One Governing Body – Gents Members Meeting Tuesday 8th January

Since 2015 the Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) and Irish Ladies Golfing Union (ILGU) have been engaged in significant consultations with member clubs, volunteers, club golfers, and branch and union officials with the aim of establishing a new governing body – Golf Ireland – to govern and promote the game of golf on the island of Ireland, replacing the existing organisations, the GUI, ILGU and Confederation of Golf in Ireland. 

Already, based on those discussions a proposal on how these objectives can be achieved has emerged, and this proposal has been approved unanimously by the Board of the GUI

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Captain and Lady Captains Drive in

Captain Tom Higgins and lady captain Jean O Donovan along with our junior captain Jack Ronayne launched the 2019 season in the presence of a large and appreciative gathering on Sunday afternoon.  Our president Pat Murphy was also present to lend his support to the occasion.

Following the formalities, we adjourned to the club-house for a welcome cup of tea and some delicious sandwiches. 

Tony Ruane was the lucky winner of €150 voucher in the paid up members draw and Joan Nugent celebrated Nollag na Mban by winning the runner up prize. 

The ladies made it a

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Top Twenty Finish for Seamus Power

Seamus Power got his 2019 season into gear at the weekend when he finished in 19th place at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson Mississippi.
He carded rounds of 71, 68, 70, and 68 to finish on 11 under par for his four rounds.  Perhaps the most outstanding feature of this performance is the consistency with which he carved out the result.
Seamus has been working with coach Nick Bradley since the Wyndham Championship and already this association is starting to show results.
We all look forward to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open this weekend and are
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Seamus Power returns to action this week at the Sanderson Farms Championshp in Jackson Mississippi.

The prize fund here is $4,300,000.  On the following weekend he travels to Las Vegas to compete in the Shriners Hospital for Children Open at TPC Summerlin and the purse here is $6,800,000.

We send our best wishes to Seamus as he sets out in the new season.

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Catherine Ruane Golfer of the Year (GOY) West Waterford Golf Club 2018

Catherine Ruane was declared the ‘Golfer of the Year’ at West Waterford Golf Club for 2018 at the

conclusion of the final Golfer of the Year (GOY) competition on the 23rd of September.

This is a major achievement for the young West Waterford junior golfer on only her second season competing at adult level.

Catherine received a record breaking 65 points on the GOY order of merit leader board with the following

performances in the ladies club competitions from May to September at West Waterford Golf Club.

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Winter League 2019

Entry sheets for our upcoming Winter League are now posted on the notice board in the hallway. 

The competition will start as a 16 hole stableford event with the out of play holes being rotated with each round. 

Please put your name up as soon as possible as we are hoping to start the league around mid November. 

If any member has a bit of spare time we would welcome some help especially with sorting cards on Saturdays and Sundays during the league.

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The Munster Schools Senior & Junior cups were held recently on a cold and blustery day in East Cork Golf Club on 5th October 2018.

Our own Catherine Ruane represented Ard Scoil na nDéise, Dungarvan in the Individual Senior Section scoring 37 Stableford points on her first outing in East Cork Golf Club, with the overall honours going to a student from St Mary’s Mallow scoring one better on 38 Stableford points. 

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Ladies… Play in Pink

This exciting annual event took place on Sunday 7th October from 12pm to 2 pm.  It was a Scramble with a shotgun start from 12. It was fabulous to see all the ladies make such an effort to dress in pink for such a worthy cause.  The Clubhouse was buzzing.  

Well done to Stella Kinsella on her big effort to win best dressed and also to all the ladies who made a big effort.  A big thank you also to the men who didn’t participate in the golf but made very generous donations on the day.

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Past Captains and Presidents Dinner

This annual event is scheduled for Friday 16th November.  A 13 hole singles stableford competition will be held at 1.30, and this will be followed by dinner in the clubhouse.

Committee members are also welcome to attend, and complimentary tickets will be issued to all team managers within the next two weeks.                                              

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