Tuesday, 23 July, 2019

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General Notes
TransferMate Global Payments Senior Scratch Cup
Kilkenny Golf Club launched the 2019 Senior Scratch Cup with the announcement that the Competition will be once again sponsored by TransferMate Global Payments.
Members, wishing to play, are advised to get their bookings in early as a strong field is anticipated.
The field will be limited to the top 66 applications with the cut off expected at the two handicap mark with a possibility of a few three handicap golfers gaining entry.
The 36 Hole Competition will have a shotgun start at 08.45 and followed by round two at 13.45hrs
Closing date for entries is Friday, 09 August. The draw will be available on

Loreto PAL Fundraiser
Kilkenny Golf Club will host the Loreto PAL Fundraiser Golf Classic on Friday, 16 August.
PAL (Public Access to Law), is a schools programme, whereby students get the opportunity to argue the pros and cons of a particular court case in front of a Judge and Jury.
Twenty-two, TY students from Loreto Secondary School, won the right to represent Ireland and compete in the Empire World Finals in New York in October.
Substantial costs are associated with this trip and in an effort to defray some of the expense, the organising committee are seeking the support of Business, Individuals, Parents, Families and Past Pupils to arrange a team and play in the Classic on the 16th.
If you want to play but, don’t have a team please contact Joe O’Shea @ 087 810 0365 or 056 779 0100 and he will help to slot you into a team.
The cost for a team is €200, to include the Golf, Meal, Goodie bag and prizes.
Hole sponsorship is also available at €100 a hole.

Junior/Juvenile Fundraiser
The Annual, Open Day, fundraiser for the Junior/Juvenile Club will take place this Wednesday, 31 July.
The four person team event will cost €15 per person.
Members, Family and Friends are requested to support this important event, as the funds raised are required to continue the coaching and development of our very active Junior/Juvenile section.
Bookings are available now on line.

New Club Website
Members are advise that the Club have launched a new website.
The site includes drone footage of the complete course with excellent views of each hole available.
Other facilities include the availability of bookings, the Diary and Club Notes.

The address is:-

Social Mixed Golf
The next Social Mixed Golf has been arranged for Saturday, 03 August.
The format will be a 13 Hole, Champagne Scramble with, signing in by 17.40 for an 18.00hrs. tee off.

Saturday/Sunday/Monday, 20/21/22 July. Richard Duggan Memorial
1. Roddy Curran, (16), 64
2. Gary Delaney (16), 65
3. John Hayes (15), 66
Gross:- Richard Duggan (3), 70
4. Aidan McCarrick (11), 66
5. Michael Drea (22), 67
Category 1 (15-19), Ben McGarry (15), 69
Category 2 (20 +), Michael Egan (20), 68

CSS. Saturday – 71. Sunday – 71. Monday – 71.

Two’s Club
4th. David McMahon, 5th. Mark Shortall, 6th. Anthony White, Jeff Kealy, Aidan McCarrick, Joe Casey, Eddie Power,
10th. Stephen Collier, Mark Nolan, Seamus O’Neill, 15th. Sam Dunlop, Martin Byrne, Tom Hickey,
17th. Bobby O’Mahony, Mark Nolan, Patrick J. O’Shea, Jim White, Sean FitzPatrick, Seamus Rochford, Eddie Power, Each ‘Two’ receives €19.00 credit in the Pro Shop.
Senior Gents
Thursday, 18 July. 13 Hole Stableford Competition
1. Matt Ruth, Jim Ryan, Fr. Pat Duggan, Michael O’Reilly, 69.
2. John Martin, John Peters, Martin Treacy, Christy Rainey, 68.
3. Noel Skehan, Phillip O’Neill, Joe Ledwidge, Tony Joyce, 66.
4. Pat Cody, Reay Brandon, Jimmy Rhatigan, Pat O’Briain, 65 (B6).
5. John King, Mick O’Flynn, Michael Cody, Paul Brady, 65 (B6).
6. Willie Leahy, Michael McCarthy, Maurice Ryan, Eamonn Everard, 64.
7. Geoff Meagher, Peter Ryan, Brendan McIntyre, Dick Cogan, 63 (B6).
74 Players took part.

Golfer of the Year. Round 4
Category 1 Winner:- Phillip O’Neill (18) 31Pts
Category 2 Winner:- Michael O’Reilly (22) 33Pts

Next competition Thursday, 25 July. Champagne Scramble.
Play starts at 10.50. Check in is from 09:45. Draw closes at 11.15.
Entry sheet for Athy Outing will be available on this date.

There are still a few slots on the Entry sheet for President’s Prize. It is posted on our Senior’s notice board.

Thursday, 01 August. President, Jimmy Rhatigan’s Prize to the Seniors and Golfer of the Year round 5.
Entry sheet is filling up rapidly. A few spots still remain. See notice board.

Wednesday, 07 August. Senior’s Competition instead of Thursday, 08.
Monday. 12 August. Away outing to Athy
Thursday, 29 August. Rumble

Pro Shop Corner
Callaway Club Fitting Day
There will be a Callaway Club fitting day held on Friday, 02 August. The fitting, which takes approx. 30 mins. will be held from 10.00 to 14.00hrs.
To make an appointment, interested members are advised to contact the Pro Shop on 056 776 1730.

Ladies Club Notes
President Jimmy Rhatigan’s Prize
President Jimmy Rahtigan’s prize to the Ladies takes place this Sunday July 28th, prizegiving will take place at 9.30pm on the night.

Irish Girls Close
Congratulations to Jan Browne who reached the quarter finals of the Irish Girls Close Championship which took place at Galway Golf Club last week. Jan narrowly lost in the quarter final. She was two up, through 12, against Elm Park’s, Anna Foster, but Anna fought back, eventually wining on the 19th hole.

Tuesday, 16 July. Valerie Doyle 18 Hole ABC Stroke – CSS:- Saturday – 74. Sunday – 73. Tuesday 72.
1st. Class A Mary Leahy Browne (5) 69
1st. Class B Mary Rice (27) 72
1st. Class C Kate Walsh (35) 70
Gross:- Bridie McGarry (9) 81
2nd. Mary O Shea (12) 70
3rd. Catherine Hughes (35) 71
4th. Margaret Greene (36) 72 (B9)
5th. Dervilla O Byrne (10) 72 (B9)

Nine Hole Stableford
1st Patricia Walsh (28) 17pts, 2nd Mary O’Connell (38) 15pts

Senior Ladies
Thursday, 18 July. 13 Hole Competition
1. Catherine Keane, Margaret Harmer, Teresa Brandon, 64
2. Mary Browne, Josie Bolger, Hilda Richardson, Marie Curran, 60
3. Jane Duggan, Breda Comerford, Sheila O’Mahony, 54
4. Joan Cashin, Mary Gorman, Celine O’Sullivan, 48

Nine Hole Competition.
1. Joan Spratt, Kitty Nolan, Eileen Reynolds, 34

Junior/Juvenile Club
Rosslare Junior Open
The away day to Rosslare, saw 24 Juniors, along with volunteers, travelled to Rosslare Junior Open on Thursday last, 18th July.
It proved to be a very successful day for the Kilkenny Juniors, with David Mulrooney winning the U16’s with 37 pts. and Billy Fitzpatrick finishing 3rd in the U14’s with 38 pts. playing the main course.
On the Burrows course Bill O’Shea came first in the boys and Rachel Dowling won the girls competition.
It was a very enjoyable day and well done to all who participated. Special thanks to the members who came along to help out on the day.

Waterford Castle Junior Open Day
Waterford Castle GC will host a Junior Open Day next Tuesday, 30 July. Bookings can be made by phoning 051 871633.
Cost is €10 to include a food voucher. Tee times available from 09.00-12.00hrs. Handicap Range:- Boys – 28 & Girls – 36.

Junior/Juvenile Coaching continues on Saturday, 27 July.
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.

Monday, 22 July. 18 Hole Stableford . Joint Captains Prize.
Lady Captain Eithne Murphy’s prize to the Girls
Winner:- Millie Molloy (33) 39 Pts
Second:- Niamh Glynn (20) 36 Pts
Third:- Elizabeth O’Shea (33) 33 Pts

Men’s Captain Mark Grant’s Prize to the Boys
Winner:- Billy Ftzpatrick (16) 40 Pts
Second:- James O’Shea (17) 37 Pts (B9)
Third:- Luke Bateman (17) 37 Pts

Boys Junior Handicap
First:- Bill O’Shea (26) 40 Pts
Second:- Liam Moloney (24) 33 Pts (B9)
Third:- Sam O’Shea (26) 32 Pts

The next Junior 18 Hole Competition is on Monday, 29 July.
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.
Wednesday, 31 July. Junior Fundraiser

August Diary
Monday, 19:- Kilkenny Junior Open Day
Friday, 30 August:- BBQ Evening

Tuesday, 23 July
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
12.20-13.32 Ladies 18 Holes,13.40-14.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw ,16.04-17.48 Ladies 18 Hole , 17.56-19.00 Ladies Into Golf
Wednesday, 24 July
07.32-08.20 Members Time,08.28-09.48 Ladies & Gents Open Singles, 10.04-11.48 Society, 11.56-17.40 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles
17.48-18.04 Club Competitions
Thursday, 25 July
07.00-08.28 Members Time ,09.32-10.44 Senior Ladies ,10.52-13.32 Senior Gent’s, 13.48-14.28 Members Time
Friday, 26 July
07.00-08.28 Members Time , 13.00-14.20 Members Time , 14.28-15.32 Society
Saturday, 27 July
07.00-08.28 Members Time ,08.36-09.56 Ladies & Gent’s Competition , 10.04-11.48 Society/Guests, 13.00-13.56 Members Time
14.12-17.24 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
Sunday, 28 July
07.32-08.28 Members Time , 08.36-16.04 President, James Rhatigan’s Prize to Ladies, 16.12-17.00 President’s Nine Hole Competition to Ladies
Monday, 29 July
07.00-08.28 Members Time , 09.00-12.04 Junior/Juvenile Competition , 13.00-14.20 Member Time , 14.28-17.40 Gent’s Single Competition
Tuesday, 30 July
07.32-08.20 Members Time , 08.28-10.12 Ladies 18 Hole Open Three Person Rumble, 10.20-10.52 Ladies Nine Hole Draw
11.00-11.24 Ladies Into Golf – Four Hole Competition , 11.56-13.00 Ladies 18 Hole Open Three Person Rumble
13.08-14.04 Members Time , 14.12-14.28 Ladies Nine Hole Draw, 16.36-17.40 Ladies 18 Hole Open Three Person Rumble
18.04-19.00 Ladies Into Golf
Wednesday, 31 July
07.00-08.28 Members Time , 08.45-17.27 Junior/Juvenile Fundraiser