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Men’s News 23-10-16

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The view across the 16th fairway of Knocknarae

View across the 16th fairway of Knocknarae

Friday Open Stableford

This week’s Friday Open Stableford competition was played in beautiful clear conditions for this time of year and this was reflected in the scores returned. First place was taken by James Kearins with an excellent score of 43 points. James scored a total of nine pars over the course of his round with four on the front nine and the remaining five on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par three second hole to ensure the signed for his score of 43 points.

Second place was taken by Pat Lee, order one point back with a score of 42 points. Pat scored a total of eleven pars over the course of his eighteen holes with four on the front nine and the remaining seven on the back nine as well as adding an impressive four birdies on the way to signing for his score of 42 points.

Third place was taken by Clive Boyle with a score of 38 points. Clive scored a total of seven pars over his eighteen holes with five on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par four eleventh hole to ensure he signed for his score of 38 points.

1st James Kearins (17) 43pts
2nd Pat Lee (05) 42pts
3rd Clive Boyle (11) 38pts

Sligo Golf Academy Stableford

sligo-golf-academySaturday’s Sligo Golf Academy sponsored 18 hole stableford competition saw the close scoring at the top continue as the top seven places were only covered by four points. Niall Kearns took first place with a score of 42 points. Niall scored a total of eight pars over the course of his round with five on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par four twelfth hole on the way to victory with 42 points.

Second place was taken by Mark Wehrly with a score of forty points. Mark scored a total twelve pars during his round, pills split equally between the front and back nines with six on each nine as well as adding birdies on the fifth, seventh, tenth and fifteenth holes on his way to securing second place with forty points.

Third place was taken by Noel Dykes, also with a score of forty points. Noel scored a total of eleven pars over the course of his round with seven on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine as well as sinking a birdie putt on the seventh hole to ensure he took third place with 40 points.

1st Nial Kearns (15) 42pts
2nd Mark Wehrly (03) 40pts
3rd Noel Dykes (12) 40pts
4th Jim Coyne (18) 39pts

Back 9 Cyril O’Hara (19) 19pts

Ulster Bank Stableford

ulster-bankSunday’s Ulster Bank sponsored 18 hole strokeplay competition saw the wind pick up making scoring difficult but despite this some good scores were returned. Michael Cox took first place with a score of 70 nett. Michael scored a total of six pars over the course of his round with three on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine on the way to signing for his score of 70 nett and first place.

Second place was taken by Bernard Mahoney with a score of 71 nett. Bernard scored a total of three pars over the course of his eighteen holes with two on the front nine and the remaining one on the back nine on the way to signing for his score of 71 nett for second place.

Third place was taken by Robert Kelly, also with a score of 71 nett. Robert scored a total of ten pars during his round with six on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine as well as scoring birdies on the par four eighth and par four eleventh to ensure he completed his round with a score of 71 nett for third place.

1st Michael Cox  84 – 14 = 70
2nd Bernard Mahoney  99 – 28 = 71
3rd Robert Kelly  77 – 06 = 71
4th Vincent Dwyer  82 – 11 = 71

Best Gross  Gerry Fox 72

This Weeks Fixtures

Friday October 28th
Friday Open 18 Hole Stableford

Saturday October 29th
Pet Stop 18 Hole Stableford

Sunday October 30th
Club 18 Hole Stableford

Monday October 31st
Joe McCann Memorial 18 Hole Stableford

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League 2016/17

Strandhill Lodge & SuitesThat time of year is upon us again. The Strandhill Lodge & Suites sponsored Winter League will commence on Sunday November 6th 2016 and continue on the dates outlined below. This years competition will be run over a shorter period with an 18 hole final instead of the previous 36 hole final format

The competition format is a V Par competition which will be played over alternating 9’s. Entry is open to teams of 2 at a cost of €50 for members and €80 for non members and includes a contribution of €10 from every entry fee to go to the Course Development Fund.

All entrants MUST hold a current GUI handicap.

Players will play of 3/4 of their lowest handicap from 2016.

All fixtures will be played on Sunday’s including the final.

Winter League Dates

Nov 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Dec 4th, 18th
Jan 8th

This years final will be played over 18 holes on January 15th 2017

All dates are of course subject to change and are weather dependent. Should we lose a Sunday in November or on December 4th then December 11th will be used.

There is a sheet posted on the notice board in the mens locker room. Please enter your names and phone numbers on the sheet before the closing date for entries, which is next Sunday, October 30th 2016.

If you require a partner, please enter your name on the sheet and the committee will endeavor to organize one for you.

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