Club Notes – 12th July 2016

ULSTER FOUR-BALL PROGRESS
A brilliant performance from Mark Sharkey’s charges on Sunday has seen his side advance to the Ulster Fourball quarter finals after overturning a 4.5-0.5 deficit from the previous weeks match against  Clones G.C. the Strabane team winning all five matches on Sunday in convincing fashion racking up a twenty two holes advantage in the process, they will now meet Carnalea G.C from County Down in the last eight.

Irish Road Motors Open
Despite the showery & windy conditions for Saturday’s Irish Road Motors Accident and Repair Centre Open 169 cards were still taken out for the event. The winner was relative newcomer to the game John Gallagher (19) with an excellent total of 42pts, twenty-three of which came on the inward nine holes giving him a great score on the day and a clear winner by four points from his nearest challenger Peter Etherson (21), Mark Quinn (14) also recorded 38 pts to take third place, the top three players all being early morning starters and possibly enjoying the best of the days weather elements. Lee Hannigan (12) is definitely another fairly new member showing great potential and he took fourth spot on Saturday again with 38pts, the final nett prize went to visiting player Jason Donnell (19) with 37pts, the gross prize went to Paddy McCrossan (5) with an excellent 33 gross pts, the nines were claimed by Maurice mcGettigan (17) with 21pts for the first nine and to John McCallion (20) who had the same total for the back nine holes.

McBrearty’s Mace Store Open
There was a very good midweek entry for the Martin McBrearty’s Mace Store Open played on Thursday past. The winner was the very much in form Patrick McCrossan (6) with 41pts which was a clear three shot winner from the runner up Aidan Boyle (6) with Andrew Connolly (9) in third also with 38pts and making it a clean sweep for the single figure handicappers on a difficult day for golf. The gross prize went to Patrick Kennedy (2) with 33 gross pts.

Monday Open
Hugh McGinley (25) was the narrow winner in Monday’s open stableford with 40pts, just getting the better of Barry Patterson (10) on break of tie, Patrick McGranaghan (10) was in third place back on 38pts, Darren Crawford (4) took the gross prize with 32 gross pts.

Past Captain’s & President’s Day.
Twenty six past Captains and Presidents played in Last Fridays annual competition, the winner on break of tie was Terry Doherty with 42 pts just ahead of Michael Doyle with Ollie McNally in third with 38pts.

Ladies Golf
Last week’s Ladies winner was Geraldine McCrory (31) who won the Lady Herdman Cup with 71 nett, the category one winner was Lisa Patton (15) with 73 nett with Kathleen Hoynes recording nett 72 to take the category two prize for the second consecutive week.

Best wishes to Lady Captain Anne Sharkey who hosts her Lady Captains day this Saturday, hopefully the weather will be kind and a great day will be had by all. Music later by “Friends”

The £50 bar credit draw winner this week was Claire Keys.

Fixtures:
Thursday 14th July – McGoldrick’s Sports open
Saturday 16th July – Mrs Anne Sharkey’s Lady Captains prize
Sunday 17th July – Societies & Club fundraiser
Monday 18th July – Monday Open

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