Gents Notes w/e Sun 19th June 2020

Club Competition Saturday 18th July 18 Hole Stableford
1st Eric Hassan (14) 44pts, 2nd John Blackwell (13) 38pts CSS: 36

Open Blues Competition Sunday 19th July 18 Hole Stableford
1st Philip Spratt (1) 39ptsb9, 2nd Thomas Conway (5) 39pts
Gross: Mark Shanahan (+1) 32pts, 3rd David Condon (9) 38pts b6,
4th Billy Sheehan (14) 38pts b9,
Visitor: Joe O Gorman (21) 38pts Mitchelstown CSS: 36

9-Hole Handicap Qualifier – Tuesday 14th July
1st Percy Walsh (21) 20pts b6, 2nd Pat Power (22) 20pts

Open 18 Hole Stableford Wednesday 15th July
1st Ray Bannon (11) 40pts, 2nd Eoin Conway (3) 38pts,
3rd Sean Calvert (2) 36pts Ballykisteen CSS: Home 37, Away 34 R/O

Weekly 9 Hole: David Condon (9) 19pts

Tuesday July 21st – Open 9-Hole Handicap Qualifier on front 9
Wednesday July 22nd – Open 18 Hole Stableford
Weekly 9-Hole on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Saturday July 25th – Sunday August 2nd – Sunshine Classic – Team of 4

Sunshine Classic July 25th to Aug 2nd 2020.
Preparations are now 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. We ask all members to support this annual fundraising event. If you are not playing you might consider buying a ticket for our raffle running in conjunction with the classic.

Seamus Power PGA Tour
Following on his impressive performance in the recent Rocket Mortgage Classic, Seamus Power makes his return to the PGA Tour this weekend playing in the 3M Open in Blaine Minnesota. On the following weekend July 30 – August 2nd Seamus will also be in the field for the Barracuda Championship in California.

Weekly Competitions at West Waterford
Our Blues competition on Sunday attracted a large entry including visitors availing of the opportunity to test their skills on the Challenging Eddie Hackett course. No doubt there will be more Blues competition over the next few weeks. 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
There are still a number of outstanding matches to be completed in the semi finals. Team captains are reminded that all matches must be completed by Friday 24th July. Team details and contacts are posted on the men’s notice board and players can contact the office for match details.

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.