Club Notes – 20th June 2017

CAPTAINS DAY WEEKEND AT STRABANE
Fingers are crossed and prayers said, for some summer weather for Mr Pat McAneny’s Captains Day which will take place this Saturday 24th June at the club, the full draw is now available both online and on the members noticeboard with play set to get underway from 7am.  Competitors are asked to be on the tee 10 mins before their allotted tee time, the main room will be private from 7pm for final preparations for the Captains dinner, music after the presentations will be by “David James”, members are welcome to attend after 10pm.
There will be a divot patrol on Friday evening at 6pm from the first tee if any member can help out, the course will be closed from 6pm onwards on Friday with the exception of the J.B.Carr match which will be teeing off at 3pm.

John Fahy & Co Stableford.
In domestic golf last week Denis Porter (13) was the winner in the John Fahy & Co Solicitors stableford event with 40 pts, one clear of the runner up Michael Houston (11) with Gerry Casey (16) in third place with 38pts, Paul Gallagher (9) took fourth spot with 38pts,the final nett prize went to Francey Conwell (15) also with 38 pts. The gross prize was won by Patrick Kennedy(3) with 33 gross points whilst the nines went to Alan McGinley (16) and to Rory Doherty (8), the over 60’s prize went to club President Stewart McFeeters.

Oysters Restaurant Stableford
Eoin O’Neill (5) playing in the last four-ball on the course was the winner of last Thursday’s Oysters Restaurant competition with 39 pts which was a good total in difficult conditions that had prevailed from early morning, the runner up was Paul O’Hare (12) with 37pts with Martin Patton (13) third with 36 pts, Caolan Crawford (5) took the gross prize with 30 gross points.

Ladies Golf
Last Tuesday’s Ladies winner in the O2 Challenge was Annette Patton with 38 pts, the category winners were Lauren Patton with 35 pts in category one and Mary McCrory with 33 pts in category two.

There was a good turnout of 19 pairs for last Wednesday’s mixed foursomes played over 13 holes, the winners were Bernie & Brian O’Kane with 31pts, three clear of the runners up Annette Patton and Michael Houston with Debbie McDaid and Liam McDevitt in third place also with 28pts.
This Wednesday’s competition is the Captains Mixed foursomes with 35 pairs entered, play will be over the first 14 holes, the competition is stableford, please note there is a G.U.I. Junior cup singles match booked on the first tee from 4.30pm-5pm

Inter-Club Golf
It hasn’t been a good week for our G.U.I. teams who were in action this week. Our Jimmy Bruen team lost on Sunday to Malone G.C at Moyola by three matches to two, losing two matches at the 19th hole, Strabane had looked strong favourites to go through with a few holes to go and it was more a case of seizing a loss from the jaws of victory!
Our Junior Cup team have also gone out losing to Portsalon at Ballybofey on Monday night also by three matches to two, losing the final game, the decider at the 18th hole. No luck either for our Barton Shield team who gave a great account of themselves against a strong Rosapenna team, after finishing level we lost out in a tie hole once again.
In Tyrone and Fermanagh competition Gerard Walsh’s Lawson Cup team hold an 11-5 first leg lead over Black Lion G.C with the away leg still to come, Terry Doherty’s O’Hare Cup team have gone out at the first hurdle to Newtownstewart, better news for Frankie Connolly’s Conway Cup team who have advanced after beating Omagh G.C. 22-10 overall.

This week’s £50 bar credit winner was Paul McConway.
Lewis Jones won this week’s shop lotto, his third time to do so in recent weeks.
Declan Pollock was the clear winner of the U.S Open sweep, Rachael Lowry was the runner up with Frank Friel in third place.

Fixtures:
Thursday 22nd June – Captains Betterball
Saturday 24th June – Mr Pat McAneny’s Captains prize
Monday 26th June – Monday Stableford
Tuesday 27th June – Herdman Cup (Ladies)

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