KILKENNY GOLF CLUB NOTES
Tuesday, 18 February, 2020

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General Notes

Course Closed
Course will remain closed on Wed 19th and Thurs 20th due to very soft underfoot conditions with more rain forecast for tomorrow and into Thursday

Club Subscriptions
Members are reminded that their subs are due for payment and that there are only 11 days left before the cut off date of 29 February.
Thanks to all those who have already paid their membership and to those who may have overlooked payment, please do so ASAP.
Please note Premium Credit have extended the closing date to Friday Feb 21st for those who wish to avail of the scheme to spread their payments over 10 months from March to December.

Aon Personal Liability Insurance
Following discussions with Aon Insurance, the cost for personal insurance will remain the same as previous years, which was €27.
The cover commences from 01 April and runs for twelve months.
Further details are available from the office and all members should consider taking out this personal cover.

Course News
The Grounds staff continue to do trojan work in keeping our course in tip top shape during the very difficult weather conditions we are experiencing at the moment.
It is also, up to us as members to do our bit to help them so, please make an extra effort and
Bring a bag of Sand-mix with you
Repair your pitch marks
Rake the bunkers after you

Results
Weekend
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 15,16,17 February. 14 Hole Stableford.
1. Ger Murphy (19/15), 31
2. James Young (6/5), 30
3. Tom Hickey (9/7), 29 (B7)
Gross:- Aidan McDonald (), 25
4. John Green (11/9), 29 (B7)

Two’s Club
6th. & 15th James Young, 6th Aidan McDonald, Joe Casey, Bernard McDonald.
Each ‘Two’ receives €32.00 credit in the Pro Shop.

Saturday, 15 February. Gent’s Cross-card.
The Saturday Crosscard fell foul of storm Dennis last week-end.
Competitors are reminded that there just two rounds remaining in which they can improve their standing in this years event.

League Table – Round 13. Points
1. Noel Maher 121
2. Pat Walsh 120
3. Aidan Brennan, Rob O’Shea 117
5. Pat Hickey 116
6. Ben McGarry 113
7. Willie Murphy 112
8. Brian Cullen 111
9. Philip O’Neill 110
10. Ronan Morrissey 109
11. Larry Gittens 108
12. Joe O’Neill 106
13. Tony Butler 105
14. Jerry Rowe 105
15. Michael O’Sullivan 104

Senior Gents
Thursday, 13 February. 12 Hole Stableford. Captain, Brian Keane’s Drive-In 72 Players took part.
1. Gerry Leahy, Pat Gray, Eddie Geraghty, Tom Reade 62.
2. Pat Collins, Willie ‘B’ Murphy, Brendan McIntyre, Willie Leahy 59.
3. Pat Foley, Eddie Guilfoyle, Jim Meredith, Sean Breathnach 59.
4. Morgan Doyle, Jim Ryan, Martin Treacy, Paul Hanafin 58.
5. Paddy Smee, Tom Dunne, Tom Keating, Joe O’Driscoll 56(B6)
6. Pat Drennan, Geoff Meagher, Michael O’Sullivan, Ger Power 56(B3)
7. Proinnsias OhAilin, Kevin Donohoe, Andy Hughes, Michael O’Reilly 56.

We had a great turnout for 2020 Society Captain, Brian Keane’s Drive-In, including Club Captain’s Anthony Cleere and Bridie McGarry.

Seniors Please Note
Next Competition Thursday, 20 February 18, 2020
Competition cancelled due to the passing of former Society Captain Michael Cantwell whose remains will be interred on Thursday morning.
Members Subs., €10 for 2020, are now due.

We are pleased to announce the sponsorships for the following new cups in 2020.
Round 1, Golfer of the Year, 16 April. The Eamonn Molloy Cup by Reay Brandon.
Round 2, Golfer of the Year, 07 May. The Phil Lenehan Cup by Myles McCabe.
Round 4, Golfer of the Year, 16 July. The Ray Cody Cup by Modern Printers.
The Society sincerely thank Reay, Myles and Liam Cody for their sponsorship of these prestigious competitions.

Pro Shop Corner
Ladies short game classes will start this Friday, 21 February, at 11.00hrs.
This week class covers chipping.
Cost €15 and Includes tea/coffee after the session.
To book a slot call the Pro Shop on 056 776 1730.

Ladies Club Notes
News
Team Managers 2020
Lady Captain, Bridie McGarry has announced her Team Managers for this years All-Ireland Cups and Shields.
Senior Cup:- Eileen Rose Power & Ella Dunphy
Junior Cup:- Ann Widger & Elizabeth Kinsella
Intermediate Cup:- Mary Norton & Mary Browne
Minor Cup:- Barbara Teehan & Catherine King
Challenge Cup:- Joan Cashin Edith Ogilvie
Senior Foursomes:- Liz Cleere & Margaret Kiely
Junior Foursomes:- Ann Greaney & Paula Bradbury
Revive Active Active:- Mary Hickey & Eithne Murphy

Ladies Crosscard.
The Ladies Crosscard will close on Sunday, 23 February, with prize presentation on Tuesday, 25 February, for winners and runners up.

Round Robin
The draws are posted on Ladies notice board so start getting matches played and collect as many points for your team as possible.

Prize Presentation.
The monthly prize presentation will take place on Tuesday, 25 February at 18.00hrs. and will incorporate all competitions and Crosscards played in January and February 2020. Please attend or send a representative to collect your prizes.

Results
Once again, due to the foul weather, there are no results for last week.

Senior Ladies
Thursday, 13 February. Nine Hole Stableford
1. Mary Moynihan, Greta Nicholson, Elizabeth Tobin, 38
2. Joan Cashin, Margaret Harmer, Anne (B) Murphy, 33
3. Jane Duggan, Frances Gray, Mary Feighery,
19 Ladies played.

Ladies, please note our next outing is a nine hole competition on Thursday, 20 February.
Please check in before 09.20 for a 09.30 Tee-off.

Junior/Juvenile Club
Safeguard Course.
On Wednesday, 26 February, a Safeguarding 1 Course will take place in Kilkenny Golf Club.
This course is facilitated by a tutor from the Confederation of Golf Ireland.
The course runs from 18.30hrs. to 21.30hrs. and is aimed at any members/volunteers who regularly help out, in any manner, with the Junior/Juvenile members.
If you are interested in attending please contact either, Sean Boland in the office @
056 7765400 or Ber Crowdle @ 087-2797349.
Kilkenny Golf Club’s Safeguarding Policy has recently been uploaded to the club’s website. A hard copy is also available in the office.

Coaching Sessions
Reay Brandon has been appointed organiser of the Saturday Coaching sessions for the Junior/Juveniles.
With just 12 sessions to be held, from June to August, he is looking for volunteers, for two hours, each Saturday morning.
With your support, it is hoped that each member will only be required to cover three sessions during the Summer.
A strong and vibrant Junior Club is the future of Kilkenny Golf Club and your help would be very much appreciated.
If interested, please contact Reay @ 086 257 9010 or e-mail him on
reaybrandon@gmail.com

Social Activities
Bridge
Monday, 10 February. 10 Table Howell
1. Elizabeth Tobin & Pat Walsh
2. Mary Browne & Toni Hayes
3. Edith Ogilvie & Ann Kelly
4. Mairead Blanchfield & Sheila Brennan
5. Martin & Jane Duggan

Snooker
The semi-final line up for the Patrick Wall Memorial Singles Trophy, has been decided.
With Andy Melay overcoming Graham Nugent and Martin Hanrick beating Derek Kinahan, the two former winners will go head to head in the first of the semi-finals.
PJ Martin, a previous winner, overcame Brendan Cleere and dark horse, Kieran Hoban, secured his place in the second semi-final by seeing off the challenge of Geoff Meagher.

There are just three, last 16 round matches to be completed before the quarter finalists are known in the Doubles. It would be appreciated if those matches were decided prior to this week-end.
Please, would the players who have not paid their entry in both competitions please do so ASAP.

Fixtures
Tuesday, 18 February
07.30-08.42 Members Time , 08.50-09.46 Ladies 13 Holes , 09.54-10.18 Ladies 13 & Eight Hole Draw, 10.26-10.42 Ladies Into Golf
12.18-13.30 Ladies 13 Holes, 13.38-14.18 Ladies 13 & Eight Hole Draw
Wednesday, 19 February
07.30-08.50 Members Time , 12.58-14.18 Members Time
Thursday, 20 February
07.30-08.50 Members Time , 09.30-10.42 Senior Ladies , 10.50-13.22 Senior Gent’s, 13.30-14.18 Members Time
Friday, 21 February
07.30-08.58 Members Time , 12.58-14.26 Members Time
Saturday, 22 February
07.30-08.58 Members Time , 09.06-09.54 Ladies & Gent’s Competition , 11.30-13.22 Gent’s Crosscard, 13.30-13.46 Ladies Crosscard
Sunday, 23 February
07.38-14.50 Ladies & Gent’s Competition , 14.58-15.06 Ladies Eight Competition
Monday, 24 February
07.30-08.58 Members Time , 10.58-12.50 Gent’s 13 Hole Competition , 12.58-14.18 Members Time
Tuesday, 25 February
07.30-08.42 Members Time , 08.50-10.02 Ladies 13 Holes , 10.10-10.34 Ladies 13 & Eight Hole Draw
10.42-10.58 Ladies Into Golf , 12.18-13.30 Ladies 13 Holes, 13.46-14.18 Ladies 13 & Eight Hole Draw
Wednesday, 26 February
07.30-08.50 Members Time , 09.30-09.46 St. Kierans v Tullamore, 12.58-14.18 Members Time