Club Notes – 19th April 2016

EAMON SEEING CLEARLY.

Eamon McCay (20) was seeing things clearly in the Gormley Opticians Open Stableford posting his best score for some time, 41pts, in breezy but dry conditions to win the event narrowly from Cathal Patton (6) on break of tie. Eamon reached the turn with a decent total of 19pts but a blistering inward nine of 22pts saw the local businessman top the leader board and claim a welcome win for the lefthander. Great credit to the runner up who has returned from a serious leg injury in the past year, Patton recorded 20pts for his first nine and an excellent level par second nine also gave him a total of 41pts. Third place went to Joe Doherty (19)with 39pts playing his best singles golf for some time he will regret an ugly double bogey 5 at the par three 16th hole which scuppered his chances somewhat of a higher placed finish, fourth spot went to John McCallion (19) who continues to impress this season despite losing several shots on his handicap, fifth went to Mark Sharkey (20) also with 39pts, the gross on the day went to Conal Cooke(2) with a level par round of 36 gross pts, the nines were claimed by Noel O’Kane (25) with 23pts for the first nine and Peter Doherty (6)with 21pts for the second nine, the presentation date for this and other April competitions will be posted on the noticeboard this weekend.

Thursday Club week 13
18 holes were possible for last week’s Thursday club and several excellent scores were recorded in calm conditions, with placing on the fairways and lift clean & drop in the semi-roughs the automatically set C.S.S. may have to be looked at in greater detail. The day’s best return was recorded by Brian Haughey (12) with a blistering 44.5 Nett pts which was an excellent gross 72, this win added to Brian’s recent hole in one his first ever at the par three 5th hole at Portsalon Golf Club, many congratulation on that, Dr Ciaran Kelly (12) was the runner up on Thursday with 41.75 Nett with Neil Conroy (14) in third place with 41pts Nett. Kevin Heffernan would seem to have the golfer of the year accolade in the bag as he extended his lead to 17pts from Foncie McNally with just one week to go. Freddie Patterson has secured the “King of the 2’s” title for the year with eleven recorded deuces, an excellent total. The timesheet for the final day is available on the noticeboard players are asked to leave in good time as there are currently ongoing roadworks outside Ballybofey that may cause severe delays.

Monday Club
Next Monday is also the final day for the popular Monday team’s competition with a meal available for members at 6pm at the clubhouse. The most recent winners were Aidan Coyle, Dermott Corry, Michael Baldrick, and Niall Coulter with 103.5 nett,the clear winners from Kevin Gallagher , Stewart McFeeters,  Liam McCool and Pat McGuigan who had 97.25 nett.
Get well soon wishes are extended to the competition co-ordinator Jimmy Duncan who is currently in hospital with serious health problems, thankfully Jimmy is rallying well and we sincerely hope his recovery is a rapid one.

Fred Daly
Well done to our young Fred Daly team who recorded a great win at the weekend over Kilymoon Golf Club boys, they narrowly lost out by three matches to two at Killymoon on Saturday, and then completed the task in hand on Sunday at home winning three matches and halving the other two ties.
Good luck to our Ulster Cup team who are in action this weekend when the take on Templepatrick Golf Club in the first round.

The timesheet has now been posted for the yearly Habinteg teams scramble on Friday 13th May.

Many thanks to everyone who came to our 70’s night, a brilliant nights “Craic” was had by all who attended.
The winner of the £50 bar credit draw this week was Colm McCafferty.

Fixtures:
Thursday 21st April – Thursday Club week 14
Saturday 23rd April – Strabane Electrics S/F Open
Monday 25th April – Monday Club final day
Tuesday 26th April – Ladies Open Day – sponsored by Mark James Menswear
Wednesday 27th April- Mixed Foursomes

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