June 2011

News 27th June

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Saturday 25th Bill Curley Memorial sponsored by Clifford Electrical.

Congratulations to Adrian Wynne who scored his second win of the season with a blistering 66 which included five birdies.This win takes Adrian’s handicap to -1, recipe an outstanding achievement for a golfer no longer recognized as a youngster! Despite his heroics one could see Adrian as the villain, order as his great score thwarted by the narrowest of margins (countback) the great effort of Joe Curley to win the trophy named in memory of his late father. Bill Curley is still fondly remembered by a generation at Strandhill Golf Club as a great gentleman and a great clubman who almost single-handedly kept the club not merely afloat but flourishing in very diffficult times. Joe and his brothers have youth on their side and will no doubt be back next year challenging strongly in a competition which still attracts a large and competitive field. Thanks also to Clifford Electrical for their continued generous support of this competition.

Sunday 26th SuperValu Ballysadare

If Saturday was a day for the low handicappers then Sunday saw the higher category boys hit back. Matters were a little more clearcut here with Joe Feeney having a clear two point margin over evergreen John McGowan. The tighter spread of scores this weekend would suggest that the course is toughening up with the summer rough baring it’s teeth and making competitors earn their scores.

Bill Curley Memorial Cup (sponsored by Clifford Electrical)

Adrian Wynne           40

Joe Curley                 40

Mark Wehrly              39

Gordon Muir               38

Paraic Quinn              36

SuperValu Ballysadare

Joe Feeney               41

John McGowan          39

David Tighe                37

David Leonard             37

Cedric Roussilhe        36


Friday 1st Mixed Foursomes

Saturday 2nd Wehrly Brothers Jewellers

Sunday Captain’s Day Qualifier (Mr Joe McCann)

A small number of places are still available on the timesheet for Captain’s qualifying, pilule timesheet in Golfshop.


The junior programme gets under way on Tuesday July 5th at 9.30 a.m. with the start of the junior lessons. Lessons will cost euro3 per person per lesson. All welcome including total beginners.

Junior competitions will start also and continue each Tuesday for the remainder of the school holidays.

Lady President’s Day Friday June 24th

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Lady President’s Day takes place on Friday June 24th. Please note that there will be a 12 hole competition for the gents with a timesheet running from 6pm.
Presentations are planned for 9.30pm in the clubhouse followed by music from the Hughie Lowry Band.
Spread the word, link all welcome and the more the merrier!

News 21st June

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For the first time in about six weeks competitors on both Saturday and Sunday last managed to complete eighteen holes golf without finishing drenched and wind-beaten. Whisper it, ambulance but just maybe our golfing summer is about to kick off! We would also like to extend a word of appreciation to Jason and all his staff. The course has never been in better condition and is a joy to play at the moment, about it thanks lads!

Saturday 18th Parkes Oil singles stableford

Declan Reidy             41

David Rooney             41

Paul Cox                   40

Pete Kavanagh           39

Mick Cahill                 38

Sunday 19th Ulster Bank singles stableford

Eamonn Cunningham     45

Niall Maxwell                 41

Gerry Fox                      40

Francis O’Beirne            40

David Lindsay                40


Friday 24th Lady President’s Day Attracta McGettrick

Saturday 25th Bill Curley Cup sponsored by Clifford Electrical singles stableford (whites)

Sunday 26th SuperValu Ballisodare singles stableford (whites)


Would all members please note that a safety beacon has been installed on the roof of the maintenance shed to facilitate safe access for the groundstaff. All play on holes one and eighteen in the direction of the shed must be suspended while the beacon is illuminated. This will be for a duration of 30 seconds on a small number of occasions each day and certainly won’t spoil anybody’s round of golf.

Captain’s Qualifier:

The timesheet for Captain’s Qualifying is filling quickly. All intending competitors are advised to add their names as soon as possible.

Club Cups:

A small number of matches remain outstanding at the time of writing and we ask that these be settled immediately or the competitions committee will be left with no option but to eliminate both parties in each match.

News Extra June 13th

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The Social Mixed Foursomes programme continues on Friday evening next (June 17th). Any gents wishing to take part but in need of a playing partner please contact Lady Captain Brona, web    ( ) who will try to arrange partners for all.

Congratulations to the ladies Junior Foursomes team who beat Castlebar 2 1/2 to 1/2 at Ballina Golf Club last Saturday. It’s onward now to the Connacht final in Portumna on August 20th.

News Update June 13th

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Saturday and Sunday last saw all category of golfer catered for in scratch cup competition. On Saturday in splendid sunshine, viagra Adrian Wynne claimed the Eddie Keane memorial senior scratch cup with two shots to spare over runner-up Mark Wehrly. The Paddy Cox memorial junior scratch cup went to Dessie Timbs by the narrowest of margins, seeing off runner-up Cedric Roussilhe only on countback. Tristan Probst posted a two shot victory over Ronnie Conlon in the intermediate cup category.

On Sunday in less clement conditions, the Billy Henry memorial trophy event for higher handicaps took place. Here we had the unusual result of P Waters defeating P Watters by a single stroke, with Paddy getting his nose in front as the extra ‘T’ weighed down playing partner Padraig over the last few holes. As usual there are a variety of prizes for different categories, generously sponsored by Henry Jewellers, and winners of these will be posted in the clubhouse later in the week.

Friday 17th Social mixed foursomes
Saturday 18th Parkes Oil singles stableford

Sunday 19th Ulster Bank singles stableford


The seniors event on Wednesday June 22nd will be a scotch foursomes competition. Handicap conditions for pairings will be announced in advance.

Captain’s Day:

The timesheet for Captain’s Day (Mr Joe McCann) will be posted in the golf shop on Friday 17th June. Places are limited so early entry is advised.

Cecil Ewing team captain Hugh Gallagher would like all eligible golfers (lowest handicap 17-plus last year) to attend a practice session on Tuesday at 6pm. Sessions will run for four consecutive Tuesdays.