April 2011

News 24th April

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Our Open Competitions over easter Weekend proved very popular with the dry fine weather a real godsend. Thanks to all competitors and results as follow, find
Friday 22nd
Mark Gilmurray        42
Ray Clifford              41
Martin Ruane           40
Declan Reidy           40
Cian Feeney            39
Saturday 23rd
Mark Rooney           41
Peter Lynch             41
Alec Hamill              39
Conor McDaniel        39
Gerry Fox                39
Sunday 24th
Sean Conlon            47
Aiden Kerins            43
Martin O’Hara           42
Michael Henry          41
Glenn Tobin              41
Squad sessions for both Jimmy Bruen and Junior Cup panels on Wednesday 27th, pharmacy 6.15 at the clubhouse under the direction of teams’ captain Gerry Kilbride. Numbers so far have been frankly disappointing and we would urge all qualified members to come along and indeed to actively encourage participation among some of the more reluctant troops. Inter-club competition is very important to the club and a great way for any player to improve his all-round game.

News 17th April

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The draw for the club matchplay cups sponsored by Sligo Park Hotel has been made and details have been posted on the competitions noticeboard in the clubhouse.

Saturday 16th saw singles stableford kindly sponsored by Addam Menswear, link Grattan St, buy results as follow, sale
Ian Fox          41 pts
Kevin Culkin   39 pts
Joe Hunt        37 pts
John Mullane  37 pts
Martin Cronin  37 pts.

On Sunday the qualifier for the Val Harte memorial trophy took place. 64 competitors have qualified for this prestigious competition, and all scores are available on the HowdidIdo website. Congrats to Aidan Heffernan, who’s nett 64 lead the way. Mark Wehrly’s gross 74 was also a best in field and finally a mention for John O’Donoghue who claimed the 64th a final qualifying spot and can now go about reclaiming the title he held in 2009.

Next week-end (Easter week-end) Strandhill will host four days of open competitions starting Good Friday and running through to Easter Monday. Format each day will be singles stableford, with a twenty euro entry fee for visitors. Timesheets in operation, contact shop at 071 9168725.

Congratulations to our juniors, who negotiated a tricky first round tie in the Fred Daly trophy against Enniscrone, in great style. With four of the seven singles matches to be played away one would expect our lads to be slight underdogs, but a three-nil whitewash at home added to two taken against the head in Enniscrone lead to a marvellous 5-2 overall victory. The team on the day comprised Daragh Higgins, Conor McDaniel, Ciaran Fox, Philip Moriarty, Christian Borthwick, Tristan Probst and Conor Wynne. Well done lads from all at the club!

Jimmy Bruen and Junior Cup panels are requested to attend a practice session on Wednesday 20th at the clubhouse.

News Update 12/4/11

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The John Mullane Planthire singles stableford took place on Saturday last and some of our senior stalwarts rolled back the clock to dominate the leaderboard. Pride of place goes to Jimmy Glynn who’s forty points saw him across the line, pills after countback, information pills ahead of Martin Cronin with the same score. Tom Gallogly with thirty nine points filled the third spot with Sean Fenton edging out Pat McCaffrey, also after countback, both finishing on thirty eight points.
On Sunday we had the qualifier for our matchplay cups, sponsored by Sligo Park Hotel. The draws for all three categories will be posted later in the week but special mention for Ronnie Conlon who’s good run continued with a best of the day score of 65 nett.
Next Saturday we have the Addam Menswear singles stableford off whites and on Sunday the Val Harte memorial trophy qualifier, stroke off blue.

Jimmy Bruen squad sessions continue on Wednesday 13th at 6.30. Team capt Gerry Kilbride asks all to be present for a short team meeting on the night.

New members
An open evening will take place at the clubhouse on Tuesday 19th at 7 pm as an introduction to golf and the club. We ask members who know of any interested or potentially interested parties to direct them to this evening. Details are available from Sandra at 071 9168188 ext 20.

News Update April 3rd

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The new season is truly up and running and the first of our sponsored competitions took place at the weekend. On Saturday we had the Gray’s Golf Shop stableford with the results as follows, prescription
Patrick Dwyer      42
Michael Henry      39
Chris Kilculllen     39
Bernard Harte       39
Tristan Probst       37
On Sunday we had the Greenstar stableford event which panned out as follows, no rx
Martin Farrell     43
Pat McCaffrey    41
Paul Cox           39
M.D. Cox           38
John Stewart      38
Thanks a million to all competitors and especially sponsors.
Next Saturday’s competition will be a singles stableford off whites while Sunday will be the Cups’ Qualifier sponsored by Sligo Park Hotel, approved a stroke qualifier to be played off blues.
Team capt Gerry Kilbride asks all Jimmy Bruen panellists to attend a practice session at the club on Wednesday (6th) at 6.15 p.m. Please note that all players in the handicap range 6 to 12 are welcome, and indeed encouraged to attend.


Table Quiz Friday April 8th

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On Friday the 8th April a table quiz will take place in the clubhouse to raise funds for the club. Entry fee is forty euro for a team of four and proceedings will be hosted by the inimitable Mick Phelan, mind better looking than Lily Savage and sweeter than Anne Robinson. Spotprizes, raffle and great craic guaranteed. Please spread the word, the more the merrier at 9.30 p.m