Club Notes – 18th August 2015

DOUBLE CELEBRATION FOR MANDY

There was reason for double celebration for the ladies sections lowest handicapper Mandy Coyne last Tuesday as she lifted Ms Adeline Shiels Lady President’s Prize and in the process helped herself to a hole in one at the par three 12th hole. Mandy’s winning total of 73 nett is a reflection on how difficult the course is currently playing, the roughs being particularly difficult to play out off at present due to the late Summer growth spurt. The runner up on Adeline’s big day was lady vice-Captain Anne Sharkey with 74 nett, just relegating Caren Corry on break of tie to third place, Jennifer Rouse picked up the gross prize, the categories went to Catherine Neeson, Lorna Duffy and Kathleen Hoynes with the nines being claimed by Imelda Doherty and Mary Gallagher, the men’s prize was won by Maurice McGettigan. The Lady President thanked all who had made her year to date such a pleasant experience in particular the staff of the club who she thanked  for all their hard work.

Strabane Training Services Open
Young player Daniel Duffy (23) took his first ever senior win on Saturday in the Strabane Training Services Open with an eye-catching total of 44 pts which included no less than five four point holes and two blank holes, the very unlucky runner up was Patrick Kennedy (3) who carded a fantastic two under par gross on his card with 16 pars and two birdies leaving him a nett total of 41pts, a great score by any standards especially from the blue markers.
Mark Quinn (14) took third spot with his early morning total of 40pts with the ever improving Stephen Donaghey (14) in fourth with 39pts, David Friel took fifth place with 38pts. Visiting player Conor Friel (6) took the gross prize with 31 gross pts. Denis Porter (12) took the first nine with 22pts with Seamus Devenney(20) winning the back nine also with 22pts. The presentation for this and other recent competitions is this coming Sunday at 9pm.

Farmers Home Open
Eddie O’Kane (28) was the winner of last Thursdays Open competition kindly sponsored by the Farmers Home Strabane with a good total of 40pts, Paul O’Hare (12) covered the inward nine in great fashion to take the runners up berth with 39pts, the very consistent John Maxwell took third also with 39pts,  Enda Kennedy (-1) warmed up for this week’s Frylite Senior Scratch Cup to take the gross prize with a two over par round.

Members please note that the course is booked from 7am-4pm for the hosting of the scratch cup, spectators are most welcome, there will be music following the presentations with Niall Gallagher.

Tickets remain on sale for our final date with one of the country’s biggest ever super groups Bagatelle on Sunday 30th August.
The winner of the USPGA Sweep was Aiden Patton who made it a double having won the British Open sweep also, Kerrie Farrell was this week’s £50 bar credit winner, the next game of Last Man Standing gets underway on Sat 12th September.

Finally on a sad note our deepest condolences are sent to our senior bar steward Stephen on the death of his father Vincent Kennedy this week, Vincent was a life-long member of the club and really enjoyed his golf when his health allowed in past years, our best wishes are extended to his wife Betty and club member Joe and to all the Kennedy family may he rest in peace.

Fixtures
Thursday 20th August – FMC Accountants – Open
Saturday 22nd August – Valerie Manning Jewellers – Club Championship
Sunday 23rd August – Frylite Scratch Cup – Open
Monday 24th August – Monday Open
Tuesday 25th August – Lady President’s Charity
Wednesday 26th August – President’s Mixed

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