Kilkenny golf: it's annual meeting and festive celebration time

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Kilkenny golf:  it's annual meeting and festive celebration time

The annual meeting of the ladies club will be held in the Clubhouse, this evening (Wednesday) at 8pm.
CLOSING TIME: The Clubhouse premises will be closed from 6pm on Saturday to facilitate the staff’s Christmas night out.
SPORTS GRANT: Following a submission by the club for financial assistance from the OSCAR Sports Capital Grants, the club have been awarded €42,000.
This sum was approved after the lengthy submission of projects.
To avail of this grant the club must carry out the works outlined in the proposals submitted, and after the submission of three tenders for each project.
DIARY DATES: Today (Wednesday) ladies club AGM.
Thursday - senior ladies Christmas outing and party.
Thursday - senior gents Christmas outing and party.
VOUCHERS: Christmas gift vouchers may be purchased from Aoife or Sean in the office (056 7765400).
The vouchers may be used to purchase green fees, payments towards annual subscriptions or for meals in the bar.
Vouchers are available in all denominations.
VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are required for World Amateur Team Championships.
The Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) and the Irish Ladies Golfing Union (ILGU) will host the WATC 2018 in late August and early September 2018 in Ireland.
The two events will be staged at Carton House, where players will be tested on the world famous O’Meara and Montgomerie courses during the competition.
The Eisenhower and Espirito Santo together represent an international festival of golf.
What's involved?
In order to deliver these two prestigious events well in 2018, the organisers will require the help and support of volunteers both inside and outside the ropes. Roles will include but are not limited to:
* Meet and greet at Dublin Airport.
* Team registration and information desks at airport, Carton House and Athletes village.
* Media room assistance
* Opening and closing ceremonies.
* Athletes Village liaison.
* Sponsor liaison.
* Information on site at Carton House.
* Assistance with official meetings and receptions.
* Car parking assistance.
All volunteers will receive induction, training sessions and uniforms to fulfill the role.
What's required?
Friendly, enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers are needed.
Full details and information on how to apply can be found here: https://goo.gl/h7yR3w
BRIDGE: Next week’s Bridge (December 11) will be for Christmas prizes.
On Monday, December 18 the group will hold a Christmas dinner and prize-giving. Full details next week.
RESULTS: Saturday gents Crosscard, 1 Paul Hanafin, Jim Meredith, Mark Shortall, Joe Greene 66pts; 2 Kieran Hoban, Joe O’Neill, Seamus Rochford, Benny Cleere 65pts; 3 Billy Burke, Noel Maher, John Marnell, Noel Skehan 64pts; Rob Kearney, Myles McCabe, Paddy Crotty, Johnny McEvoy 63pts (b2).
Sunday, December 3, 13 hole, Christmas mixed team event sponsored by James Walsh, Toyota Motors, 1 Rob Kearney, Mick O’Flynn, Margaret McCreery, Maeve O’Flynn 76pts; 2 Carl Widger, Ger Wall, Mags Duggan, Breege Martin 72pts; 3 Jimmy Rhatigan, John Greene, Mags Cuddihy, Ann D. Murphy 71pts; 4 Thomas Buckley, Alan Snype, Toni Hayes, Jacinta Culleton 71pts (b6); 5 Mark Grant, Martin Kelly, Richie Phelan, Sandra Barrett 70pts; 6 Tom Sloyan, Tony McCarthy, Catherine King, Gene O’Brien 69pts
One hundred and 15 members played.
Special thanks were extended to sponsors James Walsh, Toyota motors.
Senior gents, November 30, 13 hole competition, 1 Gerry Leahy, Eddie Geraghty, Roger Ryan, (60+4) 64; 2 Joe Gannon, John Keogh, Bob Greany, Tom Keating 61; 3 Noel Skehan, Michael Nicholson, Michael O’Sullivan, Tony Joyce 60 (b6); 4 John Peters, Eddie Guilfoyle, Michael Cody, Dermot Moloney 60; 5 Willie Leahy, Richard Butler, Chris Kelly, Michael O’Neill 58 (b6); 6 Pat Drennan, Richie McEvoy, Shem Lawlor, Joe Ledwidge 58; 7 Pat Collins, Eugene Orr, Pat O'Shea, Henk Van Der Puil 53.
Forty-three players took part.
There was a warm welcome for new member, Henk Van Der Puil.
Meanwhile, it was well done to the three man team of Gerry Leahy, Eddie Geraghty and Roger Ryan.
They almost won without having to use their three man team bonus of four points.
The next competition is on Thursday. Play starts at approximately 10.45am (later than usual due to larger numbers of senior ladies on their Christmas party day).
Check in is from 9.45am. Draw closes at 11.15am.
The Christmas outing and party is scheduled for Thursday week, December 14. Dinner will go ahead even if golf falls victim to adverse weather.
To give the organisers an idea of numbers, members should add their name to the list posted on the senior men’s notice board.
The organisers are trying to put together a post dinner (7 to 9pm) entertainment sing-along, so we are depending on volunteers from the membership.
Those who can sing a song, tell a yarn, play a musical instrument, recite a recitation or whatever have been asked to help. Non society members are welcome.
PRO SHO’P: The Pro Shop is ready for Christmas with clothing and equipment from all of the leading brands in golf.
Gift vouchers are available too.
Vouchers are available in all denominations and may be purchased from Jimmy Bolger and his staff in the Pro Shop for lessons or towards the purchase of equipment.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday) 10.56am to 12 noon guest/member, 1.04 to 2.24pm members time; Thursday, 8.56 to 10.24am senior ladies, 10.32am to 1.04pm senior gents, 1.12 to 2.08pm members time; Friday, 8.48 to 9.04am Kilkeenny CBS v St Kieran’s Colleege, 9.52 to 10.48am visitors, 10.56am to 12.08pm guest/member, 1.04 to 2.24pm members time; Saturday, 8.32 to 9.28am members time, 9.36 to 10.24am ladies and gents singles competition, 11.28am to 1.28pm gents Crosscard; Sunday, 8.32am to 1.20pm ladies and gents Singles competition; Monday, 10am to 12 noon gents singles competition, 1.04 to 2.24pm members time; Tuesday, 8.32 to 10.24pm ladies 9 and 13 hole and Ladies into Golf, 12.16 to 2.32pm ladies 9 and 13 hole and Ladies into Golf; Wednesday, December 13, 1.04 to 2.24pm members time.
LADIES CLUB: Results Sunday to Tuesday, November 26/28, 13 hole Stableford, Christmas fare, 1 Class A, Phyl Doyle (14) 30pts; 1 Class B, Ursula deLoughry (22) 28pts; 1 Class C, Teresa Brandon (33) 22pts; 2 overall, Ann Geoghegan (5) (28-3) 25pts; 3 Ann Kelly (27) 25pts; 4 Mary Prendergast (28) 24pts; 5 Catherine King (20) 23pts.
Nine hole Stableford - 1 Peggy Murray (32) 16pts; 2 Kathleen Price (31) 14pts

Golfer of the Year, sponsored by Flowers by Lucy, Mary Leahy Browne 58pts.
ILGU medals - silver medal, Mary Leahy Browne; bronze medal, Margaret Butler; silver spoon, Ann Geoghegan.
Mary, Margaret and Ann can look forward to receiving an invitation to compete in the nationals come the Spring.
Birdie Tree - Section A, Mary Leahy Browne; Section B, Anne Murphy; Section C, Joan O’Sullivan.
Crosscard results - 1 Mary Norton (10) and Mary Bradshaw (21) 23pts; 2 Phyl Doyle (14) and Ursula deLoughry (22) 22pts; 3 Mary Norton (10) and Breeda Roche (14) 22pts.
Today (Wednesday, December 6) - the ladies club AGM will be held in the Clubhouse (8pm).
DIARY: Sunday/Tuesday, December 10/12, ladies 13 hole singles and nine hole Stableford competition.
Senior ladies 9 hole Stableford on November 30, 1 Jane Duggan, Joan O'Sullivan, Mary Feighery 39pts; 2 Jo Lawlor, Kathleen Price, Mary Shields 37pts; 3 Catherine Barrett, Peggy Murray, Anne (B) Murphy 35; 4 Hilda Richardson, Frances Graham, Margaret Harmer 34.
Twenty-five players took part.
The next competition for the seniors is a nine hole Stableford on Thursday.
The golf will be followed by the senior ladies’ Christmas party which will commence at 1.30pm.
The draw and time sheet for the golf is posted on the senior ladies’ Notice Board. The first tee off time is 9am.