LMS – Winner

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Last Man Standing Final Results:
Last Man Standing concluded on Saturday 5th December 2015 with 1 overall winner scooping the £1,000 prize fund.

Winner: Willie Coyle (Eglinton)         Leicester     £1,000
Promoter: Brian Brolly                                              £200

The organisers would like to thank all those who entered LMS for their support over the last number of years and look forward to starting a new competition beginning Saturday 16th January 2016. Many thanks also to all our promoters who have worked hard to make the LMS a successful fundraiser for Strabane Golf Club.

Next LMS begins Saturday 16th January 2016



Last Man Standing Update – 02/12/15

Last Man Standing Update – 30/11/15
Only 2 remain in LMS after 10 weeks with 1 going out on Arsenal at the weekend.
The 2 survivors were on Liverpool.

If the 2 remaining in the competition go out together the prize fund will
be split, £500 each and £100 each for the winning promotors.

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Week 11 Fixtures
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Last Man Standing Update – 27/11/15

Only 3 remain in LMS after 9 weeks with 2 going out on Crystal Palace, 1 on Arsenal and 1 on Swansea. The 3 survivors were on Everton.
A minimum of 2 people must remain before the prize fund can be split and if everyone goes out in the same week all will be brought in again.

Week 10 Picks
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LMS wk 102

Club Notes – 24th November 2015

After last Sunday’s play in the Sperrin Springs Leo Kavanagh Memorial Winter Cup the four semi-final pairings have now been identified. The top qualifiers were surprise packets John McCallion & Rodney Dolan who came through the qualifying unscathed winning all their matches, the only duo to do so, they finished top in their section on 21pts and they will meet the highest scoring non- section winners, Jim Potts and Declan Doherty, this should be a close contest that is very hard to call. The other semi-final will see the low handicap pairing of Peter Doherty and Franke Gallagher take on Oliver Creswell and Joe Kennedy, the latter will receive quite a few shots and how they are used will go a long way to deciding the eventual outcome of this one. The other pairings that are left will play a two week aggregate better-ball sweep, the presentation is provisionally set for Sunday 6th December at 7pm.

The winter mats will be introduced on the course on Monday 7th December!

Recent Saturday competitions have been badly hit by the worsening weather conditions that late Autumn has brought with much reduced entry sheets.  Saturday 7th November saw a great score posted by Seamus Friel who had saw his handicap soar in recent years his return of 45 pts over 15 holes was a flashback to what he is capable of and was a fine total indeed, Seamus ran out the winner by five shots from Denis Porter the runner up with an excellent 40 pts.
Saturday 14th November saw Mark Gillespie top the leaderboard with 31 pts for 15 holes with Brian Cairns the runner up with 30 pts.
Last week’s play was over 13 holes and saw Kevin Keegan run out the winner with 32pts with William Potts the runner up with 30pts and Liam Patton third with 29pts.

The Thursday Club has now 11 weeks completed, the most recent winner was Kevin Gallagher with 26 pts for the eleven holes in play, Kevin Heffernan was the runner up with 25 pts with Damien McGranaghan third with 24 pts.
The Golfer of the Year section has four weeks to run and sees Chris McDermott lead by a narrow margin from Foncie McNally and Oliver McNally. The “King of the Twos” title is currently led by Freddie Patterson and Shane McLaughlin both on four.

Monday Club
This week’s Monday club saw Foncie McNally, Gerry Quinn, Paul McNally and Seamus McPhilemy in first place with 64.75 nett.  Liam Patton, Shane McLaughlin, Ronnie Wiley and Clark Klam were the runners up with 63.25 nett.

The Last Man Standing competition is really heating up with only three entrants left in contention for the £1000 first prize, good luck to Willie Coyle, Eddie Patton and Mark Henderson the only survivors from an initial entry of 450!

Last week’s £50 bar tab winner was Monica Patton.
This Friday is the last week to save in the Punters Club 2015, the cheques will be payable the following week, Friday 4th December, with the punters draw at 8pm 4th December.
A full festive programme schedule is available at the club including party nights and entertainment and also on the clubs website and facebook page.
The club’s AGM is on Wednesday 16th December 8pm.

Club Notes 3rd November 2015


Despite the first week of the autumn/winter golf season conditions were again near perfect on Saturday past for the first event played over reduced holes with only 16 in play on Saturday. The best return of the day was made by Andrew Connolly (9) with an excellent total of 38 pts, the runner up was Damian Carey (13) with 37 pts with Maurice McGettigan (17) in third with 35 pts, Patrick Kennedy (3) took the gross prize with 31 gross pts.

Thursday Club Week 8
There were over 60 players entered for last week’s Thursday club which was also played over 16 holes, this week’s winner was Tommy Forbes (12) with 36 pts, the runner up was Michael Arnold (16) also with 36 pts with Ronnie Wiley (12) third with 35.5 nett. Chris McDermott has taken over top spot in the race to become golfer of the season with 94 pts.

Monday Club
Conditions were again good for this week’s Monday club with 11 teams participating. The winners were Chris McDermott, Charlie Patton, Kevin Keegan and Oliver McNally who won by two shots on 88 pts despite carrying a 10 shot penalty. The runners up were Sammy Devenney, Danny McGinley, Eric Reid & Patsy Wilson with 86 pts. Third went to the three man team off Shane McLaughlin, Ronnie Wiley & Liam Patton with 84 pts.

The Club Dinner Dance is this Saturday night at 8pm, quite a few tickets have still to be collected, please do so as soon as possible, tickets are very favourably priced at £20 with music later from the brilliant Lee Roy Brown Band, for anyone arriving after the meal please note there is a £5 cover charge.

Strabane Radio online are hosting their annual charity birthday bash at the club on Thursday 12th November at 8pm. There are a host of fabulous country singers performing on the night, Joe Davitt, Chris Logue, Thomas Gillespie and Kathy Kane to name just a few. The proceeds are going to Strabane’s own Community Search and Rescue Team who do sterling work in our locality.

Also on Saturday week the club are hosting a Charity Back to Back night with three teams participating The Golf Club, North Tyrone All-Stars and Mourne Gloves Boxing club, many of the stars from yesteryear will be performing, the charities are Breast Cancer care and Downs Syndrome.

Last week’s £50 bar credit draw winner was Brian Kelly.
There were no fallers in this week’s Last Man Standing with all eleven that are left managing to select a winning team.

Club News – 27th October 2015


The season’s final qualifying competition was played on Saturday last attracting a decent sized entry of 130 players. Best of the day was Albert McNally (24) with a great total of 42pts from the white markers and losing three shots of his handicap in the process, the runner up was Paul McGill (7) a point back with an excellent 41 pts which was just two over par gross, the highlight of Paul’s round was the accumulation of three birdie twos at the 7th, 12th & 16th holes.  Paul O’Reilly (5) kept his good form going taking third place with 39pts in this one. Paddy Kennedy (3) was the gross winner with a three over par 33 gross points and the nines went to Paul O’Neill (15) and to Dr John Etherson.

The previous Saturday 17th October had a reduced entry due to the very heavy early morning fog that lingered until midday, however 89 cards were still taken out which was creditable in the conditions. The winner was Martin Keyes (19) with a fine total of 41pts which was good enough by four clear shots from the runner up, one handicapper Conal Cooke who got round in level par. George McCay (17) finished third also with 37 pts, Paddy Kennedy had again taken the gross prize this time with 31 gross points.

Thursday Club
Week 6 of the Thursday club was won by Oliver McNally(18) with a fine 37pts over 16 holes, the runner up was Ronnie Wiley (11) with 34 pts with Liam McCool (20) in third also with 34 pts. There were only 4 two’s on the day.
In week seven of the Thursday club played last week over 15 holes the competition was dominated by left-handers! First was Francie Devine (12) with 36 pts, the runner up was Declan Doherty (12) also with 36 pts with Chris McDermott in third also playing of 12 with 35 pts to make up the trio of prize winning lefthanders. The early leader in the golfer of the season is Foncie McNally with Freddie Patterson the leader in the “King of the twos”.
Congratulations to John Blee who is the first Thursday club member to record a hole in one in this terms play, holing out at the par three 8th hole with a perfect five iron shot. Play this week is over 16 holes with the 15th & 16th holes omitted.

Monday Club
There was a great entry of 11 teams for this week’s Monday club competition with the winners being declared as E McHugh, S White, O McGettigan & L McGinley with 90 pts, the runners up were C McDermott,  K Keegan,  O McNally & C Patton with 87pts, third went to  S Taylor, G Gordon, J Malcolm & K Gallagher also with 87pts

Congratulations to Freddie Patterson and his Donegal Junior League team who overturned a 6-1 away leg at Portsalon Golf club to record a resounding 7-0 win in the home leg on 17th October and take the title for the first time, well done to all involved.

Tickets remain on sale for the club dinner dance on Saturday 7th November music with the brilliant “Lee Roy Brown Band” they are priced at an attractive £20. This event is for all our members and should be supported if at all possible, it should be a fantastic night at the club, get your tickets at the club office as soon as possible.

Strabane Radio online are hosting their fourth birthday party on Thursday 12th November at the club in a fund raiser for our local Community Search and Rescue Team, there are 14 great country acts on the bill at a cost of only £10 per ticket, they are currently on sale at the club bar and office.

This week’s £50 bar credit winner was Brian Forester. There are only 11 players left in last man Standing, all still in contention for the £1000 first prize.

Finally on a sad note, our deepest condolences are sent to the family and friends of the late Derek Fletcher who passed away suddenly this week, Derek is the older brother of office secretary Carole, may he rest in peace.

Christmas & New Year 2015

This year’s brilliant entertainment in the club
Contact Tommy of 077 19422463 for more info.

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Club Notes – 13th October 2015


The 2015 golfing season is now winding down but thankfully the weather has been consistently better recently than it had been for the entire summer months, as a result well in excess of 150 players took out cards for last Saturdays qualifying competition. The best return of the day was posted by Conor Sharkey (6) with an excellent total of 42 pts, two closing bogies left him on level par for his round just missing out on a sub-par score but good enough to win by a point from runner up Pat Patton(15) on 41 pts Ciaran Duffy(10) took third a further shot back on 40pts.  The gross prize went to Keith Patterson with 32 gross pts with the nines going to Albert McNally (24) with 23 pts for the front nine and to Aidan Corry (10) with 23pts for the inward nine which was level par. Timesheets remain in operation on Saturdays until Saturday 24th October.

Thursday Club
This week was the fifth week of this year’s Thursday Club which this year has 68 members. This was the first non-Qualifier and was played over 16 holes as on course maintenance is underway midweek.  The latest winner was Foncie McNally (15) with a fine total of 39 pts, the runner up was Charlie Patton(18) with 37 pts with Hugo McCusker (11) third with 34 pts. This week’s competition is again over 16 holes with the 12th & 13th holes omitted.

Monday Club
This week’s Monday club team event saw nine teams participate, the winners were Chris McDermott, Kevin Keegan, Charlie Patton and Oliver McNally with 109 nett, the runners up were Paddy Doyle, Danny McGinley, Pat McAneny & Cahir Doherty a staggering 15pts behind on 94 pts!

Club Match Play
Congratulations to all the matchplay cup winners recently, Caolan Crawford just got the better of Eoin O’Neill in the battle of the teenagers in the final of the Jones Cup. Declan Lynch lifted the Gallagher Memorial trophy with an equally close encounter with young Conor Meehan this one also going to the final hole.

The presentation of all the matchplay events and Golfer of the Year will take place at this year’s club dinner on Saturday 7th November, tickets for this event priced at £20 are now on sale from the club office, music on the night by the North-West’s no 1 Live band “Lee Roy Brown” all members are asked to support it!

The final Ladies singles event was played recently with the Knockavoe School Charity competition over 15 holes, the winner was Catherine Neeson (18) with 35 pts, Norma Brogan (14) was the winner in category one with 32pts with Madelene McColgan taking category two with 34 pts.

The winner of this week’s £50 bar credit draw was Frankie Foley
Last Man Standing resumes this weekend with 38 players still in the hunt for the £1000 prize.
The clubs Christmas night out and party menus are now available in the clubhouse and are priced from £10 p.p including music!

Club Notes – 6th October 2015


Well in excess of 100 members made the journey to north-east Donegal for Mr Pat Corry’s Captains outing to Portsalon Golf Club which was in tremendous condition and with a very benign day weather wise a great days golfing was enjoyed by all who made the trip. The day’s best return was made by Anthony Brennan (18) with an excellent total of 40pts especially good as play was from the courses white markers. Anthony got through the difficult first nine with 18pts and came home in grand style to register another 22pts on the inward nine for his winning total. The runner up was the ever improving Colin McCafferty (13) with 39pts with Martin Corry (16) the long-time leader in third place, with 38pts, Fred McGavigan (3) took yet another award winning the best gross of the day with 29 gross pts, with Damien Carey(14) in fifth with 37pts just in front of Ciaran Murphy (12) on break of tie, Paddy O’Kane (10) took the prize for the first nine with 20pts and Sammy Devenney (20) the second nine with 21 pts. The Captain Pat thanked all who had travelled on the day, those who had help with the organisation and Portalson Golf Club for their fantastic hospitality on the day.

Club Sweep
There was a club sweep on Saturday played at home for those unable to make the trip, the winner was Francie Conwell (16) with 40 pts, Stephen Donaghey (13) was the runner up with 39 pts with Gabriel Gordon (23) in third with 38pts, the gross went to Darren Crawford (4) with 33 gross pts.

Thursday Club Week 4
There was a another very pleasant day for last week’s Thursday Club which was claimed by Noel McCrory(17) with  a very good 41pts, Shane McLaughlin (8) was the runner up with 39pts with Stephen Kennedy (9) third with 38 pts. Play this week is over 16 holes and is non-Qualifying.

Monday Club
Last week’s Monday Club attracted 9 teams the winners were Shane McLaughlin, Ronnie Wiley, Liam Patton & Clark Klam with 104 pts, the runners up were Chris McDermott, Charlie Patton, Foncie McNally & Neil Holmes with 98pts Nett.

Freddie Patterson’s Donegal Junior League team have it all to do in their second leg against Portsalon losing the away leg by 6 matches to one on Sunday past, the return leg of this final is on Saturday 17th October.

Last week’s £50 bar credit draw winner was Marc Brolly, the winner of the draw for the four-ball and buggies for Lough Erne was Lady Secretary Maeve Corry.

There were more casualties in week four of Last Man Standing only 38 remain in the hunt for the £1000 first prize.

The Club Dinner tickets for Saturday 7th November are currently on sale at £20 each, a great night with the Lee Roy Brown Band is in store please support it, the function is aimed at all members Men, Ladies and House members contact Tommy or the club office to secure your tickets.

The Winter Cup gets underway this coming Sunday and the timesheet is now posted.

Club Notes – 28th September 2015


On many occasions all club golfers have days they would just rather forget but Saturday’s Claims Assist Open, is a day four handicap player Fred McGavigan will remember for all the right reasons when he bagged himself a fantastic triple crown of golfing memories. It seemed maybe just one of those other days after he had completed his first hole with a messy bogey five but the drama was all ahead of him as he firstly played a knockdown seven iron onto the green and rolled it straight into the hole for a hole in one to start his great day, birdies followed at the 4th  5th  6th and 7th holes to get him to the turn in 5 under gross and a spectacular 25pts for the outward nine, pars followed at the next four holes before a few late dropped shots including bogies at the final two holes, however Fred had done enough and his final total of 67 equalled a competition winning total of 42pts, and with it, the much sought Golfer of the Year title which he had trailed at the onset by eight points from the eventual runner up Nicky Patton. In fairness few would argue that Fred hasn’t deserve that title as his level of consistency this season has been remarkable for all the open events, not just Saturday competitions, on which the Golfer of the Year title is decided. Saturday’s runner up in the Claims Assist Insurance Services event was Fred’s playing partner Stephen McCay (6) who came home in level par for the second nine for a total of 41pts, third was relative newcomer to the game Neil Holmes (25) who played his best golf to date returning 40pts despite three blank holes, the consistent John Maxwell (10) saw his handicap go to single figures for the first time also returning 40pts,with Gerry Casey (16) in fifth another player with 40pts. Saturdays gross went to Conal Cooke (1) with a fine one under total of 37 pts, Eugene Patton (24) took the first nine with an eye-catching 25 pts and Jim Potts(18) the second nine with 20pts.
Congratulations also to Martin McCallion who also scored a hole in one at the 7th hole in Saturdays claims assist Open hitting the perfect 7 iron shot.

Thursday Club
Week 3 of the Thursday club went to Rory Doherty(12) with a good 39pts in tricky conditions, the runner up was Declan McDonnell (9) with 38pts with Foncie McNally (15) third with 37pts.
This week’s competition is over 18 holes but is non-qualifying.

Monday Club
There were 9 teams for last week’s Monday club team event, the winners were Jim Arbuckle, Pascal McGillian, Foncie McNally & Jim Duncan with 100pts nett, the runners up were Charlie Patton, Oliver McNally, Chris McDermott and Seamus McPhilemy with 98.5 nett.

In inter club golf this week Strabane lost out to Castlehume G.C. in the Phair Cup final. The home side had it all to do after a poor away performance where they suffered a very heavy defeat, despite this the team gave it a great go leading comfortably through the turn in the three opening ties, but when team Captain Kieran Martin and Kevin Neeson surrendered the opening nine the match was over and play was halted for the day.

Ladies Golf
The Ladies Season is also rapidly drawing to a close with next week’s Scramble the final Tuesday before the Autumn and Winter season kicks in. Last week’s competition was the rearranged Breast Cancer charity event and was won by Margaret Wolfe (36) with 32 pts for the 15 holes in play, the category winners were Lorna Duffy (21) with 29 pts the third consecutive week for Lorna to feature and to Maura McBeth (36) with 28pts.

The final mixed event of the season was played on Sunday past with the Killyhelvin Hotel Mr & Mrs Greensomes, this went to Caroline & Frankie Connolly with 38pts for the 16 holes, retaining the title the pair won last year, the runners up were Lady Secretary and Club Captain, Maeve & Pat Corry with 36pts, with Lady Captain Monica McGettigan & her husband Maurice third with 35pts. In the subsidiary competition Mandy Coyne partnered Denis Porter to the win with 35 pts with Mary Duffy & Francie Devine the runners up with 34 pts.

The Worcester Cup final was played last Friday evening and saw Margaret & Nicky Wolfe lift the trophy in a great encounter with Carmel McElwee and Senan Roarty the match was eventually decided at the final hole.

Neil Conroy has won this year’s Lawson Cup defeating Stephen Alexander in the final.  The Gallagher Memorial Trophy will be decided between Conor Meehan & Declan Lynch whilst in the Jones Cup, Caolan Crawford awaits his opponent it will either be Eoin O’Neill or Ciaran Duffy.

The Captains Outing is being played this Saturday at Portsalon Golf Club with approximately 125 members making the trip, the forecast is very favourable and a great days golf is anticipated.  The presentation will take place at around 9pm at Strabane with music later with Conor McGinty who appeared on X-Factor’s bootcamp show last week.

Tickets for the Club Dinner are now on sale priced at a very reasonable £20, music on the night with the fantastic “Lee Roy Brown Band”.

Rory Doherty’s luck seems to be in as he again won the £50 bar credit draw.

There are only 44 left in Last Man Standing with a further 20 exiting the competition after last week’s fixtures, in total 400 have now gone out in just three weeks!

Club News – 22nd September 2015


North-West G.C. One handicapper James Lindsay captured his first ever senior scratch cup title when he lifted the Frylite Ltd sponsored event at Strabane on Sunday past in a thrilling finish that saw a three way play-off to decide the final destination of this year’s trophy. Rainy conditions that prevailed for almost the entire day had made good scoring difficult with the three players in final contention James Lindsay(North-West), Enda Kennedy (Rosapenna) and Kealan Quigg (City of Derry, all tying on a two round total of 143 which was an aggregate of +5. With the light fading rapidly the organisers quickly gathered the trio on the first tee for the deciding sudden death holes, all three players managed par at the first of these with all three attacking looking for the exclusive birdie, at the par three 2nd, all three players played loose tee shots, Lindsay well short at the front, Kennedy in the right hand bunker and Quigg in all sorts of bother on the left side with very little green to aim at, Lindsay was first to play and delivered an immaculate low running chip to three feet, Keelan Quigg tried to play a deft flop shot that just landed short and his ball came back off the side of the green, Enda Kennedy had a difficult shot with the wet sand hard to negotiate and he landed 15 feet short of the pin, Quigg had a valiant attempt at his par hitting the back of the hole with his chip but the pace saw it pop up and just stay out, ten times winner Enda Kennedy then held his nerve to stroke home a tremendous putt to leave two players still in it. Kennedy had the honour at the par 4 -18th hole, choosing to play up the 1st fairway to seek a better angle for his second, he didn’t get far enough right and left himself somewhat blocked out with the green not an option from his position, and with Lindsay driving 15 yards past the days longest drive at that hole all day he was odds on favourite again, especially when the Rosapenna player left his resulting chip from right of the green  10 feet short. James who is resident in Eglington Co. Derry grabbed his chance leaving his 2nd shot 6 feet away and with two for the title at last he got over the line after 5 previous scratch cup play-off losses and one break of tie runner up spot much to the young man’s delight. James a golf scholarship student at Jordanstown University, and also a member at City of Derry Golf club thanked all the organisers, greens-staff and especially his playing partners on the day for the wonderful sporting manner in which the tournament was played in his winner’s speech saying how grateful he was to finally win a Scratch Cup especially after so many previous disappointments, it will surely be the first of many! Narrowly missing out on a place in the play-off was young Jack Madden, who was the defending champion he finished on 144 to take the overall nett prize, with Strabane’s Peter Doherty the runner up in this category from Nicky Patton in third.

Medicare Open Stableford
Last Saturday’s event attracted a large entry with 160 players taking out cards for the season’s last Blue Markers event, thankfully it was played in decent weather conditions. The winner was Billy “Box” Doherty (14) with a great score of 41pts despite registering two blank holes on the outward nine at the 5th and 9th holes, this aside Billy still got to the turn with 20pts with birdies at the 3rd and the 6th holes, and despite a nervy finish he won overall by a single point from Francie Devine (13) the runner-up finishing with closing bogies at the final two holes where a par would have been good enough. Paul O’Reilly runner up the previous Saturday finished third this time with 38pts with veteran Hugo McCusker (11) still playing great golf and taking fourth here also with 38pts, fifth went to Andrew Connolly (9) with 37pts with Paddy Kennedy (3) winning the gross with 34 gross pts, the nines prizes went to Club Captain Pat Corry (11) with 20pts for the outward nine and to James Harron (10) with 21pts for the inward nine. The presentation for this and other recent competitions is this coming Sunday 27th September at 7.30pm.

Thursday Club week 2
Last week’s Thursday club again attracted a large field with 70 players competing, this week’s winner was Hugo McCusker (12) with 41pts, the runner up was Liam McGinley (20) with 40pts and Declan McDonnell (9) in third also with 40pts.The winning non Thursday club member was Aiden O’Neill (19) with a fine total of 41pts. New members are still very welcome to join.

Inter-Club Golf
Congratulations to Sean MacIntyre and his Lawson Cup team who took the overall title in that Tyrone & Fermanagh event after getting the necessary points in their away leg with Castlehume G.C. having already built up an impressive lead in the home leg a fortnight ago. Well done also to Freddie Patterson and his Donegal Junior League team who overturned a 6-1 away leg deficit to advance to this year’s final, Paddy McCrossan the hero firstly winning his own match at the 19th hole and then the overall play-off tie at the 20th hole.

Ladies Golf
The ladies season is also rapidly drawing to a close with just two rescheduled events left on the calendar both of which will be played over 15 holes. Last week’s winner was the fast improving Caren Corry (34) with an excellent round of 42pts, in category one Lorna Duffy (21) followed up her win last week with another prize winning total of 37 pts whilst in Category two Ann Coyle (36) took the prize with 37 pts also.

The final mixed event of the season takes place this Sunday with the Killyhevlin Mr & Mrs Event, there is also a separate mixed event which coincides with this tournament, the first tee is reserved from 1pm -3pm, please adhere strictly to these tee off times.

The tickets for the club dinner on 7th November are booking up well and they are now available to purchase from the club office, music on the night is by the brilliant Lee Roy Brown Band.

In the Last man standing there was decimation last weekend with no fewer than 298 players being eliminated leaving just 64 in contention for the £1000 prize.

This week’s £50 bar credit draw winner was Rory Doherty

Bridge Club News

The new season got under way on Thursday 17th September and will continue every Thursday night.
Bridge lessons will commence on Monday 21st September at 7.30pm.
Contact Garvin or Frankie.

Updated results here

Frylite Scratch Cup – Draw

Frylite Scratch Cup – Draw for Sunday 20th September
Competitors are reminded they should sign in 15 mins before tee off time!!

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Club Notes – 15th September 2015


The clubs lower handicap golfers took the majority of the prizes in Saturday’s Pat Kirk Open Stableford, which for the most part was played in un-forecast dry but blustery conditions, making scoring difficult especially on the outward nine holes, essential greens maintenance work on eight of the greens also added to the difficulty tariff on the day. The winner was the clubs current lowest handicap golfer, playing off two Conal got it round in a brilliant 67 gross which was two under par and converted to 40 stableford points this was made up with 3 birdies one bogey and fourteen pars to claim an unusual nett win for someone of such a low mark! The runner up was Paul O’Reilly (5) who has had a fantastic first season back at the game after a few years absence, Paul also carded 40pts but was narrowly beaten on countback despite a fantastic finish. Gary King (16) finished in third place with a steady 38 pts with Cathal Patton (5) taking the gross prize with 33 gross pts, Mark Brolly (10) was fourth with 38 pts with Martin Rouse (8) taking fifth also with 38 pts, the nines went to Vincent Bradley with 21 pts for the front nine and to Paddy O’Kane (10) with 20pts for the back nine. The presentation for this event will take place on Sunday 27th September at 7.30pm.

Thursday Club
A sure sign of the summer golfing season is coming to an end is the beginning of the Thursday club and it duly got underway on Thursday past with a very good first week entry which is set to increase even more this week.  The winner of week one was Declan Lynch (11) with a very good 40pts, Kieran McAleer (23) took second place with 38 pts with Martin Corry (16) in third with 37pts, this week is another qualifying event over 18 holes, all members are invited to join the Thursday society, the joining fee is only £5 for the entire season!

Monday Club
With other counter attractions this week’s Monday club saw a smaller than normal entry, the winners were Jim Arbuckle, Pascal McGillian, Michael Forbes and Jimmy Duncan with 99 pts.

Ladies Golf
The Tyrone & Fermanagh Ladies betterball team lost their title they had won over the past two seasons in a nail biting finish against Dungannon G.C. Ladies on Sunday past. Trailing 5-0 and 14 holes behind from the first leg the Strabane Ladies never gave up and for a while looked favourites to overturn the huge deficit. They secured two matches early on by large margins to practically wipe out the holes advantage and when the third match on the course also won 3/2 the local ladies looked to be in the ascendancy as they led one up in the first match out going up the last hole and were dormie two up in the last match, however a brilliant up and down on the final green from one of the visiting Ladies saw Dungannon secure a half match and the title, this a brilliant effort from the local ladies who showed great determination and no small amount of grit on the evening and were ultimately very unlucky indeed.

Last week’s Ladies event was the Members Cup and saw a first win of season for Lorna Duffy (21) with an excellent 38pts, the categories went to Mandy Coyne (7) with 36pts and to Caren Corry also with 36pts. The final Wednesday night mixed event took place on Wednesday past with the win going to Lady Captain Monica McGettigan and Denis Porter with 22pts, Lady President Adeline Shiels partnered Maurice McGettigan to the runners up spot with 20pts with Kathleen Hoynes and Foncie McNally third with 20pts.  The closing mixed event of the season will be played on Sunday 27th September with the Killyhevlin Hotel Open Mr & Mrs event, there is also the usual mixed pairs competition which runs simultaneously, the entry sheet for this is now posted and a timesheet that is available between 1pm-3pm for the day.

The rearranged Frylite Senior Scratch Cup takes place this Sunday 20th Sept at the club, entries can be taken up until Friday of this week.

The new game of “Last Man standing” got underway last weekend with a brilliant entry of 444, eighty five of those departed in weekend one. There has been dedicated text number created for entrants to submit their weekly selection, you text 87007-LMS at the beginning of the text followed by your promotors name, your name and then your team.

The winner of this weeks £50 bar credit draw was Club President Frankie Houston. Another attractive draw at the club over the next couple of weeks is a draw for a fourball at Lough Erne including the use of buggies, this is sponsored by our own Lynn McCool with the proceeds going to the Captains Charity.

There is music in the club this Sunday evening at 8pm with Niall Gallagher after the Scratch Cup presentations.

The Club dinner tickets are now available to book from the office or directly from Tommy, it takes place on Sat 7th November, music on the night is by the brilliant “Lee Roy Brown Band” the tickets are £20 and there are limited numbers available so book early!!

Tuesday 15th September – Foyle Hospice Charity – Ladies
Thursday 17th September – Thursday Club
Saturday 19th September – Medicare Strabane Open
Sunday 20th September – Frylite Senior Scratch Cup
Monday 21st September – JJ Monday Club
Tuesday 22nd September – Weekly Competition – Ladies (15 hole)

Photos from BP Day



Photos from this year’s competition on Sunday 6th September



Club News – 8th September 2015


Once again the golfers of Strabane turned out in their numbers for the annual Brian Patton Memorial Day, an event that continues to go from strength to strength with players always keen to show their respect and admiration for one of Strabane Golf Club’s greatest ever players, and one who was always on hand to help others with their game at times when they may have struggled.  In addition to the good home support on Sunday there was also a fantastic entry from Faughan Valley G.C. with no fewer than 51 players from there registering as visitors, many thanks also to the 16 visiting players from Silverwood Golf Club Co.Armagh who also made the journey. The winner on the day was Faughan Valley member Glen Hinds who returned a fine 4 over par round to record a very impressive 42pts, just edging Strabane player Paul Bogle (11) who finished one shot back on 40pts, the same total as Faughan Valley greens-keeper Kevin Hunter (10) who took third with the same total. Strabane’s brightest young prospect Conor Byrne (8) carded a magnificent 23 pts on his inward nine to total 39pts and take fourth with greens convenor Ben Corry (7) in fifth also with 39pts. Enda Kennedy (-1) started with an uncharacteristic blank hole at the first hole but went on to finish on level par to take first gross with Bernard Kelly (4) the runner up in this category with 35 gross pts. The nines went to Johnny Potts and Sean MacIntyre respectively, John McMenamin was the winner of the guests prize with 37pts.
In the Ladies section Mary McCrory was the winner with 36pts with Rosemary Wilson the runner up with 34 pts.
Congratulations to Paul McGill who recorded a hole in one in the event holing out at the par three 7th hole with the perfect 6 iron shot, Paul is the 6th club member this year to have won the coveted Boss hole in one watch.

Bistro 49 September Medal
There was a good entry for last Saturday’s event the Bistro 49 September medal which was won in fine style by Robert Bell (15) with an excellent total of 63 nett in the breezy conditions, Kevin Heffernan (27) was the runner up with 65 nett with the very consistent David Friel (11)  again featuring in third place with 67 nett, the same total as fourth placed Michael Thompson (13) with Martin Patton (12) in fifth with 68 Nett.
There was a first in the category prizes with the afore mentioned 13 year old Conor Byrne taking category one with nett 68 and his dad Hugh Byrne (17) taking category two with the same score, category three was claimed by Gus McCay (21) with 69 nett.  Conal Cooke was the winner of the gross prize with a two over par round, Denis Porter took the over 60’s prize with 69 nett.

With the Thursday Club due to get underway this Thursday 10th September the committee ran an 18 holes Thursday Club sweep last week. The winner was Johnny Potts (22) with 41pts, with Declan Doherty (12) the runner up with 39pts, John Blee was third with 38pts.
All cub members are invited to join the Thursday Club which continues right throughout the autumn and winter months. The entry fee is £5 and then £3.50 per week which includes twos, a full list of Thursday Club rules can be found on the noticeboard.

The Monday Club teams also got underway this week with the first one going to Denis Porter, Jimmy Wasson, Hugh Casey and George Turner with 111 pts.

In club representative golf this week there were mixed fortunes for Strabane. There was an excellent performance from Oliver McNally’s O’Hare Cup team who once again lifted this trophy defeating a good Blacklion GC side 18-16 overall, not such good news for Kieran Martin’s Phair Cup team as they suffered a very heavy 15½ – ½pts defeat in their final against Castlehume GC.
Freddie Patterson’s Donegal Junior Cup team also trail after their semi-final first leg against Gweedore golf club going down by six matches to one at the Donegal venue.

The entry sheets are again posted for the rescheduled Frylite Senior Scratch Cup which is set for Sunday Week the 20th September.

Ladies Golf
Last week’s Ladies event was the Bertie Colhoun Cup and was claimed by Mandy Coyne(8) who is in great golfing form lately.  Mandy’s great total of 39pts added to her recent Lady Presidents day triumph, she ran out the clear winner in this one by an impressive 5 shots from the category winners Catherine Neeson (18) and Mary McCrory (34).

In mixed golf this week the winners were Adeline Shiels and Mark Sharkey who teamed up with Mary McCrory and Brian O’Kane to win the team competition.

Tickets are now on sale for the Club Dinner on 7th November very reasonably priced at £20 there are limited numbers only so members are advised to book early with either the office or directly with Tommy. Music on the night is by the brilliant Lee Roy Brown Band.

The winner of this week’s £50 bar credit draw was Lisa Patton.

Last Man Standing  gets underway this weekend  with all the profits being directed at essential, on course, machinery, all members and guests are urged to participate, the cost is a one off payment of £10 with £1000 to the eventual winner.

Thursday 10th September – Thursday club week 1 -18 holes Qualifying
Saturday 12th September – Pat Kirk Ltd Open
Monday 14th September – Monday Teams week 2
Tuesday 15th September – Ladies Foyle Hospice Charity

Bridge Lessons

Bridge Club


Bridge lessons will commence in the club on Monday 21st September 2015 at 7.00pm.
Anyone interested should contact Frank Houston or Garvin Godfrey

Bridge Club – 17th September 2015

Bridge Club

The Bridge Club will recommence on Thursday 17th September at 7.30pm.
Contact Frankie Houston or Garvin Godfrey for more details

All welcome

Frankie & Garvin will be providing bridge lessons for anyone who is interested commencing on Monday 21 September at 7.00pm.

Club Notes – 1st September 2015


Joe Kennedy (21) was the popular winner of Mr Frankie Houston’s Presidents Prize on Saturday past, which thankfully was played on a beautiful day weather wise.  Joe returned an excellent total of 42 pts, despite a blank hole at the first, Joe had raced to the turn carding 22pts and a further 20pts on the back nine saw him set his winning total that held up for the remainder of the day. Joe, a relative newcomer to the game, expressed his gratitude to the President on the wonderful prize, and then going on to thank all who had congratulated him on his win and added he felt he was inspired from above as he felt his dad Vincent who passed away a fortnight ago was looking down on him and would have been a very proud man at his achievement. The unlucky runner up was Nicky Patton (6) who had put a faultless back nine together of two under playing the last but an uncharacteristic loose drive left him largely blocked out and led to a bogey 5 which ultimately cost him the win, nevertheless his total of 41 pts was excellent golf and only one over par on the day. Garvin Godfrey (13) finished in third place also with 41pts thanks mainly to a very strong finish where he parred the last four holes although he may point to a double bogey 6 at the 14th hole which also may have cost him dearly. Gary King (17) was one of the early starters and his morning return of 39 pts held on to take fourth position with Michael Thompson (14) fifth with 38 pts. Fred McGavigan (4) took yet another gross prize in a fantastic season for him once again, his 33 pts being just enough on the day. The nines went to Jason Gourley (10) with 22 pts for the outward nine and to Mark McCrea (10) who had a similar total for the inward nine.
The President received many plaudits for his excellent post dinner speech thanking everyone who had not only helped him on his big day but throughout his tenure to date.

As a prelude to Presidents Day the Presidents Mixed Foursomes was played on Wednesday past with 26 pairs competing despite the incessant rainy and cold conditions on the night. The winners were Margaret Wolfe and Gerry Casey with 31pts for the 13 holes in play, the runners up were Mary McCrory and Maurice McGettigan with 29 pts with Kathleen Hoynes and Francie Devine in third with 28pts, the gross prize went to Lorna Duffy and Dr Ciaran Kelly.

Saffron Indian Restaurant Open
The final Thursday open event of the season also went to Dr Ciaran Kelly (11) with 38 pts, Ciaran has thankfully bounced back from his recent illness in great fashion, the runner up was Fred McGavigan also with 38 pts with Dr Paul Armstrong (18)  third with 37pts,the gross prize went to Conal Cooke (2) with 32 gross pts.

Bank of Ireland Holiday Open
The final Monday open of the season was also played this week sponsored by the Bank of Ireland Open, the winner was Martin Patton (12) with 38pts, with Fred McGavigan (4) again featuring to take second place with 37 pts, Hugo McCusker (12) took third place also with 37 pts with Paddy Kennedy taking the gross prize with on this occasion with 33 pts.

Last week’s Ladies competition was for the Lady Captains Charity and saw Catherine Connolly (20) take the top prize with 36pts, the categories went to Bernie O’Kane (20) with 35pts and Carole McFeeters who had 35pts in category two.

In club representative golf this week Sean MacIntyres Lawson Cup team had a good first leg final result on Sunday against Castlehume, putting in a very strong finish to secure a 13-3 lead. Oliver McNally’s O’Hare Cup team have a tough task in their final after a narrow 10-6 win over Black Lion G.C and will have to play well in Thursday’s second leg at the Co. Cavan venue. Peter Doherty’s Donegal Senior League team have also advanced beating Portsalon GC. after Conal Cooke won in a play-off at the Donegal venue almost holing his second shot, the match having previously finished level overall at 7 matches each and the teams had run out of time to complete the tie.

The popular JJ’s Monday Club team event will commence on Monday next the 7th September with the Thursday club set to begin on Thursday 10th September. The Thursday club are running an 186 holes qualifying sweep this Thursday 3rd September £3 which includes 2’s.

The timesheet for the Captains Outing to Portsalon G.C. on Saturday 4th October will be posted this weekend

This week’s £50 bar credit winner was Deane Wolfe
Entries are still being taken for Last Man Standing which begins on Sat 12th September.
Tommy has organised the return of the Club Dinner this year on Saturday 7th November with tickets costing £20, music will follow the meal with the fantastic “Lee Roy Brown band” this event is aimed at all members with both the ladies and gents section invited to attend.

Wednesday 02 September – Mixed
Thursday 03 September – Thursday Club
Friday 04 September – Lady Past Captain’s Day
Saturday 05 September – Bistro 49 – Medal
Sunday 06 September – BP Day – Open
Monday 07 September – JJ Monday Club
Tuesday 08 September – Members’ Cup Ladies

Club Notes – 25th August 2015


Four handicapper Darren Crawford lifted his third ever club champion title on Saturday past in the Valerie Manning Jewellers sponsored Club Championship. Darren had played super steady golf all day reaching the turn in one under gross with birdies at the 2nd & 6th holes but he gave these back on the 10th & 11th with bogies and seemed to have lost his chance with an uncharacteristic double bogey 6 at the par 4 – 17th hole but a miraculous par at the last after a superb up and down saw him hang on to take the prestigious title by a single shot from runner up Conal Cooke (1), two closing bogies for Conal denied him the 2015 title, third in the gross section was Nicky Wolfe (7) with a good four over par return of 73. In the nett section Martin Keyes (21) was the winner with an excellent 64 Nett despite a six at the last hole, just finishing ahead of Barry Henderson (17) on break of tie, a triple bogey 7 at the 15th hole eventually proving costly for Barry, third Nett was Jimmy Callan (11) who continues to defy his years with yet another prize winning day returning a fine 65 Nett in this one.
The category prizes were claimed by Nicky Patton 66 Nett in category one, Gerard Walsh (16) 66 Nett in Category two and Declan Doherty (19) with 68 Nett in Category three.

This competition was played in warm but extremely windy conditions with the strong southerly wind prevailing for most of the day, particularly in the late afternoon thus making good scoring very difficult especially as this was a stroke event, this duly reflected in the scores with the competition showing up as a reduction only tournament. The best of the day was Martin McDermott (3) with an excellent 71 Nett which was good enough on break of tie only from Adrian McLaughlin (12), John Blee (16) took third spot with 72 Nett with Paddy Kennedy taking the gross prize with 76 Gross.

Monday Open
The course was still very wet in many places and the greens holding well on Monday after the enforced cancellation of the Frylite Senior Scratch Cup the previous day due to the torrential rain for most of Sunday, Paul O’Reilly (6) took full advantage of these conditions to shoot a remarkable lifetime best of 66 gross that equated to 45pts, Pauls fantastic display included no less than six birdies with three of these in the last four holes eventually running out the competition winner by an amazing 7pts from Runner up Patrick McCrossan (5) with 38 pts with young Conor Byrne (9) in third with 37 pts, Conal Cooke took the gross prize.

Ladies Golf
The big Ladies event this week was the Claire’s Hair Salon Open Stableford. Following on from her great victory on Lady Captains Day, Lisa Patton (16) again topped the leader board this time with 39 pts which saw her the clear winner by three points from runner up Catherine Connolly (20) with Jennifer Rouse (12) third a shot further back on 35 pts. The gross went to Mandy Coyne (8) with the categories going to Catherine Neeson (18) 33 pts, Olive Reid (28) with 34 pts and to Geraldine Masterson (31) also with 34 pts, the nines prizes went to Mary Gallagher 20pts and to Patricia Kelly with 17 pts.

In club representative golf Oliver McNally’s O’Hare Cup team have reached yet another final in an event that Strabane have totally dominated in recent years, wrapping up their match with Castlehume G.C .  The first leg of this year’s final decider will take place this Thursday at home against Black Lion G.C with a 3.00pm tee off time.
Freddie Patterson’s Donegal Junior League team have also progressed in their event after Saturdays home leg win over Letterkenny G.C.

The postponed Frylite Scratch Cup has been reschedules for Sunday 20th September, the entry sheet for members shall remain with a new visitors sheet required. This week’s £50 bar credit winner was Ciaran Murphy.
Last Man Standing gets underway on Saturday 12th September.
Bagatelle make their final ever visit on their last ever tour to the golf club on Sunday night, tickets are currently on sale priced at £14 with a two pounds concession to club members. The band are on stage at 10pm with support from Klassix Disco.

Finally best wishes to our President Frankie Houston for his big day this Saturday hopefully the weather will be kind for him and all participating, there will be music later with “The Bizz”.

Wednesday 26th August – President’s Mixed
Thursday 27th August – Saffron Indian Restaurant
August 31st August – Bank of Ireland Bank Holiday Open
Tuesday 1st September – Bertie Colhoun Ladies

Scratch Cup – Tee Times – Cancelled

scratch 1 scratch 2

Club Notes – 18th August 2015


There was reason for double celebration for the ladies sections lowest handicapper Mandy Coyne last Tuesday as she lifted Ms Adeline Shiels Lady President’s Prize and in the process helped herself to a hole in one at the par three 12th hole. Mandy’s winning total of 73 nett is a reflection on how difficult the course is currently playing, the roughs being particularly difficult to play out off at present due to the late Summer growth spurt. The runner up on Adeline’s big day was lady vice-Captain Anne Sharkey with 74 nett, just relegating Caren Corry on break of tie to third place, Jennifer Rouse picked up the gross prize, the categories went to Catherine Neeson, Lorna Duffy and Kathleen Hoynes with the nines being claimed by Imelda Doherty and Mary Gallagher, the men’s prize was won by Maurice McGettigan. The Lady President thanked all who had made her year to date such a pleasant experience in particular the staff of the club who she thanked  for all their hard work.

Strabane Training Services Open
Young player Daniel Duffy (23) took his first ever senior win on Saturday in the Strabane Training Services Open with an eye-catching total of 44 pts which included no less than five four point holes and two blank holes, the very unlucky runner up was Patrick Kennedy (3) who carded a fantastic two under par gross on his card with 16 pars and two birdies leaving him a nett total of 41pts, a great score by any standards especially from the blue markers.
Mark Quinn (14) took third spot with his early morning total of 40pts with the ever improving Stephen Donaghey (14) in fourth with 39pts, David Friel took fifth place with 38pts. Visiting player Conor Friel (6) took the gross prize with 31 gross pts. Denis Porter (12) took the first nine with 22pts with Seamus Devenney(20) winning the back nine also with 22pts. The presentation for this and other recent competitions is this coming Sunday at 9pm.

Farmers Home Open
Eddie O’Kane (28) was the winner of last Thursdays Open competition kindly sponsored by the Farmers Home Strabane with a good total of 40pts, Paul O’Hare (12) covered the inward nine in great fashion to take the runners up berth with 39pts, the very consistent John Maxwell took third also with 39pts,  Enda Kennedy (-1) warmed up for this week’s Frylite Senior Scratch Cup to take the gross prize with a two over par round.

Members please note that the course is booked from 7am-4pm for the hosting of the scratch cup, spectators are most welcome, there will be music following the presentations with Niall Gallagher.

Tickets remain on sale for our final date with one of the country’s biggest ever super groups Bagatelle on Sunday 30th August.
The winner of the USPGA Sweep was Aiden Patton who made it a double having won the British Open sweep also, Kerrie Farrell was this week’s £50 bar credit winner, the next game of Last Man Standing gets underway on Sat 12th September.

Finally on a sad note our deepest condolences are sent to our senior bar steward Stephen on the death of his father Vincent Kennedy this week, Vincent was a life-long member of the club and really enjoyed his golf when his health allowed in past years, our best wishes are extended to his wife Betty and club member Joe and to all the Kennedy family may he rest in peace.

Thursday 20th August – FMC Accountants – Open
Saturday 22nd August – Valerie Manning Jewellers – Club Championship
Sunday 23rd August – Frylite Scratch Cup – Open
Monday 24th August – Monday Open
Tuesday 25th August – Lady President’s Charity
Wednesday 26th August – President’s Mixed

Club Notes – 11th August 2015

Shane McLaughlin (9) again topped the leader board on Saturday in the Pat O’Neill Building Services Open, his third big win of the season adding to his victories in the Murphy’s on the Green Open and the McHugh’s Oil Open.
Shane was one of four players who recorded 39 pts on the day a score that looked beyond him with two blank holes recorded on the front nine at the 5th and the 9th holes, but a fine level par second nine including birdies at the 10th & 18th holes saw him secure his triple crown of wins this season thus far. The runner up in the multiple break of tie was Fred McGavigan (5) who again has been having a remarkable season a bogey five at his least favourite hole at present the par 4- 17th maybe costing him the win. Michael Neeson (11) is another player who has found some fine form and he duly took third place in this one, fourth was John Maxwell (12) he had raced to the turn with 22pts but a poor finish saw him fourth of the quartet of 39pts. John Wylie (10) took fifth place with 38pts with the very much in form Jimmy Callan taking the over 60’s prize with 38pts, the nines prizes went to Franke Gallagher (9) with 22pts for the outward nine and to Paul O’Hare(12) with the same total on the inward nine.

Last Thursday’s event was won by relative newcomer Eoghan Farrell (21) who picked up his second recent win with a fine total of 42 pts to win by a two from the runner up Eddie Patton (10) with 40 pts, Shay Callaghan (7) took third also with 40 pts with the gross going to Fred McGavigan (5) with an excellent two over par round that converted to 39pts.

Commiserations to Garvin Godfrey and his JB.Carr team who lost out in the semi-final to close neighbours Ballybofey & Stranorlar in the Ulster final played on Monday past, trailing 4-1 from the first leg the home side never really looked like reversing the scoreline and our Donegal neighbours ran out fairly comfortable winners in the end.

Better news on the Tyrone and Fermanagh Lawson Cup front where Sean MacIntyre’s team did more than reverse their first leg score line winning 14pts-2pts at home to qualify for this year’s final on a margin of 18-16 overall.

Entries are being taken for the Frylite Senior Scratch Cup which takes place on Sunday 23rd August.
Tickets for Bagatelle’s final year tour on Sunday 30thAugust, remain on sale at the club priced at £14.
There is a golf sweep for the final major of the season the USPGA available at the bar priced at £10 and last man standing is set to get underway on Sat 12th September.

Thursday 13th August – Farmers Home Open
Saturday 15th August – Strabane Training Services Open
Monday 17th August – Monday Open
Tuesday 18th August –  Claire’s Hair Salon Ladies Open


Club Notes – 4th August 2015


Long hitter Jason Gourley (11) got his game under control for Saturday’s monthly medal that was kindly sponsored by Irish Road Motors Repair Centre Campsie, playing in good early morning conditions Jason got it round in 63 Nett scoring par at every hole from the 8th onwards, the only shots he dropped to par for his entire round came between the fourth and seventh holes where five shots were lost, four of those going around the “loop”, his fine finish however saw him run out a clear two shot winner on the day from Mark Neely (12) another player having a very steady golf season his score of 65 nett and just got the better of Jordan Arthur (6) on break of tie, young Jordan however will be bitterly disappointed with his back nine total having raced to the turn with four birdies including three two’s at the second, seventh and eighth holes to turn in three under gross 31, a run of four consecutive inward nine bogeys from the thirteenth put pay to a potential lifetime best. Another of our young guns Conor Byrne(10) took fourth place with 67 nett reducing the  13 year old to single figures for the first time as he continues to improve rapidly.  Garvin Godfrey (14) was in fifth place also with 67 nett a triple bogey eight at the par 5 tenth hole the only real blemish on his card. The categories went to Martin Rouse 68 Nett, Terry Doherty (12) 67 nett and to Noel o’Kane with 68 nett. The gross prize went to Conal Cooke with a three over par total of 72, the over 60’s winner was Ben Corry with 69 nett. The presentation for this and other recent competitions is this coming Sunday night 9th August at 9pm sharp.

Forbes Plumbing Open
Thursdays event was the Forbes Plumbing and Home Heating Open Stableford and it provided a notable double for Stephen McCay (7) as he had earlier in the week won the Monday open and he added this one to his tally with a good 39 pts just getting the better of Ronnie Wiley (12) on break of tie, third place went to Andrew Connolly with 38 pts, Paddy Kennedy (3) took the gross prize with a two over total of 34 gross pts.

Jimmy Callan (13) scored another marker for the club veterans with a runaway win in this week’s Monday Open with a five shot winning margin of 41 pts, the runner up with 36 pts was Kevin McGinley (10) with Fred McGavigan (5) again featuring taking third also with 36 pts, the gross went to Jordan Arthur (6) with 29 gross pts.

Well done this week to George Turner and his Jimmy Carroll Team who lifted the All-Ireland title in that event last Monday at Westmanstown G.C Co.Dublin edging out the other seven participating provincial qualifiers in the seniors better-ball event.
The team registered scores of 44pts, 44pts and 41 pts to win the title by two shots, many congratulations to all involved.

Please note the first tee is strictly booked from 12.15pm this Sunday as we are hosting the Ulster Finals of both Junior Cup and Pearce Purcell between 1pm and 3pm,hopefully the weather will eventually turn for the better for the running of these prestigious tournament finals.

Ladies Golf
Heather Mitchell (20) made it a recent quick fire double having won the recent Ladies open she added the Bank of Ireland trophy to her list last Tuesday with a score of 34 pts in very difficult conditions, the categories went to Jennifer Rouse (12) with 33 pts and to Rosemary Wilson (26) with 32 pts.

Fourteen pairs played in last weeks mixed greensomes, the winners were Carole McFeeters and Eddie McHugh with 35 pts, the runners up were Adeline Shiels and Maurice McGettigan with 34 pts and third went to Caroline and Frankie Connolly with 34 pts also.

Congratulations to the Ladies Tyrone & Fermanagh Betterball team who have qualified for the final of that event once again after a great battle with Dungannon on Sunday past, the ladies secured two away wins to qualify on holes by a margin of three up. Best wishes to our Lady President Adeline Shiels who hosts her Lady Presidents next Tuesday hopefully the weather will be kind.

Garvin Godfrey’s J.B Carr squad are in Ulster final action this Thursday against close neighbours Ballybofey to determine who will represent the province at Woodenbridge Golf club Co.Wicklow in early September, the home leg of the encounter will follow next Monday at Strabane.
Also well done to Oliver McNally’s O’Hare Cup team who are in a very commanding position against Castlehume G.C after the first leg of their semi-final having won at the Co Fermanagh venue by 11pts-5pts.
Kieran Martins Phair Cup team were made to fight all the way before securing their final berth against a very determined Newtownstewart team on Sunday past having led 9.5-6.5 from the away leg they only just got the points they needed to progress in a very tight encounter having advanced 17-15 overall.
Sean MacIntyre’s Lawson Cup team are 12-4 down to Aughnacloy G.C after their first leg match at the South Tyrone venue and have it all to do in next Sunday’s second leg.

Entries are now being taken for this year’s Frylite Senior Scratch Cup on 23rd August.

The winner of this week’s £50 bar credit draw was Brian Kelly .

Our Last Man Standing competition is set to get underway the weekend beginning 12th September, the entry is £10 with a prize of £1000 to the winner, all members and their friends are invited to participate all the proceeds will be directed at essential new on course machinery, if you can sell a few lines please take a sheet that is provided in the bar area on the board.

Tickets are now on general sale for Bagatelle at the Golf club on Sunday 30th August this is the bands final year tour and a bank Holiday night not to be missed, tickets are £14 each with support from Klassix Disco.

Thursday 6th August – WJ Mc Cormack & Sons open S/F
Saturday 8th August – Pat O’Neill Ltd Open S/F
Sunday 9th August – G.U.I. Ulster finals 1pm-3pm
Monday 10th August – Monday open
Tuesday 11th August – Mrs Adeline Shiels Lady Presidents day.

Gallery – 2015 in pictures

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Golf Notes – 28th July 2015


An excellent finish from 19 handicapper Brian Cairns saw him lift the inaugural H.S.S. Hire Open stableford on Saturday past. Brian had recovered from a poor start to register 21pts on the front nine and despite a triple 7 bogey at the 14th hole, a level par last four holes including birdie at the difficult par 4- 17th hole saw him return a winning total of 41 pts. The unlucky runner up was Matthew Curran (14) who finished with a 6 at the last hole where a 5 would have seen him top the leader-board, nevertheless Matthew continues to improve rapidly since his return. Third place went to the consistent Mark Brolly (11) also with 40 pts, Mark also finished with a double bogey at the final hole and again anything less would have sealed the win. Fourth place went to Nigel Houston (13) who has rediscovered some good form off late a blank hole at the par 5 tenth hole just gave him too much to do on the inward nine. Rory Doherty (12) got to the turn with a remarkable 25 pts which was one under par gross but a poor second nine with only 15 pts saw Rory slip to fifth place when he too would have looked a certain winner. Paddy Kennedy (3) took the gross prize with an excellent one over par 35 pts, Ciaran Duffy (9) was the first nine winner with 21pts with Chris McDermott (13) taking the back nine prize with 21 pts also, the presentation for this event and recent other opens will take place on Sunday 9th August at 8.30pm.

Mitchell Meats Open
Niall Kelly (22) continues his improvement at the game taking his second win of the season when he completed his double lifting the Mitchell Meats Open stableford on Thursday past with a good total of 41pts on a rare decent days weather for golf. The runner up was Conal Cooke (2) with a fantastic three under gross 66 which was also 41 pts on the day, Paul McNally (14) took third with 39pts,  Eoin o’Neill (5) took the gross prize with 30 gross pts.

Monday Open
Monday’s open saw a return to the same unfortunate awful weather conditions with incessant rain for the duration reducing the field to only 27 players. The best of the pack was Stephen mcCay (7) with a very good 38 pts, the runner up was Damien Carey (15) three points further back with 35 pts with Ciaran Murphy (12) with 34 pts. Rory Doherty (12) took his first ever singles gross prize.

Ladies Golf
Last week’s event for the ladies was the Eileen Logue Memorial Cup and went to Roisin Corry (21) playing in the last two-ball of the day with 71 Nett, the category winners were Catherine Connolly (20) with 72 Nett and Maeve Crowe who took category two with 75 Nett.

Only five teams went to post for last Wednesdays mixed Greensomes better-ball event. The winners were Monica and Sean MacIntyre who partnered Margaret Wolfe and Gerry Casey to a winning 41 pts, the runners up were Carole McFeeters Foncie McNally, Kathleen Hoynes and Pat McAneny with 40 pts.
The annual Sausage Sizzle has been scheduled for Wednesday 12th August there is an entry sheet for both Ladies and Gents.

The winner of this week’s £50 bar credit was Seamus Friel, the Open Golf sweep was won by Ronan Patton £250, the runner up was Aiden Patton £115 with Ronnie Wiley in third £70.
Look out for the new game of last man standing which is to get underway at the beginning of the new premier league season.

Tickets are now on sale for Bagatelle on Sunday 30th August priced at £14, don’t leave it too late!

Thursday 30th July – The Bridge Guns and Tackle S/F
Saturday 1st August – Irish Road Motors Stroke
Monday 3rd August – Monday Open
Tuesday 4th August – Knockavoe School Ladies
Wednesday 5th August – Mixed Foursomes

Scratch Cup – Sunday 23rd August

This year’s Scratch Cup is on Sunday 23rd August
Entries are being taken on our Facebook page.

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Club Notes – 21st July 2015

July medal for James

Saturdays big event was the Oysters Restaurant sponsored July medal which went to James Harron(10) with a winning total of 66nett which was helped greatly with a fine level par second nine registering nine consecutive pars, the runner up was James Patton (14) a shot further back on 67nett, just getting the better off Nicky Patton (8) on break of tie, Conor Sharkey (6) took fourth with 68nett the same total as fifth placed Matthew Curran (15).  Caolan Crawford took the gross award with a three over par total of 72, the categories went to Ciaran Doherty (9), Senan Roarty (12) and to Kevin Heffernan (27) all returning 68 nett, Michael McColgan won the over 60’s prize with a score of 69 nett.

McGoldrick Sports Open
There was a decent entry for the McGoldrick’s Sports Open despite heavy evening rain which put the gloss of an otherwise fine day with the course again in great shape. The winner was relative newcomer Eoghan Farrell (23) with a solid return of 40pts, Caolan Crawford (5) took the runners up position with 38pts the same total as Vincent Bradley (19) who came to grief at the last hole missing out on a winning chance, Fred McGavigan (5) was again the gross winner with a four over par 32 gross pts.

Monday Open
The rains again arrived putting pay to the chances of a decent entry for the weekly open, however there was double celebration for Declan O’Hare (7) who took first with 38pts and also helped himself to a hole in one at the par 3 – 16th hole striking the perfect 6 iron shot and picking up an exclusive Boss hole in one club watch for his trouble, this is the 5th hole in one recorded at the club this season to date. Aaron Boyle (23) took second place also with 38pts with Aiden o’Neill (19) in third with 37pts.

Ladies Golf
There was a relatively small holiday time turnout for the Ladies in last Tuesdays competition The Lady Herdman Cup, the winner was Madeline McColgan (29) with 73nett, the categories went to Anne Sharkey (19) in category one with 75 nett and to Mary McCrory in category two also with 75 nett.

In last weeks mixed team event the winners were Carmel McElwee, Noel McCrory, Annette Patton and Maurice McGettigan with 45pts, the runners up were Anne Sharkey, Ronnie Wiley, Jenifer Rouse and Martin Rouse with 44pts.

In ladies team golf the Tyrone & Fermanagh Betterball team have it all to do against Dungannon in the second leg of their semi-final winning the home leg by a narrow margin of three matches to two.

In men’s Inter-team events Kieran Martins Phair Cup team have a 9-6 advantage over their counterparts from Newtownstewart golf club after last week away leg.
Olive McNally’s O’Hare Cup team have progressed to the semi-final of that one.
The Jimmy Carroll squad have booked their place for the third time to go to Westmanstown with a great win over Clones Golf Club at Omagh recently.
Garvin Godfreys JB Carr team are in action next week over two legs against neighbours Ballybofey with the winners off to Co Wicklow to represent Ulster in the finals at Woodenbridge Golf club so good luck to both teams in their endeavours.

Finally this week on a very sad note, there was much shock this week on hearing of the sudden and untimely death of one of our club members with the passing of local business man Tommy Falconer our deepest condolences are extended to his family and many close friends he will be greatly missed not only at the club but in Strabane in general R.I.P  Tommy.

Club Notes – 7th July 2015


Lisa Patton (16) was the very popular winner on Saturday in Lady Captain, Monica McGettigan’s Captains prize day which proved to be a fantastic day for our Ladies Branch from start to finish. Heavy early morning downpours had threatened to destroy a day that was second to none in preparation but thankfully the rains receded allowing most of the players to enjoy a wonderful day’s golf.
Lisa at the age of 20 is the youngest ever winner of a Lady Captains prize at Strabane and seldom has a winner been more popular. Lisa having represented the club at every level and despite her youth she is a very experienced golfer having played for many years under the tuition of her grandad Packie Patton (R.I.P.) who would have been a very proud man on Saturday. Lisa’s total was 69 Nett was good enough by one shot from Rosemary Wilson (27) a recent Captains prize winner herself and a very deserving runner up on the day. Jennifer Rouse (12) has recently returned to the game and picked up where she left off, again in the frame taking third place also with 70 nett. The gross prize winner was Mandy Coyne (8) with an excellent 79 gross. The categories went to Shauna Stewart (12) in category one with 77 Nett, Caroline Connolly (22) 71 nett in category two and to Carole McFeeters (36) with 71 Nett in category three. The nines went to Adeline Shiels and to Isobel Duffy. Denis Porter was the runaway winner of the men’s prize with an eye catching 37 pts over 14 holes, second in this category was Ciaran Doherty with 32 pts.

Other winners: Committee Heather Mitchell 72 Nett, Granny Imelda Doherty 73 nett, Senior Plus Madeline McColgan 74 nett, Junior Abbey Maxwell 74 nett, Lady Guest Philomena Cooke 30 pts, Male Guest Noel McCrory 30 pts, Longest drive Mandy Coyne and nearest the pin Norma Brogan.

The lady Captain at her presentations thanked all who had been at her side for her tenure to date going on to thank all the workmen who have completed some fantastic renovations and additions to our club this season and again thanked all the local businesses who had been instrumental in helping fundraise for the new on course toilets which were officially opened in this last week.

There had been a great turnout also for the first ever Lady Captains mixed event sponsored by the Travellers Rest Lifford Road, which had taken place as a prelude to the big day on Wednesday past with 28 pairs competing. The winners were Catherine Neeson and Pat McAneny with 34 pts over the 15 holes in play, the runners up were Annette Patton and Sean MacIntyre with 33 pts with lady vice-Captain Anne Sharkey and Captain Pat Corry were  in third also with 33 pts. The gross winners were Norma Brogan and Denis Porter.

Last Tuesday’s Ladies event was the Eileen Keery Memorial Cup and was won by Geradine McCrory (31) with 69 nett, Bernie O’Kane (20) took category one with 71 nett and category two went to Annette Patton with 73 Nett.

“Quickfire double for Declan”
Declan Lynch has been showing sure signs of a return to his best golfing form off late, and he emphasised this with a great double in last week’s midweek events. Winning first the weekly Monday open with a fine 41 pts playing off 13 handicap and then another winning total of 39 pts in the Foothill Restaurant sponsored competition on Thursday past. Mondays runner up was Conal Cooke (2) who got it around in one under gross for 39pts with Michael Mathers (17) again featuring this time in third place with 37 pts, Paul O’Reilly had taken the gross with 30 gross pts.
Over 90 cards had been taken out for the Foothill’s of Gortin event, the runner up here was Terry Doherty (13) on the same total as the winner 39pts with Ronnie Wiley (12) in third on 38pts, young Connor Meehan who featured very highly in last week’s Ulster Boys competition held in Omagh took his first ever gross prize, congratulations to Connor who has recently achieved single figures and is undoubtedly one of the clubs brightest young prospects.

Open Week
Sunday Past saw the beginning of Open Week at the club with the traditional opener the Frylite team event attracting 30 teams, it was played of a very popular new format a Champagne Scramble where all four players drive off and then selected the best tee shot finishing out with their own ball from the selected spot, two scores then to count. The winners with a great total off 98 pts were Brian Forester, Paul Kavanagh, Ciaran Murphy and Ciaran Doherty winning the fantastic new cart bags supplied by the Strabane Golf Store. The runners up just one point behind were Hugo McCusker, Pat Patton, Eugene Patton and John Duffy with Brian Brolly, Mark Sharkey, Ronnie Wiley, and Francie Devine in third with 96 pts.

Tickets remain on sale at the clubhouse for a great night with Jim Brown and his Elvis spectacular priced at only £10, this show recently played at Belfast’s Crumlin Road and Europa hotel priced at £18.50 and is certainly not one to be missed. Last week’s £50 bar credit draw winner was Danny Simpson

Wednesday 8th July – JD Print Open Mixed
Thursday 9th July – Murphy’s on the Green Open
Friday 10th July – Bertie Colhoun Gents Greensomes
Saturday 11th July – Mark James Open
Monday 13th July – Monday Open
Tuesday 14th July – Herdman Cup Ladies


Junior Summer Scheme

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Lessons will be on every Monday, Wednesday & Fridays for the month
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Cost £20 per child, reductions for familys children

Lessons for under 10 yrs are from 10am to 12 noon
11yrs & upwards 12noon to 2pm

Club Notes – 29th June 2015


Veteran golfer, Jimmy Coyle, was the man grabbing all the headlines in local golfing circles this week, playing in the Hugh Harley Memorial Cup, Jimmy firmly stamped his name on the great list of club achievements when he returned a truly memorable score of 47pts which would convert to 59 nett, taking that Jimmy is 85yrs old he actually bettered his age with his gross score of 84 on a day when the course was playing at its full length with play from the white markers and a good breeze that prevailed for the entirety of his remarkable round. We are not sure if this feat is actually a nationwide record for someone of Jimmy’s vintage to win a top qualifying event but we certainly suspect that it indeed is. Joe Harley, the sponsor of the event gave his congratulations to Jimmy at Sunday night’s presentation having added that the winner was actually born in the same year as his late father Hugh who was a lifelong sponsor here at Strabane Golf Club. Jimmy thanked all at the club who had taken to the clubs Facebook page and had stopped him in recent days to add their congratulations on his achievement. The unlucky runner up in the competition was Neil Conroy (17) who returned a total that would have one on any normal day a fine 44pts, with Andrew Connolly third back on 38pts, Fred McGavigan again took the gross prize with 30 gross pts.

Mc Hughs Oil Open
There was an excellent turnout for Saturday’s event the McHugh’s Oil Open Stableford with 180 cards being taken out. The winner was the very much in form Shane McLaughlin(11) who has been having a wonderful golfing season to date, his total of 40pts held up throughout the day with a stiff breeze again making playing conditions rather tricky, the runner up was Matt Keyes (19) two back on 38pts with John McMenamin (18) another of four players on the same score in third, fourth went to Gerry McColgan (19) with young Connor Meehan (10) again featuring finishing fifth with 37 pts getting himself ever closer to single figures. Fred McGavigan (4) was again the man to lift the gross prize this time with a two over par 34 pts. Rory McColgan (12) took the first nine prize with Mark Neely (12) taking the prize for the back nine.

Strabane A.F. C. Ladies and Gents Open
The hole in one prize at the 16th hole for this event unfortunately was not won much to the relief I suspect of the insurers, but it did help attract a sizeable entry, the winner with a fine round of 41 pts which was just one over par was Peter Doherty (6) Colin McCafferty (14) was the runner up with 39 pts with David Friel in third with 38 pts. The Ladies winner was Roisin Corry with 35 pts and the best non GUI Player was Wils Patterson.

Monday Open
Last week’s Monday open event went to another of the clubs outstanding young prospects Conor Byrne (11) to mark a week when we had the youngest winner to date and the oldest as Conor is only 12 years old, his return of 40 pts was the clear winner by three shots from the runner up Declan Lynch (13) with Tommy Sharkey (21) in third with the same total of 37 pts.

Ladies Golf
The ladies branch are looking forward to Lady Captains Day this coming Saturday, we wish them, and Lady Captain Mrs Monica McGettigan, all the best for the big day hopefully the weather will be kind.
In competitive golf last week’s winner making it an altogether fabulous week for senior golfers was Mrs Isobel Duffy(32) who rolled back the years to record a fine winning total of 38 pts, Heather Mitchell (22) took category one with 35 pts with Mrs Imelda Doherty (30) winning category two with the same return.

Last weeks mixed event was the qualifying competition for the Worcester cup with 26 pairs competing, best on the night were Carole McFeeters and Foncie McNally with a great return of 52 nett for the 15 holes in play, the runners up were Isobel and Danny Duffy with 52.5 nett with Lady Captain Monica McGettigan and her husband Maurice in third on the same total, the full draw for the matchplay is now displayed on Pat McAneny’s blind noticeboard!

Good luck to Martin Rouse and his Junior Cup team who take on Rosapenna G.C at Ballybofey in the Ulster last 16 match on Thursday evening. Well done to Sean MacIntyre and Gerard Walsh and thier Lawson Cup team who had a great result on Friday evening defeating close neighbours Newtownstewart in a very close contest.

A reminder that Open Week starts at the club on Sunday with the Frylite Scramble event, timesheets for all days are posted on the noticeboard. Tickets remain on sale for a great night with Jim Brown and his Elvis Spectacular show, on Sat 25th July priced at a very reasonable £10. This week’s £50 bar credit draw winner was Darren Crawford.

Thursday 2nd July – Foothills Restaurant Open
Saturday 4th July – Mrs Monica mcGettigans Lady Captains day
Sunday 5th July – Frylite Champagne Scramble
Monday 6th July – GMG Logos Stroke
Tuesday 7th July – Donna’s Flowerbox Ladies open
Wednesday 8th July – JD Print Open Mixed foursomes
Thursday 9th July – Murphy’s on the Green Open stableford
Friday 10th July – Bertie Colhoun Memorial Open Greensomes
Saturday 11th July – Mark James Open Stableford

Open Week – 5th to 11th July

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Club Notes – 23rd June 2015


Club Captain, Pat Corry, was blessed with a most beautiful day of great weather and sunshine for his Captains Day on Saturday past at Strabane, this was most befitting for a Captain who has put so much work into his year to date, not only with club matters but also in his representation of the club, always being there to support the teams throughout the season no matter about travelling distances and time. The winner of the Captains fantastic prize was 24 handicapper Frankie Connolly with a fine 64 nett. Frankie rediscovering a bit of form that he is well capable off just at the right time and on the right day, playing a very steady round with some excellent chipping and putting on the inward nine to take the big day’s honours, the unlucky runner up was last year’s Captain Senan Roarty (13) who led for a good part of the afternoon also with the same total of 64 nett, Senan will look back at a rare loose shot on the 15th where he lost his drive to the right in heavy rough which ultimately may have cost him the top award. Third place went to Michael Neeson (11) one of the earlier morning starters a triple bogey seven at the 17th hole putting a black mark on an otherwise excellent round although Michael rallied well to birdie the last. Paul McGill (6) took fourth position with a fine three over par round that equalled 66 nett, with Marc Brolly (11) fifth with the same total of 66 nett. Conal Cooke (2) took the gross prize with the round of the day a one under par 68 gross also recording a fine birdie three at the last, set up with a massive strike from the tee that was also long enough to take the longest drive prize. In category one Cathal Patton took the prize with a 66 nett also, Category 2 went to Foncie McNally (15) with 68 nett and Vincent Bradley(19) took category three with 70 nett. The closest to the pin at the 18th went to the Captains son Aidan Corry leaving his second shot extremely close. The Captain thanked all who had helped make his year to date such a success and reserved special praise for the ladies branch at the club who have worked tirelessly to improve the clubhouse which is looking fantastic with all the great recent additions. He thanked all the members for their courtesy and respect throughout his tenure to date and thanked all council, convenors and council bodies for their excellent work. The captain and all the speakers on the evening reserved special praise for our Greenkeeper Paul McFadden and his staff for the immaculate condition of the course, we have without any doubt greens to rival any course in the country.

Captains Betterball
The annual prelude to Captains Day the Captains betterball competition was as customary held on Thursday last with 47 pairs participating. The winners were Patrick McCrossan and Aaron Boyle with an excellent return of 45pts which just got the better off Hugo McCusker and Eugene Patton who finished on the same total, third went to Stephen McCay and Fred McGavigan with 42 pts.

Captains Mixed Foursomes
Twenty seven pairs took cards out on Wednesday evening for the Captains mixed foursomes which was won in commanding fashion by Imelda Doherty and Denis Porter with a fine 36pts over the 15 holes in play, the runners up back on 32pts were Catherine Neeson and Paddy O’Kane with Lorna Duffy and Oliver McNally in third also with 32 pts. The gross prize went to Mandy Coyne and Senan Roarty.

Ladies Golf
The ladies branch turned out in numbers for last Tuesday’s event which was the Captains prize to the Ladies. Ironically the winner was the Captains wife, lady secretary Maeve Corry who took the award returning an excellent 69 nett. Alison Curry was the category one winner with 71 nett with the very much in form Orla Quinn featuring again in category two to take that prize.

In representative golf the Ladies Meille Bup team bowed out in the third round of that competition losing out by only four holes to close neighbours Ballybofey. In men’s team news Peter Doherty’s Donegal Senior League squad hold a 5 matches to 2 advantage over Portsalon G.C. and will have to play very well in the return match to advance further.  Sean MacIntyre’s Lawson Cup team have it all to do, picking up a slender 9-7 advantage over Newtownstewart G.C. and will need to pull out all the stops in the return encounter this week.

Well done to Peter Doherty who on the previous weekend in the Devines Sand and Gravel competition scored a hole in one at the 12th hole, holing out with a perfect nine iron shot, Peter’s ace is the fourth recorded at the club this season so far and oddly enough they have all came at the 12th hole.

Don’t forget there is a £12,000 car for a hole in one at the 16th in next Sundays Strabane A.F.C. Ladies and Gents open the timesheet for this one is rapidly filling up. The timesheets for Open week are now also all posted.

Don’t forget to get your tickets for our next big show the fantastic Jim Brown and his band appearing with us on Saturday 25th July the tickets are keenly priced at only £10 and are now available to purchase. There will be music in the club this Sunday evening with the brilliant Conor McGinty from Derry the recent winner of the Drive F.M Factor.

Thursday 25th June – Hugh Harley Cup
Saturday 27th June – McHugh’s Oil Open S/F
Sunday 28th June – Strabane A.F.C Ladies & gents open
Monday 29th June – Monday open
Tuesday 30th June – Eileen Keery Memorial Cup – ladies

Captain’s Mixed

Please note:
The Captain’s mixed has been re – arranged for Wednesday 17th June.
There will be a sheet on the mens & ladies noticeboards for anyone who would like to play in this competition.

Strabane Golf Club on Youtube

Thanks to DJK Ariel photography who spent three days around the course and came up with this brilliant video

Club Notes – 2nd June 2015


18yrs old Eoin O’Neill (6) was the worthy winner of the Masala & Mama Masala Open and perpetual trophy at Strabane on Saturday, leading home a field of 171 players returning his first ever under par score of gross 68 with two birdies in either nine to set up a massive winning total of 43 stableford points. Declan Devine (12) showed a bit of long awaited form to take the runners up spot with a fine total of 41pts which was just ahead of the very consistent Fred McGavigan (5) who was home in level par for his day. Fourth went to Kieran McBride who had slipped out to 21 handicap, his 40pts could be a sign of good things to come, another of our teenage players Jordan Arthur (6) took fifth with 39pts with the gross also going to the “young guns” with Caolan Crawford taking this category with a tidy one over par round. The nines went to Eddie McCrea (18) with 21pts for the outward nine and to Mark Corry (13) with an eye catching 23pts for the inward nine. The presentation for this event is set for Sunday 14th June at 7.30pm

Enda at last
Local golf star, and scratch player, Enda Kennedy (0) achieved a major milestone of his bucket list in last Thursdays Northern Confectionary Open, when for the first time ever in over 30 years of playing at Strabane, and winning so many titles including numerous Strabane Scratch Cups, he finally managed to win a competition outright, beating all the handicaps to take first place with a great round of 66 which transferred to 39 stableford pts. New member Kieran McAleer (24) showed good potential taking the runners up spot also with 39pts with Patrick O’Doherty (21) taking third also with 39pts, Paul O’Reilly (7) took his first prize since his return to the game earlier this season with 31 gross pts.

Ladies & Gents Open
Last Friday we had a Ladies and gents open organized by past Captain Sean MacIntyre as part of his 50th Birthday celebrations, all the proceeds were split between Alzheimers Strabane and the Omagh Hospital Renal Unit with over £1000 going to each.

In the men’s section Kevin Neeson (9) continued his blistering form with 39 pts to take first place just ahead of Kieran Murphy (12) also with the same total, third went to Eoin O’Neill (6) with 37pts, Conal Cooke(1) took the gross with 30 gross pts. In the Ladies section Orla Quinn (34) was the winner with 39pts.

Mondays Open Stableford was cancelled when the course became severely flooded in the late afternoon.

Ladies Golf
Well done to Lady Vice-Captain Anne-Sharkey and her Intermediate Cup team who have again progressed in their event getting the better of Rockmount Ladies in the home leg on Saturday to run out 6-4 winners overall, they now meet close neighbours Newtownstewart Ladies in the next round.
Last Tuesdays ladies event was the MacMillan Cancer Relief competition and was won by Orla Quinn (36) who took her first win ever, and first of two in the week, with a brilliant 42pts. The unlucky Mandy Coyne playing of 8 handicap who was round in 4 over par for 40pts to take Category One, with Category Two going to Geraldine Masterson (31) with 36pts.
In mixed golf last Wednesday the competition was two men and a lady scramble for the Captains Charity over 14 holes, the winners were Debbie McDaid, Mark Gillespie & Gerry Quinn with 40.4 pts, the runners up were Carole McFeeters, Pat McAneny and Oliver McNally with 40.2 pts.

Well done to Martin Rouse and his Junior Cup team who made it through the qualifying at Roe Park last Sunday in very tough conditions, advancing to the matchplay stages where they will now play Newtownstewart.

We have got an ariel video put together by local company DJK Photography that is now on our facebook page and website, please share this if you can as its aim is to market and promote our wonderful golf course to visitors and societies, many thanks to Gavin Kelly for his work on this project.

Many congratulation to the lads who completed their golf marathon on Sunday for the Mark Farren Appeal, and to all who helped with the fundraising behind the scenes, Mark Brolly, Ryan McGowan Rory Doherty & Caolan Crawford completing 72 holes in one day.

We have an Open Team Classic on Friday at the club in support of St Patrick’s Primary School  Newtownstewart, the timesheet for this is posted its £100 for visitors which includes a meal and £60 for members teams, the event is open to both ladies and gents of any combination.

Thursday 4th June – Greg Mitchell Motors S/F
Friday 5th June – St Patrick’s School Team Classic ladies & Gents.
Saturday 6th June – Devines Sand & Gravel Medal (s)
Monday 8th June – Monday Open S/F

Monday Open

Monday Open – 1st June 2015

Club Notes – 26th May 2015


Saturdays Strabane Golf Shop Medal was won in resounding fashion by Robert Bell (16) with a terrific score of 61 nett, six over to the turn Robert got home dropping only another three shots to par to post his formidable total that saw his handicap plummet by three shots. The unlucky runner up was Jim Potts (18) who carded an excellent score of 63 nett which would have been good enough on most days, third went to the ever improving Michael Mathers (17) with 65 nett Paddy Doyle (14) kept his good form going with a good 66 nett for fourth spot and James Harron (10) also made it to the podium for the second consecutive week in fifth also with 66 nett, Conal Cooke(1) is again beginning to dominate the gross category and he returned a fine one under gross card of 68 to take this one too. The categories went to Ben Corry(6) 66nett, Mark Gillespie (16) 68 nett and to Johnny McCrea (23) with 67 nett. The presentation for this and other recent events will be held this coming Sunday at 8.30pm.

Thursday Open
76 Cards were taken out for last Thursday’s open event sponsored by T.Oscar Rollins with big hitter Jason Gourley (13) the winner with 40pts, just edging out Keith Patterson(6) who had led for most of the day also with 40pts, Eddie Patton(10) followed up his fine Gallagher cup win over golfer of the year Kevin Neeson to take third place with 39 pts. Caolan Crawford took the gross prize on this occasion with 31 gross pts.


Bank Holiday Open
Mondays Bank Holiday had a good entry of 82 players with the top award going to late finisher Kevin Neeson (10) who rediscovered some form winning with a fine 41pts, Shane McLaughlin (11) played very steady golf to take the runners up spot with 40 pts with Eddie Patton(10) going to single figures with 38pts to take third, Conal Cooke took the gross with 33 gross pts.

Mixed fortunes on the teams front this week our Senior Cup team played well at Castlerock golf club on Sunday past but missed out in qualifying by a handful of shots, Our Conway Cup team have relinquished that trophy for this year after overall first round defeat to close neighbours Newtownstewart G.C. despite winning the home leg by 11-5 the damage had been done the preceding week and they lost the tie 19.5-12.5 overall. Our Lawson Cup team have made it to round two however wrapping up their tie with Fintona Golf club winning one of the early matches to secure safe passage to the next stage.

Ladies Golf
Jennifer Rouse (11) was last week’s winner in the ladies section taking the Camus Cup with a good score of 72 nett, past Lady Captain Bernie O’Kane (19) took category one with 73 nett with category two going to Margaret Wolfe (36) with 75 nett.

Last weeks mixed Greensomes competition went to the young guns of Lisa Patton and Caolan Crawford with 32 pts, Margaret Wolfe and Gerry Casey with 31 pts with Lady Captain Monica McGettigan and Paul McGill in third with 29 pts.
The Ladies Mille Cup team are through to round three of that event with a good victory over Letterkenny Ladies on Sunday past.

Tickets are now on sale at the clubhouse for the brilliant Jim Brown who will be back with us on Saturday 18th July, tickets are priced at £10 with support on the night from Klassix Disco.

Members are again asked to observe the clubs dress code several new reminders of which have been posted throughout the club with details of what is not permitted to be worn.

Thursday 28th May – Northern Confectionary open S/F
Friday 29th May – Ladies & Gents Open s/f for Omagh Renal unit.
Saturday 30th May – Masala & Mama Masala Open s/f
Monday 1st June – Monday Open
Tuesday 2nd June – Eileen Devine Memorial Cup (s)

Club Notes – 19th May 2015

In form Nicky Wolfe (9) kept his fine early season run going on Saturday when he claimed the John Fahy & Co Open stableford in fine and conclusive fashion by a clear margin of three points, a great opening salvo of 22pts to the turn, one over par in very difficult conditions set him up for the win and with a further 20 on the inward nine his total was highly unlikely to have been matched for the remainder of the day. Closest on the day came Joe Kennedy (22) another player who has also featured well in recent rounds with 39pts, third was Dr Ciaran Kelly(12) 38pts who will regret a poor finish to an excellent round recording two double bogies on the last two, James Harron (10) was fourth with 37pts the same total as fifth placed Liam Patton (14).
The gross went to Nicky Patton (8) with 29 gross pts, Michael Neeson (11) took the first nine with Patrick o’Doherty claiming the second nine. The presentation for this event is at 8.30pm 31st May.

Last week’s Monday open brought a win for another player in superb early season form Peter Doherty (5) with an excellent level par round that scored 41pts, Kevin Neeson (11) took second place with 37pts with Eddie Patton(11) third 35 pts Caolan Crawford took the gross on this occasion with 31 gross pts.

Last Thursdays open competition was the Quinn’s Ltd Open stroke, and went to George Hunter (24) with a very steady 67 Nett, John McMenamin(18) finished in the runners up berth with 68nett and Fred McGavigan (5) third also with 68 Nett, Eoin O’Neill took the gross prize with 74 gross.

Habinteg Housing Association Scramble
There was a good turnout of 32 teams for the annual Habinteg Housing Association Open scramble, the winners were Gerry McColgan, Rory McColgan Raymond McDermott and Adrian McDermott with 48nett,the runners up were Denis Porter, George Turner, Oliver McNally and Kevin Keegan with 49 Nett.

Ladies Golf
The ladies competition last Tuesday was the Georgina Gregg Cup and was claimed by Norma Brogan(14) with an excellent score of 67 Nett and was the clear winner from Mandy Coyne (8) who took category one with 70 Nett and Geraldine McCrory (31) who took category 2 with 72 Nett.
Unfortunately our Mixed foursomes team very narrowly failed to qualify at a blustery Greencastle GC on Sunday last missing out by two strokes.

Club representative golf
Our Donegal league team have a 3.5-1.5 lead over Portsalon G.C after their encounter at Strabane last Thursday and will have some work to do to qualify for the next round. Sean MacIntyres Lawson Cup team are well positioned to advance after a 14pts to 2 pts win over Fintona GC on Sunday last, but our Conway cup have an uphill battle as they crashed 14.5-1.5 to Newtownstewart on Sunday past.

Tickets are now on sale for the “Return of the King” show featuring the quite brilliant Jim Brown on Sat 18th July they are priced at £10.

Saturday 23rd May – Strabane Golf Shop open medal.
Monday 25th May – Bank Holiday open S/F
Tuesday 26th May – Ladies MacMillan Cancer relief
Wednesday 27th May –  Donegal Seniors 8am-3pm
Wednesday 27th May – Captain’s Charity Mixed Scramble
Thursday 28th May – Northern Confectionary s/f
Friday 29th May – Ladies and Gents Charity Open

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Club Notes – 5th May 2015

Big win for George

George Turner(26) kept his fantastic run of late going in hugely impressive style on Saturday past to totally dominate the PG.McGillion Motors Open Stableford running out the clear winner by a massive 8 points returning an eye catching 43pts on a day where the gale force wind that prevailed from mid-morning made good scoring almost impossible. George got to the turn with 21pts up his sleeve and a further 22pts on the back nine left the entire field trailing in his wake. The runner up on the day was Tommy Forbes (12) who kept going to record 20pts on the back nine to finish the best of four cards on the same total. Third went to Kevin Gallagher (17) with Jimmy Henderson (25) again featuring in fourth place and club secretary Brian O’Kane (18) in fifth. The gross prize went to Enda Kennedy (0) with a round of five over par which in the conditions was highly impressive, the nines went to Joe Kennedy (26) with 16pts for the first nine and to Patsy McHugh (16) with 20pts for the second nine, the over 60’s winner was Chris McDermott (10) with 33pts. In total 144 players braved the elements with only five 2’s being recorded on the day we did have the first hole in one of the season however as 14 year old Conor Byrne aced the par three 12th hole playing the perfect 5 iron shot.

Tennents Open

The Bank Holiday Open was again played in windy conditions with heavy afternoon rain again making scoring difficult. The best of the 85 cards taken out was Eoin O’Neill (7) with 37 pts, Chris McDermott (13) was the runner up also on 37pts with Ronnie Wiley (11) third with 37pts.The gross prize went to Aidan Boyle with 30 gross pts.

Thursday Club final day
Seventy one golfers made the trip for the Thursday club final day to Murvagh Golf club and were greeted with a course in great condition, great hospitality and a beautiful sunny day to enjoy.

The winner was Gerry Quinn (21) with 41 pts with Mark Corry (13) the runner up with 40 pts third went to Shane McLaughlin (11) with Noel mcCrory (18) taking fourth with 39pts. The best guest on the day was Sean MacIntyre (11) with 41 pts and Frankie Connolly second guest with 38pts.

Ladies Golf
Last week’s Ladies Open Team event was kindly sponsored by McGettigan Homes. Unfortunately the weather conditions again played a major part on the proceedings with incessant rain continuing for most of the afternoon and evening. The winners were Shauna Stewart, Lauren Patton and Lisa Patton with 74pts, the runners up were Catherine Neeson, Heather Mitchell and Geraldine McCrory with 72pts and third went to Rosemary Wilson, Rachel Devenney and Olive Reid with 68pts.
Congratulations to Anne Sharkeys Intermediate Cup Team who scored a fine 3-2 away victory over Letterkenny ladies at the Donegal venue on Sunday past to advance 6-4 overall.

Our sincere sympathies are extended to the family and friends of our past Lady President Annie O’Hagan who sadly passed away last Saturday after a brief illness, Annie will be very fondly remembered by all at Strabane Golf Club, may she rest in peace.

Our Jimmy Bruen Team unfortunately had a bad day on Sunday at Omagh Golf Club, the reigning Ulster Champions getting off to a bad start over the opening holes in their bid to qualify for the matchplay stages and were then hit with almost impossible playing condition’s in heavy rain that flooded the Omagh course leaving them with little opportunity to salvage pride and the earlier damage inflicted.

Our Ulster Fourball too had a bad day at local neighbours Ballybofey Golf Club losing all five matches on the day and have it all to do in next Sundays second leg.

Tickets remain on sale for the Red Hurley and Gary mcEvoy show scheduled for the club on Sat 16th May, any members intending to attend this fantastic night are urged to pick up tickets as soon as possible. The winner of this weeks £50 bar credit draw was Vincent Kennedy.

Timesheets for the Habinteg scramble event on Friday 15th May and the Rachel Fund Ladies and gents singles have now been posted on the noticeboard.

Thursday 7th May – Topaz Open Stableford
Saturday 9th May – Sports Centre Open
Monday 11th May – Monday Open
Tuesday 12th May – Ladies Georgina Gregg Stroke

Thursday Club Final Day Results


1st Gerry Quinn 41pts                           Guest-Visitor
2nd Mark Corry 40pts                           1st Sean MacIntyre 41pts
3rd Shane McLaughlin 40pts                2nd Frankie Connolly 38pts
4th Noel McCrory 39pts
5th Brian Brolly 38 pts                        There were 10×2’s £10 each
6th Mark Sharkey 38 pts
7th Martin Corry 38 pts                      Golfer of the Year
8th Francie Devine 37 pts                   Denis Porter 148pts
9th Oliver McNally 37pts                    Foncie McNally 140pts
10th Kevin Keegan 37pts                    Tommy Forbes 132pts
11th Mervyn Reid 36pts
12th John Blee 36pts                            King of the two’s
13th Liam McGinley 36pts                  Brian Haughey 8
14th Paul O’Hare 35pts                       Tommy Forbes 8
15th Charlie Patton 35pts
16th Ronnie Wiley 35pts                      Thursday club resumes
17th Jim Arbuckle 34pts                      Thursday 3rd September
18th Tommy Forbes 34pts                  Regards
19th Declan Devine 34pts                    Tommy Forbes & Michael Doyle
20th Kevin Gallagher 34pts

71 Played.

Club Notes – 28th April 2015


Play on Saturday past was from the blue tees, that fact added to the cold northerly wind that prevailed for the entire day made good scoring particularly difficult. Last season’s Golfer of the Year runner up Donal Cairns(14) braved the elements best of all however to post an excellent 39pts late in the day, Donal got to the turn with a very steady 18pts and came home with a further 21pts which included a very strong finish to take the day’s top prize. The runner up was Matt Keyes(20) who returned to some form with an excellent 38 pts, with early leader, veteran Jimmy Henderson (26) in third, a further point back with 37 pts, Keith Patterson (5) was his usual consistent self to take fourth also with 37pts which was only four over par for the day, Aidan Coyle(14) took fifth with a steady 36pts with the gross going to Patrick Kennedy (3) with 33 gross pts, the nines went to Gary Duffy and Kevin McChrystal. The presentation for this event is on Sunday 10th May at 8.30pm.

Lady Captains Fundraiser
Twenty eight teams took part in the Lady Captains fundraiser team classic on Sunday which was to raise funds for on course toilet facilities. The Lady Captain, Monica, has worked tirelessly for this objective and her marvellous efforts brought in a total in excess of £5500 on the day. The winners were Denis Porter, Kevin Keegan, Joe Doherty and George Turner, a team who have more or less dominated this format in recent years and again were the clear winners by a margin of three points with a score of 105. The runners up were Rory McColgan, Aidy McDermott, Raymond McDermott and Gerry McColgan with 102 pts, the lady teams turned out in great numbers for the event and it was pleasing to see one of their quartets finishing in third place with 97pts, the Lady Captain Monica, Geraldine McCrory, Heather Mitchell and Mary Casey playing great golf on the day. There was also a prize for the best all ladies team and this went to Caroline Connolly, Catherine Connolly, Carole McFeeters and Imelda Doherty with 93pts.

The final home day in this year’s Thursday Club season took place on Thursday last with George Turner (27) taking the plaudits with 38 pts, Jimmy Wasson (23) was the runner up with 37pts and John Blee in third also with 37 pts. The Golfer of the Year title was decided with Denis Porter adding a further ten points to his total to finish on 147 to pip Foncie McNally on 140, third went to Tommy Forbes on 132. “The king of the two’s” title was shared between Brian Haughey and Tommy Forbes both on eight two’s each. The final Day to Murvagh Golf club is this Thursday 30th April a three course meal will be provided at the Donegal venue at the end of your round and the presentation will take place back at Strabane at approximately 8pm.

The closing day of this year’s JJ Monday teams took place on Monday past with Gerry Quinn, Foncie McNally, Paddy McGarrigle and Paul McNally the winners with 88pts three ahead of the nearest challengers Shane McLaughlin, Liam Patton, Joe Kennedy and Clark Klam.

There were 17 pairs for last Wednesday nights mixed greensomes played over 10 holes, the winners were Anne Sharkey and Brian O’Kane on 19pts with Mary Duffy and Senan Roarty the runners up with 18pts, Orla Quinn and Declan Lynch were third also with 18pts.

Ladies Golf
Last Tuesday’s ladies event was the Lady Captains Charity Event and was won by Isobel Duffy with an excellent 39pts,the category winners were Lisa Patton with 38pts and Caren Corry with 39pts.

It was with much regret this week that we learned of the death of one of the Ladies branches most colourful characters Aileen Shortt who was 97 years old. A very vibrant character even in her later years and she still loved to play her few holes of golf when possible.  Ms Shortt was the life and soul at most of the ladies nights out at the club, she will be fondly remembered by all who knew her and our sincere condolences are sent to her family. There is a Memorial Service at Melmount Chapel for Aileen at 2pm this Saturday 2nd May.

The winner of this weeks £50 bar credit draw was Sean MacIntyre.

The 500 club draw remains on sale and members are urged to support this by playing for a ticket in your fourball matches. Timesheets have now been posted for two further events the Habinteg Housing Development Team Scramble £40 per team for members and the “Rachel Fund” ladies and gents open on Sunday 17th May £5 for members.

Our entertainments convenor Tommy Forbes is also hosting a night of exceptional young north-west talent at the Alley Theatre on Wed 20th May at 7.30pm with all the proceeds also going to the “Rachel Fund” please support this event if you can, bookings can be made at the Alley Box Office 02871384444.

Finally a reminder to members to please observe the dress code inside and on the golf course at all times.

Saturday 2nd May – PG McGillion Motors open s/f
Monday 4th May – Tennents bank holiday open
Tuesday 5th May – Camus Cup –Ladies
Wednesday 6th May – Mixed Foursomes
Thursday 7th May – Topaz Open

Club Notes – 21st April 2015


Marc Brolly (11) saw his way to first place in Saturdays Gormley’s Opticians Open Stableford event that attracted a sizeable entry of 180 players, and although a beautiful spring day, the south-easterly wind swirling on the course throughout the duration made good scoring difficult. As a result Marc’s return of 39pts was good enough to lead a tightly bunched field. The runner up playing in his first competition in some time was Damian Roarty (9) who only missed out on top spot on break of tie. Third went to George Turner (28) with a good total of 38pts with Brian Brolly (8) 38pts, taking fourth to add a father and son element to the leader board, Ciaran Doherty took the final nett prize, the best of a few 37pts. Keith Patterson (6) took Saturday’s gross prize with an excellent four over par total that converted to 32 gross points, with the nines going to Gerry Glover(18) and to Jimmy Duncan(28).

Thursday Club
Last Thursday was the penultimate home outing for the popular Thursday club with 65 cards being taken out. This week’s winner was Pat McGuigan(20)with 39pts, with Rory Doherty the runner up with 37.75 nett and Colin mcCafferty in third with 37pts, a non Thursday club members prize went to Conal Cooke (1) with 39pts. This Thursday is the final home day with a few issues to be decided, the golfer of the year title is between Foncie McNally on 143 pts and Denis Porter on 140 pts, with the king of the two’s title also close, Tommy Forbes leads on 8 from Denis Porter and Brian Haughey both on 7.  The timesheet is posted for the final day at Donegal Golf Club on Thursday 30th April, non Thursday club members are welcome to play on the day with the entry £35 which includes golf, three course meal and visitors prize.

Monday Club
The final Monday teams event of the season took place on Monday past with nine teams entering, the final winners were Foncie McNally, Gerry Quinn, Paddy McGarrigle and Seamus McPhilemy with 97pts, the runners up also on the same total were Paul McGill,   Jim Arbuckle, Martin Finlay and Jimmy Duncan. The final day is this coming Monday 27th April, with the presentation dinner set for 6pm a list for those attending is posted on the notice board.

In inter club representative golf last weekend brought mixed fortunes with Declan Devine’s Ulster Cup team going out at the first hurdle losing out to near neighbours City of Derry despite getting two matches at the Derry Venue, they lost three of Sundays ties at Strabane to lose out by 8-6 overall. Better news however for Pat McAneny’s Ulster-Fourball players as they came from 4-1 down to take the home leg 5-0 against City of Belfast with a fine team performance, they now meet Massereene Golf Club in the next round.

Ladies Golf
Last week’s ladies competition was the Daily Mail Foursomes event which went to the pairing of Betty Kelly and Maura McBeth with 39pts four clear of their nearest challengers Mary McCrory and Geraldine McCrory. Mandy Coyne’s Junior Cup squad have gone out of their event losing out 4.5-0.5 to Larne G.C on Sunday at the away venue.
The mixed foursomes season is now underway on Wednesday evenings with 19 pairings entering last week, the winners were Carole McFeeters and Oliver McNally with 25 pts, the runners up were Bernie and Brian O’Kane with 21 pts on break of tie from Debbie McDaid and Mark Gillespie.

There is a special team event being hosted by the Lady Captain on Sunday coming with all the proceeds to raise funds to provide on course toilet facilities, Maura has worked tirelessly in seeking a lot of sponsorship for this event and all members that can do so are asked to show your support.

Tickets for the upcoming Red Hurley and Gary McEvoy double bill on Saturday 16th May remain on sale at the club, members and friends intending to go are asked to purchase or reserve your tickets as soon as possible, ticket sales are not as good as hoped for and a decision whether this will go ahead or not will be made next week depending on sales or bookings!

Thursday 23rd April – Thursday Club week 15
Saturday 25th April – Strabane Electrics S/F
Sunday 26th April – Club Funraising team event
Monday 27th April – Monday Club final day
Tuesday 28th April – McGettigan’s Open – Ladies

Club Notes – 14th April 2015


The first monthly medal of the new golfing season kindly sponsored by long time club supporters B McNamee & Co was won by early morning starter Francey Conwell(19) with an excellent return of 64 net, a great total to post early on in the conditions especially with the wind picking up throughout the morning and in to the early afternoon, probably playing in the most difficult conditions was the runner up, the ever improving Stephen Donaghey (16)  he got to within one shot of the winner posting an impressive 65 nett with a six on his card at the 17th which ultimately cost him the win. Third went to the consistent Stewart McFeeters (16) with a good total of 67 nett, fourth went to John Doherty (15) with 68 nett just relegating David Friel (13) into fifth on the same total. Paul McGill (6) has shown some excellent early season form and he took a notable gross prize with a six over par score of 75. The categories went to Sean Forbes (6) Category 1 with 69 nett, Tommy Forbes (12) with 70 nett and to Patsy Wilson(20) with 69 Nett. The C.S.S for this competition went to 71 with 157 cards being taken out in total.

Thursday Club week 13
Conditions were excellent despite a stiff breeze for week 13 of the Thursday Club, Billy Doherty (14) had the score of the day with a fine 42pts, the runner up was Ryan O’Neill (22) with 37 pts with Tommy Forbes in third with 36.25 nett. In the race for the golfer of the year plaudits, Denis Porter remains out in front on a total of 150 pts just 4 in front of Foncie McNally on 146 with Tommy Forbes in third with 117.  The timesheet for the final day at Donegal Golf Club will be available from this Thursday from the committee, visitors are very welcome to come along for the day out for a cost of £35 which includes golf, 3 course meal and visitors prize, all  Thursday Club members should ensure they are fully paid up this includes for the weeks the closed was closed.

Monday Club
The popular Monday club returned this week with the winners being Foncie McNally, Gerry Quinn, Paddy McGarrigle & Michael Forbes with 97.5 nett, edging out the three man team of club Captain Pat Corry, Patsy Wilson and Eric Reid who had 96 pts. The final day for this year’s Monday club is on Monday 27th April followed by a meal at 6pm an attending sheet is posted on the noticeboard.

Lady Captain Monica McGettigan (24) has not only got off to a great start in office but also on the course picking up her second consecutive Tuesday win with 35 pts in last week’s Easter Basket event, the category one winner was Caroline Connolly (29) with 29 pts and the category two winner Caren Corry (34) also with 29 pts. The ladies also got started this week in club representative golf with firstly Mary Duffys Challenge Cup team took a 4-1 advantage over Roe Park ladies , while Mandy Coyne’s Junior Cup team have a slender 3-2 lead over Lurgan G.C ladies. The timesheet is posted for the Lady Captains fundraiser team event to secure toilet facilities on the course it takes place on Sunday 26th April.

Ulster Cup
Declan Devines Ulster Cup team are 5-2 behind to close neighbours City of Derry G.C after last Sundays first round first leg tie, wins for Denis Porter and Oliver Creswell have given the team a realistic opportunity to progress in this Sundays home leg.

Also in action last Sunday were Pat McAneny’s Ulster Fourball side they went down  by 4 matches to one against Royal Belfast with Jim and Johnny Potts picking up the solitary win giving the team hope, the return leg is also this Sunday at Strabane.

Tickets remain on sale for our next big entertainment blockbuster with Red Hurley and Gary McEvoy on Saturday 16th May, tickets are priced at a very reasonable £12.50 and those wishing to attend are again urged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible.

There are some fantastic party deals available at the club at present with 25% off all party menus and great deals on music for your event, please show your support where you can as this revenue is vitally important to the finances of our club.

Thursday 16th April – Thursday club week 14 Qualifying
Saturday 18th April – Gormley’s Opticians 18 holes S/F
Monday 20th April – Monday Teams
Tuesday 21st April – Lady Captains Charity event

Club News – 7th April 2015

Liam McGinley returned a life-times best on Saturday to capture the Caffe Fresco Open Stableford by a convincing margin of four points from his nearest challenger. The  twenty-three handicapper bringing home an eye catching 46pts, shooting twenty three for each of the nines. The runner up was the inform Martin Patton (11) with a fine 42pts in the tricky conditions. Kevin Connolly (6) took third position with an excellent three over par which converted to 39 pts. John Doherty (16) finished fourth also with 39pts edging out Sean MacIntyre (11) who came fifth also with 39pts. The gross for the second consecutive week went to Conal Cooke (scr) with 35 gross pts which was only one over par. The nines went to Eddie Finlay (16) with 22 for the outward nine and to Sammy Devenney (19) with 22 pts for the inward nine.

Easter Monday Open
There were 88 cards taken out for the Bank Holiday Monday open with the ever improving Michael Mathers (18) topping the leader board with 40pts, Stephen Curry (9) took second place with 39pts with Eddie Finlay(16) in third with 38pts, Peter Doherty took the gross prize with 31 gross pts.

Thursday Club week 13
Mark Sharkey(18) was this week’s winner in the Thursday Club which is now a qualifying event up to Thursday 23rd April and as always open to all members. The runner up in last week’s competition was Shane McLaughlin (11) with 38pts nett with Tommy Forbes (12) taking third with 37.5 nett. The final day is at Murvagh on Thursday 30th April visitors are welcome to play on the day with the fee set at £35 which includes golf three course meal and visitors prize, the timesheet will be available next week.

Ladies Golf
Last week’s Ladies event fell foul; of the weather and will be replayed at a later date yet to be rescheduled. The previous weeks 15 hole event was the R.N.L.I Charity event and was won by Lady Captain Monica McGettigan(24) with 31 pts, the section winners were Lisa Patton (16) with 28 pts and Olive Turner (25) with 29 pts.

Congratulations to Frankie Foley and his hard working team who raised well in excess of £3000 for his nominated charities Foyle Hospice and Habitat N.I on Sunday for the charity shave off.

Tickets remain on sale for the Red Hurley and Gary McEvoy Show on Sat 16th May, members intending to attend should purchase tickets as soon as possible they are priced at £12.50 each.

This Sunday the 12th April is presentation evening for the recent Super-Valu Springers it begins at 7pm sharp followed by the Masters Golf on the big screens.

Thursday 9th April – Thursday Club 18 holes Qualifying
Saturday 11th April – BMcNamee Ltd Open
Tuesday 14th April – Daily Mail Foursomes-Ladies


MR PAT CORRY’S CAPTAIN’S DAY – Saturday 20th June 2015

Captain’s Coronation Cup Betterball

Captain’s Coronation Cup Betterball – Thursday 18th June 2015

Wednesday Mixed

Wednesday Mixed – 17th June 2015

Captain’s Prize to Ladies

Captain’s Prize to Ladies – Tuesday 16th June 2015