Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 19th 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
Next Sunday is decision day and after 17 weeks of intensive golf with about 1400 rounds of golf played, all will be decided by 5 p.m. on Sunday evening. The teams in 4th and 5th position at that stage will meet on Saturday 3rd March at 9.00 a.m. Looking at the table after week 16 Dunhill and Ballinacourty should avoid the quarter-final.
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, 1, 4227.
Ballinacourty: 1, 1, 4165.
Deise: 1, 1, 4023.
Copper Coast: 4, 4, 4006
Tourneena 3, 8, 3970
Abbeyside: 2, 7, 3892
Dungarvan: 3, 8, 3832.
All the scores up to week 16 are on the website: goldcoastgolfclub.com
Michael White leads this section of the Winter League with 407 pts, followed by John Hughes and John Flynn, each on 399 pts. Dave O’Connor is in 4th spot with 398, John White has 393, Conor Clancy 392, Michael Kavanagh 391.
We will be taking part in the Deise League again this year together with Faithlegg and Waterford Castle. It is expected to get the competition underway in early March, dates to be confirmed.
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 19th Feb – Fri 23rd Feb: Winter League Week 17
Tuesday 20th Feb: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 23rd Feb: Open Singles.
Sat 24th/Sunday 25th Feb: Winter League Week 17
Tuesday 27th Feb: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 16th Feb: CSS 38 pts.
1st: Freddie McGuckian (13) 39 pts.
2nd: Tomas Wall (16) 39 pts.
Gross: Micheal White (1) 36 pts.
Sat 17th/Sunday 18th Jan: WL Week 16, CSS 39 pts.
1st: John McArthur (15) 44 pts.
Cat 0-9: Colin McArthur (6) 41 pts.
Cat 10-14: Brian Dunbar (14) 40 pts.
Cat 15-18: Frank Waters (18) 42 pts.
Cat 19+: Thomas Power (19) 38 pts.
10 Hole Ongoing Competition for a leg of lamb (Patricia informs me she’s out of mint sauce)
Winter League sponsored by The Moorings Bar & Restaurant
Round 7 is now underway and will continue until Sun 25th Feb, weather being sympathetic.
Round 6 winter league results:
- Angela O’Connor 28pts (after countback)
- Esther McGuckian 28 pts
- Bernie Morrissey 25 pts
ILGU League match dates have been arranged as follows:
Minor (handicap 22-27) v Dungarvan on Sunday 8th April
Challenge (handicap 28-36) v Dungarvan Saturday 14th April
Intermediate (handicap 16-21) v Cobh Sunday 15th April
Team Managers will be in contact with players
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 continues over 13 holes and is being 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.
The next round of the coastal alliance takes place in Dungarvan gc on Thu 1st Mar, tee time 9.30-11.30
Get into golf
Please see details on poster in kiosk and registration forms are available from Ann Keane. Remember it is a fantastic opportunity to make new friends and have fun, no equipment is required. 8 weekly Thursday evening sessions of varied format with the emphasis on craic!
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.