Golf Notes – 30th May 2017


The severe change in the summer conditions on Saturday threatened to derail Saturday’s competition the McHughs Oil Stableford, as had been predicted the heavy rain arrived early morning and remained for most of the day decimating the entry and the number of completed cards. Joe Doherty (20) seemed to ignore the conditions however returning an excellent 41pts, in the worst of the days elements, Fred McGavigan (4) was another who wrapped up and got on with it to shoot a fine one over par round which converted to 39pts giving him second place on the day on break of tie from Seamus Flanagan (28) in third and Brian Forrester (16) in fourth, the final nett prize some three points in arrears on 36 pts was Eddie McHugh (17), Paddy Kennedy (2) claimed the gross prize with 32 gross points with the nines going to Dr John Etherson and Michael Doherty, Enda McDonnell (22) won the over 60’s category with 35pts. The presentation for this and other recent competitions is this coming Friday 2nd June at 8.30pm sharp.

Tennents Stableford
Last Thursday’s completion in contrast was played in mediterranean like weather conditions with on course temperatures soaring to 30 degrees. Francie Conwell (16) playing in the very last four-ball of the day claimed top spot with an excellent return of 42pts, which was good enough by three from the runner up Freddie Patterson (8) with 39 pts and Conal Cooke (3) who got it round in level par to take third place also on 39pts. The gross prize went to Patrick McCrossan (6) with 28 gross points.

Bank Holiday Open
Lewis Jones (13) was the winner on Monday of the Bank Holiday Open with an impressive 42pts, the runner up was Liam Callaghan (12) with 41pts with Mark Sharkey (20) in third with 40pts, Stephen Conroy (6) took the gross on this occasion with 33 gross points.

Ladies Members Cup
Margaret Wolfe (31) was the convincing winner of the Ladies members cup on Tuesday with a fine score of 42pts, the category winners were Mandy Coyne (7) with 38 pts and Donna Doherty (32) with 38ps also.

Worcester Cup
The leading qualifiers in the Worcester cup mixed foursomes on Wednesday were Annette Patton and Ronnie Wiley with a great score of 48.0 nett which led the field home by a massive four shots from the runners up Monica and Sean MacIntyre with Margaret and Nicky Wolfe in third on 52.5 Nett. The full list of qualifiers and fixtures is on the men’s noticeboard.

Team’s news
Eddie McHugh’s All Ireland Fourball team hold a 4-1 advantage over Co. Cavan golf club after Sunday’s first leg played at Strabane, there is no doubt there is still work to be done in the second leg which takes place this Sunday in Cavan.

Our Jimmy Bruen team have progressed to the next round of that competition having just got the better of Faughan Valley G.C. at City of Derry on Friday night past. The first two matches were beaten but Strabane staged a good fight back to take the remaining three games the final one on the last green.

The Ladies Tyrone and Fermanagh Better-ball team suffered a heavy defeat at home on Sunday going down 4-1 to near neighbours Newtownstewart G.C.

Martin Rouse’s Donegal Junior team took lost 3-2 on Saturday to Letterkenny golf club a result that gives them a good chance of qualifying for the next round with the home leg to come on Friday 16th June.

The winner of this week’s £50 bar credit draw was Gerard Patterson, the winner of the Shop Lotto Draw for the golf bag was Lewis Jones.

Thursday 1st June – Charlies Bar Stableford
Saturday 3rd June – Foothills Restaurant Stableford
Monday 5th June – Monday Open
Tuesday 6th June – Ladies Day-Eileen Devine Stroke
Wednesday 7th June – Mixed Foursomes.

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