13 Aug 2022

Kilkenny - watch the handicap system

Kilkenny - watch the handicap system

The temporary handicap system is in place since the first of the Winter singles competition was played  on October 16. 

Players who feature in the  opening three places in a 13/14 hole singles, team event, fourball, foursomes and Scramble will receive the appropriate adjustment.

These adjustments will be posted on the Results Notice Board each week.

It is the members responsibility to  check for adjustments and play off the adjusted handicap.

Failure to do so will result in disqualification from the competition they have played in. 

No penalty will apply to winners in the Saturday Crosscard (13/14 hole), but any adjustments must be carried to this competition. 

Saturday Crosscard - members are asked to check the club notes (fixtures) for the starting time for the Crosscard and to then check in 20 minutes prior to the stated time. 

Starting times will vary from week to week. 

COURSE NEWS: Members are reminded to take a bag of 'sand mix' with them as they head out for their game of golf. 

Extra effort is required when the competition commences from the 5th tee.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES: Saturday, November 26 is the date for the Joint Captains dinner with  Frank Dalton and  Barbara Teehan. 

BRIDGE: There will be no Bridge played in the club this Monday because of the Bank Holiday. 

Competition resumes again on Monday, November  7  (7.30pm). 

Results Monday, October 17 -  1 Martina Naughton and  Catherine King; 2 Willie and  Eithne Murphy; 3 Mary Bradshaw and Joan O'Sullivan. 

SNOOKER: The snooker season commences shortly with entry for the doubles competition open. 

Those wishing to enter should put their names on the sheet, available on the notice board, before Friday, November 4. 

The draw will be  made on Saturday, November 5.  The entry fee is  €12 per pair. This must be paid  prior to playing. 

CREDIT: Members are reminded that the end of the financial year is October 31 and the beverage credit of €50 paid with the annual subscription must be used by this date. 

Any unused balance left on October 31 will be forfeited.

RESULTS:  Wednesday, October 19 ladies and gents Open singles Stableford, gents 1      Andrew O'Brien (12), (V)   45pts; 2                 Paddy Fitzpatrick (9)  38pts (b9); 3                 James Young (6)             38pts (b9); best Gross,    Mark Power (+2)              37pts gross; 5                    John O'Donovan (19)     38pts; 6                    Dermot Doyle (8)            37pts (b3). 

Ladies - 1                 Niamh Kelly (9)                35pts; 2                 Mary Rice (26)                 34pts (b9). 

      Prize giving to be confirmed at a later date. 

Two's Club -  6th Kieran Wall; 10th Mark Power, Paddy Fitzpatrick, Paudie Lannon (Gowran); 17th Christy Forde,  Paudie Lannon (Gowran).

         Each 'Two' receives €29.60 credit in the Pro shop. 

Saturday, October 22 Crosscard 1 Tony Butler, Jim Rhatigan, Mark Shortall, Michael McCarthy      78 pts; 2 Philip o'Neill, P.J. o'Reilly, John Byrne, David Farragher,             67pts; 3  John King, Pat Walshe, Cathal McDonald, Canice Hickey          68pts; 4 Richie Phelan, P.J. Martin, James Young, Liam Merrins             67 (b7).

Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Octobrer   22, 23, 24 three man team event, 1 Tony Butler (14), Stephen Sheenan (11), Seamus Rochford (10)     71pts;  Niall Sheenan (15), Michael Naughton (19), Damian Casey (14)     68pts;  P.J. Martin (10), Richard Louis Duggan (5), Brendan Hogan (6),        66 pts (B6)

      Prize giving to be confirmed at a later date. 

Two's Club -   6th Kieran Wall, Pat Butler; 10th Eddie Power, Tom McInerney, Richard Louis Duggan; 17th Michael Doran, Pat Butler. 

           Each 'Two' receives €33.10 credit in the Pro Shop.

Senior gents Thursday, October 20, 13 hole Champagne Scramble, 1  Pat Foley, Pat Kearns, Jack Nolan, Tom Reade                         70pts; 2 Billy Burke, Andy Hughes, Joe Nolan, Tim O'Mahony                68pts; 3  Jim Ryan, Richie McEvoy, Chris Kelly, Tom Keating                  66pts (b3); 4  Michael Grant, John O'Regan, Eugene Orr, Reay Brandon       66pts (b6); 5  Paddy Smee, Tom Gunning, Nicky Lawlor, Eddie Geraghty      66pts; 6  Matt Ruth, Mick O'Flynn, Jimmy  Rhatigan , Michael Cuddihy  64pts; 7  Geoff Meagher, Jim Dollard, Mick O'Brien, David Schofield      61pts.

Fifty five  players took part.

 For the seniors outing on  Thursday the draw closes at 11.15am.

DIARY: Today (Wednesday) 9.46 to 10.10am guest/member, 12.58 to 2.26pm   members time; Thursday, 9.30 to 10.58am senior ladies, 11.06am to 1.22pm   senior gents, 1.30 to 2.26pm members time; Friday, 11.54am to 12.50pm guests/members, 12.58 to 2.26pm members time; Saturday, 8.02 to 8.58am members time, 9 to 9.45am four person team, semi Open, 9.54 to 11.14am   Society, 11.38am to 2.02pm   Saturday Crosscard, 2.10 to 2.34pm ladies 13 and  9 hole Stableford, 2.42 to 2.50pm   Ladies into Golf; Sunday, 7.30am to 1.57pm four person team, semi Open, 2.06 to 2.51pm ladies 13 and 9 hole Stableford, 2.42 to 2.50pm   Ladies into Golf; Monday, 8.02am to 1.54pm three person team event; Tuesday, 8.26 to 10.18am ladies 9 and 13 hole Stableford competition, 10.26 to 10.34am   Ladies into Golf, 12.18 to 2.18pm ladies 9 and 13 hole Stableford competition; Wednesday, November 2, 12.58 to 2.26pm   members time. 

LADIES CLUB: Results Tuesday, October 18,          13 hole  Stableford Christmas fare, 1 Class A     Evelyn Crotty (12)          25pts; 1 Class B    Catherine Leahy (23)      28pts; 1 Class C    Kay Gray (31)                 23pts; 2                  Patty Burke (24)            24pts; 3                   Ann Widger (22)            23pts; 4                   Helen Butler (20)           23pts; 5                   Niamh Kelly (9)              23pts.

Seniors - 1 Catherine Barrett, Mary Gorman, Margaret Harmer                         33pts; 2 Joan Norris, Breda o'Gorman, Barbara Schofield, Joan O'Sullivan 33pts; 3 Carmel O'Shea, Ann Gubbins, Theresa Brandon,                            29 pts.

 New Ross

The senior gents club  had a busy time last week starting with the  annual visit to  colleagues in Faithlegg golf club on the Tuesday. 

There members  played in an enjoyable champagne scramble in which  players from both clubs mixed in the 18 teams competing. As usual, New Ross   got a  warm welcome from the Faithlegg organisers, Frank Walsh, Tony Brennan and John Fitzgerald, which was very much appreciated.

A shotgun start got proceedings underway  in good weather. The course  was in top  order and high scores were  expected. 

It turned out that way. The top four teams finished like steps of stairs, the winners scoring 97 points, the second 96 and so on.

Highlight of the winning team’s performance was that of Patsy Farrell, who contributed  48 points as he finished  one over on the back nine.

The winners  were Martin Mooney (16 Faithlegg), Michael Lee (16), Patsy Farrell (19) on  97 points. 

Second on 96 points came Dave Kirby (16 Faithlegg), Luke Power (19), Dan Quigley (20) and Michael Morrissey (25), Faithlegg. 

The 95 points scored by Bob Doyle (10), Robert Hill (16), Faithlegg, Brian Downey (20), Faithlegg and Tom Kent (26) took the third spot.

Fourth  were Dermot Maloney (9), Faithlegg, Eddie Keher (9), P. Walsh (19), Faithlegg and Willie Naddy (20).

Back on home territory last Thursday  scoring was way down. Even with placing on the fairways, the  players had great difficulty reaching the greens in regulation.

With the Autumn air rather dead there was little or no carry on the ball. This, perhaps, contributed to the low scoring.

With 85 points the team of John Shalloe (5), Johnny Watson (18), Jim Kehoe (24) and Oliver Brennan (26) won  first prize. 

A point behind (84) and in second spot came Richie Aylward (18), Hughie O'Connor (18), Willie Naddy (19) and Larry Shannon (20).

Third  were John Kennedy (16), Jim 'Ross' Ryan (18), Paddy Mahony (18) and Martin Hartley (22) with  81 points.

The club honoured friend and colleague John Kennedy, on  his 80th birthday recently. 

The 'Sarge', as he is popularly known, is still driving them long and straight. Long mat it continue.

Meanwhile, the seniors extended sympathy to their  friendly barman, Anthony Connick on the  death of his father, Liam. Similar condolences go to Jim Meggs, whose sister Alice McMahon passed away in Dublin.

LADIES: New Ross ladies results, Wednesday, October 19, 14 hole Stableford, sponsored by Bailey's framing and gift centre, 1 Mary Kavanagh (8) 27pts (l7); 2 Marie Therese Wall (21) 27pts; 3 Teresa Byrne (23) 26pts (l7).

Upcoming competition - today (Wednesday) 14 hole Stableford - club; Wednesday, November 2, 14 hole Stableford (senior) - Club; Wednesday, November 9, 14 hole Stableford - Club.

The ladies' AGM will be held on Thursday, November  10.

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