Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 16th July 2018:
Junior Cup in Carrick-on-Suir Golf Club:
So near and yet so far!
Gold Coast lined out against Clonmel Golf Club in the area final in Carrick-on-Suir Golf Club on Thursday last. Gold Coast’s team was as follows: Conan Watt, Ger Bagge, John Hallinan, Seanie Lenihan and John White. The game ebbed and flowed all thru and it was only over the finishing few holes that the game started to swing in favour of Clonmel. Eventually Clonmel gat the three wins required and take the match. We would like to wish Clonmel all the very best in the Munster Finals and hope that they bring home the title. Thanks to Martin Murray and Jimmy O’Dwyer for managing the team, thanks also to the extended panel, caddies and all who supported the team on the day.
Status of Incomplete Cards and ‘No Returns’ in Qualifying Competitions
(a) All cards must be returned in Qualifying Competitions, whether complete or not.
(b) It is expected that every player who enters an 18 Hole Qualifying Competition intends to complete the round.
(c) Since an incomplete card and a ‘No Return’ may have the effect of increasing a player’s handicap, the club would be justified in refusing to accept a card or record a No Return when the player has walked in after playing only a few holes.
(d) Cards should not be issued to players when there is obviously insufficient light for them to complete the round.
(e) Sympathetic consideration should be given to players who have had to discontinue play for any cause considered to be reasonable by the organising Committee.
(f ) Clauses 23 (GPA Handicap Adjustment) and 24 (Suspension) of the UHS give clubs the discretion to deal with players who persistently submit incomplete cards or make ‘No Returns’ if they consider they are attempting to “build a handicap”.
The Handicap Committee has noted that a few players are not returning cards and asked that the above be brought to their attention.
We played Cahir Park Golf Club on Saturday morning in the 1st round of the Barton Shield in Clonmel Golf Club. Our team consisted of Eamonn O’Donnell, Micheal White, Michael Lenihan and Ger Bagge. Both pairs won their matches and this then set up an afternoon match with Waterford Castle. The line-up for this match was Eamonn O’Donnell, Micheal White, Derek Power and Ger Bagge. The Castle team proved much stronger and our team was finding it tough to stay with them and in the end Waterford Castle won by 2 holes. Again the Club would like to thank Martin Murray and Jimmy O’Dwyer for looking after this team. Martin and Jimmy looked after three teams this year and this takes a lot of time and effort and also reduces the amount of golf they get to play themselves. It is very much appreciated by the players and club officials.
New Club Polo Shirts:
Our new blue tops will be available at the kiosk. The new Callaway shirts will cost €35 each. Our teams looked very well in them during the past week and all comments on the shirts has been very positive.
Club Match-Play Competitions:
Gold Coast Cup:
Remaining matches to be played in the Gold Coast Cup: John White v Michael Whelan, Brian Dunbar v Seanie Lenihan and Andy Travers v John Queally. All matches to be completed by 31st July.
Club Mixed Foursomes:
Darren Power & Patricia Doyle v Brian O’Connor & Eilo Fitzgerald
Tommy Long & Elaine Goss v Michael Kavanagh & Noirin Darcy
John Queally & Martina Corkery v Freddy McGuckian & Mairead Ryan
Tim O’Driscoll & Helena Fitzgerald v Rafael Alvarez & Ruth Hannigan
Tom White & Angela O’Connor v John White & Karen Darcy
Jimmy O’Dwyer & Ger Hallinan v Nicholas Power & Bernie Morrissey
Declan Kiely & Mary Kiely v Nicholas Fitzgerald & Rosie Murphy
All matches to be completed by Tuesday 31st July.
Michael White Foursomes:
Tommy Long & Andy Travers v Austin Kiely & Darren Power.
Ger Bagge & Tomas Wall v John White & Frank Waters.
Matches to be completed by 7th August.
Scratch Cup Match-Play:
Anyone interested in playing in this competition should put their name on the sheet provided in the kiosk. Entry is €5 and the draw will be seeded. Draw will take place on Sunday 22nd July.
Willie Barron Fourball:
The draw for this competition will take place on Sunday 22nd July. Entries in kiosk.
Tuesday 17th July: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 20th July: Open Singles.
Saturday 21st July: Club Competition.
Sunday 22nd July: Vice President’s Prize.
Tuesday 24th July: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Tuesday 10th July: Open Seniors, CSS Gents 39 pts, Ladies 37 pts.
1st: Jerome Murphy (24) 44 pts, Mahon Golf Club
2nd: George Twomey (25) 40 pts.
1st Lady: Martina Corkery (22) 41 pts.
2nd Lady: Mary Dooher (27) 40 pts Banbridge Golf Club
Friday 13th July: Open Singles CSS 37 pts.
1st: Frank Waters (17) 42 pts.
Saturday 14th July: Club Competition, CSS 37 pts.
1st: Freddie McGuckian (14) 38 pts
Sunday 15th July: Club Competition, CSS 37 pts.
1st: John Walsh (12) 37 pts.
2nd: Darren O’Droma (12) 36 pts
Gross: Lar Whelan (6) 30 pts
3rd: Brian Dunbar (14) 35 pts.
Monday 20th August sponsored by Dawn Meats.
We are at present gathering suggestion regarding our annual outing which will be held in September. Any suggestions to the Lady Captain.
10 hole ongoing
18 hole ongoing
2 card 18h ongoing comp sponsored by Murray’s pharmacy
14 July (sat) Comeragh Oil sponsored 18h.
15 July (sun) Beginners and Members Fun Day, sheet in kiosk
21/22 July Helvick Seafood (GOY) sponsored 18h comp
28/29 July John Walsh Spar 18h comp
Sheila Norris match play, and club foursomes are about to start please put names up on appropriate sheets asap in kiosk or contact the almighty p.r.o. please
David Hayes 18 Hole Stableford:
1st Serena Roche (36) 45pts
2nd Lorraine Troy (19) 44pts
3rd Mairead Ryan (31) 39pts
Golf lessons with Ian continue on Monday 9th July.
Get into golf: The scrambles continue at (6.50 for) 7pm, for those ladies who have taken up the exceptional membership offer. Lady members who participate in the roster please continue to turn up as rostered.
If you are contemplating a new activity and making new friends for 2018 we have the answer, why not join us here at the Gold Coast!! There are many good reasons for joining us; firstly we are a friendly bunch who are always delighted to welcome new members and visitors alike, secondly our course is open all year round due to its natural drainage and last but not least the scenery is intoxicating!!
We here at the Gold Coast are very proud of our course and the natural beauty of the setting. If you would like to sample same, please contact Bob or Mark on 058-44055 for some very tantalizing deals on offer at the moment for new members. There are always ladies available to take out new beginners and group lessons are arranged with a professional when the golfing season starts.