Tuesday, 23 February, 2021

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General Notes
The Mind Factor Workshop, with Karl Morris
We have had a good response to the proposed Karl Morris Mind Factor session and will go ahead with it.
Sean has been in contact with Karl and we have booked Tuesday, 23 March, at 18.30hrs. (earliest date available).
The session will last one hour and will cost €5 which we will collect when we reopen.
If this date or time does not suit someone, who has already booked, please let Sean know.
All who booked should have received an acknowledgment from Sean. If you have not, please contact him again by email or text to ensure you are included.
All who have registered will receive details of the Zoom meeting prior to the date.
Sean Boland Kilkenny Golf Office,, 087 1250853

What Karl will be offering :
He will share with you one very specific exercise you can do during lockdown which could transform your golf in 2021.
• A straightforward indoor exercise that can make a big difference once you get back on the course.
• How and why mental resilience is important NOW and when you return to playing.
• Building golf skills not just golf swings
• How to ‘train’ for golf not just mindless practice
• How to change your ‘story’ and how your current story is holding you back
• How one single question could transform your game
• The secret to becoming a great putter
• How allocating one hour a week to practice will dramatically improve your game

How to contact the Handicap Committee
Members with questions/queries relative to their handicap status are asked to forward same to the Handicap Committee by either of the following methods:

1. By email to:
2. By Letter to: Kilkenny Golf Club Office.

Once we receive the green light for the return to golf, all members will be encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Handicap Index system.
Guidelines as to how to do this will be issued in due course.

Course News
The Course staff have successfully completed the hollow coring of the green’s and they will certainly be ready for our return to golf – whenever that may be.

Annual Subscriptions.
Once again, a reminder that Annual membership subscriptions are due for renewal and can be done by any of the different methods outlined in previous weekly notes. Bank Transfer online (The Bic & Iban were on the renewal notice) , Payment in office by Cash /Chq / Credit Card, Payment over the phone by Credit / Debit card. Those who have instructed us have been set up or renewed on Premium / Fairway Credit which gave members the option to spread payments over 10 months.
Notification of your subscription was sent via email on the Club V1 app., if you have any difficulty in viewing same please contact the office and they will resend it or forward hard copy if required.
The Intermediate Membership category is closed at the moment and we have 16 applications on a waiting list to come in, if some of last year’s Intermediates do not renew, we allocate the places to those first on the waiting list.
Thanks to members for their patience and understanding in these difficult times and hopefully with Golf due to resume in the UK and Northern Ireland on March 29th the green light is not too far away.

Premium/Fairway Credit Facility.
This is the last call for Members wishing to avail of this method of paying their annual subscription. Anyone who wishes to use this facility to spread payments over 10 months must be set up before March 1st.. Premium Credit extending the close date to this weekend. We currently have 106 members signed up to this facility. Please contact the office this week if you wish to use this facility.

Aon Personal Insurance.
If you wish to avail of the Aon personal insurance please add €27 to your membership payment.

Barry Joyce continues with his excellent take-away meals this coming week-end.
Meals will be available for guests on Saturday (16.30-19.30hrs) and Sunday (13.00-17.30hrs.)
Barry can be contacted on 086 820 5260 when you can place your order and arrange a collection time.

Members of the Seniors Golf Society can use their Christmas Gift vouchers as payment / part payment for any meals they order.

Ladies Club Notes
Ladies Into Golf Programme 2021
As part of Golf Ireland’s commitment to the Women in Golf Charter they are hopeful that the Get into Golf Women’s Programme can proceed this year.
An expression of interest form has been completed by Kilkenny Golf Club and returned to Golf Ireland. The roll out of the programme is subject to Government Covid 19 restrictions but we should receive a directive in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, if any members know of any ladies who might be interested in taking part, they can contact the office and submit the names and contact details.

Some light hearted moments.
Following last week’s quips (thanks Sean) made by various Personalities/Golfers this week I list the top 10 caddy replies to their employers.

10. Golfer: “Think I’m going to drown myself in the lake.”
Caddy: “Think you can keep your head down that long?”

9. Golfer: “I’d move heaven and earth to break 100 on this course.”
Caddy: “Try heaven, you’ve already moved most of the earth.”

8. Golfer: “Do you think my game is improving?”
Caddy: “Yes sir, you miss the ball much closer now.”

7. Golfer: “Do you think I can get there with a 5 iron?”
Caddy: “Eventually.”

6. Golfer: “You’ve got to be the worst caddy in the world.”
Caddy: “I don’t think so sir. That would be too much of a coincidence.”

5. Golfer: “Please stop checking your watch all the time. It’s too much of a distraction.”
Caddy: “It’s not a watch – it’s a compass.”

4. Golfer: “How do you like my game?”
Caddy: “Very good sir, but personally, I prefer golf.”

3. Golfer: “Do you think it’s a sin to play on Sunday?”
Caddy: “The way you play, sir, it’s a sin on any day.”

2. Golfer: “This is the worst course I’ve ever played on.”
Caddy: “This isn’t the golf course. We left that an hour ago.”

1. Golfer: “That can’t be my ball, it’s too old.”
Caddy: “It’s been a long time since we teed off, sir.”