Mark Power produced an excellent showing at the British Boys Championship at Royal Portrush and Portstewart last week.
Mark was joint leading qualifier (252 players) with rounds of 71 and 69 in the 36 hole strokeplay played over the two courses.
He progressed to the knock-out phase of the tournament played in Royal Portrush, along with seven fellow Irishmen.
In the first round matchplay Mark beat fellow Irishman, Alex Maguire 3 and 2. He continued with comfortable victories in the next two rounds before being beaten in the quarter-finals by Joseph Pagdin (UK) 2 and 1.
Conor Gough (UK) won the 36 hole final, beating Jose Luis Ballester (Spain) 3 and 1
PRESIDENT'S PRIZE: Club President Billy Burke’s prize will be played on Saturday and Sunday. It is an 18 hole Stableford competition.
There will be no Monday entries. The presentation of prizes will be on Sunday (10pm).
GOLF CLASSIC: The annual Golf Classic fund-raiser for the Society of St Vincent de Paul will be played in Kilkenny today (Wednesday).
This will be a three person team event. It can be booked on line or by contacting the club.
The cost per team is €75. The presentation of prizes will be at 9.45pm.
CLUB CLASSIC: The Management Committee are holding a Club Classic on the weekend of Saturday, Sunday and Monday, September 1, 2 and 3.
The format will be a four person team (any combination) and will cost €120.
Midland Travel, Tullamore will sponsor the first prize, five nights hotel accommodation plus three rounds of golf in the Algarve for four people.
The prize must be availed of during April 2019.
There will be many other wonderful golf break prizes on offer, as well as a seniors team prize, a ladies team prize plus a special Monday team prize.
There will also be a visitors team prize.
Bookings available online.
CASUAL GOLF: The O’Loughlin Gaels Classic will not commence until 10am.
Should members wish to play casual golf, the course is available up to 9.52am.
GOLFER OF YEAR: The Kilkenny Honda Centre Golfer of the Year competition is nearing a conclusion. There is just one more competition to be played, the President’s prize, and the allocation of points from the club singles matchplay.
Luke Kelly holds a three point advantage at the top of the table over Mark Shortall, who is another three points ahead of Anthony Cleere and John Byrne.
With only 12 points seperating the top 10, it is all to play for.
COURSE NEWS: Members have been asked to pay more attention to repairing pitch marks. There was a substantial number left unrepaired over the weekend.
It is the responsibility of all to check for and repair pitch marks.
DIVOT REPAIRS: The next divot repair session will be on Monday (7pm). With the course closed on Monday and Tuesday, for the coring of the greens, it is hoped a lot more members will volunteer and support this initiative.
The session lasts for one hour approximately.
RESULTS: August 15 ladies and gents Open singles, 1 James Everard (4) 42pts (b9); 2 Neil Loy (10) 42pts; 3 Tadgh Cunniffee (28), Ballyneaty, 39pts; Gross, Michael Comerford (4) 34pts; 4 Sam Dunlop (5) 38pts (b9); 5 Conor O’Shea (13) 38pts (b9).
Category 1 (15-19), Ken Kinsella (16) 38pts; Category 2 (20 +) Noel O’Sullivan (21) 37pts.
Ladies - 1 Margaret Butler (23) 38pts; 2 Niamh Spratt (14) 37pts.
CSS - 71 (members and visitors).
Two's Club - 4th James Everard; 6th Christy Forde, Conor O’Shea, John Burke, Dermot Doyle, David Cosgrave, Mark Trimble; 10th Dave Conlon, Kevin Cleere, Robert Shortall; 15th Michael Comerford; 17th Neil Loy, Niamh Spratt, Conor O’Shea, James Young.
Each 'Two' receives €12.50 credit in the Pro Shop.
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, August monthly medal, 1 Jim White (9) 66 (b6); 2 Cathal Smyth (13) 66; 3 Antony Cleere (5) 67 (b9); Gross, Eoin Cantwell (3) 71; 4 Larry Carroll (9) 67 (b9); 5 Seamus Rochford (10) 67; 6 Carl Widger (13) 68 (b9).
Category 1 (15-19), Chris Hickey (16) 69; Category 2 (20+), Eoin McCormack (20) 69.
CSS - Saturday 71; Sunday 71; Monday 70.
Two's Club - 6th Willie Horgan, Peter Walsh (jnr), Kieran Wall, Patrick J. O’Shea, Nicky Cashin, Martin Byrne; 10th Michael Grant, Richard Power, David Cosgrave,; 15th Alan Phelan; 7th Michael Grant, Derek Kinahan, Joe Walton, Ricky Nolan, Jack Walsh; 18th Tommy Deegan.
Each 'Two' receives €23.50 credit in the Pro Shop.
Senior gents August 16, President Billy Burke’s prize, 14 hole competition, 1 Jim Ryan, Richard Butler, Jim Meredith, Sean Breathnach 78; 2 Matt Ruth, Reay Brandon, Tom Brett, Gerry Bowe 72; 3 John King, Richie McEvoy, Dermot Moloney, Paddy Hally 71; 4 Frank Bradbury, John O'Regan, Michael Cody, Joe Leech, 69 (b7); 5 Michael Grant, Michael O'Reilly, Chris Kelly, Tom Reade 69 (b7); 6 John Martin, Michael McCarthy, Tim O'Mahony, Martin Cody 69; 7 Willie Leahy, Mick Crotty, Eddie Geraghty, Pat O'Shea 67.
There was a magnificent turnout for President, Billy Burke’s prize, with 78 players partaking.
Tom Reade celebrated his 90th birthday on this day in the company of his fellow senior golfers. Tom also featured in the prizes.
He joins other active nonagenarians in the Society such as Tom Sloyan, Billy Dalton and Tim O’Mahony.
Liam Barry, Bar Manager, who retired last week, was presented with a memento by Society Captain, Willie Leahy, in appreciation of his many years of service to the senior gents and the general golf club membership. Liam was always a very popular member of the staff during his 18 years at the helm.
President prize - winner, Jim Ryan (17) 33pts.
Golfer of the Year - Round Three Category 1 winner, Willie P Murphy (13) 32 pts (b7); runner-up, Matt Ruth (17), 32pts.
Category 2 winner, Christy Rainey (26) 31pts; runner-up, Reay Brandon (20) 30pts.
LADIES CLUB: Any ladies wishing to join the ladies Junior Alliance for the coming season should contact Kathleen Gaffney (087 206 8199).
Players must attend at least three outings. Registration fee €20. Green fee €10.
Venues 2018/2019 - West Waterford, Monday, September 10; Gowran Park, Mon.day, September 24; Callan, Monday, October 8; Dundrum, Monday, October 22; Cahir, Monday, Novembere 5; Clonmel, Monday,. November 19; Kilkenny, Mondqay, December 3; Slievnamon, Monday, January 28; Waterford, Monday, February 11; Carrick on Suir, Monday , February 25; Borris, Monday, March 11.
Ladies are requested to ensure they check the notice board to see who they are playing in the club foursomes, fourball and the Nore Cup.
As there are an uneven number of teams there will be a draw for all remaining stages of the competition. All have been asked to play matches on time.
RESULTS: Tuesday, August 14, adies 18 hole v par, 1 Joan Cody, Grainne Parker, Eleanor Moore 85pts; 2 Margaret Harmer, Teresa Brandon, Ber Crowdle 83pts (b9); 3 Mary Rice, Mary R. Murphy, Kathleen Hogan 83pts; 4 Joe Duggan, Margeret McCreery, Mary Browne 81pts (b9); 5 Stella Coughlan, Helen Butler, Catherine Leahy 81pts (b9).
Nine hole Stableford, 1. Ursula deLoughry (22) 18pts.
Senior ladies August 16, 9 hole Stableford, 1 Bridget Norwood, Teresa Buckley, Marie Curran 45pts; 2 Mary Browne, Margaret Harmer, Mary Feighery 43pts; 3 Kitty Nolan, Ann (Dom) Murphy, Greta Nicholson, Pat Daly 40pts; 4 Kathleen Gaffney, Breda Kavanagh, Mary Shields 40pts; 5 Edith Ogilvie, Joan Cashin, Ann O'Dwyer 39.
JUNIOR/JUVENILE CLUB: On Friday, August 31 an end of season coaching session and barbeque will be held.
Parents/guardians, grandparents and family members are welcome to join in the fun. The fun commences at 5.30pm. The cost per adults will be €10, to include BBQ.. All juniors are free.
Boys club results, Monday, August 13, 1 Sean Denis Keenan (14) 40pts; 2 Billy FitzPatrick (18) 37pts; 3 Oisin Bateman (19) 36pts.
Girls club results, Monday, August 13, 1 Niamh Glynn (22) 43pts.
Monday, August 20, 1 Abbie O'Donoghue (34) 37 pts (b9); 2 Jan Browne (4) 37pts; 3 Elizabeth O’Shea 36pts.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday), 8.28am to 12.52pm St Vincent de Paul, Open three person team event, 1 to 1.56pm members time, 2.04 to 4.52pm St Vincent de Paul Open three person team event; Thursday, 9.30 to 10.30am senior ladies (from the 1st), 10.04am to 12.36pm senior gents (from the 5th), 12.44 to 5pm O’Loughlin Gaels Golf Classic; Friday, 7.32 to 9.56am members time, 10.04am to 5pm O’Loughlin Gaels Golf Classic; Saturday, 25 7.32 to 8.20am members time, 8.28 to 9.56am Club President, Billy Burke’s prize for men, 10.04am to 1pm Society/visitors, 2.20 to 5pm Club President, Billy Burke’s prize for men; Sunday, 7.32am to 4.44pm Club President, Billy Burke’s prize for men Monday, 7am to 6.36pm course closed (maintenance of greens); Tuesday, 7am to 6.36pm course closed (maintenance of greens); Wednesday, August 29, 8.20 to 9.48am ladies 18 hole competition, 9.56 to 10.20am ladies nine hole draw, 12.20 to 1pm, ladies 18 hole competition, 1.08 to 2.04pm ladies 18 hole and nine hole draw,1 22 to 3.48pm ladies Past Captains, 3.56 to 4.42pm ladies 18 hole competition.
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