Sunday 25 February 2018

Golf club set for a scramble

There will be a three person Scramble starting on the weekend of February 16th/ 17th and will run for 3 weeks- open to ladies and gents.

Players interested in taken part please put your name on sheet in clubhouse in order to facilate draw. Draw for partners will take place on Thursday February 14th in the Clubhouse at 8pm.

There will be a table quiz in aid of the Ballymote Golf Club in John Doddy's on Friday February 15th at 9pm teams of 4 €40 euro.


Last Sunday's 18 hole stableford was won by Tom Rochford 40pts, 2nd Michael Rush 38pts, 3rd Frank Casserly 37pts. Competitions this week are the weekly nine hole Monday – Saturday and next Sunday is the Daily Mail. Format will be Scotch Foursomes. If you are looking for partners please text Michael Rush on 083 1437507. Entry sheet for the open draw competition on the February 24th and the Spring League are on the noticeboard.

The monthly prize presentation took place last Sunday evening in the clubhouse. Congrats to all the winners and thanks to all for taking part. The February draw was also held last Sunday evening. Jackpot winners were Seamus & Marie Gallagher €100, runners up Kathleen Candon and Michael O'Dowd €50 each.

Thanks to all who took part. Next draw Sunday March 10th. New members welcome. February edition of newsletter is available in the clubhouse. A club outing to Ballinrobe will take place in April, details will be posted on the noticeboard.

Castle Dargan

Castle Dargan Golf Club are hosting a beginners' evening on Thursday, February 21st, from 6-8pm.

A four month trial beginner membership, commencing on March 1st, is available for just €190, including four one-hour tutorials with the resort's head PGA Professional, Xavier Medas.

The beginner membership also allows golfers avail of the weekly social mixed scrambles, which is the perfect opportunity to not only brush up on your game but also to meet new friends.

Beginner members will have the opportunity to extend their membership to April 2014 for just €250.

Located just eight miles from Sligo town, Castle Dargan Resort's Darren Clarke designed course offers visitors 18 spectacular holes with a short game putting facility, a putting green, golf shop and the Middleton Bar and Terrace, overlooking the spectacular course.

The four star Hotel at Castle Dargan is a warm and welcoming property including the icon Spa.

Spring League: Following the first two rounds of the 3 man scramble Spring League, the early leaders are the team of Bernard Kelly, George Kavanagh and Tomas Little on a score of 80.4 points. In second place with 81.7 points are Dermot Flynn, John Scanlon and Niall Mullen, while in third place on a score of 82.6 points are Declan Feeney, Andy Kearns and Daire Kearns.

The league continues with two more dates remaining and all to play for, with the best 3 cards eligible for each team.

The singles competition also continues every Saturday, and on each Sunday that the 3 man scramble is not on.

Castle Dargan Ladies

Final first round of Winter League took place Sunday 10th February. There was a great turnout in wintery conditions. Next round dates to be arranged.

Wednesday club competion continues this week.

County Sligo

Results: Team of Four 14 Hole Scramble Fred Daly Fundraiser

1st :Sean Flanagan(1), David Brady(3), Paddy Bird (14), Kevin Flanagan (5) 36pts OL6

2nd : Stephen Brady(0), Rory O'Connor (4), John O'Connor (25), Terry Brady (5) 36pts OL6

3rd : Fred Perry (9), Brendan Flanagan (7), Joe Callaghan (21), Padraig McMunn (17) 36pts

4th : Hugh Arnold (7) Karl Demmel (11), Eamonn McDonagh (17), Kieran O'Brien (8)

Ladies team Prize: Edel McDermott(19), Julie Harrison(17), Martina sherlock (25), Theresa Gillen (29)

Longest Drive (5th Hole): Rory O'Connor; Nearest the Pin (16th) John Robinson

Given the time of year we had a very good day on Saturday for the Fred Daly event and the 4 man scramble format was a big hit with all the players. We had a total of 39 teams playing on the day which was a great result for the fundraiser and the Captain Terry Brady thanked all the club members who generously supported the event including the team from Tubber.

The winners, with the Flanagan brothers Sean And Kevin David Brady and Paddy Bird set t a good pace from the start with a birdie at the 1st, eagle at the 3rd, birdie at 4th and 8th before turning for home.However, it was into the wind that this team showed its class with birdies at 14 and 15 and then Paddy Bird holing a 16 footer on 16 for birdie which in the end got them home to a great win. Just as well, as the Brady/O'Connor bunch also shot 36 points. They started on fire with 3 straight birdies and an eagle at the 5th - 5 under after 5. However, despite birdies at 8, 14 and a super birdie on 17 they still lost out on a countback for first place.

Also putting in a sterling performance of 36pts were Fred Perry, Brendan Flanagan, Joe Callaghan and Padraig McMunn. Making their mark with a succession of birdies at the start they couldn't mantain the sizzle on the way home and had to settle for 3rd spot. In 4th spot with a not too shabby 35pts were Hugh Arnold, Karl Demmel, Eamonn McDonagh and Kieran O'Brien. They started with a bang with Kieran O'Brien holing for a 2 on the first hole but could only add 4 more birdies to their opening eagle and had to settle for 4th spot. Worthy of mention was Rory O'Connor who poped it nicely well beyond the hump on the 5th to win the longest drive and John Robinson who was nearest the pin on 16th and it was playing long. Karl Demmel made it a very good day in having the winning ticket in the raffle for a very, very nice golf bag donated by Jim and Maggie Robinson.

Up to date league tables and fixtures are available on

County Sligo Ladies

The Fred Daly fundraiser was played on Saturday last. The ever popular Fourball Scramble was well attended with thirty nine teams playing in very pleasant weather conditions. Congratulations to the winning Ladies Team Edel McDermott, Julie Harrison, Martina Sherlock, Therese Gillen.

The 9 Hole Stableford competition scheduled for Tuesday last was cancelled due to weather conditions..

Fixtures: Tuesday February 12th - 9Hole Stroke

Saturday February 16th - 16 Hole Singles V-Par

Tuesday February 19th - 10 Hole Stableford

Saturday February 23rd- 16 Hole Singles Stableford

Wednesday February 20th- Ladies Senior Alliance. Draw 9.42- 11.34am

Thursay t February 21st - Ladies Junior Alliance . Draw 9.02 - 10.30am

Strandhill Ladies

Thursday February 7th: Junior Alliance

Due to inclement weather conditions, the February Junior Alliance took place over 10 holes rather than the regular 18. Notwithstanding this, however, 21 ladies ventured out to battle the elements and the course! Result were as follows:-

1st Pat Mooney (Strandhill)17pts, 2nd Carmel Clarke (Strandhill)17pts, 3rd Mary Jo Keane (Strandhill)14pts, 4th Eileen Madigan (Longford) 14pts, 5th Cora O'Rourke (Co Sligo) 13pts

0-18Hcap, Mary Golden (Strandhill) 15pts

Sunday February 10th - Diageo Winter League -Final Qualifying Leg

The final qualifying leg of the Diageo Winter League took place on Sunday last. As was the experience for the last number of outing the weather didn't fail to pose additional challenges to all-making the drive to qualify even more of a feat.

Individual Results were as follows:-

Front 9: 1st Elaine Coghill (28) all flat, 2nd Kathleen Kelpie (16) 1down, 3rd Marianna Little (17) 1 down

Back 9:- Betty Scanlon (16) 1up, 2nd Clare Gallagher (31) 1up, 3rd Brona Galvin (21) all flat

3 Teams from each Section qualified to play 18 holes on the 23rd Feb. All other teams will play 12holes:-

Congratulations to all taking part and to the qualifying teams from each section:-

Yellow Section:-

Stephanie Conlon & Rosie Morrisey 16pts, Marianna Little & Elaine Coghill 15pts Kathleen Kelpie & Mary Coyle 13pts,

Blue Section:-

Brona Galvin & Brenda McCallion 18pts, Marie Healy & Breege Cullinan 13pts, Bridget Glynn & Margaret Gerrity 12pts

Red Section:-

Cass Smith & Anne McNulty 19pts, Carmel Clarke & Mary Golden 13pts, Helen Horan & Mary Jo Keane 13pts

Green Section:-

Betty Scanlon & Breege Walsh 21pts, Anne Kelly & Claire Gallagher 15pts, Grainne Henneberry & Jo Shortt 13pts, ,

Fixtures:T hurs February 14th-10 hole stableford. ..Please note that the "Varsities" will be playing practice rounds at approx 2pm -2.30pm

Sun February 17th-Ladies 10 hole V Par Competition

Saturday February 23rd- The final of the Diageo winter League will take place- (weather permitting). Following play, dinner will take place at 6pm sharp. All members and players welcome. Menu for meal is posted in ladies locker room. Presentations will take place at approx 8pm followed by the 400draw at 9pm.

Club 400 Draw: Ladies are advised the final club 400 draw for the current cycle will take place in March. Due to the success of this initiative it has been decided to run this again for 2013/2014. Plase contact either Sandra or Lady Captain Carmel if you wish to either join or continue to take part.


Winter League: Section A: Leo McNally and John Martyn won yet again and have a maximum 24 points. This pair really and will be one of the favourites in the final. Noel Tivnan and Gerry Kilbride edged ahead of Leo Logan and John O'Donohue for the second spot. The final spot has two pairs two points behind so its still all to play for.

Section B: Fintan Monaghan and Kevin Conlon dropped points but have secured a final spot.. After play, no fewer than six groups still have a chance to qualify so this group is far from over. It will definitely go to the final Sunday before we get an outcome.

Section C: Dessie Timbs and Brendan Deignan dropped points t leaving Michael Kivlehan and Michael Keane along with Michael and Paul Cox leading with 21 points. Now 4 more groups are still battling it out for the remaining places. Another group that will be decided on the last day.

Section D: Frank and Ronnie Conlon were beaten and with Eddie and Pauric Watters winning and having a rest week next week they have qualified for the final. It looks like this group is pretty much sorted however the Gerrity's may have a say in the final shake up.

Section E: Jimmy Kiernan and Stephen English have a maximum 24 points and really have blown away the opposition. After this week's results no fewer than 5 groups have a chance to qualify.

Section F: Section F leaders Michael Cox and Aidan Heffernan halved their match. Andy Legget and Oliver Durcan, Martin Cunningham and Frank Gannon join Tommy and Declan Basquille in the final as these four groups cannot be caught. The only thing to decide is their finishing position.

The last round is next Sunday February 17th.

Results: Winter League Nines Sun February 10th

Front nine Pat glynn (13) 23pts

Back nine Seamus Howley (15) 22pts.

Seniors Society: Wed 16/02/13

1st M. Cronin, 2nd. M. Cahill, 3rd. P. Flynn, 4th. N. Mullaney,

Friday 8/2/13; 1st Patrick Byrne 42pts, 2nd Patsy Gallagher 38pts, 3rd John McHugh 36pts; Saturday 9/2/13, 1st Frank Gannon 32pts, 2nd Martin Farrell 32pts, 3rd Patsy Gallagher 32pts

Winter Open Competitions: Strandhill Golf Club will hold Open Competitions during the winter months on the following dates.

Sunday 3rd February 2013 & Sunday 10th March 2013, Entry Fee: Members €6. Non-Members €20 (GUI card required)

White Tees will be in operation. Winter rules will apply (Pick and place). Time Sheet will be in operation. There will be a 1st, 2nd and top Gross each day. There will also be an overall 1st, 2nd and Top Gross for the Best 3 cards.

The above are in addition to the Open Fridays which will continue as normal.

Fixtures February: Mon 11th Monday Madness Opens Wed 13th Senior Society

Fri 15th 8am-1pm Intervarsities Championship, 1pm 18 Hole Open

Sat 16th Club 15 Hole Competition

Sun 17th Winter League Final Round Sponsored By Strandhill Lounge & Suites. Information For Members: Members are reminded that fixtures and results are also available on the website, by email, on facebook and now also in the Golf Club Newsletter which is available in the clubhouse.

Sponsors: The club will be approaching local business's once again this year for their continued support and as an integral part of the club we would urge our members to support our sponsors. We are very grateful to our sponsors every year and if any member knows anyone who would be prepared to sponsor a day or a prize please contact a member of the committee.

400 Club Draw: Februarys draw will be held on 3rd March, same day as final of the Winter League.

March draw will take place Easter Open Weekend.

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