Club Notes – 18th July 2017

LADY CAPTAINS WINNER ANNETTE

The winner of Mrs Patricia Kelly’s Ladies Captains prize was Annette Patton, pictured with the Lady Captain

Annette Patton (31) was the very popular winner of Mrs Patricia Kelly’s Lady Captains prize at Strabane on Saturday with an excellent score of 68 nett, everything was set up perfect for the big day the only disappointing factor was the weather as it remained breezy, and somewhat wet, for most of the day and umbrellas were up for most of the afternoon. Annette played very steady throughout her round and kept it going right to the finish to eventually win by a clear margin of three shots from the runner up Mary Gallagher (29), who in her own words has hit somewhat of a purple patch off late and has featured in most competition presentations throughout the past month.  The reception Mary received for her efforts on the day spoke highly of the regard in which this “super –senior” is held by her fellow lady golfers at the club. Third place on the day went to Lauren Patton (16) who was also one of four players with nett 71, the gross prize went to the always consistent Jennifer Rouse (10). 
In category one the winner was Lisa Patton (15) one of the players with nett 71, the runner up in this category was Catherine Neeson (16) with nett 72.  In category two the winner was Monica McGettigan (25) with 74 nett with Dympna Doherty (22) in second with 75 nett, in category three the honours went to Donna Doherty (32) with 74 nett with Caren Corry the runner up with 75 nett. Other winners on the day in the many categories were Maeve Corry who won the front nine with 34.5 nett, Geraldine Masterson who took the back nine prize with 37 nett, the Lady guest winner was Mandy Coyne, the leading visitor was Theresa Mullen from Newtownstewart, the “Granny prize” went to Anne Sharkey, the Committee prize to Geraldine McCrory and the seniors prize went to Olive Turner. 
The men were also involved on the day playing the first 11 holes, the winner of the male guest was the Lady Captains husband Dr Ciaran Kelly with 23 pts, with Francie Devine the runner up also with 23 pts, in the separate gents competition Martin Rouse was the winner with 27 pts with Jim Potts in second with 21 pts. The longest drive prize was collected by Lauren Patton with Jennifer Rouse the nearest the pin winner. The Lady Captain, in an excellent and concise speech, thanked all who had initially got her to start playing golf, going on to thank the clubs committees for all their efforts throughout the season and thanking her family friends and fellow golfers for being there to celebrate her big golfing day.

Lady Captains Mixed Foursomes
In a prelude to Lady Captain’s Day there was a good turnout of competitors for the Lady Captains Mixed foursomes event played on Wednesday evening, the winners were Geraldine Masterson and Danny Duffy with 31 pts, the runners up were Mary Gallagher and Mark Sharkey with 30 pts, third went to Norma Brogan and club Captain Pat McAneny also with 30 pts with the gross prize going to Mandy Coyne and Patrick McCrossan with 22 pts.

Mc Breartys Mace Stableford.
Last Thursdays sponsor was Mr Martin McBrearty from Melmount Mace Store, the winner with an excellent return of 41 pts was Aidan Boyle (6) a fine inward nine of one under gross setting up the win, the runner up was Michael Etherson (12) just one point behind with 40pts with Stephen McCay (6) in third place with 39 pts, Peter Doherty took the gross prize with 31 gross.

In team golf this week the Ladies  Foursomes team will have it all to do in their second leg Ulster quarter final with Malone ladies from Belfast after losing out by two matches to one in last Fridays encounter.
Frankie Connolly’s Conway Cup team hold a 12-4 lead after their first leg match with Newtownstewart G.C.

The winner of this week’s £50 bar credit draw was Declan Devine.

The next of our Country nights is on Saturday 29th July with the brilliant Thomas Gillespie and Kieran McColgan at 10.30pm, watch out for the first club appearance of Gary Fitzpatrick on Saturday 26th August another night that should not be missed, Gary is without doubt one of the top young entertainers in the country at present.

Fixtures:
Wednesday 19th July –Mixed foursomes
Thursday 20th July – McGoldricks Sports Stableford.
Saturday 22nd July – Irish Road Motors ARC Stableford
Sunday 23rd July – Mourne Search and Rescue Open
Monday 24th July – Pairs 15 holes competition
Tuesday 25th July – Ladies Gallagher Cup
Wednesday 26th July – Mixed foursomes ‘Sausage Sizzle’ and barbecue.

Club Notes – 4th July 2017

GREAT BACK NINE WINS IT FOR GARY
The winner of Saturday’s Devine Sand & Gravel stableford competition was Gary King who was out in the very first four-ball of the day, it surely looked like just one of those ordinary days when he reached the turn with 16 points on his card, but two successive birdies to begin the back nine moved him into contention and with only one poor hole at the 17th hole, Gary managed to accumulate 40 pts, a total that wasn’t bettered for the remainder of the day. The runner up was also playing in the same four-ball Ciaran Patton (20) has had a lean time on the course of late and it’s good to see him back in the winners enclosure, his 39 pts good enough on break of tie from two similar scores, that of Hugo McCusker (12) who was third and James Harron (10) who finished fourth, James Bradley (18) took the final nett prize with 38 pts, the gross prize winner was Patrick McCrossan (6) with 32 gross points, this week’s over 60’s winner was Paddy Doyle (17) with 36 pts, Gerry Glover (16) won the first nine with Brian O’Kane (21) the back nine.

Frylite Ltd. Champagne Scramble.
Sunday past saw the beginning of Open Week at the club with the traditional starter the Frylite Open teams which was played in a champagne scramble format, i.e. all four players drive off with ideally the best drive selected each time, although each player must have their drive used at least three times, play then commences as normal from the chosen drive with all four players finishing the hole with their own ball, 2 scores then count at each hole, all 5 par 3’s are played as normal with again 2 scores to count.
The winners thanks mainly to a terrific final hole where they added a massive nine points with two birdies were Ciaran Murphy, Ciaran Doherty, Paul Kavanagh and Seamus Flannagan with a total score of 100 pts, two clear of the runners up Brian Brolly, Ronnie Wiley, John McMenamin and Mark Sharkey, Sean Elliot, Niall Coulter, Alan McGinley and Hugh McGinley were third also with 98 pts. The best ladies team were Norma Brogan, Dympna Doherty, Adeline Gibson and Catherine Neeson with 89 pts,the nearest the pin was claimed by Paul McGill with Peter Doherty hitting the longest drive.

Hugh Harley Memorial
Last Thursdays competition was the annual Hugh Harley Memorial Cup and was won by early starter Neil Conroy (10) with 39pts, the runner up was Paul Given (13) one point in arrears with 38 pts with Jordan Arthur (7) finishing in third with 36 pts, Patrick McCrossan kept his great run going to secure yet another gross prize this time with 29 gross pts.

Team News
Vice- Captain Frankie Houston’s Donegal League team suffered a 3-2 reverse on Friday evening in their match with Cloughanneely from Falcarragh and will have it all to do in the away leg this coming Friday evening at the Donegal venue.
Two of our Ladies teams have again advanced in their competitions, Monica McGettigans Ulster Fourball side have made it through to the quarter finals of that event and Mary Duffy’s Challenge Cup team also won on Friday night past.

Presentations
There will be a few outstanding presentations this Friday night 7th July at 8.30pm with the following events being presented, The Foothills Restaurant, Oysters Restaurant, Charlies Bar, McHughs Oil, Northern Confectionary and John Fahy’s Solicitors, it is hoped to wrap up and other outstanding presentations the following Friday 14th July.

The winner of this week’s £50 bar credit was Gerard Patterson and the shop Lotto draw winner was Shane McLaughlin
Fixtures:
Wednesday 5th July – J.D.Print Mixed open
Thursday 6th July – Murphy’s on the Green Restaurant open
Friday 7th July – Bertie Colhoun Cup and Greensomes open
Saturday 8th July – Mark James Menswear Open

Club Notes – 26th June 2017

2 OUT OF 3 AIN’T BAD FOR FRANKIE
Playing in the very last three-ball on the course Frankie Connolly (26) added Mr Pat McAneny’s Captains prize to his list of big wins on Saturday past, the second time in three years Frankie has won the clubs most coveted title. It’s indeed true to say that Frankie’s handicap has soared in recent years and of twenty-six it’s also fair to say he was one of the favourites to win on the day and he duly delivered with an eye-catching return of 58 nett to get home by a massive five strokes and set an all time low score for Captains day at the club. Conditions were far from easy on a very blustery but dry day making the winning mark all the more remarkable, Frankie reached the turn in nine over par and managed to get home dropping only another six shots to blow the challenging field away! The unlucky runner up was Brian Kelly (20), he had led from early morning with a brilliant 63 nett and could have been excused for beginning to prepare his winners speech, third on the day was Stephen Acheson (15) with 65 nett with John McCallion (16) a further two strokes back with 67 nett in fourth, Martin McCallion (20) took the final nett prize with the same score of 67 nett. The gross went to last year’s overall winner Cathal Patton (5) who is always the man for the big occasion, his gross score of 74 again a sign of how difficult conditions were. The category winners were Kevin Neeson (11) with 68 nett in category one, Paul O’Neill (14) with 68 nett in category two and Eamonn Duffy (28) also with 68 nett in category three. The Captain had many members playing in the guests section, Martin McCallion took the sweep leaving Declan Devine as the Captains guest winner with 68 nett, with Liam McGinley (20) 70 nett and Dr Ciaran Kelly 72 nett taking the other prizes. The Captain thanked everyone who had contributed to his big day and had helped in anyway, with special thanks to the greenkeepers who presented the course in magnificent condition.  He went on to thank everyone who has worked so hard in his tenure to date making the club the great success, it undoubtedly is, Pat thanked all his friends family and guests for being there to make his big day so memorable.

Captains Mixed Foursomes
There was a terrific turnout on Wednesday night for the Captains mixed foursomes event with 34 pairs participating, the winners, again in the last fourball on the course, were Bernie O’Kane and Sean MacIntyre with 32 pts for the 14 holes in play, the runners up were Maeve Crowe and Martin Houston with 30 Pts, with Ann McCrory and Gerry Casey in third place with 28 pts, the gross prize winners were Mandy Coyne and Foncie McNally.

Captains Betterball
Thursday, as a prelude to Captains day, the Captains annual better-ball was played with an excellent entry of over 40 pairs, Frankie Connolly was sending out signs of what was to come when he teamed up with Declan O’Hare to win with 45 pts on break of tie from Barry Patterson and John Blee, who had got off to a remarkable triple birdie start from Barry helping the pair reach the turn with 26 pts, Lewis Jones and Seamus Flanagan were third with 43 pts with the gross going to Conal Cooke and Paul Bogle with 37 gross points, one under par!

Ladies Golf
The Captains prize to the ladies was played on Tuesday past and was won by Mary Gallagher (31) who was a most popular winner, scoring one for the super seniors in the ladies branch, Mary returned a brilliant 66 Nett.  Jennifer Rouse (10) was the winner in category one with 72 Nett with Ann McCrory (36) the winner in category two with 68 Nett.

Monday Singles
The winner of last week’s Monday singles stableford was Jim Arbuckle (19) with 38 pts with Paul McConway (14) second with 36 pts and Hugo McCusker (12) in third also with 36 pts.

Inter Club Golf
Eddie McHugh’s All Ireland Fourball team picked up two matches in their last 16 tie with Foyle Golf club on Sunday and have every chance of advancing to the Ulster quarter final when the meet again at Strabane on Sunday. Gerard Walsh’s Lawson Cup team have exited that competition losing out 16.5-15.5 overall against Black Lion golf club. Pat Corry’s J.B.Carr team won all five matches on Friday past in their tie with Castlehume Golf Club and hold a healthy 5-0 advantage going in to the away leg at the Enniskillen course.

The winner of the £50 bar credit draw this week was Liam mcKane.

Open Week
Open Week begins this Sunday at the club with the traditional opener the
Sunday 2nd July – Frylite Champagne Scramble
Monday 3rd July – GMG Logos Open
Tuesday 4th July – Donna’s Flowerbox Open
Wednesday 5th July – JD Print Open Mixed Foursomes
Thursday 6th July – Murphy’s on the Green Bar and Restaurant Open
Friday 7th July – Bertie Colhoun Cup and Gents Greensomes
Saturday 8th July – Mark James Open

 

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)

Club Notes – 13th June 2017

KENNEDY WINS 11th STRABANE SCRATCH CUP
Enda Kennedy was Sundays winner in the Frylite Senior Scratch Cup after a dramatic three way play-off over three holes, he finished level on 148 with Strabane’s Patrick McGranaghan and Conal Cooke, all three players managed par 4’s at the first play-off hole but a brilliant chip at the 2nd from the Rosapenna representative saw him hole out for a birdie two to take the advantage from Cooke up the 18th hole the third in the playoff by a shot with young Patrick two in arrears having bogeyed the second hole. Enda had a chance to wrap it up on the green when he played in to 15 feet but missed the putt on the right leaving Conal a chance to convert from 8 feet uphill but the Strabane player left it agonisingly short to give Enda another Strabane Scratch Cup title, his first in recent years since he won the inaugural title in 1994 and his 22nd Scratch cup in total, 11 of these in this event.

Special mention to Patrick who only a year ago wasn’t even in single figures and here he was mixing it up with the best players about and what an account he gave of himself, at only 18 years old he has a great future in the game and came so close to winning the title.  Conal will look back at a short putt missed at his 35th hole running up an uncharacteristic double bogey six, which likely cost him the win. In total 70 players played in the 36 holes competition with visitors from far and wide, many thanks once again to the sponsor Mr Eamon McCay, Managing Director at Frylite Ireland for once again sponsoring the event.

Declan Devine Frozen Foods
Martin McGeehan (17) continued his run of good form in Saturday’s competition the Declan Devine’s Frozen Foods stableford with a good total of 41pts on a difficult day for golf, the runner up was Club Secretary Senan Roarty with 39pts with Ciaran Murphy in third with the same total, Eddie O’Kane (28) took fourth place with 38pts and Jimmy Patton (13) fifth also with 38pts. The gross prize winner was Conor Meehan (6) with 29 gross points, the nines went to Paul Bogle (10) and to Kevin Gallagher (16) who took the back nine.

Northern Confectionary
Andy Wolfe (12) was Thursday’s winner in the Northern Confectionery Stableford with an excellent 43pts, Dr Ciaran Kelly (12) was the unlucky runner up with 41pts ,an eye-catching level par front nine of 24pts slipped a little on the inward nine, third went to Eoin O’Neill (5) with 39pts, the gross went to Conal Cooke (3).

LADIES EILEEN DEVINE STROKE
Conditions were very tough for last Tuesday’s ladies competition the Eileen Devine Stroke, the winner with 71 nett was Geraldine Masterson (33), the category winners were Lorna Duffy with 76 nett and Rosemary Wilson with 72 nett.

Well done to the Mixed Foursomes team who have advanced to the next stage of the matchplay after defeating close neighbours Newtownstewart last Wednesday at Omagh golf club. The opening nine favoured the Baronscourt team with some excellent golf played in all of the ties, Strabane got their game together on the back nine to take the first three matches and were all square in the final two on the course when play was called in.

In other team news Terry Doherty’s O’Hare Cup team have it all to do in Friday’s return leg with Newtownstewart losing out 9.5-6.5 in Mondays home leg. Better news of Patrick McCrossan’s Roberts Cup team who won 10 of the 12 points on offer on the same night in their tie at Newtownstewart.

The draw will be made for Captain’s Day this weekend a reminder that only full member categories can win the Captains prize.

This week’s £50 bar credit winner was Brian Miller and the shop lotto winner for the Adidas shoes was Tommy Forbes.

Fixtures:
Thursday 15th June – Oysters Restaurant stableford
Saturday 17th June – John Fahy & Co Stableford
Tuesday 20th June – Captains Prize to the Ladies
Wednesday 21st June – Captains Mixed
Thursday 22nd June – Captains Betterball

Club Notes – 6th June 2017

LOW HANDICAPS PREVAIL IN THE FOOTHILLS

Low handicap golfers were to the fore on Saturday past in the Foothills Bar & Restaurant stableford competition with scoring noticeably low despite decent playing conditions throughout the day. The winning score of 37pts was recorded by Mark McColgan playing off five handicap winning on a triple break of tie. Mark looked to be having one of those days when he reached the turn with only 15 points on his card but turned on the style over the inward nine with four birdies including one at the 18th hole which was a real rarity on the day with the pin in an almost impossible position on the lightning fast green, this added up to 22pts, a remarkable finish that catapulted him to the leader-board summit! The runner up on the day was another five handicap player Cathal Patton, he finished with a pair of Bogey fives which ultimately cost him the win, in third was Stephen Donaghey (10) one of many who double bogeyed the final hole. Kieran McAleer (23) was the only high handicap player to feature in the main prizes finishing in fourth place with 36pts with Patrick McCrossan (5) in fifth also with 36pts.  The gross went to Aidan Boyle (5) with 31 gross points. Declan McDonnell (10) won the over 60’s prize with the nines going to Paul Gallagher (9 )with 21pts for the outward nine and to Johnny McCrea (24) with 19pts for the inward nine, in total 177 cards were taken out for the event.

CHARLIES BAR STRABANE
Conditions were particularly tough last Thursday for the Charlies Bar stableford but the rain had relented somewhat for play to continue in the late afternoon. The winner was Competition Secretary Patrick McCrossan (6)who has been in the form of his life lately and it was no surprise to see him top the board in this one with a fine level par round that converted to 42 pts, a fine birdie three at the 17th hole the highlight adding four pts to his total, the runner up was Keith Patterson (7) with 41pts despite two blank holes on his first nine, new club Vice-Captain Frankie Houston (13) took third spot also with 41pts, with Conal Cooke getting it round in one under par to take the gross prize with 39pts.

Monday Open
Mondays competition this week was an open event the winner was Caolan Crawford (6) with 42pts which was level par for his round, this was good enough by three points from the runner up Conor Byrne (5) on 39pts with Marty Houston (15) in third two further back with 37pts.

Ladies Golf-Macmillan Cancer
Last week’s Ladies winner in the Macmillan Cancer charity event  was Norma Brogan (15) with an excellent return of 42pts, Lorna Duffy(19) took category one with 41pts with Debbie McDaid (36) taking category two with 39pts.

Seventeen pairs played in Wednesdays mixed foursomes, with Lorna Duffy and Ronnie Wiley the winners with 32pts for the 13 holes in play, the runners up a point behind were Bernie & Brian O’Kane with Carmel McElwee and Sean MacIntyre in third place on the same total of 31 pts. Note there is no mixed foursomes competition this Wednesday 7th June as the Mixed foursomes are playing their match against Newtownstewart at Omagh on the same evening.

Well done to the Ladies Junior Foresomes team who are through to the next round after a good win at Newtownstewart on Saturday past by two matches to one and have advanced 3.5 Matches to 2.5 matches overall.

Our Junior Cup team have made it through to the matchplay stages of that event qualifying at Ballybofey on Sunday morning past in second place, they will now meet Portsalon back at Ballybofey on a date yet to be confirmed. Eddie McHugh’s All Ireland Fourball team have made it through to the last 16 also on Sunday past, in a very tight game John mcMenamin and Frankie Connolly won their game and with the other games tight Strabane eventually went through on holes up!

The sheet is now up for Captains day, as always only full members can win the Captains prize although all Category of senior members are welcome to play on the day!

The winner of this weeks £50 bar tab was Paul O’Neill.

Good luck to everyone playing in this Sunday’s Frylite Senior scratch cup there is a full entry and players are asked to be there in good time, the full draw is posted on the noticeboard.

Some games have got very far behind in the open Snooker competition, a serious effort should be made to get these played as soon as possible or both players may be eliminated!

FIXTURES:
Thursday 8th June – Northern Confectionary S/Ford
Saturday 10th June – Declan Devine Frozen Foods
Sunday 11th June – Frylite Senior Scratch Cup
Monday 12th June – Monday Competition
Wednesday 14th June – Mixed Foursomes.

Golf Notes – 30th May 2017

JOE WINS Mc HUGHS OIL STABLEFORD

The severe change in the summer conditions on Saturday threatened to derail Saturday’s competition the McHughs Oil Stableford, as had been predicted the heavy rain arrived early morning and remained for most of the day decimating the entry and the number of completed cards. Joe Doherty (20) seemed to ignore the conditions however returning an excellent 41pts, in the worst of the days elements, Fred McGavigan (4) was another who wrapped up and got on with it to shoot a fine one over par round which converted to 39pts giving him second place on the day on break of tie from Seamus Flanagan (28) in third and Brian Forrester (16) in fourth, the final nett prize some three points in arrears on 36 pts was Eddie McHugh (17), Paddy Kennedy (2) claimed the gross prize with 32 gross points with the nines going to Dr John Etherson and Michael Doherty, Enda McDonnell (22) won the over 60’s category with 35pts. The presentation for this and other recent competitions is this coming Friday 2nd June at 8.30pm sharp.

Tennents Stableford
Last Thursday’s completion in contrast was played in mediterranean like weather conditions with on course temperatures soaring to 30 degrees. Francie Conwell (16) playing in the very last four-ball of the day claimed top spot with an excellent return of 42pts, which was good enough by three from the runner up Freddie Patterson (8) with 39 pts and Conal Cooke (3) who got it round in level par to take third place also on 39pts. The gross prize went to Patrick McCrossan (6) with 28 gross points.

Bank Holiday Open
Lewis Jones (13) was the winner on Monday of the Bank Holiday Open with an impressive 42pts, the runner up was Liam Callaghan (12) with 41pts with Mark Sharkey (20) in third with 40pts, Stephen Conroy (6) took the gross on this occasion with 33 gross points.

Ladies Members Cup
Margaret Wolfe (31) was the convincing winner of the Ladies members cup on Tuesday with a fine score of 42pts, the category winners were Mandy Coyne (7) with 38 pts and Donna Doherty (32) with 38ps also.

Worcester Cup
The leading qualifiers in the Worcester cup mixed foursomes on Wednesday were Annette Patton and Ronnie Wiley with a great score of 48.0 nett which led the field home by a massive four shots from the runners up Monica and Sean MacIntyre with Margaret and Nicky Wolfe in third on 52.5 Nett. The full list of qualifiers and fixtures is on the men’s noticeboard.

Team’s news
Eddie McHugh’s All Ireland Fourball team hold a 4-1 advantage over Co. Cavan golf club after Sunday’s first leg played at Strabane, there is no doubt there is still work to be done in the second leg which takes place this Sunday in Cavan.

Our Jimmy Bruen team have progressed to the next round of that competition having just got the better of Faughan Valley G.C. at City of Derry on Friday night past. The first two matches were beaten but Strabane staged a good fight back to take the remaining three games the final one on the last green.

The Ladies Tyrone and Fermanagh Better-ball team suffered a heavy defeat at home on Sunday going down 4-1 to near neighbours Newtownstewart G.C.

Martin Rouse’s Donegal Junior team took lost 3-2 on Saturday to Letterkenny golf club a result that gives them a good chance of qualifying for the next round with the home leg to come on Friday 16th June.

The winner of this week’s £50 bar credit draw was Gerard Patterson, the winner of the Shop Lotto Draw for the golf bag was Lewis Jones.

Fixtures:
Thursday 1st June – Charlies Bar Stableford
Saturday 3rd June – Foothills Restaurant Stableford
Monday 5th June – Monday Open
Tuesday 6th June – Ladies Day-Eileen Devine Stroke
Wednesday 7th June – Mixed Foursomes.

Club Notes – 23rd May 2017

BUSY WEEK AT STRABANE GOLF CLUB.

Several competitions took place over this past week at Strabane with 175 cards being taken out for Saturday’s stableford event sponsored by J.A.Gamble & Co Ltd. The best of the day was set in the early morning by Sammy Devenney (20) with an excellent 42pts which was equaled but not bettered for the remainder of the day, Sammy winning on break of tie with a brilliant 23pts on the inward nine 13 of which he scored on the final four holes! The unlucky runner up was John Duddy (16) another player to hit some great form off late, John may well look back on two front nine blank holes on his card over the front nine that cost him the win. Third went to John McCallion (17) with 39pts, with Dan Downey (15) featuring in the prizes again in fourth, also with 39pts, the final nett prize went to Stephen Donaghey (11) with 38pts.  The gross was picked up by Cathal Patton with 34 gross pts and the over 60’s prize to Liam McGinley (20) with 38pts, Johnny McCrea (24) took the first nine prize with 21pts with John White (26) winning the best back nine with 24pts.

HABINTEG OPEN SCRAMBLE
As always there was a very good turnout for the annual Habinteg Housing Association open scramble with many great prizes up for grabs. The overall winners were Michael Kelly, Gary King, Ciaran Patton and Roddy Campbell with a total of 53.7 nett, the winners in the men’s section were Declan Doherty, John Doherty, Paul Bogle and Francie Conwell with 54.3 nett, second were Mark Gillespie, Nicky Wolfe, Martin Patton and James Patton with 54.4 nett. In the ladies section the winners were Geraldine McCrory, Heather Mitchell, Catherine Neeson and Ann McCrory with 61.7 nett.  The best mixed team were Paddy O’Kane, Margaret Wolfe, Gerry Casey and Debbie McDaid with 58.9 nett. The organiser Dr Paul Armstrong thanked everyone for again supporting the event with a special thanks to the many sponsors especially the competition main sponsor “The Pharmacy” Lifford. A full list of prize winners is available to view on the club facebook page.

T.OSCAR ROLLINS STABLEFORD
There was an excellent midweek entry for last week’s T.Oscar Rollins stableford played last Thursday, with in excess of 100 playing on the day a quadruple break of tie was required to separate the top four. The winner was another player in a rich vein of form Declan Doherty (9) with 39pts, another player on top of his game at present is Gerard Bradley (18) and he was declared  the runner up, third went to Patrick McGranaghan (7) with Caolan Crawford (5) the gross winner with 34 gross pts.

Monday Stableford
The winner of this week’s Monday Stableford was Billy Doherty (16) with 41pts, runner up was Hugh Byrne (14) with 40pts with Rory McColgan in third with 38pts,  Conal Cooke (3) was the gross winner with 34 gross pts.

Mixed Foursomes
Well done to our Irish Mixed Foursomes side the current Ulster Champions who were leading qualifiers on Sunday at Omagh Golf Club with an impressive total of 281, this led the way by 6.5 shots from the host club Omagh.  Strabane will now play Newtownstewart back at Omagh in the matchplay stages.

In other club representative golf Marc Brollys Ulster Cup have exited this year’s competition going down to a very good Castlehume side on Saturday past.

In last Wednesday’s mixed event Margaret Wolfe and Paddy O’Kane combined to lead the way with 30pts over the 13 holes in play, the runners up were Annette Patton and Francie Devine with 27pts the same total as third placed Patricia Kelly (Lady Captain) and Oliver McNally. The Worcester Cup qualifying has been switched to this Wednesday night 24th May, pick your own partner.

The winner of last Tuesday’s Ladies day competition The Georgina Gregg was Monica McGettigan (24) with 71 Nett, the category winners were Jennifer Rouse (10) with 73 Nett and Mary Gallagher (31) with 74 Nett.

Congratulations to 13yr old Oran Donaghy(30) who recorded a hole in one last week in the junior competition holing out at the par three 16th hole from the men’s tee ,a great feat for someone so young!!

The outright winner of the last Man Standing £1000 prize was Ciaran Martin who selected Swansea to win on Sunday, the seller was Marc Brolly, thank-you to all who supported the competition.

The £50 bar credit winner this week was Billy Doherty.

There is brilliant Entertainment in the club this Bank Holiday weekend with David James making a return on Sunday night supported by Klassix Disco, the doors open at 9pm with David on stage at 10.30pm, admission is £4.00.

The next presentation night will be Friday 2nd June at 8pm sharp, please indicate on the noticeboard if you can or cannot attend.

Fixtures:
Thursday 25th May – Tennents Stableford
Saturday 27th May – Mc Hughs Oil Stableford
Monday 29th May – Bank Holiday Open
Tuesday 30th May – Macmillan Cancer Relief
Wednesday 31st – Mixed Foursomes

Club Notes – 16th May 2017

McCREA ON BREAK OF TIE

Playing in the first fourball on the course on Saturday morning Mark McCrea (8) posted the winning score of nett 64 in the Golf Club Shop Stroke event, his total was equalled but not bettered throughout the day, Mark’s score was probably all the more remarkable as he played in the days worse conditions, with early morning rain prevailing for the entirety of his round.  Mark reached the turn in a decent total of four over par but turned it on in the back nine recording birdies at the 10th & 13th holes whilst conceding only one shot to par at the 17th for a one under par back nine total. Saturday’s unlucky runner up was John McMenamin (17) another player who has improved his game rapidly this season, with Patrick Kennedy (3)in third place with an excellent return of one under par on the day that converted to 65 nett, fourth went to another in form player Martin McGeehan (19) with 66 nett with Hugh McGinley (26) taking his first nett prize in fifth place also with 66 net. Saturday’s gross prize winner was Cathal Patton (6) with 73 gross. The categories went to Paul Gallagher (9) with 69 nett in category one, Eddie McCrea (17) with 67 nett in category two and to Sammy Devenney (21) with 70 nett in category 3.  Many thanks to Freddie Patterson at the club shop who kindly sponsored this event.

Seamus Duffy Golf Academy.
Almost 100 cards were taken out for Thursdays competition the Seamus Duffy Academy Stableford, the winner was Mark Gillespie (15) another player who has improved significantly this season.  Mark has devoted much more time to his golf since his cricket retirement last year, on Thursday he posted his best round to date with an eye catching 44pts which was good enough by one from the runner up Patrick O’Doherty (22) with Conor Sharkey (6) in third with 41 pts which was only a single shot over par on the day, the gross prize was picked up by Peter Doherty (6) with 32 gross pts.  

Monday Stableford
With a major deterioration in the weather there was a mediocre entry for Mondays Stableford event, but it went the way off Mark Gillespie once again, now playing of his new handicap of 12 his 37 pts was good enough by two from his playing partner Nicky Wolfe (9).

TEAM NEWS
Commiserations to Paddy O’Kane and his Pierce Purcell team who narrowly failed to qualify for the matchplay stages on Sunday beaten on countback for fourth place by the host club Killymoon on Sunday at the Co.Tyrone venue. Mark Brolly’s Ulster Cup team trail 5-2 after their first leg second round match with Castlehume golf club, they will endeavour to overturn the deficit in the home leg this Saturday afternoon.

Ladies Golf
Last week’s Camus Cup winner was Heather Mitchell (22) with 66 nett, the category winners were Anne Sharkey (18) in category one with 69 nett and Caren Corry (29) with 69 nett in category two.

13 pairs played in last Wednesdays mixed foursomes event were Rosaleen and Cahir Doherty with a fantastic total of 29 pts for the ten holes in play, the runners up were Carmel McElwee and Freddie Patterson with 24 pts with Debbie McDaid and Liam McDevitt in third with 23 pts.

The Worcester cup qualifying in the Mixed will be played on Wednesday 31st May. 

Best wishes to our Mixed Foursomes team, the current Ulster Champions, who will be at the qualifying heat at Omagh Golf club this coming Sunday.

This week’s winner of the £50 bar credit draw was John McMenamin.

This Sunday will see the finale of the Last Man Standing competition with four players still remaining, all four advanced from last weekend’s fixtures with a winning selection, if there is no outright winner the £1000 prize will be shared between the survivors!

Fixtures:
Thursday 18th May – T.Oscar Rollins S/F
Friday 19th May – Habinteg Open Scramble
Saturday 20th May – JA Gamble & Co Ltd
Monday 22nd May – Monday Stableford

 

Club Notes – 9th May 2017

McGILL WINS SPORTS CENTRE STABLEFORD
Paul McGill (6) kept his good Winter form going in brilliant conditions to take the Sports Centre sponsored competition on Saturday past with 40pts, one of three players on the same total.  Runner up Aidan Boyle, also playing of six, had the same back nine total as the winner but the competition was decided on a break of tie on the last three holes, a stand out birdie 3 at the par 4- 17th hole just getting the winner the verdict in an extremely close call. Third went to the very much in form Liam Patton (15) who had got to the turn with 23 pts and he too birdied the 17th hole whilst compiling his 40pts.  Fourth place went to Gerard Bradley (18) another player producing good scores, he had 38 pts with the final nett prize going to David Irvine (10) also with 38 pts.  The gross winner was Patrick McCrossan (6) with 30 gross pts with the nines being claimed by Declan McDonnell (10) with 20 pts for the front nine and to Stephen Alexander (19) with 20pts for the back nine, John Duddy (14) took the over 60’s prize with 36pts.

THURSDAY STABLEFORD
Dan Downey (16) playing the very last fourball on the course took the first Thursday stableford competition with an excellent total of 42 pts, veteran Jimmy Coyle at 87 years of age, had led the way for most of the day with 39pts, taking into consideration this event was played from the back white markers Jimmy’s total was a remarkable one indeed an ageless competitor who always gives it his all in any conditions, Well done Jimmy!  Third place on the day went to another veteran Jim Malcolm (18) with a very tidy 38 pts, Connor Meehan took the gross prize with 30 gross pts.

Ladies open teams.
The winners of the Strabane Electrics Open teams were Dympna Doherty, Imelda Doherty and Carole McFeeters, the runners up were Jennifer Rouse, Catherine Connolly and Marion O’Reilly, further congratulations to Marion who recorded a hole in one at the 12th hole, third place went to Geraldine McCrory, Catherine Neeson and Heather Mitchell.

Mixed Foursomes
There were 14 pairs for last week mixed foursomes event played over 10 holes, the winners were Geraldine Masterson and Francie Devine with 26pts with Annette Patton and Freddie Patterson the runners up with 24pts, third went to Rosaleen and Cahir Doherty with 23pts.

Pride of place in team events goes to Aidan Boyle and his Jimmy Bruen side who led the qualifyers home at Ballycastle on Sunday, topping the leader board by an incredible 9 shots despite having to endure thick coastal fog for much of the duration of their round, the stand out performance on the day went to Ryan McGowan and his partner Paul Bogle who got it round in three over par despite dropping three late shots, Strabane will now meet Faughan Valley back at Ballycastle in the next couple of weeks.

Well done also to Eddie McHugh and his All Ireland Fourball side who have advanced to the next round of that competition with a comfortable overall win over Banbridge.

The Last Man Standing competition still goes on with none of the four remaining players picking a winning side last weekend, all four are readmitted to battle on for the £1000 prize. The £50 bar credit draw this week was won by Liam Doherty and the lotto ball for the Adidas shoes went to Liam Patton.

Music in the clubhouse this Saturday night with Sharon Nixon at 10.30pm,Don’t miss the brilliant David James back with us on Sunday 28th May at 10pm

Fixtures:
Thursday 11th May – Seamus Duffy Golf Academy Stableford.
Saturday 13th May – Golf Shop Stroke -sponsored by Freddie Patterson
Monday 15th May – Club Competition 18 holes Stableford.
Friday 19th May – Habinteg Open teams scramble.

Club Notes – 2nd May 2017

Strabane Ladies Win National Title
Many congratulations to our Ladies branch this week as their team representing Tyrone won the inaugural National teams title at Killeen Castle Co.Meath, the team were Lady Captain Patricia Kelly, Anne Sharkey, Mandy Coyne, Lauren Patton and Geraldine Masterson, the team have been invited back to defend the title next year.

Farmers Home & Off Sales
New member Liam Doherty (24) picked up his first win at Strabane at the weekend taking the Farmers Home & Off Sales stableford event with a highly impressive 44pts in very windy conditions.  Liam got to the turn with 21pts despite a blank hole at the 4th, and came back with an excellent 23pts with some very steady golf giving him a three point margin from his nearest challenger, John Blee (14), who also carded 23 pts on his inward nine holes, third place also with 41 pts came the very consistent Martin Gormley (14) with Liam Patton (15) in fourth with 39pts.  Pat O’Neill (15) kept his great run going to take fifth place also with 39pts.  The over 60’s prize on Saturday went to Michael Doyle (21) another player with 39 pts, the gross prize went to Cathal Patton (5) with 31 gross pts with the nines going to Kieran McAleer (23) and Declan McDonnell (10).  Many congratulations to Michael Kelly and to Colin McCafferty, who both recorded a hole in one in this competition and both at the same hole, the par three 7th, incidentally both players also used an eight iron for their perfect shot!  Colin’s feat was all the more pleasing as it was his first and on the occasion of his 50th birthday.  The presentation for this and other recent competitions will be this coming Friday night 5th May at 8pm sharp.

Bank Holiday Monday Open
Conditions were superb with the course really coming in to its own for Monday’s Bank Holiday Open which was won by junior player Patrick McGranaghan (8).  Patrick’s game has really moved on since he recently got to single figures and is a young golfer with a great attitude and huge potential and he’s one who seems very dedicated to the sport, Patrick got round with 40pts which was good enough by one from the runner up Alan McGinley (19) another student member who is improving rapidly this season, third place went to Martin Houston (16) also with 39 pts with the gross prize on this occasion going to Conal Cooke (2) with 32 gross pts.

Thursday Club Final Day
Sixty eight golfers travelled to the beautiful Donegal Golf Club last Thursday for the final day of the Thursday Club series. The course was in excellent condition although the prevailing north-west wind made scoring very difficult on the day. The winner was Pat O’Neill with 35pts, with Eugene Patton the runner up with 34pts, third went to Jimmy Callan with Jim Harley in fourth place. The brilliant nett prizes went right down to 26th place, the first of the visitors on the day was Ronnie Young with 34 pts with Seamus Flanagan the runner up, Ronnie Young also had the only visitors two on the day. The other two’s were recorded by Paul O’Hare, Brian Kelly and Francie Devine who shared the £100 two’s pot. The Captain, Pat McAneny, thanked all the players for making the entire Thursday Club such a successful event, Donegal Golf club for their fantastic hospitality and Tommy Forbes, the Thursday Club convenor for all his work.
The popular Habinteg Housing Association will take place on Friday 19th May, players may now book their times online using the BRS system through the clubs website page, this is always a very popular fundraiser and you are advised to book early.

Ladies Golf
The winner of last week’s Lady Captains Charity event was Jennifer Rouse (9) with 34pts, the category winners were Monica McGettigan (24) with 33 pts and Margaret Wolfe (32) also with 33 pts.

The mixed foursomes winners were Anne and Mark Sharkey with 24 pts.

The clubs Last man standing competition is really getting to the business end of things as regards the £1000 prizemoney with only four players remaining in the hunt.

Last week’s £50 bar credit winner was Joe Doherty.

It is expected that placing on fairways will cease after this weekend please watch for notice on Facebook or on the noticeboards.

The Seamus Duffy Golf Academy will begin properly this Friday 5th May from 2pm with a tutorial and get together in the Caricklee room with professionals Seamus Duffy, Michael McGeady and Sean Devenney.

There is a charity night in aid of “Inspire” in the clubhouse this coming Saturday night with music from local artists and DJ Mickey Ferry with a late bar.

Upcoming events include Saturday 13th May “Sharon Nixon band” and Sunday 28th May the return of the very popular “David James Show”

Fixtures:
Saturday 6th May – Sports Centre Open s/f
Monday 8th May – 18 holes S/F
Tuesday 9th May – Ladies Camus Cup
Wednesday 10th May – Mixed foursomes
Thursday 11th May – Seamus Duffy Golf Academy S/F

Club notes – 25th April 2017

BUSY WEEKEND AT STRABANE

There was a very busy schedule of events at Strabane Golf club this past week with big turnouts for the competitions and several ladies & gents matches played.

Sunday’s competition was the inaugural Jimmy Duncan Memorial Ladies and Gents Open which saw in excess of 120 players taking out cards. The winner of the men’s section was David Friel (11) with an excellent 41pts, David became the first recipient of the beautiful crystal trophy presented to the club by the Duncan family in memory of Jimmy, who was one of our finest ever clubmen. The runner up on the day was the tournament co-ordinator Paddy O’Kane (9) just a point back on 40pts with Ryan McGowan (7) in third spot with 39pts, just ahead of Brian Kelly (21) on break of tie, Sean MacIntyre (12) took fifth place with 38pts, the nines went to Lewis Jones (13) and to Barry Patterson (9), the gross award went to Paul McGill (6) with 31 gross points. In the Ladies section victory went to Roisin Corry who now plays out of Aughnacloy G.C with 40 pts with the runner up Maeve Corry with 37pts, the nines went to Mary O’Reilly and to Heather Mitchell.

Strabane Electrics Open
Rory Doherty (9) was the man in great form on Saturday morning posting a winning 43pts which was never surpassed for the remainder of the day, a great score that was only two over par.  The unlucky runner up with another great total was Aidan Coyle (16) with 42pts, third, three points further back came Ronnie Wiley (12) with Damian Carey in fourth with 37pts, Peter Etherson (20) took the final nett prize also with 37 pts, the gross went to Ben Corry (6) with 31 gross pts with the nines going to Peter Doherty (5) and to Conor Sharkey, the presentations for this and other recent events is set for Friday 5th May at 8pm.

Monday Club
The Monday club final day winners were Kevin Keegan, Joe Doherty, Rodney Dolan and Odran McGettigan with 101 pts, an eye catching 12 points ahead of their nearest challengers Kevin Gallagher, Stewart McFeeters, Liam McCool and Pat McGuigan on 89 pts.

Thursday Club Week 12
The final weeks play at Strabane for this year’s Thursday club took place last week with John McCallion picking up the win with an excellent 44pts, the same total as the runner up Garvin Godfrey with Barry Patterson in third with 40pts, Jonathan McGillion was the leading non Thursday club member with a fine 45 pts. The final day is to Murvagh Golf Club this Thursday 27th April with the presentation back at Strabane at 8.45pm, all competitors are asked to be present!

Mixed Foursomes
The latest winners of the Wednesday night mixed foursomes were Monica MacIntyre and Freddie Patterson with 23 pts, the runners up were Margaret Wolfe and Mark Gillespie with the same total with Geraldine McCrory and Kevin Neeson in third a point behind on 22 pts.

Team News
Marc Brolly’s Ulster Cup team have advanced to the next round with a comprehensive win over North-West golf club, taking the first four matches on the course to wrap up the tie. Eddie McHugh’s All –Ireland Fourball have a commanding 5-0 advantage after their first round home leg in that event. Our youthful Fred Daly team went down by four matches to one in their home leg to Donegal Golf Club.

The winner of this week’s £50 bar credit draw was Declan Devine. There will be entertainment in the clubhouse on Saturday night as our Country nights continue with the first ever appearance of Francis Donnelly at 10.30pm.  Kieran mcColgan will be back in the club on Sunday evening at 6pm-8pm.

Fixtures:
Thursday 27th April – Thursday Club away day.
Saturday 29th April – Farmers Home Bar and Off sales (s/f)
Sunday 30th April – Societies
Monday 1st May – Stableford Open
Tuesday 2nd May – Ladies Open Teams
Wednesday 3rd May – Mixed Foursomes

Club Notes – 18th April 2017

RECORD ENTRY FOR MOPACK OPEN

The largest entry in recent seasons participated in Saturdays Boran Mopack stroke competition with 213 members taking out cards for the event. The winner playing late in the afternoon was Damian McGranaghan (7) with a fine one over par round which gave him a clear margin of victory on 63 nett from the runner up Johnny Potts (20) on 66 nett, Paul Bogle (11) continues to impress and he also finished on 66 nett in third, Paul McGill (6) took fourth spot with 67 nett with Nigel Houston (11) taking the final nett prize also with 67 nett.  The category prizes went to Caolan Crawford (6) with 67 nett in category one, the category two prize went to Andy Wolfe (12) also with 67 nett with category three going to Tommy Sharkey (23) another player with 67 nett.  The over 60’s prize went to John J Duffy (15) with Conal Cooke (2) taking the gross with a three over par 72.  Many thanks to the sponsors of the event who came on board at the last minute which is very much appreciated.

Easter Monday Open
The winner of the Easter Monday open competition was Paul Kavanagh (18) with an excellent return of 43 pts which gave him a two points margin from the runner up Sean Elliot (12) with Jordan Arthur (6) in third place with 39 pts, the gross went to Conor Byrne (5) with a three over par 38pts.
Congratulations to Conor who recently added the Rosapenna Junior scratch cup to his rapidly filling up golfing C.V.

Thursday Club week 11
The penultimate Thursday club of the season took place on Thursday last and saw a win for Brian Kelly (21) with a score of 40 pts, the runner up was veteran Liam Curry (13) with 39 pts with Oliver McNally(18) in third place also with 39 pts, Peter Doherty (5) took a non- Thursday club member prize also with 39 pts. Neil Conroy still tops the golfer of the year table on 107 pts with Martin Finlay in second on 95 pts.  This week will be the last of the series with the final day the following week played at Donegal Golf Club, non- Thursday club members are very welcome to participate at a cost of £38 which covers green fee’s, visitors prize and three course meal, the timesheet is posted on the noticeboard. Next Monday 24th April will be the final day for the Monday Teams event with the meal to follow at 6.00pm.

Ladies Easter Basket
The winner of the Ladies Easter basket event last Tuesday was Lady Captain Patricia Kelly (32) with an excellent total of 42 pts, Jennifer Rouse (9) was the winner of category one with 36 pts with Caren Corry (30) the winner in category two with 39 pts. This week’s scheduled competition the Breast Cancer Charity event has been put back to a later date. The ladies open teams has also been switched, it will be played on Tuesday 2nd May and is kindly sponsored by Strabane Electrics.

Mixed Foursomes
The Wednesday evening mixed foursomes competition was won last week by Monica & Sean MacIntyre with 25 pts for the 10 holes in play, the runners up were Debbie McDaid and Nicky Wolfe with 24pts, Margaret Wolfe and Gerry Casey were in third also with 24pts

The clubs Last Man Standing event has now come down to the last 24 players all still in the hunt for the £1000 prize, this week’s fixtures have been posted on the clubs Facebook page.

Fixtures:
Thursday 20th April – Thursday Club week 12-18 holes qualifying
Saturday 22nd April – Strabane Electrics Open
Sunday 23rd April – The Jimmy Duncan Ladies & Gents Open
Monday 24th April – Monday Teams final day
Tuesday 25th April – Lady Presidents Charity
Wednesday 26th April -Mixed Foursomes

 

Jimmy Duncan Memorial Trophy – Sunday 23rd April

Club Notes – 11th April 2017

Young Alan the Master.

Another of the clubs up and coming young golfers, Adam McGinley (21), led the way in Saturdays BMcNamee Ltd sponsored competition. The event was originally scheduled to be a stroke competition but because of computer server problems it was switched in the early morning to a stableford event.  Alan is a young man with bags of potential as he showed here, managing an excellent 41pts despite not scoring at three of the holes. Runner up was Paul McConway (16) just beaten on break of tie with the same total and turning in his best performance for quite some time, third place went to Martin McGeehan (20) a point back with 40pts, Club President Stewart McFeeters (17) was fourth with 38pts with Declan Doherty (9) continuing his good form with 37pts in fifth place. Fred McGavigan (4) took his first gross prize of the new season with 32 gross pts with Terence McDermott (21) winning the over 60’s prize, the nines went to John Duddy (16) and to John Blee (16) – 170 cards were taken out for the event.

There was a fantastic turnout for the new Captains Drive-in last Wednesday evening with 32 pairs competing then in the 10 holes mixed foursomes event which was won by Debbie McDaid and Gerry Casey.

Thursday Club
Last week’s Thursday Club week 10 was dominated by the very much in form Neil Conroy (10) with a fine 42 pts taking him to single figures for the first time, Neil’s four shot win also moved him to the top of the Golfer of the Year standings on 107 pts. The runner up on the day was Dr Paul Armstrong (17) with 38 pts on break of tie from third placed Chris McDermott, Damian McGranaghan was this week’s gross prize winner. The timesheet for the final day is now posted, non Thursday Club members are welcome to attend at a cost of £38 for meal, golf and visitors prize, this does not include the 2’s competition.

Monday Club
Seven teams participated in this week’s Monday club with the winners declared as Joe Doherty, Kevin Keegan, John McCallion and Foncie McNally with 98.75 nett.  The runners up were Jim Arbuckle, Pascal McGillian, Liam McGinley and Chris McDermott. The final day is set for Monday 24th April, the cost is £10 which includes a two course meal.

Only two players exited Last Man Standing this weekend leaving a total of 35 still in the hunt for the £1000 prize.

The £50 bar draw this week was won by Freddie Patterson.

The club is open for Sunday Lunch on Easter Sunday 12.30pm-3.30pm booking is strongly advised.

Fixtures: 
Wednesday 12th April – Mixed Foursomes
Thursday 13th April – Thursday Club week 11(Qual)
Saturday 15th April – Gormleys Opticians (S/F)
Monday 17th April – Easter Monday Open (S/F)
Tuesday 18th April – Ladies Breast Cancer Charity

Club Notes – 4th April 2017

BIG BRADS WINS CAFFE FRESCO

Gerard Bradley playing of 19 was the winner of the new seasons first sponsored competition the Caffe Fresco stableford with a good total of 39 pts, an excellent score on a very difficult day for golf with the fairways very wet, with very little run after the past weeks heavy rain coupled with the breezy conditions that prevailed throughout the day.  Gerard played very steady to reach the turn with 20 pts and added a further 19 on the more difficult back nine including a very important par putt at the last, the runner up was John Langan (13) who was in great shape playing the 18th but encountered a couple of trees on his way to record a six which cost him the win beaten on break of tie, third place one point back came Declan Doherty (10) with 38 pts, a fine birdie three at the last elevating him well up the leaderboard with the same total as early morning starter Mark McCrea (8) and Chris McDermott (13) who finished fourth and fifth respectively. A pointer to the conditions on the day can be made in the gross section which was won by Conal Cooke (2) who signed for 31 gross pts which was a massive eleven shots less than his winning total the previous week, but still was good enough this week in the gross section. The nines went to Nigel Houston (11) with 22 pts for the front nine and to Charlie Patton (17) with the same total on the back nine. The C.S.S. for this event was 71 or 34 pts!

Thursday Club week 9
Last week’s Thursday club winner was Pat O’Neill (16) with 40pts, the runner up was Neil Conroy (11) beaten only on break of tie with Shane McLaughlin (9) third on 38 pts, the gross winner was Freddie Patterson. Martin Finlay despite not playing last week retains his lead in the Golfer of the Year chase on 96 pts but only by six points now from Jim Harley with Neil Conroy in third with 87 pts. Only three weeks remain with the final day at Murvagh G.C. on Thursday 27th April, see Tommy Forbes to confirm your spot on the timesheet.

Monday Club
With the continuing poor weather only five teams braved the elements last Monday , the winners were Ronnie Wiley, Liam Patton, Foncie McNally and John McMenamin with 85.25 Nett, the runners up were Chris McDermott, Robert Bell and Oliver McNally with 81.5 Nett. The final day of this years event is confirmed as Monday 24th April.

There were many fallers from the 197 left in at the weekend in the Last Man Standing competition with Man United and Chelsea being the downfall of so many and Southampton chipping in for good measure too! The field is now whittled down to 71 players for this week’s midweek games, someone is getting closer to the £1000 prize!

This week’s £50 bar credit winner was Martin McGeehan. Club Captain Pat McAneny was the winner of this week shop bonus ball winning a new Waterproof Golf suit!

There is a Masters Golf selection sheet available at the bar with any profits made going to course development and machinery, priced at £10, we would ask as members as possible to participate.

Fixtures:
Wednesday 5th April – Captains Drive in
Thursday 6th April – Thursday club 18 holes qualifying.
Saturday 8th April – BMcNamee LTD (S)
Monday 10th April – Monday club
Tuesday 11th April – Easter Basket( Ladies)

Club Notes 25th March 2017

NEW GOLF SEASON SWINGS IN TO ACTION 2

Scratch Cup 2017

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Club Notes – 15th November 2016

WINTER MATS IN USE AT STRABANE
The winter mats will be in use on the course on both fairways and semi-roughs from Thursday 17th November, for all competitions, until further notice.  However, play will continue to proceed from the summer yellow tees and summer cards will still be used for a while yet as the yellow tees were only moderately used this year greens convenor Ben Corry stated.

On the course Saturday’s competitions have now been reduced to 15 holes, last Saturday’s winner was Oliver McNally (19) with 37pts, just ahead of runner up Liam Callaghan (12) with 36 pts, Chris McDermott (13) finished in third place with the gross prize going to Paul McGill (6) with 26 gross pts.
Congratulations to Paul who had a hole in one at the second hole in the Saturday 15 holes competition on Sat 22nd October, there was also another hole in one recorded on the same day by Sean Elliot at the 12th hole.

The winner of the 15 holes event on Saturday 5th November was Stephen Donaghey (11) with 35 pts, relegating James Patton (12) to the runners up spot on break of tie, third was Martin Finlay (20) with 34 pts, the gross winner on this occasion was Patrick Kennedy (2) with 28 gross pts.

The final Saturday qualifier was played on Saturday 29th October and saw a great win for Cathal Patton (6) who got it round in a fine level par score giving him 42 pts, the runner up was Paul Kavanagh (19) a point behind with 41pts with Liam Callaghan (13) in third with 40pts, the gross winner was again Patrick Kennedy.

Thursday Club
The Thursday club has very quickly moved on to week 10, the most recent winner was Shane McLaughlin (9) with 36 pts over the 15 holes in play, the runner up was Jim Harley (18) with 33 pts with Chris McDermott (13) in third with 33 pts nett.
The previous weeks winner was Stewart McFeeters (17) with 35 pts with Liam Patton (15) the runner up with 34.5 nett, third went to Neil Conroy (11) with 34 pts. In the race to be crowned Golfer of the Year for the first term Oliver McNally leads the way with 132 pts, from Liam Patton on 114pts, with Neil Conroy in third at present with 110 pts.
In the “King of the two’s” section last year’s winner Freddie Patterson has hit the front scoring two deuces in each of his past two weeks play, he leads on a total of six from both Shane McLaughlin and Paul McGill on five.
This week’s competition will again be played over 15 holes with the “Loop” omitted.

Monday Club
The Monday Team’s event continues to attract a very good weekly entry

The latest winners were club President Jim Arbuckle, Pascal McGillion, Martin Finlay and Patsy Wilson with 92 pts nett, the runners up were Kevin Gallagher, Frank McKay, Danny McGinley and Gabriel Gordon with 89.25 Nett.
The date for the Christmas Monday Club is set for Monday 19th December with the traditional meal and music to follow.

Sperrin Springs Winter Cup
This coming Sunday will be the last qualifying week of the matchplay event, section one is the closest to call of the three sections with no less than five pairs still in with a chance of qualifying for the semi-finals. Stephen Conroy and Mark Quinn currently lead the way on 14.5 pts with four further pairings awaiting any slip up’s they are all on 12 pts.
In Section 2, Anthony Brennan and Frankie Houston will wrap up the section if the score a half point in their last tie as they lead on 18.5 pts, even if they score zero they will still reach the semi-finals as the highest scoring runners up, Paul Kavanagh and Ciaran Murphy are in second place and if they win on Sunday they too will guarantee a semi-final berth. In section three Paul O’Neill and Brendan O’Neill ensured their place in the next stage on Sunday past having moved on to 18.5 pts. There will be an open draw when all four pairs have been identified, the final two weeks for the remaining pairs will be played as a better ball aggregate.

Congratulations to Martin “Pop” McGeehan who secured the £1000 Last Man Standing prize to himself selecting Sunderland to win in the final week, the winning promotor was Damian McGranaghan.
Look out for another game of Last Man Standing in early January.

Last week’s £50 bar credit draw winner was Claire Keys.

Tickets are on sale in the club for our members night on Saturday 3rd December with a two course hot buffet and 70’ 80’s disco to follow, tickets are available at the office, bar, or from any team captain from 2016 and are keenly priced at £10. Members are welcome to bring their guests on the night.

Club Notes – 18th October 2016

BOGLE WINS BALLYCOLMAN VIVO EVENT
At the second time of asking the rescheduled Ballycolman Vivo Open, kindly sponsored by Mark McDermott, got underway.  Although at times the weather resembled the original date with the wind and rain that prevailed throughout late morning and early afternoon making life very difficult for competitiors. The winner was Paul Bogle (12) with an excellent 40pts in the conditions although he just got the better of Raymond Arnold (21) on countback, two points further back with 38 pts came Shaun McGonagle (14) with 38pts the same total as fourth placed Paul Kavanagh (19), junior member Patrick McGranaghan (10) took fifth place and the final nett prize with 37 pts, Conal Cooke (3) took the gross prize with a three over par 33 pts, with the nines going to Stephen Donaghey (10) and to Philip Miller (21) who took the back nine.

B McNamee Open
The previous week’s competition was rescheduled from April this year with many thanks to long time golf club sponsors B Mc Namee Ltd. The winner was Matt Keyes (20) who returned to a bit of form with 41 pts to win by a shot from the very much in form Dermott Corry (12), Adrian McLaughlin (12) kept his good run going taking third place also with 40 pts with Gerry Quinn (22) in fourth with 39 pts, Martin Houston (17) was in fifth place with the gross on this occasion going to Mark McColgan with 31 gross pts.

Thursday Club results
Week five of the Thursday club was won by Ronnie Wiley (12) with 36pts for the 15 holes in play, the runner up was Dr Ciaran Kelly (12) with 33.75 Nett, with Chris McDermott (13) in third with 33 pts. There were eleven two’s recorded on the day.
Last week’s Thursday club, week 6 was claimed by Pascal McGillion (24) with 36 pts over the first 16 holes, second went to Liam Patton (15) with 35 pts with Liam McGinley (21) in third with 34 pts. The best overall return of the day was made by non-Thursday member Declan Doherty who had a fine 38 pts to take that prize. Surprisingly with all the par threes in  play only four twos were carded.

Monday club
There was a delayed start due to the early morning rain for this week’s Monday club event which was eventually played over 10 holes. The winners were Hugo McCusker, Eugene Patton, Jimmy Henderson and John Shiels with 52.25 Nett, the runners up were Chris McDermott, Oliver McNally and Robert Bell with 52 Nett.

Commiserations to Freddie Patterson and his Donegal Junior Cup team who narrowly lost to Gweedore Golf Club at Rosapenna on Saturday past, having to forfeit the opening game due to illness Strabane lost out on the final Green by three matches to two overall.

In Club Matchplay tournaments there are still some matches badly overdue completition! Those that have finished saw Kevin Heffernan taking his first matchplay title defeating Gerard Stewart in the final of the Lawson Cup, Betty Kelly and Tommy Sharkey caused somewhat of an upset in defeating Debbie McDaid and Gerry Casey in the final of the Worcester Cup.
Congratulations to Fred McGavigan who as expected wrapped up another Golfer of the Year title an award richly deserved for his consistency this season.

There were five further fallers in this week’s “Last Man Standing” competition with the race for the £1000 prize getting ever closer, only 19 players now remain.

Dermott Corry was the winner of the £50 bar credit draw.

There is music in the club on Saturday night with Klassix Disco & “The Mad Arabs” all the proceeds will go to the Foyle Hospice.
On Sunday at 6pm we have X-Factor 2016 contestant Conor McGinty with his two hour show, everyone is most welcome, there is no cover charge.
Our Christmas Brochures are now available at the club with a list of entertainment and party nights available.

Tickets are also now available for the brilliant “Clubsound” who will be with us on Saturday 18th February 2017,these would make a fantastic Christmas present, tickets are very reasonably priced at £12.50

Club News – 2nd October 2016

CAPTAINS OUTING TO MURVAGH
Barry Callaghan (19) totally dominated Saturdays Captains outing to Donegal Golf club with a fantastic 44 pts, which saw him the clear winner on the day by an eye-catching seven points from his nearest challenger. Barry raced to the turn in a most impressive 25pts and held his nerve well to record a further 19pts on the inward nine to easily take the win, the runner up was Nicky Patton(6) with a very steady 37 pts, with the consistent Michael Neeson (10) in third also with 37 pts, fourth went to veteran player Danny Duffy (15) another with 37 pts with Eddie Finlay (14) fifth with 36 pts.  The winner of the gross was competition secretary Patrick McCrossan (6) with 31 gross pts with Patrick Kennedy (2) the runner up in the gross category, Kevin Neeson (10) was sixth with Paul McConway (15) taking the final nett prize with 35 pts. The category prizes went to Nicky Wolfe (8), Kevin Gallagher (16) and Patsy Logue (24).  The Captain thanked all who had traveled on the day 140 had made their way to Murvagh G.C. for the day and were greeted by a course in its usual pristine condition.

Thursday Club week 4
Last week’s Thursday club winner was Martin Finlay with 34pts over the 15 holes in play and was the winner by two points from the runner up Paul McGill with 32pts the same total as third placed Dr C. Kelly, there were eight two’s recorded on the day.
Well done to Freddie Patterson’s Donegal Junior league team who have qualified for the final of that event with a great 3-2 win over Rosapenna at the Donegal venue, they now meet Gweedore Golf club in next week’s decider.
Last week’s Ladies event was the final competition of the summer programme and was won by Lorna Duffy with 30 pts, the category one winner was Mandy Coyne with 28 pts with Caren Corry winning category two with 26pts.
The Winter Cup is set to get underway this coming Sunday 9th October.

Club Notes – 27th September 2016

WEATHER PLAYS HAVOC WITH FIXTURES

Saturday’s competition the Vivo Stores Ballycolman competition fell foul of the recent wet weather conditions and had to be postponed as the course was badly flooded in the morning and was rightly declared unplayable. This event will now be rescheduled for Sat 15th October.

There was a good entry for week three of the Thursday club which was reduced to 15 holes also due to the wet conditions, this week’s winner was Oliver McNally (19) with 36 pts, the runner up was Dr Paul Armstrong (16) with 34pts just ahead on break of tie from Francie Devine (11) on the same total.  The early pacesetter in the golfer of the year stakes is Neil Conroy with 52 pts from Liam Patton in second with 37pts. Shane McLaughlin currently leads the “King of the 2’s” competition currently with three. New members are most welcome.

Eleven teams participated in this week’s Monday team’s event with the winners being declared as Denis Porter, Jim Wasson, Hugh Casey & George Turner with 83 pts for the 15 holes in play, the runners up were Robert Bell, Oliver McNally and Chris McDermott with 82.5 pts with Freddie Patterson, Ronnie Wiley, Liam Patton and Clarke Klam in third with 81pts.

Some matchplay ties are badly behind schedule an effort must be made to complete these competitions as soon as possible with two of the events only being at the semi-final stages! time is running out as the Winter Cup is set to get underway on Sunday 8th October.

Last week’s ladies event was the rescheduled Members Cup and it went the way of Lauren Patton (16) who made it two wins in a row and both with the same total of 37 pts, category one went to Lorna Duffy (21) also with 37 pts with category two going to Olive Reid (29) with 32 pts. Next Tuesday is the closing competition for the Ladies it’s a 10 holes scramble followed by a presentation buffet at 7.30pm.

Good luck to everyone going to the Captains Outing to Donegal Golf club on Saturday, hopefully we will have a decent day’s weather for the event, the presentations will take place back in the club at approximately 9.30pm.

Club Notes – 20th September 2016

MEDICARE WIN FOR MICHAEL
Michael Etherson (13) had the best return of the day in Saturday’s Medicare Open stableford with 41pts which was a great score on a day when the course was playing as long as it can with the soft conditions which prevail, the runner up was the very consistent Mark McCrea (9) with 40pts, student member Alan McGinley (24) took third place on the same total with Martin Elliot (17) playing out of Newtownstewart this year in fourth place with 39 pts, the final nett prize went to Mickey Kelly (9) with a very steady 38 pts, the gross once again went to Mr consistency himself Fred McGavigan (4) with 34 gross pts and with it surely the Golfer of the Year title for 2016, as he has moved on to 115 pts which is 35 pts clear of his nearest challenger the afore mentioned Mark McCrea on 80 pts, there are only two weeks remaining and a total of 40 pts possible for any player to add to their totals, the latter of these being the rearranged BMcNamee Ltd Open on Saturday 8th October, the Saturday after the Captains outing to Donegal Golf club. The nines last Saturday went to Patsy Logue (25) who won the front nine and to Kevin Neeson (10) who took the back nine prize.

Thursday Club week 2
Shane McLaughlin playing in the last four-ball out on Thursday was the winner of week 2 of the Thursday Club with a good total in the conditions of 40 pts.  Shane’s round was all the more remarkable in that he converted no less than three birdie two’s to the delight of his four-ball, I might add, and an early lead in “The King of the Two’s” competition.  The runner up was Neil Conroy (11) who has come on leaps and bounds with his game lately and he was ahead only on break of tie from Charlie Patton (18) on break of tie, despite Charlie’s miraculous chip in at the final hole. The only other player to manage a two on his card on Thursday was Ronnie Wiley.
All members may join the Thursday club this week, it will be played over 15 holes with the “Loop” left out in an effort to rest that area of the course.

Monday Club teams
With the Donegal seniors event on at Murvagh there was a smaller than usual entry for the Monday team’s event, a very close competition ensued however, with the winners declared as Jim Arbuckle, Pascal McGillion, Martin Finlay and Terence McDermott with 101.75 nett, the runners up were Chris McDermott, Robert Bell, Charlie Patton and Oliver McNally with 101.5 nett and third were Denis Porter, Jim Wasson, Hugh Casey and George Turner with 101 Nett

Entries are now being taken for the Leo Kavanagh Memorial Winter Cup sponsored by Sperrin Springs which is set to get underway on Sunday 9th October the fee is £12.50 per player

The Captains outing to Murvagh’s timesheet is at a maximum at present, other players wanting to attend should keep an eye on the board for any cancellations as unfortunately no further times are available at Donegal golf club for the day, Attendees are reminded to have the relevant fee of £40 payed in advance to the Gents box.

Congratulations to Gerard Walsh and his Lawson Cup team who won the Tyrone & Fermanagh title on Sunday past wrapping up their tie with Enniskillen Golf Club, although the games were for the most part close, Strabane got the necessary 4 pts needed early on and the match was called in.
Commiserations however to Shane McLaughlin and his Phair Cup team who really faced an uphill battle in their final with Aughnacloy G.C. having had a very poor first leg home result the team rallied and really looked in the closing stages that they would take the cup, but Aughnacloy got back into the third game on the course to take three points and a five foot missed putt in the bottom match on the last green saw the title go their way, nonetheless a fine effort from the Captain and players of the Strabane team.

This week’s £50 bar credit draw winner was Seamus Flannagan.

Only nine players were eliminated in week 5 of Last Man Standing, week 6 continues this week with the hunt for the £1000 prize.

There is music in the club this Saturday and Sunday with “Me Myself & I” back by popular demand on Saturday night and “Klassix Disco” on Sunday Night at the Vivo Stores Golf and Football presentation night 10pm-12.30am.
Watch out for Conor mcGinty on the  six chair Challenge this weekend on X-Factor where he will be featured ,Conor has played in the club on a few occasions and will be back here next Sunday 2nd October 6pm -8pm with his brilliant one man show, we wish him all the very best in the competition all are most welcome to come along to show their support, there is no admission fee.

Our Christmas entertainment and party Programme is now available on Facebook, the club website and at the clubhouse.

Fixtures:
Thursday 22nd September – Thursday club week 3  -15 holes
Saturday 24th September – Vivo Stores Ballycolman Open
Monday 26th September – Monday Teams

Club Notes – 13th September 2016

NIGEL BACK IN THE FORM
After a spell of uncharacteristic inconsistent golf Nigel Houston (12) bounced back in great style to take the Claims Assist Insurance Services Open on Saturday at Strabane. Nigel had been out of the game for some weeks with injury so his fine total of 40pts on a difficult day was most welcome, the runner up was Mark McColgan (5) with a fine two over par round that converted to 39pts, Terence McCay (23) was third with a very steady 38pts, fourth went to Philip Miller (22) with 37pts with Mark McCrea (9) taking the final nett prize also with 37 pts.  The best gross on the day went to Sean Forbes (6) with 31 gross pts, the nines went to Joe Kennedy (20) with 21pts for the first nine and to Ciaran Murphy (9) with 20pts for the back nine.
The Thursday Club got underway on Thursday past and we had some fine scoring on the day, the winner of week one was Paul Given (17) with 42pts, Paul is a relatively new member at the club and one who is already showing massive potential, the runner up was the ever consistent Michael Neeson (11) with 41pts with veteran, Danny Duffy (15), in third with 40 pts. The best score of the day was recorded by Brendan O’Neill (24) playing as a non- Thursday Club member he accumulated an eye catching 45 pts. New members are most welcome to join.

Ladies
Last week’s ladies event was the Bertie Colhoun Cup and it was won by Lauren Patton (16) with 37pts, again in difficult conditions, the categories went to Norma Brogan (15) with 35pts and to Mary Gallagher (31) with 33pts.

The mixed foursomes season is nearing the end of its schedule also. The latest Wednesday evening winners were Margaret Wolfe & Paddy O’Kane with 20 pts, the runners up were Monica McIntyre and Jason Gourley with 18 pts and Marion & Paul O’Reilly in third on the same total.
Our deepest condolences this week are extended to our Lady Captain Anne Sharkey, and the entire Pollock family, on the death of their mother Bridie, Mrs Pollock was laid to rest at St Marys Church Cloughcor on Wednesday morning, may she rest in peace.
This week’s £50 bar credit winner was Kevin Neeson.
Only 141 players remain in contention for the £1000 prize in last man standing after week fours results.

Club Notes – 6th September 2016

DISAPPOINTMENT AS MIXED TEAM MISS OUT.
There was great disappointment from players and supporters alike on Friday past at Shandon Park, when our mixed foursomes team so narrowly missed out on a place in Saturdays All-Ireland Final in their match with Gort Co. Galway. It is a format of golf where things can change so quickly and nothing can ever be taken for granted and this was certainly the case in Friday’s encounter. Gort had got off to a lightning start and found themselves very much in control in the top two matches 5 up and 4 up at the turn although Strabane were more than holding their own in the other ties. It looked like being the Ulster champions day when Cathal Patton and Heather Mitchell came back in the top match to level proceedings after 16 holes and added to that Conor Sharkey and Bernie O’Kane had also turned their match in their favour coming from 4 down to win the match by 2/1, with the other games nip and tuck Strabane were strong favourites but, as can happen and unfortunately did, the pendulum swung once again and this time very much in favour of the Galway team. They won the first match at the final hole to level affairs and then went ahead when Patrick McCrossan and Lauren Patton lost 2 down at the final hole, Gort had also came surging back from 3 down in match four and they also took that match against Declan Devine and Lisa Patton on the final green, Strabane just failing to make par to take the match to tie holes, the final game with Peter Doherty and Lorna Duffy were 1 up and in good position playing the last hole, however victory had dramatically turned to narrow defeat and Strabane were to leave on the day empty handed although the Ulster Champions pennant will hang proudly in the clubhouse for evermore. Gort suffered defeat in the final then on Saturday when the Leinster Champions Greystones took the overall title with a 3.5-1.5 win, congratulations to them.

TRU GLORY MENSWEAR STROKE
There was still a very good entry for Saturday’s rearranged open stroke competition kindly sponsored by new sponsors Tru Glory Menswear Main Street, it also provided the score of the year when Liam Callaghan (15) totally dominated proceedings to return a brilliant 60 nett to win by an amazing five shots, Liam has this year returned to the game and has shown great potential especially in matchplay games but everything went right for him on Saturday reducing his handicap by three shots in the process, the runner up was Kevin Heffernan (18) another player who has improved out of all recognition this season so far losing a total of nine shots of his handicap which is no mean feat in one year, his return of 65 nett just got the better of third placed Colin McCafferty (11) on break of tie, Martin Finlay (20) was fourth with 66 nett with the consistant David Friel (11) in fifth place with 67 nett, the categories went to Declan O’Hare (8) with 67 nett, John McMenamin (16) 67 nett and to George Hunter (23) with 68 nett, the gross prize was claimed by Patrick Kennedy (2) with 74 Gross.

Bank Holiday Monday Open
The final Monday open for the season was played the previous Monday and brought a win for Mark Quinn (13) with 41 pts which was good enough by two points from the runner up veteran Hugo mcCusker (12) with thirty nine with super senior Jimmy Coyle (24) third with 38 pts, the gross winner was visiting player from Canada Paul Doherty.

Thursday Open
Last week’s Thursday open was also the last for this season and it went to Vincent Bradley (19) with an excellent 43 pts a real return to the golf he is capable of for Vincent, the runner up was Kevin McGinley (10) with 41 pts another player on a great late season run of form, Conor McGettigan (9) took third with 39 pts, the gross went to Stephen McCay (5) with 32 gross pts.

Monday Teams
The popular close season Monday teams event got underway on Monday past withy 8 teams entering, the winners were Kevin McGinley, Foncie McNally, Gerry Quinn and Dermot Corry with 112 pts the runners up were Charlie Patton, Ollie McNally, Chris McDermott and Eddie McHugh with 110 pts, congratulations to Charlie who had a hole in one at the second hole.

Lady Presidents Day
Jennifer Rouse continued to dominate matters in the ladies section this week making it four big wins in a row when she added Mrs Rosaleen Dohertys Lady Presidents Prize to, the Lady Captains prize and the Brian Patton Ladies open, this time with an excellent 40 pts playing of 10 handicap, the runner up on the day was Mandy Coyne (8) with 39 pts with Lorna Duffy in third with 36 pts, The category winners were Catherine Neeson, Olive Turner and Caren Corry with the nines going to Mary McCrory and Margaret Duddy.

Mixed Foursomes
The regular Wednesday night mixed foursomes went to Carmel McElwee and Gerard Stewart with 23pts the runners up were Olive Reid and Eric Reid with 22 pts with Mary Duffy and Stephen Donaghey third with 21 pts. The ladies timesheet for their three ladies team event is now posted it takes place on Friday 16th September.

Gerard Walsh and his Lawson Cup team hold a 12.5-3.5 advantage over Enniskillen after the first leg of their final good luck to them in the second leg this weekend. Friday night is presentation night with numerous events being presented please check the noticeboard for further details,a good turnout of winners is requested at 8.00pm

Golf Notes – 30th August 2016

FONCIE WINS 7th ANNUAL BRIAN PATTON DAY

Veteran golfer Foncie McNally (16) was a popular winner of the weekends big event the 7th running of the Brian Patton Memorial Day, which was superbly supported with 178 cards being taken out for the competition, again testament to Brian who was such a great friend and tutor to so many players at the golf club. Foncie returned an excellent score of 42 pts on a day when scoring was particularly good, the runner up was another of the clubs veterans George Hunter (25)  with 41 pts with Michael Kelly (15) from Faughan Valley Golf Club in third place also with 41 pts, junior member Patrick McGranaghan (11) has being featuring regularly and his 41 pts took him to within touching distance of single figures for the first time, fifth went to Raymond Arnold (22) with a solid 40 pts, the gross went to Eoin O’Neill with a two over par round the same total as second gross Enda Kennedy (scr) the nines were claimed by Colin McCafferty (11) who took the first nine and Ben Corry (6) who took the second nine. In the Ladies Section Jennifer Rouse(10) again dominated proceedings and topped the leader board with 39pts, Catherine Neeson (16) was the runner up with 38 pts with Roisin Corry in third with 37 pts.

Strabane Training Services Open
Six handicapper Paul McGill kept his excellent recent run going on Saturday to lift the Strabane Training Services Open with an excellent 41 pts off the blue markers, the runner up was Patsy McHugh (17) also with 41pts, with Ciaran Patton (20) in third place three points further in arrears with 38 pts.  Gerry Quinn (23) was fourth also with 38 pts with James Harron (9) in fifth with the same score. Patrick McCrossan (5) was the gross winner with 31 gross pts with the nines going to Gus McCay (20) and to Charlie Patton.

Saffron Indian Restaurant Open
There was a good entry for last week’s Saffron Indian Restaurant Open with 90 players signing in, unfortunately weather conditions took a major turn for the worst in the late evening with a heavy prolonged downpour coupled with a spectacular electrical storm although the course emptied the competition was declared valid as enough of the total entry had completed their rounds and the course was not declared closed. The winner was Shay Callaghan (8) with 40 pts, the runner up was Stephen McCay (6) with 38pts Martin Keyes (17) was third with 37pts and Paul McGill (6) was the gross winner on this occasion with 37 pts.

Ladies Golf
Last week’s ladies winner was once again Jennifer Rouse (12) who is having a remarkable golfing season, her total of 42 pts was only six over the par for the course, the category one winner was Lady Captain Anne Sharkey (19) with 37 pts with Lady Vice-Captain Patricia Kelly winning category two with 35 pts.

The entire club will be wishing our Irish Mixed Foursomes team the very best of luck on Friday when the tee it up at Shandon Park in the All Ireland Semi-finals against Gort Golf Club Co.Galway with a 10.30am start, hopefully as many members as possible can travel to lend their support.

The £50 bar credit winner this week was Mark Sharkey
A further 26 players exited Last Man Standing this week to leave a total of 190 surviving till week four.

The Monday Teams will begin this Monday with the Thursday club set to get underway on Thursday 8th September.
The Captains outing this year will be in Donegal Golf Club Murvagh on Saturday 1st October the entry sheet will be on the notice board next week.

There will be music in the Clubhouse on Saturday night with Klassix disco, admission is free and everyone is most welcome.

Lady President’s Day Draw

MRS ROSALEEN DOHERTY
LADY PRESIDENT’S DAY
(Golfer of the Year points)

TUESDAY 30TH AUGUST 2016 18 HOLES STABLEFORD
ENTRY FEE £4
PLEASE SWIPE CARD AND PUT FEE IN BOX. ALL CARDS MUST BE RETURNED

10am
1 – Olive Turner, Kathleen Hoynes & Maureen Gillespie
2 – Caren Corry, Madeleine McColgan & Mary O’Reilly
3 – Mary McCrory, Ann McCrory & Celia Russell

2.30pm
1 – Alison Curry & Carole McFeeters
2 – Betty Kelly & Teresa Casey
3 – Mary Gallagher, Rita MacLochlainn & Noreen McNally
4 – Mary Casey, Ben Friel & Ann Coyle

3pm
Lady President’s Guests

4.00pm
1 – Mandy Coyne, Maeve Crowe & Geraldine Masterson
2 – Jennifer Rouse, Monica McGettigan & Donna Doherty
3 – Lady Captain Ann Sharkey, Rosemary Wilson & Geraldine McCrory
4 – Norma Brogan, Lorna Duffy & Patricia Kelly
6 – Catherine Neeson, Rachel Devenney & Teresa Duffy
6 – Bernie O’Kane, Maeve Corry & Mary Duffy
7 – Dympna Doherty & Olive Reid

5.00pm
1 – Catherine Connolly, Carmel McElwee & Margaret Duddy

Club Notes – 23rd August 2016

MIXED FOURSOMES TEAM ARE ULSTER CHAMPIONS
All Ireland Mixed Team

There was much cause for celebration on Friday night at Strabane Golf Club when the Irish Mixed Foursomes team became Ulster Champions defeating Mahee Island Co.Down in a titanic encounter at Shandon Park Belfast, finally coming out the three matches to two winners. Play had initially been delayed for 30 mins due to the weather conditions, and when matters got underway, Strabane made a relatively slow start and trailed in three of the matches through halfway, our opponents continued to lead in the opening two ties and were 2-0 up in the match winning 4/3 and 2/1in those games.  The local side quickly levelled things when Conor Sharkey and Bernie O’Kane closed their match out 4/3 and that was quickly followed by a win for Declan Devine & Lisa Patton winning 4/2, all eyes turned to the final tie where Pete Doherty and Lorna Duffy were very much back in contention having been two down through 11 holes, but a great run from the Strabane pair saw them two up after 15 holes winning four in a row, a chance was missed at the 16th to take the match but the pair made no mistake at the 17th hole, Peter launching a thumping drive straight down the middle from where Lorna got him to the apron of the green, Peter decided to putt rather than chip and left his effort right on the edge of the hole to spark off great celebration in the Strabane camp and a place in the All-Ireland Finals back at Shandon Park next Friday, 2nd September, where they will represent Ulster and play Gort Golf Club from Co.Galway.  This is in fact the second time in seven years Strabane have taken the title with only one survivor on the side from 2009, hopefully there will be plenty of support for the team in Belfast in their quest to bring home a first ever All-Ireland title to the club.

All Ireland Fourball
Strabane just missed out on Sunday in another Ulster Final appearance this time in the All-Ireland Fourball Ulster semi-final against Black Lion Golf Club from Co.Cavan.  Trailing 4-1 after last week’s away leg Strabane quickly put two matches on the board firstly with an emphatic 7/6 win followed by a 4/3 win. It was three matches soon after with a 2 up win in match three.  In match four our pair were 1 down playing the 17th but a par there from our opponents saw them put a mark on the scoreboard, all attention then turned to the final match where Strabane were two up through 14 holes, and a two holes win would be good enough to send Mark Sharkey’s charges through, however, they lost the 15th hole and were only 1 up playing the 17th, the match was then levelled when the Co.Cavan player struck home a 30ft birdie putt, Strabane needed to win the final hole to send the match into a play-off but unfortunately it wasn’t to be as the hole was halved in five and it was Black Lion that were through to the Ulster Final at Roe Park in a fortnights time, commiserations to the entire team a great effort over the summer was put in by all with many memorable and successful encounters.
In other Inter Club competitions Shane McLaughlin’s Phair Cup team have it all to do losing out by 10.5-5.5 after the first leg of their final played at home, although the matches were close their opponents Aughnacloy Golf Club will feel they have already one hand on the trophy.  Freddie Patterson’s Donegal Junior team had a convincing win over Buncrana winning 5-0 but will still need to win a match at the very tricky Inishowen links to advance.
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Special mention this week for our young golfing starlet Conor Byrne who won the Munster Under 14’s Boys Championship at Tipperary Golf Club, the only player on the day to go under par out of the 110 strong field returning a brilliant one under round.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valerie Manning Club Championship
Domestic matters were to the fore on Saturday with the prestigious Club Championship 2016 up for decision, it eventually went to a very deserving winner in Fred McGavigan (4) a player who again this year has been a model of consistency and his level par round on Saturday was good enough to take the title by one stroke from his playing partner Patrick Kennedy.  Third went to Mark McColgan with 72 gross. In the nett section Stephen Conroy (9) has come back to the game with a bang and his stunning 62 nett was the outright winner in this section by three points from his playing partner Gary O’Connell (8) with 65 nett, third place went to the very much in form Kevin McGinley (10) with 66 nett. The nines on the day went to Sammy Devenney (21) and to Paul Bogle (12).

FMC ACCOUNTANTS
There was a good turnout for the Thursday Open kindly sponsored by FMC Accountants, the winner was Rory Doherty (10) who returned to single figures with a good 40pts, Paul O’Reilly (5) was the runner up with 39pts with Kevin Gallagher (15) in third with 38pts, Keith Patterson was the gross winner on this occasion with 32 gross pts.

Monday Open
This week’s Monday Open was the penultimate one of the season and it went to Ronnie Wiley (12) with 40pts, Jonathan McGillion (23) was the runner up with 39pts with Paul O’Reilly (5) in third this time with 38pts, Eoin O’Neill (5) took the gross prize with 32 gross pts.

Ladies open Sponsored by Claire’s Hair Salon
There was a quite stunning score in the Claire’s Hair Salon Ladies Open event on Tuesday past when Marion O’Reilly (24) got round in eleven over par to post an incredible 49 pts.  Marion has only recently returned to the game and what a way to announce it, she was the clear 13pts winner from the runner up Catherine Neeson (16) with 36pts with Debbie McDaid (36) third with 35 pts, the gross winner was Mandy Coyne with the categories going to Norma Brogan, Monica McGettigan and Ann McCrory, the nines went to Mary Gallagher and to Mary Duffy.

Presidents Mixed foursomes
The Presidents Mixed Foursomes was finally played on Wednesday with Geraldine Masterson & Senan Roarty the winners with 23pts over the ten holes in play, the runners up were Mary Duffy & Ciaran Kelly with 22 pts with Patricia Kelly & Foncie McNally in third with 20 pts, the gross prize went to Norma Brogan and Pat McAneny.

The winner of the £50 bar draw this week was Conor McCool, there is music in the clubhouse on Sunday night with Kieran McColgan 10pm-12 midnight when the presentations for the Brian Patton Golf Day will take place.

Fixtures:
Thursday 25th August – Saffron Restaurant Open
Saturday 27th August – Strabane Training Services Open
Sunday 28th August – Brian Patton Day
Monday 29th August – Bank Holiday Open
Tuesday 30th August –  Mrs Rosaleen Doherty’s Lady Presidents Day

Club Notes – 16th August 2016

PRESIDENTS PRIZE FOR DECLAN
President's Prize Declan O'HareDeclan O’Hare (9) was the winner on Saturday of Mr Jim Arbuckle’s Presidents Prize with a total of 40pts, a great score on the day with all agreeing that the course was playing to its maximum length with fairly soft conditions due to the continued wet spell of weather, that said however, the course was presented in its usual pristine condition with the greens immaculate as always. Declan started his round with three successive bogies but steadied the ship to reach the turn with 21pts and a run of four closing pars was good enough to take the day’s beautiful first prize just eclipsing the runner up Joe Doherty (19),who, despite a double bogey six at the 17th hole amassed 21pts on the back nine to finish on 39 pts, the same total as third placed Michael Neeson (11) who had also ran into bother at the penultimate par 4 hole. Fourth went to early morning starter Marc Brolly (10) also with 39 pts, the final nett prize went to Francie Devine (11) with 38 pts, Patrick Kennedy was the gross winner with 35 gross pts, a notable double for Patrick as he had two weeks previous taken the gross prize on Captains Day. The nines went to Johnny McGillion (23) with 22 pts for the outward nine and to Brian Cairns who had 23 pts for the back nine, the Presidents guests winner on the day was Pat Corry (11) with 35 pts. The President thanked all who had endeavoured to keep the club running so successfully throughout his tenure and thanked all the members for their good wishes on his day.

Farmers Home Open Stableford
Kevin McGinley (12) was the impressive winner of last Thursdays Farmers Home Open Stableford with a fine total of 43pts which was good enough by three points on the day from runner up Oliver Creswell (12) and from third placed Jim Harley (19) also with 40 pts. The gross went to Ryan McGowan (6) with 32 gross pts.

Monday Open
This week’s Monday Open went to Caolan Crawford (6) with 40pts which was a winner by three points from the runner up Adrian McLaughlin (11) with 37 pts and Kevin Heffernan (18) third with 36 pts, Peter Doherty (5) took the gross prize.

Team News
Mark Sharkey’s Ulster Fourball team were in action at Black Lion Golf Club Co.Cavan on Sunday against very formidable opponents, they came away with a 4-1 defeat on the day with Gerry Quinn and Eddie McHugh putting the point on the board for Strabane, the second leg is at home this Sunday with all to play for with the prize an Ulster title decider next month, good luck to all.

Best wishes to our Mixed Foursomes Captains and team who this Friday take on Mahee Island Co.Down at Shandon Park Belfast, in the Ulster Final hopefully as many members as possible will make the trip to lend their support.

Good luck also to Shane McLaughlin’s Phair Cup team who play their first leg of the Tyrone & Fermanagh final on Sunday against Aughnacloy Golf club. Members should note that next week’s Brian Patton day is booking up fast and you should reserve your time on the BRS System.

Ladies Golf
Last week’s ladies event was the Lady Captain’ss Marie Curie Charity competition,the winner was Lady Secretary Maeve Corry (22) with 35 pts, category one was won by Adeline Shiels with 32 pts, with Olive Reid taking category two with 35 pts.

There was a small entry for the weekly mixed event due to the terrible weather conditions, the best on the day were Carole McFeeters and Foncie McNally with 25 pts.

“Last man Standing” got underway at the weekend with around 200 players falling at the very first hurdle, the £50 bar credit winner this week was Albert McNally.

Fixtures:
Thursday 18th August – FMC Acountants Open S/F
Saturday 20th August – Valerie Manning Jewellers Club Championship (S)
Monday 22nd August – Monday Open
Tuesday 23rd August – Ladies Foyle Hospice Charity.

Club Notes – 9th August 2016

STRABANE ADVANCE TO ULSTER FINAL
Our Mixed Foursomes team have advanced to the Ulster final with a great 5-0 win over Cushendall Golf Club on Sunday at Roe Park.  We will meet Mahee Island Golf club in the decider at Shandon Park Belfast on Friday 19th August after the Co.Down club overcame 2014 Ulster champions Rosapenna by three matches to two in their semi-final. Strabane got their noses in front early on in Sunday’s tense encounter at Limavady taking a significant advantage in four of the ties and with the weather conditions worsening as the afternoon progressed their opponents never really looked like turning the match around, a fantastic performance from the entire team with everyone very much at the top of their game. Team captains Senan & Patricia have asked for as much support as possible from club members and supporters for the final in Belfast.
Best wishes also to Mark Sharkey and his Ulster Fourball team who will play their Ulster Semi-Final against Black Lion Golf Club this coming Sunday at the Co.Cavan club.

Pat O’Neill Open
The winner of the Pat O’Neill Open on Saturday was Ciaran Doherty (9) with a brilliant return of 41 pts in blustery conditions, the runner up was Gary O’Connell (10) just a point behind, third went to Michael Kelly (10) also with 40 pts with the very much in form Paul O’Hare (11) in fourth with 39 pts, Martin Rouse (9) took the final nett prize with 38 pts, the gross prize winner was Fred McGavigan (4) with 33 gross pts with the nines going to Gerard McCrory (23) and to Ciaran Murphy (8)

Captains Betterball
The Captains Betterball competition postponed due to the weather was played on Thursday past although for the most part conditions were again poor the winners were Gary O’Connell & Stephen Conroy with an excellent return of 45 pts, the runners up were Gerard Walsh & Stephen Acheson with 44 pts with Damian Carey & Declan Doherty in third place a further point in arrears with 43 pts.
The Thursday open competition sponsored by “Tru Glory” Menswear will now take place on Saturday 3rd September.

Monday Open
There are only three Monday Opens left for this season with the final one the Bank Holiday Open on Monday 29th August. Mondays competition saw Stephen Conroy (10) pick up his first singles win since his recent return to the game his total of 42 pts was two clear of junior starlet Conor Byrne (6) with 40 pts with Kevin McGinley (12) in third with 38pts, Franke Gallagher (8) took the gross prize.

Past Captains & Presidents Day
Terry Doherty was the recent winner of the Past Captains & Presidents day with 42 pts just getting the better of Michael Doyle on break of tie, Oliver McNally took third spot with 41 pts.

Best wishes to our President, Jim Arbuckle who will host his President’s Day this coming Saturday 13th August, there have been a few rearranged later tee-off times to accommodate the Presidents guests from 1pm, regular tee off times after 12.50pm are all pushed back around 45 minutes. Also just a reminder that new members who have availed of membership deals can play on Presidents Day, but cannot win first prize as stipulated in the various joining criteria. There will Music later with a fantastic new up and coming star “David James” admission is free after 10.30pm.
The Presidents Mixed foursomes event has be rearranged for Wednesday 17th August the draw for partners will take place on Friday 12th August.

The new game of “Last Man Standing”gets underway this coming weekend entry is a one off payment of £10 with a £1000 prize to the winner, all members are urged to participate in this essential fundraiser for the club.
This week’s £50 bar tab winner was club Secretary Senan Roarty.

Fixtures:
Thursday 11th August – Farmers Home Bar & Off sales (s/f)
Saturday 13th August – Mr Jim Arbuckles Presidents Day
Monday 15th August – Monday Open
Tuesday 16th August – Ladies Open Day – Claire’s Hair Salon
Wednesday 17th August – Presidents Mixed Foursomes

Lady President’s Charity Draw – Ladies

LADY PRESIDENT’S CHARITY
(Friends of the Cancer Society)
TUESDAY 9th AUGUST 2016 – ENTRY FEE £4.00
18 HOLES STABLEFORD
Please SWIPE CARD and put fee in the box. All cards must be returned

10.00am
1 – Olive Turner, Kathleen Hoynes & Carmel McElwee
2 – Mary McCrory, Rosaleen Doherty & Margaret Duddy
3 – Madeleine McColgan & Mary Casey & Mary O’Reilly

2.30pm
1 – Alison Curry, Carole McFeeters & Celia Russell
2 – Ben Friel & Noreen McNally
3 – Mary Gallagher & Teresa Casey

4.00pm
1 – Jennifer Rouse, Rosemary Wilson & Patricia Kelly
2 – Shauna Stewart, Adeline Gibson & Teresa Logue
3 – Norma Brogan, Olive Reid & Mary Duffy
4 – Lady Captain Ann Sharkey & Maeve Corry & Maeve Crowe
5 – Dympna Doherty, Lorna Duffy & Imelda Doherty

5.00pm
1 – Catherine Neeson, Margaret Wolfe & Debbie McDaid
2 – Bernie o’Kane, Geraldine McCrory & Monica MacIntyre

Club Notes 2nd August 2016

CAPTAINS PRIZE FOR CATHAL

captains day b brolly 032Five handicapper Cathal Patton was a very popular winner of Mr Brian Brolly’s Captains Prize on Saturday with a winning total of 67 nett, Cathal is still recovering from a major work related injury that put him out of the game for an entire season but the grit and determination he has shown to get back playing to his own very high standards speaks volumes for the man and the countless congratulations and best wishes that have come his way with this great win are all richly deserved. There had been an element of confusion on the day with actual overall finishing positions, as for the first time all our new membership categories had been allowed to participate on the day although the rule that only a premium rate category member or O.A.P. rate can win first prize on both, Captains Day and indeed Presidents Day, although all members could compete for all the other great prizes up for grabs on the day. Second season member John McCallion (21) has been making huge inroads into the game of golf and he continued his fantastic season with an eye-catching total of 62 nett on Saturday which saw him awarded second place and his handicap reduced to 18 a fact he was most delighted about, John is certainly a player to watch out for in the coming years. Also in this category was third placed Sean Elliot (13) who, with his huge power of the tee, got round in 65 nett, again, Sean has been having a great season since his return to the game and I’d say another player destined for single figures in the not too distant future.
Paul Given (18) is also a new category member with huge potential, and he had his best round to date on Saturday to capture fourth place with 67 nett, veteran Hugo McCusker (12) always a model of consistency took fifth place with 68 nett. Patrick Kennedy (2) took the gross prize on Saturday with a fine total of one over par continuing his great season to date, the nines went to Jimmy Henderson (25) who won the outward nine and to Paul Bogle (12) who took the inward nine. The winner of the Captains guests prize was Fred McGavigan (4) with 37 pts with Marc Brolly (10) second with 36 pts. Gary O’Connell took a great double at the final hole not only winning the longest drive but also winning the nearest the pin on his way to a tap in birdie putt. In his speech the Captain thanked everyone who had helped him throughout his tenure to date and to all that had given up their time on the day and had helped in anyway.

Captains Mixed Foursomes
Twenty seven pairs participated on Wednesday evening for the Captain’s Mixed Foursomes with Debbie Mc Daid and Conor Sharkey the winning duo with 34pts for the 15 holes in play, this was a notable double for Debbie who two weeks previous had teamed up with Oliver McNally to win the Lady Captains Mixed event. In second place on Wednesday also with 34 pts were Monica Mc Gettigan and Patrick McCrossan with third place going to Carole Mc Feeters and Senan Roarty with 32 pts, Lisa Patton and Danny Duffy were the winners of the gross prize. The Captains better-ball that had been scheduled for last Thursday was postponed due to heavy rain and will now be played this Thursday 4th August.

Ladies Golf
Last week’s Ladies event was the Captain’s Prize to the Ladies, the winner was this year’s Ladies Captains prize winner Jennifer Rouse (12) with 71 nett an excellent total in the inclement weather conditions that prevailed throughout the day, the category one winner was Lady Captain Anne Sharkey (19) with 72 nett with Caren Corry (30) winning category two with 78 Nett.

Monday Open
Monday’s Open competition went the way off 14 year old Conor Byrne (6) with a fine two over par round that equated to 40pts, the runner up was Adrian McLaughlin (11) with 38pts, Adrian was a great winner last week at Slieve Russell golf club winning their midweek open with a fine 41pts, third on Monday was Paul O’Reilly (5) also with 38 pts. Fred McGavigan won yet another gross prize to add to his collection with 31 gross points.

Great week for Inter-club events for Strabane.
Mark Sharkey’s All-Ireland Fourball have advanced to the Ulster Semi-Finals where they will play Co.Cavan club Blacklion after they completed their second leg quarter final tie with Carnalea G.C. on Sunday past getting the required 2.5 matches up on the board, the match was then called to a halt with two matches still on the course. The match was played in a tremendous spirit with each of the teams enjoying each others wonderful hospitality.

In Tyrone and Fermanagh ties it was also a great week for Strabane, on Monday Night Gerard Walsh’s Lawson Cup team won their tie with Fintona Golf Club by 14.5 – 1.5 pts overturning last Fridays away leg result of 14 – 2 to win by the narrowest of margins, a tremendous fight back in a very exciting game of golf. Also advancing to the final are Shane McLaughlin’s Phair Cup team who were also in action against Fintona on Monday night in their away leg having been well ahead from the first match they wrapped up the tie but not without a scare or two from their opponents on the night. Good luck to both teams in their respective finals.
Best wishes also to Patricia Kelly and Senan Roarty the joint Captains of our  All-Ireland Mixed team who play in their Ulster Semi-Final on Sunday at Roe Park golf club Limavady, where their opponents will be Cushendall Golf club from Co.Antrim.

The £50 bar credit draw winner this week was Sean Sweeney, the next game of Last Man Standing is set to get underway on the first weekend of the new premier season with a £1000 guaranteed first prize.

Many thanks to all who purchased in our latest fundraising draw the winners were as follows:
1st Prize Lucy Connolly
2nd Angelee Barr
3rd Brian Rabbett
4th Cliona O’Hagan
5th Jacqueline Elliot
6th John Duffy
7th Aidan Boyle
8th Peter O’Neill
9th Joe McNamee
10th Denis McCrory.

Fixtures:
Thursday 4th August – Captains Better-Ball
Saturday 6th August –  Pat O’Neill Open
Monday 8th August – Monday Open
Tuesday 8th August – Lady Presidents Charity
Wednesday 10th August – Donegal Senior Alliance 8am-3pm
Wednesday 10th August – Presidents Mixed foursomes from 5pm

Updated Captain’s Day Draw

MR BRIAN BROLLY’S
CAPTAIN’S DAY
SATURDAY 30th JULY 2016
7.00
7.08
7.16 Declan Lynch Mark Gillespie Paul O’Reilly
7.24 Robin McMullin Sean Forbes Conor McNamee
7.32 Edward O’Kane Liam Callaghan Ryan McColgan Mark Neely
7.40 Marty Houston Rodney Dolan Damien McCrossan Brian Ferguson
7.48 Mark McCrea Dan Downey Hugh Byrne John McCallion
7.56 Philip Millar Gary O’Connell Mark Quinn Brian McLaughlin
8.04 Stephen Conroy John Quinn Seamus Devenney Paul Houston
8.12 James Henderson Michael Houston John Etherson John Wylie
8.20 Enda McDonnell Peter Etherson Ciaran Martin Francey Conwell
8.28 Declan McDonnell Stephen Whyte Mickey Arnold Gerard McCrory
8.36 Brian Millar Peter Doherty (Snr) Paul Given Michael Neeson
8.44
8.52
9.00 Peter O’Connell Stephen Alexander Sean Elliott
9.08 Ciaran Duffy Neil Conroy Jim Malcolm Stewart McFeeters
9.16 Kevin Connolly Kevin Gallagher Damien Carey Brendan O’Neill
9.24 Edward McCrea Gerard Mullen Lee Hannigan Conor Doherty
9.32 Johny McCrea Paddy Kennedy Danny Duffy Brian O’Kane
9.40 Paul Gallagher John Doherty Shaun McGonagle Paul O’Hare
9.48 Jim Harley Stephen Donaghey Martin Rouse Paul McGill
9.56 Liam McGinley Oliver Cresswell Adrian McLaughlin Chris McDermott
10.04 Eddie McHugh Martin Patton Kevin McGinley Matthew Curran
10.12 Albert McNally Barry Calllaghan Donal Cairns Brian Kelly
10.20 Cathal Patton Andy Connolly Rory Doherty Gary Duffy
10.28 Ciaran Doherty Nicky Wolfe Stephen McCay Declan Doherty
10.36 Charlie Patton George McCay Martin Keys Vincent Bradley
10.44 Nicky Patton Gerry Casey Mark Corry Cahir Doherty
10.52
11.00
11.08
11.16 Jimmy Coyle Don Callan Kevin Heffernan Patsy Logue
11.24 Brian Forrester Paul Kavanagh David Friel Frankie Connolly
11.32 Johnny Potts Seamus Flanagan Liam McDevitt Seamus McPhilemy
11.40 Jim Potts Foncie Mcnally Joe Kennedy Aidan Corry
11.48 Garvin Godfrey Sean MacIntyre Eddie Finlay Michael Kennedy
11.56 Dermot Corry Franke Gallagher Paul Bogle Ciaran Patton
12.04 Eddie Patton Aidan Coyle Anthony Brennan Gus McCay
12.12 Stephen Acheson Joe Curry Michael Doyle Kevin Neeson
12.20
12.28
12.36
12.44
12.52
13.00
13.08
13.16
13.24
13.32 CAPTAIN’S GUESTS
13.40
13.48
13.56
14.04
14.12
14.20
14.28
14.36
14.44
14.52
15.00 Hugh McGinley Hugo McCusker Niall Kelly
15.08 Cathal McLaughlin Patsy Wilson Stephen O’Neill Matt Keyes
15.16 Gerard Stewart Johnathon McGillion Eric Reid William Potts
15.24 Tommy Sharkey Seamus Friel John Blee Martin Gormley
15.32

Club Notes – 26th July 2016

MAXWELL WINS JOHN FAHY & CO OPEN
John Maxwell (10) playing in one of the last fourballs of the day was the winner of the John Fahy & Co Open Stableford played on Saturday past, with a score of 40 pts which was an excellent total on a day of frequent showers and breezy conditions, the unlucky runner up beaten on break of tie was Kieran McBride (23).  Kieran got to the turn with a massive 26pts on his card but added only 14 more on the back nine when it seemed all the hard work had been already done, third place just a point behind was the very consistent Mark Neely (12) with another player who has been a model of consistency since his return to the game Michael Houston (11) in fourth with 38pts, Brian Kelly (21) took the final nett prize also with 38pts, Ryan McGowan (7) was the gross winner with 30 gross pts, Liam McGinley (21) was the first nine winner with 24pts and Jordan Arthur (6) won the back nine with 21pts.  The over 60’s winner was Charlie Patton(18) with 36pts.

Mitchell Meats Open
Last Thursday’s event was the Mitchell’s Meats Open which had an entry of over 100, the winner was Eoghan Farrell (19) who continues to improve rapidly and his 42pts was good enough here by two points from the runner up Ryan McGowan (7) with 40pts, John McMenamin (17) had been the early clubhouse leader returning an early morning 39pts but had to settle for third in the end, the gross prize went to Peter Doherty (5) with 32 gross pts.

 Monday Open
Rory McColgan (13) was the clear winner of Monday’s open competition with an excellent 44pts, relegating the unfortunate Stephen McCay (6) to second place with 42pts which was a fine level par round for Stephen and a welcome return to form, third went to Gary O’Connell (10) also with 42 pts, Martin McDermott (5) was the gross winner with 32 gross pts.

Ladies Golf
Last week’s ladies event was the Bank of Ireland Trophy and it went in resounding fashion to Catherine Neeson (17) with an eye-catching 43 pts, Catherine was a clear five points winner from category one winner Mandy Coyne (8) with Mary Gallagher (31) winning category two with 36 pts.

Last week’s mixed event was a team greensomes, the winners were Olive Reid & Sammy Devenney who teamed up with Rachel Devenney & Eric Reid to record a best of the evening 41pts, the runners up were Carmel mcElwee & Francie Devine and their partners Monica MacIntyre & Jason Gourley a point behind on 40pts.

The Lady Captains Charity was breast cancer awareness to which members contributions were made on Lady Captain’s day a total of £1125.00 was amassed, the Lady Captain Anne would like to thank everyone who contributed to her nominated charity.

ALL IRELAND FOURBALL
Mark Sharkey’s All-Ireland Fourball team were in action on Sunday at the Ulster quarter final stage in Carnalea Golf Club Co. Down and came away with a tremendous result winning the tie by three matches to two, the home leg is this Sunday, tee off time 1pm and although Strabane will be resounding favourites to progress nothing will be taken for granted.

Our Roberts Cup team under the captaincy of Ryan McGowan exited that event on Monday night just failing to overturn the first leg deficit against a talented Omagh G.C. team.

Shane McLaughlin’s Phair Cup team managed to win their first leg semi-final tie against Fintona G.C.12.5 pts – 3.5 pts in what was a very close match despite what the scoreline would suggest.

The next game of Last Man Standing gets underway on the opening Saturday of the new Premier League season, entry is again £10 with £1000 guaranteed to the winner.

Finally, this Saturday is Captains Day at the club, good luck to all competitors and best wishes to Captain Brian Brolly for a great day.
Music will be provided after the presentation by “RIFF-RAFF.”  There is also music in the club on Sunday evening at 6pm with Niall Gallagher.

Captain’s Mixed Foursomes – Draw

We could do with a few more players, especially ladies,
anyone interested contact Pat McAneny in the club

Captain’s Mixed Foursomes
Wednesday 27th July 2016
Pairings
Name Name
1 BETTY KELLY & PAT MCANENY
2 MARY MCCRORY & TOMMY FORBES
3 THERESA CASEY & MAURICE MCGETTIGAN
4 ROSALEEN DOHERTY (LADY PRES) & FONCIE MCNALLY
5 GERALDINE MASTERSON & CAHIR DOHERTY
6 KATHLEEN HOYNES & FRANCIE DEVINE
7 BERNIE O’KANE & MARK SHARKEY
8 MARY DUFFY & BRIAN O’KANE
9 MARY GALLAGHER & LIAM MCGINLEY
10 ISOBEL DUFFY & SEAN MACINTYRE
11 CAROLE MCFEETERS & SENAN ROARTY
12 LAUREN PATTON & DONAL CAIRNS
13 MAURA MCBETH & RONNIE WILEY
14 MARGARET WOLFE & STEPHEN KENNEDY
15 NORMA BROGAN & JOHN MCMENAMIN
16 TBC (2) & LIAM MCDEVITT
17 LISA PATTON & DANNY DUFFY
18 ANNE SHARKEY ( LADY CAPT.) & COLIN MCCAFFERTY
19 TBC (4) & EDDIE MCHUGH
20 TBC (3) & PAUL KAVANAGH
21 CARMEL MCELWEE & JIM HARLEY
22 DONNA DOHERTY & FRANKIE CONNOLLY
23 DEBBIE MCDAID & CONOR SHARKEY
24 MONICA MCGEETIGAN & PADDY MCCROSSAN
25 MONICA MACINTYRE & EDDIE PATTON
26 CATHERINE NEESON & LIAM PATTON
27 ADELINE GIBSON & JONATHAN MCGILLION
28 TBC (5) & NICKY WOLFE
29 TBC (6) & DEAN WOLFE
30 TBC (7) & TBC(1)

Captain’s Day Draw – Saturday 30th July

Please Note: Any changes will be posted on the clubs Facebook page.

MR BRIAN BROLLY’S
CAPTAIN’S DAY
SATURDAY 30th JULY 2016
7.00
7.08
7.16
7.24 Robin McMullin Sean Forbes Conor McNamee
7.32 Edward O’Kane Martin McDermott Ryan McColgan
7.40 Marty Houston Rodney Dolan Damien McCrossan
7.48 Mark McCrea Dan Downey Hugh Byrne John McCallion
7.56 Philip Millar Gary O’Connell Mark Quinn Brian McLaughlin
8.04 Stephen Conroy John Quinn Seamus Devenney Paul Houston
8.12 James Henderson Michael Houston John Etherson John Wylie
8.20 Enda McDonnell Peter Etherson Ciaran Martin Francey Conwell
8.28 Declan McDonnell Stephen Whyte Mickey Arnold Gerard McCrory
8.36 Brian Millar Peter Doherty (Snr) Paul Given Michael Neeson
8.44
8.52
9.00 Peter O’Connell Stephen Alexander Sean Elliott
9.08 Ciaran Duffy Neil Conroy Stewart McFeeters
9.16 Kevin Connolly Jim Malcolm Paul O’neill
9.24 Edward McCrea Gerard Mullen Kevin P Gallagher Damien Carey
9.32 Johny McCrea Paddy Kennedy Lee Hannigan Brian O’Kane
9.40 Danny Duffy John Doherty Shaun McGonagle Paul O’Hare
9.48 Paul Gallagher Stephen Donaghey Martin Rouse Jim Harley
9.56 Liam McGinley Oliver Cresswell Paul McGill Odhran McGettigan
10.04 Noel McCrory Martin Patton Adrian McLaughlin Chris McDermott
10.12 Albert McNally Barry Calllaghan Matthew Curran Kevin McGinley
10.20 Nicky Wolfe Eddie McHugh Donal Cairns Brian Kelly
10.28 Cathal Patton Mark Gillespie Rory Doherty Gary Duffy
10.36 Ciaran Doherty Mark Neely Stephen McCay Andy Connolly
10.44 Charlie Patton George McCay Martin Keys Vincent Bradley
10.52 Nicky Patton Gerry Casey Mark Corry Cahir Doherty
11.00
11.08 Jimmy Coyle Don Callan Kevin Heffernan
11.16 Brian Forrester Paul Kavanagh David Friel
11.24 Patsy Logue Paul O’Reilly Ciaran Neeson
11.32 Johnny Potts Seamus Flanagan Liam McDevitt Seamus McPhilemy
11.40 Jim Potts Foncie Mcnally Joe Kennedy Aidan Corry
11.48 Garvin Godfrey Sean Macintyre Eddie Finlay Michael Kennedy
11.56 Dermot Corry Franke Gallagher Paul Bogle Ciaran Patton
12.04 Eddie Patton Aidan Coyle Anthony Brennan Gus McCay
12.12 Stephen Acheson Joe Curry Michael Doyle Kevin Neeson
12.20
12.28
12.36
12.44
12.52
13.00
13.08
13.16
13.24
13.32 CAPTAIN’S GUESTS
13.40
13.48
13.56
14.04
14.12
14.20
14.28
14.36
14.44
14.52
15.00 Cathal McLaughlin Danny McGinley Matt Keyes
15.08 Hugh McGinley Hugo McCusker Niall Kelly
15.16 Noel O’Kane Patsy Wilson Stephen O’Neill
15.24 Gerard Stewart Johnathon McGillion Eric Reid
15.32 Tommy Sharkey Seamus Friel John Blee Martin Gormley
15.40
15.48
15.56
16.04

Club Notes – 19th July 2016

LADY CAPTAINS PRIZE FOR JENNIFER

Jennifer Rouse (13) kept her best golf of the season for exactly the right occasion to win Mrs Anne Sharkey’s Lady Captains Prize in great style on Saturday, eventually running out the winner by a clear margin of four strokes with an eye catching total of 66 net.  Thankfully the near monsoon conditions from the previous day had relented and the ladies got a great day for golf with the course presented in immaculate condition as always. The runner up on the day was Shauna Stewart (14) just getting the better of Junior Girls Captain Abbey Maxwell (25) on break of tie both players recording good totals of 70 Nett. The gross prize was claimed by Mandy Coyne (8) with 84 gross. In category one the winner was Bernie O’Kane (19) with 71 nett and the runner up Lauren Patton (15) with 73 nett, in category two the winner was Heather Mitchell (22) with 73 nett with Monica McGettigan (24) in second place with 78 nett.
In category three, lady Vice-Captain Patricia Kelly (30) took the honours with 72 nett with Mary Casey (31)the runner up here with 73 net.  The nines prizes went to Debbie McDaid who won the first nine and to Olive Reid who claimed the back nine prize. Other prize winners were Kathleen Hoynes who won the senior category, Geraldine McCrory the committee prize, the granny prize went to Maeve Crowe, best lady visitor went to Yvonne Armstrong, Lady Captain of Newtownstewart, the prize for the best male guest went to the Lady Captains husband Mark Sharkey with Martin Corry the runner up here. The best male novice category went to Declan Pollock, the best lady novice prize was won by Olive Gillespie with Aine Sharkey in second place. The prize for the longest drive went to Shauna Stewart and Mandy Coyne won the nearest the pin challenge.

There was also an 11 holes competition for the men played in the evening the winner here was Eddie Finlay with 27 pts and Mark Gillespie the runner up with 24pts. Just before the presentations the Lady Captain made a wonderful speech sincerely thanking everyone who had contributed in making her year as Lady Captain so memorable and to all who had participated in making her big day the huge success that it was.

In a prelude to Lady Captains day 30 pairs turned out for the Lady Captains Mixed greensomes competition played on Wednesday evening and kindly sponsored by Dolan’s Nisa Stores Lifford road, the winners were Debbie McDaid and Oliver McNally with 35 pts over the 13 holes in play, the runners up were Heather Mitchell and Frankie Connolly with 33 pts with Catherine Neeson and Ciaran Patton in third with 32 pts, the gross prize winners were Lorna Duffy and Ronnie Wiley.

Eileen Logue Memorial Cup
The ladies weekly competition played on Tuesday last was the Eileen Logue Memorial Cup which was claimed by Lauren Patton (17) with a fine 65 nett, Lady Captain Anne Sharkey (19) was the winner in category one with 71 nett with Ann McCrory (36) the winner in category two with 75 nett.

Our All-Ireland Mixed Foursomes had a tremendous win on Monday night in Armagh in their Ulster Quarter-final tie with Knock G.C. leading well throughout the tie none of the matches were lost as the Strabane squad put the necessary three points on the board to advance to the semi-finals, a fantastic performance from everyone on the night!

Good luck to Mark Sharkey and his Ulster Fourball team who take on Carnalea G.C. in Co.Down this Sunday in the first leg of their Ulster quarter final, as a result of this match being played the Captains mixed foursomes has been moved until next Wednesday 27th July.

McGoldrick’s Sports Open
There was an excellent turnout for last Thursday’s men’s open stableford which was kindly sponsored by Raymond McGoldrick of McGoldricks Sports Main Street Strabane. The winner was relative newcomer to the club Stephen Acheson (16) with a great total of 41pts, Sean Elliot (14) kept up his excellent recent form to take second place with 39pts with Paddy McGranaghan (10) again in the frame in third with 38pts.The gross went to Eoin O’Neill (4) with 33 gross pts.

The winner of this week £50 bar credit draw was Billy Doherty,
The clubs fundraising draw has been postponed for a few weeks
Another Last Man Standing competition is set to get underway on the opening Saturday of the new Premiership season, entry is £10 with a guaranteed £1000 for the winner.

Fixtures:
Thursday 21st July – Mitchells Meats Open Stableford
Saturday 23rd July – John Fahy & Co Open Stableford
Monday 25th July – Monday Open
Tuesday 26th July – Captains Prize to the Ladies
Wednesday 24th July – Captains Mixed

Bank of Ireland Draw – Ladies

BANK OF IRELAND – TUESDAY 19th JULY 2016
GOLFER OF THE YEAR POINTS
18 HOLES STABLEFORD
ENTRY FEE £4

PLEASE SWIPE CARD AND PUT FEE IN BOX
ALL CARDS TO BE RETURNED

10.00am
1 – OLIVE TURNER, LADY PRESIDENT ROSALEEN DOHERTY & MAUREEN GILLESPIE
2 – MADELINE McCOLGAN, CELIA RUSSELL & ANN MC CRORY
3 – MARY McCRORY, SHEENA HARLEY & GERALDINE QUIGLEY
4 – RACHEL DEVENNEY & MARY O REILLY
5 – KATHLEEN HOYNES & MAURA MacBETH

2.30pm
1 – ALISON CURRY, MARY GALLAGHER & PHYLLIS GALLAGHER
2 – BETTY KELLY, NOREEN McNALLY & CAROLE MC FEETERS
3 – BEN FRIEL, MAUREEN O’DONNELL & TERESA CASEY

4.00pm
1 – MANDY COYNE, ADELINE GIBSON & TERESA LOGUE
2 – JENNIFER ROUSE, HEATHER MITCHELL & PATRICIA KELLY
3 – NORMA BROGAN, OLIVE REID & DONNA DOHERTY
4 – LISA PATTON, MAEVE CROWE & MARY DUFFY
5 – LAUREN PATTON, ROSEMARY WILSON & GERALDINE MASTERSON
6 – LADY CAPTAIN ANNE SHARKEY & DYMPNA DOHERTY

5.30 PM
1 – CATHERINE NEESON, MONICA MacINTYRE & DEBBIE McDAID
2 – BERNIE O’KANE & ORLA QUINN
3 – CAREN CORRY & MARGARET DUDDY

Lady Captain’s Draw – Ladies

MRS ANN SHARKEY LADY CAPTAIN’S DAY

16th July 2016 – 18 Hole Stroke
Entry fee £4

9.00 – Lady Vice Captain Patricia Kelly, Maeve Crowe & Mary O’Reilly
9.15 – Maeve Corry, Geraldine Masterson & Ann Coyle
9.23 – Alison Curry, Lady President Rosaleen Doherty & Carole McFeeters
9.31 – Olive Turner, Mary Casey & Ann McCrory
9.39 – Madeleine McColgan, Annette Patton & Carmel McElwee
9.47 – Mary McCrory, Isobel Duffy & Geraldine Quigley
9.55 – Caren Corry, Kathleen Hoynes & Phyllis Gallagher

10.03 – Mary McGuigan & Noreen McNally
10.11 – Imelda Doherty & Sheena Harley

11.15 – Mandy Coyne, Heather Mitchell & Rachel Devenney
11.23 – Jennifer Rouse, Olive Reid & Mary Duffy
11.31 – Norma Brogan, Abbey Maxwell & Teresa Logue
11.39 – Catherine Neeson, Monica McGettigan & Donna Doherty
11.47 – Bernie O’Kane, Adeline Gibson & Geraldine McCrory
11.55 – Dympna Doherty & Rosemary Wilson

1.00 – Shauna Stewart, Orla Quinn & Celia Russell
1.08 – Lisa Patton, Rita MacLochlainn & Monica MacIntyre
1.16 – Lauren Patton, Mary Gallagher & Debbie McDaid
1.24 – Lorna Duffy, Margaret Bonner & Margaret Duddy
1.32 – Betty Kelly & Margaret Wolfe

2.30 – LADY CAPTAIN’S GUESTS

 

 

Club Notes – 12th July 2016

ULSTER FOUR-BALL PROGRESS
A brilliant performance from Mark Sharkey’s charges on Sunday has seen his side advance to the Ulster Fourball quarter finals after overturning a 4.5-0.5 deficit from the previous weeks match against  Clones G.C. the Strabane team winning all five matches on Sunday in convincing fashion racking up a twenty two holes advantage in the process, they will now meet Carnalea G.C from County Down in the last eight.

Irish Road Motors Open
Despite the showery & windy conditions for Saturday’s Irish Road Motors Accident and Repair Centre Open 169 cards were still taken out for the event. The winner was relative newcomer to the game John Gallagher (19) with an excellent total of 42pts, twenty-three of which came on the inward nine holes giving him a great score on the day and a clear winner by four points from his nearest challenger Peter Etherson (21), Mark Quinn (14) also recorded 38 pts to take third place, the top three players all being early morning starters and possibly enjoying the best of the days weather elements. Lee Hannigan (12) is definitely another fairly new member showing great potential and he took fourth spot on Saturday again with 38pts, the final nett prize went to visiting player Jason Donnell (19) with 37pts, the gross prize went to Paddy McCrossan (5) with an excellent 33 gross pts, the nines were claimed by Maurice mcGettigan (17) with 21pts for the first nine and to John McCallion (20) who had the same total for the back nine holes.

McBrearty’s Mace Store Open
There was a very good midweek entry for the Martin McBrearty’s Mace Store Open played on Thursday past. The winner was the very much in form Patrick McCrossan (6) with 41pts which was a clear three shot winner from the runner up Aidan Boyle (6) with Andrew Connolly (9) in third also with 38pts and making it a clean sweep for the single figure handicappers on a difficult day for golf. The gross prize went to Patrick Kennedy (2) with 33 gross pts.

Monday Open
Hugh McGinley (25) was the narrow winner in Monday’s open stableford with 40pts, just getting the better of Barry Patterson (10) on break of tie, Patrick McGranaghan (10) was in third place back on 38pts, Darren Crawford (4) took the gross prize with 32 gross pts.

Past Captain’s & President’s Day.
Twenty six past Captains and Presidents played in Last Fridays annual competition, the winner on break of tie was Terry Doherty with 42 pts just ahead of Michael Doyle with Ollie McNally in third with 38pts.

Ladies Golf
Last week’s Ladies winner was Geraldine McCrory (31) who won the Lady Herdman Cup with 71 nett, the category one winner was Lisa Patton (15) with 73 nett with Kathleen Hoynes recording nett 72 to take the category two prize for the second consecutive week.

Best wishes to Lady Captain Anne Sharkey who hosts her Lady Captains day this Saturday, hopefully the weather will be kind and a great day will be had by all. Music later by “Friends”

The £50 bar credit draw winner this week was Claire Keys.

Fixtures:
Thursday 14th July – McGoldrick’s Sports open
Saturday 16th July – Mrs Anne Sharkey’s Lady Captains prize
Sunday 17th July – Societies & Club fundraiser
Monday 18th July – Monday Open

Lady Herman Cup Draw – Ladies

HERDMAN CUP – TUESDAY 5th JULY 2016
18 HOLE STROKE
GOLFER OF THE YEAR POINTS
Entry fee £4

Please swipe card and put fee in the box. All cards must be returned

10am
1 – Carmel McElwee, Madeline McColgan & Mary Casey
2 – Kathleen Hoynes, Imelda Doherty & Caren Corry
3 – Mary McGuigan, Mary O’Reilly & Sheena Harley
4 – Maureen Gillespie, Geraldine Quigley & Celia Russell
5 – Lady President Rosaleen Doherty & Annette Patton

2.30pm
1 – Mary Gallagher, Carole McFeeters & Ben Friel
2 – Phyllis Gallagher & Teresa Casey
3 – Maureen O’Donnell & Betty Kelly

4pm
1 – Lauren Patton, Teresa Logue & Patricia Kelly
2 – Donna Doherty, Mandy Coyne & Monica McGettigan
3 – Maeve Crowe, Olive Reid & Bernie O’Kane
4 – Lorna Duffy, Norma Brogan & Lisa Patton
5 – Mary Duffy, Geraldine McCrory & Rosemary Wilson
6 – Lady Captain Ann Sharkey, Rachel Devenney & Catherine Neeson

5.30pm
1 – Margaret Wolfe, Catherine Connolly & Monica MacIntyre
2 – Heather Mitchell & Margaret Duddy

Club Notes – 29th June 2016

OPEN WEEK CONCLUDES AT STRABANE
Open week at Strabane came to an end on Saturday past with the Mark James Menswear Open stableford played off the blue markers. 185 cards were taken out for the event with the win going to Ciaran Murphy (10) who is another player having a very good season to date, his total of 41pts saw him take the win by a single shot from the ever improving Mark Gillespie (15) who with third placed Mark McColgan (6) returned 40pts, John J Duffy (16) took fourth position back on 38pts with Michael Houston (11) again featuring to take the final nett prize also with 38pts.  The gross again went to Eoin O’Neill (4) with a four over par total of 32 gross points, the nines went to Martin Keyes (17) and to Seamus Friel (23) with Foncie McNally (16) taking the over 60’s prize on this occasion with 35pts.
The presentation for this and other outstanding Open Week events will take place on Sunday 3rd July at 8pm, the rescheduled June prize giving takes place on Friday 1st July at 8.30pm.

Special mention to our green-keeping staff who as always had the course in pristine condition for the entire week.

JD Print Open Mixed Foursomes
There was a good turnout of players for last Wednesday’s Open mixed foursomes sponsored by local printing company JD Print. The runaway winners were the pairing off Lisa Patton who teamed up with Frankie Connolly to post a brilliant 41pts, all the more impressive as Frankie has just returned to the game after a lengthy absence due to injury. The runners up some five points in arrears were Debbie McDaid and Mark Gillespie with Lauren Patton and Conal Cooke in third also back on 36pts, the gross winners were Jennifer Rouse and Freddie Patterson.

Murphy’s on the Green Open Stableford
Thursdays competition was the Murphy’s on the Green Open Stableford with 110 players taking out cards, the winner was Matthew Curran (13) with 41pts just getting the better of Sean Elliot (15) on break of tie, Patrick McGranaghan (11) another of our talented up and coming junior players took third place with 39pts, the gross went to Fred McGavigan(4) with a fine one over par total giving him 35 gross points, the best visitor on the day was Ciaran McGuinness (9) with 35pts.

Bertie Colhoun Open Greensomes
The weather unfortunately had taken a turn for the worse decimating the field for Friday’s competition the Open Greensomes, especially the morning and afternoon competitors who had to endure some extremely heavy downpours. The conditions had relented somewhat to allow play to proceed by early evening. The winners were Aidan Boyle and Andrew Connolly with 40pts,which won on break of tie from Peter Doherty and Johnny McGillian.

Donna’s Flowerbox Ladies Open.
The ladies open on Tuesday was sponsored by Donna’s Flowerbox Ltd and, as always, some beautiful prizes were on display for the Ladies branch. The winner with a fantastic total was Bernie O’Kane with 41pts, the runner up with 37pts was Jennifer Rouse, Patricia Kelly took third place with the gross prize going to Margaret Roarty playing out of Narin & Portnoo golf club. The category winners were Lisa Patton, Debbie McDaid and Maeve Corry.

Irish Mixed Foursomes
Our Irish Mixed Foursomes team will play Knock Golf Club in the round of 16, after a great win on Monday past in Dungannon against Co. Cavan Golf club by three matches to two, after looking out of the tie early on the local team fought back brilliantly to take the tie after a win at the 19th hole and then securing a half in the final match to win 1 up in that game and a very narrow win overall.

Congratulations to Gerard Walsh’s Lawson Cup team who made it through to the next round, after a hard fought won against Castlehume G.C.  Gerard’s team will now play Fintona G.C. in the semi-final.

Strabane AFC are hosting a Ladies & Gents Open Stableford on Sunday, again a brand new car is up for grabs for anyone managing to score a hole in one at the 16th hole, entries are through the BRS System, there are many other great prizes also on offer, please support our local Soccer club.

There is an 8o’s themed night in the clubhouse on Saturday night with Klassix Disco, all the proceeds will go to the local Melmount Community Forum who do such great work for the pensioners in our area with regular bus trips and generally looking after their needs, all support would be greatly appreciated you can pay at the door and admission is £5.00

The winner of this week’s £50 bar Credit draw was Jim Malcolm.

Fixtures:
Thursday 30th June – Hugh Harley Memorial Cup s/f
Saturday 2nd July – Foothills Restaurant Open stroke
Sunday 3rd July – Strabane AFC Ladies & gents open s/f
Monday 5th July – Monday Open
Tuesday 6th July – Herdmans Cup Ladies Stroke

Eileen Keery Draw – Ladies

EILEEN KEERY MEMORIAL CUP
28th JUNE 2016 – 18 HOLES STROKE (GOLFER OF THE YEAR)
ENTRY FEE £4
Please swipe card and put fee in the box. All cards must be returned

10am
1 – Isobel Duffy, Lady President Rosaleen Doherty & Sheena Harley
2 – Caren Corry, Rachel Devenney & Mary O’Reilly
3 – Betty Crotty, Kathleen Hoynes & Mary Casey
4 – Madeleine McColgan, Mary McCrory & Ann McCrory
5 – Maureen Gillespie & Mary McGuigan
6 – Olive Turner & Geraldine Quigley

2.30pm
1 – Imelda Doherty, Rita MacLochlainn & Alison Curry
2 – Teresa Casey, Noreen McNally & Mary Gallagher
3 – Margaret Bonner, Carole McFeeters & Ben Friel

4pm
1 – Lady Captain Ann Sharkey, Lauren Patton & Maeve Corry
2 – Olive Reid,  Monica McGettigan & Heather Mitchell
3 – Dympna Doherty, Teresa Logue & Rosemary Wilson
4 – Lisa Patton, Donna Doherty & Catherine Neeson
5 – Patricia Kelly, Mary Duffy & Adeline Shiels
7 – Norma Brogan & Maeve Crowe

5.30pm
1 – Monica MacIntyre, Ann Coyle & Margaret Wolfe
2 – Margaret Duddy, Geraldine McCrory & Jennifer Rouse
3 – Bernie O’Kane & Lorna Duffy

Club Notes – 21st June 2016

RETURN TO FORM FOR BRIAN
Brian Cairns (20) was Saturday’s winner in the Devines Sand & Gravel Open stableford with a great total of 42pts, Brian has seen his handicap move in the wrong direction in recent years making this return to form very welcome, a steady outward nine with 20 pts on his card despite a blank hole at the first set him on his way and 22pts on the inward nine gave him a one point advantage over his nearest challenger Albert McNally (22) another player making a return to something near his best, a six at the last hole costing Albert the overall win. Dermott Corry (15) has featured regularly this season and he took third place also with 41pts, Stephen Acheson (16) took fourth place with 40pts with Paul O’Hare taking the final nett prize also with 40pts, the gross prize went to the undoubted player of the season thus far Eoin O’Neill (4) who got round in one over par, Dr Paul Armstrong (18) took the first nine prize with 22pts with Declan Lynch(8) taking the second nine with 21pts.  The over 60’s prize went to Jim Malcolm (18) with 40pts.

FLETCHER GOLF STROKE
Last Thursday’s event was the Fletcher Golf Open stroke and resulted in a win for the afore mentioned Dermott Corry (17) with an excellent 64 nett giving him a two shot win from runner up James Patton (12) with Patrick McCrossan in third place with 68 nett, the gross on this occasion went to Fred McGavigan (4) with a four over total of 73.

Monday Open
Last week’s Monday Open was won by Michael Houston (12) another player who has featured frequently in recent weeks, Michael just got the better of Paddy Doyle (16) on countback both players finishing level on 42pts.

Gallagher Cup Ladies
Last week’s ladies competition was the Gallagher Cup, unfortunately the early morning weather left conditions almost impossible for the early starters, thankfully conditions had improved significantly for the afternoon players, the winner was Mandy Coyne (8) with a great total of 38pts, the runner up was Geraldine McCrory with 36pts.

The ladies better-ball team have exited this year’s Tyrone & Fermanagh competition losing out on Friday past to Castlehume ladies, trailing 5-0 from the away leg the local ladies went very close to overturning the deficit before going down 4-1.

The men’s Donegal League team have also gone out after failing to overturn their first leg deficit against Ballybofey on Friday night, they won the tie 3-2 but lost out 3.5-6.5 overall.

The final qualifying for this year’s Jimmy Carroll All-Ireland event took place at Omagh golf club last Wednesday, despite a very good performance and some great scores Strabane lost out by a narrow two points overall to Ballybofey who will go on to represent Ulster in the finals.

Liam Curry’s J.B Carr team have it all to do as well after losing out to Rossmore G.C in last Thursdays away leg a 5-0 deficit will be extremely difficult to overcome as they are quite a few holes in arrears too.

Shane McLaughlin’s Phair Cup team have every chance of progressing after last Saturdays away leg at Castlehume golf club they lost the tie 9-7 but should be in pole position to turn that result in their favour in the second leg this Sunday at Strabane.

OPEN WEEK
Open week at the club got underway on Sunday at Strabane and will continue through until Saturday. The opening event was the Frylite Champagne Scramble. Unfortunately the weather had a distinct effect on the level of entries for the competition with persistent rain falling for almost the entire day, nevertheless the format was enjoyed by all that participated. The winners were the mixed combination team of Nicky and Margaret Wolfe, Mark Gillespie and Debbie McDaid with a great total of 99pts an eye-catching 10pts at the 13th hole setting them on their way, the unlucky runners up just one point adrift were Lindsay Boyd, Martin Keys, Paul O’Neill and Brendan O’Neill this quartet only managed two points at the 18th  possibly costing them the win, third place went to Jude O’Neill, Joe Elliot, John Hegarty and Martin McCallion also with 98pts, the longest drive went to Ciaran Murphy and the nearest the pin challenge to Brian Cairns.

GMG LOGOS STROKE
Open week continued on Monday with the GMG Logos Open stroke. Teenager Connor McCool (10) has been having a break from the game in recent months whilst studying for exams, but he came back with a bang to record his best ever total of one over par which was a remarkable 60 nett!!, he played some great golf which included three birdies giving him a runaway six shot win over the runner up Dan Downey (20) with 66 nett, Caolan Crawford (6) finished in third place with 67 nett, Enda Kennedy (scr) took the gross with a one over par total of 70 with Stephen Henderson (9) taking the visitors prize with 69 Nett.

This Sunday night will be the presentation for competitions played so far in June and will also include all outstanding presentations from Open week, all winners should try to be in attendance.

The winner of the £50 bar credit draw this week was Johnny McGillion. There is an 80’s Disco in the clubhouse on Saturday 2nd July at 10pm with “Klassix Disco” all proceeds are going to our local Melmount Community Forum who do such great work locally for the pensioners in our area, admission is £5 and there will be a draw on the night, everyone is most welcome.

Fixtures:
Thursday 23rd June – Murphys on the Green Stableford
Friday 24th June – Bertie Colhoun Open Greensomes
Saturday 25th June – Mark James Menswear Stableford
Sunday 26th June – B McNamee Open Stableford

Club Notes – 14th June 2016

GREAT WIN FOR PAUL

Paul Kavanagh (21) was the clear winner of last Saturdays event the Declan Devine Foods Open Stableford with an excellent return of 43pts, a great first nine which yielded 23pts set him on his way and a steady inward nine with a further 20pts saw him take the win by two points from his nearest challenger the very much in form Gerry Glover (17) back on 41pts, David Mullen(12) who has recently made a return to the game took third place with 40pts the same total as fourth placed Damien McCrossan(19) and fifth placed Andrew Connolly (9).  The gross winner was Eoin O’Neill (4) with 32 gross pts with the nines going to Mervyn Moore (22)with 22pts for the first nine and to Frankie Houston (12) who also had 22pts on the back nine. Jim Potts was the over 60’s prize winner.

N.I.S.S. Local Stableford
Last Thursday’s competition was kindly sponsored by Stephen Kerlin from N.I.S.A. Local Urney Road, the winner was Peter Doherty (6) with an excellent one over par round that added up to 40pts, Peter just got the better of Marty Houston (17) on a break of tie with Aidan Boyle (6) in third place with 39pts, Fred McGavigan (4) was the gross prize winner with 33 gross points.

Monday Open
Last week’s Monday Open was again played in fantastic summer weather, the winner was Mark Gillespie (16) with 40pts, with Michael Houston (13) in second with the same total, third went to Patrick McGranaghan(12) also with 40pts.  Patrick McCrossan took the gross prize with 30 gross pts.

Ladies Golf
Last week’s ladies event was the 02 Challenge Trophy and it went to Mary McGuigan (33) with a super round of 40pts, the category one winner was Catherine Neeson (18) with 37pts with Isobel Duffy (32) the winner in category two with 32pts.

Worcester Cup
There was a great entry for the Worcester Cup qualifying mixed foursomes with 26 pairs taking part. The leading duo were Lorna Duffy and Declan Lynch with 65.5 Nett, two clear of the runners up Mary and Noel McCrory with 67.5 nett, third place went to Adeline Shiels and Nigel Houston with 68 nett. The draw for the matchplay stages is now posted on the notice-board.

Junior Cup
Unfortunately our Junior Cup team lost out to Castlerock last Sunday at City of Derry going down by 3 matches to two, Eoin o’Neill and Stephen McCay were the Strabane winners on the day. Our All-Ireland Fourball team have advanced to round three after completing their tie with City of Derry, holding a substantial first  leg lead Mark Sharkey’s charges duly wrapped up the encounter winning the first match on the course. Our Conway Cup under the captaincy of Declan Doherty had a poor first leg home result against Enniskillen losing out 5.5-10.5.
Gerard Walsh’s Lawson Cup team hold a 11.5-4.5 lead over Castlehume after their first round home leg also played last Sunday.

Open Week
Open week gets underway this Sunday with the Frylite Champagne Scramble, bookings can be made through the B.R.S System.

The winner of the £50 bar credit draw this week was Nicky Wolfe.

Fixtures:
Thursday 16th June – Fletcher Golf S/F
Saturday 18th June – Devine Sand & Gravel Open S/F
Sunday 19th June – Frylite Champagne Scramble
Monday 20th June – GMG Logos Stroke
Tuesday 21st June – Donna’s Flowerbox Ladies open
Wednesday 22nd June – JD Print Open Mixed foursomes
Thursday 23rd June – Murphys on the Green S/F
Friday 24th June – Bertie Colhoun Open Greensomes
Saturday 25th June – Mark James Menswear Open S/F

Gallagher Cup – Ladies Draw

GALLAGHER CUP – 14th June 2016
GOLFER OF THE YEAR
18 HOLE STABLEFORD
ENTRY FEE £4
Please swipe card and put fee in the box.   All cards must be returned

10am
1 – Shauna Stewart, Imelda Doherty & Kathleen Hoynes
2 – Abbey Maxwell, Isobel Duffy & Sheena Harley
3 – Olive Turner, Betty Crotty & Geraldine Quigley
4 – Caren Corry & Maureen Gillespie
5 – Mary McGuigan & Maura MacBeth

2.30pm
1 – Alison Curry, Mary Gallagher & Phyllis Gallagher
2 – Betty Kelly, Lady President Rosaleen Doherty & Celia Russell
3 – Ben Friel & Carole McFeeters

4pm
1 – Norma Brogan, Monica McGettigan & Geraldine McCrory
2 – Lisa Patton, Maeve Crowe & Teresa Logue
3 – Lauren Patton, Rosemary Wilson & Olive Reid
4 – Catherine Neeson & Heather Mitchell
5 – Catherine Connolly & Maeve Corry

5pm
1 – Mandy Coyne & Margaret Duddy
2 – Jennifer Rouse & Lorna Duffy

5.30pm
1 – Bernie O’Kane, Margaret Wolfe & Ann Coyle

Club Notes – 7th June 2016

scratch cup 027STOTHERS WINS FRYLITE SCRATCH CUP AFTER A PLAY-OFF

It took a three holes play-off, in tropical like conditions, to decide the destination of this year’s Frylite Ltd Senior Scratch Cup after Strabane’s Patrick Kennedy and Tandragee golf club’s Jamie Stothers tied on a two round total of 172, both players had returned level par 69 after the mornings play and when Patrick Kennedy posted a total of 73 for his second round the pressure was on the Co. Armagh player who was already four over par playing the 15th hole, however he stepped up to the challenge and returned pars at his final four holes just missing out on a birdie at the final hole to win outright, this send the competition in to an aggregate three holes shoot-out.
Both men matched each other at the first two holes but both found a bit of bother at the 18th hole, Jamie driving towards the heavy bush on the left side of the hole but gaining a most fortuitous bounce out to the semi-rough which in the end up may have given him the win despite hitting the left greenside bunker with his second shot. Patrick had hooked left to the left side of the 17th semi-rough and unfortunately for him thinned his next shot over the green from a heavy lie leaving a near impossible chip back, as it turned out Stothers took five at the hole but this was good enough to take the title, although disappointed the local player was full of praise for his opponent in the play-off, Kennedy without doubt played the best golf of the day from tee to green but found no luck whatsoever over the two rounds with his putter. There was much praise for the winner from all quarters and thanks too for travelling to participate in the event, this being the 23yr olds first ever Senior Scratch cup win. Third place on the day went to last year’s winner and defending champion James Lindsay North-West G.C. with ten times winner Enda Kennedy rallying superbly in his second round to finish fourth overall, Enda’s score of 72 being the best total returned in the afternoon, City of Derry’s Peter Hasson took fourth place with Kealan Quigg also from City of Derry in fifth,6th place went to Cathal Patton. The first round gross prize was picked up by Niall Carroll from Athlone G.C. with Wes Lindsay from Belvoir Park G.C. was the second round gross winner. In the nett section all the prizes went to local players with Rory Doherty a most popular winner having played some fantastic golf especially in the afternoon where he returned nett 66, the runner up in this section was Ryan McGowan with Paul O’Reilly third, Declan Lynch took fourth with Connor Meehan in fifth, special word of praise for young Connor, who returned a brilliant nett 64 in the morning, a young player who is another outstanding prospect for the future, Eoin O’Neill was sixth nett with Barry Patterson winning the first round nett and Competition Co-ordinator Damian McGranaghan the round two nett winner.
Jack Madden won the longest drive which was again sponsored by Tommy Forbes.  Frylite Managing director Eamon McCay was present to make the presentations and thanked all who participated in this, his company’s 9th consecutive year to sponsor this event, he especially thanked all who travelled to be there on the day, there was much praise for our greenkeeper Paul McFadden and his team for the truly wonderful presentation of the course and to the competition Damian McGranaghan and his hard working team for all their work in making things run so smoothly on the day.

McHughs Oil Medal
179 players took out cards for Saturday’s McHughs Oil sponsored monthly medal event. The winner was Eugene Patton (24) with a fine 62 nett despite a nervy finish Eugene held on to pip Patrick Kennedy (3) to the top spot, a brilliant round of 63 nett from Patrick which contained 15 pars and three birdies.  Jim Potts (18) finished fourth also with 63 nett with Brian Forrester (17) in fourth also on the same total, Paul Gallagher (9) took the final nett prize with 64 nett. The categories went to Ben Corry (7) with 65 nett, Francie Devine(12) also with 65 nett and to Rodney Dolan (24) with 64 nett. Eoin O’Neill (5) kept his great season going to take the gross prize with a two over par 71 gross.

Northern Confectionary Stroke
There was an excellent turnout of 115 players for last Thursday’s Northern Confectionary Open Stroke event , the winner was Hugh Byrne (17) with an super total of 63 Nett, Hugh works tirelessly on his game and it’s great to see the hard work paying off for him, the runner up was Jimmy Henderson (27) with 64 nett with Jim Harley (20) in third also withy 64 nett, Conor Sharkey (6) took the gross on this occasion with a three over 72 gross.

Ladies Golf
Catherine Neeson (18) topped the leader-board in last Tuesday’s ladies event, the Eileen Devine Memorial with a good score of 70 nett, with Geraldine Masterson (32) in second place with 72 nett.

In last week’s mixed competition 16 pairs turned out with the winners being all husband and wife combinations coincidentally they all finished on the same total of 33 pts over the 15 holes in play. First were Noreen & Oliver McNally, the runners up were Rosaleen & Cahir Doherty with Patricia and Ciaran Kelly in third.

Congratulations to our All Ireland Mixed Foursomes teams who defeated close neighbours Newtownstewart G.C at Ballybofey Golf club on Friday past to book their place in the hat for the open draw next round after a titanic tussle, finally securing the win by three matches to two after Peter Doherty and Lorna Duffy won at the 21st hole.

Patricia Kelly’s Intermediate Cup Team made a strong start in their home leg against North-West winning 4.5-0.5.  There was a fine performance from Mark Sharkey’s Ulster Four-Ball Team on Friday night securing a 5-0 and 20 holes advantage over City of Derry in their second round match.
Terry Doherty’s O’Hare Cup team lost out to Enniskillen G.C by 11-6 after the away leg last week and will hope to overturn that deficit in the home leg next week. Good luck to our Lawson and Conway Cup teams who are in action on Sunday in the home leg of the respective matches.

The winner of this week’s £50 bar credit was Liam McDevitt.

Players are reminded that the new B.R.S. System is in use throughout the week, to secure your tee-off time simply book your time, as registered times on the system will have preference on the tee!

Fixtures

O2 Challenge Draw – Ladies

O2 CHALLENGE – 7th JUNE 2016
GOLFER OF THE YEAR
18 HOLE STABLEFORD – ENTRY FEE £4
Please swipe card and put fee in the box. All cards must be returned

10am
1 – Lisa Patton, Isobel Duffy & Maureen Gillespie
2 – Olive Turner, Mary Casey & Ann McCrory
3 – Madeline McColgan, Imelda Doherty & Betty Crotty
4 – Mary McCrory, Mary McGuigan & Kathleen Hoynes
5 – Caren Corry, Mary O’Reilly & Celia Russell

2.30pm
1 – Alison Curry, Noreen McNally & Carole McFeeters
2 – Ben Friel & Teresa Casey
3 – Mary Gallagher & Rita MacLochlainn

4pm
1 – Jennifer Rouse, Heather Mitchell & Maeve Crowe
2 – Norma Brogan, Adeline Shiels & Geraldine Masterson
3 – Lauren Patton, Maeve Corry & Teresa Logue
4 – Catherine Connolly, Monica McGettigan & Patricia Kelly
5 – Catherine Neeson, Geraldine McCrory & Mary Duffy
6 – Lady Captain Ann Sharkey & Olive Reid

5pm
1 – Mandy Coyne, Bernie O’Kane & Debbie McDaid
2 – Lorna Duffy & Margaret Wolfe

5.30pm
1 – Carmel McElwee & Monica MacIntyre

Club Notes – 1st May 2016

GERARD WINS G.A.GAMBLE OPEN

Gerard Conaty (18) took the honours at Strabane on Saturday past winning the J.A.Gamble Open stableford, with a very tidy return of 41pts.  Although the weather conditions were excellent for the entire day it was still noted that all the nett prize winners began their rounds in the afternoon finishing in the early evening, and in fact the winner was in the second last four-ball on the course, the unlucky runner up on the day was Gerry Glover (18) beaten only on break of tie, Gus McCay (20) had a very good round to finish in third two points back on 39pts, just ahead of Seamus Friel (24) on countback.  Michael Kelly (10) had also 39pts and finished fifth, congratulations also to Michael for winning the Tommy Falconer Trophy the next day at Ballybofey G.C. a really well attended outing organised by Dixies Bar in memory of Tommy, over £4000 was also raised in the draw, a fantastic effort by the organisers.
The gross prize on Saturday went to Patrick Kennedy (3) with 32 gross pts with the nines being claimed by Don Callan and Mark McCrea respectively. Congratulations also to Hugh McGinley who recorded his first ever hole in one, holing out at the par 3 second hole with a fine 5 iron shot winning for himself a beautiful Boss watch compliments of “How Did I Do and Boss Ltd.”

Greg Mitchell Motors
Thursday’s competition was kindly sponsored by Greg Mitchell Motors and saw a win for Freddie Patterson (8) who had been showing signs of a return to his best form over the winter months.  A fine three over par round gave him the win with 41pts from the ever improving Lee Hannigan (14) who equalled Freddie’s total of 41pts but just lost out on countback. Ciaran Murphy (13) finished in third just a point behind, with Conal Cooke (2) taking the gross prize with a one over 35 gross total.

Monday Open
There were again glorious conditions for Mondays Bank Holiday Open with long hitter Ciaran Murphy (11) remaining in great form to take the win with a fine 42pts.  The runner up was 14 year old Conor Byrne (8) who is without doubt our most outstanding young prospect, he got round here in three over par to post 41pts and move to a new low for him of seven handicap. Third place went to Kevin Gallagher (15) also with 41pts, Kevin is another player that is having a fine golfing season to date. Paul O’Reilly (6) took the gross with 32 gross pts and Daryl Patton (15) from Silverwood golf club took the visitors prize with 36pts.

Ladies Golf
The winner of last week’s Ladies competition the Georgina Gregg Memorial was Catherine Neeson (18) with 70 nett, the category winners were Lady Captain Anne Sharkey (19) who won her category for the fourth successive week and Geraldine McCrory (31) who had the same score as Anne, 71 nett, to win category two.

Mixed Golf
Fifteen Pairs played in last Wednesday nights Reverse Mixed foursomes with Monica and Maurice McGettigan running out the winners with 33pts for the 15 holes the same total as Annette Patton and Freddie Patterson in second, and Carmel mcElwee and Jim Potts in third place.
The Worcester Cup qualifying event will be played on Wednesday 8th June and the popular “Sausage Sizzle” on Wed 29th June.
Good luck to our Mixed foursomes team who play Newtownstewart at Ballybofey G.C. this Friday3rd June.

Strabane G.C was one of the qualifying venues for this year’s Irish Junior Cup with ten clubs attempting to qualify for the matchplay stages, very well done to team captain, Damian McGranaghan, and his charges who topped the leader-board by an impressive 12 shots on the day on 296, next to them were close neighbours Ballybofey G.C. on 308, the other qualifiers were Royal Portrush and Castlerock G.C. who will now play Strabane at City of Derry G.C on a date yet to be arranged.

Good luck to all our members playing in this Sundays Frylite Senior Scratch Cup, the forecast is excellent and some great golf is anticipated.

Last week’s winner of the £50 bar credit draw was Caolan Crawford, with Seamus Devenney winning this week’s prize.

Tickets are now on sale for the clubs fundraising draw books of tickets are £5.00 and all members are urged to support this fundraiser.

FIXTURES:
Thursday 2nd June – Northern Confectionary S/F
Saturday 4th June – McHughs Oil monthly medal
Sunday 5th June – Frylite Senior Scratch Cup
Monday 6th June – Monday Open
Tuesday  7th June – Ladies O2 Challenge Trophy

Eileen Devine Trophy Draw – Ladies

EILEEN DEVINE TROPHY – 31st MAY 2016
GOLFER OF THE YEAR
18 HOLE STROKE  – ENTRY FEE £4
Please swipe card and put fee in the box. All cards must be returned

10am
1 – Heather Mitchell, Mary Casey & Mary O’Reilly
2 – Monica McGettigan, Mary McGuigan & Betty Crotty
3 – Olive Turner, Imelda Doherty & Lady President Rosaleen Doherty
4 – Mary McCrory, Annette Patton & Kathleen Hoynes
5 – Caren Corry & Isobel Duffy

2.30pm
1 – Alison Curry, Rita MacLochlainn & Ann Crory
2 – Betty Kelly, Margaret Bonner & Teresa Casey
3 – Ben Friel & Carole McFeeters
4 – Mary Gallagher & Celia Russell

4pm
1 – Mandy Coyne, Lorna Duffy & Mary Duffy
2 – Jennifer Rouse, Maeve Corry & Patricia Kelly
3 – Shauna Stewart, Maeve Crowe & Olive Reid
4 – Norma Brogan, Lady Captain Ann Sharkey & Teresa Logue
5 – Catherine Neeson, Rosemary Wilson & Geraldine Masterson

5pm
1 – Margaret Wolfe, Debbie McDaid & Margaret Duddy
2 – Carmel McElwee & Monica MacIntyre