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Bar and Kitchen Hours for week beginning Monday 27th:
Mon 5-9pm
Tue 1.30-5.30pm
Wed 9am-5pm
Thur 6.30-10.30pm
Sat 9am-8pm
Sun 10am-7pm
Wed 1-2.30pm
Sat 11am -6pm
Sun 11am -6pm
Notice: New Card Payment Facility
To facilitate demand, a new card payment machine has been installed at the desk outside the club secretary’s  office.
This will facilitate card payment for club competitions, green fees and buggy hire when the office is closed.
Men’s Match play competitions 
*Club Singles*
*Club Fourball* and
*Club Scotch Foursomes* 
☆Entries are  now been taken for the above men’s match play competitions.   
•Entry fee €10 per player per competition. 
•Members entering should put their name and entry fee in the appropriate marked white envelope provided and place in Men’s Competition Fee Box. 
•Members must have entry fees enclosed in envelope to be entered in the draw. 
•The closing date for entries is *Monday 24th April*
2︎6th Mar 2023. The club mixed scotch foursomes 2nd qualifying round  will be held next *Sunday 2nd April*
▪︎A draw for partners will be made on Thursday 30th March.
▪︎Entry fee to be paid on day of play per competition envelope.
▪︎Members who wish to play should text their name to Eamonn Breen at
        (087) 9810849 by *Wednesday 29th March*.
        Members who did not qualify from today’s qualifying round may also enter the draw again.
•The top 4 pairings will qualify for the match play ¼ finals and join the 4 pairings already qualified.
20th Mar 2023. Club Mixed Foursomes Qualifier  
The Club Mixed Foursomes Qualifier (first  round) scheduled for Sunday 19th has been postponed until Sunday 26th March. A draw for pairings will be made on Thursday 23rd.  If you wish to play please forward your name to Eamonn Breen at 0879810849 by Wednesday 22nd.

13th Mar 2023. Club Volunteers 

The club and our greenkeeping staff would like to thank all our club volunteers that helped recently with the hollow coring of the greens.
Our volunteers do tremendous work throughout the year helping to keep our course In pristine condition. Our core group of volunteers  meet every Tuesday morning to assist our course staff and undertake a range of essential works each week. If any of our members wish to join our volunteer group on Tuesdays, or are available to assist on an alternative day, please contact our volunteers coordinator Michael Doheny at (087) 7516015.
NOTICE:   Castlecomer Golf are participating in Fantasy Cheltenham again this year. This is a great way of having an interest in next weeks Cheltenham racing festival and there is a huge prize fund on offer. Tickets are €20 and you pick a horse in the first five races on each of the four days.
To register please click on the link below and choose Kilkenny as your county and Castlecomer Golf Club as your club. The top points scorer in the club will win an Open Week pass.
The following video shows you how to register and buy a ticket. Please call 0871810011 if you have any queries.
Bar and kitchen hours for week beginning Monday march 6th:
Monday 5-9pm
Saturday 10am – 6.30pm
Sunday 10am – 6.30pm
Sat and Sun 11am-5.30pm
 *Club Mixed Scotch Foursomes 2023* 
▪︎The club mixed scotch foursomes 1st round qualifier will be held on *Sunday 19th March*  
▪︎A draw for partners will be made on Thursday 16th March. 
▪︎Entry fee *€10per player* to be paid on day of play per competition envelope.
▪︎Members who wish to play should text their name to Eamonn Breen at 
(087) 9810849 by *Wednesday 15th March* 
•The top 4 pairings will qualify for the match play ¼ finals. 
•A second Qualifying round will be played on *Sunday 2nd April*
•Players who did not qualify from the first round and any players who have not already played can enter this round. 
•A new draw will be made prior to this round. The top 4 pairings from this round will make up the remaining four places in the ¼ finals
6th Mar 2023. Captains Drive In 
The Captains’ Drive-In which took place on Sunday, March 5th  was a huge success. Club members were delighted to honour the Captains by playing in a 9-hole 4-person scramble . Lady Captain Theresa Manning, Captain Michael Furlong  and Junior Captain Luke O’ Brien Peterson were overwhelmed by the good wishes they received.  It was a crisp, clear morning in Drumgoole and the sun was shining brightly during the afternoon session as our Captains teed it up on the 12th.  Club member Gerrie Dunne, a former captain and renowned bagpipes player piped and led our Captains out from the clubhouse to the tee box. The ceremonial drives went according to plan with our three esteemed members delivering accurate shots down the fairway, which were received with loud applause. 
We wish our captains the very best for the year ahead.
*Drive in 2023* 
Captains Michael and Theresa would like to say a big thank you to everyone for a really positive golfing start to the year.
Here’s to lots of golf ⛳ in 2023
Many thanks to our club member Ned Mahon for taking these excellent photos on the day.
Notice: Hollow Coring of the Greens
Next week the course will be closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (6th,7th & 8th March) to allow the course staff to carry out the 
annual hollow coring of the greens. This will ensure that our greens will continue to be of the highest quality for the coming season. 
Captains Drive In Sunday 5th March*⛳
Captains *Michael Furlong and Theresa Manning* will host their Drive In on *Sunday 5th March*
▪︎A four person 9 hole scramble competition will be held on the day to mark the occasion.  
▪︎This competition will have a shotgun start.  
☆Morning start time is 9.30 with 10 am shotgun tee off.
 ☆Afternoon start time is 1 pm with 1.30 shotgun tee off. 
•A draw for each team will be made on Friday 3rd March.
•To be included in this draw please text your *Name*, *Hcp index* and whether you wish to play in the *morning* or *afternoon* to:
Eamonn Breen at 
(087) 9810849  by *Thursday 2nd March*
Entry fee (payable on the day) is €10 which includes refreshments.
1.)Chicken curry and rice
2.)Beef casserole 
3).Veg/vegan option available.

19th Feb 2023. Congratulations to Michael Daly on winning the Forde’s Eurospar Top 40 Final. Many thanks to our Sponsor Forde’s Eurospar Castlecomer. Thanks to all those who played over the winter months.

5th Feb 2023. Last week of qualifying for Top 40 Final. The final takes place on Saturday 18th /Sunday 19th February. Top 40 plus ties qualify. Final qualifying table will be published on Tues 14th February.

The bar will open tomorrow (bank holiday Monday 6th) from 10-6pm and the kitchen will be open from 11.30-5pm

5th Feb 2023. Many club members will be aware of the work taking place in the clubhouse. The dining/function area has been in need of serious refurbishment for some time. Work on the new ceiling and lighting is ready for completion. In the process of completing this work it became obvious that now is the time to properly upgrade an embarrassing area of the clubhouse. The Committee of Management has approved a recommendation to extend the work to complete a full upgrade of the function room. This will include new plumbing and radiators, a new floor and new windows. This work will need to proceed as quickly as possible. A funding and explanatory meeting will take place in the bar on this coming Thursday night 9th Feb at 7.30 pm. Some members have already agreed to financially support the work and more funding may be required. All question will be answered and all interested members are invited to attend. 
Sean Scanlan
29th Dec 2022. Members, please note, that due to necessary upgrade works, the lounge will not be available for meetings or functions from next week until early/mid-February.
23rd Dec 2022. The winner of the bar Christmas hamper draw is Frank Dormer.
Congratulations to Frank
21st Dec 2022. Bar and kitchen hours for Wednesday and Thursday:
Wednesday 9am – close
Thursday 1pm – close
Wednesday 12-7.30pm
Thursday 1-8.30pm
Friday and Saturday’s hours will be confirmed on Thursday

Trophy Presentation to Adam Dempsey, Men’s Singles Matchplay Champion 2022 

Trophy Presentation to Ronan Ryan and Michael Daly Men”s Matchplay Fourball Champions 2022 

Trophy Presentation to Ciaran Kelly and Betty Owens,  Mixed Foursomes Champions 2022. 

Reminder:  The Annual General Meeting of the Joint Club of Castlecomer Golf Club takes place this *Thursday ,15th December at 8pm* in the clubhouse.

11th Dec 2022. The bar will be open from 7-9pm tomorrow, Monday, for the lotto and due to the cold weather forecast this week, between now and Sunday the 18th, the following are the times it will definitely be open:
Thursday from 7-close for the AGM
And for simulator bookings Friday-Sunday
Any other opening hours will be dependent on whether the course is open and members will be notified of same on a day to day basis should the course open.
Bar and kitchen hours for week beginning Monday 5th Dec
The bar will be open on Monday the 5th for the lotto.
Bar and kitchen hours for the week up to Sunday the 11th will be announced on a day-to-day basis given the cold weather forecast for the coming week.