The following are the golf notes from the Kilkenny, Rathdowney and Borris clubs this week:
The winners on a count back of the three person team event played at Kilkenny golf club on Sunday were Jim White (9), Alan Byrne (9), Vinny Hayes (11) with 90 points. Jim continued his good from of Saturday and recorded three birdies on the 2nd, 7th and 14th.
Alan had a birdie on the 14th and Vinny one on the 6th. They were only two over par gross for the 36 entries on the card.
Second on 90 points, and pipped on the back nine, were Joe O’Shea (12), Ciaran Aylmer (16) and Michael Egan, jnr (13). They turned with a great score of 47 points and added 43 on the back nine. They only took three points on the 18th which proved costly.
Third were Gus Carey (13), Niall Sheehan (16) and Steve McCormack (20) on 89 points with a split of 46 and 43. Fourth went to Tony Butler (12), Stephen Sheenan (11) and Seamus Rochford (12) with 88 points.
The Saturday men’s Crosscard competition was a four person team event over 14 holes. The winners were Liam Cody (12), Alan Snype (20), Jim White (9) and Dick Cogan (21) with 70 points. Jim White was in great from. He carded a 3 and nine 4s’. Liam Cody parred the last four holes to give them a strong finish.
DINNER DANCE - Captains Sheila Brennan and Luke Kelly will hold their joint Captains dinner in the club on Saturday, November 23. The sheet for names will be posted in the clubhouse this week.
SNOOKER: The sheet for the list of names for the snooker doubles is posted on the men’s notice board. The draw will be this week. Entry cossts €12. Place names on sheet and the entry fee of €12 in an envelope behind the bar.
CROSSCARD: The men’s Saturday crosscard will continue this Saturday. Check in by 1.15 for shotgun start at 1.30pm. Sunday and Monday will be a four person team event. It will be semi open which means a member may invite guests to play.
GOLFER OF YEAR: This will be sponsored by the Honda Centre, Kilkenny. A new formula has been drawn up. Captain Luke Kelly has undertaken the task of reforming and running Golfer of the Year for 2014. The top 20 in qualifying competitions will receive points, depending on how many shots they are behind the runner-up.
The winner will receive 15 points; the runner-up 12 points. Any competition lost to the weather and not run before club finals day will be null and void. Some of the competitions, including the Captains and Presidents prize will receive extra points with the winner receiving 20 points. The runner-up and ties will receive 15 points and the top 20 will also receive points.
The winner of the club singles matchplay will receive 20 points, the runner-up 15 points; semi-finalists 10 and quarter-finalists five.
The list will be updated after each competition.
Leaders after three competitions - 1 Emmet Boland 27pts; 2 Daragh McNamara, Aidan Brennan 18 pts; 4 Brian Meredith 17 pts; 5 Pat Butler, Eugene Deegan 15 pts; 7 Kieran Wall, Jim O’Connell, Lee O’Sullivan 12 pts; 10 David McNamara, Richard Manogue, Michael Butler, Michael Kinchella 11pts.
PLACING: From Saturday placing will be in play everywhere on the course, except in hazards. The ball must be marked before lifting and replaced within six inches, not nearer the hole.
RESULTS: Mixed three person team event, Sunday - 1 Jim White (9), Alan Byrne (9), Vinny Hayes (11) 90 pts (B9); 2 Joe O’Shea (12), Ciaran Aylmer (16), Michael Egan, jnr (13) 90 pts; 3 Gus Carey (13), Niall Sheehan (16), Steve McCormack (20) 89 pts; 4 Tony Butler (12), Stephen Sheenan (11), Seamus Rochford (12) 88 pts.
The presentation of prizes is on Saturday, November 2 (5.30pm).
Two’s Club three person team event Sunday - Eugene Deegan, Vinny Hayes at 6th; Lee O’Sullivan at 10th; Leo Byrne, Tom Hickey at 15th; Bridie McGarry at 17th.
Each two is worth €31 and is credited in the Pro Shop.
Mens crosscard competition on Saturday, 14 hole four person team event, 1 Liam Cody (12), Alan Snype (20), Jim White (9), Dick Cogan (21) 70 pts (B7); 2 Peter Dabinet (19), John Geoghegan (17), Billy Burke (8), Eugene Coyne (20) 70 pts; 3 Anthony Cleere (5), Tom Sloyan (6), Bernie Clarke (15), Tony O’Reilly (22) 69 pts; 4 Richie Phelan (16), Dermot Doyle (7), Martin Kelly (26), Michaqel Keane (15) 68pts (B9).
Ladies 18 hole Stableford on October 13 (CSS 72) and October 15 (CSS 73) 1 Barbara Teehan (24) 32pts; 2 Caitriona Lynch (25) 30pts; best Gross, Niamh Kelly (11) 22 Gross points; 3 Ursula Deloughrey (18) 29 pts; 4 Catherine O’Neill (25) 28 pts; 5 Joan Cody (13) 26 pts.
Nine hole competition October 8, 1 Pauline O’Sullivan (28) 15 pts.
Senior men, October 17, 1 Dom Murphy (14), John O’Donovan (18), Joe O’Driscoll (26), Joe Ledwidge (24) 67 pts; 2 Pat O’Brian (16), Jimmy Rhatigan (19), Eddie Geraghty (22), Joe Leech (26) 67 pts; 3 Michael O’ Reilly (19), Eugene Orr (21), Reay Brandon (21), Gerry Bowe (23) 67 pts; 4 Rodger Curran (15), Martin Murphy (16), Austin Kiely (23), Alan Snype (20) 64 pts; 5 Noel Skehan (15), Dick Cogan (21), Tim O’Mahony (36), Dave Schofield (27) 63 pts; 6 Billy Burke (8), Shem Lawlor (22), Joe Nolan (22), Pat Kelleher (26) 60 pts; 7 Con O’Sullivan (15), Noel O’ Sullivan (17), Andy MacEneaney (19), Michael Cuddihy (26) 57 pts; 8 Willie P. Murphy (14), Michael O’Neill (23), Martin Kelly (26), Sean Breathnach (23) 56 pts.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday) 11.30 to 1pm visitors, 1 to 2pm members; Thursday, 10 to 11am senior ladies, 11 to 1pm senior men, 1 to 2pm members time; Friday, 11 to 1pm visitors, 1 to 2pm members; Saturday, 8 to 9.30am members, men’s Crosscard draw at 1.30pm, sign in by 1.15 at latest; Sunday, 7.30 to 1.30pm, four person team event semi Open, 10.30 to 11am ladies competition, booking online, 1.40 to 2.30 draw; Monday, 8.30 to 2.15pm, four person team event semi Open; Tuesday, 8.30 to 10.20am and 12.20 to 2.20pm ladies 13 hole Stableford, slots also available on Sunday 10.30 to 11am, bookable Online, 1.40 to 2.30pm draw; Wednesday, October 30, 9.45 to 11.15am visitors, 1 to 2pm members.
National glory came to New Ross GC when the club’s 3Ts team delivered at the K Club in style last week.
Having battled through the regional qualifier at Dundrum House last month, the team of Captain Seamus McGuinness, James Roche (club professional), Joey Furness, Maria Burford and Davy Doran recorded an excellent 86pt total on the Ryder Cup Palmer course to beat Clontarf GC by two points. The New Ross team will travel to Spain in early November to compete at La Cala Mijas.
SINGLES - Despite the weather the course was in fine condition for the club singles competition at the weekend. Seamus Phelan (13) finished first with 40pts, one clear of Patrick Fitzpatrick (15) in second place, with Noel Dunne (18) third on countback. Ronán Whelan won the gross prize with 32pts with category prizes going to Mark O’Mahony (7, 37pts), Kieran McGrath (14, 38pts) and Tom Murphy (18, 38pts).
The October open singles was won by William Naddy (21) with 41pts. Category prizes went to Jim Kirwan (18), 37pts; Ted Harrington (11), 41pts and Seamus Bradley (23), 41pts).
FOURBALL - The last Tuesday fourball of the year went to Tommy & Frankie Morrissey (24pts). Brendan Duffin & Noel Dunne were second on 23pts.
A number of nine-hole betterball fourballs for turkeys will be held over the coming weeks. Golfers can play any day of the week, but must enter their names in the book before playing. Further info from the pro shop.
WINTER - The first round of the Winter League is fast approaching. Prepaid entries for the five rounds, costing €25, are now being taken - names on an envelope, with entry fee enclosed, must be put it in the men’s competition box. The draw for tee times is on October 28.
LADIES - Results, ladies 14-hole competition, October 16: 1 Mary Furlong (33), 30pts; 2 Breda McManus (22), 28pts; 3 Jacqui Morgan (13), 26pts.
SENIORS - The seniors made their annual visit to Faithlegg GC recently, combining with the locals to play an 18-hole competition. The three-person team of Dan Quigley (17), Michael Long (21) and John McDonald (22) brought in an unbeatable 96pt total. Second place went to Martin Cahill (18), Seamus Bradley (24), (New Ross) and Sean Hayes (22) and Bob Baker (27) from Faithlegg.
The seniors will have their regular home outing tomorrow (Thursday). Draw for teams is at 10.40am.
DIARY - Saturday - Monday: Open three-person champagne scramble. Tee times available online.
Results, open three-person team event, Rathdowney GC, October 20: 1 Jimmy Fitzpatrick (19), Damien Fox (15) & Brendan Foyle (13), 90pts; 2 Denis Moylan (11, Slievenamon GC), Paddy Buckley (10, Slievenamon GC) & P. Dunne (16, Kilkenny), 90pts; 3 Alan Rafter (16), J.J. Tobin (19) & Paddy Sweeney (21), 90pts. Ladies team prize: Siobhán O’Reilly (22), Joyce Bolger (22) & Kate Kavanagh (24), 71pts.
The Borris GC Captains dinner dance will be held in the Step House Hotel on Saturday, November 2. Tickets are €40 and are available from bar and office.
RESULTS - Results, open Scotch foursomes: 1 A.F. Mitchell (17) & Kathy Mitchell (18), 43pts; 2 Donal Kelly (15) & Jonathan Hickey (16), 43pts.
DIARY - Wednesday: Winter League. Saturday/Sunday: Winter League.
Tuesday: Open seniors (timesheets in clubhouse).