Club Notes – 16th May 2017


Playing in the first fourball on the course on Saturday morning Mark McCrea (8) posted the winning score of nett 64 in the Golf Club Shop Stroke event, his total was equalled but not bettered throughout the day, Mark’s score was probably all the more remarkable as he played in the days worse conditions, with early morning rain prevailing for the entirety of his round.  Mark reached the turn in a decent total of four over par but turned it on in the back nine recording birdies at the 10th & 13th holes whilst conceding only one shot to par at the 17th for a one under par back nine total. Saturday’s unlucky runner up was John McMenamin (17) another player who has improved his game rapidly this season, with Patrick Kennedy (3)in third place with an excellent return of one under par on the day that converted to 65 nett, fourth went to another in form player Martin McGeehan (19) with 66 nett with Hugh McGinley (26) taking his first nett prize in fifth place also with 66 net. Saturday’s gross prize winner was Cathal Patton (6) with 73 gross. The categories went to Paul Gallagher (9) with 69 nett in category one, Eddie McCrea (17) with 67 nett in category two and to Sammy Devenney (21) with 70 nett in category 3.  Many thanks to Freddie Patterson at the club shop who kindly sponsored this event.

Seamus Duffy Golf Academy.
Almost 100 cards were taken out for Thursdays competition the Seamus Duffy Academy Stableford, the winner was Mark Gillespie (15) another player who has improved significantly this season.  Mark has devoted much more time to his golf since his cricket retirement last year, on Thursday he posted his best round to date with an eye catching 44pts which was good enough by one from the runner up Patrick O’Doherty (22) with Conor Sharkey (6) in third with 41 pts which was only a single shot over par on the day, the gross prize was picked up by Peter Doherty (6) with 32 gross pts.  

Monday Stableford
With a major deterioration in the weather there was a mediocre entry for Mondays Stableford event, but it went the way off Mark Gillespie once again, now playing of his new handicap of 12 his 37 pts was good enough by two from his playing partner Nicky Wolfe (9).

Commiserations to Paddy O’Kane and his Pierce Purcell team who narrowly failed to qualify for the matchplay stages on Sunday beaten on countback for fourth place by the host club Killymoon on Sunday at the Co.Tyrone venue. Mark Brolly’s Ulster Cup team trail 5-2 after their first leg second round match with Castlehume golf club, they will endeavour to overturn the deficit in the home leg this Saturday afternoon.

Ladies Golf
Last week’s Camus Cup winner was Heather Mitchell (22) with 66 nett, the category winners were Anne Sharkey (18) in category one with 69 nett and Caren Corry (29) with 69 nett in category two.

13 pairs played in last Wednesdays mixed foursomes event were Rosaleen and Cahir Doherty with a fantastic total of 29 pts for the ten holes in play, the runners up were Carmel McElwee and Freddie Patterson with 24 pts with Debbie McDaid and Liam McDevitt in third with 23 pts.

The Worcester cup qualifying in the Mixed will be played on Wednesday 31st May. 

Best wishes to our Mixed Foursomes team, the current Ulster Champions, who will be at the qualifying heat at Omagh Golf club this coming Sunday.

This week’s winner of the £50 bar credit draw was John McMenamin.

This Sunday will see the finale of the Last Man Standing competition with four players still remaining, all four advanced from last weekend’s fixtures with a winning selection, if there is no outright winner the £1000 prize will be shared between the survivors!

Thursday 18th May – T.Oscar Rollins S/F
Friday 19th May – Habinteg Open Scramble
Saturday 20th May – JA Gamble & Co Ltd
Monday 22nd May – Monday Stableford


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