Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 12th 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 2017/2018
Big gains for Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Tourneena and Copper Coast this week and some changes in the table. With just two weeks to go everything is up for grabs especially at the bottom half of the table and it is still possible for all teams to qualify for the match-play phase.
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, 2, 4198.
Ballinacourty: 2, 6, 4135.
Deise: 1, 2, 3985.
Tourneena 4, 15, 3830
Abbeyside: 4, 10, 3802
Copper Coast: 6, 13, 3782.
Dungarvan: 3, 12, 3781.
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 15 are on the website: goldcoastgolfclub.com
We will be taking part in the Deise League again this year together with Faithlegg, Tramore and Waterford Castle. It is expected to get the competition underway in early March, dates to be confirmed at a meeting in Waterford Castle on Sat 17th Feb.
Best wishes to Ray Gerathy who is making a very good recovery. Looking forward to seeing Ray back on the course in the near future.
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 12th Feb – Fri 16th Feb: Winter League Week 16
Tuesday 13th Feb: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 16th Feb: Open Singles.
Sat 17th/Sunday 18th Feb: Winter League Week 16
Tuesday 20th Feb: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 9th Feb: CSS 39 pts.
1st: John Enright (11) 44 pts.
Gross: Micheal White (1) 38 pts.
Sat 10th/Sunday 11th Jan: WL Week 15, CSS 39 pts.
1st: Paul Lawton (18) 48 pts.
2nd: Larry Whelan (7) 41 pts.
Gross: Conan Watt (5) 34 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
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
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.