General Notes

Captains Prize.

Members are reminded that they must have three completed singles cards prior to the qualifying round of the Captain’s Prize to be eligible to play in the competition.

Golfer of the Year

Starting with this week-end’s Spring Singles, although these will not count for handicap adjustments, members cards will count towards their three cards. The Kilkenny Honda centre golfer of the year competition kicks off again after the winter break with the March Monthly Medal on the 30th and 31st March. After the first two rounds in September and October’s monthly medals Vice Captain Anthony Cleere leads with 22 points ahead of Tommy Barry on 21 and Graham Nugent on 15 . This year the competition is open to all adult members of the club including intermediate members. The scoring for each qualifying competition is 15 points for 1st 12 points for 2nd and points allocated to the top 20 and ties depending on how close your score is to the 2nd position e.g. 66 is 2nd and gets 12 points 67 gets 11 68 10 etc . For the 4 majors captains prize presidents prize and lady captains to men the winner gets 20 points 2nd gets 15 etc and for club singles winner gets 20 finalist 15 beaten semi – finalists 10 and quarter finalist 5 . There are 14 competitions in all so all to play for. An updated leader board is displayed on the notice board in the week following each qualifier.

European Amateur Golf

Mark Power has been selected for the 4 man Irish Team for the European Nations Championship 2019 at Sotogrande GC, Spain from 10th to 13th April 2019.

Team News

Details for the draw for the various AIG Cups and Shields are detailed below, with the exception of a couple of competitions. Ladies details will follow once the full list is available.

Match:- AIG Pierce Purcell
Venue:- Abbeyleix GC
Date:- Saturday/Sunday, 11/12 May. Area qualifiers.
Q/F tbc. Finals Greenore GC.
Draw:- Abbeyleix, The Heath, Rathdowney, Kilkenny, Royal Curragh, Athy,
Gowran, Callan, Mountrath, Portlaoise, Castlecomer, Carlow,
Mount Juliet, Waterford.
Managers:- Brian Cullen/ Seamus Rochford

Match:- AIG Junior Cup Area Qualifiers
Venue:- New Ross GC.
Date:- Saturday, Sunday 08, 09 June. Area qualifiers
Q/F TBC. Finals Greenore GC.
Draw:- New Ross, Callan, Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford, Borris, Gowran,
Rosslare, Enniscorthy, St. Helen’s Bay.
Managers:- Mark Shortall/Dermot Doyle

Match:- AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield
Venue:- Portarlington GC.
Date:- Saturday, Sunday, 22, 23 June. Area qualifiers.
Q/F -TBC. Finals Royal Tara GC @ Royal Tara GC.
Draw:- Portarlington, Tullamore, Eskerhills, Rathdowney, Carlow, Kilkenny,
Mount Wolsley, Borris, Waterford, Mt Juliet, Heath, Mountrath,
New Forest, Mt Temple, Castlecomer, Birr, Glasson, Callan, Gowran.
Managers:- Leo Byrne/Liam Cody

Match:- AIG Senior Cup
Venue:- Courtown GC. Area Q.
Date:- Saturday, Sunday, 22, 23 June. Area Qualifier
Finals, 24/25 August.
Draw:- Courtown, Wexford, Woodenbridge, Coolatin, Callan, Kilkenny, Rosslare,
New Ross, Mount Wolsley, Arklow, Emnniscorthy, Mount Juliet,
Waterford, Carlow.
Managers:- Richard Duggan

Match:- AIG Barton Shield
Venue:- Mount Juliet G.C.. Area qualifiers.
Date:- Saturday , Sunday , 18, 19 May.
Q/F -TBC. Finals 27 July @ Royal Tara GC.
Draw:- Mount Juliet, New Ross, Waterford, Rarthdowney, Courtown,
Rosslare, Callan, Kilkenny, Castlecomer, Enniscorthy, Wexford,
Managers:- Richard Duggan

Match:- Irish Junior Foursomes
Venue:- Waterford (2), with winners meeting Mt. Juliet/Castlecomer in 2nd round.
Date:- On or before Sunday, 07 April.
Managers:- Michael Keenan/Rob O’Shea

Match:- Provincial Towns:-
Venue:- Castlecomer (5), Kilkenny (4)
Date:- On or before Monday, 22 April
Draw:- Winners will play Rathsallagh/Tulfarris
Managers:- John Byrne/Derek O’Gorman

Match:- Barton Cup
Venue:- Killerig (3), Kilkenny (2)
Date:- On or before Sunday 14 April
Managers:- Brendan Power/James Young

Match:- JB Carr:-
Venue:- Kilkenny (3), Gowran (2)
Date:- 04 May
Managers:- Willie Leahy/Pat Collins.

Match:- Mixed Foursomes:-
Venue:- Kilkenny (3), Castlecomer (2)
Date:- On or before 07 April
Managers:- Rob O’Shea/Catherine King

Course News

With the current weather and more heavy rainfall forecast, the use of buggies may be prohibited.

Members are advised to check in advance by contacting the Pro Shop on 056 776 1730.

Aon Personal Insurance.

While a substantial number of members have already availed of this Insurance scheme, a reminder to those still considering joining that the closing date is fast approaching (01 April).

Members should contact the office to avail of this excellent policy. Cost €27.


Sat./Sun./Mon., 16/17/18 March.
Kindly sponsored by Paddy Raggett Homes
1. Ben McGarry, Aidan Phelan, Gavin Phelan, Niall Maloney (Mt. View), 93
2. Jim White, Frank Byrne, Alan Byrne, Anthony White, 92
3. Tommy Buckley, Shane O’Neill, Stephen Dawson, Ger Wall. 91(B9)
4. Barry Walsh, N. Grace, M. Grace, John Bracken 91(B1)
(KK) (Mt. View) (Mt View) (KK)
5. Alan Brett, Mark Brennan, Niall Sheehan, Ned Nolan, 91

Two’s Club
6th. Nathan Ryan, Geoff Meagher, Sean Boland, James Bateman, Ann Widger,
10th. Brendan Power, David Farragher, Alan Brett, Mary Dowling, Eoin Doyle,
15th. Anthony White, Ann Widger, 17th. Tony Butler, John Hayes, Shane O’Neill,
Each ‘Two’ receives €29.80 credit in the Pro Shop.

Senior Gents
Thursday, 14 March. 13 Hole Stableford – 52 Players took part.
1. Matt Ruth, Tom Brett, Tom Reade, Jerry O’Dwyer, 61.
2. Pat Foley, Phillip O’Neill, Eddie Guilfoyle, Martin Treacy, 59.
3. Noel Skehan, Martin Mullane, Tony Joyce, Liam Merrins, 58 (B6).
4. Gerry Leahy, Michael McCarthy, John King, Gerry Bowe, 58 (B1).
5. Michael Daly, Jim Ryan, Maurice Ryan, Paddy Hally, 58 (B6).
6. Pat Collins, Willie ‘B’ Murphy, Brian Keane, Richard Butler, 58.
7. Gabriel Maher, Peter Dabinett, Noel O’Sullivan, Myles McCabe, 57 (B3).

In future, presentation of weekly prizes will take place at 16.00hrs sharp or immediately after play finishes.
If you cannot attend the prize-giving please have a representative collect your prize.

The entry sheet for the Senior’s Mixed on Thursday, 04 April has been posted on this Notice Board. Draw takes place on Tuesday, 02 April.
Players will be advised of their team playing partners and starting tee in advance on Tuesday.
Format is a Champagne Scramble with a shotgun start at 10.00.
Entrance Fee is €10, payable on the day and includes a hotplate

Next Competition Thursday, 21 March. Play starts at 10.50. Check in is from 09.45 – Draw closes at 11.15.

April Diary

Thursday, 04 – Senior Ladies and Gents mixed competition.
Thursday 11. – Golfer of the Year – Round 1

Ladies Club Notes

Team News

Details of the draw for the various All Ireland and Provincial competitions will be published next week.


Tuesday, 12 March. 18 Hole Fourball, Stableford
1. Margaret Butler (22) & Catherine Barrett (20), 39pts.
2. Catherine King (17) & Mary King (21), 34pts.

Senior Ladies

Thursday, 14 March.
1. Edith Ogilvie, Josie Bolger, Mary Lawlor, 36 pts.
2. Bridget Norwood, Jane Duggan, Peggy Murray, Mary Shields, 28pts.

Please note the date for the Seniors Mixed is scheduled for Thursday, 04 April.

The format will be a Champagne scramble.

Entries are now being taken and interested members should place their name on the sheet on the notice board. Draw takes place on Tuesday, 02 April.

Cost, to include a hotplate, is €10.


Tuesday, 19 March
08.20-09.40 Ladies 18 Holes ,09.48-10.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw , 12.20-13.32 Ladies 18 Holes
13.40-14.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw
Wednesday, 20 March
13.00-14.20 Members Time
Thursday, 21 March
09.32-10.44 Senior Ladies , 10.52-13.32 Senior Gent’s,13.40-14.28 Members Time
Friday, 22 March
11.32-11.48 Visitors , 12.44-12.52 Visitors , 13.00-14.20 Members Time
Saturday, 23 March
07.08-08.36 Members Time 08.44-10.44 & 12.04 – 12.52, Ladies & Gent’s Competition
Gent’s:- 18 Hole Spring Singles, Ladies:- 18 Hole Stableford
11.00-11.16 Visitors
13.00-13.56 Members Time
14.04 – 15.00 Ladies & Gents Competition
Sunday, 24 March
07.32-15.08 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
Gent’s:- 18 Hole Spring Singles – Ladies:- 18 Hole Stableford
Monday, 25 March
10.52-12.52 Gent’s Spring Singles – 13.00-14.20 Member Time
Tuesday, 26 March
08.20-09.40 Ladies 18 Holes , 09.48-10.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw , 10.36-11.24 Visitors
12.20-13.32 Ladies 18 Holes, 13.40-14.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw
Wednesday, 27 March
08.28-10.52 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles , 11.00-12.04 Society , 12.12-15.24 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles