KILKENNY GOLF CLUB NOTES
Tuesday, 01 October, 2019

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General Notes
Clubhouse Refurbishment
Plans for the refurbishment of the bar facilities in the Clubhouse have been finalised and works on the new scheme are continuing apace.
Details of the improvements can be seen on the Electronic Display Board located in the foyer of the Clubhouse.
The various works will cause disruption to the facilities available during the period of refurbishment.
As the project progresses members will receive weekly updates outlining the works being done.

Week 2. Monday, 30 September-Friday, 04 October.
During the week there will be limited access to the Lobby/Foyer while the painting of same progresses.
On Tuesday, Wednesday, (1/2 Oct.) the bar area will be closed for the sanding and varnishing of the floor and bar counter.
There will be no service of food or drink during these two days.

Week 3. Monday, 07 to Friday, 11 October
Sections of the Bar lounge and Ladies lobby area will be closed off for painting.
The programme of works is scheduled for completion on the first week of November with an official launch to be held on Friday, 08 November.

Spring Flowers
The Club have purchased a supply of Bluebell & Blue Shade Bulbs for planting in various areas on the course.
These will be planted by volunteers, in suitable areas, commencing immediately.
The plan is to work two hours a day, from 10am to 12 noon, Monday to Friday. The meeting point is the club car park.
These perennial bulbs will create a fabulous colour throughout the course every Spring.
We have recruited volunteers from the greens committee and other members have also expressed their interest.
We need additional volunteers so, if you can help, we will be very grateful. All you need is a spade, gloves and hardy shoes.
If you would like to volunteer and assist us in the planting programme please, contact any of the undersigned from the Greens Committee or reply to this email on enquiries@kilkennygolfclub.com
Pat Walshe:- 087 6779289 – Philip O’Neill:- 087 2417459 – Ann Greany:- 087 7522629 – Pat Hickey:- 087 1279306
Work commenced today Tuesday October 1st and any assistance would be appreciated.

Kilkenny Golf Club Cups & Trophies
Can you help us?
Presently we are researching the winners of the various Club trophies/cups of Kilkenny Golf Club for both Ladies and Gents over the years.
Ideally we would like to receive the cups for a brief period so as to transcribe the winners from the inscriptions engraved on them.
A number of cups/trophies have been retained by members over the years, especially those won three times by a member, and we would really like to get these returned for this transcription work.
Trophies/Cups completed to date are as follows:- Gents Foursomes 1996-2019, Junior Scratch Cup 1967-2019,
Kilkenny Senior Scratch Cup 1964-2019, Mixed Foursomes 1952-2019,
Scratch Match-play 1984-2018 and Smithwick’s An Tostal Trophy 1953-2019.

The following is a list of Cups/Trophies we still require:-
Aspirants Cup, Bar Cup, Bishop Day Cup, Captain’s Prize for both Ladies & Gents,
Club Singles, Richard Duggan Memorial Cup, Ladies & Gent’s Fourball & Foursomes, Intermediate Scratch Cup, Maisie Lambe Cup, McCalmont Cup, Nancy Todd Cup,
Nore Cup, PGA Tankard, Ladies & Gents President’s Prize.
This list may not be fully exhaustive. If anybody has any information about other trophies from over the years we would be delighted to hear from you.
It would be greatly appreciated if any member who may have information on the possible whereabouts of the above trophies would contact

Donie Butler
Mobile:- 087-3156359 – E-Mail:- danielbutler1948@gmail.com

Junior Alliance
The Gent’s Junior Alliance (H’cap range 5-17) will kick off this Saturday, 06 October, with an outing to Carrick-on-Suir.
Following on from Carrick the schedule for the remainder of the year is:-
Sunday, 20 October- Kilkenny
Sunday, 27 October- Waterford
Sunday, 10 November- Callan
Sunday, 24 November – Dungarvan
Sunday, 12 January – West Waterford
Sunday, 26 January- Clonmel
Sunday, 16 February- Waterford (Presidents Prize)
Sunday, 01 February – Carrick-on-Suir (Captains Prize)

The above dates have been confirmed with delegates and clubs. Tee times will be confirmed on an on-going basis
Looking forward to meeting you all in Carrick this Saturday. There is a joining fee of €50 for the year and a €10 charge per outing.
New Members are welcome and those interested should contact Alan Snype or Leo Byrne.

Social Mixed Golf
The Social Mixed Golf, scheduled for the week-end, was cancelled due to the inclement weather and has been re-scheduled for Saturday, 19 October.
This will be the final outing of the season. Participants are requested to sign in by 13.30 for a shotgun start at 14.00.
The competition will be a 13 Hole Champagne Scramble and will be followed with Finger Food.

Course News
Please remember to:- Replace divots with sand mix – Repair pitch marks – Rake Bunkers
Missing Umbrella
If any member inadvertently borrowed a green umbrella from the Gents locker last week could they kindly return same to the Office or the Bar.

Results.
Weekend
Sat./Sun./Mon., 21/22/23 September. – CSS. Saturday- 72. Sunday- 71. Monday- 71.
1. Chris FitzPatrick (7) 39 (B9)
2. David Cosgrave (4) 39 (B6)
3. Frank Dalton (9) 39
Gross:- Alan Phelan (1) 37
4. Oliver Carter (9) 38
5. Vincent Hayes (11) 37
Category 1 (15-19)Eugene Coyne (18)36pts, Category 2 (20 +) Des Byrne (20) 37pts

Two’s Club
6th. Seamus Rochford, Larry Gittens, Thomas Buckley, David Cosgrave, Pat Collins, 10th. Alan Phelan (R), Ian Morrissey, 15th. Alan Phelan (R), Tadgh Donohue, 17th. Patrick O’Hanlon,
Each ‘Two’ receives €20.40 credit in the Pro Shop.

Results
Wednesday, 18 September. Ladies & Gents Open Singles – CSS:- Members – 71. Visitors – 72
1. Barry Walsh (14) 39 (B9)
2. Liam O’Hara (5) Gowran 39 (B9)
3. Paddy FitzPatrick (11) 39
Gross:- Graham Nugent (Scr.) 37 (B9)
4. Jack Doherty (10) Carrick 39 (B9)
5. Eddie Crowley (18), Carrick 39 (B9)
Category 1(15-19)Paul Kavanagh (19)39 (B9,) Category 2 (20 +) Donie Butler(21)38pts

Ladies:- Aine Russell (38) 40 pts

Two’s Club
6th Ned Nolan, Thomas Comerford, Graham Nugent, Tom Sloyan, Derek Shelley, John Martin, 10th Brendan Wall, Jim White, 15th Paul Kavanagh,
17th Martin Byrne, Dermot Gaynor.

Weekend
Sat./Sun./Mon., 28/29/30 September. Monthly Medal – CSS. Saturday- 71. Sunday- 71. Monday- 74 (RO).
1. Paul McCabe (11) 67
2. Aidan Brennan (8) 68 (B9)
3. Richard Walsh (1) 68 (B9)
Gross:- Eddie Power (1) 69
4. Tony Butler (12) 68
5. John Green (11) 69
Category 1 (15-19) Rory Conlon (15) 70 – Category 2 (20+) Oliver Duggan (24) 73

Two’s Club
5th. Eddie Power, Alan Phelan, Michael Comerford, 6th. John O’Donnell, Joe Hyland, Pat Butler, Pairic O’Keeffe, Richard Walsh, Noel Ronan,
10th. John Larkin, Stephen Galvin, Kieran Hoban, 15th. Alan Brett, 17th. Paul McCabe,
Each ‘Two’ receives €20.85 credit in the Pro Shop.

Senior Gents
Thursday 26 September. 13 Hole, Full Scramble Stableford. One score at each hole. 73 members played.
1. John McMahon, Tom Gunning, Dick Keoghan, (+4) 49 Pts
2. Michael Grant, John O’Regan, Roger Ryan, Seamus O’Sullivan 47 Pts
3. Joe Gannon, Des Byrne, Oliver Duggan, Terry Harmer 46 Pts (B6)
4. Dermot Gaynor, Jerry O’Dwyer, Maurice Ryan, Eamonn Everard 46 Pts
5. John Bracken, Peter Dabinett, Myles McCabe, 40 (+4) 44 Pts
6. Proinnsias OhAilin, Paul Hanafin, Michael O’Reilly, Dick Cogan 43 Pts (B6)
7. Willie Leahy, Gabriel Maher, Eamonn Maher, Tom Sloyan 43 Pts (B6)

Next Competition – Thursday, 03 October. – Play starts at 10:50. Check in is from 09:45 – Draw closes at 11:15.

Entries for Mount Juliet stand at 73. First 60 entries with highest attendance.
Details have been circulated to members and are also on the Seniors Notice Board.
October Diary
Monday, 14 October:- Away outing to Mount Juliet.
Thursday, 31 October:- Rumble.

Ladies Club Notes
News
Competition Starting Times
Ladies please note that from next Tuesday, 08 October, the starting time for our competition is as follows:-
Mornings:- 08.44-09.56 Bookable on line
10.04-10.28 Draw
10.30 Ladies into Golf
Afternoon:- 12.20-13.32 Bookable on Line
13.40-14.04 Draw
14.12-14.20 Bookable on Line

Results
Tuesday, 24 September. 18 Hole Stableford
1. Stephanie Downes (45) 39pts (B9)
2. Mary O’ Shea (11) 39pts
Gross:- Dervilla O’Byrne (10) 22pts
3. Margaret Butler (21) 38pts (B9)

Nine Hole Stableford
1. Pat Walsh (29) 18pts – 2. Mary Browne (28) 16pts

Senior Ladies
Thursday, 26 September. Nine Hole Competition – 30 Ladies played.
1. Breda Kavanagh, Hilda Richardson, Anne B. Murphy 33
2. Kathleen Price, Mary Moynihan, Mary Lawlor 32
3. Adrienne Walsh, Josie Bolger, Margaret Harmer 31
4. Mary Browne, Elizabeth Tobin, Breda O’Loughlin 31
5. Mary Prendergast, Teresa Buckley, Barbara Schofield 29
Next week’s competition, on Thursday, 03 October, will be a nine hole event. Check-in before 09.20 for a 09.30 tee off.

Social Activities
Bridge
Ladies and Gentlemen Bridge is Back. Commencing next Monday, 07 October, the bridge season kicks off for the winter months.
Start time is at 19.30.

Fixtures
Tuesday, 01 October
07.00-08.12 Members Time ,08.44-09.56 Ladies 18 Holes ,10.04-10.28 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw,10.36-10.52 Ladies Into Golf
12.20-14.20 Ladies 18 Holes,13.48-14.12 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw ,18.04-19.00 Ladies Into Golf
Wednesday, 02 October
07.00-08.20 Members Time , 13.00-14.20 Members Time
Thursday, 03 October
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
Friday, 04 October
07.00-09.00 Members Time, 13.00-13.08 Guest/Member, 13.16-14.20 Members Time, 14.28-15.24 Guest/Member
Saturday, 05 October
07.32-08.44 Members Time, 08.52-09.16 Ladies & Gent’s Competition, 09.24-12.52 Society/Visitors
13.00-13.48 Members Time, 13.56-14.04 Visitors
14.20-15.00 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
Sunday, 06 October
07.40-15.08 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
Gent’s:- October Monthly Medal. Ladies:- 13 Holes Stablford
Monday, 07 October
07.00-08.28 Members Time, 11.00-12.52 Gent’s October Monthly Medal, 13.00-14.20 Member Time
Tuesday, 08 October
07.00-08.12 Members Time , 08.44-09.56 Ladies 13 Holes , 10.04-10.28 Ladies 13 & Nine Hole Draw, 10.36-11.08 Visitors
11.16-11.32 Ladies Into Golf, 12.20-13.32 Ladies 13 Holes, 13.40-14.20 Ladies 13 & Nine Hole Draw
Wednesday, 09 October
07.00-08.28 Members Time, 08.36-11.24 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles, 11.32-12.04 Visitors, 12.12-15.16 Ladies & Gent’sOpen Singles