JOHN MCGRATH MEMORIAL 2023
On Wednesday 12th July, shotgun start at 8 30am we will be playing 32 holes of golf over the day, entry is 50 euro per person to be paid in kiosk prior to the start of the event, teams of 4. This event is only open to members and special guests. It’s a wonderful day out and it raises money for a very deserving cause namely Dungarvan Palliative Care Unit. We will have a BBQ on the 9th, sandwiches tea/ coffee at the kiosk a meal in hotel with presentation of prizes. Please support for tee times contact Bob O Brien on 0868390871.
Congratulations to our Barton Shield team who defeated Co. Tipperary in the Gold Coast last Saturday. We wish the team and management the very best of luck in the next round.
Our team travelled to Clonmel last Saturday morning to take on Monkstown with a bright and early start. Unfortunately the result didn’t go our way, we lost 3/2. The team under the guidance of Neill Dermody did themselves and the club proud. The team was as follows: John White, John Hallahan, Darren Williams, Kevin Walsh and Brian McGill. Thank you to all the caddies who helped and the members who came to support the team.
LADIES JUNIOR FOURSOMES
Our ladies travelled to Youghal Golf Club on Sunday afternoon to take on the home team. After a hard fought battle we came out on the wrong side of the event, the ladies fought to the bitter end with the last game been decided on the 18th. Well done to Elaine Nash and her team of Karen Darcy/ Leanne Bumster Martina Corkery/Geraldine Hallahan and Katie Kiely/ Mairead Ryan. A huge gathering of members travelled to support the team which was great to see, well done all.
We wish a speedy recovery to our past Captain Tim O Driscoll who is recovering after major surgery but is making great progress hope to see him out on the Fairway very soon.
The club offer our heartfelt condolences to Dave Conlon and family on the sudden passing of his mother Alice which occurred during last week.
MARKING OF SCORE CARDS
As a courtesy to officials checking scorecards in stable ford competitions, we would greatly appreciate if members and visitors would record their stable ford points opposite gross score on the scorecard. Please also ensure your computer input corresponds with your scorecard to prevent any inaccuracies, many thanks for your cooperation.
Our dress code for the Gold Coast is slacks and polo shirts. Please note sports jerseys, jeans and track suit bottoms are unacceptable on the golf course. Thank you for your adherence
INTRODUCTORY RATES FOR NEW MEMBERS
Here at the Goldcoast Golf Club we have fantastic Introductory rates for new members.
Our membership season runs from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024. Our championship golf course is maintained in excellent condition offering superb playability, with 18 holes open all year round. Our pristine greens are much admired and the scenery is spectacular with unrivalled views of Dungarvan Bay, the Irish Sea and Helvick Head.
Members can relax in the comfortable surroundings of our hotel bar and restaurant where delicious food is served by our friendly staff. We can also offer very attractive packages for dual membership to both the golf club and leisure centre.
New Gents member only €500 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.
New Gents Senior (65+) only €400 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.
New Lady member only €400 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.
New Lady Senior (65+) only €350 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.
For an application form or further information on our fees, please contact our Director of Golf Irene on email@example.com or 058 44055
SOCIETIES AND GREEN FEES WELCOME
Gold Coast Golf Club warmly welcome societies and green fees and we look forward to greeting you and your friends in 2023. For favorable rates and to discuss your booking requirements contact Irene Lynch on 05844055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tues 27th June Open Singles S/F
1st Thomas Tattan Mitchelstown (12) 44
2nd John O’Connell (12) 42
3rd Andrew Travers (17) 42
4th Sean O’Ciarba (24) 42
1st Lady Shirley Farrell Kinsale (32) 40
Fri. 30th June 2023
1st Paddy Cunniffe Castlewarden (16) 42
2nd Oliviere Walsh (29) 39
Gross Thomas Goodall (5) 28
Sat 1st July Club Comp,
1st John Kiely (5) 38
2nd Brendan Coughlan (17) 37
Sun. 2nd July Singles S/F
1st Thomas Long (11) 40
2nd Michael White (0) 40
3rd Nicholas Power (22) 39
4th Brendan O’Connor (23) 39
Tues 4th July Open Singles S/F
Fr 7th July Open Singles S/F
Sat 8th July Club Comp, Open Gents Singles
Sun. 9th July Tom and Helen Fennell Memorial White S/F GOY, Open Gents Singles
8/9 July 18 hole S/F sponsored by the Wine Buff
12 July John McGrath Memorial Classic
15/16 July 18 Hole GOY sponsored by David Hayes
22 July Lady Captain’s Outing
29/30 July T&H Fennell Memorial Competition
10 Hole On-going Competition
9 Hole Gold Coasters Competition every Thursday
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
18 Hole S/F Club competition
1st Lorraine Troy (16) 47pts
2nd Deirdre Ruane (16) 42 pts
3rd Aine Campbell (42) 39pts
GOLD COASTERS 10 HOLE
1st Breda Conway (29) 25pts
2nd Brigid Coffey (42) 22pts
3rd Inseun Kim (21) 22pts
4th Mary French (42) 20pts
Hard luck to our men’s Junior Cup team who fought a great battle in galeforce winds against their opponents Monkstown in Clonmel on Sat morning. The match went down to the wire and our boys should be very proud of themselves, well done to manager and team!!!
Congratulations again to my fellow PRO Nicky on returning another 67 nett to secure the June Monthly Medal. This is his third in a couple of weeks and I think he deserves a new title : Route 67!!
LADIES CLUB FOURSOMES
We have decided to run a club foursomes competition to keep the element of matchplay alive!! Please add your name to the draw sheet posted in kiosk before Sun 9th July. Draw will be made the following week with further details. Enjoy!!
EILEEN MURPHY MEMORIAL TROPHY
The final of the Eileen Murphy Trophy takes place in September in Cork Golf Club. The competition is a Foursomes format, and qualifying rounds will take place in home club to send the winners to the final.
The qualifying rounds are still on-going and we would like to see as many as possible taking part. The handicap limit is 36 with a stepdown if necessary and entry is €3 per round. If you would like to represent the club and take on the challenge of Little Island – now’s your chance!!!
OPEN TEAM EVENTS CALENDAR
Wed 26th July
“ 16th August
The 3 ball team events which will be a mix of champagne scrambles and rumbles which favours many golfers will run through the summer months.
Our next open team event will be Wed 26th July, hopefully the weather will be sunny and warm with perfect on-shore breezes on the day. Looking forward to seeing our neighbouring club ladies and fellow golfers, bookings are online or contact Irene or Brian on 058 44055
We had a great turnout again this week for our 10 hole competition, the day was perfect for golf with warm balmy conditions which reflected the scoring of the day!! Congrats to the winners who returned marvelous scores and well deserved the accolades!!
Our organiser Anne was off on a well deserved day away, so our deputy Mary took charge of the proceedings and the presentation of beautiful prizes organised by Anne.
All members new and longstanding are welcome to join us, and there is no handicap limit. We play a 9/10 Hole singles each week with the exception of a monthly scramble which is proving very popular with everyone!!
Many thanks to Anne for continuing to organise the event with presentation of the most wonderful prizes each week!!
LADY CAPTAIN’S OUTING
This year we have secured a great deal with Cahir Park GC for our outing on Sat 22nd July. Tee will be from 2pm, which will give us time to enjoy tea/coffee and scones before golf. The cost of the day will be €40 to include golf, main course, dessert, tea/coffee.
Please add your name to sheet in kiosk with a deposit of €20 in envelope with name, date and outing clearly printed. All envelopes to be handed into office.
Note: Please indicate your preference of 18 Hole S/F or 3 Ball Scramble. ENJOY!!
INTER CLUB TEAMS
Our Foursomes team under the guidance of their fantastic manager Elaine who got through to the Munster East semi-final met Youghal on home course on Sunday 2nd July. Our ladies went out in galeforce winds to try and secure victory for the club. They played fantastic golf and provided great excitement to the finish for the watching supporters who travelled up from the Goldcoast in great numbers on the day. It all hinged on the last putt on the 18th but unfortunately the match didn’t go in our favour and Youghal clinched a thrilling win for the home side.
The Youghal team were very complimentary of the standard of golf played by our ladies, and we wish Youghal the very best of luck in their next round.
A huge thank you to our wonderful team Leanne & Karen, Martina & Ger, Katie & Mairead and magnificent manager Elaine for their steadfast enthusiasm and effort put into each event. Well done ladies!!
MUNSTER EAST SENIOR FOURSOMES
Our Foursomes team travel to Mallow GC on Sat 15th July to play the winners of Bandon/Mallow. We are sending one of our own back to home ground and hoping she will give the rest of the team an inside track on course management!!! Wishing the team and manager the very best of luck, support on the day would be appreciated!!
JOHN MCGRATH MEMORIAL CLASSIC
The fundraiser classic will be held again this year on Wednesday 12th July over 32 non-stop holes. These fundraiser classics have been run by our club for many years and are always a fantastically co-ordinated event due to the expertise of the men’s club!! The catering stations both on and off the course are assisted by a ladies club team on a shift rota to alleviate tired legs!!
This year the classic will be members and guests only due to the waiting lists from previous years, so guys and dolls get your teams together for what promises to be a cracking day out!!
CARE OF GREENS AND BUNKERS
We would like to ask our players to please repair pitch marks on the greens, even if they are not your own!! Also please rake bunkers, now that they are back in play.
Our Handicap secretary and committee are meeting on a regular basis to discuss the input from the ladies in accordance to their handicaps. A review will be on-going throughout the year in relation to above decision.
NEW MEMBER DEALS
Ladies, if you had ever thought of taking up golf, now is the time to do it, our Lady Captain Rosie and any committee member would be delighted to take out potential members and showcase our beautiful course
and unrivalled scenery!! There are great deals on offer for new members and beginners including tuition, please contact our Director of Golf Irene or Brian in the kiosk on 058 44055 for more information.