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7th January 2024

By January 15, 2024No Comments

Happy New Year!!!

On behalf of everyone in West Waterford GC, we wish our members and their loved ones a happy, healthy and peaceful 2024.

Captain’s Drive-in

On Sunday 7th January at 1.30pm, in frosty conditions, a large crowd gathered around the first tee to watch our President and three Captains for 2024 get the golfing year underway. First up was President Jim Moroney, who set the tone by sending a brightly coloured red ball down the middle of the fairway. Men’s Captain Niall Colleran and Lady Captain Bridget Blackwell followed Jim with solid hits. Lastly, Junior Captain Anthony O’Donnell stepped up as cool as you like and hit a great drive also. Not a nerve shown between the four of them! It was then out of the cold and back to the clubhouse where tasty refreshments were served up. A great afternoon was had by all and we wish our President and three Captains every success in the year ahead.

Seamus Power back in action!

The PGA Tour season got underway last week with a signature event, The Sentry in Hawaii. Thanks to his place in last year’s FedEx Cup Top 50, Seamus took his place in the prestigious field. The scoring was outrageous with players taking advantage of the benign conditions, with American Chris Kirk finally coming out on top on -29. Seamus never really got going over the first three days but carded a solid -6 on Sunday to finish in T50th on -12. Next week, the tour stays in Hawaii for the Sony Open and Seamus is once again in the field. We all wish him the best of luck!

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)

Fantasy Golf 2024

71 players signed up for our inaugural Fantasy Golf League. The league will run for the first 10 tournaments of the 2024 PGA Tour season. First up was The Sentry, a signature event with a smaller field and no halfway cut, so a relatively easy beginning. When rosters locked in at the start of play it was obvious it is going to be a very competitive league! The same players kept cropping up time and time again. At the end of The Sentry, Peter Cummins leads on 431pts, but is only 4pts ahead of Donagh on 427pts with PBDaly a further 4pts behind on 423pts. In all, 23 players have 400pts or more. Next up it’s The Sony Open, a regular tournament with a cut. Best of luck to all!

Women’s Notes

Drive in

Despite the frost we had a great turnout on Sunday 7th for our Captains Drive in and a lovely social afternoon in the clubhouse. We wish President Jim Moroney, Captain Niall Colleran, Lady Captain Bridget Blackwell and Junior Captain Anthony O’Donnell the best of luck for their year ahead.

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.

What’s on this week 

9 hole January kindly sponsored by Denise Nugent

First round of Winter league continues until 31st January.

Men’s Notes

Men’s Winter League 2024

The weather gods just will not give us a break!!! If it’s not rain, it’s frost and the course has remained closed for the majority of the Christmas period. Week 8 of the league was the week ending 31st Dec and just 6 league scores were recorded with Thomas Foley coming out on top with 30pts after a countback. Then, there were only 2 scores recorded in Week 9, so it has been decided to count these scores in with Week 10. Team L have taken the lead thanks to Thomas’  fine score above but, needless to say, there is a lot of golf to be played if we can only get out and play it! Best of luck to all for week 10 in any case!

Men’s Fixtures 8-14 Jan

All Week 13 hole Singles S/F in conjunction with Winter League Wk 10

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.

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

For further information and golf bookings visit our website