KILKENNY GOLF CLUB NOTES
Tuesday, 01 March, 2022
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Thank you to all those members who have paid their Club subscriptions for the coming year. The closing date for payment was Monday February 28th.
The Committee will be meeting later this week with a view to agreeing a list of new members to be invited to join the Club.
If, for one reason or another, you were not able to contact the club, to renew your membership, you are advised to do so this week before any offers are made to those on the waiting list. The option to pay by Premium Credit is closed as all applications had to be submitted before the 28th of February.
Golfer of the Year.
After the enforced absence of the Golfer of the Year competition, we are delighted to announce the re-launch of this exciting event.
Thanks, once again, to our sponsors, Cathal O’Neill of the Kilkenny Vehicle Center (main Honda & Citroen dealer), this years event will commence with the Spring Singles which will take place on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20, March, and finish in October.
The GOTY will be run over 16 events and will also include, all eight Monthly Medals, Captains Prize (final day), Presidents prize, Richard Duggan Memorial, PGA Tankard, Captains prize to opposite Club, Smithwick Cup and the Club Singles matchplay, with quarter finalists, semi-finalists & finalists earning points.
The scoring will award 15 points to the winner of each competition, with second place receiving 12. All subsequent placings will earn points, based on their proximity to the second placed score.
There will be four bonus competitions with the winner receiving 20 points.
All golfer of the year competitions will be identified, in the diary, with GOTY beside them.
The first of the 18 hole competitions will take place this coming week-end with the National Council for the Blind sponsored HolmPatrick Fourball taking place. The winner of the event will qualify for an area final with a chance to go forward to the Provincial finals.
Bob Murphy Shield.
A club member has come into possession of a plastic bag containing a number of ‘replica cups’.
The cups have the inscription “Bob Murphy Shield” and all of the trophies have dates pertaining to the 1950’s.
It looks like they were awarded for a possible fourball competition as two of the cups are dated for the same year.
Do you have any knowledge or information about the Bob Murphy Shield? Do you remember a Bob Murphy? Is there a shield in your possession?
We would love to find out any information relating to the Bob Murphy Shield.
If you have any knowledge relating to the above, please contact me via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your name and number and any details you may have in to the office.
It has been agreed that on the resumption of 18 hole golf and until further notice, all casual golf up to 18.00hrs. will have to be pre-booked on the BRS.
After six o’clock members can arrive and play casual golf.
All golfers must commence at the first hole and do not have permission to go out the course and “jump-in”.
St Patrick’s Week Competitions
On March 17th and 18th there will be an Open Competition – Paddy Raggett Homes 4 Person Team. On March 19th and 20th there will be a Members Competition – Paddy Raggett Singles S/Ford. Timesheets will open on Friday March 4th at 5.30pm for Members and Members Guests(€20) & 7.30pm for Visitors(€25).
The 2022 diary has been downloaded onto Club V1. Members will be able to view the full years events and make note of the various dates for the clubs major events, upcoming classics and outings.
To do this, open Club V1 on your phone, tap the rectangle (with three lines) on the top right corner. The Club diary will be available to you. Opening Club V1 on your lap-top/computer will bring up the diary icon.
Whilst every effort has been made to include as much information as possible, it is possible that adjustments/addition will have to be made on occasions.
Saturday 26, Sunday 27, Monday 28, February
1. Larry Carroll (H.I 9.3 – PH 8), 30
2. Tommy Walton (H.I 12.6- PH 10), 29 (B2)
3. Ian Wiley (H.I 17.5 – PH 14), 29 (B3)
Gross:- Jason Lawlor (H.I 3 – PH 2) 27
4. Sean Byrne (H.I 13.1 – PH 10), 29
5. Paschal Connolly (H.I 13.2 – PH 10), 28 (B3)
6. Brendan Wall (H.I 8.1 – PH 6), 28
6th. Sean Boland, Padraig Keegan, Noel Power, Ronan Moriarty,
10th. Pat Collins,
Each ‘Two’ receives €40.40 credit in the Pro Shop.
Saturday Crosscard. 26 February.
1. Ben McGarry, Paddy Lawlor, Pat McEvoy, PJ O’Reilly. 69 Points
2. Jimmy Rhatigan, Joe O’Neill, Ronan Morrissey, Tony Butler. 67
3. Billy Burke, Joe Greene, Larry Gittens, Martin Ryan. 64
4. Liam Cody, Martin Duggan, Murt Farragher, Sean Byrne. 63 (B6)
5. Eamonn Brennan, Jim Meredith, Tom Sloyan, Willie Leahy. 63
6. Brian Cullen, Damian Casey, Henk Van der Puil, Michael Butler. 61
For this, the final Saturday of the Crosscard competition, Members are requested to register, in person, by 12.45 for a 13.30hrs. tee-off.
Individual Cross-card League Table. Round 16.
1. John Geoghegan 142 Points
2. Tony Butler 138
David Dooley 138
4. Larry Gittens 135
5. Pat McEvoy 134
6. Bernie Clarke 131
7. Eamonn Brennan 128
Denis Butler 128
9. Richie Phelan 127
10. Tom Sloyan 124
Michael O’Sullivan 124
12. Pat Walsh 123
13. Ronan Morrissey 120
14. Jimmy Rhatigan 119
Joe O’Neill 119
Brian Cullen 119
Noel Casey 119
18. Damian Casey 118
PJ Martin 118
20. Jerry Rowe 117
After a hectic season of Saturday Crosscard golf it is disappointing to note that this Saturday, 05 March is the last Crosscard of the year.
Also, the final placings in the individual league will be determined, with those players in the top 10 receiving prizes.
The entry fee of €5 will include golf and a platter of cocktail sausages, goujons & chips for all those who play on the day.
This will be followed by the presentation of prizes.
Until we gather again in November have a great and successful season of golf.
Wednesday, 02 March. Four person Champagne Scramble
The draw for Wednesday’s competition is now available on the BRS.
The format is a Champagne Scramble.
Pro Shop Corner
Titleist Club Fitting Day
Titleist will hold a club fitting day on Friday,11 March from 11.00-16.00hrs.
To book your time you are requested to contact the Pro Shop on 056 7761730.
The cost of the fitting is €50 and will be redeemable against any purchase
Ladies Club Notes
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.
Tuesday, 22 February.
No competition due to course maintenance
The Senior Ladies return to golf this Thursday, 03 March.
The draw will be notified on the BRS.
Entry sheet for the nine hole competition on Thursday, 10 March will also be available on Thursday 3rd.
Wednesday, 02 March
08.40-09.20 Members Casual Golf
09.30-13.00 Gent’s Senior Society
13.10-17.00 Members Casual Golf
Thursday, 03 March
08.30-09.20 Members Casual Golf
09.30-11.30 Senior Ladies
11.40-17.00 Members Casual Golf
Friday, 04 March
08.35-09.20 Members Casual Golf
10.14-10.32 Members Casual Golf
11.26-12.56 Members Casual Golf
13.32-17.00 Members Casual Golf
Saturday, 05 March
07.30-09.00 Members Casual Golf
09.09-10.30 Ladies & Gents Competition
10.39-14.24 Saturday Crosscard
14.33-17.00 Members Casual Golf
Sunday, 06 March
07.30-14.42 Ladies & Gents Competition
Gents:- HolmPatrick Fourball
14.51-15.18 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
15.36-17.00 Members Casual Golf
Monday, 07 March
08.08-09.56 Members Casual Golf
10.05-12.20 Gents Scotch Foursomes
12.29-17.00 Members Casual Golf
Tuesday, 08 March
08.06-08.24 / 10.57-12.00 / 14.33-17.00
Members Casual Golf
08.33-10.48 / 12.09-14.24
Ladies Competitions to include 13/14 Hole, Nine Hole and Ladies into Golf Events.
Wednesday, 09 March
08.08-17.00 Members Casual Golf