Gents Notes

Gents notes 16-Oct-2022

By October 17, 2022No Comments

A Night to remember at West Waterford Golf Club

On Saturday night last the members of West Waterford together with numerous guests gathered at West Waterford for a celebration evening to honour the achievements of Gary Hurley.  MC for the event Kieran O Connor introduced the many guests including John Moloughney, John Fenessey, John Carroll and Tommy Donnelly all from Golf Ireland.  John Moloughney spoke in glowing terms of Gary’s outstanding achievements including his pivotal role as an amateur in the clubs success winning three Irish Junior Foursomes in the space of four years, and of course the proudest moment of all when he represented GB&I in that famous Walker Cup victory in 2015.  John Carroll spoke of his association with Gary playing for Ireland in the Home Internationals and European Championships, not forgetting his magnificent performance in the Irish Open at Fota Island.

When Gary turned professional he had some early success, but his proudest moment came with his maiden victory on the Alps Tour.  This success paved the way to securing his tour card for the Challenge in 2023.

Gary spoke candidly about the trials and tribulations of a tour pro and the difficult years before the tide turned in his favour and is now confident of continued success at the highest level. He expressed his gratitude to West Waterford GC and his local community for the support they have given him throughout his golfing career.  The captain and lady captain of West Waterford presented a suitably inscribed crystal vase to Gary on this momentous occasion and this was greeted with a standing ovation from the assembled crowd.

Following a few weeks off to take the opportunity to celebrate his successes, Gary’s next objective is the DP World Tour Q School where he will tee it up at the second stage qualifying in Girona, Spain on November 3rd.  As always he carries our best wishes as he sets out to attain a full card for the DP World Tour.

 

Results

Tuesday 9 hole October 11

Winner: Benny McGinn (11) 17pts

18 Hole Stableford Sat 15 and Sunday 16 October

1st Pat Higgins (17) 39pts b9, 2nd Shane Hanrahan (12) 39pts

 

Golfer of the Year 2022

Congratulations to Kieran Lynch (9) who showed great consistency throughout the year for a total of 360 points to become the clear winner of the Golfer of the Year prize.

 

Fixtures

Tuesday October 18 – 9 hole stableford on front 9

Saturday 22/Sunday 23 October; Gents Club Competition 18 Hole Stableford

Sunday October 23rd; Captain’s Fun Golf Day  – 9 hole Scramble for ladies and gents. Shotgun start at 1pm.  Refreshments to follow. Presentation of all outstanding prizes at 4pm

 

Sponsors Day

Our Sponsors day is organised for Sunday 23rd October.  Please support our sponsors by playing in the Scramble.  Please sign up by giving your name to Gillian in the office.

 

Planning Survey

All members are asked to complete the planning survey before October 19th.  The output from this survey will help inform the Business Planing process.

 

Belvedere Trophy

Dungarvan were the visitors to West Waterford on Saturday for the second leg of the Western final.  Following a hard fought contest the score was 2.5 matches each.

However Dungarvan by virtue of their 4-1 victory in the opening leg qualified for the county final.  Both legs were played in an enjoyable and sporting manner and we wish Dungarvan every success in the final.  Thank you to our management team and to all the players who represented the club throughout the competition.

 

Presentation of all outstanding Prizes

We would ask all prize winners to attend the presentation of outstanding prizes on Sunday next at 4pm.  Sponsors will be in attendance so please show your appreciation by making the effort to be there to accept your prize. 

 

Winter League

You can sign in at the entry desk for our upcoming Winter League.  We are hoping to get the league underway in early November.

 

Winter Rules

Due to the prevailing weather conditions we have introduced placing on fairways and placing in the rough.  Bunkers are in play at the moment.

 

Men’s Notice Board

The mens notice board is now located on the hallway wall to the left of the men’s changing room.  Captains,  Lady Captains, and Presidents boards have been moved to the hallway opposite the office.

 

Contact the Office

You can contact the office on 058 43216.  Email info@westwaterfordgolf.com