Tuesday, 18 August, 2020

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General Notes
Captain, Anthony Cleere’s Prize. Final Round..
And so, following the qualifiers, we all reckoned we knew where the winner of the Captains prize would emerge from? Wrong.
Very few pundits looked beyond the front runners and failed to consider the chasing pack.
It is fair to say that it was the tightest final round of a Captains prize for many a year.
The eventual winner Nathan Ryan (8), started the day three shots back and played very steady golf all the way. Not knowing how his main challengers, Ronan Moriarty and John Marnell were fairing, Nathan kept very calm and recorded three birdies in the last five holes, posting an excellent score of 11 under net for the 36 holes to secure victory from Ronan Moriarty on the countback.
Due to the Covid restrictions it was a subdued evening, when Captain Anthony presented his prize to Nathan Ryan.
Anthony, in congratulating the winners also thanked the very large numbers who played in his competition. He was extremely grateful to all those who supported and worked with him during the pandemic, thus ensuring a safe return to golf for all.

President Michael Grant
The men will play for President Michael Grant’s prize this coming weekend on Saturday & Sunday and the presentation will take place on Sunday night at 9.30pm. The competition will be stableford. All prizewinners will be contacted on the night.

Lost and found
There was a sum of money found on the course last Wednesday between the 12th green and 13th tee. The owner can claim same by contacting the Office.

Course News
The current wet weather is causing untold damage to the course with both Junior and Full members failing to repair pitch marks or using the Divot mix.
Please, please use the Sand mix and repair your pitch marks asap.

Thanks to the divot crew who turned up tonight for the repair session at 7pm. The reintroduction of the divot bags has made a huge improvement and the task tonight was not near as onerous as it had been in previous weeks. Hopefully those who took the bags will continue to refill them each time they go out and use the mix accordingly. It is very interesting to observe the age profile of those who are the taking the bags out and also those who take part in the divot repair sessions.

Saturday, 15 August. Captain Anthony Cleere’s Prize. Final Round.
Winner:- Nathan Ryan (8), 131 (68+63),
2. Ronan Moriarty (13), 131 (B9) (66+65),
3. John Marnell (8), 132 (66+66),
Gross:- Craig Martin (2), (71+72),
4. Brendan Cleere (12), 133 (67+66),
5. David McNamara (9), 137 (65+72)
Past Captain:- Richard Duggan (3), 141 (70+71),
Junior:- Sean Keenan (9), 71
Student:- Brian Harrington, 66
Leading Qualifier:- Damien Casey (14), 65
Final 18:- Jason Lawlor (6), 68 (B9),
Category 4-7:- Richie Power (3), 139 (72+67)
Category 8-11:- Pat Butler (8), 140 (65+75)
Category 12-15:- James FitzPatrick (14), 144 (70+74),
Category 16-19:- John King (17), 142 (71+71),
Category 20 + :- Noel O’Sullivan (21), (71+70),

Sunday & Monday, 16 & 17 August. Richard Duggan Memorial Trophy.
1. Eoin Guilfoyle (11), 64
2. Derek O’Gorman (3), 65
3. Alan O’Rourke (3) 66
Gross:- Harry Duggan 70
Category 4-7:- Liam Kerwick 66
Category 8-11:- Frank Dalton (9) 68
Category 12-15:- Aidan Boland (13) 68
Category 16-19:- Paul Donohue (18) 67
Category 20 + :- Wesley Carter (23) 69

CSS. Saturday 73 Sunday- 71. Monday – 71

Two’s Club
5th. Eugene Buckley, Frank Dalton (Jnr.) (9), Christy Power, Bobby O’Mahoney,
Charlie Browne, D McMahon, Eugene Coyne,
6th. Liam Kerwick, Simon Cullen, Tim Kealy, Eoin Guilfoyle, Brendan Power,
10th. Mark Shortall, PJ O’Neill, Eamon Brennan, Eoin Guilfoyle,
15th. Kevin Browne,
17th. Padraig Keegan, Derek O’Gorman, Tim Kealy, Fergal Cantwell, Brian Delaney,
Eugene Coyne,
Each ‘Two’ receives €16.17 credit in the Pro Shop.

Team News
Competition:- AIG Senior Cup
Kilkenny had three matches in Baltinglass and our three members came up against very strong opposition. Whilst, Baltinglass gained the upper hand, early in all matches our three players of Mark Power, Harry Duggan & Craig Martin fought very hard, only to come up short, eventually losing all three games.
The home pair of Eddie Power & Graham Nugent where were level in one and all square in the others, when called in.
Reserves; Richard Duggan & Richard Walsh
Managers:- Mark Shortall & Dermot Doyle

Thursday, 13 August. Ladies & Gent’s Open Seniors Competition.
Gent’s Sector
Winner:- Tony O’Reilly (25), 39 (B9)

Over 55:-
1. Frank Dalton (9), 38 (B9)
2. Norman Williams (12), 38

Over 65:-
1. Michael Furlong (20), (Comer), 39 (B9)
2. Alan Skype (22), 39

Over 75:-
1. Gerry Stewart (14), 37
2. Christy Power (15), 35

CSS:- Members – 71. Visitors – 71

Ladies Sector
Over 55
1. Phyl Doyle (15), 37 pts

Over 65
1. Mary Bradshaw (23), 35 pts

Over 74
1. Margaret Mc Creery (19), 36 pts

CSS:- 73 Par:- 73

Following the success of the first Ladies & Gents Seniors Open Day last Thursday, it is sure to become a regular feature in the Golf Club calendar when the fixtures for 2021 are being decided.
In what was a reduced timesheet, over 140 players, including 41 visitors enjoyed everything that is good about Kilkenny GC.
There was an excellent days golf, enjoyed by all.
The scoring was very hot in both the Ladies and Gents sections.
The results in both sectors produced home winners with Tony O’Reilly (25), 39pts (B9), winning the gent’s and Phyl Doyle (15), 37pts. taking the honours in the Ladies.

Wednesday, 12 August. St. Vincent de Paul Golf Classic.
1. Seamus Lee (24), Aidan Lee (13), Felix Nolan (14), 91
(All Gowran).
2. Jack Drew (11), John Ryan (12), Liam Butler (16), 86
3. Luke Wall (9), Canice Hickey (22), Mag. Griffith (33), 85 (B9)
4. Jim White (9), Neil Loy (9), David Colon (16), 85
5. John Geoghegan (13), Willie Leahy (17), Eddie Guilfoyle (19), 82 (B9)

The SVP would like to express their gratitude to all who supported the Classic by either entering a team, making a donation and in particular Kilkenny GC, for their excellent support and commitment to ensure the day was both successful and enjoyable.

Senior Gents
Our regular Thursday outing takes place this Thursday, 20 August.
The draw for times is now on the BRS.

Pro Shop Corner
Bonus Ball
Before we proceed with this weeks results I wish to correct my mistake of last week.
In stating that lightning does strike twice, I credited David Conlon with having won the
€230 bonus ball voucher for the second time.
Unfortunately my ‘cut and paste’ skills let me down – badly.
The actual winner of the draw was Alan Doran, who selected the winning number, on successive weeks and has a very healthy €460 balance in the Pro Shop.
Now, for this weeks results and once again lightning did strike twice for Liam Barrett.
This is Liam’s second win in the draw.
The next draw will be held on Saturday, 22 August.
Call into the Pro Shop to get your number. Cost €5.

Ladies Club Notes

Lady member is missing her card, she thinks another Lady inadvertently picked it up in the bar please check that you do not have in your purse.

Great Camogie honours for our esteemed Lady Captain, Bridie McGarry and fellow golf club member Liz Neary.
Both players have been nominated by the Irish Independent in the top fifty players of the last fifty years. Bridie won nine All Irelands in 21 years of Inter County service from 1972. She twice captained Kilkenny to glory.
Liz played for her county for nineteen years and was best remembered as a brilliant full-back in the seven in a row side. Congratulations ladies. It is a great honour for both of you.

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 round.

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 2×18 Hole Tuesday competitions. (Open Days do not count)

Ladies, please note that, due to Hollow Coring works, the course will be closed on next Monday and Tuesday (24th & 25th).
The Ladies competition will take place on ;-
Wednesday, 26 August. 18 HoleStableford, A B C D and 9 Hole Stableford.
Enter playtime on BRS system.

Club Matchplay Competitions
Second Round matches to be played by following dates;
Tostal Cup: – to 18 Hcap to be played by 3rd September
Nore Cup: 19-28 Hcap, to be played by 24th August
Nancy Todd: 29-36 Hcap, to be played by 24th August
Plate: over 37 Hcap, to be played by 3rd September

Please make sure ladies to put entry fee €5 in brown envelope – for 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, 11 August. Ladies 18 Hole – A B C D Stroke
CSS: 73 PAR:73
1st. Class A:- Niamh Spratt (14) 71
1st. Class B:- Catherine O’ Neill (22) 70
1st. Class C:- Stephanie Downes (35) 70
1st. Class D:- Marian Woodcock (38) 78
2nd. Yvonne Dore (18) 72 (B9)
Gross:- Jan Browne (2) 81
3rd. Evelyn Crotty (14) 72
4th. Mary Moynihan (33) 73

Ladies Nine Hole Stableford
1st. Mary O’ Neill (28) 18pts
2nd. Kitty Nolan (31) 16pts

Senior Ladies
Thursday, 13 August. New Ross Away Day. 14 Hole Competition
1. Frances Graham, Joan Mannion, Mary Lawlor, 55
2. Edith Ogilvie, Hilda Richardson, Marie Curran, 54
3. Bridget Norwood, Ann Gubbnins, Anne B Murphy, 53
4. Jane Duggan, Kathleen Price, Breda O’Loughlin, 48 (B6)
5. Ann Kelly, Peggy Murray, Sheila O’Mahony, 48
30 Members Played.

Thursday, 06 August. Nine Hole Competition.
1. Catherine Keane, Peggy Peters, Gene O;‘Bruen, Anne B. Murphy, 37 (B6)
2. Ann Kelly, Kitty Nolan, Mary Gorman, Hilda Richardson, 37
3. Edith Ogilvie, Greta Nicholson, Mary Moynihan, Sheila O’Mahony, 36
4. Kay Gray, Margaret Harmer, Teresa Brandon, Mary O’Connell, 34

Junior/Juvenile Club
Monday, 10 August. 18 Hole Stableford.
1. Lauren Grace (28) 43 Pts
2. Rachel Dowling (35) 39 Pts

Boys – Full Handicap
1. Mikey Kennedy (16) 41 Pts
2. Sean Keenan (9) 38 Pts (B9)
3. James O’Shea (11) 38 Pts

Boys – Junior Handicap
1. Ruarc Sweeney (26) 48 (B9) Pts
2. Liam Moloney (26) 48 Pts
3. Kevin Moore (26) 47 Pts
4. Hugh Kelly (26) 42 Pts
60 Players took part

Results for Monday, 17 August, Captain’s Prize to Juniors will be published next week.

Next Junior Competition is on Tuesday, 25 August from 14.00 to 17.00.

Pitch Marks
Junior/Juveniles are reminded of their responsibility to repair their pitch marks asap.
There were a substantial amount left un-repaired yesterday.

Tuesday, 18 August
08.12-08.20 Members Casual Golf
08.29-09.41 Ladies 18 Hole Singles
09.50-10.17 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
10.35. Ladies Into Golf
10.44-11.47 Members Casual Golf
12.23-13.35 Ladies 18 Hole Singles
13.44-13.53 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
14.02-14.11 Ladies 18 Hole Singles
14.20. Ladies Into Golf
14.56-15.50 Members Casual Golf
16.08-17.20 Ladies 18 Hole Singles
17.39-20.29 Members Casual Golf

Wednesday, 19 August
08.10-08.37 Members Time
08.46-17.19 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles
13.00-14.04 Members Casual Golf
14.13-17.31 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles
17.40-20.30 Members Casual Golf

Thursday, 20 August
08.30-08.50 Members Casual Golf
09.20-10.10 Senior Ladies
09.40-12.40 Senior Gent’s
12.50-17.00 O’Loughlin Gaels Classic
17.10-20.00 Members Casual Golf

Friday, 21 August
08.20-11.15 Members Casual Golf
11.20-17.24 O’Loughlin Gaels Classic
17.30-20.00 Members Casual Golf

Saturday, 22 August
07.30-07.57 Members Casual Golf
08.00-10.04 President Michael Grant Prize
10.12-12.11 Visitors
12.20-12.56 President Michael Grant Prize
13.00-13.54 Members Casual Golf
13.57-17.15 President Michael Grant Prize
17.24-19.57 Members Casual Golf

Sunday, 23 August
07.30-17.15 President Michael Grant Prize
17.32-20.00 Members Casual Golf

Monday, 24 August
Course closed for hollow tining and essential maintenance.

Tuesday, 25 August
Course closed until 14.30
14.30-Junior Juvenile Competition

Wednesday, 26 August
08.20-09.41 Ladies 18 Hole Singles
09.50-10.17 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
10.44-12.14 Members Casual Golf
12.23-13.35 Ladies 18 Hole Singles
13.44-14.02 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
14.11-14.38 Ladies 18 Hole Singles
14.47-15.50 Members Casual Golf
15.59-17.20 Ladies 18 Hole Singles
17.30-20.30 Members Casual Golf