Club News – 12th April 2016


Saturdays B.McNamee Monthly Medal was the latest event at Strabane to fall foul to the current wet conditions, with the greenkeepers deciding on Friday that the holes along the river would not be playable due to the prevailing conditions this competition will be rescheduled for later in the season. With only ten holes in play a much reduced field took cards out for the sweep over the first five and last five holes with 95 players competing. The day’s best return was made by Gary King (14) with 25pts with Nigel Houston (13) the runner up a point back on 24pts just getting the better of Denis Porter (12) on break of tie the best gross went to Darren Crawford (4).

Sion Swifts Ladies Champagne Scramble.
Conditions had improved somewhat to allow Sundays competition the Sion Swifts Ladies Champagne Scramble to proceed as planned, thirty teams entered on the day. The winners of the tournament were Michael Arnold, Raymond Arnold, Kieran McAleer and Declan Breslin with an brilliant total of 102 pts, a very steady first nine where they all combined well saw them score 49pts to the turn and a blistering finish set up the win the highlight of which was an eagle two by Raymond Arnold at the 15th hole scoring five points coupled with Declan Breslin’s birdie at the same hole totalling nine points for the stroke index 18 hole.  The runners up were Martin Gormley, Jim Potts, Johnny Potts and Matt Keyes with 96pts with Denis Porter, Kevin Keegan, George Turner and Joe Doherty in third place a point further back on 95 pts. Tommy Canning from the Sion club thanked all who had helped organise and host the very successful event leaving special praise for the many sponsors who came on board to help raise important funds for the local ladies soccer teams.

Thursday Club
Last week’s Thursday Club week 12 was also reduced in holes with only 11 in play, the best card on the day was returned by James Callan (10) with 25.75 nett, second went to John Blee (16) with 24pts and third to Mervyn Reid with 23pts. The golfer of the year title will be decided between Kevin Heffernan and Foncie McNally with the latter making up 19pts of the deficit on Thursday past to now only lay 8pts behind with two weeks remaining. The timesheet for the final day Murvagh Golf Club on the 28th April is posted in the back hall, non-Thursday club members are welcome to attend at a cost of £35 which includes green-fees two course meal and visitors prizes, all monies must be paid by Thursday 21st April and all members should ensure they are up to date by this date as no money will be lifted on the final day as the currency has to be exchanged.

Monday Club
The Monday club is also nearing its conclusion for this season, ten teams participated in Monday’s competition, the best of the day were Kevin Gallagher, Stewart McFeeters, Liam McCool and Pat McGuigan with 91.75 nett, the runners up were Eugene Patton, John Quinn, John Shiels and Jimmy Henderson with 90.5nett.

Seventies Night at the Golf Club
Tickets remain on sale for Saturday’s feast of entertainment at the club with a walk down memory lane with our big 70’s night. There are tributes to “Smokie” and to the “Bay City Rollers” on the night, this is an amazing production and one not to be missed doors open at 8.30pm with “Klassix Disco” before and after the show also playing the best music of the 70’s and 80’s. Admission is £10 some tickets may be available at the door.

This week’s £50 bar credit draw winner was Garvin Godfrey.

Thursday 14th April – Thursday club week 13-18 holes qualifying.
Saturday 16th April – Gormley Opticians 18 holes Stableford
Monday 18th April – Monday Teams
Tuesday 19th April – Lady Captains Charity S/F

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