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Men’s News

Friday Open 18 Hole Stableford

This week’s Friday Open Stableford Competition threw up a mixture of conditions and they probably favoured those players that went out early in the day as the wind picked up and the rain arrived as the morning progressed. First place was taken by Pat Togher with an impressive score of 41 points. Pat put together a round that consisted of 9 pars, what is ed six on the front nine and three on the back nine including four-in-a-row from the third to the sixth as well as adding three birdies. The first of the birdies came on the par four seventh and was followed by back-to-back birdies on the fifteenth and sixteenth holes to complete his score of 41 points.

Second place was taken by Larry Kelly from County Sligo Golf Club with a score of 37 points. Larry’s got off to a great start by sinking his par putt on the first hole and completed his front nine by adding a further four pars including two-in-a-row on the eighth and ninth holes. With the weather changing he did well to stay consistent on the back nine holes to ensure that he signed for his score of 37 points.

Third place was taken by Louis Walker from Greencastle Golf Club in Donegal with a score of 35 points. Louis played consistent golf throughout his round and added pars on the eleventh and fourteenth holes to ensure he did enough to take third place with a score of 35 points.

1st Pat Togher (10) 41pts
2nd Larry Kelly (18) 37pts
3rd Louis Walker (21) 35pts

See full results here.

Parkes Oil 18 Hole Strokeplay

Parkes Fuels SligoSaturday’s Parkes Oil 18 Hole Strokeplay Competition was played in similar conditions to Friday with strong winds and showers but despite this some very good scores were returned. Mark Rooney added to his third place finish in last weeks Friday Open by taking first place in Saturday’s competition with a score of 70 nett. Mark recorded nine pars, medicine five on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine as well as adding three birdies on the first, fourth and tenth holes respectively to complete a round of 70.

Second place was taken by taken by Jackie Coyle, one stroke behind with a score of 71 nett. Jackie made the best of the testing conditions and added three pars on the front nine on holes five, eight and nine respectively before making the turn for home. A consistent back nine ensured that he completed his round with a score of 71 nett to take second place.

Third place was taken by John Stewart, one stroke back with a score of 72 nett. John scored six pars during his round, distributed evenly between the front and back nines with three on each nine as well as adding three birdies on the the first, fifth and tenth holes respectively to complete his round of 70 nett.

The Lowest Gross Score of the day was recorded by Adrian Wynne with a score of 75. Adrian’s round consisted of twelve pars, spread evenly between the front and back nines and a birdie which came on the par five fifth hole.

1st Mark Rooney 75 – 05 = 70
2nd Jackie Coyle 93 – 22 = 71
3rd John Stewart 79 – 07 = 72

Lowest Gross Score:  Adrian Wynne – 75

See full results here

Culkin Electrical 18 Hole Stableford

Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly. Winner of Culkin Electrical 18 Hole Stableford Competition

The rain stayed away for most of the day but the wind remained a significant factor in the day’s play. Robert Kelly took first place with a score of 40 points scoring eleven pars and three birdies along the way. Robert scored five pars on the front nine and six on the back nine and added birdies on the second, fifth and eighth holes respectfully on his way to 40 points and victory.

Culkin ElectricalSecond place was taken by Anthony Skeffington, one point back with a score of 39 points. Anthony scored an impressive eleven pars, six on the front nine and the remaining five on the back nine. His run of pars stretched for an uninterrupted ten holes from the fifth to the fourteenth holes respectively on the way to signing for his score of 39 points.

Third place was taken by Adrian Wynne who finished just one point off second place with a score of 38 points. Adrian sank a total of ten pars, six of which came on the front nine with the remaining four on the back nine while also adding four birdies on the fourth, fifth, tenth and eleventh holes respectfully to ensure he signed for his score of 38 points.

1st Robert Kelly (05) 40pts
2nd Anthony Skeffington (12) 39pts
3rd Adrian Wynne (02) 38pts

See full results here

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday May 22nd 2015
Friday Open 18 Hole Stableford

Saturday May 23rd 2015
Burns Car Sales 18 Hole Stableford – Blue Tees

Sunday May 24th 2015
Cosgroves Centra 18 Hole Strokeplay – White Tees

Presentation of Prizes

Our first prize giving of the year will take place in the clubhouse this coming Friday, May 22nd 2015 starting at 8 pm. We would like to show as much support as possible to our competition sponsors and we would ask that all prize recipients show up to collect their prize on the night. If for any reason you are unable to make it on the night, please arrange to have someone accept it on your behalf. Letters have been sent to all of the prize winners and prizes will be presented for the following competitions.

Lannon’s Pharmacy 18 Hole Stableford
Apple Green 18 Hole Stableford
Venue Bar & Restaurant 18 Hole Strokeplay
Caheny’s Bar 18 Hole Stableford
Sligo Golf Academy 18 Hole Stableford
Apex Controls 18 Hole Stableford
Keane’s Centra & Filling Station 18 Hole Stableford
McSharry & Foley 18 Hole V-Par

Cup Competition Draws

The draws for the 2015 Cup Competitions at Strandhill Golf Club have been posted on the notice board in the clubhouse. Please see dates that games must be played for each round. All games must be completed on or before specified date. Games must be scheduled to be played independently of other competitions subject to match rule 33.1.

Pierce Purcell Team 2015

Thanks to everybody for attending the various practice sessions for this years Pierce Purcell team. We have a great panel and it has made it difficult to pick the team for Saturday. The team selected to play Ballymote this Saturday is as follows:

Match One: Ruairi Fox & Leo Logan
Match Two: Anthony Skeffington & Frank Gannon

Match One: Noel McHale & Padraic Scanlon
Match Two: Hugh Gallagher & Alan Lillis
Match Three: Mickey McTiernan & Tom Crowley

Saturday’s matches will commence at 3pm at both venues and we would ask that players get to the venues at least one hour before play commences to play one or two holes to get a feel for the course and get warmed up. All support will be welcome on the day.

Men’s Seniors

Senior Society

Strandhill Seniors entertained Bundoran Seniors in the first leg of the annual Gallogley Cup on Wed. 13th. May and will take a 30 point lead into the return leg which will be played on Tue 26th May in Bundoran.

Strandhill Seniors would like to thank the course staff for having the course in such fine condition and the catering staff for the food afterwards. In all, 90 golfers were catered for. There are too many names to mention so well done to all involved.

Next outing will take place this coming Wednesday, May 20th.

Ladies News


Thursday Hargadon’s Bar 18 Hole Stroke Medal

1st Sheila McCrann 95 – 23 = 72
2nd Marie Rooney 86 – 12 = 74
3rd Christine Tighe 98 – 24 = 74
4th Lucy Devaney 105-29-76

Thursday Senior 10 Hole Stableford

1st Ceola Healy (36) 18pts

Fiddler’s Creek 18 Hole Stableford

1st Mary Jo Keane (27) 25pts
2nd Margaret Byrne (24) 34pts
3rd Pat Mooney (29) 33pts
4th Brona Galvin 31pts

This Week’s Fixtures

Thursday May 21st 2015
Higgins Pharmacy 18 Hole Stableford

Sunday May 24th 2015

Beauty by Jennifer 18 Hole Stableford

Good Luck

Good Luck to our Intermediate, Junior and Challenge cup teams who play their next rounds on 23rd, 24th & 25th May. Hard luck to our Junior foursomes team who lost to Enniscrone on Saturday last and we wish Enniscrone good luck in their next round.

Club News

Mixed Team Club Social Event

There will be a Mixed Team Club Social Event held on the last Sunday of this month, Sunday May 31st followed by a BBQ afterwards. It is open to teams of four and must have at least one lady member. The competition will get under via a shotgun start. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details during the week.

Mixed Foursomes

There will be a 10 hole SOCIAL Mixed Foursomes event taking place this Friday, May 22nd from 6pm. You can arrange your own playing partner and the timesheet will be in operation from 6pm.

Best Wishes

Best wishes to Pat O’Hara for a speedy recovery and we’ll look forward to seeing you back on the fairways soon.


The club would like to express our sympathies to Una Boyle on the passing of her husband Sean – may he rest in peace.

Sponsored Silence in Memory of Joe McCann

There is a sponsored silence being held in memory of Joe Mc Cann. All proceeds will go towards SHOUT local cancer services. Anyone wishing to donate can do so via the below link or alternatively, pop into Finuala’s Hair Design, Quay Street, Sligo.

You can donate via the website here

This Week’s Competition Sponsor’s

Competition Sponsors Week Ending 24-05-15

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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