Club Notes – 24th November 2015

After last Sunday’s play in the Sperrin Springs Leo Kavanagh Memorial Winter Cup the four semi-final pairings have now been identified. The top qualifiers were surprise packets John McCallion & Rodney Dolan who came through the qualifying unscathed winning all their matches, the only duo to do so, they finished top in their section on 21pts and they will meet the highest scoring non- section winners, Jim Potts and Declan Doherty, this should be a close contest that is very hard to call. The other semi-final will see the low handicap pairing of Peter Doherty and Franke Gallagher take on Oliver Creswell and Joe Kennedy, the latter will receive quite a few shots and how they are used will go a long way to deciding the eventual outcome of this one. The other pairings that are left will play a two week aggregate better-ball sweep, the presentation is provisionally set for Sunday 6th December at 7pm.

The winter mats will be introduced on the course on Monday 7th December!

Recent Saturday competitions have been badly hit by the worsening weather conditions that late Autumn has brought with much reduced entry sheets.  Saturday 7th November saw a great score posted by Seamus Friel who had saw his handicap soar in recent years his return of 45 pts over 15 holes was a flashback to what he is capable of and was a fine total indeed, Seamus ran out the winner by five shots from Denis Porter the runner up with an excellent 40 pts.
Saturday 14th November saw Mark Gillespie top the leaderboard with 31 pts for 15 holes with Brian Cairns the runner up with 30 pts.
Last week’s play was over 13 holes and saw Kevin Keegan run out the winner with 32pts with William Potts the runner up with 30pts and Liam Patton third with 29pts.

The Thursday Club has now 11 weeks completed, the most recent winner was Kevin Gallagher with 26 pts for the eleven holes in play, Kevin Heffernan was the runner up with 25 pts with Damien McGranaghan third with 24 pts.
The Golfer of the Year section has four weeks to run and sees Chris McDermott lead by a narrow margin from Foncie McNally and Oliver McNally. The “King of the Twos” title is currently led by Freddie Patterson and Shane McLaughlin both on four.

Monday Club
This week’s Monday club saw Foncie McNally, Gerry Quinn, Paul McNally and Seamus McPhilemy in first place with 64.75 nett.  Liam Patton, Shane McLaughlin, Ronnie Wiley and Clark Klam were the runners up with 63.25 nett.

The Last Man Standing competition is really heating up with only three entrants left in contention for the £1000 first prize, good luck to Willie Coyle, Eddie Patton and Mark Henderson the only survivors from an initial entry of 450!

Last week’s £50 bar tab winner was Monica Patton.
This Friday is the last week to save in the Punters Club 2015, the cheques will be payable the following week, Friday 4th December, with the punters draw at 8pm 4th December.
A full festive programme schedule is available at the club including party nights and entertainment and also on the clubs website and facebook page.
The club’s AGM is on Wednesday 16th December 8pm.

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