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Latest News – 26-07-15

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Lady Captain's Prize Winner Christine Tighe

Lady Captain’s Prize Winner Christine Tighe

Men’s News

Friday Open Stableford

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

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

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

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

Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Winner Padraig Tuffy

Lady Captain’s Prize to the Men Winner Padraig Tuffy

Lady Captain Grainne Henneberry’s Prize to the Men

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

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

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

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

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

Connacht Close Under 18 Competition

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

Connacht Shield Trials

Connacht Shield Trials 2015

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

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

Open Week

Strandhill Golf Club Open Week 2015

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

This Weeks Fixtures

Monday  July 27th 
John Kent Sports 18 Hole Open Stableford

Tuesday July 28th
The Valet Depot 18 Hole Open Stableford

Wednesday July 29th
Tindell Wines 18 Hole Open Stableford

Thursday July 30th
McCormack Car Sales 18 Hole Open Stableford

Friday July 31st
Fiddlers Creek 18 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday Aug 1st
Compupac 18 Hole Open Stableford

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

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

Ladies News

Thursday July 23 Italian Quarter

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

Seniors

1st Breege Cullinan  21pts.

Lady Captains Grainne Henneberry’s Day

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

Results

Lady Captain Grainne Henneberry Prize Winner
Christine Tighe 70nett

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

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

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

Seniors

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

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

Lady Captains Prize to the Men

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

Fixtures

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

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

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

Club News

Course Ranger

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

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

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

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

Strandhill Golf Club Course Video

Strandhill Golf Club Aerial Photograph

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

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


Latest News – 19-07-15

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Men’s News

Castle Davitt Furniture 18 Hole Stableford

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

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

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

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

Bree’s Bar 18 Hole Stableford

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

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

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

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

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday July 24th 2015
Friday Open 18 Hole Stableford

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

Open Week

Strandhill Golf Club Open Week 2015

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

Jack O’Sullivan

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

Connacht Shield Trials

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

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

Men’s Senior’s

Senior Society

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

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

Ladies News

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

Front 9 Brigid Glynn
Back 9 Imelda McSharry

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

Front 9 Breege Cullinan
Back 9 Cathy Flynn

This Week’s Fixtures

Thursday July 23rd 2015
The Italian Quarter 18 Hole Stableford

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

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

Open Week

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

Lady Captain’s Day

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

Lady Captain’s Prize to the Men

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

Flowers

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

Club News

Martin O’Neill & FAI Visit to Strandhill Golf Club

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Debating the options for the second shot to the 6th

Debating the options for the second shot to the 6th

Sharing a funny moment on the 7th tee

Sharing a funny moment on the 7th tee

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

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

Lining up the putt on the 10th

Lining up the putt on the 10th

Admiring the tee shot on the 11th

Admiring the tee shot on the 11th

Course Ranger

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

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

Open Week

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

Connacht Junior Close Qualifiers

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

See full draw here

Functions at Strandhill Golf Club

Book your party at Strandhill Golf Club

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


Latest News – 12-07-15

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Gerry Fox

Gerry Fox. Winner of Colm Martyn Landscaping 18 Hole Stableford

Mens News

Friday Open Stableford

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

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

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

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

Colm Martyn Landscaping Stableford

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

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

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

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

JF Hanley Stableford

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

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

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

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

This Weeks Fixtures

Friday July 17th 2015
Friday Open Stableford

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

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

Men’s Seniors

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

Next Senior outing Wednesday July 15th 2015.

Ladies News

Apple Green 18 Hole Stableford

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

Marion Coyne Perpetual Cup

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

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

Marion Coyne Perpetual Trophy

Marion Coyne

Marion Coyne Perpetual Trophy & prizes

Marion Coyne Perpetual Trophy & prizes

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

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

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

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

This Week’s Fixtures

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

Sunday July 19th
Abbott Ireland 18 Hole Stableford

Lady Captain Grainne Hennebery Captain’s Day

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

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

Best Wishes

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

Club News

Lady Captain & Captain’s Prize to the Juniors

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

Junior Golf

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

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

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

Junior Golf at Strandhill Golf Club 2015

Volunteers Required

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

Open Week

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

 


Latest News – 05-07-15

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View of Knocknarae via Strandhill Golf Club by  Paul Muldoon

View of Knocknarea via Strandhill Golf Club by Paul Muldoon

Men’s News

Friday Open Stableford

This week’s Friday Open Stableford was played in dry and gusty conditions and players battled their way through 18 tough holes to post their respective scores. It was Pat Lee who took first place with an excellent score of 37 points in the tough conditions. Pat managed a total of twelve pars, visit web seven on the front nine and the remaining five on the back nine while also adding a birdie on the par four eight holes to sign for his score of 37 points.

Second place was taken by Mark Rooney who followed on from his first place finish two weeks ago with a score of 36 points. Mark scored a total of nine pars with four coming on the front nine and the remaining five coming on the back nine while also adding three birdies on the par three second, sick par five fifth and par four twelfth on the way to securing second place.

Third place was taken by Jimmy Noone with a score of 35 points. Jimmy notched up a total of seven pars with four on the front nine including three in a row from the fourth to the sixth holes respectfully and the remaining three coming on the back nine to close out his round with a score of 35 points.

1st Pat Lee (07) 37pts
2nd Mark Rooney (03) 36pts
3rd Jimmy Noone (16) 35pts

Sligo Park Hotel Stableford

Saturday’s Sligo Park Hotel sponsored 18 Hole Stableford Competition saw the strong winds continue from Friday, information pills making scoring difficult. Scoring was close at the top with two players fighting it out for first place. Ronnie Doyle took first place with a score of 37 points in a round that saw him score a total of five pars, three on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine. He also added a birdie on the par four eight hole to ensure he enter the clubhouse with a round of 37 points.

Second place was taken by Enda Halloran, also with a score of 37 points. Enda scored five pars, three on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine and adding back to back birdies on the par five fifth and par four sixth holes respectfully on the way to signing for his score of 37 points.

Third place was taken by Pat Thornton with a score of 36 points. Pat scored three pars on the front nine and added a birdie on the par five fifth hole on his way to securing third place with a score of 36 points.

1st Ronnie Doyle (13) 37pts
2nd Enda Halloran (12) 37pts
3rd Pat Thornton (24) 36pts
4th Gerry Fox (06) 35pts

Martin Donohue. Winner of President Mary Coyle's President's Prize

Martin Donohue. Winner of President Mary Coyle’s President’s Prize

President’s Day – Mrs Mary Coyle

Sunday saw the staging of President Mary Coyle’s Presidents day in conditions that had everything from heavy showers, thunder & lightening wind and glorious sunshine and that was just the morning. The weather improved dramatically in the afternoon but the earlier conditions didn’t really play a major part as good scores were being returned by both men and ladies from early morning. The President’s Prize had to go to the back nine as Robbie Henneberry and Martin Donohue both returned scores of 63 nett. It was Martin Donohue who won out on a countback to take the Presidents Prize. Robbie Henneberry took first place in the men’s with a score of 63, while Donie McGowan took second place with a score of 67 nett. Third place was taken by Pat Lee, also with a score of 67 nett. Adrian Wynne took the prize for the lowest gross with a score of 73.

Marie Rooney took first place in the ladies with a score of 67 nett, while Caroline Peacock took second place with a score of 68 nett. Third place was taken by Therese Cosgrove with a score of 70 nett. Grainne won the prize for lowest gross with a score of 84.

Presidents Prize Winner: Martin Donohue 74 – 11 = 63

Men’s Competition

1st Robbie Henneberry –> 71 – 08 = 63
2nd Donie McGowan –> 85 – 18 = 67
3rd Pat Lee –> 74 – 07 = 67
4th Noel Dykes –> 79 – 12 = 67

Best Gross: Adrian Wynne –> 73

Ladies Competition

1st Marie Rooney –> 81 – 14 = 67
2nd Caroline Peacock –> 93 – 25 = 68
3rd Therese Cosgrove –> 86 – 16 = 70

Best Gross: Grainne Henneberry –> 84

This Weeks Fixtures

Friday July 10th 2015
Friday Open Stableford

Saturday July 11th 2015
Colm Martyn Landscaping 18 Hole Stableford / Turn The Tide – White Tees

Sunday July 12th 2015
JF Hanley 18 Hole Stableford – White Tees

Mens Seniors

Senior Society

1st Martin Dolan
2nd Martin Cronin
3rd Don Conlon
4th Alan Lillis

Next Senior Society outing Wednesday July 8th

Senior Open Stableford

The Seniors made the best of the good weather on Wednesday to return some exceptional scores for this month’s Senior Open Stableford with the entire top ten shooting scores that would be good enough to win any competition. John Finan set the standard for the day by returning an outstanding score of 46 points with a round that included six pars, two on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine while also finding the hole in three for a birdie on the par four sixth hole.

Second place was taken by Martin O’Hara with an excellent score of 42 points. Martin scored a total of eleven pars, six on the front nine and five on the back nine including five-in-a-row twice while also adding birdies on the first and fifteenth holes to complete his round with a score of 42 points.

Third place was taken by John McHugh, also with a score of 42 points. John notched up a total of nine pars, five on the front nine and four on the back nine while also adding a birdie on the par four third hole to complete his round with a score of 42 points.

Not to be left out, Eugene Gilligan made this week’s Senior Open one to remember by scoring a hole-in-one on the par three second hole. Congratulations Eugene.

1st John Finan (26) 46pts
2nd Martin O’Hara (11) 42pts
3rd John McHugh (16) 42pts

Ladies News

Strandhill Lodge & Suites 18 Hole Stableford

1st Noleen Cabena 43 pts
2nd Finnuala Burke 38 pts
3rd Mary Jo Keane 35 pts
4th Lucy Devaney 35 pts.

Front 9 Kay McCabe 20 pts
Back 9 Anne McNulty 21 pts

Senior 10 Hole Stableford

1st Isobella Howley 17 pts.

This Weeks Fixtures

Thursday 9th July 2015
Apple Green 18 Hole Stableford

Sunday 12th July 2015
Marion Coyne Trophy 18 Hole Stableford.

Marion Coyne Trophy

Please note Senior 10 Hole stableford comp for Marion Coyne will run on Thursday 9th and on Sunday 12th. Our annual Marion Coyne Trophy in aid of ‘Young Sligo for Leukaemia’ will be played for on Sunday 12th July. Could I ask as many of you as possible to support this very worthy event and Mary Coyne will present the prizes on Sunday evening at approx. 7pm. The presentation of prizes for the following will also be made on that evening – Breeogue Pottery, The Embassy, Horans Pharmacy, Radisson Blu and all the Senior 10 Hole comps – could all prizewinners in those competitions please attend – list of prizewinners will issue later in the week and will be displayed beside the computer.

Congratulations

Congratulations to our Club President Mary Coyle on a very successful President’s day on Sunday 5th July which brought home some great scores – well done to Martin Donoghue on winning the President’s Prize with a great score of 63 Nett.

Lady Captain & Captain’s Prize to the Juniors

Lady Captain & Captain’s Prize to the Juniors will take place on Tuesday 14th July from 7pm.

Club News

This Week’s Competition Sponsors

Strandhill Golf Club Competition Sponsors 12-07-15

Junior Golf

We will be restarting our Junior Golf Program again for the year next Tuesday, July 14th at 6:30pm. The program will consist of a nine week schedule, the first three of which will be golf lessons with PGA Professional, Keith O’Neill followed by three weeks of skills lessons including tee shots, pitching, chipping and putting followed by three weeks of competitions and fun and games.
Registration costs €99, including membership for 1 year and is open to boys and girls of all ages and we will provide all of the equipment.

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

Junior Golf at Strandhill Golf Club 2015

Functions at Strandhill Golf Club

Book your party at Strandhill Golf Club

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


Latest News – 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, cialis 40mg two on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine to ensure victory.

Second place was taken by Stephen English, abortion 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.

Book your party at Strandhill Golf Club