Saturday 24 March 2018

Ballymote Competition

Captains of Strandhill Golf Club, Jim Branley and Ann Cox drive off to start the 2014 season.
Captains of Strandhill Golf Club, Jim Branley and Ann Cox drive off to start the 2014 season.

Competition on Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th January is a 4 person Scramble. Teams have already been picked players can arrange their Tee-Times over the week-end players can play on Saturday or Sunday.

Players interested in taken part in a 4 person Scramble starting on the week-end of the 1st/2nd February please put your name on sheet in clubhouse, open to ladies and Gents this Scramble will run over 4 week-ends entry fee €20 per person. Draw for partners will take place on Thursday 30th January at 8pm in the clubhouse

Ballymote Golf Club are organising a Lotto at the moment full particulars from Joe Fitzgerald at 087-9827869


Last Sunday nine hole stableford was won by Willie Tiernan 21pts. The weekly competition was won by Michael Rush 23pts, 2nd Pat Conroy 23pts.

Competitions for this week are the weekly nine hole Monday – Saturday and a nine hole stableford next Sunday. Both competitions are re-entry.

In mens competition news watch out for details of Golfer of the Year Competition 2014, a new Foursomes competition starting in April and a new match play competition for 21+ handicappers.

Date for your diary is the Daily Mail Foursomes on Sunday February 9th.

Co. Sligo Ladies

Results: Monday 30th December 3 Person Scramble.1st Caroline Bradshaw, Shirley Bradshaw, Claudette Murphy 34 pts.

Tuesday 31st December 10 Hole Single Stableford, 1st Cladudette Murphy 22pts

Saturday 4th Januray 13 Hole Single Stableford, 1st Maura Demmel 30 pts (B6), 2nd Mary Durcan 30 pts.

Saturday 11th January 13 Hole Stableford, 1st Cora O'Rourke 29 pts 2nd Maura Demmel 28 pts, 3rd Una Gleeson 27 pts

The Annual Drive took place on New Year's Day a great crowd of members came To wish both the Lady Captain Mrs Deirdre Connolly and the Men's Captain, Mr Anton Murphy the best of luck for the coming year a great evening of song and fun was provided by the County Sligo Golf Club Male Voice Choir.

Dates for your Diary: Tuesday 14th January 9 Hole Stableford, Saturday 18th January 13 Holes Four-Ball, Ladies Member Alliance Thursday 16th January, Ladies Western Alliance Wednesday 22nd January

County Sligo

FOURBALL: Pals Pat Devaney and Brian Feeney edged Saturday's fourball competition by a point over Sean Moylan and Tony Mullen.

It was second time lucky for the pairing who were pipped for a prize in the last fourball competition on a countback. Sean and Tony claimed second spot with 29 points on the last six.

RESULT: Saturday, January 11, fourball stableford, 13 holes: 1, Brian Feeney (15) and Pat Devaney (18), 30pts; 2, Sean Moylan (13) and Tony Mullen (16), 29pts OL6. 36 pairs.

WINTER LEAGUE: Stiff conditions prevailed once more for the rearranged sixth round of the winter league. Scoring was low as players' resolve was tested with a miserable combination of wind and rain. Dave McGuinness and Fergal Flaherty's good form in section one continues as they clinched the day prize on Bomore with a very creditable score of 1up.

Best score of the day on the Championship course was returned by John Feeney and Dave Edwards who came home level. Again this is another pairing performing strongly in a very competitive section four.

RESULT: Sunday, January 12, Winter League, round six. Championship course winner John Feeney (13) and Dave Edwards (15), level; Bomore winner Dave McGuinness (10) and Fergal O'Flaherty (6), 1up.

Strandhill Ladies

Junior Alliance: The deferred December outing took place on January 2nd. Ladies from ten clubs took part and the results were as follows: 1, Christine Tighe, Strandhill 31, 2, Ann McNulty, Strandhill 30, Gross, Mary Jo Keane, Strandhill 11, 3, Viv Foley, Co. Sligo 28, 4, Nuala Forde, Enniscrone 27, 5, Hilogue Malone, Enniscrone, 27, 6, Ann Scanlon, Tubbercurry 26, 7, Ann Boylan, Strandhill 26, 8, Kate Hegarty, Castle Dargan 25, 9, Ann Clancy, Strandhill 25, 10, Cora O'Rourke, Co. Sligo 25. First 7 holes, Brenda Leonard, Tubbercurry 15, 2nd 8 holes, Ann Mullen, Castle Dargan 16, 0-18 handicap, Lorraine Hill, Strandhill 32.


There was a great turn out for this years Captains Drive In and it's a credit to our members who came out in a very large number to support Club Captain Jim Branley and Lady Captain Anne Cox on the first major event for 2014. A total of 28 teams played and all went very smoothly thanks to a sunshine day.

400 Club Draw, January, €400 Gavin Phelan, €300 Alice Lyndsey, €200 John F Hanly , €100 Elizabeth Feeney, €100 Ann Hegarty, €100 Joe Hunt

Strandhill Ladies

Ann Cox and Jim Branley "Captains Drive In" took place on Saturday followed by a scramble in which 28 teams took part. The Lady Captain would like to thank everyone for the huge support on the day and everyone that helped make the day a great success. It was played in excellent conditions and the course was in super condition which is testament to the great work by Jason Kelly and the course staff. This was followed by an enjoyable social evening which was a great start to what we hope to be an enjoyable and successful year ahead.

Fixtures: Thursday January 16th 10 hole stableford. Also 10 hole stableford for ladies in receipt of senior membership. Sunday, January19th Winter League 6th round. Book on BRS.

Results: Thursday, January 9th: 1st Marie Healy 21 pts. 2nd Celine Culkin 19 pts. 3rd Gertrude Crummy 18 pts.

The 5th round of the Winter league was played on Sunday in very wet conditions. The winners on the Front 9 were Ann Cox and Chris Owens with 1 up. Bridget Glynn & Margaret Gerrity were winners of the back 9, also 1 up. The future dates for the remaining Winter league matches are January 19th, January 26th, February 2nd, February 9th and the final on Saturday, February 22nd.


The Final of the CMD Training Institute Winter League took place on Sunday last. In what can only be described as difficult golfing conditions popular commitee member Vinny Murphy and his team of Marie O'Hara, Kathleen Cryan and Niall Fleming played some outstanding golf to claim victory. In second place Pierce Burke, Paul F O'Donnell, Paul O'Donnell and Francis Kennedy. Third place Tony Burke, Padraig Moran, Fergus McGowan and Jamie Burke. The winners of the non qualifiers final were Pat Kilcoyne, Michael Gorman, Bill Carty and Liam Carty. Well done to everybody who took part.

All Members are asked to an important meeting with Course Architect Mel Flanagan in the clubhouse on Tuesday 14th January at 8pm. A discussion will be held on a 10-year plan for course development.

A nine hole re-entry competition will continue to run throughout the week. The SMS Motors superleague will begin on Sunday February 2nd, please enter your name as soon as possible.

Our membership runs from January to December. The 2014 membership rates have remained unchanged from 2013. For more details on rates see We would ask that all members pay their membership in a timely manner to assist with the financial running of the club and if you have a friend that would also be interested in joining please encourage them to join; new members are always very welcome.

The club has some fantastic offers available for Societies wishing to use our course during 2014, whether you are small group looking for a fun day out or want to run a large fundraiser Tubbercurry Golf club can cater for your needs. Contact Billy Kilgannon on 087 9565396 for more details.

Sligo Champion