Club Notes – 9th May 2017

McGILL WINS SPORTS CENTRE STABLEFORD
Paul McGill (6) kept his good Winter form going in brilliant conditions to take the Sports Centre sponsored competition on Saturday past with 40pts, one of three players on the same total.  Runner up Aidan Boyle, also playing of six, had the same back nine total as the winner but the competition was decided on a break of tie on the last three holes, a stand out birdie 3 at the par 4- 17th hole just getting the winner the verdict in an extremely close call. Third went to the very much in form Liam Patton (15) who had got to the turn with 23 pts and he too birdied the 17th hole whilst compiling his 40pts.  Fourth place went to Gerard Bradley (18) another player producing good scores, he had 38 pts with the final nett prize going to David Irvine (10) also with 38 pts.  The gross winner was Patrick McCrossan (6) with 30 gross pts with the nines being claimed by Declan McDonnell (10) with 20 pts for the front nine and to Stephen Alexander (19) with 20pts for the back nine, John Duddy (14) took the over 60’s prize with 36pts.

THURSDAY STABLEFORD
Dan Downey (16) playing the very last fourball on the course took the first Thursday stableford competition with an excellent total of 42 pts, veteran Jimmy Coyle at 87 years of age, had led the way for most of the day with 39pts, taking into consideration this event was played from the back white markers Jimmy’s total was a remarkable one indeed an ageless competitor who always gives it his all in any conditions, Well done Jimmy!  Third place on the day went to another veteran Jim Malcolm (18) with a very tidy 38 pts, Connor Meehan took the gross prize with 30 gross pts.

Ladies open teams.
The winners of the Strabane Electrics Open teams were Dympna Doherty, Imelda Doherty and Carole McFeeters, the runners up were Jennifer Rouse, Catherine Connolly and Marion O’Reilly, further congratulations to Marion who recorded a hole in one at the 12th hole, third place went to Geraldine McCrory, Catherine Neeson and Heather Mitchell.

Mixed Foursomes
There were 14 pairs for last week mixed foursomes event played over 10 holes, the winners were Geraldine Masterson and Francie Devine with 26pts with Annette Patton and Freddie Patterson the runners up with 24pts, third went to Rosaleen and Cahir Doherty with 23pts.

Pride of place in team events goes to Aidan Boyle and his Jimmy Bruen side who led the qualifyers home at Ballycastle on Sunday, topping the leader board by an incredible 9 shots despite having to endure thick coastal fog for much of the duration of their round, the stand out performance on the day went to Ryan McGowan and his partner Paul Bogle who got it round in three over par despite dropping three late shots, Strabane will now meet Faughan Valley back at Ballycastle in the next couple of weeks.

Well done also to Eddie McHugh and his All Ireland Fourball side who have advanced to the next round of that competition with a comfortable overall win over Banbridge.

The Last Man Standing competition still goes on with none of the four remaining players picking a winning side last weekend, all four are readmitted to battle on for the £1000 prize. The £50 bar credit draw this week was won by Liam Doherty and the lotto ball for the Adidas shoes went to Liam Patton.

Music in the clubhouse this Saturday night with Sharon Nixon at 10.30pm,Don’t miss the brilliant David James back with us on Sunday 28th May at 10pm

Fixtures:
Thursday 11th May – Seamus Duffy Golf Academy Stableford.
Saturday 13th May – Golf Shop Stroke -sponsored by Freddie Patterson
Monday 15th May – Club Competition 18 holes Stableford.
Friday 19th May – Habinteg Open teams scramble.

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