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

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