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Latest News – 24-01-2016

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Captain's Drive In 2016

Men’s News

Friday Open Stableford

This week’s Friday Open Stableford saw some pretty miserable conditions as the rain arrived and the wind picked up. Despite this, story a few brave souls took on the elements and returned some pretty good scores.

Eamon McCafferty took first place with a score of 32 points with a round consisting of five pars with four coming on the front nine and the remaining one on the back six as well as adding a birdie on the par five fifth hole to ensure that he signed for his winning score of 32 points.

1st Eamon McCafferty (11) 32pts

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League – Week Six

Round six of the Strandhill Lodge & Suites sponsored Winter League was played on Sunday with weather remaining consistent as the rain and wind played a part in the fixtures. The groups are beginning to take shape at this point with a lot of the groups remaining pretty tight at the top.

Group A

Michael Phelan & Colin Foran drew with Bernard Mahoney & John Finan
Noel Tivnan & Gerry Kilbride beat Michael Kelly & Kieran Staed
Kevin Burke & Kevin Mulcahy beat Enda Halloran & John Stewart
Michael Keane & Michael Kivlehan drew with Martin Cadden & John Hackett

Group B

David Lindsay & Dessie Timbs beat Pat McManus & Larry Culkin
Michael O’Beirne & Francis O’Beirne beat Conor McNulty & Shane McDonald
Martin Ruane & Paul Byrne beat Stephen English & Jimmy Glynn
Martin Cunningham & Peter Carr beat Rory McHugh & Geoff Corcoran

Group C

Leo McNally & Johnny Martyn beat John McHugh & Anthony Skeffington
Martin Nicholson & Peter Gillespie beat Colm Kavanagh & Brian Harte
Brendan O’Mahony & Pat Glynn beat Derek Gray & Robert Kelly
Mickey McTiernan & Mick Walsh beat Rob Jackson & Julian Flynn

Group D

Joe Tuffy & John Rainey beat Andy Leggett & Jim Coyne
Eamon Cunningham & Patsy Gallagher beat Adrian McGowan & Eddie Watters
Declan McCabe & Jim Owens beat Thomas Lynch & Joseph Hussey
Pat Doherty & William Elliot beat Colm Kilbride & John Flynn

Group E

Gerry Fox & Mark Wehrly beat Colm Martyn & Frank Hannon
Philip Moriarty & Ciaran Henry beat Norman Ashe & Eamon Conboy
Padraig Tuffy & Sean Fenton beat John Scanlon & Eamon McCafferty
Bob Pierce & Frank Cullen beat Michael Cox & Paul Cox

Group F

Alan Lillis & Alan P Lillis beat Martin Cronin & Peter Byrne
Tommy O’Connor & Ray O’Keefe beat Brian Henry & Kieran Egan
Ronnie Conlon & Aidan Gaynor beat Tristan Probst & Ruairi Fox

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday January 29th 2016
Friday Open 15 Hole Stableford

Saturday January 30th 2016
15 Hole Club Stableford

Sunday January 31st 2016
Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League – Week Seven

Competition Sponsorship

It’s that time of the year where the men’s competition committee are starting to put together the competition fixtures and sponsors for the coming year. Sponsors play a vital role in the success of competitions at Strandhill Golf Club and without their continued support, advice we would be unable to offer the quality of competition that we’ve had in years past.

To that end, sildenafil if there are any members who know of someone or indeed who would be interested in sponsoring a competition themselves at Strandhill Golf Club this year, you can speak to any member of the men’s committee.

Men’s Seniors

Senior Society

1st Alec Hamill
2nd Noel McHale
3rd Joe Finan
4th Bill Cashell

Next Senior outing is Wednesday January 27th 2016.

Men’s Senior’s Open Competition

The Men’s 15 Hole Senior Open will take place Wednesday, February 3rd. Entry is €5 for members and €20 for non members.

Club News

Captain's Drive In 2016

2016 Captain’s Kathleen Kelpie & Pat McManus pictured after their Drive In

Captain’s Drive In 2016.

Captain’s Kathleen Kelpie and Pat McManus held their Captain’s Drive In on Saturday and there was a great turn out of people both showing their support for our new captain’s and playing in the competition.

Kathleen & Pat got the day’s events underway at 10:45am with their Drive In which was followed quickly by a shot gun start for the team scramble. The weather stayed relatively fine for the early part of the competition but the rain arrived and the wind picked up just a few holes into the competition, making things difficult for all involved.

1st John & Aideen Stewart, John Howley & Martin Nicholson – 57.5
2nd Ronnie Conlon, Noel Tivnan, Stephanie Conlon & Gerry Kilbride – 58.2
3rd Rory O’Connor, Eileen O’Connor, Ann NcNulty & Robbie Kelly – 58.3

Captain Drive In Winners John Howley, Martin Nicholson, Aideen Stewart and John Stewart

Captain Drive In Winners John Howley, Martin Nicholson, Aideen Stewart and John Stewart

2016 Membership

We are delighted to announce that applications for membership of Strandhill Golf Club for 2016 are now being taken. If you would like to join Strandhill Golf Club for the coming year and be part of a club famous for its warm welcome and friendly atmosphere, not to mention the top quality facilities and world famous course, contact John on 087 7752309 or call the club house on 071 9168188 for more details.

Course Video

We are delighted to announce that after a lot of work over the past few months, the promotional video for Strandhill Golf Club has been released. The video footage was shot by Sligo company, Airdrone Expert over the summer months. They then passed the raw footage onto us and John Rainey set about going through the hours of footage to compile and edit it into the completed 2 minute video.

This will be the first of a few video’s that will appear over the next few months that will be used to promote the club locally, nationally and internationally.

The video has been posted on all of our social media platforms as well as on the website and we would ask all of our members to please take the time to share the video on whatever social media platform you are active on.

This video showcases the beauty of our unique golf course and it’s up to us as members to make sure that we spread the word far and wide to attract as many visitors to the club as possible.

Winter Golf Offer

How would you like to play 5 rounds of golf at Strandhill Golf Club this Winter for €100? Well, now you can with our special Winter Golf Offer. This offer is open to all and is valid through the months of January & February.

Contact the Golf Shop on 071 9168188 for more details.

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Latest News – 17-01-2016

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Strandhill Golf Club

Men’s News

Friday Open Stableford

This week’s Friday Open Stableford competition was played in very cool conditions as snow made an appearance for the first time this Winter. Fortunately it didn’t stick and there was some very competitive golf was played.

It was Aiden McGoldrick from Castle Dargan who took first place with a score of 32 points. Aiden put together a round consisting of five pars with all five coming on the front nine on holes one to three and eight and nine to sign for a score of 32 points.

1st Aiden McGoldrick (13) 32pts

Saturday 15 Hole Club Competition

Saturday’s 15 Hole Club Competition was played under threat of heavy frost from Friday night but as has been the case over recent weeks, physician Strandhill Golf Club remained playable throughout. With conditions near perfect, with very little wind and no rain, some exceptional scores were returned as total of twenty eight players posted scores of 30 points or better.

Michael I Henry took first place with a phenomenal score of 39 points for 15 holes in a round that saw him score no less than ten pars with seven on the front nine and the remaining three coming on the back nine. Michael managed to put together a string of five pars in a row from the second to the sixth holes respectfully on the way to signing for his score of 39 points.

Second place was taken by Cyril O’Hara, two points back with a score of 37 points. Cyril put together a round made up of six pars with four on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par four sixth hole to sign for his score of 37 points.

Third place was taken by Patsy Gallagher with a score of 36 points scoring a total of seven pars along the way as well as scoring a birdie on the par four thirteenth hole to sign for his score of 36 points.

1st Michael I Henry (15) 39pts
2nd Cyril O’Hara (17) 37pts
3rd Patsy Gallagher (13) 36pts

Strandhill Lodge & Suites – Week Five

Group A

Noel Tivnan & Gerry Kilbride beat Michael Phelan & Colin Foran
Enda Halloran & John Stewart drew with Michael Kelly & Kieran Staed
Michael Keane & Michael Kivlehan beat Kevin Burke & Kevin Mulcahy
Philip Gallagher & Paul Keaveney beat Martin Cadden & John Hackett

Group B

Michael O’Beirne & Francis O’Beirne beat Pat McManus & Larry Culkin
Shane McDonald & Conor McNulty beat Stephen English & Jim Glynn
Martin Ruane & Paul Byrne beat Martin Cunningham & Peter Carr
John White & Declan Sheanon beat Rory McHugh & Geoff Corcoran

Group C

Leo McNally & Johnny Martyn beat Martin Nicholson & Peter Gillespie
Derek Gray & Robert Kelly beat Colm Kavanagh & Brian Harte
Mickey McTiernan & Mick Walsh drew with Brendan O’Mahony & Pat Glynn
David Moriarty & Fergal McLoughlin beat Rob Jackson & Julian Flynn

Group D

Jim Coyne & Andy Leggett beat Eddie Watter & Adrian McGowan
Declan McCabe & Jim Owens beat Eamon Cunningham & Patsy Gallagher
Pat Doherty & William Elliot beat Thomas Lynch & Joseph Hussey
Pat Lee & Rory O’Connor beat Colm Kilbride & John Flynn

Group E

Philip Moriarty & Ciaran Henry beat Colm Martyn & Frank Hannon
Padraig Tuffy & Sean Fenton beat Norman Ashe & Eamon Conboy
John Scanlon & Eamonn McCafferty beat Michael Cox & Paul Cox
Dermot Flynn & John Scanlon beat Bob Pierce & Frank Cullen

Group F

Robbie Henneberry & Joe Hanney beat Martin Cronin & Peter Byrne
Tristan Probst & Ruairi Fox drew with Tommy O’Connor & Ray O’Keefe
Ronnie Conlon & Aidan Gaynor beat Jimmy Treacy & Joe Casey

Round six of the Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League takes place next Sunday, January 24th 2016.

Winter League Scoring Rule Clarification

Teams who have a bye week do not get awarded points for the week. The only group allowed to claims points for a bye is group F and only for the week they are scheduled to play their match against Team I.

This Weeks Fixtures

Friday January 22nd 2016
Friday 15 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday January 23rd 2016
Captain’s Drive In followed by team scramble

Sunday January 24th 2016
Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League – Week Six

Competition Sponsorship

It’s that time of the year where the men’s competition committee are starting to put together the competition fixtures and sponsors for the coming year. Sponsors play a vital role in the success of competitions at Strandhill Golf Club and without their continued support, we would be unable to offer the quality of competition that we’ve had in years past.

To that end, if there are any members who know of someone or indeed who would be interested in sponsoring a competition themselves at Strandhill Golf Club this year, you can speak to any member of the men’s committee.

Men’s Senior’s

Senior Society

1st Declan McCabe
2nd Oliver Durkin
3rd Jim Owens
4th Martin Niland

Next Senior’s outing Wednesday January 20th 2016

Ladies News

Thursday 10 Hole Club Competition

1st Pat Mooney – 20pts
2nd Christine Tighe – 20pts
3rd Marian Quinn – 19pts

Diageo Ladies Winter League

Front 9
Meg Leahy & Maura Butler – 2up

Back 9
Mary Confrey & Michelle McGarrity – A/S

This Week’s Ladies Fixtures

Thursday January 21st 2016
10 Hole Club Competition

Sunday January 24th 2016
Diageo Ladies Winter League

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final is scheduled for Saturday February 20th

Club News

Captain’s Drive In

Captain’s Pat McManus & Kathleen Kelpie’s Drive In will take place on Saturday January 23rd at 10:45 am followed immediately by a Team Scramble Competition.

Teams of four must include at least one lady. The competition will take place over 18 holes and will get under way from a shotgun start at 11am. Entry is €15 per person and includes lunch. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

You can book your place by contacting the Golf Shop on 071 9168188 ext. 32. Join us immediately afterwards for music and plenty of craic.

If you need a lady golfer for your team, contact the golf shop also.

BBC Radio Visit to Strandhill Golf Club

Henry Wymbs from BBC Radio OxfordSligo native and BBC Radio presenter, Henry Wymbs and his wife, Sally who is also his producer, visited Strandhill Golf Club last Monday afternoon. After enjoying a lunch in the golf club, they interviewed John Rainey, P.R.O. for their radio show, Irish Eye, which is due to air this coming Sunday, January 24th on BBC Radio Oxford.

Henry was back in his native Sligo on a short break and took advantage of the time he had to carry out a series of interviews with people from the area. The interview focused on Strandhill Golf Club and what we had to offer locally, nationally and internationally.

Henry will send on a copy of the interview once the show has aired and it will be available on our website.

This interview presents a fantastic opportunity to promote Strandhill & Strandhill Golf Club to a large audience in the UK as Henry’s show has a huge listenership.

Fairways Closed & Winter Rules

The fairways are now no longer in play as Winter Rules came into effect from last Monday. Any ball coming to rest on the fairway must be lifted and placed in the semi-rough at the nearest point of relief, a minimum of one club length from the fairway.

Any ball coming to rest on a fairway MUST be lifted and placed in the semi rough at nearest point of relief, a minimum of ONE club length from the fairway and NOT nearer the hole.

A player may opt to use a putter (only) on the fairway when close to the green. The ball may be lifted, cleaned and placed it originally lay but NOT nearer the hole and not in a hazard or on a putting green.

A player may move or place their ball once only and after the ball has been moved or placed, it is deemed to be in play. If a ball is moved after being placed or dropped, a one stroke penalty is applied.

A ball landing in semi-rough or rough MUST be played as it lies.

The fairways will open up again on Friday, March 11th.

2016 Membership

We are delighted to announce that applications for membership of Strandhill Golf Club for 2016 are now being taken. If you would like to join Strandhill Golf Club for the coming year and be part of a club famous for its warm welcome and friendly atmosphere, not to mention the top quality facilities and world famous course, contact John on 087 7752309 or call the club house on 071 9168188 for more details.

Course Video

We are delighted to announce that after a lot of work over the past few months, the promotional video for Strandhill Golf Club has been released. The video footage was shot by Sligo company, Airdrone Expert over the summer months. They then passed the raw footage onto us and John Rainey set about going through the hours of footage to compile and edit it into the completed 2 minute video.

This will be the first of a few video’s that will appear over the next few months that will be used to promote the club locally, nationally and internationally.

The video has been posted on all of our social media platforms as well as on the website and we would ask all of our members to please take the time to share the video on whatever social media platform you are active on.

This video showcases the beauty of our unique golf course and it’s up to us as members to make sure that we spread the word far and wide to attract as many visitors to the club as possible.

Winter Golf Offer

How would you like to play 5 rounds of golf at Strandhill Golf Club this Winter for €100? Well, now you can with our special Winter Golf Offer. This offer is open to all and is valid through the months of January & February.

Contact the Golf Shop on 071 9168188 for more details.

Find out more…


Latest News – 10-01-2016

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January Ladies Alliance at Strandhill Golf Club

Men’s News

Friday Open 15 Hole Stableford

Friday’s 15 Hole Open Stableford saw some very tight competition for the top spots as the top eight positions were only separated by four points. James Davey from Castle Dargan took first place with a score of 33 points in a round which saw his score pars on the second, help fourth and fifth holes and stay consistent over the remaining holes to sign for his score of 33 points.

Dermot Flynn took second place with the same score of 33 points. Dermot scored a total of four pars over the course of his round with all four coming on the front nine. He also scored a birdie on the par five fifth to ensure he signed for a score of 33 points.

Third place was taken by John McHugh, approved one shot back with a score of 32 points. John scored a total of six pars over the course of his 15 holes with five on the front nine and the remaining par on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par three ninth to sign for his score of 32 points.

1st James Davey (20) 33pts
2nd Dermot Flynn (14) 33pts
3rd John McHugh (11) 32pts

Saturday 15 Hole Club Stableford

Saturday’s 15 Hole Club Stableford competition saw contrasting conditions with the early players getting the rain and it was the players that went out later in the day that made the best of the conditions. Bernard Tully continued his winning streak after taking victory in the January Senior’s Open by taking first place with a score of 31 points. Bernard scored a total of seven pars over the course of his 15 holes with four on the front nine and the remaining three on the back six to secure first place.

Second place was taken by Noel Dykes, also with a score of 31 points. Noel scored a total of seven pars over the course of his 15 holes with five pars on the front nine and the remaining two pars on the back six to take second place with 31 points.

Padraig Tuffy continued his rich vein of form by adding third place in today’s competition to the two first place finishes in January with a score of 30 points. Padraig scored a total of eight pars over his fifteen holes with five on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine to take third place.

1st Bernard Tully (13) 31pts
2nd Noel Dykes (09) 31pts
3rd Padraig Tuffy (12) 30pts

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter league 2016

Week four of the Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League was played on Sunday in beautiful conditions and the groups are starting to take shape.

Group A
Michael Phelan & Colin Foran beat to Michael Kelly & Kieran Staed
Kevin Burke & Kevin Mulcahy beat Bernard Mahoney & John Finan
Noel Tivnan & Gerry Kilbride beat Martin Cadden & John Hackett
Enda Halloran & John Stewart beat Philip Gallagher & Paul Keaveney

Group B
Pat McManus & Larry Culkin beat Shane McDonald & Conor McNulty.
David Lindsay & Dessie Timbs beat Paul Byrne & Martin Ruane.
Michael O’Beirne & Francis O’Beirne drew with Rory McHugh & Geoff Corcoran.
Declan Sheanon & John White beat Stephen English & Joe McAvoy.

Group C
Leo McNally & Johnny Martyn beat Colm Kavanagh & Brian Harte.
John McHugh & Anthony Skeffington beat Alan Dunleavy & Brendan O’Mahony.
Martin Nicholson & Peter Gillespie beat Rob Jackson & Julian Flynn.
David Moriarty & Fergal McLoughlin beat Derek Gray & Robert Kelly.

Group D
Jim Coyne & Andy Leggett drew with Eamon Cunningham & Patsy Gallagher.
Joe Hussey & Thomas Lynch beat John Rainey & Joe Tuffy.
Colm Kilbride & John Flynn beat Eddie Watters & Adrian McGowan.
Declan McCabe & Jim Owens beat Pat Lee & Rory O’Connor.

Group E
Colm Martyn & Frank Hannon beat Norman Ashe & Eamon Conboy.
Gerry Fox & Mark Wehrly beat John Scanlon & Eamonn McCafferty.
Philip Moriarty & Ciaran Henry beat Bob Pierce & Frank Cullen.
Padraig Tuffy & Sean Fenton beat Dermot Flynn & John Scanlon.

Group F
Alan Lillis & Alan P Lillis beat Tommy O’Connor & Ray O’Keefe.
Ronnie Conlon & Aidan Gaynor beat Robbie Henneberry & Joe Hanney.
Brian Henry & Kieran Egan beat Jimmy Treacy & Joe Casey.

The Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League continues this coming Sunday with round five.

Winter League Scoring Rule Clarification

Teams who have a bye week do not get awarded points for the week. The only group allowed to claims points for a bye is group F and only for the week they are scheduled to play their match against Team I.

This Week’s Fixtures 2016

Friday January 15th
Friday 15 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday January 16th 2016
15 Hole Club Stableford

Sunday January 17th 2016
Strandhill Lodge & Suites – Week 5

Competition Sponsorship

It’s that time of the year where the men’s competition committee are starting to put together the competition fixtures and sponsors for the coming year. Sponsors play a vital role in the success of competitions at Strandhill Golf Club and without their continued support, we would be unable to offer the quality of competition that we’ve had in years past.

To that end, if there are any members who know of someone or indeed who would be interested in sponsoring a competition themselves at Strandhill Golf Club this year, you can speak to any member of the men’s committee.

Men’s Seniors

January Senior’s Open Competition

January’s Senior’s Open Competition saw a great turnout for a cold January day and the scores returned were exceptional. Bernard Tully took the first of his two victories for the week with an score of 37 points. Bernard scores a total of six pars over the course of his eighteen holes with four on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine as well as adding birdies on the par four eighth and par four fifteenth to complete a round with 37 points.

Second place was taken by John Devaney, one point back with a score of 36 points. John scored a total of six pars with four on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine to sign for his score of 36 points.

Third place was taken by Mick Garrett with a score of 34 points in a round consisting of five pars, three on the front nine and two on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par four third hole to complete a round with 34 points.

1st Bernard Tully (13) 37pts
2nd John Devaney (19) 36pts
3rd Mick Garrett (14) 34pts

Senior Society

The Senior Society will return this coming Wednesday, January 13th

Club News

Lady Golf at Strandhill Golf Club, Sligo

Christmas Draw

Our Christmas Draw was done on Sunday and the results are below.

Siobhan Kelly – Wireless Smart Home Monitoring System
Declan Kelly – Wine Gift Box
Colm Martyn – Castle Dargan Fourball
Norman Ashe – 12 Pack of Golf Balls
Anne McNulty – Enniscrone Fourball
Pat Collins – Box of Milk Tray
Declan McCabe – Athlone Fourball
B.C. Brogan – Tubbercurry Fourball
Kevin Mulcahy – Box of Victoria Biscuits
Mary Coyle – Athlone Golf Club
Hugh Gallagher – Belmullet Fourball
Leigh Kavanagh – Tubbercurry Fourball
Deirdre O’Donohue – Bottle of Wine
Therese Cosgrove – Bottle of Wine

We would like to thank everyone who bought tickets for supporting our Christmas Draw and we would like to especially thank all of the people who gave their time to sell tickets. Over €800 was raised and this money will go towards over Course Development Fund, bringing our total to almost €11,000.

Fairways Closing & Winter Rules

The fairways will be closed starting from Monday, January 11th 2016. Any ball coming to rest on the fairway must be lifted and placed in the semi-rough at the nearest point of relief, a minimum of one club length from the fairway.

Any ball coming to rest on a fairway MUST be lifted and placed in the semi rough at nearest point of relief, a minimum of ONE club length from the fairway and NOT nearer the hole.

A player may opt to use a putter (only) on the fairway when close to the green. The ball may be lifted, cleaned and placed it originally lay but NOT nearer the hole and not in a hazard or on a putting green.

A player may move or place their ball once only and after the ball has been moved or placed, it is deemed to be in play. If a ball is moved after being placed or dropped, a one stroke penalty is applied.

A ball landing in semi-rough or rough MUST be played as it lies.

The fairways will open up again on Friday, March 11th.

2016 Membership

We are delighted to announce that applications for membership of Strandhill Golf Club for 2016 are now being taken. If you would like to join Strandhill Golf Club for the coming year and be part of a club famous for its warm welcome and friendly atmosphere, not to mention the top quality facilities and world famous course, contact John on 087 7752309 or call the club house on 071 9168188 for more details.

Course Video

We are delighted to announce that after a lot of work over the past few months, the promotional video for Strandhill Golf Club has been released. The video footage was shot by Sligo company, Airdrone Expert over the summer months. They then passed the raw footage onto us and John Rainey set about going through the hours of footage to compile and edit it into the completed 2 minute video.

This will be the first of a few video’s that will appear over the next few months that will be used to promote the club locally, nationally and internationally.

The video has been posted on all of our social media platforms as well as on the website and we would ask all of our members to please take the time to share the video on whatever social media platform you are active on.

This video showcases the beauty of our unique golf course and it’s up to us as members to make sure that we spread the word far and wide to attract as many visitors to the club as possible.

Winter Golf Offer

How would you like to play 5 rounds of golf at Strandhill Golf Club this Winter for €100? Well, now you can with our special Winter Golf Offer. This offer is open to all and is valid through the months of January & February.

Contact the Golf Shop on 071 9168188 for more details.

Find out more…


Latest News – 03-01-16

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Gerry Fox. Winner of this year's New Year's Day One Club Competition / O'Carroll Cup

Gerry Fox. Winner of this year’s New Year’s Day One Club Competition / O’Carroll Cup

Men’s News

St Stephen’s Day 15 Hole Club Competition

St Stephen’s Day 15 Hole competition was played in relatively calm conditions with very little rain until the afternoon and it was the players that went out in the morning that capitalized on the conditions to post scores.

Ken Kearney from Roscommon Golf Club took first place with a score of 34 points. Ken played the entire fifteen holes without dropping a shot to record twelve pars including eight in a row from the fourth to the eleventh holes respectively. He also added three birdies on the third, treatment twelfth and thirteenth holes to complete a round of 34 points.

1st Ken Kearney (01) 34pts

Sunday Club 15 Hole Stableford Competition (Dec 27th)

Sunday’s 15 Hole Club Stableford competition threw up contrasting conditions to the previous day as the rain arrived and the wind picked up.

Stephen English braved the elements and shot a fantastic score of 34 points to take first place. Stephen scored a total of eleven pars with six on the front nine and the remaining five on the back nine while also adding a birdie on the par four thirteenth hole to complete a round of 34 points.

1st Stephen English (06) 34pts

New Year’s Day One Club Competition (O’Carroll Cup)

Conditions for this year’s One Club Competition were testing to say the least with strong winds and rain making for chilly conditions but despite this there was a very good turnout for this traditional event.

Gerry Fox took first place with a score of 38 nett in a round which saw him score a total of three pars and a birdie in the first seven holes to ensure he did enough to win by a single stroke.

1st Gerry Fox 41 – 03 = 38

New Year’s Day 9 Hole Stableford Competition

New Year’s Day Gents 9 Hole Stableford Competition was played on the opposite nine to the One Club Competition and the standard of golf was excellent despite the tough conditions.

Padraig Tuffy came out on top with an excellent score of 22 points for nine holes scoring a total of four pars as well as adding a birdie on the par four eleventh hole to complete his nine holes with a score of 22 points.

1st Padraig Tuffy (07) 22pts

David Lindsay. 2nd place finisher in Saturday's 15 Hole Club Stableford Competition.

David Lindsay. 2nd place finisher in Saturday’s 15 Hole Club Stableford Competition.

Saturday 15 Hole Club Stableford Competition

Saturday’s 15 Hole Stableford Competition saw the poor weather conditions continue but despite this, there was a good entry to the competition.

Peter McDonnell took first place with a score of 33 points for 15 holes. Peter scored a total of nine pars over the course of his fifteen holes with five on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par three fourteenth hole to sign for his score of 33 points.

Second place was taken by David Lindsay with a score of 32 points. David scored a total of eleven pars over the course of his fifteen holes with six on the front nine and the remaining five on the back nine to secure second place with 32 points.

1st Peter McDonnell (08) 33pts
2nd David Lindsay (08) 32pts

Sunday 15 Hole Club Stableford Competition

Sunday 15 Hole Stableford Competition saw the poor weather continue but the competition entrants increase from the previous day. Padraig Tuffy made it two wins in three days by adding victory in todays competition to his win on Friday by returning an outstanding score of 37 points for 15 holes.

Padraig’s winning round consisted of five pars, all of which came on the front nine as well as adding three birdies on the fourth, fifth and thirteenth holes to complete his round with 37 points.

Pat Corcoran took second place with a score of 34 points that would have been good enough to win on any other day. Pat was the measure of consistency as he put together a round containing no less than nine pars, with six on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine to ensure he took second place with 34 points.

1st Padraig Tuffy (12) 37pts
2nd Pat Corcoran (14) 34pts

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday January 8th 2016
Friday Open 15 Hole Stableford

Saturday January 9th 2016
Club 15 Hole Stableford

Sunday January 10th 2016
Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League – Week 4

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League

The Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League resumes this coming Sunday after the Christmas break with week four of the competition. The competition will continue every Sunday in January, weather permitting of course. Next Sunday’s timesheet is open for booking so please ensure you book your time.

Competition Sponsorship

It’s that time of the year where the men’s competition committee are starting to put together the competition fixtures and sponsors for the coming year. Sponsors play a vital role in the success of competitions at Strandhill Golf Club and without their continued support, we would be unable to offer the quality of competition that we’ve had in years past.

To that end, if there are any members who know of someone or indeed who would be interested in sponsoring a competition themselves at Strandhill Golf Club this year, you can speak to any member of the men’s committee.

Men’s Seniors

Senior Society

The next Senior Society outing will take place on Wednesday January 13th.

Men’s Senior Open

The Men’s 15 Hole Senior Open will take place this coming Wednesday, January 6th. The timesheet is open for bookings. Entry is €5 for members and €20 for non members.

Monthly Senior Open at Strandhill Golf Club

Club News

Course Video

We are delighted to announce that after a lot of work over the past few months, the promotional video for Strandhill Golf Club has been released. The video footage was shot by Sligo company, Airdrone Expert over the summer months. They then passed the raw footage onto us and John Rainey set about going through the hours of footage to compile and edit it into the completed 2 minute video.

This will be the first of a few video’s that will appear over the next few months that will be used to promote the club locally, nationally and internationally.

The video has been posted on all of our social media platforms as well as on the website and we would ask all of our members to please take the time to share the video on whatever social media platform you are active on.

This video showcases the beauty of our unique golf course and it’s up to us as members to make sure that we spread the word far and wide to attract as many visitors to the club as possible.

Fairways Closing

The fairways will be closed starting from next Monday, January 11th 2016. Any ball coming to rest on the fairway must be lifted and placed in the semi-rough at the nearest point of relief, a minimum of one club length from the fairway.

Any ball coming to rest on a fairway MUST be lifted and placed in the semi rough at nearest point of relief, a minimum of ONE club length from the fairway and NOT nearer the hole.

A player may opt to use a putter (only) on the fairway when close to the green. The ball may be lifted, cleaned and placed it originally lay but NOT nearer the hole and not in a hazard or on a putting green.

A player may move or place their ball once only and after the ball has been moved or placed, it is deemed to be in play. If a ball is moved after being placed or dropped, a one stroke penalty is applied.

A ball landing in semi-rough or rough MUST be played as it lies.

2016 Membership

We are delighted to announce that applications for membership of Strandhill Golf Club for 2016 are now being taken. If you would like to join Strandhill Golf Club for the coming year and be part of a club famous for its warm welcome and friendly atmosphere, not to mention the top quality facilities and world famous course, contact John on 087 7752309 or call the club house on 071 9168188 for more details.

Happy New Year

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our members, visitors, sponsors, staff and their families a Very Happy & Prosperous 2016 and we look forward to seeing you around the clubhouse over the coming year.

Winter Golf Offer at Strandhill Golf Club

Winter Golf Offer

How would you like to play 5 rounds of golf at Strandhill Golf Club this Winter for €100? Well, now you can with our special Winter Golf Offer. This offer is open to all and is valid through the months of January & February.

Contact the Golf Shop on 071 9168188 for more details.

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