GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2023
With just two competitions and the final of the singles match-play left, the following is the position at the moment: (Match-play points are included up to the final and only Michael Kavanagh and John White can gain an extra 2 points for winning the final).
Colin McArthur 81 pts from 9 counting
John White 79 pts from 9 counting
Nicholas Power 74 from 9 counting
John W Walsh 71 from 9 counting
Nathan O’Connor 70 from 9 counting
Billy Long 69 from 8 counting
Adam O’Riordan 68 from 9 counting
Darren Williams 64 from 8 counting
Pat Kiely 63 from 7 counting
Brian O’Connor 62 from 9 counting
Kieran Cullinan 62 from 8 counting
What all this means is that the people with less than 9 counting who enter the final competitions are guaranteed 5 points if they have only 8 counting and anyone on 7 can get up to 10 points if the enter the 2 competitions. All players can add further points to their total by featuring in the top ten. Taking all this into account it is possible for any of the above to win Golfer of the Year 2023.
ORDER OF MERIT 2023
The Order of Merit will conclude as soon as Winter Rules are in play or Sunday 15th Oct, whichever comes first. Points for this competition are gained by scoring above par (36 pts) in stableford and below par (72) in stroke in weekend competitions. The following are the leaders at the moment:
David O’Connor 26 pts
Brian McGill 24 pts
Nicholas Power 24 pts
Micheal White 22 pts
Colin McArthur 21 pts
Pat Kiely 19 pts
John W Walsh 18pts
Tony Moore 18 pts
Points are awarded as follows: 1 = 1 pt, 2 = 2 pts, 3 = 3 pts, 4 and above = 4 pts
Winter League is coming around again, anyone interested in playing please contact your Captain from last year to confirm your availability or otherwise. Anyone not involved last year that is interested in playing please give your name into the kiosk as soon as possible.
SOUTHEAST JUNIOR ALLIANCE
This competition is returning on 1st October 2023 with the first outing in Dungarvan Golf Club. If you are interested in playing, please give Alan Darcy a ring on 0876987387 and he will give you all the details and add you to the WhatsApp group for further updates.
DID YOU KNOW
The average number ball marks made on greens per round is 8 per golfer. Assuming only 130 rounds are played each day on our course. Our greens receive 1040 impressions daily. 31000 per month OR MORE THAN 374,400 per year. Are you wondering how to make a putt under these conditions?
Please repair your pitch marks even if they are not yours and always, please shout fore if your ball goes in a direction that it was not intended to, for it will make the course safer for everyone.
WEEKLY GOLF NOTES
The golf notes that go out every week on the papers and online are for all members of the Club. If you have anything that you want shared on the notes, please contact me 083 4862771 or Irene or Brian at the Kiosk on 058 44055.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Bookings for 2024 are also being taken. For favorable rates and to discuss your booking requirements contact Irene Lynch on 05844055 or email@example.com.
Tues 19th September Open Singles S/F
1st Jerry McCarthy Dungarvan (24) 45pts
2nd Liam Dowling Waterford (10) 40pts
Thurs. 21st Open South Munster Seniors
Cat A Graham McFadden Bantry Bay (14) 39pts
Cat B Jim Harty (16) 42 pts
Cat C Con O’Brien Cahir (23) 42pts
Fri. 22nd September Open Singles
1st Willie Flavin (23) 41
2nd Fiona McClintock (33) 38
Gross Neil Dermody (2) 38
Sat. Club Singles 23rd September
1st John Faherty (26) 41
2nd Kevin Walsh (4) 38
3rd Alan Landers (14) 37
Tues 19th Sept Open Singles S/F
Fr 29th Sept Open Singles S/F
Sept 30th Club Comp
Oct 1st Club Comp
30/01 Oct. D’Alton Jewellers
07/08 Oct. T&H Fennell Memorial Competition
10 Hole On-going Competition
16 Hole 2 Card Competition
10 Hole Gold Coasters Competition every Thursday
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
Helvick Seafood GOY
1st Karen Darcy 72nett
2nd Bernie Morrissey 76nett
Gross: Fiona Howard 76 gross
3rd Elaine Nash 76nett
EUROPE WIN THE SOLHEIM CUP 2023
The Solheim Cup live from Finca Cortesin, Andalucia on the Costa del Sol featured our solo Irish player Leona Maguire who played spectacular golf on all days to make us very proud!!
Not to be outdone, we had our very own Mary K representing the Gold Coast volunteering as a Course Marshall for the event!! Needless to say Mary was in her element with a prime position on Hole 4 for the duration of the event.
What a thrilling display of golf on Sunday with our Leona romping home with the first win of the day and Carlota sinking the final putt to retain the Solheim Cup for Europe, a nail biting finish!!
Thanks a mill Mary for keeping us updated and the flag flying for the Irish, and I’m sure you gave Leona a few tips!!!!
GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2023: KAREN DARCY
We are delighted to announce that our Golfer of the Year for 2023 is Karen Darcy who played spectacular golf throughout the year to claim the trophy!!
Karen not only excelled in the counting competitions for which she accumulated 46pts, but also either won or was placed in many others and won every Golf Ireland Inter-Club match both at home and away!!
Karen, enjoy your victory, congratulations and best wishes from everyone in the club!!
JOHN McGRATH MEMORIAL TROPHY 2023
The John McGrath Memorial Trophy for Stroke Player of the Year has been won by Fiona Howard who played exceptional golf all year securing a score of 41pts on the leader board!!
Congratulations and best wishes Fiona, it’s a fabulous achievement, Well done!!!
LADIES CLUB FOURSOMES
The Foursomes final will be played during the week between Martina Corkery & Breda Conway v Esther McGuckian and Mary French. Both pairings have played great golf to get to the final and are looking forward to the last match. Wishing all contestants the very best of luck for the Final. Enjoy!!!
CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES
The mixed foursomes are playing their final match during the week and the contenders are ramping up their game for their final outing. This will be a thrilling event between John Hallinan & Inseun Kim v Peter O’Keefe and Deirdre Ruane. Good luck and Enjoy!!!
CHARITY SCRAMBLE IN AID OF SERT
Our annual charity scramble in aid of SERT this year has been deferred due inclement weather conditions on Sunday. We were all looking forward to a great day out, but hopefully will get to play it very soon!!
All updates re the re-scheduled date will be posted on the What’sApp group.
We had a nice turnout for our weekly game on Wednesday due to the Munster Seniors filling all the slots on Thursday. The beautiful prizes this week which were sourced and presented by Anne went to the very worthy winners!!
All members new and longstanding are welcome to join us, and there is no handicap limit.
RESULTS 9 Hole S/F
1st Ellen Foley 17pts
2nd Anne Keane 15pts on C/B
3rd Bernie Morrissey 15pts
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.