Tuesday, 11 August, 2020
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General Notes
Captains Prize
In beautiful sunshine last week-end, over 400 members attempted to claim one of the 90 places, up for grabs, for the right to contest the final round of Captain, Anthony Cleere’s prize.

With the scoring very tight at the top, and the players going out in descending order, the final three lines have picked themselves.
65:- Damian Casey (14) (LQ), David McNamara (9), Pat Butler (8).
66:- John Marnell (8), Ronan Moriarty (13), Brian Harrington (17).
67:- Emmett Boland (7), Rory MacEneaney (5), Brendan Cleere (12).
A total of 42 players had par or better.

Due to a number of withdrawals with players not available and Juvenile & Student members not going forward a number of 74’s made the cut for the week-end.
The sheet was uploaded on the Brs today and everyone should have their tee time for next Saturday at this stage, if for any reason you cannot play please phone Sean on 087 1250853.
Captains Prize Presentation will take place at 9pm on Saturday night and all prizewinners will be contacted.

Caterer Barry Joyce will serve Beef Stroganoff or Chicken A La King (Cost €10) for members on the night.
With Covid regulations we are restricted to numbers so pre booking of tables is imperative, Barry will have a limited number of tables of 4 set up in the dining room.
Please phone Barry on 086 8205260 if you wish to book a table for food.

Presentation of Prizes
There will be a presentation of prizes held in the Clubhouse this Friday, 14 August @ 20.00 hrs for the pre Covid shutdown competitions held in March and also for all the July events.

The following is a list of competitions to be presented.
Spring Singles: – 07,& 08 March
Paddy Raggett Homes, Team Event:- 14 & 15 March
Three Person Team Event:- 21 & 22 March
March Monthly Medal:- 11, 12 & 13 July
Junior/Juvenile, Fundraiser: – 15 July
Smithwicks Cup:- 18, 19 & 20 July
Wednesday Open Singles:- 22 July
Kindly Sponsored by Michael Lyng Motors.
July Monthly Medal:- 25, 26 & 27 July
Kindly Sponsored De Loughry, O’Gorman Accountants
Wednesday Open Singles:- 29 July .

Covid Refresher
Play is strictly by the BRS booking system.
The Player booked on the line must play.
Arrive at the course no more than 10 minutes before your tee time.
Each Group must keep their place on the course, playing the holes in sequence. No skipping of holes.
If you book a tee time for Casual Golf you must play casual golf and you cannot play in the competition taking place on the day.
Some members have been abusing this of late and it is unfair on members who may wish to book casual golf.

In light of the new legislation brought because of the Pandemic, it is now a requirement on all to wear their facemasks when entering the Pro Shop, Locker Room, Toilets, Office and Bar areas. They can only be removed if you are having a meal or refreshment.

Thursday, 13 August. Ladies & Gents Over 55’s Open Seniors Day
Commencing this Thursday, 13th, the first, of what is hoped will become a regular monthly Summer feature in the golfing calendar in Kilkenny takes place.
An Open over 55’s Senior’s day will be held on one Thursday of the summer months.
There will be three Category Prizes for Over 55’s, Over 65’s and Over 75’s.
Bookings are available online or through the office on 056 776 5400.
Entry Fee Members €6 and Visitors €20.

Course News.
Divot Bags
The Club has re-introduced the use of Divot bags from last week-end.
Members should take one when beginning their round of golf and should keep same in the boot of their car to be replenished from the sand box at the first tee when they next play
Do not do, as some members did last weekend and hang (some full) theirs on the hooks at the cleaning bay. If you do intend using the mix PLEASE do not take a bag.
The sand mix should be used always as there are plenty of divots to be repaired and it is irritating to see full bags returned unused.
We still have some bags available please contact Sean 0871250853 if you will use one.
We will have another Divot repair session next Tuesday Aug 18th and a text message will be sent out to those in the group on Monday, if you would like your name to be added to the divot repair group please contact Sean on 0871250853. The session takes place once a fortnight either on a Monday or Tuesday night, it only takes an hour if we get sufficient numbers.

Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 08, 09 & 10 August.
Captain, Anthony Cleere’s Prize, Qualifying Round.
Leading Qualifier:-Damian Casey(14), 65

CSS. Saturday:- 71. Sunday:- 71. Monday:- 71

Two’s Club
Details of the two Club will be available with the full results of the Captains Prize next week.

August Bank Holiday Week-end, Team of Four
Two’s Club
5th. Liz Neary,
6th. Emmet Boland, Colin Corbett, Michael Egan (Snr.), John Geoghegan, Michael Furlong (‘Comer), Brendan Hogan (Gowran), Declan Lawlor,
Stephen McCormack, Peter Walsh (Jnr.), Barry Walsh,
10th. Mark Brennan, Milo Condon, John Meagher, Liam O’Hara,
15th. Alan Brett, Tommy Comerford, Stephen Dawson, Mary Dowling, Niamh Kelly, Peter Dabinett, Ben McGarry, Derek Shelly, Ray Teehan, Tommy Walton, Simon Walton,
17th. James Bateman, Tadgh Donohoe, Paddy FitzPatrick, John Lynch, Tommy Walton, Peter Murphy (Gowran), Alan Skype, Des Woods,
Each ‘Two’ receives €19.00 credit in the Pro Shop.

Inter Club Team News
Competition:- AIG Senior Cup
Venue:- Kilkenny two matches, Baltinglass three.
Date/Time:- Thursday, 13 August @ 16.00hrs
Home Eddie Power & Graham Nugent, Away in Baltinglass Mark Power, Harry Duggan & Craig Martin.
Reserves; Richard Duggan & Richard Walsh
Managers:- Mark Shortall & Dermot Doyle

Competition:- AIG Junior Cup
The Kilkenny Junior Cup team were scheduled to meet the winners of the Mount Wolsley and The Heritage match in the coming week.
Disappointingly, this match has been postponed due to the resurgence of Covid 19 in the area, the new deadline for this match is Wed Sept 2nd all going well.
Our best wishes for a safe and healthy return to competitive golf for all in Kildare/Laois and Offaly.

Pro Shop Corner
Lightning does strike twice as proved by David Conlon who won the Bonus Ball again this week. €230 voucher in the Pro Shop.
The next draw will be held on Saturday, 15 August.
Cost €5.

Ladies Club Notes
Tuesday, 04 August. Ladies in Pink Open Day.
Due to the great effort of our Lady Captain, Bridie and the Ladies committee, the Clubhouse, last Tuesday, was beautifully bedecked in Pink posters, banners, balloons and flowers for the Ladies in Pink Open Day competition.
It was a very successful day with 140 Ladies playing, who turned out dressed to the nines in their pink outfits.
It gave the Lady Captain and Kilkenny Golf Club great pleasure to donate the funds which were raised on the day to Breast Cancer Research Ireland.

Marking Cards.
When Marking cards ladies, two names are required i.e. the player and the marker.
The player must record her own score and that of her marker. This is required to verify scores – otherwise, there is no record that score has been verified when finished the

Dates for Diary
Lady President’s Prize:- Sunday, 30 August.
Lady Captain’s Prize:- Saturday, 12 September.

In order to qualify to win the above major prizes please make sure you have played in and submitted results for 2x18Hole Tuesday competitions. (Open Days do not count)

Club Match Play Competitions.
Second Round matches to be played by August24th
Tostal Cup: Up to 18 H’cap
Nore Cup: 19-28 H’cap
Nancy Todd: 29-36 H’cap
Plate: over 37 H’cap

Please make sure ladies, to put entry fee €5 in brown envelope, for the various matchplay competitions.

Round Robin Competition:
Reminder to the ladies to continue with Round Robin matchplay – time is slipping away – Matches to be completed by 31 August.

Tuesday, 04 August. Ladies Open Pink Day. 18 Hole Stableford
1. Martina Naughton (24), 38 pts (B9)
2. Stephanie Downes (36), 38 pts
Gross:- Mary Leahy Browne (4), 33 pts
3. Evelyn Crotty (14), 37 pts (B9)
4. Mary O’ Shea (11), 37 pts
5. Imelda Pollock (33), 36 pts

Visitor:- Helen Dunne (22), (Castlecomer), 34 pts B9

Nine Hole Stableford
1. Adrienne Walsh (27) 15pts
2. Toni Hayes (27) 14pts

CSS:- Home. 73 Par:- 73
CSS:- Visitors. 74 Par:- 73

Senior Gents.
Thursday, 06 August.
Club President, Michael Grant’s Prize to the Senior’s.
1. Paddy Smee (15), Willie Leahy (17), Donie Butler (21), Pat O’Shea (25), 65 (B6).
2. Pat Collins (13), Martin Murphy (18), John Bracken (18), Michael O’Neill (26), 65.
3. Noel Skehan (15), Peter Ryan (20), Pat O’Briain (23), Martin Kelly (31), 62 (B6).
4. Billy Burke (15), Reay Brandon (19), Brendan McIntyre (22), Jack Nolan (26), 62.
5. Pat Drennan (16), Richie Phelan (21), Andy Hughes (21), Matt Peters (26), 61 (B6).
6. Michael Grant(9), Eddie Guilfoyle(19), Eddie Geraghty(24), Tony O’Reilly(25), 61 (B6).
7. Dom Murphy (16), Kevin Donohue (20), Dick Cogan (28), Peter Dabinett (21), 61
96 Members Played

Club President, Michael Grant’s Prize & Michael Cody Memorial Cup
Winner:- Dom Murphy (16) 31 Pts

Golfer of the Year. Round 2.
Category 1:- Winner – Mick O’Flynn (17), 29 Pts,
Runner-up – Martin Murphy (18), 27 Pts
Category 2:- Winner – Martin Kelly (31), 26 Pts,
Runner-up Brian Keane (23), 25 Pts

Senior Ladies
Thursday, 30 July. 13 Hole Competition
1. Mary Prendergast, Mary Gorman, Phil Cook, Mary O’Connell, 56
2. Jane Duggan, Joan Mannion, Teresa Brandon, Trish Leech, 55 (B6)
3. Carmel O’Shea, Peggy Murray, Elizabeth Tobin, Marie Curran, 55
4. Catherine Barrett, Breda Comerford, Hilda Richardson, Mary Lawlor, 54
35 Ladies Played
Ladies, please note our next outing is our away day to New Ross. Tea/Coffee, scones available from 10.15, with Tee off at 11.15.

Junior/Juvenile Club
There was a large turnout for Monday’s Junior competition, with 60 juniors participating.
Next Monday, 17 August, is Captain’s Anthony and Bridie’s prize to the Juniors will take place.
Bookings are available on the BRS as normal.

22 of our young cadets also took to the course on Monday.
Groups of five, accompanied by a Supervisor teed off from the 150 metre mark and for many of them, enjoyed their first experience of playing a few holes on the course.
Judging by the talent shown, the state of Junior golf will continue to flourish in Kilkenny.
Many thanks to the volunteers who give of their time to support our youth.

The JD Murphy Matchplay Trophy.
The draw for the JD Matchplay has taken place and the sheet is displayed on both the girls and boys notice boards.
Participants should check these sheets and then arrange a time and date to play same.
Please ensure that all matches are played within the timeframe specified.

Monday, 10 August. 18 Hole Stableford.
Results will be available next week.

Tuesday, 11 August
08.18-08.27 Members Casual Golf ,08.36-09.48 Ladies 18 Hole Singles,10.06-10.24 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
10.33-10.42 Ladies Into Golf, 11.27-12.12 Members Casual Golf, 12.21-13.24 Ladies 18 Hole Singles
13.33-13.42 Ladies Nine Hole Competition, 13.51-14.00 Ladies 18 Hole Singles, 14.09-14.18 Ladies Into Golf
14.36-15.57 Members Casual Golf, 16.06-17.27 Ladies 18 Hole Singles , 17.45-20.27 Members Casual Golf
Wednesday, 12 August
08.10-08.40 Members Time, 09.00-12.54 St. Vincent de Paul Classic, 13.12-13.57 Members Casual Golf
14.06-17.33 St. Vincent de Paul Classic, 17.51-20.30 Members Casual Golf

Thursday, 13 August
08.10-08.50 Members Time , 09.00-15.54 Open Senior Ladies & Gent’s, Over 55’s , 16.03-16.30 Senior Cup v Baltinglass
16.39-16.57 Open Senior Ladies & Gent’s, Over 55’s, 17.15-18.00 Over 75’s Open Seniors 13 Hole Competition, 18.27-20.30 Members Casual Golf
Friday, 14 August
08.11-11.15 Members Casual Golf, 11.24-12.06 Visitors, 12.16-13.06 Guest/Members, 3.16-20.26 Members Casual Golf
Saturday, 15 August
07.45-12.24 Final Round of the Captain’s Prize , 12.36-13.36 Visitors , 13.45-14.39 Members Casual Golf
14.48-15.06 Guest, 15.15-17.21 Ladies & Gent’s Competition , 17.30-20.30 Members Casual Golf
Sunday, 16 August
07.30-17.10 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
Gent’s:- Richard Duggan Memorial Trophy
17.20-20.30 Members Casual Golf
Monday, 17 August
08.15-08.51 Members Casual Golf , 09.00-12.54 Captain’s Prize to the Juveniles , 13.03-14.06 Members Casual Golf
14.15-17.15 Gent’s, Richard Duggan Memorial Trophy , 17.24-20.24 Members Casual Golf
Tuesday, 18 August
08.12-08.29 Members Casual Golf ,08.29-09.41 Ladies 18 Hole Singles, 09.50-10.17 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
10.35-10.44 Ladies Into Golf, 10.53-11.47 Members Casual Golf, 11.56-12.14 Visitors , 12.23-13.35 Ladies 18 Hole Singles
13.44-14.02 Ladies Nine Hole Competition , 14.20 Ladies Into Golf, 14.29-14.47 Visitors, 14.56-15.50 Members Casual Golf
15.59-17.20 Ladies 18 Hole Singles , 17.29-20.29 Members Casual Golf
Wednesday, 19 August
08.10-08.46 Members Casual Golf, 08.55-11.19 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles, 11.28-11.55 Visitors
12.04-17.19 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles, 17.28-08.30 Members Casual Golf