Gents Notes w/e 27th Sep 2020

Captain’s Prize 2020 Mr Diarmuid Horgan
Winner: Andy Hickey (6) 68 back 9
2nd Nett : Martin O Driscoll (14) 68, 1st Gross: Eoin Conway (3) 76 b9
3rd nett Liam Hansbury (13) 69 b9, 2nd gross Clive Cooney (6) 76
4th nett Cian Lougheed (11) 69 b9, 3rd gross Mark Shanahan (scr) 77
5th nett Dermot Drohan (15) 69 b9, Cat 1: Jack O Donnell (13) 69
Cat 2: John Keane (14) 72 b3, Cat 4: Kieran Gleeson (20) 70 b9
Past Captain: Bertie Hallahan (20) 70 nett, Committee prize: Pat Murray (25) b9,
Guest: Martin Rafferty. Ladies 9 hole: Una Mulligan (27) 20 pts.
CSS: Saturday 71, Sunday 71.

9 Hole Handicap Qualifier Tuesday 22nd September
1st Tony Ruane (9) 19pts b2, 2nd Dan Kelly (6) 19pts
Player handicaps noted are for 9 hole qualifying competition

Open 18 Hole Stableford Wednesday 23rd September
1st Sean Twomey (8) 39pts (Macroom), 2nd Nioclas Conduin (5) 35pts
CSS: 35 R/O

Tues 29th Sept – Sun 4th Oct – Open 3 Person Champagne Scramble
Teams can be ladies, gents or mixed. Book online or ring 058 43216
Due to the Open Scramble there will be no club competitions this week.

Captain’s Prize 2020 – Andy Hickey claims the trophy on the back 9
When Martin O Driscoll recorded a magnificent 68 on Saturday he must have felt he had one hand on the magnificent Waterford Crystal captain’s prize. In very similar playing conditions on Sunday, the 2019 president’s prize winner Andy Hickey turned in a spectacular performance on the back 9 and duly claimed the coveted trophy. From start to finish this major event was played in brilliant sunshine. Following a short delay due to grass frost on both mornings play got underway with temperatures gradually increasing throughout the morning. Over the two days 150 members, appropriately wearing their face masks, got signed in for Diarmuid Horgan’s big weekend. The course was in immaculate condition and weather conditions were ideal. As evidenced from the results, the competition was keen with many places decided on countbacks. In line with Covd-19 regulations the presentation took place on Sunday evening. President Pat Murphy introduced our captain Diarmuid who gave a brief speech acknowledging the efforts of all who contributed to the success of the weekend. Winner Andy Hickey expressed his delight in winning the prestigious prize and thanked the captain for his contribution to West Waterford golf club down the years. A word of thanks to local photographer Sean Byrne who made a special effort to get the photographs taken outdoors. In conclusion we express our thanks to our captain Diarmuid Horgan who made it a September to Remember in 2020. All is well at West Waterford golf club.

World Handicapping System
Golf Ireland, the GUI and ILGU have confirmed that the World Handicap System will come into effect in Ireland from 2nd November, replacing the current Unified Handicapping System (CONGU).
The new World Handicap System will be averaged using the best 8 of the last 20 scores on your record. Further information will become available during the coming weeks and members should log on to Golfnet to access this information.

What’s On in West Waterford
Autumn Open Scramble – Sept 29th to Oct 4th – 3 Person Champagne Scramble Teams can be ladies, gents or mixed.
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.

Temporary Local Rule
Owing to the variable weather conditions we are currently permitting Placing on Fairways only until further notice. A lot of time and effort goes into keeping fairways cut and placing is in to keep them in the best condition. You can help by replacing divots. Keep an eye on the notice board as local rules will change depending on weather conditions.

Relief for Embedded Ball
“A ball embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground through the green may be lifted, cleaned and dropped, without penalty, as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer the hole.”

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.

Due to the current upsurge in Covid-19 cases and the ongoing changes in Covid- 19 regulations, we are updating our signage at West Waterford GC. Members and visitors are requested to read the notices and to comply strictly with the regulations. 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
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.