KILKENNY GOLF CLUB NOTES
Tuesday, 07 July, 2020
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The Kilkenny Honda Centre Golfer of the Year.
The Golfer of the Year competition resumes this week with the March Monthly Medal, which also doubles with the Club Singles Qualifier.
There are 11 more competitions in the Golfer of the Year, which will be presented on finals day in October.
The bonus point competitions for the year are the Club Singles Matchplay, the Richard Duggan Memorial and The Ladies Captains prize to men.
The current leader of the Golfer of The Year is Paul McCabe but, with so many competitions to go, it’s wide open as to who will be the eventual winner of this prestigious award.
A full leaderboard and the method of points calculation will be included in the notes next week. All Golfer of the Year competitions will have “goty” marked opposite them on the computer and the leaderboard will be kept up to date and displayed on notice board in the club.
A reminder to members that all golf reservations, including weekly competitions and casual golf can be made at the usual time of 17.30hrs. on Friday evenings.
Members have permission to book more than one time in the Tuesday to Friday slot. Likewise, you may book casual golf and competition golf at the week-end. This is being done on a trial basis as pressure on timesheets has eased and will be closely monitored to ensure that all members get the same opportunity to play
All casual golf MUST continue to be pre-booked. No member has permission to arrive unannounced and expect to play.
Club Fourball Qualifier.
The first of the Club qualifiers took place at the week-end, with in excess of 150 Pairs vying for one of the top 31 places eligible for the draw for the matchplay stages.
Last years winners, Charlie Brown and Kevin Lenihan will be added to the list.
Due to Covid 19 regulations score cards cannot be checked before Tuesday with the results and draw notified on Wednesday. This will be the same for all competitions, for the foreseeable future.
It is hoped to put the draw up on the Club V1 App. This is still in the experimental stage and your patience is required.
Gent’s Club Singles Qualifier & March Monthly Medal
This week-end will see the Gent’s Club Singles qualifiers take place. This stroke play competition will see the top 31 players join last years winner, Richard Duggan, in the draw for the match play stages.
Entries will be taken in Pro Shop.
Entry for both the Singles & Monthly Medal competitions is €8 + €2 for two’s club.
It is not possible to enter just one competition.
Please have exact fee or pay by Debit/Credit Card
Complete your own score card using full GUI handicap.
Only one player should touch the score card.
When marker checks your card please write his name on the card.
Please return scorecard to competition box in Gents Locker Room.
Placing is allowed in Bunkers.
Mark the spot with a tee and place within 6 inches
not nearer the hole.
Remember to smooth the sand with your foot or clubhead.
Lost and Found
Over the last few weeks a number of clubs that were found on the course and left into the Clubhouse, have yet to be claimed.
Recently a ‘fit-bit’ was found at the back of the 11th green. The owner may collect same from the office.
Any items found out on the course should be left into the bar.
Open Junior/Juvenile Fundraiser
The Junior Golf Team Event will be held next Wednesday, 15 July.
This is an open, four person team event to support our 300 plus young golfers in the Club and to provide them with the best coaching and competition.
The timesheet is now open for bookings and the competition is kindly sponsored by Campion Insurances.
The cost of entry is €15 for members and €20 for visitors.
When entering you may include guest in your team but at least two days before the competition you must ring the office and name all four players that are actually going to play.
On the day one person should pay for the team and provide a contact phone number when paying for the team. There will be 10 minute intervals between teams, in compliance with GUI guidelines.
Public health guidelines should also be strictly adhered to on the day.
Many thanks to the 10 regular stalwarts who turned up for the divot repair session last evening.
Sat./Sun./Mon., 04/05/06 July. Club Fourball Qualifier.
Results will not be available before Wednesday.
As with competition results, the results of the two’s club will be reported a week in arrears.
Away Outing Faithlegg
Following on from the success of the Gowran away outing, the Gent’s Senior Society head to Faithlegg next Monday, 13 July.
There are still a couple off slots available and interested members should put their name on the entry list on the Seniors notices board.
All protocols that were in place for Gowran will apply again for Faithlegg.
Regular Thursday outings
The regular weekly Seniors outing makes a welcome return this coming Thursday.
Regrettably, the turn up and play system has had to be replaced with an entry sheet placed on the Seniors notice board.
With a two tier time system members are requested to register for the early or later times and participants will be notified of their time in advance.
Thursday’s draw and timesheet will be posted on the notice board on Tuesday, 07 July.
Please note, that on the day of play, entries will be taken at the Starter’s Office adjacent to the first tee box and NOT in the Pavilion. No entry via Clubhouse.
This will help to reduce the numbers gathering in the Clubhouse.
Numbers may have to be limited and the committee are working on a way to use the BRS system for future bookings.
Gowran Park GC Results
Monday, 06 July, Away outing to Gowran Park.
1. Morgan Doyle, Murt Farragher, Liam Merrins, Nicky Lawlor, 89.
2. Matt Ruth, Frank Bradbury, Tom Keating, Denis Carey, 86 (B9).
3. Paddy Smee, Donie Butler, Pat O’Shea, Eamonn Everard, 86.
4. Michael Hayes, Tom Brett, Jimmy Rhatigan , Paul Brady, 84 (B9).
5. John Geoghegan, Tom Dunne, Brendan McIntyre, Paddy Hally, 84.
6. Pat Collins, Des Byrne, Brian Keane, Ger Power, 81 (B9).
7. Dermot Gaynor, Eddie Guilfoyle, Tony Joyce, Joe Nolan, 81 (B9).
58 Players took part
A great day was had by all at the splendid Gowran Park Golf Club. The course was in pristine condition. The food and service was of a very high standard. The scoring was good but a little below the normal. The new food arrangements (meal served as one arrived back to clubhouse) seems to have been a winner with all.
First home outing since COVID19 outbreak this Thursday.
Next away outing Faithlegg Golf Club, Waterford next Monday 13th July. Draw will be notified tomorrow Tuesday 7th July.
Pro Shop Corner
Congratulations to Stephen McCormack on winning this weeks Lotto bonus ball draw. Stephen receives a €230 voucher for the Pro Shop.
The next draw will be held on Saturday, 11 July.
Call into the Pro Shop to get your number. Cost €5.
Ladies Club Notes
The weekly Ladies competition next Tuesday, 14 July is an 18 Hole Stableford event.
Times are also allocated for this completion on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th.
Times are also allocated for the Nine Hole Stableford competition.
Entries can be made through the BRS system.
Please Note that prior to play, competitors must follow instructions posted on the Ladies notice board:-
1. Place entry fee in brown envelope
2. Clearly write your name, date and competition on the outside of envelope.
3. Put envelope in assigned box.
4. There will be no entry in the book.
Marking the Card:-
1. Players to enter their own hole scores on their own score card.
2. Record score of other player/marker down left side of own card.
3. Both to verify the scores are correct.
4. Sign own card and verify the marker’s name in writing.
5. Place card in Competition box at Ladies Notice Board area.
The regular Senior Ladies Thursday competitions will return this Thursday, 09 July.
The tee has been reserved from 09.15 to 10.45 with 10 minute intervals between each tee off.
Please check in before 09.20 for a 09.30 Tee-off.
The first Junior Competition of the season took place yesterday, Monday, 06 July, with a fantastic turnout of 69 boys and girls.
A big thank you to all the helpers on the day. Results will be in next weeks notes.
The new Summer Coaching programme kicked off last week, with the first 50 new members having their first of three coaching sessions with our Club professional Jimmy Bolger.
Close to 150 junior/juveniles are partaking in the programme, divided into Pods of a maximum of 10, with two adult volunteers heading up each Pod.
Over the next eight/nine weeks each Pod group will receive three one hour sessions with Jimmy Bolger, and in the intervening weeks the group leaders will take the group out for structured practice either on the club practice grounds, the small Par 3 or out the course to play a few holes. The Junior Committee would like to thank all those who volunteered to assist with the coaching programme.
The JD Matchplay competition will commence shortly and entries are now being taken. Details will be available shortly and will be displayed on Junior Noticeboard in Club.
Date for your diary, Wednesday, 15 July – Junior/Juvenile Fundraiser.- Teams of Four. Member €15, Non-Member €20.
Monday, 06 July.
Results of Junior 18 Hole Stableford Competition.
1. Lauren Grace (34) 40 Pts
2. Abbie O’Donoghue (31) 33 Pts
Boys – Full Handicap
1. David Mulrooney (17) 37 Pts
2. Mikey Raggett (19) 36 Pts
3. Sean Keenan (10) 36 Pts
Boys – Junior Handicap
1. Luke Kerwick (20) 40 Pts
2. Bill Whelan (22) 39 Pts
3. Louis Raggett (22) 38 Pts
4. Ronan Grace (26) 38 Pts
69 Players took part
Tuesday, 07 July
08.15-08.45 Members Casual Golf
08.55-09.45 Ladies 18 Hole Four-ball Competition
10.05-10.25 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
10.45-10.55 Ladies Into Golf
11.05-12.15 Members Casual Golf
12.25-13.35 Ladies 18 Hole Four-ball Competition
13.45-13.55 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
14.05. Ladies Into Golf
14.25-16.05 Members Casual Golf
16.25-17.25 Ladies 18 Hole Fourball Competition
17.35-17.45 Ladies Into Golf
17.55-20.55 Members Casual Golf
Wednesday, 08 July
08.15-20.55 Members Casual Golf
Thursday, 09 July
08.15-09.05 Members Casual Golf
09.15-10.45 Senior Ladies
10.55-13.25 Senior Gent’s
13.35-20.55 Members Time
Friday, 10 July
08.15-20.55 Members Casual Golf
Saturday, 11 July
07.30-08.50 Members Casual Golf
09.00-10.30 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
13.00-13.50 Members Casual Golf
14.00-16.30 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
16.40-20.55 Members Casual Golf
Sunday, 12 July
07.30-15.00 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
15.10-15.50 Members Casual Golf
16.00-16.20 Ladies Nine Hole Singles Competition
16.30-21.00 Members Casual Golf
Monday, 13 July
07.00-08.20 Members Time
09.15-12.55 Junior/Juvenile 18 Hole Competition
13.05-14.25 Members Casual Golf
15.05-17.05 Gent’s Club Singles Qualifier
17.15-20.55 Members Casual Golf
Tuesday, 14 July
08.15-09.45 Ladies 18 Hole Singles Competition
09.55-10.25 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
10.35-10-45 Ladies Into Golf
10.55-12.15 Members Casual Golf
12.25-13.25 Ladies 18 Hole Competition
13.35-14.05 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
14.15-14.25 Ladies Into Golf
14.35-16.15 Members Casual Golf
16.25-17.55 Ladies 18 Hole Singles Competition
18.05-20.55 Members Casual Golf
Wednesday, 15 July
08.15-08.55 Members Casual Golf
09.05-12.55 Junior/Juvenile Club Open Fundraiser
13.05-14.05 Members Casual Golf
14.15-18.05 Junior/Juvenile Club Open Fundraiser
18.15-20.55 Members Casual Golf