Club Notes – 21st October 2014

STORMY CONDITIONS AT STRABANE

Stormy autumn conditions had set in for the weekend’s Saturday qualifying event which still attracted a decent entry of 130 players. The best card of the day was returned by Nicky Wolfe (10) with 37 pts which was just good enough on break of tie from Jim Potts (18) who matched that total, third place went to Michael Neeson (11) who has found some late season form he returned 36 pts. The gross went to Keith Patterson (5) with 27 gross points, the nines went to Declan Lynch(12) and to Matt Curran(15). This Saturdays competition is the final qualifier from the White Markers and is also the final timesheet of the season.

The previous Saturday’s golf was played in much calmer conditions and was won by the afore mentioned Michael Neeson who was playing of 13 handicap in this one, he returned a brilliant 45 pts which was only four over par on the day and saw him win by a clear four shots from the nearest challenger Albert McNally (25) with 41 pts, Rory Doherty (12) is another who has got back to his best golf and his 40 pts saw him take third place. Patrick Kennedy (3) took the gross with a level par round with the nines going to Noel O’Kane(25) and Joe Kennedy(22).

Last week’s Thursday Club week 7  was again played over 16 holes and saw Pascal McGillian (24) take the win with 38 pts, John Brolly (21) finished second a point behind with Brian Brolly (7) in third with 37 pts.

Matchplay
All the season’s matchplay events have concluded. Nicky Patton took the Jones Cup defeating Paddy McCrossan in the final, the Gallagher Cup went the way of Andrew Connolly who got the better of Eddie McHugh in that final. Martin Finlay was the winner of the Lawson Cup where he beat Mark Gillespie in a close final encounter.  In the Worcester Cup, Lady President Jean McGinley partnered Denis Porter to take the title from Patricia & Dr Ciaran Kelly.

The presentations for all these competitions will be on Saturday 1st November, where all other outstanding presentations including the eight members who achieved a hole in one this year will also be awarded their prize. All our teams who helped make this year be such a successful one on the golf course are asked to attend including our Ulster title winning Jimmy Bruen & J.B.Carr squads and also our Conway Cup and O’Hare Cup Tyrone & Fermanagh winners. A light supper buffet & music will be provided on the evening.

Roberts Cup
Connor Sharkey’s Roberts cup just missed out on retaining that cup as they went under to Castlehume Golf club over two legs played on Saturday & Sunday, the damage was done at home where the team went down by 8pts to 4pts on Saturday and despite a gallant fight back in Enniskillen on Sunday the eventual overall score was a 13-11 defeat.

Please note there will be 6 inch placing on fairways only on the course from Wednesday 22nd October!

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Tickets are still on Sale for the Jim Devine show on Saturday 22nd November priced at £10.

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