Club Notes – 1st July 2014



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

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 – Open.
Friday 11th July – Bertie Colhoun Memorial Greensomes
Saturday 12th July – Mark James Open Stableford.

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