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Men’s News

Friday Open Stableford

Friday’s Open Stableford saw mixed conditions with rain and sunshine throughout the day. Michael Barrett from Co. Sligo Golf Club took first place with a score of 33 points. Michael scored 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 to complete a round of 33 points.

Second place was taken by Hugh Gallagher, one point back with a score of 32 points. Hugh put together a round consisting of seven pars with four on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine on the way to signing for his score of 32 points and second place.

1st Michael Barrett (14) 33pts
2nd Hugh Gallagher (14) 32pts

The Venue Bar & Restaurant 18 Hole Stableford

Venue-Bar-RestaurantSaturday’s Venue Bar & Restaurant sponsored 18 hole stableford competition was the first of the qualifying competitions for this year’s Golfer of the Year competition and it saw four seasons worth of weather in a single day with wind, sunshine, hailstones and rain and that was before lunch. The competition was played from the blue tees and it presented some very interesting shots.
First place was taken by Peter Byrne with a score of 34 points. Peter scored a total of five pars over the course of his round with two on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine on the way to first place with a score of 34 points.

David Leonard was next up, also with a score of 34 points, to take second place. David scored a total of six pars over the course of his eighteen holes with two on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the second hole to sign for a score of 34 points.

Third place was taken by Gerry Fox with a score of 33 points. Gerry scored a total of eleven pars over his eighteen holes with six on the front nine and the remaining five on the back nine to ensure he signed for his score of 33 points to take third.

1st Peter Byrne (20) 34pts
2nd David Leonard (12) 34pts
3rd Gerry Fox (06) 33pts
4th Adrian Wynne (02) 33pts

Back Nine Shane McDonald (18) 17pts

Caheny’s Bar 18 Hole Stableford

caheny's-bar-sligoSunday’s Caheny’s Bar sponsored 18 hole stableford was played in windy conditions and it was a close fought affair as the top 3 battled to complete their 18 holes and finished on the same score. It was Derek Gray who came out on top with a score of 35 points, winning by virtue of a better back 3 holes. Derek put together a round consisting of four pars with two on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the second hole and an impressive eagle on the third hole to take first place with a score of 35 points.

Second place was taken by David Leonard also with a score of 35 points. David scored a total of four pars with three on the front nine and the remaining par on the back nine as well as adding birdies on the third and sixth holes on the way to signing for his score of 35 points and securing second place.

Third place was taken by Pat Togher, also with a score of 35 points. Pat scored a total of eight pars over the course of his eighteen holes with six on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the third hole on the way to signing for his score of 35 points.

1st Derek Gray (09) 35pts
2nd David Leonard (11) 35pts
3rd Pat Togher (09) 35pts
4th Peter McGrath (14) 34pts

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday April 15th 2016
Friday Open

Saturday April 16th 2016
Val Harte Open Qualifier Strokeplay – White Tees

Sunday April 17th 2016
Council, Culleenamore & Strandhill Cup Qualifying Strokeplay – White Tees

Val Harte Open Qualifying

Val Harte Perpetual Cup Open Qualifying

The Open Qualifying for the Val Harte Perpetual Cup will take place this coming Saturday, April 16th. Entry is €10 for members and €35 for visitors. You can book your place through the golf shop or via the BRS booking system.

The format for the competition will be strokeplay from the white tees and the number of players advancing through to the knockout phase of the competition will be dependent on the number of entries.

Strandhill Golf Club Golfer of the Year 2016

Golfer of the Year 2016

2016 will see the staging of a Golfer of the Year competition which is to be played over eight qualifying competitions throughout the calendar from April to October. The eight competitions will see four played from the blue tees and four from the white with an equal mix of stableford and strokeplay competitions. The best five cards from the eight competitions will count towards the final tally.

There will also be a prize for the Most Improved Golfer of the year which will run from the start of qualifying competitions right up until the last 18 hole qualifying competitions in early November. The winners of both competitions will receive a crystal trophy and a voucher.

The Men’s Competition Committee would like to thank competition sponsor, Padraic Tuffy, QFA for his generous sponsorship of the competition.

Best of luck to all competitors in this fantastic competition.

Qualifying Competition Dates

Sat Apr 8th Stableford – Blue Tees
Sun May 8th Stableford – White Tees
Sat Jun 4th Stableford – White Tees
Sat Jul 2nd Captain’s Day Strokeplay – Blue Tees
Sat Aug 6th President’s Day Strokeplay – Blue Tees
Sun Sep 4th Strokeplay – White Tees
Sun Oct 2nd Strokeplay – White Tees
Sat Oct 15th Stableford – Blue Tees

Inter Club Competitions 2016

It’s that time of year again where we start planning for the inter club competitions for 2016 and we are getting things underway by posting sheets for members interested in playing in the Seniors Inter Club (over 55), J.B. Carr (over 60) and the Jimmy Bruen. There are also sheets for Pierce Purcell and National Fourball (formerly Cecill Ewing) teams for those who wish to enter.

If you are interested in playing in any of these inter club competitions, please enter your name on the relevant sheet posted on the notice board in the foyer of the men’s locker room.

Men’s Seniors

April Senior Open

April’s Senior’s Open 18 hole stableford competition was played in very difficult conditions with wind and rain the order of the day. Scoring was difficult in the conditions and it took a hard fought round of 21 points by Jim Johnston to take victory on the day.

1st Jim Johnston (25) 21pts

Senior Society

1st Dermot Flynn
2nd Wilfred Bourke
3rd Jim Johnston
4th John Scanlon

Next Senior’s Outing is Wednesday April 13th 2016.

Ladies News

Junior Alliance

The 2015/16 Junior Alliance concluded at Strandhill Golf Club on Thursday 7th April. Each winter, this excellent Junior Alliance is run by two ladies, Lily Cunningham & Elsie Mannix and ably assisted by Poppy Hunt, Pat Mooney & Breege Cullinan. The final day produced tough windy condition for the Lady Captains Prize. However, 53 Ladies braved the elements & the rain held off for most of the contestants.

This years Lady Captain was Bernie Gillespie from Bundoran Golf Club. It was a great tribute to Bernie to see 10 clubs represented on the day. There was a wonderful array of prizes which were once again carefully chosen by Bernie & all winners were honoured to receive one. None more so than the Winner of the Lady Captain’s Prize, Stephanie Conlon from Strandhill Golf Club.

Well done to Bernie on a wonderful season & good luck to the incoming Captain, Catherine Connaire from Longford Golf Club.

1st Stephanie Conlon (Strandhill) 35 pts
2nd Peggy Nolan (Strandhill) 33 pts
3rd Anne McNulty (Strandhill) 30 pts
4th Ann Monaghan (Strandhill) 29 pts
5th Ann Mullen (Castledargan) 28 pts on the back 9
6th Ann Conlon (Tubbercurry) 28 pts
7th Eileen Madigan (Longford) 28 pts
8th Ann Scanlon (Tubbercurry) 27 pts
9th Virginia Curran (Strandhill) 26 pts on the back 9
10th Nuala Ford (Enniscrone) 26 pts
11th Poppy Hunt (Strandhill) 25 pts
12th Pat Mooney (Strandhill) 25 pts
13th Ann McDonald (Longford) 25 pts

Gross Margaret Gerrity(Strandhill) 14 pts

Front 9 Ann Henry(Ballymote) 19 pts
Back 9 Noleen Cabina(Strandhill) 14 pts

0-18 category Brigid Glynn(Strandhill) 34 pts

Overall 2015/16 Winner: Peggy Nolan(Strandhill)

Sunday 10th April – Irish Open Pro Am Qualifier:

1st Meg Leahy 72 nett
2nd Peggy Nolan 75 nett
3rd Pat Mooney 77 nett
4th Ann Cox 77 nett

Best of Luck to Meg Leahy & Paul Cox who will represent Strandhill in the PGA tournament in Galway on Wednesday next.

This Weeks Fixtures

Thursday April 14th 2016
Call of the Wild 18 Hole Stableford
10 Hole Senior Stableford

Sunday April 17th 2016
Zodi / Bernie’s Beauty 18 Hole V Par

Revive Foursomes

Strandhill Ladies take on the Ladies of County Sligo, Rosses Point in the Revive Foursomes on Saturday next.

Wishing the Girls the best of luck with their match on Saturday afternoon at 2pm if you are available to come out and support the team it would be very much appreciated.

Junior Golf

Strandhill Golf Club Junior Golf

Junior Golf Coaching

Junior Golf coaching will take place this coming Tuesday evening at 6:30pm and finish at 8pm. We would appreciate any help that we can get on the night so anyone interested in helping out is welcome to come along on Tuesday evening at 6:30pm.

Club News

50/50 Draw results

The results for the 50/50 Draw for the months of January & February are as follows:

January

€100 John O’Donnell
€50 Shane O’Neill
€50 Padraig McManus
€50 Tony Peacock
€30 Eddie Rushe

February

€100 Frank Carroll
€50 Joe Cunningham
€50 Brendan McKenna
€50 John O’Donnell
€50 Jack Reynolds
€40 John S McGowan

Prize winners can collect their winnings from the golf shop.

The 50/50 draw for March will take place this coming Saturday, April 16th in the clubhouse. Tickets for this draw are available for €8 in the bar, golf shop or from the office. Direct Debit forms for entry into the draw are also available from the office and for download from here.

Course Development & 50/50 Draw

50/50 DrawAs you are aware, the first phase of the planned course development got underway early this year as the course bunker complex underwent dramatic changes with the addition of new bunkers and the removal of superfluous ones. This work was financed completely from money raised through the 50/50 draw as well as from donations.

It is hoped to continue the final part of the bunker work this coming October and in order to do this, we need you support. We are asking all of our members to help support the development by signing up for the monthly 50/50 draw. It only costs €8 per month and can be paid by monthly direct debit.

You can download and print off a copy of the direct debit form from the. The form can be completed and handed into the office or golf shop. Forms are also available from the office.
With your help, we can continue to climb the Top 100 Golf Course rankings and make Strandhill Golf Club the jewel in the crown of Sligo golf.

Cyril Meehan, Declan Rooney & Jack Reynolds of the Commercial Traveller's Society present the cheque to Bernard Mahoney from the Course Development Fund Committee

Cyril Meehan, Declan Rooney & Jack Reynolds of the Commercial Traveler’s Society present a cheque for €400 to Bernard Mahoney from the Course Development Fund Committee

Course Development Fund Donation

The Commercial Traveler’s Society made a generous donation of €400 to the Course Development Fund this week. Declan Rooney, Treasurer of the Commercial Traveler’s Society presented the cheque to Bernard Mahoney of the Course Development Fundraising Committee.

The committee would like to thank the Commercial Traveler’s Society for their contribution.

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.

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