KILKENNY GOLF CLUB NOTES
Tuesday, 02 July, 2019
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General Notes
Captain, Mark Grant’s Prize
The weather gods did nothing to lift the spirits of the early starters on Saturday morning. Thankfully the very heavy rain coupled with the thunder and lightning moved on and following a course inspection, the final round of the Captains prize commenced on time.
The scoring on the day was much improved on the opening day with Richie Power (7) (Intermediate Member), and Jeff Kealy (4) (Student Member) shooting the rounds of the day with excellent 64’s.
The damp early condition did nothing for the early risers scores. With the course drying out over the course of the day, so too the scores improved and Fergal Cantwell took full advantage to clinch victory with a combined score of 140 nett.
While there were better combined scores for the two rounds, Club Rules were applied, meaning three contenders were relegated to the minor placings.
The Captain, grateful that the competition was completed on schedule was fulsome in his praise for all contestants and in particular to those who featured in the prizes. A special word of thanks went to the Sean Dowling and the grounds staff, plus the Greens Committee who set up the course in a testing, yet fair manner.

Irish Seniors Amateur Open Championships
Kilkenny GC welcomes the cream of the Senior Amateur game to Glendine this week. Tuesday is practice day and the competition starts in earnest on Wednesday with the 36 hole cut being made after Thursdays round.
An impressive field of 120 Senior’s, including a strong Kilkenny contingent, tee up with a view to securing one of the 45 qualifying spots to contest the final 18 holes on Friday with the hope of winning the Maurice Kelly Trophy.
Household names from the Amateur ranks, including Garth McGimpsey, (+1), Adrian Morrow (+2), Val Smyth (5), Brother of Des, Jim Carvil will join locals, Eddie Power (1), Richard Duggan (2), Richie Guilfoyle (4) and Vice-Captain Anthony Cleere (4) in what will be a festival of Amateur Golf.

Junior Club Fundraiser – a Date for your diary
The Junior Club fundraising team event will be held on Wednesday, 31July.
Booking for the event will go live on the BRS on Friday, 19 July and we are hoping for a full entry.
The Junior club have many volunteers working to provide coaching, run competitions and events all year for over 300 Juniors and the Team Event is a chance for all members to provide the financial support needed.
It is also an opportunity to invite friends, from other clubs, to play one of the best maintained courses in Leinster, while supporting our Juniors.
We will have some more detail nearer the competition date.

Results
Saturday, 29 June. Final Round of Captain Mark Grant’s Prize
1. Fergal Cantwell (7), 72+68 = 140
2. Richie Power (7), (Interm.) 73+64 = 137
3. Joe Teehan (11), 73+67 = 140
Gross:-
H’cap. 4-8, Brendan Power (6), 79+77 = 156
H’cap. 9-12, Rob Kearney (9), 80+80 = 160
Nett:- H’cap. 13-19, Michael Raggett (13), 68+72 = 140
H’cap. 20-24, Joe Green (20), 74+70 = 144
4. Kevin Cleere (10), 73+68 = 141
5. Fergus Fleming (12), 72+69 + 141
6. John O’Donnell (15), 75+67 = 142
7. Noel Power (11), 73+69 = 142
8. Cathal McDonald (11), 73+69 = 142
9. Pat Hickey (11) 71+71 = 142
10. Paddy Smee (15), 74+69 = 143
11. John Burke (10), 74+69 = 143
Past Captains. Dom Murphy (15), 144
Leading Qualifier. Jerry O’Dwyer (21), 66
Student. Jeff Kealy (4) 71+64 = 135

Two’s Club
5th. Benny Cleere, 6th. Sean Boland, Ciaran Aylmer, Liam Barrett, Paul O’Shea, Simon Cullen,
10th. Ian Morrissey, 15th. Paschal Connolly, 17th. Richard Duggan, Richard Power,
Each ‘Two’ receives €17.00 credit in the Pro Shop.

Weekend
Sunday 30 June & Monday, 01 July. – July Monthly Medal CSS. Sat. Sunday – 71. Monday- 71.
1. John Quane (16), 67
2. Aidan McDonald (4), 68
3. Anthony Cleere (4), 68
Gross:- Graham Nugent (+1), 72
4. Michael Doran (20), 68
5. Luke Kelly (5), 69
6. Donal Maher (7), 69

Category 1 (15-19). Ger Walsh (19) 70
Category 2 (20 +). Richard Butler (20) 71

Two’s Club
6th. Padraig Keegan, Alan O’Rourke, Colin Corbett, Damien McLoughlin, Sean Keenan, 10th. Kevin Lenihan, Anthony Cleere,
15th. Brendan Power, Ger Walsh, Cormac Behan, Frank Dalton, Brian Meredith, 17th. Aidan McDonald, Brian Spratt, Bobby Mahony,
Each ‘Two’ receives €17.00 credit in the Pro Shop.

Wednesday, 26 June. Three Person Team Event
Kindly sponsored by Tom McInerney – SAP (Passionate about Trees)
1. Mark Grant (7), Murt Byrne (10), Luke Wall (9), 86pts
2. John Lawlor (13), Barry Walsh (15), Kevin Lenihan (14), 85pts
3. Leo Hennessey (12), Fergal Cantwell (7), Pierce Cullen (14), 84pts (B9)

Senior Gents
Thursday, 27 June. 13 Hole Stableford
1. Frank Byrne, Jim Meredith, Jack Nolan, Andy McEneaney, 66
2. Pat Cody, Eddie Guilfoyle, Eddie Geraghty, Henk Van Der Puil, 63
3. Tom Gunning, John Bracken, Jimmy Rhatigan, Nicky Lawlor, 61
4. Philip O’Neill, John O’Regan, Martin Treacy, Christy Rainey, 60
5. Gerry Leahy, Gabriel Maher, Joe Ledwidge, Tom Reade, 59 (B6).
6. Willie Leahy, Noel O’Sullivan, Eugene Orr, Paddy Byrne, 59 (B3).
7. Pronnsias OhAilin, Kevin Donohoe, Shem Lawlor, Tom Keating, 59 (B3).
68 Players took part.

SENIORS PLEASE NOTE
There will be no Seniors golf this week due to the Club hosting The Irish Seniors Amateur Championships.
Our regular weekly competition will resume on Thursday, 11 July.
Play starts at 10:50. Check in is from 09:45 – Draw closes at 11:15.

The Gowran Park outing, on 08 July is full. The draw will be advised later this week.

July Diary
Thursday, 18 July. Golfer of the Year, Round 4

Ladies Club Notes
Lady President, Phyl Doyle’s Prize.
The Ladies will play for the Lady President, Phyl Doyle’s prize next Sunday (7th).
The format is an 18 Hole Stableford competition and this will be followed by a Nine Hole Competition from 16.15. Bookings are available on line.
Dinner is scheduled for 20.30 and will be followed by the presentation of prizes.
Members wishing to attend the dinner should put their names on the sheet on the Ladies notice board.

Home Instead Senior Care
Next weeks competition, on Tuesday, 09 July, will be an Open Two Person Team event, generously sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care. It is hoped there will be a large number of participants.
The presentation of prizes will take place, after golf at 22.00 hrs. with our sponsors in attendance.

Maisie Lambe Day
118 ladies played in the Maisie Lambe competition last Tuesday. The scoring was very high probably thanks to the wonderful weather we had. Maisie’s daughter Joyce and her grandaughter joined us for the day, as did many of Maisie’s friends.
Elaine Bradshaw was also present and the club recognised the Honorary Life Membership of the ILGU that was recently bestowed on her.
At the presentation, Lady Captain Eithne spoke of Elaine’s many achievements, not only in golf but also in hockey and cricket.

Results
Tuesday, 25 June. Maisie Lambe Trophy
1. Anne Woodcock (26) 45pts
2. Yvonne Egan (11) 40pts
Gross:- Jan Browne (2) 38pts
3. Kathleen Hogan (20) 39pts
4. Mary Prendergast (28) 37pts
5. Ann Lee (21) 36pts (B9)
6. Breeda Roche (12) 36pts (B9)

Under 23
Winner:- Eva Duggan (11), 43pts

Nine Hole Stableford
Winner:- Mary O’Connell (40), 17pts
Monday, 01 July. Ladies 18 Hole Stableford
1. Margaret Greene (37), 38pts
2. Imelda Pollock (35), 36pts

There was no Nine hole competition this week.

Senior Ladies
Thursday, 27 June. 13 Hole Stableford
1. Bridget Norwood, Jane Duggan, Margaret Harmer, Joan O’Sullivan, 48pts.
2. Joan Cashin, Breda Kavanagh, Celine O’Sullivan, 47pts.
3. Ann D. Murphy, Ann Gubbins, Fionnuala Hennebry, 45pts.
4. Rose O’Neill, Mary Feighery, Marie Curran, 44pts.
5. Kathleen Price, Mary Lawlor, Ann Phelan, 41pts.

Nine Hole Competition
1. Phil Cooke,
2. Kitty Nolan,

Next Outing
Our next outing is an away day to New Ross, this Thursday, 04 July.
Tea/ Coffee & scones will be served from 10.00hrs, with Tee Off at 11.00hrs..

Junior/Juvenile Club
There was no competition on Monday due to the preparation of the course for the Irish Senior Amateur Championship
Regular competition will recommence next Monday, 08 July

Fixtures
Tuesday, 02 July
07.00-10.20 Course Closed , 10.28-16.04 Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship, 17.56-19.00 Ladies Into Golf
Wednesday, 03 July
07.30-15.40 Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship
Thursday, 04 July
07.30-15.40 Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship
Friday, 05 July
07.30-11.24 Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship
11.32-18.12 Rugby Club Classic
Saturday, 06 July
07.00-08.28 Members Time , 09.00-12.52 Society, 13.00-13.56 Members Time , 14.04-18.04 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
Gent’s:- Smithwick’s Cup – Singles
Sunday, 07 July
07.32-16.04 Lady President, Phyl Doyles Prize , 16.12-17.00 Lady President’s Nine Hole Competition
Monday, 08 July
07.00-08.52 Members Time , 09.00-11.56 Junior/Juvenile Competition , 12.04-14.04 Society, 14.12-14.52 Member Time
15.00-17.56 Gent’s Smithwicks Cup
Tuesday, 09 July
07.00-08.20 Members Time , 08.28-09.40 Ladies Open Two Person Team Event
Kindly Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.
09.48-10.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw, 10.28-10.52 Ladies Into Golf , 12.20-13.32 Ladies Ladies Open Two Person Team Event
13.40-14.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw , 16.04-17.56 Ladies Ladies Open Two Person Team Event , 18.20-19.00 Ladies Into Golf
Wednesday, 10 July
07.00-08.12 Members Time , 08.28-18.04 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles