Ladies Notes w/e 13th Oct 2019

Sadness for West Waterford Lady Members: Sudden Death of Laura Cliffe: On Saturday morning last, the members of West Waterford were shocked to the core when the news trickled through that Laura Cliffe, one of our most talented young Lady members had died unexpectedly the previous night. Laura had joined our Club in 2018 through the Get into Golf Programme. It was evident from a very early stage that Laura was going to make an excellent golfer, and so it proved to be. Laura featured regularly on these Notes. Her aim was to reduce her handicap and she succeeded through her commitment and determination, two traits which served her well in all aspects of her short life. During her time as a Member, Laura had made a huge impact in the Club, always smiling whether she had won or lost and always willing to have the chat and craic. On behalf of our Lady Captain Jean O Donovan and all the members of West Waterford Golf Club I would like to offer our sincere condolences to Laura’s partner Suzette, her parents Larry and Margaret, her twin sister Marie and sister Sandra and brothers Damian and Raymond. May Laura Rest in Peace

David Walsh – One of the Best: Just 10 days before Laura’s death, local Businessman, Sportsman and Fundraiser David Walsh passed away following a very short illness. David and his wife Ursula founded the very successful Office Supplies business David Walsh, Office, School & Computer Supplies in the early 1980’s. He was a hugely popular figure in the Business and Sporting world and was a renowned Fundraiser. David sponsored in West Waterford from the founding of the Club. He was a former member and a regular player, having made the transition from being a really talented Tennis Player to a very able and accomplished golfer. On behalf of our Lady Captain Jean O Donovan and all the members of West Waterford I would like to extend our sincere sympathy to David’s wife Ursula, one of our Founding Lady Members, and children Liz, Claire, Hilary, Rachel, Billy, John and Kevin. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.

Medals and Spoons – Mary Lou Carroll and Marie T Curran Following on a very successful season, Mary Lou Carroll won the prestigious Irish Ladies Golfing Union 2019 Silver Medal Award. Marie T Curran won the Bronze Medal. Both players played really consistent golf both in the Club competitions and on the Club League teams. Congratulations to both. The much coveted Golfer of the Year Award will be announced at a later date.

Competitions/Presentations: The 18 hole Thursday/Sunday competition continues as does the 13 Hole re-entry competition.

Queen of the 9 Hole Final – 28 October: All members love playing in the 9 hole competition. On the 28 October the Queen of the 9 Hole Final will be played at 2.30 pm. Those players who were 1st,2nd and 3rd in 9 Hole competitions throughout the year are eligible to compete in the final.

Presentation of Prizes – 28 October: A presentation of all outstanding Prizes will take place at 4.30 in the Clubhouse.