Annual General Meeting:
The Annual General Meeting of the Men’s Club will be held on Tuesday 21st November at 8.00 p.m. The nomination sheet is posted in the kiosk. This is the time when any member can put forward suggestions about the running of the Club and have their say about what goes on.
Winter Rates are now operating in the Gold Coast:
- Monday to Friday: Golf €15, Golf and Carvery Lunch €25
- Saturday/Sunday: Golf €20, Golf and Carvery Lunch €30
Hole in One:
Congratulations to Kieran Cullinan who secured a ‘hole in one’ on the 8th hole on Saturday last. Kieran used a seven iron to score an eagle having previously birdied the 7th hole and ended his round with 42 pts.
Well done to John McArthur who was part of the Stradbally team that won the U15 County Hurling Final against Ferrybank. Shure, he got the hurling from his father.
Lions Annual Christmas Appeal:
This year our Lions Club Week will run from Monday 4th to Sunday 10th December. During that week all competition money collected will go directly to the Christmas Appeal. At a special awards night held in October by the Lions Club reference was made to the extraordinary amount of money raised by the Gold Coast for the Annual Christmas Appeal, the amount is in the region of €30,000. It is indeed a major tribute to the members of the Club who always show their generosity and willingness to contribute to good causes.
Premier Butcher @Dawn Meats Winter League 2017/2018
Another good week in the league and despite some unfavourable weather 99 players played in the competition during the week. It is still too early to make any judgements on the league will pan out and probably we will have to wait until team players have their 10 games completed before we will see a true reflection of the team standings.
All the scores for week two are available this website.
When a player accidentally moves their ball
Most golfers know that causing their ball to move incurs a penalty of one stroke, under Rule 18-2, and that the ball must then be replaced.
However, there are some circumstances where a player does not incur a penalty for accidentally moving their ball.
A ball that that has been placed in the teeing ground at the start of a hole is not in play until a stroke has been made at it, so no penalty is incurred if it is accidentally moved before any stroke is made, Rule 11-3.
From 1st January 2017 USGA and R&A have recommended that Committees introduce a Local Rule to the effect that when a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball (or ball-marker) is accidentally moved by the player, their partner, their opponent or any of their caddies, or their equipment. There is no penalty if a player causes their ball to move while moving a movable obstruction (i.e. anything artificial), providing the movement of the ball is directly attributable to the removal of the obstruction, Rule 24-1.
A penalty is usually incurred if a ball is accidentally moved while searching for it under Rule 18-2, but there are four exceptions, which are detailed in Rule 12-2. Briefly they are; a) searching for or identifying ball covered by sand, b) searching for or identifying ball covered by loose impediments in hazard, c) searching for ball in water in water hazard, and d) searching for ball within obstruction or abnormal ground condition.
If a player accidentally touches their ball with their club causing it to rock off its spot, but it returns to its original position, it has not moved according to the Definition of Moved and no penalty is incurred, Decision 18/2.
There is no penalty if a player accidentally moves their ball while measuring, e.g. to determine whether a dropped ball has rolled outside the permitted area, Rule 18-2.
If a player accidentally moves their ball in the directly attributable act of its lifting, marking, placing or replacing under a Rule, there is no penalty and the ball must be replaced, Rules 20-1 and 20-3.
Regarding searching for a ball, it is worth noting that if a player who is searching for their ball, say on the bank of a water hazard or in a bush, and they cause it to move, they incur the penalty of one stroke immediately and cannot avoid it by then choosing to take relief under penalty from the hazard or deeming it unplayable in the bush.
What we have to offer:
Here in the Gold Coast we have some great facilities, such as a top-class golf course with superb greens, playable all the year round, a leisure centre and gym and a hotel which is renowned for its excellent food. We offer very competitive membership rates in the golf club, the lowest full membership rate in the area and we can provide dual memberships to both the golf club and the leisure centre at reduced rates. Now is the time to talk to us if you are thinking of joining as we can offer some very attractive packages at the moment. Members can avail of significant saving on carvery lunch in the Gold Coast by purchasing vouchers in the golf club. We can offer really attractive family packages tailored to suit all requests. For more information contact 058 44055 and talk to Bob or Mark.
Mon 13th Nov – Fri 17th Nov: Winter League Week 3
Tuesday 14th Nov: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 17th Nov: Open Singles.
Sat 18th/Sunday 19th Nov: Winter League Week 3
Tuesday 21st Nov: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Tuesday 7th N0vember: Open Seniors
1st: Liam Murphy (20) 31 pts.
Monday 6th Friday 10th Nov:
1st: Bob O’Brien (14) 45 pts.
2nd: John Flynn (11) 43 pts.
Gross: John White (5) 36 pts.
Saturday 11th/Sunday 12th Nov: Winter League Week 2
1st: Conor Clancy (11) 44 pts.
Cat 0-9: Neil Dermody (9) 43 pts.
Cat 10-14: Michael Wall (13) 42 pts.
Cat 15-18: Tom Moore (16) 41 pts.
Cat 19+: Geoff Collins (19) 43 pts.
10 Hole Ham Competition
13 Hole Winter League Round 3
Winter League sponsored by The Moorings Bar & Restaurant
Our winter league kindly sponsored by The Moorings Bar and Restaurant over 13 holes is now in round 3 which runs from Mon 13th Nov for 2 weeks, weather permitting. Team managers are very busy contacting and encouraging their team members – remember a point is awarded for each round played even when your score is not counting!
South East Coastal Alliance
November’s Alliance took place in West Waterford GC, and Lorraine Troy won the category A prize with a super 27 pts for 13 holes. Patricia Doyle came away happy with golf balls in the draw. Next outing of the Alliance is to Tramore Golf Club on Thursday 7th December.
Ladies Club Christmas Scramble
The Ladies Annual Christmas scramble takes place on Sunday Dec 3rd, with delicious golf followed by even more delicious food in The Moorings. Please put your names down on the sheet in the kiosk to take part in this always enjoyable festive event.
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 an extremely 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 breath-taking!!
We here at the Gold Coast are very proud of our course and it’s natural beauty, 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.