Club Notes – 27th April 2016

PADDY DELIVERS IN STRABANE ELECTRICS

Local postman Paddy O’Kane (10) delivered the goods in last Saturdays Strabane Electric’s Stableford played for the first time this year from the blue markers. It was a strange day for scoring with conditions worsening as the day progressed however almost all the prize winners played late in the evening in without doubt the toughest elements of the day. Paddy reached the turn with a moderate 18pts but with three birdies on the inward nine he amassed a fine total of 22pts giving him a winning total of 40pts, just getting the better of his playing partner on the day John Maxwell (10) who had matching 9’s of 20pts.  John’s total was helped greatly by converting three opportunities for 2’s at the second, the eighth and the twelfth holes no mean feat in itself but a run of four consecutive bogies from the 13th hole saw him having to settle for the runners up spot. John Langan (14) was also one of the late starters and his return of 37pts was good enough for third place a good inward nine of 21pts getting him in just in front of Gary King (14) who was fourth with the same total, Freddie Patterson (8) has been showing major signs of a return to the golf he is capable of in recent months and he took fifth place with 36pts, the gross went to Fred McGavigan (34) with 32 gross pts, the nines went to Eugene Patton (24) for the outward nine and to Stephen Donaghey (13) with a similar total for the inward nine.
The presentation for this and other competitions held in April will be made in the clubhouse on Friday 6th May at 8pm. Many congratulations to Kevin Neeson who secured the first hole in one of the new season holing out at the par three 12th Hole with the perfect 8 iron shot securing himself a beautiful “Boss Hole in One Club” wrist watch.

Monday Teams
The Monday Club teams event concluded on Monday past with nine teams participating, the winners on the day were club President Jim Arbuckle, Pascal McGillion, Martin Finlay and Gerry Quinn with 95 pts, the runners up were Hugo McCusker, Eugene Patton, John Shields and Jimmy Henderson with 91pts, with Chris McDermott, Kevin Keegan, Charlie Patton and Oliver McNally in third with 90pts.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery were sent to Monday Club co-ordinator Jimmy Duncan.

Thursday Club
The final weeks play for the Thursday Club took place last week also, Damian McGranaghan (7) was the winner with 37.75 nett, second place went to Chris McDermott (12) with 36.25 nett and third went to Declan Lynch(10) with 36 nett. Kevin Heffernan took the Golfer of the Year title finishing on 168pts for the campaign, Foncie McNally was the runner up with 143 pts whilst Jim Potts slipped into third place with a total of 103 pts. The “King of the 2’s” title was won in resounding fashion by Freddie Patterson with a total of eleven.
All roads lead to Donegal Golf Club this week for the final day with the presentation of prizes back at Strabane at 8.30pm, there will be several spot prizes for those in attendance at the presentation.

Ulster Cup
Mark Brolly’s Ulster Cup team were in first round action on Sunday and secured a 5-2 home win over Templepatrick  Golf club, there were some excellent performances on the day but a lot of work still has to be done with the away leg in two weeks time in the away leg

Ladies Golf
The ladies team bowed out of the Revive Action Matchplay Betterball competition losing out 3-2 to close neighbours Ballybofey, a better result however was secured by Catherine Neeson’s Intermediate Cup team who have built up a 4-1 lead over Kilrea ladies after the home leg on Sunday past.

The timesheet for the very popular Habinteg Annual Scramble has been posted in the back hall.
The winner of this weeks £50 bar credit draw was Paul Bogle.
All golfers who have secured Saturday times are requested to remove their names from the online timesheet on any occasion they are not able to play, failure to do so will see payment for the competition being deducted from the members card.

Finally some good news Colin McCafferty’s missing pink tee has been returned to its owner,in fact he now has 27 of them!
Fixtures:
Saturday 30th April – Sweeno McGinty’s Bar Open
Monday 2nd May -Bank Holiday Open sponsored by H.S.S. Hire (Please Note – BRS Booking)
Tuesday 3rd May – Ladies Camus Cup
Wednesday 4th May – Mixed Foursomes
Thursday 5th May – Topaz Open Stableford (BRS Booking)

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