KILKENNY GOLF CLUB NOTES
Tuesday, 07 September, 2021
(Leinster’s Hidden Gem 2019)
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Junior Cup All Ireland 2021
There will be a presentation of medals to the Mens Junior Cup 2020 All Ireland Winning team this Sunday evening Sept 12th.
Further details will follow later in the week.
By now members should have down-loaded the Purse onto their various devices and have been using it to pay-for the competition on registration.
Members have, until now, been allowed some leeway whereby, if there were insufficient funds in their Purse they were allowed to play by tendering cash/debit card on the day.
The Management Committee have agreed that this practice will cease to exist with effect from the week-end of Saturday, 18 September, meaning that when you turn up to play and don’t have sufficient funds in your purse you will not be allowed to play in that competition. You are reminded that if you try to do a top at this time it may take 4/5 minutes for the funds to be registered on your Purse and could possibly lead to you missing you tee-time.
If you continue to have problems, please, contact the office.
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 this coming weekend, 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)
Bookings for the Club Members week-end are available on the BRS
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.
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.
We are looking for Club volunteers to join the greens staff to collect seeds from the wildflowers on Wednesday, 29 September at 08.30hrs.
It will commence with the supplier of the seeds giving a demonstration on how to collect the seeds from the wildflowers, followed by everybody then collecting the seeds. It is expected that this will be completed by lunchtime. Refreshments will be provided.
This work will create sustainable wildflower meadows going forward.
All are welcome to attend and participate.
The meeting point is the car park at 08.20hrs and you are requested to please bring gloves.
August Monthly Medal
Sat./Sun./Mon., 4th to 6th August
1. James Hogan (6) 64 net
2. Daragh Hennessy (19) 65
3. Noel Power (10) 67 net (B9)
Gross:- Graham Nugent +1 70 Gross
4. Ollie O’Connor (10) 67 (B9)
5. Ger Murphy (20) 67 (B9),
6. Aidan Brennan (6) 67 net
6th. Damien McLoughlin, Richie Manogue, Paul Colfer, Eddie Power, Mark Shortall, Dan Twomey, Liam Barry, Dermot Doyle,
10th Ollie O’ Connor, Larry Gittens,
15th. Rob Kearney, Graham Nugent, Fergal Cantwell, Ned Nolan, Sean Tyrell.
17th. Noel Power, Alan Doran, David Cosgrave, Peter Walsh Jnr, Jack Walsh, Joe O’ Neill.
Each ‘Two’ receives €16.50 credit in the Pro Shop.
Open Seniors Thursday Sept 2nd
1st Michael Kinchella (14) 40 pts
2nd Willie Horgan (16) 39 pts (B3)
3rd Michael Furlong Castlecomer (18) 39 pts (B9)
Gross; Lawrence Ronan Enniscorthy (2) 35 Gross Pts
4th Anthony Joyce (25) 39 pts
1st Breda Comerford (32) 40 pts
2’s Club Sept 2nd
Pat Butler, Denis Brophy at 6th, Laurence Ronan at 10th , Kevin Glynn at 15th, Denis Brophy, Padraig Keegan at 17th
Each 2 is worth €23.33 and is credited in the Pro Shop.
2’s Club August 26th
10th Martin Hanrick, Denis Brophy, John Quane, 17th Roger Ryan, Ollie Cullen, Martin Hanrick.
Junior Scratch Cup 28th August
4th, Richie Power, 6th James Hogan, Kevin Browne, 10th Josh Curtis, Brendan Wall, Sam Dunlop, David Farragher, 15th Martyn Coogans, 17th Leonard O’Mahony x 2, John Byrne, Josh Curtis.
Thursday, 02 September. 13 Hole Four person team
1. Willie P Murphy, Pat Drennan, Sean Breathnach. (63+4) 67 (B6)
2. John King, John Bracken, Jerry O’Dwyer, Nicky Lawlor. 67 (B6)
3. Geoff Meagher, Andy Hughes, Dermot Moloney, Paddy Phelan. 67 (B6)
4. Dom Murphy, Eddie Gray, Richie Phelan, Shem Lawlor. 67
5. Matt Ruth, Pat Cody, Maurice Ryan, Paddy Hally. 66 (B6)
6. John McCarron, Michael McCarthy, Pat Gray, Myles McCabe. 66
7. Gerry Leahy, Michael Nicholson, Tom Keating. (61+4) 65
66 members played.
Please note that Club President, John O’Donovans Prize to the Seniors is on this Wednesday (not the usual Thursday).
It is 14 holes starting from the 5th tee. It is also a Golfer of the Year event.
There will be finger food as teams return from playing their round and presentation of prizes will be held at 17.00hrs
Monday, 13 September:- Away outing to Mountrath
Thursday, 16 September:- 13 hole competition.
Ladies Club Notes
Congratulations to Mags Duggan and Mary R Murphy who qualified from the Granard Fourball Competition held in Millicent Golf Club.
The ladies qualified joint first, with 45 pts..
The All Ireland Final will take place on the Friday, 01 October in Balbriggan Golf Club and we wish them luck.
Lady Captain, Ber Crowdle will host a social day and night away in Tulfarris Golf Club on Wednesday, 20 October.
This involves a round of golf, dinner and over night stay.
Places are limited and if you are interested in attending, please put your name up on the sheet on the ladies notice board.
All ladies are reminded to please ensure that all matchplay matches are completed immediately.
The club finals day is fast approaching and will be held on Saturday, 18 September.
Social Mixed Golf Sat Sept 4th
36 players took part in the Social Mixed Golf last Saturday evening and a good evening as enjoyed by all.
1. Ben McGarry, Patricia Walshe, Edith Ogilvie
2. Matt Ruth, Mary Rice, Ann Brophy Murphy
Tuesday, 31 August. Ladies 18 Hole Stableford
1st Josephine Leahy (15) 42 pts (B9)
2nd Dorrie Lenehan (29) 42 pts
3rd Annette Whelan (29) 40 pts
4th Margaret Harmer (33) 39 pts
5th Eleanor Moore (31) 38 pts (B6)
6th Catherine O’Neill (27) 38 pts
Nine Hole Stableford
1st Valerie Duncan (20) 25 pts
2nd Adrienne Walsh (17) 21 pts
9 hole Competition is on Wed. Sept.8th playing holes 1-4 & 14-18. Our Gala Day on Sept.16th is a 13 hole Competition followed by lunch and prizegiving. Entry sheet will be on notice board on this Wed 8th Sept.
Wednesday, 08 September
08.20-09.00 Members Casual Golf
13.00-14.04 Members Casual Golf
Thursday, 09 September
07.30-08.30 Members Casual Golf Holes 1 to 13
08.40-15.40 Conference Classic
15.50-19.00 Members Casual Golf
Friday, 10 September
08.00-08.50 Members Casual Golf
09.00-11.10 Members Four Person Team Event
13.10-13.50 Members Casual Golf
14.00-16.00 Members Four Person Team Event
16.10-19.30 Members Casual Golf
Saturday, 11 September
07.30-08.10 Members Casual Golf
08.20-09.00 Members Four Person Team Event
09.10-11.56 James Stephens Socy
12.10-15.20 Members Four Person Team Event
16.10-19.30 Members Casual Golf
Sunday, 12 September
07.30-16.00 Members Four Person Team Event
16.04-18.04 Junior Cadets
18.20-19.30 Members Casual Golf
Monday, 13 September
09.30-11.50 Members Four Person Team Event
12.30-12.50 Members Four Person Team Event
13.00-14.00 Members Casual Golf
14.10-15.50 Members Four Person Team Event
16.00-19.30 Members Casual Golf
Tuesday, 14 September
08.30-10.44 / 12.20-14.26 & 15.38-17.50
Ladies Competitions to include 18 Hole, Nine Hole and Ladies into Golf Events.
10.52-12.12 / 14.35-15.29 & 18.00-19.30
Members Casual Golf
Wednesday, 15 September
08.00- 12.30 Members Casual Golf
12.45- 1.30 Visitors
1.30 – 4.15 Committee & Team Managers Outing
4.30 – 19.30 Members Casual Golf