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Latest News – 28-06-15

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Justin Byrne from the Confederation of Golf Ireland  at our Stand at the Lisheen Show on Sunday.

Justin Byrne from the Confederation of Golf Ireland at our Stand at the Lisheen Show on Sunday.

Men’s News

Friday Open 18 Hole Stableford

This week’s Friday Open Stableford was played in sunny conditions with gusting wind making scoring difficult. Jimmy Noone fought through the conditions to take first place with a score of 39 points in a round that saw him score a total of five pars, two on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine to ensure victory.

Second place was taken by Stephen English, one point back with a score of 38 points. Stephen notched up a total of eight pars, five on the front nine and three on the back nine while also book-ending the front nine with birdies on the first and the ninth holes to secure second place.

1st Jimmy Noone (17) 39pts
2nd Stephen English (08) 38pts

See full results here

Italian Quarter 18 Hole Stableford

The Italian QuarterSaturday’s Italian Quarter sponsored 18 Hole Stableford competition was played in similar conditions to the previous day with winds effecting the players. Competition for the top places was extremely close with only four points separating first and eleventh places and only one point between first and fourth places. It took a count-back to decide the winner as Martin Farrell came out victorious with a score of 37 points. Martin sank a total of six par putts over the course of his eighteen holes, three on the front nine and three on the back nine, including three in a row from the tenth to the twelfth holes on the way to signing for his score of 37 points and first place.

Second place was taken by Adrian Wynne on count-back, also with a score of 37 points. Adrian scored a total of thirteen pars, six on the front nine and seven on the back nine while also adding an impressive eagle on the par five first and a birdie on the par five fifth hole to sign for his score of 37 points.

Third place was also decided on a count-back with both Eugene Gilligan and Diarmuid Finan both finishing with scores of 36 points but it was Eugene who took third place. Eugene scored a total of six pars with four on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine, including par on the difficult eighteenth hole to close out his round.

1st Martin Farrell (17) 37pts
2nd Adrian Wynne (02) 37pts
3rd Eugene Gilligan (17) 36pts
4th Diarmuid Finan (08) 36pts

See full results here

Strandhill Golf Club Midsummer Classic winners , Castle Dargan Captain Kevin Conlon, David Donovan, David Kennedy & Ray O'Grady

Strandhill Golf Club Midsummer Classic winners , Castle Dargan Captain Kevin Conlon, David Donovan, David Kennedy & Ray O’Grady pictured with Lady Captain Grainne Henneberry & Captain Michael Phelan

Midsummer Classic 18 Hole Scramble

Sunday saw the staging of the inaugural Midsummer Classic 18 Hole Team Scramble Event and it turned out to be a massive success with a large number of teams competing for some fantastic prizes. The clubhouse was buzzing all day with everyone asking, “Has there been a hole in one yet?” The focus was on the 17th hole throughout the day as player after player tried their best to win a golf buggy for themselves by scoring a hole in one. Quite a few players came extremely close with Padraig Watters just trickling past the edge of the hole and Anthony Skeffington just coming up short with their tee shots. There was a festive atmosphere in both the clubhouse and on the course as the teams also posed for team selfies which were then displayed in the clubhouse over the course of the day, each one generating a laugh and lively conversation as they were displayed on the TV in the bar.

Strandhill Midsummer Classic Selfie Competition Winners

The first of the teams got the competition under way at 8am and and there was a steady flow from then up until the last group tee’d off at 4pm. Competition was extremely close all day long and the clubhouse was rife with rumours of rounds in the very low fifties. With the Sligo Concert Band and music from Dean McGowan in the background, the bar-b-que got underway at 6pm as the last few teams made the turn from the front to the back nine. The clubhouse was full of competitors and locals from the Lisheen Show as the last of the teams finished their rounds at 8:15pm and it was all system’s go to get the scores tallied for the presentation.

The team from Castle Dargan with Captain Kevin Conlon, David Donovan, David Kennedy and Ray O’Grady took first place with an exceptional score of 52.9 in a team round that saw them score eleven birdies and an eagle. Second place was taken by Dean McGowan, Sean Higgins, Paul Dolan and Jonny Dolan with a team score of 54.5 while third place was taken by Mark Rooney, Declan Rooney, Ian Rossiter and Annette Kearns with a score of 55.1.

We would like to say a big thank you to all the staff, volunteers, committee members and players who played a part in our Midsummer Classic as well and the volunteers who attended the Lisheen Show representing Strandhill Golf Club. Your help ensured that everything ran like clockwork on the day and contributed towards being a very successful day. Well done to all involved. We would also like to say a massive thank you to all of our sponsors for providing such fantastic prizes.

Prizes

1st – 4 x 2 nights bed & breakfast and 1 evening meal at the Mespil Hotel, Dublin sponsored by Lee Hotels
2nd – 4 x Windows Tablets sponsored by Expert Electrical
3rd – 4 x Titliest Golf Bags
4th – 4 x Crested Jumpers sponsored by Proquip
5th – 4 x €50 Vouchers for Austie’s Bar & Restaurant
6th – 4 x €50 Vouchers for Heiton Buckley
7th – 4 x Green Fees for the Hudson Bay Athlone
8th – 4 x Dinner for 2 at the Riverside Hotel
9th – 4 x Lunch & Spa at Castle Dargan
10th – 4 x Dinner Sets from Homestore & More
11th – 4 x €25 voucher for Derry Taheny
12th – 4 x €25 Voucher for Eason’s

Winners

1st – Kevin Conlon, David Donovan, David Kennedy and Ray O’Grady – 52.9
2nd – Dean McGowan, Sean Higgins, Paul Dolan & Jonny Dolan – 54.5
3rd – Mark Rooney, Declan Rooney, Ian Rossiter & Annette Kearns – 55.1
4th – Michael Keane, Michael Kivlehan, Kevin English & Hugh Gallagher – 55.3
5th – Stephen English, Louis Cabena, Jimmy Glynn & Dessie Melly – 57.4
6th – Padraig Watters, P Corcoran, M Corcoran & Gerry Fox – 57.8
7th – Robbie Henneberry, Joe Hanney, Lorna Hill & Grainne Heneberry – 57.8
8th – John Howley, Eamon Howley, T Howley & Martin Dolan – 57.9
9th – Pat Lee, Sean Fenton, Therese Cosgrove & Colm Kavanagh – 58.1
10th – Martin O’Hara, Cyril O’Hara, Fintan Monaghan & Jim Kenahan – 59.2
11th – Adrian Wynne, Michael Phelan, Pat Collins & John White – 59.3
12th – Ciaran Fox, Ciaran Henry, Philip Moriarty & Ruairi Fox – 59.9

We’d like to say a big thank you to all our sponsors who supported us on the day.

MESPIL HOTEL
SLIGO PARK HOTEL
EXPERT SLIGO
AIG
HOOPER DOLAN
SOUTHERN HOTEL
RAY MCSHARRY
SEA NYMPH
UNICHEM
TURFCARE
AUSTIES BAR & RESTAURANT
GERRY QUINN ACCOUNTANT
SPRINGROVE
GENTS SENIOR SOCIETY STRANDHILL
TRA BAN RESTAURANT
EASONS
HEITON BUCKLEYS
MOFFITS
RIVERSIDE HOTEL
BALLISODARE COMPOSTING
DIVERSE DESIGN & PRINT
SLIGO CITY HOTEL
ABBEY FOODS
PROQUIP
PEARSE ROAD TYRES
POWERRIGHT
EMBASSY
PENNEYS
TESCO
DIVERSE PRINT & DESIGN

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday July 3rd 2015
Friday Open 18 Hole Stableford

Saturday July 4th 2015
Sligo Park Hotel 18 Hole Stableford – White Tees

Sunday July 5th 2015
President’s Day – Mrs Mary Coyle 18 Hole Strokeplay – White Tees

Ladies News

Radisson Blu Hotel 18 Hole Strokeplay

1st Mary Coyle – 68 nett
2nd Sheila McCrann – 70 nett
3rd Helen O’Dowd – 71 nett

Senior 10 Hole Stableford

1st Breege Cullinan

This Weeks Fixtures

Thursday July 2nd 2015
Strandhill Lodge & Suites 18 Hole Stableford

Sunday July 5th 2015
President’s Day – Mrs Mary Coyle 18 Hole Strokeplay

The time sheet for President’s Day is in the golf shop please ring to put your name down in the time slot you wish to be drawn in.  Please note the draw for playing partners will be made on Thursday evening – ladies will play with other ladies.  The list for the meal on Sunday evening is also in the shop.

Club News

Junior Golf

We will be running an open night for Junior boys and girls on Tuesday July 14th at 7pm. All are welcome to come along on the night. Our programme runs every Tuesday night with lessons and coaching for boys and girls. There will be information available on the night for those looking to join our Junior programme.

Thank You

The club would like to thank Justin Byrne from the Confederation of Golf in Ireland for doing a demo at our stand at the Lisheen Show last Sunday. It was a great success and the practice net was a big hit with the kids.

Condolences

The club would like to express their sincere condolences to the Carr family on the untimely passing of Ken Carr and also to Ken Higgins on the death of his mother Betty. May they rest in peace.

Functions 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.

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Latest News – 21-06-15

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Strandhill Golf Club, Sligo

Men’s News

Friday Open Stableford

Mark RooneyThis week’s Friday Open Stableford competition was played in contrasting conditions as it was dry in the morning but the weather took a turn in the afternoon to misty rain and it was the lower handicap players that made the best of the conditions to take the top three places on the day. First place was taken by Mark Rooney with a score of 41 points. Mark got his round off to the perfect start by sinking a birdie putt on the first hole and added four pars and a further two birdied on the sixth and seventh holes on the front nine. He added a further seven pars on the back nine while also making his fourth birdie of the round on the par four fifteenth hole to close out his round with a score of 41 points.

Second place was taken by Ciaran Henry with a score of 38 points. Ciaran had a total of twelve pars, distributed evenly with six on each nine, including six-in-a-row from the ninth to the fourteenth hole and adding two birdies on the par five fifth and par four eighth holes to ensure he signed for his score of 38 points.

Third place was taken by Rory O’Connor with a score of 35 points. Rory put together a round that included no less than eleven pars, including four in a row from the tenth to the thirteenth holes respectively and also added two birdies, one on the par five fifth and the second on the par four sixteenth on the way to signing for his score of 35 points.

1st Mark Rooney (04) 41pts
2nd Ciaran Henry (04) 38pts
3rd Rory O’Connor (03) 35pts

See full results here

Captain Michael Phelan’s Captain’s Day

Captain Michael PhelanMichael Phelan hosted his Captain’s Day on Saturday with family, friends and members of Strandhill Golf Club as well as Captain Kevin Conlon & President Dermot Fallon from Castle Dargan Golf Club. The golf got under way early with the first trio teeing off at 6:50am and it was the players who tee’d off before 8am that set the standard for the day. Jimmy Giblin was in the first trio and was the first to enter the clubhouse with a low score of 66 nett, followed ten minutes later by Michael Kivlehan with a score of 63 nett. Con Hegarty followed thirty minutes later, also with a 63 nett to take the joint clubhouse lead.

Ronnie Conlon posted a score of 65 nett to overtake Jimmy Giblin and take third place followed swiftly by Brian Henry, who posted a score of 66 nett to tie with Jimmy Giblin. Mark Gerrity rounded out the top six from the last trio to play, also with a score of 66 nett. David Lindsay and Noel McHale posted scores of 68 nett, followed closely by Dessie Timbs, Paul Cox and Michael Keane who all posted scores of 69 nett. Eddie Rush, Pat Lee, Enda Halloran, Colin Foran, Joe Hargadon, Patsy Gallagher, Michael I Henry, Colm Rochford and Frank Gannon all posted a score of 70 nett while Gerry Fox, Frank Carroll & John O’Donnell posted a score of 70 nett to make up the twenty one qualifiers who would take part in the final nine holes that would decide the winner.

With conditions completely different from the earlier part of the day as the winds increased significantly, it became a case of hold onto what you have from the earlier round and try not to make too many mistakes. Dessie Timbs posted the lowest score for his nine with a score of 32.5 nett, while David Lindsay and Brian Henry posted scores of 34 nett each to set the standard.

Brian Henry, WInner of Michael Phelans Captains Prize

Brian Henry. Winner of Michael Phelan’s Captains Prize

Con Hegarty and Ronnie Conlon fought to keep their places in the top three but dropped shots on important holes to make the job a little more challenging. Michael Kivlehan was in contention coming up the eighteenth but ended up with a difficult lie from his tee shot. This left him with little only one option for his second shot, a ball up the right hand side of the green keepers shed toward the first tee. What looked like a good shot to begin with, ended up hitting the bin on the first tee and the ball came to rest under the seat leaving Michael with no shot.

Con Hegarty was next to play and he played a shot which turned to be too low to clear the Green Keepers shed, ending up out of bounds. Michael Kivlehan got a ruling on his lie and got to drop his ball away from the seat, giving him a chance to reach the green in three. It wasn’t meant to be though as he he finished the hole to sign for a 27 hole total of 100.5 nett, half a shot behind the Captain’s Prize winner, Brian Henry who shot a 27 hole total nett score of 100.

Captain’s Prize Winner
Brian Henry (6) 66 + 34 = 100

Captain’s Day Results
1st Michael Kivlehan (17) 63 + 37.5 = 100.5
2nd Dessie Timbs (3) 69 + 32.5 = 101.5
3rd David Lindsay (10) 68 + 34 = 102
4th Paul Cox (4) 73 + 39 = 112 [Lowest Gross]
5th Ronnie Conlon (12) 65 + 37 = 102
6th Jimmy Giblin (17) 66 + 36.5 = 102.5
7th Con Hegarty (21) 63 + 39.5 = 102.5

Past Captains Prize
Eddie Rushe (20) 70 + 41 = 111

Senior Prize
Padraig Watters (23) 72

Visitors Prize
John Quinn (6) 66

Captains Prize to Ladies
1st Therese Cosgrove 85 – 14 = 71
2nd Lorna Hill 85 – 13 = 72
3rd Mary Coyle 96 – 23 = 73

Sunday Club 18 Hole Stableford

Sunday’s Club 18 Hole Stableford competition saw the winds stay strong which in turn made scoring difficult. Scoring was close among the top players with first and second places finishing on the same score of 35 points. Padraic Scanlon came out the winner after a count back with a round that consisted of a total of ten pars distributed equally between the front and back nines with five on each nine which was enough to take first place.

Second place was taken by M.D. Cox, also with a score of 35 points. M.D. made the best of the conditions and scored eight pars over the course of his round, four coming on the front nine and the remaining four coming on the back nine. He also added two birdies, the first coming on the par four eighth and the second on the par four sixteenth hole to claim second spot.

1st Padraic Scanlon (15) 35pts
2nd M.D. Cox (07) 35pts

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday June 26th
Friday Open 18 Hole Stableford

Saturday June 27th
The Italian Quarter 18 Hole Stableford – Blue Tees

Sunday June 28th
Strandhill Golf Club Midsummer Classic 18 Hole Open Scramble

Men’s Seniors

Senior Society

1st M O’Hara
2nd P McManus
3rd A Hamill
4th P Flynn

Next Senior outing is Wednesday July 1st

Ladies News

Captains Prize to Ladies

1st Therese Cosgrove 85 – 14 = 71
2nd Lorna Hill 85 – 13 = 72
3rd Mary Coyle 96 – 23 = 73

Horan’s Pharmacy 18 Hole Stableford

1st Fiona Moylan (25) 36pts
2nd Gillian Ballantyne (17) 36pts
3rd Ann Monaghan (29) 35pts

Congratulations to Therese Cosgrove who was the winner of the prize sponsored by Brian Kiernan, Innisfree Costa Blanca Holidays.

This Weeks Fixtures

Thursday June 25th
Radisson Blu Hotel/Chrissie Scanlon Trophy 18 Hole Stroke/Medal
10 Hole Senior Stableford

Sunday June 28th
Strandhill Golf Club Midsummer Classic 18 Hole Open Scramble

Congratulations

Congratulations to Gertrude Crummy who was the outright winner of the Harte Matchplay Cup.

Cup Competition Fixture

Could those competing in the Knocknaganny & Council Cups please organise to play your matches so that we can get the cup presentations made as soon as possible.

Club News

Midsummer Classic at Strandhill Golf Club

Midsummer Classic 18 Hole Scramble

We will be running a Midsummer Classic 18 Hole Open Scramble Competition followed by a BBQ and music by Dean Mahon & friends on Sunday, June 28th 2015. The competition is open to teams of four of any combination and entry is €120 per team.

There will be thousands of euros worth of prizes on offer including golf buggies for a hole in one, golf gear, electronic devices, weekend breaks, meal vouchers and much much more. There will also be prizes for the longest drive, closest to the pin as well as a special prize of €100 for the best team selfie posted to our Facebook page on the day. It’s guaranteed to be a great day and night out so be sure to enter your team early to avoid disappointment.

You can book your team by telephoning the golf shop on 071 9168188, ext 32.

 

Win a buggy at Strandhill Golf Club Summer Classic

Volunteers Required

We are on the lookout for volunteers to help out on the day of the Midsummer Classic 18 Hole Scramble on Sunday, June 28th. Anyone interested in helping out can give their name to Sandra in the office or John Rainey on 087 7752309.

Junior Golf Volunteers Required

The Junior Conveners are looking for volunteers to come along on Tuesday evenings between 7 and 8:15pm and assist with the Junior Golf Programme. More volunteers means that we can focus our attention on smaller groups of children. Anyone interested in getting involved can contact Paddy Doherty on 086 2199963. Thanks to all who came along last Tuesday evening and hopefully we’ll see you again this week.

Functions 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.

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Latest News – 14-06-15

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The Clubhouse at Strandhill Golf Club

Men’s News

Friday Open Stableford

This week’s Friday Open Stableford competition was played in glorious sunshine and with the course in fantastic condition, some excellent scores were returned. It was a closely fought affair with the top ten places only separated by three points and only two points between first and third. Joe Tuffy made it win number three for the year, adding to his wins in February and May with a score of 41 points in Friday’s competition. Joe notched up a total of twelve pars over the course of his round with seven on the front nine including four-in-a-row from the first to the fourth hole and the remaining five on the back nine which also included four-in-a-row from the eleventh to the fifteenth holes on the way to signing for 41 points. Needless to say, the knife was mercilessly wielded and applied to his handicap immediately after.

Second place was taken by Mark Gerrity, one point behind, with a score of 40 points. Mark put together a round that included a total of nine pars with three coming on the front nine and the remaining six coming on the back nine, notching up five in a row along the way from the eighth to the twelfth hole. Mark also added a birdie on the par four third hole to put the icing on the cake for a round of 40 points.

A total of five players were in contention for third place with scores of 39 points but It was Ciaran Ryan who did enough to take the final spot among the prizes. Ciaran scored a total of seven pars during his round with three on the front nine and the remaining four-in-a-row on the back nine while also adding a birdie on the par four sixteenth hole on the way to signing for his score of 39 points.

1st Joe Tuffy (15) 41pts
2nd Mark Gerrity (13) 40pts
3rd Ciaran Ryan (17) 39pts

See full results here

Sean Conlon Chartered Accountant / Padraig Tuffy QFA 18 Hole Strokeplay

Sean Conlon / Padraig Tuffy Competition SponsorsSaturday’s Sean Conlon & Padraig Tuffy sponsored 18 hole strokeplay competition was played in similar conditions to Friday’s competition and this was reflected in the scores that were returned. Scoring was extremely close yet again with the top three finishers returning the same score. Tristan Probst came out on top and took first place with his score 68 strokes, managing a total of ten pars spread equally between the front and back nine, including four-in-a-row from the seventh to the eleventh holes. Tristan also added birdies on the par four third and par four thirteenth holes to ensure he signed for his score of 68 nett.

Second place was taken by Pat Thornton also with a score of 68. Pat scored a total of six pars over the course of his round with four of them coming on the front nine and the remaining two coming on the back nine, scoring back to back pars on the second and third holes as well as the ninth and tenth holes to complete his round of 68 nett.

Third place was taken by Henry Parke, also with a score of 68. Henry was the measure of consistency throughout his round scoring four pars on the front nine and maintaining his score on the back nine to enter the clubhouse with a score of 68 nett.

1st Tristan Probst 74 – 06 = 68
2nd Pat Thornton 93 – 25 = 68
3rd Henry Parke 90 – 22 = 68

See full results here

Clifford Electric Bill Curley Cup 18 Hole Stableford

Clifford Electrical WholesalerThe good weather continued for this year’s Clifford Electric sponsored Bill Curley Cup as it turned out to be a battle of the “Pat’s”. First place was taken by Pat McManus with a score of 40 points. Pat got his round off to the perfect start by scoring back-to-back birdies on the first and second holes while adding a third birdie on the par four eleventh. Adding five pars over the course of his round including three-in-a-row on the final three holes, Pat enter the clubhouse with a winning score of 40 points.

Second place was taken by Pat Corcoran, two points behind the winner with a score of 38 points. Pat was steady throughout his round, adding four pars on the front nine and a further two on the back nine for a total of six pars, which was enough to secure second place.

Third place was taken by Pat Doherty, also with a score of 38 points. Pat got his round of to an ideal start by recording pars on the opening four holes and closing out the front nine with two more. Three further pars on the back nine ensured that Pat did enough to finish take third place with his score of 38 points.

1st Pat McManus (14) 40pts
2nd Pat Corcoran (19) 38pts
3rd Pat Doherty (15) 38pts

See full results here

Sligo Cancer Support Centre Annual Golf Fundraiser

The Sligo Cancer Support Centre Annual Golf Fundraiser was held at Co. Sligo Golf Club recently and there was a large entry of 47 teams. This years winners were from Strandhill Golf Club under the captaincy of Robbie Henneberry. The team of Robbie Henneberry, David Lindsay, Peter McDonell and Joe Hanney had a great score of 89 points in some very challenging windy conditions to take first place. Congratulations to all involved.

Cecil Ewing

Comiserations to our Cecil Ewing team who lost their match against Strokestown by a score of 3/2. We would like to wish Strokestown the best of luck for the remainder of the competition.

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday June 19th 2015
Friday Open 18 Hole Stableford

Saturday June 20th 2015
Captain’s Day – Captain Michael Phelan

Sunday June 21st 2015
Club 18 Hole Stableford – White Tees

Ladies News

Thursday 11th June

Breeogue Pottery 18 Hole Stableford
1st Attracta McGettrick 39 pts
2nd Ena Cahill 38 pts
3rd Cathy Flynn 37 pts

Gross Grainne Henneberry,

Front 9 Brona Galvin 21 pts.
Back 9 Sheila McCrann 20 pts.

See full results here

Senior 10 Hole Stableford
1st Ann Killian 17 pts.

See full results here

Sunday 14th June
Embassy Bar 18 Hole Stableford

1st Grainne Henneberry 38 pts
2nd Ann Monaghan 34 pts
3rd Lorna Hill 32 pts.

See full results here

This Week’s Fixtures

Thursday 18th June
Captains Prize to the Ladies 18 Hole Stroke/Medal

Sunday 21st June
Horans Pharmacy 18 Hole S/ford + 10 hole Stableford sponsored by Brian Kiernan, Innisfree Costa Blanca Holidays.

Best of Luck

We wish the very best of luck to Captain Michael Phelan on his Captain’s Day next Saturday 20th June. Michael would like this to be a Social occasion for the club and for members both ladies and gents to come along and enjoy the evening festivities with music by Hughie Lowry & his band. In keeping with tradition the day will kick off with mass in the clubhouse at 8.30am on Saturday morning.

Other News

Hard luck to our Intermediate Team captained by Ann Cox who fought a brave battle on Sunday against Athlone but were eventually beaten 3:2. The team members were:

Ena Cahill
Brigid Glynn
Peggy Nolan
Brona Galvin
Gillian Ballantyne.

Date For Your Diary

The Lady Captains Away outing to Westport Golf Club has now been arranged for Saturday 19th September.

Club News

Captain’s Day

2015 Mens Captain, Michael PhelanCaptain Michael Phelan’s Captains Day will take place this coming Saturday, June 20th. Please contact the golf shop to reserve your place. Your name will be drawn within the hour you have chosen to play.

The format will be the same as previous years with an 18 hole strokeplay competition and a nine hole play off in the evening for the top qualifiers. Players MUST have their membership fee paid up to date in order to enter and have played in a minimum of three qualifying competitions in the current calendar year before Captain’s Day and in order to be eligible to win the Captain’s Prize. Entry is €10.

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

The day will begin with mass in the clubhouse at 8:30am. We will be doing a buffet in the evening at a cost of €10 per head, which will include a glass of wine and music will be provided by Hughie Lowry. Pints of Becks will be €3 all day. Please give your name in the bar or golf shop if you plan on attending so we can get an idea of numbers. All welcome.

Midsummer Classic at Strandhill Golf Club

Midsummer Classic 18 Hole Scramble

We will be running a Midsummer Classic 18 Hole Open Scramble Competition followed by a BBQ and music by Dean Mahon & friends on Sunday, June 28th 2015. The competition is open to teams of four of any combination and entry is €120 per team.

There will be thousands of euros worth of prizes on offer including golf buggies for a hole in one, golf gear, electronic devices, weekend breaks, meal vouchers and much much more. There will also be prizes for the longest drive, closest to the pin as well as a special prize of €100 for the best team selfie posted to our Facebook page on the day. It’s guaranteed to be a great day and night out so be sure to enter your team early to avoid disappointment.

You can book your team by telephoning the golf shop on 071 9168188, ext 32.

 

Win a buggy at Strandhill Golf Club Summer Classic

Volunteers Required

We are on the lookout for volunteers to help out on the day of the Midsummer Classic 18 Hole Scramble on Sunday, June 28th. Anyone interested in helping out can give their name to Sandra in the office or John Rainey on 087 7752309.

Junior Golf Volunteers Required

The Junior Conveners are looking for volunteers to come along on Tuesday evenings between 7 and 8:15pm and assist with the Junior Golf Programme. More volunteers means that we can focus our attention on smaller groups of children. Anyone interested in getting involved can contact Paddy Doherty on 086 2199963.

Functions 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.

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Latest News – 07-06-15

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Midsummer Classic at Strandhill Golf Club

Men’s News

Friday Open Stableford

This weeks Friday Open Stableford threw up very challenging conditions in the form of strong winds and showers but despite this some good scores were returned. First to fifth places were only separated by 2 points with first and second places actually posting the same score of 35 points. It was Eamonn McCafferty who prevailed and took first place with his score of 35 points. Eamonn clocked up a total of seven pars over his round, three on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine including back to back pars on the par three seventeenth and the difficult par four eighteenth holes to enable him to sign for his score.

Second place was taken by Rory O’Connor, also with a score of 35 points. Rory had an excellent round of golf despite the conditions where he managed to score no less than eleven pars as well as adding three birdies on the par five fifth, par four eighth and par three seventeenth holes respectfully on the way to signing for his score of 35 points.

Third place was taken by John O’Gara from Roscommon Golf Club with a score of 34 points. John scored three pars over the course of his round and also added a birdie on the par five fifth hole to ensure he signed for a score of 34 points.

1st Eamonn McCafferty (12) 35pts
2nd Rory O’Connor (03) 35pts
3rd John O’Gara (21) 34pts

See full results here

Union Food Distributors 18 Hole Stableford

Union Food DistributorsSaturday’s Union Foods Distributors sponsored 18 Hole Stableford competition was played in similar weather conditions to Friday with strong winds and showers making scoring difficult. Declan Rooney added to his second place finish in last Saturday’s Whiteside’s SuperValu 18 Hole Stableford competition by taking first place with a score of 36 points. With nine pars including four-in-a-row on the front nine and five on the back nine while also adding two birdies, one on the par three ninth and the second on the par four fifteenth to make sure he signed for his winning score of 36 points.

Second place was taken by Jim Glynn with a score of 33 points. Jim scored a total of seven pars, three on the front nine and the remaining five on the back nine including four-in-a-row from the fourtennth to the seventeenth holes respectively to complete his round with 33 points.

Third place was taken by Noel Dykes, also with a score of 33 points in a round that saw him notch up three pars on the back nine while also adding a birdie on the par five fifth hole to ensure he took third place.

1st Declan Rooney (09) 39pts
2nd Jim Glynn (10) 33pts
3rd Noel Dykes (12) 33pts

See full results here

Armstrong Autobody 18 Hole V Par

Armstrong Auto Body, SligoSunday’s Armstrong Autobody sponsored 18 Hole V Par competition was played in contrasting conditions from the previous two days with light winds and glorious sunshine the order of the day.

First place was taken by Eddie Rush with a score of 4 up. Second place was taken by Louis Cabena with a shore of 3 up while Jimmy Noone was the top of the pile of a host of player who finished with a score of 2 up to take third place.

1st Eddie Rushe (22) 4 Up
2nd Louis Cabena (08) 3 Up
3rd Jimmy Noone (17) 2 Up

See full results here

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday June 12th  2015
Friday Open 18 Hole Stableford

Saturday June 13th 2015
Sean Conlon / Padraig Tuffy 18 Hole Stableford – White Tees

Sunday June 14th 2015
Clifford Electrical – Bill Curley Cup

Captain’s Day

2015 Mens Captain, Michael PhelanCaptain Michael Phelan’s Captains Day will take place on Saturday June 20th. Please contact the golf shop to reserve your place. Your name will be drawn within the hour you have chosen to play.

The format will be the same as previous years with an 18 hole strokeplay competition and a nine hole play off in the evening for the top qualifiers. Players MUST have played in a minimum of three qualifying competitions in the current calendar year before Captain’s Day in order to be eligible to win the Captain’s Prize.

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

Men’s Seniors

Senior Society

1st John Devaney
2nd Jimmy Glynn
3rd Alex Hamill
4th Jimmy Giblin

Next outing is Tuesday June 6th in Mullingar

Ladies News

Ladies Seniors 10 Hole Stableford

1st Helen O’Dowd (29) 17pts

See full results here

Wehrlys Jewellers 18 Hole Stroke Medal

1st Brigid Glynn 90 – 18 = 72
2nd Caroline Peacock 97 – 24 = 73
3rd Kathleen Kelpie 90 – 14 = 76

See full results here

Australian Spoons Scotch Fsomes S/ford

1st Mary Coyle / Kathleen Kelpie (18) 39pts
2nd Anne McNulty / Christine Tighe (24) 38pts
3rd Brona Galvin / Marianna Little (19) 37pts

See full results here

This Week’s Fixtures

Thursday June 11th 2015
Breeogue Pottery 18 Hole Open Stableford

Sunday June 14th 2015
The Embassy Bar 18 Hole Stableford

Club News

Midsummer Classic 18 Hole Scramble

We will be running a Midsummer Classic 18 Hole Open Scramble Competition followed by a BBQ and music by Dean Mahon & friends on Sunday, June 28th 2015. The competition is open to teams of four of any combination and entry is €120 per team.

There will be thousands of euros worth of prizes on offer including golf buggies for a hole in one, golf gear, electronic devices, weekend breaks, meal vouchers and much much more. There will also be prizes for the longest drive, closest to the pin as well as a special prize of €100 for the best team selfie posted to our Facebook page on the day. It’s guaranteed to be a great day and night out so be sure to enter your team early to avoid disappointment.

You can book your team by telephoning the golf shop on 071 9168188, ext 32.

Volunteers Required

We are on the look out for volunteers to help out on the day of the Midsummer Classic 18 Hole Scramble on Sunday, June 28th. Anyone interested in helping out can give their name to Sandra in the office or John Rainey on 087 7752309.

50/50 Draw Results

February
€100 – Eddie Rushe
€60 – Nuala O’Connor
€50 – Mary Coyle
€50 – Michael Phelan

March
€100 – Joe Hunt
€60 – Gene Anderson
€50 – Peter McGrath
€50 – Mary Coyle

April
€100 – Grainne Cawley
€100 – Paul Hynes
€50 – Joe Hunt
€50 – Mark Wehrly
€50 – Jim Owens
€50 – Fr D Gillooley
€28 – Joe Tuffy

Congratulations to all the winners.

Social Mixed Scramble & BBQ

A very enjoyable Social Mixed Scramble & BBQ took place on Sunday 31st May with 21 teams participating. Thank you to everyone who took part and supported Captain Michael and Lady Captain Gráinne in this event. John Lenehan provided the music followed by the Presentation.

Our thanks to our sponsors Homeland​ and Tom Kearney of Quality Meats who supplied the burgers. Thank you also to Derek and his team for organising the food and David Lindsay for constructing a state of the art BBQ for the club to use going forward.

Finally thank you to Cyril who efficiently got us organised to go on Sunday morning.

Results of Scramble:

1st Peggy Nolan, Clare Gallagher, Dessie Timbs & David Lindsay
2nd Pat Mooney, Virginia Curran, Sean McMorrow & Gerry McMorrow
3rd Lorna Hill, Gráinne Henneberry, Joe Hanney & Robbie Henneberry

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Functions 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.

Book your party at Strandhill Golf Club


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Knocknarea from Strandhill seafront – photographed over Strandhill Golf Course last week by Carver Photograpy

Men’s News

Friday Open Stableford

This week’s Friday Open Stableford was played in blustery conditions and this was reflected in the scores returned with the lower handicap players coming out on top. The top four places on the day were only seperated by two points with first and second places having to go to the back nine to decide a winner. Eamonn Byrne from Swinford Golf Club took first place with a score of 35 points with a round that saw him 10 pars, three on the fornt nine and seven on the back nine, including six-in-a-row from the ninth to the fourteenth holes. Eamonn also sank a birdie putt on the par four eighth hole to ensure he signed for his winning score of 35 points.

Second place was taken by Ciaran Henry, also with a score of 35 points. Ciaran was the epitome of consistency as he managed a total of twelve pars, spread equally between the front and back nines with six on each including six-in-a-row from the seventh to the twelfth holes. He also closed out his round with a par on the difficult 18th hole to ensure he did enough to secure second place with his score of 35 points.

Third place was taken by Gerard Henry from Tubbercurry Golf Club one point behind the leaders with a score of 34 points. Gerard scored a total of eight pars, four on the front nine and four on the back nine as well as adding birdies on the par four fourth and par four thirteenth holes to sign for his score of 34 points.

1st Eamonn Byrne (06) 35pts
2nd Ciaran Henry (05) 35pts
3rd Gerard Henry (06) 34pts

See full results here

Patsy Gallagher. Winner of Whiteside's SuperValu 18 Hole Stableford

Patsy Gallagher. Winner of Whiteside’s SuperValu 18 Hole Stableford

Whiteside’s SuperValu 18 Hole Stableford

Saturday’s Whiteside’s SuperValu 18 Hole Stableford competition saw conditions change as the day went on, starting out dry but with rain arriving later in the day. The scoring however was with the top twelve places finishing with 36 points or better. Whiteside's SuperValu BallisodareThe trend continued from the day before with first and second places posting the same score and being seperated by countback. Patsy Gallagher took first place with a score of 40 points in a round that saw him score a total of seven pars, five on the front nine and two on the back nine including three-in-a-row from the fifth to the seventh holes. He also added a birdie on the par four eleventh, a hole which doesn’t usually offer too many birdie opportunities on the way to signing for his winning score of 40 points.

Second place was taken by Declan Rooney, also with a score of 40 points. Declan scored a total of nine pars over the course of his 18 holes with six coming on the front nine and the remaining three coming on the back nine and he managed to squeeze in an impressive eagle on the par five fifth hole for good measure to put the icing on the cake of what was an impeccable round of golf.

Third place was taken by Mark Rooney, one point back with a score of 39 points. Mark scored a total of eight pars four on the front nine and four on the back nine and also added an impressive total of four birdies on the third, sixth, ninth and fifteenth holes to finish in third place with his score of 39 points.

1st Patsy Gallagher (17) 40pts
2nd Declan Rooney (10) 40pts
3rd Mark Rooney (05) 39pts

See full results here

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday June 5th  2015
Friday Open 18 Hole Stableford

Saturday June 6th 2015
Sean Conlon / Padraig Tuffy 18 Hole Stableford – White Tees

Sunday June 7th 2015
Armstrong Auto Body 18 Hole V-Par – Blue Tees

Men’s Seniors

Senior Open Competition

The next staging of the monthly Senior Open 18 Hole Stableford competition will take place on Wednesday June 3rd 2015. 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.

Senior Open Golf at Strandhill Golf Club

Ladies Results

Swagman Bar 18 Hole Stableford

1st Brona Galvin (21) 38pts
2nd Grainne Henneberry (12) 35pts
3rd Marie Rooney (11) 32pts

This Week’s Ladies Fixtures

Thursday June 4rd 2015
Wehrly’s Jewellers 18 Hole Stroke / Medal

Sunday June 7th 2015
Australian Spoons / Koppertopz / Yeats Tavern 18 Hole Stroke Foursomes

Presentation

There will be a presentation next Sunday 7th June after golf for any ladies who have won prizes between 7th May up to and including 7th June.  A list of prizewinners Will issue later in the week.

Club News

Social Mixed Scramble & BBQ

A very enjoyable Social Mixed Scramble & BBQ took place on Sunday 31st May with 21 teams participating. Thank you to everyone who took part and supported Captain Michael and Lady Captain Gráinne in this event. John Lenehan provided the music followed by the Presentation.

Our thanks to our sponsors Homeland​ and Tom Kearney of Quality Meats who supplied the burgers. Thank you also to Derek and his team for organising the food and David Lindsay for constructing a state of the art BBQ for the club to use going forward.

Finally thank you to Cyril who efficiently got us organised to go on Sunday morning.

Results of Scramble:

1st Peggy Nolan, Clare Gallagher, Dessie Timbs & David Lindsay
2nd Pat Mooney, Virginia Curran, Sean McMorrow & Gerry McMorrow
3rd Lorna Hill, Gráinne Henneberry, Joe Hanney & Robbie Henneberry

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Functions 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.

Book your party at Strandhill Golf Club