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Kronicle Vol.6 Issue 4

"Killymoon Kronicle"

The Newsletter of Killymoon Golf Club

Volume 6 Issue 4 - 6th December 2018

 

The Newsletter of the Killymoon Golf Club

Welcome to the fourth issue of the Killymoon Kronicle 2018-19, a fortnightly newsletter which, over the autumn and winter, will carry news and results from around the club.

 

COURSE CUTTINGS

It is our intention this year to keep the golf course as playable as normal.  The DOG (Director of Golf), Gary Chambers in consultation with green staff, may introduce the use of mats at short notice dependant on conditions so please carry a mat with you at all times in anticipation of course changes.  I also know that Gary is enforcing the proper use of the mat.  It should be the smooth side up.  He is intending to issue some details and guidance on this subject.

We now have new posts around various approaches to tees and greens.  These are in position to steer traffic away from certain areas to protect and avoid heavily used pathways.  It will be of benefit in the long term and I would appreciate your co operation in their placement.

Could I also encourage everyone to keep repairing pitch marks on the greens?  I have noticed quite a few marks and if not repaired at the time leave a dead impression on the surface.  We all want our course to be in great shape. Thanks for all your help and continued support.

Niall Johnston             

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of The Killymoon Golf Club will be held at Killymoon Golf Club on Tuesday 19 February 2019 at 7.45 pm.

There are THREE vacancies on Committee and a vacancy exists for Honorary Treasurer to be filled at the AGM. The Honorary Secretary is elected annually. Nominations for 2019 Council must be posted in the Clubhouse for a period of 10 days prior to 31 December 2018. Rule 6.9 applies.

Nomination Forms have been posted on the notice-board.

Any member who may desire to propose a motion or alter or amend the Club Rules, or for any other purpose connected with the management of the club, at the AGM or at an EGM convened for that purpose shall transmit the same in writing to the Honorary Secretary, together with the name of the seconder, not later than six weeks before the next General Meeting. Rule 14.2 applies:  i.e. no later than Monday 07 January 2019.

AJ McCann

Honorary Secretary

TURKEY TROTS 2018 WEEK ONE

It would seem the golfers of Killymoon are coming to terms with the shortened course introduced over recent weeks if scores over the first week-end of Turkey Trots are anything to go by. With both days blessed with fine conditions for November the par target of 28 points for the 14 holes was surpassed by a plethora of competitors in pursuit of the annual Turkey Trot prizes. Saturday’s winner Peter Corr collected 34 points to cruise to victory, with Ian Hutchinson taking the gross prize and the best senior prize was annexed by Gerry Gillen with 30 points. A quartet of 32 pointers took the Divisional prizes. They were:-

Division 1:          Seamus P Coyle                    32 points (L5H 11)

Division 2:          Mark Molloy                         32 points

Division 3:          Ignatius Mullan                    32 points

Division 4:          Jason Kelly                            32 points

On Sunday 34 points was only enough to claim second place for Michael Crozier and even that required a 13 total over the last five holes to hold off other challengers. The winner however was Damian Devlin who clubbed his way round with an eye watering tally of 37 points over 14 holes averaging better than 2.5 points per hole. Brian Quinn completed the winner’s enclosure by taking the gross prize.

Prize vouchers for all these prize-winners are available for collection at the bar.

TURKEY TROTS 2018 WEEK TWO

The days might be getting shorter but the scores seems to be getting bigger around Killymoon as competitors continue to “gobble” up the prizes in the seasonal series of Turkey  competitions as they carved up the shortened course.

On Saturday the competition was truncated to just nine holes to allow a large entry to participate before the winter sunshine disappeared and once again some fine scoring resulted.

The best of a glut of excellent rounds was produced by Stephen Canavan who trotted his way round six below his handicap to amass 24 points, with Ryan McClintock picking up the gross prize.

Michael Lavery took the best senior prize with 20 points collecting 17 over the last six holes to make a late surge for the tape. The divisional winners were:-  

Division 1:         Seamus P Coyle                             23 points

Division 2:         Darren Hampsey                           23 points

Division 3:         Ignatius Mullan                             20 points

Division 4:         Harry Steele                                  21 points

On Sunday Kieran Rodgers produced a three under par return over the 15 holes in play to annex the top prize as he recorded a 37 point total to finish two points clear of Phelim Mulgrew in the runner up spot.

Martin Monaghan took the best gross prize once again to add to his increasing collection for the year but at least the rest of us can look forward to bumper Saturday in a couple of weeks when all we have to do is to turn up and collect a prize.

Prize vouchers for all these prize-winners are available for collection at the bar.

TURKEY TROTS 2018 WEEK THREE

Winter’s wet and windy grip took its toll on the weekend competitions at Killymoon with Saturday’s event rained off but Sunday survived as players battled their way through some inclement conditions to record a series of highly respectable scores.

The best return of the day was produced by Sean O’Neill who negotiated the 11 holes in play with a total which saw him amass 29 points as he bettered his handicap by seven shots. Gerald Thornton took second with 28 points and a 21 point total was enough to earn Paul Wilson the gross prize.

Next week the quest for Turkeys continues with fingers crossed for better weather and on December 15 the always well supported and highly popular Bumper Saturday takes place.  

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS

Competitions continue this week-end Saturday 08 and Sunday 09 December with stand-alone Turkey Trot Stableford Sweeps (non-qualifying) over both days. On Saturday the competition will be played over the front nine holes with members having the option to play all 18 holes but the competition will be based on scoring over the nine holes course. Please enter a “0” return on the computer for holes 10 - 18.

On Sunday 09 December, the Mixed Turkey Trot Stableford competition will be played over the full course, weather permitting.

Saturday 15 December again brings Bumper Saturday and entry sheets are available with the Club Professional.

On Sunday 16 December a Mixed Turkey Trot Stableford will fill the diary.

 

BUMPER SATURDAY

14 Holes Individual Stableford

The Competition Committee has decided that the 2018 Bumper Saturday on Saturday 15 December will comprise a 14 Holes Individual Stableford Competition over Holes 1-9 and 14-18 with two Shotgun Starts

The Morning Group will start at 9am sharp
The Afternoon Group will start at 12.30 pm

Entry Sheets are available in the Pro Shop

The draw for starting positions will be made at 4.00 pm on Monday 10 December and the draw will be available to view on the Club Website on Wednesday 12 December

Prize Presentation will take place in the Members’ Bar at 5.00pm on Saturday 15 December

Prize – winners MUST be present to qualify for a prize

Entry Fee will be £6 per person "all in" which incorporates competition entry (where everyone present at the presentation gets a prize), entry to the "Twos" and a complimentary drink.


The entry fee is payable at time of entry and there will not be any refunds

LUCKY LETTERS LOTTERY

There was no winner of the £2350.00 Lucky Letters Jackpot on Sunday 18 November 2018. The Lucky Letters were drawn by Niall Owens. There were NO winners of the Mini Jackpot of £100.00.The Lucky Letters drawn were J U V Z.

There was no winner of the £2400.00 Lucky Letters Jackpot on Sunday 25 November 2018. The Lucky Letters drawn by Peter McVey were D E O T. Ovella Glendenning (ADOT) and Eoin Doyle (CDET) both matched 3 letters and shared the Match 3 Mini Jackpot of £100.00.

There was no winner of the £2450.00 Lucky Letters Jackpot on Sunday 02 December 2018. The Lucky Letters drawn by Mark Megarry were F U X Y. There were NO winners of the Match 3 Mini Jackpot of £100.00.

The next Lucky Letters draw will take place at 5.30pm on Sunday 09 December when the Jackpot will be £2500.00 and the Mini Jackpot £100.00

 

CAPTION COMPETITION

Captains Day

Add a caption to the photograph above to win £10.00 on your Bar Card. Entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Monday 17 December

 

The winner of the last Caption Competition winning £10.00 on the Bar Card was Darren Hampsey whose caption read:

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CONNECTING WALL

Here is another in a series of Connecting Walls to get the grey matter going. Your task is to sort the seemingly unrelated clues into 5 connected groups of four. You may discover that some of the clues fall into more than one group but there is only one perfect and correct solution.

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The solution to this Connecting Wall will be revealed in the next issue of the Killymoon Kronicle on Wednesday 19 December 2018.

The solution to the last Connecting Wall reads:

All Gold, Celebrations, Heroes and Roses – All chocolate assortments

Quality Street, Peter Pan, Mary Rose and Admirable Crichton – All JM Barrie plays

Belfast, Cutty Sark, GB and Victory – All Museum Ships

Baby Boomer, Genus, Family and RPM – All editions of Trivial Pursuit

Edition, Model Army, Order and Seekers – All bands preceded by NEW

AUTUMN/WINTER TABLE QUIZ SERIES

The Autumn/Winter Friday Evening Table Quiz Series for 2018-19 in aid of the Air Ambulance NI continued in the Members’ Bar on Friday evening 30 November with 5 teams participating. “Together Again”, comprising the combination of Richard and Karen Earls, Lesley and Alan Ferguson, Mary Rafferty and John Graham were victorious by one point from “New Season”.

The next quiz in the series will be the Christmas Quiz to be played on Friday 14 December. All questions will have a Christmas flavour.  You don’t have to be of “Mastermind” status to participate, so why not get a team together and come along for the night’s craic to support this worthy cause. Entry is £3 per person to include Mince Pies and Mulled Wine. Teams with a maximum of 6 persons are permitted. Anyone interested in sponsoring raffle or quiz prizes are asked to call in the office or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Beginners Bridge Classes

  • Introduction to Bridge 4 week course
  • Day and Time : 15/1/19, 22/1/19,29/1/19 and 12/2/19 between 1.15pm and 3.15pm
  • Venue : Killymoon Golf Club
  • Cost : £60.00 payable on the first day of the course 

NB people wishing a refresher can join for the last two weeks of the course at a cost of £30

 Overall Aim: The beginner’s classes are aimed at those who have not played bridge before and want to learn the basics in a measured and enjoyable way

Classes will be 2 hours in duration and learning materials will be provided.

The course will be run by

Hilary /John Ferguson, international and expert bridge players.

Improvers Bridge Classes

  • Comprehensive  4 week course
  • Day and Time : 15/1/19, 22/1/19,29/1/19 and 12/2/19 between 3.15pm and 5.15pm
  • Venue : Killymoon Golf Club
  • Cost : £60.00 payable on the first day of the course 
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 Overall Aim: To equip intermediate players with the tools they require to improve and move up to the next level.

Classes will be 2 hours in duration and learning materials will be provided.

The course will be run by

Hilary /John Ferguson, international and expert bridge players.

Please register for both courses with

Daphne Ruddock This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or

 Elspeth Cummings This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

LAST MAN STANDING

TEAMS

 Last Man Standing updates are available to view at:

https://lastman.club

NEXT ISSUE

The next issue of the Killymoon Kronicle will be available to members on the club website on Wednesday 19 December 2018. Any members wishing to contribute or comment are asked to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Monday 17 December 2018. Equally any members wishing to make a contribution to the newsletter or to advertise an upcoming function in the clubhouse are also asked to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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