Tuesday, 22 October, 2019

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General Notes
Winter Rules.
Official Winter Rules came into play from last Saturday, 12 October, 2019 and will remain until further notice.
Competitions will be played over 13/14 holes and will vary from week to week to allow parts of the course to be rested or to carry out essential works.

Placing is allowed throughout the course, except in Hazards (i.e Bunkers).

Before lifting, the ball must be marked, it may be cleaned and must be replaced, within six inches, not nearer the hole.
Failure to mark the ball before lifting will result in a one stroke penalty.

Ropes & Stanchions
Ropes & Stanchions are in place throughout the course and are there to protect the surrounds of greens. They are not to be moved or lifted.
If they interfere with your swing or stance, relief may be obtained at the nearest point of relief, not nearer the hole.
Members are requested not to walk/stand on the ropes. Entry to the greens should be made via the access area provided.
Caddy cars are not permitted inside the ropes.

Winter Handicap Adjustments.
The Winter handicap rules/cuts came into effect last week-end and will remain in place until further notice.
Players finishing in the top three will receive adjustments as per the schedule on display on the notice board.
In addition and also effective from last week-end there will be General Play Cuts based on a Yellow Card system, with the winner receiving three points, second and third both getting two points.
When a player has accumulated six points they will receive a cut of one full shot against their full handicap once qualifying competitions resume in the Spring.
The Yellow Card points system will apply to all competitions including Team events, Fourball and Foursomes.
Full details are available on the notice board.
It is the responsibility of each person to check their Winter handicap adjustments and to play off same throughout the winter months. Failure to do will result in disqualification for that competition.
Winners of the Saturday Fourball will not be subject to Winter adjustments.
Winter handicap adjustments do not affect your Club handicap when playing in other competitions away from Kilkenny.

Adjustments to Exact Handicap to apply
H’cap 0-6. 7-13. 14-28
1st. 1.0. 1.5. 2.0
2nd. 0.75. 1.0. 1.5
3rd. 0.5. 0.5. 1.0

The Kilkenny Honda Centre Golfer of Year.
The 2019/20 Golfer of the Year is underway and after the September and October Monthly Medals there is a break until next March.
After the two opening competitions, six players have scored points in both.
The current leader is Paul McCabe on 25 points, followed by Aidan Brennan on 24, Eddie Power on 23, Peter Walsh Snr. and Shane Farrelly are both on 20, with William Cahill on 18.
There is a long way to go yet but, some players have made a very positive start in trying to succeed the incoming Captain, Anthony Cleere as Golfer of the Year.
A full list of players with points is displayed on the notice board.
Once again the Club wish to express their appreciation to Cathal O’Neill, Kilkenny Honda Centre for his continued support and sponsorship of the Golfer of the Year.

Clubhouse Refurbishment
The next week to 10 days will see the second fix for electrical works and the finalisation of the painting.
Following on from this the final fit out will commence and more precise details will be available next week.

Course News
Please remember to:-
Replace divots – with sand mix
Repair pitch marks
Rake Bunkers

Updating Club Records.
Club Competition Winners:
We are continuing to research winners of some Club competitions.
The following are prioritized at this point:-
President’s Prize, Captain’s Prize (pre 1970) & Bar Cup.
We appeal to members who have won any of these competitions to advise us accordingly with the year of their win.
We also appeal to members who have won a cup/trophy outright to return same to the office for recording of winners and photographic purposes. They will be returned within 48 hours.
Donie Butler 087-315 6359

Sat./Sun./Mon., 19/20/21 October. 13 Hole Singles
1. Brendan Cleere (12), 31
2. Joe Greene (21), 29
3. James Hogan (8), 28 (B2)
Gross:- Rory MacEneaney (6), 23 (B7)
4. John Hayes (14), 28
5. Paul Colfer (18), 28

Category 1 (15-19), Mark Brennan (19), 26
Category 2 (20 +), Noel O’Sullivan (20) 27

Two’s Club
6th. James Bateman, Ken Kinsella, Richie Manogue, Brendan Wall,
Each ‘Two’ receives €51.50 credit in the Pro Shop.

Saturday,19 October. Social Mixed Golf. 13 Hole Champagne Scramble
1. David McMahon, Maurice Ryan, Bernadette Crowdle, Hilda Richardson, 78 Pts
2. Morgan Doyle, Tom Keating, Mary Moynihan, Margaret Harmer, 69 Pts
3. Mary Norton, Jim Meredith, Joe Greene, Mary Rice, 65 Pts
4. Sean Boland, Billy Burke, Jane Duggan, Phyl Cooke, 62 Pts
5. Pat Hickey, Terry Harmer, Pat Walsh, Amy Keating, 60 Pts (B6)
6. Martin Duggan, Willie Murphy, Susan Olden, Breda Comerford 60 Pts

40 members played and congratulations to the winning team who returned a score of level sixes for the 13 holes.
The Social Committee wish to thank all members who supported the Social Golf outings in 2019.

Senior Gents
Thursday, 17 October. 13 Hole Stableford Competition
1. Pat Cody, Eugene Orr, Myles McCabe, Noel O’Sullivan, 61.
2. John King, Willie Leahy, Jimmy Rhatigan , Nicky Lawlor, 60.
3. Joe Gannon, Kevin Donohue, Michael O’Sullivan, Dick Cogan, 59.
4. Pat Collins, Reay Brandon, Jim Meredith, Eamonn Everard, 55 (B6).
5. Pat Drennan, Tom Dunne, Tom Keating, Pat O’Shea, 55.
6. Morgan Doyle, Eddie Guilfoyle, John O’Regan, Paddy Hally, 54.
7. Michael Daly, Matt Ruth, Roger Ryan, Liam Barry, 53.

56 Players attempted to take part but only 11 Teams managed to brave the heavy showers

Seniors Please Note
Next Competition Thursday, 24 October.
Play starts at 10:50. Check in is from 09.45. Draw closes at 11.15

This Month’s Diary
Thursday, 31 October – Rumble

Pro Shop Corner
Ladies & Gent’s – Sunderland Waterproof Suits (Lifetime warranty) are on sale in the Pro shop for €259.

Ladies Club Notes

Ladies Prize Presentation on Tuesday October 29th at 6pm for all outstanding competitions.
Tuesday, 15 October. 13 Hole Stableford
1. Bridie Mc Garry (9), 25 pts
2. Mary Rice (27), 24 pts (B6)
Gross:- Dervilla O’ Byrne (10), 16 pts
3. Mary Prendergast (27), 24 pts (B6)
4. Margaret Kiely (17), 24 pts
5. Anne Murphy (24), 23 pts (B6)

Nine Hole Stableford
1. Stephanie Downes (44) 14 pts, 2. Toni Hayes (25) 13 pts, 3. Mary Ryan (27) 12 pts

Senior Ladies
Tuesday, 17 October. 28 Ladies played.
1. Josie Bolger, Peggy Murray, Mary Lawlor, 31
2. Joan Mannion, Breda Comerford, Anne B. Murphy, 31
3. Jane Duggan, Greta Nicholson, Mary Feighery, Sheila O’Mahony, 28
4. Kathleen Price, Teresa Brandon, Marie Curran, 27

Next weeks competition will be a nine competition.
Check-in before 09.20 for a 09.30 tee off.

Junior/Juvenile Club
Wednesday, 30 October. Junior Mid-term Competition
The Club is running a Junior, 13 hole singles, competition next Wednesday, 30 October (during mid-term break).
Tee is booked from 09.00 to 11.30 and bookings are still available on-line.

From 10.30 to 11.00 we are also running a four hole fun event for our younger members/cadets who do not have handicaps. They will be accompanied by adult volunteers.
We hope all our Junior/Juveniles and Cadets will come along and enjoy the final outing for 2019.

Later that evening, commencing at 19.00 we have our Awards Night in the Club.
All competition prizes will be presented, along with the JD Memorial Matchplay winners/runner ups, and the Eamon Crosse Merit Awards.

This is a very special evening in the Junior calendar and we encourage Parents/Grandparents and our juniors to come along and support the evening.
We would appreciate if parents, wishing to attend, would contact either Sean or Aoife in the office (056-776 5400) to book/confirm their place.
The cost per adult is €10 which includes a Hot-plate.
Juniors are free of charge.

Social Activities
Monday, 14 October – 12 Table Howell
1. Michael O’Sullivan & Pat Dunphy
2. Colette Crotty & Michael Condon
3. Trevor Ogilvie & Breda Kavanagh
4. Ann Widger & Morgan Doyle
5. Carl Widger & Phyl Doyle
Bridge players please note there will be no Bridge next Monday (28th) due to the Bank Holiday.

The Patrick Wall Memorial Snooker Singles Trophy. (Holder – Paul Hanafin).
The entry sheet for this year’s Snooker Singles is posted on the Mens notice board.
Members wishing to partake are requested to place their name on the sheet and to place the entry fee of €6 in envelope behind the bar.
Closing date for entries is Monday, 04 November and the draw will be posted on Wednesday, 06 November.

Tuesday, 22 October
08.20-08.36 Members Time , 08.44-09.56 Ladies 13 Holes , 10.04-10.28 Ladies 13 & Nine Hole Draw, 10.36-10.52 Ladies Into Golf
12.20-13.32 Ladies 13 Holes, 13.40-14.20 Ladies 13 & Nine Hole Draw
Wednesday, 23 October
08.12-08.52 Members Time , 13.00-14.20 Members Time
Thursday, 24 October
08.12-08.52 Members Time , 09.32-10.44 Senior Ladies , 10.52-13.32 Senior Gent’s, 13.40-14.28 Members Time
Friday, 25 October
08.12-08.52 Members Time , 11.00-12.28 Visitors/Society, 13.00-14.04 Members Time , 14.12-15.24 Society
Saturday, 26 October
08.12-09.00 Members Time , 09.08-09.32 Ladies & Gent’s Competition , 09.40-11.16 Society/Visitors, 11.32-13.24 Gent’s Saturday Crosscard
13.32-13.48 Ladies Saturday Crosscard , 13.56-14.04 Visitors
Sunday, 27 October
07.32-14.12 Ladies & Gent’s 13 Hole Competition
Monday, 28 October
07.16-08.52 Members Time , 09.00-14.15 Four Person Team Event
Tuesday, 29 October
07.24-08.36 Members Time , 08.44-09.56 Ladies 13 Holes , 10.04-10.28 Ladies 13 & Nine Hole Draw, 10.36-10.52 Ladies Into Golf
12.20-13.32 Ladies 13 Holes, 13.40-14.20 Ladies 13 & Nine Hole Draw
Wednesday, 30 October
07.24-08.52 Members Time , 09.00-11.24 Junior/Juvenile 13 Hole Competition, 13.00-14.20 Members Time