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Blind tee shot on the 13th hole at Strandhill Golf Club

Men’s News

Strandhill Golf Club Open Week 2016

Strandhill Golf Club Open Week got underway last Sunday and we were delighted to welcome golfers from across the country and the UK to sample what Strandhill Golf Club has to offer. Having spoken to and played with a number of visitors over the course of the week, sick every single person was extremely complimentary about the golf course, sales facilities and staff.

John Kent Sports 18 Hole Stableford (Monday)

John Kent Sports, SligoMonday’s John Kent Sports sponsored 18 hole stableford competition was the epitome of what open week is about as the top ten players came from seven different golf clubs.

First place was taken by Ciaran Henry with a score of 40 points. Ciaran scored a total of thirteen pars over the course of his round with six on the front nine and the remaining seven on the back nine as well as adding birdies on the fifth, twelfth and thirteenth holes on the way to signing for his score of 40 points and first place.

Second place was taken by Ruairi O’Connor from Co. Sligo Golf Club with a score of 39 points. Ruairi notched up a total of thirteen pars with five on the front nine and the remaining eight on the back nine as well as adding birdies on the first, fifth, eighth and thirteenth holes to secure second place with a score of 39 points.

Third place was taken by Ronan Rooney from Luttrellstown Castle Golf Club with a score of 38 points. Ronan got his round off to the perfect start by scoring an impressive eagle on the first hole. He completed his front nine by adding three pars and then closed out his round by adding a further three pars on the back nine to secure third place with a score of 38 points.

1st Ciaran Henry (03) 40pts
2nd Ruairi O’Connor (00) 39pts
3rd Ronan Rooney (16) 38pts
4th James Tierney (15) 38pts

Back 9 Clement McCormack (16) 18pts

Valet Depot 18 Hole Stableford (Tuesday)

Valet Depot, SligoTuesday’s Valet Depot sponsored 18 hole stableford competition kept the trend of visitors featuring in the top ten places as the winds increased to make scoring difficult.

First place was taken by James Tierney from Galway Golf Club with a score of 34 points. James scored a total of five pars over the course of his eighteen holes with four on the front nine and the remaining par on the back nine on the way to securing first place with his score of 34 points.

Second place was taken by Maurice Cullen from Ballinamore Golf Club with a score of 32 points. Maurice scored a total of eleven pars over the course of his eighteen holes with five on the front nine and the remaining six on the back nine on his way to securing second place with his score of 32 points.

Third place was taken by Kevin Fallon from Donegal Golf Club also with a score of 32 points. Derek scored a total of four pars during his round with three on the front nine and the remaining par on the back nine as well as adding back-to-back birdies on the ninth and tenth holes to secure third place with a score of 32 points.

1st James Tierney (15) 34pts
2nd Maurice Cullen (06) 32pts
3rd Kevin Fallon (18) 32pts
4th Daniel Egan (05) 31pts

Back 9 Jimmy Noone (17) 15pts

Union Food Distributors 18 Hole Stableford (Wednesday)

Union-FoodWednesday’s Union Foods Distributors 18 hole stableford competition saw some exceptional scores returned with the top four scores capable of winning competitions on their own.

First place was taken John O’Dea from Strandhill Golf Club with a score of 45 points. John 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 par four thirteenth hole to ensure he completed his round with a score of 45 points for first place.

Second place was taken by Louis Cabena from Strandhill Golf Club with a score of 41 points. Louis scored a total of eleven pars with six on the front nine and the remaining five on the back nine as well as adding birdies on the seventh and eighteenth holes to ensure he signed for his score of 41 points and second place.

Third place was taken by Declan O’Brien from Enniskillen Golf Club with a score of 40 points. Declan scored a total of seven pars over his round with two on the front nine and the remaining five on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par three ninth hole to take third place with a score of 40 points.

1st John O’Dea (21) 45pts
2nd Louis Cabena (09) 41pts
3rd Declan O’Brien (14) 40pts
4th Fergal McLoughlin (14) 39pts

Back 9 Padraig Dooley (13) 22pts

Compupac IT Solutions 18 Hole Stableford (Thursday)

CompupacThursday’s Compupac IT Solutions sponsored 18 hole stableford saw a very close competition with the top seven players only separated by three points.

First place was taken by Robert Kelly from Strandhill Golf Club with a score of 38 points. Robert scored a total of five pars during the course of his round with three on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine as well as adding an impressive tally of five birdies on the fourth, fifth, sixth, eleventh and fifteenth holes on the way to signing for his score of 38 points and first place.

Second place was taken by Steffan O’Hara from Co. Sligo Golf Club with a score of 37 points. Steffan scored a total of nine pars over his round with four on the front nine and the remaining five on the back nine as well as adding an impressive five birdies on the first, third, eighth, fifteenth and sixteenth holes on the way to signing for his score of 37 points and second place.

Third place was taken by John Slater from Ballina Golf Club also with a score of 37 points. John scored a total of seven pars over the course of his round with five on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine as well as adding birdies on the first and tenth holes to complete his round with 37 points for third place.

1st Robert Kelly (05) 38pts
2nd Steffan O’Hara (00) 37pts
3rd John Slater (12) 37pts
4th Tony Parkinson (05) 36pts

Back 9 Raymond Gallagher (06) 17pts

Fiddler’s Creek 18 Hole Stableford (Friday)

Fiddlers Creek Bar & RestaurantFriday’s Fiddler’s Creek sponsored 18 hole stableford competition continued the theme of prize-winners from different club as the top seven finishers all hailed from different golf clubs.

Fergus Torsney from Castle Dargan Golf Club took first place with a fantastic score of 42 points. Fergus scored a total of five pars over the course of his eighteen holes with two on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine on his way to signing for his winning score of 42 points.

Second place was taken by Tristan Probst from Strandhill Golf Club with a score of 39 points. Tristan scored a total of twelve pars over the course of his eighteen holes with six on the front nine and the remaining six on the back nine as well as adding birdies on the fourth and seventeenth holes to complete his round with 39 points for second place.

Gerry Forde from Loughrea Golf Club took third place with a score of 38 points. Gerry scored a total of seven pars over his round with five on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine as well as getting his round off to the perfect start with a birdie on the first hole to ensure he signed for his score of 38 points for third place.

1st Fergus Torsney (25) 42pts
2nd Tristan Probst (05) 39pts
3rd Gerry Forde (18) 38pts
4th Declan Murrin (09) 37pts

Back 9 John Jinks (17) 19pts

Tindal Wine Merchants 18 Hole Stableford (Saturday)

Tindal Wine MerchantsSaturday’s Tindal Wine Merchants sponsored 18 hole stableford competition was another closely fought affair with the top ten finishers only separated by three points.

First place was taken by Gerry Fox from Strandhill Golf Club with a score of 40 points. Gerry scored a total of ten pars over the course of his eighteen holes distributed equally between the front and back nines with five on each nine as well as adding four birdies on the fourth, fifth, seventh and sixteenth holes to ensure he took first place with a score of 40 points.

Second place was taken by Noel J Bullock from Dungannon Golf Club with a score of 39 points. Noel notched up a total of eight pars over the course of his round with two on the front nine and the remaining six on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par four seventh hole to secure second place with his score of 39 points.

Frank Henry from Elmgreen Golf Club took third place also with a score of 39 points. Frank scored a total of three pars over the course of his eighteen holes with one on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par four third hole to secure third place with a score of 39 points.

1st Gerry Fox (06) 40pts
2nd Noel J Bullock (17) 39pts
3rd Frank Henry (20) 39pts
4th Martin Cronin (13) 39pts

Back 9 John Stewart (07) 21pts

Strandhill Lodge & Suites 18 Hole Stableford (Sunday)

Strandhill Lodge & SuitesSunday’s Strandhill Lodge & Suites sponsored 18 hole stableford competition continued the trend of close scoring with the top ten places cover by four points.

First place was taken by Ronnie Doyle from Strandhill Golf Club with a score of 39 points. Ronnie scored a total of ten pars over the course of his eighteen holes with seven on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine to ensure he signed for his score of 39 points and first place.

Second place was taken by David Lindsay from Strandhill Golf Club with a score of 38 points. David scored a total of nine pars over the course of his round with five on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par three fourteenth hole to ensure he took second place with 38 points.

Third place was taken by Larry Doran from Knockanally Golf Club also with a score of 38 points. Larry scored a total of six pars over his eighteen holes with four on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine as well as sinking a birdie putt on the par four eighth hole on the way to signing for his score of 38 points and second place.

1st Ronnie Doyle (14) 39pts
2nd David Lindsay (10) 38pts
3rd Larry Doran (20) 38pts
4th Mick Walsh (25) 37pts

Back 9 John Devereux (15) 20pts

This Week’s Fixtures

Monday August 1st 2016
Pet Stop 18 Hole Open Stableford

Friday August 5th 2016
Friday 18 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday August 6th 2016
President’s Day – Mr Leo Logan

Sunday August 7th 2016
Actual Insurances 18 Hole Stableford – White Tees

Jack O’Sullivan

Our Jack O’Sullivan team lost narrowly by a score of 3/2 after a playoff hole to Ballinamore on Thursday afternoon.  We had two very tough matches at home with the final match going to a 19th hole decider which Ballinamore won with a birdie. Some excellent golf was played in Ballinamore with Strandhill winning one of the matches but unfortunately, it was not to be for this year.

Best of luck to Ballinamore Golf Club for the rest of the competition. Commiserations to Mick Phelan, Tom Branley and the team.

Connacht Shield Trials

The trials for this year’s Connacht Shield team will take place this coming Tuesday evening at 6:30pm. The trials are open to all male members of Strandhill Golf Club and is based on last years lowest handicap.

Strandhill Golf Club Senior Open

August Men’s Senior’s Open Competition

The next staging of the monthly Senior’s Open 18 Hole Stableford competition will take place on Wednesday August 3rd 2016. Entry is €20 for visitors and €5 for members and the normal timesheet will be in operation. Bookings can be made on line or through the golf shop on 071 9168188, ext 32.

Ladies News

Ladies 18 Hole Open Stableford (Wednesday)

1st Rosemary Carr (19) 33pts

New Smile Dental 18 Hole Open Stableford (Thursday)

1st Claire Gallagher (27) 38pts
2nd Ann Monaghan (30) 38pts
3rd Brona Galvin (20) 37pts

Ladies 18 Hole Open Stableford (Friday)

1st Roisin Harper (26) 31pts
2nd Marian Judge (32) 29pts

Strandhill Pharmacy 18 Hole Open Stableford (Sunday)

1st Mary Golden (16) 35pts
2nd Ann Cox (18) 35pts
3rd Ann Monaghan (29) 33pts

This Week’s Fixtures

Monday August 1st 2016
18 Hole Club Open Stableford

Thursday August 4th 2016
ILGU 3 Ball Charity Stableford  Castlebar & Gort
10 Hole Senior Stableford

Saturday August 6th 2016
President’s Day – Mr Leo Logan

Sunday August 7th 2016
Austie’s Bar & Restaurant 18 Hole Stableford

ILGU Charity 3 Ball Team Event

The ILGU Charity 3 Ball Team Event will take place in Castlebar Golf Club or Gort Golf Club this coming Thursday August 4th 2016. The format for the competition is a 3 ball stableford played over 18 holes using full handicap allowance with 2 scores to count on each hole. Entry fee is €20 per player and those interested in playing should confirm by contacting Margaret Tighe on 087 2075197 or call 094 9021649 (office hours only). You can also email tighemgt@gmail.com.

Timesheet will be posted on the web in advance

Club News

Leo-Logan

President’s Day – Mr Leo Logan

Our President, Mr Leo Logan will host his President’s Day this coming Saturday. The timesheet is open for bookings with limited slots left so be sure to get in quick. The format for the day is 18 hole stroke of the blues (gents) and reds (ladies). The time sheet will run from 7.00am to 4.00pm. Leo looks forward to seeing you all on the day.

Course Redevelopment Areas Now Open

The areas of the course that were included in this year’s redevelopment and have been roped off are now open and in play. Some of these areas may contain small portions of ground still roped off and those areas are still covered under the rules for Ground Under Repair (GUR) but all other areas are now in play including bunkers.

social-services-fundraiser-2016

Sligo Social Services 25th Anniversary Golf Classic

Sligo Social Services will host their 25th anniversary golf classic at Strandhill Golf Club on Sunday August 21st 2016. Entry is open to teams of four people and costs €160 per team.  Entry includes dinner and refreshments on the day.

The winning team will receive the renowned John Keogh Memorial Cup. There will also be lots of generous prizes for the other top teams.

Call the golf shop on 071 9168188 to book your team.

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.

Course Development & 50/50 Draw

As 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.

Functions at Strandhill Golf Club

Function’s at Strandhill Golf Club

Strandhill Golf Club is an ideal location to host any event from birthday parties to anniversaries, weddings, funerals, communions and confirmations. We can cater for large and small parties in our two functions rooms.

Call 071 9168188 for more details or to book your event.

 

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