Gents Notes: w/e 10th Sep 2017

Results

Intermediate Scratch Cup Sponsored by The Moorings

1st: Conor Irwin (14) 86 Douglas; 2nd: Jim Morgan (12) 87; 3rd: Keith Hayden (13) 90 Waterford; Best Nett: Louis Eyres (16) 78 Lisbon; 2nd Nett: Ray Donnelly (12) 79. CSS: 73 R.O.

Club Competition Saturday 9th/Sunday 10th September 18 Hole Stroke

1st: Mike Drohan (7) 73, 2nd: Jim Morgan (12) 75, 3rd: David Condon (8) 76. CSS: 73 R.O.

Tuesday Treats – 5th September

1st: Niall Colleran, 2nd: Pat Power. Nearest to Pin: Michael O’Keeffe. Longest Drive: Alan Twomey.

Al Eile Open Gents Qualifier – Wednesday 30th August

1st: John Flynn (18) 39pts, 2nd: Michael O’Brien (15) 39pts East Cork, CSS 34pts. Extra Qualifiers: Mike Drohan and Daniel Burke.

Friday Open 9 Hole Competition – 8th September

1st: Gavin Pratt (4) 19pts.

South Munster Seniors – Friday 8th September

Cat. A: Sean Curtin (12) 27pts Cobh GC.

Cat. B: Tadgh O’Halloran (19) 34pts Cahir Park GC.

Cat C: Seamus Cronin (24) 33pts Rafeen Creek GC.

Fox and Hounds Golf Society – Saturday 9th September

1st: Brian Brennan 39pts, 2nd: Michael O’Riordan 32pts, 3rd: Alan Moynihan 30pts, Nearest to Pin: Jeremy Cooney.

Autumn Open Week at West Waterford – September 12th - 18th

Starting on Tuesday, 12th September we have a variety of events to suit all tastes in our Autumn Open Week. Members and visitors can choose between 9 hole, 13 hole, 18 hole and team events. We look forward to welcoming you and hope you enjoy your visit to West Waterford. For details of events see our fixture list underneath.

Fixtures

Tuesday 12th Sept – Tuesday Treats - Open 9 hole Stableford – all day

Wednesday 13th Sept – Al Eile Open 18 Hole stableford Qualifier.

Thursday 14th – Open 13 Hole Singles Ladies & Gents

Friday 15th Sept –  All Day Open 9 Hole Ladies & Gents

Saturday 16th/Sunday 17th – Open 3 Person Team Event

Power On Course To Retain PGA Tour Card

Seamus Power missed out on the magic top 125 finishers in the FedEx standings last month by just 5 places and now takes an alternative route in a bid to earn his PGA Tour playing privileges for the coming season. The Web.com Tour finals is a four series event that sees the top 25 finishers in the money list secure their cards for the 2017/18 season. The opening event in Ohio on Aug 31st – Sept 3rd saw Seamus birdie his final 3 holes to jump up 16 places on the final day and claim a tie for 13th place at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship.  His disappointment at missing the All Ireland was rewarded with a cheque for $18,500 and more importantly puts him in 9th position in the top 25. A true Deise supporter, Seamus was proud to wear a blue shirt and display a blue and white ribbon on his bag during the competition. The West Waterford man is no stranger to pressure cooker golfing events and remembers his four years on the mini tours when he came so close on many occasions.  “They were tough ones to swallow.  2014 was my fourth year playing mini tours and in hindsight, if that year hadn’t gone well I’m not sure how much more I would have played.”  Since then things have gone well for Seamus Power.  Of the 25 events he played this year on tour, he made 19 cuts and earned $646,180 dollars. His experience, determination and proven golfing ability gives Seamus an edge over many of his competitors in the remaining three events in the Web.com Tour Finals.  He has proven form in competing with the best players throughout this year and we can feel quietly confident that the Touraneena man will cap off an excellent rookie year by retaining his card. Seamus will play his next event in the Albertson Boise Open on Sept 14 – 17th.

Hurlers For Hope Golf Classic

Fourmilewater Hurling Club and The Hope Foundation will hold a Golf Classic at West Waterford Golf Club on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September. Entry is €120 per team of 4. Booking available at office 058 43216

Club Foursomes Sponsored By Pat Geaney The Lawnmower Man

The Club Foursomes will be held over 3 days on Friday 29th/Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October. Entry sheet posted on notice board. Players can pick their own partner and re-entry is allowed with a different partner. Due to the Classic on the same weekend tee times are limited and early booking is essential.

Men’s Club Outing

Timesheet for our club outing to Kilkenny Golf Club on Friday 13th October is filling fast.  Details are posted on the club notice board and you are advised to book early to secure your place. Remember no names accepted without the relevant entry fee.

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 co-operation. Keep up the pace and keep an eye on the notice board.

Club Fourball Sponsored By Quinlan Butchers

John O’Connell and Pat Lennon will play Liam Troy and Pa McCarthy in the final.

Recording Away Scores

Members are reminded that all away scores must be reported to the home club. For this purpose, an Away Score Recording Sheet for Qualifying, Non Qualifying, Society, Fourball, and Team Events is posted on the members notice board.

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. Don’t 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.

Condolences

We offer our condolences to Matthew, Billy and the McCarthy on the passing of their mother Joan.  Condolences also to Olive and family of the late Eamon Nash who was a long time member of West Waterford GC.  We also offer our condolences to Brian Murphy on the passing of his father.  May they all rest in peace