SGC Competition News
July 2018
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Martin McDermott (6) was the winner of Saturdays competition with an excellent 40pts, a superb 2 under gross inward nine gave him the verdict in a very close contest where only one shot separated the top nine golfers. The runner up was Mark McColgan (6) who had led throughout the day and only missing out on countback. Third place went to Shaun McGarrigle (9) another with 40pts, Brian Cairns (21) came fourth also with 40 pts with Michael McGarrigle again featuring to take the final Nett prize with 39pts. The gross prize for second consecutive week went to went to Peter Doherty (5) with a two over total and 34 gross pts, the nines were claimed by Darius Bogle with 21pts for the front nine & Brian O’Kane who had 23pts on his card for the back nine.

McBrearty’s Mace Store open (Thursday 12th July 2018)
Freddie Patterson (9) was the winner in Thursdays open kindly sponsored by McBrearty’s Mace store Melmount Road, Freddie returned an excellent 42pts to win by a point from the runner up Kieron Neeson (9) with Dr Ciaran Kelly in third place with 40pts the gross winner was Fred McGavigan (4) with a one over par 35 gross.

Declan Devine Monday Open (16th July 2018)
Rodney Dolan (18) was the winner of the Latest Declan Devine Monday Open with a solid 41pts,the runner up was Neil Coulter (18) with 39pts with Martin Finlay (19) in third also with 39pts,the latest qualifiers for the final day on the 12th August are Rodney Dolan, Martin Finlay and James Harron along with Mondays leading visiting player Michael McNally. Congratulations to Shane McLaughlin who recorded a hole in one at the second hole on Monday with the perfect 7 iron shot.

Ladies Golf
There was some tremendous scoring by the ladies in last week’s Foyle Hospice charity event, the winner was Lady Vice-Captain Geraldine Masterson(22) with 44pts,the winner in category one was Heather Mitchell (20) with 43pts with category two going to Annette Patton (30) with 40pts.

Captains mixed foursomes
Club Captain Frankie Houston’s Mixed foursomes was played last Wednesday night with an excellent entry, the winners were Carole McFeeters & Denis Porter with 34pts for the 13 holes in play, the runners up also with 34pts were Ann McCrory & Declan McDonnell, third went to Geraldine McCrory and Vice-Captain Declan Doherty with 33 pts, the gross went to Mary Gallagher & Paul Bogle. The entry sheets for the Presidents mixed foursomes are still posted in both notice boards, it will be played next Wednesday 25th July. In Ladies team news Adeline Gibson’s intermediate foursomes team lost 2 matches to one at home in the Ulster quarter final to Roe Park Ladies and will have it all to do in the second leg, but are not without hope as they are up on holes by a total of four.
In Men’s teams our Jimmy Bruen team have advanced to the Ulster Semi-final after a great win on Sunday at Armagh G.C. against Clandeboye G.C. winning the first three matches to take the tie, the other two matches were also well placed. Aidan Boyle’s & Senan Roarty’s men will now meet Castlehume G.C. at a date and venue yet to be decided.
Congratulations to Mark Patton who was the £600 bonus ball winner at the weekend Dr Frank Friel was the £50 bar credit draw winner
There are only a few available spaces for this Sundays 27 hole Intermediate scratch cup, players are asked to be in good time for their tee off slot.

Fixtures;Thursday 19th July Mitchell Meats Open
Sat 21st July Dixies Bar Open
Sunday 22nd July Intermediate Scratch cup
Monday 23rd July Declan Devine Monday Open
Tue Lady Herdman Cup-Ladies day.
Wed 25th July Presidents mixed foursomes.

Declan Devine Monday open (9th July 2018)
There was a good turnout for this week’s Declan Devine Frozen Foods open, it was won in commanding fashion by Francie Conwell (15) with 44 pts, the runner up was Terry Conroy (13) with 41 pts and Kevin McGinley (10) in third with 40 pts, first and third positions along with fourth placed Vincent Bradley qualify for the final day as Terry Conroy has already booked his place on Sun 12th August, also qualifying is visiting player Cathal McGee who had 39pts,the gross on Monday went to Jamie Foley with 30 gross pts.
In team news this week Frankie Connolly’s Conway cup team have it all to do in their away leg of that competition with Castlehume G.C, Frankie’s men had an 8.5-7.5 narrow win on Sunday in the home leg. Only a few places remain for the Intermediate Scratch cup 10-18 handicaps on Sunday 22nd July, the entry sheets are still posted or contact Johnathan McGillian. The BRS is now also available for entries for the 2nd annual Jimmy Duncan memorial Ladies & gents open on Sunday 5th August with £1000 in prizes up for grabs.
Ladies Golf
Last week’s Ladies competition was the Captains prize to the ladies branch, the winner was Betty Kelly (31) with 68 Nett, the category winners were Maeve Corry (23) with 70 Nett in Cat one and Debbie McDaid (30) with 70 Nett in Cat two.
This week’s £50 bar credit draw was won by the Captains prize winner Liam McGinley, which should go some way to helping him buy a drink for the bar!
There are presentations at the club this coming Friday night 13th July at 8.30pm Sharp, the prizes for the following will be presented; Hugh Harley Memorial, John Fahy & Co Solicitors, Sean Devine Sand and Gravel and AGL Accountants, all winners or a representative are asked to be in attendance.
Fixtures; Wed 11th July Captains Mixed Foursomes
Thursday 12th July McBrearty’s Mace Open S/F
Sat 14th July Mark James Menswear open
Mon 16th July Declan Devine Monday open
Tue 17th July Donna’s Flowerbox open

Frylite Ltd. Champagne Scramble (Sun 1st July ’18)
The annual Frylite Champagne scramble was played on Sunday past, the runaway winners were Peter Doherty, Lewis Jones, Dermott Corry and Frankie Connolly with 105 pts, their eye catching total was good enough by 6pts from the runners up Paul O’Reilly, Danny Duffy, Isobel Duffy and Marion O’Reilly the highlight of their score was a massive nine points recorded at the par 5 tenth Hole! Third place with 98 pts were Paddy O’Kane, Senan Roarty, Anthony Brennan & Brian Forrester.

Declan Devine Monday Open (2nd July ’18)
This week’s winner of the Declan Devine Frozen foods open was Liam Curry (11) with 41pts, the runner up was Club President Paul O’Hare with 40 pts with Stewart McFeeters in third with 38 pts, the best visitor on the day was Sean O’Kane all four players qualify for the final day on Sunday 12th August.

The Club lotto bonus ball will take place this Saturday night if all the numbers are sold, the entry is £20 with first prize £600,the other numbers drawn will have their entry returned, numbers can be purchased at the club bar.

This week’s £50 bar credit draw winner was Liam McKane.
Finally best wishes for a fantastic day are extended to our Captain Frankie Houston who will host his Captains day this coming Saturday at the club, the music will be provided later by “Riff Raff 2” all members are very welcome after 10.30pm for the presentations & dancing.

Fixtures ; Thursday 5th July- Captains Better-ball ¾ of handicap
Sat 7th July Mr Frankie Houston’s Captains prize
Mon 9th July Declan Devine Monday Open
Tue 10th Foyle Hospice-Ladies
Wed 11th Captains Mixed Foursomes

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