Gents Notes

Gents notes 18-Dec-2022

By December 19, 2022No Comments

Seasons Greetings

On behalf of our captain Michael Cass we would like to extend Seasons Greetings to all our members, sponsors, supporters and the media.  Thank you all for your support in 2022.  Please look after yourselves and one another during the cold weather, and we look forward to seeing you all in 2023.

 

Gary Hurley finishes tied 14th at Mauritius Open

Gary continues to make steady progress on the DP World Tour with a career best tie for 14th in the Afrasia Bank  Mauritius Open at the weekend.  The Aglish man must be very pleased when he recovered from a two-over outward nine and birdied four of his last seven holes for a closing 70 on Sunday to put him in a tie for 14th on seven-under in the event and a cheque for €14,700.  He now heads into a well deserved winter break ranked 44th in the DP World Tour rankings having made his first three cuts since winning his card at Qualifying School in November.

“It’s been an amazing year for me” says Gary. “I started on the Alps Tour this year.  I had no status on the Challenge Tour.  I had a few invites and did quite well in a few of them and then went to Q-School and got my card. It was a fairytale year from the outside looking in really.” 

Gary is looking forward to returning  home this week to spend some time with family and friends.  He intends to use the break to recharge and be ready to resume when the 2023 season restarts in the Middle East in January.

 

Gary Hurley signs new sponsorship deal with Experience Ireland Golf and Travel

West Waterford’s Gary Hurley has signed a two-year sponsorship deal with Killarney-based Golf Tour Operator, Experience Ireland Golf & Travel. 

“I’m delighted to announce this partnership with  Ireland Golf & Travel and begin showcasing what they have to offer while I compete on the DP World Tour this season”, said Hurley, who will round off 2022 alongside Tom McKibbin and John Murphy at the DP World Tour’s AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open this week.

“I’m so proud to be Irish and to be working with a company who specialise in showing off our great country, not just our great golf courses, but our history too is such a perfect fit.”

The experts in designing bespoke itineraries in Ireland for those visiting the country, Experience Ireland Golf & Travel is a one-stop Tour Operator.

“It’s great to be linking up with Gary for the next two years and it’s hopefully something we can continue into the future as well,” said Experience Ireland’s CEO, Tom Kennedy.

“We have been looking to support one of the Irish pros on tour, and we are proud that Gary will wear our logo for the coming two years.

“We’re sure he will have some great results in 2023 and 2024, following on from his excellent end to the year in 2022.”

 

Important Notice

Due to ongoing  road improvement works on the entrance road to the golf club which began last week you may experience delays in approaching the club.  Please drive slowly.

 

Change of date for Operating Company Meeting

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Inaugural General Meeting of the Operating Company due to take place on Thursday December 15th has been rescheduled

The meeting will now be held at The Park Hotel on Tuesday December 20th

All members are invited to attend

 

Results

13 Hole Stableford  Dec 5th to December 12th (including Round 2 Winter league)

1st Percy Walsh (19) 32pts b7, 2nd Charlie Barry (14) 32pts.

 

Comeragh Oil Winter League Leaderboard after Round One

Leopards 116, Lions 114, Cheetahs 110, Tigers 109, Rams 109, Wolves 109,

 Sharks 104, Bulls 103, Stallions 101, Rhinos 100, Stags 100, Bears 87.

 

Fixtures

Monday 19th to Saturday 24th Dec  – Weekly 13 Hole Stableford Competition, in conjunction with Round 2 of our Comeragh Oil Winter League.  Depending on course conditions Round 2 may be extended to the following week.  Please check your BRS updates and timesheet.

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 donation would be appreciated for this worthy cause.

 

Comeragh Oil Winter League

Due to the cold snap we had a very quiet week for the start of Round 2.  Very few Leopards and Lions to be seen on the fairways in West Waterford. Thankfully temperatures are on the increase this week and we would hope to be back in action sometime during the week.   We will have to adjust our timetable slightly but all participants can be assured that we will allocate sufficient time for all teams to get their four scores in for round two.  Round two is now underway and at the moment, is envisaged to continue until Christmas Eve at the earliest.  If necessary Round 2 will be extended for a further week or longer as required.

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 WhattsApp 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.

 

Winter Rules

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. 

 

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