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Mark Power continues to make the headlines, not in Ireland but in the States this time.
Playing with Wake Forest, Mark rolled in a birdie putt on 18 to secure a two stroke victory when he shot a five under 67, on a difficult course to win the East Lake Cup men’s individual title
In winning his first NCAA title he became the first freshman to win the East Lake Cup.
Wake Forest qualified for the two day match play event and are drawn to play Arizona in the second semi-final, to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Would you like to have an opportunity to play in an exhibition match alongside Club Professional, Jimmy Bolger?
The Chernobyl Fourball is back and to be in with a chance to play with Jimmy against the pairing of Mark Power and DJ Carey, all you have to do is purchase a line, cost €5, from behind the bar in the Clubhouse. Also included in the first prize are green fees for a Fourball in Tralee, Cork, Kinsale and Connemara Golf Clubs.
The remaining prizes will include green fees for a Fourball in venues such as Mount Juliet, Rosslare, Gowran, Waterford, The Royal Curragh and many, many more. Full details are available from the Bar in the Clubhouse.
The final stages of the refurbishment programme will take place next week.
Commencing from Monday, 04 November the fit out of carpets, furniture and other fittings will start and continue throughout the week until Friday.
Because of these works there will be no catering or bar facilities available during the week.
It is still expected to launch the facilities on Friday evening.
Winter Handicap Adjustments.
The Winter handicap rules/cuts came into effect last week-end and will remain in place until further notice.
Players finishing in the top three will receive adjustments as per the schedule on display on the notice board.
In addition and also effective from last week-end there will be General Play Cuts based on a Yellow Card system, with the winner receiving three points, second and third both getting two points.
When a player has accumulated six points they will receive a cut of one full shot against their full handicap once qualifying competitions resume in the Spring.
The Yellow Card points system will apply to all competitions including Team events, Fourball and Foursomes.
Full details are available on the notice board.
It is the responsibility of each person to check their Winter handicap adjustments and to play off same throughout the winter months. Failure to do will result in disqualification for that competition.
Winners of the Saturday Fourball will not be subject to Winter adjustments.
Winter handicap adjustments do not affect your Club handicap when playing in other competitions away from Kilkenny.
Adjustments to Exact Handicap to apply
H’cap 0-6. 7-13. 14-28
1st. 1.0. 1.5. 2.0
2nd. 0.75. 1.0. 1.5
3rd. 0.5. 0.5. 1.0
Saturday Gent’s Crosscard
Check-in time for this Saturday’s Crosscard is up to 13.15 for a shotgun start at 13.30
Club Caterer Bray Joyce has a special Crosscard Menu available for all those hungry golfers.
Once again a very big Thank you goes to the seven volunteers who turned up this morning at very short notice, to plant additional shrubbery around the course to-day.
Weather permitting, there will be another planting session, next Wednesday morning at 10.00 hrs. All volunteers and helpers would be very welcome.
It has been brought to our attention that some members who use buggies are driving buggies on to the approaches of greens and in some cases on to the fringes of greens. Buggies should be kept at least 5 metres from the edge of greens. We were forwarded a photo today of a buggy practically on the 16th green and this cannot be tolerated going forward.
The severe frost early on Saturday & Sunday mornings closed the course for those early risers resulting in a dramatically reduced field for the Singles.
With only 43 players there were only three prizes awarded.
Saturday & Sunday, 26 & 27 October. 14 Hole Singles Stableford.
1. David Walsh (19) 34
2. Luke Wall (9) 32 (B7)
Gross:- Eddie Power (Scr.) 27 (B7)
10th. Daragh McNamara, 15th. Jim White, 17th. Stephen Collier, Cormac Hickey, Des Woods, David Walsh,
Each ‘Two’ receives €10.66 credit in the Pro Shop.
Monday October 29th Semi Open 4 Person Team Event
1. Brian Cullen (10) Michael McCarthy (18) Seamus Burke Callan (22) Joe Tierney Callan (20) 88 pts
2. Patrick Morris (11) Chris Fitzpatrick (6) Ian Morrissey (12) Derek Kinahan (14) 84 pts
Two’s Club Monday October 28th
6th. Ken Kinsella, 10th. Joe Hyland, Patricia O’Sullivan 15th. Aidan McDonald 17th, Tommy Buckley, Neil Loy,
Each ‘Two’ receives €23.66 credit in the Pro Shop.
Saturday, 26 October. Gent’s Crosscard
1. Philip O’Neill, Willie Leahy, Pat Hickey, Peter Dabinett 66
2. Michael McCarthy, Noel Skehan, Dom Murphy, Pat Collins 64 (B6)
3. Ben McGarry, Rob Kearney, Michael O’Sullivan Maurice Ryan 64 (B6)
4. Liam Cody, Eamon Brennan, Nicholas Walsh, Ger Wall 64 (B6)
5. Dermot Doyle, Joe Green, Tony Butler, Tommy Barry 62 (B6)
Senior GentsTuesday, 22 October. Silver Jubilee Outing to Mount Juliet GC – 18 Hole Stableford
1. Gerry Leahy, Michael Nicholson, Eddie Geraghty, Michael O’Sullivan 89.
2. Matt Ruth, John Bracken, Dermot Moloney, Roger Ryan 85.
3. Noel Skehan, Gabriel Maher, Pat O’Shea, Joe Nolan 82.
4. Joe Gannon, John O’Regan, Gerry Bowe, Paddy Hally, 81.
5. Tom Gunning, Willie Leahy, Jerry O’Dwyer, Myles McCabe 80.
6. Michael Hayes, John McCarron, Martin Treacy, Brian Keane 76.
7. Liam Cody, Kevin Donohue, Shem Lawlor, Dick Cogan 75.
60 Players took part
Thursday, 24 October. 13 Hole Stableford.
1. Pat Collins, Donie Butler, Brian Keane, Eddie Geraghty 65.
2. Noel Skehan, Kevin Donohue, Tom Keating, Brendan Graham 61.
3. Michael Hayes, Phillip O’Neill, Jim Treacy, Joe Nolan 59.
4. Pat Cody, John Peters, Peter Dabinett, Sean Breathnach 58 (B6).
5. Joe Gannon, Des Byrne, Bob Greany, Ger Power 58.
6. Michael Grant, Tom Dunne, Michael O’Reilly, Liam O’Carroll 54 (B6).
7. Liam Cody, Eddie Guilfoyle, Joe Ledwidge, Myles McCabe 54.
72 Players took part
Seniors Please Note
Next Competition Thursday, 31 October – 13 Hole Rumble
Play starts at 10:50. Check in is from 09:45 – Draw closes at 11:15
The Club Bar will be closed for major renovations during week commencing 04 November in preparation for the Grand Opening on Friday 08 November.
As a result entries and draw for our Thursday Seniors competition on 07 November will be held in the Gents Locker Room.
Thursday, 28 November – Rumble; Two Scores to count first six holes, Three scores to count next six holes and all four scores to count on 13th hole.
Pro Shop Corner
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To boost your distance contact the PRO Shop to book one of the last couple of available slots.
Sunderland Waterproof Suits
Ladies & Gent’s – Sunderland Waterproof Suits (Lifetime warranty) are on sale in the Pro shop for €259.
Ladies Club Notes / News
Tuesday, 22 October. 13 Hole Stableford
1. Mary O’Neill (28) 26 pts
2. Elizabeth O’Shea (31) 25 pts (B6)
Gross:- Jan Browne (2) 19 pts
3. Marian Woods (18) 25 pts
4. Annette Stapleton (24) 24 pts
5. Mary Prendergast (27) 23 pts (B6)
6. Dervilla O’Byrne (10) 23 pts (B6)
Nine Hole Stableford
1. Mary O’Connell (39) 16 pts
2. Hilda Richardson (34) 14 pts
3. Mary Gorman (32) 13 pts
Tuesday, 24 October.
1. Edith Ogilvie, Breda Comerford, Mary Feighery 33
2. Breda Kavanagh, Eileen Reynolds, Margaret Harmer 28
3. Mary Prendergast, Frances Graham, Sheila O’Mahony 28
24 Ladies played.
Next outing, Thursday, 31 October. Nine Hole Competition.
Check in before 09.30 for 09.30 Tee off.
Mid-term Competition – Wednesday, 30 October.
13 hole singles competition. Tee is booked from 09:00 to 11:30 and online booking is currently open.
10.30 to 11.40 -4 hole fun event for our younger members/cadets who do not have handicaps and they will be accompanied by adult volunteers – names and times already entered on the BRS.
Later that evening, commencing at 19.00 we have our Awards Night in the club where all competition prizes will be presented, along with the JD Memorial Matchplay winners/runner ups, and the Eamon Crosse Merit Awards.
This is a very special evening in the junior calendar and we encourage parents/grandparents and our juniors to come along and support the evening.
We would appreciate if parents would contact either Sean or Aoife in the office (056-776 5400) to book/confirm their place.
Fee for adults is €10 which includes a Hot-plate, Juniors are free of charge.
With the final phase of the refurbishment taking place next week there will be no Bridge on Monday, 04 November.
The Patrick Wall Memorial Singles Trophy
The entry sheet for the snooker singles is now displayed on the notice board.
The draw will be made next Monday, 04 November.
We would encourage new members to the Club to enter and also members who haven’t played in the singles before. The standard is not extremely high and the competition will be handicapped as fairly as possible. If you have played before please let us know so that we can allocate you a fair handicap.
The trophy for the singles is named after our former colleague and friend, Patrick Wall, whose second anniversary was just last week. For €6 you could get one or more nights enjoyment over the winter months, until the serious golf kicks in again.
The inaugural winner of the Patrick Wall Memorial Trophy was Paul Carroll and the defending champion is Paul Hanafin.
Tuesday, 29 October
07.24-08.36 Members Time 08.44-09.56 Ladies 13 Holes , 10.04-10.28 Ladies 13 & Nine Hole Draw
10.36-10.52 Ladies Into Golf, 12.20-13.32 Ladies 13 Holes, 13.40-14.20 Ladies 13 & Nine Hole Draw
Wednesday, 30 October
07.24-08.52 Members Time, 09.00-11.56 Junior/ Juvenile Competition, 13.00-14.20 Members Time
Thursday, 31 October
07.24-08.52 Members Time , 09.32-10.44 Senior Ladies , 10.52-13.32 Senior Gent’s, 13.40-14.28 Members Time
Friday, 01 November
07.24-08.52 Members Time , 10.28-13.16 Society, 13.24-14.20 Members Time
Saturday, 02 November, 07.32-08.36 Members Time , 08.44-09.32 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
09.40-11.00 Visitors/Society, 11.40-13.48 Gent’s Saturday Crosscard , 13.56-14.12 Ladies Saturday Crosscard
Sunday, 03 November
07.32-13.56 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
Gent’s:- 14 Hole Singles. November Hamper – Ladies:- 13 Holes Singles.
Monday, 04 November
07.32-08.52 Members Time, 11.00-12.52 Gent’s November Hamper , 13.00-14.20 Member Time
Tuesday, 05 November
07.32-08.36 Members Time , 08.44-09.56 Ladies 13 Holes , 10.04-10.28 Ladies 13 & Nine Hole Draw
10.36-10.52 Ladies Into Golf , 11.16-11.24 CBS v Kilkenny College, 12.20-13.32 Ladies 13 Holes
13.40-14.20 Ladies 13 & Nine Hole Draw
Wednesday, 06 November 07.32-08.52 Members Time ,
13.00-14.20 Members Time