Kilkenny Golf Club Notes

Tuesday, 18 June, 2019

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General Notes
Captain Mark Grant’s Prize
This coming week-end, the first of the ‘majors’ will take place when the men will compete in the qualifying round for Club Captain, Mark Grant’s prize.
The qualifying round will be stroke play and will be held on Saturday, Sunday & Monday. The top 99 players, will go forward to the second round on Saturday, 29 June and players will carry forward their first round score, which will be added to their round two score.
Successful qualifiers will go out in descending order with the leaders going out last.
Presentation of prizes will take place in the Clubhouse that Saturday evening.

Social Mixed Golf
The next date for Social Mixed Golf has been changed and will now take place on Saturday, 29 June, following the conclusion of the final round of the Captains Prize.
The competition will be a 13 Hole Champagne Scramble.
Members are requested to sign in by 17.15 ready for a 17.30 start.

Golf Balls
With the start of the Junior/Juvenile Coaching sessions and with big numbers in attendance, we are asking members to search their golf bags for any old, unused golf balls and donate them to the Club for use by the Juniors during their weekly coaching sessions.

SAP Three Person Team Open Day
Open 3 Person Team Event, Wednesday, 26 June.
The Open Day, which is once again being sponsored by SAP (Passionate about trees), will be a three person Team event.

Months Mind
A month’s mind mass, in memory of the late Tommy O’Connell (TC), will be held in St. John’s Church this coming Sunday (23rd) at 12 noon.

Team News
Match:- AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield
(Foursomes, handicap combination of 15 with no player less than five handicap)

Venue:- Portarlington GC. @ 12.00hrs
Date:- Saturday, Sunday, 22, 23 June. Area qualifiers.
Draw:- Portarlington, Tullamore, Eskerhills, Rathdowney, Carlow, Kilkenny, Mount Wolsley, Borris, Waterford, Mt Juliet, Heath, Mountrath,
New Forest, Mt Temple, Castlecomer, Birr, Glasson, Callan, Gowran.

Kilkenny will be hoping that their best four scores from the five pairings will be good enough to qualify them for the Semi-final/Final on Sunday.
Team:- Will be announced later in the week.
Managers:- Leo Byrne & Liam Cody

Golfer of the Year.
As we approach a crucial few weeks in the golfing year Anthony Cleere has taken a significant lead in the Kilkenny Honda Centre Golfer of the Year Competition.
However, with extra points on offer in this weekend’s Captain’s Prize, followed by the June monthly medal, next weekend a lot can happen.
The current leader board is displayed on the noticeboard and will be updated again after the Captain’s final weekend and June monthly medal next week. The destination of this prestigious prize is still wide open.

Course News
There will be a Divot repair session next Monday (24th). Volunteers are requested to meet in the carpark at 19.00hrs.
We could do with a few new additions to the team to help out with this essential maintenance.

Results
Wednesday, 12 June. Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles
Gent’s Competition
1. Noel Maher (18), 40
2. James McDermott (11), 39
3. Fergal Cantwell (8), 38
Gross:- Neville Coen (3), 34
4. Rob Kearney (9), 37 (B9)
5. Richard Brennan (12) 37

Category 1 (15-19), Stephen O’Meara (17), 36
Category 2 (20 +), Jimmy Rhatigan (23), 33

Ladies Competition
Winner:- Greta Connor (17), (East Cork), 40pts.

CSS:- 71

Two’s Club
10th. Aidan McDonald, Chris Gormley (Tramore), Niall Kennedy (Tramore), Neville Coen,
15th. Leo Hennessey, 17th. Denis Brophy, Stephen Dawson, Stephen Linehan (Tramore), Ivan Brown
Each ‘Two’ receives €18.00 credit in the Pro Shop.

Weekend
Sun./Mon., 16/17 June. Gent’s Blue Day. Singles Stableford.
1. John Grace (8) 41 pts
2. Thomas Walsh (16) 40 pts
3. John Green (13) 40 pts
Gross:- Mark Power (+4) 39 Gross Pts
4. Kevin Browne (7) 39 pts

Category 1 (15-19) P J O’Neill (17) 39 pts
Category 2 (20 +) Joe Greene (21) 36 pts

CSS. Sunday – 71. Monday – 72

Two’s Club
6th. John Grace, Graham Nugent, Aidan Brennan, Paddy Crotty, Harry Duggan,
Cathal McDonald,
10th. Richard Manogue,
15th. Graham Nugent, Sam Dunlop Jnr., Mark Power, Richard L.Duggan,
17th. Michael Naughton,
Each ‘Two’ receives €26.60 credit in the Pro Shop.

Senior Gents
Thursday, 13 June. 13 Hole Stableford
1. John Bracken, Phillip O’Neill, Dick Keoghan, (62+4), 66.
2. Michael Grant, Peter Ryan, Roger Ryan, Liam O’Carroll, 63.
3. Frank Byrne, Jim Meredith, Brian Keane, Jack Nolan, 61.
4. Jim Ryan, Eddie Geraghty, Pat O’Shea, Joe O’Driscoll, 59 (B3).
5. Gerry Leahy, Dermot Moloney, Myles McCabe, (55+4), 59.
6. Geoff Meagher, Kevin Donohue, Shem Lawlor, Tom Keating, 57.
7. Billy Burke, Eddie Guilfoyle, Brendan McIntyre, Ger Power, 56 (B6).
57 Players took part.

SENIORS PLEASE NOTE
Next Competition THURSDAY, 20 June – Club Captain Mark Grant’s prize to the Seniors for the ‘Mick Cantwell Cup’ and Golfer of the year Round Three.
Entry €10 which includes Hotplate. Entry sheet posted on Senior’s Notice Board
Play starts at around 10:30. Check in is from 09:15 – Draw closes at 11:00
Entry sheet will be available for the Gowran Park outing on 8th July

IMPORTANT ADVANCE NOTICES FOR JULY
The Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championships are being held in Kilkenny during the first week of July. As a result, there will be NO Senior’s competition on Thursday, 04 July.
MONDAY, 08 July, is our away outing to Gowran GC – entry sheet will be available on Thursday 20 June.
THURSDAY 18th July – Golfer of the Year Round 4

Pro Shop Corner
Titliest Fitting Day
There will be a Titliest Club Fitting day held next Friday, 21 June.
The session will be held in the practice area between 11.00 & 14.00hrs. The session is free for members.
There are limited places available so please contact the Pro Shop to book your place.

Ladies Club Notes
Saturday, 15 June. Lady Captain, Eithne Murphy’s Prize.
Lady Captain Eithne was blessed with a wonderful day for her prize and 118 ladies battled to win the coveted prize. The golf was followed by a wonderful meal, thanks to Barry and his staff and the festivities continued into the wee hours.
Winner:- Niamh Doran (22) 73 (B9)
Runner Up:- Breege Martin (25) 73 (B9)
Gross:- Jan Browne (3) 78
1st Class A Mary Leahy Browne (5) 73
1st Class B Barbara Teehan (20) 74 (B9)
1st Class C Ann Shortt (29) 80
1st Class D Mary Ruth (38) 76
3. Lourda Everard (20) 74 (B9)
4. Annette Stapleton (24) 74
5. Marion Woods (17) 75 (B9)
6. Phil Doyle (14) 75 (B9)
7. Margaret Butler (23) 75 (B9)
8. Mary O’ Shea (12) 75
9. Ana Lyons (18) 76 (B9)
10. Joan Cody (16) 76 (B9)
11. Jo Duggan (22) 76
12. Amy Keating (21) 77 (B9)
13. Liz Kinsella (15) 77 (B9)
14. Paula Bradbury (20) 77 (B9)

Past Captain:- Mary Prendergast (28) 78
Front Nine:- Liz Cleere (18) 36
Back Nine:- Ann Woodcock (26) 32

Nine Hole Competition
1. Breda Kavanagh (30) 15pts.
2. Patricia Walsh (28) 12pts.

News
Ladies Support Group
A sincere thanks to the ladies of the Support Group, who give so willingly of their time each week. Your support is really appreciated.

Results
Tuesday,11 June. Ladies 18 Hole ABC Stroke
1st Class A Yvonne Egan (11) 73net (B.9)
1st Class B Mary O Neill (28) 75net
1st Class C Anne Shortt (29) 77net
1st Class D Margaret Greene (38) 75net
2nd Dervilla O’Byrne (10) 73net
Gross:- Sarah Molloy (5) 80 gross
3rd Phyl Doyle (14) 74net
4th Yvonne Dore (19) 75net (B.9)
5th Niamh Kelly (7) 75net

CSS. Sat – 73, Sun – 76, Tues – 74

Ladies Nine Hole Stableford
1. Bridie Mc Garry (9) 18pts
2. Breda Kavanagh (30) 15 pts

Senior Ladies
Thursday, 13 June. 13 Hole Stableford
1. Edith Ogilvie, Mary O’Hanlon, Anne B. Murphy, 58
2. Adrienne Walsh, Mary Browne, Josie O’Gorman, 57
3. Patsy Murphy, Eileen Reynolds, Hilda Richardson, 56
4. Ann Gunning, Breda Comerford, Stella Tennyson, 48
5. Mary Barry, Josie Bolger, Mary Feighery 47
57 Ladies played
We had a very successful outing with the Callan Ladies despite the damp weather.

PLEASE NOTE:- Our next outing is Thursday, 20 June with an early Tee off time of 09.00hrs.

Junior/Juvenile Club
Junior / Juvenile Coaching continues on Saturday, 24 June.
The First session from 09:45 to 11:00 is for Juniors at Primary School level. Juniors must be SIGNED-IN and ASSEMBLED beside the Clubhouse, READY TO LEAVE ‘ON TIME’ as it takes 10 minutes to walk to the practice area.
The Second Session from 10:50 to 12:00 is for Juniors at Secondary School level.
Juniors for this session only must assemble at the PRACTICE AREA Car Park and wait until they are called on to the Practice Area.
Coaching Fee for all is €2.

Competition
The next Junior 18 Hole Competition is on Monday, 24 June. Booking is done through the BRS system which is NOW OPEN and the entrance fee is €4. These competitions do count for handicaps. Anyone who has never played in these competitions before should get approval from the Saturday morning coaching staff before starting.

Results
Monday, 10 June. Singles Stableford
Girls:-
Winner – Jan Browne (3) 28 Pts

Boys – Full Handicap
1. Billy Fitzpatrick (17) 37 Pts, 2. James O’Shea (17) 34 Pts, 3. Joe Green (17) 31 Pts

Boys – Junior Handicap
Winner – Sean Casey (18) 35 Pts

Monday, 17 June. Singles Stableford
Girls:
Winner – Aisling McGrath (33) 31 Pts

Boys – Full Handicap
1. James O’Shea (18) 39 Pts, 2. Billy Fitzpatrick (16) 35 Pts (B9), 3. Luke Bateman (17) 35 Pts

Boys – Junior Handicap
1. Matthew Kelleher (24) 35 Pts
2. Edward McDermott (21) 31 Pts

Girls:
1. Jan Browne 28 pts , 2. Aisling McGrath 28 pts , 3. Elizabeth O’Shea 23pts
Boys – Full Handicap
1. James O’Shea 34pts , 2. Louis Walsh 36 pts, 3. Billy Fitzpatrick 35pts

Boys – Junior Handicap
1. Sean Casey 35pts, 2. Joseph McInerney 34pts , 3. Edward McDermott 32 pts

Fixtures
Tuesday, 18 June
07.00-08.20 Members Time , 08.28-09.40 Ladies 18 Holes , 09.48-10.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw
10.28-10.52 Ladies Into Golf – Four Hole Competition , 12.20-13.32 Ladies 18 Holes
13.40-14.02 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw , 16.04-17.40 Ladies 18 Hole , 17.48- 18.28 Club Matches, 18.36-19.00 Ladies Into Golf
Wednesday, 19 June
07.00-08.11 Members Time , 08.20-18.12 Friend’s of St. Lukes Classic.
Thursday, 20 June
07.00-08.28 Members Time , 09.32-10.44 Senior Ladies , 10.52-13.32 Senior Gent’s, 13.40-14.28 Members Time
14.36-17.48 James Stephens Classic
Friday, 21 June
07.00-07.56 Members Time , 08.04-17.48 James Stephens Classic
Saturday, 22 June
08.04-08.52 Capt. Mark Grant’s Prize. Qualifying Round., 09.00-10.20 Society, 10.44-11.56 Visitors
12.04-12.52 Capt. Mark Grant’s Prize. Qualifying Round., 13.00-13.32 Members Time , 13.40-17.56 Capt. Mark Grant’s Prize. Qualifying Round.
18.04-18.12 Ladies Nine Hole Stableford
Sunday, 23 June
07.32-17.56 Capt. Mark Grant’s Prize. Qualifying Round., 18.04-18.12 Ladies Nine Hole Stableford
Monday, 24 June
07.00-08.28 Members Time , 09.00-11.56 Junior/Juvenile Competition , 13.00-13.48 Member Time
13.56-17.56 Capt. Mark Grant’s Prize. Qualifying Round.
Tuesday, 25 June
07.00-08.12 Members Time , 08.20-09.40 Maisie Lambe Open 18 Hole Stableford , 09.48-10.12 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw
10.20-12.52 Maisie Lambe Open 18 Hole Stableford, 13.00-13.56 Members Time (Three balls only).
14.04-14.52 Maisie Lambe Open 18 Hole Stableford, 15.00-15.24 Visitors, 15.32-17.56 Maisie Lambe Open 18 Hole Stableford
Wednesday, 26 June
07.00-08.28 Members Time
08.36-10.52 – Open Three Person Team Event
Kindly Sponsored by SAP (Passionate about trees)
11.00-12.36 Society, 12.44-15.56 Club Fundraiser – Open Three Person Team Event
16.04-16.12 Visitors, 16.20-17.48 Club Fundraiser – Open Three Person Team Event