KILKENNY GOLF CLUB NOTES
Tuesday, 24 August, 2021
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President, John O’Donovan’s Prize for men.
Last Saturday & Sunday, Kilkenny Golf Club hosted Club President, John O’Donovan’s prize for men.
As testament to the excellent work that John has given to the club over the years, 280 plus members battled for his specially commissioned prize, a painting by, local artist, Maeve Doherty of the 13th green.
Whilst weathers conditions, did not vary much over the week-end the best of the scoring was done on the Saturday.
Both the first and second placed contestants played on the Saturday.
The overall winner, Philip Cross posted, what proved to be an unassailable score of 43 points, whilst second placed PJ Martin shot an excellent 41points to secure second place.
Both these players were the only contestants to break the 40 points total all week-end.
The presentation took place in the Clubhouse on Sunday evening and the winner, Philip Cross, congratulated The President on his successful year in office and expressed his delight at winning such a unique and beautiful prize.
Open Ladies & Gents Seniors (Over 50’s)
The final two Open Seniors for this year take place this Thursday Aug 26th and next Thursday Sept 2nd .
Members €6 and Visitors €20.
Booking online on www.kilkennygolfclub.com , through the Brs or through the office on 056 7765400.
Kilkenny Golf Club 1896- 2021
This year marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of Kilkenny Golf Club.
To mark the occasion and to show appreciation for the support that members have given to the club over the past two difficult years the Management Committee have decided to run a complimentary Members Classic over the weekend of Friday-Monday, 10-13 September.
The details are as follows:
Date:- Friday, 10th to Monday, 13 September inclusive.
Format:- Four Person team event.
Entry:- Free and will include a Meal, served after play.
Handicap:- No limit but, Playing Handicap subject to Golf Ireland recommendation of 85% of Course Handicap.
Prizes:- Minimum 10 prizes, to include an All Ladies team, All Junior team and All Seniors team (over 65 – membership categories)
All teams will be entered into a draw for a golfing break to Portugal to take place over the Easter weekend, next April.
This will include five nights Bed & Breakfast, in the Vila Gale Hotel in Cascais, Portugal, with two rounds of golf in Penha Longa and Lisbon Sports Club.
Flights are not included.
From a safeguarding perspective, under 18’s are not eligible to win the raffle or a prize involving overnight accommodation (unless playing with a parent) but can win any other prize.
As soon as Covid rules allow it is proposed to have a celebration night in the club at which former PRO Tom Brett will show a huge collection of photographs relating to Kilkenny Golf Club going back to the 1960’s.
Work is also taking place on restoring and displaying the existing collection of club photographs with plans to incorporate these photographs in to a history section on the club website.
Club Matchplay Competitions
The various club matchplay competitions are progressing, and adhering to the timetable as set out.
Disappointingly, the Bar Cup has fallen behind and competitors need to arrange their matches immediately to ensure the competition of the knock-out stages in readiness for Club Finals day.
Adopt a Green
A proposal was adopted at the last AGM that members be requested to
“Adopt a Green” with respect to the repair of pitch marks.
We are now seeking volunteers who would be prepared to adopt a green, so
that when they are playing, both themselves and their team members would
give special attention to repairing the pitch marks on their designated green.
It is important to note that this proposal will not in any way diminish the
responsibility everybody has to repair pitch marks on the greens.
If you are interested in adopting a green, please forward your name to
We will then correspond to you on the allocation of the greens.
Saturday, Sunday, 21 & 22 August. President, John O’Donovan’s Prize.
1. Philip Cross (21), 43
2. PJ Martin (10), 41
3. Colm McMenamin (12), 39 (B6)
Gross:- Richie Guilfoyle (1), 36
Cat. (4-7). Richie Power (4), 39 (B6)
Cat. (8-11), Michael Fogarty (10), 38 (B1)
Cat. (12-15), John Clarke (12), 39 (B9)
Cat. (16-19). Niall Grogan (17), 39 (B6)
Cat. (20 +). Michael Cullinane (21), 38(B9)
Past President. Aidan McDonald (4), 34 (B9)
Juvenile. Billy FitzPatrick (11), 28
Student. Andrew Arnopp (13), 37
6th. Michael Grant, James Bateman, Dermot Doyle, Aidan McCarrick, 10th. Joe Casey, Richie Guilfoyle,
15th. Aidan Boland, Luke Wall, Denis Butler, Leo Hennessey, Tony Murphy, Eugene Buckley, John Grace, Billy Burke,
17th. Paul J Cleere, Sean FitzPatrick, Nathan Ryan,
Each ‘Two’ receives €24.50 credit in the Pro Shop.
Wednesday, 18 August. St. Vincent de Paul Golf Classic.
1. Brian Cullen, Peter Dabinett, Noel Maher, 89
2. Kevin Donohoe, Peter Ryan, Pat Walsh, 86
3. Jim White, Michael Egan, Anthony White, 86
4. Pat Drennan, Michael Moore, Stephen Drennan, 86
5. Tony Butler, Seamus Rochford, M Butler, 85
6. Thomas O’Donnell, Martin Ryan, Lee Kinsella,
The Society of St. Vincent De Paul sincerely thank all participants, those made additional contributions, Kilkenny Golf Club, Committee & Management, Sponsors and The Seniors Golf Society for their generous support of this event.
Thursday, 19 August. 13 Hole Four person team
1. Willie P Murphy, Matt Ruth, Pat O’Shea, Liam Barry. 70
2. Carl Widger, Donie Butler, Brian Keane, Shem Lawlor. 66
3. Proinnsias O hAilin, Martin Mullane, Bob Greany, Jack Nolan. 65
4. Brian Cullen, Murt Farragher, Joe O’Driscoll, Tom Keating. 63 (B6)
5. Tom Gunning, Michael Nicholson, Eddie Geraghty, Sean Breathnach. 63
6. David O’Mahony, Michael O’Sullivan, Nicky Lawlor, Dick Cogan. 62 (B6)
7. Geoff Meagher, Frank Bradbury, Dermot Moloney, Gerry Power 62
68 members played.
Thursday, 26 August & 02 September:- Open Seniors Day
Wednesday, 08 September:- Club President John O Donovan’s prize.
Ladies Club Notes
Lady President, Mary Browne will host her president’s prize on Sunday next, 29 August.
A meal will be served at 8.00 p.m followed by the presentation of prizes.
A sheet will be placed on the ladies notice board, please enter your name if you wish to attend.
All Covid 19 regulations will be adhered to within the club house.
A Fond Farewell.
Best wishes to Liz Kinsella who is returning to Dublin to live.
Liz is a very active member of Kilkenny Golf Club and we wish to acknowledge and thank her for her invaluable contribution, especially to the junior golf.
We wish her and Ken well for the future and look forward to seeing them both again.
Hole in One
Congratulations to Annette Stapleton, who achieved every golfers dream when she had a “hole in one” in competition. Having enjoyed her success so much she also had a second “hole in one” in casual golf in the same week.
The Senior Cup were defeated on Friday, 20 August, by Lahinch Golf Club who were consequently defeated by Elm Park in the Final.
However, the Senior Cup are the Leinster Central Winners for 2021 and thanks to all the players and managers, Ella Dunphy and Eileen Rose Power for their commitment and time.
The Junior Cup were defeated on Sunday, 22 August, by Tullamore Golf Club.
Again, thanks to all the players and managers, Ann Widger and Liz Kinsella for their commitment and time.
Sunday, 15 August. Presidents Prize to Ladies
Winner:- Jacinta Culliton (24), 40 pts
2. Mary Rice (29), 39 pts
Gross:- Mary Leahy Browne (3) 34 pts
Class A Mary O’Shea (10), 37 pts
Class B Grainne Parker (24), 38 pts
Class C Mary Ruth (32), 37 pts
Class D Frances Graham (35), 36 pts (B9)
3. Mary O’Neill (29), 36 pts (B9)
4. Frances Gray (41), 36 pts (B6)
5. Yvonne Egan (10), 36 pts (B9)
6. Mags Cuddihy (12), 36 pts (B6)
7. Carmel O’Shea (26), 36 pts
8. Stephanie Downes (28), 35 pts (B9)
9. Evelyn Crotty (16), 35 pts (B9)
10. Eileen Rose Power (3), 35 pts
Nine Hole Winners
1.Toni Hayes (18), 20 pts
2nd Mary Prendergast (14), 18 pts
Congratulations on the following
Silver Medal:- Mary O Shea
Bronze Medal:- Margaret Harmer
Tuesday, 17 August. Ladies Fourball
1. Liz Neary (19) & Jacinta Culleton (28), 41 pts (B9)
2. Annette Stapleton (18) & Josephine Leahy (14), 41 pts
Nine Hole Stableford
1. Nollaig Cotter (27), 22 pts
2. Valerie Duncan (20), 20 pts
3. Hilda Richardson (21) 19 pts
Thursday, 19 August.
1. Edith Ogilvie, Nuala Crotty, Anne B. Murphy, Mary Feighery, 64
2. Mary Ryan, Breda Comerford, Helen O’Gorman, Peggy Peters, 63 (B6)
3. Jo Duggan, 63ptsJoan Cashin, Eileen Byrne, Fionnuala Hennebry, 63
4. Mary Prendergast, Mary Gorman, Hilda Richardson, (59+3) 62
49 Ladies played.
The Senior Ladies Society will travel to New Ross on Thursday, 26 August.
Draw will take place on Monday, 23rd and tee times will be notified by text message.
First tee off at 12.10.
The next Senior Ladies Society competition will be a nine hole on September 9th.
Monday, 16 August. 18 Hole Stableford
1. Millie Molloy (26) 40 Pts
Boys – Full Handicap
1. Colm Byrne (15) 41 Pts
2. Louis Raggett (20) 34 Pts
Boys – Juveniles
1. Andrew Brennan (26) 48 Pts
2. Darragh Lawlor (25) 40 Pts
3. Seán Sheeran (23) 38 Pts
35 Players took Part
Note: Next Junior Competition TUESDAY 24th August 14:00 to 17:00
Wednesday, 25 August
07.30-08.29 / 10.53-12.05 / 14.47-15.59 & 18.44-20.30 , Members Casual Golf
08.39-10.44 / 12.14-14.29 & 16.08.17.11
Ladies Competitions to include 18 Hole, Nine Hole and Ladies into Golf Events.
Thursday, 26 August
08.00-08.50 Members Casual Golf, 09.00-16.50 Open Senior Ladies & Gents ,17.00-20.00 Members Casual Golf
Friday, 27 August
08.00-08.50 Members Casual Golf (must be off course by 11.00am), 11.00-14.00 Hurlers Society
14.00-15.30 Past Captains, 15.30- 17.20 Members Casual Golf off 1st Tee
17.45-20.00 Members Casual Golf off 3rd tee due to Junior/Juvenile end of Year BBQ on 1st Hole.
Saturday, 28 August
07.30-16.03 Kilkenny Block Company, Open Junior Scratch Cup , 16.12-19.02 Members Casual Golf
Sunday, 29 August
08.06-16.04 Lady President, Mary Browne’s Prize, 16.20-20.00 Members Casual Golf
Monday, 30 August
08.00-09.45 Members Casual Golf ,09.00-12.00 Portarlington Seniors GS, 12.10-20.00. Members Casual Golf
Tuesday, 31 August
11.00-12.12/14.44-15.47 & 16.50-20.30
Members Casual Golf
08.20-10.52 / 12.20-14.35 & 15.56-16.41
Ladies Competitions to include 18 Hole, Nine Hole and Ladies into Golf Events.
Wednesday, 01 September
08.00-13.50 Members Casual Golf , 14.00-16.00 Ladies Past Captains,16.10-20.00 Members Casual Golf