Tuesday, 10 March, 2020

General Notes
We are only two weeks into the new season and already some members have lapsed into the bad habits of the past.
There were a couple of incidents the last two weekends where a few members withdrew their names from the timesheet very late leaving their colleagues without a marker and thus denying them their round of competitive golf and others just failed to turn for their slots without informing anyone. The Committee will be monitoring the situation and appropriate sanctions will be put in place.

Bridge Cancellation
As a precautionary measure due to the presence of covid 19 in the country, it has been decided to cancel the regular Monday night Bridge session until further notice.

A Trip down Memory Lane.
Tom Brett has a substantial amount of old photographs relating to Kilkenny Golf Club, going back to the 1960’s.
The Club have agreed with him that, he would show them as a slide show in the Golf Club on Friday evening, 27 March.
Full details will be published in next weeks notes.

Aon Personal Liability Insurance
Members are reminded that renewal for the Personal Insurance is due on 1st April.
The cost for the personal insurance remains at €27. The cover commences from 01 April and runs for twelve months.
Further details are available from the office and all members should consider taking out this personal cover.

Course News
The heavy duty hollow core session scheduled for this week was scaled back due to the excessive rainfall and has been re-scheduled for the Autumn.
The grounds staff did a hollow tining session on the greens instead.

Thank you.
A sincere thank you must go to those volunteers who turned up and assisted in the clean up during the course closure.

Golfers, please remember to
Bring a bag of Sand-mix with you
Repair your pitch marks
Rake the bunkers after you

Saturday/Sunday, 06/07 March. 18 Hole Spring Singles
1. Anthony White (10), 41
2. Ger Murphy (19), 39 (B9)
3. Joe O’Neill (14), 39
Gross:- Derek O’Gorman (3), 33
Category 4-7:- James Hogan (7), 38
Category 8-11:- Dean Smithwick (11), 37
Category 12-15:- Sean FitzPatrick (15), 36
Category 16-19:- Billy FitzPatrick (16), 37
Category 20 + :- Reay Brandon (20), 32

Two’s Club
6th. Derek Shelly, Billy FitzPatrick, Derek Kinahan, Tony Butler, Seamus Rochford, Anthony White,
10th. Dean Smithwick, Richie Manogue, Michael Purcell, , 15th. Patrick O’Hara, Martin Byrne, John O’Donnell, Conor Morrissey,
17th. Chris FitzPatrick, Bria Orr,
Each ‘Two’ receives €19.40 credit in the Pro Shop.

Saturday, 07 March, Gent’s Saturday Crosscard.
1. Aidan Brennan, Bernie Clarke, Mick O’Flynn, Canice Hickey 64 pts
2. Ronan Morrissey. Joe O’Neill, Tommy Barry, David Dooley 63 pts
3. Mark Trimble, Richard McEvoy, Tony O’Reilly, Pat Walshe 60 pts
4. Roger Ryan, Cathal McDonald, John McCarron, Tom Moore 59 pts
5. Ben McGarry, David Farragher, Ollie Cullen, John King 57 pts (B6)
The first two teams shot impressive scores in very cold and blustery conditions. The winners fine score enabled Aidan Brennan to jump from
fourth place to win the Individual League.
On accepting first prize he paid tribute to his teammates today and all his partners throughout the league campaign
League Table – Final Round. Points
1. Aidan Brennan 125
2. Noel Maher 123
3. Pat Walsh 122
4. Pat Hickey 121
5. Rob O’Shea 119
6. Philip O’Neill 117
7. Ben McGarry 116
8. Jerry Rowe 115
9. Willie Murphy 114 (count-back)
10. Ronan Morrissey 114

There were consolation prizes for Brian Cullen, Joe O’Neill, Paddy Smee, Larry Gittens, Tony Butler and Ollie Cullen, who was the only
person to play in all 15 outings. Congratulations to all the prize winners.
This marks the end of the Saturday Cross-card season. We will resume again in the autumn.
Senior Gents
Thursday, 05 March. 13 Hole Stableford – 75 Players took part.
1. Paddy Smee, Gabriel Maher, Dermot Moloney, Myles McCabe 64 (B6).
2. Pat Collins, Richard Butler, Pat O’Briain, Nicky Lawlor 64 (B6).
3. Michael Hayes, Des Byrne, Michael O’Reilly, Liam Barry 64.
4. Liam Cody, Eddie Guilfoyle, Richie Phelan, Jack Nolan 63.
5. Pat Foley, Brendan McIntyre, Gerry Bowe, Denis Carey 60 (B3).
6. PJ O’Reilly, Matt Ruth, Martin Treacy, Seamus O’Sullivan 60 (B6).
7. John King, Tom Brett, Tony Joyce, Dick Cogan 60.
8. Proinnsias O’hAilín, Tom Dunne, Joe Nolan, Jim Treacy 59 (B6)
9. Carl Widger, Jerry O’Dwyer, Brian Keane, Eddie Geraghty 59.

We welcome new member Henry Bourke to our Society

Seniors Please Note
Next Competition Thursday, 12 March. Play starts at 10.50. Check in is from 09.45. Draw closes at 11.15
Thursday, 26 March – Rumble

Next Month’s Diary
Thursday, 09 April. Golfer of the Year Round 1 – Eamonn Molloy Cup – Thursday 30th April – Senior Ladies and Gents mixed competition

Pro Shop Corner
Ladies new Summer line stock now available in the Pro Shop.

Ladies short game golf lessons will not take place this Friday, 13 March, however, they will resume on Friday, 20 March and details will be posted next week.

Ladies Club Notes
Ladies competition this week is on Wednesday, 11 March, due to Hollow Coring being carried out on Monday and Tuesday.

Ladies Handicaps
A reminder once again that competitions have reverted to 18 holes and 9 holes, playing off full handicaps as posted on the notice board.

Course News
Holes 11 and 16 have reverted back to par 5 and par 4 respectively with the former indexes pertaining – this will remain for the rest of the playing season.

Golf Lessons
Ladies short game golf lessons will not take place this Friday, 13 March, however, they will resume on Friday, 20 March and details will be posted next week.

Round Robin Competition
When playing the Round Robin use the 18H card.
If playing the Round Robin and competition together fill in two cards (1) 9 Hole Card (2) 18 hole card.
Keep up the matchplay ladies, the end is just around the corner.

Wednesday, 05 March. Ladies Granard Fourball
1. Mags Cuddihy (9) & Bridie McGarry (9) 37 pts
The Granard Cup is the longest running and largest Ladies charity golf tournament in Ireland, raising funds for the National Council for the Blind of Ireland. The ladies will proceed to the national finals later in the year representing Kilkenny Golf Club.

Nine Hole Stableford
1. Mary Lawlor (37) 15pts, 2. Ann Kelly (29) 14pts

Ladies Crosscard
1. Mags Cuddihy (9) & Mary Ruth (37) 31pts B9
2. Mags Cuddihy (9) & Mary Murphy (22) 31pts

Senior Ladies
Thursday, 05 March.
1. Jane Duggan, Kathleen Price, Josie Bolger, Mary Feighery 35
2. Ann Kelly, Joan O’Sullivan, Teresa Brandon 33
3. Catherine Barrett, Peggy Murray, Margaret Harmer 31

Ladies, please note our next outing is a nine hole competition on Thursday 12th March.
Please check in before 09.20 for a 09.30 Tee-off.

Junior/Juvenile Club
Junior Captain’s Drive-in
Our Junior Captains, Eva Duggan and Louis Walsh will hold their drive-in on Sunday, 29 March. The first tee is booked at 11.00hrs. for photographs.
The Junior competition will be held on Wednesday, 08 April at 14.00hrs., during the school Easter holidays.
Details of the competition will be in next week’s notes.
All parents/grandparents and juniors are welcome to come along and give their support.

Social Activities
Monday, 02 March. 12 Table Mitchell
1. Ann & Carl Widger
2. Marcella O’Regan & David O’Mahony
3. Bill Cuddihy & Cristy Power
4. Margot Harte & Mags Duggan
5. Liz Tobin & Pat Walsh

The Patrick Wall Memorial Trophy final will be contested this year by Martin Hanrick and Kieran Hoban.
In two highly competitive semi-finals, Martin beat old rival Andy Melay and Kieran knocked out another former winner in PJ Martin. Good luck to both in final.
The Doubles is also progressing well and there will be three semi finalists known by Tuesday.
We are targeting the first Friday in April for the presentation of prizes so, we would ask those left in to keep the matches moving.
In that regard thanks to all the players who entered for keeping the tournament progressing on time and just a last reminder to check if you paid your entry for either the singles or doubles and if not please get it in this week.

Tuesday, 10 March
Course Closed for Hollow Tining
Wednesday, 11 March
07.00-12.00 No Casual Golf permitted , 12.00 – 2.20 Ladies Competition
14.28 onwards free for casual golf.
Thursday, 12 March
07.00-08.44 Members Time, 09.32-10.44 Senior Ladies, 10.52-13.24 Senior Gent’s, 13.32-14.20 Members Time
Friday, 13 March
07.00-08.28 Members Time, 13.00-14.20 Members Time
Saturday, 14 March
07.00-08.28 Members Time,08.30-12.44 Ladies & Gent’s Competition , 12.52-13.24 Members Time , 13.30-14.51 Paddy Raggett Homes. Open Four Person Team Event, 15.00-15.09 Fred Daly Team v Mount Juliet , 15.27-16.12 Towns Cup Practice
Sunday, 15 March
07.30-14.06 Paddy Raggett Homes. Open Four Person Team Event , 14.15-14.33 Ladies 18 Hole Competititon
14.42-14.51 Paddy Raggett Homes. Open Four Person Team Event, 15.00-15.36 Barton Cup Practice
15.45-15.54 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
Monday, 16 March
07.00-08.52 Members Time, 13.00-14.28 Members Time
Tuesday, 17 March
07.00-08.12 Members Time, 08.20-15.00 Ladies & Gent’s Singles
Wednesday, 18 March
07.00-08.12 Members Time, 08.28-09.40 Ladies 18 Hole Competition , 09.48-10.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw
10.28-10.52 Ladies into Golf, 11.00-12.12 Society, 12.20-13.32 Ladies 18 Hole Competition, 13.40-14.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw