Club Competition Mon 26th Nov – Sun 2nd Dec – 16 Hole Stableford
Category 1 (0-9) Micheal Gee (8) 39pts
Category 2 (10-14) Pat Higgins (13) 38pts
Category 3 (15-18) Paul Carroll (15) 34pts
Category 4 (19+) Kevin Kelly (19) 35pts b8 Domestic CSS: 35
Monday 2th Nov – Sunday 2nd Dec – Open Gents 11 Hole
Winner: Richard Ronayne (6) 24pts.
Killeagh GAA 26th Annual Christmas Scramble
1st Ray Rochford, Matty Treacy and Trish Treacy – 69
2nd John P Murphy, Eamon Hickey and Davy O Keeffe – 69
3rd Willie Murphy, Michael Murphy and Sean Supple – 69.
Monday 3rd Dec to Sunday 9th 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 3rd Dec Nov to Sun 9th Dec – Lions Club Hamper Appeal Open 13 hole Stableford. Competition open to ladies and gents.
Two in a Row for Ray Rochford
Killeagh GAA have been coming to West Waterford for their Christmas Scramble each year since 1993. Chief organizer Ray Rochford has played in each of the 26 events. Last year he won for the first time and completed the 2 in a row at the weekend. Proof that persistence pays and it will take a mighty effort to deprive him of the treble in 2019.
Men’s Club AGM 2018
The mens club AGM took place on Thursday 29th November. Prior to the meeting our newly appointed marketing and promotional executive Gertie Murphy addressed a joint gathering from the ladies and mens clubs. Her aim is to increase membership numbers at the club as well as bringing new societies and classic to what she described as a fantastic venue. Gertie intends to form a separate committee from the ladies and gents clubs to drive West Waterford forward in 2019. West Waterford golf club is open for new business and will gain momentum in the coming year.
Our 26th Annual General Meeting then got underway. Honorary Secretary Mr Maurice Hallahan welcomed the crowd and went on to deliver his report on the 2018 golfing season at West Waterford Golf Club. It was a most successful year for our club teams with the South East League and county JB Carr pennants proudly displayed in the clubhouse. Our Bruen Purcell and Belvedere team teams also made great strides in 2018. Seamus Power retained his PGA Tour card while Gary Hurley had his first professional win. Our treasurer reported on another successful year and urged members to increase their support for club competitions. Outgoing captain Willie Lyons reflected on an enjoyable year in office and thanked committee, members and staff for their support. Incoming captain Mr Tom Higgins then took over the chair and expressed his delight at being elected captain for 2019. Tom brings a wealth of experience to the position and is determined to build on the current success of the club. We would like to wish Tom and Lady captain Jean O Donovan every success in the coming year.
Comeragh Oil Winter League
The weather during the past week has interrupted the progress of the league and it has been decided to extend round one for another week. Currently over 60 per cent of players have entered and we would hope to have sufficient scores by next weekend to complete round one. Despite the weather, the course is in excellent condition and all bunkers are in play. So the message to team captains is to contact your team members and get them out for round one. The league will take a break over the Christmas holidays and will resume on Wednesday 26th December.
Dungarvan Lions Club Hamper Appeal
Our annual fundraiser for the Hamper appeal will run from Monday 3rd Dec to Sunday 9th Dec. This will be a 13 hole stableford competition open to ladies and gents. Visitors are most welcome. For those unable to play, a donations box is available at the office. We earnestly request your support for this worthy cause. All donations will benefit the needy in our community.
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. USPGA player Seamus Power will attend. 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.
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.
Rules of Golf
Members are reminded that a number of changes to the Rules of Golf come into effect on January 1st 2019. A summary of the new rules is posted on the notice board and booklets on the changes are available at the sign-in desk.
One Governing Body
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.