Women's Golf Day Crew

It was a big day for Waterville Links women. 

On June 7th, women and girls from over 400 locations in 25 countries participated in Women's Golf Day. This world wide event began in Australia at Coolangatta Tweed Head Golf Club in New South Wales. Women's Golf Day is an initiative to engage, empower, and support women and girls in the game of golf. Waterville Golf Links was the first location to sign up outside of North America and Australia.

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Women's Golf Day crew accompanied by golf professionals, Liam and Brian Higgins, Jay Connolly and the legendary Payne Stewart.

Women's Golf Day crew accompanied by golf professionals, Liam and Brian Higgins, Jay Connolly and the legendary Payne Stewart.

Waterville Links Bulletin

Hello Members and Friends of Waterville Links,

The 2016 golf season has begun with the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, and it never ceases to amaze me with its diversity of products and services on display. This year's theme was the upcoming Centennial Celebration of the PGA of America on April 10. Their 28,000 members make it the largest sport organization in the world, and they join other international PGA associations to enhance the business of golf, and most importantly, the growth of the game.

The Waterville Team accompanied by Jeff Babineau, Editor, Golf Weekly and Maura Nolan, President IRISH LINKS.

The Waterville Team accompanied by Jeff Babineau, Editor, Golf Weekly and Maura Nolan, President IRISH LINKS.

Two of the shows loyal exhibitors, Ireland and the British Isles, promote golf tourism and their internationally acclaimed Links facilities . Less than 1% of the worlds golf courses are "True Links", and we're blessed that Waterville is among the best of these. All of you have enjoyed it's unique golf experience, including Clubhouse pints with the thirsty locals.

With that in mind, Ireland 2016 will be like none other "wait for it" as the Centennial Anniversary for the Easter Uprising, April 24, 1916 is celebrated throughout the year. The ballad of James Connolly (Wolftones 1968) will play in local pubs and pints lifted all over the country to toast "The Republic". Our little village of Waterville will warm up this year of celebration with their St. Patrick's Day Parade. Most of the residents march including visitors from neighboring towns and the 'walking wounded' of the previous evening.

I am thinking about a Uprising Celebration in Waterville to coincide with the June Member Guest. Mass at the 12th Hole was our first linkage with Irish history, maybe the Uprising could be next?

Stay Tuned!

Best Regards,

Jay Connolly

 

Golf World Lists Top 100 Golf Courses in Ireland

Golf World UK is the premier golf magazine in Europe. They recently updated their Bi-Annual rankings for the Top 100 Golf Courses in Ireland. The top 100 list recommends the best golf courses for our fellow golfers to play. The list is made up of a 'panel of experts', who have collectively played on these courses. The judging is subjective, but something the judges take seriously. Royal County Down and Royal Portrush place in the top two in Northern Ireland. Waterville places 3rd, making it the number 1 course in Ireland.

1. Royal County Down(Northern Ireland)

2. Royal Portrush(Northern Ireland)

3. Waterville(Ireland)

The panel mentions Tom Fazio's tremendous job remodelling the course. Quoting,

"no weak holes and lots of high-class ones".