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Diageo Ladies Winter League Final 2014/15

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Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final

Diageo Ladies Winter League Final


Latest News – Week Ending 22-02-15

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Joe McAvoy - Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League Final 2015 - Week One

Joe McAvoy – Winner of Saturday’s Club Stableford Competition with 34 points

Men’s News

Friday Open 15 Hole Stableford Competition

Friday’s Open Stableford competition was played in changeable conditions with wind and showers making conditions challenging for all who took to the course on the day but despite the weather, some very good golf was played. First place was taken by regular Friday Open competitor, Dave Moriarty. Dave made the best of the tough conditions to return a score of 33 points to take first place with a round that saw him record no less than four pars.

Second place was taken by Gearoid O’Fatharta from Connemara Isles Golf Club with a score of 31 points. Gearoid got his round off to a great start by getting a par on the opening hole and sinking a birdie putt on the par four, fourth hole. He followed this up with three more pars over the final six holes to sign for his score of 31 points.

1st Dave Moriarty (18) 33 pts
2nd Gearoid O’Fatharta (12) 31pts

Saturday 15 Hole Club Stableford Competition

Saturday’s 15 Hole Club Stableford competition was also played in changeable conditions with the weather improving as the morning went on and as usual, there was a great turnout. In form Joe McAvoy carried his good form from the Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League into Saturday’s competition by returning a score of 34 points to take first place. Joe carded an impressive 8 pars including three in a row from holes eight to ten and another three in a row from the twelfth hole to the fourteenth hole on his way to victory.

Second place was taken by David Lindsay with a score of 32 points. David managed no less than nine pars over the course of fifteen holes including seven in a row from the fourth hole to the tenth hole.

Third place was taken by Clive Boyle with a score of 30 points. Clive made 3 pars and added two birdies on the par four eleventh and the par three fourteenth to ensure he secured third position.

1st Joe McAvoy (18) 34 points
2nd David Lindsay (09) 32 points
3rd Clive Boyle (10) 30 points

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League Final – First 18

The first 18 holes of the 36 hole final for the Strandhill Lodge & Suites sponsored Winter League was played on Sunday in conditions that started out bright and sunny but deteriorated to wind and rain by the time the teams that were first out were completing their rounds. However, this didn’t have any effect on the scoring and some exceptional golf was played on the day. The final 18 holes will be played this coming Sunday. Details of the scores are below.

Winter League Finals

 Team  Score
 Kevin Cryan/Ciaran Cryan  8 Up
 Martin Cunningham/Peter Carr  8 Up
 John Stewart/ Enda Halloran  6 Up
 Michael Keane/ Michael Kivlehan  6 Up
 John Scanlon/T Conlon  5 Up
 Martin Cronin/Dave Moriarty  4 Up
 Martin Cadden/ Tristan Probst  4 Up
 Colin Martyn/ Frank Hannon  3 Up
 Gerry Kilbride/Noel Tivnan  3 Up
 Derek Gray/ Robbie Kelly  3 Up
 Anthoyn Skeffington/ John Mc Hugh  3 Up
 Michael O’Beirne/ Francis O’Beirne  3 Up
 Ciaran Henry/ Cian Byrnes  2 Up
 Aiden Gaynor/ Patsy Gallagher  2 Up
 Gerry Fox/ Ruairi Fox  2 Up
 Padraig Watters/ Eddie Watters  2 Up
 Robbie Henneberry/ Joe Hanney  2 Up
 Andy Leggett/ Jim Coyne  2 Up
 Frank Gannon/ Pat Togher  1 Up
 Alan Parkinson/ Ronan Keane  Level
 Colm Rochford/Joe McAvoy  Level
 Rory O’Connor/ Pat Lee  Level
 Brian Henry/ Joe Tuffy  1 Down
 Stephen English/ Jimmy Kiernan  2 Down
 Enda Scanlon/ Padraig Mc Manus  2 Down
 Jim Owens/ Declan Mc Cabe  11 Down

 

Non Qualifiers

 Team  Score
 Dessie Timbs/David Lindsey  6 Up
 Tony Quigley/ Jimmy Glynn  3 Up
 Michael Phelan/ Colin Foran  2 Up
 Mickey Mc Tiernan/ Mick Walsh  1 Up
 Jimmy Treacy/ Kevin Mc Manamon  Level
 Alan Lillis/ A.P Lillis  Level
 Leo Mc Nally/ J Martyn  1 Down
 Jimmy Noone/Sean Mc Morrow  2 Down
 Eddie Rushe/Sean Conlon  5 Down
Bernard O Mahony/Jim Finan  6 Down
Noel Gerrity/ O Feehily 7 Down
Shay O’Dowd/ Fintan Monaghan 7 Down

 

Time Sheet for Final 18 Holes

Qualifiers
Qualifiers tee times are determined by their score in the first 18 holes with the pairings with the best scores from the the first 18 holes going out last. Qualifiers will tee off between 9:30 and 11:30am and will go out in ascending score order. The slots for the pairings have been pre-booked on the BRS system so be sure to check to see what time you have been allocated.

Non Qualifiers
Non Qualifiers can tee off between 8:00 and 9:30 and can choose their own partnering team.

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday February 27th 2015
Friday 15 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday February 28th 2015
15 Hole Club Stableford Competition

Sunday March 1st 2015
Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League – Final – Second 18 Holes

Competition Sponsorship

It’s that time of the year where the men’s competition committee are starting to put together the competition fixtures and sponsors for the coming year. Sponsors play a vital role in the success of competitions at Strandhill Golf Club and without their continued support, we would be unable to offer the quality of competition that we’ve had in years past.

To that end, if there are any members who know of someone or indeed who would be interested in sponsoring a competition themselves at Strandhill Golf Club this year, you can speak to any member of the men’s committee.

Men’s Senior’s

Senior Society

1st Andy Leggett
2nd Tommy Basquille
3rd Martin Cronin
4th Eddie Watters

Next outing Wednesday February 25th 2015

Ladies News

Results

Thursday February 20th 2015

12 Hole Stableford Competition
1st Lucy Devaney 26pts
2nd Gillian Ballantyne 24pts
3rd Christine Tighe 23pts

Sunday February 22nd 2015

Daily Mail Foursomes
1st Mary Coyle & Chris Owens 56 nett
2nd Peggy Nolan & Claire Gallagher 56.5 Nett

Well done and good luck to Mary & Chris who go forward to play against Enniscrone in the first round.

This Week’s Fixtures

Thursday February 26th 2015
12 Hole Stableford
10 Hole Seniors

Saturday February 28th 2015
Diageo Winter League Final

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO LADIES GOLF ON SUNDAY 1ST MARCH AS THE MEN ARE PLAYING THE FINAL OF THEIR WINTER LEAGUE.

Could any ladies who have not put their name up for the meal on Saturday evening please do so on or before this Thursday 26th. Buffet will take place at 6pm with. Presentation of prizes directly afterwards.

Club News

Bunker & Tee Box Refurbishment

Refurbishment work is being carried by the green-keeping staff on bunkers at the 9th and 12th holes and these bunkers are now Ground Under Repair and are clearly marked. There are drop zones in the vicinity of the bunkers where your ball can be played from, should your ball come to rest inside the GUR.

Ground levelling work has also been carried out to the third tee box and will re-open in the coming weeks. Players should continue to use the temporary tee for the third hole until notified.

Leveling work on the 3rd tee

Leveling work on the 3rd tee

Refurbished bunker on the 9th hole

Refurbished bunker on the 9th hole

Refurbished bunker on the 12th hole

Refurbished bunker on the 12th hole


Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League Final – Week One

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Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League Final 2015 - Week One

Michael Phelan & Colin Foran - Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League Final 2015 - Week One

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League Final 2015 - Week One

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League Final 2015 - Week One

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League Final 2015 - Week One

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Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League Final 2015 - Week One

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League Final 2015 - Week One

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Latest News – Week Ending 15-02-15

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The 7th Green at Strandhill Golf Club

The 7th Green at Strandhill Golf Club

Men’s News

Friday Open Stableford

The Friday Open Stableford competitions saw some very close competition for the top slots with the top 6 players only separated by six points. Two players, Patsy Gallagher & Martin Cunningham finished on the same score of 32 points each but it was Patsy who took the top slot on a countback. Patsy scored seven pars over his round including three-in-a-row from the eighth to the tenth holes on the way to signing for his score. Martin Cunningham secured second place, also with a score 32 points adding four pars over the course of his round.

1st Patsy Gallagher(13) 32 points
2nd Martin Cunningham (22) 32 points

Saturday 15 Hole Club Stableford

Saturday’s 15 Hole Stableford Competition was played in dry but gusty conditions and there was a great turn out of competitors, despite the fact that it was Valentine’s Day. The standard of golf on the day was extremely high with some excellent scores being returned. Frank Gannon took first place with an excellent score of 36 points for his 15 holes scoring five pars and adding back to back birdies on holes thirteen and fourteen to sign for his 36 points.

Second place on the day was taken by Martin Cronin with a score with a score of 33 points. Martin scored seven pars over the course of his round including four-in-a-row from the tenth to the thirteenth holes inclusive. Andy Leggett took third place, also on a score of 33 points in a round that saw him hole no less than eight par putts, including four-in-a-row from the sixth to the ninth holes and adding a birdie on the par four thirteenth hole for good measure.

1st Frank Gannon (14) 36 points
2nd Martin Cronin (12) 33 points
3rd Andy Leggett (11) 33 points

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League

Strandhill Lodge & Suites

Week nine and the conclusion of the group stages of the Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League was played on Sunday in blustery conditions with rain arriving later in the morning. With competition tight for the remaining places in the final, there was some very exciting golf played. You can see the group standings by clicking here. The results for this week are as follows:

Group A

B Harte & P Little lost to B Mahony & J Finan
J Tuffy & B Henry beat D Dolan & J Dolan
G Fox & R Fox lost to E Halloran & J Stewart
E Rushe & S Conlon Jnr drew with M Keane & M Kivlehan
M Cadden & T Probst drew with M Walsh & M McTiernan

Group B

J Coyne & A Leggitt beat O Feehily & N Gerrity
A Skeffington & J McHugh beat P Glynn & B Glynn
T Quigly & J Glynn beat C Kilbride & D Glynn
F Gannon & P Togher beat M Cunningham & P Carr
F O’Beirne & M O’Beirne beat J Scanlon & T Conlon

Group C

M Phelan & C Foran beat D Moriarty & M Cronin
P Watters & E Watters beat K Cryan & C Cryan
J Noone & S McMorrow beat F Monaghan & S O’Dowd
A Lillis & A Lillis beat D McGowan & C McManus
D McCabe & J Owens lost to R Henneberry & J Hanney

Group D

D Timbs & D Lindsay lost to C Rochford & J McAvoy
N Tivnan & G Kilbride lost to C Henry & C Byrnes
C Martyn & F Hannon beat C Hegarty & P McCaffery
L McNally & J Martyn lost to R O’Connor & P Lee

Group E

Pat McManus & L Culkin lost to Padraig McManus & E Scanlon
D Gray & R Kelly drew with J Treacy & K McManaman
J Rainey & S Gleeson beat A Parkinson & R Keane
S English & J Kiernan beat M Farrell & N Ashe
P Gallagher & A Gaynor beat N Dykes & J Hackett

Winter League 9 Hole Singles Stableford Competition

Week 7 Jan 25th
Front Nine: Kevin Cryan (22) – 24 points
Back Nine: Dessie Timbs (2) – 18 points

Week 8 Feb 8th
Front Nine: Joe McAvoy (22) – 24 points
Back Nine: Mick Phelan (12) – 21 points

Week 9 Feb 15th
Front Nine: Jimmy Noone (16) – 22 points
Back Nine: Rory O’Connor (3) – 18 points

Weekly winners of the 9 hole competition may be subject to change based on the winners of sections and overall prizes as prizes are limited to one per player. Players will receive the highest value prize.

Section Winners

Section A
M Keane / M Kivlehan 22pts

Section B
F O’Beirne / M O’Beirne 24pts

Section C
R Henneberry / J Hanney 20pts

Section D
J McAvoy / C Rochford 21pts

Section E
Padraig McManus / E Scanlon 20pts

 

After what was an exciting group stage with some some great golf and a few surprise results along the way, the following pairings have advanced to the finals.

E Watters & P Watters, F Gannon & P Togher, D Gray & R Kelly, J Tuffy & B Henry, G Fox & R Fox, C Martyn & F Hannon, A Skeffington & J McHugh, M Cunningham & P Carr, A Leggett & J Coyne, R Henneberry & J Hanney, M Keane & M Kivlehan, F O’Beirne & M O’Beirne, Padraig McManus & E Scanlon, R O’Connor & P Lee, C Rochford & J McAvoy, A Parkinson & R Keane, M Cadden & T Probst, J Scanlon & T Conlon, E Halloran & J Stewart, D McCabe & J Owens, M Cronin & D Moriarty, N Tivnan & G Kilbride, C Henry & C Byrnes, J Kiernan & S English, K Cryan & C Cryan, P Gallagher & A Gaynor.

The finals will be played over 36 holes with the first 18 to be played this coming Sunday, February 22nd and the final 18 to be played on Sunday March 1st. Pairings and time slots for the qualifiers have been drawn and all qualifiers will tee off this coming Sunday between 9 and 11 am and the timesheet has been booked in advance so be sure to check for your allocated time slot and pairing. The pairings and order for the final 18 will be based on the scores returned the previous week. The top 2 pairings with the best scores from Sunday February 22nd will be paired together for the final 18 holes on March 1st and will tee off last in the order with the next best pairings to precede them and so on down the order.

The non-qualifiers can play with the pairing of their own choosing and tee times are available for booking from 8am to 8:50am and from 11:10am to 12pm. If you do not have a team to partner with, please contact the golf shop and Cyril or Maurice will endeavour to organise one for you.The format for both competitions is V Par with scores from each 18 being added together to calculate your final score.

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday February 20th 2015
Friday 15 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday February 21st 2015
15 Hole Club Stableford Competition

Sunday February 22nd 2015
Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League – Final – First 18 Holes

Competition Sponsorship

It’s that time of the year where the men’s competition committee are starting to put together the competition fixtures and sponsors for the coming year. Sponsors play a vital role in the success of competitions at Strandhill Golf Club and without their continued support, we would be unable to offer the quality of competition that we’ve had in years past.

To that end, if there are any members who know of someone or indeed who would be interested in sponsoring a competition themselves at Strandhill Golf Club this year, you can speak to any member of the men’s committee.

Competition Prizes

All prizes won up to the end of January in Club Competitions have now been added to each members GUI card.

Men’s Senior’s

Senior Society

1st John McHugh
2nd Bill Cashell
3rd Mick Cahill
4th Paddy Kearns

Next outing Wednesday February 18th 2015

Ladies News

The final qualifying round of our Diageo Sponsored Winter League took place on Sunday – the following are the pairings that qualified:

YELLOW SECTION
Stephanie Conlon & Christine Tighe 16 pts
Lucy Devaney & Ann Monaghan 16 pts,
Bridget Glynn & Cass Smith 15 pts
Anne McNulty & Mary Coyle 13 pts

RED SECTION
Maura Butler & Meg Leahy 21 pts
Brona Galvin & Kathleen Kelpie 19 pts
Deirdre Connolly & Lea McDaid 15 pts
Grainne Henneberry & Margaret Gerrity 15 pts

GREEN SECTION
Caroline Peacock & Vivian Foley 24 pts
Clare McLoughlin & Pat Mooney 16 pts
Mary Golden & Claire Gallagher 16 pts
Carmel Clarke & Ena Cahill 14 pts

Well done to Caroline & Vivian for a very impressive clean sweep of victories over their 8 matches. The Timesheet for Qualifiers and Non Qualifiers for the final on Saturday 28th February is listed below. The List for the Winter League Buffet is in the upstairs locker room please put down your name asap. The Buffet will take place at 6pm with the presentation of prizes directly afterwards.

Qualifiers Timesheet

10.20 Anne McNulty & Mary Coyle/ Maura Butler & Meg Leahy
10.30 Carmel Clarke &Ena Cahill/ Clare McLoughlin & Pat Mooney
10.40 Stephanie Conlon & Christine Tighe/ Grainne Henneberry & Margaret Gerrity
10.50 Deirdre Connolly & Lea McDaid/ Brigid Glynn & Cass Smith
11.00 Mary Golden & Claire Gallagher/ Lucy Devaney & Ann Monaghan
11.10 Brona Galvin & Kathleen Kelpie/ Caroline Peacock & Vivian Foley

Non Qualifiers Timesheet

11.20 Ann Henry & Grainne Gilmartin/ Catherine Phelan & Nora Taigue
11.30 Olivia Kenny & Virginia Curran/ Marie Healy & Maxie Slowey
11.40 Ann Millar & Michelle Griffin/ Ann Hegarty & Ann Kelly
11.50 Therese Cosgrove & Lorna Hill/ Cathy Flynn & Agnes Kennedy
12.00 Elaine Coghill & Marian McHugh/ Chris Owens & BreegeCullinan
12.10 Siobhán Kelly & Mary Corcoran/ Marianne Little & Anne T Collins
12.20 Ann Cox & Gillian Ballantyne/ Ann Carroll & Helen Horan

Results

Thursday 12th February 12 Hole S/ford

1st Sheila McCrann 26 pts
2nd Carmel Clarke 23 pts
3rd Ena Cahill 22 pts
4th Kathleen Kelpie 22 pts

Diageo Winter League Weekly

Front Nine – Mary Corcoran & Siobhán Kelly 3 up
Back Nine – Therese Cosgrove & Lorna Hill 3 up

Fixtures

Thursday 19th February
12 Hole S/Ford & 10 Hole S/ford Senior Comp.

Saturday 21st February
Daily Mail Foursomes Qualifier – 15 Hole Foursomes Stroke Competition (please note that this is changed from original date of Sunday as the mens winter league final is taking place) –. There will be no ladies competition on Sunday 22nd February.


Latest News – Week Ending 08-02-15

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Captain’s Drive In 2015

Captain's Drive In 2015

Last week’s Captain’s Drive In for 2015 was a massive success and a great day was had by all, despite the wintry conditions. Captain’s Michael Phelan and Grainne Henneberry would like to thank all the members who turned out in support on the day and also those who sent their best wishes. Special thanks to John Rainey for taking the photos, to Cyril & Maurice for organising the teams on the morning and to Derek & staff for the very welcome hot buffet in the evening. Celebrations continued into the evening with music by Hughie Lowry.

The winners of this year’s team scramble event were Robert Kelly, Anne McNulty, Padraig Tuffy and Eileen O’Connor. Congratulations to this years winners and thank you to all for taking part.

Men’s News

Sunday 15 Hole Club Stableford

Last Sunday’s 15 Hole Club Stableford Competition was played in contrasting conditions from the previous day’s Captain’s Drive In where gail force winds were the order of the day. Sunday was dry with low winds making for better golfing conditions and this was reflected in the scores that were returned. It was handicap secretary, Joe Tuffy who came out on top on the day with a score of 34 points. Joe’s round consisted of no less than six pars, three on each nine as well as a birdie on the par five fifth hole to make his score of 34 points.

The ever present Francis O’Beirne finished in second place just one point behind Joe on 33 points. Frances was the picture of consistency as he recorded pars on nine out of the fifteen hole played on the day including six-in-a-row from the first to the sixth holes respectively.

Jim Glynn took third place, just one point behind Frances with a score of 32 points. Jim played really well recording no less than seven pars and adding two birdies on the the par five fifth and par three fourteenth holes respectfully.

Congratulations to Frank Keaney who scored a fantastic eagle on the par four, twelfth hole. Well done Frank.

1st Joe Tuffy (14) 34 points
2nd Francis O’Beirne (09) 33 points
3rd Jim Glynn (08) 32 points

Friday Open Stableford

The Friday Open Stableford competitions have been few and far between since the start of the year due to the weather with last Friday’s being only the second one held in 2015. Friday weather however was perfect as there was little or no wind and clear skies which allowed for some good scores to be returned.  Martin Howley took first place with a score of 35 points and was the measure of consistency scoring five pars on his way to signing for his winning score.

Second place was taken by Zbigniew Pikvl who actually won the only other staging of the Friday Open in early January 2015, making it first and second places so far for Fridays. Zbigniew recorded three pars and added two excellent birdies on the par four, third and par four, eighth holes respectfully to sign for his score of 34 points.

1st Martin Howley (19) 35 points
2nd Zbigniew Pikvl (17) 34 points

Saturday 15 Hole Club Stableford

The mild weather of late continued for Saturday and allowed for some outstanding scores to be returned for the competition. First place was taken by Declan Rooney with an outstanding score of 40 points for 15 holes. Just to put Declan’s score into perspective, 40 points would generally be good enough to secure victory in an 18 hole competition let alone a 15 hole one.

Second place was taken by Paul Cox with a score of 35 points while Con Hegarty took third place with a score of 34 points.

1st Declan Rooney (08) 40 points
2nd Paul Cox (03) 35 points
3rd Con Hegarty (17) 34 points

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League

Week eight of the Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League was played on Sunday in foggy conditions with little or no wind. Play was delayed due to poor visibility but once the fog cleared it was all systems go. You can see the group standings by clicking here. The results for this week are as follows:

Group A

B Harte & P Little beat D Dolan & J Dolan
J Tuffy & B Henry beat E Halloran & J Stewart
G Fox & R Fox lost to M Keane & M Kivlehan
E Rushe & S Conlon Jnr lost to M Walsh & M McTiernan
M Cadden & T Probst lost to B Mahoney & J Finan

Group B

J Coyne & A Leggitt lost P Glynn & B Glynn
A Skeffington & J McHugh lost to C Kilbride & D Glynn
T Quigly & J Glynn lost to M Cunningham & P Carr
F Gannon & P Togher drew with J Scanlon & T Conlon
F O’Beirne & M O’Beirne beat O Feehily & N Gerrity

Group C

M Phelan & C Foran beat K Cryan & C Cryan
P Watters & E Watters beat F Monaghan & S O’Dowd
J Noone & S McMorrow lost to D McGowan & C McManus
A Lillis & A Lillis lost to R Henneberry & Joe Hanney
D McCabe & J Owens lost to M Cronin & D Moriarty

Group D

D Timbs & D Lindsay beat P Gallagher & P Keaveney
D Conlon & S Conlon lost to  C Henry & C Byrnes
N Tivnan & G Kilbride beat  C Hegarty & P McCaffrey
C Martyn & F Hannon beat R O’Connor & P lee
L McNally & J Martyn lost to C Rochford & J McAvoy

Group E

P McManus & L Culkin drew with J Treacy & K McManaman
D Gray & R Kelly lost to A Parkinson & R Keane
J Rainey & S Gleeson lost to N Ashe & M Farrell
S English & J Kiernan beat N Dykes & J Hackett
P Gallagher & A Gaynor lost to  Padraig McManus & E Scanlon

The final week of the qualifying stages takes place this coming Sunday and competition is still wide open in all of the groups. The top five teams from each group will progress to the next stage of the tournament and next Sunday promises to be an exciting finale to the group stages.

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday February 13th 2015
Friday 15 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday February 14th 2015
15 Hole Club Stableford Competition

Sunday February 15th 2015
Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League – Week 9

Competition Sponsorship

It’s that time of the year where the men’s competition committee are starting to put together the competition fixtures and sponsors for the coming year. Sponsors play a vital role in the success of competitions at Strandhill Golf Club and without their continued support, we would be unable to offer the quality of competition that we’ve had in years past.

To that end, if there are any members who know of someone or indeed who would be interested in sponsoring a competition themselves at Strandhill Golf Club this year, you can speak to any member of the men’s committee.

Men’s Senior’s

Senior Society

1st Alan Lillis
2nd Martin Farrell
3rd Paddy Watters
4th Jimmy Giblin

Next outing Wednesday February 11th 2015

Ladies News

Junior Alliance

68 ladies played in our very successful Junior Alliance last Thursday in glorious weather conditions. The results of the 15 hole competition were as follows:

1st Peggy Nolan (Strandhill) 32pts
2nd Kathleen Vesey (Strandhill) 30pts
3rd Halogue Malone (Enniscrone) 28pts
4th Pauline Lennon (Castle Dargan) 27pts
5th Una Campbell (Longford) 25pts
6th Mary Corcoran (Strandhill) 25pts

Gross Margaret Rhatigan (Co. Sligo) 14pts

Front 7 Claire Gallagher (Strandhill) 14pts
Back 8 Jean Folan (Enniscrone) 16pts

0 – 18 Category Ann Cox (Strandhill) 32pts

Diageo Winter League

Front 9 Ann Monaghan & Lucy Devaney 1 up
Back 9 Meg Leahy & Maura Butler 4 up

Fixtures

Thursday February 12th
12 Hole Stableford Competition
10 Hole Senior Stableford Competition

Sunday February 15th
Diageo Winter League Qualifying – Final Round

Winter League Meeting

Ladies please note that our Winter League meeting and draw for the final will take place on Sunday 15th, directly after golf. Also could all pairings please make sure they return their Team Scorecard on Sunday 15th as if there are ties in a group after next week the team score on the day will be the deciding factor for qualification. Top four teams in each group to Qualify.

Club News

Official Opening

Mary Henry Officially Opens the recent developments at Strandhill Golf Club

Mary Henry from Strandhill Lodge & Suites officially opens the recent developments at the club

Mary Henry from Strandhill Lodge & Suites officially opened the new developments to Strandhill Golf Club that were carried out over the closing months of 2014. As part of the re-development work, the car park at the rear of the clubhouse has been completely resurfaced and relined. There is also a beautiful new stone wall with a marble sign taking pride of place at the front of the clubhouse, greeting you as you enter the golf club. The opening ceremony was officiated by Captain Michael Phelan, Lady Captain, Grainne Henneberry and President Brian Harte with Mary Henry cutting the ribbon to declare the development officially open. Strandhill Golf Club would like to thank the Henry family and all at Strandhill Lodge & Suites for their fantastic support.

Welcome To Strandhill Golf Club

A warm welcome awaits you at Strandhill Golf Club