Fri April 7th – Sun April 9th: Easter Open Scramble sponsored by O’Mahony Business Advisors
1st Eoin Conway (3), Denis Conway (10), Noel Conway (24) 103pts
2nd Noel Landers (18), Sonny Landers (19), Pat Landers (19) 100pts
3rd Mark Coughlan (17), Sean Tobin (18), Liam Troy (25) 98pts
Finally, after all the bad weather over the last few months, our first 18-hole competition of the year, open to ladies and gents, took place over the Easter weekend. While winter rules were still in effect, the course had dried out significantly and golfers could sense the return of summer rules just around the corner. A huge number of teams played, both members and visitors alike, showing their appreciation of the kind sponsorship by O’Mahoney Business Advisors. As well as being dry, the course was in great shape with the fairways cut and the greens fast. It all led to some super scoring, with the Conway Team, no doubt benefiting from Eoin’s long drives, leading the way with a huge score of 103pts. In second place were the seasoned campaigners, the Landers brothers, returning a score of 100pts. This left the team of Mark Coughlan, Sean Tobin, and Liam Troy to pick up 3rd prize with a very commendable 98pts. All in all, a wonderful weekend of golf was had, and the winners were presented with their prizes on Sunday evening in the clubhouse.
Winter League Semi-finals
Lions v Cheetahs; Wolves v Leopards
A seemingly never-ending Winter League is finally nearing a conclusion. In what proved to be two very close contests, the Cheetahs captained by Pat Curran and the Wolves captained by Eddie Stack will contest the final. Both teams have played some great golf, especially in the matchplay where they knocked out the number 1 and 2 seeds respectively in the semi-finals. Allowing for the weather, unlike previous years, the teams will be given until Sunday 23rd April to complete the matches, with the presentation of prizes being held at the end of the month. Best of luck to both teams in the final!
Mon 10th Apr Pat O’Doherty Manic Monday Open 9-hole
Tue 11th Apr David Hayes 9-hole Open
Fri 14th Apr Murray’s Pharmacy 9-hole Open Scramble (Mixed)
Sat/Sun 15/16th Apr The Old Bank 18-hole Monthly Medal
Ladies Club News
Challenge Cup Team enjoy Success in Faithlegg. The Challenge Cup team enjoyed a great win in their first-round match against Faithlegg on Saturday. The team was bookended by sisters Áine Parks and Trish O Shea. Áine recorded a great win on the 18th while sister Trish, making her debut on a Club team showed real determination by winning her match on the 18th and sealing victory for the team. Geraldine Curran played super golf to win on the 15th. Lady Captain Nora Flynn was defeated on the 19th while substitute Frances Carroll was beaten on the 17th. Well done team Manager Una Mulligan and special thanks to all the Caddies. The next opponents will be either Cahir or Mitchelstown.
Crean Mosaics 18 Hole Competition (GOY): Thursday marks the return of 18 hole competitions in West Waterford. Sponsored by Crean Mosaics the competition can be played on Thursday or Sunday. This year all 18 hole Single competitions will count for Golfer of the Year points. The magic target is a minimum of 30 points which are needed to get on the Golfer of the Year league. The 10 best cards submitted throughout the season will count. I am looking forward to managing the league points each week!
9 Hole Stableford Competition: Running in conjunction with the 18 hole competition we also have a 9 hole stableford competition which counts for handicap. This gives players the opportunity to play the 18 hole on one day and the 9 hole on the other. You cannot enter both competitions on the same day.
April 13th, April 16th – Crean Mosiacs 18 Hole Stableford
April 13th, April 16th – 9 Hole Stableford (For Handicap)
April 17th Fun Mixed Scramble – Draw 10.30am Play 11.00am
April: – Ongoing 9 Hole competition
Our J3, J4 and J5 group played on Tuesday 4th April, with their next day on Tue 11th April. Our J3’s are anxiously awaiting Summer rules so they can start returning cards for handicap purposes, but they shouldn’t have too long to wait now.
A Fred Daly panel of 8 was communicated to parents and we will be selecting the 5 for the team in the next couple of weeks. We have a home tie against the winners of Thurles GC and Dundrum GC to be played by 30th April.
The draw for the eagerly awaited Adult/Junior Matchplay will be communicated this week.
Seamus Power News
We were all glued to a rain interrupted Masters this week, where our very own Seamus took his place in the elite field. Seamus was cruising along on the first day at 3 under par until double bogeys on the final two holes had him end the day on a +1 total. To his credit, Seamus battled hard on Friday to make the cut comfortably, shooting even par on the day. The weather took its toll on him over the weekend, and he finished the week on +7 in a tie for 46th place. The tournament was won by the new number 1 in the world, Jon Rahm, winning his second major in the process. The other major storyline was how well the LIV tour contingent performed, with strong showings from Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, and Patrick Reed. It will be very interesting to watch the remaining Majors this year to follow the rival tours battling one another!
Sympathies: On behalf of our Club, I would like to offer our sincere sympathy to the following members who recently lost loved ones. Michael and Jack O Donnell, Killossera on the death of their father John, Eithne Ashby on the death of her brother Laurence and Mary Fahey on the death of her mother Mary O Brien, Clonmel. May they Rest in Peace.
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