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

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