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Strandhill Golf Club Notes 13/05/18
 
Well done to Ken Brown winner of the Mullane Plant stableford competition on Saturday with an excellent 41 points.
 
Michael O’Beirne had the best 39 in the McSharry & Foley Stableford competition on Sunday well done Michael.
 
Our Pierce Purcell team had a tough match with Ballaghaderreen on Saturday and unfortunately the match did not go our way however it was a valiant effort and our thanks to Stephen English Manager for all the work and commitment to prepare the team.
 
The Over 55’s have their second outing on Wednesday 16th May the opposition is Boyle G.C. our best wishes go to Mick Phelan and his team.
 
Fixtures
Friday 18th May l Open Competition & 9 Hole Open Qualifier.
The qualifier for the “Nine Hole championship” Competition is to be held on Friday 18th May. 
Format is that Ladies and Men play 9 Hole Competition (separate) on front nine (rated) and the winner of Ladies and Mens Section go forward to represent the Strandhill Golf Club at a Qualifier at Tubbercurry Golf Club on the 15th June.
The winner of the Regional Qualifier will Play for the nine hole Championship at The Open Venue , Carnoustie on Sat 14th July.
Saturday 19th May Culkin Electric Stableford White tees.
 
Sunday 20th May Michael McGoldrick - Cups Stroke White tees.
 
Upcoming fixtures and full results can be viewed on the website at www.strandhillgolfclub.com
 
Results

Sun McSharry & Foley Score Placing
13/05/2018 Stableford Hcap ( )  
1 Michael O’Beirne 39 pts (12) Overall Winner
2 Adrian McGowan 39 pts (18) Overall Runner-Up
3 Colm Martyn 39 pts (18) Overall 3rd
4 Daniel J Dolan 39 pts (3)  
       
       
Sat Mullane Plant Score Placing
12/05/2018 Stableford Hcap ( )  
1 Ken Brown 41 (37) Overall Winner
2 Tom Barry O’Sullivan 40 (21) Overall Runner-Up
3 Gerry Fox 39 (07) Overall 3rd
4 Christian Borthwick 39 (12)  
       

 





Strandhill Golf Club Notes 06/05/18
 
Summer is here at last in Strandhill, it was nice to have sunny weather on the links over the holiday weekend.
 
Noel McHale joined a very exclusive club with an Albatross on the fifth hole, well done Noel.
 
Kevin Davey continues to improve and reduce his handicap with an impressive victory in the Friday Open with 41 points.
 
Declan Rooney won the APEX Controls GOY Stroke event in a canter with a fantastic 66 to win by 5 shots.
 
Shane McDonald is starting to fulfil the promise he has showed with a great win in Sunday’s Quality Meats Stableford event with 39 points.
 
Fixtures
Wed 2nd May Senior Open Men
 
Friday 11th May l Open Competition.
 
Saturday 12th May Mullane Plant Stableford off white/green tees.
 
Sunday 13th May McSharry & Foley Stableford off blue tees.
 
Upcoming fixtures and full results can be viewed on the website at www.strandhillgolfclub.com
 
Results

Sun Quality Meats Score Placing
6/05/2018 Stableford Hcap ( )  
1 Shane McDonald 39 pts (18) Overall Winner
2 Brendan O’Mahony 38 pts (21) Overall Runner-Up
3 John Howley 37 pts (10) Overall 3rd
4 Rory O’Connor 37 pts (2)  
5 Tony Ballintine 37 pts (15)  
       
Sat Apex Controls Score Placing
5/05/2018 Stroke Hcap ( )  
1 Declan Rooney 66 (9) Overall Winner
2 Adrian McGowan 71 (18) Overall Runner-Up
3 Tony Mannion 73 (21) Overall 3rd
4 Joseph Tuffy 73 (16)  
       
       
Fri Club Open Score Placing
4/05/2018 Stableford Hcap ( )  
1 Kevin Davey  41 pts (11) Overall Winner
Strandhill
2 David Wheeler  37 pts (19) Overall Runner-Up
Strandhill
3 Cathal McConn  36 pts (12) Overall 3rd
Roscommon
4 Jamie McGarrigle  36 pts (14)  
Strandhill

 



Strandhill Golf Club Notes 29/04/18
 
 
Pierce Purcell practice continues on Tuesday 1st May at 6:30.
Mixed Practice continues on Sat 5th May at 5pm.
 
 
Fixtures
Wed 2nd May Senior Open Men
 
Friday 4th May l Open Competition.
 
Saturday 5th May APEC Controls (GOY) Strokeplay.
 
Sunday 6th May Quality Meats Stableford.
 
Upcoming fixtures and full results can be viewed on the website at www.strandhillgolfclub.com
 
Results

Sun Power Right Score Placing
29/04/2018 Stableford Hcap ( )  
1 Tristan Probst 40 pts (4) Overall Winner
2 Peter McGrath 39 pts (14) Overall Runner-Up
3 Martin Donoghue 37 pts (11) Overall 3rd
4 Brendan O’Mahony 37 pts (22)  
5 Paul Byrne 36 pts (8)  
       
Sat AIB Score Placing
28/04/2018 Stableford Hcap ( )  
1 Sean Fenton 39 pts (11) Overall Winner
2 Mark Rooney 39 pts (3) Overall Runner-Up
3 Paul Cox 38 pts (2) Overall 3rd
4 Stephen English 38 pts (6)  
5 Michael Cox 38 pts (12)  
       
Fri Club Open Score Placing
27/04/2018 Stableford Hcap ( )  
1 Eamon McCafferty  40 pts (14) Overall Winner
Strandhill
2 Jimmy Noone  39 pts (15) Overall Runner-Up
Strandhill
3 Anthony Martin  38 pts (15) Overall 3rd
Westmanstown
4 John Nalty  37 pts (14)  
Westmanstown
5 Adrian Wynne  36 pts (2)  
Strandhill

 
 



Strandhill Golf Club Notes 22/04/18

Reminder the closing date for entry to the Match play Cups for the various handicap categories is Sunday April 29, entry is €5 in the Shop.
 
The sheets are now up for the interclub teams please indicate your interest by signing the sheet and trials for the various teams are starting soon.
 
Pierce Purcell trials are taking place on Tuesday 24 April at 6:30 all are welcome.
 
 
Fixtures
Friday 27 April Open Competition.
 
Saturday 28 April AIB Stableford Competition.
 
Sunday 29 April Keane’s Centra Strandhill Stableford.
 
Upcoming fixtures and full results can be viewed on the website at www.strandhillgolfclub.com
 
Results

Sun Power Right Score Placing
22/04/2018  VPar Hcap ( )  
1 Colm Brennan 3 up (12) Overall Winner
2 Ronnie Doyle 1 up (13) Overall Runner-Up
3 Kevin Davey 1 up (11) Overall 3rd
4 Pat Hickey 1 up (07)  
5 Mark Eaton 1 up (13)  
       
Sat Castle Davitt Score Placing
21/04/2018 Stableford Hcap ( )  
1 Christian Borthwick 42 pts (12) Overall Winner
2 Conor McManus 42 pts (11) Overall Runner-Up
3 Daniel J Dolan 40 pts (05) Overall 3rd
4 Tony Mannion 40 pts (23)  
5 Adrian Wynne 39 pts (04)  
       
Fri Club Open Score Placing
20/04/2018 Stableford Hcap ( )  
1 Kelly, Michael  44 pts (19) Overall Winner
Strandhill
2 Kearins, James  41 pts (18) Overall Runner-Up
Strandhill
3 Barrett, Michael  41 pts (15) Overall 3rd
Co. Sligo
4 SCANLON, FERGUS  40 pts (21)  
Belmullet
5 Pikvl, Zbigniew  40 pts (16)  
Strandhill

 






Strandhill Golf Club Notes 02/04/18

Members please note the BRS Purse for competitions starts on Saturday April 7th please ensure you have your Purse balance in place to allow you enter the competitions.
Upcoming fixtures and full results can be viewed on the website at www.strandhillgolfclub.com
 
Open Week Results
Tuesday 27 March
Eamon Flynn – Blacklion                42pts
Tristan Probst                                   37pts
Wednesday 28 March
Kevin Davey                                    41pts
Michael Cox                                     38pts
Ruairi O’Connor – Co Sligo             38pts
Vincent Melvin                                 37pts
Jason Conway - Donegal                  41pts
Thursday 29 March
Mark McKenna – Fortwilliam          38pts
Mark Rooney                                    35pts
Friday 30 March
Tommy O’Connor - Blacklion         36pts
Ciaran Henry                                    36pts
Kevin Davey                                     34pts
Declan McCabe                                33pts
Philip Osborne                                  33pts
Saturday 31 March
Leo Donovan – Powerscourt            42pts
Daniel Daly – Castlehume                41pts
Martin Nicholson                              39pts
Padraic Tuffy                                    37pts
Larry Culkin                                     37pts
Sunday 1st April – Val Harte Open Qualifier
Mark Eaton                                       67
Padraic Tuffy                                    68
Daniel Dolan                                     69
Paul Cox                                            69 Lowest Gross

Strandhill Golf Club Notes 18/03/18

The start of the new 18 hole golfing season took place in Strandhill Golf Club on Friday 16th March. Strandhill Golf Club has undertaken a number of course enhancements including new bunkering on fairways and Greens with some significant changes to the tees which are maturing at the moment and will be enjoyed during the 2018 golf season by both our members and visitors.
Strandhill Golf Club extends best wishes to our neighbours Sligo RFC who have qualified for the Connacht Junior Cup  Final in the Showground's in Galway on March 25th.

Also congratulations to long standing club  member Therese Cosgrove and Anne O'Toole who recently collected their Rugby International Cap’s  at Lansdowne Road. Therese made her first International appearance in 1996. Well done Therese.

 
Upcoming Competitions:
March
Please note Strandhill Golf Club have an Open week from Monday 26th through to Monday April 2nd

Fri - 23 Club Open Competition Stableford White
Sat -24 Value Centre Competition Stableford White
Sun - 25 Gilroy Gannon Competition (GOY) Stableford White
Mon 26 Club Open Competition Stableford White
Tue - 27 Club Open Competition Stableford White
Wed - 29 Club Open Competition Stableford White
Thu - 29 Club Open Competition Stableford White
Fri - 30 Club Open Competition Stableford White
Sat - 31 McTiernan Carpets Competition Stableford White
 
April
Sun - 01 Val Harte Open Competition Strokeplay White
Mon - 02 Easter Monday Club Open Competition Stableford White
Wed - 04 Senior Open Stableford Green
Fri - 06 Club Open Competition Stableford White
Sat - 07 Abbvie Stableford Blue/Green (Trial)
Sun - 08 Applegreen Competition Stableford White
Fri - 13 Club Open Competition Stableford White
Sat - 14 The Venue Competition (GOY) Strokeplay White
Sun - 15 Clayton Hotel Club Fourball/Holmpatrick Cup Qualifier  Stableford White 
Fri - 20 Club Open Competition Stableford White/Green (trial
Sat -21 Castle Davitt Furniture Competition Stableford White/Green-Trial
Sun - 22 Power Right Competition V Par White
Fri - 27 Club Open Competition Stableford White
Sat -28 AIB Competition Stableford White
Sun - 29 Quality Meats Competition Stableford White

 

STRANDHILL GOLF CLUB NOTES 5th MARCH 2018

The Spring League will continue this Sunday the 11th March with a 12 hole qualifying competition.
Time sheet has been transferred as per the 4th March please check you times on BRS.

The Final of the Spring League will be played on Bank Holiday Monday 19th March with a 11:00am shotgun start. This will be followed by Hot Buffet & presentation immediately afterwards.

Please Note the BRS
Purse system for booking Competitions will start on Sat 7th April 2018.
Please check your Purse balance before hand or contact the shop.

Strandhill Golf Club recently hosted our neighbours Sligo Rugby Club to mark the occasion of them winning the Connacht Senior Cup Final, ending a 104 year wait, Sligo RFC continues to re-write the history books. The Connacht final was played outside Galway for the first time in its history.

 

President John Kane led the contingent of old friends to Strandhill Golf Club like Paddy and Vinnie O’Brien, Brian Mullen, Pat Curran and Des and Matthew Cosgrove and their current senior team Captain Shane Boyle.

 

Captain Hugh Gallagher made a presentation to John Kane on behalf of the golf club members and in turn President John Kane made a presentation of a Sligo Rugby plaque to the golf club.

 

Strandhill also has sent congratulations to a former member John Travers who created his own piece of athletics history at the AIT International Grand Prix in Athlone, becoming the first Irishman to run a sub-four minute mile indoors in this country.

Travers clocked 3:59.40 in the mile race,

We wish John the very best for his future athletics career and looking forward to seeing him returning shortly to the club.

The Pet Stop Spring league started on Sunday and continues for the next two weeks please see the league standings on the club website.




STRANDHILL GOLF CLUB NOTES 15th JAN 2018

Members please take note of the changes to the Winter League schedule below, the updated League tables are on the Winter League Page on the website. 

 
 
All, 
Due to the recent inclement Weather the Winter League dates are revised as follows:  
 
7th Round - Sunday 4th February
 
Final  - Sunday 11th February.
 
 
Please note that all Teams must submit a scorecard for the final qualifying round on the 4th Feb.  This will be required to determine section winners ans well as final qualifying places.
 
Signed 
 
Bernard Mahoney
 
Competition Secretary

The Spring Mixed League Entry Sheets are posted around the Club please put your name down if you are interested in playing.
The same format as last year will apply and pairs will be made in an open draw. Last year was a very successful social event which brought together a lot of new pairings for the first time and new golf friendships resulted.
The event is very novel and is becoming key in the Club's social calendar, please support the event by your participation and meet more members in a golf and social setting.

The Spring League will be played over three qualifying weeks and a final. The dates are as follows:

Qualifiers
Sunday 18th February
Sunday 25th February
​Sunday 4th March

​Final
Sunday 11th March.
 
 



STRANDHILL GOLF CLUB NOTES 8th JAN 2018

​For your information below is the link to the Congu Handicap Changes document. 

/golf/emailer2020/img/strandhillgolfclub/CONGU_Changes_Update.pdf

The Winter league on Sunday was cancelled due to the heavy frost which closed the course. The fixtures will take place on Sunday 14th and the Shop have copied the fixtures across to the timesheet.

​The January meeting of the Mens Branch will take place in the Clubhouse on Tuesday 9th Jan at 8pm.

STRANDHILL GOLF CLUB NOTES 17th DEC 2017


​Hugh with Frank Hannon at his first prize giving.

The final round of the Winter League took place today and all the members congregated in the Bar for the Christmas Party and final prize giving of 2017.

Captain Hugh Gallagher was master of ceremonies and he welcomed everyone and set the tone for 2018 with a rousing speech encouraging all members to promote Strandhill Golf Club at every opportunity in the community, nationally and further afield. Hugh is passionate that everyone who enters Strandhill Golf Club will have a memorable experience and will go away eager to return.

Many congratulations to our neighbours Strandhill Rugby Club on winning the Connacht Senior Challenge Cup after more than a one hundred year wait. A brilliant achievement well done and continued success to all in 2018.

Strandhill Golf Club featured in the Tee to Green magazine in the Independent Newspaper on Thursday 14th Dec.  An excellent expose on the Club thanks to Brian Keogh and it goes without saying Brian you are welcome at Strandhill Golf Club anytime in 2018,

To all our members we wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas and every good wish for 2018.

Please Note: The Winter League will recommence on January 7th and 14th and not on Jan 21st as previously published to the members.

STRANDHILL GOLF CLUB NOTES 10th DEC 2017

The AGM of Strandhill Golf Club Limited took place in the Clubhouse on Friday Dec 8th. 
​The meeting was well attended and we had some changes in personnel on the Council.
​Leo Logan has finished his tenure as President and we welcomed Mary Jo Keane into the office of President, good luck for 2018 Mary Jo.

​Leo Logan was elected as Company Secretary unapposed and Grainne Henneberry has moved to the role of Council Secretary.
Colm Martyn was elected unapposed to Course Convenor and David Lindsay will continue as House Manager for a further term. The incoming Vice President is John O Donoghue.

​The Winter league took place on Sunday amid major speculation we would be snowed out of it and we were greeted to a beautiful sunny day on the links. This was week four and the groups are starting to take shape. One of the dark horses this year is Mick Phelan and John White with four straight wins, I wonder what odds will be on offer come the day of the final.

​The Loftus brothers are starting to take control of their group after a slow start and they would have to be mentioned as one of the favourites in any conversation for potential winners.
​The league tables are in the Members Section for further details or analysis.

​Sunday Dec 17th is the final Winter League date before Christmas and the Christmas Party and final Prizegiving of 2017 will also take place. Please make every effort to attend if you are picking up a prize and to take part in the final get together before Christmas.



 


STRANDHILL GOLF CLUB NOTES 3rd DEC 2017
The Men’s branch AGM was held in the Clubhouse on Friday Dec 1st. This was the final act of Captain Leo McNally’s reign and a number of tributes were paid to his great stewardship in 2017. Men’s branch Honorary Secretary Anthony Skeffington provided a comprehensive account of the 2017 Golf Season and the key moments in the year. The members paid tribute to the work and research that went into the report from Anthony, it is much appreciated.
Captain Leo handed over the Captaincy to Mr Hugh Gallagher and it is fair to say the club is in safe hands and Hugh will bring great enthusiasm to the role and he is recognised for his can do attitude and it is safe to say “watch this space” in 2018.





 
 
 

 
Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League 2017
The winter league continues on Sunday 10th Dec and Sunday 17th Dec before breaking for Christmas.
Please use the BRS and take note of the team you are playing for this weekend games, the BRS System is open to book your tee times please note if you are on the front or back nine when booking.
 
 


 
On Friday 1st December at 8.00 p.m. sharp the Annual General Meeting of  the GUI (Men’s) Committee of Strandhill Golf Club will take place in the Clubhouse.
 
 
 
1.     Nominations for Officers and Ordinary Members of the Men’s Club must be submitted in writing, with the names of a proposer and seconder, to the Honorary Secretary of the Men’s Club not less than 7 days prior to the date of the particular Annual General Meeting.
 
2.     Motions to be voted upon at the Annual General Meeting of the Men’s Club must be submitted in writing, with the names of a proposer and seconder, to the Honorary Secretary not less than 7days prior to the date of the particular Annual General Meeting.
 
 
___________________
Anthony Skeffington
Hon. Secretary
086-8582739



Strandhill Golf Club hosted the Children Safeguarding Course 1 on Thursday 16th November with instructor Ms Mary Leyden.




Confederation of Golf in Ireland are running a Cluster based series of Networking Seminars at Golf Clubs nationwide
Up to 18 Network Seminars are taking place on a cluster basis between the end of November through to early March 2018  
The Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI), the body set up to support, promote and develop the game of golf on the island of Ireland, are hosting a cluster series of networking seminars at Golf Clubs across the country.
Three seminars are scheduled in Q4, with the remaining 15 seminars taking place in Q1 of 2018.
Over the course of the seminars, CGI will openly discuss the key challenges and opportunities for clubs and the cluster clubs can share stories and  benefit from joint learning.
The format for the evening will be:

Time Topic
6:30 – 7:00pm Members of the One Governing Body Discussions Group will be on site to give an update on the developments of One Governing Body. 
 
Light refreshments will be available during this time.
7:00-7:45 pm Information sharing sessions
7:45-8:45 pm Breakout sessions to discuss the following:
·         Separating club captain and chairperson roles- is that good for continuity & accountability?
·         Are your club structures right sized & fit for purpose?
·         What motivates club volunteers?
·         Stopping the race to the bottom – are price increases the answer?
·         Financial benchmarking – how do we measure up?
·         Planning to succeed and become sustainable – are you heading in the right direction?
8:45-9:00 pm Wrap up and next steps.
 
Up to four representatives from both the men’s and ladies committees are invited to attend at a cost of €5/£5 per person.  
 
 
The full list of confirmed dates for all 18 seminars are outlined below:
November
Counties/Areas Venue Dates Booking
North Dublin Forrest Little Golf Club 21st Nov Book Here
Donegal / Derry Letterkenny Golf Club 23rd Nov Book Here
December
Galway Galway Golf Club 6th Dec Book Here
January
Mid Ulster Omagh Golf Club 18th Jan Book Here
Antrim / N Belfast Ballymena Golf Club 24th Jan Book Here
S Belfast / Down Lisburn Golf Club 25th Jan Book Here
Leitrim / Cavan / Monaghan Cavan Golf Club 31st Jan Book Here
February
Sligo / Sth Donegal / N R'ComRoscommon Co Sligo Golf Club 1st Feb Available in Jan
Mayo / Sth Roscommon Castlebar Golf Club 7th Feb Available in Jan
Midland Counties Athlone Golf Club 8th Feb Available in Jan
Louth / Meath Ardee Golf Club 13th Feb Available in Jan
Kildare / West & South Dublin Newlands Golf Club 15th Feb Available in Jan
Wicklow / Carlow / Wexford Courtown Golf Club 20th Feb Available in Jan
Clare / Limerick Castletroy Golf Club 22nd Feb Available in Jan
Tipp / Laois / N. Munster Thurles Golf Club 28th Feb Available in Jan
March
Waterford / Kilkenny Waterford Golf Club 1st March Available in Jan
Kerry Killarney Golf Club 7th March Available in Jan
Cork Douglas Golf Club 8th March Available in Jan

For more details on the Confederation of Golf in Ireland, check out www.cgigolf.org or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @CGI_Golf