The following are the notes from Kilkenny golf club this week:
Stephen Sheenan (11) won the 14 hole singles played at Kilkenny golf club on Sunday. Stephen had the best of the two scores of 33 points returned.
Stephen was only four over for the 13 holes. He had birdies on the 2nd and 18th. Second on the count back was Pat Butler, snr (5). Pat was one under gross for his score with birdies on the 4th, 14th and 17th.
The gross was won by Colin Corbett (8) with 25 gross points. Third was John Martin (13) with 32 points. The remainder of the prizes went Michael Egan, snr (17) and Lee O’Sullivan (11) with 31 points.
The men’s Saturday cross card was a four person team event. It was won by Liam Cody (12), Joe O’Neill (17), Stephen Sheenan (11) and Michael Keane (16) with a great score of 77 points.
They started on the fifth hole and only took three points off it. They then took five points on the 6th, 7th and 8th before recording nine successive six pointers from the 9th hole through to the 17th. They finished with five points on the 18th.
They recorded one birdie by Liam on the 14th but accumulated a lot of pars with Liam adding five pars to his birdie. Joe had seven pars. Stephen had eight pars and Michael had three pars. In total they had only three bogies.
Second went to David Culliton (20), Maurice Ryan (21), John Bracken (17) and Tom Keating (28) with 74 points. John Bracken (17) was very prominent on the card with a birdie and six pars. David Culliton also contributed well with a birdie and four pars.
Third were Seamus Rochford (12), Jim White (9), Myles McCabe (22) and Daragh McNamara (7) on 72 points. Seamus shot three birdies. Fourth went to Michael O’Reilly (19), Larry Gittens (11), Eddie Guilfoyle (14) and Noel Skehan (15) on 70 points.
Handicap secretary Mark Grant and his committee will be holding their end of year review on Thursday night. Players should note the starting time for the Saturday cross card will revert back to 1pm from this Saturday. Sign in time by 12.45 at latest.
The system is working well. The fact players have to sign in 15 minutes before tee off gives the organizing committee sufficient time to do the draw and organize the cards.
The ladies competition last week was a 9 hole ABC stroke. Class A was won by Eithne Murphy (15) with 33.5 net. Second was Bridie McGarry (9) with 36.5 net. Class B was won by Ann Widger (22) with 34 net and second place went to Margaret McCreery (19) with 36.5 net (35.5+1).
Class C was won by Deirdre Byrne (36) with 39 net. Barbara Schofield (35) was second on 39.5 net.
Second overall went to Mary Leahy Browne (3) on 37.5 net. Margaret Hogan (24) was third overall on 38 net. The ladies competition times on Saturday will be 1.30 to 2.15pm due to the four person team event on Sunday, which is open to ladies and gents.
The senior men’s competition last week was over 14 holes. It was won by John O’Leary (18), Jack Nolan (22), Frank Dalton (22) and Peter McQuillan (24) with 67 points. John O’Leary had pars on the three par 3s’. Frank Dalton had a birdie on the 17th and Peter McQuillan recorded one on the 4th.
Second, also on 67 points and only losing on the back seven, were Tom Gunning (15), Shem Lawlor (22), Finbar Coughlan (22) and Billy Dalton (32). Third were Michael Grant (8), Pat O’Shea (19), Michael Cody (21) and Tim O’Mahony (36) on 66 points.
Fourth place on the same score were Jim Ryan (14), Michael O’Reilly (19), Reay Brandon (21) and Tom Reade (24) on 66 points.
The senior ladies competition on November 7 was won by Hilda Richardson, Gretta Nicholson and Mary Shields with 34 points. Second were Phil Cooke, Joan O’Sullivan and Mary Gorman on 33 points. Also on 33 points in third place were Josie Bolger, Breda Kavanagh and Barbara Schofield.
Fourth were Pat Walsh, Ann Gubbins and Josie McPhilips on 30 points.
MEN’S HANDICAPS: There are temporary handicap reductions in place for the 14 hole competitions. Members who have featured in the prizes should check the men’s notice board for the reductions. Members are responsible for inputting the correct adjustment on their score cards.
DINNER DANCE: Captains’ Sheila Brennan and Luke Kelly will hold their joint Captains’ dinner in the club on Saturday, November 23. The sheet for names is posted in the bar in the clubhouse. Members are requested to place their names on the sheet.
CROSSCARD: The men’s Saturday cross card will be played on Saturday. Sign in by 12.45pm at latest for shotgun start at 1pm. The earlier starting time is because of the shortening evenings.
The competition committee have formulated some guidelines for the Saturday cross card - 1 the draw will take place 15 minutes prior to the official start time; 2 to guarantee involvement you must enter by this time; players may enter by phone prior to the draw deadline; 3 players names will be entered into the draw on a first come first served basis; 4 first players to enter will be first off each starting time; 5 where there are 31 players or less the competition will be a three person team event, otherwise it will be a 4 person event; 6 if, in order to accommodate all on time entries, some teams must play without a full compliment, the last players to enter will make up these teams; 7 players are responsible for ensuring they play off the correct handicap; when Winter handicap adjustments are in effect they must be applied. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
SNOOKER: The draw for the snooker doubles is posted on the men’s notice board. The first round is due to be completed by November 25.
SERVICE: The annual memorial service for deceased members will be on Wednesday, November 27 (7.30pm) in the club.
DRAINAGE: The drainage works should be completed by mid-week. Thanks to everyone for their co-operation during the work.
PLACING: Placing is in play everywhere on the course except in hazards. The ball must be marked before lifting and replaced within six inches, not nearer the hole.
Relief may also be obtained from the drainage tracks on the 7th, 9th and 11th. Nearest point of relief, not nearer the hole. Ropes and stanchions are immovable obstructions and cannot be interfered with. Relief may be obtained nearest point of relief, not nearer the hole.
BAR TIMES: For the Winter, the bar closing times are: Monday 10.30pm (Bridge lessons); Tuesday 8pm; Wednesday 11pm; Thursday 8pm; Friday and Saturday 9pm; Sunday 10pm. These times may vary from time to time.
RESULTS: Men’s 14 hole singles, Sunday, 1 Stephen Sheenan (11) 33pts (B3); 2 Pat Butler, snr (5) 33pts; 3 John Martin (13) 32pts; best Gross, Colin Corbett (8) 25 Gross pts; 4 Michael Egan, snr (17) 31pts; 5 Lee O’Sullivan (11) 31pts.
Two’s Club - Conor Boland at 6th, Pat Butler, Alan Byrne, Gerry Stewart, Cathal O’Neill, Jeff Kealy at 17th.
Each Two is worth €22 and is credited in the Pro Shop.
Men’s Saturday crosscard, November 9, four person team event, 1 Liam Cody (12), Joe O’Neill (17), Stephen Sheenan (11), Michael Keane (16) 77pts; 2 David Culliton (20), Maurice Ryan (21), John Bracken (17), Tom Keating (28) 74pts; 3 Seamus Rochford (12), Jim White (9), Myles McCabe (22), Daragh McNamara (7) 72pts; 4 Michael O’Reilly (19), Larry Gittens (11), Eddie Guilfoyle (14), Noel Skehan (15) 70pts.
Ladies 9 hole ABS stroke, November 3 and 5, 1 Class A, Eithne Murphy (15) 33.5 net; 2 Class A, Bridie McGarry (9) 36.5 net; 1 Class B, Ann Widger (22) 34 net; 2 Class B, Margaret McCreery (19) 36.5 net (35.5+1); 1 Class C, Deirdre Byrne (36) 39 net; 2 Class C, Barbara Schofield (35) 39.5 net; overall 2nd, Mary Leahy Browne (3) 37.5 net; overall 3rd, Margaret Hogan (24) 38 net (L6).
The ladies who lost out on golf due to weather on the outing to Woodenbridge will have a get together in Kilkenny on Wednesday, November 21. The tee is reserved from 11 to 12noon.
Yoga continues each Wednesday 10.30 am.
Ladies fixtures - Tuesday, November 19, ladies 9 hole Stableford 8.30 to 10.20am and 12.20 to 2.20pm. No evening slots. Times also available on Saturday, November 16, 1.30 to 2.15. Draw.
Senior men, November 7, 14 holes, 1 John O’Leary (18), Jack Nolan (22), Frank Dalton (22), Peter McQuillan (24) 67pts (B7); 2 Tom Gunning (15) Shem Lawlor (22) Finbar Coughlan (22) Billy Dalton (32) 67pts; 3 Michael Grant (8) Pat O’ Shea (19) Michael Cody (21) Tim O’Mahony (36) 66pts (B7); 4 Jim Ryan (14), Michael O’Reilly (19), Reay Brandon (21), Tom Reade (24) 66pts; 5 Rodger Curran (15), Peter Dabinet (19), Michael Barry (26), Pat Kelleher (26) 65pts; 6 Pat Foley (12), Christy Rainey (22), Jim Treacy (21), Maurice Ryan (21) 63pts; 7 Con O’Sullivan (15), Dick Cogan (21), Martin Treacy (19), Eamon Brennan (30) 62pts.
Senior ladies, November 7, 1 Hilda Richardson, Gretta Nicholson, Mary Shields 34pts; 2 Phil Cooke, Joan O’Sullivan, Mary Gorman 33pts; 3 Josie Bolger, Breda Kavanagh, Barbara Schofield 33pts; 4 Pat Walsh, Ann Gubbins, Josie McPhilips 30pts.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday) 1 to 2pm members time; Thursday, 10 to 11am, senior ladies, 11 to 1pm senior men, 1 to 2pm members time; Friday, 1 to 2pm members; Saturday, 8 to 9.30am members, 10 to 11am visitors, men’s Crosscard, shotgun start at 1pm, sing in by 12.45, 1.45 to 2.30pm ladies 9 hole competition; Sunday, 8 to 1.45pm, four person team event; Monday, 1 to 2pm members time; Tuesday, 8.30 to 10.20am and 12.20 to 2.20pm ladies 9 hole Stableford, slots also available Saturday from 1.45 to 2.30pm (draw for partner); Wednesday, November 20, 11 to 12 noon Kilkenny ladies, 1 to 2pm members time.