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Gents notes 15-Jan-2023

By January 16, 2023No Comments

Results

Sunday Jan 15th – 11 hole Stableford: 1st Luke Swayne (13) 25 pts

Winter League Leaderboard after Round 2: Leopards 228, Lions 228, Wolves 224, Cheetahs 219, Stallions 218, Rams 210, Rhinos 210, Sharks 210, Tigers 206, Bulls 201, Stags 199, Bears 188.

Fixtures

Mon Jan 16 – Sun Jan 23 – Weekly 13 Hole Stableford

Comeragh Oil Winter League Round 3 Matchplay

Entrance and Car Park Resurfacing

Great progress was made with the entrance road and majority of the car park being fully finished. The small remaining areas will be completed early this week, and no further course closures are planned. I’m sure all will agree that the result is fantastic and will mean more comfort and safety for users in the future. A big thank you to the Coolcormack residents for their patience during the works.

Winter League Round 3 Matchplay

The team pairings are as follows:

Cheetahs vs Rams, Bulls vs Sharks, Stallions vs Wolves, Bears vs Lions, Rhinos vs Stags, Leopards vs Tigers.

Due to the entrance resurfacing and bad weather it was a relatively quiet week for Round 3 of the league. However, a number of matches were completed and results entered on the sheet in the clubhouse. Some clarifications of the match rules were communicated to Team Captains and on the gent’s WhatsApp group. Round 3 continues for the next 2 weeks.

Seamus Power News

This week Seamus travelled half-way around the world from Hawaii to Abu Dhabi to represent the GB&I team taking on Europe in the inaugural Hero Cup. There was no sign of jet-lag on Friday morning, however, as Seamus and Robert McIntyre had a comfortable 4&3 win in the opening fourball series, shooting the lowest score of the day in the process. The Saturday foursomes didn’t quite go to plan as Seamus, partnering countryman Shane Lowry and McIntyre again, lost both his matches. The Sunday singles saw Seamus taking on the talented Nicolai Hojgaard of Denmark. In what was a top quality, nip and tuck affair, Seamus eventually lost on the 18th hole. He can take some consolation from the fact that but for a couple of miraculous shots from the young Dane, the result may well have been different. The big winner of the week though is surely Ryder Cup Captain, Luke Donald, who would have been delighted not only with the standard of golf from both sides, but also with the team spirit displayed by all 20 players. Seamus has stated many times that it is a life-long ambition of his to make a Ryder Cup side, and his play this week would have done his chances of fulfilling his dream, later this year, no harm at all.

Gary Hurley News

After making three halfway cuts in his first three DP World Tour events before Christmas, Gary returned home to Aglish for a few days, before spending the New Year celebrations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with his family. He isn’t scheduled to play again until early February and will spend the rest of January at his base in Saadiyat Beach preparing for his next event. There does seem to be some time for relaxation as well, however! This week, Gary took time out to give some West Waterford support to Seamus at the Hero Cup, which just happened to be taking place in Abu Dhabi also!

Pat Murphy – Munster Club Volunteer of the Year Award

We wish Pat the best of luck this coming Tuesday evening when he receives his award at the Munster Branch Regional AGM. Have a great night Pat, you deserve it!

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 familiarise yourself with any temporary local rules during the Winter golf period. 

Course Updates

Due to the prevailing weather conditions it is essential that members check the online timesheets and read the BRS notifications on a regular basis.

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.) 

Email info@westwaterfordgolf.com