Club Notes – 5th September 2017

Tremendous work by our greens staff over this past 11 days after the severe flooding enabled the McGettigans Applegreen competition to proceed over all 18 holes on Saturday past. The winner was Denis Porter (12) with 40pts which was an excellent total on a breezy day, the runner up was Mark McAneny (19) with 39pts, just ahead of Kevin Keegan (19) on break of tie, Shaun McGonagle (13) took fourth spot with 37 pts with John Langan (12) in fifth with 37 pts also.  The gross prize went to Patrick Kennedy (3) with 34 gross points which was only two over par for his round, the nines were claimed by Jim Potts (16) and Gary King (13), Brian Kelly (18) was the over 60’s prize winner with 35 pts.

Thursday Sweep
Thursdays scheduled event was cancelled and a 15 holes vouchers sweep was held in its place.  The competition was dominated by category three players with Kevin Keegan (19) the winner with 38 pts, Peter Doherty Sen.(28) was the runner up with 36 pts and John Tinney (27) third with 34 pts, Freddie Patterson was the gross winner.

The winners of Mr Stewart McFeeters Presidents Mixed foursomes were Carmel McElwee and Ronnie Wiley, with 31pts over the 13 holes in play, the runners up were Lady Captain Patricia Kelly and Dr Ciaran Kelly with 30 pts with Catherine Neeson and Paul Bogle in third place with 28 pts, the gross winners were Jenifer Rouse and Freddie Patterson

Ladies Golf
The Ladies Breast Cancer Charity competition was played recently over a reduced 11 holes with Norma Brogan (14) the winner with 25 pts, Bernie O’Kane (20) was the category one winner with 20 pts with Olive Reid (30) the winner in category two with 22 pts.

Teams News
Pat Corry’s JB.Carr team lost out on Saturday in Woodenbridge in the All Ireland semi-final against Portumna G.C. by the narrowest of margins eventually going down by three matches to two, after Garvin Godfrey and Declan McDonnell lost at the 19th hole.  The Strabane pairing had fought back from four down to take the game to extra holes despite conceding four shots to their Co. Galway opponents. Strabane eventually finished in third place when they defeated Fermoy Co.Cork 4-1 in Sundays third/fourth place play-off, the eventual winners were Portumna G.C who beat the K.Club 4-1 in the final, to make it a very successful day indeed for Galway teams. Disappointment yes, but still a very successful campaign for Pat’s side putting Strabane Golf club firmly on the map and with another Ulster title in the bag!

Congratulations to Frankie Connolly and his Conway Cup team who took the honours in Sundays Conway Cup final against Aughnacloy golf club turning around a 11.5-4.5 deficit from the first leg to win the home leg in dramatic fashion and an overall win of 19-13.

Not so good news for Shane McLaughlin and his Phair Cup team in their final as they were comprehensively beaten at home by Aughnacloy by a 11.5-4.5 margin and will need something very special to turn the match around in their favour.

The entry sheet for the Captains Outing to Greencastle on Saturday 30th September is now posted on the notice-board, the cost for the day is £40 which should be paid to the gents box in advance the times booked are from 8am until 2.30pm.

The Monday Club team’s event begins this coming Monday 11th September with the Thursday Club getting underway on Thursday 14th September.

Last Man Standing resumes this weekend after 304 exited the competition in week one, please get the selections to Brian Brolly as soon as possible.

This week’s £50 bar credit winner was Declan Devine.

Finally congratulations to Conor Sharkey and Lauren Patton who got married on Saturday past we wish you many years of happiness together from all at Strabane golf club.

Thursday 7th September – Topaz 18 holes stableford.
Saturday 9th September – Kennedy Independent Financial Advice S/F
Monday 11th September – Monday Teams
Tuesday 12th September – Ladies competition
Wednesday 13th September – Mixed foursomes 10 holes
Thursday 14th September – Thursday Club, week 1 – 18 holes qualifying.


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