The following are the notes from Kilkenny, Mount Juliet and Castlecomer golf clubs for this week:
Richard Louis Duggan (10) won the 14 hole November men’s singles hamper with 34 points. Richard was only two over par for the 14 holes. He had a birdie on the 6th and bogies on the 7th, 8th and 13th.
He had pars on the remaining 10 holes. Richard won on the back 7 from Stephen McCormack (20). Stephen had a breakdown of 18 and 16 whereas Richard had breakdown of 17 and 17.
Third was Richard Guilfoyle (2) with 33 points. He was three under gross for his 33 points.
The Gross was won by Graham Nugent (1) with 29 gross points.
The remainder of the prizes were won by Liam McCormack (14) with 33 points and Johnny McEvoy (18) also with 33 points.
A number of scores on 33 points didn’t feature in the prizes. The presentation of prizes will be in December.
The ladies competition last week was won by Ann Lee (22) with 29 points. The runner-up was Margaret McCreery (19) with 27 points on the count back.
The gross was won by Mary Leahy Browne (3) with 20 Gross points. Third was Catherine King (19), also with 27 points. The remainder of the prizes went to Margot Harte (31) on 26 points and Margaret Hogan (24) on 25 points.
The senior men’s competition was won by John O’Leary (18), Michael Cody (21), Maurice Ryan (21) and Paddy Halley (25) with 62 points. Second were Eddie Guilfoyle (14), Frank Dalton (22) and Gerry Bowe (23) with 61 points.
They were only a three man team and had five points added to their score of 56 to give them 61 points. Third on the same score were Matt Ruth (15), Martin Kelly (26), Joe Ledwidge (24) and Billy Dalton (32).
The senior ladies competition was won by Ann Widger, Mary Browne and Mary Feighery with 42 points. Runners-up were Kitty Nolan, Josie Bolger and Jane Duggan on 37 points.
Third were Mary Gorman, Elizabeth Tobin and Josie Bolger also on 37 points. Fourth were Brid White, Barbara Schofield and Maureen McDonald on 36 points.
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 is posted in the bar in the clubhouse. Members attending are requested to place their names on the sheet.
SNOOKER: The draw for the snooker doubles is posted on the men’s notice board. The first round is due to be completed by November 25. The entry fee must be paid before playing.
SERVICE: The annual memorial service for deceased members and former members will be on Thursday, November 28 (7.30pm) in the club.
MEMBERSHIP: There are a number of vacancies open in the ladies and gents sections of the club. Applicants who join now can enjoy three months free membership as their fees will cover them until their subscription becomes due for renewal in 2015.
Sean or Aoife in the office (056 7765400) for details of all packages.
Membership for the boys and girls primary/juvenile/junior categories will not be considered until February.
PLACING: Placing is 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.
Relief may also be obtained from the drainage tracks on the 7th, 9th and 11th. Nearest point of relief not nearer the hole.
CLOSING TIMES: The bar closing times have changed to - Monday 10.30pm (Bridge lessons); Tuesday 8pm; Wednesday 11pm; Thursday 8pm; Friday and Saturday 9pm; Sunday 10pm.
These times may vary depending on functions and so on.
RESULTS: November men’s hamper 14 holes singles, Saturday and Sunday, 1 Richard Louis Duggan (10) 34pts (B7); 2 Steve McCormack (20) 34pts; 3 Richard Guilfoyle (2) 33pts; Gross, Graham Nugent (1) 29pts; 5 Liam McCormack (14) 33pts (B3); 6 Johnny McEvoy (18) 33 pts (B2).
Two’s Club - Leo Byrne, Richard Louis Duggan, Graham Nugent, Aidan McDonald at 6th; Martin Duggan, Nick O’Donnell, Brendan Wall, Mark Shortall at 10th; John Byrne, Pat Butler Jnr, Richie Phelan, Liam McCormack, Derek Shelley at 17th.
Each two is worth €24.70 and is credited in the Pro Shop.
Two’s Club Sunday and Monday October 27 and 28 - Tommy Deegan at 6th x 2; Willie Brennan, Morgan Doyle, Paddy Fitzpatrick, Larry Malone Callan, Daragh McNamara, Maurice Ryan at 6th; Pat Drennan, Nicholas O’Shea, Kieran Wall at 15th; Bob Greaney, Michael Keenan, Sean Malone Callan, Eamon O’Connor, Conor O’Shea at 17th.
Each two is worth €26.30 and is credited in the Pro Shop.
LADIES: Ladies 14 hold Stableford Sunday, October 27 and Tuesday, October 29, 1 Ann Lee (22) 29pts; 2 Margaret McCreery (19) 27pts (B6); best Gross, Mary Leahy Browne (3) 20 Gross pts; 3 Catherine King (19) 27pts; 4 Margot Harte (31) 26pts; 5 Margaret Hogan (24) 25pts (B6).
Senior results October 31 - 1 Ann Widger, Mary Browne, Mary Feighery 42pts; 2 Kitty Nolan, Josie Bolger, Jane Duggan 37pts; 3 Mary Gorman, Elizabeth Tobin, Josie Bolger 37pts; 4 Brid White, Barbara Schofield, Maureen McDonald 36pts.
Next Competition Thursday November 7th 10.00 – 11.00.
Fixtures - Tuesday, November 12, ladies 9 hole Stableford 8.30 to 10.20am and 12.20 to 2.20pm.
SENIOR MEN: Results October 31 - 1 John O’Leary (18), Michael Cody (21), Maurice Ryan (21), Paddy Halley (25) 62pts; 2 Eddie Guilfoyle (14), Frank Dalton (22), Gerry Bowe (23) 61pts (56+5); 3 Matt Ruth (15), Martin Kelly (26), Joe Ledwidge (24), Billy Dalton (32) 61pts; 4 Pat Foley (12), Richie Phelan (16), Jack Nolan (22), Eamon Molloy (26) 60pts; 5 Tom Gunning (15), Michael O’Reilly (19), Reay Brandon (21), Michael Cuddihy (26) 59pts; 6 Michael Grant (8), Willie B. Murphy (17), Dave Schofield (27), Joe O’ Driscoll (26) 57pts; 7 Martin Murphy (16), Michael O’Neill (23), Martin Cody (24), Peter McQuillan (24) 56pts.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday) 1 to 2pm members time; Thursday, 10 to 11am senior ladies, 11 to 1pm senior men, 1 to 2pm members time; Friday, 1 to 2pm members; Saturday, 8 to 9.30pm members, 10.30 to 11.45pm visitors, 1.30 men’s Crosscard, shotgun start at 1.30pm, sign in by 1.15pm at latest; Sunday, 7.45 to 10.20am and 11 to 2pm men’s 14 hole singles, ladies competition 10.30 to 11am, booking online, 2.10 – 3pm draw; Monday, 1 to 2pm members time; Tuesday, 8.30 to 10.20am and 12.20 to 2.20pm ladies 9 hole Stableford, slots also available on Sunday 10.30 to 11am, bookable online, 2.25 to 3pm draw; Wednesday, November 13, 1 to 2pm members time.
The final of the Summer Series was played in wet and windy conditions at Mount Juliet GC on Saturday.
The overall winner of the competition, an 18-hole stableford played off the white tees, was Ronan Murphy. Ronan scored 35pts to ease past the other three finalists, Paul Magnier, Helen Walsh and Junior Captain, Luke Donnelly.
The competition, played for over the Summer months and open to all categories, was very popular at the club. Ronan, a worthy winner after a successful year’s golf, was presented with the perpetual trophy on Sunday.
HAMPER - A members’ hamper competition was played on Sunday. Although he was not a winner in the overall prizes, Gavin Smyth had a remarkable round of golf.
His first nine holes contained seven threes and two fours to record 29 shots. On the back nine holes he continued with two more birdies at the 10th and 15th but dropped a shot to par at the 13th to record 38 points for the 16 holes in play - a great feat off the green tees with placing in play in the rough and fairway.
The winners on the day were Sean O’Neill, Alan Hoyne and Tony Deane, who just got the better of Gavin’s score, with Nora Deane winning the ladies section. There will be a member/guest hamper over 16 holes on November 17. The usual timesheet starts at the first and 10th holes.
The annual meeting of the men’s club division of Castlecomer golf club will be held in the clubhouse on Tuesday, November 19 (8pm).