Club Notes – 26th September 2017

WET WEATHER PLAYS HAVOC
The recent spell of very wet weather locally has played havoc with the end of season competition schedule, with three recent Saturday events now having to be postponed, last Saturdays Club Championship became the latest competition not to be played as the holes along the river were not in a condition where they could be played without causing major damage to the fairways on that stretch of the course. Sundays competition The Mourne river Search & Rescue stableford however did get the go ahead and was played over a reduced 15 holes with the 9th 10th & 11th again being omitted. The winner with a tidy 35 pts was Eddie Finlay (14) with junior Captain Patrick McGranaghan (4) the runner up with 33pts, third went to Brian Kelly (18) with 32pts whilst Barry Patterson picked up the gross prize with 26 gross points.
In place of the club Championship on Saturday a 12 holes sweep competition was held with Brian Forrester (16) continuing his excellent late season surge to take first place with 28 pts, Jimmy Callan(12) was next with 27 pts with Charlie Patton (16) in third with 26 pts, Patrick Kennedy (2) was the gross winner on this occasion with 21 pts.

Thursday Club
The Thursday club has got underway for the Autumn & Winter seasons with a decent entry so far, the weather has also been a factor in the first two weeks with both weeks being reduced to 12 holes also. In week one the winner was Paul O’Hare (12) with 29pts, second came Francie Devine (11) with 28pts with Liam Patton in third with 27 pts, Freddie Patterson was the gross winner. In week two the winner was Jim Harley (18) with 30pts, Francie Devine (12) was again the runner up with 29 pts on this occasion and Foncie McNally (16) took third with 28pts, Paul McGill (5) was the gross winner. Please note there will be no Thursday Club this week as the Greg Mitchell motors was rescheduled for this date to facilitate the sponsors.

The Monday Club is now in to it’s third week. 15 holes were possible this week with Barry Patterson, Dermott Corry, John McMenamin and Johnathan McGillion this week’s winners with 88.5 pts.

Best wishes are sent to our Captain Pat McAneny has he continues to recover from serious illness we all wish him a speedy recovery. At Pat’s request the Captains outing to Greencastle will go ahead as planned on Saturday with at present in excess of 130 players travelling, please ensure that the entry fee of £40 is paid by Thursday at the latest as we need to exchange the currency to pay for green fees and food, the presentations will take place later back at Strabane provisionally at 9.30pm.

The clubs Last Man Standing after only three weeks is rapidly getting down to the business side of things with 492 players eliminated after the first three weeks, only one more went out last weekend leaving a total of only 26 players still in contention for the £1000 prize.

Last weekend’s £50 bar credit draw went to Mark Gillespie.

The entry sheet and format for this year’s Winter cup will be posted on the club noticeboard after this weekend.

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