Lady Captains Away Outing Saturday September 20th 2014 to Murvagh time sheet is below. First Tee time is 10.15. As we are going out every 8 minutes and another society are teeing off directly after us please ensure you are on time on the tee. Food will be served as players come in and the presentation will take place immediately after the last group has finished. As only 4 people expressed an interest in a bus, it was not viable to book one.
|10:15||Chris Owens||Marie Healy||Kathleen Vessy|
|10:23||Olivia Kenny||Imelda McSharry||Ann Monaghan|
|10:31||Kathleen Kelpie||Clare McLoughlin||Gertrude Crummy|
|10:39||Sheila Mullan||Ann Cox||Ann Collins|
|10:47||Kay McCabe||Mary Corcoran||Brona Galvin|
|10:55||Ena Cahill||Ann Carroll||Mary Golden|
|11:03||Carmel Clarke||Deirdre O Donahue||Gillian Ballantyne||Marie Scanlon|
|11:11||Noela Higgins||Una Keaney||Breege Cullinan||Siobhan Kelly|
|11:19||Marian Quinn||Lucy Devaney||Pat Mooney||Virginia Curran|
Ladies 12 Hole Members Stableford
Thursday’s Ladies 12 Hole Members Stableford saw Eileen Waters take 1st place with a score of 28 points in a card which included 5 pars on the front 9. Marie Healy finished in 2nd place, 2 points back with 26 points, one point ahead of Meg Leahy who finished in 3rd spot with a score of 25 points. Maura Butler completed the top four with 24 points.
Friday Open Stableford
Friday’s Open Stableford Competition saw only 3 points separating the top 6 players. The top slot was claimed by Derick Murphy of Kileen Castle with a score of 39 points in a round which included birdies on the difficult par four 4th hole and the par three 14th. Mark Burke from Tubbercurry Golf Club finished one point back in second place with 38 points. Mark shot a one-under-par front 9 which included back-to-back birdies on holes 3 and 4. P.J. Cunningham rounded out the top 3 positions with a score of 37 points. Congratulations to Frank Hannon who had a hole-in-one on the par three 14th hole.
Parke’s Oil Stableford
Saturday’s Parke’s Oil sponsored Stableford Competition was a closely fought affair with two players carding scores of 40 points. Noel Dykes was the eventual winner over Gordon Muir in a count back. Noel got off to a fantastic start by scoring birdies on the first three holes and adding pars on the 4th and 5th. Gordon was consistent on both his front and back nines and added a birdie on the par five 5th hole. Norman Ashe secured 3rd spot with 38 points while topped off a group of player on 37 points to finish 4th.
Ladies 18 Hole Stableford Christmas Hampers
Sunday’s Ladies 18 Hole Stableford Christmas Hampers Competition saw Meg Leahy continue her good form from Thursday’s competition to take 1st place with a score of 38 points. Another player in fine form of late is Mary Corcoran who finished with a score of 36 points to take second place. Anne Mc Nulty was one point further back on 35 points to secure 3rd place ahead of Ena Cahill in 4th place with 34 points.
Men’s 18 Hole Club Stableford Competition
Sunday’s Gents 18 Hole Stableford Competition saw some excellent scores returned. Pat Lee recorded a score of 43 points to secure 1st place. Pat shot 1 under par on the front nine in a round which included no less than 4 birdies. Sean McMorrow and Joe Hanney both returned scores of 39 points each but Sean beat Joe into second place by virtue of a better back nine. Ronnie Doyle finished one point further back with 38 points to take fourth place. Michael McKenna recorded the best gross score of the day with a round of 79 strokes.
1st Liam Heneghan
2nd Aaron o Boyle
Gross Ciaran Henry
Calum Ó Domhnaill
Presentation of Junior prizes will take place this coming Sunday at 4.30 pm and we would ask that all prizewinners please attend.
It was a busy week in Strandhill Golf club this week as the Connacht Sheild team kicked off the week by advancing to the semi-finals with a victory over Carrick-On-Shannon. The two matches that were to be played in Carrick-On-Shannon were postponed due to bad weather but victory in the three matches that were played at Strandhill made rescheduling the two away matches unnecessary. The semi-final will be played this coming Monday, September 8th against Tubbercurry Golf Club. Tubbercurry will host three of the matches while the other two will be played at Strandhill so be sure to come along to either venue to show your support.
Thursday saw the contesting of the Swagman Bar sponsored O’Hara Cup 18 Hole Stableford and it proved to be a tightly fought affair with Marie Rooney of Co. Sligo Golf Club coming out the eventual winner with a score of 37 points. Gillian Ballantyne took second spot with a score of 35 points, just ahead of Lady Captain, Ann Cox, who carried her good form from last weeks win to help her take third place with a score of 34 points.
This weeks Friday Open saw some exceptional scores being returned. James Kearins carded a fantastic score of 47 points to finish the clear winner in a round which included no less than 7 pars and a birdie on the par 4, 8th hole. Second and third places could only be seperated by virtue of a count back with Tony Scappaticci from Mountbellew finishing second ahead of Michael O’Hara of Castle Dargan in third place. Both men carded scores of 41 points each which on any other day, would be good enough to be in with a chance of securing first place.
Saturday’s Summerville Nursing Home sponsored 18 Hole Stableford competition saw single figure handicapper, Paul Cox come out on top with a score of 39 points in a round which included 3 birdies and an eagle in the first 5 holes. Joe Tuffy took second spot with a score of 37 points, finishing just ahead of Anthony Skeffington, who was one point back on 36 points.
Sunday’s 18 Hole Ladies Stableford Open competition sponsored by Shoot the Crows Bar followed the trend of Thurday’s competition by being yet another tightly contested battle. Fiona Moylan from Stackstown G.C. secured top spot with consistent scoring to come away with 39 points. Mary Corcoran finished a point back in second place with a score of 38 points while Ann Cox took her second, third place finish of the week with a score of 36 points.
Sunday’s Men’s 18 Hole Stableford competition sponsored by The Glass House Hotel saw a very tight field with 1st and 15th place only seperated by 4 points. The competition was won by Martin O’Hara, who shot a very respectable level par front nine in a round that was good enough to end on a score of 40 points. Martin bogeyed the fourth hole but bounced back immediately with a birdie on the par 5, 5th. There was nothing to seperate second and third places with both Francis O’Beirne and Ciaran Fox returning scores of 39 points. Francis took second place by virtue of a better back 6 holes with Ciaran finishing in third.
On Sunday 14th September 2014, Strandhill Golf Club will host a special fundraiser for our Jimmy Bruen team as they seek the elusive All Ireland Pennant at Cartron House in the National Finals. Its €100 per team of 4 with a maximum of 30 teams. There will be a shotgun start at 11.30 am with 2 scores to count on each hole. Food will also be provided afterwards in the clubhouse. 1st Prize is B&B for 4 at City West Hotel Dublin, with lots of other prizes. As the team continues its preparation, members and friends can enjoy the golf and show their appreciation . For more information or to enter a team please contact Strandhill Golf Shop on 071 9168188.
Strong winds were in evidence for the majority of competitions held at Strandhill Golf Club over the course of the last week but this didn’t stop some excellent scores being returned. Thursday’s Abbott Ireland sponsored 18 Hole Stableford saw some very close scoring with only one point separating the top 3 players. Lady Captain, Ann Cox and Therese Cosgrove both returned scores of 35pts each with Ann taking top slot by virtue of a better back nine. Caroline Peacock carded a score of 34 points to take third place.
This weeks Friday Open competition told a similar story to the Ladies competition with the top 3 again, only separated by a single point. John Morgan from Ballinamore and John McCallion from Co. Sligo both returned scores of 39 points each with John Morgan winning on the back nine. Peter McDonnell carried on his fine form from the Jimmy Bruen Finals to return a score of 38pts which seen him take third spot.
Saturday’s competition was Keane’s Filling Station sponsored 18 Hole Stableford and again this was another tight affair. Don Conlon took first place with 38 points followed closely by Eamon Howley with a score of 37 points. Diarmuid Finan added to his win in last Sunday’s competition by rounding out the top 3 positions with a score of 35 points.
The ladies competition on Sunday was the Aisling Hair & Beauty sponsored 18 Hole Stroke. In spite of strong winds making conditions difficult, some good scores were returned. Marianna Little clinched the win with a fantastic score of 69, two strokes ahead of Lorna Hill who shot a 71. Kathleen Kelpie finished third with a round of 73. Lorna Hill also carded the lowest gross score of 85, three stroke ahead of her nearest challenger.
The mens 18 Hole Stableford competition was sponsored by Car Valeting Ballast Quay and turned out to be a very close affair with only one point separating the top 3 positions. Colin Foran put in an excellent performance to post a score of 40 points which was only just enough to see him take first place. Noel McHale finished a close second with 39 points while Derek Gray, also scoring 39 points but losing out on the back nine, taking third spot.