Gents Notes w/e 28th Oct 2018


Club Competition Sat 27th/Sun 28th October – 18 Hole Stableford

1st Jordan Shanahan (3) 39pts, 2nd. John Flynn (17) 38pts

CSS: Sat 34, Sun 37.


Monday 22nd Oct – Friday 26th Oct – Open Gents 9 Hole

CAT 1. Owen O Keeffe (9) 20pts,

Cat 2.  Pat Power (22) 21pts.  Visitor: Colm Cahill



Monday 29th  Oct – Friday 2nd November  – Open 9 Hole Competition

Saturday 3rd Nov/Sunday 4th Nov  – Club Competition 18 Hole Stableford


Top Twenty Finish for Seamus Power

Seamus Power got his 2019 season into gear at the weekend when he finished in 19th place at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson Mississippi.  He carded rounds of 71, 68, 70, and 68 to finish on 11 under par for his four rounds.  Perhaps the most outstanding feature of this performance is the consistency with which he carved out the result.  Seamus has been working with coach Nick Bradley since the Wyndham Championship and already this association is starting to show results.  We all look forward to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open this weekend and are hoping that the West Waterford man can build on his top 20 finish in Mississippi.


European Tour Qualifying School

Gary Hurley is one of eleven Irish players who will tee it up in this week’s Second Stage of the European Tour Qualifying School in Spain from November 2-5th.  Gary will join Kevin Phelan and Robin Dawson at Desert Springs in Almeria in their bid to progress to the next stage in qualifying.  The event takes place over four venues in Spain where around 18 players from each of the four venues will progress to the Final Stage at Lumine Golf Club in Tarragona from November 10-15th.  We wish Gary the very best of luck in his quest for a spot on the European Tour circuit. 


Weekly 9 Hole Open Competition

Our weekly 9 hole competition continues to draw a steady entry from Monday to Friday each week. Members and visitors are welcome and the shortened course has made the competition more enjoyable.  Here is an opportunity to sharpen up your game for the upcoming Winter League and it only takes under 2 hours to play the 9 holes.


End of Year Scramble and Presentation of Prizes Sunday 11th November

Sunday 11th November is the date for our end of year scramble.  This will be a 3 person event commencing at 1.30 pm.  Following the scramble we will have the presentation of prizes for all Club matchplay competitions and prizes for the Al Eile Final.  The following prizewinners are requested to attend.


Club Singles sponsored by Pat Murphy.

Winner Colin Houlihan, Runner Up Vincent O Mahoney.


Club Fourball sponsored by Quinlan Butchers.

Winners Colin Houlihan and Brian Foley, RunnersUp Willie Lyons and Austin Spratt.


Club Foursomes sponsored by Management WWGC

 Winners Phil Kinsella & Eddie Glavin, Runner Up Jimmy Murphy and Eddie Stack.


 Club Mixed Foursomes sponsored by Topline Currans.

 Winners Pat Murray & Margaret O Sullivan, RunnersUp Denis Herlihy  Mary Herlihy

 Al Eile Wednesday Open Final sponsored by Al Eile Stud.

 Winner Brian Foley


Winter League 2019  Last chance to enter.

Thank you to all who have signed up for our upcoming Winter league.  We would hope to have team lists completed by the weekend.  The response to date has been most encouraging and we could do with a few more entries before we start the formation of teams.  If you haven’t already done so, please contact Pat on 0876611276 or Jimmy on 0857321907 immediately.  Alternatively you can ring the office on 058 43216 where Gillian will be glad to record your entry.  All going well the first qualifying round will commence on Monday 19th November.  If any member has a bit of spare time we would welcome some help especially with sorting cards on Saturdays and Sundays during the league.


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.


Bunkers and Pitch Marks

It has taken a lot of time and money but the renovation work on the bunkers is now complete.  Visitors continue to compliment us on the magnificent work and the excellent condition of our bunkers.  We ask members and visitors to rake bunkers properly (don’t forget the footprints), and even if you’re not in it and it needs attention please feel free to rake it.  Like our bunkers, our greens are maintained in excellent condition.  Unfortunately some members are not repairing pitch marks.  We earnestly request you to repair your pitch marks and if you see another pitch mark repair it too.  We are fortunate to have a course staff and volunteers who put a lot of time and effort into maintaining the course to the highest standards.  Please do your bit to show your appreciation of their efforts.


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.