Tuesday, 03 March, 2020

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General Notes
February Presentation of Prizes.
The monthly presentation of prizes is scheduled to take place on the first Friday of each month.
The outstanding prizes for the month of February will be held in the Clubhouse, this Friday, 06 March at 19.00hrs.
All recipients are requested to attend, however, if you are unable to do so, please nominate someone to deputise for you.

The following is a list of competitions being presented:-
Saturday, 08 February:- 14 Hole Singles Stableford
Sat./Sun./Mon., 15/16/17, February:- 14 Hole Singles Stableford
Sunday, 23 February:- 13 Hole Singles Stableford.
Sat./Sun., 29 February, 01 March:- HolmPatrick Fourball Qualifier

Hollowing Coring
The Hollow Coring, scheduled to take place all day yesterday and to-day Tuesday was cancelled due to the unfavourable weather conditions and has been re-scheduled for next Monday and Tuesday, 09/10 March, with the finishing touches being completed on Wednesday morning. The Ladies competition will take place on Wednesday provided all works are completed on time.
The course will be closed for the duration of these works.
Once again this procedure is weather dependent and members are advised to to check Clubnet or BRS for the updated information.

Volunteers required for clean up.
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 each morning at 10.00hrs. and should come suitably attired, bringing with them gardening gloves and a rake if possible.

Paddy Raggett Homes, Open Four Person Team Event
Bookings for the Open Four Person Team Event, kindly sponsored by Paddy Raggett Homes and taking place on Saturday & Sunday,14 & 15 March become available on the BRS from tomorrow, Wednesday, 04 March at 17.30hrs.

Last week-end, Kilkenny Golf Club said farewell to Assistant Club Professional, Sean O’Donoghue, who has taken up the position of Club Professional at Mount Wolsley.
Although Sean was only with the Club for just under two years he proved himself to be a valuable asset to Club and its Members.
We thank Sean for all his help and support throughout his time in Kilkenny and wish him every success in his new venture.

Spring Singles
Due to the re-scheduling of the hollow-coring the Mens Spring Singles next weekend will be restricted to Saturday, 07 and Sunday, 08 March with no competition on Monday,
09 March.
Ladies Competition will go ahead on Wednesday, 11 March, provided the Hollow Coring is completed.

Course News
Health & Safety
When driving off the 5th hole please ensure that there is nobody in the dip in the fairway and also do not drive off when players are on the green, if there is any chance that you might drive the green.
This is just courtesy to your fellow golfers and is essential for the safety and welfare of all.

Sat./Sun./Mon., 29 February, 01/02 March. HolmPatrick Fourball Qualifier.
1. Richard Guilfoyle (5/5) & Patrick O’Keeffe (11/10), 47pts.
2. John Greene (11/10) & Joe Greene (21/19), 44pts.
3. Brendan Dowling (4/4) & Iain Harrison (10/9), 43pts.
4. Brian Dowling (10/9), John Byrne (8/7), 42pts. (B7)

Two’s Club
6th. Paul O’Hara, Eddie Power, Paraic O’Keeffe, Chris FitzPatrick, Richie Manogue
10th. Frank Dalton (Jnr.),
15th. Aidan McDonald, John Burke,
17th. Paraic O’Keeffe, Brendan Dowling,
Each ‘Two’ receives €24. Percent 60 credit in the Pro Shop.

Saturday, 22 February. Gent’s Cross-card.
Due to the adverse weather conditions at the week-end, the Gent’s Final Day Crosscard Competition was cancelled and has been rescheduled for next Saturday, 07 March with a later tee off time of 13.30hrs.

Senior Gents
Thursday, 27 February. 14 Hole Stableford
1. Jim Meredith, Eddie Geraghty, Eugene Orr, John Bracken, 66 (B3).
2. Paddy Smee, Bob Greany, Andy Hughes, Oliver Duggan, 66 (B3).
3. John King, Tom Brett, Jim Treacy, Joe Nolan, 66.
4. Michael McCarthy, Gabriel Maher, Michael Cody, Michael O’Neill, 65 (B6).
5. Michael Hayes, Murt Farragher, Maurice Ryan, Denis Carey, 65.
6. Michael Daly, Eddie Guilfoyle, Richie Phelan, Eamonn Everard, 63.
7. Carl Widger, Donie Butler, Peter Dabinett, Sean Breathnach, 62.
76 Players took part.
We welcome new member Carl Widger to our Society.

Seniors Please Note
Next Competition Thursday, 05 March.
Play starts at 10.50. Check in is from 09.45. Draw closes at 11.15.
Members Subs €10 for 2020 are now due
Do Note that if you have not paid your annual Club Subscription/Membership you are ineligible to be a member of the Seniors Society.

Pro Shop Corner
Fitting Day
A Callaway fitting day will be held next Saturday, 07 March.
Get fitted for the latest “Mavrik” range from Callaway.
Limited slots available between 10.00 and 14.00hrs.

For more details and bookings call the Pro Shop @ 056 77 61730

Ladies Classes
The Ladies short game classes continue this Friday, 06 March, at 11.00hrs.
Back by popular demand, this weeks class covers the art of chipping.
Cost €15 and includes tea/coffee after the session.
To book a slot call the Pro Shop on 056 776 1730.

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

Ladies Club Notes
Granard Fourball.
This weeks competition is scheduled for Wednesday, 04 March will be the first 18 hole competition of the season, the Granard Fourball
The entry fee is €7.50 per person, with all the proceeds going to the NCBI.
Full handicap x 90%.

Winter Handicaps.
The Winter handicap cuts have now ceased, with all reverting to their current full handicaps, as posted on the notice board.

Challenge Cup
Team Managers, Joan Cashin & Edith Ogilvie, have announced the Panel for this years Challenge Cup, the format for which is fives singles, matchplay, with a handicap range of 28-36 (max. 33).
Panel:- Kay Gray 28, Ann Short 28, Mary Browne 28, Ann Kelly 29, Breda Comerford 31,
Mary Gorman 32, Ann Gubbins 32, Catherine Hughes 32, Mary Moynihan 33,
Peggy Murray 33, Imelda Pollock 34, Jane Gilman 35, Stephanie Downes 36.
The first round match is versus Abbeyleix and will be played in Gowran prior to Tuesday, 14 April.

Course News
Holes 11 & 16 have reverted back to par 5 and par 4 respectively with the former indices pertaining. This will remain for the rest of the playing season.

The Eight hole winter competition has now reverted to a Nine Hole Competition with effect from this week.

Tuesday, 25 February. 13 Hole Stableford
1. Mags Cuddihy (9), 31 pts
2. Bridie McGarry (9), 26 pts

No entries for Eight Hole competition.

Senior Ladies
Thursday, 27 February.
1. Edith Ogilvie, Elizabeth Tobin, Mary Lawlor, 33
2. Mary Prendergast, Joan O’Sullivan, Ann Phelan, 30
3. Ann Gubbins, Mary Gorman, Mary Feighery, 28
21 Ladies Played.

Ladies, please note our next outing is a nine hole competition on Thursday, 05 March.
Please check in before 09.20 for a 09.30 Tee-off.

Junior/Juvenile Club
Junior Boys /Girls Golf Squads
We would like to inform the parents of 9 to 13 year old boys and girls, in Kilkenny Golf Club, of an opportunity for this category of boys and girls 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 or girl in this age group, who is interested, you can leave his/her 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 and girls teams going forward and develop more young players to go forward for Leinster Coaching.

Social Activities
Monday, 24 February. 11 Table Mitchell
1. Morgan Doyle & Ann Widger
2. Breda Kavanagh & Paddy Smee
3. Nadia Shivgulam & Mary Corcoran
Carl Widger & Phyl Doyle
5. Mags Cuddihy & Trevor Ogilvie

Tuesday, 03 March
07.00-08.52 Members Time , 13.00-14.04 Members Time ,
Wednesday, 04 March 08.30-09.42 Ladies 18 Hole Granard Fourball
09.51-10.27 Ladies Eight Hole Competition , 10.36-10.54 Ladies Into Golf , 11.30-12.33 Members Time
12.42-14.28 Ladies 18 Hole Granard Fourball, 14.36-15.24 Ladies Eight Hole Competition
Thursday, 05 March
07.00-08.44 Members Time , 09.32-10.44 Senior Ladies , 10.52-13.24 Senior Gent’s, 13.32-14.20 Members Time
Friday, 06 March
07.00-08.28 Members Time , 13.00-14.28 Members Time
Saturday, 07 March
07.00-08.44 Members Time , 08.52-09.56 Ladies & Gent’s Competition , 10.36-11.56 Guest/Member/Visitor
12.04-14.04 Gent’s Saturday Crosscard
Sunday, 08 March
07.32-14.36 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
Gent’s:- Spring Singles
Ladies:- 18 Hole Stableford
14.44-14.52 Ladies Eight Hole Competition
Monday, 09 March
Course Closed for Hollow Coring
Tuesday, 10 March
Course Closed for Hollow Coring
Wednesday, 11 March
07.00-10.28 No Casual Golf permitted
10.36-11.00 Ladies 18 Hole Competition
11.08-11.24 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw
11.32-11.56 Ladies Into Golf
12.04-12.52 Members Time
13.00-13.32 Ladies 18 Hole Competition
13.40-14.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw
14.28-15.08 Members Time