Gents Notes w/e Sunday 18th April 2021

Almost There
It’s been a long wait since December 30th 2020 but it’s now just a matter of days before we make our welcome return to the fairways at Coolcormack Valley on Monday 26th April. During the shutdown work on the course has been ongoing and with the finishing touches being applied this week you can expect a big West Waterford welcome and a course resplendent with the joys of Spring in evidence throughout the course. We would ask you to be mindful of the Covid 19 restrictions and the Golf Ireland Protocol. Remember, it’s Members Only and tee times must be booked in advance. This is just the first phase in our return to golf and it will be a while yet before we are back to a full easing of restrictions.

Top 10 finish for Seamus Power
Seamus had his best finish of the season at the weekend when he finished tied 9th at the MGM Resorts Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour in Las Vegas. Having comfortably made the cut the West Waterford man put himself in contention as he entered the final round on Sunday on 10 under par tied 4th. Through 9 holes he was lying 3rd on 11 only to drop 4 shots on holes 13 1nd 14. Seamus rallied from this set back and birdied 16 and 17 to finish on 8 under par and tied for 9th. Seamus moves from Las Vegas to New Orleans for the Zurich Classic April 22 – 25th. This will be a team stroke play event with a prize fund of €7.3 million.
“I had physical stuff that was hindering me for a while but that’s cleared up. I’m not playing on the PGA Tour this week obviously but I am hoping to play the Zürich Classic of New Orleans next week so I’m raring to go and looking forward to the rest of the season.”

Contact the Office
You can contact the office on Wednesdays and Saturdays on 058 43216. As and from Monday 26th April, you can contact Gillian at the office from Tuesday to Saturday. At other times please leave a message and we will contact you. You can email the office at info@westwaterfordgolf.com

New Members Welcome
West Waterford welcomes new members tour club. We are offering competitive rates inclusive of Golf Ireland levies for first time members. We look forward to welcoming back many of the members who joined us last year during the Covid epidemic. Further details available by contacting Gillian on 058 43216 during normal office hours.

Online Booking for Members
In order to book tee times members are required to have paid 50% of their annual subscription or alternatively signed up for direct debit payment. If you haven’t done so already please contact the office as soon as possible. Online booking is now available.

Golf Ireland issue Protocol for the Initial Phase of Reopening
Following engagement with the relevant Government departments and agencies, Golf Ireland can confirm the following measures apply to the initial phase of the reopening of Clubs in the Republic of Ireland from 26th April 2021.
• Golf Clubs can reopen from Monday 26th April for members only; Golfers must only travel from within their county or within 20km of their home to play golf.
• In the initial phase, the Irish Government have decided that participants in sport and exercise activity must be from no more than two households. Therefore, groups playing on golf courses during this initial phase must be confined to a maximum of two households. This means that all tee times must be either twoballs, or alternatively three-balls and four-balls where players in the group are from no more than two households.
• Daily timesheets are restricted as follows: Two-balls at eight-minute intervals or longer • Three-balls from no more than two households at nine-minute intervals or longer • Four-balls from no more than two households at 10-minute intervals or longer .
• To give clubs as much scope to accommodate golfers within these requirements, golf clubs will not be required to confine themselves to one standardised starting interval each day (for example, should a club decide to organise most of its tee times in eight-minute intervals for two-balls, they may choose to include a block of 10-minute interval times for three-balls and four-balls where the golfers are from no more than two households).
• Tee times must be booked in advance online or over the telephone. Clubs must ensure that players’ names are recorded on timesheets and timesheets must be kept for a period of at least six weeks to assist with contact tracing should the need arise.

Members Responsibility
All members are required to fully comply with all parts of the Protocol. Your club will do everything possible to ensure a safe return but it is only with the full cooperation of the members that we can fully implement the protocol. This is the first phase of the reopening and restrictions will ease over time. We will keep you informed of updates as we receive them. We have successfully gone through the process in previous reopening, thanks to your cooperation. We look forward to your continued support this time.

How to access your WHS handicap
To access your handicap information you must create a new account. To create an account you should log o to www.golfireland.ie to register for the first time. You will be asked to enter your 8 digit GUI number and your 4 digit pin both of which are found on the back of your GUI membership card. Once you have registered you will have access to your handicap details and records. We would urge all members to register now in order to familiarise yourselves with the WHS system. When the course reopens we will be available to assist you with any queries you may have. A list of member handicap indices is posted on the outdoor notice board. However, as your handicap is updated daily under the new system it is essential that you register online for your WHS handicap. In the meantime you should log on to www.golfnet.ie/whs where you will find lots of useful information regarding the new system.

Stay Safe and Talk to Someone
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