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Kronicle Vol.6 Issue 2

"Killymoon Kronicle"

The Newsletter of Killymoon Golf Club

Volume 6 Issue 2 - 31st October 2018

 

The Newsletter of the Killymoon Golf Club

Welcome to the second 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

If you are not already aware we are in the process of carrying out work at the 11th hole.  The first stage has been completed in that the invasive weed has been removed from the pond, the pond has been deepened to discourage re-growth and banking has been created at the front and rear of the pond.

The next stage is to let this banking settle and drain of excess water prior to re-turfing and seeding .

Deep water signage is on order and a lifebuoy ring is already purchased and will be erected shortly.

The area in front of the tee box towards the banking is to be sown out in wild flower seed.

Further digger work will be carried out to shape the banks.

A small tee box will be incorporated adjacent to the path close to the banking to make it into a pitch hole if required.

In the interim period this area is to be treated as GUR and the drop zone will be on the temporary tee box where the ball can be placed and teed up.

No one is permitted into the works area to retrieve their golf ball 

Niall Johnston             

 

GUI ULSTER BRANCH ANNUAL DELEGATES MEETING

THE GUI Ulster Branch Annual Delegates Meeting will be held on Thursday 29 November at Shandon Park Golf Club starting at 7pm. Killymoon will be sending four delegates to this meeting.

The meeting will be preceded by a short presentation facilitated by the GUI Board Chairman and CEO in relation to the proposal by Golf Ireland.

The date for the GUI Special General Meeting to consider the proposal on Golf Ireland has been set for Saturday 19 January 2019 at a venue to be decided.

COMPETITION SCHEDULE NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2018

SATURDAY 03 NOVEMBER: Gents Autumn Sweep Stableford 5 – Holes 1 - 15

SUNDAY 04 NOVEMBER: Mixed Autumn Sweep Stableford 5 – Holes 1 - 15

SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER: Gents Autumn Sweep Stableford 6 – Holes 4 - 18

SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER: Mixed Autumn Sweep Stableford 6 – Holes 4 -18

SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER: Gents Turkey Trot Stableford 1 – Holes 1-9 and 14 - 18

SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER: Mixed Turkey Trot Stableford 1 – Holes 1 – 9 and 14 - 18

SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER: Gents Turkey Trot Stableford 2 – Holes 1-15

SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER: Mixed Turkey Trot Stableford 2 – Holes 1 – 15

SATURDAY 01 DECEMBER: Gents Turkey Trot Stableford 3 – Holes 4 - 18

SUNDAY 02 DECEMBER: Mixed Turkey Trot Stableford 3 – Holes 4 - 18

SATURDAY 08 DECEMBER: Gents Turkey Trot Stableford 4 – Holes 1-9 and 14 - 18

SUNDAY 09 DECEMBER: Mixed Turkey Trot Stableford 4 – Holes 1 – 9 and 14 - 18

SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER: Bumper Saturday 14 Holes Individual Stableford Holes 1 – 9 and 14 - 18

Shotgun Starts at 9am and 12.30pm – Draw for playing partners in four-balls

SUNDAY 16 DECEMBER: Mixed Turkey Trot Stableford 5 – Holes 1 – 9 and 14 - 18

SATURDAY 22 DECEMBER: Gents Turkey Trot Stableford 6 – Holes 1-15

SUNDAY 23 DECEMBER: Mixed Turkey Stableford 6 – Holes 1 – 15

SATURDAY 29 DECEMBER: Gents Stableford Holes 1 – 9 and 14 - 18

SUNDAY 30 DECEMBER: Mixed Stableford Holes 1 – 9 and 14 - 18

TUESDAY 01 JANUARY: New Year Stableford Sweep Holes 1 - 15

All competitions are stableford, weather dependent and the competition conditions and course may be subject to change in keeping with the prevailing weather

 

 

SENIOR OPEN STABLEFORD FINALE

The final competition in the Senior Open Series under stableford conditions supported by AMC Contract and Tendering Services was played on Wednesday 24 October with 30 members and Guests participating. Kevin Teague signed for 41 points to take the premier prize with Paul Sheehy posting 38 points to take the second prize. The Senior Open Series will resume in March 2019 with events every Wednesday until October.

AUTUMN SWEEPS 2018 WEEK THREE

The Autumn Sweeps continued into Week 3 on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October with medal competitions and good entries on both days.

The club sweeps saw players enjoy excellent conditions which were reflected in some good scoring with none better than that produced by Alan McCormick on Saturday as he spread eagled the field to record a comfortable victory in Saturday’s event with a nett 65 to record a three shot winning margin. Amongst the pack things were very much closer as it took count-back to separate the remaining prize winners with a better second nine of 34 seeing Michael Corey take second with a 68 edging out Nigel Graham and Armand Shannon who had the consolation of winning their respective categories.

It almost goes without saying that the gross prize found its usual home with Martin Monaghan with a 73 and a nett 69 secured the senior prize for Kieran Quinn.

Other category prize winners were Ignatius Mullan and Paul McKenna.

On Sunday Mark Megarry took the top spot with a 66 nett although he required a better second nine of 32 to hold off Eugene Devlin who also recorded a 66. The gross prize was collected by Lorcan McCoy

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

AUTUMN SWEEPS 2018 WEEK FOUR

Week 4 of the 2018 Autumn Sweeps was played over the week-end of 27 and 28 October with good entries on both days considering the inclement weather conditions on Saturday.

The Saturday Sweep saw Eamon Moore put together a round of 41 points to take first place with a four points winning margin from Kevin Wilson and Mark O’Neill who both were winners in their respective divisions. Lorcan McCoy posted 34 gross points to win best gross with Nathan Magee and Glenn Pearson winning their sections with scores of 34 and 36 points respectively.

The Sunday Sweep again produced good scoring with Donal Casey’s return of 39 points taking the premier prize having a point to spare over runner-up Nathan Magee. Best Gross, a return of 31 gross points on a better last six holes, went to Paul Wilson.

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

MURDER MYSTERY EVENING

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NEW RULES 2019 – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

The R&A and USGA have revealed the new golf rules to be implemented on 1st January 2019 and there are some huge changes set to come into play. The changes have been brought in to modernise the game.

There have been four major changes to the proposals they brought out last year.

The first is the dropping procedure. Last year it was proposed that golfers could drop from any height above an inch. This has been changed to knee height. So, from 01 January 2019, when taking relief golfers will now drop from knee height – no longer from shoulder height.

After the proposal last year for golfers to measure relief by 20 inches or 80 inches, the standard one or two club lengths will remain. Golfers can take relief using the longest club in their bag, barring the putter.

There will no longer be a penalty for double-hitting a shot. Golfers will simply count the single stroke they took to strike the ball, rather than counting two shots for hitting the ball twice.

The Out of Bounds rule is set to undergo huge changes in a bid to speed up play. From 01 January 2019, golf clubs will be allowed to install a local rule that golfers can drop a new ball in the vicinity of where their ball has gone out of bounds, with a two stroke penalty.


So no more walking back to the tee – if the course you’re playing installs this new local rule. This is only for club level; it doesn’t cover professional or elite level competitions.
As well as those changes to the proposals, here are some major changes that were proposed last year and WILL BE coming in on 01 January 2019:

There will be no penalty for accidentally moving your ball on the putting green or when looking for it. A player is not responsible for causing a ball to move unless it is “virtually certain” that they did.

The flagstick no longer has to be attended or removed when putting and there will be no penalty if a golfer hits an unattended flagstick in the hole.

Golfers will be allowed to repair spike marks as well as other damage on the putting green. There is also no penalty for merely touching the line of a putt.

Golfers can now touch the ground with their club in a hazard and can move loose impediments in a hazard without penalty.

 As well as that, golfers can move loose impediments in bunkers and will not be penalised for generally grounding their club away from their ball.

You still cannot ground your club when playing a bunker shot. An unplayable lie may be taken in a bunker, with a drop out for two strokes. Player integrity will be relied on to the point where a player’s “reasonable judgment” will be trusted on things like estimating/measuring a spot, point, line, area or distance.

The 5 minute golf ball search time has been scrapped. From 01 January 2019, golfers will be allowed only 3 minutes to search for a strayed golf ball.

Golf’s governing bodies are also encouraging Ready Golf in stroke play and recommend golfers take no longer than 40 seconds over a shot.

LUCKY LETTERS LOTTERY

There was no winner of the £2150.00 Lucky Letters Jackpot on Sunday 28 October 2018. The Lucky Letters were drawn by Oisin Monaghan. There were NO winners of the Mini Jackpot of £100.00.The Lucky Letters drawn were G T U W.

There was no winner of the £2200.00 Lucky Letters Jackpot on Sunday 28 October 2018. The Lucky Letters drawn by Claire Mackey were C E K R.  Hugh O’Neill (Online EKMR), Elaine Robinson (EKMR), Gavin McElhone (CJKR) and Stacey Hodgett (DERK) each matched 3 letters and shared the Match 3 Mini Jackpot of £100.00.

The next Lucky Letters draw will take place at 5.30pm on Sunday 04 November when the Jackpot will be £2250.00 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 continued in the Members’ Bar on Friday evening 26 October with just three teams participating. The winning combination comprised Joyce and Maurice Clements, Olga and Angela McEvoy and Marjorie McBride.

The next quiz in the series will be played on Friday 30 November. 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.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS

Competitions continue this week-end Saturday 03 and Sunday 04 November with stand-alone clubs stableford sweeps (non-qualifying) over Holes 1 – 15. Members have the option to play all 18 holes but the competition will be based on scoring over the fifteen holes. Please enter a “0” return on the computer for holes 16, 17 and 18.

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November brings stand-alone stableford sweeps (non-qualifying) over holes 4 – 18. Again members have the option to play all 18 holes but play MUST begin from the fourth tee. Scoring will be based on holes 4 – 18 and please enter a “0” return for holes 1, 2 and 3.

LAST MAN STANDING

The Last Man Standing competition for membership begins this week-end Saturday 03 November.

Enter online at https://lastman.club

Fixtures and payment option are available online. Entries close 6pm Friday 02 November

CAPTION COMPETITION

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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 12th November

 

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

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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.

 

LOVE

 

SEAT

 

PSIS

 

TOMS

 

CHRISTOPHER

 

EAST

 

RUSK

 

PHIS

 

ROOM

 

MIZE

 

SETA

 

ETAS

 

RHOS

 

KERRY

 

PATE

 

RICE

 

FILE

 

EATS

 

TEAS

 

KITE

The solution to this Connecting Wall will be revealed in the next issue of the Killymoon Kronicle on Wednesday 14 November 2018.

The solution to the last Connecting Wall reads:

Dettori, Francome, Pitman and Eddery – All famous jockeys

McCoy, Me, Thing and Deal – All preceded by The Real

Wednesday, United, Steel and Plate – All associated with Sheffield

Psycho, Beauty, Gangster and Pie – All films preceded by American

ITT, Fester, Grandmama and Gomez – The Addams Family

 

NEXT ISSUE

The next issue of the Killymoon Kronicle will be available to members on the club website on Wednesday 14 November 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 12 November 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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