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Rainbow Over 16th  Hole at Strandhill Golf Club

Rainbow over Strandhill Golf Club. Photo by Joe Tuffy.

Men’s News

Friday Open

This week’s Friday Open was played in changeable conditions and it was Pat Donnelly from Co. Cavan Golf Club who took first place with a score of 41 points. Pat scored a total of six pars over the course of his eighteen holes with three on the front nine and three on the back nine on the way to signing for his score of 41 points.

Second place was taken by John McHugh, page one point back with a score of 40 points. John scored a total of seven pars over his round with three on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine as well as adding birdies on the second and fourth holes to sign for his score of 40 points.

1st Pat Donnelly (24) 41pts
2nd John McHugh (14) 40pts

Club 18 Hole Stableford

Saturday’s Club 18 Hole Stableford competition was also played in changeable conditions and the standard of scoring remained high. Noel McHale took first place with a score of 41 points. Noel scored a total of twelve pars over his eighteen holes with seven on the front nine and the remaining five on the back nine as well as adding birdie on the par five first on the way to signing for his score of 41 points.

Second place was taken by Gerry Fox with a score of 40 points. Gerry scored a total of eleven pars over his round with five on the front nine and the remaining six on the back nine as well as adding three birdies on the first, viagra 100mg fourth and eighth holes on the way to signing for his score of 40 points.

Third place was taken by Kevin English with a score of 39 points. Kevin scored a total of eight par over the course of his round, spread equally between the front and back nines with four on each nine as well as adding birdie on the eight hole to complete his round with 39 points.

1st Noel McHale (11) 41pts
2nd Gerry Fox (05) 40pts
3rd Kevin English (11) 39pts

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League

strandhill-lodge-winter-league-2015-16Week one of the Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League was postponed until next Sunday due to the heavy rain that fell on Sunday morning. Matches that were scheduled for this Sunday can be re-booked for your chosen time for this coming Sunday.

We’ve had a great entry to this year’s competition as we’ve improved on the numbers from last year by adding three more teams to give us a final tally of 53 teams competing over six groups.

Four teams will qualify from each group for the final with the remaining teams battling it out for the non-qualifiers prizes. There will also be prizes for the best front and back nines each Sunday.

See Full Groups & Fixtures

15 Hole Competitions

All men’s competitions will go from 18 hole to 15 hole competitions from this week onwards. All Friday Open, Saturday and non Winter League Sunday competitions will be 15 hole competitions from this Friday, November 13th.

Captain’s Dinner

Captain Michael Phelan’s Captains Dinner will take place on Friday November 27th at 8pm in the clubhouse. Tickets will cost €20 and will be available in the bar and golf shop from next weekend.

Men’s AGM

The Annual General Meeting for the Strandhill Golf Club men’s branch will take place on Friday December 4th at 8pm. Any motions for the AGM must be emailed to the Men’s Honorary Secretary at competitions@strandhillgolfclub before Friday November 27th.

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday November 13th 2015
Friday 18 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday November 14th 2015
Club 15 Hole Stableford

Sunday November 15th 2015
Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League Week One

Men’s Seniors

Senior Society

1st Jim Johnston
2nd Andrew Finan
3rd Sean McMorrow
4th Martin Farrell

Next Senior outing this coming Wednesday, November 11th

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 this coming Wednesday, November 11th 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.

Ladies News

Ladies Junior Alliance

The ladies Junior Alliance continued on Thursday 5th November – 54 ladies played in what started as a very wet day but progressed to very favourable conditions.

1st Breege Cullinan 32 pts
2nd Pat Mooney 32 pts
3rd Kathleen Grady (Tubbercurry) 30 pts
4th Margaret Rhatigan (Co. Sligo) 28 pts
5th Margaret Gerrity 27 pts
6th Siobhan Kelly 26 pts
Gross Brid Walsh (Tubbercurry) 15pts
Front 9 Gertrude Crummy 18 pts
Back 9 Patricia Reid (Ballaghaderreen) 17 pts
0-18 Cat Ogie Moran (Ballaghaderreen) 28 pts.

This Week’s Fixtures

Thursday November 12th 2015
Club 15 Hole Stableford Competition
10 Hole Senior Stableford

Sunday November 15th 2015
Diageo Winter League Week One

The next Alliance is on Thursday 3rd December and this will be the Christmas Hampers.

Diageo Winter League

The first round of our Diageo Winter League was unfortunately cancelled due to the weather conditions. We will commence with week one next Sunday 15th November.

Presentation

There will also be a Presentation of prizes for competitions played during Oct and Nov and any remaining uncollected prizes next Sunday after the Winter League. A list of prize winners will issue later in the week.

Congratulations

Congratulations and well done to the following on a very successful seasons golfing.

2015 Golfer of the Year: Grainne Henneberry
ILGU Silver Spoon 2015: Marie Rooney
ILGU Silver Medal 2015: Grainne Henneberry
ILGU Bronze Medal 2015: Caroline Peacock
2015 Most Improved Player: Lorna Hill

Club News

Sligo Business Awards Best Rural Business Runner-Up 2015

Sligo Business Awards Best Rural Business Runner-Up 2015

Sligo Business Awards 2015

We were delighted to make the final 3 for the Best Rural Business in the Sligo Business Awards 2015. The awards were held in the Clarion Hotel last Friday night and were attended by President Mary Coyle, Captain Michael Phelan, Club Manager, Sandra Corcoran, P.R.O. John Rainey and House Manager, David Lindsay.

President Mary Coyle and Captain Michael Phelan accepted the award for finishing runner-up in this year’s competition. Well done to all at Sligo Haulage for winning this year’s award.

50/50 Draw

50 / 50 Draw Results

€100 Jimmy Giblin
€80 Martin Cronin
€68 Eddie Rushe
€50 Dave Moriarty
€50 Rory O’Connor
€50 Mick Walton
€50 Pat Lee

All proceeds from the 50/50 draw go towards the Course Development Fund. Envelopes are available in the bar, golf shop and from the office for €8. Direct debit forms are also available for those wishing to enter the draw monthly by direct debit.

Thanks to everyone for their support and congratulations to this month’s winners

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.

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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