Club Notes – 8th August 2017

Sammy Devenney’s (19) fine season of golf continued on Saturday in the Pat O’Neill’s Scaffolding stableford competition with a fantastic total of 44pts to take the win.  Sammy started this year at (21) but has obviously found retirement very much to his liking as he has tumbled to an excellent new mark of (16).  The key on Saturday was just very steady golf over his entire round putting together matching nines of 22pts.The unlucky runner up on the day was Conal Cooke (2) with a truly remarkable round of golf of five under par gross 64 which equated to 43pts, the outstanding feature of which was an Albatross at the par five 10th hole, where he holed his three wood second shot, the first time this has been achieved at Strabane playing a par five hole! Conal went on to add further birdies at the 12th hole & 14th hole to register only 30 shots for his inward nine and an unconfirmed new course record! Third on the day went to Patsy Logue(24) with 41 pts, his best round to date, Patsy unfortunately incurred a two shot penalty for teeing off from the wrong marker at the 4th hole, so did remarkably well to keep his round going! Alan McGinley (16) is a relatively new young player to the game and he is making great strides forward, his 40pts built on a great second nine of 22pts gave him fourth place.  Long hitter Gary O’Connell (7) is another having a great season and he took the final nett prize with 40pts. The gross on the day went to sponsor’s guest Enda Kennedy (0) with a one over par total of 35 pts, the over 60’s prize went to Gerry Quinn (19) with 40pts with the nines going to Jimmy Callan (12) with 22pts for the front nine and to Charlie Patton (16) with 21 pts for the back nine.

Mitchell Meats Stableford
There was a good midweek entry for the Mitchell Meats stableford competition played last Thursday, with the win going to Pat O’Doherty (20) with 41pts,the runner up was Stephen Donaghey (10) with 39pts with Ronnie Wiley (12) in third with 38 pts, Rory Doherty (8) was the gross winner with 30 gross points.

Monday Open
There was a Monday open competition played this week with single figure players featuring in the prizes! Gary O’Connell (6) topped the leader board this time with 40pts the runner up was Patrick McCrossan (6) with 38 pts with Ryan McGowan (5) in third also with 38pts, the gross went to Patrick McGranaghan (5) with 30 gross points.

Mrs Maura McBeths Lady Presidents Day.
Mrs Maura McBeth celebrated her Lady Presidents day on Friday past at the club. Thankfully the weather remained pleasant for the most part of the day and a very enjoyable day and evening was had by all the players and guests.  The winner was Lisa Patton (14) with an excellent return of 41pts, just getting the better of Catherine Neeson (16) by a single point, third place went to Heather Mitchell (21) with 37 pts with the gross prize going to Jennifer Rouse (9) with 24 gross points.
The category winners were Dympna Doherty (22) with 31pts in category one and Imelda Doherty (32) with 37 pts in category two. The nines went to Olive Reid with 19pts for the front nine and to Carole McFeeters with the same total for her back nine. Club President Stewart McFeeters won the men’s guest prize with other prizes going to Mary Duffy-granny prize, Olive Turner-Senior prize, Mary Casey-Committee prize and Carmel McElwee –House Committee prize.

Knockavoe Charity weekly
Last week’s weekly event for ladies in support of Knockavoe School was also won by Lisa Patton, again with 41 pts, category one went to Catherine Neeson with 40pts with category two going to Monica McGettigan with 39pts.

Mixed Foursomes
Last Wednesdays mixed foursomes winners were Bernie & Brian O’Kane with 32 pts with Lady Captain Patricia Kelly and her husband Dr Ciaran Kelly in second with 30pts.

Commiserations to Monica McGettigan and her Ladies Foursomes team who went out in a close tie with Malone Golf club at the Ulster Quarter final stage and to Mary Duffy and her Challenge Cup team who have also exited that one in a very close encounter with Letterkenny G.C.

“Last Man Standing” begins in three weeks with a guaranteed prize of £1000 once again, entry is a one off payment of £10, the competition is of course open to non-members also.

This week’s £50 bar credit draw winner was Garvin Godfrey

Thursday 10th August – F.M.C. Accountants (S/F)
Friday 11th August – Past Captains & Presidents Day
Saturday 12th August – J.C. Barbers (S/F)
Monday 13th August – Mon Competition
Tuesday 14th August – Eileen Keery Memorial Cup – Ladies.

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