan (13) third two points back on 37pts, Ryan McGowan (4) took the gross prize with 31 gross points.

Parkinsons Disease Team Classic
There was a good turnout for last Sundays first ever Parkinsons Disease Team Classic with some fantastic prizes up for grabs in all 30 teams took part in the Derg Commercials sponsored event. Some fantastic work was done behind the scenes in this one with a fantastic amount of sponsors displayed on all the tees enabling the organisers to raise almost £11,000 on the day for this very worthwhile charity.

The winners with a fine total of 102 pts were Patrick McCrossan, Chris Timoney, Neil Alcock and Paul McLaughlin the runners up with 101 pts were Denis Porter, George Turner, Joe Doherty and Kevin Keegan. Third place went to Kevin Gallagher, Shay Callaghan, Damian Roarty and Ciaran Doherty with 99pts. With the best mixed ladies and gents team going to Ciaran and Patricia Kelly and John and Geraldine Masterson with 99pts also.

Habinteg Teams Classic
Thirty nine teams participated in the annual Habinteg Housing Development Team Scramble, with many visitors from other clubs adding their support.
The winners were Patrick mcCrossan, Ronan Foley, Ciaran Doherty and Caolan Crawford with a final total of 53.7 Nett.

Ladies Golf
Last Tuesday’s ladies event was part two of a combined two day event from the previous week. The overall winner was Caroline Connolly (23) with a two day total of 146 nett, Lady Captain Bernie O’Kane (18) was the category one winner with 148 nett with Isobel Duffy taking category two with 159 Nett.
The best total in last Tuesdays event was recorded by Norma Brogan (15) with 68 nett to win the Mac Millan Cancer Relief competition, category one went to Mandy Coyne(10) with 70 Nett with Madelene McColgan (29) the category two winner with 72 Nett.

Strabane hosted the Farrow cup on Monday past with Castlehune G.C the winners with 305.5 Nett, the host Club Strabane finished second of the eight teams with a total of 310 Nett.

Our very youthful Senior Cup squad failed to qualify for the match-play stages at Rosapenna on Sunday past, but better news of our Jimmy Bruen team who had a convincing win over Donegal G.C at Castlehume last Friday evening and now await their next opponents in this week’s open draw.

Vice-Captain Pat Corry has organised another golf sweep for the U.S Open entry forms are available at the club at a cost of £10, with some great prizes once again on offer.

Niall Gallagher will provide the music in the clubhouse on Sunday evening from 7pm-9pm with our weekly £50 bar credit draw also taking place.
Look out for the Brilliant Terry Powers Hypnosis show at the club on Saturday 14th June along with Klassix Disco, admission is only £5 for this great fun night out.

Our best wishes are sent for a speedy recovery to Cathal Patton who had a bad accident at work recently, hopefully it won’t be too long until we see Cathal back playing again.

Finally on a very sad note ,our deepest condolences are sent to the wife and family of the late Jim Patterson who passed away recently, Jim was a very popular golf club member for many years and was well known in photographic circles having taken many wonderful photographs of our course, he will be very sadly missed.

Fixtures
Thursday 29th May – Northern Confectionary Open.
Saturday  31st May – Masala & Mama Masala Open
Monday 2nd June – Monday Open
Tuesday 3rs June – O2 Challenge

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