Club Singles Qualifiers.

This coming week-end will see the Club Singles Qualifiers take place.

There are 63 qualifying places up for grabs and the successful players will be joined in the match play by defending champion Iain Harrisson. The draw for the matchplay will take place on Tuesday evening and it will be posted on the noticed board.

Contestants are reminded that they must stick rigidly to the dates for completion of each round. It is the responsibility of the member on top of the draw to arrange their match.

Shot gun Start

Unfortunately due to the shotgun start, for the Seniors Mixed Champagne Scramble, scheduled for 10.00, there will be no casual golf on Thursday morning.

Presentation of Prizes.

The presentation of prizes for all outstanding February and March competitions will take place this coming Friday at 19.00hrs.

All winners are requested to attend for the prize-giving. If unable to attend please arrange for a representative to attend in your stead.

The Masters Draw

The sheets for entry in the Masters draw will be posted on the column in the bar.
The cost will be €5 and should be placed in an envelope and handed in to the bar staff.
The draw will be made on Wednesday evening April 10th.

Competition Cards
A reminder to all players that they must return their completed card after every round. Failure to do so will result in the guilty member being disqualified from the next singles competition.

Winter Rules

From this coming Saturday, winter rules will cease to operate. Members may place the ball on the fairway, within six inches not nearer the hole. The ball must be played as it lies in the rough. This will apply for the next couple of weeks.

The suspension of Winter rules means that all scores will count towards handicap adjustments.

Members Time

It has come to the attention of the Committee that’s some members are using Members time to play in competitions.

This is not permitted and all competitors must play with-in the allocated times for the relevant competition.

Out of Bounds

The out of bounds rule, as per 2018, remains.

If a competitor puts his ball OOB he/she goes back to the spot from where he/she played their errant shot and incur a stroke and distance penalty.

Social Golf

Social golf returns for the season with the first session scheduled for Good Friday 18th April. Full details will be available in next weeks notes.

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 official closing date has past. Members still wishing to avail of the scheme should contact the office to avail of this excellent policy. Cost €27.

Team News
Match:- Barton Cup v Killerig
Format:- Foursomes matchplay, with a combined handicap not lower than 14. All matches to be played off scratch.
Venue:- Kilkenny two matches – Killerig three matches.
Date/Time:- Saturday, 06 April @ 2.30pm.
Home:- Alan O’Rourke & Vinny Hayes
Luke Kelly & Colin Furlong
Reserves:- Emmet Boland & James Bateman
Away:- Richard Duggan & Pierce Cullen
Tommy Buckley & Benny Cleere
John Meagher & Aidan Brennan
Reserves:- Ian Meagher & Daragh McNamara

Managers:- Brendan Power & James Young

Match:- Mixed Foursomes v Castlecomer
Format:- With a minimum combined handicap of 19 and a maximum of 27, the maximum shots to any pairing is four.
Venue:- Kilkenny three matches – Castlecomer two matches
Date/Time:- Sunday, 07 April @ 15.00hrs.
Home:- Ann Widger & Anthony Cleere,
Stella Coughlan & Paddy Crotty
Kizzy Leahy & Tommy Buckley
Away:- Barbara Teehan & Richard Duggan
Paula Bradbury & Aidan Brennan

Reserves:- Patricia O’Sullivan & Dave Farragher
Managers:- Catherine King & Rob O’Shea

Course News

What has one to do to get members repair their pitch marks.

We all expect to have perfect greens but, with the attitude of some members who consistently fail to repair plug marks this target cannot be met. It also appears that some members use certain greens for their practice sessions. The Course staff have noticed a substantial increase in pitch marks on two greens in particular. This practice must stop immediately.

Sat./Sun./Mon., 30/31 March, 01 April. March Monthly Medal
1. Thomas Comerford (13), 62
2. Oliver Carter (9), 64
3.Kevin Browne (7), 66
Gross:- Mark Power (+5), 72
4. William Leahy (Snr.) (16), 66
5. Pat Butler (Jnr.) (10), 67
Category 1 (15-19), Gerard Wall (17), 68
Category 2 (20 +), John Green (20), 71

Two’s Club

6th. Pat Butler, Peter Walsh (Snr.), Shane Farrelly, Brian Cullen,10th. Neil Loy, 15th. Robert Kearney, Patrick O’Hanlon,
16th. Brendan Wall, Cormac Hickey, 17th. John Geoghegan, PJ Martin, Simon Cullen, Brendan Power, Brian Dargan, Jason Barry,
Each ‘Two’ receives €26.00 credit in the Pro Shop.
Difficult as it is to achieve a ‘Two” on the par three’s, special mention must go to Brendan Wall and Cormac Hickey who both eagled the 16th on Sunday morning last.

Wednesday, 27 March. Ladies & Gent’s 18 Hole Open Singles

Gent’s Results
1. John Burke (9), 42
2. Bernie Clarke (15), 40 (B9)
3. Robert Kearney (9), 40 (B9)
Gross:- James Young (6), 33
4. Christopher Hickey (15), 40 (B9)
5. Thomas Sloyan (10), 40
Category 1 (15-19), Michael McCarthy (19), 39
Category 2 (20 +), Alan Snype (21), 37

Ladies Results

1. Margaret Butler (22), 38pts.
2. Joan Costigan (20), 38pts.

Two’s Club

6th. Aidan McDonald, Donal Maher, Eugene Deegan, Dave Deloughry, 10th. Sean G. Kelly, Dave Deloughry, Robert Kearney, Kevin Browne, Johnny Burke,15th. Kevin Glynn, Tommy Deegan, 17th. Donal Maher, Alan J Snype, Bill Whelan, (E’corthy),
Each ‘Two’ receives €11.57 credit in the Pro Shop.
Senior Gents. 72 Players took part.

Thursday, 28 March. 13 Hole Rumble

1. Joe, Gannon, Michael Daly, Tom Keating, Bob Greany, 68.
2. Noel Skehan, Jim Dollard, Michael O’Sullivan, Michael O’Reilly, 66 (B6).
3. Geoff Meagher, Kevin Donohoe, Oliver Duggan, Brendan Graham, 66.
4. Frank Byrne, Pat Cody, Maurice Ryan, Martin Kelly, 65.
5. Pat Foley, Donie Butler, Eddie Geraghty, Chris Kelly, 64 (B6).
6. Mick O’Flynn, Michael McCarthy, Gerry Power, Pat ‘F’ O’Shea 64 (B6)
7. Martin Mullane, Tom Brett, Jim Treacy, Joe Nolan, 64.
Weekly prize-giving will take place at 16.00hrs. or immediately after play has concluded.
If you cannot attend the prize-giving please have a representative collect your prize.
Thank you to our members who attend the prize-giving.

The draw for the Senior’s Mixed Champagne Scramble, on Thursday, 04 April is available for viewing on the respective notice boards.
Play starts at 10.00hrs.. Check in is at 09:15 am.
Cancellations only in the event of an emergency.

Weather Warning.

With frost being forecast for Wednesday night, there may be a possibility of a delayed start to the Seniors Mixed.

Ladies Club Notes

Team News

Match:- Challenge Cup v Gowran
Format:- Five Singles matches with handicap range of 28 and above. Maximum
playing handicap is 33.
Teams must play in order of handicap with five the maximum number of
shots conceded.
Venue:- Callan GC.
Date/Time:- Saturday, 06 April @ 13.30
Panel:- Kay Gray (28), Ann Kelly (28), Marcella O’Regan (29), Breda Comerford (30),
Frances Graham, (30), Ann Shortt (30), Mary Corcoran (31), Ber Crowdle (31)
Mary Gorman (31), Mary Moynihan (32), Peggy Murray (33).

Managers:- Joan Cashin & Edith Ogilvie

Tuesday, 26 March. 18 Hole Stableford
1. Ann Brophy- Murphy (40) 35pts(B6)
2. Peggy Murray (33) 35pts(B9)
Gross:- Orla Dunphy (1) 32pts
3. Catherine Leahy (22) 35pts (B6)
4. Catherine King (17) 35pts(B9)
5. Catherine Hughes (35) 35pts

Nine Hole Stableford
1. Hilda Richardson (33), 17pts
2. Ann Gunning (25), 16pts (B6)


With the continuing soft conditions, it’s noticeable the increase in pitch marks on our greens.

A pitch mark repaired within 10 minutes will recover far quicker than one that has been left and ignored.
Ladies, please repair your pitch-marks and also please, bring a bag of sand mix to repair your divots.

Round Robin

There are a substantial number of Round Robin matches to be played.

Please organise your matches immediately so the remainder of the competition can be completed on schedule and thus allowing other scheduled competitions take place.

There will be no extensions given.

All matches must be completed by Wednesday, 10 April.

Senior Ladies
Thursday, 28 March – 31 Ladies Played
1. Peggy Murray, Eileen Reynolds, Frances Gray, 38pts.
2. Adrienne Walsh, Mary Moynihan, Elizabeth Tobin, 37pts.
3. Bridget Norwood, Margaret Harmer, Mary O’Connell, 35pts.
4. Breda Comerford Kathleen Price, Sheila O’Mahony, 35pts.
5. Jane Duggan, Frances Graham, Phil Cooke Mary Lawlor, 34pts.

Ladies, Please note, next Thursday, 04 April is the Senior Ladies & Gent’s Mixed Champagne Scramble.
Registration from 09.15 with a shotgun start @10.00.

Junior/Juvenile Club
Junior Captains Drive In
The two junior captains, Patrick O’Shea and Aoife Crowdle will have their drive in on Wednesday 24th April at 2.00 pm.
Booking will be online and as it is over the school Easter Holidays, we are hoping for a big turn out to support the captains and wish them well for their year ahead.

Another event coming up over the Easter holidays is the Mid Leinster Girls Competition in Blainroe Golf Club on Tuesday, 23 April, 18hole and nine hole Singles Stableford for U18/U15/U13yrs.
To Book call Una Doyle on 086 301496.

Match:- Fred Daly v Castlecomer
Venue:- Kilkenny five matches. Castlecomer four matches
Date/Time:- Sunday, 07 April @ 14.44
Team:- TBC
Managers:- James Walsh

Social Activities

Monday, 25 March
Section 1 – Seven Table Howell
1. Dom Murphy & Terry Harmer
2. Breda Kavanagh & Paddy Smee
3. Trevor Ogilvie & Mags Cuddihy
4. Phil Doyle & Mary Browne

Section 2 – Seven Table Howell
1. Mairead Blanchfield & Margo Harte
2. Michael O’Sullivan & Pat Dunphy
3. Michael Condon & Colette Crotty
4. Imelda Pollock & Josephine

End of season Prize Night will take place next Monday, 08 April.
Presentation of Prizes and Dinner will be held on Monday, 15 April.
Further deails will be available in next weeks notes.