WWGC Weekly News June 25th 2023
Frank Claims the Captain’s Prize!
The Men’s Captain’s Prize was held from Friday to Sunday in what were interesting weather conditions to say the least. Our Captain, Michael Cass, was on hand from the first tee time each day to greet each and every competitor – a lovely touch that everyone appreciated. And I suppose it’s fair to say everybody appreciated the free pint with the entry fee as well! The weather conditions on Friday were pretty miserable for the players with a constant drizzle all through the day. Conditions improved somewhat on Saturday and on Saturday evening the Sunday tee times for the top 36 and ties were released. On Sunday, the qualifiers, who had to contend with the threat of thunder and lightning as well as the competition, went out in reverse order with the leaders in the last three-ball. This final three-ball consisted of Frank North, Michael Culloo and Richard O’Gorman, three men who have been in fine form all year. People were sure that if they could hold their nerve, the winner would come from this group. And so it turned out! With Michael Culloo slipping back somewhat, it was left to Frank North and Richard O’Gorman to battle it out. In the end, Frank emerged victorious with a 1pt win. Special mention must also go to Patrick Power who produced a brilliant two-day total but was not eligible for first prize due to the competition rules. After a great weekend of golf, a great night is promised when the prize giving ceremony takes place on Sunday 2nd July in the clubhouse. All that’s left is for me to thank Captain Michael, who also held a competition for Ladies and Juniors, for putting in such long hours over the weekend and to give my congratulations to all the winners.
Captain’s Prize (Michael Cass) Result
1st Frank North (19) 76pts
2nd Patrick Power (26) 79pts*
Gross Brian Morrissey (5) 58pts
3rd Richard O’Gorman (18) 75pts
2nd Gross Clive Cooney (6) 57 (b18)
4th Shane Hanrahan (11) 74pts (b18)
5th Martin O’Driscoll (18) 74pts
Cat 1 Colm O’Callaghan 66pts
Cat 2 John Carroll 68pts
Cat 3 Declan Spelman 73pts (b18)
Cat 4 Justin Spratt 70pts
Past Captain Ollie Broderick 69pts
1st 18 Michael Culloo 40pts
2nd 18 Phil Kinsella 37pts
Gross 1st 18 Andy Hickey 29pts
Gross 2nd 18 Jimmy Murphy 21pts
9-hole Denis Conway 19pts
Ladies Mary Fahey 25pts
Junior Kieran Murphy 23pts
Gents Fixtures 26-02 July
Tue Topline Curran’s 9-hole Open
Wed/Fri FBD Summer Series Qualifier
Sat/Sun Monthly Medal sponsored by The Old Bank
Suzanne Dalton Plays Super Golf to win Cass & Co Competition: Suzanne Dalton was in the Prizewinners last Sunday but she brought her game to a new level on Thursday last. Playing off 36 Suzanne returned a great score winning the much coveted Cass & Co hamper with 42 points. You had to be on your game on Thursday as Delia Smith also playing off 36 returned to the Clubhouse with 41 points in the bag. In third with a mere 40 points (and I jest!) we had Marie Curran playing off 32. Fabulous shooting ladies. Many thanks to Stephen Cass from Cass & Co for sponsoring.
Mary Fahey can’t be Stopped: Mary Fahey is playing outstanding golf at the moment. At the weekend Michael Cass very kindly included us in his Captains week-end by staging a 9 hole competition on Saturday afternoon. Conditions were excellent and if you came off the course with 22 points then I think you would be well satisfied! However Mary Fahey scorched round to bring in a massive score of 25 points playing off 15. Well done Mary and thanks to Michael Cass for hosting the competition.
Monday Mixed Scramble provides plenty of Entertainment: Played every Monday evening the 9 hole Mixed Scramble is a most enjoyable affair. Last Monday evening Denis Looby, Stephen Walsh and the golfing legend Reena McDonald took home the goodies. These are regulars in the Winners enclosure. Please come to the Clubhouse at 6pm on Monday evenings to take part in the fun scramble.
Get Into Golf Players Sweep the Boards in the Ballinameela GAA Classic. Played over the weekend of the 16th and 17th June the Ballinameela GAA classic was a very well organised affair which attracted a huge number of teams to the fairways of West Waterford. Played in a scramble format it was wonderful to see our three Get Into Golf Ladies run away with the top prize. Noreen Kelly, Nina Kelly and Viki Mulhall have a very bright future ahead of them. Well Done Ladies.
Maria Moloney Boutique Competition: The Maria Moloney Boutique competition kindly sponsored by Margaret O Sullivan is a very popular competition on the golfing calendar. The18 hole Stroke competition can be played on either next Thursday or Sunday. Not alone can you add to your wardrobe but you can also gain valuable Golfer of the Year points.
Presentation of Outstanding Prizes: If you are one of the lucky people to have featured in these Notes over the past few weeks then you will need to come out to the Clubhouse on Tuesday July 4th to collect your prize or prizes in many cases!
Successful Captains Prize Week-End: Congratulations to all the prize winners in Michael Cass’s prize at the week-end. Conditions were tough at times but they didn’t stop Frank North from winning!
What’s on this week!
Mon evenings – 6pm Mixed Fun Scramble Simply amazing prizes!
Weds & Fri – FBD Open qualifier for Ladies and Gents
Thurs & Sun – Maria Moloney Boutique 18 Hole Stroke competition
Thurs & Sun – 9 Hole Qualifier competition
Month June – Eileen Murphy Qualifier
June ongoing 9 hole competition kindly sponsored by Jean Conway
Junior Academy News
Juniors Win In Deise League!
On Wednesday 21st June, eight of our Juniors teed it up in neighbouring Dungarvan GC in glorious Summer sunshine. This was the first of 6 fixtures in a Deise Junior League that had been organised by clubs in Waterford County. It’s a great opportunity for our Juniors to play other great courses and the experience will surely help to improve their games. It proved to be a successful first outing for West Waterford as the boys picked up the first team prize with a super total of 180pts. The team on the day were Conor Keane, Leo Mulhall, Ross Kavanagh, Conor Lynch, David Prendergast, Rueben O’Brien and Brian Scanlan. Mick Curran also played and will be a valuable team member in the future. Congrats to the boys! The prizes will be presented at the next fixture, Tramore GC on July 4th.
On the home front, on Saturday 24th June a big number turned out for the Captain’s Prize to Juniors. The Captain himself, Michael Cass, was there with some words of encouragement and support for the boys and girls before they began. Thanks to Michael for this and the kids all appreciated it. The competition proved to be of a very high standard. Kieran Murphy continued his good form with a score of 23pts, just beating Brian Curran into second with 22pts. Brian also picked up the gross prize with a superb 14pts and Ted Lynch was 3rd with an excellent 21pts. Well done to all!
How would you like to attend the Ryder Cup for just €12.50! Whether you are a golfing fan or would just like to visit Rome from the 27th September to the 2nd October now is your chance! You can buy a ticket for a trip for two people for €25. The Prize includes tickets for every day at the Ryder Cup including the Opening Ceremony, five nights bed and breakfast in a city centre hotel and transfers to the course each day. There is also a travel voucher valued €500 included. If you want to buy a ticket you can do so online www.westwaterfordgolf.com/ryder cup, phone the Clubhouse at 058-43216 or contact any member. The draw will take place on Saturday July 8th.
FBD Insurance Open Qualifier Series
Our FBD sponsored Open Series for Ladies and Gents continues every Wednesday and Friday throughout the Summer. The final takes place on Friday September 15th with a trip to Trump Doonbeg, Dromoland Castle and Galway Bay for the overall winner.
Play and Stay Initiative with the Park Hotel Dungarvan
West Waterford Golf Club is delighted to announce a Play and Stay Initiative in collaboration with the Four Star Park Hotel Dungarvan. Ideal for those seeking a short golfing break in Dungarvan, all you have to do is phone the Park Hotel or visit their website to get the details.
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