Fixtures

Federation of County Kerry Golf Clubs
Fixtures 2016
At Killarney Golf & Fishing Club

Date /Course Competition Format Time
23rdApril MP * Current Club Captains + 1 Guest * Fourball betterball * Timesheet 13.00-15.00

4th June K * Kerry Shield * Club teams of 6 – S Sford * Timesheet 08.00-12.00

23rd July MP * Captain’s Prize – Past & Present Captains* S Sford * Timesheet 07.30-12.30

20th Aug K* J B O’Shea Trophy Club teams of 4 – category players * Timesheet 12.30-15.30

30th Sept.M *PDr. Billy O’Sullivan semi finals Club teams * First match at 13.30

15th OctMP *Finals,Nines of Kerry and Dr. Billy O’Sullivan *Club teams *First match at10.00

TBA * Finals – Kingdom Shields Club teams * TBA

The draws for the Dr. Billy O’Sullivan and the Nines of Kerry will take place on 23rd April.

Irish Mixed Foursomes


Irish Mixed Foursomes 18/19 June 2016 Sponsored by the Spanish Tourist Board
West Section At Beaufort GC

Round 2 Tralee –v- Berehaven, Glengarriff –v- Ross, Killarney –v- Doneraile Round 3 Kenmare –v- Winners Tralee/Berehaven

Results Saturday 18th May

Killarney vs Doneraile
Sinead Galivn & Donal Con Lost 18th
Mary Cronin & Mark Tuite Won 2&1
Liz Kelliher & Brendan O’Toole Lost 5&4
Amy Arthur & Ger Linehan Lost 2&1
Ann Marie & Simon Gallivan Won 3&2


1. General
a) The Cup shall be called the “Irish Golf Clubs Mixed Foursomes Challenge Cup”.
b) These Rules must be read in conjunction with the General Rules for Cups and Shields, and with the conditions for the Provincial Qualifying Section as determined by the Branch.

2. Eligibility
a) The Tournament is open to all clubs affiliated to the Golfing Union of Ireland. Each club shall be entitled to enter one Team.
b) Each member of the team must be not less than 18 years of age on the 1st January in the year of the Tournament. (Penalty for breach = Disqualification of the team concerned.)
c) No player shall be eligible to compete in this Tournament who was not in possession of a CONGU Handicap during the preceding calendar year.
d) A player shall have, in the calendar year prior to the event, returned a minimum of four returns in qualifying competitions (supplementary scores are not included) all of which must be recorded on the handicap records of the player’s home club on or before 31st December in the calendar year prior to the event. Note: If a player changes his club during the previous calendar year, it is his responsibility to produce evidence of having competed in a minimum of four Qualifying Competitions.

3. Format
a) Each team shall consist of five male members and five lady members of the club and play shall be by Foursomes medal play or by Foursomes match play.
b) In all matches the men shall drive off the first tee. (Penalty – loss of hole).

4. Handicaps
a) For the purpose of handicap eligibility and competing, the handicap for both Men and Ladies shall be the lowest playing handicap held during the previous calendar year.
b) To be eligible to compete as a pair the combined playing handicap shall not be lower than nineteen.
c) If the combined playing handicap of any pair exceeds 27 the pair must play off 27.
d) The handicap allowances shall be: In medal play half of the combined handicaps. Half shots will apply. In match play half of the full difference between the combined handicaps of either side.
e) The men’s card will operate for the stroke allowance. If the card prescribes a match play allowance formula this formula must be used, otherwise the stroke index allowance on the card is used.
f) Teams may play in any combined handicap order.
g) Where the penalty for breaching any of the foregoing clauses is not covered by the Rules of Golf, the penalty for breaching Rule 4 is Disqualification of the team concerned.

5. Sudden illness/other emergency
a) Reserves taking the place of players after the team has been submitted shall be placed in the same position in the team as that occupied by the player who has taken ill or has been withdrawn.
b) Alternatively, a pair may be placed in the same position in the team as that occupied by the pair one of whom has taken ill or has been withdrawn.

6. Prizes
a) In the Provincial Section the winning club shall be awarded a Provincial Pennant and the runner-up a plaque.
b) In the National Section Gold Medals and Brooches will be awarded to the men and ladies of the winning team, Silver Medals and Brooches to the runners-up and Bronze Medals and Brooches to the defeated semi-finalists and the winning Club will be awarded a National Pennant. Non-playing Team Captains will be awarded a special medal.
c) The Cup shall be held for the year by the winning club

Pierce Purcell Shield


AIG Pierce Purcell Shield 28/29 May 2016 Sponsored by AIG
West Section At Kenmare GC

Round 1 Waterville –v- Berehaven
Round 2 Winners Waterville/Berehaven –v- Beaufort Ross –v- Kenmare, Glengarriff –v- Dooks Ring of Kerry –v- Killarney


Management: Brian O’Regan, Mikey Daly and Brian Fitzgerald


Results Saturday 28th May – Morning

Killarney vs Ring Of Kerry
Eddie & Donie McSweeney Halved
James Collins & Jack Buckley Lost 2&1
Colm O ‘Shea & Martin Driver Won 4&3
Louis Holland & Pa Fleming Lost 3&2
Stephen Broderick & Neilus Hayes Lost 5&4

 

Pierce Purcell Shield – GUI link

1. General
a) The Shield shall be called the “Pierce Purcell Shield”.
b) These Rules must be read in conjunction with the General Rules for Cups and Shields, and with the conditions for the Provincial Qualifying Section as determined by the Branch.

2. Eligibility
a) No player shall be eligible to compete in this Tournament who was not in possession of a CONGU Handicap during the preceding calendar year.
b) No player shall be eligible to compete in this Tournament whose playing handicap was less than 12 during the previous calendar year.
c) No player who is under eighteen years of age on the first day of January of the year of the Tournament is eligible to compete.
d) A player shall have, in the calendar year prior to the event, returned a minimum of four returns in qualifying competitions (Supplementary Scores are not included) all of which must be recorded on the handicap records of the player’s home club on or before 31st December in the calendar year prior to the event. Note: If a player changes his club during the previous calendar year, it is his responsibility to produce evidence of having competed in a minimum of four Qualifying Competitions.
e) Penalty for breach of Rule 2 = Disqualification of the team concerned.

3. Format
a) Each team shall consist of ten members and play shall be by Foursomes medal play or by Foursomes match play.

4. Handicaps
a) All matches must be played off scratch.
b) The combined lowest playing handicap of each pair during the preceding calendar year shall not be less than 27.
c) Penalty for breach = Disqualification of the team concerned.

5. Sudden illness/other emergency
a) A team Captain may nominate two pairs as reserves.
b) Ref General Rule 6, alternatively, a nominated reserve pair may be placed in the same position in the team as that occupied by the pair, one of whom has taken ill or has been withdrawn.
c) Penalty for breach = Disqualification of the team concerned.

Jimmy Bruen Shield


AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield 14/15 May 2016 Sponsored by AIG
West Section At Kanturk GC – Jimmy Bruen Shield – GUI link

Round 1 Berehaven –v- Ross
Round 2 Winners Berehaven /Ross –v- Doneraile Newcastle West –v- Killarney, Glengarriff –v- Kenmare Kanturk –v- Ring of Kerry

Management: Sean Duggan/ John O’Connor and Tom Barry

Panel

Brian O’Regan Donal O’Sullivan
Peter McEnery James Curran
Enda Curtayne Darren Mulcahy
Luke Walsh Pat Chawke
Mike Maher Thomas Kelliher
Philip O’Connor Ryan Kelliher
Dermot Roche John English
Niall McCarthy Robert Cussen


Results Saturday 14th May – Morning

Killarney vs Newcastle West
Brian O’Regan & Peter McEnery Lost 18th
Donal O’Sullivan & James Curran Won 4&3
Mike Maher & Philip O’Connor Halved 19th
Luke Walsh & Enda Curtayne Won 18th
Niall McCarthy & Dermot Roche Won 2&1

 

Results Saturday 14th May – Afternoon

Killarney vs Berehaven
Mike Maher & Philip O’Connor Lost 4&3
Donal O’Sullivan & James Curran Won 6&5
Luke Walsh & Robert Cussen Won 3&2
Niall McCarthy & Dermot Roche Won 6&5
Darren Mulcahy & Pat Chawke Halved

 

Results Sunday 15th May – Morning

Killarney vs Kanturk (Final)
Darren Mulcahy & Pat Chawke Lost 2&1
Donal O’Sullivan & James Curran Lost 6&5
Luke Walsh & Robert Cussen Won 3&2
Niall McCarthy & Dermot Roche Won 4&3
Thomas & Ryan Kelleher Won 3&1

 

Results Sunday 25th May – Tralee Golf Club

Killarney vs Ceann Sibeal (Area Final)
Michael Maher & Enda Curtayne A/S
Darren Mulcahy & Peter McEnery Won 2&1
Luke Walsh & Robert Cussen Won 4&3
Niall McCarthy & Dermot Roche A/S
Thomas & Ryan Kelleher Won 3&2

1. General
a) The Shield shall be called the “Jimmy Bruen Shield”.
b) These Rules must be read in conjunction with the General Rules for Cups and Shields, and with the conditions for the Provincial Qualifying Section as determined by the Branch.

2. Eligibility
a) No player shall be eligible to compete in this Tournament who was not in possession of a CONGU Handicap during the preceding calendar year.
b) No player shall be eligible to compete in this Tournament whose playing handicap was less than six during the previous calendar year.
c) A player shall have, in the calendar year prior to the event, returned a minimum of four returns in qualifying competitions (Supplementary Scores are not included) all of which must be recorded on the handicap records of the player’s home club on or before 31st December in the calendar year prior to the event. Note: If a player changes his club during the previous calendar year, it is his responsibility to produce evidence of having competed in a minimum of four Qualifying Competitions.
d) Penalty for breach of Rule 2 = Disqualification of the team concerned.

3. Format
a) Each team shall consist of ten members and play shall be by Foursomes medal play or Foursomes match play.

4. Handicaps
a) All matches must be played off scratch.
b) The combined lowest playing handicap of each pair during the preceding calendar year shall not be less than seventeen.
c) Penalty for breach of Rule 4 = Disqualification of the team concerned.

5. Sudden illness/other emergency
a) A team Captain may nominate two pairs as reserves.
b) Ref General Rule 6, alternatively, a nominated reserve pair may be placed in the same position in the team as that occupied by the pair, one of whom has taken ill or has been withdrawn.
c) Penalty for breach of Rule 5 = Disqualification of the team concerned.

Junior Cup


AIG Senior Cup 02/03 July 2016 Sponsored by AIG
West Section At Ring Of Kerry GC

Round 1 Killorglin –v- Dooks
Round 2 Winners Killorglin/Dooks –v- Ross Glengarriff –v- Ring of Kerry, Berehaven –v- Waterville Kenmare –v- Killarney

Junior Cup – GUI link

1. General
a) The Cup shall be called the “Irish Golf Clubs Junior Challenge Cup”.
b) These Rules must be read in conjunction with the General Rules for Cups and Shields, and with the conditions for the Provincial Qualifying Section as determined by the Branch.

2. Eligibility
a) No player shall be eligible to compete in this Tournament who was not in possession of a CONGU Handicap during the preceding calendar year.
b) No player shall be eligible to compete in this Tournament whose playing handicap was less than five during the preceding calendar year.
c) A player shall have, in the calendar year prior to the event, returned a minimum of four returns in qualifying competitions (Supplementary Scores are not included) all of which must be recorded on the handicap records of the player’s home club on or before 31st December in the calendar year prior to the event. Note: If a player changes his club during the previous calendar year, it is his responsibility to produce evidence of having competed in a minimum of four Qualifying Competitions.
d) Penalty for breach of Rule 2 = Disqualification of the team concerned.

3. Format
a) Each team shall consist of five members and play shall be by singles medal play or by singles match play.
b) A team Captain may nominate two reserves.
c) All matches must be played to a conclusion unless an overall result has already been reached. Unfinished matches will be declared ‘halved’.

4. Handicaps
a) All matches will be played off scratch.

 

Barton Shield


AIG Barton Shield 09/10 July 2016 Sponsored by AIG
West Section At Dooks GC

Round 1 Glengarriff –v- Newcastle West, Doneraile –v- Tralee Kanturk –v- Ballybunion
Round 2 Winners Glengarriff/Newcastle West –v- Dooks Killarney –v- Winners Doneraile/Tralee Ceann Sibeal –v- Killorglin Ring of Kerry –v- Winners Kanturk/Ballybunion

Barton Shield – GUI

1. General
a) The Shield shall be called the “Barton Shield”.
b) These Rules must be read in conjunction with the General Rules for Cups and Shields, and with the conditions for the Provincial Qualifying Section as determined by the Branch.

2. Format
a) Each team shall consist of four members.
b) The form of play is Foursomes. In Match Play rounds of the Tournament, each match shall be played over 18 holes, the aggregate of holes up to decide the winning team.
c) The full round must be played unless an overall result on holes up has already decided the event, when the defeated team may concede the match before completion of 18 holes.
d) In the case of a tie, the second match as selected, shall immediately continue to play tie holes until a decision is reached. The pairs contesting tie holes must maintain their respective orders of play in which they played from the start of the match. (Penalty for breach = Loss of hole)

3. Handicaps
a) All matches must be played off scratch.

4. Sudden illness/other emergency
a) A team Captain may nominate two reserves.
b) Ref General Rule 6 – alternatively a nominated reserve pair may be placed in the same position in the team as that occupied by the pair, one of whom has taken ill or has been withdrawn.
c) Any competitor who is unable to continue a match will forfeit the remaining holes to be played.
d) Penalty for breach of Rule 4 = Disqualification of the team concerned.

Senior Cup


AIG Senior Cup 25/26 June 2016 Sponsored by AIG
West Section At Killarney (Killeen)

Round 1 Newcastle West –v- Ballybunion
Round 2 Winners Newcastle West/Ballybunion –v- Kanturk Ring of Kerry –v- Dooks, Doneraile –v- Killarney Tralee –v- Glengarriff

Senior Cup – GUI

1. General
a) The Cup shall be called the “Irish Golf Clubs Senior Challenge Cup”.
b) These Rules must be read in conjunction with the General Rules for Cups and Shields, and with the conditions for the Provincial Qualifying Section as determined by the Branch.

2. Format
a) Each team shall consist of five members and play shall be by singles medal play or singles match play.
b) All matches must be played to a conclusion unless an overall result has already been reached. Unfinished matches will be declared ‘halved’.
c) A team Captain may nominate two reserves.

3. Handicaps
a) All matches must be played off scratch.

General Play Score


Please use this link to submit your away score

Members are reminded of their obligation to report all Notable Performances to their Home Club.
This is the player’s own responsibility.

Notable Performances include:
All singles’ scores from Society Outings which equalled or bettered Standard Scratch Score.
All 1st, 2nd or 3rd places in team events, eg, Classics, Scrambles, Foursomes(including Mixed), Fourballs, Matchplay,  Fundraisers, etc.

Such results do not result in automatic handicap adjustments, but are taken into account for General Play purposes.

Players who fail to report Notable Performances will be subject to  disciplinary consideration(GUI recommendation for a first offence is suspension of handicap for 90 days).

Please use this link or the sheet on open Notice board in Men’s Locker Room to report all such results.

Handicap Information


Handicap Categories
Handicap Category Exact Handicap Playing Handicap
1 Plus to 5.4 Plus to 5
2 5.5 to 12.4 6 to 12
3 12.5 to 20.4 13 to 20
4 20.5 to 28 (20.5 to 28.4) 21 to 28
5 28.5 to 36 29 to 36
Club & Disability Handicaps 28.1 to 54.0 (36.1 to 54) 28 to 54 (36 to 54) 


Buffer Zone
A score is within a player’s Buffer Zone when a Nett Differential is within the following bands for his Handicap Category:
Category 1 – 0 to +1
Category 2 – 0 to +2
Category 3 – 0 to +3
Category 4 – 0 to +4
Category 5 – 0 to +5
Club & Disability Handicaps, 0 to +5
When a player’s score is within his Buffer Zone his Exact Handicap remains unchanged.

Competition Scratch Score (CSS)
The Competition Scratch Score is the scratch score of the day as determined by applying Clause 18 together with Appendix B.

Continuous Handicap Review
The Continuous Handicap Review is the process detailed in Clause 23 (D) by which players whose performance suggests that they may be under-handicapped are identified during the course of a playing season for consideration by the Handicap Committee for an immediate handicap increase

CONTINUOUS HANDICAP REVIEW Examination of scoring patterns shows that a series of seven or more consecutive increases of 0.1 is indicative that a player may be under-handicapped The most frequent causes of such a situation are: a decline in the player’s ability often associated with increasing age or as a result of change in health or other personal circumstances; and a previous large reduction in handicap brought about by a ’day in the sun‘ score or ’purple patch‘ uncharacteristic of the general performance of a player and which is likely to be unsustainable. In such cases, the rebalancing mechanism of 0.1 increases can take a long time for a player to reach a handicap reflective of underlying ability. For Handicap Committees it is often difficult to identify such players at an early stage with the result that the player may lose interest in competing. In addition, under-handicapped players who do compete can exert unwarranted upward pressure on the CSS calculation.

To assist in identifying such players a report has been developed within the ISV software to list players who have seven or more consecutive 0.1 increases (excluding any Reduction Only CSS competitions or abandoned competitions).

23.16 Handicap Committees should review the handicaps of players to identify those players who are under-handicapped by running the Continuous Review Report on a monthly basis during the playing season. This report runs on a rolling basis and does not re-set at the end of a calendar year.

23.17 Using the principles of the Annual Review and the General Play Adjustment Handicap Committees should apply a Continuous Review Increase (CRI) when deemed appropriate and continue to monitor the performance of such players closely.

23.18 As a CRI is not an adjustment that a player can anticipate Handicap Committees must advise players when such an increase has been applied.

Decisions relevant to Clause 23 5(a) Consequences if a reduction of handicap under Clause 23 (Review of Handicaps) is inappropriately applied. 5(b) General Play Adjustment applied at a time when the player has not returned relevant ‘Away’ scores – consequent action.


Exceptional Scoring Reduction (ESR)
An Exceptional Scoring Reduction (ESR) is a reduction in a player’s Exact Handicap that is applied over and above the decrease applied by the UHS when certain patterns of scoring are triggered by a combination of both the level and frequency of scores. ESRs are calculated in accordance with the provisions of Clause 23(c) and are applied by Affiliated Clubs at the discretion of each Union.

A player who during the calendar year, beats CSS by 4 or more on 2 occasions in a singles competition, will have there handicap further decreased by a value that is calculated by the system. This adjustment will be applied immediately following the 2nd competition.

(Clause 23C – 2016 CONGU Manual).

 
EHR

Application of the Exceptional Scoring Reduction Table
Example 1:
A player with an Exact Handicap of 18.6 returns a sequence of Nett Differentials -4, 8, 7, 5, 11, 3, -7, ending after the last score with a CONGU® UHS calculated Exact Handicap of 15.7, Playing Handicap 16; The first -4 Nett Differential returned triggers the ESR process; The -7 Nett Differential initiates an ESR calculation; The number of rounds in the sequence is 7; The average Nett Differential of the two Exceptional Scores returned is -5.5; From the above Exceptional Scoring Reduction Table an ESR of 0.5 stroke is applied further reducing the player’s CONGU Exact Handicap to 15.2, Playing Handicap 15.

Example 2:
A player of Exact Handicap 7.6 has the same Nett Differentials as in Example 1 above and his CONGU® UHS calculated Exact Handicap at the end of the sequence was 5.9; The ESR process makes a further reduction of 0.5 stroke to that applied automatically; However as this would reduce the player’s handicap to 5.4 the ESR process would adjust to give a 0.4 stroke reduction taking the player to the lower limit of Category 2, i.e. a revised CONGU® Handicap of 5.5.

The Exceptional Scoring clause in not applicable to Category 1 golfers and can only reduce a players handicap to a minimum of 5.5.

General Play Adjustment
A General Play Adjustment is a change to a player’s handicap, other than that resulting from participation in a Qualifying Competition that is actioned by the Handicap Committee in the period between Annual Reviews to take account of a significant change in playing performance.