KILKENNY GOLF CLUB NOTES
Tuesday, 13 July, 2021
(Leinster’s Hidden Gem 2019)
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Captains Prize qualifying Round
Last week-end Kilkenny golf club members played in the qualifying round of Captain, Paul Colfer’s prize, with a view of being one of the top 90 players who would go forward to contest the final round, next Saturday, 17 July.
A tribute to the Captain was the very large numbers of members who played over the four qualifying days.
Overall, the vast majority of the 370 players experienced ideal playing conditions for the Clubs biggest day. Despite Sundays terrible conditions a lot of players were within the qualifying mark, of 74. Not all on 74’s got through to next week-end.
The leading player, John Martin, shot an excellent 66 to lead the field by one.
Hot on his heels are Eamon O’Connor, Mark Grant, Cathal O’Neill and Paul McCabe.
The full list of participants in Saturdays final round will be available on the BRS, tomorrow, Wednesday.
Players on Saturday will be playing off the same handicap that the played off when qualifying.
With the leading players going out last, it promises to be an exciting days golf.
Members are reminded that the wild flower areas continue to be no play zones and free relief may be obtained by going to the nearest point of relief which is not nearer the hole and dropping within one club length of that spot.
There is also a drop zone in front of the 4th tee if anyone has to take relief from that area.
Recently a few members were seen to enter the wild flower zone. Unless you can retrieve you ball easily you are requested to avoid trampling all over the flowering areas.
As the meadows are now in flower, it is advised that if you put the ball into the meadow and having agreed the entry point, you should identify the nearest point of complete relief which is not nearer the hole, mark with a tee and drop a different ball within one club length, without penalty.
Players are reminded that if their ball comes to rest in a bunker, they may mark their ball, lift, clean and replace, not nearer the hole, without penalty.
This is in operation while the use of rakes in bunkers is prohibited.
Members are reminded to return their scorecards after competitions.
Two cards, which would have featured, were not returned for last weekends competition.
It is imperative that you do so, even if you have entered your score using your phone.
The Competition Secretary, must have hard copy proof of your score along with two signatures, name, date, Handicap Index, Course Handicap and Playing Handicap.
6th. Brendan Power, Rody Curran, Kevin Browne, Conor Boland, John Martin,
Emmet Boland, Fergal Cantwell, Conrad Cooper, Samuel Hickey,
Jonathan Doheny, Pat Collins,
10th. Kevin Cleere, Patrick Morris, Luke Wall, Emmet Boland, Brian Spratt,
15th. David Charlton, David McNamara, Sam Dunlop, PJ O’Reilly,
16th. Michael Staunton,
17th. Stephen Galvin, Mark Grant, Robert O’Shea, Paddy FitzPatrick, David de Loughrey,
Jonathan Doheny, Edward McDermott, Dylan Smithwick,
18th. Donal O’Riordan,
Each ‘Two’ receives €18.50 credit in the Pro Shop.
Thursday, 08 July. 14 Hole Four Person Team.
1. John King, Kevin Donohoe, Paddy Witherow, Eddie Geraghty. 76
2. Geoff Meagher, Pat Gray, Des Byrne, Paddy Hally. 72 (B7)
3. Noel Skehan, Jim Ryan, Noel O’Sullivan, Tom Reade. 72 (B7)
4. John McMahon, Eddie Guilfoyle, Richie McEvoy, Roger Ryan. 72
5. Liam Cody, John O’Regan, Tony Joyce, Shem Lawlor. 71
6. Pat Collins, Peter Dabinett, Chris Kelly, Henk Van Der Puil. 70
7. Tom Moore, Michael McCarthy, Maurice Ryan, Seamus Crickley. 69 (B7)
76 members played.
Bookings for our Thursday competitions open on the BRS at 18.00hrs each Friday.
July 15th: 13 holes from the 1st tee.
July 22nd: Captain Paul Colfer’s prize and GOTY.
July 29th: 13 holes from 1st tee.
Barry Joyce is back in action, on a restricted basis.
He is offering a reduced menu for consumption outdoors.
The hours of operation for the hot food will be from 12.30 – 20.00hrs
Barry will continue with the regular take away menu for the next few weeks.
Ladies Club Notes
Lady Captain, Ber Crowdle’s Prize
Lady Captain, Ber Crowdle, will hold her Captain’s day on Sunday, 25 July. Please note, that two 18 hole competitions must be submitted in advance.
A reminder to all the Ladies to put their names down on the entry sheets for entry to the Club competitions.
Tuesday, 06 July. Pink Day – Three Person Rumble
1. Mary Ruth, Aine Russell, Catherine Hughes 84 pts
2. Breda Comerford, Ann B Murphy, Jane Gillman 80 pts (B9)
3. Eleanor Moore, Niamh Spratt, Stephanie Downes 80 pts
Nine Hole Stableford
1. Jan Browne (0), 18 pts (B6)
2. Hilda Richardson (21), 18 pts
Competition:- Ladies Senior Foursomes
Match:- Kilkenny v Enniscorthy
Venue:- Kilkenny two matches, Enniscorthy one.
Date/Time:- Saturday, 17 July @ 15.30
Home:- Jan Browne & Mags Cuddihy
Mary Leahy-Browne & Mary O’Shea
Away:- Orla Dunphy & Margaret Kiely
Reserves:- Sarah Molloy
Managers:- Liz Cleere & Margaret Kiely
Competition:- Junior Foursomes
Match:- Kilkenny v Baltinglass
Venue:- Kilkenny two matches, Baltinglass two.
Date/Time:- Saturday, 17 July @ 15.00
Home:- Evelyn Crotty & Phyl Doyle
Mary Norton & Margaret McCreery
Away:- Ella Dunphy & Niamh Spratt
Reserves:- Aoife Crowdle & Joan Cody
Managers:- Paula Bradbury & Ann Greaney
Competition:- Junior Cup
Match:- Gowran v Kilkenny
Venue:- Gowran three matches, Kilkenny two
Date/Time:- Sunday, 18 July @ 15.30hrs.
Home:- Mags Cuddihy, Bridie McGarry
Away:- Mary O’Shea, Eva Duggan, Dervilla O’Beirne
Reserves:- Mary Norton, Niamh Spratt
Managers:- Ann Widger & Liz Kinsella
Competition:- Challenge Cup
Match:- Borris v Kilkenny
Venue:- Borris three matches, Kilkenny two.
Date/Time:- Sunday, 18 July @ 16.00hrs.
Home:- Stephanie Downes, Mary Corcoran
Away:- Mags Duggan, Mary Rice, Abbie O’Donoghue
Reserves:- Millie Molloy, Mary Murphy
Managers:- Phyl Doyle & Edith Ogilvy
Saturday, 09 July. Minor Cup v Castlecomer
The Minor Cup Team had a great win against Castlecomer last Saturday.
Playing away, in Castlecomer, Martina Naughton, out first, won her match on the 19th, and with Annette Stapleton narrowly defeated, on the 18th, it was up to the home players to ensure further involvement in the competition.
First out, in Kilkenny, was Susan Olden who was the victor on the 18th.
As Louise McInerney lost, to a strong opponent, on the 16th, it was up to Lauren Grace on the 19th. She had a great drive, followed by an amazing second shot that left her beyond the trees to the left of the first green. Her first chip was short but, left her second attempt stone dead and sank the putt to win her match and seal the victory for Kilkenny.
All games were played in a very sporting manner.
Our next opponents are Tulfarris, who will have home advantage and this match will be played on Saturday, 24 July.
Monday, 12 July. Senior Cup, Semi-final v Naas
The Ladies Senior Cup team played Naas in the Leinster, semi-final, last evening (Monday, 12th), with Kilkenny having home advantage.
The team rose to the challenge both at home and away.
With Sarah Molloy (16th) and Jan Browne (13th), winning the two points away, the Ladies playing at home were not going to let the team down.
Orla Dunphy won her match on 18th and with Eva Duggan winning on 16, Mary Leahy-Browne was called in playing 17.
Kilkenny’s reward is a Leinster Final clash against Wexford.
This match must be played by Sunday, 01 August.
Managers:- Ella Dunphy & Eileen Rose Power.
Thursday, 08 July Nine Hole Team
1. Edith Ogilvy, Mary Moynihan, Margaret Harmer, Annette Kelly, 43
2. Margaret O’Rourke, Ann Kelly, Teresa Brandon, (39+2) 41 (B6)
3. Paula Bradbury, Peggy Murray, Eileen Byrne, Breda O’Donnell, 41 (B6)
4. Lourda Everard, Joan Cashin, Marian Woodcock, Fionnuala 41 (B6)
48 Ladies Played.
Next Thursday we will have a nine hole (fun)competition and we will be playing with two clubs and your putter.
Entry sheet will be available on Thursday ,15 July.
Monday, 05 July. 18 Hole Stableford
1. Millie Molloy (28) 35 Pts
2. Lauren Grace (24) 34 Pts
Boys – Full Handicap
1. Seán Keenan (6) 41 Pts
2. Alex Cass (10) 39 Pts
Boys – Juveniles
1. Larry Phelan (26) 43 Pts
2. Rory Glynn (24) 38 Pts
3. Ronan Grace (22) 36 Pts
56 Players took Part
Please note:- In future all Monday competitions for boys with full handicaps will be played off the Green Tees.
Next Monday, 19 July, is Junior Open day
Wednesday, 14 July
07.40-08.50 Members Casual Golf
09.00-13.00 Juvenile Fundraiser. Open Four Person Team.
13.10-14.00 Members Casual Golf
14.10-17.30 Juvenile Fundraiser. Open Four Person Team.
17.40-20.30 Members Casual Golf
Thursday, 15 July
08.00-09.00 Members Casual Golf
09.10-11.10 Senior Ladies (13 holes. 5-17)
10.20-13.30 Senior Gent’s 13 hole (1-13)
14.42-15.45 Members Casual Golf
15.54-17.42 Homecare Golf Classic
17.50-20.50 Members Casual Golf
Friday, 16 July
07.30-08.20 Members Casual Golf
08.30-18.12 Homecare Golf Classic
18.20-20.50 Members Casual Golf
Saturday, 17 July
07.30-07.57 Members Casual Golf
08.06-14.44 Final Round of Gent’s Captain, Paul Colfer’s Prize
15.05-15.35 Ladies Minor Cup & Senior Foursomes
15.45-15.55 Members Casual Golf
16.05-17.35 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
17.45-20.45 Members Casual Golf
Sunday, 18 July
07.30-15.27 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
15.36-16.30 Ladies Junior Cup & Challenge Cup
16.39-16.57 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
17.10-17.30 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
17.40-20.50 Members Casual Golf
Monday, 19 July
08.00-08.50 Members Casual Golf
09.00-12.54 Juvenile Open Day
14.14-17.24 Juvenile Open Day
17.40-20.30 Members Casual Golf
Tuesday, 20 July
08.00-08.18 /10.51-12.12/14.45-15.48 & 18.05-20.30
Members Casual Golf
08.27-10.42 / 12.21-14.36 & 15.57-17.54
Ladies Competitions to include 18 Hole, Nine Hole and Ladies into Golf Events.
Wednesday, 21 July
08.00-20.30 Members Casual Golf