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.