Gents Notes: w/e 6th Aug 2017

Results

3 Person Waltz Fri 4th, Sat 5th/ Sun 6th August kindly sponsored by Coolcormack Residents

1st: Shauna Wall, Mary Lou Carroll, Denis Looby – 87pts b9. 2nd: Tom Butler, John Keane, Des Cleary - 87pts. 3rd: David Condon, Pat Murray, Pat Power – 80pts. Residents Prize: Ciaran Moore, Bernadette Moore, Ken Johnson.

Club Competition 18 Hole Stableford Sat/Sun August 5th/6th

1st: Patrick O’Riordan (7) 39pts, 2nd: Luke Cummins (1) 38pts. CSS: 37.

Tuesday Treats – 1st August

Cat 1 – 1st: Mike Bumster (18) 21pts, 2nd: Tony Condon (18) 20pts b6.

Cat 2 – 1st: Denis Conway (11) 20 pts, 2nd: John Brennan (11) 20 pts b6.

Cat 3 – Kevin Walsh (7) 18pts.

Nearest to Pin: Ray Donnelly and Stephen Ronayne.

Long Drive: Ronan Foley.

Al Eile Qualifier Wed 2nd August

1st: Pat Norris (6) 39pts, 2nd: Darragh Herlihy (2) 38pts. CSS: 36

Open 9 Hole Friday 4th August

Cat 1: 1st: John Sheehan (17) 20pts, 2nd: Richard Queally (12) 15pts.

Cat 2: 1st: Fintan Gee (19) 20pts, 2nd: Justin Spratt (19) 18pts.

Best Lady: Una Mulligan (32) 20pts. Visitor: Martin Forester (17) 18pts. 

The Local Bar Golf Society – Captain’s Prize (John Brennan)

1st: Tommy Butler, 2nd: Mark Ronayne, 3rd: Des Cleary.

Hole in One

Congratulations to Shane Hanrahan who had a hole in one on the 13th on Saturday.

Fixtures

Tuesday 8th Aug – Tuesday Treats - Open 9 hole Stableford – all day

Wednesday 9th Aug – Al Eile Open 18 Hole stableford Qualifier.

Fri 12th/Sat13th/Sun14th Aug – Mr Diarmuid Horgan’s President’s Prize

Qualifying Rounds – 18 Hole Stableford.

President’s Prize 2017 kindly presented by Mr Diarmuid Horgan

Our final major of the 2017 season gets underway this weekend with qualifying rounds being played on Friday11th, Saturday12th and Sunday 13th August. This will be an 18 hole stableford competition. Make sure to get your name on the timesheet by calling to the clubhouse or by ringing 058 43216.  The top 60 qualifiers will compete for the coveted prize in the final round on the Eddie Hackett on Saturday 19th August. The presentation of prizes takes place in the clubhouse on Saturday night at 9p.m followed by music and entertainment.

Seamus Moves To 123rd Place In FedEx Cup Rankings

This week Seamus was playing in the Barracuda Championship which took place at  Montreux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nevada. This was a modified stableford event in which you received 5pts for an eagle, 2pts for a birdie, 0pts for par, -1pt for bogey, -2pts for double bogey. After day one he was in tied 36th place after racking up 7 points. On Friday he moved to tied 18th after adding another 9 points which saw him on a total of 16 points. Saturday saw him on the move again up to tied 14th after adding a further 10 points by shooting six birdies and two bogeys. This put him on 26 points. On Sunday Seamus had two bogeys, a birdie and an eagle on the 18th which saw him finish with 5 points for his round. He finished in 26th place overall for the event. He has now moved into 123rd place on the FedEx Cup rankings. Seamus will be teeing up in his final event, The Wyndham Championship, from August 17th-20th. At this stage he must be feeling very confident of retaining his PGA Tour card for next year. Well done Seamus on another great weekend of golf.

Mr Diarmuid Horgan President West Waterford Golf Club

Diarmuid Horgan is currently serving his second year in office as President of West Waterford Golf Club. Since joining the club he has gained the respect of members of both the ladies and gents sections and has made a major contribution to the success of West Waterford over the last number of years.  A tireless worker he has become a great ambassador for our club through his involvement in all club activities and his pleasant demeanour, which has made him a welcome visitor at clubs throughout the country.

A native of Kerry, Diarmuid recalls a very happy 9 years when he lived in Cork. He then moved to Waterford where he raised the family in the environs of a very successful farming business in Colligan. His ambitious nature and business acumen led him to starting his own transportation company which has blossomed into the success story that is now Dungarvan Transport.

An outgoing person, Diarmuid joined Dungarvan Lions Club where he served as President.  Always willing to contribute his talents he went on to join Dungarvan Show committee and also became involved with Dungarvan Point to Point.  On the social front he enjoys music and dancing which led to his involvement with Deise Jigs and Reels in which he was a celebratory contestant just a few years ago. A lover of the great outdoors, Diarmuid is involved with horse racing and is a keen follower of Waterford GAA where he is actively involved with Club Deise.

You might wonder how this man finds time to play golf, but I can assure you that hardly a week goes by that he doesn’t get a few rounds in.  His contribution to West Waterford golf club, both on and off the course has been nothing short of magnificent.  Please show your appreciation by playing in Diarmuid’s President’s prize and by attending the presentation, music, song and dance in the clubhouse on Saturday 19th August.

Belvedere Trophy

An unbeaten run stretching back to 2015 came to an end at West Waterford on Tuesday 1st August.  Trailing by 3.1/2 to 1.1/2 following the first leg, our manager Edward Hickey felt that we could still claim victory on our home course. Despite a gallant fightback to lead 3-1 in the home leg we failed to win the final match as Lismore clinched the tie on the 16th hole.  Well done to Lismore and we wish them the best of luck in the county final.  Our team on the evening was Michael Landers and Denis Herlihy, Fintan Gee and Michael Lawlor, Percy Walsh and Pa McCarthy, Justin Spratt and Pat Curran, Terry O’Callaghan and Pat Power.  Thank you to our manager Edward Hickey and to all the players who represented the club throughout the competition.

Friday Open 9 Hole Competition

Our Friday 9 hole competition is now up and running and is being very well supported.  This competition is open to ladies and gents and can be played any time during the day subject to booking.

Club Singles sponsored by Pat Murphy

This competition is nearing the semi final stage and we thank the players for their cooperation. Keep up the pace and keep an eye on the notice board.

Club Fourball sponsored by Quinlan Butchers

Here again we hope to have the semi final pairings sorted by the weekend. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Club Deise Classic

West Waterford Golf Club is proud to host the Club Deise Golf Classic on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th August.  This will be a 4 person team event with 2 best stableford scores counting on all holes. Entry: €150 per team including meal.

Sunshine Raffle Result

1st Prize – Holiday for 2 in Algarve: Tommy Keogh. 2nd Prize – 2 Nights B&B + Dinner in any of the Flynn Group Hotels: Lila O Dwyer. 3rd Prize – Dinner For 2 at The Cliff House Hotel: Bertie Hallahan. 4 Prizes of €100 Cash each: Katie Shanahan, Leigh Hansbury, Pat Curran, Margaret Joyce.

Holiday Time

We welcome back our highly efficient secretary Gillian on her return from a well deserved family holiday in the Big Apple.

Care for the Course

Our course is currently in exceptionally good condition thanks to the efforts of our course staff and regular volunteers. We would ask all members to repair pitch marks and to use the sand provided, to repair divots on tee boxes especially the Par 3’s. 

Open Nine Hole Competitions at West Waterford

Each Tuesday and Friday we are hosting an Open 9 hole competition at West Waterford.  You can play anytime morning, afternoon or evening subject to booking.  Prizes are awarded in 3 categories so don’t worry if you are only a beginner.  You will be made most welcome and our members will be glad to assist you if required.  Try it and see, but beware you may become addicted.  We look forward to seeing you.  Dont forget our popular 18 hole Al Eile Qualifier each Wednesday.

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 - No Golf Clubs Required

You don’t need to be a golfer to enjoy an appetising Sunday Lunch at West Waterford Golf Club’s popular bar and restaurant.  If you fancy locally produced food, freshly cooked and served in our spacious dining area, then get the family together for an enjoyable experience.  Yes, the kids are most welcome and we provide colouring books and crayons to keep them occupied. Our tasty kids menu is available each Sunday. The restaurant is set in the heart of the country and is surrounded by spectacular natural scenery. Just 5 minutes from town, you will feel you are in a new world. The West Waterford Welcome is extended to golfers and non golfers alike. Come along and see for yourself what we have to offer.

Sunday Lunch is served between 12.30pm and 3.30pm and you can choose from our varied menu selection. 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 Competition Results

Tuesday 1st August – Sponsored By Seamus Power

1st: Conall O’Ceallaigh (36) 42pts, 2nd: Sean Spratt (16) 42pts, Gross: Simon Kelly (6) 32 gross, 3rd: Dylan Aherne (35) 39pts, 4th: Ciaran Power (9) 37pts, Best 36: Peter Cummins 34pts.

Friday 4th August – Sponsored By Stephen Spillane

1st: Sean Spratt (16) 42pts, 2nd: Peter Cummins (36) 38pts, 3rd: Kyle O’Donnell (32) 34pts.

Contact Details

Telephone: 058 43216

Fax: 058 44343