Gents Notes W/E 18th November 2018

Club Competition Sat 17th/Sun 18th November – 16 Hole Stableford
1st Shane Roche (9) 36pts, 2nd Mark Shanahan (scr) 34pts
3rd Micheál Gee (8) 32pts.

Monday 12th – Sunday 18th Nov – Open Gents 9 Hole
CAT1: Stephen Spillane (9) 17pts, Cat 2 Pat Murray (24) 20pts

13 Hole Past Captains and Presidents Competition Friday 16th November
Overall Winner: Dermot Drohan (13) 34pts, Past President: Pat Murray (24) 27pts, Committee Prize: Pat Curran (18) 25pts.  Guest Prize: Morrie Ferncombe (6) 29pts.

Monday 19th Nov to Sunday 25th Nov  – Round 1 Comeragh Oil Winter league. 
16 Hole Stableford.  Holes 2 and 3 out of play for Round 1.

Monday 19th to Sunday 25th Nov Open 9 hole Stableford Back 9.

Saturday 24th November – Ardmore/Clashmore Christmas Outing.  Tee reserved from 10.30am to 11.30 am.

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.

Comeragh Oil Winter League
Unlike Brexit the winter league committee has reached an agreement.  Twelve teams will compete for the Cole memorial trophy and the action gets underway on Monday 19th November.  As usual a lot of thought and time has gone into the formation of the teams and there are no carbon copies of last year’s teams.  If you have signed up to play in the league please do so, as absentees can wreck a team’s chance of progressing to the matchplay stages. Following 5 qualifying rounds with the top four scores counting, the top eight teams will progress. You can play any day during the week with your best score counting towards your team total.  You are also entered in the weekly club competition in which prizes are awarded in four categories.  As you will appreciate there are a large number of cards to be checked on Sunday evening.  You can help this process enormously by putting your name, handicap, date and team name on your card.  Thank you for supporting our Winter League and we also request your support for our generous sponsor Comeragh Oil.

Weekly 9 Hole Open Competition
For those who find the going tough for 16 holes in winter conditions we are continuing our weekly 9 hole open competition.  You can play any day and re-entry is allowed.  With holes 2 and 3 out of play the nine hole will be played over the back 9 for the duration of round one of our winter league.

Past Captains and Presidents Dinner Friday 16th November
This was our fourth year holding this event and all present were in agreement that it’s an excellent idea and a chance to meet old friends and share a bit of news and chat.  Of course all past captains and presidents are eager to get their hands on the magnificent Waterford Crystal  trophy kindly donated by Mr Bertie Hallahan.  The competition had an extra edge this year with the evergreen John Keane going for his third win. Keano gave it a fair shot but Mr Captain 2016 Dermot Drohan (13)  had the game of his life with birdies on 3,5, and 12, en route to a magnificent 34 points which was just enough to claim the title for 2018.  The celebrations continued throughout the weekend.  Well done Dermot on a well deserved victory.  With the golf completed we retired to the clubhouse and donned the shirt tie and blazer before retiring to the bar/restaurant for some liquid refreshment.  We were then treated to a super meal from Bridget and her staff who topped it off with her now famous dessert special.  The craic continued into the night and the complimentary transport home was greatly appreciated.   Thanks to everyone who attended and for taking the trouble to dust down the blazers.  Hoping to see you all again in 2019.

Captain and Lady Captain’s Christmas Get Together on Saturday 8th December
All are invited to an evening of Music and Song with The Friary Choir on Saturday 8th December at West Waterford Golf Club.  Finger food will be served.  Please put your name on the sheet provided on the notice board.  Admission is just €5.

South East Junior Alliance
The next outing is in Waterford golf club on November 25th.  West Waterford will host the Alliance on January 27th 2019 and not on January 17th as previously scheduled.

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.  Holes No.2 and No.3 are currently out of play for mens competitions.  A domestic CSS of 35 will apply for 16 hole competitions.

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 websites.