WWGC Gents Notes February 12th 2023
Weekly 13 Hole Club Singles S’ford / Winter League Round 4
Cat 1 1st Denis Conway (10) 32pts; 2nd Colin Power (9) 29pts
Cat 2 1st Luke Swayne (13) 31pts; 2nd David Condon (11) 29pts (b7)
Cat 3 1st Patsy O’Donnell (17) 34pts; 2nd Phil Kinsella (18) 33pts
Cat 4 1st Eddie Stack (29) 30pts; 2nd Brian Collins (22) 29pts (b7)
WL Leaderboard after Round 3:
Lions 259, Leopards 257, Wolves 255, Cheetahs 250, Rhinos 244, Stallions 241, Sharks 236, Rams 233, Tigers 229, Bulls 227, Stags 217, Bears 211.
This week in West Waterford, the good weather continued and golfers responded! As can be seen by the number of prizes, this week saw the biggest competition entry of the year so far, with some very big scores to go along with it! Congratulations to all prize winners and a huge thank you to everyone who entered the weekly competition. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Of course, this week was also the first week of Round 4 of the Winter League, the last qualifying round before the top 4 teams go into the semi-finals. Round 3, the new Matchplay round, was completed on Bank Holiday Monday. Overall, this new initiative turned out to be a big success with all but a handful of matches being completed. When the Round 3 results were totted up, the top 4 teams consolidated their positions by having 4 of the top 5 scores. The only team to make any real inroads were the Rhinos, who jumped into 5th place on the back of their top score of the round, an impressive 34 pts. Going into the final qualifying Round 4, the top 4 teams will be difficult to catch, but judging by the competition entries this week, the other teams certainly haven’t given up hope!
Mon Feb 13 – Sun Feb 19:
Weekly 13 Hole Stableford
Comeragh Oil Winter League Round 4
Seamus Power News
Due to the delayed finish at Pebble Beach, last week’s notes didn’t have a final result for Seamus at the AT&T Championship. He stood on -6 after his third round, and I can report that he had an excellent final round on Monday to move to -9 in a tie for 15th place. He then travelled to Arizona for this week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. This year, the Phoenix Open is one of a number of elevated events on the PGA Tour, meaning bigger prize money and all the top players competing. The other famous thing about Phoenix is the absolutely huge crowds it attracts, with well over 200,000 people in attendance every day this year! Seamus coped with the crowds and raucous atmosphere admirably. He made the cut on level par, but had two excellent rounds of -5 and -2 at the weekend to rack up yet another top-20 finish. Seamus is a model of consistency, which is what every professional golfer wishes for. This remarkable consistency sees him in 4th position in the Fed-Ex Cup Standings. Everyone in West Waterford looks forward to following his progress throughout the remainder of the season.
Gary Hurley News
This week Gary took his place in the Singapore Classic on the DP World Tour. After a promising opening round of -3, Gary slipped to a +3 round on Friday, meaning he missed the cut. Gary remains positive however, and knows the DP World Tour is a couple of levels up from anything he has played to-date. He tweeted after his finish in Singapore that ‘progress doesn’t move in straight lines’, which shows his frame of mind as he looks ahead to the rest of his season. This week he travels to Bangkok for the Thailand Classic, and we all wish him the best of luck.
Thank you to all members who have renewed their membership for 2023. A fantastic year of golf is being planned by the Management Committee in what is the club’s 30th year in existence. It is also great to see so many new members joining our club. We extend the famous West Waterford welcome to you all.
West Waterford on Social Media
I have to confess that I am a relatively recent convert to social media. I always thought of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as being only something my kids talked about! However, I recently started following West Waterford on Social Media and am blown away by its content. If you want the latest information on how Seamus and Gary are doing, or want to see the latest on West Waterford in general, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are the places to be. This week, for example, West Waterford was named in the Top 150 courses in the Destination Golf Ireland Guide, and a link to the guide can be found on Facebook and Twitter. I encourage all members to follow your club on social media and spread the word to your friends as well.
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.)
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