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Captain’s Drive In 2015

Captain's Drive In 2015

Last week’s Captain’s Drive In for 2015 was a massive success and a great day was had by all, here despite the wintry conditions. Captain’s Michael Phelan and Grainne Henneberry would like to thank all the members who turned out in support on the day and also those who sent their best wishes. Special thanks to John Rainey for taking the photos, view to Cyril & Maurice for organising the teams on the morning and to Derek & staff for the very welcome hot buffet in the evening. Celebrations continued into the evening with music by Hughie Lowry.

The winners of this year’s team scramble event were Robert Kelly, Anne McNulty, Padraig Tuffy and Eileen O’Connor. Congratulations to this years winners and thank you to all for taking part.

Men’s News

Sunday 15 Hole Club Stableford

Last Sunday’s 15 Hole Club Stableford Competition was played in contrasting conditions from the previous day’s Captain’s Drive In where gail force winds were the order of the day. Sunday was dry with low winds making for better golfing conditions and this was reflected in the scores that were returned. It was handicap secretary, Joe Tuffy who came out on top on the day with a score of 34 points. Joe’s round consisted of no less than six pars, three on each nine as well as a birdie on the par five fifth hole to make his score of 34 points.

The ever present Francis O’Beirne finished in second place just one point behind Joe on 33 points. Frances was the picture of consistency as he recorded pars on nine out of the fifteen hole played on the day including six-in-a-row from the first to the sixth holes respectively.

Jim Glynn took third place, just one point behind Frances with a score of 32 points. Jim played really well recording no less than seven pars and adding two birdies on the the par five fifth and par three fourteenth holes respectfully.

Congratulations to Frank Keaney who scored a fantastic eagle on the par four, twelfth hole. Well done Frank.

1st Joe Tuffy (14) 34 points
2nd Francis O’Beirne (09) 33 points
3rd Jim Glynn (08) 32 points

Friday Open Stableford

The Friday Open Stableford competitions have been few and far between since the start of the year due to the weather with last Friday’s being only the second one held in 2015. Friday weather however was perfect as there was little or no wind and clear skies which allowed for some good scores to be returned.  Martin Howley took first place with a score of 35 points and was the measure of consistency scoring five pars on his way to signing for his winning score.

Second place was taken by Zbigniew Pikvl who actually won the only other staging of the Friday Open in early January 2015, making it first and second places so far for Fridays. Zbigniew recorded three pars and added two excellent birdies on the par four, third and par four, eighth holes respectfully to sign for his score of 34 points.

1st Martin Howley (19) 35 points
2nd Zbigniew Pikvl (17) 34 points

Saturday 15 Hole Club Stableford

The mild weather of late continued for Saturday and allowed for some outstanding scores to be returned for the competition. First place was taken by Declan Rooney with an outstanding score of 40 points for 15 holes. Just to put Declan’s score into perspective, 40 points would generally be good enough to secure victory in an 18 hole competition let alone a 15 hole one.

Second place was taken by Paul Cox with a score of 35 points while Con Hegarty took third place with a score of 34 points.

1st Declan Rooney (08) 40 points
2nd Paul Cox (03) 35 points
3rd Con Hegarty (17) 34 points

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League

Week eight of the Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League was played on Sunday in foggy conditions with little or no wind. Play was delayed due to poor visibility but once the fog cleared it was all systems go. You can see the group standings by clicking here. The results for this week are as follows:

Group A

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

Group B

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

Group C

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

Group D

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

Group E

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

The final week of the qualifying stages takes place this coming Sunday and competition is still wide open in all of the groups. The top five teams from each group will progress to the next stage of the tournament and next Sunday promises to be an exciting finale to the group stages.

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday February 13th 2015
Friday 15 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday February 14th 2015
15 Hole Club Stableford Competition

Sunday February 15th 2015
Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League – Week 9

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 Alan Lillis
2nd Martin Farrell
3rd Paddy Watters
4th Jimmy Giblin

Next outing Wednesday February 11th 2015

Ladies News

Junior Alliance

68 ladies played in our very successful Junior Alliance last Thursday in glorious weather conditions. The results of the 15 hole competition were as follows:

1st Peggy Nolan (Strandhill) 32pts
2nd Kathleen Vesey (Strandhill) 30pts
3rd Halogue Malone (Enniscrone) 28pts
4th Pauline Lennon (Castle Dargan) 27pts
5th Una Campbell (Longford) 25pts
6th Mary Corcoran (Strandhill) 25pts

Gross Margaret Rhatigan (Co. Sligo) 14pts

Front 7 Claire Gallagher (Strandhill) 14pts
Back 8 Jean Folan (Enniscrone) 16pts

0 – 18 Category Ann Cox (Strandhill) 32pts

Diageo Winter League

Front 9 Ann Monaghan & Lucy Devaney 1 up
Back 9 Meg Leahy & Maura Butler 4 up

Fixtures

Thursday February 12th
12 Hole Stableford Competition
10 Hole Senior Stableford Competition

Sunday February 15th
Diageo Winter League Qualifying – Final Round

Winter League Meeting

Ladies please note that our Winter League meeting and draw for the final will take place on Sunday 15th, directly after golf. Also could all pairings please make sure they return their Team Scorecard on Sunday 15th as if there are ties in a group after next week the team score on the day will be the deciding factor for qualification. Top four teams in each group to Qualify.

Club News

Official Opening

Mary Henry Officially Opens the recent developments at Strandhill Golf Club

Mary Henry from Strandhill Lodge & Suites officially opens the recent developments at the club

Mary Henry from Strandhill Lodge & Suites officially opened the new developments to Strandhill Golf Club that were carried out over the closing months of 2014. As part of the re-development work, the car park at the rear of the clubhouse has been completely resurfaced and relined. There is also a beautiful new stone wall with a marble sign taking pride of place at the front of the clubhouse, greeting you as you enter the golf club. The opening ceremony was officiated by Captain Michael Phelan, Lady Captain, Grainne Henneberry and President Brian Harte with Mary Henry cutting the ribbon to declare the development officially open. Strandhill Golf Club would like to thank the Henry family and all at Strandhill Lodge & Suites for their fantastic support.

Welcome To Strandhill Golf Club

A warm welcome awaits you at Strandhill Golf Club

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