KILKENNY GOLF CLUB NOTES
Tuesday, 10 August, 2021
(Leinster’s Hidden Gem 2019)
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Members are reminded that their Purse should be in credit prior to booking a time slot for the weekly competitions. Failure to do so will result in you being unable to sign in for competitions. The easiest way to top up your purse is downloading the Club V1 app and topping up your purse using credit / debit card. If unable to do so on the app please contact the office.
Following last weeks session, the Divot repair crew were delighted to report that members are making a big effort to improve the condition of the course by using the sand bags they were provided with.
If you haven’t got a sand bag, there are still some available in the lobby of the clubhouse.
With the various Club matchplay competitions in full swing, a big thank you to those who have adhered to the dates, as laid out.
However, there are a considerable number of matches, in all competitions, not completed.
In an effort to ensure the orderly progress of these competitions, members must play their matches immediately.
Prochem Engineering Intermediate Scratch Cup.
The Intermediate Scratch Cup, kindly sponsored by Prochem Engineering, will take place this Saturday.
The handicap range is for golfers between 10 & 18 and is an 18 hole stroke play competition.
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 07. 08, 09 August. July Monthly Medal.
1. Noel Maher (17), 65
2. Fergal Murphy (18), 66 (B9)
3. Dick Curtin (17), 66
Gross:- Stephen Galvin (1), 70
4. Proinnsias O’Hailin (17), 67
5. Colin Corbett (8), 68
6. Dan Twomey (21), 68 (B9)
6th. Jason Lawlor, Derek O’Gorman, ,10th. Seamus Rockford, Robert J.O’Shea, Benny Cleere, Jim White,
15th. PJ O’Reilly, Neil McDonald, ,17th. Cathal McDonald, Jim White,
Each ‘Two’ receives €19.50 credit in the Pro Shop.
Hole in One.
Patience is a virtue and, playing in his first competition for 25 years, Maurice Murphy’s patience paid off, when his dream of a hole in one came true at the sixth hole last week-end, in the July Monthly Medal.
Congratulations to Maurice, who will have his credit in the Pro Shop boosted by €98.00
Wednesday, 04 August. Ladies & Gents Open Singles.
1. Brian Orr (5) 42
2. Conor Borland (7) 41 (B9)
3. Dan Twomey (21) 41
Gross:- Kevin Brennan(6) 34
4. Tom McInerney (16) 39 (B9)
5. Paddy FitzPatrick (11) 39 (B9)
6. David Culleton (25) 39
6th. Tommy Walton, Michael Mullally, Dan Jordan, Damien Holohan, Mark Grant, 10th. Neville Coen, J Browne,
15th. Joe O’Grady, Kevin Brennan, 17th. Pat Cody, Anthony Holohan, Donal O’Riordan,
Each ‘Two’ receives €19.16 credit in the Pro Shop.
Social Mixed Golf Results
1. Ronan Morrissey, Patricia O’Sullivan, Sheila O’Mahony
2. John King, Mary Ruth, Catherine Hughes
A very enjoyable evenings social golf was held last week-end.
The format was a three person Champagne Scramble, with 27 members (nine teams), enjoying a lovely evenings Golf.
Thursday & Friday, 05 & 06 August. James Stephens Golf Classic.
1. Pat Butler, Tony Butler, Pat Walsh and Tommy Barry. 98 (B9)
2. Paul Carroll, Tommy Buckley, Stephen Dalton, Gerry Rowe (Mt.Jul), 98
3. Joe Kenny Thurles, Mary Hayes Tp’more, Catherine Hughes, Bernie Lynch 94 (B9)
The annual Mixed competition for the Senior Ladies and Gents, scheduled for last Thursday, was postponed due to the weather.
Both committees will be meeting shortly to try to arrange an alternative date.
Weathers permitting, the regular weekly competition will take place this Thursday. It will be a 14 hole event commencing from the fifth tee and bookings are available on the BRS.
The timesheet for our next away outing, to Athy, is posted on the seniors noticeboard at the entrance to the dressing rooms.
It will be there until the end of the competition this Thursday.
Pro Shop Corner
Ladies Club Notes
Club President, John O’Donovan’s prize to the lady members will take place this coming Sunday, 15 August. The timesheet is now open for entry.
Competition:- Junior Foursomes
Match:- Kilkenny v Royal Curragh
Venue:- Kilkenny two matches, Royal Curragh one.
Date/Time:- Wednesday, 11 August, @ 15.00hrs.
Home:- Niamh Spratt & Ella Dunphy, Mary Norton & Margaret McCreery
Away:- Evelyn Crotty & Phyl Doyle
Reserves:- Aoife Crowdle
Managers:- Paula Bradbury & Ann Greaney
Competition:- Junior Cup
Match:- Carlow v Kilkenny
Venue:- Carlow three matches, Kilkenny two
Date/Time:- Saturday, 14 August @ 16.00hrs.
Home:- Mary O’Shea, Mags Cuddihy,
Away:- Niamh Spratt, Dervla O’Byrne & Birdie McGarry
Reserves:- Eva Duggan, Mary Norton & Evelyn Crotty
Managers:- Ann Widger & Liz Kinzella
Tuesday, 03 August. 18 Hole Stableford
1. Frances Foley (32), 40 pts (B9)
2. Niamh Doran (23), 40 pts (B9)
Gross:- Jan Browne (0), 40 pts
3. Catherine Barrett (26), 40 pts
4. Annette Whelan (29), 39 pts
5. Stella Coughlan (22), 37 pts (B9)
Ladies Nine Hole Stableford
1. Joan O’Sullivan (22), 21 pts
2. Mary Gorman (19), 20 pts
Captains 18 Hole Ladies Open Stableford, 02 August
1. Dorrie Lenehan (30) 43 pts
Ladies 18 Hole Open Stableford 4th August
1. Jacinta Culliton (25) 39 pts
In the Area semi-final of the Challenge Cup, Kilkenny faced a very strong Waterford side. Undaunted, the Kilkenny ladies rose to the challenge and fought every inch of the way but eventually lost 3&2
Mags Duggan secured an away point, winning on the 17th and Millie Molloy lost 17th.
At home Abbie O’Donoghue won her match on 13th and with Mary Corcoran and Stephanie Downes fighting all the way only for both to lose on the 18th hole.
This was a great team performance to get to Semi-finals particularly with three of team playing matches for club for first time.
Managers:- Phyla Doyle & Edith Ogilvie
The Ladies Senior Foursomes team played Wexford GC on Sunday last, 08 August, in the Area quarter final.
Wexford had home advantage.
Our team put up a brave fight, in difficult windy conditions but, unfortunately lost 21/2-1/2 to a very strong Wexford team.
Niamh Kelly and Bridie McGarry lost in Kilkenny, Sarah Molloy and Mags Cuddihy lost in Wexford. Mary Leahy-Browne and Mary O’Shea were called in on the 14th.
Managers Margaret Kiely and Liz Cleere would like to thank all on the panel for their efforts and commitment over the last two months.
Last weeks Annual Mixed competition was cancelled due to the inclement weather.
The weekly competition will resume this Thursday.
Results, Thursday, 29 July.
1. Mary Ryan, Teresa Brandon, Eileen Byrne, Breda O’Loughlin, 71
2. Kay Gray, Peggy Murray, Marian Woodcock, (67+3) 70
3. Ann Kelly, Ann M. Murphy, Margaret Harmer, Joan O’Brien, 65
Wednesday, 11 August
08.06-08.26 Members Casual Golf
09.02-12.02 Ladies & Gents Open Singles
12.11-13.21 Greenkeepers Outing
13.30-17.37 Ladies & Gents Open Singles
17.56-20.30 Members Casual Golf
Thursday, 12 August
07.50-08.30 Members Casual Golf
08.58-10.28 Senior Ladies
09..52-12.34 Senior Gent’s
12.43-17.50 O’Loughlin Gaels Golf Classic
Friday, 13 August
08.06-10.46 Members Casual Golf
10.56-17.00 O’Louighlin Gaels Golf Classic
Saturday, 14 August
07.260-8.14 Members Casual Golf
08.32-16.30 Prochem Engineering Intermediate Scratch Cup
Sunday, 15 August
08.02-16.44 President, John O’Donovan Prize to the Ladies
16.53-19.30 Members Casual Golf
Monday, 16 August
08.00-08.50 Members Casual Golf
09.09-13.00 Junior/Juvenile Competition
13.10-19.30 Members Casual Golf
Tuesday, 17 August
08.00-08.20 /11.10-12.10 & 14.40-15.50 & 17.40-20.30
Members Casual Golf
08.30-10.50 / 12.20-14.20 & 16.00.17.20
Ladies Competitions to include 18 Hole, Nine Hole and Ladies into Golf Events.
Wednesday, 18 August
08.00-09.00 Members Casual Golf
09.09-13.00 St. Vincent de Paul Classic (Three Person Team)
13.10-14.10 Members Casual Golf
14.20-16.54 St. Vincent de Paul Classic (Three Person Team)
17.10-20.30 Members Casual Golf