Club Notes – 2nd June 2015

EOIN GOES UNDER PAR

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.

Fixtures
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

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