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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

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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

doc_2865Summer scheme starts on Monday 6th July
Lessons will be on every Monday, Wednesday & Fridays for the month
of July

Cost £20 per child, reductions for familys children

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