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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