KILKENNY GOLF CLUB NOTES

Tuesday, 22 February, 2022

 

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General Notes

Subscriptions. The final countdown.

Members are reminded that there is just one week left to pay their annual membership. The closing date is next Monday, 28 February.

Any member who hasn’t already paid their subscription should contact the office immediately and arrange to pay same via any of the options available.

Thank you to all those members who have already paid their subs..

Next week, the Management Committee will be sitting down to review the substantial waiting lists for both full and intermediate membership.

A reminder to anyone who wishes to renew their membership using the Premium Credit scheme that you must inform the office of your intentions to do so.

You will not be renewed automatically and you must have authorisation from the office.

If you wish to continue with Premium Credit please email sboland@kilkennygolfclub.com or text 087 125 0853.

 

Course Clean-up

Following the storms over the week-end, there is a substantial amount of broken branches and debris around the course. The course committee, under John King, are looking for some volunteers to help out with the general collection of this loose debris.

Anyone who is available and willing to help out are requested to convene in the car park on Wednesday at 10.00hrs. The session is expected to finish at 13.00hrs. approx.

Please bring gloves and a wide rake if you have one.

A big thank you must go out to the divot repair team who, turned up on Monday and  removed all the pellets caused by the hollow coring thus allowing Sean Dowling and his team a clear run at sanding the greens to-day, Tuesday.

Well done to all concerned.

 

Divot Bags

Please check if you have any divot bags in your car and return them to the club. We now are back to the situation where the bags are refilled and you can collect from the stand on your way out to golf.

Please, please remember to collect a Divot repair bag, particularly when you are teeing off from the fifth tee.

 

Food & Beverage

With the course closure, the bar will operate on reduced hours until the return of golf on Saturday. The opening times are from 11.00-18.00hrs.

The catering facilities will remain closed for the duration and will re-commence on Saturday, 26 February.

 

Yellow Card System for non-counting Golf

The handicap committee have updated the Yellow card process to align with the WHS handicap system, the details of which are set out below.

An accumulation of 10 Points or more will result in a review by the Handicap Committee as a reward for good golf in non-counting events (Team events & non-counting singles).

Players will accumulate points based on their position after such events as follows:-

1st.    – 5 Points

2nd.   – 4 Points

3rd.    – 3 Points

4th.    – 2 Points

5th.    – 1 Point

6th.    – 1 Point

 

Results

Weekend

Saturday 19, Sunday 20, February. Scotch Foursomes

Due to the ferocity of the wind and rain at the week-end, the scheduled Scotch Foursomes competition was abandoned on Sunday as the course became unplayable.

Those members who braved the elements on Saturday and Sunday will have their entry fee reimbursed to their competition purse.

 

Saturday, 19 February   Crosscard.

1. Pat McEvoy, Damian Casey, Tommy Walton, Tony O’Reilly.          69 (B6)

2. Denis Butler, Ben McGarry, Proinnsias O’hAilín, Michael Egan.    69

3. Michael O’Sullivan, Jerry Rowe, Willie Murphy, Shem Lawlor.      68

4. Bernie Clarke, Pat Walsh, Joe O’Shea, Martin Leahy.                   66

5. Larry Gittens, Eamonn Brennan, Philip O’Neill, Edward Bourke.   64 (B3)

6. Noel Casey, Ronan Morrissey, Gabriel Maher, Rob O’Shea.         64

 

Individual Cross-card League Table. Round 15.

1. John Geoghegan    141 points

2. David Dooley          137

3. Tony Butler              133

4. Larry Gittens           132

5. Bernie Clarke          130

6. Pat McEvoy            127

Richie Phelan         127

8. Eamonn Brennan    125

9. Michael O’Sullivan  123

Pat Walsh               123

 

For this Saturday’s competition, Members are requested to register, in person, by 12.30 for a 13.15hrs. tee-off.

 

Senior Gents.

Wednesday, 16 February. 10 hole Four person team.

1 Brian Cullen, Dermot Moloney, Tom Brett, Eamonn Everard.               47 pts.

2 Matt Ruth, Des Byrne, Jim Dollard, Sean Breathnach.                         46 pts (B5).

3 Gerry Leahy, Reay Brandon, Liam Merrins, PJ O’Reilly.                       46 pts (B5).

4 Tom Moore, Paddy Smee, Gabby Maher.                                  (43+3) 46 pts.

5 John Geoghegan, Murt Farragher, Willie B Murphy, Joe O’Driscoll.     45 pts.

6 David O’Mahony, Mick Crotty, Peter Dabinett, Shem Lawlor.               44 pts (B5).

7 Carl Widger, Peter Ryan, Brendan McIntyre, Dick Cogan.                   44 pts (B5)

 

Diary

Course closed this Wednesday, 23 February.

Wednesday, 03 March:- Champagne Scramble.

 

Pro Shop Corner

Due to the closure of the golf course this week, the Pro shop will operate with reduced opening hours as follows:-

Tuesday, 22nd.      10-2

Wednesday, 23rd   10-2

Thursday, 24th.      10-2

Friday, 25th            10-2

 

Ladies Club Notes

News

Presentation of Prizes

There will be a presentation of prizes on Tuesday, 01 March at 18.00hrs, for Ladies featuring in the Tuesday Competitions and Cross Cards covering the period from end of December to the present.

 

Round Robin

Due to course closures this week, it has been decided to extend the deadline for completion of matches in this competition to Sunday, 03 April.

 

Results.

Tuesday, 15 February  . Ladies 13 Hole Stableford

1.          Bridget Norwood (20),         (30-2) 28 pts (B9)

2.          Marian Woodcock (32),                  28 pts

Gross:- Paula Bradbury (17),                      14 pts (B6)

3.          Aine Russell (26),                           27 pts

4.          Peggy Murray (26),                        26 pts

5.          Angie O’ Keeffe (28),           (30-5) 25 pts (B9)

 

Nine Hole Stableford

1.          Bernie Lynch (22),                          17 pts

2.          Teresa Ryan (27),                           16 pts

 

Senior Ladies

Thursday, 17 February. Nine Hole Competition

1. Mary Browne, Joan Mannion, Greta Nicholson, Sheila O’Mahony,       41pts.

2. Breda Comerford, Breda Kavanagh, Gretta Kelly, Breda O’Loughlin,   39pts.

3. Anne D. Murphy, Jane Duggan, Adrienne Walsh,                      (36+3) 39pts.

4. Ann Widger, Kathleen Price, Mary Feighery, Celine O’Sullivan,           38pts (B6)

5. Kathleen Gaffney, Mary Gorman, Frances Gray, Tish Leech,               38pts.

 

Other Notes:

Senior Ladies Society next outing will be a Nine hole competition on Thursday, 03 March. Entry sheet is now available on Senior Ladies notice board.

 

 

Fixtures

Wednesday, 23 – Friday 25 February

Course Closed for Hollow coring and essential maintenance.

 

Saturday, 26 February

07.30-08.51   Members Casual Golf

09.00-11.15   Ladies & Gent’s Competition

11.28-14.08   Saturday Crosscard

14.15-16.30   Members Casual Golf

 

Sunday, 27 February

07.32-09.52   Ladies & Gent’s Competition

Gent’s:- Spring Singles.

10.00-12.24   Senior Alliance

12.32-14.32   Ladies & Gent’s Competition

14.40-15.04   Ladies Nine Hole Competition

15.12-16.24   Members Casual Golf

 

Monday, 28 February

08.09-09.57   Members Casual Golf

10.06-12.57   Gent’s Competition

13.15-16.24   Members Casual Golf

 

Tuesday, 01 March

08.06-08.24 / 11.06-12.00 / 14.33-17.00

Members Casual Golf

 

08.42-10.48 / 12.09-14.24

Ladies Competitions to include 13/14 Hole, Nine Hole and Ladies into Golf Events.

 

Wednesday, 02 March

08.34-09.21   Members Casual Golf

09.30-13.00   Senior Gent’s Society

13.20-17.52   Members Casual Golf