Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 5th February 2018:
On behalf of all here in the Gold Coast I would like to extend deepest sympathy to Tom Kirwan and the extended Kirwan family on the death of Maureen last week. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Players are reminded that a substantial portion of their membership must be paid by March.
Premier Butcher @Dawn Meats Winter League 2017/2018
Finally, we can see a trend forming in the league. From the following table one can see which teams have a lot to do if they are to qualify and likewise what the teams at the top have to do to maintain their place to get directly into the semi-finals.
Figures after each team shows the number of people who need to complete their 10 games programme, the number of games required by the team and the qualifying score at the moment:
Dunhill: 1, 3, 4196.
Ballinacourty: 2, 8, 4112.
Deise: 1, 2, 3961.
Tourneena 6, 19, 3713.
Copper Coast: 6, 17, 3700.
Abbeyside: 5, 14, 3687.
Dungarvan: 5, 15, 3657.
Looking at the above figures it will now come down to which teams can get all their games played as all teams can still qualify for the play-offs. No doubt but all team captains will be motivating their respective teams to get out and complete their games or better their scores if they have more than 10 played. It all finishes on Sunday 25th Feb and the quarter final takes place the following Saturday.
All the scores up to week 14 are on the website: goldcoastgolfclub.com
Over the past few days the course has dried out a lot and in most places is quite firm. Scoring over the weekend was good. The easiest holes on the course were, in order, 6th, 4th, 7th and 11th. The toughest were 17th, 10th, 18th and 15th. 45 Birdies were recorded with 7 on the 13th hole, 6 on the 7th and 5 on the 6th. 114 players entered the league this week and this once again illustrates the popularity of the format of the present league.
Starting next week the ground staff will begin planting new trees, with 350 trees going in in this phase. All the tees and surrounds were cut this week and hopefully during the week the rough will also be cut.
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:
Sunday 25th February: Last day of Winter League Qualifying Stages.
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 5th Feb – Fri 9th Feb: Winter League Week 15
Tuesday 6th Feb: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 9th Feb: Open Singles.
Sat 10th/Sunday 11th Feb: Winter League Week 15
Tuesday 13th Feb: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Tues 30th Jan: Open Seniors.
1st: Bobby Fitzpatrick (15) 41 pts
Friday 2nd Feb: CSS 39 pts.
1st: Joey Veale (17) 43 pts.
2nd: Richard Walsh (13) 39 pts.
Gross: Micheal White (1) 34 pts.
Sat 20th/Sunday 21st Jan: WL Week 14, CSS 38 pts.
1st: Michael Kavanagh (6) 44 pts.
Cat 0-9: Micheal White (1) 41 pts.
Cat 10-14: Tommy Long (11) 41 pts.
Cat 15-18: Tom Reynolds (16) 38 pts.
Cat 19+: John Queally (21) 40 pts.
10 Hole Ongoing Competition for a leg of lamb (the mint sauce is courtesy of Patricia)
Winter League sponsored by The Moorings Bar & Restaurant
Round 6 of our winter league started on Monday 29th Jan, and will run for 2 weeks until Sunday 11th Feb., weather permitting.
Round 5 results:
Karen Darcy 27pts (29-2pt penalty)
Mairead Ryan 26pts
Lorraine Troy 26pts (28-2pt penalty)
At the half-way point in the winter league, the standings are as follows:
Hole In One Gang – 387
Ball of Fire – 382
Par Girls – 374
Sand Traps – 366
Bogey Bandits – 357
Putting Pirates – 314
Please don’t forget, ladies, next Thu Feb 8th, when Jennifer Hickey(ILGU) will speak to all our members on increasing our membership. Please attend this meeting in the Gold Coast at 8pm, and show your support.
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.