Weekly News June 11th 2023
June Classic A Huge Success!
Over 100 teams took to the fairways this week for our annual fundraising Classic. Firstly, a big thank you to our three Sponsors, Aerhaus, FBD and Hydro Environmental Services. The course played fast and furious all week, helped by the sunshine and a blustery easterly wind, until the light rain on Saturday took some of the heat out of it. Again, huge credit must go to the greenkeeping staff for having the course in peak condition. As can be seen from the results, it was a closely contested affair with only 1 point separating 2nd and 4th place. One team outshone the rest, however. The serial Classic winning team from Carrick and Cahir Park returned a monster total of 120pts to win by a massive 16 points! Let’s all hope they enjoy their first prize! Once again, thank you to our Sponsors and congratulations to all winners in what was a very successful Classic overall.
June Classic Results
1st Trevor Melbourne & Anthony Daly (Carrick on Suir) Noel Casey (Cahir Park) 120pts
2nd Jamie Ryan, Nickie Dee & Gavin Flynn (Gold Coast GC) 104pts
3rd Martin O’Driscoll, (West Waterford GC), Craig Scotton & Peter Whelan (Lismore GC) 103pts (b9)
4th Owen O’Keeffe, Pat Higgins, Michael St Ledger (West Waterford GC) 103pts
Best Ladies Mary Lou Carroll, Marie T Curran, Una Mulligan (West Waterford GC) 95pts
Best Mon 5th Sean O’Connor (Tramore), Pat Flanagan (Faithlegg) Gay Calvey. (Birr) 99pts (b9)
Best Tues 6th David Condon, Mary Fahey & Rena Landers (WWGC) 99pts
Best Wed 7th Thomas Conway, Noel Conway & Jean Conway (WWGC) 95pts
Best Thurs 8th Jim Moroney, Nora Flynn & Michael Cass (WWGC) 96pts
Best Fri 9th Brian Collins, David Moloney & Shane Curran (WWGC) 98pts (b9)
Best Sat 10th Mark Coughlan, Liam Troy & Patrick McCarthy (WWGC) 99pts (b9)
Best Sun 11th Jimmy Murphy, Eddie Stack & Eddie Glavin (WWGC) 99pts (b9)
Gents Fixtures Mon 12th – Sun 18th June
Tue David Hayes 9-hole Open
Wed/Fri FBD Summer Series Open Qualifier
Sat/Sun Monthly Medal sponsored by The Old Bank Dungarvan
Get Ready for Captain Michael’s Prize!
Our esteemed 2023 Captain, Michael Cass, is holding his prize from Friday 23rd to Sun 25th June. Friday and Saturday will be qualifying days with the final being held on Sunday. It will be a big day for Michael, so please endeavour to give your support by playing one of the days. It will be greatly appreciated.
How would you like to attend the Ryder Cup for just €12.50! Whether you are a golfing fan or would just like to visit Rome from the 27th September to the 2nd October now is your chance! You can buy a ticket for a trip for two people for €25. The Prize includes tickets for every day at the Ryder Cup including the Opening Ceremony, five nights bed and breakfast in a city centre hotel and transfers to the course each day. There is also a travel voucher valued €500 included. If you want to buy a ticket you can do so online www.westwaterfordgolf.com/ryder cup, phone the Clubhouse at 058-43216 or contact any member. The draw will take place on Saturday July 8th.
Mary Fahey wins First Major: On Sunday last the ladies played the first Major of the season, the Captain’s Prize to the Ladies kindly sponsored by the Mens Captain Michael Cass. In racing parlance the ground conditions had changed from Firm to Good which made the greens a little more forgiving which was welcome given that it was a Stroke competition! There was a very good entry and the finish resulted in a photo finish between Mary Fahey and Jean O Donovan who each returned a super score of a nett 68 each. Playing off 33 it was Mary’s first win in a Major while the runner up Jean O Donovan playing off 29 certainly has one in her sights.
Mary Lou Carroll played lovely golf to with the gross with a 74 playing off 18. Patricia O Shea playing off 37 had a super round to return a 71 nett. In Cat 1 the winner was June Whyte with a nett 74 playing off 18. In Cat 2 Ciara Donnelly had a lovely round of 71 playing off 25 while in Cat 3 former Lady Captain Marie Curran was the winner with a nett 73 playing off 32. Cat 4 saw Ann Rochford take the prize with a nett 73 playing off 35. Our sincere thanks to Michael and Ann Cass who presented stylish Cass & Co hampers to the winners.
Get Into Golf Scramble: On Tuesday evening Una Mulligan, Co-Ordinator of the Get Into Golf Programme is running a scramble. It will be run over 5 holes and starts at 6.30. This is always good fun and a great way to meet new members in the Club.
Cloyne Pharmacy Open 3 Ball: On Thursday the West Waterford ladies host an Open 3 Ball competition kindly sponsored by Dermot Twomey and the Cloyne Pharmacy. The format will be a Champagne Scramble with one score counting on the first 9 and two scores counting on the back 9. Please phone 058 43216 to book a tee time or visit www.westwaterfordgolf.com
Joan Curran Memorial Competition: On Sunday next members will play in a very special competition in memory of the late Joan Curran, Killossera. Joan is fondly remembered for her enthusiastic approach to the game of golf and the manner in which she encouraged and cajoled all of us to get out on the golf course! She was a wonderful Lady Captain. Her husband Michael and family sponsor this competition and it is one of the highlights of the Golfing year. Make sure you have your name down on the list to play as the draw for partners will take place on Thursday evening
What’s on this week!
Mon evenings – 6pm Mixed Fun Scramble Simply amazing prizes!
Get Into Golf Scramble – 6.30pm over 5 holes
Weds & Fri – FBD Open qualifier for Ladies and Gents
Sunday June 17th – Joan Curran Memorial competition
Month June – Eileen Murphy Qualifier
June ongoing 9 hole competition kindly sponsored by Jean Conway
Junior Academy News
Our first Junior competition of the year was held on Saturday 3rd June. It was a close affair with Anthony O’Donnell beating Ross Kavanagh by 1pt. As well as picking up 2nd place, Ross also added the gross prize. Rueben O’Brien celebrated his new handicap by claiming 3rd place. Our next competition is on Monday 12th June.
It will be a busy Summer ahead with inter-club leagues organised throughout June, July and August. Parents will be kept informed of all the dates on the WhatsApp group.
FBD Insurance Open Qualifier Series
Our FBD sponsored Open Series for Ladies and Gents continues every Wednesday and Friday throughout the Summer. The final takes place on Friday September 15th with a trip to Trump Doonbeg, Dromoland Castle and Galway Bay for the overall winner.
Play and Stay Initiative with the Park Hotel Dungarvan
West Waterford Golf Club is delighted to announce a Play and Stay Initiative in collaboration with the Four Star Park Hotel Dungarvan. Ideal for those seeking a short golfing break in Dungarvan, all you have to do is phone the Park Hotel or visit their website to get the details.
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