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.

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