Gents Notes w/e 11th Nov 2018

Club Competition Sat 10th/Sun 11th November – 16 Hole Stableford
1st. Percy Walsh (20) 38pts b8.  2nd. Paul Carroll (16) 38pts
Domestic CSS 36

Captain’s Scramble Results – Sunday 11th November.
1st Jimmy Murphy, Michael O Keeffe and Conor French – 29.3/10
2nd Kathleen Broderick, Catherine Ruane and Tom Higgins – 32.5/10
3rd Eddie Stack, Margaret O Sullivan and Mary French – 33
4th Willie Lyons, Deirdre Ruane and Phil Kelly – 33.1/10

Monday 29th Oct – Friday 2nd Nov – Open Gents 9 Hole
CAT1: Brian Nolan (12) 19pts,   Cat 2: Pat Murray (24) 20pts. 

Monday 12th Nov to Sunday 18th Nov  – Open 9 Hole Competition
Friday 16th Nov – Past captains and presidents dinner and golf at 1.30pm
Saturday 17th Nov/Sunday 18th Nov  – Club Competition 16 Hole Stableford
Monday 19th Nov to Sunday 25th Nov Round 1 Comeragh oil Winter league.

Captain’s Fun Golf Day
Despite the showery conditions we had a good turnout of ladies and gents for our Captain’s Fun day Scramble on Sunday afternoon.  The 3 person scramble got underway at 1.30 and the shotgun start got everybody on course without delay.  The only all male team made light of the conditions shooting  fantastic 33 gross on the front 9.  Off with the wet gear, a quick shower and it wasn’t long before the stove was surrounded and the hot beverages quickly warmed up the spirits.  Our president Pat Murphy welcomed the crowd and went on to introduce our newly appointed Marketing and Promotional exexutive Gertie Murphy. Gertie then addressed the audience and laid out her stall on how she plans to take the club forward by working with the existing committees and management. Societies and Fundraising events are but two of her ambitious targets in driving West Waterford forward in the future.  Her address was greeted with tumultous applause and I feel we can look forward in confidence to an exciting 2019 at West Waterford.  Next on the agenda was the presentation of club matchplay prizes for the year and the Al Eile and Senior Scratch Cup. It was most encouraging to see so many prizewinners present, a most appropriate gesture to the generosity of our loyal sponsors.  All in all this was a most uplifting event to end our year’s golfing and we can go forward with an air of expectation as we approach the new year.

South East Junior Alliance
We had nine members playing at the Dungarvan outing on Sunday last. The next outing is in Waterford golf club on November 25th.  West Waterford will host the Alliance on January 13th 2019.

Winter Rules
The current weather conditions have led to the introduction of Winter Rules golf. This means you can mark, lift, clean and place your ball on the fairway and in the rough.  For the moment our weekend men’s competition will be played over 16 holes.  A domestic CSS of 35 will apply for 16 hole competitions.

Comeragh Oil Winter League
As usual a lot of time and effort has gone into the formation of teams for the upcoming Winter league.  In as far as possible teams are compiled based on handicap categories and individual player club competition results throughout the year.  Previous yearly results show that there is very little separating teams at the qualifying stage and the matchplay pairings ensure close contests.  Unfortunately we do get a few ‘non runners’ and the league committee would earnestly appeal to all participants in the league to make the effort to play. The first round gets underway on Monday 19th November and you can play any day from Monday to Sunday with your best score counting for that week.  The initial entry fee which includes entry to the first round remains unchanged and represents exceptional value.  Weekly prizes are given in 4 categories and a domestic handicap adjustment will apply for the weekly prizes only.  So the message is simple, get out there and support your team and your club.  A big thank you to Comeragh Oil for their continued support.

Weekly 9 Hole Open Competition
Due to the popularity of the 9 hole competition we have decided to extend the event over the full week.  This means you can play any day from Monday to the following Sunday inclusive.  Please note that the 9 hole is played over a shortened course which means that anybody playing the 16 hole competition cannot play the 9 hole at the same time.  Of course all are welcome to play the 9 hole at a different time.  We will continue to give category prizes each week.  In the event that any 2 holes on the front 9 are rested, then the 9 hole will become an 11 hole finishing on the thirteenth.

Past Captains and Presidents Dinner Friday 16th November
This annual event is scheduled for Friday 16th November.  A 13 hole singles stableford competition will be held at 1.30, and this will be followed by dinner in the clubhouse.  Committee members are also welcome to attend, and complimentary tickets will be issued to all team managers this week.  All past captains and presidents are requested to contact the office 058 43216 to confirm their attendance.  We appreciate that some may not be available on the night and we would greatly appreciate if you could let us know if this is the case.

Men’s Club AGM
The annual general meeting of West Waterford Men’s club will be held in the clubhouse on Thursday 29th November at 8p.m.

Golf Ireland
The GUI and ILGU have published a proposal for a single governing body for golf in Ireland. Clubs will vote on this proposal in January 2019.  Members can familiarize themselves with this proposal by logging on to Golfnet and clicking on the One Governing Body website.