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Strabane Golf Course
Set in the foothills of the Sperrin Mountains, Strabane Golf Club is a rolling parkland course intersected by the River Mourne. Designed by Desmond Hackett it is a par 69 measuring 5,628 metres with a standard scratch of 69 off the blue tees.
The water first comes into play at the index 3 328 metres 9th known as "The River" with a demanding tee shot the golfer is then faced with a medium iron to a narrow sloping green. The river runs all the way up the left-hand side awaiting any wayward shots.
There are many fine testing holes to be found at Strabane Golf Club it is regarded by professionals and low handicap golfers as an excellent test of golf.
|Green Fees Midweek:||£20|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.||£25|
|Green Fees with a Member:||£15/20|
|Green Fees for Opens:||£13/15|
|Buggy Hire: £20||Yes|
33 Ballycolman Road,
|Website||Strabane golf club website|
|Club Secretaries':||Claire Keys/Carole McFeeters|
|Lady Captain:||Mary O'Reilly|
|Presidents':||Paul O'Hare & Maeve Crowe|
|Vice-Captains':||Declan Doherty & Geraldine Masterson|
|Hon. Secretary:||Terry Doherty & Maeve Corry|
|Club Pro:||Shop Freddie 07594 098764|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Brian Brolly & Caroline Connolly|
|Comp. Secretary:||Patrick McCrossan & Maeve Crowe|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 12.00am to 11.00pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering facilities, by arrangement||Days to Avoid: Saturdays|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Strabane Golf Club Fixtures 2019 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2019 (to be Confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive-In||Sunday 24 March||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize to the Ladies||Tuesday 11 June||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize||Saturday 15 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Saturday 6 July||Closed||1|
|Lady President's Prize||Tuesday 6 August
|President's Prize||Saturday 24 August
|Singles Stableford||Monday 8 April
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 13 April||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 20 April||Open||1|
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Tuesday 23 April||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 27 April
|Singles Stableford||Monday 30 April
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 2 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 4 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Monday 6 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 9 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 11 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Monday 13 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 16 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Monday 20 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 23 May||Saturday 25 May
|Singles Stableford||Friday 24 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 25 May||Open||1|
|Irish Srnior Cup (Q)||Sunday 26 May||GUI||1|
|Singles Stableford||Monday 27 May
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 30 May
|St. Mary's PP
||Sunday 2 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 6 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 8 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Monday 10 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Monday 17 June||Open||1|
|Hugh Hanley Memorial Cup
||Thursday 20 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 22 June||Open||1|
|Strabane AFC Classic||Sunday 23 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Monday 24 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 27 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Monday 1 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 4 July||Open||1|
|Start of Open Week||Sunday 7 July||Saturday 13 July||Open||7
|4-Person Team Event||Sunday 7 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Monday 8 July||Open||1|
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Tuesday 9 July||Open||1|
|Mixed Foursomes||Wednesday 10 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 11 July||Open||1|
|Greensomes||Friday 12 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 13 July||Open||1|
|St. Patrick's GFC Classic||Sunday 14 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Monday 15 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 18 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 20 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Monday 22 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 25 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Monday 29 July
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 1 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 3 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Monday 5 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 8 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 10 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Monday 12 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 15 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 17 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Monday 19 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 22 August||Open||1|
|4-Person Team Event||Sunday 25 August
|Singles Stableford||Monday 26 August
|Singles Stableford||Sunday 1 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 7 September||Open||1|
|Owen Roes GFC Classic||Sunday 8 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 14 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 21 September||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 69 SSS 69 5,542 m|
|Yellow||Par 69 SSS 68 5,333 m|
|Red||Par 72 SSS 71 4,912 m|
|Blue||Par 69 SSS 69 5,628 m|
Men's Course Record: Am. 63 E. Kennedy, Pro. 69
Ladies Course Record:
Strabane Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes when they beat Mahee Island Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches on Friday 19th August 2016.
They were drawn against Connaught Champions Gort Golf Club at Shandon Park Golf Club on Friday 2nd September in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and lost out by 3½-matches to 1½-matches to the East Galway side.
They were led out by C. Patton with H. Mitchell who lost their match against K. Mulkerrins with E. McSweeney by 1-hole they were followed by C. Sharkey with B O'Kane who had a 2and 1 win over G. Broderick with S. Broderick next on the tee was P. McCrossan with L, Patton who lost their match by 2-holes against J. Leahy with J. Collins in the penultimate match D. Devine with L Patton had another close result when they lost by the minimum 1-hole against P. Curtis with T. Gill the bottom match of P. Doherty with L. Duffy against N. O'Shaughnessy with J. Joyce was recorded as a halve.
Strabane Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield in 2014, when they beat Faughan Valley Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches in the Ulster Semi-Final and Galgorm Castle Golf Club by a similar margin in the decider.
They made their way to Carton House to compete in the All-Ireland deciders on the O’Meara Course where they were drawn against Leinster Champions Waterford Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.
They were led out by Conor McCool with Liam Curry who lost their match against Gary Dunphy with Pat Murphy by 1-hole, they were followed by Frankie Gallagher with Andrew Connolly who lost their match by 2-holes against Paul Mackey with John Hale, next up were Kevin Connolly with Declan Devine who went down to John Phelan with Michael Wall by 3 and 1, in the penultimate match Damian McGranaghan with Shay Callaghan had a 3 and 2 win over Barry Griffin with Chris Hoban and in the bottom match Gary Duffy with Ciaran Duffy recorded a 4 and 3 win over Matt Holohan with Eamonn Rice, alas to little to late.
Helen Jones added the 2012 Irish Close Championship to her victory in the Irish Seniors Open Championship she won in 2010. She had a 4 and 2 win over Violet McBride of Belvoir Park at Bunclody Golf & Fishing Club on Thursday 5th July.
Irish Senior International Helen Jones was crowned Irish Senior Women’s Open Strokeplay Champion following a 6 stroke victory over Lynda Palahniuk from Canada at Laytown and Bettystown Golf Club, on the 10th September 2010, she shot rounds of 74, 78 and 76 for a total of 228.
Strabane Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes in 2009 and made the long journey to Bandon Golf Club, where they met Leinster Champions Mullingar Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.
First on the tee was Aidan Boyle with Ann Duffy who had a convincing 5 and 4 win over Paddy Dunne with Ann Hannon. They were followed by Enda Kennedy with Angela Houston who also recorded a 3 and 2 win over the team from the Midlands represented by Aiden Tomkins with Bernie Kelly. Next up was Darren Crawford with Caroline Connolly who lost out to Gerry Purcell & Ann-Marie Conlon by 2 and 1. The penultimate match of Martin Roarty with Mary McCrory against Frank McGinty with Brege McCarrick also went to the team from Mullingar by 2 and 1, the place in the All-Ireland Final now hung on the bottom match of Conal Cooke with Bernie O’Kane against Bernard McDonnell with Jeannette McDonnell went 4 and 2 to the Mullingar pair who went on to play Portumna in the All-Ireland Final of which the Galway team recorded a convincing 4 matches to 1 match victory and their first green-pennant.
Helen Jones was selected on the Irish Ladies team for the Home Internationals played at Royal Porthcawl from 8th to 10th September 2004. Helen was selected on the Ulster ILGU Team for the Interprovincial's. Played at Ballybunion Golf Club from 18th to 20th August 2004.
Helen Jones was selected on the Ulster Ladies' team for the AIB Interprovincial Championships at Mount Wolseley Golf Club from August 7-9 2002. She had played at The Island Golf Club from the 8th to the 10th August 2001.
Prior to 2001:
Strabane won the Irish Club Youths' Team Championship at Thurles G. C. in 1991, when the team was Seamus McGranaghan, Darren Crawford, John Callan and Sean Devenney.
Strabane Golf Club won the Ulster Junior Cup in 1988, when the team was Tom Mulholland, Pat Curry, Darren Crawford, Enda Kennedy, Liam Curry and Charlie Patton, they were captained by Oliver McNeill.
They won the Bulmers Ulster Junior Cup again in 1991, when the team was F. Patterson, C. Patton, N. Callan, L. Curry, Sean Devenney, J. Callan, N. Wolfe, P. Corry and R. Harte.
They won Ulster Irish Junior Foursomes in 1990, when the team was R. White, Sean Devenney, S. McGranaghan, K. McCool and J. Callan.
They won the Ulster Jimmy Bruen Shield in 1984, when the Team was Sam Stirling, John O’Donnell, Frank Friel, Maurice Crotty, Danny McGinley, Garvan Godfrey, Declan McDonnell, Jim Roarty, Francis Devine, Francis McKee, Joe Curry, Danny Duffy, Jim Patton, Pat Patton and Oliver McNeill.
They won the Donegal Inter-Club League in 1990, when the team was Willie Christy, Bernard McCafferty, Charlie Patton, Brian Patton, Liam Curry, James McGranaghan, Jim O’Donnell, Pat Steenson, Eamon McPhilemy, George Hunter, Angus Callaghan, Jimmy Roarty.
The Ladies won the Tyrone and Fermanagh Trophy in 1999 and the North West League in 1997.
Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;
John Callan represented Ireland at international Youths level in 1992 playing 2-matches, won 1-match and lost 1-match accumulating 2-points. He represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships from 1992 to1994 playing 18-times won 7-matches halved four and lost 7-matches accumulating 18-points;
Sean Devenney represented Ireland at international Youths level in 1993 playing 4-matches, won 2-match and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1992 playing 4-times won 1-match and lost 3-matches accumulating 2-points. He represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships from 1993 to1993 playing 12-times won 8-matches halved two and lost 2-matches accumulating 18-points;
Enda Kennedy represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s in 1996 playing 4-times won 1-match halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 3-points;
B. Patton represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s from 1986 to 1989 playing 18-times won 12-matches and lost 6-matches accumulating 24-points;
Lynn McCool, now the professional at Lough Erne Golf Resort, was selected to represent Ireland in the European Ladies' Junior Championship at Shannon Golf Club in 1990 and at Saint Nom La Breteche, France in 1992. She played for Ireland in the Girls' Home Inter nationals in 1987, 1988 and 1989 and at Penrith Golf Club in 1990. She won the Irish Girls' Close Championship in 1988;
History of Strabane
Instituted 1908 affiliated 1909
"Irish Life" on the 6th of December 1912 carries the following record on this club "This club (founded in 1909 by Mr. L. J. Passmore), originally had its course close to the town of Strabane, and was a winter course only. In November last year (i.e. 1911), it had the good fortune to secure 35 acres of very suitable land at Carricklee one mile from Strabane, the property of Mr. E. C. Herdman, D. L., whose friendly interest has in no small degree been responsible for the clubs present successful position. Play is now possible throughout the year. Mr. L. J. Passmore, the founder, is Hon. Secretary and well fits the position being the leading player in the club" The first Captain was W. B. Smyth, and it had 150 members including ladies, and the holes varied in length from 305 yards to 120 yards and measured 2,400 yards in total.
The club went eighteen-hole in 1974 having moved to its present location at Ballycolman in 1953.
Woodrow Wilson, former President of the United States whose family came from Strabane, once described golf as "a game in which one endeavours to control a ball with implements ill-adapted for the purpose".
This is a view shared by millions of amateur golfers as they struggle to perfect the finer points of the game. But golfers of the 21st century have it easy in comparison to the primitive conditions and equipment experienced in previous generations. From mashie, brassy and stymie to the metal mickey and rescue clubs of today.
Golf in Strabane is 100 years old this week (14 December 2008). In the year 1908 Strabane was a market town of 5,000 people, with a rail service to Derry, Letterkenny, Donegal and Dublin. The Town Hall had recently been re-styled at a cost of £2,000. Markets were held monthly, fairs were held four times per year, and twice a year for hiring labour. That year the Steamboat Company announced profit on trading on the canal. A new Technical College had opened at Upper Main Street and a new parochial school had been erected by the Duke of Abercorn in Bowling Green.
In fact it was in this building that a group of prominent professional and business people met on the evening of Monday 14 December 1908. The meeting had been convened by Mr. Thomas Elliott a solicitor with premises in Abercorn Square. There was a single item on the agenda of the meeting. This group was to set up a club to promote the amateur game of golf amongst its members by providing a course and clubhouse facilities.
The Duke of Abercorn was invited to be the first President, Mr. W.B. Smyth was elected Captain and Mr. L.J. Passmore took on the role of Club Secretary.
The annual subscription fee was set at £1.1.0 (one guinea)
The committee was then set the task of finding a suitable location to establish the golf course, in the hope that it might be ready for the playing season to begin in April 1909.
Roll of Honour
|Mrs. L. Farren||1990||Ladies Captain|
|C. N. Redden||1990||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. O. F. Turner||1991||Ladies Captain|
|G. Turner||1991||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. C. Quigley||1992||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Keery||1992||Ladies President|
|R. A. Crawford||1992||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. P. B. O'Connor||1993||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Kerry||1993||Ladies President|
|C. Patton||1993||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. A. B. Shortt||1994||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Keery||1994||Ladies President|
|L. Curry||1994||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. M. McKee||1995||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Keery||1995||Ladies President|
|J. O'Reilly||1995||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. P. McDaid||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. L. Coyne||1996||Ladies President|
|P. J. Rouse||1996||Men's Captain|
|J. P. O'Donnell||1996||President|
|Mrs. M. McBride||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. L. Coyne||1997||Ladies President|
|T. J. O'Doherty||1997||Men's Captain|
|J. P. O'Donnell||1997||President|
|Mrs. M. Devine||1998||Ladies President|
|T. Doherty||1998||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. T. Casey||1998||Men's Captain|
|E. P. Steenson||1998||President|
|Mrs. R. A. Doherty||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. E. Devine||1999||Ladies President|
|W. G. Godfrey||1999||Men's Captain|
|E. P. Steenson||1999||President|
|Mrs. Margaret Bonner||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. E. Devine||2000||Ladies President|
|Angus Callaghan||2000||Men's Captain|
|Mr. Pat Stenson||2000||President|
|Mrs. M. Duffy||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. R. Howle||2001||Ladies President|
|Michael Doyle||2001||Men's Captain|
|J. P. McPhilemy||2001||President|
|A. Houston||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. R. T. McCarthy||2002||Ladies President|
|Gerald McGranagan||2002||Men's Captain|
|J. P. Philemy||2002||President|
|Mrs. J. McGinley||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Kathleen Farren||2003||Ladies President|
|Danny Duffy||2003||Men's Captain|
|J. P. McPhilemy||2003||President|
|Adeline Sheils||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Anna O'Doherty||2004||Ladies President|
|Kieran McBride||2004||Men's Captain|
|John Joe Christy||2004||President|
|Philomena Cooke||2005||Ladies Captain|
|S. D. MacLochlainn||2005||Ladies President|
|Liam Patton||2005||Men's Captain|
|Rachel Devenney||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Aileen Shortt||2006||Ladies President|
|Joe Doherty||2006||Men's Captain|
|Maeve Crowe||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Aileen Shortt||2007||Ladies President|
|Chris McDermott||2007||Men's Captain|
|Maeve Corry||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Eleanor McMorran||2008||Ladies President|
|Gerard Glover||2008||Men's Captain|
|Imelda Doherty||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Eleanor McMorran||2009||Ladies President|
|Eamon McCay||2009||Men's Captain|
|Michael G. Kennedy||2009||President|
|Dympna Doherty||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Olive Turner||2010||Ladies President|
|Seamus Friel||2010||Men's Captain|
|Norma Brogan||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Annie O'Hagan||2011||Ladies President|
|Brian O'Kane||2011||Men's Captain|
|Noreen McNally||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Teresa Casey||2012||Ladies President|
|Sean MacIntyer||2012||Men's Captain|
|Annette Patton||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Ciaran Kelly||2013||Men's Captain|
|Bernadette O'Kane||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Jean McGinley||2014||Ladies President|
|Senan Roarty||2014||Men's Captain|
|Monica McGettigan||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Pat Corry||2015||Men's Captain|
|Ann Sharkey||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Brian Brolly||2016||Men's Captain|
|Patricia Kelly||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Maura McBeth||2017||Ladies President|
|Pat McAneny||2017||Men's Captain|
|Mary O'Reilly||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Maeve Crowe||2018||Ladies President|
|Frankie Houston||2018||Men's Captain|
Helen Jones (1.9)
|2018||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|John Callan (3.9)||2018||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Enda Kennedy (0)||2018||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Strabane
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
||15 June 2002
||14 September 2002
|Kevin Keegan||23 February 2004||7th||155 m|
|Patrick Joseph McAneny||22 September 2007||12th||135 m|