Club Notes – 26th January 2016


At the third time of asking the Thursday Club final day for phase one finally took place on Thursday last with a very good entry of 65 members taking part. Best return over the 15 holes in play came from Kevin McGinley(12) with a very tidy 37pts, recorded in one of the early four-balls on the course, who all played in the squally showers that prevailed until mid-morning, although a very strong breeze after midday equalled the playing conditions for most of the day’s entry. The runner up on the day was Liam McGinley (20) just one point back on 36 pts, the ever consistent Oliver McNally(18) took third place also with 36pts with Stewart McFeeters in fourth with 35 pts, Kevin Gallagher was placed fifth with Foncie McNally 6th on this occasion. A very enjoyable social evening followed the presentations with music from local songwriter Terry McCafferty.
Phase two of the Thursday Club is now well under way with the final day away set for Donegal Golf Club on Thursday 28th April, new members are still welcome to join.

The Leo Kavanagh Winter Cup sponsored by Sperrin Springs has also finally concluded the semi-finals and final having to be rescheduled frequently due to the recent unsettled weather pattern.

The eventual winners were Oliver Creswell and Joe Kennedy who just got the better of Jim Potts and Declan Doherty in a close final, third placed was claimed by Peter Doherty and Franke Gallagher with Rodney Dolan and John McCallion in fourth which was a very creditable performance for this pairing in their first ever pairs event. The presentation date for this competition will take place this coming Sunday 31st January at 6.30pm.

Recent Saturday competitions too have been badly affected by the inclement weather although 70 players did take out cards on Saturday past, the best return was made by Charlie Patton (18) with 37.5pts nett, the runner up was Paul Kavanagh (21) with 36pts with Martin Finlay (19) in third with 36pts nett.  The gross winner was Jimmy Callan.

The Monday team event has also resumed after the New Year. The latest winners were Club President Jim Arbuckle, Kevin Gallagher, Martin Finlay and Pascal McGillian with 92pts Nett. The runners up were Denis Porter, Stewart McFeeters, Jim Wasson and Hugh Casey with 90.75 Nett.

Club News
There will be entertainment in the club for some up-coming non-Party Saturday night’s,
Bobby Moore will be with us on Sat 6th February 10.30pm-12.30am.
Tommy Forbes has provided a very attractive buffet style menu for Valentines weekend 13th February for £25 per couple which includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, a photo shoot of each couple or group and music later with “Klassix Disco” – see the clubs facebook page for menu details, you can contact the office or Tommy to reserve your table.

We have a great 70’s night coming up on 16th April in the clubhouse, the music is by The Smokie Experience & Bay City Rollerworld plus a 70’s & 80’s disco, you are invited to come in the dress of the era. With many tartans and flares expected, this event is selling particularly well, tickets are priced at £10 and are currently on sale at the club.

Last Man Standing after only two weeks has been whittled down to only 92 players out of an initial entry of 523, there have been some strange results to say the least.  It resumes on Saturday week 6th February as there are F.A Cup fixtures this weekend. The winning prize will again be a cool £1000, the winner of the promotors prize was Shane McLaughlin who won £100.

The fixture booklet for the coming season is currently being compiled it is hoped it will be ready for mid- March, we still can take some new sponsors for both Thursday Competitions and a couple of Saturdays still need to be filled !

Last week’s £50 bar credit draw winner was Paul O’Neill.

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