KILKENNY GOLF CLUB NOTES
Tuesday 29th September 2020

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General Notes
Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
Well done to Mark Power, who made his debut on the European Tour when he was invited to play in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open last week-end .
Marks continued participation looked in jeopardy half way through his second round but for the experience of his caddy and his ability to fight to the end, yielded him three late birdies thus ensuring he achieved his main aim of competing in all four rounds.
Mark ended the Tournament in joint 60th position and was the leading amateur.

Bar Levy with Annual Subscription.
Any unused balance of the €50 is normally written off at end of October but, due to current circumstances, it will be extended to end of December this year to enable members to use it up.

Health & Safety.
Some works will be taking place on to the approaches to greens in the coming weeks with some trenches being opened up.
Members are requested to take due care during these works.

Practice Ground
Members are reminded that when using the practice facilities, they should be hitting in the direction of the 12th tee box only.
A member has reported balls landing on the 12th green, which could only happen if players were hitting balls back in the opposite direction.

Booking Cancellations
Members are reminded that they are not to remove their names within 24 hours of competitions unless under exceptional circumstances.
A number of members are constantly doing this and it is not acceptable to their playing partners or, to those on the waiting list.
Removing names in the early hours of the morning is of no use to members on a waiting list, as they will not receive a notification until the following morning which, in most cases, is too late. Serial offenders will be dealt with going forward.

World Handicap System in Ireland
Launching Monday, 02 November in Ireland.
Golf Ireland, the GUI and ILGU have confirmed that the World Handicap System will come into effect in Ireland from Saturday, 02 November, replacing the current Unified Handicapping System.
A series of educational resources are available at www.golfnet.ie/whs and club members are encouraged to familiarise themselves with these before the launch date.

Course News
A greater effort has to be made by players when exiting the bunkers.
The efforts of some members leaves a lot to be desired, with deep foot prints left after them.
Please use your foot or clubhead and smooth, as best as you can, the sand after you have played your shot.

Results
Thank You Week-end.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 18, 19, 20, 21 September.
568 Members played in the Club Thank You week-end earlier this month, the results of which are listed below.
Members will be informed of the prize they actually won and can make arrangements to collect same once the final details are clarified.
For the 142 teams who participated over the week-end, the draw for the golf holiday to Portugal will take place in the Clubhouse, on Finals day, Saturday 17 October.
Further Details of time of draw will follow.

Results
1. Neil Loy 10, Jim White 8, Dave Conlon 16, Anthony White 10, 96
2. Henry O’Neill 16, Corey Dwyer 18, Billy Hayes 18, Declan Rafter 18, 95
3. Thomas Buckley 5, Kieran Hoban 9, Stephen Dawson 12, Ger Wall 16, 92
4. Dom Murphy 16, Mick O’Flynn 17, Gill Leo 16, Anne Murphy 26, 91
5. Aidan Phelan 9, Richie Phelan 22, Ben McGarry 16, Michael Butler 15 91
6. Michael Crotty 20, Paddy Crotty 5, Richard Butler 21, William Horgan 14, 90
7. Harry Duggan 0, Brendan Dowling 3, Craig Martin 1, Conrad Cooper 10, 89
8. Jan Browne 3, Bobby O’Mahony 5, Niall Higgins 13, Brian Harrington 16, 89
9. Susan Olden 21, Martina Naughton 24, Marie Kennedy 36, Mary Rice 27, 89
10. David McNamara 8, Daragh McNamara 7, Ricky Nolan 8, Jack McNamara 16, 89
11. Tony Butler 12, Richard Dore 15, Eamonn Brennan 8, Pat Walsh 10, 89

Wednesday, 23 September. Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles CSS. 71
1. Paddy Crotty (5), 43
2. Derek Kinahan(13), 41
3. Vincent Hayes (9), 40
Gross:- Harry Duggan (Scr.), 37
Category 4-7:- Bobby O’Mahony (5), 35
Category 8-11:- Richard Brennan (8), 39
Category 12-15:- Niall Higgins (13), 39
Category 16-19:- Alan Doran (17), 37
Category 20 + :- Joe Greene (20), 37

Ladies Sector:- Martina Naughton (24), 41

Two’s Club
5th. Richard Brennan, 6th. Sean Boland , Pat Butler, Joe Greene, , Luke Kelly, John Byrne,
10th. Harry Duggan, Niall Higgins, , 15th. Michael Power, Joe O’Neill, 17th. Harry Duggan,
Each ‘Two’ receives €19.80 credit in the Pro Shop.

Team News
Kilkenny Junior Cup team advanced to the Leinster quarter finals with 3:2 win over Esker Hills last week-end.
Two solid victories, at home, by Alan O’Rourke (4/3) and Brendan Dowling (5/4) were added to by Richie Guilfoyle (5/4), away in Esker Hills.
Sam Dunlop was dormie two down when called in and Jason Lawlor went down 3/2. Details of next round are below.

Competition:- Junior Cup
Match:- Kilkenny v Greystones
Venue:- Kilkenny two matches, Greystones three matches..
Date/Time:- Sunday, 04 October @ 14.00hrs
Team:- Details will not be available until after practice on Thursday.

Managers:- Luke Kelly & Aidan McDonald

Senior Gents
Thursday, 24 September – 13 Hole Stableford.
1. Noel Skehan, Pat Gray, Pat O’Briain, Liam Barry 61pts
2. Dom Murphy, Richard Butler, Jimmy Rhatigan, Myles McCabe 61pts (B6)
3. David O’Mahony, Willie Leahy, Michael O’Reilly, Fr Pat Duggan 60pts
4. Tom Gunning, Geoff Meagher, Michael O’Sullivan, Paul Brady 59pts
5. Frank Byrne, Martin Mullane, Brian Keane, Liam O’Carroll 58pts
6. Gerry Leahy, Eddie Guilfoyle, Chris Kelly, Denis Carey 58pts
7. Proinnsias OhAilin, Des Byrne, Shem Lawlor, Michael Hayes 57pts.
79 Players took part.

Eamonn Molloy Cup:- Noel Skehan (15) 29 points.

GOTY
Category 1:- Geoff Meagher 28pts.
Category 2:- Pat O’Shea 24pts.

Thursday, 01 October:- Mixed Competition with Senior Ladies Society.
This Thursday sees the annual mixed competition taking place, within the Senior Ladies and Senior Gent’s coming together for the Annual Champagne Scramble.
The draw has already been made and is posted on respective notice boards.
Participants should note that placing will be allowed in both the rough and on the fairway.
This ruling is just for the for the day of the Scramble.
Due to present restrictions players whose drive is chosen will not be required to mark their ball. Their playing partners will place theirs within six inches of the spot.

Dates for your Diary.
Thursday, 08 October:- Mick Cantwell Cup & 6th Round of Golfer of the Year.
Thursday, 15 October:- Ray Cody Cup.
Thursday, 17 December:- Seniors Society Christmas Party.

Pro Shop Corner
The winner of the Wednesday Bonus Ball draw was John Burke.
John wins a €230 voucher for the Pro Shop.
The next draw takes place tomorrow Wednesday 30th.

Ladies Club Notes
News
Dates for the Diary.
Tuesday Competitions:
3rd, 4th and Tuesday, 06 October – 18Hole Stroke ABCD, Nine Hole Stableford
10th, 11th, and Tuesday, 13 October – 18 Hole Stableford, Nine Hole Stableford
17th, 18th and Tuesday, 20 – 18 Hole Stableford, Nine Hole Stableford

Please note that due to the fading light all Tuesday competitions are now during daytime hours for the remainder of 2020. Tee times are available for booking on the BRS system.

MARKING CARDS:
When Marking cards ladies, two names are required i.e. the player and the marker.
The player must record her own score and that of her marker. This is required to verify scores – otherwise, there is no record that the score has been verified when finished the round.

Club Match Play Competitions.

The finalists of the various Ladies Club Matchplay competitions are now known and the details are set out below.
A big thank you, to all who participated in the various match play competitions and who completed their matches on time.

Finals:
Tostal Cup (H’cap 0-18)
Ella Dunphy v Phyl Doyle

Nore Cup (H’cap 19-28)
Carmel O Shea v Mary Browne

Nancy Todd (H’cap 29-36)
Stephanie Downes v Mary Gorman

Plate Matchplay (Hcap 37-54)
Colette Hickey v Ann B Murphy

The finalists will compete for the above trophies on Club Finals day, which is scheduled for Saturday, 17 October.

Results
Tuesday, 22 September. Ladies Autumn Cup
1. Colette Hickey (35) + Catherine Hughes (34), 43 pts
2. Ann Lee (22) + Yvonne Egan (11), 40 pts (B9)
Gross:- D O’ Byrne (11) + Mary Norton (12), 28 pts

Nine Hole Stableford
1. Patricia Walsh (31), 17pts
2. Mary Ryan (28), 16pts

Senior Ladies
Thursday, 24 September. Nine Hole Competition.
1. Bridget Norwood, Mary Moynihan, Hilda Richardson, Barbara Schofield, 39
2. Frances Graham, Kathleen Price, Mary Feighery, Marie Curran, 37
3. Mary Browne, Greta Nicholson, Mary Lawlor, Mary O’Connell, 35
4. Edith Ogilvie, Peggy Murray, Margaret Harmer, Sheila O’Mahony, 34 (B3)
33 Ladies played

Next Thursday, 01 October, the Senior Ladies will join with the Senior Gent’s in the Annual 13 Hole Champagne Scramble. The draw will be posted on the BRS on Tuesday, 29th.

Junior/Juvenile Club
Sunday, 27 September. Junior Sixes.
Boys.
1. Eamon Clune & Samual Fleming
2. Sean Sheeran & Bill Clune
3. Gavin Ryan & Noah Orr
4. Samuel Orr & Arthur Browne

Girls
1. Anna Keogh & Emma Hogan
Roisin Leahy & Grace Corbett

Fixtures
Tuesday, 29 September
08.20-08.38 Members Casual Golf , 08.47-09.50 Ladies 18 Hole Singles, 09.59-10.17 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
10.26. Ladies Into Golf, 10.35-11.29 Members Casual Golf, 12.05-13.35 Ladies 18 Hole Singles
13.44-14.02 Ladies Nine Hole Competition , 14.11-14.38 Ladies 18 Hole Singles , 14.47 Ladies Into Golf
14.56-18.50 Members Casual Golf

Wednesday, 30 September
08.20-08.56 Members Casual Golf , 09.05-11.20 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles, 11.29-11.47 Visitors
11.56-15.50 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles, 15.59-19.00 Members Casual Golf
Thursday, 01 October
08.20-09.00 Members Casual Golf, 09.20-13.32 Senior’s Mixed Champagne Scramble , 13.30-19.00 Members Casual Golf
Friday, 02 October
08.20-12.00 Members Casual Golf , 12.09-12.18 Visitors, 12.30-18.30 Members Casual Golf,
Saturday, 03 October
07.35-07.55 Members Casual Golf , 08.05-13.50 Ladies & Gent’s Competition, 14.00-14.50 Members Casual
15.00-15.40 Ladies & Gent’s Competition, 15.50-18.30 Members Casual Golf
Sunday, 04 October
07.35-13.53 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
Gent’s:- October Monthly Medal
Ladies:- 18 Hole Stroke, ABCD
14.02-14.11 Junior Cup v Greystones, 14.20-15.32 Ladies & Gent’s Competition, 15.41-15.50 Ladies Nine hole
16.08-18.00 Junior Sixes , 18.10-18.30 Members Casual Golf
Monday, 05 October
08.00-10.00 Course Closed for essential Maintenance , 10.00-10.45 Members Casual Golf , .54-12.51 Gent’s October Monthly Medal
13.00-13.54 Members Casual Golf, 14.03-15.24 Gent’s October Monthly Medal, 15.33-18.30 Members Casual Golf
Tuesday, 06 October
08.20-08.38 Members Casual Golf , 08.47-09.59 Ladies 18 Hole Singles, 10.08-10.26 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
10.35-10.44 Ladies Into Golf, 11.08-11.56 Members Casual Golf, 12.15-13.36 Ladies 18 Hole Singles ,
13.45-14.03 Ladies Nine Hole Competition , 14.12-14.21 Ladies 18 Hole Singles , 14.30-14.39 Ladies Into Golf
14.48-18.28 Members Casual Golf
Wednesday, 07 October
08.20-08.56 Members Casual Golf , 09.05-15.33 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles , 15.43-18.13 Members Casual Golf