WWGC Weekly News May 21st 2023
Gents Notes and Results
Sat/Sun 20/21st May: 18 hole Stroke sponsored by Forde Daybreak
1st Padraig O’Rourke (17) 67 (b9)
2nd Shane Hanrahan (12) 67
Gross Luke Cummins (0) 73
3rd Richard O’Gorman (21) 68
The weekend competition sponsored by Forde Daybreak was the first Strokeplay of the year, and it proved to be a hotly contested affair. Emerging in first place was Padraig O’Rourke who pipped Shane Hanrahan into second on a count back. Mentions must also go to Luke Cummins who shot level par gross, and the ever popular Richard O’Gorman who shot a very creditable 68. Well done to all men!
Wed/Fri 17/19th May: FBD Summer Open Qualifier 18 holes
1st Mark Blackwell (14) 39pts
Qualifiers: Ger Flavin (27) 37pts, Martin Carroll (18) 36pts, Gross: Colm O’Callaghan 28pts
Tue 16th May: Deise Golf World 9-hole Open
1st Padraig Breathnach (6) 20pts
2nd Noel Conway (10) 19pts (b6)
3rd Bertie Hallahan (10) 19pts
Longest Drive: Ian Walsh Nearest Pin: Michael Gill
Mon 15th May: Manic Monday 9-hole Open
1st Thomas Foley (8) 18pts
Gents Fixtures for the week ahead
Mon 22nd May: Pat O’Doherty Manic Monday Open 9-hole
Tue 23rd May: Topline Currans Open 9-hole
Wed/Fri 24/25th May: FBD INSURANCE SUMMER SERIES
Fri 25th May: Murray’s Pharmacy Mixed Open 9-hole Scramble
Sat/Sun 26/27th May: Old Head Financial 18 hole Singles
Phil Kelly is off to the Moorings! Last week our Club competition was very kindly sponsored by the Moorings restaurant. Phil Kelly had a great run on Thursday returning a winning score of 39 points playing off 29. Phil puts in a huge amount of work as Competitions secretary so it is a well deserved victory. In second place we had the up and coming Patricia O Shea who playing off 37 had a nice score of 32 points. Beaten on the countback we had the winner of last year’s Lady Captain’s prize Geraldine Hickey who is coming into form at just the right time. Geraldine also had 32 points playing off 35.
Junior Foursomes: It was a lovely sunny afternoon on Sunday in the Gold Coast when our Junior Foursomes team went out to play the Gold Coast at home. The West Waterford team of June Whyte, Denise Nugent, Mary Lou Carroll, Eithna Ashby, Jean Connolly and Jo Swayne played well but on the day were beaten by a good Gold Coast side.
Away Ties for West Waterford Teams: On Saturday evening next May 27th the Intermediate team from West Waterford play Cahir Park in Cahir Park. On Sunday our Minor team travel to Tramore to play Tramore in their second round match. We wish both teams the very best of luck.
What’s on this week!
Mon evenings – 6pm Mixed Fun Scramble Simply amazing prizes!
Weds & Fri – FBD Open qualifier for Ladies and Gents
Thurs 25th & Sun 28th 18 Hole Stroke sponsored by Forde Daybreak – GOY
Thurs 25th & Sun 28th – 9 Hole Qualifier
May ongoing 9 hole competition kindly sponsored by Mary Herlihy
Mna Eile: The June qualifier of the Mna Eile series takes place on Thursday 1st June The qualifiers run on the first Thursday of June, July, August and September with the final scheduled for Sunday 17th September. The qualifiers are sponsored by Michael Dunne Accountants while the final is sponsored by Super Valu. The lucky winners will enjoy a €300 voucher for Druids Glen Hotel and Golf resort. Please phone 058 43216 to book a teetime or visit www.westwaterfordgolf.com
Junior Academy News
Our Junior days continued on Saturday evening 20th May where 18 Juniors teed it up in the lovely summer sunshine. J3’s got more scores for their handicaps in preparation for the start of our Junior Golfer of the year competitions in June, and J2’s played 5 holes continuing their practice for the Golf Sixes coming up later in the summer. Great fun was had by all!
One of our J5’s, Leo Mulhall, injured his elbow in a hurling match during the week. All in the Junior Academy wish Leo a speedy recovery and no doubt we’ll see him back on the fairways before too long.
Seamus and Gary News
Seamus teed it up in the second major of the year, the PGA Championship, held at Oak Hill Country Club in New York. Unfortunately, Seamus’ run of making cuts in majors came to an end and he struggled to rounds of 75 and 74 on the brutal course to miss out by 4 shots. Brooks Koepka returned to his major winning ways, capturing his 5th overall in what was a real coup for the LIV golf tour.
Seamus is taking a break next week but will probably return to action the following week for the Memorial Tournament.
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 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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