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Men’s News

Friday Open 18 Hole Stableford Competition

Friday’s Open Stableford competition was played in fine weather and the dry greens made putting very challenging as they were extremely quick. First place was taken by Pat Lee with an excellent score of 40 points. Pat managed an impressive eleven pars over the course of his round with nine coming on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine. He also added two birdies, this web one on the par four tenth and the second on the par four thirteenth.

Second place was taken by James Kearins on a score of 37 points. James recorded seven pars over the course of his round, ambulance five on the front nine and two on the back nine and also adding a birdie on the par three fourteenth hole for good measure to sign for his score of 37 points.

Christy O’Shea from Grange Castle Golf Club rounded out the top three places with a score of 36 points. Christy scored five pars over the course of his round including three in a row from the tenth to the twelfth holes and also added a birdie on the par four thirteenth hole to secure third place.

Congratulations to Frank Keaney on scoring an extremely impressive eagle on the difficult par four sixteenth hole.

1st Pat Lee (08) 40pts
2nd James Kearins (17) 37pts
3rd Christy O’Shea (18) 36pts

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Saturday 18 Hole Stableford Competition

Saturday’s 18 Hole Club Stableford competition saw a complete contrast to Friday in terms of weather as the wind picked up and the showers arrived. First place was taken by Colm Rochford with a very good score of 39 points. Colm got his round off to the perfect start by scoring birdie on the first hole and adding a second on the par four eighth hole. Eleven pars were added to his scorecard, see five on the front nine and six on the back nine to complete a round of 39 points

Second place was taken by Martin Cronin, three points back with a score of 36 points. Martin also got his round off to the perfect start by scoring birdie on the first hole and adding a second birdie on the par three thirteenth. He also added six pars over the course of his round to secure second place with a score of 36 points.

Third place was taken by in form Joe McAvoy who added to his first place finish in last Saturday’s competition. Joe scored 34 points and continued the trend of the top two by scoring birdie on his first hole and added four pars over the remainder of his round to finish in third place.

1st Colm Rochford (06) 39pts
2nd Martin Cronin (12) 36pts
3rd Joe McAvoy (20) 34pts

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Sunday 18 Hole Stableford Competition

Sunday’s 18 Hole Stableford Competition saw the wet and windy conditions continue but despite this, competition for the top slot was very tight with the top three players recording the same score of 37 points. Gerry Fox took first place with a round that included three birdies and eight pars with the three birdies coming on the par four third,  par three ninth and par four eleventh holes. Gerry also scored three pars in a row from the twelfth to the fourteenth holes on his way to signing for his score.

Second place was taken by Noel McHale, also with a score of 37 points. Noel scored a total of nine pars over the course of his round, five on the front nine and four on the back nine, including four in a row from the fifth to the ninth holes on the way to signing for his score.

Third place was taken by Colin Foran, also with a score of 37 points with a round that included two birdies and eight pars. Colin scored his birdies on the par four fourth hole and the par four eighth hole and actually ended the front nine with a gross score of even par with the difficult back nine still to come.

1st Gerry Fox (05) 37pts
2nd Noel McHale (12) 37pts
3rd Colin Foran (10) 37pts

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This Weeks Fixtures

The first of the sponsored competitions takes place this coming Saturday with Lannon’s Pharmacy kicking off the weekend and Apple Green sponsoring the Sunday competition. All competitions this Easter weekend will be open competitions.

Friday April 3rd 2015 (Good Friday)
Friday Open 18 Hole Stableford

Saturday April 4th 2015 (Easter Saturday)
Lannon’s Pharmacy 18 Hole Open Stableford

Sunday April 5th 2015 (Easter Sunday)
Apple Green 18 Hole Open Stableford

Monday April 6th 2015 (Easter Monday)
Club 18 Hole Open Stableford

Easter Open Weekend

All ladies and men’s competitions held this weekend will be open competitions. The weekend gets underway on Good Friday with the Friday Open 18 Hole Stableford Competition. Easter Saturday will see the Lannon’s Pharmacy sponsored 18 Hole Open Stableford Competition for the men while on Easter Sunday we have the Apple Green sponsored 18 Hole Open Stableford for the men which will include a closest to the pin competition on the par three, seventeenth hole. The ladies competition for Easter Sunday will be the McDermotts Gifts/Hair Duo sponsored 18 Hole Stableford Competition and the weekend will finish on Bank Holiday Monday with 18 Hole Open Club Competitions for both ladies and men.

Times can be booked online via the club website or by calling the clubhouse on 071 9168188 ext.32. There will also be food available in the clubhouse on all days throughout the weekend.

Easter Open Weekend at Strandhill Golf Club

This Weeks Competition Sponsors

Strandhill Sponsors April Week 1

Men’s Seniors

Senior Society

1st Noel Mullaney
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 months, 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

Thursday 12 hole Stableford Club Competition

1st Lucy Devaney (29) 21pts
2nd Eileen O’Connor (36) 20pts
3rd Siobhan Kelly (29) 19pts

Sunday Conroc Coffee 18 Hole  Stableford Competition

1st Kathleen Vesey (31) 31pts
2nd Christine Tighe (24) 31pts
3rd Mary Golden (16) 31pts
4th Lorna Hill (13) 31pts

Front Nine Winner
Mary Corcoran 22pts

Back Nine Winner
Anne McNulty 17pts

Fixtures

Thursday April 2nd 2015
Ladies Junior Alliance 40th Anniversary – Captains Day/Margaret Rhatigan

Friday April 3rd 2015 (Good Friday)
Good Friday Open 18 Hole Club Stableford

Sunday April 5th 2015 (Easter Sunday)
Easter Sunday McDermotts Gifts / Hair Duo Open Stableford

Monday April 6th 2015 (Easter Monday)
Easter Monday Open 18 Hole Club Stableford

Special Prize

A very special prize has been presented this year from O’Connor Moore Dental Practice – A teeth whitening voucher valued at €300.  Instead of using this for one Competition the committee has decided that if any lady plays in 30 competitions or more from the Fixture list during the golfing season 1st April to 30th September she will be entered into a draw for this valuable prize.  A representative from O’Connor Moore will draw the lucky winner in October.

Fixture Card

The Fixture card is currently being printed and should be available from next weekend.  John Rainey has done a huge job of work putting the 2015 fixtures on the web page.

Cup Matches

Don’t forget to start playing your cup matches – there are two matches to be played before 30th April.

Team Captains

The Team Captains for the Junior Cup, Intermediate, Minor, Challenge and Junior foursomes will be shortly trying to get panels organised for these events – could we please ask you to put yourself forward – it is a great experience so please get involved.

Club News

Good Luck

The club would like to wish Adrian Wynne, Rory O’Connor and Dessie Timbs the best of luck in the 18 hole strokeplay qualifier for the West of Ireland Amateur Open which takes place this coming Wednesday in Co. Sligo Golf Club (Rosses Point). The top seven finishers from the qualifiers will progress to the 36 hole competition taking place on the Friday & Saturday, April 3rd & 4th. We would encourage everyone to go along and support the boys on Wednesday. Tee times below.

7:30 – Rory O’Connor
9:20 – Dessie Timbs
10:59 – Adrian Wynne

Lady President

Congratulations to Mary Coyle who has taken up her position as President of Strandhill Golf Club – this is a very historic occasion as Mary is the first Female president of the Club. Good Luck Mary and enjoy the year.

Fixture Card

There is a fixture card that will contain both the ladies and mens fixtures for the year being printed this week. Hopefully it will be available later this week or early next week.

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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