Club Notes – 24th May 2016

TOUGH CONDITIONS FOR GOLF STORE STROKE

The mini-heatwave had certainly subsided for Saturday’s competition the Strabane Golf Store stroke, so much so, that placing on fairways was reintroduced for the day, that said there were still some excellent performances on a really tough day for good scoring.  Best of the day was Declan Lynch (11) with a solid total of 66 nett giving him the win over Paddy Kennedy (3) who I’m sure will feel somewhat unlucky after an excellent level par round of 69 gross that also equated to 66 net, James Magee (20) was third also on break of tie, with four players completing their rounds with 67 net.  Fourth place went to the very much in form Eoin O’Neill (5) with Gerry Glover taking the final nett prize again with 67 nett. The ever consistent Fred McGavigan (4) took the gross prize with a two over par 71 gross. Being a stroke competition there were also category prizes awarded and these went to Gary Duffy (10) in category one, Stewart McFeeters (17) in category two and Terence McCay (24) in category three, all with 68 net.
Many thanks to Freddie Patterson at the new club store for sponsoring the competition.

T.Oscar Rollins
Last Thursdays event was the T.S. Oscar Rollins stableford, again conditions were wet and windy for most of the day greatly affecting the entry numbers. Relative newcomer to the club Stephen Whyte (13) left his mark returning a winning 40pts with Conal Cooke (2) the runner up with a fine one under gross 39pts, third went to the ever improving Kevin Heffernan (22) also with 39pts, Caolan Crawford took the gross prize with 31gross points and David Forbes (7) from Faughan Valley G.C. taking the visitors prize with 32pts.

Monday Open
This week’s Monday open went the way of Stephen Donaghey (10) who has been having a fantastic season to date and it looks only a matter of time until he hits single figures in his handicap a good total here of 39 pts will help him on his way to that goal. The runner up was Martin Patton (12) also with 39pts, club competition secretary Patrick McCrossan (6) took third place with 37pts and Fred McGavigan (3) again took the gross this time with 33 gross pts.

Ladies Golf
Catherine Neeson (18) was the Ladies competition winner last week lifting the Georgina Gregg Trophy with a good 70 nett, the category winners were Lady Captain Anne Sharkey (19) with 71 nett and Geraldine McCrory (31) also with 71 nett.
Mary Duffy’s Intermediate Cup team have it all to do after Mondays match with Enniskillen G.C losing out 1.5—3.5 in the home leg.

Inter Club Golf
There was much disappointment on Monday evening when our Jimmy Bruen side lost out to close neighbours Ballybofey in the first round of matchplay, going down by three matches to two at Letterkenny G.C.
Our Fred Daly team have also gone out losing to a very talented Cairndhu G.C side over the two legs. Our Conway Cup duly wrapped up their second leg tie with Aughnacloy G.C having all but secured the win with an excellent away result the previous week, the first two matches out on Sunday both won and the match was called in.
Best wishes to our Irish Foursomes Mixed team who are in action against Newtownstewart G.C. in Ballybofey this week, and to our Junior Cup team who attempt to qualify on Sunday at the qualifying event held at Strabane.

There is a Night at the Races in the clubhouse on Friday night beginning at 10pm sharp,
hosted by “The Lifford Players” Drama group, please show your support.

Fixtures:
Thursday 26th May – Greg Mitchell Motors S/F
Saturday 28th May – J.A Gamble & Co.  S/f Open
Sunday 29th May – Ulster Junior Cup qualifying 7.30am-12.30pm
Monday 30th May – Bank Holiday Open
Tuesday 31st May – Eileen Devine – Ladies 18 holes stroke.

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