Gents Notes w/e 25th Nov 2018

Club Competition Monday 19th – Sunday 25th November – 16 Hole Stableford
Category 1 (0-9) Shane Roche (9) 38pts,
Category 2 (10-14) Brian McNamara (13) 37pts
Category 3 (15-18) Matt Holden (18) 35pts
Category 4 (19+) Kevin Kelly (20) 35pts b8. Domestic CSS: 35

Monday 19th – Sunday 25th Nov – Open Gents 9 Hole
Winner: Michael French (24) 19pts

Monday 26th Nov to Sunday 2nd Dec  – Round 1 Comeragh Oil Winter league including weekly competition.  Non league players are most welcome. 
16 Hole Stableford.  Holes 2 and 3 out of play for Round 1.

Monday 26th Nov to Sunday 2nd Dec  Open 11 hole Stableford
Holes 1 to 13, with holes 2 and 3 out of play.

Saturday 1st December – Killeagh GAA society Christmas Outing
Tee Reserved 10am to 12 noon

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.  We would like to see a large attendance to show their appreciation of our outgoing officers and committee and to welcome in our new captain Mr Tom Higgins and his committee.  Please arrive early.

Comeragh Oil Winter League
Our Winter league is up and running and we had a steady flow of members from the respective teams throughout the week and over the weekend.  The scoring was of a high standard with Shane Roche (9) setting the standard for his Mount Odell team mates with 38 points for the 16 holes.  Matt Holden Kinsalebeg and Kevin Kelly Helvick struck form with 35 points each.  Round one continues this week and with four scores to count per team we strongly urge everyone to make the extra effort to get at least one round in by next Sunday.  A reminder that holes 2 and 3 are being rested for the duration of round one so don’t forget the shortcut from the first green.  Delighted to be able to report that the course is in excellent condition with the leaves gradually disappearing.  The heavy downpours during the week have not affected the newly refurbished bunkers, a tribute to the volunteers who did a professional job as usual.  Please continue to rake the bunkers and to repair pitch marks on the greens.  Again thanks for your cooperation and the message is to keep up the good work.

Weekly 11 Hole Open Competition
No, this is not a misprint.  To avoid confusion, this competition is being played over holes 1 to 13 with holes 2 and 3 out of play.  You can play any day and this is an ideal opportunity for an enjoyable round over the shortened course.  Well done to Michael French who won last week.

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 alliance will take a break for the remainder of the year.  The next outing will be in Carrick on Suir on Sunday 13th January 2019 with West Waterford playing host on Sunday 27th January.

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.

Christmas is coming
Well done to Bridget and Jean who did a superb job in decorating the bar and restaurant during the week.  The logs on the fire, the tinsel, and the flashing lights generate a lovely warm atmosphere on those cold winter days.  You are invited to drop in for a cuppa and a sandwich and don’t forget if you are planning a Christmas get together, West Waterford golf club is the place to be.

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.
On behalf of the club we wish to offer our sincere sympathies to Jason Louch and the extended family on the recent passing of his brother.  May Robert rest in peace.