Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 2nd July 2018:
Junior Cup in Gold Coast:
Glorious sunshine, fast greens, immaculate fairways, fair roughs, very little wind and sailing boats in the harbour was what we had to offer the eight teams that visited us here in the Gold Coast on Saturday and Sunday for the local section of this year’s Irish Junior Cup.
We welcomed West Waterford to the Gold Coast on Saturday for the first round match in the Junior Cup. By the time the match teed off the temp was rising fast and had already exceed the low 20’s. The matches were as follows, Gold Coast names first: Pat Power v Luke Swayne, Ger Bagge v John O’Mahony, Seanie Lenihan v Morris Ferncombe, John White v Aaron Crotty and Tom White v Andy Hickey. At the turn Gold Coast were leading in four matches but with match-play you never know what is going to happen and true to say West Waterford came back as the match progressed and made Gold Coast fight very hard for their victory.
On Saturday evening Gold Coast had another local derby against our neighbours Dungarvan. Team managers martin Murray and Jimmy O’Dwyer made a number of changes to the team, mostly due to the heat, and the following were the matches: David O’Connor v Michael Troy, Ger Bagge v Barry Hamilton, John Hallinan v David Buckley, Conan Watt v David Shanley, John White v Barry Morrissey. Again we were put to the test but experience and good golf resulted in a win for the Gold Coast.
Sunday morning and Tramore were the opponents we faced in the area final. The line-out was as follows: David O’Connor v Martin Walsh, Ger Bagge v Kevin Kinsella, John Hallinan v Dave Bennett, John White v Paul Power, Tom White v Noel Cunningham. Both teams won two matches and it was down to the final hole before Gold Coast eventually won the game.
Huge congratulations to all involved, to all the players, caddies, supporters and Managers Martin Murray and Jimmy O’Dwyer.
Gold Coast will now meet Clonmel in the next round.
Club Match-Play Competitions:
Gold Coast Cup:
Remaining matches to be played in the Gold Coast Cup: Austin Kiely v Dave O’Connor, Declan Kiely v Brian O’Connor, John White v Michael Whelan, Brian Dunbar v Seanie Lenihan and Andy Travers v John Queally. All matches to be completed by 31st July.
Michael White Foursomes:
Tommy Long and Andy Travers v Austin Kiely and Darren Power.
Ger Bagge and Tomas Wall v John White and Frank Waters.
Declan Kiely and Rafael Alvarez v Brian O’Connor & Nicholas Power.
All ties to be played by 7th August.
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
Allmatches to be completed by Tuesday 31st July
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.
Good to see:
Too often we worry about the small things in life and forget what is happening all around us. Over the past while a number of our members suffered some health problems and now, thankfully, all four are on the way to recovery. Great to see Mick back playing golf again, Paddy was down watching the Junior Cup, albeit in a buggy, and we had a visit from our President Mick during the week and it is good to see he is making progress, Maurice is back hitting golf balls again and hopes to make a full return in a few weeks.
Belvedere Trophy 2018:
Waterford came to the Gold Coast with a three/two lead and needed half the match on the night with the Gold Coast to get thru the first round of the Belvedere Trophy. The Gold Coast on the night was Des O’Brien, Leo Wall, Tim O’Driscoll, Richard Lambert, John Queally, Tom Power, Rafael Alvarez, Robert Smyth, Tony Condon and Willie Bloomer. Despite the lads putting up a great battle Waterford eventually won in the end. Thanks to Liam Clancy and all the players involved.
General Date Protection Regulations (GDPR)
These new regulations came into effect on Friday last and all companies and clubs are obliged to carry out these regulations with immediate effect. What this means to members is that the kiosk now needs your permission to give out your phone numbers to other members of to the GUI or to opposing team managers. That means that if you are to play someone in a match we cannot release that person’s phone number for you to contact him unless he has given us permission. The same applies to emails and as nearly all emails contain some information which could be construed as marketing, again it is necessary for us to get permission to send you emails. Forms are available in the kiosk for members to sign and the sooner you sign it the sooner we can start sending you emails again.
Tuesday 3rd July: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 6th July: Open Singles.
Saturday 7th July: Club Competition.
Sunday 8th July: July Monthly Medal
Tuesday 10th July: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Tuesday 26th June: Open Seniors, CSS Gents 37 pts, Ladies 37 pts.
1st: Eddie Brophy (20) 42 pts.
2nd: Frank Cogan (23) 41 pts.
1st Lady: Geraldine Meagher (23) 35 pts Slievenamon.
Friday 29th June: Open Singles CSS 37 pts.
1st: Declan O’Neill (8) Bandon
Gross: Micheal White (1) 32 pts.
2nd: Ray Bannon (12) 40 pts. West Waterford.
Saturday 30th June: Club Competition, CSS 37 pts.
1st: Noel McCann (13) 40 pts.
Sunday 1st July: Club Competition, CSS 37 pts.
1st: Tom Reynolds (18) 41 pts.
2nd: Conor Clancy (8) 40 pts.
Gross: Michael Lenihan (2) 35 pts.
Monday 20th August sponsored by Dawn Meats.
The next committee meeting of the Ladies Club will be held on Friday 6th at 8 p.m. in the Gold Coast.
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 18 holes ongoing comp sponsored by Murray’s pharmacy.
Saturday 7th/Sunday 8th July: 18 Holes competition sponsored by David Hayes PGA. This is a ‘Golfer of the Year’ Competition.
Commencing Monday 2nd July for 5 weeks if anyone else want to add their names, please let Bernie know.
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 are willing to participate in a roster are asked to give their names to Ann Keane please.