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Lady Captain's Prize Winner Christine Tighe

Lady Captain’s Prize Winner Christine Tighe

Men’s News

Friday Open Stableford

Friday’s 18 Hole Open Stableford competition was played in difficult blustery conditions but despite the challenge presented to the players, buy some good scores were returned. First place was taken by Gerard Stone from Grange Golf Club with a score of 36 points. Gerard scored a total of eight pars over the course of his eighteen holes with five on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine to complete his round with 36 points.

Brian Leonard took second place, also with a score of 36 points. Brian managed a total of thirteen pars with eight coming on the front nine and the remaining five on the back nine to secure second place

Third place was taken by John Treacy from Castle Dargan Golf Club, also with a score of 36 points. John notched up a total of nine pars, five on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine while also adding a birdie on the par four sixth hole to ensure he signed for his score of 36 points.

1st Gerard Stone (11) 36pts
2nd Brian Leonard (06) 36pts
3rd John Treacy (10) 36pts

Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Winner Padraig Tuffy

Lady Captain’s Prize to the Men Winner Padraig Tuffy

Lady Captain Grainne Henneberry’s Prize to the Men

Lady Captain Grainne Henneberry’s Prize to the Men was played in some of the best conditions possible for golf with virtually no wind and beautiful sunshine for the majority of the competition and there was some fantastic golf played as was reflected in the score returned.

Padraig Tuffy took first place with an outstanding score of 34 points for 12. Padraig managed a total of six pars over the twelve holes and also added birdies on the par five first, par four fourth, par four tenth and par four eleventh to set the benchmark for the competition.

Second place was taken by Anthony Skeffington with an excellent 12 hole total of 31 points. Anthony scored six pars in the opening six holes and added a further three pars and a birdie on the par four tenth to sign for his score of 31 points.

Third place was taken by Jackie Coyle with an excellent score of 30 points. Jackie scored a total of five pars over the course of his 12 holes to secure third place.

1st Padraic Tuffy (09) 34pts
2nd Anthony Skeffington (08) 31pts
3rd Jackie Coyle (14) 30pts

Connacht Close Under 18 Competition

Strandhill shared the hosting of this years Connacht Close U12, U14, U16 and U18 qualifiers with Loughrea Golf Club last Tuesday as all four categories fought it out for 30 places from each of the categories who would progress to the finals which is being held at Galway Bay Golf Resort on Tuesday August 11th. Strandhill Golfer, Ciaran Henry was among the field in the U18 category and he played some excellent golf to finish only two strokes of the lead with a score of 76 nett to ensure he booked his place in the final. Well done Ciaran and everyone at the club wishes you the best of luck in the final.

Connacht Shield Trials

Connacht Shield Trials 2015

The first of the trials for this years Connacht Shield took place on Thursday evening last and there was a good turnout of players. Trials continue this coming Thursday evening at 6:30pm and are open to players with a handicap of between 1 and 20.

The first match will be away against Enniscrone on Tuesday August 4th. Any player who falls within the handicap bracket and would like to try out is asked to contact Colin Foran on 087 2579436.

Open Week

Strandhill Golf Club Open Week 2015

It’s Open Week at Strandhill Golf Club this week and we have open competitions every day for both ladies and men. Open will continue up to Bank Holiday Monday, August 3rd.

This Weeks Fixtures

Monday  July 27th 
John Kent Sports 18 Hole Open Stableford

Tuesday July 28th
The Valet Depot 18 Hole Open Stableford

Wednesday July 29th
Tindell Wines 18 Hole Open Stableford

Thursday July 30th
McCormack Car Sales 18 Hole Open Stableford

Friday July 31st
Fiddlers Creek 18 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday Aug 1st
Compupac 18 Hole Open Stableford

Sunday Aug 2nd
Strandhill Lodge & Suites 18 Hole Open Stableford

Monday Aug 3rd
Bank Holiday Monday 18 Hole Club Open Stableford

Ladies News

Thursday July 23 Italian Quarter

1st Finnuala Burke 42pts
2nd Mary Coyle37pts
3rd Ann Monaghan 35 pts
4th Stephanie Conlon 34pts

Seniors

1st Breege Cullinan  21pts.

Lady Captains Grainne Henneberry’s Day

The sun shone on Saturday as a huge number of members turned out to support Grainne on her Captains Day.  Grainne was joined by her family & Guests. Grainne thanked her hard working committee, Council, course staff, shop and catering staff and all the members who had helped make the year to date so enjoyable. The festivities continued well into the night. The worthy winner on the day was Christine Tighe.

Results

Lady Captain Grainne Henneberry Prize Winner
Christine Tighe 70nett

1st Mary Corcoran 71nett
2nd Brona Galvin 72nett
3rd  Kathleen Kelpie 72 nett
4th Claire Gallagher 72 nett
5
th Stephanie Conlon 73 nett
6th Gillian Ballantyne 76 nett

Front 9 Mary Coyle 34 nett
Back 9 Marian Quinn 37 nett

Committee Prize Ann Cox 78 nett
Past Captains Ena Cahill 78 nett

Seniors

1st Laura Walsh 19 pts
2nd Marie Shields 18 pts

Longest drive Ursula Hughes
Nearest the Pin Gillian Ballantyne
Mystery Prize Carina Collins
Guest Men Alan Patterson

Lady Captains Prize to the Men

1st Padraig Tuffy 34pts
2nd Anthony Skeffington 31pts
3rd Jackie Coyle 30 pts
4th
 Padraig Watters 29pts.

Fixtures

Open week
Sunday July 26-Sunday August 2 with daily ladies & gents competitions

Thursday July 30th 2015
Life hair & Beauty 18 Hole Stableford Open
10 Hole for seniors

Sunday August 2 2015
Eamonn’s Meats 18 Hole Stableford Open.

Club News

Course Ranger

Over the past couple of weeks, volunteers from the club have been carrying out Course Ranger duties on the course to put a stop to the practice of non members going out in the evening times and using the facilities without paying green fees. It has been a great success so far and we hope to continue to do it for the remainder of the season while the evenings remain bright.

We have a good amount of volunteers but we really need more so that we don’t have to call on the same people all of the time. We hope to build a panel of about 30 members so we only have to roster people on once every 2 weeks.

We currently have two people scheduled to be on the course every evening for approximately one hour from 7 to 8pm to check that everyone on the course has their green fees paid.

If you would like to volunteer, call John Rainey on 087 7752309 with your details and we will add you to the rota.

Strandhill Golf Club Course Video

Strandhill Golf Club Aerial Photograph

Some of our more eagle eyed members may have noticed strange flying object above the course over the last few months and wondered what it was all about. The video below will give you a small peak of what is currently in the works. We had a local company come in and shoot drone footage from the air of the holes on the course and this was kindly supported by Colm Martyn Landscaping Services who contributed towards the cost of video shoot. We will use the completed video footage to put together a promotional video to showcase what our club has to offer and we hope that this will attract visitors from far and wide to come play at Strandhill Golf Club. Having seen the completed footage, I can guarantee that it is visually spectacular as it showcases not only the course but the surrounding country.

The video is currently being edited and will be made into a full length video, showing the course in its full splendor as well as shorter clips of individual holes. There are also a number of aerial photos which will also be publish over the coming weeks.

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