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Latest News – 16-08-15

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Strandhill Golf Club, Sligo

Men’s News

Summerville Nursing Home 18 Hole Stableford

Summerville Nursing HomeLast Sunday’s Summerville Nursing Hole sponsored 18 hole stableford competition saw a very close finish with the top eleven places only covered by 4 points while the top three only had a solitary point between them. Kevin English took first place with a score of 39 points in a round that saw him score a total of eight pars, five on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine. Kevin also added a birdie on the par three second hole to ensure he took first place with a score of 39 points.

Second place was taken by Tony Baker with a score of 38 points. Tony sank 5 par putts over the course of his eighteen holes, three on the front nine and two on the back nine on the way to signing for his score of 38 points and second place.

Third place was taken by Frank Carroll, also with a score of 38 points. Frank scored a total of eight pars over his eighteen holes with six on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine to take third place with 38 points.

1st Kevin English (11) 39pts
2nd Tony Baker (19) 38pts
3rd Frank Carroll (15) 38pts

Friday Open Stableford

This week’s Friday Open Stableford saw a large entry compete in gusty but dry conditions with 16 players scoring 36 points or better. It took a score of 41 points to take victory with two players finishing on this score. Eoin Casey from Edmondstown Golf Club took first place courtesy of a better back nine in a round which saw him score twelve pars with five on the front nine and an impressive seven in-a-row on the back nine from holes ten to sixteen inclusive. Eoin also added birdie on the par four eighth hole to ensure he signed for his score of 41 points.

Second place was taken by Mark Gerrity, also with a score of 41 points. Mark notched up a total of thirteen pars with eight on the front nine and five on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par four twelfth hole to complete his round with 41 points and take second place.

Third place was taken by Pat Hickey with a score of 40 points. Pat had a total of eight pars split equally between the front and back nines with four on each nine as well as adding birdies on the par four tenth, twelfth and thirteenth holes to complete his round with 40 points.

1st Eoin Casey (09) 41pts
2nd Mark Gerrity (09) 41pts
3rd Pat Hickey (09) 40pts

The Glasshouse Hotel 18 Hole Stableford

Saturday’s Glasshouse Hotel sponsored 18 hole stableford was played in similar conditions to Friday and scoring was close. John O’Donnell took first place with a score of 39 points with a round that saw him record five pars, one on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine. John also added a birdie on the par five fifth hole to ensure he took first place with his score of 39 points.

Second place was taken by John Stewart with a score of 37 points. John scored a total of twelve pars with five on the front nine and seven on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par five fifth hole to score 37 points.

Third place was taken by Martin Gillen with a score of 36 points in a round which saw him score par on the par four thirteenth hole as well as adding birdies on the par four eighth and par three fourteenth holes to complete his round with 36 points.

1st John O’Donnell (15) 39pts
2nd John Stewart (06) 37pts
3rd Martin Gillen (27) 36pts

Club Fundraiser Results

1st C Smith, M Leahy, B Glynn, P Glynn 100pts
2nd J Martyn Team 95pts
3rd T Crowley Team 92pts
4th P Togher Team 92pts
5th M Coyle Team 91pts
6th E O’Connor Team 89pts

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday August 21st 2015
Friday Open Stableford

Saturday August 22nd 2015
Tente GMBH 18 Hole V-Par – White Tees

Sunday August 23rd 2015
Ulster Bank Men’s 18 Hole Stableford – White Tees

Men’s Senior’s

1st Brian Harte
2nd Eamon Howley
3rd Noel McHale
4th Pat Thornton

Ladies News

Naturelles Hair Studio Scotch Foursomes 18 Hole Stableford

Naturelles Hair Studio, SligoLast Sunday’s Naturelles Hair Studio sponsored 18 hole scotch foursomes competition saw some fantastic golf and it was Peggy Nolan and Mary Corcoran who came out on top with a score of 39 points. Peggy and Mary scored a total of six pars over their 18 holes with four on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine to take first place with a score of 39 points.

Second place was taken by Anne McNulty and Christine Tighe with a score of 35 points while Ena Cahill and Ann Cox took third place with a score of 34 points.

1st Peggy Nolan & Mary Corcoran 39pts
2nd Ann McNulty & Christine Tighe 35pts
3rd Ena Cahill & Ann Cox 34pts

Shoot The Crows 18 Hole Stroke Medal

Shoot The Crows Bar, SligoThursday’s Shoot The Crows sponsored 18 hole stableford competition was played in beautiful sunny conditions with the wind dropping to nothing as the day went on. It was Ann Cox who made the best of the conditions, taking first place with a score of 72 nett. Ann scored a total of five pars over eighteen holes with one on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine to sign for a score of 72 nett.

Second place was taken by Marie Rooney with a score of 73 nett. Ann notched up a total of nine pars over her round with six on the front nine and three on the back nine while also adding two birdies on the par five sixteenth and par three seventeenth to sign for a score of 73 nett.

Third place was taken by Lorna Hill, also with a score of 73 nett. Lorna scored a total of ten pars with eight on the front nine and two on the back nine while also adding a birdie on the par five eighteenth hole to complete her round of 73 nett.

1st Ann Cox  88 – 16 = 72
2nd Marie Rooney 84 – 11 = 73
3rd Lorna Hill 81 – 08 = 73

This Week’s Fixtures

Thursday August 20th 2015
New Smile Dental Clinic 18 Hole Open SF / O’Hara Cup

Sunday August 22nd 2015
Quality Meats 18 Hole Stableford

Presentation Evening

There will be a presentation of prizes this coming Friday evening, 21st August for the following competitions – Strandhill Lodge & Suites, Apple Green, Brees Bar, Abbott Ireland, The Italian Quarter, Life Hair & Beauty, Eamonns Meats & Naturelles Hair Studio. This presentation will be in conjunction with the Men’s presentation evening as there is an overlap with some of our sponsors who will be attending to present their prizes. Time and list of prizewinners to issue later in the week.

Club News

Junior Golf

Our Junior Golf program has been running throughout the summer months and there has been some fantastic work done by our Junior Conveners and volunteers who give their time so selflessly to help nurture the talents of our junior golfers. We have built on the success of previous years and this year we have seen the number of junior golfers swell.

To help continue the success, we are looking for volunteers from both the ladies and men’s branches to give up an hour of their time on a Tuesday evening at 7pm. Anyone interested in getting involved can get in touch with the ladies or men’s branch or just come along on Tuesday evening at 7pm.

Men’s Competition Presentation

There will be a presentation this coming Friday night at 8pm in the clubhouse for all sponsored competitions up to and including Sunday August 9th. There are fourteen competitions up for presentation on the night and we would ask that all members who are due to receive a prize, please turn up on the night to collect it. Anyone who is unable to make the presentation MUST appoint someone to collect their prize on their behalf and notify Bernard Mahoney on 086 8148766. Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of prize.

Functions at Strandhill Golf Club

Book your party at Strandhill Golf Club

Planning a function in the coming months? Strandhill Golf Club is the perfect venue to host that function or special occasion with facilities such as a spacious dining area offering panoramic views of the course and the majestic dunes that act as a back drop. So whether its a Birthday Party, Communion, Confirmation, Wedding or Funeral, Strandhill Golf Club can cater for your every requirement. For more information or to book, contact us on 071 9168188.


Latest News – 09-08-15

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View back down the 6th fairway

Men’s News

Strandhill Golf Club Open Week

It was Open Week at Strandhill Golf Club and the mixed weather conditions didn’t stop golfers turning up from all over the country to play in 9 days of open competitions.

John Kent Sports 18 Hole Stableford

John Kent Sports, SligoThe week got under way with an 18 hole stableford competition sponsored by one of our longest running sponsors, John Kent Sports. Norman Ashe took first place with a score of 39 points. Norman got his round off the an ideal start by sinking a birdie putt on the first hole and then following it up with four pars on the front nine and adding a further three pars on the back nine to ensure he took first place with a score of 39 points.

Second place was taken by Dermot Flynn from Castle Dargan Golf Club with a score of 37 points. Dermot notched up a total of seven pars over the course of his eighteen holes with five on the front and the remaining two on the back nine while also adding a birdie on the par four twelfth to enter the clubhouse with 37 points.

Third place was taken by John McHugh from Bundoran Golf Club with a score of 36 points. John Had two pars, one on the front nine and the other on the back nine but congratulations were in order as John managed to score a hole in one on the par three fourteenth hole which contributed towards his final score of 36 points and third place.

1st Norman Ashe (12) 39pts
2nd Dermot Flynn (18) 37pts
3rd John McHugh (20) 36pts

The Valet Depot 18 Hole Stableford

Valet Depot, SligoTuesday’s Open Week competition was the Valet Depot sponsored 18 hole stableford which saw Stephen Coughlan from Esker Hills Golf Club take first place with a score of 40 points. Stephen got his round off to an excellent start by scoring an eagle on the first hole and adding five pars and a birdie on the par five fifth to his front nine score before making the turn to add a further five pars and a birdie on the par four eleventh hole to ensure that he signed for a score of 40 points.

Second place was taken by Geoff Corcoran with a score of 38 points. Geoff scored a total of seven pars over his eighteen holes with four on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine while also adding a birdie on the par four thirteenth hole to complete his round with a score of 38 points.

Third place was taken by Chris Kilcullen from Castle Dargan Golf Club, also with a score of 38 points. Chris scored a total of nine pars overe the course of his round with six coming on the front nine and the remaining three coming on the back nine while also adding birdies on the par five fifth and par four eleventh holes to sign for his score of 38 points.

1st Stephen Coughlan (05) 40pts
2nd Geoff Corcoran (16) 38pts
3rd Chris Kilcullen (10) 38pts

Tindal Wines 18 Hole Stableford

Tindal Wine MerchantsWednesday competition was the Tindal Wines sponsored 18 hole stableford competition and it was tight at the top as there was only oe point between first, second and third places. David Moriarty Snr took first place with a score of 39 points. David scored a total of six pars, distributed evenly between the front and back nines with three on each to ensure he signed for his score of 39 points.

Second place was taken by Jimmy Noone, also with a score of 39 points. Jimmy put together a round consisting of eight pars with five on the front nine, including four in a row from the second to the fifth hole before adding the remaining three on the back nine to complete his round with a score of 39 points.

Third place was taken by Ben Groves from Scrabo Golf Club with a score of 38 points. Ben score 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 to score 38 points.

1st David Moriarty Snr (21) 39pts
2nd Jimmy Noone (17) 39pts
3rd Ben Groves (15) 38pts

McCormack’s Car Sales 18 Hole Stableford

McCormack Car Sales, SligoThursday’s Open Week competition was the McCormack’s Car Sales sponsored 18 hole stableford and yet again, it was tight at he top. Frances McAuliffe from Castleisland Golf Club toook first place with a score of 39 points in a round which saw him score a total of three pars, two on the front nine and the remaining par on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par four twelfth hole to ensure he took first place.

Second place was taken by Michael O’Connor from Ballymote Golf Club with a score of 38 points. Michael scored two pars over his eighteen holes with one on each nine while also adding two birdies on the par five fifth and par three ninth on the way to securing second place with 38 points.

Third place was taken by Desmond Sloyan from Enniscrone Golf Club with a score of 37 points. Desmond scored a total of eight pars over his eighteen holes with six on the front nine and the remainig two on the back nine while also adding two birdies on the par four eighth and the par four sixteenth to end his round with a score of 37 points.

1st Francis McAuliffe (23) 39pts
2nd Michael O’Connor (14) 38pts
3rd Desmond Sloyan (09) 37 pts

Fiddler’s Creek 18 Hole Stableford

Fiddlers Creek Bar & RestaurantFriday’s Fiddler’s Creek sponsored 18 hole stableford was another closely fought affair as the top three finishers were only separated by a single point and it was Mark Boyle from Bundoran Golf Club who came out on top with a score of 37 points. Mark scored a total of four pars over his eighteen holes with one on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine while also adding a birdie on the par five fifth to ensure he took first place with a score of 37 points.

Second place was taken by Raymond Gallagher from Castle Hume Golf Club, also with a score of 37 points. Raymond had a total of eleven pars, five on the front nine and six on the back nine while also adding a birdie on the par four fourth hole to sign for his score of 37 points.

Third place was taken by Mick Cahill with a score of 36 points. Mick had a total of six pars spread equally between the front and back nines with three on the front and three on the back nines while also adding two birdies on the par five fifth and the par four eighth to sign for a score 36 points.

1st Mark Boyle (17) 37pts
2nd Raymond Gallagher (07) 37pts
3rd Mick Cahill (12) 36pts

Compupac 18 Hole Stableford

CompupacSaturday’s Compupac I.T. Solutions sponsored 18 Hole Stableford competition saw one of the biggest fields of the week and there were some very good scores were returned. Tremayne Brook took first place with an excellent score of 41 points in a round which saw him sink six par putts, four on the front nine and two on the back nine while also adding back-to-back birdies on the par four third and fourth holes to sign for a score of 41 points.

Second place was taken by Cian Byrnes Jnr with a score of 39 points. Cian managed to make seven pars over the course of his round with two on the front nine and the remaining five on the back nine and also adding birdies on the par four eighth and par four eleventh on his way to signing for his score of 39 points.

Third place was taken by Joe McAvoy, also with a score of 39 points. Joe notched up a total of seven pars, three on the front nine and four on the back nine and also added a birdie on the par five fifth hole to sign for his score of 39 points.

1st Tremayne Brook (16) 41 pts
2nd Cian Byrnes Jnr (12) 39pts
3rd Joe McAvoy (18) 39pts

Strandhill Lodge & Suites 18 Hole Stableford

Sunday’s Strandhill Lodge & Suites sponsored 18 hole stableford was played in difficult conditions with wind and rain but despite this some very good scores were returned. Robbie Henneberry took first place with a score of 36 points in a round that saw him make twelve par putts including nine pars on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine. Robbie also added a birdie on the par four thirteenth to complete his 18 holes with a score of 36 points.

Second place was taken by Pat Hickey with a score of 34 points. Pat scored five pars over the course of his round with three on the front nine and two on the back nine while also adding back-to-back birdies on the par five fifth and par four sixth to complete his round with a score of 34 points.

Third place was taken by Jim Glynn with a score of 33 points. Jim scored a total of nine pars over the course of his round including five-in-a-row from the fourth to the eighth holes respectively and the remaining four on the back nine on his way to scoring 33 points.

1st Robbie Henneberry (07) 36pts
2nd Pat Hickey (09) 34pts
3rd Jim Glynn (11) 33pts

Bank Holiday Monday 18 Hole Open Stableford

Open Week came to a close on Bank Holiday Monday with an 18 hole club stableford competition and it was Tom Hanlon from New Forest Golf Club who took first place with a score of 37 points. Tom scored a total of six pars over the course of his round with five on the front nine, including three-in-a-row from the fifth to the seventh holes and the remaining par on the back nine to sign for a score of 37 points.

Second place was taken by Eamon McCafferty with a score of 33 points. Eamon scored four pars on the front nine and followed it up with a further two on the back nine while also scoring birdie on the par five fifth hole to take second place with a score of 33 points.

1st Tom Hanlon (16) 37pts
2nd Eamon McCafferty (12) 33pts

Friday Open Stableford

Last weeks Friday Open Stableford gave us a little taste of the summer that we’re long over due and this was reflected in the scores that were returned with eleven players posting scores of 36 points or better. Tristan Probst took first place with a score of 40 points in a round that saw him sink eleven pars with five on the front nine and six on the back nine. He also managed three birdies on the par five fifth, par four eighth and par four eleventh holes to sign for his score of 40 points.

Second place was taken by Philip Osbourne, also with a score of 40 points. Philip notched up a total of nine pars with five coming on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine. He also made three birdie puts on the par three second, par five fifth and par four sixteenth to secure second place with a score of 40 points.

Third place was taken by Brian Leonard with a score of 39 points. Brian managed a total of thirteen pars which included nine-in-a-row from the third to the eleventh holes respectively as well as adding a birdie on the par four twelfth hole to take third place.

1st Tristan Probst (06) 40pts
2nd Philip Osbourne (07) 40pts
3rd Brian Leonard (06) 39pts

Actual Insurance 18 Hole Strokeplay

Actual InsurancesSaturday’s Actual Insurance sponsored 18 hole strokeplay competition saw a return to the weather that we have become accustomed to this summer and the winds made scoring tough. Despite this, Colm Martyn benefited from his mid-week practice to post a round of 67 nett to take first place. Colm sank a total of six pars between over eighteen holes with four in a row on the front nine from the fifth to the eight and the remaining two coming on the back nine to take first place.

Second place was taken by Paul Cox with a nett score of 69. Paul notched up a total of seven pars over the course of his eighteen holes with four on the front nine and three on the back nine while also adding four birdies on the par four third, par four fourth, par four eleventh and par four thirteenth on the way to taking second place.

Third place was taken by Declan Rooney, also with a score of 69 nett. Declan scored ten pars over eighteen holes with five on each nine and he also added a birdie on the par five fifth hole to ensure he took third place.

1st Colm Martyn 87 – 20 = 67
2nd Paul Cox 74 – 05 = 69
3rd Declan Rooney 78 – 09 = 69

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday August 14th 2015
Friday Open 18 Hole Stableford

Saturday August 15th 2015
Glasshouse Hotel 18 Hole Stableford – White Tees

Sunday August 16th 2015
Club Fundraiser

Men’s Senior’s

Senior Society 05/08/15

1st Pat Flynn
2nd John Verdon
3rd Tony Mannion
4th Liam Maher

The planned golf outing to Castle Dargan for August 12th has been cancelled. Weekly outing in Strandhill on Wednesday August 12th.

Ladies News

Open Week Results

Tuesday July 28th

18 Hole Club Open Stableford
1st Stephanie Conlon 34pts

Thursday July 30th

Life Hair & Beauty 18 Hole Stableford
1st Lorna Hill 45pts
2nd Catherine Roche 39pts
3rd Stephanie Conlon 36pts

Ladies Senior’s
1st Imelda McSharry 22pts

Sunday August 2nd

Eamonn’s Meats 18 Hole Stableford
1st Pat Mooney 34pts
2nd Lorna Hill 33pts
3rd Mary Jo Keane 32pts

Club News

Strandhill Golf Club Fundraiser

Club Fundraiser

There will be a team scramble event this coming Sunday, August 16th for teams of four of any combination with two scores to count on every hole and all four to count on the eighteenth. Entry is €120 per team and teams can be entered by telephoning the golf shop on 071 91 68188.

Tommy Brett with Ireland Manager, Martin ONeill

Tommy Brett with Ireland Manager, Martin O Neill

Best Wishes

Strandhill Golf Club members and staff would like to extend our best wishes to our friend and colleague Tommy Brett (Rockin Tommy) who underwent surgery last Thursday. We wish you a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing you around the clubhouse again soon.

Course Ranger

Over the past couple of weeks, volunteers from the club have been carrying out Course Ranger duties on the course to put a stop to the practice of non members going out in the evening times and using the facilities without paying green fees. It has been a great success so far and we hope to continue to do it for the remainder of the season while the evenings remain bright.

We have a good amount of volunteers but we really need more so that we don’t have to call on the same people all of the time. We hope to build a panel of about 30 members so we only have to roster people on once every 2 weeks.

We currently have two people scheduled to be on the course every evening for approximately one hour from 7 to 8pm to check that everyone on the course has their green fees paid.

If you would like to volunteer, call John Rainey on 087 7752309 with your details and we will add you to the rota.


Latest News – 26-07-15

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Lady Captain's Prize Winner Christine Tighe

Lady Captain’s Prize Winner Christine Tighe

Men’s News

Friday Open Stableford

Friday’s 18 Hole Open Stableford competition was played in difficult blustery conditions but despite the challenge presented to the players, some good scores were returned. First place was taken by Gerard Stone from Grange Golf Club with a score of 36 points. Gerard scored a total of eight pars over the course of his eighteen holes with five on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine to complete his round with 36 points.

Brian Leonard took second place, also with a score of 36 points. Brian managed a total of thirteen pars with eight coming on the front nine and the remaining five on the back nine to secure second place

Third place was taken by John Treacy from Castle Dargan Golf Club, also with a score of 36 points. John notched up a total of nine pars, five on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine while also adding a birdie on the par four sixth hole to ensure he signed for his score of 36 points.

1st Gerard Stone (11) 36pts
2nd Brian Leonard (06) 36pts
3rd John Treacy (10) 36pts

Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Winner Padraig Tuffy

Lady Captain’s Prize to the Men Winner Padraig Tuffy

Lady Captain Grainne Henneberry’s Prize to the Men

Lady Captain Grainne Henneberry’s Prize to the Men was played in some of the best conditions possible for golf with virtually no wind and beautiful sunshine for the majority of the competition and there was some fantastic golf played as was reflected in the score returned.

Padraig Tuffy took first place with an outstanding score of 34 points for 12. Padraig managed a total of six pars over the twelve holes and also added birdies on the par five first, par four fourth, par four tenth and par four eleventh to set the benchmark for the competition.

Second place was taken by Anthony Skeffington with an excellent 12 hole total of 31 points. Anthony scored six pars in the opening six holes and added a further three pars and a birdie on the par four tenth to sign for his score of 31 points.

Third place was taken by Jackie Coyle with an excellent score of 30 points. Jackie scored a total of five pars over the course of his 12 holes to secure third place.

1st Padraic Tuffy (09) 34pts
2nd Anthony Skeffington (08) 31pts
3rd Jackie Coyle (14) 30pts

Connacht Close Under 18 Competition

Strandhill shared the hosting of this years Connacht Close U12, U14, U16 and U18 qualifiers with Loughrea Golf Club last Tuesday as all four categories fought it out for 30 places from each of the categories who would progress to the finals which is being held at Galway Bay Golf Resort on Tuesday August 11th. Strandhill Golfer, Ciaran Henry was among the field in the U18 category and he played some excellent golf to finish only two strokes of the lead with a score of 76 nett to ensure he booked his place in the final. Well done Ciaran and everyone at the club wishes you the best of luck in the final.

Connacht Shield Trials

Connacht Shield Trials 2015

The first of the trials for this years Connacht Shield took place on Thursday evening last and there was a good turnout of players. Trials continue this coming Thursday evening at 6:30pm and are open to players with a handicap of between 1 and 20.

The first match will be away against Enniscrone on Tuesday August 4th. Any player who falls within the handicap bracket and would like to try out is asked to contact Colin Foran on 087 2579436.

Open Week

Strandhill Golf Club Open Week 2015

It’s Open Week at Strandhill Golf Club this week and we have open competitions every day for both ladies and men. Open will continue up to Bank Holiday Monday, August 3rd.

This Weeks Fixtures

Monday  July 27th 
John Kent Sports 18 Hole Open Stableford

Tuesday July 28th
The Valet Depot 18 Hole Open Stableford

Wednesday July 29th
Tindell Wines 18 Hole Open Stableford

Thursday July 30th
McCormack Car Sales 18 Hole Open Stableford

Friday July 31st
Fiddlers Creek 18 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday Aug 1st
Compupac 18 Hole Open Stableford

Sunday Aug 2nd
Strandhill Lodge & Suites 18 Hole Open Stableford

Monday Aug 3rd
Bank Holiday Monday 18 Hole Club Open Stableford

Ladies News

Thursday July 23 Italian Quarter

1st Finnuala Burke 42pts
2nd Mary Coyle37pts
3rd Ann Monaghan 35 pts
4th Stephanie Conlon 34pts

Seniors

1st Breege Cullinan  21pts.

Lady Captains Grainne Henneberry’s Day

The sun shone on Saturday as a huge number of members turned out to support Grainne on her Captains Day.  Grainne was joined by her family & Guests. Grainne thanked her hard working committee, Council, course staff, shop and catering staff and all the members who had helped make the year to date so enjoyable. The festivities continued well into the night. The worthy winner on the day was Christine Tighe.

Results

Lady Captain Grainne Henneberry Prize Winner
Christine Tighe 70nett

1st Mary Corcoran 71nett
2nd Brona Galvin 72nett
3rd  Kathleen Kelpie 72 nett
4th Claire Gallagher 72 nett
5
th Stephanie Conlon 73 nett
6th Gillian Ballantyne 76 nett

Front 9 Mary Coyle 34 nett
Back 9 Marian Quinn 37 nett

Committee Prize Ann Cox 78 nett
Past Captains Ena Cahill 78 nett

Seniors

1st Laura Walsh 19 pts
2nd Marie Shields 18 pts

Longest drive Ursula Hughes
Nearest the Pin Gillian Ballantyne
Mystery Prize Carina Collins
Guest Men Alan Patterson

Lady Captains Prize to the Men

1st Padraig Tuffy 34pts
2nd Anthony Skeffington 31pts
3rd Jackie Coyle 30 pts
4th
 Padraig Watters 29pts.

Fixtures

Open week
Sunday July 26-Sunday August 2 with daily ladies & gents competitions

Thursday July 30th 2015
Life hair & Beauty 18 Hole Stableford Open
10 Hole for seniors

Sunday August 2 2015
Eamonn’s Meats 18 Hole Stableford Open.

Club News

Course Ranger

Over the past couple of weeks, volunteers from the club have been carrying out Course Ranger duties on the course to put a stop to the practice of non members going out in the evening times and using the facilities without paying green fees. It has been a great success so far and we hope to continue to do it for the remainder of the season while the evenings remain bright.

We have a good amount of volunteers but we really need more so that we don’t have to call on the same people all of the time. We hope to build a panel of about 30 members so we only have to roster people on once every 2 weeks.

We currently have two people scheduled to be on the course every evening for approximately one hour from 7 to 8pm to check that everyone on the course has their green fees paid.

If you would like to volunteer, call John Rainey on 087 7752309 with your details and we will add you to the rota.

Strandhill Golf Club Course Video

Strandhill Golf Club Aerial Photograph

Some of our more eagle eyed members may have noticed strange flying object above the course over the last few months and wondered what it was all about. The video below will give you a small peak of what is currently in the works. We had a local company come in and shoot drone footage from the air of the holes on the course and this was kindly supported by Colm Martyn Landscaping Services who contributed towards the cost of video shoot. We will use the completed video footage to put together a promotional video to showcase what our club has to offer and we hope that this will attract visitors from far and wide to come play at Strandhill Golf Club. Having seen the completed footage, I can guarantee that it is visually spectacular as it showcases not only the course but the surrounding country.

The video is currently being edited and will be made into a full length video, showing the course in its full splendor as well as shorter clips of individual holes. There are also a number of aerial photos which will also be publish over the coming weeks.


Latest News – 19-07-15

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Ireland Manager, Martin O'Neill pictured with Lady Captain, Grainne Henneberry, Captain Michael Phelan & Chairman Padraig Watters

Ireland Manager, Martin O’Neill pictured with Lady Captain, Grainne Henneberry, Captain Michael Phelan & Chairman Padraig Watters

Men’s News

Castle Davitt Furniture 18 Hole Stableford

Castle Davitt Furniture, SligoSaturday’s Castle Davitt Furniture 18 V Par competition saw some good scores returned with eleven players finishing all square or better and it was the players that went out later in the day who capitalized and took the top two places. Mark Gerrity took first place with a score of 5 up. Mark scored a total of thirteen pars, eight on the front nine and the remaining five on the back nine while also adding a birdie on the par four sixteenth hole to finish in first place with a score of 5 up.

Second place was taken by top three regular, Mark Rooney with a score of 4 up. Mark scored a total of thirteen pars with seven coming on the front nine and the remaining six on the back nine while also adding three birdies on the par five fifth, par four tenth and par four fifteenth to secure second place.

Third place was taken by Norman Ashe, also with a score of 4 up. Norman, the only player from the top three to play in the morning managed a total of ten pars with six coming on the front nine including five-in-a-row from the third to the seventh holes and then adding the remaining four on the back nine.

1st Mark Gerrity (10) 5up
2nd Mark Rooney (03) 4up
3rd Norman Ashe (13) 4up

Bree’s Bar 18 Hole Stableford

Bree's Bar StrandhillSunday’s Bree’s Bar sponsored 18 Hole Stableford competition got off to a damp start but the weather improved dramatically as the morning progressed. Camillus Conboy took first place with an excellent score of 41 points. Camillus scored a total of ten pars over the course of his round with six on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine, including three-in-a-row from the fourteenth to the sixteenth holes respectfully to sign for a score of 41 points.

Second place was taken by Pat Lee with a score of 39 points. Pat scored a total of eight pars over the course of his eighteen holes with five coming on the front nine and the remaining three coming on the back nine. He also sank three putts for birdie on the par three second, par three ninth and three fourteenth on the way to signing for a score of 39 points.

Third place was taken by Frank Keaney with a score of 38 points. Frank scored a total of six pars over the course of his eighteen holes with two on the front nine and the remaining four coming on the back nine on the way to signing for his score of 38 points.

1st Camillus Conboy (15) 41pts
2nd Pat Lee (07) 39pts
3rd Frank Keaney (15) 38pts

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday July 24th 2015
Friday Open 18 Hole Stableford

Sunday July 26th 2015
Open Week – EJ’s Menswear 18 Hole Stableford – White Tees

Open Week

Strandhill Golf Club Open Week 2015

Next Sunday sees the start of Open Week and it will continue right through the week and finish on the following Bank Holiday Monday. All Open competitions will be played from the white tees. We would ask all players to be considerate of those using the course after you during the week and kindly rake bunkers and repair pitch marks. Best of luck to everyone taking part and we hope you all have a great Open Week.

Jack O’Sullivan

Commiserations to our Jack O’Sullivan team who lost out to Enniscrone in what can only be described as horrendous conditions on Thursday evening. The club would like to wish Enniscrone Golf Club the best of luck for the rest of the competition.

Connacht Shield Trials

The trials for this year’s Connacht Shield Team will take place on Thursday July 23rd and 30th at 6:30pm. The trials are open to players with handicaps ranging from 1 to 20. The first match will be away against Enniscrone on Tuesday August 4th.

Any player who falls within the handicap bracket and would like to try out is asked to contact Colin Foran on 087 2579436 or add your name to the list in the locker room. We look forward to seeing you at the trials.

Men’s Senior’s

Senior Society

1st Michael I Henry
2nd Frank Keaney
3rd Joe Finan
4th Frank Carroll

Next seniors’ outing in Strandhill will be on Wednesday August 5th 2015.

Ladies News

Bree’s Bar 18 Hole Strokeplay
1st Stephanie Conlon 72 nett
2nd Julie Baker 73 nett
3rd Gráinne Henneberry 74 nett
4th Gillian Ballantyne 75 Nett

Front 9 Brigid Glynn
Back 9 Imelda McSharry

Abbott Ireland 18 Hole Stableford
1st Mary Coyle 38 pts
2nd Marian Quinn 37 pts
3rd Mary Corcoran 35 pts
4th Elaine Coghill 35 pts

Front 9 Breege Cullinan
Back 9 Cathy Flynn

This Week’s Fixtures

Thursday July 23rd 2015
The Italian Quarter 18 Hole Stableford

Saturday July 25th 2015
Lady Captain’s Day – Gráinne Henneberry – 18 Hole Stroke/Medal

Sunday  July 26th 2015
Open Week – Life Pharmacy, Strandhill 18 Hole Stableford

Open Week

Open week runs from 26th July to 2nd August with competitions taking place each day for ladies so please spread the word to friends at other Golf clubs.

Lady Captain’s Day

The timesheet & Dinner Menu for Lady Captain’s day are on the notice board in the upstairs locker room.   Please put your name up as soon as possible – the draw for partners will be made on Wednesday evening and will be posted on the notice board and also sent out by email.  The Lady Captain’s Dinner will take place at 7pm on Saturday evening with presentation of Prizes and music following.

Lady Captain’s Prize to the Men

Lady Captain’s Prize to the men will be a 12 Hole Stableford competition on Saturday 25th July, timesheet open from 1.45pm.

Flowers

If anyone would like to donate some flowers or greenery from their garden for Lady Captain’s Day, there will be buckets left in the upstairs toilet on Thursday.  Thanks.

Club News

Martin O’Neill & FAI Visit to Strandhill Golf Club

Last Friday saw the F.A.I. Golf Society pay a visit to Strandhill Golf Club to play an 18 hole competition and Ireland Manager, Martin O’Neill relaxed after what was a busy week in Sligo for him with a round of golf accompanied by Captain Micheal Phelan and Derek Gray. After being presented with a Strandhill Golf Club Sweater, posing for photos and signing a few autographs, Martin who was quickly re named Máirtín by Michael, got his game of golf off to the perfect start by driving down the middle of the first fairway.

Even the strong winds didn’t dampen the spirits as the trio set about their business. Martin was quickly appointed as chief putt reader after displaying an eye for the line and there were high fives abound as putt after putt dropped.

We would like to thank Martin O’Neill and the F.A.I. for choosing Strandhill Golf Club to play their annual golf society outing.

 

Martin O'Neill being presented with a Strandhill Jumper from Captain Michael Phelan

Martin O’Neill being presented with a Strandhill Jumper from Captain Michael Phelan

Captain Michael Phelan Castle Dargan Captain, Kevin Conlon with Ireland Manager Martin O'Neill

Captain Michael Phelan Castle Dargan Captain, Kevin Conlon with Ireland Manager Martin O’Neill

Ireland Manager Martin O'Neill teeing off on the first at Strandhill Golf Club

Ireland Manager Martin O’Neill teeing off on the first at Strandhill Golf Club

Martin O'Neill playing his second shot to the fifth green

Martin O’Neill playing his second shot to the fifth green

Debating the options for the second shot to the 6th

Debating the options for the second shot to the 6th

Sharing a funny moment on the 7th tee

Sharing a funny moment on the 7th tee

Martin O'Neill tending the flag on the 7th hole

Martin O’Neill tending the flag on the 7th hole

Lining up the putt on the 10th

Lining up the putt on the 10th

Admiring the tee shot on the 11th

Admiring the tee shot on the 11th

Course Ranger

The club are looking to form a voluntary panel of members who are available to do Course Ranger on certain evenings during the week. If you can spare an hour in the evening once a week, please contact the Golf Shop and we will add your name to the roster.

We would also ask that all members have their membership tags clearly visible on their bags. If you need a membership tag, they are available from the office.

Open Week

This year’s Open Week starts on Sunday July 26th and runs until Monday August 3rd. Full details of the fixtures are available on the fixtures page of the club website.

Connacht Junior Close Qualifiers

Strandhill Golf Club will play host to the Connacht Junior Close Qualifiers this coming Tuesday morning as golfers battle it out for the top 30 places in each of the four categories who will qualify for the final which is to be held at the Galway Bay Golf Resort on Tuesday August 11th. Categories are under 12, under 14, under 16 and under 18. Come along and cheer on Strandhill Golfer, Ciaran Henry as he competes for one of the 30 places in the under 18’s category. Ciaran tees off at 8:30am and will play with Robert Grimes from Enniscrone & Dylan Craig from Tubbercurry.

See full draw here

Functions at Strandhill Golf Club

Book your party at Strandhill Golf Club

Planning a function in the coming months? Strandhill Golf Club is the perfect venue to host that function or special occasion with facilities such as a spacious dining area offering panoramic views of the course and the majestic dunes that act as a back drop. So whether its a Birthday Party, Communion, Confirmation, Wedding or Funeral, Strandhill Golf Club can cater for your every requirement. For more information or to book, contact us on 071 9168188.


Latest News – 12-07-15

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Gerry Fox

Gerry Fox. Winner of Colm Martyn Landscaping 18 Hole Stableford

Mens News

Friday Open Stableford

This week’s Friday Open Stableford was played in changeable conditions and it took a great score of 39 points to secure victory for Mick Cahill. Mick scored a total of five pars over the course of his 18 holes, three on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine and also added two birdies, one on the par five first and the second on the par four eleventh to ensure he did enough to take first place.

Mark Rooney continued his recent good run of results by coming home in second place with a score of 38 points. Mark scored a total of eight pars, distributed equally between the front and back nine’s and also added birdies on the par five first, par five fifth, par four tenth and par three thirteenth to secure second place.

Third place was taken by Mark Wehrly with a score of 36 points. Mark scored a total of seven pars over his eighteen holes with four on the front nine and three on the back nine while also adding five birdies on the first, fifth , seventh, eleventh and difficult eighteenth to close out his round with 36 points.

1st Mick Cahill (13) 39pts
2nd Mark Rooney (03) 38pts
3rd Mark Wehrly (02) 36pts

Colm Martyn Landscaping Stableford

Colm Martyn Garden Services & Landscaping Saturday’s Colm Martyn Landscaping 18 Hole Stableford was played in very changeable conditions with persistent rain making scoring difficult from midday until early afternoon. It was Gerry Fox who took first place with his score of 38 points in a round that consisted of ten pars, four on the front nine and six on the back nine while also adding birdies on the first, fifth and eighth holes to sign for his score of 38 points.

Second place was taken by Tony Mannion with an excellent score of 37 points. Tony scored a total of five pars over the course of his eighteen holes, four of them on the front nine and the remaining one on the back nine to enter the clubhouse with a score of 37 points and second place.

Third place was taken by Gerard Fitzpatrick with a score of 36 points. Gerard scord a total of four pars over his eighteen holes with three coming on the front nine and the remaining par coming on the back nine. He also added two birdies on the par four eleventh and par four thirteenth holes to score 36 points.

1st Gerry Fox (05) 38pts
2nd Tony Mannion (20) 37pts
3rd Gerard Fitzpatrick (19) 36pts
4th Jim Kenahan (16) 36pts

JF Hanley Stableford

JF Hanley GroundcareSunday’s JF Hanley Groundcare sponsored 18 hole Stableford competition saw a vast improvement in the weather and this was reflected in the scores returned. First place was taken by Philip Osbourne with a score of 41 points. Mark scored nine pars over his eighteen holes with five coming on the front nine including four-in-a-row from the second to the fifth holes while the remaining four came on the back nine. He also added three birdies on the eighth, fifteenth and seventeenth holes to close out his round with 41 points.

Second place was taken by Martin Campion with a score of 40 points. Martin made a total of eight pars over his eighteen holes with five on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine while also adding a birdie on the par three fourteenth to secure second place.

Third place was taken by Stephen English with a score of 38 points. Stephen managed a total of eleven pars, four on the front nine and the remaining seven on the back nine while also book-ending his front nine with birdies on the first and ninth holes to secure third place with a score of 38 points.

1st Philip Osbourne (09) 41pts
2nd Martin Campion (16) 40pts
3rd Stephen English (07) 38pts
4th M.D. Cox (07) 38pts

This Weeks Fixtures

Friday July 17th 2015
Friday Open Stableford

Saturday July 18th 2015
Castle Davitt Furniture Men’s 18 V-Par – White Tees

Sunday July 19th 2015
Bree’s Bar Men’s 18 Hole Stableford – White Tees

Men’s Seniors

1st Gerry McMorrow
2nd Sean McMorrow
3rd Jim Murphy
4th Hugh Gallagher

Next Senior outing Wednesday July 15th 2015.

Ladies News

Apple Green 18 Hole Stableford

1st Ena Cahill (21) 38pts
2nd Finnuala Burke (30) 34pts
3rd Ann Cox (15) 33pts
4th Caroline Peacock (22) 33pts

Marion Coyne Perpetual Cup

1st Lorna Hill (13) 42pts
2nd Gillian Ballantyne (17) 37pts
3rd Therese Cosgrove (14) 37pts
4th Anne McNulty (25) 36pts

Congratulations to Lorna Hill, winner of this year’s Marion Coyne Perpetual Cup, presented by Jim & Mary Coyne. Lady Captain Gráinne Henneberry presented a cheque for €500 to Mary for “Young Sligo for Leukaemia”. Well done to all who took part.

Marion Coyne Perpetual Trophy

Marion Coyne

Marion Coyne Perpetual Trophy & prizes

Marion Coyne Perpetual Trophy & prizes

President Mary Coyle, Mary Coyne, Lorna Hill, Grainne Henneberry  and Jim Coyne with the Marion Coyne Perpetual Trophy

President Mary Coyle, Mary Coyne, Lorna Hill, Grainne Henneberry and Jim Coyne with the Marion Coyne Perpetual Trophy

Lady competitors pictured with Mary & Jim Coyne after the presentation of the Marion Coyne Perpetual Trophy

Lady competitors pictured with Mary & Jim Coyne after the presentation of the Marion Coyne Perpetual Trophy

This Week’s Fixtures

Thursday July 16th
Bree’s Bar 18 Hole Stroke Medal (Please play in 3 ball as it is strokeplay)

Sunday July 19th
Abbott Ireland 18 Hole Stableford

Lady Captain Grainne Hennebery Captain’s Day

Grainne Henneberry - Lady Captain 2015, Strandhill Golf ClubLady Captain Grainne Henneberry will hold her Captain’s Day on Saturday July 25th. The time sheet for the day is posted in the locker room and players can add their names to the sheet in their chosen hour and groups will be drawn within that hour. Details of the menu are also posted on the notice board. The format is 3 Ball Strokeplay.

Grainne would love to see as many people as possible come out and support her on her Captain’s Day. As always, it promises to be a great day and evening with music and lots of craic.

Best Wishes

The ladies branch would like to wish Lily Cunningham a speedy recovery after her recent illness.

Club News

Lady Captain & Captain’s Prize to the Juniors

Lady Captain Grainne Henneberry & Captain Michael Phelan’s Prize to the Junior’s will take place on Tuesday 14th July from 7pm.

Junior Golf

We will be restarting our Junior Golf Program again for the year this Tuesday, July 14th at 6:30pm. The program will consist of a nine week schedule, the first three of which will be golf lessons for beginners with PGA Professional, Keith O’Neill starting on Tuesday 21st July, followed by three weeks of skills lessons including tee shots, pitching, chipping and putting followed by three weeks of competitions and fun and games.

Registration costs €99, including membership for 1 year and is open to boys and girls of all ages and we will provide all of the equipment.

We also have special offers available for adult beginners. For more information or to reserve you place, call 071 9168188 ext. 32.

Junior Golf at Strandhill Golf Club 2015

Volunteers Required

We are looking for volunteers for this coming Tuesday evening to help with the registration of new Junior golfers as well as assist on the course for the Captain’s Prizes for the Juniors. We ask that as many people as possible come along and help out in any way that they can. As anyone involved with the Junior coaching will tell you, it’s a fun and rewarding experience.

Open Week

This year’s Open Week starts on Sunday July 26th and runs until Monday August 3rd. Full details of the fixtures are available on the fixtures page of the club website.