News from around the golf clubs

The following are the notes from Kilkenny, Borris and Rathdowney golf clubs this week:

The following are the notes from Kilkenny, Borris and Rathdowney golf clubs this week:

Brendan Power (5) continued his good form of late when he partnered Michael Leahy (15) to win the October men’s hamper fourball at the weekend. Brendan and Michael returned 46 points to win by one point.

The competition was three quarters handicap, which left Brendan with 4 shots and Michael with 11. They covered the 18 holes in one under par better ball. Brendan had birdies on the 12th and Michael on the 3rd and 4th. Their only dropped shots were on the 1st and 7th.

Second were Niall O’Gorman (5) and Fergal Cantwell (7) with a great score of 45 points off their handicap. Niall had four shots and Fergal five. They had three bogies on the 4th, 5th and 16th but compensated with birdies on the 2nd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 17th and 18th for a round of 67 gross better ball.

Third with the best of the 44s’ were Tony Butler (12) and Seamus Rochford (12). They had 24 points on the back nine. The other 44s’ in the prizes were Kieran Wall (5) and John Geoghegan (17) 4th; Noel Morrissey (13) and Conor Morrissey (18) 5th; Richie Manogue (8) and Seamus McGuire (11) 6th.

One score of 43 points by Maurice Nolan (10) and Michael Nolan (14) secured the last prize.

The Saturday crosscard made a return and it was a 13 hole champagne scramble. The winners with 74 points were Billy Burke (8), Morgan Doyle (14), Richie Phelan (16) and John O’Donovan (18). Billy and Morgan recorded birdies on the third and they had a very good return on the three par threes they played.

They took six points on the 10th, seven on the 15th with a par from Morgan and a birdie from Richie and took eight points from the 17th with birdies from Morgan and Richie again.

Second on the best of the 72s were Brendan Power (5), Michael O’Reilly (19), Maurice Ryan (21) and Tony O’Reilly (22) on 72 points. They found the par threes fruitful taking 19 points them.

Brendan had birdies on the 4th and 15th. Maurice recorded one on the 6th. Third went to Anthony Cleere (5), Mark Grant (9), Myles McCabe (22), Martin Kelly (26) on 72 points. Fourth on the same score were Stephen Sheenan (13), Seamus Rochford (12), Peter Ryan (17) and Alan Snype (20) 72 points.

Those checking the cards on Saturday had a busy time. There were numerous errors on the cards. Hopefully those entrusted with marking the cards in future will take more care. Players should also ensure the players handicaps on the card are correct.

The ladies 18 hole Stableford last week was won by Margaret Hogan (25) with 38 points. Margaret had 20 points on the back nine to edge out Catherine Barrett (22). Catherine had two halves of 19 points.

Third was Bridie McGarry (9) on 37 points. Bridie had a strong back nine of 21 points. The remainder of the net prizes were won with 36 points.

Mary Leahy Browne (3) shot 74 gross to win the gross prize with 35 points. Mary was only one over par for her round. She was level par for 17 holes but bogeyed the 18th.

The nine hole competition was won by Joan Norris (22) with 15 points. Pauline O’Sullivan (28) was second on 13 points.

SNOOKER - The sheet for list of names for the snooker doubles is posted on the men’s notice board. The draw will be on October 23. Entry fee per pair is €12. Place names on sheet and entry fee in envelope behind the bar.

The men’s Saturday Crosscard will continue this Saturday. Check in by 1.15 at latest for shotgun start at 1.30pm.

DRAINAGE - Drainage work will be carried out on a number of holes over the next few weeks. There will be a bit of disruption and members have been asked for their cooperation.

The course is in great condition at the moment. Members have been asked to play their part by repairing pitch marks and replacing divots.

MEMBERSHIP - There are a number of vacancies open for the ladies and gents sections of the club.

Applicants who wish to join now can enjoy the benefit of three months free membership as their fees will cover them until their subscription becomes due for renewal in 2015.

Contact Sean or Aoife in the office (056 7765400) who will give you full details of the packages available.

Membership for the boys and girls primary/juvenile/junior categories will not be considered until February.

CREDIT - As the club approaches the end of the financial year members are reminded that any unused portion of the beverage credit they paid with their annual subscription at the beginning of the year will be forfeited if not used by October 31.

RESULTS - Men’s October hamper fourball, Saturday and Sunday, 1 Brendan Power (5) and Michael Leahy (15) 46pts; 2 Niall O’Gorman (5) and Fergal Cantwell (7) 45pts; 3 Tony Butler (12) and Seamus Rochford (12) 44pts (B9); 4 Kieran Wall (5) and John Geoghegan (17) 44pts (B9); 5 Noel Morrissey (13) and Conor Morrissey (18) 44pts (B9); 6 Richie Manogue (8) and Seamus McGuire (11) 44pts; 7 Maurice Nolan (10) and Michael Nolan (14) 43pts (B9

Two’s Club men’s October hamper - Paddy Fitzpatrick at 6th and 10th; Anthony Cleere, Eugene Deegan, Mick O’Flynn at 6th; Martin Duggan, Noel Morrissey at 10th; Michael Egan jnr, Brendan Hogan, Christy Power, Paul Shortt at 15th; Alan Byrne, Niall O’Gorman, Richie Phelan, Fergal Cantwell at 17th.

Each Two is worth €20 and is credited in the Pro Shop.

Men’s crosscard, Saturday, 13 hole Champagne scramble, 1 Billy Burke (8), Morgan Doyle (14), Richie Phelan (16), John O’Donovan (18) 74pts; 2 Brendan Power (5), Michael O’Reilly (19), Maurice Ryan (21), Tony O’Reilly (22) 72pts (B3); 3 Anthony Cleere (5), Mark Grant (9), Myles McCabe (22), Martin Kelly (26) 72pts (B3); 4 Stephen Sheenan (13), Seamus Rochford (12), Peter Ryan (17), Alan Snype (20) 72pts.

Ladies 18 hole Stableford, October 6 and 8 (CSS 72 and 73 respectively) 1 Margaret Hogan (25) 38pts (B9); 2 Catherine Barrett (22) 38pts (B9); best Gross, Mary Leahy Browne (3) 35 Gross pts; 3 Bridie McGarry (9) 37pts; 4 Amy Keating (20) 36pts (B9); 5 Teresa Brandon (36) 36pts (B9); 6 Derville O’Byrne (16) 36pts.

Nine hole competition, October 8, 1 Joan Norris (22) 15pts; 2 Pauline O’Sullivan (28) 13pts.

Ladies fixtures - Tuesday, October 22, ladies 13 hole Stableford 8.30 to 10.20am and 12.20 to 2.20pm, no evening slots. Times also available on Saturday, October 19 at 2 to 2.45pm. No Sunday morning slots.

The ladies away outing is on Friday, October 18 to Woodenbridge golf club. The group will play Woodenbridge on Friday and staying overnight in the Woodenbridge Hotel. The list for those travelling has closed.

SENIOR MEN - Results October 10, 1 Con O’Sullivan (15), Eddie Slattery (18), Shem Lawlor (22), Joe O’Driscoll (26) 62pts; 2 Martin Murphy (16), Martin Treacy (19), Jack Nolan (22), Frank Dalton (22) 59pts (B6); 3 Eddie Guilfoyle (14), John O’Donovan (18), Joe Leech (26), Billy Dalton (32) 59pts; 4 Dom Murphy (14), Jimmy Rhatigan (19), Gerry Bowe (23), Joe Lambe (30) 58pts; 5 Noel Skehan (15), Reay Brandon (21), Michael Barry (26), Pat Kelleher (26) 58pts; 6 Willie Murphy (14), Rodger Curran (15), Austin Kiely (23), Dave Schofield (27) 57pts.

SENIOR LADIES - Results October 10, 1 Mary Prendergast, Breda Kavanagh, Kathleen Kelly 33pts; 2 Kitty Nolan, Kathleen Price, Mary Feighery 32pts; 3 Brid White, Ann Gubbins, Joan Mannion 32pts; 4 Pat Walsh, Pauline O’Sullivan, Teresa Brandon 31pts.

DIARY - Today (Wednesday): 10 to 11am senior ladies; 11 to 1pm senior men; 1 to 2pm members. Thursday: 11 to 1pm visitors; 1 to 2pm members time. Friday: 12 to 12.40pm visitors; 1 to 2pm members.

Saturday: 8 to 9am members; 9 to 12 noon visitors; men’s crosscard, draw at 1.30pm; 2 to 2.45pm ladies competition, draw. Sunday: 8.20 to 10am and 12.50 to 3.30pm, three person team event; 10 to 12.50pm men’s Junior Alliance. Monday: 1 to 2pm members time. Tuesday: 8.30 to 10.20am and 12.20 to 2.20pm, ladies 13-hole stableford. Wednesday, October 23: 11.30am to 1pm visitors; 1 to 2pm members.

Borris

Results, Winter League round one: 1 Des Murphy (23), 44pts; 2 Michael Murphy (12), 42pts; 3 Luke Kiernan (12, Bodenstown), 40pts; gross Ted Joyce (4), 36pts; 5 David Molloy (19), 40pts; 6 Peter Byrne (6, Wexford), 40pts; 7 David Farrell (9, Wexford), 40pts. Wednesday Prize: Dan Galavan (18), 39pts. Saturday Prize: Tom Quinn (10), 39pts. Sunday Prize: Martin Bolger (16), 39pts.

MEMBERS - Full membership from October 2013 to December 2014 is available for €550 (€350 for under-30s and newcomers to golf). Monthly bank standing order arrangements available. Further information available from 059-9773310.

DIARY - Saturday/Sunday: Open Scotch foursomes. Timesheets in clubhouse.

Rathdowney

Results, ladies 18-hole stableford, October 13: 1 Beatrice O’Regan (28), 38pts; 2 Brigid Maher (12), 38pts; 3 Lily Graydon (27), 38pts; 4 Rose Kealy (29), 37pts.

Results, Breslin’s Super-Valu men’s open hamper competition, October 13: 1 Tom Garrett (9), 42pts; 2 James Ryan (11), 40pts; gross John O’Malley (6), 32pts; 3 Sean Bergin (14, Blessington Lakes GC), 40pts.

Results, senior ladies team of three competition, October 11: 1 Breda Colleton, Beatrice O’Regan & Margaret Kells.

PING - James Ryan (11) Holycross won The Race to Ping HQ competition. His prize was a custom-set of Ping G25 irons and a trip to Ping HQ in Gainsborough, England for a round of golf at Karsten Lakes GC.