The annual memorial service for members and former members of Kilkenny golf club who passed during the year will be in the Clubhouse on Thursday week (8pm).
MIXED: The Christmas mixed is on Sunday, December 2. It will be sponsored by James Walsh Toyota dealers.
The sheet for names is posted inside the Bar door. The draw will be made on Saturday, December 1 (6pm) and no deletions can be made to the sheet.
Participants are requested to sign in by 10.15am on Sunday morning for a shotgun start at 11am. The cost is €15, which includes a hot plate after golf.
CAPTAINS’ DINNER: The joint Captains’ dinner (Tom Sloyan and Mary Hickey) will be in The Clubhouse on Saturday, December 8.
Guests are requested to attend at 7.30pm with a view to sitting down at 8pm for dinner. There will be entertainment by Liam McCormack following the meal.
Dress is informal. Tickets cost €35.
The list for members wishing to attend is on the notice board, inside the bar door.
DATES FOR DIARY: Thursday, November 29, annual memorial service; Friday, November 30, ladies Christmas party; Sunday, December 2, Christmas mixed competition; Saturday, December 8, joint Captains’ dinner; Wednesday, December 12, ladies AGM; Thursday, December 13, senior gents golf and Christmas party; Thursday, December 13, gents AGM.
BAR HOURS: The Winter bar hours are - Sunday, Monday and Wednesday 11pm; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 6.30pm.
These time are subject to change according to the demands of business.
WINTER HANDICAPS: With the Winter competitions in full swing, members who feature in the top three places will incur a Winter handicap adjustment.
These adjustments will vary according to the handicap categories.
It is the sole responsibility of each individual to check their new temporary handicap and play off the adjusted one for the duration of the Winter (to March 1, 2019).
Members featuring in the weekend competitions are subject to these adjustments and must play off same in the Saturday Crosscard.
Failure to make the correct adjustment will result in disqualification from that competition. There are no reductions applied to the winners of the weekly Crosscard.
The Competition Secretary’s decision will be final in all matters pertaining to this temporary handicap system.
Handicap Category 0-6. 7-13. 14-28 - 1st 1.0 1.5 2.0; 2nd. 0.75 1.0 1.5; 3rd. 0.5 0.5 1.0
COURSE NEWS: The erection of the protective stanchions and ropes around greens has been completed. These stanchions are to protect the greens/fringes.
Members are reminded not to step on or over the ropes. All should access the greens through the gap provided.
No caddy cars or buggies are permitted beyond these points.
If a players swing is affected by the ropes he/she may seek relief by taking a free drop, not nearer the hole.
If, having taken relief, your ball strikes the rope/stanchion with your next shot it is considered as ‘a rub of the green’ and must be played from where it comes to rest.
RESULTS: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Novembere 17/19, 13 hole singles Stableford, 1 Michael McCarthy (19) 31; 2 Ian Meagher (8) 30 (b1); 3 William Roberts (13) 30 (b3); Gross, Stephen Galvin (2) 24; 4 Gerard Wall (17) 30 (b1); 5 Sean FitzPatrick (16) 30.
Two’s Club - 6th Josie FitzPatrick, Michael Power, Pat Butler, 10th. Cathal Smyth, Charlie Browne.
Each ’Two’ receives €51.20 credit in the Pro Shop.
Saturday gents Crosscard - John King, Larry Gittens, Myles McCabe, David McMahon 70 (b6); Henk van der Puil, Gerry Leahy, Rory McEneaney, Brian Spratt 70 (b3); Noel Power, Gus Carey, Noel Skehan, Gerry Rowe 70; Billy Burke, Paddy Smee, Joe O’Shea, John Greene 69; Matt Ruth, Ronan Morrissey, David Dooley 68.
League Leaderboard after Round 5 - 1 Tony Butler 49pts; 2 Myles McCabe 48; 3 Ronan Morrissey 47; 4 Brian Cullen, Rob Kearney 44; 6 David McMahon, Sean Byrne, Martin Treacy 43; 9 Ben McGarry 41; 10 Philip O’Neill, Mark Grant 40; 12 Murt Farragher, Bernie Clarke, Liam Cody 39; 15 Gerry Rowe 38; 16 Billy Burke, Matt Ruth 37; 18 Pat O’Hanlon, Jim Meredith, Tom Moore 36.
Major changes are expected from next week as players begin to discard poor finishes. The best five scores over the 10 weeks, ending on Saturday, December 22 will count.
SENIOR GENTS: November 15, 13 holes, 1 Tom Moore, John McCarron, Gerry Bowe, (58+4) 62;. 2 Jim Ryan, Michael Nicholson, Jim Treacy, Joe Nolan 61.; 3 Pat Drennan, Martin Treacy, Michael Cody, Christy Rainey 60; 4 Willie Leahy, Reay Brandon, Joe Ledwidge, Myles McCabe 59; 5 Frank Byrne, Mick O’Flynn, Peter Dabinett, Martin Kelly 58 (b6); 6 Murt Farragher, Phillip O’Neill, Brian Keane, Roger Ryan 58 (b6); 7 John Geoghegan, Des Byrne, Brendan Graham, Liam O’Carroll 58.
The seniors next competition is on Thursday. Play starts at 10.50am. Check in is from 9.45am. Draw closes at 11.15am.
LADIES CLUB: The following is a list of dates for adies activities during November and December - November 23, ladies Support Night; November 30, ladies Christmas Party; December 2, Christmas mixed competition; December 8, joint Captains’ dinner.
Results Novenber 13, 13 hole Stableford Christmas fare, Class A, Phyl Doyle (14) (29-1) 28pts; Class B, Catherine Keane (24) 27pts; Class C, Mary Lawlor (36) 26pts; 2 Mary R Murphy (22) 27pts; 3 Ann Greany (20) 26pts; 4 Mary Condon (23) 26pts; 5 Martina Naughton (25) 26pts.
Nine hole Stableford Christmas fare - 1 Patricia Walsh (28) 18pts; 2 Josie Bolger (32) 16pts.
Ladies are reminded it is important for everyone to sign in and input their score on the computer.
Senior ladies November 15, 1 Mary Prendergast, Eileen Reynolds, Mary Lawlor 40pts; 2 Ann D. Murphy, Phil Cooke, Joan O’Sullivan 37pts; 3 Edith Ogilvie, Margaret Harmer, Elizabeth Tobin 33pts; 4 Frances Foley, Kathleen Price, Ann B. Murphy, 32pts.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday) 9.30 to 9.46am St Kieran’s v Kilkenny College, 1.06 to 2.26pm members time; Thursday, 9.30 to 10.42am senior ladies, 10.50am to 1.30pm senior gents, 1.38 to 2.26pm members time; Friday, 1.06 to 2.26pm members time; Saturday, 8.10 to 8.58am members time, 9.06 to 9.54am ladies and gents competition , 10.02 to 11.22am Society, 11.30am to 1.22pm gents Crosscard, 1.30 to 1.54pm ladies Crosscard; Sunday, 8.10am to 1.30pm ladies and gents, 13 hole singles Stableford; Monday, 10.58am to 12.58pm gents 13 hole singles Stableford, 1.06 to 2.26pm members time; Tuesday, 8.34 to 9.30am ladies 13 holes, 9.38 to 10.18am ladies 13 and nine hole draw, 10.58 to 11.22am guests, 12.18 to 1.30pm ladies 13 holes, 1.38 to 2.18pm ladies 13 and nine hole draw; Wednesday, November 28, 1.06 to 2.26pm members time.
There has been a surge in memberships at Gowran Park GC, resulting in an extension of offers.
The club has an under-30s rate of €435, full membership is €600 while fees for the senior golfer (70+) are €510.
Full details are available from the golf office, tel 056-7726699.
SINGLES: The weekly open singles competition continues this week.
Every week the top three qualifiers will go forward to the final, which features a top prize of a free golf membership for 2019. Entry is €20 for visitors and €7 for members. Bookings online or from 056-7726699.
Last week’s qualifiers were J.J. Murphy (Gowran Park), 39pts; Pat Kirwan (Gowran Park), 37pts (c/b); Leo Dunne (Abbeyleix), 37pts.
MEETING: The annual meeting of the golf club will be held on Friday, December 7.
Nominations, motions or open letters must be returned to the Honorary Secretary for inclusion at the meeting by no later than Friday, December 1.
GALA: The club will hold its Christmas Gala day on Sunday, December 2. Names must be included on the timesheet by 2pm on Saturday, December 1. The gala will have a 12.30pm shotgun start.
LADIES: Team C continues to hold their lead in the Kathleen Whitehead League. They are at the top of the table with 257pts, followed by Team D with 254pts.
Results, ladies 11-hole singles stableford, November 14: 1 Orla McCormack (19), 23pts; 2 Brigid Mullins (27), 22pts; 3 Maura Coe (20), 22pts.
SENIORS: The Senior South East Alliance held an outing at Gowran Park recently. Results: 1 Gemma Butler (Birr, 8), 35pts; 2 Eithne Murphy (Kilkenny, 17), 34pts (B/9); gross Mags Cuddihy (Kilkenny, 8), 23pts; 3 Teresa Foley (New Ross, 14), 34pts (B6); 4 Margaret McCreery (Kilkenny, 18), 34pts; 5 Jacqui Morgan (New Ross, 13), 32pts; 6 Honora Fogarty (Castlecomer, 10), 31pts; 7 Kathleen Gray (Athy, 18), 31pts (B/9).
Results, Golden Golfers 11-hole champagne scramble, November 16: 1 John Green (19), Liam Whitely (22) & Kerri Bolger (27), 58pts; 2 Pat Staunton (16), Seamus O’Brien (18) & Marie Murphy (36), 55pts; 3 Larry Comerford (12), Steve Barber (17) & Ruth McCreery (36), 54pts.
RESULTS: Results, men’s 11-hole fourball, November 17 & 18: 1 Richie Lowry (6) & Ger Treacy (9), 30pts; 2 Eddie Walsh (11) & George Barcoe (15), 28pts.
DIARY: Saturday: Race meeting - no golf. Sunday: Open singles 11-hole competition.
Seamus Fitzpatrick and Simon Williams tasted victory when they beat T.J. Dowling and John Coffey 5&4 in the final of the club matchplay doubles competition at Mountain View GC.
In the singles matchplay Tommy Phelan has qualified for the final. He now awaits the winner of the second semi-final between Simon Williams and Thomas Kinsella.
SINGLES: Results, members’ singles competition, November 18: 1 Keith Kelly (15), 48pts; 2 Paddy Kelly (14), 43pts; 3 Anthony O’Dwyer (21), 36pts.
SCRAMBLE: Members of Mountain View will hold their Christmas three-person scramble on Sunday, December 2.
The competition will be a three-person scramble, with teams of any combination welcome.
PARTY: The seniors will hold their Christmas party in the Greenroom on Thursday, December 6.
DIARY: Sunday: Members’ single stableford. Tuesday: Seniors’ competition. Wednesday, November 28: Ladies singles competition. Thursday, November 29: Seniors’ 13-hole competition.
The 19th annual meeting of the men’s club of Castlecomer GC will be held in the clubhouse tomorrow (Thursday) at 8pm.
The ladies club will hold their annual meeting in the clubhouse on Sunday at 6pm. Meanwhile the joint club’s annual meeting will be held in the clubhouse on December 13 at 8pm.
PARTY: Men’s Captain Seamus Brennan and Lady Captain Margaret O’Keeffe invite members to their joint Christmas Party, which will be held at 7.30pm on December 1.
Tickets for the party, which includes punch reception and a three-course meal, can be bought from the captains, clubhouse bar or at the office on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays.
Presentations to the ladies and gents golfers of the year and club matchplay champion will be made on the night, which will also feature musical from Seán Kenny. Admission is by ticket only.
WINTER LEAGUE: All details pertaining to the team Winter league have been posted on the noticeboards at the computer desk. Round one has already started and continues until Sunday.
LOTTO: There was no winner of the golf club lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 10, 12, 24 and 26. The jackpot is now €7,400.
RESULTS: Results, men’s Winter 14-hole singles competition, November 18: 1 Fergal O’Neill (15), 38pts; 2 Eoin O’Shea (17), 35pts; 3 Shamus Malone (15), 33pts.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday) to Sunday: Winter team league, round one. Today: Seniors classic. Meet at 9.30am for 10am tee-off. Saturday & Sunday: Men’s 14-hole open singles. Monday, November 26: Winter team league, round two.
The Captains’ dinner, which was held on Saturday evening, was a great success at Callan GC.
Thanks went to the organising committee and to the catering team for the food served on the night. Congratulations went to all who picked up prizes on the night.
LADIES: Results, senior ladies competition, November 15: 1 Teresa Phelan, 2 Anne Hickey, 3 Mary Grace.
Results, ladies 12-hole competition, November 13: 1 Ailish Ahern, 27pts; 2 Margaret Comerford, 25pts; 3 Mary Manning, 24pts (c/b); 4 Teresa Phelan, 24pts.
Winner of the nine-hole competition was Maureen Sheehan with 13 points.
The ladies will hold their annual meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday, December 4.
LOTTO: There was no winner of the golf club lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 7, 24 and 31. Consolation prizes (€30) went to Mick and Ann Halpin, Dyna McGuire and Celine Farrell. Sellers were Joe Cuddihy, Tommy Coyne and Murt Cuddihy. The jackpot is now €1,850.
LESSONS: Golfers can organise golf lessons for the new year by contacting Brian in the shop.
DRAW: Members are reminded to buy their tickets for the chance to win a free membership. Tickets are €20, with more information available from the office.
David Guilfoyle has been crowned the Golfer of the Year at Rathdowney GC.
FARE: Results, Christmas Fare competition, November 17 & 18: Overall winner - David Coleman (20), 32pts. Division One - Liam Mahony (9), 31pts. Division Two - Edwin Carter (9), 30pts. Division Three - Timmy Williams (13), 29pts.
SENIORS: Results, seniors competition, November 16: Cat A - 1 Willie Ryan, 32pts; 2 Ollie Stapleton, 27pts. Cat B - 1 Donal Heaphy, 26pts; 2 Jack Maher, 25pts.
LOTTO: The golf club lotto jackpot is now €11,150.
Results, two-person team event, Borris GC, November 18: 1 J. Lillis (9) & C. Walsh (16), 63pts; 2 V. Shiel (14) & M. Shiel (17), 61pts.