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.

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