Gents Notes w/e Sun 12th July 2020

Results
Club Competition Sat 11th/Sun 12th July 18 Hole Stableford
1st Philip Spratt (1) 39pts b9, 2nd Stephen Spillane (11) 39pts
Gross: Mike Drohan (7) 30pts, 3rd Tony Crinnion (24) 37pts b9
4th Eric Hassan (14) 37pts, 5th Martin O Driscoll (14) 36pts b9
CSS: Saturday 36, Sunday 35.

Open 18 Hole Stableford Wednesday 8th July
Winner: Peter Manning (6) 32pts Castlemartyr CSS: 34 R/O

Weekly 9 Hole Front 9 Monday – Friday
1st Richard Roayne (6) 22pts, 2nd David Condon (9) 21pts,
3rd Stephen Spillane (11) 20pts b5, Best Beginner: Pat O Donovan (18) 19pts

Fixtures
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – Club 9 hole – Front 9
Tuesday 14th July – Open 9 hole handicap Qualifier
Wednesday 15th July Open 18 Hole Stableford
Saturday 18th July – Club Competition 18 Hole Stableford – Whie Markers
Sunday 19th July – Open Competition 18 Hole Stableford – Blue Markers

Mark Shanahan wins Cahir Senior Scratch Cup
Congratulations to club member Mark Shanahan on winning the Senior Scratch cup at Cahir GC at the weekend with a magnificent score of 69. The victory was sweetened with a hole in one on the 16th.

Open Blues Competition on Sunday 19th July
On Sunday next golfers have the opportunity to test their ability over 18 holes on the challenging Eddie Hackett course at West Waterford. The 3rd, 14th, and 18th holes will provide a stern test for those willing to accept the challenge. Book online or ring 058 43216 to secure your tee time.

Weekly Competitions at West Waterford
Our weekend competition played in ideal weather conditions, attracted a large entry on Saturday and Sunday. The weekly 9 hole also proved popular with steady entries throughout the week. By popular request we have decided to host an open 9 hole handicap qualifier on Tuesdays. Each Wednesday we have an open 18 hole stableford competition off the white markers. Judging from the feedback everyone was very much impressed with the excellent condition of the fairways and of course the bunkers are also drawing much positive comment. Well done to the course staff and volunteers for their ongoing efforts in keeping the course in top class condition.

Comeragh Oil League
Saturday saw the completion of the quarter finals when Pat Murphy and Liam Hansbury produced a thrilling 23 hole exhibition in deciding the fourth team to make it to the semi finals. Liam finally clinched victory on the 5th playoff hole to send his Team H into a semi final versus Jimmy Murphy’s Team L. The other semi final sees Maurice Hallahan’s Team C take on Austin Spratt’s Team I. Both ties are delicately balanced and each should go to the wire before we have our two finalists. Team lists should be finalized by Tuesday. The deadline for completion of the semi finals is Friday 24th July.

Sunshine Classic July 25th to Aug 2nd 2020.
Preparations are almost complete for our annual Classic with the committee leaving no stone unturned to ensure an enjoyable golfing experience to all intending to visit West Waterford over the 9 days. Top prize is a fourball at Dromoland Castle GC including one night’s B&B for the 4 lucky winners. A fourball at Mount Wolseley including 1 night’s B&B and dinner for 4 awaits the runners up. You could also be heading off to your choice of the Flynn Group Hotels for 1 night’s B&B plus Dinner for 4. We are also offering a daily prize for each of the 9 days of our Classic. All this plus a round of golf in a top class course for just €100 per team of four which can be gents, ladies or mixed. As usual we have a nice prize awaiting the Best All Ladies Team. We look forward to welcoming you. Book online or ring 058 43216 to reserve your space now.

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.

Our New Members
We have commenced casual group meetings with our new members. Here is an opportunity to become familiar with the rules and etiquette of golf and to meet our committee members who are available to assist you in making your stay at West Waterford an enjoyable and memorable experience. We are making good progress in issuing handicaps so keep the cards coming in. Thank you for your support and cooperation and please feel free to contact a committee member should you require assistance or clarification on any matter. Congratulations to Eric Hassan and Pat O Donovan who figured in the prizes at the weekend.

Covid- 19 Regulations
Just a reminder that HSE Guidelines are still in effect and we must do all we can to prevent a second surge of the virus. Thank you for your continued cooperation and please keep up the good work.

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