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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Ladies Notes w/e Sun 24th May 2020

Back on the Fairways! Monday 18th May was an important day for everyone in Ireland as Phase I of the Covid 19 Roadmap kicked in. Excitement was high out in West Waterford as Members returned. The course was in stunning condition and the arrangements to meet with the Covid-19 regulations were very simple but very effective.

On behalf of the ladies I would like to congratulate Austin Spratt, Morrie Ferncombe and all the team for the huge work that they have put in to the course in the last few months. During the lockdown Austin and Gillian kept the members

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Gents Notes w/e Sun 17th May 2020

A Message from our President

As West Waterford Golf Club welcomes back our loyal members and take tentative baby steps towards normality, I wish to thank all for their support and patience during this difficult time. May I also salute all our front line workers who sacrifice their very existence to keep us safe. Please respect and adhere to the strict protocol in place, bearing in mind that this is just Phase 1 in a 5 phase journey.

Stay Safe. Pat Murphy President WWGC.

GUI and ILGU issue protocol for reopening of Golf Courses

Golf will resume on Monday May

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Gents Notes w/e Sun 10th May 2020

GUI and ILGU issue protocol for reopening of Golf Courses

Golf will resume on Monday May 18th on a limited basis under a strict GUI protocol following consultation with the relevant Government departments and State agencies in the Republic of Ireland. As one of the first sports to be allowed to resume, there is a major responsibility on golf clubs and golfers to ensure that our sport is conducted in a safe and responsible manner. Full adherence to the provisions of this Protocol is absolutely essential.

The biggest discussion point for golfers last week was the 5km travel rule. 

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Gents Notes w/e Sun 3rd May 2020

It’s Good News Week for West Waterford Golf Club.

Firstly our Captain Diarmuid Horgan and Lady Captain Phil Kelly wish to send their regards to all members as they look forward to welcoming you back to the course over the next few weeks.

Secondly Seamus Power will retain his card on the USPGA Tour for 2021.

Finally the course at West Waterford is looking spectacular as it blooms amid the splendour of nature as if to say thank you for the break. By the time you come back the horse chestnut tree on the 10th should be starting to

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Gents Notes w/e Sun 26th April 2020

Golf Courses Hoping to Reopen after May 5th if the government opt to lessen lockdown restrictions.

Golf is hoping to be one of the first sports to get the nod to resume after May 5th if the government opt to lessen lockdown restrictions. There has been a halt on all Irish sport for well over a month as the country gets to grips with the coronavirus pandemic, with the latest government restrictions set to remain in place until after the May Bank Holiday weekend. However, Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan said in a press conference that the resumption

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Gents Notes w/e Sun 19th April 2020

Coronavirus will Pass

The first thing I’m going to do when golf resumes is go straight to my nearest course, walk onto the first tee, peg up my ball and take a brief moment to appreciate being back in my happy place before I hit my shot. The second thing I’m going to do is hit a provisional.

Our Two Golf Professionals

During the week I have been in contact with Seamus Power and Gary Hurley. Just like you, they are not playing golf at the moment and I thought you might be interested to see how they are coping

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Gents Notes w/e Sun 12th April 2020

Easter Greetings to All Members

Our captain Diarmuid Horgan wishes to extend Easter greetings to all members of West Waterford Golf Club. He hopes you all are keeping well and are adhering to the HSE guidelines. The health and safety of our members is paramount at this time and when the current situation starts to improve, together we can start to consider plans for returning to some form of normality at the club. In the meantime look after yourselves and do your best to look after each other. Stay at home, stay safe, and follow the guidelines. If you fancy

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Gents Notes w/e 5th April

Late Jimmy Harty A Master of his Trade

With great sadness we recently learnt of the passing of Jimmy Harty who had a long association with West Waterford golf club. Back in the early nineties Jimmy was engaged as the main contractor in the construction of West Waterford golf course. Well known for his expertise in land drainage he had no problem turning his hand to this new and exciting challenge. To quote the man himself “I could get water to run up a hill with this Hy-Mac.” Jimmy met up with another master Eddie Hackett and together they planned

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Ladies Notes w/e Sun 29th March 2020

We are living in surreal times and golf has taken a back seat as we respond to the Covid-19 crisis. All golf courses have been closed and, in an effort to manage this epidemic, we have been asked to stay at home. Our co-operation will help save lives. Stay Home and Stay Safe.

Winter League Concludes: In light of the current circumstances, our Lady Captain Phil Kelly has decided to cancel the last round of the Winter League. Congratulations to the overall winners Castletroy who have lead from Round 1. Captained by the enthusiastic Eithne Ashby, the team consisted of

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