Club Notes – 10th June 2014

Devines Sand and Gravel Medal

151 cards were taken out on Saturday for the Devine’s Sand and Gravel sponsored open. Heavy overnight and early morning rain on the course had threatened to put a dampner on proceedings, but thankfully the elements relented and a decent days weather ensued from the latter part of the morning onwards. Martin Patton (14) has saw his handicap soar in recent times but he put this all behind him at the weekend to record the day’s best total of 65 nett, finishing very strongly on the day with eight consecutive pars. The runner up Donal Cairns (19) also finished with a flourish coming in on one under gross for the last five holes but will regret an ugly 7 at the 13th that tarnished an otherwise excellent card, as he finished just one shot behind the eventual winner. Liam Curry (11) was another player who finished strongly to reach the podium his five closing pars elevating him into third spot and 66 nett, Club Captain Senan Roarty (13) finished in fourth spot also with 66 nett and will regret poor six, five closing two holes. Fifth went to Sean mcGonagle (13) another player who finished on 66 nett.
The categories went to Nicky Wolfe category one with 69 Nett, Hugh Byrne (17) with 71 Nett and to Eamon McCay (19) category 3 with 70 Nett. Conal Cooke has been totally dominating the gross prizes this season so far and he again obliged this time with a three over par 72.

Local business were the sponsors of last Thursdays open which went to long hitting player Martin Finlay (20) with an excellent 42 pts, Adrian McLaughlin (11) took the runners up spot with 40 pts and Jimmy Henderson (27) took third also with 40 pts. Junior player Kevin Gallagher (5) took this gross prize with a three over 33 pts.

There were some of the season’s best prizes to date up for grabs in the Aughrabrack Chapel Restoration Fund competition kindly sponsored by B.McNamee & Co.
Connor Sharkey(6) was one of the very early starters as he was in team action in the afternoon and his early one over par round which equated to 41pts was not bettered winning himself a beautiful Powakaddy for the first prize. Kevin McGinley (12) took the runners up spot with 40pts with Conal Cooke (2) taking third place on this occasion with a fine two under par round. Peter Doherty (5) as a result was promoted to the day’s gross winner, with the nines going to visiting players David Smyth and Padraig McAleer.

Jimmy Bruen
Our Jimmy Bruen squad under the captaincy of Aidan Boyle have advanced to the Ulster Quarter finals after an epic battle with Rockmount G.C on Sunday afternoon at Moyola Park and will meet either Lisburn or Ballycastle in the next stage. Heavy rain and thunder and lightning had threatened to end the days play but with great perseverance Strabane eventually advanced by three matches to two after a great performance special mention to Damian McGranaghan and Brian Haughey who came from two down with three to play to win at the 18th and secure a vital point.

Garvin Godfrey’s J.B Carr team have also moved a stage closer after completing their tie with Castlehume in fine style at the Enniskillen Venue on Thursday past, winning the opening two matches to wrap up the tie more comfortably than expected.

Mark Sharkey’s Ulster four-ball team are also in with a great shout having taken two matches from five in their first leg away from home on Sunday at Nuremore and that tie will be decided on Sunday.

Entertainment in the club this Saturday with the brilliant Terry Powers Hypnosis Show followed by Klassix Disco, admission is only £5 and is payable at the door everyone is most welcome.

Our Sunday evening music session will see a return for the very popular Brian Lindsay at 7pm plus our £50 bar credit draw, last week’s winner was Michael Forbes Jnr.

Thursday 12th June – Fletcher Golf  Open
Saturday 14th June – Declan Devine Foods Open
Monday 16th June – Monday Open
Tuesday 17th  June – Gallagher Cup – Ladies
Wednesday 18th June – Mixed Worcester Cup

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