WWGC Weekly News May 14th 2023
Gents Notes and Results
Sat/Sun 13/14th May: Monthly Medal sponsored by The Old Bank Dungarvan
1st Eamon Hickey (23) 40pts
2nd Luke Swayne (13) 37pts
Gross Eoin Conway (3) 33pts
3rd Cathal Reilly (18) 35pts (b9)
The May Monthly Medal kindly sponsored by The Old Bank was played in superb conditions, both weather and course. Long hitting Eamon Hickey made full use of them to shoot a fantastic 40pts, to run out the clear winner by 3 points over Luke Swayne. Congratulations to all the winners!
Wed/Fri 10/12th May: FBD Summer Open Qualifier 18 holes
1st Brian Hilliard (17) 34pts
Qualifiers: Unknown at time of writing
Tue 9th May: David Hayes Pro Shop 9-hole Open
1st Stephen Walsh (8) 20pts
2nd Kieran Cotter (11) 18pts
Longest Drive: Michael Gill Nearest Pin: Denis Conway
Gents Fixtures for the week ahead
Mon 15th May: Pat O’Doherty Manic Monday Open 9-hole
Tue 16th May: Deise Golf World Open 9-hole
Wed/Fri 17/19th May: FBD INSURANCE SUMMER SERIES
Fri 19th May: Murray’s Pharmacy Mixed Open 9-hole Scramble
Sat/Sun 20/21st May: Forde Daybreak 18 hole Singles
Note Change from advertised Calendar: The Junior Scratch Cup due to take place this weekend is now postponed until 18/19th July.
Jean O Donovan continues Winning Streak: The Interlude Restaurant sponsored competition is a firm favourite on the golfing calendar in West Waterford. On Thursday Jean O Donovan booked her table by winning the competition with a very nice score of 35 points playng off 29. Jean is playing super golf this year. It was nice to see Denise Nugent playing off 23 taking second place with 34 points. In third place we had the always consistent Mary Lou Carroll playing off 17 with 33 points. Well done ladies – all these points count for the Golfer of the Year league. Many thanks to our sponsor Susan Denn, Interlude restaurant.
Get Into Golf Scramble throws up interesting results: On Friday evening Una Mulligan, co-ordinator of the Get into Golf programme arranged a fun scramble for the participants. As you all know there is no such thing as a “fun” scramble! The competitive edge always wins out! There was a very close finish with Mary French, Lorna Behan and Therese Troy winning on a countback from Frances Carroll, Michelle O Donovan and Teresa Ahearne. All participants later retired to the sun drenched balcony to discuss missed shots and good shots!
Challenge Cup Team Go down Fighting: Despite the forecast we had very pleasant weather on Sunday afternoon in West Waterford when our Challenge Cup team were narrowly defeated in their second round match against Mitchelstown. Aine Parks retained her unbeaten record while the next three matches went down to the wire but went Mitchelstown’s way. Ger Curran was one up on the 18th when called in. It was an afternoon of Might Have Beens! Special thanks to the Team Manager Una Mulligan who, as always was encouraging and helpful to the team members. Special thanks to the long suffering caddies!
Junior Foursomes team travel to the Gold Coast: On Sunday next June 21st our Junior Foursomes team managed by June Whyte play the Gold Coast in the Gold Coast. Best of luck to all the team. Please come out and support.
What’s on this week!
Mon evenings – 6pm Mixed Fun Scramble Simply amazing prizes!
Weds & Fri – FBD Open qualifier for Ladies and Gents
Thurs 19th – The Moorings 18 Hole Stableford GOY or 9 Hole Qualifier
May ongoing 9 hole competition kindly sponsored by Mary Herlihy
Junior Academy News
On Saturday evening 13th May, despite competition from the hurling match in Thurles, a number of dedicated junior golfers played in the lovely Summer sunshine. Our J3’s continue to submit cards for handicaps and just a reminder to put all eligible cards in the Orange box beside the computer terminal.
Results are flying in for the Adult/Junior Matchplay, with some very impressive performances so far. There are still a couple of Round 1 matches outstanding, so these must be completed as soon as possible. The competition really starts to heat up in Round 2, where the deadline is Sun 11th June. Good luck to all remaining pairs!
Seamus and Gary News
Seamus Power continued his consistent form this week at the Byron Nelson in Dallas where he shot an outstanding -19 total for a tie for 19th place. Yet another Top 20 finish for the West Waterford man, and he moves up to 12th in the FedEx Cup standings! He will be hoping for more of the same consistency at this week’s PGA Championship, the second major of the year. All our best wishes go to Seamus for the week ahead.
Gary Hurley had a disappointing week at the Soudal Open in Belgium where rounds of 73 and 77 saw him miss the half-way cut. He now has a break before the KLM Dutch Open on May 25th.
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.
Calling All Golfers and Sports Fans – Do you want to go to the Ryder Cup?
Tickets are still available for our trip to the Ryder Cup. Tickets can be purchased online via our website www.westwaterfordgolf.com and in the club office, as well as from Club members. If you’re not in you can’t win this dream prize for any golfer!
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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