Tuesday, 21 July, 2020


(Leinster’s Hidden Gem 2019)

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General Notes

Club Fourball and Singles Matchplay

Qualifiers in both the fourball and singles matchplay competitions are reminded that due to the restricted time frame caused by the pandemic, they have to complete their matches by the stated date which is on the sheet on the notice board.

As of this morning there is only two matches completed in the Fourball.

Whilst the responsibility for arranging matches falls to the pair on top of the draw, all parties should make the effort to arrange matches.

In the event of incomplete matches the Committee will toss a coin to determine who progresses to the next round.


Competition Enrties

The PSI terminals are back in use for both Ladies & Gents for signing in and entering their scores.

Ideally one person should enter the three scorecards for their group and sanitize their hands after inputting the scores.

Score recording procedures are as last week. Please get your marker to verify your score and then you write his/her name on the card, he/she does not need to sign it.

Those who have downloaded the Club V1 app on their phones should be able to sign in, record and enter their scores via the app if they so wish.

Players must still place their card in the score box beside the terminal in the locker room.


The bell on the 1st hole is back in action. There is a foot pedal at base of the tree so members don’t have to touch it.


Score Cards

It is the responsibility of each person to ensure that they complete their score card correctly.

There has been a number of incidents recently where competitors have failed to enter their name on top of the card. Others have failed to record their handicap. Also the date is required to be written down.

Failure to do any of the above will lead to disqualification.

A reminder that if you feature in the top three of an away competition or Classic you must record you score on the sheet on the notice board in the foyer.


Local Rule for Bunkers due to Covid 19

June 2020

When a players ball lies in a bunker, the player may take free relief once by placing the original or another ball in and playing it from this relief area.


Reference Point: Spot of the original ball.

Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: Within six inches of

the reference point, but with these limits:


Limits on Location of Relief Area:

Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point, and

must be in the bunker.


The player may clean his/her ball, but is not allowed to improve the conditions affecting the stroke including smoothing the sand before placing the ball. In proceeding under this Local Rule, the player must choose a spot to place the ball and use the procedures for replacing a ball under Rules 14.2b and 14.2e.



Whilst we all have had some very difficult times during this pandemic I am asking you to consider supporting the charitable causes that hold Golf Classics each year in Kilkenny Golf Club.

The first up is the Homecare Classic and is being held this Thursday and Friday (23rd & 24th). The format is a team of four with two scores to count at each hole. Cost is €50 per person (€200 team) to include your golf, meal and prizes.

There are a still a few time slots available and interested parties should contact Paddy Phelan on 087 632 4979.


On Wednesday, 12 August the St. Vincent de Paul Society will hold their annual Golf Classic. The format is a three person team with two scores to count at each hole. Bookings are available online. The cost is €25 per person.


Junior Club Fundraiser

The Junior Club fundraiser was held last Wednesday and proved to be a great success, with a very full timesheet.

We would like to thank all the members and visitors from neighbouring clubs for their support. Also to Limerick hurler Gearoid Hegarty and his team from Castletroy who enjoyed their first visit to Kilkenny and were very impressed with the course.

Thanks also to our very genorous sponsors, Campion Insurances, whose continued support is greatly appreciated.

Scoring was very good with the winning team recording eight birdies and an eagle on their card.



1.     Gavin Phelan, (10 ), Jan Browne (2), Sean Boyd (13), Brian Harrington (18),           99

2.     Alan Brett (12), Liam O’Hara (5), Vincent O’Hara (16), Tom Casey (24)                    95

3.     Catherine Hughes (33), Mary Ruth (33), Collette Hickey (39), Aine Russell (35),      94

4.     Pat Butler (7), PJ Martin (12), James Farrell, (12), Mick McKillen (19),                      93

5.     Noel Morrissey (13), Conor Morrissey (8), Ian Morrissey (13), Tommy Walton (13),  92


Presentation of prizes will take place in the Clubhouse on Friday, 07 August.




Sat./Sun./Mon., 11/12/13 July. Club Singles Qualifier.

Winner:- Sam Dunlop (5),

Congratulations to Sam Dunlop who was the leading qualifier in the Club Singles with a fine 66, beating Richie Guilfoyle on the countback. His reward is a match against Jason Barry.

All players on the 70 mark got through to the matchplay stage with the last of the qualifiers, Tom Sloyan drawn against last years winner, Richard Duggan.

The full draw is available on the Gent’s notice board. The first round must be completed by Friday, 07 August. There will be no extensions granted.


Sat./Sun./Mon. 11/12/13 July. March Monthly Medal

1.                         Sam Dunlop (5),         66 (B9)

2.                         Richie Guilfoyle (5),    66

3.                         Paul Curran (15),        67

Gross:-                Harry Duggan (+1),     70

Category 4-7:-     Thomas Buckley (6),   69

Category 8-11:-   Ricky Nolan (9),          68

Category 12-15:- Gary Delaney (13),     67

Category 16-19:- Eugene Coyne (19),   67

Category 20 + :-  Gerry O’Dwyer (20),   68


CSS. Saturday:- 71, Sunday:- , Monday:-


Two’s Club – March Monthly Medal

6th. Brian Meredith, Edward Murphy, Sean FitzPatrick, Tim Kealy, Nathan Ryan,

Craig Martin, Brian Delaney, Graham Nugent, Vincent O’Grady,

10th. Eugene Coyne, Aidan McCarrick, Richard Butler, Sam Dunlop, Harry Duggan,

15th. David Cosgrove, Des Woods, Niall Grogan, Brendan Power, Morgan Walshe,

Anthony Cleere, Jim White, Jason Barry, Bill Walsh,

17th. David O’Mahony (Snr.), Liam O’Hara, Paul Curran, Mark Nolan.

Each ‘Two’ receives €23.00 credit in the Pro Shop.


Sat./Sun./Mon., 18/19/20 July. Smithwick’s Cup

1.                         Tony Butler (12),             66 (B9)

2.                         Martin Hanrick (11),        66

3.                         Rory MacEneaney (6),    66

Gross:-                Eddie Power (Scr.)          68

Category 4-7:-     Jason Lawlor (5),            66

Category 8-11:-   Paraic O’Keeffe (10),      67

Category 12-15:- Willie Horgan (15),          67

Category 16-19:- James Walsh (16),          67

Category 20 + :-  Joe O’Grady (24),           68


CSS. Saturday 71. Sunday 71. Monday 71.


Two’s Club

5th. Pat McEvoy, Alan Phelan (R),

6th. Mark Nolan, Daragh McNamara, Joe Hyland, Niall Grogan, Jason Lawlor,

Jimmy Leahy, Eddie Power,

10th. Conor Boland, Sean Keenan

15th. Paraic O’Keeffe, Willie Horgan, Liam O’Hara, Jim White,

Noel Morrissey, David O’Mahony,

17th. John Meagher, Alex Dunne, Patrick J O’Shea, Richard Duggan, Luke Wall,

Eddie Power, Tony Butler, Kevin Browne, Alan Brett, Brian Delaney,

Each ‘Two’ receives €21.60 credit in the Pro Shop.



Team News

Competition:-     AIG Junior Cup 2020

Format:-               Singles team event for those with a handicap of a minimum of 4.

Venue:-                Boris three matches, Kilkenny two.

Date/Time:-          Friday, 24 July.


Home:-          Richie Guilfoyle, Brendan Dowling,

Away:-           Sam Dunlop, Simon Cullen, Liam O’Hara.

Reserves:-           David Charlton (H) and Tim Kelly (A).

Managers:-          Luke Kelly & Aidan McDonald


Competition      AIG Pierce Purcell 2020

Format:-            Four-Ball match play.

All matches must be played to a finish unless an overall result is

reached, in which case unfinished matches will be declared halved.

Venue:-              Carlow three matches, Kilkenny two.

Date/Time:-        Saturday, 25 July @17.00hrs.

Team:-                To be announced later.


Managers:-        Derek Shelly & Benny Cleere


Senior Gents.

Thursday, 16 July.  13 Hole Stableford.

1.     John Bracken, Jerry O’Dwyer, Tom Keating, Myles McCabe, 65

2.     Michael Hayes, Michael Nicholson, Shem Lawlor, Seamus O’Sullivan, 62 (B6).

3.     Tom Gunning, Donie Butler, Brendan McIntyre, Pat O’Briain, 62.

4.     John Geoghegan, Roger Ryan, Tony Joyce, Joe Nolan, 61 (B6).

5.     Frank Bradbury, Jim Meredith, Brian Keane, Dermot Moloney, 61.

6.     Dom Murphy, Gerry Bowe, Kevin Donohue, Eamonn Everard, 60.

7.     Pat Collins, Geoff Meagher, Michael O’Sullivan, Dick Cogan, 58.

76 Players took part.


Please Note

For the duration of the COVID19 restrictions, entry for our Thursday outings will be via the BRS System.

The BRS will go live at 17.30hrs each Friday. There you will be given an option of an early start between 10.50 and 12.00hrs. or a later start time of 12.10 to 13.20hrs. The tee times will be divided into those two separate blocks. Please place you name in one or the other but NOT in both. There will also be a waiting list option, should both blocks be full when you try to enter, with a possibility of an earlier start.

If you require assistance with the BRS please contact a friend who is familiar with it.

The draw for each Thursday’s play will be made on the previous Tuesday and notified via e-mail and the BRS System before 17.00hrs, the same day.


Dates for your Diary:

Presently we are reviewing our remaining ‘Away Outings’, ‘Majors’ and Golfer of the Year dates for 2020.

The provisional plan is that we will play Athy on Monday, 10 August and Mountrath on Monday, 17 September.

The President’s Prize is scheduled for Thursday, 06 August and Senior Captain, Brian Keane’s Prize set for Thursday, 03 September.


Pro Shop Corner

Congratulations to Tom Gunning  on winning this weeks Lotto bonus ball draw.

Tom receives a €230 voucher for the Pro Shop.

The next draw will be held on Saturday, 25 July.

Call into the Pro Shop to get your number. Cost €5.


Ladies Club Notes



Ladies times for entering and playing Tuesday competitions are as follows:

8.30am –10am

12.30pm – 2pm

4pm – 6pm

Times are specifically outlined on BRS Timesheet for Tuesday competitions.



Ladies 18 Hole Stableford and Ladies 9 Hole Stableford

· Sign Into Computer or sign in via the Club V1 app. Do not enter in book.

· Place entry fee in brown envelope (€3 for 9 Hole competition, €5 for 18 holes).

· Clearly write name and competition on outside of envelope.

· Put envelope in assigned box.

· Please use sanitiser after using computer


Ladies Golf

‘LADIES PINK DAY’ 18 hole Open Singles Ladies Competition in aid of Cancer Ireland will take place on Tuesday, 04 August. Timesheet will apply.

Dress Code; – whatever you like to wear but make it Pink- Prize for the Best Dressed Lady in Pink.

Entry Fee: €10 for Members and Visitors



Lady Captain, Bridie and Lady President, Carmel are pleased to announce their respective prize days which are as follows:-

Lady President’s Prize will take place on Sunday, 30 August.

Lady Captain’s Prize will take place on Saturday, 12 September.

In order to qualify to win the above major prizes please make sure you have played in and submitted results for 2×18 Hole Tuesday competitions.



CLUB Matchplay Competitions REMINDER:

The DRAWS have taken place for the following Club Matchplay competitions and are posted on Ladies Notice Board;-

First Round matches to be played by AUGUST 3rd

Tostal Cup: – to 18 Hcap

Nore Cup:  19-28 Hcap

Nancy Todd: 29-36 Hcap

Plate: over 37 Hcap



Round Robin Competition: Reminder to the ladies to continue with Round Robin matchplay – time is slipping away.


Supplementary Scores

Ladies you can now play 9 or 18 holes outside of competitions, this is a supplementary score. You must sign the Pre- Registration Form for supplementary scores located in the locker room and enter your card in the competition box. This will be used for handicap purposes. Handicap Secretary will enter this supplementary score on system.



Tuesday, 14 July. Ladies 18 Hole Stableford

1.            Imelda Pollock (34),             38pts

2.            Helen Butler (21),                 37pts

Gross:-   Jan Browne (2),                    33pts

3.            Niamh Doran (22),               36pts (B9)

4.            Mary Norton (11),                 36pts  (B9)

5.            Grainne Parker (21),            36pts


Nine Hole Stableford

1.            Mary Ruth (33),                      21pts

2.            Colette Hickey (39),               16pts


Senior Ladies

Thursday, 16 July.

1.     Bridget Norwood, Breda Kavanagh, Peggy Murray, Sheila O’Mahony,   38

2.     Jane Duggan, Greta Nicholson, Hilda Richardson, Eileen Byrne,           36

3.     Edith Ogilvie, Helen O’Gorman, Mary Gorman,                                       36

4.     Ann Kelly, Kathleen Price, Josie Bolger, Marie Curran,                           35

34 Ladies played

Ladies, please note the next outing on Thursday, 23 July, is a nine hole, two club plus putter competition. Entry sheet for draw will be on the senior ladies notice board on Friday 17 July.

Please check in before 09.20 for a 09.30 Tee-off.


Junior/Juvenile Club

The Junior Monday competitions are running very well with a large number of juniors participating.

Kilkenny GC are hosting a Leinster Boys Junior competition next Monday so there will be a break for two weeks, with the next Junior competition scheduled for Monday, 10 August.


The Junior Summer Coaching programme is up and running at this stage, and this week will see Pods A to J receive their second session with our Club Professional, Jimmy Bolger.

The Pod leaders are doing great work with the juniors, bringing them out once a week on the practice ground and the Par 3 Academy area.

The Junior Committee greatly appreciates the commitment from all those involved.



Monday, 13 July. 18 Hole Stableford.


1. Lauren Grace (30),         36 Pts

2. Millie Molloy (30),            33 Pts


Boys – Full Handicap

1. Oisin Bateman (19),         41 Pts

2. James O’Shea (11),         39 Pts

3. Colm Byrne (18),              37 Pts


Boys – Junior Handicap

1. Hugh Greany (24)            44 Pts

2. Darragh Powell (26)         44 Pts

3. Bill O’Shea (21)                43 Pts

4. Sam O’Shea (25)             41 Pts


65  Players took part


Results for Monday’s Competition (20th) will be published next week


Next Junior Competition is on Monday, 10 August.



Tuesday, 21 July

08.15-08.25   Members Casual Golf

08.35-09.45   Ladies 18 Hole Singles

09.55-10.25   Ladies Nine Hole Competition

10.35-10.45   Ladies Into Golf

10.55-11.35   Society/Visitors

11.45-12.15   Members Casual Golf

12.25-13.25   Ladies 18 Hole Singles

13.35-14.05   Ladies Nine Hole Competition

14.15-14.25   Ladies Into Golf

14.35-15.05   Visitor/Guests

15.15-16.05   Members Casual Golf

16.15-17.45   Ladies 18 Hole Singles

17.55-18.35   Jimmy Bruen Practice

18.45-20.55   Members Casual Golf


Wednesday, 22 July

08.00-08.28   Members Casual Golf

08.40-09.50   Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles

10.00-12.10   Society

12.20-18.10   Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles

18.20-21.00   Members Casual Golf


Thursday, 23 July

08.15-08.25   Members Casual Golf

09.15-10.35   Senior Ladies

10.45-13.15   Senior Gent’s

13.25-15.50   Members Casual Golf

16.00-16.40 Homecare Classic

16.50 – 20.30 Members Casual Golf Online


Friday, 24 July

07.40-08.20   Members Casual Golf

08.30-17.32   Homecare Classic

17.40-21.00   Members Casual Golf


Saturday, 25 July

07.30-08.50   Members Casual Golf

09.00-10.30   Ladies & Gent’s Competition

10.40-12.50   Society

13.00-14.00   Members Casual golf

14.10-16.00   Ladies & Gent’s Competition

16.10-17.10   Interclub Matches and Practice

17.20-20.00   Members Casual Golf


Sunday, 26 July

07.30-16.30   Ladies & Gent’s Competition

Gent’s:- April Monthly Medal


16.40-17.00   Ladies Nine Hole Competition

17.10-21.00   Members Casual Golf


Monday, 27 July

07.30-08.50   Members Casual Golf

09.00-12.50   Junior/Juvenile Competition

13.00-14.20   Members Casual Golf

14.30-17.50   Gent’s Monthly Medal

18.00-21.00   Members Casual Golf


Tuesday, 28 July

08.15-09.45   Ladies 18 Hole Singles

09.55-10.25   Ladies Nine Hole Competition

10.35-10.45   Ladies Into Golf

10.55-11.15   Visitors

11.25-12.15   Members Casual Golf

12.25-13.25   Ladies 18 Hole Singles

13.35-14.05   Ladies Nine Hole Competition

14.15-14.25   Ladies Into Golf

14.35-16.05   Members Casual Golf

16.15-17.55   Ladies 18 Hole Singles

18.05-18.35   Interclub Practice

18.45-20.45   Members Casual Golf


Wednesday, 29 July

08.00-08.50   Members Time

09.00-12.50   Ladies & Gents’s Open Singles

13.00-14.20   Members Casual Golf

14.30-17.50   Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles

18.00-20.55   Members Casual Golf