West Waterford Golf Notes – Publication week ended Friday Jan 11thCaptains’ Drive In: On Sunday last a large number of members gathered on the first tee in West Waterford to witness the 2019 Captains Drive In. The weather conditions were perfect and the standard of shots played was magnificent! Good luck to Jean O Donovan, Lady Captain, Tom Higgins Men’s Captain, Pat Murphy, Club President and Jack Ronayne, Junior Captain.
Winter League: The Winter League is progressing nicely. Top Class secrecy surrounds the scoring from the 1st round matches, but I have heard that the points being accumulated are very high, helped in no small measure by the lovely playing conditions.One score of note that I did hear about was a very healthy 30 points bagged by Reena for her team!Round Two matches must be completed by January 20th.
Club Competitions: Congratulations to Phil Kelly, who must be one of the most consistent players in the Club, on winning the 9 Hole ongoing competition. Playing off 24 Phil had 30 Points. In second place we had the 2018 Lady Captain’s Prize winner Ciara Donnelly playing off 27 with 29 Points and in third place another former Lady Captain’s prize winner Denise Nugent playing off 29 with a score of 27 points. Currently there is an on-going 13 Hole competition kindly sponsored by Joan Ronayne and also a 9 hole competition.
Coastal Alliance: The next round of the Coastal Alliance will take place on February 7th in West Waterford.
New Rules and Changes to GUI and ILGU: On Friday January 25th an Information Night on the new rule changes will take place in the Clubhouse. All members are requested to attend. Whether you are new to Golf or a seasoned campaigner, there is always something new to be learned from these nights. At a recent meeting of the Lady members of the club, a vote was taken re the amalgamation of the the GUI and the ILGU. There was unanimous agreement that the amalgamation should take place. Going forward the Golfing Governing Body will be known as Golf Ireland. If you need further information on this matter please go to the ILGU and GUI websites.