Tuesday, 05 April 2022

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General Notes
As from this Wednesday, 06 April, placing will be discontinued.
Players must play their ball, as it lies, in both the rough and fairway.

Divot Repair Volunteers.
The first Divot Repair session of the season will take place this evening, Tuesday, 05 April at 18.30hrs.
New volunteers are required to join the existing team and assist with this essential maintenance work.
The more people available the faster and more efficiently the work can be done.
If you are willing to help with this essential work give your name & contact details to the office, or to John King @ 0872439145

This usually entails approx. two hours of evening work, every two weeks to repair fairway divots, tee boxes etc.

Rules of Golf Presentation
There will be a presentation on the Rules of Golf held this Thursday,07 April in the Clubhouse.
At 18.15hrs. the basic rules of golf, for beginners, will be held outside, on the putting green. At 19.15hrs there will be a Refresher Rules of Golf held inside, in the Club House.
All members are welcome.

Club Foursomes Qualifiers
The Club Foursomes qualifiers took place at the weekend and despite the good conditions, scoring proved difficult enough. The leading qualifiers were Brendan Power & Leo Hennessy, who, with a PH of 12, shot a winning score of 68. Playing to their handicap on the front nine Brendan and Leo had six pars to record a three over, 38 back nine, just enough to pip Cormac Hickey & Tom Hickey, who were the best of the 69’s, by a single shot.
32 pairings qualified for the matchplay, with those scores of 75 or better included in the draw.
The draw for the matchplay stage has been made and is on the notice board along with the strict guidelines for the competition.

Club Singles Qualifier
This week-end the qualifying round for the Club singles will take place.
The stroke play competition will see the top 63 members go into the hat for the matchplay draw. They will be joined there by last year’s winner, Ollie Carter.
Participants playing handicap (95% of course h’cap) will be automatically adjusted on registration in the Pro shop. Those members registering via their phone should make the necessary adjustment and record the same on their card.
Kilford Arms Hotel Kilkenny Easter Weekend Competitions
This Friday, April 8th the Timesheet for the Easter Weekend will open.
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of April will be an Open Fourball while the Bank Holiday Monday will be a Semi-Open Team of Three.

New Membership Review
Following the review of the Club membership and the large list of new applicants, the Management committee will be contacting all successful applicants during the week, to offer them membership for the coming year.

Food & Beverage
From next Monday, Barry Joyce will resume his full seven day food service for the rest of the season.

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.

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, shotgun start, competition is for golfers with a 3.0 or lower handicap. The closing date is Friday, 22 April. Full details are available on the Kilkenny GC website.

Captains Prize to opposite Clubs
To be eligible to win, Captains, Mags and Liam’s prize to the opposite Club, members must have returned two competitive scorecards prior to the event on the week-end of 14 May.

Mixed Social Golf
The calendar for this seasons mixed social golf has been agreed and sent to members via e-mail. Copies of same are up on notice boards and the bar.
The first outing will be held this Friday evening, 08 April, with a shotgun start at 18.00hrs.. The draw will be made on Friday afternoon (08th).
Entry fee is €5 with finger food being served in the bar on this occasion.
The next date for Social Mixed Golf is Friday 29 April.

Saturday 02, Sunday 03, Monday 04, April. Foursomes Qualifiers
Winner:- Brendan Power & Leo Hennessy

Two’s Club
10th. Eamon Brennan & Rob Kearney, Gavin Lonergan & R Lonergan,
Paul Cleere & Derek Shelly,
15th. Anthony White & Jim White,
17th. J Barry & D Barry, J Bateman & T Murphy,
Each Player receives €15.66 credit in the Pro Shop.

Senior Gents.
Thursday, 31 March. 12 Hole Four person team
1. John McMahon, Gabby Maher, Richard Butler, Joe O’Driscoll, 60 (B6).
2. P J Martin, Pat Drennan, Frank Heslin, Joe Ledwidge, 60 (B6).
3. Brian Cullen, Peter Ryan, Maurice Ryan, Ger Power, 60
4. Michael O’Sullivan, Gerry Bowe, Martin Treacy, (55+4) 59
5. Pat Hickey, Geoff Meagher, Richie McEvoy, Denis Carey, 58
6. Noel Casey, Andy Hughes, Des Byrne, Eugene Orr, 57 (B3)
7. Tommy Walton, Kevin Donohoe, Chris Kelly, Liam Barry, 57
76 Players took part.

April Diary
Thursday, 14 April:- Golfer of the Year Round 1 and Eamonn Molloy Cup
Thursday, 21 April:- Senior Ladies and Gents Mixed Competition.
Entry Sheets for this event will be posted on the Senior Gents Notice Board on Thursday 07 April. Entry €10 and Includes Hotplate and Prizes

Ladies Club Notes
Round Robin Competition has concluded and the results will be posted this week.

Weekly Competition – this Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday competition is 18 Hole Singles Stableford and is our first qualifying competition for handicap purposes in 2022.
It also counts for Golfer of the Year.

Club Matchplay Competitions
Entry sheets for the Ladies Club Four-ball and Foursomes matchplay are now being taken. Ladies who wish to partake in these competitions are requested to put their name on the relevant sheet which is now available in the Ladies locker room.

Tuesday, 29 March. 18 Hole Stableford
1. Ann Woodcock (27), 45 pts
2. Sandra Barrett (21), 39 pts (B9)
Gross:- Niamh Kelly (9), 31 pts
3. Joan Cashin (37), 39 pts
4. Bridget Norwood (28), (43-5) 38 pts (B9)
5. Aine Russell (35), 38 pts

Nine Hole Stableford
1. Bernie Lynch (22), 24 pts
2. Nollaig Cotter (24), 22 pts
3. Marian Woodcock (23), 21 pts
4. Mags Cuddihy (6), 20 pts

Senior Ladies
Thursday, 31 March. Nine Hole Team
1. Margaret Harmer, Mary Gorman, Kitty Nolan, Anne B. Murphy, 43 pts.
2. Mary Prendergast, Peggy Murray, Gretta Kelly, Sheila O’Mahony, 42 pts.
3. Ann Kelly, Breda Comerford, Helen O’Gorman, Marian Woodcock, 39 pts. (B6)
4. Bridget Norwood, Joan Cashin, Joan Mannion, (36+3) 39pts.
Other Notes:
Senior Ladies Society play a Nine hole competition on Thursday, 14 April. Entry Sheet will be available on this coming Thursday, 07. April.
Reminder that Senior Mixed Champagne Scramble is on Thursday, 21 April.

Junior/Juvenile Club
A timely reminder to all Junior/Juvenile members, that Captains, Billy Fitzpatrick and Lauren Grace will hold their Drive-in on 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.
Further details will be made available later.

Wednesday, 06 April
08.08-08.53 Members Casual Golf
09.02-09.56 Society
10.05-11.53 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles
12.02-12.56 Society
13.05-16.05 Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles
16.14-17.53 Members Casual Golf

Thursday, 07 April
08.00-09.00 Members Casual Golf
09.10-11.10 Senior Ladies
10.01-13.10 Senior Gent’s
12.40-18.00 Members Casual Golf
17.00-17.30 Jimmy Bruen Inter-club practice

Friday, 08 April
08.35-09.47 Members Casual Golf
10.05-10.59 Brewery GS
11.08-15.47 Members Casual Golf
16.32-18.00 Mixed Social Golf.

Saturday, 09 April
07.32-08.13 Members Casual Golf
08.22-09.43 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
09.52-13.28 Societies
13.37-14.22 Members Casual Golf
14.40-14.49 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
14.58-15.25 Jimmy Bruen Inter-club Practice
15.52-17.58 Members Casual Golf

Sunday, 10 April
07.30-16.03 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
Gent’s:- Club Singles Qualifier
Ladies:- Singles Stableford
16.12-16.21 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
16.30-18.00 Members Casual Golf

Monday, 11 April
08.34-08.52 Members Casual Golf
09.01-13.22 Ladies Senior Alliance
13.31-14.34 Members Casual Golf
14.43-16.31 Gent’s Singles Qualifier
16.40-18.00 Members Casual Golf

Tuesday, 12 April
07.30-08.51 Course closed for maintenance
14.51-16.03 & 17.15-18.00
Members Casual Golf

09.00-10.39 / 12.36-14.42 & 16.21-17.06
Ladies Competitions to include 13/14 Hole, Nine Hole and Ladies into Golf Events.

10.48-12.27 Visitors

Wednesday, 13 April
08.3517.53 Members Casual Golf