Gary Hurley plays his first DP World Tour Competition
Having secured his DP World tour card last month, Gary played his first DP World competition at the Investec South African Open in Johannesburg from the 1st to the 4thDecember. He comfortably made the cut after day two and finished 35th after challenging weather conditions on the final day. He will leave Johannesburg full of confidence having posted fifteen birdies and three eagles over the four days. Next week he plays the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Malelane, South Africa and then moves to Mauritius for the AfrAsia Bank Open from the 15th to 18th December. Our best wishes to Gary for his upcoming competitions.
13 Hole Stableford Nov 28 to December 4 (including Round 1 Winter league)
Category 1 1st Austin Spratt (10) 28 pts B7 2nd Morrie Ferncombe (7) 28pts.
Category 2 1st Liam Leahy (16) 35 pts. 2nd Pat Higgins (16) 32 pts.
Category 3 1st Paul Kelleher (20) 32 pts. 2nd Percy Walsh (20) 29pts.
Category 4 1st Noel Conway (23) 32 pts. 2nd John Morrissey (25) 29pts.
Comeragh Oil Winter League Leaderboard after Round One
Leopards 116, Lions 114, Cheetas 110, Tigers 109, Rams 109, Wolves 109, Sharks 104, Bulls 103, Stallions 101, Rhinos 100, Stags 100, Bears 87.
Monday 5th to Sunday Dec 11th; Weekly 13 Hole Stableford Competition, in conjunction with Round 2 of our Comeragh Oil Winter League. Non league players are invited to play in the weekly competitions.
In addition, our Annual Lions Club Hamper Appeal runs for the week. We ask members to support our Lions Club Appeal. If you cannot play a donations would be appreciated for this worthy cause.
Comeragh Oil Winter League
Leopards leap over Lions to secure Top Spot. Round one finished on Sunday with all twelve teams having achieved their required four scores. West Waterford is noted for having an annual battle to the wire for the Cole Memorial Trophy and judging by the first round leaderboard above, the 2022/23 league will be no exception. Last years captain Denis must be rejuvenated on completing his year in office and seems to be devoting all his energies to guiding his Leopards to a 2 point lead over the Lions on completion of round one. But beware, there are lots of animals lurking in the trees and waiting to capture the coveted top spot. The improved weather and ground conditions led to some fantastic scoring in the past week and we would like to thank the team captains and players for a great turnout so far. We would earnestly request those who have not yet played to do so in round two and help continue the high standard to date. Round two will commence on Monday 5th December and is envisaged to continue until Christmas eve.
Following the first two rounds of singles stableford there will be a matchplay round over the holiday period. Team members must have played at least once and paid the initial entry fee to be eligible for the matchplay round. All teams will participate in the matchplay, and bonus points will be awarded to all who participate. On completion of the matchplay round we will revert back to the singles competition.
Full details of teams plus Rules and Format are available on the clubhouse notice board and have also been circulated to all on the WhatsApp list. Thank you to all who have played so far and again we ask all team members to make the effort to get at least one score in for their respective teams in round two. Members can play any day during the week and re-entry is permitted. Remember to book you teetime in advance on the BRS booking system.
Due to the prevailing weather conditions, winter rules apply:
- Placing on fairways & in the rough. You must mark the position of your ball and lift, clean, and place within 6 inches of your marker.
- Club competitions, including the Winter league will be played over 13 holes.
- All competitions are non-qualifying for handicap purposes.
Playing Handicap for winter
For the duration of Winter Rules (Nov. – Mar.) the handicap committee has introduced a 90% handicap limit. To facilitate this, when you sign-in, using the Playing Handicap Table posted at the sign-in desk, for your handicap index, simply check what your 90% playing handicap is from the table.
Please refer to the online timesheet and BRS updates as play may be interrupted at times due to adverse weather conditions.
Contact the Office
You can contact the office on 058-43216. For the winter months (Nov. – March), office hours will be 9.00am – 2.00pm (Mon. – Sun.)