Gents Notes w/e 6th Oct 2019

Results
Club Competition Sun 5th October – 18 Hole Stableford
1st Denis Conway (13) 40pts, 2nd Daniel Burke (5) 37pts b9,
3rd Dermot Drohan (14) 37pts. CSS: 37

Weekly 9 Hole – Mon to Friday
Winner: Neil Darmody (5) 20pts.

Open 18 Hole Stableford Wednesday 3rd October
Winner: Paul Carroll (16) 35pts CSS: 37

Club Fourball Final
Winners: Brian Nolan and Jim Quinn

Fixtures
Monday Oct 7 – Friday Oct 11th Weekly Open 9 hole gents singles stableford
Wednesday 8th October – Midweek Medley – 3 Person 9 hole mixed Scramble Over 50s ladies or gents. Draw for partners at 11.15 am.
Wednesday 8th October – Open Gents 18 Hole Stableford
Saturday Oct 12th/Sunday Oct 13th – Club Competition 18 Hole Stableford

Pat Higgins in Quest for All-Ireland Title
On behalf of everyone at the club I would like to extend our very best wishes to Pat Higgins who will represent West Waterford in the All-Ireland final of the GUI Gold medal final at the K-Club on Tuesday 8th October. Having qualified in the (10-17) Category from the qualifying round at West Waterford Pat went on to progress from the Regional Final at Cahir Park as the best overall qualifier for the All-Ireland. You can follow Pat’s progress at http:www.golfbox.dk/livescoring/tour . Best of luck Pat.

Club Fourball Matchplay Final
Brian Nolan and Jim Quinn are the champions following a dramatic win on the 18th hole on Friday afternoon. This was always going to be a close contest between two evenly matched pairings. With the sides all square through 8 holes Jim Quinn rattled in a raker of a putt to birdie the 9th for a 0ne hole lead at the turn. The match was all square after 15 and remained so through 16 and 17. With Pat Higgins setting up a 3 foot birdie putt on 18 Brian Nolan chipped in for eagle from just off the green. A fitting finish to a nailbiting contest. Well done to both pairs and thank you to everyone who played in the club fourball. With the club singles and club mixed finals decided on the 19th it’s been quite a year for our club matchplay competitions.

Belvedere Trophy County Final
Despite our last minute request for a postponement the final went ahead as scheduled in atrocious weather conditions at Faithlegg GC on Saturday 5th October. Both teams did their best to make this a contest and through 9 holes the result was still in the balance. The result remained in the balance through the back 9 but Waterford won the first match on the 18th and followed this with wins in matches 2 and 3 on the 17th. Our pair had a win on the 16th with the last match being called in for a half. The overall result Waterford 3.5, West Waterford 1.5. Our team was Diarmuid Horgan and Dave Walsh, Pa McCarthy and Liam Troy, Percy Walsh and Declan Walsh, Justin Spratt and Michael Lawlor, Fintan Gee and John Murphy. Team manager Edward Hickey. Thank you and well done to all. Congratulations to Waterford on their victory. Regarding the decision to proceed with the fixture on the day, suffice it to say that both teams deserved better.

End of Year Scramble and Presentation of Prizes
Our annual end of year get together and scramble is fixed for Sunday 20th October. Following a 9 hole scramble at 2.30pm there will be a presentation of all matchplay prizes in the clubhouse.

Weekly Open 9 Hole Competition
For the next number of weeks we are running a weekly 9 hole competition over the front 9. Re-entry is allowed with your best card counting. With the evenings getting shorter here is an ideal opportunity to get a few holes in and stay in shape during the winter months. All handicap levels welcome.

Wednesday Midweek Medley
If you feel like a friendly sociable scramble preceeded by a cuppa and a chat, then just be at the club on Wednesday at 11.15 for the draw for playing partners. Ladies and Gents welcome.

South East Junior Alliance 2019 -2020
The first outing was held in Carrick on Suir on Sunday October 6th. No results at hand for the moment. Next outing in Kilkenny on Sunday 20th October.