WWGC Weekly News July 16th 2023
Bruen Success for West Waterford!
On Sunday 16th July, our 10-man Jimmy Bruen team recorded an impressive victory at home against Cobh GC. Well done to all men on a super performance and their Captain Niall Colleran on a great win. All roads now lead to Cobh GC for the next rounds on the weekend of August 5th/6th.
Senior Cup Team Narrowly Beaten!
Our Senior Cup team was narrowly beaten by our neighbours Dungarvan in Lee Valley GC last weekend. Despite the narrow defeat, a big congratulations must go to all players on a wonderful display of golf in a match that went right down to the wire. On behalf of Team Captain Niall Colleran, a big thank you to all players.
Gents Results 10-16 July
Sun Old Head Financial 18 hole Singles S’ford
1st Ray Bannon (10) 43pts
2nd Justin Spratt (26) 40pts
Gross Philip Spratt (+1) 34pts (b9)
3rd Simon Dawes (27) 37pts (b9)
Ray Bannon celebrated a deserved break from his hectic home life with a win in the Sunday Singles sponsored by Old Head Financial. His brilliant score of 43pts was good enough to win by 3 clear points from the evergreen Justin Spratt, who himself is celebrating a serious return to form. A good day for the Spratt family saw young Philip claim the gross with 34pts, while another recent winner, Simon Dawes, took home the third prize. Congratulations to all men on their great performances.
Tue David Hayes Pro Shop 9-hole Open
1st Frank North (8) 19pts (b6)
2nd Ronan Culloo (12) 19pts
3rd Bertie Hallahan (10) 18pts (b3)
Long Drive Colin Power Nearest Pin Denis Herlihy
Gents Fixtures 17-23 July
Tue Deise Golf World 9-hole Open
Wed/Fri FBD Summer Series Qualifier
Sat/Sun Terra Nua 18-hole Singles
Fine Win for Denise Nugent in President’s Prize to the Ladies: On Sunday last Jim Moroney President of WWGC put up a lovely prize for the ladies. The weather conditions were difficult but Denise Nugent brought her A game to West Waterford on Sunday. Playing off 23 Denise returned a fabulous score of a 66 nett and it wonderful to see such a talented player back on the podium. Another player who is playing super golf at the moment is Mary Fahey. On Sunday Mary was leader in the Clubhouse until the last pairing came in. Mary had a great 69 playing off 29 to take second.
The Gross went to June Whyte playing off 19 with 91. June is a player returning to form. Jean O Donovan who features in almost every competition she plays in had a solid score of 73 nett playing off 28 to take Third. Mary Lou Carroll, who is rarely out of the prizes won Cat A 0-23 with a nett score of 76 playing off 19. In Cat B (24-29) another regular winner Ciara Donnelly playing off 26 had a 74 nett to take the category while the Cat C (30-36) threw up a real surprise when Frances Carroll won with a nett 78 playing off 33. Surprises are nice! In Cat D (37-54) Trish O Shea returned a score of 78 nett playing off 36. I have no doubt that Trish will be on top of that podium very soon. On behalf of our Lady Captain
Nora I would like to thank Jim for his absolutely gorgeous prize.
Get Into Golf Outstanding Prizes Presentation: On Tuesday evening last the Club was busy as the Get into Golf players had a presentation of all outstanding prizes. There was a great spread of prize winners and I think the future looks bright. Una Mulligan co-ordinator of the Get into Golf programme congratulated all the winners.
Murrays Careplus Pharmacy Open Day: On this coming Thursday July 20th West Waterford are running an Open 3 Ball Team event. Sponsored by Murrays Careplus Pharmacy It will be played in a Waltz format which is an enjoyable format for a team event. Phone 058 43216 to book in.
Dalton Jewellers Club Matchplay: It is that time of year again when we get a chance to go head to head with our fellow club members in Singles Matchplay! Some people are more expert at it than others but it is always great fun. For the unlucky first round losers there will be a Plate section. Dalton Jewellers have been sponsoring this event for many years. It is an honour to get your name inscribed on that Winners trophy.
AIB Ardkeen 18 Hole Stableford: On Sunday next the Ardkeen Waterford branch of AIB sponsor an 18 hole stableford competition. There will also be an 9 Hole Qualifier 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 20th July – Murrays Careplus Pharmacy Open Team of 3 event
Sun July 23rd – AIB Ardkeen 18 Hole Stableford GOY
Sun July 23rd – 9 Hole Qualifier
July ongoing 9 hole competition kindly sponsored by Jean O Donovan
Sympathies: On behalf of our Lady Captain Nora Flynn and all the members of West Waterford I would like to extend our sympathies to Joan Ronayne, Coolcormack and family on the recent death of her husband Michael. Joan, Richard and Mary have all been valued members of West Waterford. May Michael Rest in Peace.
Junior Academy News
A big week is in store for six of our cadets who will become West Waterford’s youngest representatives in competition. On Tuesday 18th July, three pairs will take part in the inaugural East Munster Golf Sixes Junior Inter-club. Golf Ireland will be present to organise the event which is being held on home turf in West Waterford. Teeing off at 17.00 will be Tom Halpin and Daniel Shortall, next will be Tara O’Donnell and Jack O’Connell and finally we will have Maeve O’Connell and Jack Halpin. The very best of luck to our six young golfers, and the main thing is to enjoy the experience and have fun. All support on the evening is appreciated.
On Wednesday 26th July, a large number of our Juniors will travel to Faithlegg GC for round 3 of the Deise Junior League. Our boys have had some great success so far in this competition and we wish them luck in Faithlegg also.
The next home Junior day will be at 10am on Tuesday 18th July where the boys can get another card in for the Junior Golfer of the year.
How would you like to attend the Ryder Cup for just €25! 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 Sunday August 13th. .
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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