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Gents Notes: w/e 11th Feb 2018

Results

Club Competition 16 Hole Stableford Feb 5th – Feb 11th.

Category 1 Daniel Burke (5) 39pts, Category 2 Stephen Spillane (10) 44pts

Category 3 Larry Cunningham (16) 40 pts, Category 4 Donal O’Brien (20) 35pts

CSS: 39

Fixtures

Monday 5th Feb – Sunday 11th Feb– 18 Hole Stableford in conjunction with round 4 Comeragh Oil Winter league. Final Qualifying Round.

Silver Anniversary Sunshine Classic

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since Pat Spratt realized his dream when West Waterford golf club officially opened for business.  Much has happened during those years and we will go into that in more detail at some other time.  The Sunshine Classic has become our major fundraiser down the years and has contributed enormously to the upkeep and ongoing development of our facilities.  For this we are eternally grateful to our members and especially the many visitors who return annually to support our classic.  We have talked to, and listened to the views of everyone who has participated in the Classic down the years.  As a result we have aimed to run the event in as fair a manner as we can thereby giving all competitors a realistic chance of winning.  In this special year we have increased the prizes (not the prices) to say thank you to our supporters.  The main prize of 4x€400 Travel vouchers gives the winners the flexibility to use their prize when, where, and how, they decide.  The follow-up prizes include overnight accommodation, dinner and golf in some of the top venues in the region.  Our Classic this year takes place from Saturday 24th March to Sunday 1st April inclusive.

Super Sunshine Raffle.

In conjunction with our Classic we are also holding a raffle.  Details of prizes will be published next week.  We are appealing to all members, especially those not playing in the Golf Classic to support this raffle.  Tickets will be on sale from committee members shortly.

Comeragh Oil Winter League – Carrigaline take Giant Leap

The fourth and final qualifying round is now underway, and judging by last weeks scores, teams are taking this round very seriously.  Over 18 holes we had a number of scores in the 40’s including two players with 44 points.  It is important for a team to return all cards this week as if there is a tie for any qualifying place, the 5th, 6th and subsequent cards may be very important as a tie breaker.

If your team is struggling in the bottom half of the table then take heart from the Carrigaline team.  Lying in 14th place after round 2, they have moved up to sixth place after round 3.  Inspired by Shane Roche with 40 points, they accumulated a record breaking team score of 152 points to put themselves in serious contention for a play-off spot.  Glenbeg, spearheaded by Robbie Dalton also put their team in the frame moving up three places to 4th in the table.  Tabletoppers Carrigtwohill hold on to the top spot but are being challenged by An Ghaéltacht and Helvick just a few points adrift.  After 3 rounds the cut is currently at 406, but beware as the chasers are poised for a comeback.  The 4th and final qualifying round started on Monday 5th February and continues until Sunday 18th February.  This round will be played over 18 holes and will run for two weeks (subject to weather conditions).  Team captains should note that only players who have paid the initial entry fee, and played in at least one of the qualifying rounds, are eligible to compete in the matchplay rounds.  Thank you to all who have supported the league so far and please make that special effort for your team in Round 4.

Comeragh Oil Winter League Table after three rounds

Carrigtwohill 424, An Ghaeltacht 420, Helvick 418, Glenbeg 417,

Ardmore 412, Carrigaline 409, An Rinn 408, Tivoli 406, Blackwater 402,

Coolcormack 401, Carriglea 399, Canty 390, Aglish 386, Glenmore 382,

Kinsalebeg 381.  Current Cut 406.

Full individual and team details are available on www.westwaterfordgolf.com. Just click on Men’s Winter League link. 

Weekly Winners

The category system has proven to be a great success over the qualifying rounds of the Winter League.  Most weeks we award two prizes in each of four categories.  Winners have a choice between Comeragh Oil vouchers and our own club vouchers which can be redeemed locally in the businesses of our sponsors.  To date we have had 52 luck prize winners and our domestic handicapping system ensures we have an even distribution of prizes.

Bunker Project Resumes

The recent spell of wet weather curtailed progress on the bunker renovation project.  Work has now resumed and many bunkers have been edged and emptied.  The ambitious plan is to insert new liners and new sand in all bunkers on the course.  Next time you are playing, take a good look at the bunkers on the 1st and 10th holes which have been completed.  We are hoping to have all bunkers up to this standard over the next few months.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused  during the project.

Autumn Seniors Fixtures 2018

Just a timely reminder that the Autumn Seniors Alliance will start in early April.  The proposed fixture list is posted on the notice-board.  Anyone interested in playing please give your name to Pat Power.

New Members Welcome

West Waterford can offer a variety of packages to anyone wishing to take up the game of golf. Renowned for its friendly atmosphere as well as being home to two professional golfers we at West Waterford would like you to sample what we have on offer.  We pride ourselves on dealing with our members on a first name basis and involving all members in events at the club.  Why not call along and talk to Gillian or Austin and discover for yourself an experience which you only get at West Waterford..

Sunday Lunch at West Waterford – General Public most Welcome

Thinking of somewhere new to go for Sunday lunch, then go no further than West Waterford Golf and Country Club. Located in the splendid setting of the Brickey Valley this is the ideal venue for the family lunch on Sunday.  Remember you don’t have to be a member to visit our restaurant.  The General Public are most welcome to our Sunday Lunch served from 12.30 to 3.30 each Sunday.  The kids will enjoy the spacious surrounds within and outside the clubhouse. Our chef John offers a wide and varied menu to suit all tastes and you are assured of a hearty welcome and personal attention at West Waterford Golf Club. We look forward to serving you.