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11th February 2024

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New Membership Offer for 2024

For 2024, we at West Waterford Golf Club, are offering great new membership rates.

Join a warm & friendly, member owned, club, offering great tee time availability, for only €400 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fees.

West Waterford offers golfers of all levels a superb golfing experience. See what experts in the golf industry say about us:

  • A golf course that “sums up the beauty and peacefulness of the Irish landscape’ (Destination Golf Ireland 2023)
  • ‘The best golf course in Co. Waterford’ (Ivan Morris, golf journalist & former Irish Amateur International)
  • ‘The best greens I played on all year’ (Ian Cronin, aka @Thesocialhacker)

Sale in Club Shop!

The club shop currently has a 25% sale on all items while stocks last. Get your West Waterford club gear with the club logo at great value.

Seamus makes another cut!

It was a mixed bag of rounds for Seamus at the weather interrupted WM Phoenix Open. After an average first round of level par, Seamus rallied in round 2 to make the cut at -2. Possibly affected by the weather delays, he then slipped back to +1 after the third round before once again rallying to finish on -1 at the end of the tournament. This all added up to a tie for 66th place and some more valuable FedEx Cup points. He now stands in 96th position in the FedEx Cup rankings with the top 125 retaining full playing rights next season. Being in all the signature events this season is a huge advantage for Seamus and he will be hoping to climb up towards the top 50 as the season progresses. This week he takes his place in the Genesis Invitational, the third signature event of the season, where a certain Tiger will make a return to the game!

Bad week for Gary!

Gary Hurley had a week to forget on the challenge tour, finishing in a tie for 150th. He will be hoping for better this week at the Dimension Data Pro-am. We wish him the very best of luck.

Women’s Notes

Get into golf

For those interested in taking up golf, our Get into golf will commence in April. More details next week. 

Rules Night

Golf Ireland will present a rules night in the Clubhouse early March. More details shortly. 

What’s on this week 

9 hole February kindly sponsored Denise Nugent 

Winter league continues until 17th March 

Men’s Notes

Men’s Winter League 2024

We have reached the Matchplay stage in the Winter League with the top 8 teams qualifying for the Quarter Finals. The QF line-up is as follows:

  1. Team F vs Team N
  2. Team M vs Team L
  3. Team B vs Team Q
  4. Team C vs Team E

QF matches are to be completed by Sunday 18th February. Best of luck to all players left in the competition.

Handicap News

2024 WHS Updates such as the below come into effect in Ireland on 1st April 2024.

Improvements have been made to the method used to handle Holes Not Played, which will be based on a player’s expected score rather than a score of net par. When one or more holes have not been played, this method takes your Score Differential for the holes you did play and combines it with an expected Score Differential for the holes you did not play, based on the scoring pattern of players with the same Handicap Index as you. 

This new method will produce an 18-hole Score Differential that more accurately reflects a player’s ability.

The procedure for calculating a Score Differential using an expected score can be summarised as follows:  

1. An expected Score Differential for the hole or holes not played is calculated, based on a given Handicap Index and a course of standard difficulty.  

2. A Score Differential for the holes played is calculated using the player’s actual scores and the rating value of the holes played. 

3. The Score Differential from the holes played is combined with the expected Score Differential to produce an 18-hole Score Differential.   

4. For 9-hole rounds – An 18-hole Score Differential is created by combining the 9-hole Score Differential for the 9 holes played with the player’s expected score over 9 holes.   

Note – expected scoring is a closed calculation which is generated by computer precision software.

Men’s Results

13H Singles S’ford

1st Kieran Mulligan (19) 30pts (b6)

2nd J.P. Murphy (16) 30pts

Men’s Fixtures 12-18 Feb

All Week 13 hole Singles S/F; WL QF Matches

Winter Rules

Please note the following Winter Rules in play for the duration of the Winter period:

  • Place on the ground within 6 inches on Fairway & Rough. 
  • Bunkers: Out of play until further notice*. Drop outside bunker at nearest point of relief, not nearer the hole
  • Buggies are not permitted on the course until further notice*
  • *Keep an eye on the noticeboard and BRS for updates in relation to Bunker and Buggy status

Note: Given the soft ground conditions, a temporary rule is in place allowing players a free drop if a ball cannot be found in open ground, in agreement with playing partners.

Junior Academy News

2024 Junior Membership forms are available in the club office and parents are invited to rejoin their Juniors for the new year. The Fred Daly provisional panel has been selected and the relevant parents have been contacted in relation to this. Trials will begin in the next couple of weeks.

Fantasy Golf 2024

I never remember this happening before, but bad weather once again affected play at the WM Phoenix Open. It seems like every tournament on the PGA tour is being delayed by bad weather these days. There was about 7 hours of delayed play due to storms in total, but thankfully the tournament did finish, just about, on Sunday evening. The story of the tournament was Charley Hoffman who played some excellent golf and looked for all the world like he was certain to win when he finished on -21, three shots clear of the nearest challenger at that stage. However, Canadian Nick Taylor showed his true mettle by making birdies on three of his last four holes, including the 18th to tie Hoffman on -21. Two more birdies on 18 in the playoff gave Taylor a fully deserved victory, but you had to feel a bit sorry for the veteran Hoffman, one of the more popular players on tour.

Neither Taylor nor Hoffman featured on any fantasy rosters to continue the trend of surprising winners on tour this season. However, many players had a solid week with picks featuring in the top 10. The full updated leaderboard will be communicated on WhatsApp as soon as the FedEx Cup bonus points are allocated. Next week is the Genesis Invitational at Riviera, another signature event with no cut. A certain Tiger Woods will make a return to the game, but will he make our fantasy rosters I wonder! 

Dungarvan Golf Triangle 

Dungarvan is a haven for golf enthusiasts with three championship golf courses, all located within 10 minutes of Dungarvan town, West Waterford Golf Club, Gold Coast Golf Club & Dungarvan Golf Club.  The three clubs have teamed up with a fantastic offer, where you can enjoy one round of golf at each of these three golf courses for just €84. 

This special offer is available every day and is a great idea for a Christmas gift or just for your next golfing break.  For more information contact 058 43216 or email 

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.

West Waterford on Social Media

If you want the latest information on how Seamus and Gary are doing, or want to see the latest on West Waterford in general, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are the places to be. Please follow us on social media and tell your friends as well!!

During the winter months, you can contact the office from 9am-1pm daily on 058-43216 or Email

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