Club Notes – 29th October 2014

TOUGH CONDITIONS AT STRABANE

The very strong south westerly wind made conditions extremely difficult on Saturday past with the three holes along the river playing particularly tough. John Brolly(21) made light of these facts however returning an eye-catching total of 44pts a remarkable total on the day, the runner up was Sean McGonagle(13) with an excellent total of 40pts with Liam Patton (15) third with 39 pts, the gross went to last week’s overall winner Nicky Wolfe (10) with 28 gross pts, the nines went to Paul McLaughlin (18) and to David Irvine(8). This week’s competition will be 15 holes non-qualifying and played from the yellow markers.

The Thursday Club has now reached week 8 the halfway point of the first phase it’s great to see such a large entry with 75 golfers taking part. Last week’s winner was Jim Potts (17) with a great total of 40 pts over the 16 holes in play, the runner up was John McMenamin (17) with a fine 39 pts with Denis Porter (11) third with 38 pts, there were nine two’s on the day. The halftime leader in the golfer of the year table is Brian Brolly with 58 pts closely followed by Martin Finlay on 54pts and Liam Curry on 50 pts.  In the race for the “King of the two’s title Brian Haughey, Paul O’Hare & Rory Doherty are all on three each. This week’s competition will be played over a further reduced 15 holes with the “Loop” left out.

Monday Club
This week’s Monday club attracted nine teams despite the wet weather the winners were Jim Malcolm, Paul McNally, Frank McKay and Gabriel Gordon with 94.75 nett, the runners up were Kevin Gallagher, Stewart McFeeters, Pat McGuigan and Liam McCool with 91pts nett.

Sperrin Springs Winter cup
The Sperrin Springs Winter Cup has seen three weeks play so far and some consistent Winter weather to accompany it.

The leaders in section (A) are Michael Kelly and Sean MacIntyre who have accumulated 11.5pts from a possible 12. In section (B)Shane McLaughlin & Brian Forester lead the pursuit of the semi-final place having amassed 10pts to date, in section (C) Michael Neeson and Brian Kelly are looking particularly strong on 11.5 pts whilst in section (D) Neil Alcock and Chris Timoney are in front on 11pts.

Other club News.
This Saturday 1st November is presentation night at the club with all the Matchplay winners & runners up and hole in one winners are asked to be in attendance and also our very successful teams in competition golf including our Jimmy Bruen Squad,our J.B Carr team, our O’Hare cup winners, Conway Cup winners and our Ladies Tyrone and Fermanagh better ball winners.  Players partners are also invited to the proceedings and a light supper buffet will be served followed by Klassix Disco from through the years & Karaoke there is also a late bar.

The tickets for the Jim Devine Show on Saturday 22nd November are currently on sale priced at £10 don’t leave it too late to purchase them!!!

Last week’s £50 bar draw winner was Stephen Kennedy.

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