Club notes – 25th April 2017

BUSY WEEKEND AT STRABANE

There was a very busy schedule of events at Strabane Golf club this past week with big turnouts for the competitions and several ladies & gents matches played.

Sunday’s competition was the inaugural Jimmy Duncan Memorial Ladies and Gents Open which saw in excess of 120 players taking out cards. The winner of the men’s section was David Friel (11) with an excellent 41pts, David became the first recipient of the beautiful crystal trophy presented to the club by the Duncan family in memory of Jimmy, who was one of our finest ever clubmen. The runner up on the day was the tournament co-ordinator Paddy O’Kane (9) just a point back on 40pts with Ryan McGowan (7) in third spot with 39pts, just ahead of Brian Kelly (21) on break of tie, Sean MacIntyre (12) took fifth place with 38pts, the nines went to Lewis Jones (13) and to Barry Patterson (9), the gross award went to Paul McGill (6) with 31 gross points. In the Ladies section victory went to Roisin Corry who now plays out of Aughnacloy G.C with 40 pts with the runner up Maeve Corry with 37pts, the nines went to Mary O’Reilly and to Heather Mitchell.

Strabane Electrics Open
Rory Doherty (9) was the man in great form on Saturday morning posting a winning 43pts which was never surpassed for the remainder of the day, a great score that was only two over par.  The unlucky runner up with another great total was Aidan Coyle (16) with 42pts, third, three points further back came Ronnie Wiley (12) with Damian Carey in fourth with 37pts, Peter Etherson (20) took the final nett prize also with 37 pts, the gross went to Ben Corry (6) with 31 gross pts with the nines going to Peter Doherty (5) and to Conor Sharkey, the presentations for this and other recent events is set for Friday 5th May at 8pm.

Monday Club
The Monday club final day winners were Kevin Keegan, Joe Doherty, Rodney Dolan and Odran McGettigan with 101 pts, an eye catching 12 points ahead of their nearest challengers Kevin Gallagher, Stewart McFeeters, Liam McCool and Pat McGuigan on 89 pts.

Thursday Club Week 12
The final weeks play at Strabane for this year’s Thursday club took place last week with John McCallion picking up the win with an excellent 44pts, the same total as the runner up Garvin Godfrey with Barry Patterson in third with 40pts, Jonathan McGillion was the leading non Thursday club member with a fine 45 pts. The final day is to Murvagh Golf Club this Thursday 27th April with the presentation back at Strabane at 8.45pm, all competitors are asked to be present!

Mixed Foursomes
The latest winners of the Wednesday night mixed foursomes were Monica MacIntyre and Freddie Patterson with 23 pts, the runners up were Margaret Wolfe and Mark Gillespie with the same total with Geraldine McCrory and Kevin Neeson in third a point behind on 22 pts.

Team News
Marc Brolly’s Ulster Cup team have advanced to the next round with a comprehensive win over North-West golf club, taking the first four matches on the course to wrap up the tie. Eddie McHugh’s All –Ireland Fourball have a commanding 5-0 advantage after their first round home leg in that event. Our youthful Fred Daly team went down by four matches to one in their home leg to Donegal Golf Club.

The winner of this week’s £50 bar credit draw was Declan Devine. There will be entertainment in the clubhouse on Saturday night as our Country nights continue with the first ever appearance of Francis Donnelly at 10.30pm.  Kieran mcColgan will be back in the club on Sunday evening at 6pm-8pm.

Fixtures:
Thursday 27th April – Thursday Club away day.
Saturday 29th April – Farmers Home Bar and Off sales (s/f)
Sunday 30th April – Societies
Monday 1st May – Stableford Open
Tuesday 2nd May – Ladies Open Teams
Wednesday 3rd May – Mixed Foursomes

Club Notes – 18th April 2017

RECORD ENTRY FOR MOPACK OPEN

The largest entry in recent seasons participated in Saturdays Boran Mopack stroke competition with 213 members taking out cards for the event. The winner playing late in the afternoon was Damian McGranaghan (7) with a fine one over par round which gave him a clear margin of victory on 63 nett from the runner up Johnny Potts (20) on 66 nett, Paul Bogle (11) continues to impress and he also finished on 66 nett in third, Paul McGill (6) took fourth spot with 67 nett with Nigel Houston (11) taking the final nett prize also with 67 nett.  The category prizes went to Caolan Crawford (6) with 67 nett in category one, the category two prize went to Andy Wolfe (12) also with 67 nett with category three going to Tommy Sharkey (23) another player with 67 nett.  The over 60’s prize went to John J Duffy (15) with Conal Cooke (2) taking the gross with a three over par 72.  Many thanks to the sponsors of the event who came on board at the last minute which is very much appreciated.

Easter Monday Open
The winner of the Easter Monday open competition was Paul Kavanagh (18) with an excellent return of 43 pts which gave him a two points margin from the runner up Sean Elliot (12) with Jordan Arthur (6) in third place with 39 pts, the gross went to Conor Byrne (5) with a three over par 38pts.
Congratulations to Conor who recently added the Rosapenna Junior scratch cup to his rapidly filling up golfing C.V.

Thursday Club week 11
The penultimate Thursday club of the season took place on Thursday last and saw a win for Brian Kelly (21) with a score of 40 pts, the runner up was veteran Liam Curry (13) with 39 pts with Oliver McNally(18) in third place also with 39 pts, Peter Doherty (5) took a non- Thursday club member prize also with 39 pts. Neil Conroy still tops the golfer of the year table on 107 pts with Martin Finlay in second on 95 pts.  This week will be the last of the series with the final day the following week played at Donegal Golf Club, non- Thursday club members are very welcome to participate at a cost of £38 which covers green fee’s, visitors prize and three course meal, the timesheet is posted on the noticeboard. Next Monday 24th April will be the final day for the Monday Teams event with the meal to follow at 6.00pm.

Ladies Easter Basket
The winner of the Ladies Easter basket event last Tuesday was Lady Captain Patricia Kelly (32) with an excellent total of 42 pts, Jennifer Rouse (9) was the winner of category one with 36 pts with Caren Corry (30) the winner in category two with 39 pts. This week’s scheduled competition the Breast Cancer Charity event has been put back to a later date. The ladies open teams has also been switched, it will be played on Tuesday 2nd May and is kindly sponsored by Strabane Electrics.

Mixed Foursomes
The Wednesday evening mixed foursomes competition was won last week by Monica & Sean MacIntyre with 25 pts for the 10 holes in play, the runners up were Debbie McDaid and Nicky Wolfe with 24pts, Margaret Wolfe and Gerry Casey were in third also with 24pts

The clubs Last Man Standing event has now come down to the last 24 players all still in the hunt for the £1000 prize, this week’s fixtures have been posted on the clubs Facebook page.

Fixtures:
Thursday 20th April – Thursday Club week 12-18 holes qualifying
Saturday 22nd April – Strabane Electrics Open
Sunday 23rd April – The Jimmy Duncan Ladies & Gents Open
Monday 24th April – Monday Teams final day
Tuesday 25th April – Lady Presidents Charity
Wednesday 26th April -Mixed Foursomes

 

Jimmy Duncan Memorial Trophy – Sunday 23rd April

Club Notes – 11th April 2017

Young Alan the Master.

Another of the clubs up and coming young golfers, Adam McGinley (21), led the way in Saturdays BMcNamee Ltd sponsored competition. The event was originally scheduled to be a stroke competition but because of computer server problems it was switched in the early morning to a stableford event.  Alan is a young man with bags of potential as he showed here, managing an excellent 41pts despite not scoring at three of the holes. Runner up was Paul McConway (16) just beaten on break of tie with the same total and turning in his best performance for quite some time, third place went to Martin McGeehan (20) a point back with 40pts, Club President Stewart McFeeters (17) was fourth with 38pts with Declan Doherty (9) continuing his good form with 37pts in fifth place. Fred McGavigan (4) took his first gross prize of the new season with 32 gross pts with Terence McDermott (21) winning the over 60’s prize, the nines went to John Duddy (16) and to John Blee (16) – 170 cards were taken out for the event.

There was a fantastic turnout for the new Captains Drive-in last Wednesday evening with 32 pairs competing then in the 10 holes mixed foursomes event which was won by Debbie McDaid and Gerry Casey.

Thursday Club
Last week’s Thursday Club week 10 was dominated by the very much in form Neil Conroy (10) with a fine 42 pts taking him to single figures for the first time, Neil’s four shot win also moved him to the top of the Golfer of the Year standings on 107 pts. The runner up on the day was Dr Paul Armstrong (17) with 38 pts on break of tie from third placed Chris McDermott, Damian McGranaghan was this week’s gross prize winner. The timesheet for the final day is now posted, non Thursday Club members are welcome to attend at a cost of £38 for meal, golf and visitors prize, this does not include the 2’s competition.

Monday Club
Seven teams participated in this week’s Monday club with the winners declared as Joe Doherty, Kevin Keegan, John McCallion and Foncie McNally with 98.75 nett.  The runners up were Jim Arbuckle, Pascal McGillian, Liam McGinley and Chris McDermott. The final day is set for Monday 24th April, the cost is £10 which includes a two course meal.

Only two players exited Last Man Standing this weekend leaving a total of 35 still in the hunt for the £1000 prize.

The £50 bar draw this week was won by Freddie Patterson.

The club is open for Sunday Lunch on Easter Sunday 12.30pm-3.30pm booking is strongly advised.

Fixtures: 
Wednesday 12th April – Mixed Foursomes
Thursday 13th April – Thursday Club week 11(Qual)
Saturday 15th April – Gormleys Opticians (S/F)
Monday 17th April – Easter Monday Open (S/F)
Tuesday 18th April – Ladies Breast Cancer Charity

Club Notes – 4th April 2017

BIG BRADS WINS CAFFE FRESCO

Gerard Bradley playing of 19 was the winner of the new seasons first sponsored competition the Caffe Fresco stableford with a good total of 39 pts, an excellent score on a very difficult day for golf with the fairways very wet, with very little run after the past weeks heavy rain coupled with the breezy conditions that prevailed throughout the day.  Gerard played very steady to reach the turn with 20 pts and added a further 19 on the more difficult back nine including a very important par putt at the last, the runner up was John Langan (13) who was in great shape playing the 18th but encountered a couple of trees on his way to record a six which cost him the win beaten on break of tie, third place one point back came Declan Doherty (10) with 38 pts, a fine birdie three at the last elevating him well up the leaderboard with the same total as early morning starter Mark McCrea (8) and Chris McDermott (13) who finished fourth and fifth respectively. A pointer to the conditions on the day can be made in the gross section which was won by Conal Cooke (2) who signed for 31 gross pts which was a massive eleven shots less than his winning total the previous week, but still was good enough this week in the gross section. The nines went to Nigel Houston (11) with 22 pts for the front nine and to Charlie Patton (17) with the same total on the back nine. The C.S.S. for this event was 71 or 34 pts!

Thursday Club week 9
Last week’s Thursday club winner was Pat O’Neill (16) with 40pts, the runner up was Neil Conroy (11) beaten only on break of tie with Shane McLaughlin (9) third on 38 pts, the gross winner was Freddie Patterson. Martin Finlay despite not playing last week retains his lead in the Golfer of the Year chase on 96 pts but only by six points now from Jim Harley with Neil Conroy in third with 87 pts. Only three weeks remain with the final day at Murvagh G.C. on Thursday 27th April, see Tommy Forbes to confirm your spot on the timesheet.

Monday Club
With the continuing poor weather only five teams braved the elements last Monday , the winners were Ronnie Wiley, Liam Patton, Foncie McNally and John McMenamin with 85.25 Nett, the runners up were Chris McDermott, Robert Bell and Oliver McNally with 81.5 Nett. The final day of this years event is confirmed as Monday 24th April.

There were many fallers from the 197 left in at the weekend in the Last Man Standing competition with Man United and Chelsea being the downfall of so many and Southampton chipping in for good measure too! The field is now whittled down to 71 players for this week’s midweek games, someone is getting closer to the £1000 prize!

This week’s £50 bar credit winner was Martin McGeehan. Club Captain Pat McAneny was the winner of this week shop bonus ball winning a new Waterproof Golf suit!

There is a Masters Golf selection sheet available at the bar with any profits made going to course development and machinery, priced at £10, we would ask as members as possible to participate.

Fixtures:
Wednesday 5th April – Captains Drive in
Thursday 6th April – Thursday club 18 holes qualifying.
Saturday 8th April – BMcNamee LTD (S)
Monday 10th April – Monday club
Tuesday 11th April – Easter Basket( Ladies)