Gents Notes w/e Sun 30th Aug 2020

Results
Open Singles Sat 29th /Sunday 30th August – 18 Hole Stableford
1st Tom Shanahan (22) 41pts 2nd Michael St Ledger (19) 38pts
Gross: Ken Fenton (7) 30pts 3rd Jimmy Murphy (9) 37pts
4th Vincent O Mahoney (22) 36pts CSS: Sat 36 Sun 36

Wednesday Open 18 Hole Stableford August 26th
Winner; Lanson Kelly (10) 35pts CSS:35

Fixtures
Tuesday Sept 1st – 9 Hole Handicap Qualifier front 9.
Wednesday Sept 2nd – Gents Open 18 hole Stableford
Saturday/Sunday Aug 29th/30th – Club Competition Open 18 Hole
Thursday 3rd,Friday 4th,Saturday 5th Sept – Killeagh GAA Classic
Saturday/Sunday Sept 5th/6th – Club Competition 18 Hole Stableford.

Captain’s Prize 2020
Mr Diarmuid Horgan’s captain’s prize is fast approaching. The major event of the year takes place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September. The format will be 18 hole strokeplay off the white markers. There will be no qualifier this year, just give it your best over 18 holes and you could be the lucky recipient of this prestigious prize. Timesheets will be posted this week so be sure to book early to secure your preferred tee time.

Killeagh GAA Golf Classic – 3rd,4th, and 5th of September
The 24th annual Killeagh Classic takes place this weekend on September 3rd, 4th and 5th. This most popular event normally takes place in July but had to be postponed due to Covid-19. A total of 147 teams participated last year but due to the shorter day in September this year’s time sheet is extremely busy with Friday afternoon and Saturday morning fully booked. Spaces are still available before 9.15 am on Thursday and Friday morning. To book your slot, contact Ray on 087 2330054. There are prizes for 20 teams including daily prize, non GUI and best ladies. The format is a 3 person Champagne scramble.
The Classic will be run strictly in accordance with Covid-19 protocols.

Intermediate and Minor Scratch Cups
The Intermediate (11-18) and Minor (18+) scratch cups take place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September. The format will be 18 hole stableford. The weekend is kindly sponsored by The Moorings Bar and Restaurant. For tee times please ring 058 43216, or book online @www.westwaterfordgolf.com

Temporary Local Rule
Owing to the variable weather conditions we are currently permitting Placing on Fairways only until further notice. A lot of time and effort goes into keeping fairways cut and placing is in to keep them in the best condition. You can help by replacing divots. Keep an eye on the notice board as local rules will change depending on weather conditions.

Relief for Embedded Ball
“A ball embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground in any closely mown area through the green may be lifted, cleaned and dropped, without penalty, as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer the hole.”

Upcoming Events
September 3rd/4th/5th – Killeagh GAA Classic at West Waterford.
Intermediate and Minor scratch Cups – Sat 12th and Sunday 13th September.
Captain’s Prize – Mr Diarmuid Horgan – September 26th/27th – 18 hole Stroke
Presidents Prize – Mr Pat Murphy – October 10th/11th – 18 hole Stableford

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.

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.

Update for Golf Clubs in Republic of Ireland – Covid -19
The GUI/ILGU have issued an update for golf clubs in the Republic of Ireland.
​​​​Following the Irish Government’s announcement on Tuesday 18th August in relation to new public health measures, golf clubs are reminded that these come into place immediately. All existing public health, social distancing and hygiene measures for golf also remain in place and must continue to be fully adhered to. Full details of the measures are available at www.gov.ie
Wearing a cloth face covering in public may reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community. It may help to reduce the spread of respiratory droplets from people infected with COVID-19. Cloth face coverings may help to stop people who are not aware they have the virus from spreading it. By law, face coverings must be worn in all shops, including retail shops in golf clubs. ​

Condolences
We offer our condolences to Liam Hansbury on the recent passing of his sister.
May Mary rest in peace