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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.

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