KILKENNY GOLF CLUB NOTES
Tuesday, 04 June, 2019

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General Notes
Irish Seniors Amateur Close.
Kilkenny Golf Club are hosting the Irish Seniors Amateur Close this year.
It will be played from Wednesday, 03 July to Friday 05 July.
Participants must be over 50 on the first day of the tournament to be eligible to play.

There are no Handicap restrictions.
This is an ideal opportunity for our members to participate in an Irish Championship on their own doorstep.
Full details are available on Golfnet and those wishing to register can do so on this site. The Championship is being run by the GUI and Kilkenny GC have nothing to do with entries.

Entry fees will not be refunded by the GUI after the draw is issued, which will be seven days before the tournament.
Those who fail to gain entry will have their fees refunded.

Mixed Social Golf
The next session of Social Golf is fixed for Friday, 07 June, with sign in by 17.10 for a shot gun start at 17.30hrs.
The format will be a 13 Hole Champagne Scramble with Finger Food included after the golf.

Team Results
Match: Provincial Towns v Baltinglass
Kilkenny played Baltinglass, who had the advantage of five matches at home, yesterday (Monday), in the Provincial Towns Cup.
In a very interesting and a see-saw battle, Kilkenny were unlucky to be on the wrong end of a 5:4 result. It was a bitterly disappointing day for the Kilkenny Lads who gave their all..

Managers: John Byrne & Derek O’Gorman.

Course News
Please remember to:-
Replace divots
Repair pitch marks
Rake Bunkers

Results
Wednesday, 29 May – Zuni’s Hotel & Restaurant – Gent’s Singles Stableford
1. Robert Greaney (20) 42pts
2. Joe FitzPatrick (12) 41pts
3. Joe Casey (12) 40pts
Gross: Graham Nugent (+1) 38pts
4. Larry Gittens (13) 38pts
5. Barry Walsh (15) 37pts (B9)
6. Christy Forde (15) 37pts

Category 1 (15-19), Gerard Breen (15) 37pts
Category 2 (20 +), Jimmy Rhatigan (23) 36pts

Two’s Club
5th. Neville Coen
6th. Brian Hennessy Stephen McCormack, Tommy Walton, Brian Cullen, David O’Mahony Snr, Thomas Buckley, Thomas Walsh, Declan Cahill,
15th. Graham Nugent, Joe Fitzpatrick, John Burke,
17th. John Byrne, Paschal Connolly
Each ‘Two’ receives €17.40 credit in the Pro Shop.

Friday, 31 May – PRL Group – Three Person Team Event.
1. Denis Brophy, Brendan Brophy, (Enniscorthy), Noel Fennelly, (Mt. View), 86pts.
2. Ollie O’Connor (Callan), Shay Burke (Callan) Andy Cleere, (C’Comer) 85pts.
3. Liam, Eoin & Larry Walsh, (All Gowran Park), 84pts.
4. John Burke, Gerard Casey, Paraigh FitzPatrick, 83pts.
5. Pat Butler, Mick McKillen (Gowran Park), Mick FitzPatrick, (Gowran), 83pts
6. Joe Hyland, Des Woods A Nolan, 80pts

Two’s Club
6th. Tommy Buckley, Leo Byrne, PJ Martin, Mick McKillen
10th. Pat Walshe
17th. Chris Coburn
Each ‘Two’ receives €25.00 credit in the Pro Shop.

Saturday, 01 June. Kilkenny Honda & Citroen Centre Open Singles – Stableford.
1. Michael Comerford (4) 40pts (B9)
2. Ollie Cullen (12) 40pts
3. Tom Kenny (16), (Gowran) 39pts
Gross:- Michael Buggy (1) (C’Comer) 37pts
4. Thomas Buckley (6)38pts (B9)
5. Aidan Phelan (9)38pts
6. Stephen Collier 38pts
Category 1 (15-19), Declan Lawlor (16) 36pts
Category 2 (20 +), Eoin McCormack (20) 34pts

CSS. – 71

Two’s Club
6th. Richard Walsh, Michael Buggy, Stephen Collier, Brian Spratt, Rory MacEneaney
10th. Alan Phelan, San Dunlop, Lee O’Sullivan, Richard Manogue
15th. Kevin Cleere, Liam Kerwick,
17th. Stephen Collier, Aidan Phelan, Richard Power
Each ‘Two’ receives €16.70 credit in the Pro Shop.
Stephen Collier received €33.40

Sunday, 02 June – Newpark Hotel – Four Person Team
1. Tony Butler, Seamus Rochford, Jerry Rowe, Stephen Sheehan, 90pts.
2. Peter Whelan F Corcoran Craig Scokton Noel McNamara (All Lismore) 89pts.(B9)
3. Brian Cullen, Gabriel Maher, Jack McNamara, Paddy Smee, 89pts.
4. Brendan Hogan, Rory MacEneaney, David Dooley, Brian Meredith, 88pts.
5. Niall Courtney Willie Murphy Paddy Glasheen (F’Legg) B Matlock (Kinsale), 87pts.

Two’s Club
6th. Joe O’Shea, Bridie McGarry, Paddy Smee, Brian Orr
10th. Peter Murphy
15th. Ben Mortlock
17th. Tommy Buckley, Liz Neary
Each ‘Two’ receives €25.70 credit in the Pro Shop.

Monday, 03 June – AIB Bank – Three Person Team.
1. Brian Cullen, Ger Murphy, Donie Murphy (Gowran) 85pts (B9)
2. Neville Coen, Alan Brett, Brian Coen (Druids Glen) 85pts
3. Michael Gorman, Richard Brennan, Pat Brennan 84pts
4. Aiden Phelan, Ben McGarry, Niall Maloney, (Mt. View) 83pts
5. Niall Morrissey, Conor Morrissey, Ian Morrissey 83pts
6. Pat Hanafin, Niall Griffin, Willie Murphy 82pts (B9)

Senior Gents
Our regular weekly competition re-commences this coming Wednesday, 05 June.
This will be a Champagne Scramble.
Check-in from 09.45hrs. Entries close 11.15hrs

June Diary:
Monday, 10 June. Away outing to New Ross GC. Entries Closed.
Thursday, 20 June. Club Captain, Mark Grant’s Prize to Seniors & 3rd Round of GOTY. Entry €10. Hot plate immediately after golf circa. 16.30hrs.

Ladies Club Notes
Lady Captain, Eithne Murphy’s Prize
Ladies, a gentle reminder.
You have just two weeks left to fine tune your putting, sharpen up your chipping and straighten out your drives.
In what promises to be a high stakes day, Captain Eithne Murphy’s prize will take place on Saturday, 15 June.
Full details of the day’s activities will be announced next week.

New Congo Rule Changes
The Ladies Committee has stated that for the Lady’s Captains Prize Maximum Score will not be applied.

NEW CONGU RULE CHANGES FOR 2019
Ladies, you are reminded that, the new rules for stroke competitions are being implemented from to-day, Tuesday, 04 June, the details of which are listed below and also on the Ladies notice board.

MEDAL/STROKE PLAY
Maximum Score per hole – Rule 21.2
This a new format which can be used for stroke competition whereby a player, can pick up their ball when they reach the maximum score set.
For qualifying competitions at Kilkenny Golf Club, the maximum score must be set at a minimum of five over par. The maximum score will be awarded for holes not completed or if maximum score is exceeded. This will mean for every player in Kilkenny Golf Club that 10 is the maximum you can score so you must pick up your ball when you reach 10.
For handicap purposes and calculation of CSS the net double bogey principle will be applied. Clause 19.
(Please note, that the above ruling applies for all competitions from Tuesday, 04 June 2019).
Ladies Handicap Committee

Masie Lambe Open Day
The Masie Lambe Open Day, has been re-scheduled and will now be played on Tuesday 25 June.
Further details of this Open Singles, Stableford competition will follow shortly.
Results
Tuesday, 28 May – Ladies Day. 18 Hole Stab
1. Elizabeth Neary (17) 41pts
2. Ann Heeney(Athy)(28) 40pts
Gross:- Mary Leahy Browne (5) 28pts
3. Mary Prendergast (29) 39pts
4. Ann Shortt (30) 37 (B9)
5. Catherine Griffin (21) 37 (B9)

Nine Hole Stableford
1. Mary Gorman ()31), 17pts
2. Ann Gunning (25), 16pts

Thursday, 30 May – Ladies Three Person Rumble
1. Leigh Bolger, Suzanne Hayden, Orla Darcy 76pts
2. Dervilla O’Byrne, Ella Dunphy, Eimear Foley 75pts (B9)
3. Cathereine Hughes, Aine Russell, Angie O’Keeffe 75pts
4. Bernie Madigan, Phyl Doyle, Ann Widger 73 (B9)
5. Mary Ruth, Honora Fogarty, Maggie Ruth 73pts

Senior Ladies
The next outing will be tomorrow, Wednesday, 05 June.
Check-in from 09.30 hrs.

Junior/Juvenile Club
Junior/Juvenile Coaching begins this coming Saturday, 08 June and will continue right throughout the Summer, finishing on Saturday, 24 August.
There are two sessions each week.

The First session is from 09.45 to 11:00 for Juniors at Primary School level.
The Second Session is from 10:45 to 12:00 for Juniors at Secondary School level.
Juniors must be SIGNED-IN and ASSEMBLED beside the Clubhouse, READY TO LEAVE ‘ON TIME’ for their designated session as it takes 10 minutes to walk to the practice area. Coaching Fee is €2.
Junior 18 Hole Competitions begin next Monday, 10 June and will continue through to Monday, 26 August.

Booking is done through the BRS system and is now open for next Monday’s Competition. The entrance fee is €4.
These competitions do count for handicaps.
Anyone who has never played in these competitions before should get approval from the Saturday morning coaching staff before starting.

Fixtures
Tuesday, 04 June
07.00-08.12 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
10.44-11.08 Visitors
12.20-13.32 Ladies 18 Holes
13.40-14.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw
16.04-17.48 Ladies 18 Hole
18.12-19.00 Ladies Into Golf

Wednesday, 05 June
07.00-08.12 Members Time
09.32-10.44 Senior Ladies
10.52-13.24 Senior Gent’s
13.40-14.28 Members Time

Thursday, 06 June
07.08-08.36 Members Time
08.44-17.40 Kilkenny College Golf Classic

Friday, 07 June
07.00-08.36 Members Time
12.04-12.52 Visitors
13.00-13.56 Members Time
14.04-14.28 Society
16.28-17.40 Mixed Social Golf

Saturday, 08 June
07.00-08.52 Members Time
09.00-13.00 Society
13.16-13.56 Members Time
14.04-14.44 Visitors
14.52-17.48 Ladies & Gent’s Competition

Sunday, 09 June
07.32-18.12 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
Gent’s:- Bar Cup Qualifier
Ladies:- 18 Hole Stableford

Monday, 10 June
07.00-08.20 Members Time
08.28-10.52 Junior/Juvenile Competition
11.00-12.52 Society
13.00-14.20 Members Time
14.28-17.40 Gent’s Bar Cup Qualifier

Tuesday, 11 June
07.00-08.12 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
12.20-13.32 Ladies 18 Holes
13.40-14.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw
16.04-17.40 Ladies 18 Hole
17.48-18.12 Jimmy Bruen Practice
18.20-19.00 Ladies Into Golf

Wednesday, 12 June
07.00-08.28 Members Time
08.36-12.20 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles
12.28-12.52 Visitors
13.00-17.48 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles