Seventy six points was the popular score in the four person team event in Kilkenny golf club on Sunday. The winners with the best of the 76s’ were Dervilla O’Byrne (16), Donie Butler (21), John Quane (18) and John Bracken (17).
Dervilla (16) was the lowest handicap of the quartet. He contributed birdies on the 1st and 8th. He also picked up three pointers on the 13th, 14th, 16th and 17th. The others on the team all contributed evenly to the card. Donie had five three pointers. John Quane had a birdie on the 14th and John Bracken one on the 15th which gave seven pointers on successive holes and helped give them a strong back seven of 42 points to secure the win.
Saturday’s cross card attracted 67 players. Some didn’t note the change of starting time to 1pm and turned up late. The winners with another great score of 78 points were Seamus Rochford (12), Bernie Clarke (15), Eugene Buckley (13) and John Geoghegan (17). Seamus (12) continued his great from with a birdie and eight pars in the 14 holes.
Bernie Clarke (15) also did well with a birdie and six pars. Second went to a three man team who arrived late for the draw. As there were only three they were let out and given a bonus of four points. David McMahon (8), John McEvoy (18) and Donie Butler (21) returned 72 points. They had four added to give them 76 points.
David recorded birdies on the 3rd, 9th and 10th. Johnny had a birdie and six pars. Donie used the two shots he had on the 3rd and 11th in recording bogies on both for two vital three pointers. Third, also on 76 points but beaten on the count back, were Sean Boland (9), Stephen Sheenan (9), Jack Troy (16) and Pat Kearns (20).
Sean had birdies on the 9th, 12, and 15th. Stephen shot a birdie on the 2nd. Sean and Stephen also contributed 15 pars between them. Jack and Pat added three pointers.
Players are reminded again that the starting time for the crosscard will be 1pm. Sign in by 12.45pm. These times stand until further notice. Any change will be notified in the weekly notes.
There will be no crosscard on Saturday because of the men’s Scotch foursomes hamper which is on Saturday and Sunday. Players may play both days in the hamper, but they can win only one prize with the same partner. If they play both days with different partners they may win two prizes.
The ladies competition last week was a 9 hole Stableford Christmas fare. Class A was won by Mary Leahy (3) with 19 points (B6). Mary O’Shea (13) was the runner-up, also on 19 points. Class B was won by Hilda Richardson (23) with 18 points. The runner-up was Helen Devane (27) on 17 points. Class C, Frances Gray (36) was the winner on 19 points with Mary Lawlor (36) the runner-up.
The senior men’s competition was won by Pat Drennan (14), John O’Regan (18), Tom Reade (24) and Joe Ledwidge (24) with 71 points. All four contributed handsomely to the card. There were eight entries from John; seven for Pat and Tom and six from Joe. The winners score of 71 points was five better than Eddie Guilfoyle (14), Martin Treacy (19), Jack Nolan (22) and Paddy Halley (25), who were second. Martin was the star on this card with eight three pointers including birdies on the 14th and 18th.
The senior ladies competition was won by Kathleen Gaffney, Joan O’Sullivan and Teresa Brandon with 37 points. Second were Mary Gorman, Barbara Schofield and Ann Murphy on 32 points. I
DINNER DANCE: Best wishes to Captains’ Sheila Brennan and Luke Kelly who host their joint Captains’ dinner in the club on Saturday. There are a large number of names on the sheet, which is likely to be closed off early in the week.
MEMBERSHIP: There are vacancies open in the ladies and gents sections of the club. Those 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 (056 7765400) for full details.
Membership for the boys and girls primary/juvenile/junior categories will not be considered until February.
DIARY DATES: Saturday, joint Captains’ dinner; Wednesday, November 27 (8pm) memorial service for deceased members; Friday, December 6 (8pm) ladies club Christmas party; Sunday, December 8, Christmas mixed competition, shotgun start 12 noon; Tuesday, December 10 (7.30pm) men’s club AGM; Wednesday, December 11 ladies club AGM; Friday, December 13 (8pm) table quiz.
PITCHMARKS: Members have been asked to make a special effort over the coming weeks to repair pitch marks. The greens are in great shape but it is disappointing to see so many unrepaired pitch marks undoing the great work of the greens staff.
MEN’S HANDICAPS: There are temporary handicap reductions in place for the 14 hole competitions. Members who featured in the prizes should check the men’s notice board for the reductions. Members are responsible for inputting the correct adjustment on their scorecards.
LOCKER ROOMS: There are a good number of keys missing from the wooden lockers in the men’s and ladies locker rooms. These lockers are for members and visitors to store their valuables while playing and are not to be used as permanent storage.
Lockers that are locked will be emptied this week. Their contents will be stored in the office. Members who have keys are requested to return them to the lockers so that they can be used by members and visitors.
SNOOKER: The draw for the snooker doubles is posted on the men’s notice board. The first round is to be completed by November 25. The entry fee must be paid before playing.
BRIDGE: Bridge lessons will continue on Monday, December 2 (7.45pm) in the club.
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.
RESULTS: Four person team event, November 17, 1 Dervilla O’Byrne (16), Donie Butler (21), John Quane (18), John Bracken (17) 76pts (B9); 2 Noel Morrissey (13), Ger Murphy (19), Tom Moore (13), Tom Lawlor (16) 76pts (B9); 3 David O’Mahony, jnr (13), David O’Mahony (18), Patrick Dore (14), Rory MacEneaney (7) 76pts (B9); 4 Myles McCabe (22), Tom McInerney (17), Larry Carroll (9), Richard Dore (16) 76pts.
Two’s Club November 17, Nick O’Donnell at 1st and 17th; Dermot Doyle 6th and 15th; Brendan Hogan at 6th; John Bracken, John Larkin, P.J. Martin at 15th; Ger Busher, Ger Carey , Fergal Cantwell, Peter Gowan at 17th.
Each two is worth €22.50 and is credited in the Pro Shop.
Men’s Saturday crosscard, November 16, four person team event, 1 Seamus Rochford (12), Bernie Clarke (15), Eugene Buckley (13), John Geoghegan (17) 78pts; 2 David McMahon (8), John McEvoy (18), Donie Butler (21) 76pts (B7); 3 Sean Boland (9), Stephen Sheenan (9), Jack Troy (16), Pat Kearns (20) 76pts; 4 Morgan Doyle (14), Tommy Barry (15), Luke Wall (11), Pat Walshe (10) 73pts.
Ladies 9 hole ABC Stableford Christmas fare, November 10, 12, 1 Class A, Mary Leahy (3) 19pts (B6); 2 Class A, Mary O’Shea (13) 19pts;
1 Class B, Hilda Richardson (23) 18pts; 2 Class B, Helen Devane (27) 17pts; 1 Class C, Frances Gray (36) 19pts; 2 Class C, Mary Lawlor (36) 15pts.
Overall 2nd, Yvonne Dore (14) 18pts (B3); overall 3rd, Joan Cody (13) 18pts (B3).
The ladies who lost out on golf because of the weather on the outing to Woodenbridge will have a get together in Kilkenny on today (Wednesday). The tee is reserved from 11 to 12noon.
Yoga continues each Wednesday at 10.30 am.
Ladies fixtures - Tuesday, November 26, 9 hole Stableford 8.30 to 10.20am and 12.20 to 2.20pm. No evening slots. Times also available on Sunday 10.20 to 11am. Bookable Online, 1.55 to 2.25pm draw.
Senikor men, November 14, 1 Pat Drennan (14), John O’Regan (18), Tom Reade (24), Joe Ledwidge (24) 71pts; 2 Eddie Guilfoyle (14), Martin Treacy (19), Jack Nolan (22), Paddy Halley (25) 65pts; 3 Willie Leahy (13), Ger Power (19), Dermot Moloney (21), Peter McQuillan (24) 64pts; 4 Noel Skehan (15) Kevin Donohue (19) Reay Brandon (21) Michael Cuddihy (26) 64pts; 5 Jim Ryan (14), Peter Dabinet (19), Michael Cody (21), Eamon Molloy (26) 62pts; 6 Billy Burke (8), Dick Cogan (21), Joe Nolan (22), Austin Kiely (23) 60pts; 7 Rodger Curran (15), Christy Rainey (22), Jim Treacy (21), Joe O’Driscoll (26) 58pts.
Senior ladies, November 14, 1 Kathleen Gaffney, Joan O’Sullivan, Teresa Brandon 37pts; 2 Mary Gorman, Barbara Schofield, Ann Murphy 32pts; 3 Toni Hayes, Pauline O’Sullivan, Paula Kavanagh 30pts; 4 Ann Widger, Kathleen Price, Josie McPhilips 29pts.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday), 11 to 12noon Kilkenny ladies, 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 9am members, 9.15 to 1pm men’s hamper Scotch foursomes, 1 to 2pm members time; Sunday, 8.10 to 1.45pm men’s hamper Scotch foursomes, ladies competition 10.30 to 11am, bookable online and 1.50 to 2.30pm draw; 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 Sunday 10.30 to 11am, bookable online, 1.55 to 2.30pm draw; Wednesday, November 27, 10.30 to 11.30am Peter Ryan member/guest 1 to 2pm members time.