KILKENNY GOLF CLUB NOTES
Tuesday, 12 April, 2022
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Club Singles Qualifier
In very difficult conditions, of wind, bitter cold and rain, the Club Singles qualifiers were held over the week-end. The scoring was reflected in the difficult conditions experienced by all. Those conditions did not bother our winner, Tommy Barry (PH-19), who for the second time in as many weeks, returned a four under, nett 67. He was closely followed by Cormac Hickey (PH-7), on 68.
A few players, on 76, will miss out on the matchplay. The top 63 will be joined by last years winner, Ollie Carter.
The draw for the matchplay will take place this evening, Tuesday and will be posted on the notice Board.
Please note the below diary adjustments
*Weekend starting Saturday 23rd April – Men’s Fourball Qualifier & Granard Cup Ladies
*Weekend starting Saturday 30th April – PGA Tankard Ladies and Men
*Weekend starting Sunday 8th May – Ladies and Gents Medal
Golf Ireland. WHS
Golf Ireland have confirmed, with immediate effect, that the minimum handicap requirement for a competitor, to have on his scorecard is his/her Handicap Index. It is also recommended that a player will enter his Course Handicap and Playing Handicap on the card.
Members, who enter competitions, via the Pro shop terminal, will automatically have their Handicap Index, (HI), Course Handicap (CH) and their Playing Handicap (PH).
If you enter a competition using your phone, be sure to record the above information on your card in the spaces provided.
The Masters Draw
The results of the Masters Sweep are posted on the pillar in the Bar. Winners can collect their brown envelope from Dermot or Peter.
Congratulations to Mags Cuddihy and Sean Boland on scooping the top prize.
A reminder to all, placing has been dis-continued.
Players must play their ball, as it lies, in both the rough and on the fairway.
Easter Competitions Kindly sponsored by The Kilford Arms Hotel
This Bank Holiday, week-end, Kilkenny Golf will host an Open Fourball, on Saturday & Sunday. On Monday, there will be a semi-open, Three Person Team event.
The three days are, once again, generously sponsored by The Kilford Arms Hotel. They are also sponsoring the Ladies completion on Tuesday.
The price for entry to open competitions will be, €6 for members, €20 for guests of members playing with the member, and €25 for visitors.
Wild Flower Areas
Members are reminded that, as the meadows are now growing very strong, the wilds flower areas on the course are strictly ‘no go’ areas and you may NOT enter the meadow to retrieve your ball.
Having agreed the entry point with your playing partners, you should identify the nearest point of relief, not nearer the hole, mark with a tee and drop a new ball within one club length, without penalty.
Some of the seeds harvested from last year, have been used to help create new areas of colour around the course. The remainder of the seed will be used to cultivate the poor growth areas of last years crop.
Divot Bags return.
Members are requested to search their shed, car boots and any other areas where they may have inadvertently stored divot bags.
If you find any please return to the stand at the cleaning bay near the 18th.
TransferMate Senior Scratch Cup
The Kilkenny Senior Scratch Cup, kindly sponsored by TransferMate will be held on Saturday, 07 May.
This 36 hole, shot gun start, competition is for golfers with a 3.0 or lower handicap.
Closing date for entries is, Friday, 22 April.
Full details are available on the Kilkenny GC website.
Horizon Irish Open 2022.
The Horizon Irish Open is once again being held in Mount Juliet from Wednesday, 29 June to Sunday, 03 July, 2022.
On behalf of the DP World Tour, members are invited to apply to volunteer to work for the duration of the tournament.
Members, who worked as volunteers last year, will already have received an e-mail some weeks ago. If you have already applied you need do nothing at this time.
Further details will follow.
Please use the link below to complete your application.
Saturday 09, Sunday 10, Monday 11, April. Club Singles Qualifiers.
Leading Qualifier:- Tommy Barry (HI-17.3, PH-19), 67.
6th. James Hogan, Noel Ronan, Aidan Boland, Rob Kearney, Cathal Kavanagh,
Alan Brett, John Clarke, Noel Meagher, Ronan Moriarty, David McMahon,
10th. Paddy Crotty,
15th. Nathan Ryan,
17th. Nathan Ryan, Geoff Meagher,
Each ‘Two’ receives €22.40 credit in the Pro Shop.
Wednesday, 06 April. Ladies & Gents Open Singles
1. Thomas Blanche (Slievenamon), PH-18, 40
2. Frank Nolan (Kilkenny), PH-17, 38
3. Morgan Doyle (Kilkenny), PH-13, 38
Gross:- Graham Nugent (Kilkenny), PH- +1, 33
4. Brian Clery (Carrick-on-Suir), PH-19, 37
5. Eden Whelan (Lismore), PH-8, 36 (B9)
6. Brian Kiely (Kilkenny), PH-23, 36 (B9)
4th. William Roberts
6th. Paul Colfer, Morgan Doyle, Alan Doran,
15th. Thomas Comerford, Michael Doran, Morgan Doyle,
Each ‘Two’ receives €17.70 credit in the Pro Shop
Winner:- Phyl Doyle.
Friday 07, April. Social Mixed Golf.
1. David Culleton, Phyl Doyle, Mary Mooney, Joanne Gladney, 56
2. David Lunn, Mags Cuddihy, Catherine Hughes, Mary Gorman, 52
3. Patrick Walshe, Stella Coughlan, Anne B Murphy, Beanie Walsh, 46
Congratulations to our winners, who in accumulating their excellent two over sixes score, recorded a seven, an eight and a nine pointer on the card.
Thursday, 07 April. 14 hole, Four person team
1 Brian Cullen, Richard Butler, Michael Cody, Liam Barry. 69 pts
2 Pat Hickey, Peter Ryan, Brian Keane, Seamus Crickley. 66 pts
3 Mick O’Flynn, Eddie Guilfoyle, Gerry Bowe, Myles McCabe. 65 pts
4 PJ Martin, Liam Merrins, Joe Ledwidge, Tony O’Reilly. 64 pts (B7)
5 John McMahon, Willie ‘B’ Murphy, Roger Ryan, Gerry McGovern. 64 pts (B7)
6 Mick Daly, Michael Nicholson, Brendan Graham, Jack Nolan. 64 pts (B7)
7 Tom Moore, Pat Drennan, Des Byrne, Denis Carey. 64 pts.
Thursday, 14 April:- 13/14 hole four man team event. This is the first of the singles for the Golfer of the Year. The winner also receives the Eamonn Molloy Cup.
Thursday, 21 April:- Senior Mixed Champagne Scramble.
Pro Shop Corner
On behalf of all the members of Kilkenny GC, I would like to welcome Damian Daverveldt, who has joined Club Professional, Jimmy Bolger with a view to furthering his career.
Originally from the Netherlands, Damian and his wife, were working in Cape Town, for the last eight years.
He is a final year PGA student and is looking forward to working with Jimmy and helping all the members.
Damian, welcome and enjoy your stay in the Marble City.
Callaway Fitting Day.
There is a Callaway fitting day scheduled for this Friday, 15 April, in the swing studio.
You can book your appointment, by calling the Pro shop on 056 7761730.
Ladies Club Notes
The sheets for Scotch Foursomes and Fourball are now on our notice board. To facilitate members who do not have a partner organised, there is a column on each sheet where members can put up their names and a draw for partners will be made.
Matches for Interclub Competitions are currently being arranged and details will soon be posted on the notice board.
Tuesday, 05 April. Ladies Australian Spoons
1. Stella Coughlan/Breege Martin (24), 46 pts
2. Breda Comerford/Mary Walshe (39), 42 pts
Gross:- Bridie Mc Garry/Niamh Kelly (11), 20 pts (B9)
Nine hole Stableford
1. Valerie Duncan (15), 26pts
2. Nollaig Cotter (24), 22pts
3. Catherine Leahy (13) 21pts (B9)
Spring Round Robin Competition Results
Group 1 Margaret Kiely
Group 2 Martina Naughton
Group 3 Valerie Duncan
Group 4 Angie O’ Keeffe
Group 5 Nollaig Cotter
Wednesday, 06 April. Ladies & Gents Open Singles
Winner:- Phyl Doyle
Thursday, 07 April.
1. Anne M. Murphy, Mary Gorman, Mary O’Connell, Anne B. Murphy, 44
2. Ann Kelly, Teresa Brandon, Eileen Ryan, (39+3) 42
3. Mary Moynihan, Toni Hayes, Peggy Murray, Fionnuala Hennebry, 37 (B6)
4. Margaret McCreery, Breda Comerford, Helen O’Gorman, Tish Leech. 37 (B6)
5. Catherine Keane, Breda Kavanagh, Josie Bolger, Mary Feighery,
Next week, Thursday, 21 April, the Annual Mixed Champagne Scramble will take place. Ladies can now enter by placing their name on the sheet on the notice board. Cost, to include golf, prizes and meal, is €10.
A reminder, to all Junior/Juvenile members, that Captains, Billy Fitzpatrick and Lauren Grace will hold their Drive-in next Wednesday, 20 April @ 10.00hrs.
This will be followed by a social competition for all with finger food following the golf.
There will also follow a presentation on the rules of golf and etiquette held in the bar after wards.
Wednesday, 13 April
07.59-11.53 Members Casual Golf
12.56-17.35 Members Casual Golf
17.44-17.53 Duggan Cup Practice
Thursday, 14 April
08.00-09.00 Members Casual Golf
09.10-11.00 Senior Ladies
10.20-13.30 Senior Gent’s
13.40-18.00 Members Casual Golf
Friday, 15 April
08.00-12.04 Members Casual Golf
12.12-13.27 Dreggs GS
13.33-16.51 Members Casual Golf
17.00-17.36 Jimmy Bruen Practice
Saturday, 16 April
07.32-08.53 Members Casual Golf
09.02-12.56 Easter Open Fourball
13.05-14.26 Members Casual Golf
14.35-16.05 Easter Open Fourball
16.14-16.23 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
16.32-17.53 Members Casual Golf
Sunday, 17 April
07.30-16.30 Easter Open Fourball
16.39-16.57 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
17.06-18.54 Members Casual Golf
Monday, 18 April
07.41-08.26 Members Casual Golf
08.26-16.50 Easter Semi-open three person Team
16.00-19.30 Members Casual Golf
16.59-17.53 Members Casual Golf
Tuesday, 19 April
07.30-08.51 Course Closed For Maintenance
10.48-10.57 / 14.33-16.03 & 17.06-17.51
Members Casual Golf
09.00-10.39 / 12.27-14.24 & 16.12-16.57
Ladies Competitions to include 13/14 Hole, Nine Hole and Ladies into Golf Events.
Wednesday, 20 April
08.34-08.52 Members Casual Golf
09.01-13.22 Juvenile Captains Drive-in & Easter Competition
13.31-17.52 Members Casual Golf