June 13, 2011
Saturday and Sunday last saw all category of golfer catered for in scratch cup competition. On Saturday in splendid sunshine, Adrian Wynne claimed the Eddie Keane memorial senior scratch cup with two shots to spare over runner-up Mark Wehrly. The Paddy Cox memorial junior scratch cup went to Dessie Timbs by the narrowest of margins, seeing off runner-up Cedric Roussilhe only on countback. Tristan Probst posted a two shot victory over Ronnie Conlon in the intermediate cup category.
On Sunday in less clement conditions, the Billy Henry memorial trophy event for higher handicaps took place. Here we had the unusual result of P Waters defeating P Watters by a single stroke, with Paddy getting his nose in front as the extra ‘T’ weighed down playing partner Padraig over the last few holes. As usual there are a variety of prizes for different categories, generously sponsored by Henry Jewellers, and winners of these will be posted in the clubhouse later in the week.
Friday 17th Social mixed foursomes
Saturday 18th Parkes Oil singles stableford
Sunday 19th Ulster Bank singles stableford
The seniors event on Wednesday June 22nd will be a scotch foursomes competition. Handicap conditions for pairings will be announced in advance.
The timesheet for Captain’s Day (Mr Joe McCann) will be posted in the golf shop on Friday 17th June. Places are limited so early entry is advised.
Cecil Ewing team captain Hugh Gallagher would like all eligible golfers (lowest handicap 17-plus last year) to attend a practice session on Tuesday at 6pm. Sessions will run for four consecutive Tuesdays.
June 5, 2011
The promised heatwave failed to materialise at the weekend so competitors had to endure the same mixed bag of elements we’ve grown used to this ‘summer’. Sincere thanks to all competitors and especially to our sponsors.
Saturday McSharry & Foley Insurances SSF
Sean Creaven 41
Adrian Wynne 39
Martin Cronin 39
Gerry Fox 39
Michael McDermott 38
Sunday SJM Catering SSF
Declan Basquille 36
Noel Tivnan 35
Con Hegarty 34
Noel Dykes 33
Brendan Gerrity 32
The competition committee would like to remind all competitors in the Club Cup Competitions that the first round completion deadline has been reached. A short grace period will be allowed but we ask that all players please ensure that matches are settled this week. We also ask that any competitor who for any reason cannot fulfill a fixture to please contact his opponent and allow a walkover so preventing both parties from being eliminated.
Next weekend is scratch cup weekend. On Saturday, with blue tees in play, senior, junior and intermediate categories will compete in open competition. The seniors will play for the Eddie Keane memorial cup and the Paddy Cox memorial cup will be presented to the winner of the junior cup category. On Sunday the Billy Henry memorial trophy, also an open competition, will be contested by the 18+ handicappers. This will be played off white tees.
The council wishes to announce that the junior, or half-size lockers in the gents locker-room are to be replaced. Would any member who currently occupies one of these lockers please arrange to have it vacated by June 30th and enquire at the office if replacement facilities are needed.
May 30, 2011
Whilst the weather at the weekend was still short of expectations for the time of year it was at least an improvement on the previous week with a commensurate increase in the numbers participating.
Saturday, Tra Ban Restaurant
John Mullane 36
Norman Ashe 35
Martin Gillen 34
Oliver Spellman 33
Declan McCabe 33
Sunday, Adelaide Bar
Frank Gannon 38
Jimmy Noone 36
Con Hegarty 35
Declan Basquille 35
David Lindsay 35
Friday June 3rd Social Mixed Foursomes
Saturday June 4th McSharry & Foley Insurances SSF
Sunday June 5th SJM Foods SSF
Monday June 6th Club Open Comp SSF
Strandhill bowed out of this year’s Pierce Purcell Shield with defeat at the hands of local rivals Castledargan Golf Club. Gerry Fox’s charges took two points from the home legs of the match which was played on Saturday afternoon but just couldn’t manage to secure the point against the head at Castledargan that would have seen them through to the next round. Commiserations to all involved, and thanks for the efforts of all panellists.
May 22, 2011
Unfortunately the run of foul weather that has dominated the month of May continued through the weekend making for unseasonably tough conditions. Thanks are due to all the hardy souls who turned out to support the two competitions sponsored by Waterglades Garden Centre.
Martin Farrell 35
Chris Kilcullen 35
Bernard Harte 34
Paul Cox 33
Stephen English 31
Colin Foran 40
Martin Campion 38
Mick Walsh 36
Frank Keaney 35
Noel Dykes 33
Saturday 28th May Tra Ban Restaurant, stableford off whites,
Sunday 29th May Adelaide Bar, stroke off blues.
Our interest in this year’s Jimmy Bruen shield came to an end with a comprehensive defeat at the hands of local rivals County Sligo. Team Captain Gerry Kilbride would like to thank all players and panellists for their sterling efforts during trials, practice sessions and matches over the past two months. It certainly wasn’t lack of effort that was our undoing.
We would like to remind all members that a Poker Classic (Texas Hold ‘em) takes place in the clubhouse on Friday night, May 27th. This is a fundraiser for the club so please spread the word, the more the merrier. Proceedings get under way at 8.30 sharp with a chip bonus for early birds. Initial buy-in is euro30 with one euro10 top-up allowed. All enquiries to the golf shop 071 9168725
May 18, 2011
Saturday, Glasshouse Hotel singles stableford
Bill Cashell 38
Gerry McMorrow 35
David Lindsay 34
Peter McDonnell 32
Brendan Gerrity 31
Sunday, Larry Culkin Electrical singles stableford
Sean Fenton 45
Alan Lillis 41
Ronnie Conlon 39
Noel Tivnan 35
Tony Quigley 35
Saturday and Sunday next, 21st and 22nd May, both gents competitions kindly sponsored by Waterglades Garden Centre.
Gerry Kilbride’s Jimmy Bruen team got off to a winning start with a hard-fought win against local rivals Castledargan. With no time to rest on their laurels the lads are straight back into action next Saturday (21st) with another derby match against Co. Sligo. Tee-off is at four o’clock and all support is very welcome.
Seniors’ Captain Mr Padraig Watters would like to remind all members of the seniors’ society that the away day to Castlebar Golf Club takes place on Wednesday 18th with the tee booked from 11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.