The following are the notes from Kilkenny golf clubs this week:
The hot scoring of late continued at Kilkenny golf club on Sunday in the rescheduled March monthly medal. It needed a score of 65 to get into prizes. Brendan Power (6) shot a great score of 62 net to claim first prize.
Brendan was out in three under par 33 with birdies on the 5th, 7th and 9th. He shot level par 35 on the back nine which included one birdie on the 18th and one bogey on the 16th. Brendan won the Junior Scratch earlier. His handicap has been reduced to 5.1.
Brendan had three shots to spare from four players. Peter Hurley (15) shot 80 gross to secure second place with the best of the 65s’. Third was Padraig Keegan (11). Fifth and sixth places went to Michael Drea (21) and Darragh McNamara (9) on the same score.
The gross was won by Michael Buggy (+2) on 70 gross. The junior prize went to Tim Ferris (17) with 73. Five players returned 66s’ but failed to feature in the prizes.
The ladies 18 hole Stableford was won by Ana Lyons (20) with 39 points. Ana had 21 points on the back nine. She won on the count back from Jane Duggan (35), who also returned 39 points. Margaret Hogan (25) was third on 38 points. The gross was won by Mary Leahy Browne (3) with 35 Gross points.
The ladies 9 hole competition was won by Pauline O’ Sullivan (28) with 13 points.
Congratulations to juvenile member Sarah Molloy who won the All-Ireland girls handball doubles with her partner in Cashel last weekend.
MEMBERSHIP - As the club approaches the end of the financial year the club is open for membership enquiries. There are a number of vacancies for ladies and gents. Applicants who wish to join can enjoy the benefit of three months free membership as their fees will cover them until their subscription becomes due for renewal in 2015.
Full details available from Sean or Aoife (056 7765400).
Membership for the boys and girls primary/juvenile/junior categories will not be considered until February.
RESULTS - Men’s March monthly medal (rescheduled) Saturday and Sunday (CSS Sat 69, Sun 70) 1 Brendan Power (6) 62 net; 2 Peter Hurley (150 65 net (B9); 3 Padraig Keegan (11) 65 net (B9); best Gross Michael Buggy (+2) 70 Gross; 5 Michael Drea (21) 65 net (B9); 6 Daragh McNamara (9) 65 net.
Best junior, Tim Ferris, jnr (17) 73 net.
Two’s Club men’s March monthly medal - Maurice Ryan, Mick Kennedy, Eugene Buckley at 6th, Tom McInerney, Michael Buggy, John Bracken, Michael Keenan at 10th, Brian Crowdle at 15th, Kieran Wall, Michael Condon, Cathal O’Neill, Darragh McNamara at 17th. Each two is worth €24.80 and is credited in the Pro Shop.
Ladies 18 hold Stableford , September 22 and 24 (CSS 73 and 72 respectively) 1 Ana Lyons (20) 39 pts (B9); 2 Jane Duggan (35) 39 pts;
Best Gross; Mary Leahy Browne (3) 35 Gross pts; 3 Margaret Hogan (25) 38 pts; 4 Pat Walsh (22) 37 pts (B9); 5 Catherine Leahy (23) 37 pts; 6 Jacintha Culliton (21) 36 pts (B9).
Ladies fixtures - Tuesday, October 8, ladies 18 hole Stableford, 8.30 to 10.20am and 12.20 to 2.20pm. No evening slots. Slots also available on Sunday, 10.30 to 11am, bookable online, 2.45– to 3.25 draw.
Senior men results, September 26, 13 hole competition, 1 Tom Gunning (15), Paddy Gubbins (17), Martin Kelly (26), Jim O’Connell (26) 65 pts; 2 Matt Ruth (15), Martin Treacy (19), Paddy Byrne (21), Stephen Bennett (26) 64 pts; 3 Denis Carey (13), Dermot Moloney (21), Nicky Lawlor (21), Paddy Halley (25) 63 pts; 4 Willie Leahy (12), Michael O’Neill (23), Michael Cody (20), Eamon Molloy (25) 62 pts; 5 Rodger Curran (14), John O’Regan (18), Shem Lawlor (22), Tim O’Mahony (36) 59 pts (B9); 6 Geoff Meagher (14), Mick Crotty (16), Finbar Coughlan (22), Tom Sloyan (31) 59 pts; 7 Kevin Donohue (19), Peter Dabinet (19), Dick Cogan (20), Tom Reade (24) 58 pts.
Results senior ladies, September 26, 9 hole competition, 1 Nuala Crotty, Edith Ogilvie, Joan Daly 41 pts; 2 Pat Walsh, Phil Cooke, Barbara Schofield 38 pts; 3 Hilda Richardson, Mary Gorman, Josie Bolger, Jane Duggan 37 pts; 4 Kitty Nolan, Breda Kavanagh, Bridie Sloyan 37 pts.
DIARY - Today (Wednesday) 8.30 to 3.30pm ladies and gents Open singles; Thursday, 10 to 11am senior ladies, 11 to 1pm senior men, 1 to 2pm members time; Friday, 11 to 11.15am visitors, 1 to 2pm members, 2 to 3.15pm Reidys v The Brewery.
Saturday, 7.30 to 9am visitors, 9 to 10am men’s October monthly medal, 10 to 1pm visitors 1 to 2pm members, 2 to 3.30pm men’s team managers outing; Sunday, 7.30 to 10.30am and 11 to 2.40pm men’s October, monthly medal, 10.30 to 11am ladies competition, bookable online, 2.40 to 3.20pm draw.
Monday, 8.30 to 1pm ladies South East Alliance, 1 to 2pm members time; Tuesday, 8.30 to 10.20am and 12.20 to 2.20pm ladies 18 hole Stableford, slots also available on Sunday 10.30 to 11am, bookable online, 2.40 to 3.20pm draw; Wednesday, October 9, 1 to 2pm members time.
The ever-popular Winter League will be run as a singles event at Mountain View GC this year.
There will be three single stableford and three single stroke with the first round starting this weekend. Entry fee will be €5 per person per round (€25 for the six rounds).
There will be three categories (handicaps 0-13, 14-18 and 19+). Any player whose handicap increases or decreases during the competition will still remain in his original category for the duration of the league but will play off his adjusted handicap.
Points will be awarded to the first five places in each category (12pts, 9pts, 6pts, 3pts and 1pt) after each round. There will be prizes for the first three places in each category (based on total scores from a player’s best five rounds) at the end of round six. A draw for tee times will be held each week.
RESULTS - Results, President’s Prize to the ladies, September 29: 1 Anne Foskin (27), 37pts; 2 Kathleen Lanigan (22), 35pts; 3 Imelda Moloney (28), 27pts; gross Aisling Costello. Front nine: Anne Murphy. Back nine: Noreen Bookle.
Results, single stableford (Club Tankard), September 29: 1 Colm Hayes (14), 41pts; 2 Willie Grace (6), 40pts; 3 Noel Doran (19), 38pts.
Results, seniors single stableford, September 22: Cat One - B. O’Brien (17), 39pts; 2 E. Kennedy (16), 38pts; 3 M. Owens (17), 35pts. Cat Two - 1 J. Coleman (19), 38pts; 2 M. Hoyne (19), 36pts; 3 J. Fitzpatrick (21), 36pts. Cat Three - 1 N. Meaney (23), 32pts; 2 M. Bookle (24), 32pts; 3 J. Leahy (23), 31pts. Longest drive: S. O’Sullivan. Nearest to pin: D. Grant.
DIARY - Sunday: Winter League, first round (single stableford). Tuesday: Seniors 18-hole competition. Wednesday, October 9: Ladies 18-hole competition.
The Borris Ladies Miele Fourball team will play Laytown/Bettystown in the All-Ireland semi-final in Lucan on Saturday.
RESULTS - Results, open champagne scramble: 1 Jim Delaney (16), Donal Meaney (20) & Ollie Stapleton (11, Carlow), 94pts; 2 Johnny Greene (14), Pat Stapleton (16) & Des Walsh (13), 93pts.
Results, open seniors: 1 Pat Leahy (20), 45pts; 2 Paul Muldoon (19), 42pts; 3 Justin Manning (13), 42pts.
Results, nine-hole singles, September 27: 1 Paddy O’Neill (20), 22pts; 2 Joe Gorman (9), 21pts; 3 Sean Hanafin (18), 20pts.
DIARY - Saturday/Sunday: Open singles competition. Timesheet from 059-9773310.
Following a series of visits to other courses the seniors will be back on local ground for their regular team event tomorrow (Thursday). Draw is at 10.40am.
Names and entry fee of €20 for our trip to Faithlegg on October 15 must be finalised by Thursday. Golfers are reminded that money must be submitted to guarantee a place in the game. It is important to finalise the travelling group as the event in Faithlegg features a shotgun start for all teams.