KILKENNY GOLF CLUB NOTES
Tuesday 23rd March, 2021
(Leinster’s Hidden Gem 2019)
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Karl Morris Mind Factor
Reminder to those who signed up for the Karl Morris Mind Factor workshop, do not forget to log into the Zoom link this evening Tues 23rd at 6.30pm. The link was emailed yesterday to everyone who had signed up.
Thanks to all those who have paid to date and for your understanding,patience and forbearance in these times.
Intermediate and Juvenile/Junior Membership
We have contacted all outstanding members in the Juvenile System and Intermediate Categories to ascertain how many vacancies we have in these categories and the Membership Committee will commence the process of replacing those who have not rejoined. There is a very large list of applications for the Juvenile categories and the Juvenile Committee have an onerous task on their hands.
In the Intermediate Category there are currently 20 approx on a waiting list and unfortunately, we are unlikely to be able to accommodate all them this year.
The solid tining and aeration of the fairways continues this week.
The seeds for the wild flower Bio diversity programme have arrived and sowing will commence by the end of March/first week of April.
Golf Ireland / Return to Golf
All is being prepared for the recommencement of Golf, hopefully after the Easter Weekend when Government is expected to ease some of the current restrictions.
To date there has been no indication from Golf Ireland or Government of a recommencement date.
Golf resumes in Northern Ireland on April 1st. Clubs in the North are also under the jurisdiction of Golf Ireland. They recommence with 2 balls at 8 mins, 3 balls at 9 mins or 4 balls at 10 mins but only 2 households may play together. Competitions are also allowed but all Golf is restricted to Members only. They hope to review and possibly ease this restriction from April 12th.
We will probably face similar to the above whenever we get the green light to recommence.
Anyone who takes a walk on the Parade or the Canal Walk at weekends will get it very hard to comprehend how Golf & Tennis are closed when you see the big large numbers gathering in groups of up to eight or more around the town.
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.
With little happening on the Golf scene here is some more trivia on golf. You may find some of it interesting and may come in useful in a quiz at some stage. As last weeks was Men orientated, we have given the Ladies precedence this week.
Oldest Winners on Ladies US Pga Tour
JoAnne Carner holds the record as the oldest golfer to play in an LPGA Tour event. The golfer they call “Big Mama” is in the Lady Golfers Hall of Fame, she won 43 LPGA tournaments and was 65 years, 11 months, 21 days old when she teed it up at the 2005 Kraft Nabisco Championship.
Only four players in the history of LPGA (or back into the 1930s for previously recognized majors) have won a major at the age of 42 or older. The oldest major winner in LPGA history is Fay Crocker, who was 45 years, 7 months and 11 days old when she won the 1960 Titleholders Championship. The Titleholders Championship was a recognized major played in Augusta, Ga., each year at Augusta Country Club, with winners of various prestigious tournaments getting invited. Crocker, who also won the 1955 US Women’s Open, was from Uruguay and dominated that week for a seven-shot win over Kathy Cornelius.
Sherri Steinhauer is the second-oldest LPGA major winner, taking the 2006 Women’s British Open at 43 years, 7 months and 10 days. Steinhauer won the Women’s British Open three times in her career, but only her final win in 2006 is recognized as a major. The Women’s British Open became a major in 2001.
The next two oldest women to win major championships both did so in the US Women’s Open, with Babe Didrikson Zaharias winning the 1954 US Women’s Open at 43 years, 7 days, and Juli Inkster winning the 2002 US Women’s Open at 42 years, 13 days.
Most Wins on Ladies US Tour
1. Kathy Whitworth United States 88 (1962 -1985)
2. Mickey Wright United States 82 (1956-1973)
3. Annika Sorensen Sweden 72 (1995 -2008)
4. Louise Suggs United States 61 (1946-1962)
5. Patty Berg United States 60 (1937-1962)
6. Betsy Rawls United States 55 (1951-1972)
7. Nancy Lopez United States 48 (1978- 1997)
8. JoAnne Carter United States 43 (1969-1985)
9. Sandra Haynie United States 42 (!962-1982)
10. Bada Zaharias United States 41 (1940-1955)
11. Karrie Webb Australia 41
Most Wins on Ladies European Tour
1. Laura Davies England 45 (1985-2010)
2. Dale Reid Scotland 21 (1980-1991)
3. Marie-Laure de Lorenzi France 19 (1987-1997)
Trish Johnston England 19 (1987-2014)
5. Anika Sorensen Sweden 17 (1995-2008)
6. Sophie Gustafson Sweden 16 (1996-2011)
7. Gwladys Nocero France 14 (2006-2015)
Catherine Panton -Lewis Scotland 14 (1979-1988)
9 Corrine Dibnah Australia 13 (1986-1994)
10 Alison Nicholas England 12 (1987-1996)
Youngest Winner on Us Pga Mens Tour Harry Cooper 19 Years 4 Days 1923 Galveston Open Championship
Youngest Player to Play on Us Pga Mens Tour Marshall Springer 154 Years 8 Months, 1937 Western Open
Youngest Winner on Us Ladies Pga Tour Lydia Ko 15yrs 4 Months 3 Days, 2012 Canadian Womens Open. She successfully defended the title the following year.
Youngest Player on Ladies Us Pga Tour Michelle Wie 15 years 3 months 2 days , 2005 Sony Open
Youngest Winner on European Ladies Tour Atthaya Thitiku 14 years 4 months 19 days, Thailand Championship at Phoenix Country Club in Pattaya.
Youngest Winner on Mens European Tour Matteo Manassero 17 years, 188 days 2010 Castello Master