All the news from Kilkenny golf club

All the news from Kilkenny golf club

SOUND MAN MICHAEL - Michael Cantwell (centre) from Newpark is pictured with Kilkenny golf club men's Captain Frank Dalton and Lady Captain Barbara Teehan when he was made an honorary member

Frank Dalton and Barbara Teehan hosted an extremely enjoyable joint Captains' dinner on Saturday in Kilkenny golf club. 

Approximately 120 members enjoyed an excellent meal catered for by Barry Joyce and his team, with Liam Barry and his crew ensuring guest thirsts were quenched at all times. 

Both Captains we're delighted with the help and support they received during their year in office, and thanked members for their help and encouragement.

The formalities were concluded with the bestowing of Honorary Life Membership on Mick Cantwell, an honour richly deserved.

INFORMATION: A general information evening will be held this Thursday 7.30pm in the clubhouse. 

Members will be updated on the various works undertaken  during the year. Reports will also be given by Ollie Cullen on the improvement to the house.  

Tom Sloyan will discuss handicaps. Dermot Doyle will update members on the 'Ready to Golf' initiative.

Liam Cody will update on the new weekend time sheets which commenced earlier this year. Leo Byrne will report on  junior/juvenile activities while Seamus Rochford will give an update on the energy initiative completed this year. 

Lady Captain Barbara Teehan will inform members  about the  successful initiative of Ladies into Golf.  

Complimentary finger food will be offered by Barry Joyce at the conclusion of business. 

COURSE NEWS: Members are reminded of their responsibilities when entering the course to commence their round, particularly when play starts from the 3rd and 5th holes.   

The trees and spinney on the right of the 18th hole creates a ' blind spot'. All should be extra vigilant at this point. 

Members are requested to take extra care while the new pipe laying is in progress. There are some holes left open while fittings are being replaced.

The course toilet is out of commission at the moment. It will be up and running as soon as the pipework is completed.

MID-WEEK GOLF: Members playing in mid-week 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.

If members commence from the 3rd or 5th tees it is very difficult for the course staff to get their work done.

CHRISTMAS MIXED: The time sheet for the Christmas mixed which will be played on Sunday, December 4, and sponsored by James Walsh, Tolyota Motors, is still available for entries. 

Members wishing to participate may do so by putting their name on the entry sheet, placed just inside the door to the bar. 

Entry to the 14 hole competition is €12, which  includes a hot plate. The draw will be made  on Saturday (6pm) for the 11am shotgun start on Sunday. 

Participants are reminded they should be signed in by 10.45am at the latest.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES: Bridge eesults, November 21, 1 Mary Rice and Martina Naughton; 2 Eithne and Willie Murphy; 3 Ann Kelly and  Edith Ogilvie; 4 Breda Roche & Deirdre Byrne,       Gene O'Brien and Ann Lee. 

      Six tables Howell and two beginners. 

DATES FOR DIARY: Upcoming events, 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.

                              Nominations for committee and motions must be submitted to the secretary at least ten/seven days prior to the scheduled meetings. 

December   15,   senior men's Christmas party.

RESULTS: Weekend Saturday, Sunday, Monday, November   26, 27, 28                   Ollie Hickey (18)  36pts;                   Thomas Buckley (9)     35pts;                  Richie Phelan (19)       33pts; best Gross,    Michael Buggy (+1)     29pts; 5                    Brian Cullen (9)            33pts; 6 Chris Fitzpatrick (8)     32pts (b3).

                        Prize giving to be confirmed later. 

Saturday, November 26, Crosscard  Scramble, 3 Pat Collins, Richie Phelan, Tom Sloyan, John King                          -12.5 under par; 4 David McMahon,Stephen McCormack, Jim Ryan, David Farragher -11.6 u p (b6); 5 Maurice Ryan, Billy Burke, Roger Ryan, Martin Hanrick                   -11.6 u p; 6 Hughie O'Shaughnessy, John Marnell, Mark Grant, Sean Boland    -11.2 u p; 7 Paddy Lawlor, Tommy Dunne, Rob Kearney, Billy Bolster                -10.9 u p

The presentation to the Christmas hamper winners will be  on Saturday, December 17 in the clubhouse following the men's Crosscard competition. 

Two's Club - 6th Joe Casey, Liam McCormack, Tom Nugent, Tony O'Reilly; 10 Brian Cullen, David Lawlor; 15th Ger Wall; 17th John Doherty, John Quane, Niall Sheehan, Pat Walsh.

Each 'Two' receives €26 credit in the Pro Shop. 

Senior gents, November 24,  14 hole competition,  1 Brian Cullen, John O'Regan, Eugene Orr, Myles McCabe     70pts; 2   Pat Kearns, Reay Brandon, Donie Butler, Tony Joyce            66pts; 3    Pat Collins, Martin Treacy, Tom Brett, Dermot Moloney          63pts; 4   Willie P. Murphy, Andy Hughes, Chris Kelly, Tom Keating        61pts; 5    Noel Skehan, Mick Crotty, Maurice  Ryan, Tom Reade           58pts; 6    Willie Leahy, Martin Murphy, Phillip O'Neill, Frank Dalton       57pts.

Thirty two players took part.

 For the competition on Thursday the draw closes at 11.15am.

The seniors Christmas outing is on Thursday, December 15. 

DIARY: Today (Wednesday) 10.02 to 10.18am inter-schools match, 12.58 to 2.26pm members time; Thursday, 9.36 to 10.56am senior ladies, 11.04 to 1.20pm senior gents, 1.28 to 2.24pm members time; Friday, 10.32am to 12.40pm   Society/guests, 12.56 to 2.32pm members time; Saturday, 8.16 to 9.28am members time, 9.36 to 10.24am   Society, 11.28am to 2pm   Saturday Crosscard; Sunday, 10.32am to 3.20pm   Christmas mixed, sponsored by  James Walsh, Toyota Motors, Kilkenny (12noon shotgun start), members wishing to play casual golf early on Sunday morning may do so but, should be clear of the course by 10.45am; Monday, 12.56 to 2.24pm members time; Tuesday, 8.40 to 10.16am ladies 9 and 13 hole Christmas fare, 12.16 to 2.16pm   ladies 9 and 18 hole Christmas fare, 2.24 to 2.40pm   Ladies into Golf; Wednesday,  December 7 10.16am to 12.08pm   guests/members, 12.56 to 2.32pm   members time. 

GOLF HOLIDAY: Members planning an early Summer golf holiday should contact Club Professional, Jimmy Bolger. 

In association with Killester Travel, he has organised a week long golfing trip to Cadiz, Spain next May.

The flight is to Seville, with luggage allowance of 15kg, plus golf clubs. Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and all drinks  included. 

Three rounds of golf at two Seve Ballesteros designed courses with buggies included. The  stay will be in the Iberostar Royal Andalus Hotel on the beach.

Full details from the Pro Shop (776 1730). 

LADIES: This is the final opportunity to enter the Ladies into Golf competition. Play six holes Stableford by the 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. 

PARTY: The ladies Christmas party will be on Friday (8pm). Things will start with a mulled wine reception followed by turkey and  ham dinner. Wine will be served with the meal. Cost €20.

Place names on the sheet on ladies notice board.

RESULTS: Tuesday, November 22,  13 hole Scotch foursomes, Christmas fare, 1  Mags Duggan (27) and  Mary Rice (26)                28pts; 2 Mags Cuddihy (10) and Margaret  Kiely (15)        24pts (b9); 3  Breda Roche (13)   and Anne Kelly (29)               24pts.

There was no competition for the senior ladies last Thursday due to the early, heavy frost.