Ladies Notes w/e 28th June 2020

We are Back! As I write these notes it is really great to report that our golf season is now fully underway with a large number of competitions planned. All members should receive a letter from our Lady Captain Phil Kelly this week outlining the dates and protocols in place when participating in competitions.

Thin Gin sponsor first Competition: On this Thursday July 2nd and Sunday July 5th our first 18 hole Club stableford competition will take place. Sincere thanks to Anchor Spirits for their very generous sponsorship. Good luck to everyone!

Key Dates for your Diary: Lady Captain’s Prize:

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Gents Notes w/e Sun 28th June 2020

Let the Competitions Begin
The long wait is over and we are delighted to see a resumption of closed and open competitions at West Waterford GC. Golf’s protocol in Phase 3 will commence as scheduled on Monday 29th July. We have spent the last six weeks playing casual golf and becoming accustomed to the measures set out in the Government’s Roadmap for a phased return to golf. Players have had ample time to familiarize themselves with the protocol which of course continues to be observed on an ongoing basis. Our first competition takes place on Saturday and Sunday and Sunday,

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Ladies Notes w/e Sun 21st June 2020

Almost There! Monday next June 29th marks the introduction of Phase 4 in the Covid-19 Roadmap and with it, will come the resumption of golf competitions. This will be another step forward for the members who are enjoying the lovely golf course in West Waterford. The time-sheets are exceptionally busy, but a “Card in the Hand” will make it all the more interesting for players! Watch this space for details of the Competition calendar. Protocols to be used for entering and submitting cards will be issued to all Lady members.

Dalton Claret Jug – Club Matchplay: While we will be

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Gents Notes w/e Sun 21st June 2020

Getting ready for Club Competitions
It’s been just over five weeks since we started back on the golf course and what a time we have enjoyed. We were fortunate to be one of the first sports to make a return to action and members old and new combined to create an atmosphere in which we could feel safe while enjoying social golf to the full. The weather of course added to our enjoyment, and adherence to Covid-19 regulations was observed throughout. We have come to accept the GUI and ILGU protocol and hopefully will continue to stick to the guidelines

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Gents Notes w/e Sun 14th June 2020

Come Sunday next June 21 the longest day of the year, we will have completed 5 weeks of casual golf. We will also see ourselves within one week of successfully negotiating two phases of the return to golf. If any sport lends itself to successful social distancing it has to be the game of golf. I suppose it’s not surprising that in a sport where etiquette and strict rules are generally adhered to, that the golfing community has been so successful in complying with the directives from the GUI and the HSE. Played in spacious surroundings, social distancing is not

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Ladies Notes w/e Sun 7th June 2020

Busy Times despite delay : The time-sheets in West Waterford, as in all Clubs are very busy. The nice weather and the excellent condition of the course has really added to the enjoyment of playing a round of golf. Unfortunately, it is very disappointing that we are not allowed hold competitions until the commencement of Phase 3 on June 29th. I know that many clubs had protocols in place to run local competitions. One bit of good news is the relaxation in the travel protocol which now allows us to travel throughout the county! Roll on the 29th June when

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Gents Notes w/e Sun 7th June 2020

Despite a significant drop in temperatures over the past week we still had a steady flow of members enjoying the delights of the tranquil surroundings of West Waterford golf club. Nice to see our new members out in force and becoming accustomed to the small ball in the company of their fellow sport lovers. During the next week a member will be in contact with you to answer any questions you may have regarding the etiquette and rules of the game and to help you with acquiring a handicap. Our policy at West Waterford is to involve all members in

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Gents Notes w/e 31st May 2020

Thank You and Well Done
Thanks to your cooperation we have successfully negotiated the first two weeks in Phase 1 of our return to golf. Management and members have combined their efforts in complying with the Protocol thereby ensuring the safety of all concerned. With one week remaining before we hopefully advance to Stage 2 it is vital that we all maintain and even increase our efforts in keeping in line with GUI and HSE guidelines. The worst thing that could happen is that we become complacent, so we must be constantly aware of our obligations. We are most fortunate

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Ladies Notes w/e 31st May 2020

Good Times in West Waterford: Last week was a really super week for golf and it is great to see the time-sheet busy and people out enjoying the magnificent facilities. Golfers are catching up on much needed practice while at the same time, enhancing their tans! Hopefully we will be back running Closed Club competitions in the very near future. We are waiting on final protocols to be issued from the ILGU. Watch this space and in the meantime enjoy the wonderful playing conditions which prevail at present.

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Gents Notes w/e Sun 24th May 2020

It’s Good to Be Back
After 8 weeks of closure West Waterford Golf Club reopened its gates on Monday May 18th. In line with the GUI protocol all was in readiness for the restart, and the new look 14 minute time sheet filled quickly. Whereas golf had stopped, nature continued its course and we returned to a stunning scene of mature trees in full bloom and a magical array of colour throughout the course. Our greenkeeping staff had fairways, rough and greens mowed to perfection as the sand glistened in the meticulously prepared bunkers. Even the weather obliged with sunshine

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