From November 1 Kilkenny golf club is a ‘Ready Golf’ club.
‘Ready Golf’ is based on the concept that if you are ready to play and it is safe to play – then just play.
There are guidelines that, if observed, can lead to improving the overall pace of play.
These include hitting a shot when safe to do so, if a player farther away, faces a challenging shot and is taking time to assess their options.
Hitting a shot when safe to do so, if you arrive at your ball and are ready to play and can do so without affecting the other players in your group.
Members should familiarise themselves with the rules.
COURSE NEWS - Placing became official from Saturday and will remain so until further notice.
Placing is allowed throughout the course except in hazards (ie bunkers).
The course watering system is being overhauled. New piping will be laid over the next four weeks or so.
Today (Wednesday) holes 3 and 4 will be closed. On Thursday and Friday holes 5, 6, 7 and 8 will be closed.
Members wishing to play should check which holes are available each day. Details will be displayed on the window where the time sheet for weekends is displayed.
Members will have noticed the erection of additional ropes and stanchions around the fringes of several greens. This is to help protect these areas during the Winter. Golfers are requested not to remove any of them.
Should they interfere with your swing or stance then Rule 24:2 applies (immovable obstruction). A player should go to his nearest point of relief and drop within one club length, not nearer the hole.
HANDICAPS - The temporary handicap system is in place since the first of the Winter singles competition was played.
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES - The clubhouse bar closing hours are now - Monday, closing 11pm; Tuesday, closing 8pm; Wednesday, closing 11pm; Thursday, closing 8pm; Friday, closing 8pm; Saturday, closing 8pm; Sunday, closing 11pm.
Times may vary on occasion of functions or other events.
DATES FOR DIARY - November 4, junior/juvenile end of season night; November 17, memorial service; November 26, joint Captains dinner; December 1, members Information Night; December 2, ladies Christmas Party; December 4, Christmas mixed competition; December 7, ladies AGM; December 8, men’s AGM and senior ladies Christmas Party; December 15, senior men’s Christmas Party.
BRIDGE - Competition resumes on Monday (7.30pm).
SNOOKER - The snooker season will commence with the open doubles competition. To enter put names on the sheet on the notice board before Friday. Draw will be on Saturday. Entry of €12 per pair must be paid prior to playing.
RESULTS - Saturday Crosscard, Champagne Scramble format,1 John McEvoy, Peter Dabinett, Tony Butler, Pat McEvoy 76pts; 2 Billy Bolster, Brian O’Shea, Henk van de Puil 74pts; 3 P.J. Martin, Ben McGarry, Morgan Doyle, Pat Butler, 73pts(b7); 4 Michael McCarthy, Mark Grant, Brendan Cleere, Stephen Sheenan 73pts; 5 Joe O’Neill, Philip O’Neill, Brian Cullen, Trevor Ogilvie 72pts.
October 29, 30 four person team, semi Open,1 Seamus Rochford, P.J. O’Reilly, Ollie Cullen, Alan Snype 72pts; 6 Cormac Hickey, Tom Hickey, John Larkin, Luke Wall 71pts (b9); 7 Mary Martin, Nora Harte, Mary Harte, B. Harte 71pts (b7).
Two’s Club - 6th Brian Cullen, David Farragher, John Hayes, Kieran Hoban, Ben McGarry, Aidan Phelan, Louis Walsh; 10th J. Woods; 15th David O’Mahony (jnr), Alan Snype, Seamus O’Neill; 17th Anthony Cleere, Colin Furlong, Christy Power.
Each Two receives €17.40 credit in the Pro Shop.
October 31, three person team competition, 1 Cillian Breathnach (16), Justin Woods (6), Richie Hayes (9) 66pts; 2 Brian O’Shea (16), Pat Butler (6), Pat Walsh (11) 66pts; 3 James (5), Evelyn (12), Mick Crotty (18) 65pts.
Two’s Club - 6th James Crotty, Pat Butler, Justin Woods; 17th Mags. Cuddihy, Ben McGarry.
Each Two receives €36 credit in the Pro Shop.
Senior gents, October 27, 13 holes, 1 Frank Byrne, Jim Meredith, Gerry Bowe, Andy McEneaney 67pts; 2 Geoff Meagher, Andy Hughes, Shem Lawlor, David Schofield 64pts; 3 Paddy Smee, Richard Butler, Nicky Lawlor, Martin Kelly 61pts; 4 John Peters, Mick Crotty, Pat O’Shea, Paddy Hally 59pts (b6); 5 Willie P. Murphy, Martin Murphy, Chris Kelly, Paddy Byrne 59pts; 6 Willie Leahy, Noel O’Sullivan, Jack Nolan (54+4) 58pts; 7 Matt Ruth, Paul Hanafin, Michael Cody, Peter McQuillan 57pts.
JUNIOR - Junior/juvenile finals day is on Friday. Timesheet reserved from 10am to 1pm. Meal will be served at 7pm. Limited availability. Parents wishing to attend the meal may do so by informing the office. Tickets cost adults €10. Children free.
DIARY - Today (Wednesday)12.58 to 2.26pm members time; Thursday, 9.06 to 9.22am visitors, 9.30 to 10.58am senior ladies, 11.06am to 1.22pm senior gents, 1.30 to 2.26pm members time; Friday, 10.10am to 12.50pm junior/juvenile 13 hole competition, 12.58 to 2.26pm members time; Saturday, 8.02 to 8.58am members time, 9.06 to 10.18am ladies and gents competition, 10.26 to 10.42am Society, 11.30am to 1.54pm Saturday Crosscard, 2.02 to 2.26pm ladies 9 and 13 hole competition, 2.34 to 2.50pm ladies into golf; Sunday, 7.38am to 1.46pm ladies and gents competition, 1.54 to 2.18pm ladies into golf; Monday, 8.58am to 12.02pm ladies Junior Alliance, 12.10 to 12.50pm gents November singles hamper, 12.58 to 1.54pm members time, 2.02 to 2.50pm gents November singles hamper; Tuesday, 8.26 to 10.18am ladies 9 and 13 hole Stableford, 10.26 to 10.34am ladies into golf, 12.18 to 2.18pm ladies 9 and 13 hole Stableford; Wednesday, November 9, 12.26 to 12.42pm interschools competition, 12.58 to 2.26pm members time.
LADIES CLUB - Results October 25, 13 hole Stableford Christmas fare, 1 Class A Jenny Widger (17) 29pts; 1 Class B, Catherine O’Neill (23) 29pts; 1 Class C, Bernadette Crowdle (36) 26pts; 2 Catherine King (20) 28pts (b6); 3 Catherine Griffin (20) 26pts (b9); 4 Catherine Leahy (23) (28pts-2) 26pts; 5 Mary Rice (26) 26pts.
Nine-hole competition, 1 Paula Bradbury (18) 20pts.
Seniors October 27, 9 holes, 1 Catherine Keane, Jane Duggan, Joan O’Sullivan, 38pts; 2 Mary Browne, Joan Mannion, Margaret Harmer 36pts; 3 Kathy Hoyne, Elizabeth Tobin, Mary Feighery 33pts (b5); 4 Edith Ogilvie, Mary Prendergast, Teresa Brandon 33pts.
The first round of the Scotch Foursomes team event was held at Mount Juliet GC on Saturday.
While the number of entrants was small it proved to be very enjoyable for all competitors. Winners were the pairing of Chris McHugh and Ronan Murphy, who returned a fine score of 33pts over 14 holes in play.
The next round of this competition will be held on Saturday, November 26.
CHARITY - The final figure for the Ladies Charity Golf Day, held in aid of the Laura Lyn Foundation, came to €5,057.
WINTER - The second round of the Lemongrass-sponsored Winter League for members was held on Sunday. Liam Naddy (16) took the spoils with a score of 39pts, with a shot to spare from Sean O’Neill (15) who just pipped Billy Fanning (17) on a countback for second place. The winner of the ladies section was Niamh Strudwick (31) with 36pts.
The next round of the league will be held on Sunday, November 13.
Winter golf continues on Monday with an 18-hole open singles for seniors (over 50). It is intended to have an open four-person team event on Wednesday, November 9.
A mixed three-person team champagne scramble event over nine holes will be held at Callan GC on Friday from 2pm.
This competition is a great way to have an enjoyable game of golf. Bookings online or from Brian in the pro shop.
DATES - An ecumenical service will be held at 7pm on Friday, November 11 for members and former members of the club and in memory of family and friends of members who have passed away during the year.
The Captains’ dinner will be held on Saturday, November 26 and will be held in the clubhouse. Further information on tickets and times will be available shortly.
RGA - Results, RGA 13-hole competition, October 25: 1 Joseph Cuddihy, Glen Wilson, Joe Kavanagh, 41.3; 2 Fr Patrick Duggan, Liam Duggan, Michael Shortall, 43.6; 3 Don Bolger, Jim Kehoe, Dan Sullivan, 44.
LADIES - Results, ladies 12-hole stableford competition, October 25: 1 Eileen McGrath, 28pts; 2 Catherine Davis, 27pts; 3 Eileen Cuddihy, 26pts; 4 Ann Croke, 23pts; 5 Olive Walsh, 21pts (B9). The nine hole competition was won by Phil O’Mahoney with 16pts.
SINGLES - Results, men’s open singles competition, October 26: 1 Ian Gough (5), 39pts; 2 Patrick Mulrooney (14), 38pts; gross Martin O’Halloran, 32pts. Two’s club: Ian Gough, 14th hole, 16th hole; Ollie Hickey, 16th hole.
Results, men’s Turkey & Ham singles stableford: 1 Ollie O’Connor, 40pts; 2 Darren Comerford, 39pts (B6); 3 Jim Wellwood, 39pts; gross Tommy Manogue, 33pts. Two’s club: Denis Collins, Martin McCarthy, Patrick O’Keeffe, fourth hole; Ger Murphy, eighth hole; John Glendon, Richard McKeever, J.J. Murphy, Billy Walsh, 14th hole; Patrick Cunningham, Paul Cunningham, John Lennon, Joe Madigan, Billy Mernagh, Tony O’Brien 16th hole.
LOTTO - There was no winner of the golf club lotto jackpot. Draw prize (€30) winners were Tommy Coyne, Eileen Connick, Ettie Power. Sellers were The Pro Shop, Teresa Freyne and John Kirwan. The jackpot is now €1,050.
DIARY - Today (Wednesday): Men’s open singles stableford. Thursday: Senior ladies, 10am to 12 noon. Friday: Mixed three-person champagne scramble, 2pm. Saturday/Sunday: Men’s singles stableford Turkey & Hams. Monday: RGA, 11am to 1pm. Tuesday: Ladies nine and 12-hole stableford.
The Borris GC Dinner Dance will be held in The Lord Bagenal Hotel on Saturday, November 19. Ticket details from 059-9773310.
RESULTS - Results, Winter League (round three), October 26/29/30: 1 Alan Morrissey (13), 41pts; 2 Jim Keilthy (15), 40pts; 3 Des Gannon (17), 39pts; gross John Joyce (2), 35pts; 4 Eoin Cowman (9), 39pts; 5 Chris Walsh (13), 39pts; 6 Edward Holden (17), 39pts. Wednesday Prize: Lar Rossiter (14, Wexford), 38pts. Saturday Prize: Aidan Somers (17), 36pts. Sunday Prize: John Byrne (16), 38pts.
Results, open seniors singles, October 25: 1 Des Walsh (12), 42pts; 2 Pat McGrath (13), 42pts; 3 Michael Murphy (13), 41pts.
LOTTO - There was no winner of the club lotto. Lucky dip (€30) winners were Justin Manning, Eileen Kelly and Justin Manning. The jackpot is now €2,200.
DIARY - Saturday/Sunday: Open fourball. Wednesday, November 9: Open singles.
The following are the end of year competition results from New Ross GC:
Golfer of the Year: Carmel Fenlon.
Kathleen Pyne Memorial Trophy Singles Matchplay: 1 Maria Burford, 2 Anne Curtis Adm.
Mixed Matchplay: 1 Aaron Cashin & Ann Banville, 2 Jimmy & Tess Ryan.
Silver Medal: Margaret Furlong.
Bronze Medal: Margaret Murphy.
Silver Spoon: Margaret Furlong.
Birdie Tree: Maria Burford (12).
Hole in One: Mary O’Leary.
RESULTS - Results, ladies 14-hole stableford, October 26: 1 Rita Furlong (35), 28pts; 2 Geraldine Mackey (11), 25pts; 3 Liz Roberts (22), 24pts (L3).
PRIZES - The presentation of all outstanding prizes and end of year prizes will be held at 6pm this evening (Wednesday).
MEETING - The annual meeting of the ladies club will be held in the clubhouse at 8pm on Thursday, November 10.
SENIORS - Fourteen four person teams took part in the weekly outing. Placing within a club length was introduced on fairways and in the rough to combat the multitude of leaves on parts of the course.
With the weather ideal, an excellent day’s golf was enjoyed.
It seems that most teams have yet to get used to the prevailing conditions where there is little or no run on the ball. In fact, only five of the competing teams broke the 80 point barrier.
However, one team mastered the going and brought in an excellent score of 94 points to finish well clear of the field.
The key to success was the carding of a terrific 53 points on the outward nine. Another 41 were added on the homeward stretch for a total of 94 points.
John Murphy (17), Willie Kelly (19), Billy Redmond (21) and Michael Somers (25) were the quartet who took home the Paddy Whiskey.
Second on 87 points came John F. Roche (16), Hughie O’Connor (18), Michael Long (19) and Martin Forristal (20).
The 86 points scored by Tony Harford (12), Willie Whitty (18), Brian Dolan (22) and Jamesie Murphy (23) was good enough to claim third prize.
With the clocks going back this week all are asked to be in good time for the draw which is at 10.40am. Manning the draw board for November are John Shalloe, Jim ‘Ross’ Ryan and Steve Travis.