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4th February 2024

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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.

Steady Week for Seamus!

Seamus had a steady week at the weather-shortened Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The final round was cancelled due to stormy weather in California, so the result was declared after three days of play. Seamus finished on -7 in a tie for 31st place, which will earn him a fine cheque and some valuable Fed-Ex Cup points, Seamus will now travel to Arizona for the traditionally raucous atmosphere of the WM Phoenix Open. Best of luck to him from us all here in West Waterford.

Good Return to Golf for Gary!

South Africa was the location for Gary Hurley’s return to action at the SDC Open on the Challenge Tour. Three excellent rounds of -4 saw him in 15th place going into the final day. A score of +1 on Sunday meant he slipped back to 36th position in the end, but this was still a solid week after his break from the game. Gary is staying in South Africa for the Bain’s Whisky Cape Town Open this week and we give him our best wishes.

Women’s Notes

Presentation of Prizes

On Sunday 4th February at 7pm in the Clubhouse we had a presentation of all outstanding prizes. We would like to thank all our sponsors. And thanks to Jason, Clodagh and staff of the food doc for the lovely finger food. The Prizes presented where as follows

November 13 hole Ongoing sponsored by Nell Suipeil 

  1. Una Mulligan 26 hcp 25pts 
  2. Trish O’Shea 39 hcp 21pts 
  3. Nora Flynn 32hcp 21pts 

Nollaig na mBan /St Brigid competition kindly sponsored by Kelly Pharmacy 

1.Jean Conway H. C (11)  16 pts

2. Trish O’Shea  H. C (19)  16 pts

3. Aine Parks H. C (19) 15pts

November 9 hole sponsored Geraldine Hickey 

  1. Nora Flynn 15 hcp.. 28pts

December 9 hole kindly sponsored by Kathleen Broderick 

  1. Trish O’Shea 19 hcp 31pts
  2. Nora Flynn 15 hcp 27pts

9 hole January kindly sponsored by Stella Kinsella 

  1. Denise Nugent  32pts
  2. Delia Smith 21pts

2023 Matchplay – Plate sponsored by the Old Bank

Due to the  inclement weather this match was carried over to this year 

Winner: Nora Flynn 

Runner-up : Marie Curran

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 

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 18th 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

1st Kieran Mulligan (19) 30pts (b6)

2nd J.P. Murphy (16) 30pts

Men’s Fixtures 05-11 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

To kick off the 2024 Junior season, a prize-giving ceremony was held in the clubhouse on Sunday 4th February (see photos also). The big prize on the night was the Seamus Power Perpetual Trophy which was awarded to the 2023 Junior Golfer of the Year, Kieran Murphy. The full list of prize-winners is below and congrats to all.

2023 Junior Golfer of Year

1st Kieran Murphy, 2nd Ted Lynch, 3rd Ross Kavanagh

Deise Junior League: Anthony O’Donnell

Adult/Junior Matchplay

Adam Mulligan, Peter Cummins, Harry O’Donovan and Sean Reilly

2024 Junior Membership forms are available in the club office and you are invited to renew your Juniors membership for what promises to be an even better year for the Junior Academy.

Fantasy Golf 2024

This week was a funny week for our Fantasy Golf players as the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am was reduced to three days due to stormy weather in California. Players lining up substitutes for a big move on Sunday were duly thwarted, but ‘them’s the breaks’ as the saying goes! It’s fair to say a lot of players were a bit let down by Rory McIlroy as the Irishman didn’t perform as expected, even falling foul of a rules infringement on Thursday. Equally fair to say, however, is that Wyndham Clark fully deserved his victory after his superb 60 on Saturday. The full  fantasy results will be communicated on WhatsApp as soon as FedEx Cup bonus points are awarded.

The tour moves onto the raucous Waste Management Phoenix Open next week, a full field tournament with a halfway cut. Best of luck to all for week 6!

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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