Slowly it’s beginning to sink in that West Waterford golfer, Seamus Power will represent Ireland in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. The excitement of Gary Hurley’s Walker Cup success at Royal Lytham & St Annes is still fresh in our memory and although we won’t all be going to Rio, I have a strange feeling that the excitement at the club will reach fever pitch from August 11th-14th. With
Seamus currently ranked 8th in the top 25 for the PGA tour and his year’s earnings approaching the $200,000 mark he has no reservations in putting his schedule on hold to represent his country at the Olympics. From his earliest days at West Waterford he has always been proud to represent his club as evidenced by his 3 Irish Youths championships and the Fred Daly and Irish Junior foursomes penants on display in the clubhouse.
Throughout his time at East Tennessee State he continued to represent his college with distinction, creating numerous records in the process. On the eGolf tour he patiently worked his way to the Web.com tour and now his ultimate goal the PGA tour is within his grasp. Through all this Seamus never forgot where it all started. This is evidenced by his regular communication with West Waterford and his annual visits to the club.
Always a true gentleman it’s no wonder that he is held in the highest esteem by everyone at the club and if my information is correct we hope to have the opportunity to personally extend our good wishes to Seamus before he heads off for Rio.