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Friday Open 15 Hole Stableford Competition

This week’s Friday Open Stableford competition was played in dry conditions and as usual, pilule competition for the top slot was hotly contested. Patsy Gallagher saw off the challenge and secured first place with a score of 32 points, making it his second Friday Open win in four weeks. Patsy’s round got off to the ideal start as he scored birdies on the par three second and par four third holes and continued the good play by adding three pars on the front nine and a further two pars on the back six holes to sign for his score of 32 points.

Friday Open Winner, Patsy Gallagher

Patsy Gallagher. Winner of Friday Open Stableford Competition

Second place was taken by Michael Touhy from Enniscrone Golf Club with a score of 30 points. Michael took full advantage of the conditions and played consistently on the front nine and back six holes, recording three pars on the front nine and a further two more on the back six holes.

1st Patsy Gallagher (13) 32 pts
2nd Michael Touhy (16) 30 pts

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Saturday 15 Hole Club Stableford Competition

Saturday’s 15 Hole Stableford competition saw more difficult conditions as the wind picked up dramatically and it was the lower handicap golfers who made the best of the conditions as the top 3 places were all taken by players with 6 handicap or less. Stephen English took first place with a score of 33 points in a round of golf that saw him score no less than four birdies, an achievement which would have been difficult even on a calm day. He also added five pars to his four birdies to sign for his score of 33 points.

Second place was taken by Gerry Fox with a score of 31 points. Gerry’s round consisted of five pars, two birdies on the seventh and thirteenth holes and a fantastic eagle on the par five, fifth hole.

1st Stephen English (06) 33 points
2nd Gerry Fox (04) 31 points

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Sunday 15 Hole Club Stableford Competition

Sunday’s 15 Hole Stableford competition was played for the most part in dry, sunny conditions and there was a fantastic turnout of members taking part and it was the form players who came out on top as the top three finishers all won competitions in the last 7 days. Scoring was close at the top but it was Con Hegarty who built on his first place finish in the Senior’s in midweek who prevailed to take first place with a score of 36 points. Con scored four pars on the front nine and added a further two on the back nine to sign for his winning score.

David Lindsay followed on from his victory in last Saturday’s Stableford Competition to take second place with a score of 34 points. David scored nine pars over the course of his round and added two birdies on the par five fifth and par four eighth holes respectively.

Stephen English made it two top three finishes in a row as he added a third place finish to his first place finish in the previous days competition with a score of 34 points. Stephen made an impressive ten pars and also added two birdies on the par three second and the par three ninth respectively.

1st Con Hegarty (17) 33 points
2nd David Lindsay (09) 34 points
3rd Stephen English (06) 34 points

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This Week’s Fixtures

Friday March 13th 2015
Friday 15 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday March 14th 2015
15 Hole Club Stableford Competition

Sunday March 15th 2015
15 Hole Club Stableford Competition

Men’s Senior’s

Senior Society

1st Con Hegarty
2nd Sean Stewart
3rd Oliver Durkin
4th Gerry McMorrow

Next outing Wednesday March 11th 2015.

Senior Open 15 Hole Stableford

This month’s Senior Open 15 Hole Stableford competition had a great turnout and Castle Dargan had a particularly good day as players from the club took the top two positions. Wilfred Bourke took first place with an excellent score of 36 points in a round which saw him score five pars on the front nine as well as adding a birdie on the par three second hole. Wilfred played steady golf on the back six to enter the clubhouse with a score of 36 points.

Second place was taken by fellow Castle Dargan player, Aiden McGoldrick with a score of 34 points. Aiden scored three pars in a row on the front nine and added three more on the back six to enter his score of 34 points.

Congratulations to Jim Johnston on scoring a fantastic eagle on the par four, eighth hole.

1st Wilfred Bourke (18) 36 points
2nd Aiden McGoldrick (13) 34 points

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Next Senior Open 15 Hole Stableford competition will be held on Wednesday April 1st 2015.

Ladies News

Junior Alliance March Results

1st Roisin O’Doherty Longford 37 pts
2nd Mary Kennedy Tubbercurry 36 pts
3rd Christine Tighe Strandhill 33 pts
4th Mary J. Keane Strandhill 33 pts
5th Kathleen Vesey Strandhill 33 pts
6th Eileen Watters Strandhill 32 pts
7th Mary Corcoran Strandhill 32 pts
8th Ann Chapman Longford 31 pts

Gross Peggy Nolan Strandhill 16 pts

Back 9 Marian Quinn Strandhill 16 pts
Front 9 Ann Hegarty Strandhill 19 pts

0-18 Category Mary Golden 34 pts.

The ladies Junior Alliance at Strandhill celebrates its 40th Anniversary on Thursday April 2nd. All past members are welcome to come along on the day.

This Week’s Fixtures

Thursday March 12th
12 Hole Stableford
10 Hole Senior Stableford

Sunday March 15th
12 Hole Stableford

Club News

Club Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Strandhill Golf Club will take place on Friday March 20th in the Clubhouse at 8:00pm sharp. All members are requested to attend. Nomination papers are available in the bar, shop and office or you can download a copy here and print it off yourself. Closing date for nominations is Monday, March 16th at 5:00pm. You can drop your completed nomination into the office. Positions for nomination are as follows:

Club Chariperson
Company Secretary
Club Secretary

Nomination Form Download

2015 Club Team Captains

The Captains for the various club teams for 2015 are as follows:

Senior Cup Robert Kelly & Rory O’Connor
Barton Shield Robert Kelly & Rory O’Connor
Junior Cup Dessie Timbs
Jimmy Bruen Noel Tivnan
Pierce Purcell Robbie Henneberry & David Lindsay
Mixed Foursomes Adrian Wynne & Therese Cosgrove
Jack O’Sullivan John O’Donohue & Leo Logan
Connacht Shield Colin Foran
Cecil Ewing Shield Anthony Skeffington & John McHugh
Seniors Inter Club Padraig Watters


Following on from the great success last year for Strandhill Golf Club in the Jimmy Bruen competition, the various Club Team Captains are keen to emulate that performance in 2015. Now that the Winter League is over, the Captains will be looking to build their panels over the next few months. The Inter Club competitions start in May and it is expected that each of the Captains will be posting notices in the clubhouse or communicating directly to advise you of their practice dates.

All members that meet the handicap qualifications are welcome to come to the practice sessions. Your qualifying handicap for inter club competitions is your lowest handicap in 2014. The bigger the pool of talent we have to choose from the better and at the very least the practice sessions will improve your golf. We look forward to seeing you participate and enjoy the experience.

Winter Rules & Fairways Opening

Winter rules will come to an end and the fairways will open up to all players from Saturday March 14th.

Functions at Strandhill Golf Club

Planning a function in the coming months. Strandhill Golf Club is the perfect venue to host that function or special occasion with facilities such as a spacious dining area offering panoramic views of the course and the majestic dunes that act as a back drop. So whether its a birthday party, communion, confirmation, wedding or funeral, Strandhill Golf Club can cater for your every requirement. For more information or to book, contact us on 071 9168188.

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