Gents Notes w/e 23rd Aug 2020

Results
Open Singles Sat 22nd/Sun 23rd August – Sponsored by The Country Store
1st Darragh Lyons (15) 41pts, 2nd Martin Murphy (14) 40pts b9,
Gross:Oisin O Brien (4) 35pts Thurles, 3rd Eric Hassan (11) 40pts,
4th Liam O Brien (9) 38pts. CSS: Sat 35, Sun Home 36, away 35 r/o.
Ladies Prize Winner: Deirdre Ruane (15) 37pts.

9 Hole Handicap Qualifier Tuesday 18th August
1st Michael O Keefe (6) 21pts, 2nd Kieran Mulligan (11) 18pts b6
Beginners prize: Steven Ronayne

Fixtures
Tuesday Aug 25 th – 9 Hole Handicap Qualifier front 9.
Wednesday Aug 26 th – Gents Open 18 hole Stableford
Saturday/Sunday Aug 29th/30th – Club Competition Open 18 Hole

Captain’s Prize 2020
Mr Diarmuid Horgan’s captain’s prize is fast approaching. The major event of the year takes place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September. The format will be 18 hole strokeplay off the blue markers. There will be no qualifier this year just give it your best over 18 holes and you could be the lucky recipient of this prestigious prize. Timesheets will be posted this week so be sure to book early to secure your preferred tee time.

Killeagh GAA Golf Classic – 3rd,4th, and 5th of September
The 24th annual Killeagh Classic will be held in West Waterford on September 3rd, 4th and 5th. This most popular event normally takes place in July but had to be postponed due to Covid-19. A total of 147 teams participated last year but due to the shorter day in September this year’s time sheet is extremely busy with Friday afternoon and Saturday morning fully booked. Spaces are still available on Thursday and on Friday morning. To book your slot, contact Ray on 087 2330054.
There are prizes for 20 teams including daily prize, non GUI and best ladies. The format is a 3 person Champagne scramble.
The Classic will be run strictly in accordance with Covid-19 protocols.

Intermediate and Minor Scratch Cups
The Intermediate (11-18) and Minor (18+) scratch cups take place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September. The format will be 18 hole stableford. Thw weekend is kindly sponsored by The Moorings Bar and Restaurant. For tee times please ring 058 43216, or book online @www.westwaterfordgolf.com

Comeragh Oil League Final – Glenbeg are Champions
After the first three matches it looked as though Kinsalebeg had one hand on the Cole Memorial Trophy. Vinny Coonan had a 4 and 3 victory over Pat Higgins, while Dave Walsh defeated Dermot Murphy on the same scoreline. It was a much closer affair between Brian Foley and Mike Drohan with Brian claiming victory on the 18th 1up. It was now 3-1 to Kinsalebeg and Glenbeg needed a victory. Pat Murray started the comeback with a 6 and 5 win over Cormac Cullinan but Ken Fenton defeated Jimmy Murphy 1 up to increase Kinsalebeg’s lead to 4-1. With three matches remaining Glenbeg had to win all three to tie the contest. John Byrne had a 6 and 4 win over Ray Rochford, Conal O Ceallaigh won 4 and 3 over Maurice Hallahan , while the in – form Tom Shanahan played a blinder to record a 5 and 3 win over Eddie Glavin. It was now 4 all and with Glenbeg having he higher cumulative winning margin they were declared Comeragh Oil League winners for 2020. A fitting finish to a long but very successful Winter league. Thank you to our loyal sponsor Comeragh Oil and to everyone who participated in the league throughout. A date for the presentation will be announced shortly.

Upcoming Events
September 3rd/4th/5th – Killeagh GAA Classic at West Waterford.
Intermediate and Minor scratch Cups – Sat 12th and Sunday 13th September.
Captain’s Prize – Mr Diarmuid Horgan – September 26th/27th – 18 hole Stroke
Presidents Prize – Mr Pat Murphy – October 10th/11th – 18 hole Stableford

Greenfees Welcome at West Waterford
We are now open for greenfees 7 days per week. Enjoy 9 or 18 holes in the tranquil surroundings of the Brickey Valley. We can guarantee that once you pay a visit to West Waterford you will be made welcome and will want to return. Book online or ring 058 43216 to reserve your tee time.

Reciprocal Arrangements with Dungarvan and Gold Coast Golf Clubs
Members are reminded of the ongoing arrangement whereby from Monday to Friday, members of West Waterford can play Gold Coast or Dungarvan for a reduced fee of €15. This does not apply for competitions or at weekends.

Update for Golf Clubs in Republic of Ireland – Covid -19
The GUI/ILGU have issued an update for golf clubs in the Republic of Ireland.
​​​​Following the Irish Government’s announcement on Tuesday 18th August in relation to new public health measures, golf clubs are reminded that these come into place immediately. All existing public health, social distancing and hygiene measures for golf also remain in place and must continue to be fully adhered to. Full details of the measures are available at www.gov.ie
Wearing a cloth face covering in public may reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community. It may help to reduce the spread of respiratory droplets from people infected with COVID-19. Cloth face coverings may help to stop people who are not aware they have the virus from spreading it. By law, face coverings must be worn in all shops, including retail shops in golf clubs.