Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 18th December 2017:
On behalf of the Captain, President and Management here in the Gold Coast we extend warm wishes to all our Members and Friends and extend a very Merry Christmas wish to one and all. We wish you health and happiness for the New Year and we hope it brings you all you wish for in 2018.
Lions Annual Christmas Appeal:
The Spirit of Christmas was definitely flowing from the members of the Gold Coast over the past 2 weeks. Our competition for the Lions Christmas was frozen out on the Saturday and rained out on the Sunday so it was extended for another week. Last year the Club gave €2680 and this year we were hoping to again break the €2000 mark for this very worthy cause. The Lions Club President arrived to collect the cheque on Sunday evening and to his surprise and our surprise the amount handed over by our Captains, Tim and Bernie ended up being €3120. There are not any words that I could write that would express enough appreciation to our members, suffice to say you have excelled yourselves once again. There is a heart in the Gold Coast that is beating very strong, long have it last.
Hamper Raffle in aid of Lions Christmas Appeal:
The President of the Lions Club, John Lawless, pulled out the winning ticket for the fabulous Hamper, kindly donated by our Captain Tim, and the will was Eilo Fitzgerald. Lady Captain Bernie pulled out the second ticket which was for a turkey and this was won by Marie O’Brien. The third ticket for a ham was drawn by Captain Tim and the winner was Peig Foley.
Fixture List for 2018
The fixtures for 2018 are available for viewing on the timesheets for each day for 2018. We will post the on the website together with the Ladies Fixtures when they become available.
Munster Match-Play Draws:
First Round matches will be played prior to hosting weekend in most of the Cups & Shields Tournaments in order to alleviate the burden on the hosting and participating Clubs.
Jimmy Bruen: 1st Round: Gold Coast v Tramore @ Youghal GC
Pierce Purcell: 2nd Round: Gold Coast v Waterford Castle @ Faithlegg GC
Mixed Foursomes: 2nd Round: Gold Coast v West Waterford @ West Waterford
Senior Cup: 1st Round: Gold Coast v Gold Coast v Mitchelstown @ Dungarvan
Junior Cup: 2nd Round: Gold Coast v West Waterford @ Gold Coast.
Barton Shield: 2nd Round: Gold Coast v Cahir Park @ Clonmel
Michael Cashman 4 Ball: Gold Coast v Winners Co. Tipperary/ Ballykisteen
Looking for something to give as a present this Christmas? Why not purchase a voucher from the Gold Coast. Vouchers can be for any amount and can be used for food in the hotel, golf or leisure membership or the play-loft in Clones Strand Hotel. Vouchers can be purchased from the reception in the Gold Coast or from the kiosk in the Golf Club.
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
Turkeys and Hams to be collected:
The following have Turkeys or Hams or, in some cases, both to be collected this week. They will be available for collection on Friday 22nd December or Saturday 23rd December.
Alan Landers Turkey. Andy Travers Ham, Barry Power Ham, Bob O’Brien Turkey, Brian Fahey 2 Hams, Conor Clancy 2 Hams and 1 Turkey, Darren O’Droma 2 Hams, Darren Power 2 Hams, Frank Waters Ham, Freddy McGuckian Ham, Geoff Collins Ham, Jack Moore Ham, Jimmy Beresford Ham, Jimmy O’Dwyer Turkey, Joe Meade 2 Hams, Joey Veale Ham, John Flynn Turkey & Ham, John Hughes 2 Hams, John McArthur 2 Turkeys, John White Ham, Johnny Burns Turkey, Lee Crotty Ham, Lorraine Troy Ham, Marie O’Brien Ham, Mark Lenihan Ham, Martina Corkery Ham, Mary Clancy Ham, Michael Lenihan Ham, Michael Whelan Ham, Micheal White 4 Hams & Turkey, Neil Dermody Ham, Niall Curran 3 Hams, Paddy Walsh Turkey & Ham, Pat Power Ham, Paul Lawton Ham, Peig Foley Ham, Roy Ware 2 Hams, Seanie Lenihan Turkey & Ham, Tom Moore Ham, Tom White Ham, Tommy Long Turkey, Willie Flavin Turkey, Willie Moore Ham.
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
Premier Butcher @Dawn Meats Winter League 2017/2018
The league continues at a good rate and now 19 players have completed their 10 rounds. The league positions are starting to take shape and after Christmas we should see a trend starting to develop. League matches can be played all over the Christmas period (except Christmas Day).
All the scores for week six are on the website: goldcoastgolfclub.com
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 18th Dec – Fri 22nd Dec: Winter League Week 8
Tuesday 19th Dec: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 22nd Dec: Open Singles.
Sat 23rd/Sunday 24th Dec: Winter League Week 8
Tuesday 26th Dec: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Tues 26th Dec – Fri 29th Dec: Winter League Week 9
Sat 30th Sunday 31st Dec: Winter League Week 9
Monday 11th- Friday 15th Dec:
1st: Paddy Walsh (13) 41 pts.
Gross: Micheal White (1) 33 pts.
Sat 16th/Sunday 17th Dec: WL Week 7, CSS 39 pts.
1st: Willie Flavin (13) 42 pts.
Cat 0-9: Tom White (6) 41 pts.
Cat 10-14: John Hughes (12) 41 pts.
Cat 15-18: Darren Power (15) 40 pts.
Cat 19+: Jimmy Beresford (21) 39 pts.
10 Hole Ongoing Competition
Ham#1: Lorraine Troy
Ham#2: Martina Corkery
Ham#3: Mary Clancy
Winter League sponsored by The Moorings Bar & Restaurant
Our winter league kindly sponsored by The Moorings Bar and Restaurant over 13 holes has just finished round 4 which was extended to Sunday 17th of Dec., due to weather. The league is taking a break for Christmas and will resume in early January- remember a point is awarded for each round played even when your score is not counting!
The annual review of handicaps takes place shortly and revised handicaps take effect from Jan 1st. Please check the notice board to ensure you are playing off the correct handicap.
The final alliance day of 2017 was held Thursday 7th Dec in Tramore golf club. Despite the preceding day’s rain the course was in good shape and all who attended had a lovely round of golf, thoroughly enjoying the pre-Christmas outing. Patricia Doyle scooped sweeties. Well done!
The next outing for the Coastal Alliance will be in March, details to follow.
We would like to wish all our members and their families, all our generous sponsors and all of the hard-working staff a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!
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 breathtaking!!
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.