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Latest News – Week Ending 02-11-2014

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Michael Phelan giving a speech at the launch of this years Winter League

Michael Phelan giving a speech at the launch of this years Winter League

Men’s News

Saturday Club Stableford Competition

Saturday’s Club Stableford Competition was some of the wetter weather start to arrive at Strandhill Golf Club but this didn’t put players off. Gerry Fox finished the day at the top of the pile with a great score of 39 points. He got his round off to the perfect start by sinking a birdie putt on the par five first hole and followed that up with three consecutive pars before adding a second birdie on the par five fifth. Eight more pars followed including one on the difficult closing eighteenth hole to complete the winning round.

Second place was taken by Stephen English who sank two birdie putts in the first three holes and added seven pars including five in a row from the sixth to the tenth holes to sign for a score of 34 points. Third place was taken by Eugene Gilligan with a score of 33 points in a round that boasted no less than six pars including an impressive par on the difficult fourth hole.

Sunday Club Stableford Competition

Sunday’s Club Stableford Competition saw the rain clear somewhat but increasing wind making conditions difficult. Despite the conditions, Liam Kavanagh was able to return an exceptional score of 40 points. Liam’s round was made up of 8 pars, including five in a row from the third to the seventh holes and two birdies on the eight and eighteenth holes.

Michael O’Beirne continued his impressive form of late to add a second place finish to the third place finish he secured two weeks previous signing for a score of 39 points. Michaels round also included eight pars and he added a birdie on the par five fifth hole to sign for his score. Gerry Fox secured his second top three finish of the weekend by carding a score of 38 points to finish in third place. Gerry recorded no less than eight pars and added three birdies including back to back birdies on the par five fifth and par four sixth holes.

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League

The Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League will get underway this coming Sunday, November 9th. The BRS Booking System has been updated to facilitate booking front and back nines for the Winter League. The format for November 9th will be that groups A, B and C will play the front nine and Groups D and E will play the back nine. This will alternate every second Sunday thereafter. Details of the groups are available on the clubs website at strandhillgolfclub.com and on our Facebook page. We would ask that all players make themselves aware of the rules for the winter league and these can be found on the notice board in the men’s locker room. Players from outside the club can book their times by contacting the golf shop on 071 9168188, ext. 32. We would also ask that any player who hasn’t included their mobile number, please do so via the golf shop at the above number to facilitate notifying players of cancellations due to adverse weather conditions, should the need arise.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for attending the launch of this year’s winter league including our sponsor’s, Strandhill Lodge and Suites and also wish all of this year’s entrants the best of luck in the competition. You can view the group draw by clicking here.

Strandhill Lodge & Suites

Presentation of Prizes

A presentation of prizes for the months of August and September took place on Friday night last in the clubhouse. We would like to thank everyone who turned up and made the evening a fantastic success. It was great to see such a large crowd come along and show their support to both the competition winners and our sponsors. Congratulations to all who collected prizes.

Senior Society Results

1st M. Cahill
2nd J. Verdon
3rd H. Parke
4th J. Parke

Next outing Wednesday November 5th.

Seniors Open Competition

We will be launching our Senior Open Competition this coming Wednesday. The competition will held on the first Wednesday of every month from November to March. The format for the competition will be Stableford and will be played over 15 holes. Entry will cost €4 for members and €15 for non members. The normal timesheet will be in operation. We will also be running a our Fiver Food Menu on the day. You have the choice of a bowl Irish stew, mini breakfast or a toasted sandwich & soup for €5. For more details or to book a time, please contact the golf shop on 071 9168188, ext. 32

Strandhill Golf Club Senior Open Competition

Senior Society Captain’s Dinner

The Senior Society Captain’s dinner will take place on Wednesday, November 12th at 6:30pm. You can book your place by contacting the bar at 071 9168188.

Ladies News

Results

Thurs 30th October
1st Marie Rooney 34pts
2nd Sheila McCrann 31 pts.

Sunday 2nd November
1st Christine Tighe 3 up
2nd Therese Cosgrove 1 dn
3rd Ann Cox 1dn.

Fixtures

Thurs November 6th

Junior Alliance. Running draw from 9.00-12.00.am. All welcome.

Sun November 9th

First Round of the Diageo Winter League and the remaining rounds will be played on Nov 16th, Nov 23rd, Dec 7th, Dec 14th, Jan 18th, Jan 25th, Feb 8th Feb 15th. Book your tee time on the BRS system or through the shop. All Winter League information is posted on the notice board downstairs outside the ladies locker room.

Diageo Winter League

Diageo Winter League starts Nov 9th. The draw has taken place and there are 3 sections with 9 teams in each section-see sections attached. The Red Section will start on week 1 on the front 9 & the Yellow section will start on the back 9. The first 4 in the green section will tag to the same nines as the red section and the last 5 will tag to the same nines as the yellow section throughout the competition. You book your times on line through the BRS system or through the shop.

Everything relating to the Ladies Diageo Winter League will be posted on the notice board inside the back door beside ladies locker room. We will be playing the full course. This will be reviewed after Christmas and any changes will be posted under Local Rules on the Winter League notice board. Good Luck to everyone, play well and most important of all “enjoy”.

Club News

Course Upgrade Plans

Plans are underway to begin an upgrade of the course under the direction of Course Designer, Ally Macintosh in March 2015. We will announce more details of the work that will be carried out as soon as plans are finalised. Please be sure to support the course developments by entering our 50:50 draw. There are plenty of prizes every month so to be in with a chance of winning a cash prize, be sure to enter. Tickets are available in the golf shop, bar or in the office for just €8.

Condolences

Our good friend and fellow golfer, Paul Conlon has passed away suddenly at his home. Paul will be sadly missed by all his friends in Strandhill Golf Club. He was a real effervescent character who absolutely loved his golf and always wore a broad smile on his face. Our thoughts and prayers are now with his wife and family as they struggle to come to terms with his passing. May he rest in peace.


Men’s Presentation 31-10-2014

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Jennings & O'Donovan

Jennings & O’Donovan Back 9 Winner

Jennings & O'Donovan 3rd Place - Declan McCabe

Jennings & O’Donovan 3rd Place – Declan McCabe

Jennings & O'Donovan 2nd Place - Geoff Corcoran

Jennings & O’Donovan 2nd Place – Geoff Corcoran

Jennings & O'Donovan 1st Place - Jim Branley

Jennings & O’Donovan 1st Place – Jim Branley

Parkes Oil Back 9 Winner Pat Colins

Parkes Oil Back 9 Winner Pat Collins

Parkes Oil Fourth Place Eddie Rushe

Parkes Oil Fourth Place Eddie Rushe

Parkes Oil 1st Place - Noel Dykes

Parkes Oil 1st Place – Noel Dykes

Summerville Nursing Home 2nd Place - Joe Tuffy

Summerville Nursing Home 2nd Place – Joe Tuffy

Summerville Nursing Home 1st Place - Michael Cox collecting on behalf of Paul Cox

Summerville Nursing Home 1st Place – Michael Cox collecting on behalf of Paul Cox

Car Valeting Back  9 prize presented to Pat Lee by Eddie Mulrooney

Car Valeting Back 9 prize presented to Pat Lee by Eddie Mulrooney

Valet Depot Stableford Fourth place finisher Pat Hickey presented with his prize by Eddie Mulrooney

Valet Depot Stableford Fourth place finisher Pat Hickey being presented with his prize by Eddie Mulrooney

Valet Depot Stableford 1st place finisher Colin Foran being presented with his prize by Eddie Mulrooney

Valet Depot Stableford winner Colin Foran being presented with his prize by Eddie Mulrooney

Kennedy's Bar Back 9 winner Jim Coyne & Captain Jim Branley

Kennedy’s Bar Back 9 winner Jim Coyne & Captain Jim Branley

Kennedy's Bar 4th place finisher Cian Byrne presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Kennedy’s Bar 4th place finisher Cian Byrne being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Kennedy's Bar 2nd place finisher Mickey McTiernan being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Kennedy’s Bar 2nd place finisher Mickey McTiernan being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Kennedy's Bar 1st place finisher Jimmy Kiernan being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Kennedy’s Bar 1st place finisher Jimmy Kiernan being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Embassy Bar 3rd place finisher Stephen English being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Embassy Bar 3rd place finisher Stephen English being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Embassy Bar 2nd place finisher Michael Phelan being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Embassy Bar 2nd place finisher Michael Phelan being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Embassy Bar 1st place finisher Andy Leggitt being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Embassy Bar 1st place finisher Andy Leggitt being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Ulster Bank Strokeplay  Gross Winner Cedric Roussilhe being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Ulster Bank Strokeplay Gross Winner Cedric Roussilhe being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Ulster Bank Strokeplay 4th place finisher Mick Walsh being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Ulster Bank Strokeplay 4th place finisher Mick Walsh being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Ulster Bank Strokeplay  3rd place finisher Gerry Fox being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Ulster Bank Strokeplay 3rd place finisher Gerry Fox being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Ulster Bank Strokeplay 2nd place finisher Francis O'Beirne being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Ulster Bank Strokeplay 2nd place finisher Francis O’Beirne being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Ulster Bank Strokeplay 1st place finisher Cian Henry's prize collected on his behalf

Ulster Bank Strokeplay 1st place finisher Cian Henry’s prize collected on his behalf

Ulster Bank Stableford Back 9 winner Joe Tuffy being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Hargadon’s Bar Stableford Back 9 winner Joe Tuffy being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Hargadon's Bar Stableford winnerPat McCaffrey being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Hargadon’s Bar Stableford winnerPat McCaffrey being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Glasshouse Hotel  Stableford 4th place finisher Ciaran Fox being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Glasshouse Hotel Stableford 4th place finisher Ciaran Fox being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Glasshouse Hotel  Stableford 2nd place finisher Francis O'Beirne being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Glasshouse Hotel Stableford 2nd place finisher Francis O’Beirne being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Glasshouse Hotel Stableford winner Martin O'Hara being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

Glasshouse Hotel Stableford winner Martin O’Hara being presented with his prize by Captain Jim Branley

 


Latest News – Week Ending 26-10-2014

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Joe Hanney

Men’s News

Val Harte Perpetual Trophy

This year’s Val Harte Perpetual Trophy final promised to be an exciting affair and it lived up expectations as Peter McDonnell and Noel Tivnan squared up to each other. The format for the competition was 18 holes of matchplay play golf with Peter coming out the victor by a margin of 8 and 7.

Friday Open Stableford

This week’s Friday Open Stableford competition saw one of the best scores of the year winning the competition while the second and third place scores would have been good enough to win on any other day. Dean McGowan took first place with an exceptional score of 46 points in a round that included ten pars and no less than six birdies. Dean scored his birdies on the par five first, par four third, par five fifth, par four eleventh, par three seventeenth and the par four eighteenth holes. Next up in second place was Seamus Kavanagh from Abbeyleix with a score of 39 points. Seamus scored six pars during his round including three in a row on the sixth, seventh and eighth holes. Third place was taken by Paddy Colleran from Tubbercurry with a score of 38 points.

Saturday Club Stableford Competition

Saturday’s Stableford competition was again a closely contested affair with only four points separating the top seven places. Desmond Bree came first with a score of 37 points only one point ahead of second and third place. Brendan O’Neill came second beating Louis Cabena in who finished in third place by virtue of a countback. Leo Logan finished in fourth place with 35 points.

Sunday Club Stableford Competition

Sunday’s Club Stableford Competition was played in difficult windy conditions again and but despite this some very good scores were returned. It ended up being yet another close affair with three points covering the top nine players. M D Cox was first with a score of 36 points in a round that saw him score nine pars and two birdies on the par five fifth and par four tenth holes. Second third and fourth places all came home with the same score of 35 points but it was Paul Cox who did enough to secure the runner-up spot. Paul’s round included ten pars as well as a birdie on the par four sixth and an impressive eagle on the par five fifth. Michael Phelan finished in third place with Francis O’Beirne finishing in fourth place, both with scores of 35 points each.

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League

Strandhill Lodge & SuitesIt’s that time of year again. The Strandhill Lodge and Suites Winter League will be getting underway at Strandhill Golf Club on Sunday November 9th and this year, we want to make it the biggest and best Winter League for many years. This year’s competition is open to members and non members alike. An entry form has been posted on the notice board in the men’s locker room for people to add their name and anyone interested in entering can add their name and partners name to it. If you don’t have a playing partner, add your name to the list and this will enable others without a partner to pair up.

We are also delighted to extend entry to players from other golf clubs and interested players can register their entry in this year’s winter league by contacting the golf shop on 071 9168188. Entry for members is €50 and €80 for non members and the deadline for entry is this coming Friday, October 31st.

Senior Society Results

1st P. Kearins
2nd F. McKiernan
3rd N. Mullaney
4th M. Henry

Senior Society Captain’s Dinner

The Senior Society Captain’s dinner will take place on Wednesday, November 12th at 6:30pm. You can book your place by contacting the bar at 071 9168188.

Junior Golf

Junior golf Indoor/Outdoor activities will take place this coming Saturday, November 8th from 11am to 1pm. Please contact the golf shop on 071 9168188 if available.

Presentation & Winter League Launch

There will be a presentation of all outstanding prizes for competitions run at the end of September and throughout the month of October this coming Friday night in the club bar with the launch of the Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League taking place immediately afterwards. We would ask that all players due to collect prizes, please turn up on the night and we would be delighted is we could get a good turn out of players taking part in this years Winter League also. Times for the event will be confirmed in the coming days and will be posted on our Facebook page at facebook.com/StrandhillGolfClub.

Next Week’s Fixtures

Friday 31st October

Friday Open Stableford Competition

Saturday 1st November

Club Stableford Competition

Sunday 2nd November

Club Stableford Competition

Ladies News

Beauty by Jennifer Stableford Competition

1st – Siobhan Kelly     44pts
2nd – Marie Rooney     36pts
3rd – Lorna Hill     34pts

Call of the Wild 15 Hole V Par

1st – Eileen O Connor     Even
2nd – Peggy Nolan     Even
3rd – Ann Henry     1 Down

Fixtures

Thurs 30th October

M & N 15 furniture 18 Hole Stableford  .

Sunday 2nd November

12 Hole V Par Members Prizes

Winter League

The closing date for the Diageo Winter League is Friday Oct 31st and the draw will take place Sunday evening at 5.30pm in the clubhouse. Could all players put their phone numbers on the entry sheet to allow us notify you if there are any cancellations due to adverse weather during the course of the competition. The Winter League starts Sunday Nov 9th. The notice board inside the back door to the lockers rooms will carry all Winter league information: Rules, draw, time sheet and any local rules that may arise throughout the competition. It is each players responsibility to check this notice board for all information relating the Winter League.

Hamper Baskets

If any members have empty hamper baskets could they leave them in the upstairs locker room. They would be greatly appreciated.


Latest News – Week Ending 19-10-2014

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3rd Green with Knocknarae as the back drop

3rd Green with Knocknarae as the back drop

Men’s News

Friday Open Stableford

Last week’s Friday open Stableford competitions was played in wintry conditions that set the standard for the entire weekend but some good scores were returned nonetheless. Eamon McCafferty took first place with a score of 40 points. Eamon carded eight pars and also added two birdies on the par five fifth and par four tenth holes respectively on the way to signing for his score. Second place was taken by James Moore of Castle Hume with a score of 37 points. James was consistent throughout his round and scored five pars, two on the front nine and three on the back nine. Third place was taken by Michael Duffy of Ballaghadereen with a score of 36 points. Michael’s round included no less than eight pars including six in a row from the second to the seventh holes respectively.

Saturday Club V Par Competition

Saturday’s V Par competition saw some very difficult windy conditions that made it a challenge for even the most seasoned golfer. Frank Gannon came out on top on the day with a score of 2 down. Stephen English kept his good form of late to take second place. The Junior Cup winner from two weeks ago carded a score of 3 down. Gerry Fox was next up in third place with a score of 4 down while Adrian Wynne, also with a score of 4 down, took fourth place.

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League

It’s that time of year again. The Strandhill Lodge and Suites Winter League will be getting underway at Strandhill Golf Club on Sunday November 9th and this year, we want to make it the biggest and best Winter League for many years. This year’s competition is open to members and non members alike. An entry form has been posted on the notice board in the men’s locker room for people to add their name and anyone interested in entering can add their name and partners name to it. If you don’t have a playing partner, add your name to the list and this will enable others without a partner to pair up.

We are also delighted to extend entry to players from other golf clubs and interested players can register their entry in this year’s winter league by contacting the golf shop on 071 9168188. Entry for members is €50 and €80 for non members.

Senior Society Results

1st Alec Hamill
2nd Liam Maher
3rd John McGowan
4th Michael Henry

Senior Society Captain’s Dinner

The Senior Society Captain’s dinner will take place on Wednesday, November 12th at 6:30pm. You can book your place by contacting the bar at 071 9168188.

Ladies News

Davis Bar & Restaurant 18 Hole Stableford

Thursday’s Davis’ Bar & Restaurant sponsored 18 hole stableford competition was a closely fought affair with only three points covering the top six finishers. Brigid Glynn can out the eventual winner with a score of 32 points scoring four pars and a birdie on the par five fifth. Stephanie Conlon finished a close second, one point further back on 31 points. Stephanie scored five pars on her way to signing for her score to ensure she took second place on her own.

Venue Bar & Restaurant 18 Hole V Par

Sunday’s Venue Bar & Restaurant sponsored 18 hole V Par competition was played in some very testing conditions but some good scores were returned. There was nothing to separate the top three places as all three finished 1 down v par. Mary Corcoran came out on top with Ena Cahill finishing in second place while Chris Owens rounded out the top three places in third.

Fixtures

Thurs 23rd October
Beauty by Jennifer 18 Hole Stableford. 10 Stableford for Ladies in receipt of senior membership.

Sunday 26th October
Call of the Wild 15 Hole V Par.

Ladies Diageo Winter League

The very popular Winter League Sponsored by Diageo Ireland will start on Nov 9th open to members & non members alike. The entry sheet is posted on the notice board in the upstairs ladies locker room.  

Club News

Strandhill Golf Shop Clearance Sale

To make way for new stock for next year, we are having a massive clearance sale at Strandhill Golf Shop. Huge reductions across the board on a large range of items including golf equipment, clothing and accessories.

October 50/50 Draw Results

€100 – Amy Cleary.
€50 – Ivan Dixon.
€50 – Elizabeth Reilly.
€50 – Charlie Munroe.
€50 – Fergus Croghan.
€50 – Michael Barring.
€50 – Brendan McKenna.
€50 – Adrian Wynne.

Tickets for next month’s draw can be bought in the clubhouse, golf shop and in the bar. Congratulations to this month’s prize winners.


Latest News – Week Ending 12-10-2014

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Strandhill Winter League 2014

Men’s News

Friday Open Stableford

This week’s Friday Open Stableford competition again saw score creep into the 40’s as Liam McDermott from Bray took first place with 40 points. Liam score no less than ten pars, including 7 in a row from the ninth to the fifteenth holes respectively and an impressive birdie on the difficult par four 18th hole to sign for his score. Second place this week was taken by Gerry Fox with a score of 37 points. Gerry made eleven pars and two birdies on the par five first and par five fifth holes on his way to securing second place. Third place was taken by John McHugh with a score of 36 points. John remained consistent making seven pars during his round to sign for his score.

Saturday Club Stableford

Saturday’s club Stableford competition saw some excellent scores returned and a total of twelve players finishing with 36 points or better. First place was a very close fought affair with two players finishing with 41 points. Diarmuid Finan came out the eventual winner over Eamon Howley by virtue of a countback. Diarmuid was in fine form, scoring thirteen pars and a birdie on the par four third on the way to signing for his score. Eamon Howley took second place, also on a score 41 points in a round which included 8 pars including three in a row from the first to the third holes. Colm Martyn took third place with a score of 38 points. Colm made five pars, including one on the difficult closing hole and a birdie on the par three fourteenth hole.

Sunday Club Stableford

Sunday morning saw conditions that were the complete opposite of the previous Sunday’s wintry weather with glorious sunshine and little or no wind. Pat McManus took full advantage of the conditions to come out on top with 40 points scoring no less than eight pars. Pat also added a birdie on the par five fifth and an impressive eagle on the par four third hole. Frank Keaney and John McGowan both finished the day with 38 points but it was Frank that did enough to secure second place on countback. Frank made seven pars including three in a row from the first to the third holes to sign for his score. John McGowan took third place, also on a score of 38 points in a round that included six pars including four in a row from the par four sixth to the par three ninth.

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League

It’s that time of year again. The Strandhill Lodge and Suites Winter League will be getting underway at Strandhill Golf Club on Sunday November 9th and this year, we want to make it the biggest and best Winter League for many years. This year’s competition is open to members and non members alike. An entry form has been posted on the notice board in the men’s locker room for people to add their name and anyone interested in entering can add their name and partners name to it. If you don’t have a playing partner, add your name to the list and this will enable others without a partner to pair up.

We are also delighted to extend entry to players from other golf clubs and interested players can register their entry in this year’s winter league by contacting the golf shop on 071 9168188. Entry for members is €50 and €80 for non members.

Ladies News

Texaco 18 Hole Stableford

Thursday’s Texaco sponsored 18 hole stableford competition saw some very close scores being returned. Marie Healy took first place  with a score of 35 points with Maura Butler taking second place on the same score. Marie took first place on countback. Siobhan Kelly took third place with a score of 34 points while Pat Mooney rounded out the top four place with a score of 33 points.

Strand Bar 18 Hole Stableford

Sunday’s Strand Bar sponsored 18 hole stableford competition again saw some very close scoring with only three points covering the top five places. Claire Gallagher took first place with a score of 34 points, one point ahead of Mary Golden in second place with a score of 33 points. Anne McNulty and Brona Galvin both finished the day with on a score of 31 points each but Anne took third place ahead of Brona in fourth place on a countback.