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Men’s News

Friday Open Stableford

Mark RooneyThis week’s Friday Open Stableford competition was played in contrasting conditions as it was dry in the morning but the weather took a turn in the afternoon to misty rain and it was the lower handicap players that made the best of the conditions to take the top three places on the day. First place was taken by Mark Rooney with a score of 41 points. Mark got his round off to the perfect start by sinking a birdie putt on the first hole and added four pars and a further two birdied on the sixth and seventh holes on the front nine. He added a further seven pars on the back nine while also making his fourth birdie of the round on the par four fifteenth hole to close out his round with a score of 41 points.

Second place was taken by Ciaran Henry with a score of 38 points. Ciaran had a total of twelve pars, prescription distributed evenly with six on each nine, including six-in-a-row from the ninth to the fourteenth hole and adding two birdies on the par five fifth and par four eighth holes to ensure he signed for his score of 38 points.

Third place was taken by Rory O’Connor with a score of 35 points. Rory put together a round that included no less than eleven pars, including four in a row from the tenth to the thirteenth holes respectively and also added two birdies, one on the par five fifth and the second on the par four sixteenth on the way to signing for his score of 35 points.

1st Mark Rooney (04) 41pts
2nd Ciaran Henry (04) 38pts
3rd Rory O’Connor (03) 35pts

See full results here

Captain Michael Phelan’s Captain’s Day

Captain Michael PhelanMichael Phelan hosted his Captain’s Day on Saturday with family, friends and members of Strandhill Golf Club as well as Captain Kevin Conlon & President Dermot Fallon from Castle Dargan Golf Club. The golf got under way early with the first trio teeing off at 6:50am and it was the players who tee’d off before 8am that set the standard for the day. Jimmy Giblin was in the first trio and was the first to enter the clubhouse with a low score of 66 nett, followed ten minutes later by Michael Kivlehan with a score of 63 nett. Con Hegarty followed thirty minutes later, also with a 63 nett to take the joint clubhouse lead.

Ronnie Conlon posted a score of 65 nett to overtake Jimmy Giblin and take third place followed swiftly by Brian Henry, who posted a score of 66 nett to tie with Jimmy Giblin. Mark Gerrity rounded out the top six from the last trio to play, also with a score of 66 nett. David Lindsay and Noel McHale posted scores of 68 nett, followed closely by Dessie Timbs, Paul Cox and Michael Keane who all posted scores of 69 nett. Eddie Rush, Pat Lee, Enda Halloran, Colin Foran, Joe Hargadon, Patsy Gallagher, Michael I Henry, Colm Rochford and Frank Gannon all posted a score of 70 nett while Gerry Fox, Frank Carroll & John O’Donnell posted a score of 70 nett to make up the twenty one qualifiers who would take part in the final nine holes that would decide the winner.

With conditions completely different from the earlier part of the day as the winds increased significantly, it became a case of hold onto what you have from the earlier round and try not to make too many mistakes. Dessie Timbs posted the lowest score for his nine with a score of 32.5 nett, while David Lindsay and Brian Henry posted scores of 34 nett each to set the standard.

Brian Henry, WInner of Michael Phelans Captains Prize

Brian Henry. Winner of Michael Phelan’s Captains Prize

Con Hegarty and Ronnie Conlon fought to keep their places in the top three but dropped shots on important holes to make the job a little more challenging. Michael Kivlehan was in contention coming up the eighteenth but ended up with a difficult lie from his tee shot. This left him with little only one option for his second shot, a ball up the right hand side of the green keepers shed toward the first tee. What looked like a good shot to begin with, ended up hitting the bin on the first tee and the ball came to rest under the seat leaving Michael with no shot.

Con Hegarty was next to play and he played a shot which turned to be too low to clear the Green Keepers shed, ending up out of bounds. Michael Kivlehan got a ruling on his lie and got to drop his ball away from the seat, giving him a chance to reach the green in three. It wasn’t meant to be though as he he finished the hole to sign for a 27 hole total of 100.5 nett, half a shot behind the Captain’s Prize winner, Brian Henry who shot a 27 hole total nett score of 100.

Captain’s Prize Winner
Brian Henry (6) 66 + 34 = 100

Captain’s Day Results
1st Michael Kivlehan (17) 63 + 37.5 = 100.5
2nd Dessie Timbs (3) 69 + 32.5 = 101.5
3rd David Lindsay (10) 68 + 34 = 102
4th Paul Cox (4) 73 + 39 = 112 [Lowest Gross]
5th Ronnie Conlon (12) 65 + 37 = 102
6th Jimmy Giblin (17) 66 + 36.5 = 102.5
7th Con Hegarty (21) 63 + 39.5 = 102.5

Past Captains Prize
Eddie Rushe (20) 70 + 41 = 111

Senior Prize
Padraig Watters (23) 72

Visitors Prize
John Quinn (6) 66

Captains Prize to Ladies
1st Therese Cosgrove 85 – 14 = 71
2nd Lorna Hill 85 – 13 = 72
3rd Mary Coyle 96 – 23 = 73

Sunday Club 18 Hole Stableford

Sunday’s Club 18 Hole Stableford competition saw the winds stay strong which in turn made scoring difficult. Scoring was close among the top players with first and second places finishing on the same score of 35 points. Padraic Scanlon came out the winner after a count back with a round that consisted of a total of ten pars distributed equally between the front and back nines with five on each nine which was enough to take first place.

Second place was taken by M.D. Cox, also with a score of 35 points. M.D. made the best of the conditions and scored eight pars over the course of his round, four coming on the front nine and the remaining four coming on the back nine. He also added two birdies, the first coming on the par four eighth and the second on the par four sixteenth hole to claim second spot.

1st Padraic Scanlon (15) 35pts
2nd M.D. Cox (07) 35pts

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday June 26th
Friday Open 18 Hole Stableford

Saturday June 27th
The Italian Quarter 18 Hole Stableford – Blue Tees

Sunday June 28th
Strandhill Golf Club Midsummer Classic 18 Hole Open Scramble

Men’s Seniors

Senior Society

1st M O’Hara
2nd P McManus
3rd A Hamill
4th P Flynn

Next Senior outing is Wednesday July 1st

Ladies News

Captains Prize to Ladies

1st Therese Cosgrove 85 – 14 = 71
2nd Lorna Hill 85 – 13 = 72
3rd Mary Coyle 96 – 23 = 73

Horan’s Pharmacy 18 Hole Stableford

1st Fiona Moylan (25) 36pts
2nd Gillian Ballantyne (17) 36pts
3rd Ann Monaghan (29) 35pts

Congratulations to Therese Cosgrove who was the winner of the prize sponsored by Brian Kiernan, Innisfree Costa Blanca Holidays.

This Weeks Fixtures

Thursday June 25th
Radisson Blu Hotel/Chrissie Scanlon Trophy 18 Hole Stroke/Medal
10 Hole Senior Stableford

Sunday June 28th
Strandhill Golf Club Midsummer Classic 18 Hole Open Scramble


Congratulations to Gertrude Crummy who was the outright winner of the Harte Matchplay Cup.

Cup Competition Fixture

Could those competing in the Knocknaganny & Council Cups please organise to play your matches so that we can get the cup presentations made as soon as possible.

Club News

Midsummer Classic at Strandhill Golf Club

Midsummer Classic 18 Hole Scramble

We will be running a Midsummer Classic 18 Hole Open Scramble Competition followed by a BBQ and music by Dean Mahon & friends on Sunday, June 28th 2015. The competition is open to teams of four of any combination and entry is €120 per team.

There will be thousands of euros worth of prizes on offer including golf buggies for a hole in one, golf gear, electronic devices, weekend breaks, meal vouchers and much much more. There will also be prizes for the longest drive, closest to the pin as well as a special prize of €100 for the best team selfie posted to our Facebook page on the day. It’s guaranteed to be a great day and night out so be sure to enter your team early to avoid disappointment.

You can book your team by telephoning the golf shop on 071 9168188, ext 32.


Win a buggy at Strandhill Golf Club Summer Classic

Volunteers Required

We are on the lookout for volunteers to help out on the day of the Midsummer Classic 18 Hole Scramble on Sunday, June 28th. Anyone interested in helping out can give their name to Sandra in the office or John Rainey on 087 7752309.

Junior Golf Volunteers Required

The Junior Conveners are looking for volunteers to come along on Tuesday evenings between 7 and 8:15pm and assist with the Junior Golf Programme. More volunteers means that we can focus our attention on smaller groups of children. Anyone interested in getting involved can contact Paddy Doherty on 086 2199963. Thanks to all who came along last Tuesday evening and hopefully we’ll see you again this 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.

Book your party at Strandhill Golf Club

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