Golf Notes – 30th August 2016

FONCIE WINS 7th ANNUAL BRIAN PATTON DAY

Veteran golfer Foncie McNally (16) was a popular winner of the weekends big event the 7th running of the Brian Patton Memorial Day, which was superbly supported with 178 cards being taken out for the competition, again testament to Brian who was such a great friend and tutor to so many players at the golf club. Foncie returned an excellent score of 42 pts on a day when scoring was particularly good, the runner up was another of the clubs veterans George Hunter (25)  with 41 pts with Michael Kelly (15) from Faughan Valley Golf Club in third place also with 41 pts, junior member Patrick McGranaghan (11) has being featuring regularly and his 41 pts took him to within touching distance of single figures for the first time, fifth went to Raymond Arnold (22) with a solid 40 pts, the gross went to Eoin O’Neill with a two over par round the same total as second gross Enda Kennedy (scr) the nines were claimed by Colin McCafferty (11) who took the first nine and Ben Corry (6) who took the second nine. In the Ladies Section Jennifer Rouse(10) again dominated proceedings and topped the leader board with 39pts, Catherine Neeson (16) was the runner up with 38 pts with Roisin Corry in third with 37 pts.

Strabane Training Services Open
Six handicapper Paul McGill kept his excellent recent run going on Saturday to lift the Strabane Training Services Open with an excellent 41 pts off the blue markers, the runner up was Patsy McHugh (17) also with 41pts, with Ciaran Patton (20) in third place three points further in arrears with 38 pts.  Gerry Quinn (23) was fourth also with 38 pts with James Harron (9) in fifth with the same score. Patrick McCrossan (5) was the gross winner with 31 gross pts with the nines going to Gus McCay (20) and to Charlie Patton.

Saffron Indian Restaurant Open
There was a good entry for last week’s Saffron Indian Restaurant Open with 90 players signing in, unfortunately weather conditions took a major turn for the worst in the late evening with a heavy prolonged downpour coupled with a spectacular electrical storm although the course emptied the competition was declared valid as enough of the total entry had completed their rounds and the course was not declared closed. The winner was Shay Callaghan (8) with 40 pts, the runner up was Stephen McCay (6) with 38pts Martin Keyes (17) was third with 37pts and Paul McGill (6) was the gross winner on this occasion with 37 pts.

Ladies Golf
Last week’s ladies winner was once again Jennifer Rouse (12) who is having a remarkable golfing season, her total of 42 pts was only six over the par for the course, the category one winner was Lady Captain Anne Sharkey (19) with 37 pts with Lady Vice-Captain Patricia Kelly winning category two with 35 pts.

The entire club will be wishing our Irish Mixed Foursomes team the very best of luck on Friday when the tee it up at Shandon Park in the All Ireland Semi-finals against Gort Golf Club Co.Galway with a 10.30am start, hopefully as many members as possible can travel to lend their support.

The £50 bar credit winner this week was Mark Sharkey
A further 26 players exited Last Man Standing this week to leave a total of 190 surviving till week four.

The Monday Teams will begin this Monday with the Thursday club set to get underway on Thursday 8th September.
The Captains outing this year will be in Donegal Golf Club Murvagh on Saturday 1st October the entry sheet will be on the notice board next week.

There will be music in the Clubhouse on Saturday night with Klassix disco, admission is free and everyone is most welcome.

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