Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 26th February 2018:
Thanks to all members who have paid their annual subscription for 2018. Members who have yet to pay might consider doing so as soon as possible.
Premier Butcher @Dawn Meats Winter League
After 17 weeks we have finally come to an end of the league section in this year’s Winter League. Thanks again to the wonderful people at Dawn Meats for coming up with the sponsorship of the league,, something all here in the Club are very grateful for. The league itself was once again an outstanding success with over one thousand five hundred games played during the course of the 17 weeks. The results are now in and it is congratulations to Dunhill who topped the table and hold on to the title. Dunhill put in a massive effort and led the way with more games played than any other team. Ballinacourty finished second, a bit closer to Dunhill this year, The Copper Coast finished 3rd with Deise and Tourneena making up the teams in the match-play stages. Unfortunately, Abbeyside and Dungarvan did not make the play-offs but thanks must go to both teams for their contribution to the league.
Premier Butcher @Dawn Meats Winter League Quarter Final
Saturday 3rd March at 9.00 a.m.
Deise take on Tourneena at 9 am in the quarter final on Saturday. The following will represent the teams:
Deise: Nicholas Fitzgerald, Michael Wall, Tommy Long, Frank Waters, Mick Cronin, Willie Bloomer, Nicholas Power, Sean Carmody, Gerry Comerford, Ger Bagge, Michael Whelan, Barry Power and Martin Morris.
Tourneena: Roy Ware, Brian Fahey, John Hallinan, Rafael Alvarez, Larry Whelan, Joe Meade, Jimmy Beresford, Tom Reynolds, Darren Williams, Liam Beresford, Neil Dermody, Darren O’Droma, Jody Hallinan.
Deise will have the honour on the fist tee. All matches must be played to a finish with no halved games.
Premier Butcher @Dawn Meats Winter League Semi Finals
Saturday 10th March.
Dunhill will play the winners of the quarter-final match between Deise and Tourneena in the 1st semi-final at 8.40 a.m.
Ballinacourty will play Copper Coast in the 2nd semi-final at 9.50 a.m.
Dunhill will have the honour in the 1st match and Ballinacourty will have the honour in the 2nd match. All matches must be played to a finish with no halved games.
Captain’s Drive In
Our Captains, Tim and Bernie, will host their ‘Drive In’ on Sunday 18th March at 10.15 a.m. This year it will be a 15 holes mixed scramble with the 7th, 8th and 9th holes excluded. Anyone interested in playing should register before 10 a.m. on the Sunday morning. Following the golf all will adjourn to the Gold Coast Golf Hotel for Spare Ribs and Colcannon. The presentation of prizes will also take place directly after the game.
Dungarvan Golf International over 20 Years in Existence:
Running from Monday 28th May to Thursday 31st May, this tournament, which is run over the three local courses, continues to prove popular with players coming from USA, England and Ireland to take part. This year we hope to encourage more members from the three local clubs to take part by offering them a special rate of €45 entry for the competition instead of the normal €140.
10 Holes Competition for Legs of Lamb:
Easter wouldn’t be the same without the customary Leg of Lamb for dinner on Easter Sunday. Now is your chance to win one as from now until the week before Easter we will be giving Legs of Lamb as prizes for the 10 holes competition.
Dates for your diaries:
Saturday 3rd March: Winter League Quarter Final.
Saturday 10th March: Winter League Semi-Finals.
Sunday 18th March: Captain’s Drive In.
Saturday 24th March: Winter League Final.
Please note that in the event of inclement weather on any of the Saturdays of winter league matches they will then take place on the following day.
Gents Membership Rates for 2018:
The following are the rates for 2018 and the GUI levies are included:
Husband and Wife: €800
Distance: (Over 40 Miles) €415
Senior Citizen: €415
Student Under 25: €140
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
Mon 26th Feb – Fri 2nd March: Weekday Competition
Tuesday 27th Feb: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 2nd March: Open Singles.
Sat 3rd/Sunday 4th March: Weekend Competition.
Tuesday 6th March: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 23rd Feb: CSS 38 pts.
1st: Alan Landers (14) 44 pts.
2nd: Tommy Long (10) 42 pts.
Gross: Micheal White (1) 39 pts.
Sat 24th/Sunday 25th Feb: Winter League Week 17, CSS 37 pts.
1st: Joe Meade (20) 40 pts.
Cat 0-9: Tom White (5) 38 pts.
Cat 10-14: Ian Pericho (13) 39 pts.
Cat 15-18: Peter McArdle (16) 36 pts.
Cat 19+: Patsy Walsh (23) 37 pts.
10 Hole Ongoing Competition for a leg of lamb ( the mint sauce is courtesy of Patricia)
Captain’s Drive In
Our Captains, Tim and Bernie, will host their Drive In on Sunday 18th March at 10.15 a.m. This year it will be a 15 hole mixed scramble with the 7th, 8th and 9th holes excluded. Anyone interested in playing should register before 10 a.m. on the Sunday morning. Following the golf all will adjourn to the Gold Coast Golf Hotel for Spare Ribs and Colcannon. The presentation of prizes will also take place directly after the game.
Mothers Day Competition sponsored by Dungarvan Shopping Centre
The inaugural Mothers Day competition will be held in West Waterford on Saturday 10th March, with 3 ladies to qualify from Gold Coast, West Waterford and Dungarvan clubs .The qualifying competition is over 13 holes and will be run in conjunction with the winter league for 3 weeks from Mon 12th Feb to Sun 4th Mar. Members may play both league and qualifier concurrently and may re-enter as for the league. Details including entry are displayed in the kiosk.
A most uplifting and informative meeting took place in gc on thu 8th feb , with the excellent Jennifer Hickey from the ilgu. The programme put together is very impressive and new ladies are being offered the chance to try out a fun activity and make new friends. There will be professional lessons and fun scrambles for €50, held over 8 Thursday evenings, starting in early April. Please contact Ann Keane for a registration form if interested. Places are limited and on a first come first served basis. Each member is exhorted to make a sincere effort to recruit a potential new member for her club, to share the enjoyment that she herself has gained from golfing at the Gold Coast.
Portugal in October
The trip to Portugal takes place from October 2nd -6th this year, details will be posted in the kiosk. Last year’s formula was hugely successful. Expressions of interest to Gillian Cashman.
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 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.