KILKENNY GOLF CLUB NOTES
Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
Follows us on Twitter:- Kilkennygolfclub@club_kilkenny
Annual General Meeting.
A very successful AGM was held via webinar last week with Members participating over a Zoom Webinar. With a number of motions down for decision the meeting was interactive and members were allowed to vote on the different motions.
The Chairperson Paul expressed his thanks to Aidan McDonald and the Constitution Review Committee for their excellent work in formulating the motions that were put before the meeting. Also a big thank you to Terry Harmer for the manner in which he organised the interactive aspect of the meeting and in particular the voting process.
Members were allowed to cast their vote and the result was conveyed to the meeting instantly.
The motion, to include the cost of the personal insurance (€25) with the annual subscription was debated with some members seeking clarification on certain issues.
All motions were passed.
Following discussions earlier in the year, it was agreed that any profits, made by the Club, would be returned to the members, in the form of a reduction in their annual subscription. This, once off bonus, will be calculated and will be reflected in your annual bill when they are issued in the coming weeks.
The support and patience of the members during the closure of the course, last week, was greatly appreciated by the Club and especially by the course staff.
It facilitated them in getting a lot of essential work done on the course which included, the aeration, spraying & application of fertiliser to the Tees, Fairways and Greens. Substantial areas of the rough and fairways were aerated with a ground breaker machine, to help the aeration process.
Other work included the installation of the support sleepers around the first tee, and additional drainage on the eleventh fairway.
The continued success and popularity of the Saturday Cross-card led to last Saturdays event being over-subscribed, with far more members wishing to play than the amount of places allocated. This resulted in several regulars being disappointed and unable to play.
To avoid further dis-appointment in the future, the Cross-card committee have, with immediate effect, introduced new guidelines for the registration of players.
The only way of registering to play is by ones attendance at the pre-determined time in the clubhouse.
Members are no longer allowed to phone in their intention to play.
Neither can a member add a colleagues name and pre-pay for him prior to his arrival.
The committee will continue to monitor the situation.
Sunday, 16 January. Captains Mixed Team event.
1. John Grace, Tony McCarthy, Catherine Hughes, Donal O’Donovan.
2. Liam Barrett, Patricia Walsh, Joan Cody, Brian Keane.
3. Eddie Power, Mary Walshe, Seamus Crickley, Dervilla O’Byrne.
The remaining prize winners will be announced later.
The presentation of prizes for the Mixed Team event will take place on the day of the Captains Drive, the date, for which, will be confirmed later.
Saturday, 15 January. Cross-card Fourball.
1. Denis Butler, Joe O’Neill, Larry Gittens, Liam Cody. 72 Pts. (B6)
2. David Dooley, Mick O’Flynn, Richie Phelan, Brian Spratt. 72 Pts.
3. Michael Egan, Michael Kinchella, Tom Sloyan, Pat Butler. 71 Pts. (B6)
4. Jerry Rowe, John Geoghegan, Pat Collins, Stephen Sheenan. 71 Pts.
5. Bernie Clarke, Michael Staunton, Martin Duggan, Pat Walsh. 69 Pts.
6. David McMahon, Matt Ruth, Willie Leahy, Jason Barry. 68 Pts.
Members are requested to register, in person, by 12.30 for a 13.00hrs tee-off.
Individual Cross-card League Table. Round 10.
1. David Dooley 123 Points
2. John Geoghegan 119
3. Richie Phelan 115
4. Tony Butler 111
5. Pat McEvoy 110
6. Larry Gittens 107
7. Bernie Clarke 106
Ronan Morrissey 106
9. Pat Walsh 105
10. Rob Kearney 98
11. Ollie O’Connor 97
12. Eamon Brennan 95
13. PJ Martin 93
14. David Lunn 92
15. Peter Dabinett 90
The league is being decided on each player’s best 10 weekly points. One point is awarded per attendance and the total number of points earned for attendance can count as a top 10 score.
Big changes in the leaderboard are expected from next week as players begin to drop their worse scores.
Also, from next week on, the top 10 on the league table will be seeded to ensure they are not drawn together.
Big numbers have attended each Saturday and, as there is a finite number that can play each week, two changes are being introduced for all intending players. Players will no longer be allowed to book a place over the phone – they must put their name down in person. Also, players will not be allowed to book in someone else. This will ensure that, where there is a limit on the numbers, names will be entered in the draw on a strict first-come, first-served basis.
Society Annual General Meeting.
The Society’s AGM for 2021 will be held online, via Zoom, this Thursday, 20 January, at 19.30hrs.
Members wishing to attend will receive details regarding how to log-in over the next 24 hours.
There was only one nomination for the position of Secretary (Jerry O’Dwyer) and Treasurer (Reay Brandon), meaning that their names will go forward to be ratified by the meeting.
Likewise, only three names for three positions on committee have been put forward and these will also be ratified at Thursday’s meeting. They are:-
Richard Butler. Reay Brandon. Philip O’Neill.
Pat Collins. Reay Brandon. Jerry O’Dwyer.
Murt Farragher. Jerry O’Dwyer. Tom Keating.
Pro Shop Corner
Members are reminded that they can avail of the Swing Studio facilities to book a lesson, arrange a club fitting, or book a fourball on one of the many courses available.
For full details please contact the Pro Shop on 056 776 1730
Sale, Sale, Sale.
The Pro Shop is holding a massive winter sale. Everything greatly reduced.
Call in and see the excellent reductions on clubs, clothing, bags, footwear, range finders, golf watches and many more items.
Ladies Club Notes
Details of the Mixed event are mentioned above.
Due to COVID restrictions, the Senior Ladies Society are unable to have an AGM this year.
We will issue a news sheet in the next few weeks with relevant dates for the year ahead.
At the weekly draw on Monday the committee thanked outgoing Senior Ladies Captain Bridget Norwood for all her work during the year and welcomed incoming Senior Ladies Captain, Peggy Murray.
Wednesday, 19 January
08.39-16.18 Members Casual Golf
Thursday, 20 January
08.50-09.00 Members Casual Golf
09.10-11.10 Senior Ladies
10.11-13.20 Senior Gent’s
12.41-16.30 Members Casual Golf
Friday, 21 January
08.57-15.51 Members Casual Golf
Saturday, 22 January
08.30-09.33 Members Casual Golf
09.42-11.21 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
11.30-14.12 Saturday Cross-card
14.21-16.27 Members Casual Golf
Sunday, 23 January
08.30-13.54 Ladies & Gent’s Competition
14.03-14.30 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
14.39-16.27 Members Casual Golf
Monday, 24 January
08.48-09.51 Members Casual Golf
10.00-12.24 Gent’s Competition
12.33-16.27 Members Casual Golf
Tuesday, 25 January
08.57-09.06 / 10.54-11.57 / 13.54-16.27
Members Casual Golf
09.15-10.45 / 12.06-13.45
Ladies Competitions to include 13/14 Hole, Nine Hole and Ladies into Golf Events.
Wednesday, 26 January
08.48-16.27 Members Casual Golf