Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 10th September 2018:
Congratulations to Ger Bagge and Ann Marie Power on the occasion of their wedding, which took place last Friday in Clonea Power.
Next week the Gold Coast will welcome a new Secretary/Manager to Ballinacourty. On behalf of all here I would like to wish her the very best in her new position here in the Gold Coast, I hope that she enjoys her time here as much as I have done over a long number of years. I know that the members will make her welcome and give her all the support that she needs in her new position.
Blue Day a success:
The third biggest entry of the season took to the course on Sunday last for the inaugural Blue Day, a day to remember all those who had played golf with us down thru the years and have now passed on to their eternal rewards. Only the Captain’s Prize and President’s Prize had bigger entries. The winner on the day was Michael Lenihan who shot a great round of 69.
End of Season Dinner and Presentation:
The ‘End of Season’ Dinner will take place on Sunday 7th October at 6 p.m. in the Gold Coast. Following the sit-down meal the following prizes will be presented: Golfer of the Year, Order of Merit, Gold Coast Cup Singles Match-Play, Scratch Match-Play, Michael White Memorial Foursomes, Willie Barron Fourball, Mixed Foursomes.
Tickets for the event will be sent to the various winners, Winter League Captains, Team Selectors, Officers and Committee by the Club Secretary in late September. Tickets for the event can also be purchased in the kiosk.
Golfer of the Year 2018:
Congratulations to Brian O’Connor on winning ‘Golfer of the Year 2018’. Brian beat off stiff competition from Micheal White, John Walsh, Ger Bagge and Brian Dunbar to claim the title.
Order of Merit:
This competition still has a number of weekends to run as it finishes on the final Sunday of the month. At the moment John Kiely holds a slight lead from Micheal White, and a string of players another point behind. John leads with 9 pts, Micheal is on 7 pts, Ger Bagge, Conor Clancy, Brian O’Connor, John Walsh, and Neil Dermody are all on 6 pts and a number of players are on 5 pts. This competition rewards players who beat standard scratch during weekend competitions.
Club Match-Play Competitions:
Gold Coast Cup Final
Tom White v John White
Matches to be completed by 21st Sept
Club Mixed Foursomes Semi-Finals
Michael Kavanagh & Noirin Darcy v Tom White and Angela O’Connor.
Matches to be completed by 26th Sept
Michael White Foursomes Semi-Finals:
Austin Kiely & Darren Power v Seanie Lenihan & John Walsh
Matches to be completed by 14th Sept
Scratch Cup Match-Play:
Eamonn O’Donnell v Colin McArthur
Alan Harty thru to final
Matches to be completed by 21st Sept
Tuesday 11th September: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 14th September: Open Singles.
Saturday 15th Sept: Club Competition.
Sunday 16th September: Club Competition
Tuesday 18th Sept: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Tuesday 4th September: Open Seniors, CSS Gents 38 pts, Ladies 34 pts.
1st: Seamus Kenneally (9) 42 pts Courtown
2nd: Liam Clancy (18) 41 pts.
1st Lady: Helena Fitzgerald (16) 33 pts.
Friday 7th September: Open Singles CSS 37 pts
1st: Micheal White (1) 40 pts
Gross: John Flynn (9) 30 pts.
Sunday 2nd September: Monthly Medal & Blue Day, CSS 73
1st: Michael Lenihan (2) 69
2nd: Kieran McCarthy (9) 70
Gross: Micheal White (1) 75
3rd: Tommy Long (11) 70.
Fixtures: 10 hole ongoing
18h 2 card competition sponsored by John Foley Images
The Sheila Norris and Club Foursomes finals are to be played over the next week
LADIES CLUB CLASSIC
Ladies the Gold Coast are currently running a club Classic and would encourage everyone to get out there and play. Visitors €12 and Members €8 with reduced re-entry fees. The prizes are on display in the kiosk and the format is a 3 person champagne scramble to be played by Sunday 16th.
Results: Johnny Lynch Fruit & Veg 1st Lorraine Troy (16) 42 points, 2nd Ger Hallinan (21) 41 points and 3rd Esther McGuckian (13) 36 points
ILGU 125th Anniversary
To Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the ILGU a complimentary golf day will take place in Killarney Golf Club on Oct 11th. It will be a team of 3 ladies and if you are interested in being part of this team please add your name to the list in kiosk and a raffle will take place on Friday 21st Sept and the 3 lucky ladies will be heading for a great days golf in Killarney. All details at kiosk.
The 2018/2019 Coastal Alliance will commence this Thursday and the first game to be played at Faithlegg Golf Club, tee times 9.30 – 11.00. The dates for the other days out are as follows:
October 4th – Gold Coast
November 1st – Dunmore East
December 6th – West Waterford
March 7th – Tramore
April 4th – Dungarvan
To Register for year: E15.00, Green Fees: E10. For more details contact Breda Conway, new members welcome.
The Winter League is commencing Monday 15th October and if you wish to participate in this most enjoyable golf over the winter months please see details in the kiosk and add your name to the list there.
A 9 hole beginners on-going competition has been set up for the ladies and would encourage them to get out there and enjoy the golf.