KILKENNY GOLF CLUB NOTES
Tuesday, 14 January, 2020
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The AGM of the Joint Clubs was held in the Clubhouse last Thursday before an attendance of 119 members.
Following the completion of the order of business, the two motions before the meeting were discussed.
Motion 1:- Proposed by the Captain, Anthony Cleere, seconded by Bride McGarry recommended that the new intermediate members be permitted a greater say, than previously, allowing them to participate in the future running of the Club and thus improving the retention opportunities of the younger generation.
Motion 2:- Proposed by the Treasurer, Morgan Doyle and seconded by Annette Stapleton.
Following a comprehensive presentation of the finances it was proposed to increase the various categories of subscription by 2.5 % (rounded) for the coming year 2020.
Following discussion, both motions were carried by a substantial majority.
As there were only seven nominee for seven places on the Management Committee there was no need for a vote and all nominees were duly elected.
Officers and Committee for 2020
Captain:- Anthony Cleere
Lady Captain:- Bridie McGarry
Mens Vice Captain Paul Colfer
Ladies Vice Captain Ber Crowdle
Hon. Secretary:- Morgan Doyle
Hon Treasurer:- Annette Stapleton
Frank Dalton (Jnr.), Paul McCabe, Cathal McDonald,
Philip O’Neill, Barbara Teehan, James Walsh, Pat Walshe.
Lost Ping Zing 2 Sand Wedge
The above club was lost three weeks ago, possibly left around the 12th green.
If anyone found same, and may not have been out for a game of golf since Christmas, could you please check your golf bag, boot of your car or even your locker.
If found please hand it in to the Bar or Pro Shop.
There are a substantial number of locker keys missing from the lockers in the Gent’s locker room.
Members are reminded that the lockers are only for use for the duration of their game of golf and must be emptied after golf/shower and the key left in the lock for the next person who wishes to avail of the facility.
Would any member who may have such a key on their key-ring, golf bag or in the car please replace in the relevant lock immediately.
The course will be closed for a weeks rest commencing this Wednesday, 15 January, until Tuesday, 21 January, inclusive. The course will re-open on Wednesday, 22 January.
The Bar facilities will be open as normal but there will be no catering or food available for the week of the closure.
During this period of closure it is hoped that work on the reduction in size of the bunker at the 10th hole can be completed.
It is also hoped that work on providing a pathway for buggies, on the left hand side of the second hole can commence.
The Senior Ladies & Senior Gent’s AGM’s will go ahead on Thursday, 16 January as planned.
The Ladies AGM commences at12.00hrs.
The Gent’s AGM commences with tea/coffee & biscuits at 15.45hrs with the meeting beginning at 16.00hrs.
Members are reminded, when using the practice ground, to please ensure they leave the barrel, at the walk in entrance, in place as there are some stray horses around at the moment and we do not want them gaining access to the course.
Saturday, Sunday, 11/12 January. 13 Hole Single Stableford
1. Cormac Hickey (5/4) 29 (B3)
2. Oliver Carter (8/6) 29 (B7)
3. Joseph O’Shea (12/9) 29 (B9)
Gross:- Anthony Cleere (3/2) 27 Gross Pts
4. John Hayes (14/10) 29
5. Joe O’Neill (14/10) 28 (B3)
Category 1 (15-19) Mick O’Flynn (17/12), 28(B7)
Category 2 (20 +) Darren Bourke (20/14), 22
4th. Anthony Cleere, 6th. Anthony Cleere, Dave McMahon, John Lawlor, 10th. Joe Greene
Each ‘Two’ receives €43.00 credit in the Pro Shop.
Saturday, 11 January. Gent’s Cross-card Three Person scramble.
1. Rob Kearney (7), Pat Walsh (9), Ronan Morrissey (22) Minus 7.8
2. Eamonn Brennan (6), Pat Hickey (10), Gabriel Maher (20) Minus 7.6
3. John Burke (9), Liam Cody (10), Billy Burke (15) Minus 6.4
4. Padraig O’Keeffe (11), Pat McEvoy (14), Dick Cogan (28) Minus 6.3
5. Tommy Buckley (6), John Marnell (7), Ger Crowdle (25) Minus 5.8
League Table – Round 10. Points
1. Noel Maher 115
2. Pat Hickey 113
3. Ben McGarry 112
4. Ronan Morrissey 108
5. Pat Walsh 107
6. Aidan Brennan, Brian Cullen, Rob O’Shea 104
9. Philip O’Neill 101
10. Pat Collins 98
Thursday, 09 January. 12 Hole Stableford
1. Paul Colfer, Richard Butler, Roger Ryan, Sean Breathnach 58.
2. John Bracken, John Peters, Oliver Duggan (53+4), 57.
3. Gerry Leahy, Michael McCarthy, Gerry Bowe, Nicky Lawlor 56.
4. Matt Ruth, Tom Brett, Pat O’Briain, Jimmy Rhatigan 55 (B3).
5. Michael Grant, Geoff Meagher, Richie McEvoy, Joe O’Driscoll 55.
6. Frank Byrne, Gabriel Maher, Reay Brandon, Mick Crotty 54 (B3).
7. Michael Hayes, Phillip O’Neill, Richie Phelan, Liam Barry 54.
75 Players took part.
We welcome new member Paul Colfer (Vice-Captain KGC) and we welcome back Pat Gray and Richie Phelan to our Society.
Seniors Please Note
Thursday, 16 January. No Senior’s Golf as the course will be closed.
However the Seniors AGM will still take place at 16.00hrs.
Next Competition Thursday, 23 January.
Play starts at 10.50. Check in is from 09.45. Draw closes at 11.15.
Members Subs (€10) for 2020 are now due.
Next Month’s Diary
Thursday, 06 February. Senior Captain Brian Keane’s Drive-in.
Pro Shop Corner
Ladies Winter Sale
There is 30% off all Ladies Winter clothing available in the Pro Shop.
Ladies Club Notes
Tuesday, 07 January. 13 Hole Stableford
1. Phyl Doyle (14) 27pts
2. Bridget Norwood (22) 26pts (B7)
Gross:- Mary Norton (11) 18pts
3. Colette Hickey (39) 25pts
4. Barbara Teehan (21) 23pts (B7)
5. Paula Bradbury (20) 23pts (B7)
Eight Hole Stableford
1. Mary Ruth (37) 15 pts
2. Kitty Nolan (30) 10pts
Thursday, 09 January.
1. Bridget Norwood, Hilda Richardson, Mary Lawlor 31
2. Ann M. Murphy, Peggy Murray, Mary Shields 28
3. Breda Kavanagh, Anne B. Murphy, Mary Feighery 27
As the course is closed next week, (Thursday, 16th) our next outing will be held on Thursday 23rd January.
Please check in before 09.20hrs for 09.30 tee off.
Senior Ladies AGM.
Despite the fact that there is no golf on Thursday, (16th) the Annual General Meeting of the Senior Ladies Society will be held in the Club House at 12.00hrs.
Monday, 06 January. 13 Table Mitchell
1. Sheila Brennan & Catherine King
2. Elizabeth Tobin & Pat Walsh
3. Dick Cogan & Joan Cashin
4. Paddy Smee & Breda Kavanagh
5. Ann Lee and Gene O’Brien
Well done to all concerned for the completion of all outstanding singles matches.
There is only one second round match outstanding, to complete the quarter finals draw.
The entry sheet for the Doubles Championship will be displayed, from Wednesday, with the draw to be held in two weeks.
We would encourage as many pairs as possible to support the doubles.
It is intended to have both championships completed by early March, in time for the first golf presentation. Entry for the doubles is €12 per pair and doubles and singles entries can be left in to the bar in an envelope.
Tuesday 14 January
Due to the continuous inclement weather the golf course will remain closed today.
Wednesday, 15 January – Tuesday, 21 January.
The golf course will be closed for the next seven days to allow the course to recover after the extremely busy holiday period.
Wednesday, 22 January
07.30-08.58 Members Time, 12.58-14.18 Members Time