Club Notes – 7th October 2014

Captains Outing

Stephen Alexander (20) was the very popular winner of last Saturday’s Captains outing to Greencastle Golf Club, with an excellent return of 43 pts to head the fields of 131 entrants. A very modest total of 17 pts from the Sion man on the opening nine, was definitely not a sign of things to come as he found his best form ever on the back nine shooting level par for the next eight holes and despite a double bogey five at the final hole he had amassed an eye catching 26 pts for the inward nine for a total that was never likely to be matched.
The runner up was club secretary, Brian O’Kane (20), with a fine score of 41 pts that would have been good enough on most days, third place went to Willie Irvine (16) with a solid 40 pts with the very much in form John McMenamin in fourth also with 40 pts, Rory McColgan (13) took fifth, another with 40 pts, with the gross going to Fred McGavigan who was round in one over par. The Captain Senan thanked everyone who had help organize his outing, everyone who travelled to play especially in such large numbers and special thanks to the Sponsors- The Herald Newspaper, The Sports Centre and Caldwell Motor Factors and special praise for Greencastle Golf club for the use of their beautifully presented course and their excellent hospitality on the day.

Club Sweep
For those members who could not make the day away there was a qualifying club sweep which was won by Paul Kavanagh (20) with 39 pts, Aidan Langan (19) was the runner up with 37pts with Noel O’Kane third with 36 pts the gross went to Dermott Corry (12).

Thursday Club week 5
Week 5 of the Thursday club was played over a reduced 16 holes with Charlie Patton (16) returning the winning total of 36 pts, the runner up was Oliver McNally (17) with 34 pts with Liam Curry (11) in third also with 34 pts. The early pacesetter in the golfer of the year chase is Martin Finlay with 51pts, Paul O’Hare is the out in front in the “King of the two’s event with three “deuces” to date. This week’s event will also be played over 16 holes.                                                                                    

Monday Club
The winners of this week’s Monday club were Pat Corry, Aidan Corry, Sammy Devenney and Eric Reid with 108.5 pts. The runners up were Jimmy Callan, Paddy Doyle, Terence McGranaghan and Cahir Doherty.

Killyhelvin Mr & Mrs Foursomes
The winners of Sunday Killyhelvin Mr & Mrs foursomes were Caroline & Frankie Connolly with 34 pts for the 15 holes in play, in second came Rachel & Sammy Devenney with 33pts.

Ladies Golf
The ladies summer season came to a completion on Tuesday last with their annual three ball scramble, the winners were Rachel Devenney, Imelda Doherty & Maura Shannon with 26 pts, the runners up were Mandy Coyne, Heather Mitchell & Donna Doherty also with 26 pts.

Winter Cup
The Sperrin Springs Winter Cup gets underway on Sunday next with 38 pairs so far having entered, there are still room for two more pairings to participate in the event.

The tickets for our next big entertainment night with Jim Devine & his Band on Saturday 22nd November, are now on sale at a reduced price of £10, there are again only limited numbers available and they are selling like the proverbial hotcakes, they may be ordered or purchased from the club office or from Tommy, all tickets must be collected and paid for by 1st November.

Thursday 9th October – Thursday club week 6
Saturday 10th October – 18 holes S/ford
Sunday 11th October – Sperrin Springs Winter Cup
Monday 12th October – Monday Club.

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