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Strandhill Golf Club News

By John Rainey

Friday Open Stableford

Friday’s 15 Hole Open Stableford saw some quality golf and produced the best scores of the year so far at Strandhill Golf Club.

Rory O’Connor took first place on the day with an exceptional score of 40 points for 15 holes. Rory scored a total of eight pars over his fifteen hole with four on the front nine and the remaining four on the back six but it was the impressive return of birdies and an eagle that made the round exceptional.

Rory added six birdies on the first, third, fourth, seventh, eleventh and thirteenth holes as well as sinking a putt for eagle on the par five fifth to record his winning score of 40 points.

Second place was taken by Eamon McCafferty with 34 points, a score that would have been good enough to secure victory on any other day. Martin scored a total of nine pars over the course of his fifteen holes with five on the front nine and the remaining four on the back six to complete his round with a score of 34 points.

1st Rory O’Connor (02) 40pts
2nd Eamon McCafferty (11) 34pts

Captain’s Drive In

Captain’s Sheila McCrann and Leo McNally held their Captain’s Drive In on a cool, blustery Saturday  and members turned out in force to help them celebrate their day and to compete in the competition.

Twenty four teams in total contested for this year’s prize and some exceptional scores were returned.

Everyone joined Sheila & Leo to enjoy lunch and a few drinks in the bar and for the presentation afterwards. Sheila and Leo would like to thank everyone who came along on the day.

1st Rob Kelly, Leo Logan, Grainne Henneberry & Anne McNulty                                                  54.8
2nd Paul Cox, Ann Cox, Michael Cox & Rory O’Connor                                                                      55.4
3rd Stephen English, Paul Byrne, Martin Ruane & Anne Kelly                                                        55.8
4th Tom Crowley, Joe Hardagon, Kevin Savage & Brona Galvin                                                     56.7
5th Stephanie Conlon, John Verdon, Ronnie Conlon & Noel Tivnan                                            56.7

Sunday 15 Hole Club Stableford

Sunday’s 15 Hole Club Stableford was played in cool, dry and relatively calm conditions this allowed for some good scoring.

1st place was taken by Tony Ballantyne with a score of 34 points. Tony put together a round consisting of eight pars with six on the front nine and the remaining two on the back six to take first place with a score of 34 points.

1st Tony Ballantyne (13) 34pts

Pet Stop Discount Warehouse Mixed League – Week Two

Week two of the Pet Stop Discount Warehouse Mixed League took place on Sunday in ideal conditions for golf and the standard of golf was very high. The groups are starting to take shape now with only one more week in the group stages left to play.

The third and final match of the roup stages will take place on Sunday February 26th with the 18 hole final scheduled for March 12th.

Group A

Dessie Timbs & Cathy Flynn beat Stephen English & Elaine Coghill
Robbie Henneberry & Meg Leahy beat Michael Phelan & Ann McNulty

Group B

Neil Carew & Pat Mooney beat John Finan & Ena Cahill
Anthony Skeffington & Ann Monaghan beat Robert Kelly & Anne T Collins

Group C

Conor McManus & Rachel Rhatigan drew with Declan Sheanon & Lorna Hill
Michael Cox & Margaret Gerrity beat Pat Corcoran & Attracta McGettrick

Group D

Larry Culkin & Cass Smith beat Aidan McGowan & Mary Mahoney
Colm Brennan & Kathleen Kelpie beat Bernard Mahoney & Grainne Henneberry

Group E

Paul Byrne & Carmel Clarke beat Brian Henry & Kay McCabe
Norman Ashe & Christine Tighe beat Dave Wheeler & Agnes Kennedy

Group F

Leo McNally & Brona Galvin beat Mickey McTiernan & Marian McHugh
Kevin Fox & Mary Golden beat Frank Hannon & Olivia Kenny

Group G

John McHugh & Stephanie Conlon beat David Lindsay & Siobhan Kelly
Declan McCabe & Therese Cosgrove beat Neil Dwyer & Caroline Peacock

Group H

Jimmy Noone & Peggy Nolan beat Tommy Basquille & Ann Cox
Johnny Martin & Mary Corcoran beat Leo Logan & Ann Carroll

Group I

Sean McMorrow & Sheila McCrann beat Colm Kilbride & Claire McLoughlin
Gerry McMorrow & Virginia Curran beat Pat McManus & Claire Gallagher

This Week’s Fixtures

Friday February 10th 2017
Friday 15 Hole Open Stableford

Saturday February 11th 2017
15 Hole Club Stableford

Sunday February 12th 2017
15 Hole Club Stableford

Course Development Works

Phase 1c of the course development work will get underway on Monday February 6th 2017 with work being carried out on holes 6 & 12. The work may result in these holes being closed to play and information is available from the clubhouse

This phase will see the completion of the rebunkering work.

50/50 Draw Results

The results of the 50/50 draw for December & January are below


€100 Michael I Henry
€60 Kevin Culkin
€50 Brendan O’Neill
€50 John Jinks
€50 Alan Lillis
€50 Ann Carroll


€100 John S McGowan
€50 Helen O’Dowd
€50 John O’Donnell
€50 Dessie Gaynor
€50 Kevin Conlon
€44 Joe Tuffy