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Pat Glynn playing his second shot on the third hole

Men’s News

Friday Open 18 Hole Stableford Competition

Friday’s Open Stableford competition saw the return of the 18 hole competitions to Strandhill Golf Club and the conditions couldn’t have been better with glorious sunshine ensure a great turnout of entrants. Paul Cox took first place with a fantastic score of 42 points in a round that saw him finish with a gross score of 2 under par. Paul got his round off to the perfect start by scoring birdie on the first hole and then adding back to back birdies on the fourth and fifth holes. A further birdie on the twelfth made it four for the round and adding to his twelve pars, this site made for a very impressive scorecard indeed.

Second place was taken by David Hannigan one shot back with a score of 41 points. David scored a very impressive nine pars including three-in-a-row from the ninth to the eleventh and another three-in-a-row from the thirteenth to the fifteenth. He also added two birdies on the par four eighth and par four twelfth holes to ensure he signed for his score of 41 points.

Third place was taken by James Harlow from Newlands Golf Club also on a score of 41 points. James have a excellent round, information pills scoring no less than ten pars, six on the front nine and four on the back nine. He also added two birdies on the back nine, one on the par four tenth hole and the other on the par four thirteenth to ensure he secured third place.

1st Paul Cox (04) 42 pts
2nd David Hannigan (12) 41 pts
3rd James Harlow (11) 41pts

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View up the 4th fairway from the 17th tee box

View up the 4th fairway from the 17th tee box

Saturday 18 Hole Stableford Competition

Saturday saw the fine dry weather continue and the standard of golf remained high with some excellent scores returned.  Joe McAvoy took his second win on a Saturday in four weeks with a score of 40 points. Joe, who has been in good form lately, scored seven pars over the course of his round, four on the front nine and three on the back nine to sign for his winning score of 40 points.

Second place was taken by Peter McDonnell with a score of 39 points. Peter, who finished just outside the prizes the previous day with a fifth place finish made sure of second place with a round that consisted of no less than eight pars, including four-in-a-row from the twelfth to the fifteenth hole and also adding a birdie on the par three second hole to sign for his score of 39 points.

Third place was taken by Sunday Specialist, David Lindsay, who has finished no lower than third place in the previous three competitions, one of which was a win. David scored 10 pars over his 18 holes, spread evenly with five on each nine and also added a birdie on the par three second hole to sign for his score of 37 points.

1st Joe McAvoy (22) 40 pts
2nd Peter McDonnell (12) 39 pts
3rd David Lindsay (11) 37pts

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Sunday 18 Hole Stableford Competition

Sunday’s 18 Hole Stableford competition was a closely fought affair with the top 15 places only separated by four points but it was John Stewart who prevailed to take first place with a score of 39 points. John had an exceptional round with seven pars, three on the front nine and four on the back nine. He also added a staggering 5 birdies including three-in-a-row from the par four sixth hole to the par four eighth hole with the remaining two birdies coming on holes thirteen and fifteen.

Second place was taken by Robbie Henneberry, one point back on a score of 38 points. Robbie recorded 8 pars, split evenly between the front and back nines, including three-in-a-row from the par four eleventh to the par four thirteenth. He also scored back-to-back birdies on the par four fourth and par five fifth holes and another on the par four seventh to record a score of 38 points.

Third place was taken by Padraic Tuffy, also with a score of 38 points. Padraic scored 10 pars and a birdie and actually played the front nine holes with a gross score of level par with seven of his ten pars coming in the first nine holes with the birdie coming on the par five fifth hole.

1st John Stewart (07) 39 pts
2nd Robbie Henneberry (08) 38 pts
3rd Padraic Tuffy (12) 38pts

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This Week’s Fixtures

Friday March 27th 2015
Friday 18 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday March 28th 2015
18 Hole Club Stableford Competition

Sunday March 29th 2015
18 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.

Full Course Open.

All men’s competition’s returned to 18 hole competition from last weekend.

Men’s Seniors

Senior Society

1st Bernard Mahoney
2nd Jackie Coyle
3rd Peter McGrath
4th Pat Flynn

Next outing Wednesday March 25th 2015.

Senior Open 18 Hole Stableford

Due to the success of the monthly Senior Open Stableford competition that was run for a trial period over the last few month, we have decided to make it a permanent fixture in the Senior calendar. From April 1st, the Senior Open 18 Hole Stableford competition will be run on the first Wednesday of every month. Entry is €20 for visitors and €5 for members. There will be a timesheet in operation on the day and slots can be booked by contacting the Golf Shop on 071 91 68188 ext: 32. There will also be a special menu available on the day.

Senior Open Golf at Strandhill Golf Club

Ladies News

The very favourable weather conditions this week brought great numbers out for both our Thursday & Sunday competitions which also resulted in some great scoring.

Thursday 12 Hole Stableford Competition

1st Anne Kelly 29pts
2nd Breege Cullinan 27pts
3rd Marie Rooney 27pts
4th Lorna Hill 26pts

Sunday 12 Hole Stableford Competition

1st Ann Monaghan 26pts
2nd Lorna Hill 25pts
3rd Anne McNulty 25pts
4th Mary Golden 24pts

This Week’s Fixtures

Thursday March 26th 2015
12 Hole Stableford
10 Hole Senior Stableford

Sunday March 29th 2015
Conroc Coffee 18 Hole Easter Hampers

Next Sunday 29th March will see the commencement of the 18 Hole competitions and the fixture list for the coming year will be available shortly.

Presentation

Next Sunday evening after golf we will have a presentation for all competitions up to 29th March. Could the following please be in attendance or arrange sor someone to collect your prize:

Sheila McCrann
Carmel Clarke
Ena Cahill
Kathleen Kelpie
Lucy Devaney
Gillian Ballantyne
Christine Tighe
Mary Coyle
Chris Owens
Peggy Nolan
Claire Gallagher
Brigid Glynn
Maeve Cosgrove
Mary Golden
Mary Corcoran
Elaine Coghill
Marian Quinn
Anne Kelly
Breege Cullinan
Marie Rooney
Lorna Hill
Ann Monaghan
Anne McNulty

Winter Rules

Please note that Winter Rules are no longer in play.

Club Matchplay

Club Matchplay draws are up on the noticeboard so please make arrangements to play your matches between now and April 30th.

Date For Your Diary

The ladies Junior Alliance at Strandhill celebrates its 40th Anniversary on Thursday April 2nd and it is also Captain of the alliance Margaret Rhatigan’s day. This is a very special occasion and all past members are welcome to come along on the day.

Club News

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.

Book your party at Strandhill Golf Club

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