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21st January 2024

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Seamus Returns to Action!

After a late withdrawal from last week’s American Express, Seamus will be teeing it up this week on the PGA Tour for the Farmer’s Insurance Open at the famous Torrey Pines Golf Club in California. We wish him the best of luck for the week and we’ll all be watching and supporting!

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.

Women’s Notes

Winter league 

Due to the continuing bad weather, the committee has made a change to the winter league. There are no longer rounds 1 and 2. Please return 3 x 9 hole cards and 3 x 13 hole cards on or before 17th March. 9 hole winter league cards CANNOT be played in conjunction with the 13 hole cards. Match play and bonus points as per previous terms of competitions

Nollaig na mBan / St. Brigid

Due to the current weather conditions it has been decided to extend and rename the Nollaig na mBan to Nollaig na mBan/St. Brigid. Kindly sponsored by Kelly Pharmacy, the competition will now run to Feb 1st.

Golf Lessons

Our Ladies are really enjoyed their group lessons in Tinhalla with David Hayes and if anyone would like to join the group lessons please contact our lady Captain Bridget Blackwell

What’s on this week 

Winter league continues until 17th March

9 hole January kindly sponsored by Denise Nugent 

9 hole Nollaig na mBan /St Brigid competition kindly sponsored by the Kelly’s Pharmacy 

Men’s Notes

Men’s Winter League 2024

Due to the frost during the week, and then the storm at the weekend, there was no play in the Winter League last week. It’s fair to say that the weather has once again played havoc with the league this year and a big thank you to everyone who got out and played despite the conditions. This will be the final week of qualifying before the top 8 teams will go through to the quarter finals of the matchplay. Hopefully, the weather will allow for some play this week!

Handicap News

Over the next couple of weeks, watch out for a number of communications about the 2024 Updates to the Rules of Handicapping. The changes will come into effect in GB&I from 1st April 2024.

One of the biggest changes being made in GB&I is to the Course Handicap calculation. The Course Handicap calculation will now take into account the difference between the Course Rating and the Par of the course, so instead of playing to the Course Rating, you will be playing to Par.

If the Course Rating is higher than par, you will receive more shots.

If the Course Rating is lower than par, you will receive not as many shots.

We encourage golfers to download the Golf Ireland App, if they haven’t already done so, as players can view their Course Handicaps on the App. 

Men’s Fixtures 22-28 Jan

All Week 13 hole Singles S/F in conjunction with Winter League Wk 12

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

The Junior Leadership Team met on 4th January and made a plan for the coming year. A prize-giving ceremony to present all outstanding prizes from last year will take place later in the month. Anthony O’Donnell has been named Junior Captain for 2024 so please join us in wishing Anthony the very best of luck for the year ahead.

Fantasy Golf 2024

Week 3 of the Fantasy league was held over three courses in California for the American Express. Once again, this was a full field of 156 players, with a cut after three rounds when each of the players had played each course. As usual, many of the same players were fancied, with Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay among the most popular. However, for the third week in a row there was a surprise winner. In fact this week was the biggest surprise of all as amateur Nick Dunlap won the tournament, the first time an amateur has won on the PGA tour since Phil Mickelsen in 1991! The updated fantasy leaderboard will be communicated on WhatsApp as soon as the FedEx cup points are distributed later on Monday. Next week, the tour stays in California for the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Seamus Power is in the field so there will be added home interest. Best of luck to all!

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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