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Justin Byrne from the Confederation of Golf Ireland  at our Stand at the Lisheen Show on Sunday.

Justin Byrne from the Confederation of Golf Ireland at our Stand at the Lisheen Show on Sunday.

Men’s News

Friday Open 18 Hole Stableford

This week’s Friday Open Stableford was played in sunny conditions with gusting wind making scoring difficult. Jimmy Noone fought through the conditions to take first place with a score of 39 points in a round that saw him score a total of five pars, cialis 40mg two on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine to ensure victory.

Second place was taken by Stephen English, abortion one point back with a score of 38 points. Stephen notched up a total of eight pars, five on the front nine and three on the back nine while also book-ending the front nine with birdies on the first and the ninth holes to secure second place.

1st Jimmy Noone (17) 39pts
2nd Stephen English (08) 38pts

See full results here

Italian Quarter 18 Hole Stableford

The Italian QuarterSaturday’s Italian Quarter sponsored 18 Hole Stableford competition was played in similar conditions to the previous day with winds effecting the players. Competition for the top places was extremely close with only four points separating first and eleventh places and only one point between first and fourth places. It took a count-back to decide the winner as Martin Farrell came out victorious with a score of 37 points. Martin sank a total of six par putts over the course of his eighteen holes, three on the front nine and three on the back nine, including three in a row from the tenth to the twelfth holes on the way to signing for his score of 37 points and first place.

Second place was taken by Adrian Wynne on count-back, also with a score of 37 points. Adrian scored a total of thirteen pars, six on the front nine and seven on the back nine while also adding an impressive eagle on the par five first and a birdie on the par five fifth hole to sign for his score of 37 points.

Third place was also decided on a count-back with both Eugene Gilligan and Diarmuid Finan both finishing with scores of 36 points but it was Eugene who took third place. Eugene scored a total of six pars with four on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine, including par on the difficult eighteenth hole to close out his round.

1st Martin Farrell (17) 37pts
2nd Adrian Wynne (02) 37pts
3rd Eugene Gilligan (17) 36pts
4th Diarmuid Finan (08) 36pts

See full results here

Strandhill Golf Club Midsummer Classic winners , Castle Dargan Captain Kevin Conlon, David Donovan, David Kennedy & Ray O'Grady

Strandhill Golf Club Midsummer Classic winners , Castle Dargan Captain Kevin Conlon, David Donovan, David Kennedy & Ray O’Grady pictured with Lady Captain Grainne Henneberry & Captain Michael Phelan

Midsummer Classic 18 Hole Scramble

Sunday saw the staging of the inaugural Midsummer Classic 18 Hole Team Scramble Event and it turned out to be a massive success with a large number of teams competing for some fantastic prizes. The clubhouse was buzzing all day with everyone asking, “Has there been a hole in one yet?” The focus was on the 17th hole throughout the day as player after player tried their best to win a golf buggy for themselves by scoring a hole in one. Quite a few players came extremely close with Padraig Watters just trickling past the edge of the hole and Anthony Skeffington just coming up short with their tee shots. There was a festive atmosphere in both the clubhouse and on the course as the teams also posed for team selfies which were then displayed in the clubhouse over the course of the day, each one generating a laugh and lively conversation as they were displayed on the TV in the bar.

Strandhill Midsummer Classic Selfie Competition Winners

The first of the teams got the competition under way at 8am and and there was a steady flow from then up until the last group tee’d off at 4pm. Competition was extremely close all day long and the clubhouse was rife with rumours of rounds in the very low fifties. With the Sligo Concert Band and music from Dean McGowan in the background, the bar-b-que got underway at 6pm as the last few teams made the turn from the front to the back nine. The clubhouse was full of competitors and locals from the Lisheen Show as the last of the teams finished their rounds at 8:15pm and it was all system’s go to get the scores tallied for the presentation.

The team from Castle Dargan with Captain Kevin Conlon, David Donovan, David Kennedy and Ray O’Grady took first place with an exceptional score of 52.9 in a team round that saw them score eleven birdies and an eagle. Second place was taken by Dean McGowan, Sean Higgins, Paul Dolan and Jonny Dolan with a team score of 54.5 while third place was taken by Mark Rooney, Declan Rooney, Ian Rossiter and Annette Kearns with a score of 55.1.

We would like to say a big thank you to all the staff, volunteers, committee members and players who played a part in our Midsummer Classic as well and the volunteers who attended the Lisheen Show representing Strandhill Golf Club. Your help ensured that everything ran like clockwork on the day and contributed towards being a very successful day. Well done to all involved. We would also like to say a massive thank you to all of our sponsors for providing such fantastic prizes.


1st – 4 x 2 nights bed & breakfast and 1 evening meal at the Mespil Hotel, Dublin sponsored by Lee Hotels
2nd – 4 x Windows Tablets sponsored by Expert Electrical
3rd – 4 x Titliest Golf Bags
4th – 4 x Crested Jumpers sponsored by Proquip
5th – 4 x €50 Vouchers for Austie’s Bar & Restaurant
6th – 4 x €50 Vouchers for Heiton Buckley
7th – 4 x Green Fees for the Hudson Bay Athlone
8th – 4 x Dinner for 2 at the Riverside Hotel
9th – 4 x Lunch & Spa at Castle Dargan
10th – 4 x Dinner Sets from Homestore & More
11th – 4 x €25 voucher for Derry Taheny
12th – 4 x €25 Voucher for Eason’s


1st – Kevin Conlon, David Donovan, David Kennedy and Ray O’Grady – 52.9
2nd – Dean McGowan, Sean Higgins, Paul Dolan & Jonny Dolan – 54.5
3rd – Mark Rooney, Declan Rooney, Ian Rossiter & Annette Kearns – 55.1
4th – Michael Keane, Michael Kivlehan, Kevin English & Hugh Gallagher – 55.3
5th – Stephen English, Louis Cabena, Jimmy Glynn & Dessie Melly – 57.4
6th – Padraig Watters, P Corcoran, M Corcoran & Gerry Fox – 57.8
7th – Robbie Henneberry, Joe Hanney, Lorna Hill & Grainne Heneberry – 57.8
8th – John Howley, Eamon Howley, T Howley & Martin Dolan – 57.9
9th – Pat Lee, Sean Fenton, Therese Cosgrove & Colm Kavanagh – 58.1
10th – Martin O’Hara, Cyril O’Hara, Fintan Monaghan & Jim Kenahan – 59.2
11th – Adrian Wynne, Michael Phelan, Pat Collins & John White – 59.3
12th – Ciaran Fox, Ciaran Henry, Philip Moriarty & Ruairi Fox – 59.9

We’d like to say a big thank you to all our sponsors who supported us on the day.


This Week’s Fixtures

Friday July 3rd 2015
Friday Open 18 Hole Stableford

Saturday July 4th 2015
Sligo Park Hotel 18 Hole Stableford – White Tees

Sunday July 5th 2015
President’s Day – Mrs Mary Coyle 18 Hole Strokeplay – White Tees

Ladies News

Radisson Blu Hotel 18 Hole Strokeplay

1st Mary Coyle – 68 nett
2nd Sheila McCrann – 70 nett
3rd Helen O’Dowd – 71 nett

Senior 10 Hole Stableford

1st Breege Cullinan

This Weeks Fixtures

Thursday July 2nd 2015
Strandhill Lodge & Suites 18 Hole Stableford

Sunday July 5th 2015
President’s Day – Mrs Mary Coyle 18 Hole Strokeplay

The time sheet for President’s Day is in the golf shop please ring to put your name down in the time slot you wish to be drawn in.  Please note the draw for playing partners will be made on Thursday evening – ladies will play with other ladies.  The list for the meal on Sunday evening is also in the shop.

Club News

Junior Golf

We will be running an open night for Junior boys and girls on Tuesday July 14th at 7pm. All are welcome to come along on the night. Our programme runs every Tuesday night with lessons and coaching for boys and girls. There will be information available on the night for those looking to join our Junior programme.

Thank You

The club would like to thank Justin Byrne from the Confederation of Golf in Ireland for doing a demo at our stand at the Lisheen Show last Sunday. It was a great success and the practice net was a big hit with the kids.


The club would like to express their sincere condolences to the Carr family on the untimely passing of Ken Carr and also to Ken Higgins on the death of his mother Betty. May they rest in peace.

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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