Gents Notes: w/e 14th May 2017

RESULTS

Club Competition Saturday 13th/Sunday 14th May 18 Hole Stableford

1st. Mark O Sullivan (8) 41pts, 2nd. Luke Cummins (1) 39pts.

CSS: Sat 36pts, Sun 35pts.

Minor Scratch Cup.

1st. Eddie Ahearne (18) 36pts b6, 2nd. Tomas Curran (18) 36pts, 3rd. Percy Walsh (18) 35pts, Best Nett: Tommy Radley (21) 36pts.  CSS: Sat 36pts, Sun 35pts.

Tuesday Treats – 9th May -  9 hole sfd.

CAT 1 1st Eddie Ahearne (20) 19pts, 2nd Tony Ruane (18) 18pts

CAT 2 1st Liam O’Brien (8) 19pts, 2nd David Condon (7) 18pts

CAT 3 1st Gavin Crotty (18) 17pts

Nearest to Pin Graham Nagle, Tom Cahill

Al Eile Stud Open Gents Singles –  Wednesday 10th May

1st. Padraic Drohan (19) 36pts, 2nd. David O Connor (17) 36pts Gold Coast

Extra Qualifiers: Simon Kelly (8) 35pts, Sean Drohan (8) 34pts.

Autumn Seniors Alliance – Monday 8th May

1st Padraig Breathnach (13) & Diarmuid Horgan (24) 52pts, 2nd Tom Butler (16) & Des Cleary (13) 51pts, 3rd Luke Power (19) & Jim Ryan TNT (24)  51pts New Ross, 4th Jim Ryan (18) & James Murphy (23) 49pts New Ross, 5th B Acheson (13) & S Callaghan (15) 47pts Clonmel, 6th Colin Fleming (16) & Noel Cooney (24) 47pts Carrick On Suir.

Fixtures

Tuesday 16th May – Tuesday treats – 9 hole stableford

Wednesday 17th May – Al Eile Open Gents Singles 18 Hole stableford

Friday 19th May – South Munster Seniors

Friday 19th May – 9 Hole Open  Scramble from 6pm. ladies and gents welcome

Sat 20th/Sun 21st – Club Competition – 18 Hole Stroke

Strong Performance from Gary Hurley in Portugal

Rounds of 71, 69, and 71 saw West Waterford’s Gary Hurley tied 20th heading into the final round of the Open de Portugal at Morgado Golf Resort last weekend.  Gary shot a 2 over 75 on the final day to finish tied 42nd overall.  The Aglish man will take a lot of encouragement from his performance as he continues to improve his game with each extra tournament.  Well done Gary from all at West Waterford as we look forward in confidence to your next event.

Captain’s Prize 2017. 

Our captain Pat Power will host his captain’s prize on the weekend of Friday 2nd/ Saturday 3rd/ and Sunday 4th June.  This major event is fast approaching and we anticipate an enjoyable weekend of golf, enterainment, and fun.  Qualification rounds on Friday and Saturday with the final round on Sunday.  Time sheets are now posted on notice board.  Book early to secure your preferred tee time.

Jimmy Bruen Shield.

On Saturday morning last we travelled to Tramore to take on Faithlegg in the first round of the Jimmy Bruen Shield.  The action got underway at 10.30 am.  Manager Stephen Spillane fielded his strongest team in anticipation of a stern test from the favourites.  Following a very tight contest our team emerged victorious.  After the soup and sandwiches we were back in action against a very strong Williamstown team.  With weather conditions deteriorating Stephen decided to freshen up his team and introduced some of his younger panelists.  After 9 holes the task looked ominous despite our players giving their all in the testing conditions.  Our team rallied on the back 9 and sealed victory with wins on the 18th and 19th holes.  It was now 8.30 and understanably there were many tired bodies as we returned to the clubhouse for dinner.  With a fork in one hand and a phone in the other Stephen was already planning his strategy for the local derby with neighbours Gold Coast on Sunday morning.  Once again Stephen dug deep into his panel in forming his team for the ‘final’.  Thankfully, the weather at Tramore on Sunday morning was perfect for golf.  The action began at 9a.m.  Through 9 holes we were in command in two matches with the other three matches still in the balance.  As on Saturday the team put in a strong performance on the back 9 and with two early victories, the tie was sealed with the third win on the 19th.  Well done to team manager Stephen Spillane and the 18 panelists who all contributed over the three matches.  We face Clonmel in the area final with the date and venue to be announced.

Belvedere Trophy

On Tuesday May 9th we welcomed neighbours Dungarvan for the first leg of the Belvedere trophy matchplay.  In ideal weather conditions the contest proved to be a close encounter with matches in the balance right up to the end.  We can consider ourselves lucky to come out on the right end of a 3-2 scoreline.  Bearing in mind that its only half time we anticipate a battle royale when we travel to Dungarvan for the second leg which is provisionally fixed for Thursday 18th May.  Our team on duty last week was Pat Murray and Tomas Curran, Michael Landers and Sonny Landers, Pat Power and Ollie Broderick, Denis Herlihy and Noel Murray, Pa McCarthy and Percy Walsh.  Team manager Edward Hickey will be taking a serious look at his panel before naming his team for the away leg.

J.B Carr Trophy

Another local derby in store as we face neighbours Dungarvan on Friday 19th May.  Best of luck to manager Sean Wade and his team.

Club Matchplay Competitions

Club Singles sponsored by Pat Murphy

Entry sheets for our Club matchplay competitions are now posted on the notice board.  The Club Singles is kindly sponsored by Pat Murphy who is putting in a mighty effort to increase the number of entries.  As you well know Pat Murphy does trojan work on our course and I would encourage as many members as possible to support our club singles matchplay.

Club Fourball sponsored by Quinlan Butchers

Players may pick their partners for this competition.  It is essential that both names go on the same line on entry sheet.

Club Foursomes sponsored by Pat Geaney (The Lawnmower man)

This competition will be played on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July. The format will be scotch foursomes and players may choose their own partners.  A player may play twice but not with the same partner.  Full details of all matchplay competitions are posted on the board.

Friary Handball Golf Classic.

Just a timely reminder that the 17th Annual Golf Classic takes place at West Waterford GC on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th June.

Summer Rules

Full Summer Rules are back at West Waterford.  Dont forget to sign in before playing and to return your card signed by your playing partner. Members who persistently fail to return a score will be contacted by the handicap committee and sanctioned accordingly.

Super Sunshine Raffle

Fancy 5 nights for 2 people in The Algarve plus €300 cash.  Well it could be you if you buy a ticket in our Sunshine Raffle.  Second prize is 2 nights B&B plus dinner for 2 at any of the Flynn Group Hotels.  Third prize is dinner for 2 at the Cliff House Hotel Michelin star restaurant.  We also have 4 additional prizes of €100 cash.  Tickets are now on sale at our shop and in the bar and restaurant, also available from committee members.

Nine Hole Competitions at West Waterford

Our Tuesday Treats and the Friday mixed scramble are proving to be a major attraction at West Waterford.  Both are Open competitions and afford the opportunity for members and visitors alike to enjoy 9 holes in a friendly atmosphere.  Dont worry if you come on your own as you are sure to meet a playing partner.  We are delighted to see some former members returning for our 9 hole competitions.  You are most welcome and should you decide to rejoin, Austin or Gillian will be delighted to discuss terms with you.  Summer is here so why not avail of the West Waterford welcome and enjoy the excellent facilities available at our club.  We look forward to seeing you.

New Members Welcome to West Waterford

West Waterford is proud to be the home club of two professional golfers namely Seamus Power and Gary Hurley. Both came through the junior ranks at the club and have progressed to the professional ranks. You may have a son or daughter wishing to take up the game and we would be glad to introduce them to the junior ranks. Coaching is available if required. Our club is renowned for an excellent course ranked No. 8 in Ireland’s hidden gems, as well as a friendly atmosphere and excellent comraderie among its members. Perhaps you might consider joining West Waterford and if so please feel welcome to call along and sample the welcome, the course and the scenic surroundings. Austin or Gillian will be on hand to discuss your requirements. We look forward to welcoming you. You can contact the office at 058 43216.

Restaurant Open for Sunday Lunch

You can now enjoy our Sunday Lunch (Main Course and Dessert) plus 9 holes of golf for €25.  Sunday Lunch at West Waterford continues to be a great success to date and we wish to thank you all for your continued support.  Lunch is served  between 12.30pm and 3.30pm and you can choose from our varied menu selection. Don’t forget that parties and all special occasions are catered for in West Waterford. So if you have a party or event coming up why not contact us at 058 43216 for further details or to discuss your party needs.

Junior Notes:

Weekly lessons for the month of May commenced on Sat 6th and will continue every Saturday for the month. Girls from 3pm-4pm and boys 4pm-5pm. Contact Tim at 086 352 1070.

Condolences

We offer our condolences to Larry Cunningham on the passing of his brother.  May he rest in peace.

CONTACT DETAILS

Telephone: 058 43216

Fax: 058 44343