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.

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

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