Gents Notes w/e Sun 21st June 2020

Getting ready for Club Competitions
It’s been just over five weeks since we started back on the golf course and what a time we have enjoyed. We were fortunate to be one of the first sports to make a return to action and members old and new combined to create an atmosphere in which we could feel safe while enjoying social golf to the full. The weather of course added to our enjoyment, and adherence to Covid-19 regulations was observed throughout. We have come to accept the GUI and ILGU protocol and hopefully will continue to stick to the guidelines when we return to competitive golf. We must not become complacent as the virus is still with us and if anything, we should increase our awareness of our obligations. All going well Phase 3 will come into effect on Monday 29th June and will see more easing of restrictions. Closed and Open competitions are allowed. Members, members guests & visitors are allowed and under-18’s may play together. Pro-shop, toilet facilities, and locker rooms may open. The men’s club is working on issuing handicaps to new members and we would remind new members that they must submit 3 eighteen hole cards before a handicap can be issued. We would like to see new members participating in club competitions and we invite them to book to play with an existing member if they wish to do so. At the moment it looks as though our first competition will be on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July. We are hoping to have our computerized booking system up and running thereby enabling competitors to enter and return scores electronically. In compliance with Covid-19 regulations there may be a delay in checking score cards. Full details will be published on notice boards
Book Early
Due to increased membership our weekend timesheets are filling fast. To avoid disappointment please book early in the week to secure your preferred tee time.

Comeragh Oil League
We were well into the quarter final match-play stage of the League when we were forced to close due to Covid-19. The top eight teams had progressed to the quarter finals. Austin Spratt’s Team I and Jimmy Murphy’s Team L have already booked their places in the semi finals. Philip Spratt’s Team D hold a 4-2 lead over Percy Walsh’s Team H. The remaining matches here are: Pat Murphy vs Liam Hansbury and Ian O Sullivan vs Terry O Callaghan. In the remaining quarter final Maurice Hallahan’s Team C have a 3-1 advantage over David Condon’s Team G. The remaining matches here are: Brian Foley vs Clive Cooney, Ray Rochford vs Brian Hilliard, and Maurice Hallahan vs Tony Ruane. Those involved in outstanding matches will be contacted within the next week with a view to completing the quarter finals by July 5th.

Reciprocal Greenfee Arrangement with Dungarvan and Gold Coast Golf Clubs
Members are reminded that for many years now, the three golf clubs in Dungarvan have operated a reciprocal arrangement whereby from Monday to Friday, members of West Waterford can play Gold Coast or Dungarvan (or vice versa) for a reduced green fee of €15. This does not apply for competitions or on weekends. From Monday 29th June visitors may play together.

Key Points to Remember
Tee times must be booked in advance and all names must be on the timesheet .
A member bringing a guest must provide the name and contact no. for their guest and ensure relevant fee is paid prior to play.
Office and Shop remain closed. Contact management using number on office door
Play in 2-ball, 3-ball or 4-balls
All play must start from the first tee – No cutting in.
Do not touch the flagstick. Use putter to lift pin and release the ball.
Use sanitizer provided to wipe hire- trollies and buggies
Emergency toilet and hand wash at far side of clubhouse.
Use the toilet facilities before you leave home
Bring your own hydration/food to the course
Bring your own hand sanitizer to the course & use regularly during round
Maintain 2 metre social distance at all times
Juniors under-18 must be accompanied by an adult

Waterford’s Greatest Sporting Hero
This June on WLR, we’re teaming up with Flahavan’s, Ireland’s best-loved porridge brand to find Waterford’s Greatest Sporting Hero. Our expert panel have chosen the final 25 nominees and throughout June, you will help us count down the list to reveal the overall winner of Waterford’s Greatest Sporting Hero. Seamus Power has been nominated in the Top 25. The winner will be decided by public vote. Log on to WLR to cast your vote.