KILKENNY GOLF CLUB NOTES
Tuesday, 14 December, 2021

(Leinster’s Hidden Gem 2019)
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General Notes
Covid Reminder
As the Festive Season approaches and the prospect of more members playing golf, it is timely to remind golfers to re-check the protocols required by all of us in helping to stay safe in these extraordinary and difficult times.
Along with the Government guidelines of washing of hands, face masks, keeping social distance, members must, whether playing casual or competitive golf, pre- book a time slot on the BRS.
No member has the right to turn up and go out the course to play a few holes.
By registering on the BRS system it ensures that the Club have complete traceability at all times.

Remember, when entering the Clubhouse you are required to:-
Wear a face mask
Use the hand sanitiser provided
Check your temperature
Register your attendance in the Club
Produce a copy of your Covid Cert every time.

This is simply to comply with HSE directive and to protect the members,

Week-end competition.
This weekend’s competition is a Four Person Team Event (Gents, Ladies or mixed) and is live for online bookings.
The competition will have a Christmas Theme (wear your Christmas Jumper) to it and competitors are invited to partake of complimentary Tea/Coffee & Biscuits post their round of golf.

Christmas Gift Vouchers
Vouchers are available from the office to go towards Green Fees / Membership or use of the Swing Studio.
Barry Joyce has vouchers available for the restaurant and Club Professional Jimmy Bolger will look after those requiring gift vouchers for lessons or towards the purchase of equipment.

Adopt a Green
Whilst this initiative is now in full swing, it is time to remind all members that it is their responsibility to repair their marks and not leave them to the volunteers to do so.
Remember a pitch mark repaired within 10 minutes will recover far quicker than a pitch mark left for a couple of hours.
The Course staff do a superb job in maintaining your course and you can show your appreciation by helping repair pitch marks, using the divot sand mix bags and using the various bins around the course.

Results
Weekend
Saturday 11, Sunday 12, Monday 13, December. 14 Hole Singles Stableford
1.          Eamon Brennan (HI 11.4 – PH 10),      34 (B9)
2.          David Dooley (HI 10.3 – PH 9),             34
3.          Ricky Nolan (HI 6.8 – PH 6),                 33
Gross:- Donal O’Riordan (HI 4.6 – PH 4),          29
4.          Martin Ryan (HI 13.0 – PH 11),             32
Sean Byrne (HI 13.1 – PH 11)               32
6.          Des Byrne (HI 22.7 – PI 19),                 31

Two’s Club
6th. Michael Grant, Bernard McDonald, Luke Kelly, Aidan Brennan, Eamon O’Connor,
David Dooley,
10th. Ricky Nolan, Aidan McDonald, John Burke,
15th. Mark Shortall, Robert J O’Shea, Sean Byrne, Luke Kelly,
17th. Michael Seoighe, Alan O’Rourke, Rob Kearney,
18th. Tom Moore,
Each ‘Two’ receives €14.11 credit in the Pro Shop.

Saturday, 11 December, Cross-card.
1. Brian Cullen, James Young, Stephen McCormack, Stephen Sheenan.   78 pts
2. Bernie Clarke, Eamon Brennan, Michael O’Sullivan, Myles McCabe.     74 pts
3. Edward Bourke, Matt Ruth, Noel Skehan, Sean Byrne.                           72 pts (B3)
4. Denis Brophy, Martin Ryan, Mick O’Flynn, Pat Walsh.                             72 pts (B6)
5. David McMahon, Paddy Phelan, Pat Collins, Tony Butler.                       72 pts
6. Joe O’Neill , Liam Cody, Peter Dabinett, Willie Leahy.                             71 pts

This Saturday (18th), members are requested to register by 12.45 for a 13.15 tee-off.
Please ensure you have a copy of your Covid Cert with you. No Cert – no entry.

Individual Cross-card League Table. Round 8.
1. David Dooley          90 points
2. Tony Butler              84
3. John Geoghegan    83
4. Ronan Morrissey    82
5. Rob Kearney           81
Ollie O’Connor        81
Richie Phelan         81
7. Pat McEvoy            79
PJ Martin                79
8. Bernie Clarke          76
Dick Cogan             76
David Lunn             76
Tommy Dunne        76

Senior Gents.
Thursday, 09 December. 12 Hole Four person team
1 Dick Curtin, Jerry O’Dwyer, David Ryan, Dermot Moloney.                     62 pts (B6)
2. Dom Murphy, Reay Brandon, Des Byrne.                                   (58+4) 62 pts
3. John Geoghegan, Murt Farragher, Brian Keane, Henk Van Der Puil.    60 pts (B6)
4. Noel Skehan, Tom Brett, Liam Barry.                                          (56+4) 60 pts
5. Michael Hayes, Matt Ruth, Eamonn Everard.                             (55+4) 59 pts
6. John King, Tom Dunne, Tony Joyce, Joe O’Driscoll.                              58 pts
7. Morgan Doyle, Peter Ryan, Peter Dabinett, Jimmy Rhatigan.               55 pts

Diary
Thursday, 16 December:- 11/12 hole Champagne scramble.
Thursday, 23 December:- Nine hole Four person team.

Pro Shop Corner Festive Season
Why not avail of one of our great Christmas offers in our new state of the art Swing Studio. Golf lesson gift vouchers with head professional Jimmy Bolger – €50 for 30 minute lesson or 3 lessons for €120.

You can also buy a voucher for €50 for a custom club fitting session. Offering fitting for all the top brands. (The cost of the voucher is fully redeemable against any custom fit purchase)

Contact the pro-shop on 056-7761730 or email Jimmy on jimmygbolger@yahoo.ie.

Catering news.
Food & Beverage Manager, Dermot and Chef, Barry Joyce have introduced some very appetising wine and dine options for this festive season.
Members can enjoy a three course meal, with Tea or Coffee and a half bottle of wine for €35 per person.
This offer is available from 15.00-17.00hrs weekdays and from 17.00-19.00hrs at  weekends initially but can be extended if there is sufficient demand.
This is in addition to the existing menu in place.

To make enquiries or book your Christmas party contact Dermot on 056 776500 Ext. 3
or phone Barry direct on 086 8205260
Members are reminded to produce their Covid Certs and also sign in at the front door when using the Clubs dining and bar facilities.

Ladies Club Notes
News
Presentation of Prizes
The presentation of prizes for the Christmas Fare competitions will take place on Tuesday, 21 December, between the hours of 15.00 &17.00hrs.
Winners will be given their prize and can enjoy a complimentary Tea/Coffee and mince pie.

Full Covid regulations will be adhered.

Results.
Sunday, 05 December. Ladies 14 Hole Stableford
1. Joan Cody (PH 14),              33pts.

Nine Hole Stableford
1. Eleanor Moore (PH 14),       19pts.
2. Liz Neary (PH 10),                18pts.

Senior Ladies
Thursday, 09 December. Christmas Fare, Nine Hole Competition.
1. Mary Prendergast, Ann Kelly,  Eileen Byrne, Celine O’Sullivan,           39pts.
2. Anne D. Murphy, Peggy Murray, Kitty Nolan, Mary Feighery,               39pts. (B6)
3.   Jo Duggan, Breda Kavanagh, Kathleen Price, Fionnuala Hennebry,   39pts. (B6)
4.   Edith Ogilvie,, Adrienne Walsh, Anne B. Murphy, Mary Lawlor,            39pts. (B6)
5.   Margaret McCreery, Ann Gunning, Mary O’Connell,                 (36+3) 39pts.
6.   Carmel O’Shea, Margaret Harmer, Gretta Kelly, Marian Woodcock,    38pts.

Last Thursday, 48 members of the Senior Ladies Society braved the elements and played their Christmas Fare competition in very damp and showery conditions. Their commitment was very much appreciated by the Senior Ladies committee.
Prizes can be collected on this coming Thursday morning, 16 December.
Entry sheet for the nine hole on Thursday, 23 December, will also be available.

Fixtures
Wednesday, 15 December
08.33-09.26   Members Casual Golf
09.35-10.39   Members/Guests
10.48-15.54   Members Casual Golf

Thursday, 16 December
08.33-09.00   Members Casual Golf
09.10-11.10   Senior Ladies
10.11-13.30   Senior Gent’s
12.31-16.00   Members Casual Golf

Friday, 17 December
08.43-10.52   Members Casual Golf
11.00-11.56   Society
12.04-15.54   Members Casual Golf

Saturday, 18 December
08.40-08.58   Members Casual Golf
09.25-11.21   Ladies & Gent’s Four Person Team Event
11.30-14.10   Saturday Crosscard
14.20-15.52   Members Casual Golf

Sunday, 19 December
08.40-13.20   Four Person Team Event
13.28-13.55   Ladies Nine Hole Competition
14.13-15.52   Members Casual Golf

Monday, 20 December
08.42-09.54   Members Casual Golf
10.05-12.45   Four Person Team Event
12.54-16.12   Members Casual Golf

Tuesday, 21 December
08.42-08.51 / 11.06-12.09 / 14.15-16.12
Members Casual Golf

09.00-10.57 / 12.18-14.06
Ladies Competitions to include 13/14 Hole & 9 Hole.

Wednesday, 22 December
08.42-10.21   Members Casual Golf
10.30-11.24   Visitors
11.33-15.54   Members Casual Golf