Club Notes – 18th November 2014

WINTER CUP SEMI-FINAL PLACES UP FOR GRABS

This Sunday is the final week of qualification matches to identify the four semi-finalists in the Sperrin Spring Winter Cup with none of the four groups clear cut after last Sundays results, all the matches having been reduced to 13 holes with the river Mourne once again bursting its banks on to the course. Hopefully all holes will be in play for tis weekends crucial ties.                                              
In Section (A) Conal Cooke & Donal Cairns lead the way on 19.5 pts one clear of Fred McGavigan and Maurice Doherty both have difficult fixtures this week but the leaders will be slight favourites to progress to the last four.
Section (B) is somewhat less straight forward with four pairings within half a point of each other, none of the four in contention play each other so all will be looking for a maximum haul of four points to keep their hopes alive.                  
Section (C) is also extremely close again four pairings are still in contention but the semi-final position should go to either Brian Kelly & Michael Neeson or Paul Kavanagh & Eamon McGlinchey the latter pair having made significant inroads in the past fort-night, both are tied on 16pts each.
Section (D) is the most clear cut Neil Alcock & Chris Timoney lead the way on 22 pts two clear of Frankie Connolly & Eric Reid these pairings meet each other in what will be the deciding fixture.

Play was reduced to 11 holes for last Saturdays sweep with the river holes out and the 17th being used for pre-arranged professional coaching for our juniors. 53 cards were taken out with the win going to Denis Porter (11) with 28 pts, Brian O’Kane(19) was the runner up with 27pts with third going to Declan Doherty(18) with 24 pts Fred mc Gavigan (5) was round in one over par and he took the gross prize.

There was a good entry for this week’s Monday Club team’s event with 12 teams going to post. The winners were Shane McLaughlin, Freddie Patterson, Ronnie Wiley & Liam Patton with 63.75 nett, the runners up were Niall Coulter, John Brolly & Michael Baldrick with 63 pts.

Last week’s £50 bar credit draw winner was Lady Captain Bernie O’Kane.
Our second Last Man Standing game of the season gets underway this weekend all members are urged to participate and involve friends & family, entry is £10 with a guaranteed prize of £1000 and £200 to the winning seller!!

Don’t miss our big band night at the Golf Club this Saturday night with the brilliant Jim Devine and his band, for anyone who would like to brush up on their jiving skills there are free professional lessons at 9.30pm-10.30pm, tickets to ensure entry on the night are still available to members priced at £10.00 but this is also a pay at the door event ,doors open at 9.00pm and patrons are advised to arrive early!!

A full list of Christmas Entertainment in the Golf club is now available at the club, on the website or facebook page, there are still some places left at the Christmas Party nights on Sat 13th Dec and Friday 19th December, contact Tommy for details.

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