Strandhill Golf Club News
By John Rainey
Saturday Club 15 Hole Stableford
Saturdayís 15 hole club stableford competition was played in mixed conditions which made scoring tough. Geoff Corcoran took first place with a score of 32 points by virtue of a better back six holes. Geoff score a total of five pars over his round with three on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine as well as adding birdies on the fifth and fourteenth holes to ensure victory.
Second place was taken by Frank Gannon, also with a score of 32 points. Frank scored a total of 5 pars over ht e course of his fifteen holes with three on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par three fourteenth hole to secure second place.
Geoff Corcoran (11) 32pts
2nd Frank Gannon (13) 32pts
Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League Final
The Strandhill Lodge & Suites sponsored Winter League came to a close today with 18 hole final for both the qualifiers and the non qualifiers.
The top four from each group progressed to the main final while the remainder of the pairings advanced to the non qualifiers final.
The golf got underway at 10:30 under a shotgun start which saw all competitors start their rounds simultaneously from different tee boxes throughout the course.
Persistent misty rain made conditions difficult for the entire 18 holes of the final but despite this some outstanding scores were returned.
Qualifiers Final Result
1st Colm Loftus & Tommy Conlon 9up
2nd Colm Brennan & Ciaran Duffy 8up
3rd Colm Kilbride & Jim Coyne 7up
4th Joe Hussey & Darragh Loftus 7up
5th Martin Farrell & Con Hegarty 6up
Non Qualifiers Final
1st Tony Quigley & Stephen Quigley 10up
2nd Michael Kelly & Kieran Staed 9up
3rd Brian Harte & Philip Little 5up
Group A Gerry Kilbride & Patsy Gallagher
Group B David Lindsay & Dessie Timbs
Group C John Rainey & Larry Culkin
Group D Mickey McTiernan & Mick Walsh
Group E Rob Kelly & Derek Gray
Group F Michael Kivlehan & Michael Keane
Group G Colm Martyn & Frank Hannon
Weekly 9 Hole Winners
Front 9 Eamonn
Back 9 Paul Byrne 20pts
Front 9 Michael
Back 9 Darragh Connolly 20pts (back 6)
Front 9 Brian
Back 9 Alan Lillis 21pts (back 6)
Front 9 Brendan
Back 9 Ciaran Henry 19pts
Front 9 Declan
Back 9 Kyle Kane 23pts
Front 9 Peter
Back 9 John Finan 18pts
Front 9 Martin
Back 9 Padraic Tuffy 24pts
Strandhill Golf Club would like to take the opportunity to extend our sincere thanks to Damien & Mary Henry from Strandhill Lodge & Suites for their generous sponsorship of the Winter League. Your support makes the Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League the main event of the Winter golfing calendar in Sligo.
This Weeks Fixtures
Friday January 20th
Friday 15 Hole Open Stableford
Saturday January 21st
Club 15 Hole Stableford
Sunday January 22nd
Club 15 Hole Stableford
Mixed League Competition
By popular demand we are running a New Mixed league Sunday Competition over five Sundays starting Sunday 29th January and finishing Sunday 12th March 2017.
The competition will be played over five Sundayís and will be a 12 hole, four ball better ball stableford competition. Players will play off 90% of the players current GUI/ILGU handicap allowance.
The ladies will play from the red tees while the men will play from the whites. The cost for entry into the competition will be Ä20 per person (Ä40 per team). The dates for the competition are January 29th, February 5th, February 26th, and March 5th with the 18 hole final scheduled for Sunday March 12th.
If you are interested in entering, please put enter your name on the sheets provided in the ladies and gents locker rooms as soon as possible to facilitate the draw.
Teams will be selected by open draw which will take place on or about Sunday 22nd January 2017.
We would appreciate and encourage as many members as possible to play in this new competition and to enjoy the social aspect as much as the golf.
Captainís Drive In
Captain Leo McNally & Lady Captain Sheila McCrann will
host their Captainís Drive in on Saturday January 28th 2017 at