Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 23rd July 2018:
Lots of activity on the course at present with good support for weekend competitions and plenty of club match-play matches being played during the week. Good to see all four members who were incapacitated recently returning to action, with three of them playing 18 holes and one 16 holes. Well done to all four and we are delighted to see you all returning to good health. Plenty of comments on the new club polo shirts, all very positive. Entry is now open for the President’s Prize, which will take place over the last week in August. Lots of good comments on the greens over the past few weeks. New colour on the kiosks. All our teams are now knocked out of the various tournaments and it is only right that we say thanks to all the members who took the time to get involved with managing the various teams. Martin Murray, Jimmy O’Dwyer, John White, Brian O’Connor, Johnny Hughes, Ger Bagge, Bob O’Brien and Liam Clancy all put in a lot of effort on behalf of the Club and have been involved with teams for a number of years. A few of these are now stepping down and no doubt but our incoming Captain will be working on his new team for 2019.
Club Match-Play Competitions:
Gold Coast Cup:
Remaining matches to be played in the Gold Coast Cup: John White v Michael Whelan, Brian Dunbar v Seanie Lenihan and Andy Travers v John Queally. All matches to be completed by 31st July.
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
Jimmy O’Dwyer & Ger Hallinan v Nicholas Power & Bernie Morrissey
Declan Kiely & Mary Kiely v Nicholas Fitzgerald & Rosie Murphy
All matches to be completed by Tuesday 31st July.
Michael White Foursomes:
Tommy Long & Andy Travers v Austin Kiely & Darren Power.
Ger Bagge & Tomas Wall v John White & Frank Waters.
Matches to be completed by 7th August.
Scratch Cup Match-Play:
John Kiely v Kieran Cullinan, Winners v Alan Harty
Larry Whelan v Darren Williams
Michael Lenihan v Conan Watt
Derek Power v Seanie Lenihan
Ger Bagge v Tom White
Eamonn O’Donnell v David O’Connor
John White v Barry Power
Colin McArthur v Declan Kiely, Winners v Micheal White
Completion dates for above matches will be posted in kiosk.
New Club Polo Shirts:
Our new blue tops are available at the kiosk. The new Callaway shirts will cost €35 each. Our teams looked very well in them during the past weeks and all comments on the shirts has been very positive.
Tuesday 24th July: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 27th July: Open Singles.
Saturday 28th July: Club Competition.
Sunday 29th July: Club Competition.
Tuesday 31st July: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Tuesday 17th July: Open Seniors, CSS Gents 39 pts, Ladies 36 pts.
1st: Eddie Brophy (19) 43 pts.
2nd: Bobby Fitzpatrick (16) 42 pts.
1st Lady: Emily Comerford (39) 47 pts. Carrick-on-Suir
Friday 13th July: Open Singles CSS 37 pts.
1st: Darren O’Droma (12) 40 pts
Gross: Micheal White (1) 34 pts.
Saturday 14th July: Club Competition, CSS 37 pts.
1st: Kieran McCarthy (11) 43 pts.
Gross: Ger Bagge (5) 37 pts.
Sunday 15th July: Vice-President’s Prize, CSS 37 pts.
1st: Dave O’Connor (17) 45 pts.
2nd: Joe Meade (22) 43 pts.
Gross: Micheal White(1) 36 pts.
3rd: John Kiely (7) 41 pts.
Monday 20th August sponsored by Dawn Meats.
Mount Juliet is the venue for our Ladies Outing this year and it has been fixed for Sunday 23rd Sept. If you are interested in travelling, then please place your name on the sheet provided in the kiosk.
10 hole ongoing
18 hole ongoing
2 card 18h ongoing comp sponsored by Murray’s pharmacy
21/22 July Helvick Seafood (GOY) sponsored 18h comp
28/29 July: Comeragh Oil.
4th/5th Aug: The Wine Buff
The draw has taken place as follows:
Marie Hayes & Martina Corkery v Joan O’Dea & Ger Hallinan, winners v Mairead Ryan & Mary Kiely.
Bernie Morrissey & Angela O’Connor v Alice Collins & Ruth Hannigan, winners v Esther McGuckian & Eilo Fitzgerald.
Sheila Norris Match-Play:
Preliminary Round: Bernie Morrissey v Martina Corkery
1st Round Matches:
Winners of Preliminary round v Mary Kiely
Eilo Fitzgerald v Angela O’Connor
Anne McGrath v Mairead Ryan
Mary O’Callaghan v Ruth Hannigan.
Sun 15th Jul comp
Ruth Hannigan 40 pts
Breda Conway 40 pts (after countback)
David Hayes 18 Hole Stableford:
1st Serena Roche (36) 45pts
2nd Lorraine Troy (19) 44pts
3rd Mairead Ryan (31) 39pts
Golf lessons with Ian continue on Monday 23rd July.
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 participate in the roster please continue to turn up as rostered.
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 the natural beauty of the setting. 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.