Seamus Power

Seamus took a short break last week to attend his brother’s wedding. As always our PGA professional took the time to visit the club and meet up with the members. He was also present at the Park hotel to accept the April monthly sports star award. Seamus is now back in the US in preparation for his next tournament on the PGA tour. This will be the Charles Schwab Challenge at Forth Worth Texas, which carries a prize fund of $7,300,000. Best of luck Seamus from all at West Waterford. Looking forward to meeting you at the Irish Open in Lahinch.

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Captain’s Prize 2019 kindly presented by Mr Tom Higgins

The date is fast approaching when our captain Tom hosts his captain’s prize over the June bank holiday weekend.  Qualifying rounds are on Friday 31st May and Saturday 1st June. The lucky qualifiers will play in the final on Sunday 2nd June.

I am told that our captain has a very special presentation night planned following Sunday’s final round.  You can also expect a very special captain’s menu and one or two extra surprises from Liam and his team in the Bar and Restaurant over the weekend.

So keep an eye out for the timesheets as you

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More Power to you Seamus

Seamus Power continued his excellent run of form when he finished tied 13th in the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow at the weekend. This results boosts his year’s earnings to date to $684,000. More importantly it lifts him to 101 in the Fedex Cup 125 rankings. Seamus will be hoping for another big result when he tees it up at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas on May 9-12th. Best of luck from all at West Waterford.

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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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