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Latest News – 21-02-16

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Martin Cronin

Martin Cronin. Winner of Saturday’s 15 hole stableford competition

Men’s News

Friday Open Stableford

This week’s Friday Open Stableford saw some very competitive golf played with some excellent scores being returned.

Noel Mullaney took first place with a score of 36 points with a round consisting of four pars, order distributred equally between the front nine and the back six. Noel also added two birdies in the first three holes on holes one and three to get his round off to the ideal start.

Second place was taken by Sean McMorrow with a score of 32 points. Sean played consistently throughout his fifteen holes and added three pars to his card on the third, eighth and eleventh holes to secure second place with 32 points.

1st Noel Mullaney (17) 36pts
2nd Sean McMorrow (17) 32pts

Saturday Club Stableford

Saturday’s 15 Hole Club Stableford competition was played in dry but cool and windy conditions but despite the challenging winds, there were some very good scores returned.

Martin Cronin took first place with a score of 37 points. Martin scored a total of eleven pars over the course of his round with six coming on the front nine and the remaining five on the back six holes on the way to signing for his score of 37 points.

Second place was taken by Sean Fenton with an excellent score of 33 points. Sean notched up a total of seven pars for his fifteen holes with five on the front nine and the remaining two on the back six while also adding a birdie on the par five fifth hole to complete a round of 33 points.

1st Martin Cronin (12) 37pts
2nd Sean Fenton (10) 33pts

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday February 26th 2016
Friday Open 15 Hole Stableford

Saturday February 27th 2016
15 Hole Club Stableford

Sunday February 28th 2016
Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League – Week 9

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League Final Date Changes

The Men’s Competition Committee have had to reschedule the final group matches for next Sunday, February 28th. All times that were booked for today have been re-booked for next Sunday and players can amend them should the need arise.

As February 28th was due to be the date for the first 18 holes of the Winter League Final, we have had to push the first 18 holes of the final to Sunday March 6th with the final 18 holes to be played on March 13th as normal.

As March 6th is Mothers Day, the starting time for the first 18 holes of the final will be brought forward to 8am with the qualifiers starting on the front nine while the non qualifiers will start their round on the back nine. This will allow for an earlier finish for Mothers Day.

Both qualifiers and non qualifiers will start their round on the front nine for the final 18 holes on March 13th.

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 Marty O’Hara
2nd Paddy Loughlin
3rd John O’Donohue
4th Andy Finan

Next Senior Outing Wednesday March 24th 2016.

Elaine Coghill

Elaine Coghill lining up a putt during Saturday’s Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Ladies News

Thursday 10 Hole Stableford

1st Meg Leahy (30) 25pts
2nd Gertrude Crummy (30) 22pts
3rd Siobhan Kelly (31) 22pts

Diageo Winter League Final

Qualifiers
1st
Meg Leahy & Maura Butler – 5up
2nd Grainne Henneberry & Margaret Gerrity – 4up
3rd Deirdre Connolly & Deirdre McDaid – 3up

Non Qualifiers
1st
Vivien Foley & Caroline Peacock – 4up
2nd Elaine Coghill & Marian McHugh – 2up
3rd Lucy Devaney & Pat Mooney – 1dn

Club News

Strandhill Golf Club Course Development

This week saw the commencement of work on phase one of the course development at Strandhill Golf Club. The first phase involves the restructuring of the bunkers on the course and the removal of bunkers that are superfluous. Work got underway on Monday on the bunker complex on the first hole with the two greenside bunkers to the left of the green being filled in and the surrounding area reshaped. Two new bunkers were added further back from the green with one of the existing bunkers being moved slightly right. Course architects, Ally McIntosh and James Coughlan pitched in with our own greenkeepers with James operating the digger and consulting with Ally on the changes to be made.

Changes were also made to the 17th hole with the addition of two new bunkers, one in front of the green and the other to the left, partially exposed from the rough. The bank that partially obscured the view from the tee was also reshaped to allow a full view of the hole.

Superfluous bunkers were also filled in on the 16th and the eight holes and there is a new greenside bunker already under construction to the right of the eighth green.

More bunker work will be carried out this coming week and some temporary greens may be in play on holes that are being worked on.

December 50 / 50 Draw Results

€100 Paul Hynes
€50 Brendan McKenna
€50 Johnny Redmond
€50 Mary & Jackie Coyle
€50 Vincent Nally
€25 Jack Reynolds
€25 Adrian Wynne
€25 Michael Kivlehan
€25 Fr Dominic Gilhooly

All money raised through the 50/50 draw goes towards the course development fund. Tickets are €8 each and can be purchased in the golf shop, bar or through the office. You can also ensure that you are included in every draw by buying your ticket through monthly direct debit. Direct Debit forms are available from the office.

Congratulations to all of our winners.

50/50 Draw

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.


Latest News – 14-02-16

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1st hole bunker complex redevelopment at Strandhill Golf Club

1st hole bunker complex redevelopment at Strandhill Golf Club

Men’s News

15 Hole Club Stableford (February 6th)

Saturday’s 15 hole club stableford from the previous week was played in difficult conditions with cold wind and rain the order of the day.

Stephen English took victory for the second time in two weeks with a score of 32 points. Stephen scored a total of ten pars over the course of his round with seven on the front nine and the remaining three on the back six as well as adding a birdie on the par four eleventh hole to secure victory.

Second place was taken by Martin Farrell, order one point back with a score of 31 points. Martin scored a total of five pars over his fifteen holes with three on the front nine and the remaining two on the back six as well as adding a birdie on the par five fifth hole to ensure he signed for his score of 31 points.

Third place was taken by Hugh Gallagher with a score of 29 points. Hugh scored a total of six pars over his fifteen holes with four on the front nine and the remaining two on the back six while also adding a birdie on the par three second hole to complete a round with 29 points.

1st Stephen English (06) 32pts
2nd Martin Farrell (13) 31pts
3rd Hugh Gallagher (12) 29pts

Strandhill Lodge and Suites Winter League Week 8

Week eight of the Strandhill Lodge & Suites sponsored Winter League took place last week and it’s thrown up some very close finishes this year as very few of the final places have been decided. There are still lots of permutations as there are a number of teams on the same points.

With only four teams progressing to the final from each group, ailment it may come down to the cards on the final day of the group stages to decide who goes through.

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

Group B
Stephen English & Jimmy Glynn beat Pat McManus & Larry Culkin
David Lindsay & Dessie Timbs drew with Michael O’Beirne & Francis O’Beirne
Martin Cunningham & Peter Carr beat Shane McDonald & Conor McNulty
Martin Ruane & Paul Byrne beat John White & Declan Sheanon

Group C
Leo McNally & Johnny Martyn beat Derek Gray & Robert Kelly
John McHugh & Anthony Skeffington drew with Martin Nicholkson & Peter Gillespie
Mickey McTiernan & Mick Walsh beat Colm Kavanagh & Brian Harte
Brendan O’Mahony & Pat Glynn beat David Moriarty & Fergal McLoughlin

Group D
Jim Coyne & Andy Leggett beat Declan McCabe & Jim Owens
John Rainey & Joe Tuffy beat Adrian McGowan & Eddie Watters
Pat Doherty & William Elliot beat Eamon Cunningham & Patsy Gallagher
Thomas Lynch & Joseph Hussey beat Rory O’Connor & Pat Lee

Group E
Colm Martyn & Frank Hannon beat Padraig Tuffy & Sean Fenton
Gerry Fox & Mark Wehrly beat Philip Moriarty & Ciaran Henry
Michael Cox & Paul Cox beat Norman Ashe & Eamon Conboy
Dermot Flynn & John Scanlon drew with Eamon McCafferty & John Scanlon

Group F
Brian Henry & Kieran Egan beat Martin Cronin & Peter Byrne
Robbie Henneberry & Joe Hanney beat Alan Lillis & Alan P Lillis
Jimmy Treacy & Joe Casey drew with Tommy O’Connor & Ray O’Keefe

In the event of a tie for first or fourth place in each group, more about the spot will be decided by the score returned for each pairing on the final day. Any pairing who is affected by this and is not scheduled to play on the final day must play to ensure that they return a card. These teams must organize a person to mark their card for the round as they will not have an opposition pairing to play against them.

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League Final Date Changes

The Men’s Competition Committee have amended the dates for the final of the Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League. The first 18 holes will be played on Sunday February 28th as announced but the final 18 holes that were due to be played on Sunday March 6th, will now be played on Sunday March 13th.The change in the date for the final day is due to the fact that Mother’s Day falls on March 6th.

Friday Open 15 Hole Stableford

This week’s Friday Open Stableford Competition was played in cool conditions with the sun making an appearance at times during the day. Aiden McGoldrick from Castle Dargan took first place on the day with a fantastic score of 35 points for 15 holes. Aiden got his round off to the perfect start by scoring birdie on the first hole and following it up with three pars on the front nine and a further two on the back six to complete his round of 35 points.

Second place was taken by Peter McDonnell one point back with a score of 34 points. Peter scored a total of nine pars over his fifteen holes with eight on the front nine and the remaining one coming on the back six as well as adding a birdie on the par three fourteenth hole to complete his round with 34 points.

1st Aiden McGoldrick (13) 35pts
2nd Peter McDonnell (08) 34pts

15 Hole Club Stableford (February 13th)

Saturday’s 15 hole club stableford competition was played in cool blustery conditions and the scoring was of a high standard once again.

Peter McDonnell added to his second place finish the day before by taking first place in Saturday’s competition with a score of 35 points. Peter scored a total of 10 pars over the course of his round with six on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par four thirteenth hole to complete his round with 35 points.

Peter Lynch took second place with a score of 33 points. Peter scored a total of seven pars over the course of his fifteen holes with four on the front nine and the remaining three on the back six as well as sinking a birdie putt on the par five fifth hole to complete his round with 33 points.

Third place was taken by John O’Donohue with a score of 31 points. John scored a total of four pars over his fifteen holes with three on the front nine and the remaining par on the back nine. John continued the trend of the top two players by adding a birdie to his card which he scored on the par four thirteenth hole to complete a round of 31 points.

1st Peter McDonnell (08) 35pts
2nd Peter Lynch (11) 33pts
3rd John O’Donohue (13) 31pts

15 Hole Club Stableford (February 14th)

Sunday’s 15 hole club stableford competition was played in beautiful sunny conditions with low winds and the scores returned were certainly reflective of this. Norman Ashe took first place with a score of 35 points in a round that saw him score no less than twelve pars with seven on the front nine and five on the back six as well as adding a birdie on the par four fourth holes on the way to signing for his score of 35 points.

Second place was taken by Pat Corcoran with a score of 34 points. Pat scored a total of seven pars with four on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine to finish a round with 34 points.

Seamus O’Toole took third place also with a score of 34 points. Seamus scored a total of six pars over the course of his round with five on the front nine and the remaining par on the back six to secure third place with 34 points.

1st Norman Ashe (09) 35pts
2nd Pat Corcoran (14) 34pts
3rd Seamus O’Toole (18) 34pts

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.

Re-shaping of bunkers as part of course redevelopment

Re-shaping of bunkers as part of course redevelopment

Men’s Seniors

Senior Society

1st Alan Lillis
2nd Paddy Martin
3rd John J Jinks
4th Tony Mannion

Next Senior Society outing Wednesday February 17th 2016.

Walking on water during the Men's Senior Society competition last Wednesday

Walking on water during the Men’s Senior Society competition last Wednesday

Ladies News

Thursday 11th February

1st Marie Rooney 21pts
2nd Breege Cullinan 21pts
3rd Mary Jo Keane 20pts

Sunday 14th February

1st Christine Tighe 20pts
2nd Claire Gallagher 19pts
3rd Ann Cox 19pts

Winter League Draw

Qualifiers

10.50 Christine Tighe  Mary Jo Keane  & Ann Cox Gillian Bailantyne
11.00 Claire Gallagher Mary Golden & Meg Leahy Maura Butler
11.10 Mary Corcoran  Siobhan Kelly & Mary Confrey Michelle McGarraghy
11.20 Brigid Glynn  Cass Smith & Deirdre Connolly Leigh McDaid
11.30 Margaret Gerrity Grainne Henneberry & Stephanie Conlon Attracta McGettrich
11.40 Brona Galvin Kathleen Kelpie & Lorna Hill Cathy Flynn

Non Qualifiers 12 Holes

11.50 Ann Hearty Ann Kelly & Vivienne  Foley Caroline Peacock
12.00 Ena Cahill Chris Owens & Maire Healy
12.10 Elaine Coghill Marian McHugh & Patricia Egan Ann Henry
12.20 Therese Cosgrove  Ann Monaghan & Verginia Curran Olivia Kenny
12.30 Anne McNulty Mary Coyle & Pat Mooney  Lucy Devaney
12.40 Maxi Slowey Helen Horam & Marianna Little Ann T Collins

Club News

Bunker Closures and Course Development Work

As you are aware, the first phase of the Course Development will begin on Monday next, February 15th with preparation work already under way. Work has started on the 1st & 6th holes and all bunkers on these holes will be out of play for this weekend.

As the work continues over the next two weeks, there will be parts of the course that will be out of play. We will be providing daily updates to members as to what holes will be affected. This information will also be available from the golf shop so please be sure to check with the golf shop staff before you begin your round.

We hope to keep disruption to an absolute minimum while work is ongoing and we thank you for your co-operation.

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.

 


Latest News – 31-01-2016

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Aidan Gaynor

Men’s News

Saturday Club 15 Hole Stableford

Saturday’s 15 hole club competitions was played in very difficult conditions as hailstones fell at different times over the course of the day. A few brave souls battled the elements and returned scores.

Stephen English secured top spot with a very respectable score of 32 points despite the conditions. Stephen scored a total of eleven pars over his 15 holes with five coming on the front nine and the remaining six coming on the back six holes. The last nine holes were probably the most impressive of the round as Stephen holed nine par putts in a row to sign for his score of 32 points.

1st Stephen English (06) 32pts

Strandhill Lodge & Suite Winter League – Week 7

The weather played a big part of the Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League yet again as the rain arrived to make conditions difficult. With only two weeks left in the group stages, about it very few groups have established a clear order as to who is going to qualify.

As it stands, generic there is only one section that has the group winners already decided as Ronnie Conlon & Aidan Gaynor have accrued a tally of 21 points.

Week eight will be held next Sunday and we will then take a break for Sunday, February 14th, resuming for the final group match on Sunday February 21st.

Group A

Michael Keane & Michael Kivlehan beat Michael Phelan & Colin Foran
Enda Halloran & John Stewart beat Bernard Mahoney & John Finan
Michael Kelly & Kieran Staed beat Philip Gallagher & Paul Keaveney
Martin Cadden & John Hackett beat Kevin Mulcahy & Kevin Burke

Group B

Pat McManus & Larry Culkin beat Martin Cunningham & Peter Carr
Stephen English & Jimmy Glynn beat David Lindsay & Dessie Timbs
John White & Declan Sheanon beat Shane McDonald & Conor McNulty
Martin Ruane & Paul Byrne beat Rory McHugh & Geoff Corcoran

Group C

Mickey McTiernan & Mick Walsh beat Leo McNally & Johnny Martyn
Derek Gray & Robert Kelly beat John McHugh & Anthony Skeffington
David Moriarty & Fergal McLoughlin beat Colm Kavanagh & Brian Harte
Brendan O’Mahoney & Pat Glynn beat Rob Jackson & Julian Flynn

Group D

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

Group E

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

Group F

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

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League Finals

The finals of the Strandhill Lodge & Suites sponsored Winter League will be held on Sunday February 28th 2016 and Sunday March 6th 2016.

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday February 5th 2016
Friday Open 15 Hole Stableford

Saturday February 6th 2016
15 Hole Club Stableford

Sunday February 7th 2016
Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League – Week Eight

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

1st Jackie Coyle
2nd Martin Farrell
3rd Todd Burns
4th Pat Thornton

Next Senior Society outing this coming Wednesday February 3rd 2016.

Monthly Senior Open at Strandhill Golf Club

Men’s Senior’s Open Competition

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

Ladies News

Thursday January 21st 2016

Club 10 Hole Stableford

1st Ann Carroll 21pts
2nd Pat Mooney 19pts
3rd Getrude Crummy 19pts

Sunday January 24th 2016

Diageo Ladies Winter League

Front Nine
Carmel Clarke & Marie Healy 4up

Back Nine
Mary Jo Keane & Christine Tighe 1dn

Thursday 28th January

Ann Cox 19pts

Sunday 31st January

Winter league results final qualifing round

Green section
Ann Cox & Gillian Ballantyne

Red section
Meg Leahy  & Maura   Butler

Blue section
Mary Golden & Claire Gallagher

Qualifiers

Green section
Brigid  Glynn & Cass  Smith
Lorna Hill & Cathy Flynn
Ann Cox & Gillian Bailantyne
Christine Tighe &  May Jo Keane

Red section
Margaret Gerrity & Grainne Henneberry
Meg Leahy & Maura Butler
Stephanie Conlon & Attracta McGettrich
Deride Connolly & Lea McDaid

Blue section
Mary Confrey & Michelle McGarraghy
Claire Gallagher & Mary Golden
Mary Corcoran & Siobhan Kelly
Brona Galvin & Kathleen Kelpie

Club News

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.

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.

Winter Golf Offer at Strandhill Golf Club