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

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