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Kronicle Vol.6 Issue 1

"Killymoon Kronicle"

The Newsletter of Killymoon Golf Club

Volume 6 Issue 1 - 17th October 2018

 

The Newsletter of the Killymoon Golf Club

Welcome to the first 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

All Greens have been hollow tined and fairways verti drained.  The benefits of this approach will be reflected on our course next year.  The aim is to keep our greens to the same high standard as earlier in the year.  We hope to get drains into four holes targeting the first, seventh, tenth and seventeenth,  however this is down to the availability of a certain machine from CRL Ltd called a whizz wheel.

As the grass cutting becomes less the green staff will be carry out tasks that I have prepared in advance of the winter period.  These changes will become apparent during the next few months.

Could I ask members to keep using the divot bags to repair marks on the course and keep repairing any pitch marks on the greens.  As the winter approaches we will at some stage introduce the use of mats but this will be discussed at the next course committee meeting.  It is our aim to keep playing the course as normal as possible.

Niall Johnston             

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS

Competitions continue this coming week-end 20 and 21 October with stand-alone medal sweeps on Saturday and Sunday. The Sunday competition is open to lady members. On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October the Autumn Sweeps will be played under stableford conditions of play.

SENIOR OPEN STABLEFORD FINALE

The final competition in the Senior Open Series under stableford conditions supported by AMC Contract and Tendering Services will be played on Wednesday 24 October. Online Booking is now available.

 

MURDER MYSTERY EVENING

MURDER

Still a few tickets available through the office

 

PAST CAPTAIN’S DAY 2018

A good night’s craic was enjoyed on Friday 5thOctober as 34 Past Captains took part in our annual day. Captains of the past were joined by 2 new members, Past Lady Captain Mrs Maura O’Kane, and Past Captain Cyril Rafferty along with 12 guests. After a sumptuous dinner and a few humorous speeches, the following prizes were awarded by Mrs Lesley McLaughlin.

Putting Competition Gerald Thornton

Lady Guest prize Kate Lennon

Male Guest prize Ronan Fowley

Ladies’ runner-up Grainne McBride

Ladies’ winner (at her first attempt) Maura O’Kane

Men’s runner up Martin Whittle

Men’s winner Tom Doonan

Group photographs of attending Captains were taken for posterity.

After the formalities, the night ended in wine, conversation and laughter.

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Past Lady Captains

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Past Captains with current Captain Harry Dunlop

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Winner of Past Captain’s Day 2018 Tom Doonan

AUTUMN SWEEPS 2018 WEEK ONE

The Autumn Sweeps teed off on Saturday 06 and Sunday 07 October with medal competitions and good entries on both days.

It was a tale of autumn showing its two very different faces over that weekend at Killymoon with Saturday affording the large entry ideal conditions whilst Sunday was a tad more on the blustery side with squally showers thrown in for good measure.

With the recently sanded greens still needing a little time to properly settle the putting surfaces were not quite in the perfect shape that members have enjoyed of late but all were content that it was a small price to pay to ensure the long term benefit that all members seek to see.

As it was Denis Magee one of the clubs few southpaws didn’t seem to have too much trouble as he produced an excellent nett 64 to take the top prize ahead of Malcolm Kee who finished with a 67. Lorcan McCoy with a 74 took the gross prize and best senior was John Forrest.

The divisional winners were:  Paul McElhone 71 nett (BSN 34), Nathan Magee  68 nett, John Mulligan  69 nett (BSN 34) and Stephen Canavan 70 nett

On Sunday there was another club sweep and unlike Saturday the weather was far from kind but this didn’t prevent Tiernan Hampsey shooting a creditable nett 68 to top the standings a single shot ahead of running up Eugene Donaghy.

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

AUTUMN SWEEPS 2018 WEEK TWO

Storm Callum certainly got the best of things at Killymoon on Saturday as only the hardiest of souls ventured out to endure a day of wind and rain and as a result the Saturday sweep was a non-runner. But with Sunday proving to be a horse of quite a different colour  a sizeable entry made up for lost time and enjoyed bright sunshine and surprisingly dry conditions. Whilst underfoot may not have been dry to firm it was nevertheless a testament to the powers of recovery of the course and the sterling work that has been undertaken by the ground staff at the club all year that fairways and greens showed little sign of having endured a battering the previous day.

Dermot Donnelly took advantage of the fine conditions to take the top prize with a 41 point tally over the 18 holes and he alone beat the 40 point milestone to finish three ahead of runner up Martin McIvor who collected 38 points. The ubiquitous Martin Monaghan added another gross prize to the already sizeable collection of honours he has accumulated this season.     

Prize vouchers are available for collection at the bar.           

 

LUCKY LETTERS LOTTERY

There was no winner of the £2050.00 Lucky Letters Jackpot on Sunday 07 October 2018. The Lucky Letters were drawn by Eugene Donaghy.  Ann Bleeks (B C E J) matched 3 letters and won the Mini Jackpot of £100.00.The Lucky Letters drawn were B C J Y.

There was no winner of the £2100.00 Lucky Letters Jackpot on Sunday 14 October 2018. The Lucky Letters drawn by Sharon McVey were M P R W.  Maurice Rafferty (PMJR), Eugene Donaghy (KMPW) and Paul McElhone (PMJR)each matched 3 letters and shared the Match 3 Mini Jackpot of £105.00.

The next Lucky Letters draw will take place at 5.30pm on Sunday 21 October when the Jackpot will be £21500.00 and the Mini Jackpot £100.00

AUTUMN/WINTER TABLE QUIZ SERIES

The Autumn/Winter Friday Evening Table Quiz Series for 2018-19 in aid of the Air Ambulance NI will continue in the Members’ Bar on Friday evening 26 October teeing off at 8.30pm. The quiz will comprise the usual mix of General Knowledge, Music and Entertainment, Dingbats, Pictures and True or False questions. 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 and 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. for details.

CAPTION COMPETITION

CAPTION THIS

Add a caption to the photograph above with the best caption winning £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 29 October.

 

LAST MAN STANDING

LMS POSTER

CONNECTING WALL

Here is the first 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.

 

DETTORI

 

STEEL

 

DEAL

 

PITMAN

 

BEAUTY

 

FESTER

 

MCCOY

 

PSYCHO

 

UNITED

 

ME

 

GRANDMAMA

 

WEDNESDAY

 

GANGSTER

 

EDDERY

 

PIE

 

GOMEZ

 

ITT

 

PLATE

 

THING

 

FRANCOME

The solution to this Connecting Wall will be revealed in the next issue of the Killymoon Kronicle on Wednesday 31 October 2018.

 

NEXT ISSUE

The next issue of the Killymoon Kronicle will be available to members on the club website on Wednesday 31 October 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 29 October 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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