Gents Notes w/e 6th Jan 2019


Round 2 Winter league 13 Hole stableford  Dec 31st – Jan 6th

Cat 1. David Condon (9) 33pts, 2nd Stephen Spillane (9) 30pts b7

Cat 2. Lanson Kelly (10) 30pts b7, 2nd Raymond Bannon (12) 30pts.

Cat 3. John C Byrne (17) 28pts b7, 2nd Ronan Foley (18) 28pts b7

Cat 4 Jack Ronayne (20) 33pts. 2nd Dave Walsh (21) 31pts b7.

13 Hole CSS (domestic) 28



Monday 7th to Sunday 13th January – Round 3 Comeragh Oil Winter League.

13 Hole Stableford


Seamus Power back in action on USPGA Tour.

We extend our very best wishes to Seamus as he sets out on his 2019 campaign at the Sony Open in Hawaii on January 10-13th


Comeragh Oil Winter League Leaderboard after Round 2

Ballyguiry 253, Kinsalebeg 252, Ballyduff 252, Ballymacoda 251, Helvick 250, Mount Odell 249, Tivoli 248, Glenbeg 246, Old Boro 238, Carriglea 237, Old Parish 233, Cappagh 226.


Comeragh Oil Winter League

Round 2 drew to a close on Sunday following a week of ideal weather conditions leading to a record entry for week two of the second round.  Ballyguiry are the big movers shooting their way from eight position to dethrone first round table- toppers Kinsalebeg.  The battle at the top is really hotting up with just a mere 3 points seperating the top 5 teams.  With eight teams to qualify any one of the bottom four must still fancy their chances of qualification.  Round 3 starts on Monday 7th January and due to popular demand this will be played over 13 holes.  Thanks to all for your continued support and keep up the good work to complete the next round on schedule.


Captain and Lady Captains Drive in

Captain Tom Higgins and lady captain Jean O Donovan along with our junior captain Jack Ronayne launched the 2019 season in the presence of a large and appreciative gathering on Sunday afternoon.  Our president Pat Murphy was also present to lend his support to the occasion.  Following the formalities, we adjourned to the club-house for a welcome cup of tea and some delicious sandwiches.  Tony Ruane was the lucky winner of €150 voucher in the paid up members draw and Joan Nugent celebrated Nollag na Mban by winning the runner up prize.  The ladies made it a clean sweep in the Lotto draw with Suzanne Dalton and Phil Kelly claiming first and second prize respectively.  We would like to wish the very best to Tom, Jean, Pat and Jack as they set out in their special year in 2019.


One Governing Body – Gents Members Meeting Tuesday  8th January

Since 2015 the Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) and Irish Ladies Golfing Union (ILGU) have been engaged in significant consultations with member clubs, volunteers, club golfers, and branch and union officials with the aim of establishing a new governing body – Golf Ireland – to govern and promote the game of golf on the island of Ireland, replacing the existing organisations, the GUI, ILGU and Confederation of Golf in Ireland.  Already, based on those discussions a proposal on how these objectives can be achieved has emerged, and this proposal has been approved unanimously by the Board of the GUI and also by the Board of the ILGU.  All affiliated clubs are urged to vote on the proposal.  In view of this all members of the mens club at West Waterford golf club are invited to a meeting in the clubhouse on Tuesday 8th January 2019 at 7.30 pm sharp.  Members can familiarize themselves with this proposal by logging on to Golfnet and clicking on the One Governing Body link. A selection of relevant podcasts is also available on this website.

Rules of Golf

The new rules came 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. Listed below are the top 20 most important changes.


1.    Drop from knee height (NOT shoulder height)

2.    Measure the area to drop in with the longest club in your bag (except a putter)

3.    Drop in and play from the relief area

4.    When dropping back-on-the-line, your ball cannot be played from nearer the hole than your chosen reference point

5.    Time to search – 3 minutes (NOT 5 minutes)

6.    If you accidentally move your ball when searching for it, replace it without penalty

7.    No penalty for a double hit – it only counts as one stroke

8.    No penalty if your ball hits you or your equipment accidentally after a stroke

9.    No penalty if your ball strikes the flagstick when you have chosen to leave it in the hole

10. Spike mark and other shoe damage on the putting green can be repaired

11. Ball accidentally moved on putting green – no penalty and replace

12. Ball marked, lifted and replaced on putting green is moved by wind to another position –replace ball on the original spot

13. Penalty areas replace water hazards, and you can move loose impediments, ground your club and take practice swings in penalty areas without penalty, just as you can on the fairway or in the rough

14. You can’t take relief from a penalty area unless you are at least 95% certain your ball is in the penalty area

15. In bunkers you can move loose impediments

16. In bunkers you cannot touch the sand with your club in the area right in front       of or right behind your ball, during your backswing or in taking practice swings

17. Free relief is allowed if your ball is embedded on the fairway or in the rough (but “embedded” means that part of your ball is below the level of the ground)

18. Unplayable ball in bunker – extra option to drop outside the bunker for 2 penalty strokes

19. You cannot have your caddie or your partner standing behind you once you begin taking your stance

20. Pace of Play – it is recommended that you take no longer than 40 seconds to make a stroke (and usually you should be able to play more quickly than that) and Ready Golf in stroke play is encouraged

Junior Golf

Results for Jan1 2019

1st. Jack Ronayne and Brian Fox.

2nd. Jack Mulligan and Noel Brown


Quiz Winners: Sean Spratt, Harvey Ahearne, Mark Blackwell and Sam Dalton

 2nd. James Daly, Andrew Walsh and Rian O Dwyer.



We offer our condolences to Michael Walsh and family on the passing of his sister.

May Margaret rest in peace.