Club Notes – 9th December 2014


Michael Neeson and his playing partner Brian Kelly were the clear winners of the Leo Kavanagh Winter cup sponsored by Sperrin Springs. The final was played in the worst weather conditions of the competition and that made good golf extremely difficult. Shane McLaughlin and his partner Brian Forrester had played really well to reach the final stage but just didn’t adapt to the elements and went down by a clear cut five & four margin. Third place in the event went to Conal Cooke & Donal Cairns with Neil Alcock and Chris Timoney taking fourth overall.
The two week better-ball section was won by Joe & Ciaran Doherty with Nicky Wolfe & Mark Gillespie in second place, Franke Gallagher and Andrew Connolly took third place.

Saturday sweep
Fifty-six cards were taken out on Saturday for the 15 holes sweep with the win going to the ever improving Stephen Donaghey (16) with 36 pts, Michael Neeson warmed up for Sundays match with 34 pts Nett for second with Damian Carey in third also with 34 pts, Fred McGavigan again took the gross prize with a one over par round.

Thursday Club
Conditions were very favourable for week 14 of the Thursday club with Denis Porter again topping the leader board with a whopping 39 pts over the 15 holes in play which was only two over par for his round. Ronnie Wiley took second with 35pts with Chris McDermott in third spot also with 35pts, with two weeks of the first phase to go Oliver McNally looks unstoppable in the Golfer of the Season category.

Monday Club
Despite the awful weather conditions 8 teams braved the elements in Monday’s team event, the winners were Jimmy Callan, Eddie Patton, John Shiels and Jimmy Henderson with 89.75 nett, the runners up were Kevin McGinley, Declan Lynch, Dermott Corry and Terence McDermott with 86.25nett. The final day takes place next Monday with the Christmas meal and cabaret scheduled for afterwards, the cost is only £10 per player.

The winner of last week’s very well supported £50 bar credit draw was Kevin Keegan.

There is a Christmas party night at the club on Saturday night with still some spaces available.

Tickets are going well for our next big band night on Boxing day with the JP Mac Johnny Cash Tribute Show, there is support from the “Forbes Sisters” and Klassix disco till late, tickets are priced at £10.

The Ladies section are holding a care & beauty night on Thursday 18th December with tickets on sale at £5.00 everyone is most welcome.

Christmas Entertainment


Membership Deals

There is new Novice memberships deals available for 2015
Year 1 – £350
Year 2 – £450

There is also a new standing order payment scheme available for members
Pay £115 over 5 months – January to May 2015
Contact club for more details


LMS – Update

Last Man Standing week one 148 out of 382 entries bit the dust in week one,

Week 2 fixtures – weekend 6th – 8th December 2014

Newcastle V Chelsea
Hull V West Brom
Liverpool V Sunderland
QPR V Burnley
Stoke V Arsenal
Tottenham V Crystal Palace
Man City V Everton
West Ham V Swansea
Aston Villa V Leicester
Southampton V Man Utd

Club Notes – 2nd December 2014


Both semi-finals in the Sperrin Springs Leo Kavanagh Memorial Winter Cup took place on Sunday last and as predicted were extremely close encounters, both of the matches going to tie holes having finished all square after 18. Michael Neeson and Brian Kelly booked their place edging out their opponents Neil Alcock & Paul McLaughlin who was deputizing for Chris Timoney at the 19th hole, the match having swayed to & fro throughout. The second match was an even tighter affair finally being decided at the 20th hole. Scratch player Conal Cooke and his partner Donal Cairns were 2 up through 10 holes and looked on course to proceed, Brian Forester however used his shot at the 11th hole to reduce the arrears and a birdie two from Shane McLaughlin at the par three 12th hole levelled the tie. The golf remained of a very high standard with 17 handicapper  Brian Forrester having an excellent day on the greens and his combination moved in front at the 17th when Shane McLaughlin made par with a shot at the hole. A brilliant putt at the 18th from Cooke to make birdie, again tied the match and he again recorded a birdie 3 at the first tie hole to keep hopes alive, Forrester having made a four nett three. The match was finally closed out at the 20th hole when both Cairns and Cooke missed the green to the left and Brian Forrester sent in a fine tee shot to 8 feet with another shot up his sleeve.

The final itself will be very hard to call, but again a very close affair is expected. Meanwhile the rest of the field started two weeks of aggregate better-ball in pursuit of the minor Prizes, the best returns of the day came from Eddie Patton & Kevin Neeson with 44pts the same total as Paul Kavanagh and Eamon McGlinchey.  All the presentations will take place at 6.00pm on Sunday and will be followed by music from the brilliant Niall Gallagher until 8.30pm.

Saturday Sweep
Sixty three cards were taken out for Saturdays 15 holes sweep competition with Foncie McNally taking the win, a great start with seven consecutive pars set the 13 handicapper up for a fine total of 38 pts. The runner up who is also finding some great form was Nigel Houston (13) just one shot behind with Eddie Patton (10) getting round in four over to take third place with 36 pts, the gross went to Stephen McCay (7) with 27 gross pts.

Thursday Club week 13
Play again proceeded for week 13 of the Thursday club with Liam McGinley taking this week’s honours with 34 pts. Oliver McNally (17) looks unstoppable in the golfer of the season race, picking up his third consecutive 20pts haul and again finishing second despite a 3.5 shot penalty with 33.5 nett, Freddie Patterson took third with 33 pts. There are three counting weeks of the first phase remaining before a two week break over the festive period with Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both falling on a Thursday this year, the final day of phase one is scheduled for Thursday 8th January weather permitting.

Monday Club
Eight teams took part in this week’s Monday Club with the win going to Dermott Corry, Adrian Coyle, John McMenamin & Terence McDermott with 94.5 nett, the runners up were the three man team off Foncie McNally, Shane McLaughlin and Michael Forbes with 91 Nett, the final day for this one is Monday 15th December.

Ladies Section News
The latest Christmas Voucher winners were 1st Shauna Stewart 21 pts, Category 1 Mandy Coyne 19pts and Category 2 Rosemary Wilson 17 pts, the presentations for these events will take place on Tuesday 16th December at the Ladies Christmas Bonanza 6pm.
The Ladies Christmas Dinner and annual presentation night is this Friday night 5th December at 8.00pm, ladies wishing to attend the meal should enter their names as soon as possible on the sheet provided in the ladies noticeboard, the presentations are followed by music with the  Sharon Nixon band.

There is a Health care and beauty night at the club on Thursday 18th December at 8.00pm organised by the Ladies section admission is £5.00 and everyone is most welcome.

One of our Sponsors “Golf Nation” Eniskillen  formly (Fletcher Golf) will be hosting a pre-Christmas Golf sale at the club over this weekend with some fantastic deals on offer, further details are available on the Clubs Facebook page.

Tickets remain on sale for “Boxing Night” at the Golf Club music with JP Mac & Caroline and their Johnny Cash tribute support is from the Forbes Sisters and Klassix Disco, tickets are priced at £10.00.

There is a Charity Quiz for Cancer Care this Thursday night at the club at 9.00pm, the cost is £3 per person, everyone is invited to participate for this great cause.                                                              

In the Last man Standing week one 148 out of 382 entries bit the dust in week one, the week two fixtures are posted on the Facebook page and Website.

Finally a reminder that the Clubs A.G.M will take place next Wednesday at 8.00pm sharp.