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The 16th hole at Strandhill Golf Club

Men’s News

Friday Open Stableford

The good weather over the past few days made golfing conditions near perfect and this was reflected in the scores returned from this week’s Friday Open.

Jason Conway from Donegal Golf Club took first place with an excellent score of 41 points. Jason notched up a total of ten pars over his round with five on the front nine and the remaining five on the back nine as well as adding five birdies on the first, click fifth, seventh, ninth and thirteenth holes respectfully to claim top spot with a score of 41 points.

Second place was taken by PJ Cunningham, one point back with a score of 40 points. PJ scored a total  of nine pars over the course of his eighteen holes with four on the front nine and the remaining five on the more difficult back nine on the way to signing for his score of 40 points and second place.

Third place was taken by Pat Lee with a score of 39 points. Pat made a total of eleven par putts during his round with six on the front nine and the remaining five on the back nine as well as opening and closing his front nine with birdies on the first and ninth holes to sign for a score of 39 points and third place.

1st Jason Conway (03) 41pts
2nd PJ Cunningham (18) 40pts
3rd Pat Lee (06) 39pts

Culkin Electric Ltd 18 Hole Stableford

Culkin ElectricalSaturday’s Culkin Electric Ltd sponsored 18 hole stableford competition was played in similar conditions to Friday with glorious sunshine and low winds and this was reflected in both the high number of entries and the excellent scores returned.

First place was taken by new member, Kevin Davey who returned an excellent score of 43 points. Kevin scored a total of eight pars over the course of his round with four on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine on the way to signing for his score of 43 points and first place.

Second place was taken by Peter Lynch with a score of 39 points. Peter scored a total of ten pars over his eighteen holes with six on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine, putting together a string of six pars in a row from the fifth to the tenth holes respectfully on the way to signing for a score of 39 points and second place.

Third place was taken by Kieran Egan with a score of 37 points. Kieran scored a total of six pars over the course of his round with two on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine on the way to signing for his score of 37 points and third place.

1st Kevin Davey (19) 43pts
2nd Peter Lynch (14) 39pts
3rd Kieran Egan (21) 37pts
4th Mick Cahill (12) 37pts

Back 9 John Rainey (18) 19pts

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday May 20th 2016
Friday Open Stableford

Saturday May 21st 2016
Whiteside’s Supervalu 18 Hole Stableford – White Tees

Sunday May 22nd 2016
Parke’s Oil 18 Hole Stableford – Blue Tees

Pierce Purcell 2016

Unfortunately, Strandhill lost narrowly to Enniscrone Golf Club in their Pierce Purcell match on Sunday afternoon by a score of 3 & 2. Best of luck to Enniscrone Golf Club Enniscrone in the next round of the competition.Well done to Captain Dessie Timbs and the entire team.

Men’s Senior’s

Senior Society

1st Hugh Gallagher
2nd Con Hegarty
3rd Jim Murphy
4th Pat McCaffrey

Ladies News

The Cat & The Moon 18 Hole Strokeplay / PGA Tankard

1st Agnes Kennedy 91 – 24 = 67
2nd Marianna Little 89 – 19 = 70
3rd Peggy Nolan 94 – 21 = 73

Ladies Senior’s 10 Hole Stableford

1st Imelda McSharry (20) 15pts

This Week’s Fixtures

Thursday May 19th 2016
Hargadon’s Bar 18 Hole Stableford

Sunday May 22nd 2016
Brees Bar 18 Hole Strokeplay/Medal (GOY)

Interclub Competitions

Congratulations to all the girls and their caddies who represented our club so well and also to the team captains who had the onerous task of picking the teams. Very well done to you all. Your club is proud of your efforts.

Our Minor (Captain Stephanie Conlon) & Challenge (Captain Peggy Nolan)  teams put up gallant battles against the ladies of Ballina & Murvagh respectively on Thursday last and Monday however their efforts were not rewarded and after very close matches they were narrowly beaten.

Our Junior Foursomes team Captain Gillian Ballantyne took on the ladies from Blacklion in very wet conditions at Carrick on Shannon Golf Club on Saturday afternoon last.  The team claimed victory 2 & 1.

The following day, Sunday, it was the turn of the Revive Fourball Team, captained by Grainne Henneberry & Margaret Gerrity to play against the ladies of Bundoran in truly Summer golf conditions.  We had 3 matches in Strandhill of which we won 2 and two away of which we won 1 and halved the other. The final result was 3&1/2 to 1&1/2

Well done to all of our teams and very best of luck to the girls in the next round of the Junior Foursomes & Revive competitions.

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.

Kieran Staed tending the flag on the fifth hole

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.

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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