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General Notes
TransferMate Global Payments Senior Scratch Cup
The TransferMate Global Payments Senior Scratch Cup takes place on Saturday week 17th August.
The 36 hole competition will be limited to the top 66 applications with the cut off point expected to be at the two handicap mark, with a slight possibility of a few players on three handicap gaining entry.
Members, wishing to play, are advised to get their bookings in early as a strong field is anticipated.
There will be a shotgun start at 08.45 and followed by round two at 13.45hrs
Closing date for entries is Friday, 09 August. The draw will be available on www.kilkennygolfclub.com

Captains Prizes to Opposite Clubs
This weekend’s competition is Captain Mark Grant’s Prize to the Ladies and Lady Captain Eithne Murphy’s Prize to the Men.
The competition will take place on Saturday and Sunday with the Prize Presentation on Sunday night at 9.30pm.
Some lines for Ladies only have been added in on both Saturday and Sunday, there are also a number of lines on both days for Ladies who only wish to play 9 holes.

Club Matchplay Competitions
With the Club Finals Day set for Saturday, 07 September, it is disappointing to see the number of matches which have not been completed by the scheduled dates.
There is one match, in the Club Fourball, which was listed for completion by 21 July still to be decided. This is very unfair on other competitors who, have adhered to the prescribed timetable and are waiting to play matches.
This week-end has been set for all other Club competitions to be finalised thus allowing people involved in more than one matchplay event to compete in the semi-finals in comfort.

Club Fundraiser
Following the success of last years Club Fundraiser, the organisers have pencilled in the week-end of Sat./Sun./ & Monday, 31 August, 01/02 September as the dates for this years event.
Full details will be available and published in next week’s notes.

Loreto PAL Fundraiser
Kilkenny Golf Club will host the Loreto PAL Fundraiser Golf Classic on Friday, 16 August.
PAL (Public Access to Law), is a schools programme, whereby students get the opportunity to argue the pros and cons of a particular court case in front of a Judge and Jury.
Twenty-two, TY students from Loreto Secondary School, won the right to represent Ireland and compete in the Empire World Finals in New York in October.
Substantial costs are associated with this trip and in an effort to defray some of the expense, the organising committee are seeking the support of Business, Individuals, Parents, Families and Past Pupils to arrange a team and play in the Classic on the 16th.
If you want to play but, don’t have a team please contact Joe O’Shea @ 087 810 0365 or 056 779 0100 and he will help to slot you into a team.
The cost for a team is €200, to include the Golf, Meal, Goodie bag and prizes.
Hole sponsorship is also available at €100 a hole.

Course News
A big ‘thank you’ to the 10 regular members who turned up last Tuesday to the Divot repair session.
There will be another session next Tuesday 19.30 hrs.
Any New Volunteers? – we would love to see you.

Results
Weekend
Saturday/Sunday, 03/04 August. Monthly Medal – CSS. Saturday – 70. Sunday – 71.

1. Geoff Meagher (19), 65
2. Dean Smithwick (12), 66 (B9)
3. David Charlton (5), 66
Gross:- Graham Nugent (Scr.), 72
4. Willie Horgan (15), 67 (B6)
5. John Meagher (6), 67

Category 1 (15-19), David O’Mahony Snr. (16), 69
Category 2 (20 +), Niall Griffin (22), 74

Two’s Club
6th. John Larkin, Pierce Cullen, John Martin, James Young, Denis Brophy, Pat McEvoy, John Meagher, Dean Smithwick,
10th. David O’Mahony Jnr., Eugene Buckley, 15th. Richard Manogue, John Clarke, 17th. Mark Brennan, Michael Crotty, Aidan McDonald,
Michael Power,
Each ‘Two’ receives €18.60 credit in the Pro Shop.

Monday, 05 August. Four Person Team.
1. Stephen O’Meara, Pat Kerwick, J. McCormack , Daniel O’Meara, 92 pts
Sliabhnamban, Thurles, Thurles, Sliabhnamban
2. Joe O’Neill, Tony Butler, Pat Walsh, Pat McEvoy, 91 pts

Two’s Club
6th. Luke Bateman, Cathal McDonald, Eugene Buckley, Paris O’Keeffe, 15th. Seamus Rochford, 17th. Brian Cullen, Joe Teehan, Tommy Walton, Each ‘Two’ receives €19.75 credit in the Pro Shop.

Wednesday, 31 July. Junior/Juvenile Club Fundraiser.
Kindly Sponsored by Campion Insurance.
1. Brendan Roberts, Tom Leahy, John Mitchell, Edward Carter, 96
2. John King, Catherine King, Barbara Teehan, Willie Murphy, 93
3. Steve Cronly, Brendan Brophy, Ger Murray, Conor is Murray, 92
(All Members of Carlow GC)
4. Peter Gowan, David Dooley, Brian Orr, Noel Maher, 91

Senior Gents
Thursday, 01 August. President, Jimmy Rhatigan’s Prize & Michael Cody Cup
1. Proinnsias OhAilín, Des Byrne, Shem Lawlor, Dick Cogan, 71 (B4).
2. Paddy Smee, Mick O’Flynn, Donie Butler, Nicky Lawlor, 71.
3. Michael Daly, Martin Murphy, Eddie Geraghty, Myles McCabe, 70.
4. Gerry Leahy, Eddie Guilfoyle, Jimmy Rhatigan, Pat O’Briain, 69.
5. Pat Foley, Gabriel Maher, Maurice Ryan, Liam Barry, 68 (B7).
6. John King, Phillip O’Neill, Richie McEvoy, Eamonn Everard, 68.
7. Liam Cody, Martin Mullane, Joe Ledwidge, Michael O’Neill, 67.
92 Players took part.

Winner of President’s Prize & The Michael Cody Cup:- Tony Joyce (27) 39 Pts

Golfer of the Year – Round Five:-
Category 1 Winner:- Proinnsias OhAilín (14), 35 Pts. Second:- Paddy Smee (15), 32 Pts.
Category 2 Winner:- Eddie Geraghty (24) 33 Pts, Second:- Shem Lawlor (23) 31 Pts

SENIORS PLEASE NOTE
Next Competition WEDNESDAY, 07 August.
Play starts at 10.50. Check in is from 09.45 – Draw closes at 11.15.
MONDAY, 12 August. Away outing to Athy. Entry Sheet CLOSED. Draw will be advised next Thursday 08 August.
Thursday, 29 August. Scramble

ADVANCE NOTICE OF DATE CHANGE
Seniors Captain Joe Ledwidge’s prize will be held on WEDNESDAY, 11 September instead of Thursday, 12th.

Pro Shop Corner
Mid-Summer Madness
Ladies, 30% off all Clothing available in the Pro Shop.

Ladies Club Notes
Results
Tuesday, 30 July. 18 Hole Rumble
1. Margaret Casey (26), Marie Keating (23), Emma Keating (23) 82pts
2. Adrienne Walsh (27), Mary Bradshaw (22), Nuala Crotty (25) 81pts
3. Bridie McGarry (9), Mary Leahy Browne (4), Breeda Roche (12), 79pts
4. Liz Neary (16), Jacinta Culliton (21), Joan O Gorman (21), 78pts (B9)
5. Paula Bradbury (20), Margaret McCreery (19), Annette Hogan (26), 78pts

Nine Hole Stableford
1. Barbara Schofield (40), 16pts

Senior Ladies
Thursday, 01 August.
1. Mary Ryan, Mary Browne, Marie Curran, 49pts
2. Peggy Peters, Breda Kavanagh, Fionnuala Hennebry, 38pts.
3. Jane Duggan, Kathleen Price, Mary Lawlor, 38pts.
4. Nuala Crotty, Ann Gunning, Hilda Richardson, Aileen Hehir, 36pts.
5. Bridget Norwood, BredaComerford, Celine O’Sullivan, 36pts.
37 Ladies Played

Ladies, please note, our next outing is a Nine Hole Competition on Wednesday, 07 August, Followed by our away outing to Rathdowney on Thursday, 08 August, the draw for which will be made on Tuesday, 06 August.

Junior/Juvenile Club
Fundraiser
The Junior Club ran a very successful fundraiser on Wednesday, 31 July, with over 40 teams taking part.
The weather was scorching and the event ran like clockwork.
A very big ‘Thank you’ to our sponsors, Campion Insurances and to all the members and visitors who supported the day.
Thanks also, to all who helped, on the day and to all the members who continue to help out every Saturday and Monday with our Juniors, who number over 300.

Junior/Juvenile Coaching continues on Saturday, 10 August.
The first session from 09:45 to 11:00 is for Juniors at Primary School level. Juniors must be SIGNED-IN and ASSEMBLED beside the Clubhouse, READY TO LEAVE ‘ON TIME’ as it takes 10 minutes to walk to the practice area.
The Second Session from 10:50 to 12:00 is for Juniors at Secondary School level. Juniors for this session only must assemble at the PRACTICE AREA Car Park and wait until they are called on to the Practice Area.
Coaching Fee for all is €2.

August Diary
MONDAY, 19 August – Kilkenny Junior Open Day – FRIDAY, – 30 August – BBQ Evening

JD Memorial Boys and Girls Competition
The draw sheets are up on the boys and girls notice boards. Please arrange your
matches and ensure they are played by the appropriate date.

Monday, 05 August.
There were no Junior Competitions this week due to the Bank Holiday.
The next Junior 18 Hole Competition is on Monday, 12 August.
Booking is done through the BRS system and 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.

Social Activities
No results to hand for the Social Golf last Saturday, will include in next week’s notes.

Fixtures
Tuesday, 06 August
07.00-08.20 Members Time , 08.28-09.40 Ladies 18 Holes , 09.48-10.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw
12.20-13.32 Ladies 18 Holes, 13.40-14.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw 16.04-17.24 Ladies 18 Hole
Wednesday, 07 August
07.00-08.28 Members Time , 09.32-10.44 Senior Ladies , 10.52-13.32 Senior Gent’s, 13.40-14.36 Members Time
14.44-17.08 ILGU Practice
Thursday, 08 August
07.32-14.57 ILGU Mid-Leinster Senior & Junior Championships, 15.06-15.33 Club Matches
Friday, 09 August
07.00-07.24 Members Time , 07.32-12.03 ILGU Mid-Leinster Senior & Junior Championships
Saturday, 10 August
07.00-08.28 Members Time , 08.36-10.20 Ladies & Gent’s Competition , 10.44-12.52 Society/Visitors
13.00-13.56 Members Time , 14.36-16.36 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
Sunday, 11 August
07.32-17.00 Ladies & Gent’s Competition – Captains Prizes to opposite Clubs
Monday, 12 August
07.00-08.28 Members Time , 09.00-11.56 Junior/Juvenile Competition , 13.00-14.20 Member Time
Tuesday, 13 August
07.00-08.20 Members Time , 08.28-09.40 Ladies 18 Holes , 09.48-10.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw
12.20-13.32 Ladies 18 Holes, 13.40-14.20 Ladies 18 & Nine Hole Draw , 16.04-17.24 Ladies 18 Hole
Wednesday, 14 August
07.00-08.28 Members Time , 11.32- 11.56 Guests/Member, 13.00-14.28 Members Time