Gents Notes w/e Sun 29th March 2020

Course Closed due to Covid-19

As of last weekend we began to observe the recommendations of the HSE in relation to activity on golf courses. On Tuesday 24th March we received an email from the GUI recommending that all golf clubs across the island close with immediate effect until April 19th 2020. Due to copyright restrictions we are not allowed to reproduce the contents of the email but members can access the full statement on Golfnet. West Waterford Golf Club is glad to comply with this directive and will continue to comply with all further directives. The health and safety of our members and the general public is paramount at this time and however long it takes it will be nice to able to look back and say we played our part. By now I am sure you are all familiar with the HSE guidelines so please adhere strictly to them to ensure the best outcome from the ongoing situation. Take care of yourselves and of each other. Keep in touch with each other by text or phone call and maintain the friendly atmosphere that has become an integral part of our club. The course may be closed but the comraderie is still open.

Events Postponed

Due to the Covid 19 virus our Sunshine Classic and Sunshine Raffle have been postponed to a later date. The Ray Rochford Charity Fund raiser scheduled for March 31st has also been postponed. The Easter golf camp for juniors has also fallen victim to Covid 19.

Comeragh Oil Winter League Quarter Finals Update.

Team L captained by Jimmy Murphy were first to book their place in the semi finals with a decisive win over Pat Power’s Team E. Man of the match has to go to Tom Shanahan who holed out from 70 yards on the par 4 17th to clinch his match against Dave O Keeffe and thereby book his team into the semis. The remaining quarter finals although well advanced, have a few matches outstanding. Brian Foley vs Clive Cooney, Ray Rochford vs Brian Hilliard, Maurice Hallahan vs Tony Ruane. Denis Conway vs Michael O Keeffe, Kevin Kelly vs Eddie Stack. Pat Murphy vs Liam Hansbury, Ian O Sullivan vs Terry O Callaghan. The deadline has been extended indefinitely and I will be delighted to inform you of the restart when the time

comes.

Winter League Semi Final Draw

Team L will play the winner of B vs I. Winner of C vs G will play winner of D vs H.

The open draw was made on Sunday 22nd March to enable pairings to begin their semi final matches soon as relevant quarter finals are completed. Teams should contact Jimmy Murphy or Pat Power before any semi final begins. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Upcoming Events

Despite Covid-19 the clocks have moved on to Summer-time, and as soon as normal service resumes we will have a new schedule in place with something for everyone. The Tuesday Treats is always popular with members and visitors alike, and plans are well advanced for an Open 9 hole Qualifier each Wednesday. We will ease you gently back into 18 hole competition

Despite the current doom and gloom we should take heart from the fact that the daffodils are springing up all round and we already have a big stretch in the evenings. The weather is starting to improve and the evenings are getting longer. So take heart and cheer up in the news that better times are fast approaching.

Something for Everyone at West Waterford Golf Club

Did you know that all 18 holes at West Waterford are open for play. However whether you choose to play 5, 9, 13, 16 or 18 holes you are within a very short walk of the clubhouse where you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Societies and Green Fees are always welcome and we offer competitive prices and a warm welcome.