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Michael Phelan giving a speech at the launch of this years Winter League

Michael Phelan giving a speech at the launch of this years Winter League

Men’s News

Saturday Club Stableford Competition

Saturday’s Club Stableford Competition was some of the wetter weather start to arrive at Strandhill Golf Club but this didn’t put players off. Gerry Fox finished the day at the top of the pile with a great score of 39 points. He got his round off to the perfect start by sinking a birdie putt on the par five first hole and followed that up with three consecutive pars before adding a second birdie on the par five fifth. Eight more pars followed including one on the difficult closing eighteenth hole to complete the winning round.

Second place was taken by Stephen English who sank two birdie putts in the first three holes and added seven pars including five in a row from the sixth to the tenth holes to sign for a score of 34 points. Third place was taken by Eugene Gilligan with a score of 33 points in a round that boasted no less than six pars including an impressive par on the difficult fourth hole.

Sunday Club Stableford Competition

Sunday’s Club Stableford Competition saw the rain clear somewhat but increasing wind making conditions difficult. Despite the conditions, buy Liam Kavanagh was able to return an exceptional score of 40 points. Liam’s round was made up of 8 pars, including five in a row from the third to the seventh holes and two birdies on the eight and eighteenth holes.

Michael O’Beirne continued his impressive form of late to add a second place finish to the third place finish he secured two weeks previous signing for a score of 39 points. Michaels round also included eight pars and he added a birdie on the par five fifth hole to sign for his score. Gerry Fox secured his second top three finish of the weekend by carding a score of 38 points to finish in third place. Gerry recorded no less than eight pars and added three birdies including back to back birdies on the par five fifth and par four sixth holes.

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League

The Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League will get underway this coming Sunday, November 9th. The BRS Booking System has been updated to facilitate booking front and back nines for the Winter League. The format for November 9th will be that groups A, B and C will play the front nine and Groups D and E will play the back nine. This will alternate every second Sunday thereafter. Details of the groups are available on the clubs website at strandhillgolfclub.com and on our Facebook page. We would ask that all players make themselves aware of the rules for the winter league and these can be found on the notice board in the men’s locker room. Players from outside the club can book their times by contacting the golf shop on 071 9168188, ext. 32. We would also ask that any player who hasn’t included their mobile number, please do so via the golf shop at the above number to facilitate notifying players of cancellations due to adverse weather conditions, should the need arise.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for attending the launch of this year’s winter league including our sponsor’s, Strandhill Lodge and Suites and also wish all of this year’s entrants the best of luck in the competition. You can view the group draw by clicking here.

Strandhill Lodge & Suites

Presentation of Prizes

A presentation of prizes for the months of August and September took place on Friday night last in the clubhouse. We would like to thank everyone who turned up and made the evening a fantastic success. It was great to see such a large crowd come along and show their support to both the competition winners and our sponsors. Congratulations to all who collected prizes.

Senior Society Results

1st M. Cahill
2nd J. Verdon
3rd H. Parke
4th J. Parke

Next outing Wednesday November 5th.

Seniors Open Competition

We will be launching our Senior Open Competition this coming Wednesday. The competition will held on the first Wednesday of every month from November to March. The format for the competition will be Stableford and will be played over 15 holes. Entry will cost €4 for members and €15 for non members. The normal timesheet will be in operation. We will also be running a our Fiver Food Menu on the day. You have the choice of a bowl Irish stew, mini breakfast or a toasted sandwich & soup for €5. For more details or to book a time, please contact the golf shop on 071 9168188, ext. 32

Strandhill Golf Club Senior Open Competition

Senior Society Captain’s Dinner

The Senior Society Captain’s dinner will take place on Wednesday, November 12th at 6:30pm. You can book your place by contacting the bar at 071 9168188.

Ladies News

Results

Thurs 30th October
1st Marie Rooney 34pts
2nd Sheila McCrann 31 pts.

Sunday 2nd November
1st Christine Tighe 3 up
2nd Therese Cosgrove 1 dn
3rd Ann Cox 1dn.

Fixtures

Thurs November 6th

Junior Alliance. Running draw from 9.00-12.00.am. All welcome.

Sun November 9th

First Round of the Diageo Winter League and the remaining rounds will be played on Nov 16th, Nov 23rd, Dec 7th, Dec 14th, Jan 18th, Jan 25th, Feb 8th Feb 15th. Book your tee time on the BRS system or through the shop. All Winter League information is posted on the notice board downstairs outside the ladies locker room.

Diageo Winter League

Diageo Winter League starts Nov 9th. The draw has taken place and there are 3 sections with 9 teams in each section-see sections attached. The Red Section will start on week 1 on the front 9 & the Yellow section will start on the back 9. The first 4 in the green section will tag to the same nines as the red section and the last 5 will tag to the same nines as the yellow section throughout the competition. You book your times on line through the BRS system or through the shop.

Everything relating to the Ladies Diageo Winter League will be posted on the notice board inside the back door beside ladies locker room. We will be playing the full course. This will be reviewed after Christmas and any changes will be posted under Local Rules on the Winter League notice board. Good Luck to everyone, play well and most important of all “enjoy”.

Club News

Course Upgrade Plans

Plans are underway to begin an upgrade of the course under the direction of Course Designer, Ally Macintosh in March 2015. We will announce more details of the work that will be carried out as soon as plans are finalised. Please be sure to support the course developments by entering our 50:50 draw. There are plenty of prizes every month so to be in with a chance of winning a cash prize, be sure to enter. Tickets are available in the golf shop, bar or in the office for just €8.

Condolences

Our good friend and fellow golfer, Paul Conlon has passed away suddenly at his home. Paul will be sadly missed by all his friends in Strandhill Golf Club. He was a real effervescent character who absolutely loved his golf and always wore a broad smile on his face. Our thoughts and prayers are now with his wife and family as they struggle to come to terms with his passing. May he rest in peace.

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