Tuesday, 31 August, 2021


(Leinster’s Hidden Gem 2019)

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General Notes

Saturday, 28 August. Kilkenny Block Company, Junior Scratch Cup.

It was a case of local knowledge proved best in the Kilkenny Block Company sponsored Junior Scratch Cup, last Saturday, when Kilkenny member Sam Dunlop (3), on 147 secured victory by one shot from Mount Juliet member Ned Kerwin (3), while, a further two back was, Callan member, Brian Staunton (3) on 150.

Sam followed his excellent opening round, of a one over par, 72 with a steady 75, to pip Ned Kerwin, who shot a 76 in his second round.


Purse System.

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 there 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.

Top ups may be made by having a Credit/Debit card stored on your phone or by cash/credit card in the office.

If you continue to have problems or need help in downloading the app please contact the office.


Social Activities

There is Social Mixed  Golf scheduled for this coming week-end. It will take place on Saturday evening, 04 September. Bookings are available now on the BRS system and members wishing to play should enter their names on same.

There will be a shot gun start at 17.45hrs. Players are advised to arrive before 17.30hrs.  to find out who the other team members are and discover which hole they will be commencing from.


Club Matchplay Competitions

The various matchplay competitions are progressing very nicely with the exception of the Bar Cup. There are two second matches still to be completed. This is grossly unfair on the remaining competitors left in the competition. These outstanding matches must be played immediately in order to avoid the Competitions Committee making the decision for you.

Please remember that Club Finals Day is on Saturday, 18 September.


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)


Bookings for the Club Members week-end will go live this Friday, 03 September.


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.


Course News

Environmental 10th.

The Course Committee have installed a new dual mixed recycling and general waste unit and a separate organic waste unit at the 10th tee.

This is another environmental initiative by Kilkenny Golf Club following on from the very successful wildflower meadows biodiversity project.

Most members have a three bin collection service and are well acquainted with the segregation of their waste.

Dry recyclable waste includes paper, plastic bottles, steel and aluminium cans etc.

Organic waste includes apple cores, orange peels, banana skins and other food waste.

General waste is residual waste.

We know how committed our members are to environmental protection and this initiative is another  step in this direction.”


Practice nets

New nets have been installed at the practice driving net area, near 1st tee.




Saturday, 28 August. Kilkenny Block Company, Junior Scratch Cup.


1.                 Sam Dunlop, (3), Kilkenny,       (72+75) 147

2.                 Ned Kerwin (3), Mount Juliet,   (72+76) 148

3.                 Brian Staunton (3), Callan,       (75+75) 150


1st. 18:-  James Everard (3), Kilkenny,                   72

2nd. 18:- Jack McDonnell (3), Concra Woods.       73



1.                 Josh Curtis (9), Headford,         (72+65) 137 (B18)

2.                 Sean Walsh (9),  Carrick On Suir  (69+68) 137

3.                 James Hogan (6), Kilkenny,      (74+69) 143


1st. 18:-  Francis Stafford (8), Thurles,                    67

2nd. 18:- Anthony White (9), Kilkenny,                     70


Two’s Club

Details to follow next week.


Thursday, 26 August. Ladies & Gents Seniors Open Singles

1.  Aidan McDonald (5),             40 (B9)

2.  Damian McLoughlin (15),     40

3.  David DeLoughrey (14),       39

4.  Ollie Cullen (9),                     38

5.  Roger Ryan (28),                  37


Two’s Club

10th. Martin Hanrick, Denis Brophy, John Quane, 17th. Martin Hanrick, Roger Ryan, Ollie Cullen,

Each ‘Two’ receives €10.00 credit in the Pro Shop.


Senior Gents

Thursday, 26 August. 13 Hole Four person team

1. Gerry Leahy, Michael McCarthy, Tony O’Reilly, Tom Brett.       68 (B6)

2. Brian Cullen, Reay Brandon, Michael O’Reilly, Paddy Hally     68

3. Geoff Meagher, Peter Ryan, John Peters, Seamus Crickley.    66

4. John King, Pat Drennan, Richie McEvoy, Shem Lawlor.           62 (B3)

5. Liam Cody, Willie B Murphy, Tony Joyce, Denis Carey.            62 (B6)

6. Mick O’Flynn, Willie P Murphy, Andy Hughes, Roger Ryan.     62

7. Carl Widger, Billy Burke, Pat Gray, Pat O’Shea.                       60

17 teams played.



Thursday, 02 September;-     Open Seniors Day

Wednesday, 08 September:- Club President John O’Donovan’s prize.

Monday, 13 September:-        Away outing to Mountrath


Ladies Club Notes


Lady President Mary Browne hosted her Presidents prize on Sunday in glorious conditions.

Mary is a wonderful President and a very  popular member of the club which was demonstrated by the  great turn out of ladies who played great golf with Susan Olden emerging as the overall winner edging out Joan Spratt on the back nine.



Lady Presidents Prize. Sunday, 29 August

1st                 Susan Olden (24)                   41 pts (B9)

2nd                Joan Spratt (30)                     41 pts

Gross:-          Mary Leahy Browne (3)          34 pts

1st Class A.   Bridie McGarry (13)                38 pts

1st Class B.   Catherine Leahy (26)             38 pts

1st Class C.   Mags Duggan (27)                 39 pts

1st Class D.   Ann Kelly (33)                        40 pts

3rd                 Amy Keating (28)                   38 pts B9

4th                 Kate Greene (21)                   38 pts

5th                 Ann Shortt (29)                       38 pts

6th                 Frances Foley (31)                 37 pts B6

7th                 Breda Comerford (33)            37 pts B9

8th                 Ann Woodcock (28)                37 pts B6

9th                 Margaret McCreery (20)         37 pts (B6)

10th               Mary Rice (29) 37 pts


Nine Hole Competition

1st                 Adrienne Walsh (17)              19 pts (B6)

2nd               Hilda Richardson (21)             19 pts


Tuesday, 24 August. Ladies 18 Hole V Par

1st                Helen Butler (24) +5

2nd               Breege Martin (26) +4

3rd                Patricia O Sullivan (18) +3

4th                Catherine Hughes (31) +2 (B6)

5th                Evelyn Crotty (18) +2 (B9)

6th                Bridie McGarry (13) +2


Nine Hole Stableford

1st                Breda Kavanagh (18) 21 pts

2nd               Mary Lawlor (24) 17 pts


Senior Ladies

The Senior Ladies Society travelled to New Ross on Thursday. 34 ladies enjoyed a 14 hole Competition in glorious sunshine followed by a late lunch. Congratulations to Gretta Kelly who won the individual prize with 27pts. Our next event is a 9 hole Competition on Wednesday Sept.8th. Entry sheet will be on the notice board on Friday Sept.3rd. Date:

Kilkenny Golf Club Senior Ladies Results

14 Hole Competition 26th August

1st Place Edith Ogilvie, Kathleen Price Gretta Kelly 60 pts

2nd Place Margaret O’Rourke, Breda Comerford Mary Lawlor 58 pts

3rd Place Nuala Crotty Ann Kelly Joan Mannion Marie Curran 57 pts. (61-4)

4th Place Mary Prendergast, Kathleen Gaffney Joan O’Sullivan 53 pts


Junior/Juvenile Club

Tuesday, 24 August.  18 Hole Stableford


1. Lauren Grace (24),                    36 Pts

2. Olivia Dunphy (36J),                  33 Pts


Boys – Full Handicap

1. Oisin Bateman (16),                   38 Pts (B9)

2. Stephen Manogue (16),             38 Pts

3. Sean Corbett (25),                      35 Pts


Boys – Juveniles

1. Sean Sheeran (22)                    42 Pts

2. Joe Corbett (26)                         37 Pts (B9)

3. Darragh Lawlor (23)                   37 Pts

29 Players took Part



Wednesday, 01 September

08.00-13.50   Members Casual Golf

14.00-15.50   Lady Past Captains

16.00-20.00   Members Casual Golf


Thursday, 02 September

08.00-08.50   Members Casual Golf

09.00-16.00   Open Senior Ladies & Gents Competition

16.20-16.40   Club Matches

16.50-20.00   Members Casual Golf


Friday, 03 September

08.00-09.10   Members Casual Golf

09.20-09.40   Visitors

10.04-12.04   Society

12.28-12.54   Guests

13.04-20.00   Members Casual Golf


Saturday, 04 September

08.00-08.50   Members Casual Golf

09.00-09.45   Ladies & Gent’s Competition

10.04-12.44   Society

12.52-14.05   Members Casual Golf

14.20-15.50   Ladies & Gent’s Competition

16.00-16.48   Members Casual Golf

17.00-18.30   Mixed Social Golf

19.00-20.00   Members Casual Golf


Sunday, 05 September

07.30-15.54   Ladies & Gent’s Competition

Gent’s:- September Monthly Medal

Ladies:-  18 Hole Stableford

16.04-18.04   Junior Cadets

18.10-20.00   Members Casual Golf


Monday, 06 September

08.00-10.04   Members Casual Golf

10.14-11.35   Gent’s September Monthly Medal

11.48-13.00   Visitors

13.09-14.21   Members Casual Golf

14.30-16.18   Gent’s September Monthly Medal

16.27-17.21   Members Casual Golf

17.39-19.18   Ladies Into Golf

19.27-19.54   Members Casual Golf


Tuesday, 07 September

10.44-12.12 / 14.44-15.56 & 17.20-20.00

Members Casual Golf


08.36-10.42 / 12.20-14.35 & 16.05-17.10

Ladies Competitions to include 18 Hole, Nine Hole and Ladies into Golf Events.


Wednesday, 08 September

08.00-08.50   Members Casual Golf

09.00-10.44   Senior Ladies

10.00-13.30   Senior Gent’s

13.50-19.30   Members Casual Golf