Tuesday, 08 December, 2020

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Annual General Meetings.
With the Ladies and Gent’s AGM’s scheduled for the 16th & 17th December members are reminded that they must register their interest to attend the webinar event.
This registration can be done any time from now by clicking on the link below or copying and pasting it into your Google toolbar.
Members must register by Monday 14th at latest.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
It is good to see that some Ladies and Gents have already registered following the email that went out last Friday.

Mens Agm Link

Ladies Agm Link

Please note you will also have to download Zoom on your computer or phone before the meeting.

Nominations for Committee
Nominations for both the Ladies and Gent’s committees have now closed. Details of the Ladies Club are listed in the Ladies section.

Members still have until the 9th for Ladies & 10th for Gents respectively, to submit any motions for discussion at the AGM.

Christmas Gift Vouchers
Christmas Gift Vouchers are available from the office. These vouchers may be purchased for Green Fees or payments towards Annual Subscriptions. All denominations available.
Jimmy Bolger in the Pro Shop and Barry Joyce Catering also have vouchers available for the Pro Shop and for Meals.

General Notes
Competitions resume this coming week.
First up will be the Senior Ladies & Gent’s weekly Thursday outings.
The much anticipated Saturday Gent’s Crosscard makes a welcome return and the week-end will see a Four Person Team Event take place.
Add to the above, the Ramblers & Gamblers Society on Friday and it would appear that life is getting back to normal.
Of course, the continuation of above is all dependent on us, as members, observing the Covid Protocols as set down by the Government, the GUI and Kilkenny Golf Club. All casual golf must be pre booked via the BRS.

World Handicapping System
The Handicap Committee have completed their review of Members Indexes under the new World Handicapping System and all members should now be updated where necessary on Golf Ireland. Club V1 have an issue with a Global Sync with Golf Ireland at the moment so Mens Handicaps may not be updated yet and consequently How Did I Do will not be updated. Accordingly, Golf Ireland is the only place to be sure of your correct Index at the moment. Ladies Handicaps should be correct on all platforms, Golf Ireland, Club V1 and How Did I Do.

Course News
With the demand for tee time not as high as anticipated the Course staff will have an opportunity to rotate the holes in use and rest parts of the course as they see fit.
Buggies are not permitted at the moment and this situation will not be reviewed before Friday.

The Kilkenny Lions Club Annual Christmas Auction
Kilkenny Lions Club held a very successful live auction on KCLR last week with over 180 items sold.
Lions Club PRO, Philip O’Neill said, on KCLR, that they were thrilled with the overall results of the event and were particularly delighted that the two special, Adare Manor, golf items sold for a total of €1,600.
The fourball, with breakfast and caddy went for €1,400 and the opportunity to play with the sponsor and renowned Irish jockeys, Paul Townend and David Mullins went for €200.
He was particularly grateful too, and thanked, all the local sponsors and also the purchasers of the various items.
It is thought that the golf items were purchased by local golf enthusiasts.

Senior Gents
Seniors golf is back and this Thursday’s draw has been e-mailed to all.
Members are reminded to observe the Protocols as laid down when attending the regular Thursday outings.
Reservations for next weeks outing will become available on the BRS from 17.30 next Friday, 11 December.

Pro Shop Corner
Jimmy and Eoin are back in full swing and are looking forward to meeting you in the coming days.
As we have all been told to shop local, we should therefore call in to the Pro shop and select that special Christmas gift for the golfer in your life.
With a wide range of stock from Golf Clubs, to golf ware, to range finders or the invaluable gift vouchers, you are sure to satisfy your needs.
Any other Christmas gift ideas, don’t hesitate to contact Jimmy by phone (0876810585) or by email (

Bonus Ball Draw.
Following our return to golf the first Bonus Ball draw for a prize of a €230 voucher for the Pro shop, will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, 09 December.
Remember – you have to be in to win.

Bar & Catering
The Bar & Catering facilities are open to members on a limited basis. Open Tuesday to Sunday and closed on Monday.
Members can avail of tea/coffee after their round of golf but are not permitted to purchase alcohol, unless they are having a meal.
The catering operation will operate on a six day week, with Monday becoming a closed day.
Barry Joyce will continue with his very popular take away meals.
He will continue with the Saturday and Sunday takeaway and will be available on Saturday from 17.00 to 19.00hrs and from 13.00 to 17.30hrs. on Sunday.
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.

Ladies Club Notes
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, 16 December @ 20.00hrs., via Zoom.
Annual General Meeting, Kilkenny Golf Club, Ladies Branch.
The following members are proposed to the Ladies Committee for 2021

Name Position Proposed by Seconded by
Mary Browne Lady President Carmel O’Shea Mags Cuddihy
Ber Crowdle Lady Captain Bridie McGarry Carmel O’Shea
Mags Cuddihy Vice Captain Ber Crowdle Catherine King
Mary Corcoran Hon. Secretary Ber Crowdle Mags Cuddihy
Catherine King Hon. Treasurer Ber Crowdle Mary Rice
Mary Norton Hon. H/Cap Sec. Ber Crowdle Eithne Murphy
Mary Rice Hon. Comp. Sec. Ber Crowdle Mary Moynihan
Ex Officio Bridie McGarry

Committee Members: 2021
Proposed by Seconded by
Phyl Doyle Paula Bradbury Carmel O’Shea
Breda Comerford Barbara Teehan Catherine Barrett
Eleanor Moore Dorrie Lenehan Joan Cody
Joan Cashin Mary Hickey Edith Ogilvie
Mary Moynihan Mags Duggan Martina Naughton
Imelda Pollock Ann Widger Eleanor Moore.

As there are only six Nominations for six places on committee, it will not be necessary to have a vote for positions.
The minutes of last year’s AGM have been circulated via email yesterday.
Any member who wishes to raise a question on the minutes or on another subject are requested to forward same to the office for the attention of Hon. Secretary Ladies Club Mags Cuddihy or email to and it will be dealt with on the night.
Please note, if you wish to take part in the AGM, which will be held on Zoom, you need to click on the link that was sent out in the e-mail last Friday to register your intention to take part. You will also need to download Zoom on your Computer or Phone before the date of the meeting if you have not done so already.

Senior Ladies
The Senior Ladies are back in action this coming Thursday.
Participants should check the notice board for the draw.
Booking for next Thursday (17th), become available on the BRS on Friday, 11 December.

Tuesday, 08 & Wednesday, 09 December
08.15-15.00 Members Casual Golf. 14 Holes
Holes 1-8 & 13-18

Thursday, 10 December
08.30-09.10 Members Casual Golf. 11 Holes
Holes 1-7 & 10-13
09.32-10.40 Senior Ladies
10.50-13.30 Senior Gent’s
13.40-15.00 Members Casual Golf
Back 5 Holes are also open for online booking

Friday, 11 December
08.30-09.20 Members Casual Golf. 13 Holes
Holes 1-13
09.30-12.00 Ramblers & Gamblers
12.10-15.00. Members Casual Golf
Back 5 holes are also open for online booking.

Saturday, 12 December
08.30-09.10 Members Casual Golf
09.20-09.50 Four Person Team Competition
10.00-12.50 Gent’s Saturday Crosscard
13.00-13.30 Four Person Team Competition
13.40-15.00 Members Casual Golf

Sunday, 13 December
08.40-13.20 Four Person Team Competition
13.30-15.00 Members Casual Golf

Monday, 14 December
08.40-09.50 Members Casual Golf
10.00-13.10 Four Person Team Competition
13.30-15.00 Members Casual Golf

Tuesday, 15 & Wednesday 16, December
08.40-15.00 Members Casual Golf