KILKENNY GOLF CLUB NOTES
Tuesday, 21 May, 2019

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General Notes
Ladies Senior Cup, Mid-Leinster Final.
The Kilkenny Ladies, having received a bye on Saturday morning, were drawn to play Tullamore in the afternoon quarter-finals, which were being held in Courtown G.C..
Kilkenny secured victory with comfortable wins for Mary Dowling, Mary Leahy Brown, Niamh Kelly. Jan Brown and Sarah Molloy were both up in their matches when called in.

In the semi-finals on Sunday morning Kilkenny faced Wexford, and again emerged victorious, with Mary Dowling, Jan Browne and Mary Leahy Browne securing the winning points, with Sarah Molloy and Niamh Kelly both called in.

In the afternoon final, the Ladies faced the 2018 Mid-Leinster Champions, The Heath.
Mary Leahy Browne and Orla Dunphy gave the team a huge boost by securing early victories with 7/5 and 5/3 wins respectively. With Sarah Molloy going down in her match, Jan Browne secured the necessary point for victory. Mary Dowling’s match was called in from the 20th hole.

Kilkenny Ladies all played excellent golf over the week-end and truly earned their place in the All-Ireland Final, which is to be held in Killarney on Friday, 23 August.
The Team and their Managers would like to thank the caddies and supporters who travelled to support the team.
Managers:- Mary Dowling & Mary Norton.

Kilkenny Block Junior Scratch Cup.
The Junior Scratch Cup, kindly sponsored by Kilkenny Block Company, took place last week-end in relatively good weather conditions.
There was a large field of 69 players for the shot gun start.
After Round 1, there was a three way tie with, Callan member, Nicholas Walsh, Alan O’Rourke (defending champion) and Simon Cullen, all posting one over’s to lead the field.
Round 2 took it’s toll on several of the pacesetters, but Nicholas Walsh kept his cool and added a four over to win by two shots from Kilkenny’s James Crotty who added a second round of three over to add to his opening 75.

Barton Cup Area Qualifier. Mount Juliet.
Kilkenny’s Mens Barton Shield team made the short trip to Mount Juliet for the qualifiers of the Barton Shield last week-end.
Kilkenny secured the final qualifying place with a score of 155, three shots behind leading qualifiers Rosslare, who they faced in the first sem-final on Sunday Morning. Courtown played Enniscorthy in the second semi.
Kilkenny secured their place in the afternoon Final with a solid five up victory, where they faced Enniscorthy.
Kilkenny gave their all in the final, coming up short by the narrowest of margins.
Harry Duggan & Derek O’Gorman won their match one up.
The second match, involving Craig Martin & Neville Coen, was decided on the 18th, with Enniscorthy securing a win with a par and a two hole victory, meaning they clinched the title by one hole.
Manager:- Richard Duggan.

Course News
Please remember to:-
Replace divots
Repair pitch marks
Rake Bunkers

Results
Weekend
Sunday, 19 May. Kilkenny Block Co., Junior Scratch Cup.
1. Nicholas Walsh (6), (Callan), 72+75 = 147
2. James Crotty (5), (KK) 75+74 = 149
3. Sam Dunlop (Jnr.) (5) (KK) 76+75 = 151 (B9)
4. Tony Treacy (5) (Waterford), 76+75 = 151
5. Niall O’Sullivan (4) (Callan), 74+78 = 152

Nett Score
1. Lenny Mahony (6) (Mullingar), 72+70 + 142
2. John Meagher (6) (KK), 72+70 = 142
3. Richie Power (7) (KK), 71+71 = 142

Round 1. Gross:- Alan O’Rourke (4), 72
Nett:- Simon Cullen (5), 67
Round 2. Gross:-Adrian Gunning (5) (Carton Hse.) 73
Nett:- Michael Comerford (4) (KK) 70

CSS.:- 71.

Saturday & Monday, 18 & 20 May. R&A Nine Hole Qualifier
1. Dan Twomey (22 ), 23
2. Henry Bourke (17), 23
3. Brendan Cleere (6), 22
4. Niall Sheehan (14), 21

Two’s Club
6th. Martin Tynan.
Receives €74.00 credit in the Pro Shop.

Senior Gents
Senior Gents Thursday, 16 May. 13 Hole Stableford
1. Billy Burke, Matt Ruth, Jerry O’Dwyer, Roger Ryan, 67.
2. Tom Gunning, Donie Butler, Pat O’Shea, Gerry Bowe, 65.
3. Eddie Guilfoyle, John Peters, Brian Keane, Michael O’Neill, 63.
4. Paddy Smee, Proinnsias O’hAilín, Oliver Duggan, Ger Power, 62.
5. Rodger Curran, Richie McEvoy, Tony Joyce, Joe O’Driscoll, 61 (B6).
6. Gerry Leahy, John O’Donovan, Joe Ledwidge, Martin Kelly, 61.
7. Willie Leahy, Tom Brett, Martin Treacy, Christy Rainey, 60.
62 Players took part.

We welcome new member Proinnsias O’hAilín into our Society

SENIORS PLEASE NOTE
Entry sheet for our away outing to New Ross GC is posted on the Senior’s Notice Board. Limited to first 60 entries – sheet filling up nicely.
Next Competition Thursday, 23 May.
Play starts at 10:50. Check in is from 09:45 – Draw closes at 11:15.

May Diary.
Monday, 27 May. Open Week – Senior Men’s Competition. Entries via Golf Club BRS System ONLY. This is NOT a Society event.
Thursday, 30 May. No competition due to Open Week

June Diary.
Wednesday, 05 June – Senior’s day brought forward because Kilkenny College Classic is booked for the Thursday
Monday, 10 June – Away outing to New Ross GC
Thursday, 20 June – Club Captain, Mark Grant’s prize to the Seniors and Golfer of the year Round 3

Pro Shop Corner
Ladies Short Game Classes
The first of this year Ladies short game classes will be held, this Friday, 24May, from 10.00-11.00.
This weeks class is all about chipping.
Cost of class is €15 and includes Tea/Coffee after the lesson.
Spaces are limited so it is advisable to book early.

Ladies Club Notes
Team News
Match:- Intermediate Cup v Woodenbridge
Venue:- Killerig Golf Club
Date/Time:- Wednesday, 22 May @ 14.00hrs.
Team:- Liz Neary, Stella Coughlan, Barbara Teehan, Marion Woods, Jacinta Culleton

Managers:- Margaret McCreery & Mary Browne

News
Masie Lambe Open Day
The Masie Lambe Open Day, scheduled for Wednesday, 29 May, has been put back and will now be played on Tuesday 25 June.
Further details of this Open Singles, Stableford competition will follow.

Ladies Into Golf
The final introductory day of eight, for the the new Lady recruits will be held tomorrow Wednesday.
Their development into the game of continues with a Scramble to be held on Tuesday, 28 May.
Details will be posted on the Ladies Notice Board and in the weekly notes.

Results
Tuesday, 14 May. Australian Spoons
Winners:- Joan Cody(15) & Eleanor Moore(25) 42pts

Best Gross:- Niamh Spratt(13) & Mary Dowling(0) 28pts

Ladies Nine Hole Stableford
1. Breda Kavanagh (30) 14pts(B5)

Senior Ladies
Thursday,16 May.
1. Ann Gunning, Kathleen Price, Marie Curran, 38
2. Mary Prendergast, Peggy Murray, Ann O’Dwyer, 38
3. Mary Browne, Josie Bolger, Aileen Hehir, Celine O’Sullivan, (40-2), 38
4. Paula Bradbury, Kitty Nolan, Ann B. Murphy, 35
5. Jane Duggan, Hilda Richardson, Margaret Harmer, 34
35 Members played.

Junior/Juvenile Club
The Induction evening for new, Junior Members took place on Thursday, 02 May.
A total of 56 new junior members have joined the club this year – 35 boys and 21 girls.
The evening was well attended by both juniors and parents and all juniors received an introduction pack.
James Walsh, Junior Convenor, chaired the meeting, introducing the Club dignitaries.
Club Captain, Mark Grant welcomed all and Club Professional, Jimmy Bolger gave a brief talk on coaching.
The evening concluded with light refreshments and a ‘getting to know’ one another.

Team News
Match:- Fred Daly v Waterford
Venue:- Kilkenny three matches. Waterford two matches.
Date/Time:- Saturday, 25 May @ 07.30hrs.
Team:-
Home:- Patrick O’Shea, Jack Walsh, Louis Walsh,
Away:- Sean Keenan, Andrew Arnopp.

Reserves:- Billy Fitzpatrick
Managers:- James Walsh & Rob O’Shea

Fixtures
Tuesday, 21 May
07.00-08.20 Members Time , 08.28-10.20 Ladies Nine Hole Draw , 12.20-14.20 Ladies Nine Hole Draw , 15.56-17.48 Ladies 18 Hole
18.12-18.52 Jimmy Bruen Practice
Wednesday, 22 May
07.00-08.20 Members Time , 08.28-17.48 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles, 17.56-19.57 Ladies Into Golf
Thursday, 23 May
07.00-08.20 Members Time , 09.32-10.44 Senior Ladies , 10.52-13.02 Senior Gent’s, 13.40-13.48 Visitors , 13.56-14.28 Members Time
16.04-16.20 Interclub Practice
Friday, 24 May. Kilkenny Open Week.
Kindly Sponsored by Tegral
07.00-09.40 Members Time , 11.00-11.08 Visitors , 11.16-12.55 Open Four Person Team, 13.08-14.20 Members Time
14.30-17.48 Open Four Person Team
Saturday, 25 May
Kindly Sponsored by Tegral
07.30-10.03 Open Four Person Team , 10.12-11.00 Society, 11.08-11.40 Ladies Junior Cup Match. Callan v Gowran
11.56-12.52 Society , 13.00-17.48 Open Four Person Team
Sunday, 26 May
Kindly Sponsored by Richard Duggan Menswear
07.32-17.16 Gent’s Open Singles
Monday, 27 May
07.00-08.20 Members Time , 11.00-12.52 Senior Gent’s Singles Stableford, 13.00-14.20 Member Time
14.28-17.48 Senior Gent’s Singles Stableford
Tuesday, 28 May
07.00-08.20 Members Time , 08.28-17.32 Ladies 18 Hole Singles Stableford , 18.04-19.00 Ladies Into Golf
Wednesday, 29 May
Kindly Sponsored by Zuni Restaurant.
07.00-08.20 Members Time , 08.28-17.56 Gent’s Singles Stableford