News from Kilkenny golf club

News from Kilkenny golf club

The memorial service for deceased members and former members will be on  Thursday (8pm) in the clubhouse.

The list of deceased members and former members is on the men's and ladies notice boards. If members know   someone who passed away during the year and whose names is  not on the sheet please inform the office (056 7765400).

All family members and friends of the deceased are welcome.

COURSE NEWS: Members have been asked  to take due care and attention while the new pipe laying work is in progress. There are some holes left open while fittings are being replaced.

The course toilet is out of commission  as there is no flow of water to it. 

Members will have noticed  ropes and stanchions around the fringes of several greens. This is to help protect these areas during the Winter months. Golfers have been  requested not to remove  them. 

Should they interfere with your swing and/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.

Players are requested to enter the greens via the openings provided.

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

CHRISTMAS MIXED:The entry sheet for the Christmas mixed, scheduled for Sunday, December 4, will be available shortly. 

DINNER: The joint Captains' (Frank Dalton and Barbara Teehan) dinner will be in the clubhouse on Saturday week, November 26 (7.30pm).

Those interested should place their names on the notice at the entrance of the bar. Entertainment will be provided by Eugene Dewberry and Kevin Dwyer. Dress informal. Tickets cost €35. 

DATES FOR DIARY: November     17, memorial service; November     26, joint Captain's dinner; December     1, members information night; December     2, ladies Christmas party; December     4, Christmas mixed competition; December     7, ldies AGM; December     8, men's AGM and senior ladies Christmas Party; December     15, senior men's Christmas party.

 FUND-RAISER: Junior member, Shane Mahony, is organising a 5k fun run/walk on Sunday.   Registration is in the Tennis Club (10.30am) and the event  starts at 11am in the Castle Park.  

There will be tea/coffee and cakes available  in the Tennis Club afterwards.  The cost is €10.  

All proceeds will go to the Kilkenny  Alzheimers Society.  

Those  cannot attend  can donate Online, at www.idonate.ie/kkfunrun.

BRIDGE: Monday, November 7 results, 1 Kate O'Neill and  Terry Harmer; 2 Edith Ogilvie and Ann Kelly;     Mary Bradshaw and Mary Gorman; 3 Margaret McCreery and Sheila Brennan. 

    Seven tables Howell and three tables beginners.

SNOOKER: The draw is  on the gents notice board. Participants are requested to adhere the dates with first round matches to be completed by November 27.

RESULTS: November 12,  Crosscard, 1 Myles McCabe, Reay Brandon, Matt Ruth, Pat McEvoy 75pts (b3); 2 Richie Phelan, Brian Kiely, Hugh o'Shaughnessy, Aidan Brennan 75pts; 3 David Walsh, Larry Gittens, Billy Bolster, Andy Hughes 74pts (b4); 4  Pat Walsh, Roger Ryan, Martin Hanrick, Rob Kearney 73pts; 5 Sean Breathnach, Dom Murphy, Ronan Morrissey Johnny McEvoy 72pts.

Saturday, Sunday, Monday three man team, 1 Rob Kearney, Brian Delaney, James Young      66pts;  P.J. Martin, Thomas Nugent, Brendan Hogan     63pts;  Kevin Byrne, John Hayes, Rubén Holden,         62pts (b3). 

      The prize giving will be on  Friday (7pm) in the clubhouse. 

Two's Club - 6th Brian Delaney, Shane Knox, Noel Power, James Young; 10th Joe Fitzpatrick, Richie Manogue.

           Each 'Two' receives €42.30 credit in the Pro Shop. 

Prize-giving for the following competitions will be  in the clubhouse on Friday (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. 

Senior gents, November 10, 14 hole competition,  1 Dom Murphy, Mick O'Flynn, Gerry Bowe (63+4) 67pts; 2 Willie P. Murphy, Jim Dollard, Bob Greany, Tony Joyce 63pts (b3); 3 John Bracken, Eugene Orr, Eddie Geraghty, (59+4) 63pts; 4 Billy Burke, Richard Butler, Michael O'Neill, Joe Leech  62pts (b2); 5 Eddie Guilfoyle, Pat Kearns, Pat O'Briain, Jimmy  Rhatigan  62pts; 6 Pat Foley, Martin Mullane, Maurice  Ryan, Seamus Crickley 60pts (b7); 7 Matt Ruth, Kevin Donohue, Chris Kelly, Joe Ledwidge 60pts.

JUNIORS/JUVENILES: Those junior/juvenile members who missed the recent prize presentation night may collect their prize vouchers from the office.

DIARY: Today (Wednesday) 9.54 to 10.10am inter-schools match, 12.58 to 2.26pm members time; Thursday, 9.30 to 10.58am senior ladies, 11.06 to1.22pm senior gents,  1.30 to 2.26pm members time; Friday, 10.02 to 11.30am   Society, 12.58 to 2.26pm members time; Saturday, 8.02 to 8.58am members time, 9.06 to 10.10am ladies and gents competition, 10.18 to 11.30am guests/visitors, 11.38am to 2.02pm   Saturday Crosscard, 2.10 to 2.26pm Ladies into Golf; Sunday, 8.02am to 1.30pm ladies and gents competition, 1.38 to 1.54pm   Ladies into Golf; gents competition, Scotch foursome; ladies competition, Scotch foursome; Monday, 10.02 to 11.54am gents Scotch foursome, 12.58 to 2.26pm members time; Tuesday, 8.26 to 10.18am ladies Scotch foursome, 12.18 to 2.18pm ladies Scotch foursome;  Wednesday, November 23, 12.58 to 2.26pm members time. 

LADIES CLUB: Ladies into Golf competition, play six holes Stableford by November 30.

'Into Golf' ladies should arrange among themselves a date and a time to play. Cost €2. Handicap 36.

Players should put their name and money into an envelope and put it with their competition card in the letterbox in the door of the ladies office. 

Results Tuesday, November 8, 13 hole Stableford for Christmas fare,  1 Eleanor Moore (29)             24pts; 2       Ann Widger (22)                  22pts; 3 Gretta Kelly (32)                  22pts; 4 Mary Leahy (3)                    21pts.

Ladies seniors, Thursday, November 10, nine hole competition, 1 Kathy Hoyne, Gene O'Brien, Joan Manion              39pts; 2 Catherine Keane, Elizabeth Tobin, Mary Shields     37pts; 3 Ann Gunning, Greta Nicholson, Kathleen Price       36pts; 4 Bridget Norwood, Mary Gorman, Mary Feighery      34pts.

Gowran Park

The  new look Winter Series for 2016/17 has been flying since it started.

 This year there is a  new format with a singles qualifier  on Thursday and Friday every week until Thursday, March 30.   Visitor €20; members €5. Online booking available.  

The top three qualifiers will go through on each qualifying date to the final on Friday, March 31.  There are great prizes to be won.

Members have been adivsed to  use the computer to enter their scores in the 11 hole competitions.

ANNUAL MEETING: The  annual meeting is Friday, December  9. All members will receive a letter with nomination forms shortly. 

They should return any nominations, motions or open letters to the secretary for inclusion at the meeting by no later than Friday, November  29.

OPTIONS: With Christmas just around the corner there are  a number of membership options available and the club  encouraged prospective and current members to consider a part payment option as a gift for a loved one. 

 Green Fee vouchers are always available. They can be purchased in the Golf Shop (056 7726699).

DIARY: Thursday and Friday,                           Open singles  Weekly Winter qualifier, visitor €20, member €5; Saturday, November                                           race meeting, no golf.