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Larry Culkin

Larry Culkin, unhealthy winner of the St Patrick’s Day stableford competition

Men’s News

St Patrick’s Day Club Stableford Competition

St. Patrick’s Day’s 15 hole club stableford competition was played in conditions that started out very cool, symptoms overcast and blustery but the sun arrived mid morning and the golf hotted up.

Larry Culkin set the early running with an exceptional score of 39 points for his 15 holes, page which would remain unbeaten for the day. Larry got his round off to the perfect start by sinking a birdie putt on the first hole and followed up with ten pars over the remainder of the round with six on the front nine and the remaining four on the back six including six in a row from the eight to the thirteenth hole respectfully to sign for his score of 39 points and first place.

Second place was taken by Adrian Wynne with a score of 32 points. Adrian put together a round consisting of nine pars, five on the front nine and the remaining four on the back six as well as adding birdies on the par three second, par four sixth and par four eleventh holes to complete a round with 32 points and take second place.

1st Larry Culkin (12) 39pts
2nd Adrian Wynne (02) 32pts

Friday Open 18 Hole Stableford

Friday’s open stableford competition was the first of the 18 hole competition for the new season and was also played of opened fairways and the standard of high scoring continued from the previous day.

Gavin Parkinson from Donaghadee Golf Club, Co. Down took first place with a score of 40 points for his 18 holes. Gavin put together a round made up of eight pars, spread equally between the front and back nine with four on the front and the remaining four on the back nine to sign for a score of 40 points and take first place.

Second place was taken by John Scanlon, two points back with a score of 38 points. John scored a total of nine pars over the course of his eighteen holes with five on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par four third hole to complete his round with 38 points, taking second place.

1st Gavin Parkinson (18) 40pts
2nd John Scanlon (11) 38pts

Saturday 18 Hole Club Stableford

Saturday’s 18 hole stableford competition was played in beautiful sunny conditions with little or no wind and this was reflected in the scores returned as the top four finishers returned scores in the 40’s.

First place was taken by Peter Byrne with a score of 43 points. Peter put together a round consisting of three pars with two on the front nine and the remaining par on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par three second hole to complete his round with a score of 43 points for first place.

Second place was taken by Martin Currid, two points behind with a score of 41 points. Martin scored a total of four pars over the course of his eighteen holes with all four coming on the more difficult back nine on his way to securing second place with a score of 41 points.

Third place was taken by Adrian Wynne, also with a score of 41 points. Adrian managed a total of seven pars over his eighteen holes with four on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine as well as adding an impressive seven birdies, four on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine to sign for a score of 41 points.

1st Peter Byrne (22) 43pts
2nd Martin Currid (22) 41pts
3rd Adrian Wynne (02) 41pts

Sunday 18 Hole Stableford

Sunday’s 18 hole club stableford competition saw weather conditions remain the same to Saturday with an overcast morning and the sun appearing at lunch time and the the high standard of scoring remained.

Jim Kenahan took first place with an exceptional score of 43 points in a round that saw him notch up a total of ten pars with six on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine. He also added a birdie on the par four fourth hole to ensure that he completed his round with a total of 43 points.

Second place was taken by Camillus Conboy with a score of 40 points. Camillus put together a round consisting of no less than ten pars with four on the front nine and the remaining six on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par four fourth hole to complete his round with 40pts.

Third place was taken by Padraig Tuffy with a score of 39 points. Padraig scored a total of eight pars over the course of his round with six on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine as well as adding birdies on the par three ninth and par four thirteenth on his way to signing for a score of 39 points.

1st Jim Kenehan (14) 43pts
2nd Camillus Conboy (13) 40pts
3rd Padraig Tuffy (12) 39pts

Jimmy Glynn removing his ball from the hole after getting a hole in one on the 9th on Sunday

Jimmy Glynn removing his ball from the hole after getting a hole in one on the 9th on Sunday

Hole in One

Congratulations to Jimmy Glynn who scored a hole in one on the par three ninth hole on Sunday morning. Jimmy played a six iron to the middle of the green and the ball bounced and rolled and dropped into the hole. This is Jimmy’s second ace on the ninth hole and is a great way to get the new season of golf underway. Congratulations Jimmy.

This Week’s Fixtures

Monday March 21st 2016
18 Hole Open Stableford

Tuesday March 22nd 2016
18 Hole Open Stableford

Wednesday March 23rd 2016
18 Hole Open Stableford

Thursday March 24th 2016
18 Hole Open Stableford

Friday March 25th 2016
Good Friday 18 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday March 26th 2016
Easter Saturday 18 Hole Open Stableford

Sunday March 27th 2016
Easter Sunday 18 Hole Open Stableford

Men’s Senior’s

Senior Society

1st Pat McManus
2nd Andy Leggett
3rd Paddy Watters
4th Paddy Kerins

Senior Society Competitions will revert to 15 hole competitions with effect from Wednesday, March 23rd 2016.

Ladies News

Thursday 15 Hole Stableford (March 10th)

1st Mary Coyle (21) 29pts
2nd Stephanie Conlon (19) 26pts
3rd Mary Mahoney (36) 26pts
4th Lucy Devaney (31) 25pts

Saturday 15 Hole Stableford  (March 12th)

1st Meg Leahy (30) 32pts
2nd Olivia Kenny (31)  30pts
3rd Pat Mooney (30) 29pts

Thursday 15 Hole Stableford

1st Cass Smith (22) 36pts
2nd Cathy Flynn (25) 34pts
3rd Lucy Devaney (31) 33pts

Conroc Coffee Easter Hampers

1st Chris Owens (22) 38pts
2nd Meg Leahy (30) 37pts
3rd Mary Corcoran (24) 37pts

This Week’s Fixtures

Thursday March 24th 2016
18 Hole Open Stableford

Friday March 25th 2016
Good Friday 18 Hole Open Stableford

Sunday March 27th 2016
Easter Sunday 18 Hole Open Stableford

Club News

Easter Open Week

The club will run an Open Week during the week in the run up to Easter. Open Competitions will commence on Monday March 21st and will run every day right through until Easter Monday.

Easter Open Week at Strandhill Golf Club

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