Ladies Notes w/e Sun 20th Sep 2020


2020 has been an unusual year for all of us and running a Captain’s Prize in September was a first. However on Friday and Saturday last the lady members took to the fairways with gusto to try and win a beautiful painting put up by our popular Lady Captain Phil Kelly. There was a beautiful array of prizes and we all set out hoping we could “bag” one!

Phil would like to acknowledge the support shown to her, not alone by the members and Committee but also by Austin and Bridget Spratt, the Mens Captain Diarmuid Horgan and Club President Pat Murphy and the course staff who worked hard to present the course in fabulous condition. Mind you, for some of us, landing on the fairways proved to be somewhat elusive! The catering was really excellent and, as always, Neil ensured that we were well hydrated!

On behalf of all the ladies I would like to express our sincere thanks to Phil, Michael and family for a really lovely two days.

Playing conditions were excellent and the competition was fierce. For those of you who are regular readers of these Notes (if there are any!) you will be familiar with the name Mary Herlihy who has featured throughout the season. The in-form Mary played super solid golf to win the coveted Painting. Playing off 31 Mary had a score of 149 nett. In the runner-up spot we had young Catherine Ruane who has a bright future in golf ahead of her. Catherine playing off 18 had a nett score of 148. Not to be outdone, Catherine’s mother Deirdre won the Gross prize with a score of 181 playing off 15. It is all in the pedigree! In third place we had Jo Swayne who plays off 17 with 150 nett. Jo is a regular on the prizewinners’ podium. It was lovely to see Reena McDonnell who always plays a competitive game of golf take fourth place. Playing off 35 Reena had 152 nett. The ever consistent and past dual Lady Captains winner June Whyte filled the fifth spot playing off 17 with 153 nett.

In the categories Finola Butler won Category A playing off 20 with a nett 155. Finola is a regular in the prizewinners. Jean O Donovan is playing very good golf at the moment and won Cat B playing off 27 with a nett 156. Geraldine Hickey is a player who features every year in the Lady Captain’s competition . This year she won Cat C playing off 33 with a nett 153

Marie T Curran playing off 23 played super golf to win Best Friday with a score of 72 nett. Ciara Donnelly pulled out all the stops on Saturday to record a score of 71 playing off 29. The Past Captain’s prize is a most difficult prize to win but Joan Sheehan was well up to the task and came home in front. Playing off 21 Joan had a score of 157 nett. Denise Nugent, who lost four shots last weekend won the Committee prize. Playing off 19 Denise had a nett score of 161. Betty Joyce won the Visitors Prize. In the Saturday afternoon 9 hole competition Gerri Lyons was successful. Gerri might not play often but when she does she is a force to be reckoned with!

Jean Conway wins the Datlon Jewellers Club Matchplay: On Sunday Mary Lou Carroll and Jean Conway took to the fairways to contest the final of the Dalton Jewellers Singles Club Matchplay final. These two players are renowned as competitive Matchplay players. The match did not disappoint and on the day Jean emerged a worthy winner to win the coveted Dalton Claret Jug for the first time.

Ladies Open Day This Thursday – September 24th West Waterford hosts the Cleanzone sponsored Champagne Scramble. Please make sure that you get your name on the timesheet. Visitors please phone 058-43216 to book in. This is your opportunity to play on our super course.

Mens Captain Weekend – Next Saturday and Sunday Diarmuid Horgan is staging his Captain’s Prize. On behalf of the Lady Captain I would like to wish Diarmuid all the best for a great weekend.. The ladies are not forgotten and there is a 9 hole competition on Sunday evening. Please get your name on the time-sheet.

Good Luck for the Eileen Murphy: On Monday next Mary Lou Carroll and Marie T Curran are representing West Waterford in the final of the Eileen Murphy competition which is played in Cork Golf Club. Good luck ladies.

Upcoming Events: The Play in Pink scramble has been postponed. It will be run at a later date. However an ongoing 13 hole competition in aid of Breast Cancer Research will commence on next Monday Sept 28th. Please support this very worthy cause

On Thursday Oct 1st and Sunday Oct 4th an 18 hole competition sponsored by Mary Herlihy will take place.