Tuesday, 06 October, 2020

(Leinster’s Hidden Gem 2019)
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General Notes
Covid 19. Level 3
Following the Government’s decision to place the Country on Level 3, the facilities available to members will be substantially reduced.
There will be no Bar or Catering facilities available to members in the Clubhouse. These restrictions come into effect from mid-night tonight and remain in effect for three weeks.
The only facilities open in the Clubhouse, from tomorrow Wednesday, 07 October, will be the Ladies & Gents toilets.
Locker rooms for changing and the storing of clubs and caddy cars will not be available.
Members are requested to retrieve their golf clubs and caddy cars from the locker rooms before this Saturday.
They should keep their clubs and caddy cars in their cars for the next three weeks.

In a proactive move, Barry Joyce will operate a take-away facility at the week-ends .
On Friday and Saturday’s, he will operate from 16.00hrs to 19.00hrs. and on Sundays he will provide this service from 13.00hrs to 16.00.
Members wishing to avail of this service are requested to phone Barry on 086 820 5260.
Barry will confirm the menu available and confirm a collection time for your order.

Members are reminded of their obligation, when playing away from home, that they must declare their home club when registering for any competitions including classics and team events.

Winter Rules.
Placing on fairway only comes into place this Wednesday, 07 October.
Players must mark the ball before lifting, clean and replace within six inches, not nearer the hole.
Players scores in singles competitions will continue to count for handicap purposes.
Placing also remains in bunkers with same rules applying.
The ball must be played as it lies in the rough.

Ropes & Stanchions have been put in place on the surrounds of some greens.
Do not remove these stanchions or stand on the ropes.
Please enter the green through the gap left between the stanchions.
These are immovable obstructions and if they interfere with your swing or stance relief may be obtained as per Rule 16.1b. Page 95 in Rules of Golf.
Relief may be taken without penalty within one club length from the nearest point of relief (The Reference Point) and which is not nearer the hole.

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.

Following a number of intrusions on the course by non members, you are advised to exercise caution.
Do not approach the intruders but, immediately phone the Garda 056 7775000, who have already been informed of the situation.
Please inform the office also of any such incidents.

Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 03, 04, 05 October. October Monthly Medal
1. Harry Duggan (Scr) 68
2. Richie Guilfoyle (4), 69
3. Noel Power (11), 70
Gross:- Jeff Kealy (3), 73
4. Michael Leahy (14), 70
Category 4-7:- Jason Lawlor (4), 71
Category 8-11:- Gerard Casey (11), 72
Category 12-15:- Tony Butler (12), 71
Category 16-19:- John Bracken (18), 71
Category 20 + :- Noel O’Sullivan (21), 74

CSS. Saturday – 71. Sunday – 74. Monday – 71.

Two’s Club
5th. Richie Guilfoyle, 6th. Michael Kinchella, Brian Spratt, 10th. Graham Nugent, , 15th. Morgan Doyle, 17th. Thomas Comerford, Derek Kinahan,
Each ‘Two’ receives €29.40 credit in the Pro Shop.

Wednesday 30 September. Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles
1. Peter Gowan (16), 40 (B9)
2. Tom Moore (17), 40
3. Jeff Kealy (3), 39
Gross:- Harry Duggan (Scr.), 35
Category 4-7:- John Marnell (6), 38
Category 8-11:- Brendan Cleere (9), 37
Category 12-15:- Eugene Buckley (13), 38
Category 16-19:- John McCarron (17), 38
Category 20 + :- Martin Tynan (24), 30

CSS:- Members – 71
Ladies Sector:- Niamh Spratt (13) 31 (B9)

Two’s Club
6th. Ger Murphy, John O’Donnell, Larry Gittens, 15th. Neil Loy, Colm Quirke, 17th. Jeff Kealy, Aidan McCarrick, Brendan Cleere,
Each ‘Two’ receives €22.50 credit in the Pro Shop.

Saturday, 03 October. Kilkenny Lions Club Golf Classic.
1. Adam Ryan (7), Alec Ryan (19), Colin Ryan (20), 88pts
2. Eamon Brennan (8), Joe Greene (20), Barry Walshe (14), 82pts
3. Rody Curran (13), Dick Maher(11), Rodger Curran (17), 78pts
4. Joey Lawlor (19), John Lawlor (13), Tom Lawlor (14), 77pts
5. Michael O’Neill (32), Noel Ryan (27), Tony Cooper (27). 76 pts B9

Ladies Prize
1. Susan Olden (21), Mary Rice (27), Marie Kennedy (36), 68pts
2. Eleanor Moore(27), Miriam Fennelly (25), Mary Corcoran (27) 67pts

Team News
Kilkenny Junior Cup Team advanced to the semi-finals of the AIG Leinster Junior Cup last week-end when they overcame Greystones by a margin of 31/2 to 11/2.
At home and in very difficult playing conditions, both Brendan Dowling and Alan O’Rourke were down in their matches early on but fought back to secure solid victories by 3:2 and 4:3 respectively.
In Greystones, our first man out, Sam Dunlop, was beaten on the 17th.
Over to our second man, Rory MacEneaney, who secured the vital point for Kilkenny when he closed out his match 2:1.
Richie Guilfoyle was level when called in.
Reserves on the day were Simon Cullen (away) and James Young (home).
The travelling support provided by Paul Colfer, Vice Captain, Club Secretary, Morgan Doyle and Sean Boland was very much appreciated by the team members.
Club President Michael Grant and Lady Captain, Bridie McGarry were on hand to encourage the home players who, due to the unavoidable absence of Luke Kelly, were managed by Club Captain, Anthony Cleere.
Kilkenny’s reward is a semi-final next Sunday.

Competition:- Junior Cup
Match:- Kilkenny v Waterford
Venue:- Kilkenny three matches, Waterford two.
Date/Time:- Sunday, 11 October @ 2pm.

Managers:- Luke Kelly, Aidan McDonald.

Senior Gents
Thursday, 01 October. Senior Ladies & Gent’s Annual 13 Hole Champagne Scramble
1. Philip O’Neill, Brian Keane, Margaret Harmer, Bridget Norwood, 72pts
2. Michael Hayes, Michael O’Sullivan, Anne ‘D’ Murphy, Elizabeth Tobin, 68pts (B6)
3. Eddie Guilfoyle, Gerry Bowe, Mary Browne, Mary Lawlor, 68pts (B6)
4. Tom Gunning, Richie Phelan, Joan Cashin, Hilda Richardson, 68pts (B6)
5. Pat Collins, Donie Butler, Catherine Barrett, Peggy Murray, 68pts
6. Rodger Curran, Paul Brady, Paula Bradbury, Mary O’Gorman, 67pts
7. Kevin Donohoe, Jimmy Rhatigan, Joan Mannion, Gerry Power, 66pts
8. Noel Skehan, Richie McEvoy, Breda Kavanagh Ann Murphy, 65pts (B1)
9. Martin Mullane, Nickey Lawlor, Ann Gubbins, Pat O’Shea, 65 (B6)
10. Richard Butler, Michael Cody, Ann Kelly, Marie Curran 65pts.
103 Members played.

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
Wednesday’s Bonus Ball winner was Mick Kennedy.
Mick receives a €230 voucher for the Pro shop.
The next draw will take place on Wednesday. There are still a few numbers available so call in to the Pro shop or phone Jimmy or Eoin on 056 776 1730.

Ladies Club Notes
Tuesday Competitions:

· 10th, 11th, and Tuesday 13th October – 18 Hole Stableford, 9 Hole Stableford
· 17th, 18th and Tuesday 20th – 18 Hole Stableford, 9 Hole Stableford

Ladies Please note that :–
1- if you wish to play 9 Holes, enter under the BRS 9 Hole Tee Time
2- if you wish to play 18 Holes, enter under the BRS 18 Hole Tee Time
Please make sure you return the score card even if you fail to complete the round that you have entered.
3- Ladies into Golf, enter BRS Ladies into Golf Tee Time
4- Members Casual Golf enter on BRS Members Casual Golf tee time (no competition)

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.

The Finals of 2020 Club Matchplay competitions will take place on Saturday17th October.

Tuesday, 29 September. Ladies 18 Stableford
1. Sandra Barret (21), 41 pts
2. Annette Stapleton (24), 36 pts
Gross:- Eileen Rose Power (3), 30 pts
3. Eilish Glynn (36), 35 pts (B9)
4. Lourda Everard (21), 35 pts (B9)
5. Ann Widger (22), 35 pts (B9)
6. Catherine Hughes (34), 35 pts

Sunday CSS:- 75 PAR: 73
Tuesday CSS:- 73 PAR: 73

Nine Hole Stableford
1. Geraldine O’ Connor (26), 20pts
2. Mary Rice (27), 15pts

Senior Ladies
The Senior Ladies joined with the Senior Gents for the Annual Mixed Champagne Scramble last Thursday.
The weather, for the early starters, proved very favourable but the later participants were not so lucky.
Nonetheless all the participants enjoyed the occasion.
Senior Ladies Captain, Margaret Harmer and her Vice Captain, Bridget Norwood joined forces with their counterparts, Brian Keane and Philip O’Neill and led the field a merry dance and emerged clear winners by four points.
The full results are printed above in the Senior Gent’s sector.

Our next outing, on Thursday, will be a nine hole competition.
Bookings are available, on line, via the BRS, with the first tee off at 09.20hrs.

Junior/Juvenile Club
Sunday, 04 October. Junior Sixes.
The weekly get together for the Junior Sixes was cancelled due to the inclement weather last Sunday evening.
Weather permitting, the final session of the season will take place next Sunday.
The Junior Sixes has proved to be very popular, with an average of 40 Juniors playing golf on the course which, for many, was their first time.

Wednesday, 07 October
08.20-08.56 Members Casual Golf
09.05-11.02 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles
11.16-11.32 Visitors
11.41-15.53 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles
15.4318.23 Members Casual Golf

Thursday, 08 October
08.20-08.50 Members Casual Golf
09.00-09.10 Senior Gent’s
09.20-10.40 Senior Ladies
10.50-13.40 Senior Gent’s
14.00-18.30 Members Casual Golf

Friday, 09 October
08.20-18.20 Members Casual Golf

Saturday, 10 October
07.45-08.55 Members Casual Golf
09.08-13.16 Society
13.26-14.16 Members Casual Golf
14.28-15.24 Ladies & Gent’s Singles Stableford Competition
15.34-18.24 Members Casual Golf

Sunday, 11 October
07.45-13.54 Ladies & Gent’s Singles Stableford Competition
14.03-14.21 Junior Cup v Waterford
14.30-15.10 Ladies & Gent’s Singles Stableford Competition
15.20-15.40 Members Casual Golf
15.50-17.56 Junior Sixes
18.05-18.25 Members Casual Golf

Monday, 12 October
09.50-12.50 Gent’s Singles Stableford Competition
13.00-14.10 Members Casual Golf
14.20-15.20 Gent’s Singles Stableford Competition
15.30-18.30 Members Casual Golf

Tuesday, 13 October
08.56-10.50 Ladies Competitions
11.00-12.04 Members Casual Golf
12.13-14.45 Ladies Competitions
15.25-18.36 Members Casual Golf

Wednesday, 14 October
08.20-08.58 Members Casual Golf
09.07-15.07 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles.
15.25-18.28 Members Casual Golf