Club Notes – 4th August 2015

JASON WINS IRISH ROAD MOTORS MEDAL

Long hitter Jason Gourley (11) got his game under control for Saturday’s monthly medal that was kindly sponsored by Irish Road Motors Repair Centre Campsie, playing in good early morning conditions Jason got it round in 63 Nett scoring par at every hole from the 8th onwards, the only shots he dropped to par for his entire round came between the fourth and seventh holes where five shots were lost, four of those going around the “loop”, his fine finish however saw him run out a clear two shot winner on the day from Mark Neely (12) another player having a very steady golf season his score of 65 nett and just got the better of Jordan Arthur (6) on break of tie, young Jordan however will be bitterly disappointed with his back nine total having raced to the turn with four birdies including three two’s at the second, seventh and eighth holes to turn in three under gross 31, a run of four consecutive inward nine bogeys from the thirteenth put pay to a potential lifetime best. Another of our young guns Conor Byrne(10) took fourth place with 67 nett reducing the  13 year old to single figures for the first time as he continues to improve rapidly.  Garvin Godfrey (14) was in fifth place also with 67 nett a triple bogey eight at the par 5 tenth hole the only real blemish on his card. The categories went to Martin Rouse 68 Nett, Terry Doherty (12) 67 nett and to Noel o’Kane with 68 nett. The gross prize went to Conal Cooke with a three over par total of 72, the over 60’s winner was Ben Corry with 69 nett. The presentation for this and other recent competitions is this coming Sunday night 9th August at 9pm sharp.

Forbes Plumbing Open
Thursdays event was the Forbes Plumbing and Home Heating Open Stableford and it provided a notable double for Stephen McCay (7) as he had earlier in the week won the Monday open and he added this one to his tally with a good 39 pts just getting the better of Ronnie Wiley (12) on break of tie, third place went to Andrew Connolly with 38 pts, Paddy Kennedy (3) took the gross prize with a two over total of 34 gross pts.

Jimmy Callan (13) scored another marker for the club veterans with a runaway win in this week’s Monday Open with a five shot winning margin of 41 pts, the runner up with 36 pts was Kevin McGinley (10) with Fred McGavigan (5) again featuring taking third also with 36 pts, the gross went to Jordan Arthur (6) with 29 gross pts.

Well done this week to George Turner and his Jimmy Carroll Team who lifted the All-Ireland title in that event last Monday at Westmanstown G.C Co.Dublin edging out the other seven participating provincial qualifiers in the seniors better-ball event.
The team registered scores of 44pts, 44pts and 41 pts to win the title by two shots, many congratulations to all involved.

Please note the first tee is strictly booked from 12.15pm this Sunday as we are hosting the Ulster Finals of both Junior Cup and Pearce Purcell between 1pm and 3pm,hopefully the weather will eventually turn for the better for the running of these prestigious tournament finals.

Ladies Golf
Heather Mitchell (20) made it a recent quick fire double having won the recent Ladies open she added the Bank of Ireland trophy to her list last Tuesday with a score of 34 pts in very difficult conditions, the categories went to Jennifer Rouse (12) with 33 pts and to Rosemary Wilson (26) with 32 pts.

Fourteen pairs played in last weeks mixed greensomes, the winners were Carole McFeeters and Eddie McHugh with 35 pts, the runners up were Adeline Shiels and Maurice McGettigan with 34 pts and third went to Caroline and Frankie Connolly with 34 pts also.

Congratulations to the Ladies Tyrone & Fermanagh Betterball team who have qualified for the final of that event once again after a great battle with Dungannon on Sunday past, the ladies secured two away wins to qualify on holes by a margin of three up. Best wishes to our Lady President Adeline Shiels who hosts her Lady Presidents next Tuesday hopefully the weather will be kind.

Garvin Godfrey’s J.B Carr squad are in Ulster final action this Thursday against close neighbours Ballybofey to determine who will represent the province at Woodenbridge Golf club Co.Wicklow in early September, the home leg of the encounter will follow next Monday at Strabane.
Also well done to Oliver McNally’s O’Hare Cup team who are in a very commanding position against Castlehume G.C after the first leg of their semi-final having won at the Co Fermanagh venue by 11pts-5pts.
Kieran Martins Phair Cup team were made to fight all the way before securing their final berth against a very determined Newtownstewart team on Sunday past having led 9.5-6.5 from the away leg they only just got the points they needed to progress in a very tight encounter having advanced 17-15 overall.
Sean MacIntyre’s Lawson Cup team are 12-4 down to Aughnacloy G.C after their first leg match at the South Tyrone venue and have it all to do in next Sunday’s second leg.

Entries are now being taken for this year’s Frylite Senior Scratch Cup on 23rd August.

The winner of this week’s £50 bar credit draw was Brian Kelly .

Our Last Man Standing competition is set to get underway the weekend beginning 12th September, the entry is £10 with a prize of £1000 to the winner, all members and their friends are invited to participate all the proceeds will be directed at essential new on course machinery, if you can sell a few lines please take a sheet that is provided in the bar area on the board.

Tickets are now on general sale for Bagatelle at the Golf club on Sunday 30th August this is the bands final year tour and a bank Holiday night not to be missed, tickets are £14 each with support from Klassix Disco.

Fixtures
Thursday 6th August – WJ Mc Cormack & Sons open S/F
Saturday 8th August – Pat O’Neill Ltd Open S/F
Sunday 9th August – G.U.I. Ulster finals 1pm-3pm
Monday 10th August – Monday open
Tuesday 11th August – Mrs Adeline Shiels Lady Presidents day.

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