Tuesday, 17 December, 2019

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Happy Christmas
On behalf of all of the staff at Kilkenny Golf Club, we would like to wish you, our Members, a very happy, peaceful and enjoyable Christmas, and you have a ‘Bogey’ free occasion with everything going to ‘Par’.

General Notes
Men’s Club AGM.
Captain, Mark Grant, in summarising his year in office, enjoyed every day of his Captaincy and highlighted the staging of the Irish Seniors Amateur Open Championship, which received the highest of praise from all and especially from the GUI as a very proud moment in the Clubs Calendar
The success of Kilkenny member, Harry Duggan in the Junior Scratch Cup was another memorable occasion.
He was also thrilled to accept, on behalf of Kilkenny Golf Club, The Hidden Gem Award from The Golfers Guide to Ireland.
In his closing remarks he wished Anthony Cleere every success for his year in Office.

The following is the list of Officers and Committee members elected to the Men’s Club for the coming year.
President:- Michael Grant
Captain:- Anthony Cleere
Vice-Captain:- Paul Colfer
Hon. Secretary:- Morgan Doyle
Hon Treasurer:- Philip O’Neill
Hon. Competition Secretary:- Frank Dalton
Hon. Handicap Secretary:- Cathal McDonald
Ex Officio – Mark Grant
Richard Butler, Fergal Cantwell, Padraig Keegan,
Brendan Power, Mark Trimble, James Young.

Bar Holiday Hours
Monday 23rd:- 18.00 Close
Tuesday 24th:- 15.00 Close
Wednesday 25th:- Closed All Day
Thursday 26th:- 12.00-18.00
Friday 27th:- 10.00-18.00
Saturday 28th:- 10.00-18.00
Sunday 29th:- 10.00-23.00

Catering Holiday Hours
The Catering facilities will be closed all day on the 24/25/26 December and will re-open on Friday, 27 December.

Annual General Meeting of The Joint Club
The AGM of the Joint Club will be held in the Clubhouse on Thursday, 09 January, 2020 at 19.30hrs.
In accordance with Rule 15.5 of Kilkenny Golf Club the following should be noted:-
Notice of Motion must be submitted to Hon. Secretary in writing at least seven days prior (02 Jan.) to the date of the meeting.
Such notices, which must carry the signatures of the Proposer and Seconder shall promptly posted on the Club Notice Board
Nominations for Committee must be submitted 10 days prior (31 December) to the AGM.

Course News
Golfers, please make a New Years resolution and
Bring a bag of Sand-mix with you
Repair your pitch marks
Rake the bunkers after you

Sunday, 15 December. Christmas Mixed – Champagne Scramble – 2 Scores Counting – Play own Ball on Par3’s
Kindly sponsored by James Walsh, Toyota Dealer.
The Annual Christmas Mixed was a 13 Hole Champagne Scramble with no limit on individual drives and all members playing their own ball on the Par three’s.

1. Seamus Rochford, Roger Ryan, Carmel O’Shea, Breda Comerford 70 (B7)
2. Emmet Boland, Tom Moore, Mary Browne, Sheila O’Mahony 70
3. Niamh Kelly, John Bracken, Brian Keane, Hilda Richardson, 69
4. Anthony Cleere, Carl Widger, Catherine King, Gene O’Brien 64
5. Mags Cuddihy, Michael Egan, David Lunn, Joan Cashin 64

Saturday, 14 December. Gent’s Crosscard
1. John Marnell, Jim White, Noel Maher, Roger Ryan 69 pts
2. Nicholas Walsh, Paddy Fitzpatrick, Michael Egan, (61+7) 68(B6)
3. Aidan Brennan, Martin Hanrick, John King, Willie Murphy 68 pts (B6)
4. Larry Gittens, Eugene Coyne, Jerry O’Dwyer, Ronan Morrissey 68 pts
5. Pat Hickey, PJ O’Reilly, Philip O’Neill, Martin Treacy 67 pts (B2)

League Table. Round 6. Points
1. Ben McGarry 93
2. Pat Hickey 80
3. Philip O’Neill 79
4. Brian Cullen 77
5. Noel Maher, Rob O’Shea 74
7. Pat McEvoy 69
8. Denis Brophy 68
9. Jim Meredith 66
10. Pat Walsh 64

Senior Gents
Thursday, 12 December. 13 Hole Stableford
1. Bill Cuddihy, Jim Ryan, Peter Dabinett, Paddy Hally 63
2. Mart Ruth, Tom Brett, Michael Cody, Tom Reade 60
3. Noel Skehan, Geoff Meagher, Tom Keating, Joe O’Driscoll 58
4. Proinnsias O’h’Ailin, Martin Mullane, Andy Hughes, Denis Carey 57 (B6)
5. Morgan Doyle, Jerry O’Dwyer, Brian Keane Eamon Everard 57
6. Liam Cody, Mick O’Flynn, Donie Butler, John Bracken 56 (B6)
7. Joe Gannon, Peter Ryan, Oliver Duggan, Dick Cogan 56

Seniors Please Note
The next competition on Thursday, 19 December is our Christmas outing. Due to the numbers registered to play the event will be reduced to 10 holes.
Members are requested to arrive at least 40 mins. before their tee time. Please refer to the Seniors e-mail for the draw of partners and tee times.

Pro Shop Corner
Trackman Lessons.
Christmas Lesson Package with, Head Professional, Jimmy Bolger.
The ideal Christmas gift.
1 x 30 Minute Trackman Lesson – €40
3 x 30 Minute Trackman Lessons – €100 (Save €20) or
Why not avail of a one hour Trackman Lesson – only €50 (Save €30).
Only 10 available.

Members , please note if you are looking for some last minute gifts, the Pro Shop will close on Christmas Eve at 13.00 hrs. and will re-open on St. Stephens morning at 09.00hrs..

Ladies Club Notes
Ladies AGM
At the Ladies AGM, which was held last Wednesday (11th) the following were elected for the coming year.
Lady President – Carmel O’Shea
Lady Captain:- Bridie McGarry
Lady Vice Captain:- Ber Crowdle
Hon. Secretary:- Mags Cuddihy
Hon Treasurer:- Catherine King
Hon Competition Sec – Mary Rice
Hon Handciap Sec – Mary Norton
Ex Officio – Eithne Murphy
Joan Cashin, Breda Comerford, Mary Corcoran,
Eleanor Moore, Mary Moynihan, Imelda Pollock.

Ladies Prize-giving will be held on Tuesday, 17 December at 16.30pm for Tuesday’s competitions, 10 & 17 December.
Mince pies will he served with the presentation.

Tuesday, 10 December. 13 Hole Stableford Christmas Fare.
Winner:- Niamh Kelly (8), 24pts
Due to the weather, the entry was very low.

Senior Ladies.
Thursday, 12 December. Nine Hole Christmas Competition – 42 Ladies Played.
1. Breda Kavanagh, Mary Moynihan, Barbara Schofield, 36pts.
2. Bridget Norwood, Frances Graham, Mary Lawlor, 31 (B6)
3. Nuala Crotty, Hilda Richardson, Kitty Nolan, 31
4. Mary Browne, Kathleen Price, Anne (B) Murphy, 29 (B6)
5. Jane Duggan, Mary Feighery, Frances Gray, 29
6. Catherine Keane, Peggy Murray, Mary Shields, 26
7. Breda Comerford, Eileen Reynolds, Mary O’Connell, 25
8. Kay Gray, Teeresa Brandon, Celine O’Sullivan, 24

Golf was followed by the Annual Christmas Lunch, with Lady Captain, Bridie McGarry and Lady President, Carmel O’Shea as guests of the Society.
Next golf outing is Thursday, 19 December with check-in before 09.20 hrs. For 09.30 tee off.

Social Activities
Monday, 09 December. Christmas Prizes. 12 Table Howel
1. Terry Harmer and Trevor Ogilvie
2. Pat Walsh & Elizabeth Tobin
3. Carl & Ann Widger
4. Michael O’Sullivan & Pat Dunphy
5. Michael Condon & Colette Crotty
6. Edith Ogilvie & Ann Kelly
7. Clare O’ Hagan & Julie Walsh
8. Mary Bradshaw & Joan O’Sullivan
Patricia O’Sullivan & Cecily Costelloe
10. Marcella O’Regan & Catherine O’Neill

Happy Christmas to all

The first round of the Patrick Wall Memorial Trophy is almost complete, with only one game to be finalised this week.
The adjustment in handicaps makes it difficult for anyone to retain the title and so it proved in the first round, with defending champion, Paul Hanafin, knocked out by Graham Nugent and the inaugural champion, Paul Carroll, knocked out by dark horse Brendan Cleere.
We would ask everyone to play their second round match before Christmas as the doubles entry form will be posted on Saturday, 28 December.

Tuesday, 17 December
08.44-09.56 Ladies 13 Holes , 10.04-10.28 Ladies 13 & Nine Hole Draw, 10.36-10.52 Ladies Into Golf
12.20-13.32 Ladies 13 Holes, 13.40-14.20 Ladies 13 & Nine Hole Draw
Wednesday, 18 December
08.36-09.24 Members Time , 09.32-10.04 Visitors, 13.00-14.20 Members Time
Thursday, 19 December
07.40-09.00 Members Time , 09.32-10.44 Senior Ladies , 10.52-13.32 Senior Gent’s, 13.40-14.28 Members Time
Friday, 20 December
08.44-09.22 Members Time , 11.00-11.32 Guest/Member, 12.04-12.20 Guest / Member, 13.00-14.20 Members Time
Saturday, 21 December
08.44-09.32 Members Time , 09.40-10.44 Ladies & Gent’s Competition , 11.32-13.24 Gent’s Saturday Crosscard
13.32-13.48 Ladies Crosscard
Sunday, 22 December
08.44-13.16 Gent’s 13 Hole Singles Competition
Monday, 23 December
10.04-10.44 Guest/Members , 11.00-12.52 Gent’s 13 Hole Competition , 13.00-14.20 Members Time
Tuesday, 24 December
Christmas Eve – No ladies Competition
Wednesday, 25 December
Thursday, 26 December
09.03-13.06 Four Person, Semi Open Team Event
Friday, 27 December
11.04-11.24 Society/Visitors, 13.00-14.04 Members Time Remainder of day free for casual golf
Saturday, 28 December
10.28-11.24 Guest/Member, 11.32-13.32 Gent’s Saturday Crosscard ,13.40-13.56 Ladies Saturday Crosscard
Sunday, 29 December
08.44-13.16 Ladies & Gent’s Semi Open Singles
Monday, 30 December
08.44-13.16 Ladies & Gent’s Semi Open Singles
Tuesday, 31 December
No Ladies Competition
Wednesday, 01 January 2020
09.03-13.06 Four Person Semi Open, 13 Hole, Team Event