Weekly News May 28th, 2023
The late Willie Lyons
As members gathered for the Sunday morning competition we learned of the sad passing of our dear friend and long-time club member Willie Lyons. For over twenty years Willie exemplified all the qualities of a true clubman and friend. He appreciated the friendliness and companionship he enjoyed in West Waterford, in his own words, “Where else would you get it.” From the outset he showed an eagerness to become involved in club activities. Having joined the men’s committee, he was elected President in 2005, and in 2018 he was honoured with the position of club captain. He always took an active part in fundraising activities and was generous with his sponsorship of club events. Willie wore the green jacket with pride and promoted West Waterford far and wide. On the golfing side he enjoyed the bi-weekly fourball with his long-time partners Brendan, Michael and John. When it came to club outings at home or overseas Willie’s name was always at the top of the list. We will miss the smile and kind word as we share the treasured memories. We extend our sympathies to his loving wife Geraldine, daughter Sharon and the extended family. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
June Classic sponsored by AerHaus not to be missed: Starting on Bank Holiday Monday June 5th and running through to Sunday June 11th the June Classic is certainly worth entering. With over €2,500 in prizes the entry fee is €90 per team of three. It will be played in a scramble format with individual drives counting on all the par threes. Four drives from each team member must be used throughout the round. West Waterford is playing superbly at the moment, so this is your opportunity to come out and play. Please phone 058 43216 to book a tee time or visit www.westwaterfordgolf.com. Many thanks to our generous sponsor AerHaus.
Gents Notes and Results
Sat/Sun 27/28 May: 18 Hole Singles sponsored by Old Head Financial
2nd Philip Spratt (0) 40pts
Gross Eoin Conway (3) 35pts
3rd Neil Parks (27) 39pts (b9)
Old Head Financial sponsored the weekend competition and must have been delighted with the lovely weather. Dermot Murphy finished strong to win on a countback with 40pts, beating the in-form Philip Spratt into second place. Philip is playing the kind of golf the rest of us can only dream about, shooting 4-under gross on the day. Eoin Conway took the gross prize with an excellent 35pts and Neil Parks took third prize with 39pts. Congratulations to all winners!
Wed/Fri 24/26 May: FBD Summer Open Qualifier 18 holes
1st Richard O’Gorman (20) 39pts
Qualifiers: Eileen O’Brien (25) 38pts, Padraig O’Rourke (16) 38pts, Gross: Paddy Murphy (5) 30pts
Tue 23 May: Topline Currans 9-hole Open
1st Conor Blackwell (6) 19pts
2nd Pat Donovan (8) 18pts (b3)
3rd Stephen Walsh (8) 18pts
Gents Fixtures for the week ahead
Mon 29 May: Pat O’Doherty Manic Monday Open 9-hole
Tue 30 May: Dungarvan Transport Open 9-hole
Wed 31 May/Fri 2 Jun: FBD INSURANCE SUMMER SERIES
Sat/Sun 3rd/4th Jun: Coolcormuck Valley Residents 18 Hole Ladies and Gents Singles
Jean Conway Scorches Round: On Thursday last the best score of the season to date was recorded by Jean Conway who had a spectacular nett 66 playing off 22 in the Forde Daybreak sponsored 18 hole Stroke competition. We all better watch out! In second place Bridget Blackwell played lovely golf to return a score of 72 nett playing off 29. Denise Nugent finished third with a nett score of 75 playing off 23. Well done to all the prizewinners
Mná Eile: On Thursday the June qualifier of the Mná Eile series takes place. 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 tee time or visit www.westwaterfordgolf.com
No Luck for Ladies’ Teams: Lady Luck must have been on holidays this week as both the Intermediate team who played Cahir Park in Cahir Park and the Minor team who played Tramore in Tramore had no success, albeit against strong opposition in both matches. On behalf of our Lady Captain Nora Flynn, I would like to thank all the players and caddies who gave up their time to represent the Club. Roll on 2024.
What’s on this week!
Mon evenings – 6pm Mixed Fun Scramble Simply amazing prizes!
Weds & Fri – FBD Open qualifier for Ladies and Gents
Thurs June 1st – Mna Eile Qualifier
Month June – Eileen Murphy Qualifier
Sat 3rd & Sun 4th – Open Ladies & Gents 18 Hole Stableford – Coolcormack Residents
May ongoing 9 hole competition kindly sponsored by Mary Herlihy
Junior Academy News
16 Juniors teed it up on Saturday Evening in lovely sunshine, where some old faces from last year made their first appearance of the year. Great fun was had by all!
June will see the start of our Junior Golfer of the Year competitions as well as our Junior Matchplay Tournament and these will continue until September.
Our Adult/Junior Matchplay has reached the last 16 stage with matches to be completed by 11 Jun.
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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