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Teeing off on the 13th at Strandhill Golf Club with the dunes as the backdrop

Men’s News

Friday Open 15 Hole Stableford Competition

Friday 13th may be unlucky for some but it brought sunshine and big entry to this weeks Friday Open Stableford competition at Strandhill Golf Club. This weeks competition was highly competitive with some very high scoring over fifteen holes. The top three place finishers all finished on the same score of 35 points each so the result was decided on a count-back with John Freeman from Ballaghaderreen Golf Club coming out the winner. John scored nine pars in total, site seven on the front nine and two on the back six and added two birdies on the par four, eleventh and par three, fourteenth holes respectfully to complete his winning score.

Second place was taken by Jimmy Kearins, also with a score of 35 points. Jimmy’s had an exceptional round scoring no less than nine pars over the course of his fifteen holes, including three in a row from the first to the third holes.

Third place was taken by Sean McMorrow, also with a score of 35 points. Sean played extremely well and scored four pars on the front nine before adding a birdie on the par three, fourteenth hole to sign for his score.

1st John Freeman (07) 35 pts
2nd James Kearins (14) 35 pts
3rd Sean McMorrow (17) 35pts

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Saturday 15 Hole Stableford Competition

Saturday saw the fine dry weather continue but with a chill added from the easterly breeze and the competitive theme continued from the previous days competition. A large number of entrants saw the top fourteen places only covered by five points with the top five places separated by only two points. Cyril O’Hara took victory on the day with a score of 32 points in a round which saw him score four pars, two on the front nine and two in the back six while also adding a birdie on the par three fourteenth.

The Third Green and Up The 4th Fairway

Second place was taken by the in form Stephen English who made his third appearance in the top three in as many competitions. Stephen scored five pars, three on the front nine and a further two on the back six while also adding three birdies for good measure on the par three ninth, par four eleventh and the par three fourteenth holes respectively to sign for a score of 31 points.

Declan McCabe took third place, also on a score of 31 points with a round of golf that saw him score six pars, four on the front nine including three-in-a-row from the fourth to the sixth holes and a further two on the back six.

1st Cyril O’Hara (15) 32 pts
2nd Stephen English (06) 31 pts
3rd Declan McCabe (13) 31pts

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Sunday 15 Hole Stableford Competition

Sunday’s 15 Hole Club competition was played in similar conditions to Saturday and saw a good many entrants brave not only the elements but also the wrath of an angry mother or wife by spending Mother’s Day playing golf. These fears were put to one side and the golf was of a very high standard with the top three place finishers recording the same score of 33 points. In actaul fact, the scoring was so close that the top seventeen places were only covered by three points.

Noel McHale top the top slot with a score of 33 points in a round which saw him score nine pars, six on the front nine and three on the back nine. Noel actually went an two runs of par, the first of which started on the first hole and continued to the fourth hole and the second, which began on the eighth hole and ran to the eleventh hole.

Second place was taken by the inform David Lindsay who added to his second place finish in last Sunday’s competition. David, also with a score of 33 points recorded six pars over the course of his fifteen holes and also added back-to-back birdies on the par four fourth and par five fifth holes respectively.

Third place was taken by another in form player in Con Hegarty who added to his first place finish in last weeks Senior competition by taking third place in Sunday’s competition also on a score of 33 points. Con scored four pars, three on the front nine and a further one on the back six and also added a birdie on the par five fifth hole to complete his score.

1st Noel McHale (10) 33 pts
2nd David Lindsay (08) 33 pts
3rd Con Hegarty (17) 33pts

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Joe Tuffy playing his second shot to the sixth green on Sunday

Joe Tuffy playing his second shot to the sixth green on Sunday

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday March 20th 2015
Friday 15 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday March 21st 2015
15 Hole Club Stableford Competition

Sunday March 22nd 2015
15 Hole Club Stableford Competition

2015 Competition Calendar

The website has been updated to show the men’s competition fixtures for each individual month up to October of this year.  The fixtures include the sponsor, competition format and tee positions. This year there will be two competitions per month played from the blue tees, one on a Saturday and the other on a Sunday. We hope to be adding a few more sponsors to the calendar in the coming weeks.

The men’s committee would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped to contact sponsors and complete this year’s fixture list for their help.

Men’s Seniors

Senior Society

1st Alan Lillis
2nd Pat Collins
3rd Paddy Waters
4th Padraig Watters

Next outing Wednesday March 18th 2015.

Ladies News

Sunday 12 Hole Stableford Competition

1st Elaine Coghill 23pts
2nd Marian Quinn 22pts
3rd Anne Kelly 22pts

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This Week’s Fixtures

Thursday March 19th 2015
12 Hole Stableford Competition
10 Hole Senior Stableford Competition

Sunday March 21st 2015
12 Hole Club Stableford Competition

Match Play Cups

The draw for our three Match Play Cup competitions is now on the upstairs notice board.  All Round Robin matches must be completed by April 30th.

Club News

Club AGM

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.

Winter Rules

Fairways opened up for all players last Saturday which means that Winter Rules are no longer in play.

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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