Gents Notes w/e Sunday 24th October 2021

Late John McGrath
With great sadness we learned over the weekend of the passing of John McGrath Gold Coast Golf and leisure Centre. On behalf of everyone in West Waterford GC, we wish to convey our sincere sympathies to his wife Ann and family. May John Rest in Peace.

Results
.Club Competition Sat 23rd/Mon 25th October – 16 hole stableford
Course closed on Sunday. Weekend competition extended to bank holiday Monday
1st Eddie Glavin (16) 37pts, 2nd Benny Kiely (20) 36pts

Weekly 9-hole Oct 18 – 22nd
1st Noel Conway (23) 22pts, 2nd Paddy Murphy (26) 21pts

Old Still Golf Society Sat Oct 23rd
1st Pat C Curran 47pts, 2nd Liam Troy 39pts, 3rd Kieran Lynch 38pts
Front 9 Jerome Curran, Back 9 Barry O Neill

Fixtures
Monday 25th to Friday 29th October – Weekly 9 hole, front 9, white markers.
Please use small white card and mark scores based on your 18 hole handicap.
This competition is non qualifying for handicap purposes.
Sat Oct 30th/Sun Nov1st – Club Competition – 16 Hole Stableford
This competition is non qualifying for handicap purposes.

Seamus Power USPGA Tour Winner
Seamus is back in action this week playing in the Butterfield Bermuda Championship. The event runs from Thursday Oct 28 to Sunday Oct 31 and carries a prize fund of $6.5 million. Currently lying inside the world top 100 Seamus will be aiming to improve his position and add to his overall earnings. Having full PGA tour privileges for the coming year, the West Waterford man is in a great position to move up in the rankings. As always we wish Seamus the very best of luck in the coming season.

Winter Programme
Weekly competitions at West Waterford now consist of a weekly ongoing 9 hole competition from Monday to Friday inclusive. Play will be stableford off the white markers and you must use the small 18 hole scorecard taking your shots as they fall on the 18 hole card. No Yellow Cards please. Our weekend competition will be 16 hole stableford off the white markers. A Domestic penalty points system will apply to all winter rules competitions. Penalty points are based on the cumulative value of a players winnings. All this means extra work for your committee and we would appreciate your full cooperation. Enjoy your winter golf.

Inactive Season Winter rules Golf
The mens committee at West Waterford have agreed to introduce winter rules with effect from Monday October 18th. This means that scores in club competitions at West Waterford are not eligible for handicap purposes until further notice. We are also requesting members not to return scores on the Golf Ireland app for casual golf played in the club during the inactive season. Members playing at an away course may qualify for handicap adjustment based on the current rules on the particular course. Members can check their handicap index from the list on our notice board and calculate their playing handicap (95% of course handicap). A list of gents handicap indices is available at the sign-in desk. Of course you can also use the Golf Ireland App to check your handicap. Players are reminded to check their handicap index regularly for any changes, bearing in mind that your handicap is your responsibility. We would appreciate your cooperation in complying with the current rules of play and should you have any queries just mark your card as usual and please write (check my Index) on your card.
Winter rules mean that you can mark, lift, clean and place your ball on the fairway and in the rough. Bunkers are in play unless otherwise specified.

Covid 19
Despite the best efforts of the majority of the population Covid numbers are still rising. Golf clubs have been to the fore in complying with covid-19 regulations. We would ask all our members to keep up the effort. Wash and sanitize your hands, wear a mask when entering the building and maintain social distancing at all times. If you have cold or flu symptoms please stay away and get the matter checked. Remember it’s in our hands to protect ourselves and others. Thank you for your continued cooperation.

Contact the Office
You can contact the office on 058 43216 . Our computer system is currently being updated and we apologize for any short term inconvenience.