Tuesday, 16 March, 2021

(Leinster’s Hidden Gem 2019)
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Karl Morris Mind Factor
The list for the Karl Morris Mind Factor night on Tuesday March 23rd at 6.30pm is now closed. Karl will email a link to all participants later this week.

Karl will cover the following.
He will share with you one very specific exercise you can do during lockdown which could transform your golf in 2021.
• A straightforward indoor exercise that can make a big difference once you get back on the course.
• How and why mental resilience is important NOW and when you return to playing.
• Building golf skills not just golf swings
• How to ‘train’ for golf not just mindless practice
• How to change your ‘story’ and how your current story is holding you back
• How one single question could transform your game
• The secret to becoming a great putter
• How allocating one hour a week to practice will dramatically improve your game

General Notes
Members Subscriptions.
A reminder to existing members that their subscriptions are now due, if for any reason you have not received your bill please contact the office. Thanks to all those who have paid to date and for your understanding, patience and forbearance in these times. There are a small number of lockers available in the bungalow if any members wish to avail of one.

Intermediate and Juvenile/Junior Membership
Existing outstanding members of the above categories, wishing to continue their membership of Kilkenny Golf Club for 2021 and who have not paid their subscriptions are requested to contact the office. All outstanding Members in these categories were emailed last week and should respond by this weekend. There is a long waiting list for these categories. The committee will draw up a list of replacements from the waiting list for vacancies in these categories at the weekend. Thanks to those who have responded to the email already.

Club V1 App
Members who have not done so already are encouraged to download the Club V1 App. It can be downloaded on your smartphone from the Istore for Iphone users and from Playstore for Android users. The app can also be downloaded on you tablet or pc. The app incorporates the BRS app and also the Howdidido app so you have everything on the one app. If you are having trouble downloading the App please contact the office.

AON Insurance
Reminder the Aon Personal Insurance is due for renewal on 1st April, over 200 members have signed up for the scheme to date and it gives good protection for members for injury incurred on the course and also for lost clubs or equipment. The cost of the scheme is €27 and is well worth considering.

Course News
The solid tining and aeration of the fairways commenced this week. The greens have already been hollow cored and replenished with sand.
Work has commenced on the preparation of the ground for the recently agreed Bio diversity programme. Once this is completed sowing of the wild flowers will commence by the end of March/first week of April. The colourful Bluebells and Anemones sown last year are starting to bloom and giving some lovely colour in the spots where they were sown.

Barry Joyce continues his take away catering this coming weekend.
Meals will be available for guests on Saturday (16.30-19.30hrs) and Sunday (13.00-17.30hrs.)
Barry can be contacted on 086 820 5260 when you can place your order and arrange a collection time.

Members of the Seniors Golf Society can use their Christmas Gift vouchers as payment/ part payment for any meals they order.

Golf Ireland
Golf Ireland issued the list of events for the current season with a full schedule commencing from May 22nd all going well.
The outstanding 2020 All Ireland AIG Cups & Shields Finals (Senior Cup, Junior Cup, Jimmy Bruen and Pierce Purcell) are yet to be confirmed
2021 Fixtures Some of the other main events from a very comprehensive schedule are listed below. With the advent of Golf Ireland, Mens & Ladies finals are combined for same date and venue in most cases.
Kilkenny will host the Leinster Womens Aig Cups & Shields Area Finals on August 21st.

All Ireland Mens & Ladies Senior Cup Finals, The Castle 20th & 21st August

All Ireland Aig Cups & Shields Finals Ladies Senior & Junior Foursomes, Minor & Challenge Cups, Mens Barton Shield & Jimmy Bruen, Shandon Park, September 8th to 12th

All Ireland Aig Cups & Shields Ladies & Mens Finals Junior Cup, Intermediate Cup and Pierce Purcell

Limerick Golf Club on September 16th to 19th.

All Ireland Inter Club Finals Mens & Ladies Fourball Mens Fred Perry and Irish Mixed Foursomes Strandhill, Sept 30th to Oct 3rd.

East of Ireland Mens Championship, Baltray Co Louth 5th to 7thJune

South of Ireland Mens Championship Lahinch, 21st to 25thJuly

Aig Mens Amateur Close Tullamore, 13th to 15th August

West of Ireland Mens Amateur Championship, Co Sligo 3rd to 5thSeptember
Senior Mens Amateur Close, Waterford July 14th to 16th

Irish Womens Amateur Close, Ballybunion June 17th to 20th
Irish Seniors Womens Close, Naas 11th to 13th August
Ireland Womens Australian Spoons, Millicent Aug 23rd
All Irish Womens & Girls Amateur Open Championship, Co Louth 15th to 17th October.

Following the exploits and near misses of Lee Westwood over the last two weeks listed below are the oldest winners on both the Us Pga and European Pga Tours.

Miguel Angel Jimenez features four times and occupies the top 3 slots on the European list and holds the record for most appearances on the European Tour at 707 and most Holes In One at 10.

Oldest Winners on US Pga Tour
Sam Snead 52 yrs 10 months 8 days 1965 Greensboro Open

Art Wall 51 yrs 7 Months 10 days 1975 Greater Milwaukee Open

David Love 111 51 yrs 4 Months 10 days 2015 Wyndham Championship

James Barnes 51 yrs 3 Months 7 days 1937 Long Island Open

John Barnum 51 yrs 1 Month 5 days 1962 Cajun Classic Open Invitational

Fred Funk 50 yrs 8 Months 11 days 2007 Mayaboka Golf Classic at Riviera
Maya- Cancum

Craig Stadler 50 yrs 1 Month 18 days 2003 B.C Open

Ray Floyd 49 yrs 6 Months 4 days 1992 Doral- Ryder Open

Woody Austin 49 yrs 5 Months 25 days 2013 Sanderson Farms Championship

Peter Jacobsen 49 yrs 4 Months 23 days 2003 Greater Hartford Open

Oldest Winners on European PGA Tour Miguel Anfel Jimenez 50 years 133 days 2014 Open de Espana

Miguel Ángel Jiménez: 49 years 337 days 2014 Hong Kong Open (Dec 2013)

Miguel Ángel Jiménez: 48 years 318 days 2012 UBS Hong Kong Open

Des Smyth: 48 years 34 days 2001 Madeira Island Open

Neil Coles: 48 years 14 days 1982 Sanyo Open

Eduardo Romero: 47 years 362 days 2002 Barclays Scottish Open

Christy O’Connor: 47 years 187 days 1972 Carrolls International

Mark McNulty: 47 years 95 days 2001 Mercedes-Benz South African Open
Mark O’Meara: 47 years 54 days 2004 Dubai Desert Classic

Tom Kite: 46 years 309 days 1996 Oki Pro-Am

Harold Henning: 46 years 295 days 1981 KLM Dutch Open

Lee Westwood: 46 years 271 days 2020 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Miguel Ángel Jiménez: 46 years 243 days 2010 Omega European Masters

Eduardo Romero: 46 years 55 days 2000 Omega European Masters

Couple of musings to ponder over St Patricks Day.
“You can’t live life for other people, you’ve got to do whats right for you even if it hurts some people you love”
“Golf is like a love affair, if you don’t take it seriously it’s no fun, if you do take it seriously it breaks your heart.”

Happy St Patricks day to all.