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The view across the 16th fairway of Knocknarae

The view across the 16th fairway of Knocknarae

Men’s News

Friday Open Stableford

Friday’s Open Strableford competition was played in changeable conditions and this was reflected in the score that were returned. It was PJ Cunningham who took first place with a score of 27 points. PJ scored a total of three pars over his fifteen holes with one on the front nine and the remaining three on the back six as well as adding a birdie on the par three ninth hole to ensure that he signed for a score of 27 points.

1st PJ Cunningham (15) 27pts

Saturday 15 Hole Club Competition

Saturday’s 15 hole Club Stableford competition was played in cool but clear weather and this allowed for some very good scores to be returned.

Dessie Timbs took first place with an excellent 36 points for fifteen holes. Dessie managed a total of six pars over his round with two on the front nine and the remaining four on the back six but the putter was dialled in as he notched up an impressive total of six birdies with four on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine to sign for a score of 36 points.

Second place was taken by Jimmy Noone one point behind with a score of 35 points. Jimmy put together a round consisting of six pars over his fifteen holes with five on the front nine and the remaining par on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par four fourth hole to complete a round with 35 points.

Jim Kenahan rounded out the top three places with a score of 34 points. Jim got his round off to the ideal start by sinking a birdie putt on the first hole and following it up with three pars, this two on the front nine and one on the back nine as well as adding a second birdie on the par four eight hole to secure third spot with 34 points.

1st Dessie Timbs (03) 36pts
2nd Jimmy Noone (13) 35pts
3rd Jim Kenahan (13) 34pts

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League Final – Week One

strandhill_lodgeThe first 18 holes of the Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League Final were played on Sunday morning in changeable conditions as the rain arrived about 1 hour into play. The first of the qualifiers started their rounds shortly after 8am on the front nine as the non-qualifiers got their round under way on the back nine.

The high standard of scoring that has come to be expected from the Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League of previous years continued today as both of the qualifiers and non qualifiers produced leading scores of 10 up after the first 18 holes.

The pairing of Joe Hanney & Robbie Henneberry are the front runners in the qualifiers final after they produced a score of 10 up, shop 2 ahead of a group of four pairings that returned scores of 8 up.

The non-qualifiers saw Anthony Skeffington & John McHugh match the score of the leading pair in the qualifiers of 10 up to leave them 5 ahead of a host of teams on 5 up after the first 18 holes.

The final 18 holes will be played this coming Sunday morning with the presentation to follow in the clubhouse afterwards.

The draw for the final of the qualifiers will be posted on the BRS during the week.

Qualifiers
Joe Hanney / Robbie Henneberry 10 up
Martin Cronin / Peter Byrne 8 up
Enda Halloran / Declan Rooney 8 up
Gerry Fox / Mark Wehrly 8 up
Michael Kelly / Kieran Staed 8 up
Ciaran Henry / Phillip Moriarty 6 up
Martin Ruane / Paul Byrne 5 up
Noel Tivnan / Gerry Kilbride 5 up
Peter Gillispie / Martin Nicholson 5 up
Mick Mc Tiernan / Mick Walsh 4 up
David Moriarty / Fergal McLoughlin 4 up
Pat Lee / Rory O’Connor 4 up
Colm Martyn / Frank Hannon 3 up
Peter Carr / Martin Cunningham 3 up
David Lindsay / Des Timbs 3 up
Declan Mc Cabe / Jim Owens 2 up
Michael Keane / Michael Kivlehan 2 up
Ronnie Conlon / Aiden Gaynor 1 up
Sean Fenton / Padraic Tuffy 1 up
Leo Mc Nally / Johnny Martyn 0 level
William Elliott / Pat Doherty 0 Level
Joe Hussey / Thomas Lynch 3 down
John White / Declan Sheahon 3 down
Alan Lillis / Alan P Lillis 7 down

Non Qualifiers
John McHugh / Anthony Skeffington 10 up
Derek Gray / Robbie Kelly 5 up
Pat Mc Manus / Larry Culkin 5 up
Brian Harte / Colm Kavanagh 5 up
Eamonn Mc Caffery / John Scanlon 4 up
Brendan O Mahony / Pat Glynn 4 up
Stephen English / Jimmy Glynn 4 up
Paul Cox / John O’Donohue 3 up
Michael O Beirne / Francis O Beirne 3 up
Norman Ashe / Eamon Conboy 3 up
Geoff Corcoran / Rory Mc Hugh 3 up
Ray O Keefe / Tommy O Connor 1 up
Mick Phelan / Colin Foran 1 up
Jimmy Tracey / Joe Casey 0 level
Bernard O Mahoney / John Finan 2 down
Andy Leggett / Jim Coyne 4 down
Shane Mc Donald / Conor Mc Nulty 5 down
Frank Cullen / Bob Pierce 6 down
Brian Henry / Kieran Egan 6 down
Paul Keaveney / Philip Gallagher 6 down
John Rainey / Joe Tuffy 7 down
Kevin Burke / Kevin Mulcahy No card returned
Dermot Flynn / John Joe Scanlon No card returned
Martin Cadden /John Hackett No card returned

This Weeks Fixtures

Friday March 11th 2016
Friday Open 18 Hole Stableford

Saturday March 12th 2016
18 Hole Club Stableford

Sunday March 13th 2016
Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League Final – Week Two

Men’s Senior’s

Senior Society

1st Tony Mannion
2nd Jackie Coyle
3rd Martin Cronin
4th Bill Cashell

Next Senior Society outing Wednesday March 9th 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, decease March 9th. Entry is €5 for members and €20 for non members.

Ladies News

Ladies Alliance

1st Margaret Gerrity (Strandhill) 32pts
2nd Gertrude Crummy (Strandhill) 29pts
3rd Anne McNulty (Strandhill) 26pts
4th Cora O’Rourke (Co. Sligo) 26pts
5th Peggy Nolan (Strandhill) 25pts
6th Eileen Madigan (Longford) 24pts

Gross Margaret Rhatigan (Co. Sligo) 15pts

Front 9 Ann Henry (Strandhill 13pts
Back 9 Virginia Curran ( Strandhill) 14pts

Category 0 – 18 Ann Cox (Strandhill) 24pts

12 Hole Stableford (Saturday)

1st Virginia Curran 26pts
2nd Therese Cosgrove 25pts
3rd Pat Mooney 24pts

This Week’s Fixtures

Thursday March 10th
10 Hole Club Stableford

Saturday March 12th
12 Hole Club Stableford

Club News

The team working on the development

L to R – Stephen McGarrigle – Greenkeeper, Anthony Henry – Greenkeeper, Jason Kelly – Head Greenkeeper, Ally McIntosh – Golf Course Architect, James Coughlan – Golf Course Designer & Declan Kelly – Asst Head Greenkeeper.

Strandhill Golf Club Development

Strandhill Golf Club has begun a substantial re-development programme that should see the course become one of the best in the North-West of Ireland. One of the primary aims of the project is to bring more tourists in to the Sligo area as golfers realise that the county contains three highly rated links courses, all within easy reach of each other.

This initial phase has seen the re-bunkering of five existing holes which has transformed them both aesthetically and strategically, providing an improved experience for the club’s members and visitors alike. The 1st, 8th, 10th, 11th and 17th are the holes to undergo a makeover with the intent that the rest of the course receive a similar treatment over the coming twelve months.

The second phase of the design will see new holes introduced and is dependent on the club working closely with the relevant environmental bodies. This will ensure that the management plan for the impressive dune system that the course sits upon is handled with the utmost sensitivity to the local flora and fauna.

The work is being carried out under the supervision of course architect Ally McIntosh. Alongside him are his construction partner, James Coughlan and the Strandhill greens crew led by Jason Kelly.

Fairway’s Open

The fairways will open up and the competitions will go back to 18 hole format from this coming Friday, March 11th.

Easter Open Week

The week leading up to the Easter weekend will be an open week with 18 hole open stableford competitions being held every day from Monday, March 21st up to and including Easter Monday.  Tee times can be booked via the club website or by calling the golf shop on 071 91 68188.

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