Tuesday, 14 July, 2020

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General Notes
New members
New members, who have never held a GUI handicap, are required to return three 18 hole cards (stroke) to the Handicap Secretary who, upon receipt will issue you with an official Club handicap. You should play with a Club member who, will record your score and verify same prior to submitting it.
This handicap will be registered on the Clubs system and will be the handicap you use in all Club competitions and also when visiting other clubs.
If you are a new member who has held a handicap with another Club, you must request a certificate from them, authenticating you handicap and submit, immediately, to the Handicap Secretary.
Entry to Club competitions will not be permitted until same has been received by Kilkenny G.C.

Team news
The revised draw for the Leinster qualifiers for the AIG Cups and Shields has taken place, details of which are listed below. Whilst it hoped that some of the competitions will have an All-Ireland final, the details are only relevant for Provincial titles.
The Leinster Finals will be held in Birr GC on Saturday, 26 September, with the Jimmy Bruen being held at Laytown & Bettystown on the same date.

Match:- AIG Pierce Purcell 2020
Format:- Four-Ball match play.
All matches must be played to a finish unless an overall result is
reached, in which case unfinished matches will be declared halved.
Venue:- Callan three matches, Kilkenny two.
Date:- On or before Sunday, 26 July.

Managers:- Derek Shelly & Benny Cleere

Match:- AIG Junior Cup 2020
Format:- A singles team event for those with a handicap of a minimum of 4.
Venue:- Boris three matches, Kilkenny two.
Date:- On or before Sunday, 26 July

Managers:- Luke Kelly & Aidan McDonald

Match:- AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield
Format:- Fourball Competition aimed at golfers with handicaps between 5 & 11.
Venue:- Kilkenny has received a bye and will have home advantage when they
play Gowran in Round two.
Date:- On or before Monday 03 August.

Managers:- Leo Byrne & Alan Skype

Match:- Barton Cup
Format:- Fourball match play. All matches shall be played off scratch.
Venue:- Callan three matches, Kilkenny two.
Date/Time:- On or before Monday, 03 August.

Managers:- Brendan Power & Paddy Crotty.

Match:- U15 Inter Club
Format:- Five Singles matchplay.
Venue:- Kilkenny three matches, Gowran two.
Date/Time:- On or before Sunday, 16 August.

Managers:- Joe O’Shea & Ger Crowdle.

Course News
Once again it is disappointing to see the number of un-repaired pitch marks on our greens.
The recent heavy rains have made the green more receptive and consequently will mark easily when balls are pitched in.
Please look for any damage you may have caused and repair immediately.

As we are all aware the rakes have been removed from the bunkers for the time being.
This doesn’t mean that we do not try and level the sand after we have played our shot. Please use the club head or the sole of your shoe to level the sand as you retreat from the bunker.

Sat./Sun./Mon., 04/05/06 July. Club Fourball Qualifier
Leading Qualifiers:- David McNamara and Jack McNamara, 10 up.
The Club Fourball Qualifier had a large entry of 151 pairs trying to qualify for the matchplay stage of the competition.
With last years winners, Kevin Lenihan and Charlie Browne, automatically going through to the knock-out stage, there were 31 more places up for grabs.
Congratulations to David McNamara and Jack McNamara who secured the top spot with an excellent 10 up.
The final place in qualification was secured by Tadhg Donohue & Stephen McCormack and were the only 4up pairing to go through.
The complete draw is posted on the Gent’s notice board and is also available on Club V1
The onus for arranging of matches falls on the team on top in the draw.
The lowest handicap player reverts to scratch with the remainder receiving 9/10 of the difference between them and the lowest Handicap player.
First round matches must be completed by Friday, 31July.

Two’s Club. 04/05/06 July. Club Fourball Qualifier.
5th. Graham Nugent,
6th. Hugh FitzPatrick, D Daly, Richard Duggan, John Quane, Milo Kavanagh, Jackie Lowry,
Ritchie Manogue, Paul Colfer, Kieran Brennan, Seamus Rochford, Tadhg Donohoe
10th. Michael Comerford, Derek McGrath, Brian Meredith,
15th. Dave O’Mahony (Jnr), Brian Skehan,
17th. Derek Cleere, Ollie Cullen, Fergal Murphy,
Each ‘Two’ receives €27.00 credit in the Pro Shop.

The Club Singles and the March Monthly Medal will be available on Club V1 on Thursday.

Senior Gents
Thursday, 09 July. 13 Hole Stableford.
1. Matt Ruth, Geoff Meagher, Richie Phelan, Paul Brady, 69.
2. Dom Murphy, Gerry Bowe, Reay Brandon, Martin Kelly, 67.
3. Mick O’Flynn, Murt Farragher, Pat O’Briain, Jimmy Rhatigan, 63.
4. Gabriel Maher, Paddy Hally, Shem Lawlor, Ger Power, 62 (B3).
5. Tom Gunning, Willie Leahy, Maurice Ryan, Joe Nolan, 62.
6. Billy Burke, Michael Culhane, Michael O’Sullivan, Seamus O’Sullivan, 61.
7. Richard Butler, Tom Dunne, Jim Treacy, (56+4), 60.
71 Members Played

Monday, 13 July. Away outing to Faithlegg.
1. Matt Ruth, Pat O’Shea, Willie Leahy, Roger Ryan, 92.
2. Morgan Doyle, Gabriel Maher, Richie McEvoy, (81+6). 87 (B9).
3. John McCarron, Donie Butler, Tom Keating, Fr. Pat Duggan, 87.
4. Michael Grant, Geoff Meagher, Michael Cody, Dick Cogan, 86 (B9).
5. Michael Daly, Reay Brandon, Philip O’Neill, Dermot Moloney, 86.
6. Michael Hayes, Michael Nicholson, Brendan McIntyre, Martin Kelly, 85.
7. Noel Skehan, Jim Ryan, Oliver Duggan, Myles McCabe, 84.
52 Players took part.

Members are reminded that they should repair their pitch marks immediately and level the sand in the bunkers when finished.

Please Note
For the duration of the COVID19 restrictions, entry for our Thursday outings will be via the BRS System.
The BRS will go live at 17.30hrs each Friday. There you will be given an option of an early start between 10.50 and 12.00hrs. or a later start time of 12.10 to 13.20hrs. The tee times will be divided into those two separate blocks. Please place you name in one or the other but NOT in both. There will also be a waiting list option, should both blocks be full when you try to enter.
If you require assistance with the BRS please contact a friend who is familiar with it.
The draw for each Thursday’s play will be made on the previous Tuesday and notified via the BRS System before 17.00hrs, the same day.

Pro Shop Corner
Congratulations to Liam Barrett on winning this weeks Lotto bonus ball draw.
Liam receives a €230 voucher for the Pro Shop.
The next draw will be held on Saturday, 18 July.
Call into the Pro Shop to get your number. Cost €5.

Ladies Club Notes

Ladies Golf Support
The Lady Captain and Committee would like to thank all the ladies of Kilkenny Golf Club who have volunteered to help the committee in various capacities over the past year. However, due to the current Covid situation a new Ladies Golf Support Sheet has been posted on the Ladies Notice Board, so, if you feel you would like to assist the committee in any capacity when required, please post your name on this sheet.

Mid Leinster Championship
The Women’s and Girls Mid Leinster Championships will be held in Athy Golf Club, on Thursday & Friday,13, 14 August.
Online booking are now available on
Handicaps:- + to12.4 and 13 – 30
Entries must be in by Saturday, 25 July.
Notice re this competition is posted on Ladies Board.

Club Matchplay Competitions:
The DRAWS have taken place for the following Club Matchplay competitions and are posted on Ladies Notice Board;-
First Round matches to be played by AUGUST 3rd
Tostal Cup:- – to 18 H’cap
Nore Cup:- 19-28 H’cap
Nancy Todd:- 29-36 H’cap
Plate:- over 37 H’cap

Round Robin Competition:
Reminder to the ladies to continue with Round Robin matchplay – time is slipping away.

Tuesday, 07 July. Ladies 18 Hole Fourball (90% handicap)
1. Helen Butler (21/19) & Grainne Parker (21/19) 40pts
2. Bridie McGarry (9/8) & Ella Dunphy (16/14) 39pts

Nine Hole Stableford
1. Mary Ruth (37), 26pts
2. Colette Hickey (39), 17pts

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

Social Activities

Tuesday, 14 July
08.15-08.35 Members Casual Golf
08.45-09.45 Ladies 18 Hole Singles
09.55-10.25 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
10.35-10.45 Ladies Into Golf
10.55-12.15 Members Casual Golf
12.25-13.25 Ladies 18 Hole Singles
13.35-14.05 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
14.15-14.25 Ladies Into Golf
14.35-15.45 Members Casual Golf
16.25-17.35 Ladies 18 Hole Singles
17.45-17.55 Members Casual Golf
18.55-20.55 Members Casual Golf

Wednesday, 15 July
08.25-08.55 Members Casual Golf
09.05-12.55 Junior/Juvenile Club Fundraiser
13.05-13.45 Members Casual Golf
13.55-18.05 Junior/Juvenile Club Fundraiser
18.15-20.55 Members Casual Golf

Thursday, 16 July
08.15-09.05 Members Casual Golf
09.35-10.35 Senior Ladies
10.45-13.15 Senior Gent’s
13.35-20.55 Members Casual Golf

Friday, 17 July
08.15-21.00 Members Casual Golf

Saturday, 18 July
07.30-08.40 Members Casual Golf
08.50-10.20 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
10.28-13.10 Society
13.20-14.10 Members Casual Golf
14.20-16.30 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
16.50-21.00 Members Casual Golf

Sunday, 19 July
07.30-15.45 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
Gent’s:- Smithwick’s Cup Singles
Ladies:- 18 Hole Singles
16.00-16.20 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
16.30-21.00 Members Casual Golf

Monday, 20 July
08.15-08.50 Members Casual Golf
09.00-12.00 Junior/Juvenile Competition
13.00-13.55 Members Casual Golf
14.05-18.00 Gent’s Smithwick’s Cup Singles
18.10-21.00 Members Casual Golf

Tuesday, 21 July
08.15-08.35 Members Casual Golf
08.45-09.45 Ladies 18 Hole Singles
09.55-10.25 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
10.35-10.45 Ladies Into Golf
10.55-12.15 Members Casual Golf
12.25-13.25 Ladies 18 Hole Singles
13.35-14.05 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
14.15-14.25 Ladies Into Golf
14.35-16.05 Members Casual Golf
16.25-17.45 Ladies 18 Hole Singles
17.55-20.55 Members Casual Golf

Wednesday, 22 July
08.00-08.30 Members Casual Golf
08.40-09.50 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles
10.00-12.10 Society
12.20-17.50 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles
18.00-21.00 Members Casual Golf