Kilkenny golf club news

Kilkenny golf club news

Kilkenny

The big hitters in the club have been asked to cool it!

Following a letter of complaint to the club from four members, the club has  asked the longer hitters  to stop the growing practice of aiming for the 12th fairway when driving off the 9th tee box.

The four members who sent in the letter of complaint had a close shave while standing on the 12th fairway when a ball from the 9th tee box landed close to them. 

The club would hope members will refrain from this practice as it is a danger to those playing the 12th hole. No  one  wants to have to consider bringing in an internal out of bounds rule.

CHALLENGE: Mark Power was in action at the weekend when the Irish boys under-16 team challenged England over the Castletown Links in the Isle of Man.

In the Saturday morning Foursomes, Mark was paired with Luke O’Neill (Connemara) and they won their match 3-1. 

In the afternoon Fourballs, they lost 3-2 when the opposition was a combined eight  under par.

Trailing 5-3 after the opening day, the Irish boys won the singles on Sunday morning to win the overall match by 8.5 to 7.5. 

Mark had a cracking match with Connor Gough, which ended with a half when Mark and Connor were each six under par for the round.

COURSE NEWS: Members are reminded to take a bag of ‘sand mix’ with them when they head out for their game of golf. 

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES: Bridge resumed on  Monday night in the clubhouse, and  the organisers were delighted with the turn out of six tables. One  was a beginners table. 

The ladies behind the drive would love to see more members join the Monday evening sessions, which commence at 7.30pm. 

New members and beginners are welcome. Further details  from Joan Cashin or Catherine King. 

RESULTS: Saturday/Sunday/Monday, October  8, 9 and 10, fourball Christmas hamper, 1 Brian O’Shea (15), John Quane (18),                   48pts; 2 Dermot Doyle (8), Eddie Power (scr)                 47pts; 3 Alan Byrne (9), Richard Hayes (12)                    45pts (b9); 4 John Larkin (7), Ciarain Aylmer (14),                    45pts (b6); 5 Tomas Comerford (14), Thomas Buckley (10)    45pts (b6); 6 Tony Butler (14), Joe O’Neill (14),                         45pts (b3).

       Prize giving to be confirmed before Christmas. 

Two’s Club -  6th Alan Byrne, John Geoghegan, Cormac Hickey, Tom Moore, Paddy Smee,          Morgan Walshe, Des Woods; 10th Martin Hanrick, Conor O’Shea, David Shortall; 15th Martin Hanrick, Larry Gittens, Pauric Keegan, Darragh McNamara; 17th Oisin Timmons, Des Woods, Eddie Power.

         Each ’Two’ receives €17.50 credit in the Pro Shop. 

Senior gents, October 6,  1 Matt Ruth, Denis Carey, Maurice  Ryan, Tom Reade                62pts (b6); 2 Michael Daly, John O’Donovan, Tom Brett, Paddy Hally           62pts; 3 Geoff Meagher, Andy Hughes, Brian Keane, Joe Ledwidge      60pts; 4 Brian Cullen, Martin Treacy, Donie Butler, Finbarr Coughlan     59pts; 5 Paddy Raggett, Tom Dunne, Phillip O’Neill, Joe Nolan              56pts; 6 Rodger Curran, Martin Mullane, Chris Kelly, David Schofield    55pts; 7 Pat  Drennan, Richie McEvoy, Paul Hanafin, Tim O’Mahony     54pts.

 Fifty-one players took part.

Senior should note that due to the pressure of numbers, the Thursday draw for teams closes at 11.15am. If you have not arrived or phoned in by then you will almost certainly miss out.

Junior finals day, November 4 - format Scramble (timesheet open soon) 6.30pm dinner, presentation of prizes and entertainment. 

Parents can attend the dinner and presentation of prizes, which will be followed by entertainment provided by the very talented junior members.

This has fast become one of the main events of the Junior calendar, and is something  not to be missed.

Time sheet will be open soon and parents are asked to contact the office to purchase tickets for the dinner. 

Parents/guardians cost €10.  Children attend free.

Boys under-18,  J.D. Murphy Memorial Matchplay - Darragh Larkin won the boys under-18 J.D. Murphy Memorial Matchplay,  beating the  previous winner Jack Walsh by 2-1 in the final on Sunday. 

Girls under-18  J.D. Murphy Memorial Matchplay, Niamh Glynn defeated Katie Keenan.

DIARY: Today (Wednesday)  12.26 to 12.42pm  inter-schools competition,  12.58 to 2.26pm members time; Thursday, 9.30 to 10.58am senior ladies, 11.06 to 1.22pm senior gents,  1.30 to 2.26pm members time; Friday, 11am to 12noon members time, 12.08 to 2.34pm   committee outing; Saturday, 8.02 to 8.58am members time, 9.06 to 10.26am ladies and gents competition, 10.58 am to 12.18pm   society/visitors, 12.26 to 2.26pm gents Saturday Crosscard, 2.34 to 2.58pm members time; Sunday, 8.02am to 2.50pm ladies and gents competition, gents  18 hole singles and ladies 13 and 9 hole Stableford; Monday, 10.02 to 11.54am   gents 18 hole singles, 12.58 to 1.54pm members time, 2.02 to 2.26pm gents 18 hole singles; Tuesday, 8.34 to 10.18am ladies 13 and  9 hole Stableford, 12.18 to 2.18pm ladies 9 and 18 hole Stableford; Wednesday, October 19, 8.34am to 2.50pm ladies and gents Open singles. 

FUND-RAISER: The Pro Shop are ORGANISING  a raffle in aid of the local Cancer Society for a limited edition Bubba Watson Ping Driver worth €600.

Tickets are available in the Pro Shop at a cost of €10 each. 

The draw will be held  towards the end of October. 

LADIES CLUB: Ladies group coaching commences on Saturday, October 22. The Pro Shop have organised the event.

All aspects of the game will be covered during the four weeks of coaching. 

The cost is €50. Ladies wishing to partake should contact the Pro Shop to book their place. 

RESULTS: October, 18 hole Stableford, 1                   Evelyn Crotty (12)         35pts; 2                  Catherine Griffin (20)    34pts; best Gross,    Niamh Kelly (9)             25 Gross pts; 3                  Bridie McGarry (9)        33pts.

Nine hole competition -  1   Barbara Teehan (20)    17pts (b6); 2   Josie Bolger (30)          17pts. 

Ladies seniors, October 6, 1 Eileen Reynolds, Frances Graham, Mary Feighery                      33pts; 2 Bridget Norwood, Josie Bolger, Breda O’Gorman                        32pts; 3 Mary Ryan, Mary Gorman, Maureen McDonald, Mary Shields    30pts.

New Ross

On Thursday, September 29 eleven teams went out in search of glory in the seniors weekly outing, and with the course still recovering from the recent sanding the going was tough. 

Once again a three person team enjoying a six point bonus triumphed. Scoring 87 points (81+6) Tom Murphy (14), Larry Shannon (20) and John Joe Murray (20) took home the Paddy whiskey. 

A point behind in second place were  John Shalloe (5), Dan Quigley (20), Liam Glasheen (20) and Billy Redmond (21) with 86 points. 

The 84 points garnered by Tommy Ryan (15), Willie Naddy (19), Bill Hurley (20) and Jim Kehoe (24) was good enough to earn them  third place. 

The nearest the pin prize on the 9th hole went to Michael Somers.

In almost perfect golfing conditions with a light south easterly breeze keeping temperatures down, 12 teams took part in the  weekly outing on  Thursday of lasts week. 

With placing on the fairways the order of the day, high scores were expected. That assertion was  wide of the mark with only two teams breaking 80 points, whereas the normal returns would be 90 points plus.

The 84 points recorded by Willie Byrne (13), Andy Ronan (14), Liam Cooley (17) and Martin Burke (25) was good enough to claim first prize. 

The 82 points scored by Paddy Shannon (10), Mick Gannon (16), Martin Forristal (20) and Jim ’Dublin’ Ryan (24) took the runners up spot. 

Third were  Jimmy Furlong (10), Jim ’Ross’ Ryan (18), Paul Laffan (20) and Jim Kehoe (24) with 80 points.

The seniors won’t be played this  Thursday as it is the final club open singles competition of the year. 

On the draw board for the remainder of October are Larry Shannon, Michael Brennan and Willie Naddy.

On Tuesday, October 18 the club  will have the  eagerly awaited annual visit to Faithlegg GC where members  play a mixed four person team event with their  hosts. 

The all in cost of the day is €20, which includes golf, tea/coffee and scone on arrival. Shotgun start at 10am. 

All players should be booked in by 9.15am for refreshments and team news. 

 Those travelling from New Ross should be aware of the morning rush hour traffic in Waterford City. 

LADIES: Ladies’ results October 5,  sponsored by Kathleen’s Hair Salon, 1 Kay Bolger (16) 37pts, 2 Denis Bolger (16) 34pts; 3 Mary Maher (16) 33pts; 4 Mary Rochford (19) 31pts.

Upcoming competitions -today (Wednesday, October 12) 18 hole Stableford (Gross), sponsored by PN O’Gorman auctioneers; Wednesday, October 19, 14 hole Stableford, sponsored by Bailey’s Framing and Gift Centre; Wednesday, October 26, 14 hole Stableford.

The afternoon draw time has been changed from 2-2.15pm to 1.1.15pm from this Wednesday, October 12.

There will be a presentation of all outstanding prizes to date at 6.30pm in the clubhouse.  All prize-winners are asked to attend.