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General Notes
President, Jimmy Rhatigan’s Prize for Men.
Members turned out in force last week-end when 260 golfers contested for the President, Jimmy Rhatigan’s Prize.
Conditions were ideal on both days yet the scoring was not as hot as in previous years.
Winner, Patrick Walsh, (12), had a slow start but a birdie on the seventh steadied the ship and gave him the confidence to kick on and cover the back nine in two over par to secure victory by one point from four others on 40 points.

Midland Travel Club Fundraiser.
Next week-end (Sat./Sun./ & Mon., 31 August, 01/02 September) Kilkenny Golf Club will stage the Club Fundraiser.
Midland Travel have, once again, agreed to sponsor the event, with the first prize a golfing holiday in the Algarve for five days with three rounds of golf included.
There are numerous other golf related breaks available as prizes.
The Organisers have agreed to offer a special rate, on Monday, to members who enter a team before mid-day. The rate will be €80 per team.
Whilst there are numerous prizes on offer there are special prizes for the best score on Monday, all Ladies team, the best Seniors Team (all over 60) and the best visiting team.
GUI handicap limit of 24 for men and 32 for Ladies.
Marshalls will be on duty for the duration of the competition. Scores and scorecards will be monitored.
The format will be a four person team event and the cost is €120 per team.
To book a team, members can do so by going onto the BRS system or contacting the office on 056 776 5400.

Social Mixed Golf.
The next session of Social Mixed Golf will be held on Friday, 06 September.
The format will be a Champagne Scramble and members are requested to register by 17.00hrs. with golf commencing at 17.30.

Saturday/Sunday, 24/25 August. President Jimmy Rhatigan’s Prize – CSS. Saturday – 71. Sunday – 71.
1. Patrick Walshe (12) 41
2. Christy Power (15) 40 (B6)
3. Denis Brophy (7) 40 (B3)
Gross:- Graham Nugent (Scr.) 38
4. Sam Dunlop (Jnr.), (5) 40 (B9)
5. Neil Loy (10) 40
6. Michael Naughton (16) 39 (B9)
7. Jason Lawlor (6) 39

Category 1 (15-19), James FitzPatrick (18), 38
Category 2 (20 +), Robert Greaney (20), 38

Junior:- James O’Shea (14) 42

Two’s Club
6th. John Meagher, Pat Butler, Jack Walsh, Neville Coen, Liam Fahy, Liam Barrett, Aidan McDonald, 10th. Noel Meagher,
Colin Furlong, 15th. James Young, John Meagher, Joe O’Neill, Brian Spratt, Richard Walsh, Eddie Power, Martin Duggan,
17th. Brendan Power, Dick Daly, Ronan Kelleher, John Greene, Pat Walsh, Paul O’Shea,
Each ‘Two’ receives €19.90 credit in the Pro Shop.

Wednesday, 21 August. St. Vincent de Paul Classic
1. Stephen Daly, N Walsh, Cathal O’Dowd 89
2. Seamus lee, Seamus Cuddihy, Ber Moore 87
3. Martin Costello, Bill Cuddihy, Pat Dunphy 82

The organisers would like to thank all those who played and supported the event through their sponsorship.

Thursday/Friday, 22/23 August. O’Loughlin Gaels Champagne Classic.
1. Colin Dunne, Mick Daly, Joe Tierney 100
2. Bryan Skehan, John Hogan, Ger Busher 96
3. Nicky Walsh, Ollie O’Connor, Gerry Rowe 94

Senior Gents
Thursday, 22 August. 14 Hole Stableford Competition
1. John Geoghegan, Reay Brandon, Brian Keane, Michael O’Neill 68.
2. Gerry Leahy, John McMahon, Jack Nolan, Pat O’Shea 67.
3. Paddy Smee, Des Byrne, Shem Lawlor, Joe O’Driscoll 66.
4. Pat Collins, Tom Brett, Tony Joyce, Joe Nolan 63.
5. Murt Farragher, Michael McCarthy, Martin Treacy, Christy Rainey 62 (B7).
6. Dermot Gaynor, Michael Nicholson, Michael Cody, Ger Power 62 (B7).
7. Frank Bradbury, Richie McEvoy, Tom Keating, Liam O’Carroll 62.
68 Players took part

Next Competition Thursday, 29 August. Champagne Scramble Play starts at 10:50. Check in is from 09:45 – Draw closes at 11:15.
Entry sheet for Captain Joe Ledwidge’s Prize will be available on this date.

Seniors Captain Joe Ledwidge’s prize will be held on WEDNESDAY 11th September instead of Thursday 12th
MONDAY, 16 September. Away outing to Thurles. Entry Sheet available on Thursday, 5th.
Thursday, 26 September. Rumble. Entry Sheet for Mount Juliet will be available on this date.

Our Mount Juliet outing on 14 October will be restricted to the first 60 entries with the highest attendances. The entry sheet will be available on Thursday 26th September.

Pro Shop Corner
Kilkenny Club professional, Jimmy Bolger and his two assistants were in Bunclody for the 109th staging of the PGA Championship last week.
With Jimmy lying joint second after the 36 hole cut off point, both Eoin and Sean also qualified comfortably for the final 18 holes.
A level par, 72 saw Jimmy finish joint fifth. Eoin also had a level par final round to tie in 21st place and Sean finished in joint 31st after a closing 75.

Ladies Club Notes

Team News
Ladies Senior Cup Finals.
The quarter finals Ladies Senior Cup was played on The Killeen Course, Killarney.
The Kilkenny Ladies faced a very much fancied Killarney team and so it proved as they went down five – nil in the morning quarter finals.
Killarney went on to beat Lurgan in the semi’s only to lose out to defending champions Lahinch in the final.
Full results of all rounds available on Golfnet.

Mary Dowling, Jan Browne, Mary Leahy Browne, Sarah Molloy, Anne Smee
Eva Duggan, Niamh Kelly.

A big thank you to the team who gave their all throughout the whole competition.
Thanks to the caddies for making yourself available. Managers Mary Dowling and Mary Norton would also like to thank the supporters that travelled to a Killarney, also Professional Jimmy Bolger to support the Senior Cup Ladies.

Managers:- Mary Dowling / Mary Norton.

Tuesday, 20 August. 18 Hole Stableford.
1. Mary Corcoran (29) 38pts
2. Annette Stapleton (25) 36pts
Gross:- Sarah Molloy (5) 31pts
3. Dervilla O’Byrne (9) 34pts
Nine Hole Stableford
1. Catherine Hughes (34) 17pts
2. Mary O’Connell (39) 14pts (B4)

Senior Ladies
Tuesday, 20 August. Nine & 13 Hole Competition
1. Edith Ogilvie, Josie Bolger, Anne B. Murphy 56
2. Paula Bradbury, Kay Gray, Kathleen Price, Fionnuala Hennebry 54
3. Kathleen Gaffney, Mary Ryan, Mary Feighery, Mary O’Connell 51
27 Ladies Played.

Nine Hole Competition
1. Elizabeth Tobin

Next Thursday’s Competition is a Nine Hole Competition.
Ladies Gala Day will be held on Thursday week, 05 September.

Junior/Juvenile Club
End of Season BBQ & Fun Evening
The annual BBQ for the Juniors/Juveniles/Primary members will be held on this coming Friday, 30 August at 17.30.
This is a Family evening of fun, games and skills and Juniors should bring with them a Driver, Pitching Iron and Putter to join in.
There are lots of prizes to be won and we will also be holding a raffle.
Entrance fee is €10 for adults which will entitle them to a burger – children go free and also includes a burger.
Should any parent wish to donate a prize for the event it would be gratefully appreciated. Such donations should be left into the office.

JD Memorial Boys and Girls Competition
Please ensure that all matches are up to date.

Tuesday, 27 August
07.00-19.00 Course Closed – Hollow Tinning
Wednesday, 28 August
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, 11.00-11.16 Visitors/ Guests, 12.20-13.32 Ladies 18 Holes 13.40-14.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw
16.04-16.52 Ladies 18 Hole, 18.04-19.00 Ladies Into Golf
Thursday, 29 August
07.00-08.52 Members Time, 09.32-10.44 Senior Ladies, 10.52-13.32 Senior Gent’s
13.40-14.28 Members Time, 14.36-16.36 Lady Past Captains
Friday, 30 August
07.00-08.28 Members Time, 11.32-12.36 Society/Visitors, 13.00-13.56 Members Time, 14.04-15.56 Gent’s Past Captains
16.04-19.00 Junior/Juvenile BBQ Evening
Saturday, 31 August
07.00-07.45 Members Time, 08.03-09.24 Club Classic Four Person Team Event, 09.32-11.24 Visitors/Society
11.32-16.46 Club Classic Four Person Team Event
Sunday, 01 August
07.30-16.39 Club Classic Four Team Event
Monday, 02 September
07.00-07.57 Members Time, 08.06-16.39 Club Classic Four Team Event
Tuesday, 03 September
07.00-08.12 Members Time, 08.20-10.20 Ladies 18 Holes, 10.28-10.52 Ladies Into Golf, 11.00-11.16 Visitors
12.20-14.20 Ladies 18 Holes, 16.04-16.36 Ladies 18 Hole, 18.04-19.00 Ladies Into Golf
Wednesday, 04 September
07.00-08.20 Members Time, 08.28-16.28 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles