Club Notes – 1st May 2016


Gerard Conaty (18) took the honours at Strabane on Saturday past winning the J.A.Gamble Open stableford, with a very tidy return of 41pts.  Although the weather conditions were excellent for the entire day it was still noted that all the nett prize winners began their rounds in the afternoon finishing in the early evening, and in fact the winner was in the second last four-ball on the course, the unlucky runner up on the day was Gerry Glover (18) beaten only on break of tie, Gus McCay (20) had a very good round to finish in third two points back on 39pts, just ahead of Seamus Friel (24) on countback.  Michael Kelly (10) had also 39pts and finished fifth, congratulations also to Michael for winning the Tommy Falconer Trophy the next day at Ballybofey G.C. a really well attended outing organised by Dixies Bar in memory of Tommy, over £4000 was also raised in the draw, a fantastic effort by the organisers.
The gross prize on Saturday went to Patrick Kennedy (3) with 32 gross pts with the nines being claimed by Don Callan and Mark McCrea respectively. Congratulations also to Hugh McGinley who recorded his first ever hole in one, holing out at the par 3 second hole with a fine 5 iron shot winning for himself a beautiful Boss watch compliments of “How Did I Do and Boss Ltd.”

Greg Mitchell Motors
Thursday’s competition was kindly sponsored by Greg Mitchell Motors and saw a win for Freddie Patterson (8) who had been showing signs of a return to his best form over the winter months.  A fine three over par round gave him the win with 41pts from the ever improving Lee Hannigan (14) who equalled Freddie’s total of 41pts but just lost out on countback. Ciaran Murphy (13) finished in third just a point behind, with Conal Cooke (2) taking the gross prize with a one over 35 gross total.

Monday Open
There were again glorious conditions for Mondays Bank Holiday Open with long hitter Ciaran Murphy (11) remaining in great form to take the win with a fine 42pts.  The runner up was 14 year old Conor Byrne (8) who is without doubt our most outstanding young prospect, he got round here in three over par to post 41pts and move to a new low for him of seven handicap. Third place went to Kevin Gallagher (15) also with 41pts, Kevin is another player that is having a fine golfing season to date. Paul O’Reilly (6) took the gross with 32 gross pts and Daryl Patton (15) from Silverwood golf club took the visitors prize with 36pts.

Ladies Golf
The winner of last week’s Ladies competition the Georgina Gregg Memorial was Catherine Neeson (18) with 70 nett, the category winners were Lady Captain Anne Sharkey (19) who won her category for the fourth successive week and Geraldine McCrory (31) who had the same score as Anne, 71 nett, to win category two.

Mixed Golf
Fifteen Pairs played in last Wednesday nights Reverse Mixed foursomes with Monica and Maurice McGettigan running out the winners with 33pts for the 15 holes the same total as Annette Patton and Freddie Patterson in second, and Carmel mcElwee and Jim Potts in third place.
The Worcester Cup qualifying event will be played on Wednesday 8th June and the popular “Sausage Sizzle” on Wed 29th June.
Good luck to our Mixed foursomes team who play Newtownstewart at Ballybofey G.C. this Friday3rd June.

Strabane G.C was one of the qualifying venues for this year’s Irish Junior Cup with ten clubs attempting to qualify for the matchplay stages, very well done to team captain, Damian McGranaghan, and his charges who topped the leader-board by an impressive 12 shots on the day on 296, next to them were close neighbours Ballybofey G.C. on 308, the other qualifiers were Royal Portrush and Castlerock G.C. who will now play Strabane at City of Derry G.C on a date yet to be arranged.

Good luck to all our members playing in this Sundays Frylite Senior Scratch Cup, the forecast is excellent and some great golf is anticipated.

Last week’s winner of the £50 bar credit draw was Caolan Crawford, with Seamus Devenney winning this week’s prize.

Tickets are now on sale for the clubs fundraising draw books of tickets are £5.00 and all members are urged to support this fundraiser.

Thursday 2nd June – Northern Confectionary S/F
Saturday 4th June – McHughs Oil monthly medal
Sunday 5th June – Frylite Senior Scratch Cup
Monday 6th June – Monday Open
Tuesday  7th June – Ladies O2 Challenge Trophy

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