Members of Kilkenny golf club should note that if a ball falls into a hole left by the removal of a stake from a previously staked young tree, they may treat this as GUR and so can take relief by dropping at the nearest point of relief, plus one club length, not nearer the hole.
CAPTAIN’S PRIZE: The qualifying round of the Captain’s (Tom Sloyan) prize was played at the weekend. Nearly 300 members palyed in mixed weather. Round two will be played this Saturday.
Three members, Tom Keating (27) (b9), Rory MacEneaney (5) and Paul O’Shea (11), on a score of 66, lead the pack. They will be go out last on Saturday (1.48pm).
Play starts at 9.24am.
If for any reason a member cannot play, they should contact the office as soon as possible. All should note the draw could be subject to minor changes during the week so keep an eye on playing times and playing partners.
Only players with a score of 73 or better qualified in the top 99 places.
The Junior Prize winner was Gavin Phelan (13) with a net score of 67. The presentation of prizes will be at 9pm on Saturday.
Prizes will be allocated to overall thus - winner, plus runner-up and third place finisher.
Gross category - a) + to 3; b) 4 to 8; c) 9 to 12; net category- a) 13 to 19; b) 20 to 24; c) 25+.
Prizes from 4th to 10th place then follow.
There will also be a past Captains and student prize over the 36 hole competition and a leading qualifier and juvenile/junior prize for the first round, 18 hole competition.
SCORE CARDS: At a recent Men’s committee meeting it was agreed that, in all future Singles competitions, players should not complete their own score card.
Ideally cards should be swOpped between playing partners, with a card being completed by each player.
Score cards should be fully completed, with the net score clearly identified on the card.
Players should not tear off or remove any part of the score card.
As the course will be busy over the coming weekends members are requested to avoid slow play.
Remember your place is behind the people in front not in front of the people behind.
Members are reminded that proper standard of dress is expected at all times, even during the warm weather. Tailored shorts only are acceptable and tracksuit tops or bottoms are not permitted.
All have been asked to bring a divot bag of sand with them when playing and to continue to keep the course to its current high standard.
TEAM NEWS: The AIG Barton Shield match between Kilkenny and Elm Park will be played in Mount Wolseley on Friday (8.15am).
The team will be finalised latere this week.
The format is - two pairs, aggregate foursomes after 18 holes.
The quarter-finals and semi-finals will be played on Friday with the final on Saturday,
Managers - Richard Duggan and Padraig O’Rourke.
RESULTS: July 14 to 16 Captain Tom Sloyan’s prize qualifying round - Twos Club, 6th David McMahon, Martin Mullane, Frank Dalton, Willie Horgan, Rory MacEneaney, Peter Walsh (snr), Paul Colfer; 10th Noel Casey, Richard G. Dore, Pat Butler; 15th Aidan McDonald, Kevin Donohoe, John Larkin, Paddy Smee; 17th Michael Whelan, Dick Curtin, Denis Brophy, Sean Murphy, Rory MacEneaney, Jason Lawlor, Davids Cosgrave.
Each 'Two' receives €24.60 credit in the Pro Shop.
July 7 to 9 gents Charity ‘Blue Day’ fourball, sponsored by Home Instead, 1 Paddy Fitzpatrick and Brian MacEneaney 47pts (b6); 2 Colin Furlong and Willie Brennan, 47pts; 3 Pa Morrissey (Lismore) and M. O’Driscoll (West Waterford) 46pts (b9); 4 Denis Butler (Castlecomer) and David McGrath (Slievenamon) 46pts (b6); 5 John Hayes and Ger Walsh 46pts (b3).
Two's Club - Paddy FitzPatrick, John Hayes, Derek Shelly, James McDermott, Tommy Walton, John Marnell, Brendan Power, M. Walsh (2), Michael Kinchella, Stephen Sheenan, Jim White, Brian Dargan, L. Conlon, Mark Shortall, James Young, P. Lacey, Gowran (2), D. McGrath, Slievenamon, F. Stafford, Wexford.
Pink and Blue putting competition - 1 Cathal McDonald with 16 putts over the nine holes.
Friday, Homecare Classic, 1 Paddy Raggett, Michael, Raggett, Derek Shelly, Pat Walsh 97pts; 2 Paddy Fitzpatrick, Christy Power, Ken Kinsella, Sean Murphy 96pts (b9); 3 Amy Keating, Tom Keating, Christy Hickey, Ian Harrisson 96pts (b9); 4 Martin Naughton, Eleanor Moore, Margaret Furlong, Kate Walsh 96pts (b9); 5 Joe Nolan, Pat O’Shea, Peter Dabinett, Martin Treacy 96pts.
Senior gents July 11, 13 hole Champagne Scramble, 1 John Geoghegan, Tom Dunne, Oliver Duggan, Tom Keating 76 (b7); 2 Pat Cody, Martin Treacy, Chris Kelly, Christy Rainey 76 (b3); 3 Billy Burke, Murt Farragher, Michael Cody, Tony Joyce 76; 4 Dom Murphy, Jerry O'Dwyer, Dermot Moloney, Liam O'Carroll 74; 5 Michael Daly, Brendan McIntyre, Pat O'Shea, Tom Reade 73; 6 Liam Cody, Donie Butler, Pat O'Briain, Jimmy Rhatigan 72 (b7); 7 Brian Cullen, Michael McCarthy, Martin Cody, Tim O'Mahony 72.
Nearly 60 players took part.
The next competition for the senior gents is on Thursday. It is club Captain, Tom Sloyan’s prize to the senior gents and also incorporates round two of Golfer of the Year.
Entry of €15 includes a hotplate after golf. Play starts earlier than usual at 10am from the 5th tee.
Check in is from 9am. Draw closes at 11am.
PRO SHOP: There are three free slots for the Ping fitting day, today (Wednesday) at 11am,, 1pm and 1.30pm. Contact the Pro Shop to book times.
There are three qualified professionals available to give lessons in the club. To fine tune your game, why not book a session?
Sean O’Donoghue (Class A), €30 per 30 minute session; Eoin O’Connor (Class A), €30 per 30 minute session; Jimmy Bolger (Class AAT) €40 per 30 minute session.
There is a 20% discount off all ladies clothing in the Pro Shop.
LADIES CLUB: The senior foursomes semi-final versus Enniscorthy is in Bunclody on Sunday (3.30pm).
Team - Ann Geoghegan (5) and Bridie McGarry (9); Mary Leahy Browne (4) and Mary Norton (10); Sarah Molloy (5) and Dervilla O’Beirne (10).
Reserves - Ann Smee (5) and Aoife Crowdle (12).
Managers - Eithne Murphy and Liz Cleere.
CASTLEDARGAN: The ladies and girls inter-provincial matches were played last week in Castledargan golf club.
Jan Browne was on the Leinster girls team and Mary Dowling was Captain of the Leinster ladies team.
Leinster won the girls inter-provincials for the second year in-a-row. Huge congratulations to Jan, who played five matches, three foursomes and two singles and won them all.
The provinces played each other and the team with the most points in the end won. The Leinster ladies were beaten by Ulster.
There will be no formal ladies golf competition this weekend. Ladies can avail of casual golf on Sunday by booking online.
On Tuesday the Maisie Lambe Open competition will be played. Bookings available online.
TUESDAY COMPETITION: Due to requests from ladies, from July 17 to September 4, on a trial basis for eight weeks, 30 minutes will be allocated from 1.15 to 1.45pm for a self entry, 18 hole draw for the Tuesday competitions. These slots will no longer be bookable online.
PLAY IN PINK: Dressed in pink, the ladies played in the D. O'Regan fourball at the weekend. The proceeds of the golf, a raffle and a putting competition amounted to €1,450 for breast cancer research.
D. O'Regan was lady Captain of Kilkenny golf club in 1978. She loved her golf and was very involved in all aspects of the club.
She died from breast cancer in 1984. Her sisters started this competition in her honour.
Bridie McGarry holds on to the title of 'Best Dressed Lady in Pink' for the third year.
Results - July 10 D. O’Regan Charity Pink Day, 1 Ann Widger(20) and Jenny Meredith(14) 53pts; 2 Mary Hickey(19) and Eithne Murphy(14) 47pts; Gross, Niamh Kelly(6) and Ann Geoghegan(5) 38pts; 3 Breege Martin(23) and Margaret Butler(21) 46pts; 4 Jane Duggan(25) and Margaret Harmer(30) 44pts.
Ladies nine hole Stableford, 1 Mary O’Connell (41) 22pts.
Senior ladies, July 11 nine hole Stableford, 1 Jane Duggan, Frances Gray, Mary Feighery 48; 2 Catherine Keane, Aileen Hehir, Ann Coonan 47; 3 Greta Nicholson, Joan O'Sullivan, Breda Comerford 47.
Twenty-four players took part.
JUNIOR/JUVENILE CLUB: The club is running a bus to Rosslare golf club on Thursday for a junior/juvenile Open Day.
The bus will leave the club at 10am and will return to the club at 9pm.
A number of adults will accompany the junior/juvenile players on the bus. Any adult who wishes to volunteer should contact James Walsh (087 2196897).
The cost of the day is €15, which is made up of €5 competition fee, €5 for food and €5 for the bus. The bus is being subsidised by the Juvenile Club.
Only junior/juveniles who have a handicap to play in the normal Monday competitions are eligible to travel. The number is restricted to the first 45 junior/juveniles.
MURPHY MEMORIAL: Those who wish to enter the J.D. Murphy memorial competition should put their names on the junior notice board (boys in the lobby beside stairs; girls on notice board in ladies locker room).
The draw will be made at the end of next week.
Junior girls club July 16 competition - winner Emma D'Arcy (36) 33 pts (b9).
SOCIAL ACTIVITY: The next social golf will be played on Saturday. Sign in at 5.30pm for 6pm start.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday) 8.28an to 5.56pm ladies and gents Open singles; Thursday, 9.32 to 10.44am senior ladies, 10.52am to 1.24pm club Captain, Tom Sloyan’s prize to senior gents, 1.40 to 2.28pm members time; Friday, 8.04am to 5.32pm Conahy Bord na Nog Classic; Saturday, 7 to 7.56am members time, 8.04am to 1.56pm Captain Tom Sloyan’s prize second round, 2.04 to 2.36pm members time, 2.44 to 4.20pm Society, 5 to 6.20pm mixed social golf; Sunday, 7.32am to 3.4pm ladies and gents competition ( gents July Monthly Medal; ladies 18 hole casual golf); Monday, 9 to 11.56am junior/juvenile, 1to 2.28pm members time, 2.36 to 5.32pm gents July Monthly Medal; Tuesday, 8.20 to 10.12am ladies Open Maisie Lambe competition, 10.20 to 10.52am ladies 9 hole competition, 11 to 11.56am Society, 12.04 to 1pm members time, 1.08 to 1.16pm ladies Open Maisie Lambe competition, 1.24 to 2.28pm ladies 18 and nine hole competition, 2.36 to 3.32pm ladies nine hole competition, 4.04 to 5.48pm ladies Open Maisie Lambe competition; Wednesday, July 25, 9.56 to 11.24am Society, 12.44 to 2.04pm members/guest time.
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