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John Stewart picking his ball out of the hole after scoring an albatross on the par 5 fifth hole

John Stewart picking his ball out of the hole after scoring an albatross on the par 5 fifth hole on Saturday last.

Men’s News

Saturday 15 Hole Club Stableford Competition

Saturday’s 15 hole Club Stableford Competition was an extremely close fought affair with the top three players all recording the same score of 35 points.

1st Martin Cronin (12) – 35 points
2nd Fintan Monaghan (19) – 35 points
3rd John White (17) – 35 points

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League

Week four of the Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League was played on Sunday in the first wintry day of the competition so far, approved having been blessed with near perfect conditions for the first three rounds. The results for this week are as follows:

Group A

B Harte & P Little lost to M Cadden & T Probst
J Tuffy & B Henry lost to E Rushe & S Conlon Jnr
G Fox & R Fox lost to B Mahony & J Finan
M Walsh & M McTiernan beat D Dolan & J Dolan
M Keane & M Kivlehan beat E Halloran & J Stewart

Group B

J Coyne & A Leggitt beat F O’Beirne & M O’Beirne
A Skeffington & J McHugh lost to F Gannon & P Togher
T Quigly & J Glynn beat O Feehily & N Gerrity
J Scanlon & T Conlon beat P Glynn & B Glynn
M Cunningham & P Carr lost to C Kilbride & D Glynn

Group C

M Phelan & C Foran lost to D McCabe & J Owens
P Watters & E Watters drew with A Lillis & A Lillis
J Noone & S McMorrow lost to M Cronin & D Moriarty
R Henneberry & J Hanney drew with K Cryan & C Cryan

Group D

D Timbs & D Lindsay beat L McNally & J Martyn
D Conlon & S Conlon drew with C Martyn & F Hannon
N Tivnan & G Kilbride beat C Rochford & J McAvoy
R O’Connor & P Lee beat P Gallagher & P Keaveney
P McCaffrey & C Hegarty drew with C Henry & C Byrnes

Group E

P McManus & L Culkin beat P Gallagher & A Gaynor
D Gray & R Kelly beat S English & J Kiernan
J Rainey & S Gleeson lost to P McManus & E Scanlon
N Dykes & J Hackett beat J Treacy & J McManaman
N Ashe & M Farrell lost to A Parkinson & R Keane

This Weeks Fixtures

Friday December 12th – Friday Open 15 Hole Stableford Competition
Saturday December 13th – Saturday 15 Hole Club Stableford Competition
Sunday December 14th – Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League – Week 5

Congratulations on Scoring an Albatross

Congratulations to John Stewart on scoring a fantastic albatross on the par five, fifth hole on Saturday last. John played a perfect drive to the middle of the fairway and followed it up with a full 3 wood, which he thought he had overhit when he got to the green as there was no sign of his ball. As John was searching the rough at the back of the green, his playing partner, John Howley, checked the hole and discovered the ball sitting there. John Howley whipped out his phone and recorded the moment the ball was retrieved from the hole.

Thank You

Men’s Captain, Jim Branley would like to thank all the members of Strandhill Golf Club for their support over the term of his captaincy and wishes newly elected Captain, Michael Phelan and his Vice Captain, Pat McManus every success over the next year.

Men’s Seniors

Senior Society Results

1st Tony Kane
2nd John Devaney
3rd Tom Basquille
4th Noel Mullaney

Next outing Wednesday December 10th – Christmas Bonanza (weather permitting)

Senior Open 15 Hole Stableford Competition

The Senior Open Competition was held on Wednesday last and the number of entries increased on our first staging despite the weather. Prize winners were as follows.

1st Martin Burke 38 pts
2nd Frank Carroll 36 pts
3rd John Verdon 36 pts

Prizes can be collected in the Golf Shop. Next Seniors Open Wednesday will be held on January 7th 2015.

Thank You

Senior Captain, Jimmy Giblin would like to thank all of the members for their support and assistance throughout the year.

Ladies News

Junior Alliance

The Junior alliance took place over 15 holes in much more favourable conditions than last month with 80 ladies taking part. Results as follows:

1st Marie Healy (Strandhill) 34 pts
2nd Mary Kennedy (Tubbercurry) 33pts
3rd Ann Henry 29pts
4th Chris Owens (Strandhill) 29 pts
5th Noeleen Cabena (Strandhill) 28pts
6th Bernie Gillispie (Bundoran) 27 pts
7th Carmel Clarke (Strandhill) 27 pts
8th Ann Scanlon (Tubbercurry) 27 pts
9th Mary Coyle (Strandhill) 27pts
Best Gross Pat McHugh (Longford) 14ptsp>
Back 7 Ann Killian (Strandhill) 17 pts
Front 8 Caroline Peacock (Strandhill) 16pts
0-18 Category Kathleen Kelpie (Strandhill) 30 pts

Diageo Winter League

Front 9 Ena Cahill & Carmel Clarke 2 up
Back Nine  Ann Carroll & Helen Horan 2 up.

15 Hole Members Prizes

1st Helen O’Dowd
2nd Siobhan Kelly
3rd Caroline Peacock
4th Brigid Glynn.

10 Hole Members Prizes

1st Meg Leahy
2nd Ann Monaghan
3rd Ena Cahill.

2014 ILGU

Silver Medal – Ann Cox
Bronze Medal – Brona Galvin
Silver Spoon – Ann Cox.
Golfer of the Year 2014 – Ann Cox – well done Ann on a very successful golfing year.
Birdie Tree – Brigid Glynn.

Fixtures

Thursday December 11th

15 hole Competition members prizes & 10 Hole Seniors.

Sunday December 14th

Diageo Winter League – Week 5

Club News

December 50/50 Draw Results

€100 – Claire Kelly (Treacy).
€50 – Robbie Henneberry.
€50 – Marty O’Hara & Andy Leggitt.
€50 – Fr. Dominic Gilhooley.
€50 – Gerry Fox.
€50 – Jim Johnston.
€50 – Brendan O’Neill.
€40 – Anne Collins.

Tickets for next month’s draw can be bought in the clubhouse, golf shop and in the bar. Congratulations to this month’s prize winners.

Strandhill Golf Club Christmas Party

The Strandhill Golf Club Christmas Party will take place this coming Sunday after the Winter League matches. The festivities will continue throughout the afternoon and we love to see all of our members and familes pop in at some point during the day.

Annual Children’s Party

The Annual Children’s Party at the Golf Club will take place on Friday evening, 12th December from 5pm to 7pm. To book your child’s place & for more info contact Gráinne @ 087 2184329.

Childrens Christmas Party 2012 at Strandhill Golf Club

Christmas Gift Ideas at Strandhill Golf Club

With Christmas fast approaching, we have put together some special Christmas Bundles as the ideal Christmas gift for that someone special. Some of the offers include:

€59 Bundle
Crested Polo Shirt
Crested Baseball Cap
Golf Glove

€79 Bundle
Crested Jumper
Club Tie
Wool Hat

€99 Bundle
Crested Jumper
Crested Polo Shirt
Crested Baseball Cap
Hat Clip

Gift vouchers are also available and can be bought from the golf shop or the office. Call 071 9168188, ext 32 for details of more of ourChristmas Bundles. You can view some of our bundles by clicking here.

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