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Men’s News

Friday Open Stableford

Friday’s weekly open competition saw a mixed bag of weather as the wind was strong mixed with sunshine and showers that made conditions difficult. First place was taken on the day by John P Collins from Belvoir Park Golf Club with a score of 37 points. John 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 second, help seventh and ninth holes to complete a round of 37 points.

Second place was taken by Adrian Wynne with a score of 36 points. Adrian scored a total of twelve pars over the course of his round with eight on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine as well as adding birdies on the twelfth and fourteenth holes to sign for a score of 36 points to take second place.

1st John P Collins (12) 37pts
2nd Adrian Wynne (02) 36pts

Mullane Plant Hire 18 Hole V Par

Mullane Plant HireSaturday’s Mullane Plant Hire sponsored V Par competition saw wind have a big impact on the scores as it increased as the day went on. It was the early competitors who made the best of the conditions to return some excellent scores.

First place was taken by Dave Wheeler with a score of 5 up. Dave scored a total of eight pars over the course of his eighteen holes, split equally between the front and back nines with four on each nine on the way to signing for a score of 5 up.

Second place was taken by Philip Moriarty with a score of 4 up. Philip scored a total of fourteen pars over the course of his round with eight on the front nine and the remaining six on the back nine to complete his round with a score of 4 up.

Third place was taken by Gerry Fox with a score of 3 up. Gerry scored a total of twelve pars over the course of his eighteen holes with seven on the front nine and the remaining five on the back nine as well as adding birdies on the fifth and twelfth holes to complete his round with a score of 3 up.

1st Dave Wheeler (19) 5 up
2nd Philip Moriarty (08) 4 up
3rd Gerry Fox (06) 3 up
4th Jim Owens (15) 2 up

McSharry & Foley 18 Hole Stableford (Golfer of the Year)

McSharry-&-FoleySunday’s McSharry & Foley sponsored 18 hole stableford competition was also one of the selected competitions to count for Golfer of the Year points. The rain stayed away but the strong winds made conditions difficult for the players.

Philip Moriarty continued his recent good form by adding to his second place in the previous days competition, winning with an excellent score of 42 points. Philip scored a total of eight pars over the course of his round with four on each nine as well as adding an impressive tally of five birdies with two on the front nine and three on the back nine to complete his round with 42 point.

Second place was taken by Fintan C Monaghan, also with an excellent score of 42 points. Fintan scored a total of eight pars over the course of his round with four on each nine as well as adding birdies on the fifth and tenth holes to complete his round with a score of 42 points.

Third place was taken by Martin O’Hara with a score of 40 points. Martin notched up a total of eleven pars over his round with seven on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine to finish the day with a score of 40 points for third place.

1st Philip Moriarty (07) 42pts
2nd FC Monaghan (12) 42pts
3rd Martin O’Hara (12) 40pts
4th Francis O’Beirne (11) 38pts

The next qualifying competition for Golfer of the Year is scheduled to take place on Saturday June 4th and will be a stableford competition played from the white tees.

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

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday May 13th 2016
Friday 18 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday May 14th 2016
Culkin Electric 18 Hole Stableford

Sunday May 15th 2016
Eddie Kane, Billy Henry, Paddy Cox & Intermediate Cups

Scratch Cups

Next Sunday sees the staging of this year’s Scratch Cup competitions for Senior, Junior, Intermediate and Minor handicap categories. These cup competitions are better known as the Eddie Kane, Billy Henry, Paddy Cox & Intermediate Cups. All four categories will be run as open competitions and will be strokeplay from the white tees.

Men’s Senior’s

Senior Society

1st Gerry Mulligan
2nd Oliver Durkin
3rd Jimmy Giblin
4th Martin Dolan

May Senior’s 18 Hole Open Stableford

1st Thomas Graham (16) 38pts
2nd Brian Garrity (20) 34pts

Club News

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 here. 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.

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.

Bereavement

Bernard TullyWe received very sad news this week with the passing of member, Bernard Tully after an accident in Dublin. Bernard’s passion for the game and friendly manner will be missed around the club.

We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Bernard’s wife, Joan, who is also a member of the club and their children Aisling, Ciara, Dearbhla, Shane, Sonia, Karl as well as Bernard’s mother, Ellen.

May He Rest In Peace

50/50 Draw results for March

€100 Joe Tuffy
€50 Jimmy Giblin
€50 Bernard Mahoney
€50 Claire Gallagher & Mary Corcoran
€50 Rory O Connor
€36 Fr Dominic Gilooley

Enter the draw for April for only €8. Draw envelopes are available in the bar, golf shop and from the office. You can also sign up for entry by direct debit and direct debit forms are available from the same locations.

All funds raised through the monthly 50/50 draw go towards the financing of the course development.

Midsummer Classic (Course Development Fundraiser)

It’s that time of the year again so be sure to keep the date free in your diary. Sunday June 26th will see the staging of the Midsummer Classic and we hope to build on the enormous success of last year’s competitions by increasing the number of entries from last year.

The format for the day is a team scramble event over 18 holes. Entry for a teams of four of any combination is €120 and there will be music and fun and games all day. There will also be a free bar-b-que in the evening before the prize giving.

Last year proved to be an extremely well supported and fun day and this year is already shaping up to be even better. Just like last year there will be excellent prizes up for grabs.

Book your team now on 071 9168188.

2016 Fixtures List

The 2016 Fixture List has now been printed and is available for collection from the bar or golf shop. There is a suggested donation amount of €1 for the booklet and all funds raised will go towards the Course Development Fund

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