KILKENNY GOLF CLUB NOTES
Tuesday, 25 June, 2019

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General Notes
Captain’s Prize Qualifier
The weather did it best to ruin the qualifying round of the Captains Prize at the week-end. Severe rain was forecast for all day Sunday and this prompted many golfers to opt for Monday golf. This proved to be the wise choice as the weather proved favourable until the downpour at 20.00hrs.
Undeterred by the inclement weather, 305 members braved the elements in an effort to secure one of the 99 qualifying slots for next Saturday’s final round.
Despite this downpour the leading qualifier came from the third last group to go out on Monday evening, with Gerry O’Dwyer, playing through the rough conditions, shooting an excellent 66. He will carry a two shot lead into Saturday’s final round. Only 13 players broke par over the week-end.
The cut off point looks like being on the 77 mark with not all securing their place.
The final decision will not be made until Members confirm their availability for Saturday.
If you have qualified BUT are unable to participate in round two please let the office know immediately.
The draw is scheduled to take place on Wednesday morning and will be posted on the BRS system at lunchtime.

Please note –
Only Full Members can win first prize.
Those full members must have three, 18 hole singles cards, played in Kilkenny, in the current year.

For the second round of the Captains Prize, players will play off the handicap they had in round 1. However if you were cut in round 1 and play golf during the week you should play off the adjusted Handicap.

Social Mixed Golf
The next date for Social Mixed Golf has been changed and will now take place on Saturday, 29 June, following the conclusion of the final round of the Captains Prize.
The competition will be a 13 Hole Champagne Scramble.
Members are requested to sign in by 17.15 ready for a 17.30 start.

Team News
Senior Cup
The Senior Cup team qualified in third place last Saturday, in the stroke play qualifier, which was held in Courtown at the week-end.
Harry Duggan 71, Craig Martin 78, Neville Coen 80, Derek O’Gorman 80, Dave Cosgrave 80 and were drawn to play Enniscorthy
In the semi-final on Sunday morning, Craig Martin won on the 19th, Harry Duggan lost on the 21st, Derek O’Gorman lost on 4/3, Dave Cosgrave halved, Neville Coen lost 3/2.
It was a great effort by all the guys playing against a very good side who, went on to beat Rosslare 3.5/1.5 in the final. Great efforts by all the team.

Team Manager:- Richard Duggan

AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield
The Jimmy Bruen Team were in Portarlington at the week-end playing in the stroke play qualifiers. Kilkenny secured their place in the semi-finals by clinching the third qualifying spot with a score of 336.
On Sunday morning they overcame The Heath, 4/1 and earned the right to play Tullamore, who defeated Waterford, in the final.
The Kilkenny Team put up a very strong challenge against a very experienced and successful Tullamore side who won the Area qualifier by a margin of 3/2. Tommy Buckley & Gerry Rowe and Nathan Ryan & Benny Cleere were the pairs that recorded the wins in the final.
Team Managers, Leo Byrne, Liam Cody & Alan Snype.

Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship.
Kilkenny Golf Club has the honour of hosting the Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championships next week.
The competition, commencing on Wednesday, will be held over three days. The field will be 120 players. There will be a cut off on Thursday with the top 45 players going into the final round on Friday.
Tuesday is designated a practice day for competitors.
The course will be closed for casual golf on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings to enable the course staff an opportunity to prepare the course.

Golf Balls
With the start of the Junior/Juvenile Coaching sessions and with big numbers in attendance, we are asking members to search their golf bags for any old, unused golf balls and donate them to the Club for use by the Juniors during their weekly coaching sessions.

SAP Three Person Team Open Team Event
The Open Day, which is once again being sponsored by SAP (Passionate about trees), will be a three person Team event.
There are still a few lines available in mid afternoon.

Course News
With the Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championships being held here next week and the Clubs desire to present the course in pristine condition, members are requested to bring a bag of sand-mix with them and fill in any divot marks they make. We should also remember to repair all pitch marks immediately.
The divot repair session which fell foul of the weather on Monday night has been rescheduled for Thursday evening at 7.30pm.

Results
Weekend
Sat./Sun./Mon., 22/23/24 June. Captain Mark Grant’s Qualifying Round
Leading qualifier:- Gerry O’Dwyer (21), 66

CSS. Saturday- 72. Sunday- 72. Monday – 72.

Two’s Club
6th. John Clarke, Seamus O’Neill, Colin Furlong, Vincent Hayes, Austin Murphy, John Larkin, John Geoghegan, Brendan Power,
10th. Rob Kearney, Martin Hanrick, Sean Byrne, Paul McCabe,PJ O’Neill, Richie Guilfoyle, James O’Brien,
15th. John Clarke, Sam Dunlop Jnr., Ian Meagher, Frank Dalton Jnr.,
17th. James Young, Ollie Cullen, Mick Kennedy, Daragh McNamara, Aidan Brennan, Michael Fogarty, Fergus Fleming,
Each ‘Two’ receives €20.20 credit in the Pro Shop.

Wednesday,19 June. Friend’s of St. Lukes GC
1. Denis Brophy,(KK), Jim Noone, Seamus Brophy, Denis Flynn, (All Athenry), 96pts
2. Victor Smyth, Michael Coogan, Nicky Walsh, (All C’comer), Fergal Slevin, 93pts
3. Seamus Cuddihy, Bernard Moore, Aidan Lee, Seamus Lee, (All Callan), 93pts
4. Fergus O’Brien, David Butler, (Both Thurles), Jim Russell, John Egan,(Tp,More), 93pts
5. Tony Kirby, Jack O’Keeffe, Donal McGettigan, James O’Gorman, (All Thurles), 93pts
6.
Thursday/Friday, 20/21 June. James Stephens GC
1. Pat Butler (7) , Pat Walshe (12) , Mick McKillen (Gowran) (19) and Mick Dillon (14) Gowran), 97pts.
2. Sean Boland, John Burke, Seamus Rochford & Andy Cleere Castlecomer 96pts.
3. Sean Kiely (Mt. View), Jim White, Tommy Long (Gold C.st),E. Pericho (Gold Cst), 94pts.

Senior Gents
Thursday, 20 June. Club Captain’s Prize to Seniors
Club Captain, Mark Grant’s Prize & the inaugural Mick Cantwell Cup
1. Morgan Doyle, Donie Butler, Jim Meredith, Michael O’Neill, 67.
2. Willie P Murphy, Michael Nicholson, Liam Merrins, Brendan Graham, 65.
3. Paddy Smee, Willie ‘B’ Murphy, Pat O’Briain, Jimmy Rhatigan, 63.
4. Jim Ryan, Michael McCarthy, Joe Ledwidge, Frank Dalton, 62.
5. Dermot Gaynor, John Martin, Peter Dabinett, Paddy Hally, 61 (B6).
6. John McCarron, Noel O’Sullivan, Dermot Moloney, Paddy Byrne, 61.
7. Michael Grant, Willie Leahy, Maurice Ryan, Liam O’Carroll, 60.
90 players played

Winner of the Club Captain’s Prize and Mick Cantwell Cup – Joe Gannon 28 Pts (B6) from Michael Grant 28 (B6), Matt Ruth 28 (B6) & Donie Butler 28 (B6).

Round three of ‘Golfer of the Year’
Category 1. Winner:- Michael Grant 28Pts (B6). Second:- Matt Ruth 28Pts.
Category 2. Winner:- Jimmy Rhatigan 27Pts (B6). Second:- Noel O’Sullivan 27Pts.

SENIORS PLEASE NOTE
Next Competition THURSDAY 27th June
Play starts at 10:50. Check in is from 09:45 – Draw closes at 11:15.

Entry sheet for Gowran Park away outing on 08 July is full.
Order on waiting list will be based on number of appearances at our away outings this year.

IMPORTANT NOTICES FOR JULY
The Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championships are being held in Kilkenny during the first week of July. As a result, there will be NO Senior’s competition on Thursday, 04 July.
Monday, 08 July. Away outing to Gowran GC
Thursday, 18 July. Golfer of the Year Round 4

Ladies Club Notes
Irish Women’s Close Championship.
Jan Browne reached the second round of the matchplay in the Irish Women’s Close Championship which took place from Thursday 20 – Sunday 23 June in Woodbrook Golf Club.
Jan’s opening round of 84 was followed by a level par 74 second round which, saw her easily qualify for the matchplay stage.
Jan beat Louise Mernagh of Elm Park in round one but lost to the leading qualifier, Jessica Ross of Clandeboye, in the second round.

Pink & Blue Day
The Ladies and Gents held their Pink and Blue charity events last week-end.
The Clubhouse was decorated in pink and blue by Bridie McGarry and Eleanor Moore. The men ran an 18 hole singles stableford competition and all funds from the competition were donated to Cois Nore.
The format for the Play in Pink is a fourball better ball competition. The net winners were Phyl Doyle and Mary Norton with 44 points. The gross winners were Niamh Kelly and Bridie McGarry with 28 gross points.
The top 20 nett winners and the top six gross winners will go forward to the National Final which will take place in Dromoland Castle on Sunday, 22 September, 2019.
The leaderboard can be viewed on Golfnet.

Almost €1000 was raised by a raffle which was generously supported by all the members.

All funds from the competition and the raffle will go to Breast Cancer Research.

Prize-giving
There will be prize giving today, Tuesday, 25 June @ 10pm.
All outstanding prizes plus the round Robin prizes will be given out.

Results
Tuesday, 18 June. D.O’Regan, Charity Pink Day.
1. Mary Norton (11) & Phyl Doyle (14) 44 Pts.
2. Annette Stapleton (24) & Josephine Leahy (13) 43Pts.
Gross Niamh Kelly (6) & Bridie Mc Garry (8) 28Pts.
3. Eleanor Moore (25) & Joan Cody (16). 42Pts

Ladies 9 Hole Stableford

1. Ursula deLoughry (22) 17pts(B5)
2. Kathleen Hogan (20) 17pts

Senior Ladies
Thursday, 20 June.
1. Mary Ryan, Kathleen Price, Margaret Harmer, 37pts.
2. Mary Prendergast, Mary Gorman, Mary Feighery, 36pts.
3. Jane Duggan, Ann B Murphy, Sheila O’Mahony, 36pts.
4. Ann M Murphy, Francis Graham, Ann O’Dwyer, 35pts
5. Edith Ogilvie, Phil Cooke, Eileen Byrne, 34pts.
35 members played.
Next Week, Thursday, 27 June will be a nine hole & 13 Hole Competition with a
09.30 tee-off.

The New Ross Away day is on Thursday 04 July with an 11.00hrs tee off.
Interested Members should place their names on the sheet on the notice board.

Junior/Juvenile Club
Monday Competition
Due to the Course staff needing to carry out essential works in preparation for the Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championships there will be no Junior/Juvenile Competition on Monday next, 01 July.
Regular competition will resume on Monday, 08 July.

Results
Monday, 24 July. 18 Hole Stableford.
Girls:
Winner:- Eva Duggan (11), 37pts.

Boys – Full Handicap
1. Alex Cass (15), 42pts.
2. David Mulrooney (18), 42pts.
3. Louis Walsh (7), 39pts.

Boys – Junior Handicap
1. Edward McDermott (21), 39pts.
2. Kevin Moore (26), 38pts.
34 Boys played.

Fixtures
Tuesday, 25 June
07.00-08.20 Members Time
08.20-09.40 Ladies 18 Holes
09.48-10.12 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw
10.20-10.36 Ladies Into Golf – Four Hole Competition
10.44-12.04 Visitors
12.20-13.32 Ladies 18 Holes
13.40-14.12 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw
16.04-17.48 Ladies 18 Hole
18.04-19.00 Ladies Into Golf

Wednesday, 26 June
07.00-09.00 Course Closed for Maintenance
09.08-10.52 Club Fundraiser – Open Three Person Team Event
Kindly Sponsored by SAP (Passionate about trees)
11.00-12.36 Society
12.44-15.56 Club Fundraiser – Open Three Person Team Event
16.04-16.12 Visitors
16.20-17.48 Club Fundraiser – Open Three Person Team Event

Thursday, 27 June
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
14.36-14.44 Visitors

Friday, 28 June
07.00-08.28 Members Time
11.40-12.04 Visitors
13.00-14.28 Members Time
15.56-16.20 Guest/Members

Saturday, 29 June
07.00-08.04 Members Time
08.04-12.52 Captain, Mark Grant’s Prize. Second Round.
13.00-13.32 Guest/Member
13.40-13.56 Members Time
14.04-15.32 Society
16.36-18.04 Mixed Social Golf

Sunday, 30 June
07.32-17.48 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
Gent’s:- June Monthly Medal
Ladies:- 18 Hole Stableford

Monday, 01 July
07.00-11.56 Course Closed for Maintenance
12.04-13.00 Society
13.08-14.20 Members Time
14.28-17.30 Ladies & Gent’s Competition

Tuesday, 02 July
07.00-10.12 Course Closed for Maintenance
10.20-16.04 Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship

Wednesday, 03 July
07.24-15.40 Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship