Gents Notes

Gents notes 30-Oct-2022

By October 31, 2022No Comments

Historic Second PGA Tour Win for Seamus Power

“The first one was amazing but to be able to win again, it’s fantastic,” Power said of a second PGA TOUR win that came courtesy of a tournament record 28 birdies.

Most of us in West Waterford GC were glued to the TV screen over the weekend to watch Seamus plot his way to a second win on the PGA Tour at the Butterfield Championship in Bermuda.  The West Waterford man laid down his stall on day one with a magnificent 6-under par 65. Two more 65’s on Friday and Saturday saw him head into Sunday’s final round in a tie for the lead.  All credit to the co leader Brian Griffin who was seeking his first win and looked as though he might get that win with a good start on Sunday.  Seamus had to call on all his experience as he stuck to the task and clawed his way back into the lead over the back 9 to finish on 19 under par for a memorable second victory on the PGA Tour. 

The victory sees him move up to 32nd in the World golf rankings and 5th in the FedEx cup in his 138th PGA Tour start.  He is now exempt until the end of 2025 and earns spots in the Sentry Tournament of Champions, The American Express, The Genesis Invitational, The Arnold Palmer Invitational, The Players Championship, The Masters, and the PGA Championship.  The win also opens the door to Ryder Cup glory next year.  There is also the small matter of a winner’s cheque for $1,170,000.

 

DP World Tour Stage 2 Qualifiers

Following his top 5 finish on the Alps Tour, Gary Hurley will play in the second stage of the DP World Tour Qualifying school.  Gary will travel to Girona, in Spain where the action commences on November 3rd.  Our very best wishes go with Gary in his quest to attain a full card for the DP World Tour.

 

Late Malcolm Ashby RIP

There was an air of sadness around West Waterford on Friday last as we learned of the passing of Malcolm Ashby.  On moving to Ireland from the UK in 2001 Malcolm and his dear wife Eithne took up residence in Cappoquin.  Having checked out the options they decided to join West Waterford for its magnificent location and scenery and the opportunity to meet new friends.  It wasn’t long before Malcolm got to know the members and became involved in club matters.  He became a regular on Monday mornings to count and sort the weekend entry fees and ensure the books were in order for the coming week.  He also took a keen interest in our juniors and took great pride in their success at local and national level.  Together with Eithne he travelled the country to support all West Waterford teams.  They watched Seamus and Gary as they progressed in their careers and rejoiced in their success.  2008 was a special year for Malcolm when he donned the green jacket as captain of the club.  A well-deserved honour for a man who loved his club and was proud to promote it throughout the country and beyond. 

On behalf of the club, we extend our sincere sympathies to his wife Eithne, sons Paul and Mark and the extended family.  May he Rest in Peace.

 

Men’s Club AGM

Just a timely reminder that the Annual General Meeting of the Men’s club will be held in the clubhouse on Monday November 21st.

Competition Prizes

All uncollected prizes for club competitions are now available for collection at the office during regular working hours.

Winter League

We have had a great response to our upcoming Winter League and would like to thank everyone who replied to WhatsApp messages.  Work on the formation of teams will begin this week and we are hoping to have team lists posted by the weekend.  Every effort will be made to make teams as even as possible based on handicap categories.  We will be looking for team captains to keep their respective teams informed and to ensure they have the required number of scores for each round.  Your Winter League committee has put in a lot of work during the past few weeks and you can show your appreciation by supporting your team and your club.

Winter Rules

Due to the prevailing weather conditions, it has been necessary to introduce winter rules golf.  Placing is allowed on fairways and in the rough.  You must mark the position of your ball and lift, clean, and place within 6 inches of your marker.  For the foreseeable future club competitions, including the Winter league will be played over 13 holes.  All competitions are now non-qualifying for handicap purposes.

Course Updates

Please keep an eye on the online timesheet and BRS updates as play may be interrupted at times due to the prevailing weather conditions.

Contact the Office

You can contact the office during business hours on 05843216. Email info@westwaterfordgolf.com