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13th August

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WWGC Weekly News August 13th 2023

All Set For 30 year Celebrations!!

Our 30 year celebration week begins on Friday August 25th and runs to Saturday September 2nd. A fundraising Classic will run for the entire week and all members and their friends are invited to play. Kindly sponsored by The Old Bank and Tírlan, there are some excellent prizes on offer, including a draw for free 2024 membership. Save the date and let’s all make this a celebration to remember!

Ryder Cup Raffle

The much anticipated draw for the Ryder Cup Raffle was held in the clubhouse on Sunday evening 13th August. The lucky winner of the fabulous trip to Rome including full access to the Ryder Cup in September is Feargal Cooper from Wexford. Congratulations Feargal and we hope you have a wonderful trip!

Gents Results 07-13 August

Sat/Sun 18 Hole Singles sponsored by Tírlan

1st Denis Conway (13) 40pts

2nd Vincent O’Mahoney (24) 39pts

Gross Ken Fenton (5) 28pts

3rd Kieran Mulligan (20) 38pts

This weekend’s Gents competition was kindly sponsored by Tírlan. The course played its full length due to the soft underfoot conditions, but Denis Conway played very good golf to win with a score of 40pts. Continuing his recent good form was Vincent O’Mahoney in second with 39pts. Rounding out the winners were Ken Fenton taking the gross and Kieran Mulligan in 3rd place. Congrats to all!

Tue Deise Golf World 9-hole Open

1st Jack O’Donnell (5) 20pts (b6)

2nd Martin Houlihan (11) 20pts (b3)

3rd Benny Fitzgerald (5) 20pts

Gents Fixtures 14-20 August

Tue Deise Golf World 9-hole Open

Wed/Fri FBD Summer Series Qualifier

Fri 9-hole Sponsors Scramble

Sat/Sun Intermediate and Minor Scratch Cups sponsored by The Moorings

Ladies Notes

Scintillating Performance by Jo Swayne!  Last Friday and Saturday Nora Flynn hosted her Lady Captain’s Prize.  The weather Gods kept the rain away and the standard of golf was outstanding.  Usually going out in the leading group on Day 2 does generate a little nervous tension but this was not the case with Jo Swayne!  Jo was leader in the Clubhouse on Friday evening with a lovely score of 69 playing off 20.  However on Saturday Jo turned on “The Burners” and scorched round returning a score of 62 nett! Given that the conditions were windy this was truly a wonderful performance. Congratulations to Jo on winning her first Lady Captain’s Prize.  The first of many me thinks!

 Jean O Donovan has been playing superb golf this year and on Day 2 brought in a score of 68 nett playing off (25).  Jean’s total of 144 slotted her in to second place.  Mary Lou Carroll is never far from the Podium and played solid golf over the two days to win the gross prize with 185 playing off (20).  Third place was won by June Whyte who also played consistent golf playing off (19) with a score of 149 nett.  Mary Fahy has been having a super year and playing off (29) had a 150 nett to take fourth place just pipping former Lady Captain’s Prize winner Marie T Curran playing off (23) who also had a 150 nett to take fifth place.

Denise Nugent is regaining some of her old form and won Cat A (0-23) with a score of 153 nett playing off 22.  In the Cat B section (24-29) Jean Conway was the deserving winner playing off (24) with a 151 nett.  Former Lady Captain Marie Curran won Cat C (30-36) with a nett 152 playing off (31) while Trish O Shea, another player enjoying a fine season won the Cat D (37-54) with a nett score of 160 playing off (36)

Ger Curran playing off (32) had a great round on Friday and took the prize for Best Friday with a nett score of 72.  Ciara Donnelly playing off (27) turned round a bad start on Friday to return a score of 72 nett on Saturday to win Best Saturday.  The hotly contested Past Captain’s Prize was won by the always consistent Eithne Ashby playing off (25) with a nett score of 155, while the Committee Prize went to the hardworking Get into Golf co-ordinator Una Mulligan playing off (25) with a nett 153

One of the loudest cheers of the night went up for Reena McDonnell who won the 9 hole competition and who entertained us royally with her acceptance speech!.  Rosie Murphy, Lady Captain of the Gold Coast won the Visitors prize while the men were not left out and Diarmuid Horgan was a worthy winner of the Mens 9 hole competition.  In the Get into Golf Section Marcella Scanlon was a deserving winner.

There may have been two consecutive days of stroke play but the moves on the dance floor later in the evening were a sight to behold!  We had a fabulous evening and special thanks must go the Jason and Clodagh from the Food Doc who produced a really lovely meal for all present at the Presentation.  Well Done to our Lady Captain Nora.  The weekend was sensational.

Golfer of the Year Hotting Up! Certainly things are getting interesting in the Golfer of the Year competition.  Jean O Donovan has swept to the top of the leader board following a good two days on the fairways in the Lady Captain’s Prize. Her total points to date are 358 while Mary Lou Carroll is in second place with 352 points just one ahead of Jean Conway.  There are others “lurking in the high grass” so there should be a very interesting climax to the competition in late September! 

Play in Pink Raises over €800!  On Sunday last the Play in Pink competition raised over €800 in donations.  In the 18 hole competition Una Mulligan played outstanding golf to return a score of 42 points playing off (26).  In second place we had Trish O Shea playing off (36) with 33 points who played some nice golf while our very efficient Lady Vice Captain Bridget Blackwell had 32 points playing off (28).  In the 9 hole section Jackie Manning playing off (18) returned a fine score of 22 points.  Mary French playing off (17) placed some nice golf to finish second while the third slot was filled by Marian Hilliard another regular prize-winner.  Many thanks to all the members who contributed so generously to this very worthy cause.

The Wine Buff Open 3 Ball:  On this coming Thursday August 17th the Wine Buff are sponsoring an Open Three Ball in West Waterford.  Played in the popular Waltz format this is an opportunity to come out and play in West Waterford and, just maybe, go home with some very nice wine!  Visitors pay €15 each and the handicap limit is 36.  Please phone 058-43216 to book your team in.

The Coach House 18 Hole Stableford:  On Sunday next, the Coach House, Kilmacthomas sponsor a one day 18 hole competition.

What’s On this Week!

Mon evenings – 6pm Mixed Fun Scramble Simply amazing prizes!

Weds & Fri – FBD Open qualifier for Ladies and Gents

Thurs Aug 17th – Wine Buff Open 3 Ball

Sun Aug 20th – The Coach House 18 Hole Stableford

Fri Aug 25th – Ladies Outing to Woodenbridge Golf Club

August –  On Going 9 Hole competition

Junior Academy News

On Tuesday 8th August, this year’s Junior Captain’s Prize took place. 2023 Junior Co-Captains, Peter Cummins and Brian Curran, held two competitions on the day. The main competition, for the Pat Murphy Perpetual Trophy, was contested by our Juniors with official golf handicap indexes. In what was typical ‘soft Irish mist’, some wonderful scoring was witnessed. In the end, the winner was young Anthony O’Donnell with a score of 42pts, just beating David Prendergast and Ted Lynch into 2nd and 3rd place respectively, both with scores of 41pts. Conor Keane took home the gross prize with a very creditable 24pts. Pat Murphy himself was on hand to present his trophy and said a few very nice words to the young golfers. A nine hole competition for Juniors who don’t have an official HI yet was won by Sean Houlihan with a super score of 25pts. Congratulations to all the winners on the day. A big thank you to Pat Murphy for sponsoring this competition. A big thank you also to Gents Captain Michael Cass who was present throughout the day supporting the boys, and who also had some nice words of encouragement for them at the presentation ceremony. All in all, the day went off smoothly and was enjoyed by all present.

Then, on Thursday 10th August, six of our cadets travelled to Clonmel GC for round 2 of the league. West Waterford was represented very ably by Tara O’Donnell, Maebh O’Connell, Anthony O’Donnell, Jack O’Connell and the twins Daniel and Jayden Murphy. Thank you to all the parents and mentors who travelled to Clonmel on the day. Next up is Dundrum on 21st August for round 3.

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.

FBD Insurance Open Qualifier Series  

There are only a few chances left to play our Summer Series Qualifier before the final takes place on Friday September 15th with a trip to Trump Doonbeg, Dromoland Castle and Galway Bay for the overall winner. Don’t miss out!

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