WWGC Weekly News Apr 23rd 2023
West Waterford Launches Draw for Ryder Cup Tickets.
There was plenty of excitement out in West Waterford this week as we launched our Draw for Ryder Cup tickets. The Ryder Cup takes place in Rome from Thursday 28th September to Sunday 1st October. The package, for two people, includes 5 nights Bed and Breakfast in a hotel in Rome, a Season ticket to the Ryder Cup including the Opening Ceremony, transfer to the course each day and a Flight voucher valued €500. All this for a €25 ticket! Tickets are available online (via the QR code below), in the Club Office or from members. The draw will take place on Saturday 8th July. If you’re not In, you can’t Win!
Play and Stay Initiative with the Park Hotel.
West Waterford Golf Club is delighted to announce a new 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 (www.parkhoteldungarvan.com) to get the details.
Launch of Summer Open Qualifier Series
This week, we are excited to launch our Open Summer Qualifier Series, kindly sponsored by FBD Insurances. This competition is open to both ladies and gents. It will run every Wednesday and Friday, starting 4th May and going to 25th August. Each week, the best 3 net scores and best gross score qualify for the Grand Final on 15th September where there are some fantastic prizes on offer. All are invited to play in this exciting event where you will experience the famous West Waterford welcome.
Tuesday 18-Apr: Deise Golf World 9-hole Open
1st Noel Conway (10) 20pts
2nd Stephen Walsh (8) 18pt
Sat/Sun 22/23-Apr: Murray’s Pharmacy 3 person 18 hole Scramble
1st Noel Conway (24), Denis Conway (11), Frank North (22) 63 3/12
2nd Richard Mahony (9), Gary Smyth (19), Kelvin Brady (13) 63 9/12
Summer rules returned at last this week beginning with the first of our Tuesday 9-hole opens. Noel Conway continued his good form to take first place with a fine score of 20pts. Then at the weekend we had a 3-person 18-hole scramble sponsored by Murray’s Pharmacy. Noel Conway might have to invest in a new display cabinet for all his prizes, as he again took first place along with his brother Denis and Frank North. Congrats to all prize winners.
Comeragh Oil Winter League Final
Wolves def Cheetahs 5-3
The winter league began in November last year and after 6 months of rain interrupted play the end finally came on Sunday 23rd April. Eddie Stack’s Wolves emerged victorious over Pat Curran’s Cheetahs in what was a very close contest. In fact, in what was a fitting end to such a long league, the outcome wasn’t known until the 18th hole of the very last match! In what was a high quality and tight encounter, Kieran Lynch of the Wolves defeated Andy Hickey of the Cheetahs on the very last hole to secure the victory for his team. Congratulations to Eddie and his Wolves on being league champions, and also to Pat and his Cheetahs for battling hard to the end.
Tue 25-Apr: Topline Currans Open 9-hole Singles
Sat/Sun 29/30: Tirlán 18-hole Open Singles Mixed
Wed 4-May: FBD Insurance 18-hole Summer Series
Note: When entering for a competition, please check to see the rules of the competition in-play. Placing on the fairway may be removed later in the week if dry weather continues.
For the second year in a row, a strong looking Pierce Purcell team travelled to Williamstown GC on Saturday 22nd April. However, like last year, home advantage was to prove crucial and our team went down fighting to their Williamstown counterparts. On behalf of team captains Niall Colleran and Noel Conway, thank you to all who put themselves forward to play. It is greatly appreciated.
Ladies Notes – West Waterford
Bridget Broderick the Best of the Pack! On Thursday the K Sports Waterford very kindly sponsored our 18 Hole competition. On the day Bridget Broderick was a worthy winner playing steady golf throughout the 18 holes. In second we had our busy Handicap Secretary Jean O Donovan who is playing very solid golf at the moment, while it was lovely to see Eithna Ashby back on the podium finishing in third place. A threesome to watch over the Summer months! Many thanks to K Sports for their sponsorship.
Fun Scramble: On Monday evening last we had a fine turnout for our fun scramble. Following a shot gun start over the first nine holes, Liam Hansbury, Joe Keane and Rena Landers emerged the winners. In second place we had Denis Looby, Pat Drummy and Mary Curran. Richie O Gorman, Dave Walsh and Mary Fahy filled the third spot. This is a very sociable event and I would recommend members to come out and play. The scramble format suits all players and it is a fun way to play golf!
Inter Club Teams: On Saturday our Mixed Team are drawn against Faithlegg playing in Faithlegg. Matches kick off at 2pm so why not come down and support the team. .
What’s Happening this Week
Monday Evening (for the foreseeable future) 9 Hole Fun Scramble for Members and Visitors – Tee off 6pm
Thursday 27th April or Monday 1st May – Renault Waterford 18 Hole Stableford – Golfer of the Year
Thursday 27th April or Monday 1st May – 9 Hole Stableford – for Handicap
Saturday/Sunday 29th & 30th April – Tirlan sponsored 18 Holes Ladies and Gents Open Singles
The big news this week for the Junior Academy was the announcement of our Fred Daly Team. The five boys travel to Co. Tipperary GC (Dundrum) on Sunday 30th April at 2.30pm where they will play the Dundrum team. It is the first time in a number of years that West Waterford is being represented in the Fred Daly competition, and it would be great to see some supporters from the club travel to support the boys.
Gary Hurley News
Gary Hurley played in the ISPS Handa Championship in Japan last week. The course looked superb on TV. On the first day Gary had a lovely 67 which left him tied for 20th place. Unfortunately the second round proved to be more difficult and Gary returned a score of 75 which meant an early finish. Gary will remain in the Far East to play in the Korean Championship next week and is then set to return to play in the DP Tour in Europe over the Summer months.
West Waterford on Social Media
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You can contact the office on 058-43216. For the winter months (Nov. – March), office hours will be 9.00am – 2.00pm (Mon. – Sun.)
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