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Latest News – Week Ending 25-01-15

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View down the 16th Fairway

View down the 16th Fairway on Sunday

Men’s News

Saturday 15 Hole Club Stableford

Saturday’s 15 Hole Club Stableford competition set a very high standard for scoring and made birdies the order of the day. David Lindsay took first place with an excellent score of 38 points for 15 holes. David got his round off to the perfect start by scoring a birdie on the par five, healing first hole and then added two further birdies on the par five fifth hole and the par four eleventh hole. He added nine pars to his three birdie to sign for his score.

Second place was taken by Pat Thornton with a score of 34 points. Pat scored par on the par four eighth hole and added two further pars on the back nine on the difficult par four twelfth and par four thirteenth holes to sign for his score of 34 points.

Third place was taken by single figure handicapper, Dessie Timbs also with a score of 34 points. Dessie scored no less than eleven pars and added birdies on the par four third, par five fifth and par four thirteenth holes on his way to securing third place.

1st David Lindsay (09) 38 points
2nd Pat Thornton (21) 34 points
3rd Dessie Timbs (02) 34 points

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League

Week seven of the Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League was played on Sunday in cloudy and blustery conditions with the wind picking up as the morning progressed.  You can see the group standings by clicking here. The results for this week are as follows:

Group A

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

Group B

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

Group C

M Phelan & C Foran lost to F Monaghan & S O’Dowd
P Watters & E Watters beat D McGowan & C McManus
J Noone & S McMorrow lost to R Henneberry & J Hanney
A Lillis & A Lillis lost to  D McCabe & J Owens
K Cryan & C Cryan beat M Cronin & D Moriarty

Group D

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

Group E

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

The Winter League will take a break this coming weekend and will return on Sunday February 7th 2015.

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday January 30th 2015
Friday 15 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday January 31st 2015
Captain’s Drive In followed by Team Scramble

Sunday January 25th 2015
15 Hole Club Stableford Competition

Winter League Changes

The men’s competition committee has decided that this year, instead of the top FOUR teams qualifying from each group, the top FIVE teams from each group will now go through to the qualifying stages of the competition.

Best of luck to all teams over the remainder of what up to this point has been a fantastic competition.

Competition Sponsorship

It’s that time of the year where the men’s competition committee are starting to put together the competition fixtures and sponsors for the coming year. Sponsors play a vital role in the success of competitions at Strandhill Golf Club and without their continued support, we would be unable to offer the quality of competition that we’ve had in years past.

To that end, if there are any members who know of someone or indeed who would be interested in sponsoring a competition themselves at Strandhill Golf Club this year, you can speak to any member of the men’s committee.

Men’s Senior’s

Senior Society

1st Andrew Finan
2nd Tony Mannion
3rd Martin Dolan
4th Jimmy Glynn

Next outing Wednesday January 28th 2015

Ladies News

Results

Thursday 15 Hole Stableford

1st Chris Owens 29 points
2nd Gillian Ballantyne 28 points
3rd Pat Mooney 28 points

Congratulation to Chris Owens on scoring a wonderful eagle on the par four, third hole.

Diageo Winter League

Front Nine Caroline Peacock & Vivian Foley 3 up
Back Nine: Chris Owens & Breege Cullinan 3 up

Fixtures

Thursday January 29th 2015
15 Hole Stableford
10 Hole Senior Stableford

To keep play moving, please arrange to play in 3 balls or 2 balls.

Saturday January 31st 2015
Captain’s Drive In

Sunday February 1st 2015
10 Hole Members Stableford

Club News

Captain’s Drive In 2015

Captain’s Michael Phelan & Grainne Henneberry’s Drive In will take place on Saturday next, January 31st at 10:30 am followed immediately by a team Scramble competition. Teams of four must include at least one lady. The competition will take place over 18 holes and will get under way from a shotgun start at 10:45am. Entry is €15 per person including Hot Buffet and places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. You can book your place by contacting the Golf Shop on 017 9168188 ext. 32. Join us immediately afterwards for music by Hughie Lowry and plenty of craic. Even if you are not playing on the day, both Captain’s would love to see everyone in the clubhouse afterwards for celebrations.

Entries are limited to 32 teams and places are filling up fast so be sure to book your team in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If you need a lady golfer for your team, contact Grainne on 087 2184329.

Congratulations

Congratulations to all at Strandhill Lodge & Suites for being named in the TripAdvisor 25 Top Small Hotels in Ireland at no. 7. Well done to all involved on such a fantastic achievement from everyone at Strandhill Golf Club.


Latest News – Week Ending 18-01-15

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January Snow at Strandhill Golf Club

January Snow at Strandhill Golf Club

Men’s News

Saturday 15 Hole Stableford Competition

Saturday’s 15 hole Stableford Competition was played in chilly conditions and it was Robbie Henneberry who came out on top with a score of 38 points. Robbie played well over the course of the fifteen holes and scored no less than eleven pars and added an impressive eagle on the par five fifth as well as a birdie on the par four thirteenth. Pat Corcoran took second place with a score of 35 points in a round that saw him play consistent throughout, viagra sale scoring four pars including three in a row from the second to the fourth holes and adding a birdie on the fifth along the way.

Frank Gannon secured third place with a score of 33 points getting his round off to the perfect start by scoring birdies on the opening two holes. He added four pars over the remaining holes to his two birdies to sign for his score.

1st Robbie Henneberry (07) – 38 points
2nd Pat Corcoran (17) – 35 points
3rd Frank Gannon (14) 33 points

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League

Week six of the Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League was played on Sunday glorious sunshine and calm conditions.  You can see the group standings by clicking here. The results for this week are as follows:

Group A

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

Group B

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

Group C

M Phelan & C Foran beat D McGowan & C McManus
P Watters & E Watters lost to R Henneberry & J Hanney
J Noone & S McMorrow lost to D McCabe & J Owens
A Lillis & A Lillis lost to  M Cronin & D Moriarty
F Monaghan & S O’Dowd lost to K Cryan & C Cryan

Group D

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

Group E

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

Winter League 9 Hole Singles Stableford Competition

Front Nine: David Lindsay (11) – 23 points
Back Nine: Robbie Henneberry (7) – 23 points

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday January 23rd 2015
Friday 15 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday January 24th 2015
Club 15 Hole Stableford Competition
Winter Series – Week Two

Sunday January 25th 2015
Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League – Week 7

Men’s Senior’s

Senior Society

The next Seniors Society outing will take place this Wednesday, buy information pills January 21st 2015.

Ladies News

Diageo Winter League

Round 6 of our Winter League kindly sponsored by Diageo was played in fine weather with some winter sunshine thrown in for good measure. With 3 rounds to go the competition is hotting up with 4 teams qualifying from each group and many pairings so close it looks like it will be right down to the last game for many.

Diageo Winter League 18/1/15 weekly winners:

Front Nine winners: Marianne Little & Anne Collins 3 up
Back Nine winners: Caroline Peacock & Vivian Foley 3 up

Fixtures

Thursday January 22nd
15 Hole Stableford
10 Hole Senior Stableford

Sunday January 25th
Diageo Winter League – Week 7

Club News

Winter Rules

Winter rules are now in play on all fairways.

Any ball coming to rest on a fairway MUST be lifted and placed in the semi rough at nearest point of relief, a minimum of ONE club length from the fairway and NOT nearer the hole.

A player may opt to use a putter (Only) on the fairway when close to the green. The ball may be lifted, cleaned and placed within 6 inches of where it originally lay but NOT nearer the hole and not in a hazard or on a putting green.

A player may move or place their ball once only and after the ball has been moved or placed, it is deemed to be in play. If a ball is moved after being placed or dropped, a one stroke penalty is applied.

A ball landing in semi-rough or rough must be played as it lies.

Captain’s Drive In 2015

Captain’s Michael Phelan & Grainne Henneberry’s Drive In will take place on Saturday January 31st at 10:30 am followed immediately by a team Scramble competition. Teams of four must include at least one lady. The competition will take place over 18 holes and will get under way from a shotgun start at 10:45am. Entry is €15 per person including Hot Buffet and places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. You can book your place by contacting the Golf Shop on 017 9168188 ext. 32. Join us immediately afterwards for music by Hughie Lowry and plenty of craic.

If you need a lady golfer for your team, contact Grainne on 087 2184329

Sympathies

Strandhill Golf Club would like to offer its sympathies to Frank & Ann Carroll on the recent passing of Frank’s sister Maureen Geraghty.

Latest News – Week Ending 11-01-15

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Captain's Drive In 2015 at Strandhill Golf Club

Men’s News

Sunday 15 Hole Stableford Competition

Sunday’s 15 hole Stableford Competition was played in difficult conditions with strong winds making scoring difficult. Despite the wind some very good scores were returned. Jimmy Noone took first place with an exceptional score of 38 points. Jimmy got his round off to the best possible start by scoring birdie on the par five first hole and adding a second on the par five fifth hole. He also recorded 3 pars on the on the front nine and added a further two on the back nine to complete his round.

Second place was taken by David Lindsay with a score of 34 points. David was the measure of consistency by adding no less than eight pars on the front nine and adding a further three pars on the back nine to complete his 15 holes.

1st Jimmy Noone (15) – 38 points
2nd David Lindsay (09) – 34 points

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday January 16th 2015
Friday 15 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday January 17th 2015
Club 15 Hole Stableford Competition
Winter Series – Week One

Sunday January 18th 2015
Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League – Week 6

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League

The Strandhill Lodge & Suites sponsored Winter League will recommence this coming Sunday, advice January 18th 2015. You can check out your scheduled fixtures on the Winter League page on the club website at strandhillgolfclub.com. Winter rules will also be in play for the duration of the competition.

Men’s Senior’s

Senior Society

The next Seniors Society outing will take place this Wednesday, January 14th 2015.

Ladies News

Results

Sunday 10 Hole Stableford Competition
1st Christine Tighe – 18pts

Fixtures

Thursday January 15th 2015
15 Hole Stableford
Senior 10 Hole Stableford

Sunday January 18th 2015
Diageo Winter League – Week 6

Presentation

There will be a presentation of prizes on Sunday January 18th after the Diageo Winter League for all prize winners for competitions played between 14th Dec up to and incl Sunday 18th Jan. Will the following prizewinners please be present for presentation.
Cass Smith, Ann Kelly, Ann Hegarty, Meg Leahy, Maura Butler, Lorna Hill, Stephanie Conlon, Caroline Peacock, Kathleen Kelpie, Kathleen Vesey, Mary Golden,  and Christine Tighe.

Club News

Winter Rules

From Monday, January 12th 2015, winter rules will come into play on all fairways.

Any ball coming to rest on a fairway MUST be lifted and placed in the semi rough at nearest point of relief, a minimum of ONE club length from the fairway and NOT nearer the hole.

A player may opt to use a putter (Only) on the fairway when close to the green. The ball may be lifted, cleaned and placed within 6 inches of where it originally lay but NOT nearer the hole and not in a hazard or on a putting green.

A player may move or place their ball once only and after the ball has been moved or placed, it is deemed to be in play. If a ball is moved after being placed or dropped, a one stroke penalty is applied.

A ball landing in semi-rough or rough must be played as it lies.

Captain’s Drive In 2015

Captain’s Michael Phelan & Grainne Henneberry’s Drive In will take place on Saturday January 31st at 10:30 am followed immediately by a team Scramble competition. Teams of four must include at least one lady. The competition will take place over 18 holes and will get under way from a shotgun start at 10:45am. Entry is €15 per person including Hot Buffet and places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. You can book your place by contacting the Golf Shop on 017 9168188 ext. 32. Join us immediately afterwards for music by Hughie Lowry and plenty of craic.

If you need a lady golfer for your team, contact Grainne on 087 2184329

Winter Series

Starting Saturday January 17th all Senior and Junior Cup category players are invited to take part in the Winter Series. The Series will run over 8 weeks and will be based loosely on the Fedex Cup points system and format. There are 2 times reserved each Saturday morning which can only be booked through direct contact with the shop. Anyone wishing to play can do so at any other time as there will be competitions set up running alongside the club competition that is running on the day. In order to fund prizes there will be an entry fee of €20. It is expected that all players availing of the reserved times will partake in the club competition on the day. Anyone requiring further information please contact the shop on 071 9168188.

2015 Strandhill Golf Club Membership

2015 Membership

We are delighted to announce that applications for membership of Strandhill Golf Club for 2015 is now open. If you would like to join Strandhill Golf Club for the coming year and be part of a club famous for its warm welcome and friendly atmosphere, not to mention the top quality facilities and world famous course, contact the club house on 071 9168188 for more details.


Latest News – Week Ending 04-01-15

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View up the fairway to the 15th green. Strandhill Golf Club in late December by Lorna Hill

View up the fairway to the 15th green. Strandhill Golf Club in late December by Lorna Hill

Men’s News

Friday Open 15 Hole Stableford Competition

Friday’s 15 hole Open Stableford Competition saw a fantastic standard of golf played over 15 holes with first and second places both being taken by Strandhill Golf Club players Pikvl Zbigniew and David Lindsay. Both players finished on the same score of 35 points but it was Pikvl Zbigniew who took first place by virtue of a count back. Zbigniew played consistently throughout the 15 holes and got his round of the the best possible start by scoring a birdie on the first hole. He also added a fantastic eagle on the difficult par four, visit web sixth hole and added a further birdie on the penultimate hole, what is ed the par three fourteenth on his way to signing for his score.

David Lindsay shot an excellent front nine of level par with no less than 7 pars and a birdie on the par four eight hole. He added a further two pars on the back nine to ensure that he secured second spot.

1st Pikvl Zbigniew (17) – 35 points
2nd David Lindsay (09) – 35 points

Saturday 15 Hole Stableford Competition

Saturday’s 15 hole Stableford Competition saw most of the regular Saturday golfers return after the Christmas period and while the temperatures may have been low, here the scores were high. Frank Cosgrove took first place on the day with an excellent score of 37 points in a round that saw him get off to a slow start on the first hole but after that remained consistent throughout the remaining holes to sign for his score. Second place was taken by Andy Leggett on a score of 35 points in a round which included no less than 9 pars over the course of his 15 holes.

Third place was taken by Louis Cabena with a score of 33 points. Single figure handicapper Louis scored par on twelve out of the fifteen holes on the way to signing for his score.

1st Frank Cosgrove (22) – 37 points
2nd Andy Leggett (11) – 35 points
3rd Louis Cabena (06) – 33 points

Sunday 15 Hole Stableford Competition

Sunday’s 15 hole Stableford Competition saw the rain stay away but the temperatures remained low. This however did not stop the competition reaching a high level with only three points covering the top five finishers. Sean McMorrow took first place with a score of 37 points with a round that saw his score three pars and a birdie in the first four holes with the birdie coming on the tricky par three second hole. Sean added another par on the par four eighth and remained consistent from that point onwards to sign for his winning score.

Second place was decided on a countback between Pat Corcoran and John Rainey as both players finished with 35 points and it was John that secured second place as a result. John scored a total of eight pars and added a birdie on the par five fifth, pitching his shot from the fairway into the hole.

Pat Corcoran finished in third place and continued the birdie trend by adding one of his own on the par four eleventh hole. He added five pars along with his birdie to ensure that he signed for a score of 35 points.

1st Sean McMorrow (17) – 37 points
2nd John Rainey (13) – 35 points
3rd Pat Corcoran (17) – 35 points

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday January 9th 2015
Friday 15 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday January 10th 2015
Club 15 Hole Stableford Competition

Sunday January 11th 2015
Club 15 Hole Stableford Competition

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League

The Strandhill Lodge & Suites sponsored Winter League will recommence on Sunday January 18th 2015. The timesheet for that Sunday will become available from this coming Saturday and tee slots can be booked from then. You can check out your scheduled fixtures on the Winter League page by clicking here. Winter rules will also be in play for the duration of the competition.

Men’s Senior’s

Senior Society

The next Seniors Society outing will take place on Wednesday next, January 14th 2015.

Senior Open 15 Hole Stableford Competition

The next Senior Open 15 Hole Stableford Competition will take place this coming Wednesday, January 7th 2015. There will also be a special menu available on the day. A bowl of Irish Stew, a Mini Breakfast or Soup & a Sandwich for only €5. There will be a timesheet in operation on the day and places can be booked via the BRS Booking system or by contacting the Golf Shop on 071 9168188 Ext. 32.

Ladies News

Sunday 10 Hole Stableford Members Prize

Sunday’s 10 Hole Stableford Members Prize was a closely contested affair with the top five places only covered by three points. Stephanie Conlon took the top slot with a score of 23 points in a round that saw her get off to the perfect start with a birdie on the par five first hole. Stephanie added two pars  on the par four third and par three ninth holes on the way to signing for her score.

Second place was taken by Kathleen Kelpie with a score of 21 points in a round that consisted of five pars over the course of the 10 holes. Third place was taken by Kathleen Vesey with a score of 20 points.

1st Stephanie Conlon (17) – 23 points
2nd Kathleen Kelpie (14) – 21 points
3rd Kathleen Vesey (31) – 20 points

Diageo Winter League

The Diageo sponsored Winter League will recommence on Sunday January 18th 2015. The timesheet for that Sunday will become available from this coming Saturday and tee slots can be booked from then. You can check out your scheduled fixtures on the Winter League page by clicking here. Winter rules will also be in play for the duration of the competition.

Club News

Winter Rules

From Monday, January 12th 2015, winter rules will come into play on all fairways. Any golf ball that comes to rest on a fairway must be lifted and placed a maximum of 2 club lengths into the nearest first cut of rough and not nearer the hole.