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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.

 

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