Tuesday, 25 February, 2020

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General Notes
HolmPatrick Qualifier.
This week-end sees the resumption of 18 hole competitive golf with The HolmPatrick Fourball qualifier taking place, the winners of which will go forward to represent the Club in local and regional finals later in the year.
The proceeds from the qualifiers will go to the National Council for the Blind.

Whilst this competition is a non – counting event for the purposes of handicaps, members are advised that they will be playing off their official GUI handicaps and any winter cuts they may have received will be removed.
Some members, who have accumulated six points or more, will have their handicap adjusted and will receive notification of same in the next couple of days.
It is the responsibility of each individual to check and confirm their exact handicap prior to playing in any competition.

Hollowing Coring
Hollow Coring is scheduled to take place all day next Monday and Tuesday, with the finishing touches being completed on Wednesday morning weather permitting. The course will be closed for the duration of these works.
This procedure is weather dependent and members are advised to check Clubnet or BRS for the updated information.

During the period of closure the Course Management Committee are seeking volunteers to help do some essential tidying up of the course. Members are requested to gather in the car park Monday & Tuesday morning at 10.00hrs. and should come suitably attired, bringing with them gardening gloves and a rake if possible.

Dubai Irish Open Mount Juliet May 27th – 31st
Mount Juliet are seeking volunteers ( Male & Female) to Marshall the Irish Open at the end of May. The club will be allocated a hole to marshall and at the moment they are requesting 30 / 40 volunteers for this and other duties.
A sheet will be up on the notice board under the stairs for members who are interested to place their names.
All volunteers will to have to be registered online.
If interested please place your name on the sheet.

Saturday, Sunday, 22, 23 February. 13 Hole Singles Stableford
(Monday’s time sheet was cancelled due to the weather)
1. Jerry Rowe (12/9), 29 (B7)
2. David McNamara (10/7), 29
3. Padraig O’Keeffe (11/8),
Gross:- Richard L. Duggan (3/2), 25
4. Ollie Cullen (10/7), 28 (B4)
5. Derek Kinahan (14/10), 28 (B4)
Category 1 (15-19), Cathal Kavanagh (16/12), 28
Category 2 (20 +), Ronan Morrisssey (22/16), 23

Two’s Club
6th. Aidan McDonald, Richard Butler, Tom Hickey, Kieran Byrne,
Each ‘Two’ receives €51.50 credit in the Pro Shop.

Saturday, 22 February. Gent’s Cross-card.
1. Tom Sloyan, Derek O’Gorman, P.J. Martin, Joe Greene 66 pts (B3)
2. Philip O’Neill, Jerry Rowe, Pat Hickey, Alex Dunne 66 pts
3. Paddy Smee, Ollie Cullen, Aidan Phelan, Michael Kinchella 64 pts
4. Chris Fitzpatrick, John Burke, Tadgh Donoghue, Billy Burke 63 pts
5. P.J. O’Reilly, Sean Boland, Mark Shortall, Rob O’Shea 62 pts

This week’s winners and runners-up had excellent scores in very testing conditions. A special mention is due to Derek O’Gorman who had three birdies in a row to help secure top spot for his team.

League Table – Round 14. Points
1. Noel Maher 122
2. Pat Walsh 121
3. Pat Hickey 120
4. Aidan Brennan, Rob O’Shea 118
6. Philip O’Neill 116
7. Jerry Rowe 115
8. Ben McGarry, Willie Murphy 113
10. Brian Cullen 112
11. Ronan Morrissey 110
12. Larry Gittens, Aidan Phelan 109
14. Tony Butler 108
15. Paddy Smee, Joe O’Neill, Michael O’Sullivan 107
18. PJ Martin 106
There are 10 prizes up for grabs, so the best of luck to the chasing pack.
The prizes will be awarded after the golf next Saturday and finger food will be served to mark the end of the cross-card season.

Senior Gents
There was no competition held last Thursday due to the course being closed.

Seniors Please Note
Next Competition Thursday, 27 February.
Check in is from 09.45hrs. Draw closes at 11.15hrs. Play commences 10.50hrs.
Members Subs., €10 for 2020, are now due.

Pro Shop Corner
The Ladies short game classes continue this Friday, 28 February, at 11.00hrs.
This week class covers putting – the most important part of the game
Cost €15 and includes tea/coffee after the session. To book a slot call the Pro Shop on 056 776 1730.

Club Sets for Sale.
We have ex rental sets of Wilson golf clubs for sale at €125 per set.
The set includes driver, fairway wood, hybrid, irons (5-PW), putter and golf bag.
There is limited availability, so hurry and avail of this amazing offer.

Winter Sale
Fantastic Winter Sale now on.
30% off all Ladies & Gent’s Winter Clothing and Rainwear.

Ladies Club Notes
Week-end Competition
Next week-end and Wednesday’s (04 March), the time sheet is restricted on the Wednesday due to the hollow coring taking place.
Please check the BRS system for bookable times.

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.

ILGU Ladies Meeting
The ILGU Ladies Mid Leinster held a successful meeting in Kilkenny Golf Club to get the playing season up and running for the coming year. There are 207 teams registered in this district to compete in the various Cups.

Tuesday, 18 February. 13 Hole Stableford
1. Margaret Harmer (33) 23 pts.
2nd Martina Naughton (24) 21 pts
Gross:- Helen Butler (21) 6 pts
Eight Hole Stableford
1. Margaret McCreery (9) 8pts

Senior Ladies
No results due to course closure last Thursday.

Ladies, please note our next outing is a nine hole competition on Thursday, 27 February.
Please check in before 09.20 for a 09.30 Tee-off

Junior/Juvenile Club
Junior Boys Golf Squads
We would like to inform the parents of 9 to 13 year old boys, in Kilkenny Golf Club, of an opportunity for this category of boys to avail of an extra nights coaching from our Club Professionals from April to September.
A number of members have volunteered to assist our Professionals with this venture. There will be coaching one night a week and supervised play one night a month.
If you have a boy, in this age group, who is interested, you can leave his name and date of birth along with a contact number for a parent, into the office, for the attention of Luke Kelly, before Tuesday, 10 March. All communication will go through the parents.
We will then assess our numbers and suitable days and times.
We are very lucky to have excellent teaching Professionals in Kilkenny Golf Club and we are hoping to improve our Junior boys teams going forward and develop more young players to go forward for Leinster Coaching.

Social Activities
Bridge. Monday,17 February.
1. Margot Harte & Mairead Blanchfield
2. Colette Crotty & Catherine King
3. Nadia Shivgulam & Mary Corcoran
4. Joan O’Sullivan & Mary Bradshaw
5. Carl Widger & Phyl Doyle

Tuesday, 25 February
07.30-08.42 Members Time, 08.50-10.02 Ladies 13 Holes, 10.10-10.34 Ladies 13 & Nine Hole Draw
10.42-10.58 Ladies Into Golf, 12.18-13.30 Ladies 13 Holes, 13.38-14.18 Ladies 13 & Nine Hole Draw
Wednesday, 26 February
07.30-08.50 Members Time, 09.30-09.46 St. Kieran’s v Tullamore, 12.58-14.18 Members Time
Thursday, 27 February
07.30-08.42 Members Time, 09.30-10.42 Senior Ladies, 10.50-13.22 Senior Gent’s, 13.30-14.18 Members Time
Friday, 28 February
07.30-08.58 Members Time, 12.58-14.26 Members Time
Saturday, 29 February
07.30-08.42 Members Time, 09.00-10.21 Ladies & Gent’s Competition, 10.39-11.22 Visitors, 11.30-13.22 Gent’s Crosscard
13.30-14.02 Ladies Granard Fourball
Sunday, 01 March
07.30-13.39 Ladies & Gent’s Competition, Gent’s:- HolmPatrick Fourball Qualifier, Ladies:- Granard Fourball
13.48-14.24 Barton Cup Panel, 14.33-17.32 Course Closed
Monday, 02 March
07.00-18.04 Course Closed for Hollow Coring
Tuesday, 03 March
07.00-18.04 Course Closed for Hollow Coring
Wednesday, 04 March
07.00-18.04 Course Closed for Hollow Coring