Club Notes – 26th August 2014

CORRY TAKES THIRD AND FOURTH WINS OF THE SEASON

Dermott Corry (13) was again the man in great form at Strabane over the week, adding a third and fourth competition wins to his Summer seasons C.V.
Firstly in Saturdays W.J.Mc Cormack & Sons Open Stableford he took the win with 39pts on break of tie from Hugo McCusker (13) with Aidan Corry (11) in third spot a point away on 38pts, early morning starter Philip Miller (22) also finished with 38pts to take fourth place with Kevin Neeson (11) in fifth and also claiming 15 golfer of the year points that puts him back in that frame, Ben Corry (6) was the gross winner with 31 Gross pts. The very consistent Eddie Patton(10) took the first nine with 21pts with Paul O’Hare (12) took the back nine also with 21pts.

Mondays competition was the Tennents Open S/F which for the most part was played in particularly tough conditions, a strong North West wind and squally showers keeping good scoring to the bare minimum, but again Dermott Corry now playing off 12 handicap took the win and again on break of tie, on this occasion from Paul McGill (6) Keith Patterson (5) finished in third with 34pts with Eddie Patton picking up the gross prize, please note this competition was reduction only with no increases awarded which really shows how difficult conditions were.

Last Thursdays event was the TBF McElholm Stroke with Mickey Baldrick (18) the winner with an excellent total of 63 nett which won on the day by a clear four shots, Brian Brolly (10) took second with 67 nett with Rory Doherty (12) in third with 68 Nett, Conal Cooke took the gross prize with a three over par 72 Gross.

In inter-club Golf this week Liam Curry’s O’Hare Cup team have put themselves in sight of cup final victory, taking the home leg 12.5-3.5 pts against Castlehume G.C taking maximum points from three of the four ties played, the second leg will be played this Thursday at the Co. Fermanagh venue, good luck to all concerned.

Twenty four members travelled on last weekend trip to Westport Co.Mayo and a great golfing weekend was had by all.  The winner of the trip was Terry Doherty, with Sean Devine taking the dreaded hammer prize, many thanks to Brian Brolly and Francie Devine for organising such a great weekend.

Last weeks Mixed Competition was the annual Sausage Sizzle Barbecue greensomes with the winners Olive & Eric Reid with a great total of 30 pts over the 13 holes in play, the runners up were Annette Patton & Denis Porter with 28pts with Donna Doherty & Rory Doherty in third with 26pts. Many thanks to the barbecue chefs on the evening Kathleen McGee, Monica Patton & Keith Floyd himself Seamus McPhilemy.

Donna’s Flowerbox LTD Open.
Rosemary Wilson (26) was the winner of the ladies final open of the season taking the Donna’s Flowerbox Open with 35pts in difficult conditions. Catherine Neeson (17) was the runner up with 34pts with Geraldine McCrory (30) in third with 33pts, Jennifer Rouse (11) has slotted back into form nicely on her return from maternity leave and she took the gross prize on the day. Adeline Shiels (23) took fourth with 33 pts with the categories going to Lauren Patton 32pts, Heather Mitchell 31 pts & Annette Patton also 31pts.

The popular Monday Club team event is due to get underway this Monday and all new teams are welcome to enter. The Thursday Club will also get underway on Thursday 4th September a full list of this year’s rules are posted. The timesheet for the Captains outing to Greencastle will be available this weekend

Night at the Races
There is a gala Night at the Races planned for this coming Friday 29th August beginning at 8pm, as our members are aware we have two teams competing in National finals and this does not come without great expense, members and guest are urged to support this fundraiser either by purchasing a horse or attending on the evening, the entry fee of £5 will also include a barbecue and Disco :Karaoke night.

This weekend will also see the deadline to collect & pay for all pre-ordered tickets for Bagatelle on Saturday 27th September, there is a huge waiting list for tickets and members are urged to collect their tickets as soon as possible as they will be reallocated from 1st September.

There will be another major night of entertainment & dancing in the club on Saturday 22nd November, when Jim Devine and his fantastic band will play a one off dance at the clubhouse as thanks to all the club members who supported him over the years, tickets will be on sale for this one from 5th September, this is a major coup for the golf club with Jim & his band one of the country’s biggest entertainment attractions at present.

There will be music in the club on Sunday evening with the brilliant Niall Gallagher for the Brian Patton Memorial competition on Sunday commencing at 8pm.

In Last Man Standing a further 24 players failed to move through to week three of the competition leaving 180 players still in.

Fixtures
Thursday 28th August – India House Open S/F
Saturday 30th August – Golf Store Europe club Championship (S)
Sunday 31st August – Brian Patton Memorial day
Monday 1st September – Monday Teams
Tuesday2nd September – Ladies Bertie Colhoun 18 holes S/F

Members Cup – Ladies Draw

MEMBERS CUP
GOLFER OF THE YEAR POINTS
TUESDAY 26TH AUGUST 2014 18HOLES STROKE
ENTRY FEE £3 PLEASE SWIPE CARD AND PUT FEE IN BOX
ALL CARDS TO BE RETURNED

10.00am
1 – C Neeson, M McCrory & M Shannon
2 – H Mitchell, I Duffy & K Hoynes
3 – O Turner, G McCrory & A McCrory
4 – P Kelly, I Doherty & M MacBeth
5 – M McColgan, G Masterson & M McGuigan

2.30pm
1 – B Friel, C McFeeters & T Casey
2 – M Gallagher, N McNally & C Russell
3 – M Casey & M O’Donnell
4 – M Bonner & R Doherty

4.00pm
1 – M Coyne, M Corry & R Wilson
2 – N Brogan, A Shiels & A Maxwell
3 – L Patton, Catherine Connolly & M Crowe
4 – D Doherty, A Curry & T Logue
5 – A Sharkey, L Duffy & Donna Doherty

5.00pm
1 – Caroline Connolly, M MacIntyre & M Wolfe
2 – D McDaid &  O Quinn

5.30pm
1 – Lady Captain Bernie & Jennifer Rouse

 

Club Notes – 19th August 2014

STRABANE CELEBRATE HISTORIC ULSTER TITLE

There was much cause for celebration at Strabane Golf Club on Friday evening, as the clubs Jimmy Bruen team secured an epic Ulster Final victory over the bookies favourites Galgorm Castle G.C. at Allen Park Antrim, eventually seeing out the tie by three matches to two.
The five Strabane pairs had got off to a rather nervous start trailing early on in four of the five ties, Declan Devine and Kevin Connolly in fact found themselves in all sorts of bother losing three of the opening six holes but to their credit the Castlederg men rallied with some superb foursomes golf, not only to level affairs by the 11th hole but going on to wrap up a 4\2 win having not lost another hole to their opponents.
The first match out had saw Paddy O’Kane & Liam Curry in a great match with the unbeaten Galgorm number one pairing, the Strabane duo battled back from two down early on to level the tie by the 18th hole, but an unfortunate second shot at the final hole saw the Strabane men lose 1 down to give first blood to the Co. Antrim men. It wasn’t long however before it was tied at 1-1 as some sparkling golf from Franke Gallagher & Andrew Connolly in the fourth match saw them register on the scoreboard with a fine 4\3 victory. Strabane then moved ahead when Connolly and Devine wrapped their match at the 16th hole.
Young Shay Callaghan had come into the starting line up at the semi-finals stage and he again justified his selection alongside Damien McGranaghan, the pairing overwhelming their opponents at the latter stages with some fantastic golf that saw them also win at the 16th hole by a 4/2 margin, to give Strabane Golf Club the magic total of three on the board and secure the Ulster title, the final game on the course had saw Ciaran Duffy & Gary Duffy 2 down at the 15th hole, this match was then conceded by Strabane captain Aidan Boyle to leave the final score 3-2 and saw the Ulster pennant making its way to Tyrone, where a rapturous welcome awaited the victorious team on their return where Captain Senan Roarty who had been there hitting every ball at every match gave an emotional speech congratulating the team, and their Captain, Aiden, in their tremendous achievement. Incidentally the last time Strabane were successful in this competition was exactly 30 years ago in 1984 when the club Captain was Jimmy Roarty, the current captain Senan’s father another unique achievement in Irish Golf surely?

The next step for the squad is the National Finals, which this year will be played at the luxurious Carlton House Complex in Maynooth Co.Kildare, where the Irish Open was staged in 2006. Strabane will take on Co. Waterford Golf club from Newrath in the All-Ireland Semi-finals on the 17th September.
Much fund raising will be need to be implemented in the coming weeks to help finance our success, one major step towards this is a gala Night at the Races which will take place on Friday 29th August in the clubhouse, members and friends are urged to come out in their numbers to support this venture either by sponsoring a race, buying a horse or attending on the night, a supper barbecue will also be provided with Klassix Disco and Karaoke to follow in a great fun packed night.

Strabane Training Services Open
Celebrations had eventually died down somewhat to allow Saturdays event The Strabane Training Services Open stableford to take place, albeit, in particularly tough conditions. The strong northwest breeze combined with play from the back blue markers, keeping good scoring to the bare minimum. The winner on the day was relative newcomer to the game Stephen Donaghey (17) who was the clear winner on the day by a clear three shot margin shooting an excellent 22 pts on the inward nine including a particularly tidy finish, the runner up was the very consistent Donal Cairns (17) with 37 pts, this placing has seen Donal move back into contention in the golfer of the year merit table where he now trails Declan O’Hare by only 12pts. Third on the day was the very much in form Stephen Curry (10) who added to his recent medal victory with 36pts in this one, fourth came Brian Forrester (18) who despite having an unfortunate accident at the 13th tee with his driver, battled well for 35pts, Aidan Corry took the final nett prize with 35pts also.

FARMERS HOME STABLEFORD
Conditions had again been tough for last Thursdays event The Farmers Home Open stableford which went to Martin Patton (12) with a modest winning total of 37pts, visiting player Cathal Canning (7) was the runner up also with 37pts with Peter Doherty (6) in third a shot back on 36pts, Fred McGavigan (4) took the gross prize with 31pts. Only two more Thursday opens remain this season with the Thursday club start date set for Thursday 4th September.

Monday Open
The Monday Opens are also coming to an end with only one remaining, the latest results saw John McMenamin (20) top the leader board with 39pts, Rory Doherty kept up his fine run of scores taking the runners up spot with 36pts, with Declan Lynch (13) in third also with 36 pts, the gross went to Keith Patterson with 29 gross pts. Congratulations to club competition secretary Gerard Walsh who became the sixth club member to record a hole in one this season, holing out at the par three 12th hole with a superb 6 iron stroke, Gerard will receive a superb Boss limited edition “Hole in one club” watch for his efforts.

In mixed Greensomes golf this week 22 pairs entered Wednesday nights competition played over 15 holes, the winners were Donna Doherty and Mark Sharkey with 35 pts break of tie, the runners up were Annette Patton & Oliver McNally with Catherine Neeson & Joe Elliot in third also with 35 pts.

In Ladies Golf last weeks competition was the Knockavoe School event which was a weekly competition with play & re-entry permitted on any day, the winner was Lady Captain Bernie O’Kane (19) with 35pts, the category winners were Norma Brogan (14) with 33 pts and the in form Donna Doherty (30) with 34 pts.

The entry sheet for the Captains Outing to Greencastle Golf Club on Saturday 4th October will be available this week, the outing will cost £30 which includes golf, 3 course meal at Greencastle & prizes!

Music in the clubhouse this Sunday Evening with Niall Gallagher at 7pm, plus the weekly draw for £50 bar credit, last week’s winner was Rory McColgan.

Please ensure that all ordered tickets for Bagatelle are both paid for and collected by 31st August as the demand for this sold out show is extremely high any uncollected tickets by this date will be reallocted.

Fixtures
Thursday 21st August – TBF McElholm & Co open S/F
Saturday 23rd August – WJ. Mc Cormack & Sons open s/f
Monday 25th August – Tennents Bank Holiday open s/f
Tuesday 26th August –  Ladies Members Cup

Night at the Races & Barbeque

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There will be a fund raising Night at the Races on Friday 29th August @ 8pm

As you all know by know, Aidan Boye’s Jimmy Bruen team and Garvin Godfrey’s JB Carr team, are in their respective All-Ireland finals.
We are trying to raise some much needed funds to cover some of the expense incurred.

There will be horses sold over the next few days, or if you don’t get a horse come along on the night and join in, in what should be a great night.

Jimmy Bruen Ulster Champions!!

Congratulations to Strabane Golf Club’s Jimmy Bruen Team

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Back Row – Franke Gallagher, Ciaran Duffy, Paddy O’Kane, Brian Haughey, Kevin Connolly, Damian McGranaghan
Front Row – Andy Connolly, Gary Duffy, Liam Curry, Aidan Boyle (Team Captain), Senan Roarty (Club Captain), Declan Devine, Shay Callaghan

Strabane Golf Club’s Jimmy Bruen Team, under the captaincy of Aidan Boyle, advanced to the Ulster Final, after a convincing win over close neighbours Faughan Valley G.C. in the semi-final. 

The final was played in Allen Park Golf Course against  Galgorm G.C. on Friday 15th August.
Strabane beat Galgorm 3-2, to win the Ulster title.

The the only occasion Strabane have won this trophy was 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.

Club Notes – 12th August 2014

Jimmy Bruen Ulster Final on Friday
All roads lead to Allen Park Antrim for Strabane members on Friday when the club will compete in their first Jimmy Bruen Foresomes Shield Ulster final since 1984, when they take on Galgorm Castle G.C hoping to make it through to the National Finals at Carlton House on 17th September. Team captain Aidan Boyle has without doubt a very impressive squad at his disposal with a lot of very much in form players, although Galgorm Castle will definitely be more familiar with the Antrim Town course where the final will kick off at 2.40pm on Friday, the club are running a supporters bus for the occasion those interested should put their names forward as soon as possible.

J B Carr Trophy
The senior golfers of Strabane have already qualified for the national finals of their competition, the prestigious J.B.Carr Trophy which as always will be played at Woodenbridge Co.Wicklow on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th September, this is an over 60’s greensomes competition with 176 clubs having entered originally nationwide its now whittled down to just four. Hopefully Garvin Godfrey’s men can draw on their experience in this event having also qualified for the finals in 2007 & 2008. Last Thursday’s Ulster Final match against Co.Cavan turned out to be a war of attrition and the battle of all battles, Strabane led by 4-1 from the first leg played at Strabane the previous week, and needed to secure two matches from the away leg. With all the matches extremely tight hopes were high in the Strabane camp but the advantage started to slip away losing two matches on the 18th one on the 17th and the fourth match on the 16th, Team Captain Garvin partnering Foncie McNally in the final game were dormie two up but a blip at the 17th sent this game up the last too, but the experienced Tyrone pair saw the match out with a steady par to tie the match overall. Each side had already nominated a pair to contest any play-off that might occur, Denis Porter & Oliver McNally were selected for Strabane and they too rose to the occasion with a brilliant drive from the latter and approach shot from Denis, the Cavan pairing had missed the green but still had a par putt from seven feet but couldn’t hole out to send the Strabane side triumphantly through to Woodenbridge for the third time.

PAT O’NEILL OPEN
The annual Pat O’Neill Open took place at the club on Saturday with the usual array of fantastic prizes on offer 170 cards were taken out for the event. Stephen Curry (11) was declared the winner on the day after the original leading card was disqualified being returned with no player signature, a lesson to all golfers to observe, check your card after play!! Stephen’s round of 66 nett was one of five on the same total and a multi break of tie was required to identify the final placing’s. Second place went to Declan O’Hare (6) who has been in tremendous form this season and now leads the golfer of the year standings by 28pts. John McMenamin (22) has shown great improvement this year and he too returned 66 nett to take third place, Eddie Patton (10) is another model of consistency and he took fourth on this occasion, Paddy O’Kane (8) took fifth with 67 nett. The categories went to Shane McLaughlin (10 ) Michael Neeson (13) & Jim Harley(19) all with 67 nett. Kieran o’Neill (12) took the visitors prize with 69 Nett and Enda Kennedy (-1) took the gross with a level par round of 69.

McGoldrick’s Sports
Michael Kelly (10) was in superb form last Thursday in lifting the McGoldrick’s Sports Open Stableford with an excellent total of 43 pts which won on break of tie from Jordan Arthur (7) Conor Sharkey (6) took third with 40pts with Patrick McCrossan keeping up his great season’s form to take the gross with a three over par 33pts.

Monday Open
Last week’s Monday open was won by Declan Lynch (13) with 39pts, just getting the better of Damien mcCrossan (17) on break of tie, third went to visiting player Paul Nee with 38 pts. Keith Patterson (5) took the gross prize. Congratulations to Liam Patton who holed his tee shot with a brilliant 6 iron shot at the par three 12th hole, to be the latest recipient of an exclusive Boss watch for his troubles.

Ladies Golf
Commiserations to Anne Sharkey and her Intermediate Cup team who lost out on Sunday past at Templepatrick in the Ulster Semi-final going down by four matches to one. The local ladies had looked in control at the turn leading in all five games, but with the deteriorating weather conditions and a lot off bad luck they finally lost out to Edenmore Ladies who now advance to the finals.

In Ladies competition Heather Mitchell (22) was the winner of the Bank of Ireland Stableford with a good 38pts, the category winners were Lorna Duffy with 36 pts and Donna Doherty (31) with 37 pts. Sixteen pairs played in last weeks Mixed Greensomes with Kathleen Hoynes partnering Stewart mcFeeters to top spot with 38 pts over the 15 holes, second were Mary Gallagher & Brian O’Kane with 35 pts, Orla Quinn & Sean MacIntyre were in third with 34 pts.

The club are running another Last Man Standing which gets underway on Saturday with the onset of the new premiership, entry is £10 with a guaranteed prize of £1000, all members are urged to support this fundraiser either by entering or selling a few to friends and family, the sheets are available at the bar.

Music in the clubhouse this Sunday evening 6.30pm-8.30pm with the brilliant Brian Lindsay with another £50 bar credit draw taking place, last week’s winner was Gary McElwee.

Please ensure that all tickets ordered for Bagatelle are collected and paid for by 31st August, those that are not will be reallocated to a huge waiting list of people looking to purchase them.

Fixtures
Thursday 14th August – The Farmers Home Open
Saturday 16th August –  Strabane Training Services Open
Monday 18th August – Monday Open
Tuesday 19th August – Donnas Flowerbox Ladies Open
Wednesday 20th August – Mixed Foursomes

Last Man Standing – Fixtures

Week 1 – 16th /18th August 2014    
Arsenal v C Palace
Burnley v Chelsea                                  
Leicester v Everton
Liverpool v Southampton
Man Utd v Swansea
Newcastle v Man City
Q P R v Hull City
Stoke City v Aston Villa
West Brom v Sunderland
West Ham v Spurs

Week 2 – 23rd /25th August
Aston Villa v Newcastle
Chelsea v Leicester
Crystal Palace v West Ham
Southampton v West Brom
Swansea v Burnley
Everton v Arsenal
Hull v Stoke
Spurs v QPR
Sunderland v Man Utd
Man City v Liverpool

Week 3 – 30th / 31st August
Burnley v Man Utd
Aston Villa v Hull
Man City v Stoke
Newcastle v Crystal Palace
QPR v Sunderland
Swansea v West Brom
West Ham v Southampton
Everton v Chelsea
Spurs v Liverpool
Leicester v Arsenal

Last Man Standing – Rules

STRABANE GOLF CLUB FUNDRAISER  ‘Last Man Standing’
Make one correct selection each weekend out of the featured games and you are 
through to the following week – get it wrong and you’re eliminated.
 

  • Based on each weeks Premier League fixtures
  • Starts Saturday 16th August 2014
  • Each week you pick one team which you think is going to win.
  • If your team wins, you are through to the next round (week).
  • If your team fails to win (i.e. loses or draws) you are eliminated. 
  • You must pick a different team every week for the duration of the competition, i.e. you cannot select a team twice. 
  • You must register the team of your choice by 9pm the night prior to the 1st kick off of that weeks fixtures.  Register your selection with your promoter by either text or email. 
  • For the midweek fixtures, choices must be registered with your promoter 3 hours prior to the 1st Game                  
  • If you fail to submit your selection, or if you pick the same team twice, or if your team’s game is called off, you will be automatically allocated the highest placed team in the league that you have not picked before. 
  • Fee is a once off £10 per entry. 
  • The last person(s) standing will share the prize fund. Prize fund will only be shared if 10 or less people remain.
  • Prize money of £1000 
  • For contact and record purposes, your promoter will need your mobile number and (if you have one) your email address.
  • Promoters who sell a minimum of ten lines will receive one free go. The promoter of the last Man/Lady standing will also receive £200 
  • The Committee’s decision is final in all instances. 
  • Coordinator: declandevine@btinternet.com (07836643942) 

Weekly Competition – Ladies

Weekly Competition – Ladies – Tuesday 30th September 2014

JJ Monday Club

JJ Monday Club – 29th September 2014

Final Mixed – Killyhevlin Hotel Mr & Mrs

Final Mixed – Killyhevlin Hotel Mr & Mrs (1-4pm) – Sunday 28th September 2014

Velux Company Ltd Open

Velux Company Ltd Open – Saturday 27th September 2014

Thursday Club

Thursday Club – 25th September 2014

Weekly Competition – Ladies

Weekly Competition (15 Holes) – Ladies – Tuesday 23rd September 2014

JJ Monday Club

JJ Monday Club – 22nd September 2014

Foyle Hospice Charity Open

Foyle Hospice Charity Open – Sunday 21st September 2014

Medicare Open

Medicare Open (Blue) – Saturday 20th September 2014

Thursday Club

Thursday Club – 18th September 2014

Lady Presidents Charity

Lady Presidents Charity – Tuesday 16th September 2014

Owen Roes GFC Open

Owen Roes GFC Open – Sunday 14th September 2014

Pat Kirk Open

Pat Kirk Open (Medal) – Saturday 13th September 2014

Thursday Club

Thursday Club – 11th September 2014

Foyle Hospice Charity – Ladies

Foyle Hospice Charity – Ladies – Tuesday 9th September 2014

JJ Monday Club

JJ Monday Club – 8th September 2014

Dixies Bar Open

Dixies Bar Open – Saturday 6th September 2014

Past Captain’s Day – Ladies

Past Captain’s Day – Ladies – Friday 5th September 2014

Thursday Club

Thursday Club – 4th September 2014

Bertie Colhoun – Ladies

Bertie Colhoun – Ladies – Tuesday 2nd September 2014

JJ Monday Club

JJ Monday Club – Monday 1st September 2014

BP Day Open

BP Day Open – Sunday 31st August 2014

Golf Store Europe Club Championship

Golf Store Europe Club Championship – Saturday 30th August 2014

India House Open

India House Open – Thursday 28th August 2014

Members Cup – Ladies

Members Cup – Ladies – Tuesday 26th August 2014

Tennents Bank Holiday Open

Tennents Bank Holiday Open – Monday 25th August 2014

President’s Day Photos

Photos from President’s Day now in the gallery

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Club Notes – 4th August 2014

PRESIDENTS PRIZE FOR KEVIN
There was a fantastic turnout at Strabane on Saturday for Mr Pat McAneny’s Presidents Prize with almost 200 cards being taken out on the day despite the meteorologists getting things horribly wrong, there was indeed just one shower all day but unfortunately it lasted from mid-morning for the duration. The winning card was returned by Kevin Connolly (6) with a brilliant round in the conditions of 40pts which was never likely to be equalled with no let up in the incessant rain. Kevin put in a very strong finish to take the main prize including a fantastic tee shot at the par three 16th hole which also saw him collect the nearest the pin prize. The runner up was Cecil Kerr (26), its many years since Cecil has featured on the rostrum and he was delighted to peak on the big day returning 39pts in the best off the day’s weather in the early morning. Rory Doherty (13) is getting back to playing some of the golf he is capable off and he too played very well in the rain to return 38pts. Kevin Neeson(11) is another player in top form and he took fourth with 37pts with Ciaran Doherty(9) in fifth also with 37pts, Declan O’Hare (7) has made a fantastic recovery after injury and this again continued on Saturday as his round of 6 over par and 37 pts took the gross prize. The nines went to Damien mc Crossan and to Chris Timoney.

Strabane Plumbing Services Open
Last Thursdays open was sponsored by Strabane Plumbing Services Ltd and saw a win for Frankie Houston(12) with an excellent 42pts which just got the better off Keith Patterson(5) on break of tie,Keith having returned a fine one under par gross in the afternoon, Third went to Jim Harley (9) who plays out off Portnoo G.C. The highlight of Jim’s round was a fantastic hole in one at the par three 7th hole striking a beautiful six iron shot. Fred McGavigan (4) took the gross prize with 34 gross points.+

3rd Tyrone Scouts Open
The 3rd Tyrone Scouts based at the Den in Strabane held their first ever golf fundraiser on Sunday past at the club with a ladies & gents open Stableford. The winner in the men’s section was early morning starter Maurice Doherty (17) with a great total of 43 pts, Colin McCafferty’s(12) great season continued with 41pts, with visiting player Kieran McAleer taking third with 39 pts, Paul McGill (5) took the gross prize with the nines going to Kevin Neeson and to Eddie Patton.
In the Ladies section, the winner was Orla Quinn with Kathleen Hoynes runner-up.

Monday Open
The previous Monday open went to Mark Brolly(15) with 41pts with Warner Mullen(19) in second place with 39 pts, third went to Fred McGavigan (5) with 38 pts and the gross went to Eoin o’Neill.

Ladies Golf
The Ladies competition this week was the Bank of Ireland Trophy and Heather Mitchel took the win win 38pts, the categories went to Lorna Duffy in category one with 36pts and to Donna Doherty in category two with 37 pts.

Last Wednesdays event was Mr Pat McAnenys Presidents Mixed competition with 30 pairs taking part. Annette Patton partnered Mark Sharkey to the winning score of 34 pts over the 15 holes, the runners up were Catherine Neeson and Patrick mcCrossan with 32 pts, third place went to Lorna Duffy and Sean MacIntyre also with 32 pts Maeve Corry and Denis Porter took the gross prize.

Well done to the Ladies Tyrone & Fermanagh Betterball team who wrapped up their semi-final tie with Castlehume golf club on Sunday to progress to this year’s final where they will defend the trophy they won last year.

Also in team action this week were Conor Sharkeys Roberts Cup team who turned in a great performance to take the first leg of their semi-final 10.5-1.5.  Liam Curry’s O’Hare Cup team have also reached the final of that event getting the necessary 1.5 pts they needed on the first nine against close neighbours Newtownstewart at the Baronscourt venue.