Get ready for a Saintly social!

THE SOCIAL committee will hold a special event at Kilkenny GC on St Patrick’s Night.

THE SOCIAL committee will hold a special event at Kilkenny GC on St Patrick’s Night.

The evening starts with food at 8.30pm, with the presentation of prizes for the Paddy Raggett-sponsored Open Three Person team event and music to follow.

Tickets for the evening cost E10 and are available from committee members or the office. Members who cannot make the meal are welcome to come along and enjoy the music afterwards.

BRIDGE - The social committee are also hoping to start Bridge lessons in the club on Monday nights. Sheets have been posted on the noticeboards for those interested to place their names.

There is a requirement of 16 people for lessons to begin. The cost of lessons will be E8 per night, with the course running for 12 nights approximately.

SUBSCRIPTIONS - Members are reminded that the final date for payment of annual subscriptions has now passed. Golfers who have overlooked the matter are asked to contact Sean or Aoife in the office.

TANKARD - The men’s PGA tankard competition, which was lost due to frost on the last weekend in February, has been rescheduled for this weekend. It replaces the men’s Spring singles competition.

The March Monthly medal will be rescheduled for a later date.

MARKERS - With most of the men’s competitions now being played over Saturdays and Sundays players are reminded that the green markers will be in play on Saturday for casual golf. The white markers will be in play for the competition on Saturday and Sunday.

This is important, particularly if those playing casual golf on Saturday intend playing in the competition on Sunday.

STABLEFORD - The ladies 13-hole stableford competition last week was won by Sandra Barrett (27) with 30pts. Sandra had two points to spare from Brid White (21) in second place and Breda Roche (15) in third place on 28pts. The gross once again was won by Mary Leahy Browne (3) with 22 gross points.

SENIORS - The Senior ladies competition was won by Ann Gubbins, Joan O’Sullivan, Mary Feighery, Mary O’Connell with 38 points. They won on the back six from Pat Walsh, Pauline O’Sullivan, Barbara Schofield who also returned 38 points and third place went to Hilda Richardson, Maureen McDonald, Aileen Hehir on 35 points.

For the second week in a row the men’s Seniors competition was won by a three-man team. The team of Martin Murphy (16), Eugene Orr (21) and Frank Dalton (21) returned 59 points and were given a bonus of five to bring them to a 64 point tally. All three players played well, with Frank accounting for four three-pointers on the card.

Runners up on 63pts were Geoff Meagher (15), John O’Donovan (16), Paddy Halley (25) and Jim O’Connell (28). They had eight points on the third where Paddy and Jim both had pars with two shots on the hole and seven points on the fourth, with Geoff recording a par and John a birdie.

Third place went to Pat Drennan (13), Paddy Raggett (16), Brendan Graham (23) and Tim O’Mahony with 62pts.

The first round of the Seniors’ Golfer of the Year event will be held on Thursday, March 14.

There will be two categories in the event. Category One is for players of 20 handicap and under, with Category Two for handicap 21 and upwards.

The seniors’ 13-hole singles stableford will run in conjunction with the usual team competition.

SLOW PLAY - There have been a number of complaints from members about slow play, particularly in competitions. Golfers are reminded that their place on the course is directly behind the group in front.

BARTON CUP - Team managers Mark Grant and Sean Boland have named the following panel for the Barton Cup: Anthony Cleere (4) & Eugene Deegan (10), Brendan Hogan (4) & Daragh McNamara (10), Paddy Crotty (6) & Owen Sweeney (8), Harry Duggan (6) & Mark Power (8), Richie Guilfoyle (3) & Gerard Carey (12), Niall O’Gorman (5) & Rob O’Shea (9), Brian Crowdle (5) & James Young (9).
The Barton Cup is foursomes matchplay (five pairs). The minimum combined handicap combination of pairings is 14.

Kilkenny will play the winners of the preliminary round between Mount Juliet and Gowran Park on or before Sunday, April 21.

SNOOKER - The snooker singles competition is now down to the quarter-finals stages. Matches must be completed by this Sunday.

RESULTS - Results, senior ladies competition, February 28: 1 Ann Gubbins, Joan O’Sullivan, Mary Feighery, Mary O’Connell, 38pts (B6); 2 Pat Walsh, Pauline O’Sullivan, Barbara Schofield, 38pts; 3 Hilda Richardson, Maureen McDonald, Aileen Hehir, 35pts.

Results, senior men’s competition, February 28: 1 Martin Murphy (16), Eugene Orr (21), Frank Dalton snr (21), 64pts (59+5); 2 Geoff Meagher (15), John O’Donovan (16), Paddy Halley (25), Jim O’Connell (28), 63pts; 3 Pat Drennan (13), Paddy Raggett (16), Brendan Graham (23), Tim O’Mahony (31), 62pts (B6); 4 Jim Ryan (13), Finbar Coughlan (21), Christy Rainey (21), Joe O’Driscoll (26), 62pts; 5 Eddie Guilfoyle (13), Maurice Ryan (21), Dick Keoghan (26), Eamon Molloy (25), 61pts (B6); 6 Richie Phelan (17), Noel O’Sullivan (16), Gerry Bowe (22), Stephen Bennett (24), 61pts (B6); 7 Noel Skehan (14), Michael O’Reilly (19), Terry Morris (22), Dave Schofield (27), 61pts.

Results, ladies 13-hole stableford, February 24/26: 1 Sandra Barrett (27), 30pts; 2 Brid White (21), 28pts (L6); gross Mary Leahy-Browne (3) 22 gross pts; 3 Breda Roche (15), 28pts; 4 Liz Kinsella (12), 27pts (L3); 5 Breda Kavanagh (30), 27pts (L6).

DIARY - Today (Wednesday): Ladies and gents open singles, 8.30 to 11.30am, 1 to 2.45pm. Vintners Society, 11.30am to 1pm. Tomorrow (Thursday): Senior ladies competition, 10am. Senior men’s Competition, 11am. Members’ Time, 1 to 2pm. Friday: Visitors, 10 to 10.45am. Members’ Time, 1 to 2pm.

Saturday: Members’ Time, 7.30 to 9.30am. Visitors, 10am to 12 noon. Men’s PGA Tankard, 12 noon to 1pm. Members’ Time, 1 to 2pm. Men’s PGA Tankard, 2 to 2.50pm. Sunday: Men’s PGA Tankard, 7.30am to 2.40pm. Ladies competition, 10.30 to 11am (bookable online), 2.45 to 3.25pm (draw).

Monday: Members’ Time, 1 to 2pm. Tuesday: Ladies 13-hole competition, 9 to 10.20am, 12.20 to 2.20pm.

Wednesday, March 13: Visitors, 11 to 11.45am. Members’ Time, 1 to 2pm.

NEW ROSS GC

IT WAS A busy weekend at New Ross GC as a large crowd turned out to watch the new captains drive into office on Saturday.

Ger Donohoe, representing the ladies, had a brilliant drive up the first fairway, followed by Seamus McGuinness and junior captain Ritchie Power.

Following the ceremony there was a great entry for the three-person team competition. It was a great day for golf in which everyone enjoyed themselves. Thanks went to all those who helped organise the day.

RETIREMENT - The clubhouse was full to the rafters on Saturday as golfers turned out to honour George Peters, who retired as bar manager. Club chairman Tommy Frisbie made a presentation to George who was delighted to see so many friends present.

WALK - On Sunday golfers left the course to take part in the fund-raising walk from St Mullins to Graignamanagh. The venture helped to raise funds for the much-needed lift for the clubhouse, which will be installed in the near future.

RESULTS - Results, ladies competition, February 27: 1 Ger Mackay (12), 32pts; 2 Ann Curtis (20), 30pts; 3 Mary Harrington (18), 28pts.

LADIES - Golf today (Wednesday) will be a 14-hole fourball competition. Bookings can be made online, timesheet only.

The ladies Daily Mail Foursomes competition will be held on Friday. Juniors are eligible to play in this event.

The ladies 18-hole competitions will begin on Wednesday, March 13.