The news from Kilkenny golf club

The news from Kilkenny golf club

The Memorial Service for deceased members and former members of Kilkenny golf club will be on Thursday week (8pm) in the clubhouse.

The list of deceased members and former members is on the men's and ladies notice boards. Anyone who wants to add names should  inform the office (056 7765400).

All family members and friends of the deceased are welcome.

COURSE NEWS: Updates on course opening times on mornings of  frost available from  056 776500.

All play on mid-week days up to 9am should commence from the 1st tee. This is to give course staff an opportunity to get their work done on the first few holes. 

All golf prior to 9am commences from the first tee. 

 It should be  noted the competition slots on Saturday mornings are available for men's and ladies competitions. All  may book any of the lines. 

The Saturday slots  extend from 9am to 11.30am  when there are no societies booked in.

HANDICAPS: The temporary handicap system is in place. Players who feature in the first three places in a 13/14 hole singles, team event, fourball, foursomes and Scramble will receive the appropriate adjustment. 

These adjustments will be posted on the Results Notice Board each week.

It is the members responsibility to check for adjustment and play off the adjusted handicap. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from the competition. 

No penalty will apply to winners in the Saturday Crosscard (13/14 hole) but any adjustments must be carried to this competition. 

The course Watering System is being overhauled with new piping being laid over the next four weeks approximately.  It is hoped there will be the minimum of disruption.

It is anticipated that the work on holes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 will be completed by the end of this week. Work will then commence on holes 9 and  10.

Members are reminded to exercise extreme care when approaching any work areas as there may be exposed drains/holes.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES: Bar closing hours  in the clubhouse - Monday, closing at  11pm; Tuesday, closing at   8pm; Wednesday, closing at  11pm; Thursday, closing at   8pm; Friday, closing at   8pm; Saturday, closing at   8pm; Sunday, closing at  11pm.

Times may vary on occasions due to functions or other events.

DATES FOR DIARY: 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: Results Monday, October 24, 1 Paddy Smee and Tony Teehan; 2 Edith Ogilvie and Ann Kelly; 3 Kate O'Neill and Margaret McCreery. 

There were six table Howell and three beginners tables. Bridge next Monday (7.30pm).

SNOOKER: The draw  for the snooker doubles is posted on the men's notice board. All players are requested to adhere to the dates. 

First round to be completed by November 27. 

RESULTS: Saturday  Crosscard, 1 Jim Meredith, Mark Shortall, Peter Dabinett, Stephen McCormack  70pts; 2 Ger Crowdle, Seamus O'Neill, Henk van der Puil, Niall Griffin 69pts; 3 Sean Boland, John Byrne, Michael McCarthy, John O'Donnell  68pts; 4 Pat Collins, Stephen Sheenan, John McEvoy, Pat Hickey 67pts; Christy Power, Morgan Doyle, John Quane, Brendan Cleere  65pts (b7).

Saturday, Sunday, Monday   gents singles hamper, 1                     Seamus O'Neill (14)        32pts; 2                    Ger Busher (16)              30pts (b7); 3                     Brendan Hogan (6)         30pts (b7); best Gross,       Kevin Browne (6)            23pts; 5                       Shane Knox (14)            30pts (b7); 6                       Ger (Gus) Carey (8)  30pts (b7).

The presentation of prizes  will be in  mid-December. 

Two's Club - 10th Tommy Barry, Tommy Buckley, Derek Kinahan; 15th Reuben Holden, James Young, John Peters;  17th Sean Byrne, 

           Each 'Two' receives €28.20 credit in the Pro Shop. 

Prize giving for the following  will be  in the Clubhouse on Friday, November 19 (7pm) - Sunday, October 2         Monthly Medal; Wednesday, October 5 ladies and gents Open singles;  Sunday, October 16,       14 hole singles Stableford;  Wednesday, October 19, ladies and gents Open singles; Sunday, October 23, three man team; Sunday, October 30, four person semi Open; Monday, October 31, three man team; Sunday, November 13, three man team. 

Prize winners in the Christmas hamper competitions will receive their prizes in mid-December. 

SENIORS: Senior gents, November 3, 14 hole competition,   1 Pat Collins, Pat Kearns, Paul Brady, Chris Kelly  70pts; 2 Billy Burke, Kevin Donohue, Bob Greany, Liam Merrins 68pts; 3 John Peters, Tom Gunning, John Bracken, Eddie Geraghty 66pts (b9); 4 John King, John O'Donovan, Jim Treacy, Peter McQuillan  66pts; 5 Willie Leahy, Mick Crotty, Maurice  Ryan, Tony Joyce 65pts; 6 Frank Byrne, Reay Brandon, Gerry Bowe, Dermot Moloney 62pts; 7 Noel Skehan, Tom Dunne, Michael Cody, Tom Reade  60pts.

DIARY: Today (Wednesday)12.26 to 12.42pm inter-schools match, 12.58 to 2.26pm members time; Thursday, 9.30 to 10.58am senior ladies, 11.06am to 1.22pm senior gents, 1.30 to 2.26pm members time; Friday, 12.58 to 2.26pm members time; Saturday, 7.46 to 8.42am members time, 8.5 to 10.50am ladies and gents competition, 10.58 to 11.22am visitors, 11.30am to 1.38pm   Saturday Crosscard, 1.46 to 2.02pm ladies 13 and 9 hole Stableford, 2.10 to 2.26pm Ladies into Golf; Sunday, 7.54 to 9.54am ladies and gents competition, 10.02am to 12.34pm   Junior Alliance, 12.42 to 1.38pm   ladies and gents competition, 1.46 to 2.02pm   Ladies into Golf (gents,   three man team; ladies,  ladies 13 and 9 hole competition); Monday, 10.02 to 11.54am   three man team event, 12.58 to 2.26pm members time;Tuesday, 8.26 to 10.18am ladies 9 and 13 hole Stableford, Christmas fare competition, 12.18 to 2.18pm ladies 9 and 13 hole Stableford, Christmas fare competition; Wednesday, November  16, 12.58 to 2.26pm members time. 

LADIES: Results Tuesday, November 1, 13 hole Stableford,  Christmas fare, 1 Class (A)   Dervilla O’Byrne (10)                26pts; 1st Class (B)   Stella Coughlan (21)                27pts; 1st Class (C)   Kate Walsh (36)                       27pts; 2 overall    Mary Bradshaw (22) 26pts; 3                 Edith Ogilvie (25)                      25pts; 4                 Evelyn Crotty (12)                     24 pts (26-2); 5                 Ann Greany (20)                       24pts. 

Senior ladies,  November 3, 9 hole competition,   1 Frances Foley, Teresa Brandon, Barbara Schofield  35pts; 2 Pat Walsh, Kathleen Price, Gene O'Brien                 32pts (b3); 3 Edith Ogilvie, Greta Nicholson, Mary Feighery          32pts.

New Ross

It was out in the foggy dew  for the 14 senior teams taking part in the  weekly outing. 

With the dew lying heavy on the fairways and greens good scoring was  difficult again in the forenoon.

However, as the day brightened up conditions improved but nevertheless the 90 point target barrier was not broken.

 In the end it was a blanket finish with only a single point between the top  three teams. One team made a valiant effort coming up only one point short.

Scoring 89 points and finishing in first place were John Murphy, (17), Jim 'Ross' Ryan (18), John Fitzpatrick (19) and Tom Kent (26). 

A point behind (88) came Peter Goggin (16), John F. Roche (16), Colin Casey (22) and Brian Dolan (22) who finished as runners-up. 

The third spot went to John Kennedy (16), Dan Quigley (20), Dick Cahill (20) and Larry Shannon (20) with 87 points.

Since the introduction of the pole measures in place of tapes on holes 9 and 11 there has been a noticeable absence in nearest the pin winners. Now the cry is bring back the tapes and give the players a better chance of winning. 

The  AGM will be on Thursday, December  1 and the Christmas outing and inner is on the following Thursday, December 8. 

All-in cost of that is €20 per head and with extra prizes on offer the deal offers excellent value.

Once again players are reminded to be in good time for the team draw each week at 10.40am especially now with the dark evenings setting in.

LADIES: Results Wednesday, November 2, 14 hole Stableford, 1 Denise Bolger (16) 31pts; 2 Kay Kelleher (25) 27pts (l3); 3 Anna Murphy (25) 27pts (l6); Senior Anne Fenlon (24) 26pts.

Upcoming competitions - Wednesday 9, 16 and 23, 14 hole Stableford, club; ladies' AGM is on Thursday (8pm).