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A view up the 15th fairway at Strandhill Golf Club

Men’s News

Friday Open Stableford

Friday’s 18 Hole Open Stableford was played in conditions that were a complete contrast to last weekends conditions as the Winter weather arrived in the form of strong winds and showers but despite this, dosage there was a good entry with some very competitive scores returned. First place was taken by Gerry Hickey from Blacklion Golf Club with a score of 36 points. Gerry put together a round consisting of seven pars with five on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine on the way to signing for a score of 36 points and first place.

Second place was taken by Glen Mowat from Enniskillen Golf Club, unhealthy also with a score of 36 points. Glen scored a total of twelve pars over the course of eighteen holes with seven on the front nine and the remaining five on the back nine as well as adding back-to-back birdies on the fourth and fifth holes on the way to signing for a score of 36 points.

Third place was taken by Joe McAvoy, advice one point behind with a score of 35 points. Joe scored a total of six pars with two on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine on the way to securing third place with a score of 35 points.

1st Gerry Hickey (17) 36pts
2nd Glen Mowat (02) 36pts
3rd Joe McAvoy (18) 35pts

Full results

Enda Halloran

Enda Halloran. Winner of Saturday’s Ulster Bank Open Stableford Competition

Ulster Bank 18 Hole Open Stableford

Ulster BankSaturday’s Ulster Bank sponsored 18 Hole Open Stableford competition saw the gusty conditions continue with the rain arriving in the morning but despite the trying conditions, some excellent scores were returned. Enda Halloran blew the competition away by finishing six points clear of the chasing field with a score of 42 points. Enda managed a total of ten pars over the course of his eighteen holes with five on the front nine and the remaining five on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par four thirteenth hole to sign for his winning score of 42 points.

Second place was taken by Stephen English with a score of 36 points. Stephen scored a total of ten pars over the course of his round with five on the front nine and five-in-a-row on the back nine from the eleventh to the fifteenth before adding a birdie on the seventeenth hole to finish with a score of 36 points and second place.

Third place was taken by Jimmy Giblin with a score of 35 points. Jimmy put together a round consisting of seven pars with four on the front nine and three on the back nine to enter the clubhouse with a score of 35 points.

1st Enda Halloran (12) 42pts
2nd Stephen English (08) 36pts
3rd Jimmy Giblin (15) 35pts

Full results

David Lindsay

David Lindsay. Winner of Sunday’s Cunningham School Of Motoring Open

Cunningham School of Motoring 18 Hole Open Stableford

Cunningham School of Motoring, SligoSunday’s Cunningham School of Motoring sponsored 18 Hole Open Stableford competition saw a high entry of competitors and some outstanding scores returned for the windy conditions. David Lindsay turned in a card with an excellent score of 43 points to take victory in a round which he admitted he couldn’t miss with the putter. David scored a total of nine pars over the course of his eighteen holes with five on the front nine and four on the back nine as well as adding three birdies on the third, sixth and eleventh holes to complete his winning round with 43 points.

Second place was taken by Mark Boyle from Bundoran Golf Club with a score of 41 points. Mark scored a total of six pars over his round with all six coming on the front nine while also adding birdies on the eleventh and index one eighteenth holes to close out his round with a score of 41 points and secure second place.

Third place was taken by Cieran Campbell from Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club with a score of 39 points. Cieran scored a total of ten pars over his eighteen holes with seven on the front nine, including five-in-a-row from the fourth to the eighth and adding the remaining three on the back nine to sign for a score of 39 points.

1st David Lindsay (10) 43pts
2nd Mark Boyle (15) 41pts
3rd Cieran Campbell (12) 39pts

Full Results

Robert Kelly. Winner of the Bank Holiday Monday Open

Robert Kelly. Winner of the Bank Holiday Monday Open

Bank Holiday Monday 18 Hole Open Stableford

Bank Holiday Monday saw the worst of the weather arrive with strong winds and heavy showers the order of the day and it was Robbie Kelly who took first place with a score of 30 points. Robbie scored a total of nine pars over his eighteen holes with six on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine on the way to signing for his winning score of 30 points.

1st Robert Kelly (05) 30pts

Full Results

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday October 30th 2015
Friday Open Stableford

Saturday October 31st 2015
Adelaide Bar 18 Hole Stableford – White Tees

Sunday November 1st 2015
Pet Stop 18 Hole Stableford – White Tees

Strandhill Golf Club Winter League 2015 - 2016

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League 2015 -16

strandhill-lodge-winter-league-2015-16The  Strandhill Lodge & Suites sponsored Winter League will get underway at Strandhill Golf Club on Sunday November 8th.

Entry will be €50 for members and €80 for non members and includes a main course on the final day of the competition. We have posted sheets on the notice board in the men’s locker room for people to add their name. Please add your names to this list. If you don’t have a playing partner, add your name to the list and this will enable others without a partner to pair up.

Any players from other golf clubs interested in entering this year’s winter league can contact the golf shop on 071 9168188 to register their interest.

Dates for the first five weeks are November 8th, 15th and 22nd and December 6th and 13th. Dates for the New Year will be announced once we have a final tally for entries.

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League Entry Deadline

The deadline for entry into this year’s Strandhill Lodge & Suites sponsored Winter League is this coming Thursday, October 29th at 5pm.

If you have not done so already, please enter your name on the sheets posted on the notice board in the upstairs locker room. The draw for the groups will be done on Thursday evening and posted on the notice board on Friday.

If you can not get to the clubhouse to enter your name, you can enter by sending an email with your details to marketing@strandhillgolfclub.com.

Winter League Launch

We will be having a launch for this year’s Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League in the clubhouse on Friday October 30th at 8pm. Our launch last year was a very enjoyable night and promises to be the same this year. Come along and meet your potential opponents as we will be announcing the draw for the groups on the night.

Finger food available on the night and pints of Becks €3.

Presentation

There will be a presentation of prizes this coming Friday night at 8pm in the clubhouse. All prizewinners are asked to please attend. If you cannot attend, please arrange to have someone collect your prize on your behalf and inform Bernard Mahoney of your choice on 086 814 8766.

Men’s Seniors

Senior Society

1st Gerry Mulligan
2nd Jimmy Giblin
3rd Pat Thornton
4th Brendan O’Neill

Next Senior Outing this coming Wednesday, October 28th 2015.

Senior Society Captain, Michael Henry

Senior Society Captain, Michael Henry

Senior Society Captain’s Dinner

Senior Society Captain, Michael Henry will host his Senior Captain’s Dinner on Wednesday November 11th 2015 at 7:30pm. The menu for the night is available in the bar and you can book your place by giving your name to any of the staff behind the bar. There will be entertainment on the night and it promises to be a great night as always.

Men’s Senior 18 Hole Open Competition

Strandhill Golf Club Men’s Senior Open 18 Hole Stableford Competition will be played this Wednesday, November 4th 2015. Booking via Golf shop on 071 9168188 or via the club website.

Strandhill Golf Club Senior Open

Ladies News

Clifford Electrical 18 Hole Stableford

1st Finnuala Burke (26) 33pts
2nd Chris Owens (22) 32pts
3rd Gillian Ballantyne (16) 32pts
4th Meg Leahy (30) 31pts

Shells Cafe / Jade Garden 18 Hole Stableford

1st Marian Quinn (27) 36pts
2nd Margaret Gerrity (24) 35pts
3rd Stephanie Conlon (19) 32pts

This Week’s Fixtures

Thursday October 29th 2015
Club 15 Hole Stableford
10 Hole Senior Stableford

Sunday November 1st 2015
Nicholson’s Pharmacy 15 Hole V Par

Diageo Ladies Winter League

The group draw for our Winter League sponsored by Diageo will take place at 5pm on Sunday 1st November at the Club House. There are still a few places left so get your names on the list this week.

2016 Committee

The list for 2016 Committee members and also for the ladies Council Rep are up on the noticeboard for anyone who would like to put themselves forward.

Ladies Branch AGM

The Ladies Branch AGM will take place on Tuesday 24th November at 8pm in the clubhouse.

Club News

Sligo Business Awards 2015

Strandhill Golf Club have made the final of the Sligo Business Awards 2015 in the category of Best Rural Business. We have been selected along with Sligo Haulage Company and Harrison’s Restaurant for the final three. The winner of this year’s award will be announced on Friday November 6th.

Strandhill Golf Club 15 Month Offer

Strandhill Golf Club 15 Month Membership Offer

Strandhill Golf Club are excited to announce our special 15 month membership offer of €642 for new members. This 15 month membership term runs from October 1st 2015 through to December 31st 2016 and includes insurance and GUI/ILGU handicap.

Membership of Strandhill Golf Club gives you access to one of the best 18 hole links golf course in the North West which is playable all year round. The course offers a unique challenge to both the beginner and experienced golfer alike.

We have state of the art facilities including our modern clubhouse which boasts ladies and gents locker rooms with shower facilities, spacious bar, lounge and dining room as well as a pro shop. We also have a large practice green, practice bunker as well as a large practice area to perfect your game.

For more information or to avail of this offer, call John on 087 7752309 or telephone the golf shop on 071 9168188. Offer open to ladies and gents.

50/50 Draw

50/50 DrawThis month’s 50/50 draw will take place this coming Friday evening during the launch for the Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League. Draw envelopes are available in the golf shop and are also on the tables in the clubhouse and on the bar. You can also sign up for a monthly direct debit which ensures that you are in every draw. Funds raised through the 50/50 draw go directly towards the re-development of the course.

Ruairi Fox Fundraising for Big Heart Fight Night Sligo

Ruairi Fox is taking part in Big Heart Fight Night Sligo in order to raise funds for the Irish Heart Foundation. Show you support by going to his fundraising page and sponsoring him.

Ruairi’s Fundraising Page

Functions at Strandhill Golf Club

Book your party 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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