Club Notes – 1st August 2017

Liam Curry rolled back the years at Strabane on Saturday in the Ballycolman Vivo stroke competition, shooting an amazing 62 nett to spread eagle the challenging field in extremely tough conditions. Liam got to the turn in four over par but really got it going on the back nine dropping only one more shot to par giving him a three stroke winning margin from the runner up another veteran Gerry Quinn (21) who finished on 65 nett despite two triple bogeys on his card.  David Friel (10) took fourth spot two shots further back on 67 nett with Michael Etherson (11) fourth with 68 nett, John Blee (13) took the final nett prize with 69 nett. The gross winner was Conal Cooke with 74 gross, with the categories being picked up by Paddy O’Kane (8) with 70 nett in category one, Eddie McCrea (16) with 69 nett in category two and Ciaran Patton (19) with 70 nett in category three. Terry Doherty (12) won the over 60’s prize with 70 nett, a reflection on how hard conditions were on the day was the eventual C.S.S which drifted to 71 on the day.

Tommy Forbes Catering
There was an excellent midweek entry for the Tommy Forbes Catering competition with more than 90 cards being taken out for the event. The winner playing in the first group out on the course in early morning was John McMenamin (15) one of three players with 39pts.  The runner up was Paddy Doyle (17) with Conal Cooke (2) also with 39 pts which was a brilliant one under gross for him, with Conal in third Aidan Boyle (5) took the gross prize with 33 gross points. Congratulations to Fred McGavigan who recorded a hole in one at the second hole with the perfect nine iron shot, it was drinks all round at the bar courtesy of Fred!

Ladies Golf
The winner of last week Ladies event the Gallagher Cup was Lisa Patton (15) with a brilliant 42 pts to win by five clear points, the category winners were Bernie O’Kane in category one with 36 pts and Monica McGettigan in category two with 37 pts.
Many congratulations to Jennifer Rouse from the ladies section who won the overall nett prize in the Mabel Harrison Scratch Open at Royal Portrush G.C. on Saturday past.
Best wishes are extended to Lady President Maura McBeth who hosts her ladies Presidents this Friday 4th August, hopefully the weather will be kind on the day!

Team News
Commiserations to Eddie McHugh and his All-Ireland Fourball team who exited that competition on Sunday past with overall defeat to Letterkenny G.C. at the Ulster quarter-final stage in a very close encounter.
Shane McLaughlin’s Phair Cup team have made it through to the final of that event with a narrow victory over Enniskillen Golf Club on Friday night winning the tie winning by a solitary point over the two legs. Also making their final are Frankie Connolly’s Conway Cup side, they also won by a single point overall against Newtownstewart G.C.

The winner of this weeks £50 bar credit draw was Bernie O’Kane.
Please note the main bar is private this Friday night until 10pm to facilitate Lady President’s night, music will follow later with Thomas Gillespie.
The lines are now on sale for the next edition of last man Standing with a guaranteed first prize of £1000, the entry fee is a one off £10.

Thursday 3rd August – Mitchell meats S/F
Friday 4th August – Mrs Maura McBeths Lady Presidents Day
Saturday 5th August – Pat O’Neill Scaffolding S/F
Monday 7th August – Betterball pairs.

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