Club Notes – 29th July 2014

BUSY WEEK OF INTER-CLUB GOLF AT STRABANE

This week has been an extremely busy one on the inter club golf front at the club, and a very successful one too and thankfully it coincided with the year’s best spell of weather, with high temperatures and glorious sunshine for most of the week. Garvin Godfrey’s J.B. Carr squad are in pole position to qualify for the All- Ireland finals at Woodenbridge Co.Wicklow in September after Mondays first leg home leg Ulster final with Co.Cavan G.C having built up a 4-1 advantage after a very good performance against formidable opposition, two matches in the away leg will be required to advance and certainly nothing will be taken for granted as there is still much work to be done.
Liam Curry’s O’Hare Cup team are also in prime position to reach yet another Tyrone & Fermanagh final having accumulated an excellent 15 pts from a possible 16 after last Thursday’s semi-final home leg against close neighbours Newtownstewart.
Frankie Connolly’s Conway Cup team are back in this year’s final after wrapping up their second leg semi-final over Castlehume G.C.having secured an excellent 8.5-7.5 win at the Co Fermanagh venue last week they duly obliged in Friday’s home leg running out very comfortable 14.5- 1.5 pts. Our youthful Fred Daly team have a 5-2 lead to protect after their home leg last Friday, also against Castlehume G.C. in the last 16 plate match, the boys still have some work to do here and will need 2.5 Matches in the away leg on Sun 10th August to advance to the quarter finals.

Many congratulations also to the Ladies Intermediate Cup team under the captaincy of Anne Sharkey, who for the first time have qualified for the Ulster semi-finals and final day on Sunday 10th August, having built up an excellent 4-1 first leg advantage over Armagh Ladies last Monday showing great determination in winning three of the matches on the last green. A very strong Armagh side still had very high hopes of overturning their first match showing but great wins from Catherine Neeson and Lauren Patton secured Strabane’s place on finals day.

Lady Presidents Day
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There was a great turnout and again great weather for Mrs Jean mcGinley’s Lady President’s Day last Tuesday. The winner was Lady Vice-Captain Monica McGettigan with a brilliant total of 66 nett, which was good enough on the day only on break of tie from Junior Girls Captain Abbey Maxwell, third place went to Olive Reid with 71 nett with the gross prize going to Mandy Coyne with 83 gross.
The category winners were Catherine Neeson 71 nett, Olive Turner 71 nett and Isobel Duffy with 73 nett. Carole McFeeters won her first ever individual prize taking the first nine with 34 nett with Alison Curry taking the back nine with 33 nett. Danny McGinley was the men’s guest winner with Maurice McGettigan the runner up in that section.

In last week’s Wednesday night foursomes event the team prize went to Carole McFeeter’s, Kathleen Hoynes, Gerard Walsh and Foncie McNally with 41 pts, the runners up were Olive & Eric Reid and Rachael & Sammy Devenney with 40 pts.

Saturdays Open at Strabane saw 160 cards being taken out and resulted in a first ever win for Michael Mathers (19) with a good 41 pts, the runner up was Damien McCrossan (18) a shot back on 40 pts with Billy Doherty (16) in third also with 40 pts Declan Doherty (18) took fifth with 39 pts and Rory Doherty (14) fifth, again with 39 pts. Visiting player Wesley Lindsay (5) took the gross prize with a four over round. The nines went to Declan Lynch (13) with 21 pts for the first nine and to Sean McGonagle (12) with 22 pts for the inward nine. The over 60’s winner was James Callan(13) with 39 pts.

Connor strikes again
15 year old Conor McCool picked up his second title in two weeks in winning last Thursdays stableford event the Mitchells Meats Open with 41 pts, the young left hander has now lost no fewer than seven shots in this past year, second place went to Michael Doyle (19) also with 41 pts with third going to Patrick McCrossan (6) also with the same total. Ronan Foley took the gross prize with an excellent two over par round of 34 gross pts.

Best of Luck to our President Pat McAneny for his Presidents Day on Saturday next, hopefully the weather will be kind for this most hard working club member and a great day will be had by all.
There will be music after the Presidents meal with “The Bizz” and all members are invited to the presentations and entertainment afterwards.

There will also be music in the club on Sunday evening starting this week at 6pm with the brilliant Niall Gallagher plus our £50 bar credit draw, last week’s winner was Terrizina Barr.

Fixtures
Thursday 31st July – Strabane Plumbing Services Open S/F
Saturday 2nd August – Mr Pat McAneny’s Presidents Prize.
Sunday 3rd August – 3rd Tyrone Scouts Open S/F
Monday 4th August –  Monday Open
Tuesday 5th August –  Ladies Hi Ark Skin Care Stroke.

Club Notes – 22nd July 2014

JIMMY BRUEN SQUAD ADVANCE TO ULSTER FINAL

Strabane Golf Club’s Jimmy Bruen Team under the captaincy of Aidan Boyle, have advanced to the Ulster Final, after a convincing win over close neighbours Faughan Valley G.C. on Friday past at North West Golf club. Aidan had selected a well balanced line up full of both youth and experience for the tie and the Strabane side certainly rose to the challenge winning the first three matches on the course very convincingly, and with the back two ties also going the Tyrone men’s way victory was assured fairly early into the game. The Ulster final will take place at Antrim’s Allen Park on Friday 15th August where Strabane will take on either Warrenpoint G.C or Galgorm Castle G.C from Ballymena. Hopefully a good omen for Strabane is on the only occasion Strabane have won this trophy thirty years ago back in 1984 the club Captain of that year was Jimmy Roarty, the father of the present club Captain Senan Roarty, the team Captain at that time was the late Jim O’Donnell. It would be fantastic to see as many club members and supporters as possible make the trip for the final to lend their support on the big occasion.

Oysters Restaurant Medal
A fantastic 202 cards were taken out for Saturdays monthly medal kindly sponsored by the award winning Oysters Restaurant Strabane. The winner returning his lowest ever score was Kieran Martin (11) getting round in only five over gross which converted to a winning 62 nett, just getting the better of Martin McCallion (18) who had led for the best part of the day with a fine return of 63 nett. Keith Patterson (6) took third place with 66 nett with Neil Alcock (17) taking fourth with 67 nett, Patrick McCrossan finished in fifth also with 67 Nett whilst club junior Captain Caolan Crawford, took the gross prize with a three over par round of 72. The categories went to Connor McCool (9) with 67 nett in category (1), John J. Duffy with 67 nett in category (2) and to William Potts (24) with 68 nett in category (3).

St Pats GAA Ladies & Gents Open
St Patricks GAA open at Strabane was Paul Bogle

There was the usual great turnout for Sunday’s competition the St Patrick’s Gortin G.A.A. Ladies & Gents Open which once again had its customary array of fantastic winning prizes. The winner was Paul Bogle (11) with 42pts who collected a new Powercaddy Electric Golf buggy for his efforts. The runner up was Ciaran Patton (18) beaten only on break of tie, with Joe Kennedy(24) taking third with 41pts, the gross winner was Conal Cooke with 39 gross pts. The Ladies winner was Anne Sharkey with 37 pts with Donna Doherty the runner up with 32 pts.

Murphys on the Green Stableford
There was another good Thursday entry for the Murphy’s on the Green Restaurant Open Stableford,which went to Ronan Haughey (19) with 42 pts, the runner up was Fred McGavigan (6) a point back on 41pts which was only one over par, third went to Peter Doherty (5) with 39 pts with Conal Cooke taking yet another gross prize with a level par round.

Ladies Golf
Anne Sharkey’s Intermediate Cup Team have built up a 4-1 home leg lead over Armagh G.C. after Mondays Ulster Quarter- Final encounter, no less than three of the matches going to the final green in a very tight match, good luck to the Ladies in next Sundays second leg at the Co.Armagh venue. Last Tuesday’s ladies event was the Eileen Logue Memorial which was won by Geraldine Masterson (32) with 71 Nett. Category one went to Heather Mitchell with Mary McGuigan taking category two.

Last Wednesdays mixed foursomes competition went to the pairing off Carmel McElwee and Eddie McHugh with 38pts, Rachael and Sammy Devenney finished in second with 36pts with Annette Patton & Club Captain, Senan Roarty, in third with 35pts.

Please note an important change in fixtures Mr Pat McAneny’s Presidents Mixed Foursomes will now be played on Wednesday 30th July and not next Sunday, this is to facilitate the Ladies Ulster Intermediate cup quarter final which must be played this Sunday to meet the competition deadline schedule

A note to members that all Monday and Thursday opens are now to be played of White markers.

Again a reminder for all who have booked tickets for Bagatelle on Sat 27th September please collect and pay for your tickets as soon as possible, this event is totally booked out with a huge waiting list!

Music in the clubhouse this Sunday evening is provided by singer songwriter Martin McColgan at 7pm, last week’s £50 bar Credit winner was Sean Devine.

Fixtures
Thursday 24th July – Mitchell Meats Open(white markers)
Saturday 26th July – Donegal Sports Open
Tuesday 29th July – Ladies Bank of Ireland Trophy
Wednesday 30th July – Mr Pat McAneny’s Presidents Mixed Foursomes

Lady President’s Draw

Mrs Jean McGinley
Lady President’s Day
(Golfer of the year points)

Tuesday 22nd July 2014
18 Holes Stroke
Entry Fee £3.00

PLEASE SWIPE CARD AND PUT FEE IN BOX.
ALL CARDS MUST BE RETURNED

10.00am
1 – Catherine Connolly, Caroline Connolly & A Curry
2 – O Turner, A Maxwell & C O’Reilly
3 – M McColgan, G Masterson & M McGuigan
4 – K Hoynes, O Quinn & M O’Reilly
5 – M MacIntyre, A McCrory & M Shannon
6 – M Gillespie & C Russell

2.30pm
1 – Dympna Doherty, M Corry & B Friel
2 – B Kelly, M McGettigan & E McMorran
3 – M Gallagher, N McNally & R Doherty
4 – M Bonner, I Duffy & M MacBeth
5 – C McFeeters, M O’Donnell & T Casey

3.00pm
Lady President’s Guests

4.00pm
1 – M Coyne, Lauren Patton & Lisa Patton
2 – N Brogan, C Neeson & A Sharkey
3 – Lady Captain Bernie, L Duffy & H Mitchell
4 – A Shiels, R Wilson & R Devenney
5 – Donna Doherty, T Logue & M Duffy
6 – O Reid & A Patton
7 – C McElwee & M Duddy

5.00pm
1 – G McCrory, D McDaid & M Wolfe

Club Notes – 15th July 2014

OPEN WEEK CONCLUDES

Open week which at began on the previous Sunday came to a conclusion on Saturday with the Mark James Open Stableford which was played from the Blue Markers and that combined with the incessant rainfall for the greater part of the late morning and afternoon made decent scoring very difficult indeed. Fifteen year old left hander Connor McCool (10) has been making great strides at the game in this past couple of years and it was he who led the way home on Saturday with a solid round of 40pts to take the top prize. The runner up was Matt Curran (16) who has been in excellent form lately and he returned 39pts on the day. Third went to Paul O’Hare (14) with 38pts with Rory Doherty (16) in fourth a further point back on 37 pts, Declan O’Hare (8) has also been having an excellent golfing season and he added fifth place here to his list with 36pts, The gross went yet again to Conal Cooke (1) with 35 gross pts. The nines were collected by Jude O’Neill (16) and by John Langan (12) with Hugo McCusker taking the over 60’s Prize on this occasion.

STRABANECATERING.COM
Thursdays open was sponsored by Strabanecatering.com & Munchies Takeaway with Cathal McLaughlin (16) maintaining his excellent run off good form taking the win with 40pts mainly thanks to a fine inward nine where he recorded 23pts. The unlucky runner up was Paul McGill (6) only beaten on break of tie, third went to Marc Brolly (16) another with 40pts, Marc had raced to the turn with 23pts but failed to capitalize on the back nine, a double bogey five at the par three 16th maybe costing him the win. Enda Kennedy +1 playing most of his golf out of Rosapenna at present had 4 birdies on his way to a two under par 38 pts to take the gross prize.

J.D PRINT MIXED FOURSOMES
There was a great turnout for the JD.Print Open mixed foursomes on Wednesday evening with 27 pairs competing.  The winners were Annette Patton and Denis Porter with an eye catching 40pts to win by a clear margin of 4 shots from the runners up Lauren Patton and Conor Sharkey with Donna Doherty and Nigel Houston in third beaten on break of tie. The gross winners were Lisa Patton and Patrick McCrossan.

Clare’s Salon Ladies Open.
Clare Maxwell
was the sponsor on Tuesday for the Ladies Open day which attracted a decent entry. The winner with a good score of 39pts was Mary McGuigan (32) with Caroline Connolly (22) the runner up with 38pts, third went to Lauren Patton (15) with 36pts, the gross went to Mandy Coyne (9) with 27 gross pts. The categories were won by Lisa Patton, Maeve Corry and Geraldine McCrory, with the nines prizes going to Orla Quinn and Lady Captain Bernie O’Kane. Patricia Devine from Newtownstewart G.C took the visitors prize.

ST Vincent De Paul Open
Jim Arbuckle (18) was in sparkling form on Sunday for the St Vincent De Paul (Castlefinn branch) Open recording a fantastic 45pts, Club President Pat McAneny (17) was the runner up with 42 pts with Eddie McHugh (16) in third with 41 pts, Conal Cooke again took the gross with an excellent four under par round of 40 gross pts.

A reminder to any members who have booked tickets to see Bagatelle on Sat 27th Sept, tickets must be collected and paid for by 1st August, this event is sold out with many people still seeking tickets!

The winner of last Sundays £50 bar tab was Lauren Patton, the music will be provided in our Sunday Session this week by the brilliant Pontius Pilots, two hours of fantastic acoustic rock music, it gets underway around 7pm and as always everyone is most welcome.

Fixtures
Thurday 17th July – Murphy’s on the Green Open
Saturday 19th July – Oysters Restaurant Open Medal
Sunday 20th July – St Patrick’s GAA Open Singles
Monday 21st July – Monday Open
Tuesday 22nd July – Mrs Jean McGinley’s Lady Presidents Day

Eileen Logue Memorial Cup- Draw

EILEEN LOGUE MEMORIAL CUP
(Golfer of the year points)
Tuesday 15th July 2014
ENTRY FEE £3.00
18 HOLES STROKE
Please swipe card and put fee in the box. All cards must be returned

10.00am
1 – Lisa Patton, Catherine O’Reilly & Carmel McElwee
2 – Lauren Patton, Geraldine McCrory & Kathleen Hoynes
3 – Olive Turner, Mary Casey & Margaret Duddy
4 – Rosemary Wilson, Geraldine Masterson & Maura MacBeth
5 – Rachel Devenney, Annette Patton & Celia Russell
6 – Olive Reid, Mary McGuigan & Maura Shannon
7 – Mary McCrory, Isobel Duffy & Mary O’Reilly

2.30pm
1 – Alison Curry, Eleanor McMorran & Carole McFeeters
2 – Monica McGettigan, Noreen McNally & Margaret Bonner
3 – Ben Friel, Mary Gallagher & Rosaleen Doherty

4.00pm
1 – Norma Brogan, Heather Mitchell & Teresa Logue
2 – Ann Sharkey, Caroline Connolly & Donna Doherty
3 – Catherine Neeson, Adeline Shiels & Mary Duffy
4 – Lorna Duffy & Maeve Corry

5.00pm
1 Debbie McDaid, Orla Quinn & Catherine Connolly

Golf Balls!!

Did you know:

Rules in Focus – No more golf balls 

There is nothing in the Rules of Golf that prevents a golfer from switching to a different brand of golf ball (i.e., from a Titleist to a Bridgestone) on every hole on the course – so long as the change is made between the play of holes. 

It is recommended that the One Ball Condition is only introduced in competitions involving expert players as most amateur golfers are not expected to have golf balls which consist entirely of the same brand and type. So, for the vast majority of play in the world there is absolutely no problem with playing different types of balls throughout the round – the balls must simply conform with the Rules (Rule 5), that is all. If you change your ball between holes there is no requirement to inform your opponent of fellow-competitors. However, it is often good practice to do so and it can avoid any unnecessary confusion later in your round.

One Ball Condition
American golfer John Daly created a bit of a stir when he walked off the course during the first round of an Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club.  After hitting six balls into the water at the 11th, the 1995 Open Champion shook hands with playing partner Craig Parry before walking off the course claiming he had run out of golf balls.
The professionals use a “One Ball Condition” where they have to use the exact same brand and type of ball throughout the round.  For example, if they tee off the first hole with a Titleist Pro V1x, then that’s what you must play throughout the round. You may not switch to any other brand of ball, nor even to any other type of Titleist ball. You started with the Pro V1x, so the Pro V1x is what you must use on every stroke. 

Furthermore, although a player must not borrow a club from an opponent or fellow-competitor, he is allowed to borrow a golf ball. A player who runs out of balls may get a new supply from any source, provided he does not unduly delay play in the process (Rule 6-7).

Wednesday Mixed

Wednesday Mixed – 20th August 2014

WJ McCormack & Sons Open

WJ McCormack & Sons Open – Saturday 23rd August 2014

TBF McElhom & Co Open

TBF McElhom & Co Open – Thursday 21st August 2014

Donna’s Flower Box Open – Ladies

Donna’s Flower Box Open – Tuesday 19th August 2014

Monday Open

Monday Open – 18th August 2014

Club Notes – 8th July 2014

LADY CAPTAIN BERNIE’S PRIZE FOR PATRICIA

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Patricia Kelly(30) was the lady receiving all the plaudits on Saturday as she took the top Ladies prize of the golfing season in winning Mrs Bernie O’Kanes Lady Captains prize with an excellent total of 67nett, which on the day prevailed by a single stroke. Thankfully the heavy showers forecast for the day managed to fall elsewhere and the Ladies branch enjoyed a perfect day for the big occasion although the south-westerly breeze made good scoring fairly difficult throughout. Patricia had got off to a very steady start and managed to recover from an ugly quadruple bogey seven at the par three 7th hole to finish very strongly over the last three holes in posting her winning total. The unlucky runner up on the day was Donna Doherty (32) who will regret a triple bogey seven at the final hole where a five would have given her the win, nevertheless this was also a fine performance from Donna as only the winner and herself managed to break 70 in the course of the day. In third place came Ladies secretary Maeve Corry (21) who has been in fine form of late and another very steady round of 70nett saw her again on the winners rostrum. Lisa Patton (15) took the gross prize with 89 gross to add to the prize for the longest drive which she also collected.

The category winners were Dympna Doherty (18) with 72nett in category one , Olive Turner (24) with 72nett in category two and to Geraldine McCrory (29) with nett 71 in category three. The nines prizes went to Geraldine Masterson with 31 nett for the first nine and to Rosemary Wilson with 35 Nett for the back nine.

The committee prize went to Mary McCrory, the senior prize to Isobel Duffy ,the granny prize to Mary Casey, nearest the pin went to Abby Maxwell. The top Lady visitors prize was won by Marian O’Reilly with 28pts while Nigel Houston with 37pts took the men’s guest prize. In the separate men’s competition played over 13 holes Declan O’Hare took first with 29pts one clear of the runner up Paul McNally.

The Lady Captain delivered a brilliant presentation speech thanking all who had helped her throughout her year to date and received a very much deserved standing ovation at the close.

In other ladies Golf Mandy Coyne (10) was in sparkling form last Tuesday taking the Lady Herdman Cup with an excellent 65 nett, Lauren Patton (15) took category one with 67 nett with Olive Turner taking category two with 69 Nett.

Rachael & Sammy Devenney were the winners of last weeks mixed greensomes with a great total of 39 pts over the 15 holes, Anne Sharkey and Donal Cairns were the runners up with 38 pts with Kathleen Hoynes and club president Pat McAneny third with 35 pts.

John Fahy & Co Open Stableford.
John Fahy & Co
. were the sponsors of last Thursdays men’s open Stableford event with almost 100 cards being taken out.  The winner with a fantastic total of 43 pts was Sean MacIntyre (12) nine consecutive pars on the inward nine set up a lifetime best for Sean and a final total of just five over par. The runner up also with a great score was Stewart McFeeters (16) with 42 pts who just pipped third placed Danny Duffy (14) on break of tie.  Junior member Shay Callaghan (8) maintained his great form off late to take his first gross prize with 32 Gross pts.

OPEN WEEK
Open week kicked into action on Sunday past with the Frylite open Teams classic. The winners no strangers to the winning enclosure were Denis Porter, Joe Doherty, Kevin Keegan and George Turner with an eye catching 107pts.  The runners up were also a formidable quartet at this format were Chris McDermott, Robert Bell, Charlie Patton and Oliver McNally with 104pts, third went to Shane McLaughlin, Liam Patton, Gary Duffy and Hugh Casey back on 99pts with Joe Elliot, Jude O’Neill, John Hegarty and Martin McCallion fourth with 98pts.

GMG Logos Open Stroke
Junior member Caolan Crawford(5) produced a superb round on Monday to take the GMG Logos Open Stroke with a one under par gross total which converted to a winning 63 Nett. Cathal McLaughlin (18) was the runner up with 64 Nett with Pat McAneny third with 66nett, Patrick McCrossan took the gross prize with a five over 74 Gross.

Well done to Aidan Boyle and his Jimmy Bruen Squad who overcame Lisburn Golf club at Rossmore and will now play Faughan Valley G.C at City of Derry on Friday 18th July for a place in this year’s Ulster Final.

Garvin Godfrey’s J.B Carr team have also progressed to the latter stages of that event after wrapping up their match with Portstewart G.C in convincing style, leading 4-1 from the first leg at the Co. Derry venue they easily finished off the tie winning all five matches in Monday’s second leg encounter at Strabane.

Our Junior Fred Daly plate team have also progressed to the next stage defeating Letterkenny Boys 10-4 overall.

There will be music in the club on Sunday night immediately after the World cup final with “3’s A crowd” till late. Last week’s £50 bar credit draw winner was Joe Curry.

Vice-Captain Pat Corry has organised another Golf Sweep for the British Open, entry is £10 and participation make the top major a much more enjoyable watch ,all members are asked to enter and the competition is also open to non-members.

Fixtures
Thursday 10th July – Strabanecatering.com Open S/F
Friday 11th July – Open Greensomes
Saturday 12th July – Mark James Open S/F
Sunday 13th July – St Vincent de Paul Open teams.

Lady Captain’s Day – Draw

Mrs Bernie O’Kane
Lady Captains Day

5th July 2014
18 hole Stroke Entry fee £3

9.00 – Vice Captain Monica, Adeline Shiels & Annette Patton
9.15 – Alison Curry, Maeve Corry & Heather Mitchell
9.23 – Caroline Connolly, Olive Turner & Rosemary Wilson
9.31 – Rachel Devenney & Olive Reid & Abby Maxwell
9.39 – Mary McCrory, Madeline McColgan & Patricia Kelly
9.47 – Geraldine McCrory, Mary Casey & Noreen McNally
9.55 – Isobel Duffy, Geraldine Masterson & Mary McGuigan
10.03 – Maura McBeth, Geraldine Quigley & Carmel McElwee
10.11 – Mary O’Reilly, Orla Quinn & Maureen Gillespie
10.19 – Kathleen Hoynes, Sheena Harley & Celia Russell

11.15 – Norma Brogan, Lauren Patton & Anne Sharkey
11.23 – Dympna Doherty, Catherine Neeson & Lady President Jean
11.31 – Mary Gallagher, Eleanor McMorran & Rosaleen Doherty
11.39 – Teresa Casey, Maureen O’Donnell & Maura Shannon
11.47 – Margaret Duddy & Monica MacIntyre

1.00 – Lisa Patton, Ben Friel & Betty Kelly
1.08 – Imelda Doherty, Donna Doherty & Mary Duffy
1.16 – Phyllis Gallagher & Margaret Wolfe

3.00 – Lady Captain’s Visitors

Club Notes – 1st July 2014

CAPTAINS PRIZE FOR MARK

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The 190 participants in Saturday’s Captains Prize were treated to a beautiful day with all arrangements for the proceedings going like clockwork for the entire day, which in itself was a fine testament to the Captain Senan, who has worked tirelessly in his tenure to date for the club also putting in many miles on the road in his support of all the club teams throughout the season.

Sixteen handicapper Mark Quinn was the man celebrating after picking up the coveted win on Captains prize day. Mark still a relative newcomer to the game held his nerve in experienced fashion with a strong finish over the closing holes despite a potential card destroying quadruple eight at the par four 13th hole, a really great recovery ensued after this major setback and he went on to record a winning total of 65 nett. Mark expressed his sincere thanks to the Captain for the beautiful first prize also thanking the greens staff for the amazing condition in which the course was presented on the day and went on to thank his four-ball for their encouragement and to all the members who had passed on their sincere congratulations to himself on his big win. The runner up was another sixteen handicap player Dr Paul Armstrong who finished only one shot back on 66 nett, with Michael Baldrick (18) third a further shot away with 67 nett despite a few ugly double bogeys also on his card, Fourth spot went to Charlie Patton (16) also on 67 nett with fifth place going to late finisher Jimmy Callan also with 67 nett which proved a very popular total on the day. The gross prize went to the Centenary years Captains prize winner Aidan Boyle, with a four over par 73, Aidan was a double prize winner also collecting the award for the longest drive on the 18th hole. Eric Reid(24) took the over 60’s prize and he too will regret a messy finish that might have seen him top the leaderboard.
The categories on Saturday went to Keith Patterson (6) who picked up category one with 68 nett, Sean MacIntyre (12) who won category two also with 68 nett and to Michael Doyle (19) with 67 nett.
Captain Senan delivered a fantastic speech on the evening thanking everyone in the club that has helped him to date throughout his Captains year and to all the members for their continued courtesy and best wishes shown to him throughout his year, going on to say how proud he is to be Captain of Strabane golf club. Senan’s father Jimmy Roarty was also club Captain back in 1984 and his son Damien junior Captain in centenary year 2009.

Captains Betterball & Coronation Cup
The Captains Better-ball was paired with the Coronation cup on Thursday past to continue a very successful Captains week that had begun on the previous Sunday with the Captains mixed foursomes. Thirty pairs participated with the win going to Jim Potts and Liam McGinley with a brilliant 46 pts in quite testing conditions, Pat Patton teamed up with John J. Duffy to finish in second place with 45 pts, the same total as Fred McGavigan and Michael Baldrick.

Monday Open
This week’s Monday open was played in glorious weather conditions with the course again baked in glorious sunshine throughout, the winner was ever improving junior member Shay Callaghan (10) with 41 pts, bringing Shay to single figures for the first time. The runner up was John Duddy (16) a point behind with 40 Pts with Keith Patterson (6) in third with 39 pts, another junior member Eoin O’Neill (6) took the gross prize with 28 gross pts.

Ladies Golf
Last Tuesdays competition was the Captain’sPprize to the Ladies, and was won in spectacular fashion by Noreen McNally (35) with an eye catching 61Nett. The Categories went to Lauren Patton (17) in division one with an excellent 65 nett and to Caren Corry (36) with a fine total of 66 nett.

Well done to Ann Sharkey’s Intermediate Cup squad who completed their tie with City Of Derry in winning fashion having built up an almost unassailable lead in last week’s home leg. Also through to the next round are the Tyrone & Fermanagh Better-ball team who collected the points they needed on Sunday past against Dungannon Ladies running out convincing winners overall.

Not such great news for our Irish Mixed foursomes team however who bowed out last Thursday coming up against a very strong Lisburn team. A very poor start in almost all the matches proved to be Strabanes downfall and although recovering somewhat they eventually lost out by 3.5pts-1.5 pts.

Best of luck to all the Ladies playing in next Saturdays Mrs Bernie O’Kanes Ladies Captains Prize, hopefully the weather will remain kind and everyone will have a very enjoyable day. The music will be provided after the meal by Brian Lindsay. There is also music on Sunday Evening with Terry McCafferty at 7pm-9pm with our £50 bar credit draw, last week’s winner was Eugene Kelly.

This Thursday’s Competition is kindly sponsored by John Fahy & Co.

Strabane Golf Club Open Week kicks off on Sunday with he Frylite Ltd. Open Teams and continues until the following Saturday

OPEN WEEK FIXTURES
Sunday 6th July – Frylite Open Teams any combination.
Monday 7th July – GMG Logos Open
Tuesday 8th July – Claires Salon Ladies Open
Wednesday 9th July – J.D Print Mixed foursomes
Thursday 10th July – Strabanecatering.com Open.
Friday 11th July – Bertie Colhoun Memorial Greensomes
Saturday 12th July – Mark James Open Stableford.