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18th February 2024

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Rules Awareness Night

A Rules Night will be held in the clubhouse on Tuesday 12th March at 7pm. Presenters will be Marion Arnold and Kevin Murray from Golf Ireland. All members are encouraged to attend to get a better understanding of the rules of golf, especially those playing on Inter-club teams.

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.

Good Week for Seamus!

After his opening round on Thursday, a +3 round of 74, Seamus must have had fears of missing the halfway cut at the Genesis Invitational in Riviera. However, he showed his mettle with a -3 on Friday that saw him squeeze into the weekend on level par. Another good day followed on Saturday as he scored a -4 67, and he finished with a steady level par to end the week on -4 in a share of 31st place. He will earn valuable FedEx Cup points for his efforts and will now take a week’s rest to recharge the batteries.

Hideki Matsuyama charged through the field on Sunday shooting a -9 62 to take the win by 3 clear shots in the end from Will Zalatoris and Luke List.

Gary Hurley News

Gary was in South Africa again this week where he played the Dimension Data Pro-am on the Challenge Tour. Unfortunately, rounds of 74, 71 and 76 saw him miss the cut in a tie for 96th. He stays in South Africa for the fourth week in a row this week and will take his place in the NMB Championship where he will be hoping for better fortune.

Women’s Notes

Congratulations to Nora Flynn who has been keeping the West Waterford flag flying in the Ladies South East Junior Alliance. Nora came 4th in Kilkenny on 29th January and 3rd in Carrick on Suir on 12th February. Well done Nora

Rules Night

A rules night will be held on Tuesday 12th March at 7pm in the Clubhouse. Presenters Marion Arnold and Kevin Murray of Golf Ireland. We would like to encourage all members to attend rules night especially those who are playing in the interclub teams. 

Draw for interclub can be viewed on Golf Ireland website. 

Get into golf 

Our Get into golf programme for Men and Women will commence on 10th April. Those who are interested please contact Niall Colleran (087 6031169) Una Mulligan (087 6929669)

What’s on this week 

9 hole February kindly sponsored by 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 25th 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

No results this week due to the bad weather

Men’s Fixtures 19-25 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. As per the note above, there is a Rules Night being held in the clubhouse on Tuesday 12th March at 7pm. All J5 and J4 Juniors are requested to attend this important event.

Fantasy Golf 2024

Week 7 was the Genesis Invitational in Riviera, where Hideki Matsuyama shot the lowest final round (62) in the history of the tournament to win by three clear strokes from Will Zalatoris and Luke List. The former Masters Champion showed his class with this return to form and blew the rest of the field away in the final round. As this return to form came a little bit out of the blue, he wasn’t fancied by any of our Fantasy players to continue the trend for the year so far. Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele let many of us down with their poor final rounds, but a lot of us still had good weeks. The final results will be communicated on WhatsApp once the FedEx Cup points are officially allocated.

Week 8 will see the tour move South for the Mexico Open at Vidanta. We are now coming to the crunch time in our league with only three tournaments left.

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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