Shouting “Fore” doesn’t cover you legally for a bad shot or give you any exemption from what happens next. The only thing that can give you complete peace of mind is a specialist golf insurance policy.
A lot of people think that golf insurance is just about covering that expensive driver from damage or theft but there’s much more to it than that.
Ever wondered who pays for the damages when a golf ball flies through a car window? It certainly isn’t the car owner’s insurance company. A golf ball hit by an average golfer travels at around 150kph and can do serious damage to property and, more seriously, to an individual if struck.
In the Gold Coast we arrange Golf Insurance for any member wishing to take it up. The closing date for this year is Sat 31st March.
Legs of Lamb Winners:
The Legs of lamb will be available for collection from Thursday next, 29th March from noon on. The following are the various winners: Austin Kiely, Bobby Fitzpatrick 2, Brian Dunbar, Brian Fahey, Colin McArthur 2, Conan Watt, Conor Clancy, Darren Power, Frank Waters, Ger Darcy, Elaine Goss, Joe Curran 2, Joe Meade, Joey Veale, John D Walsh, John Enright, John Hallinan, John Queally, Liam Clancy, Micheal White 2, Nicholas Keane, Paul Lawton 2, Richard Walsh, Sean Carmody, Thomas Power, Tom Reynolds 2, Tommy Long.
Captain’s Drive In:
Our Captain’s Bernie and Tim had a brief discussion on Saturday last and decided, having consulted the fixture list, to reschedule the Captain’s Drive In for Sunday 8th April at 10 a.m. Congestion in our fixture list probably decided the issue as the following Sunday is booked by the ILGU, the Sunday after is our Club Classic, The ILGU are here again the following Sunday and the Vice-Captain’s Prize is on the following Sunday.
The Drive In will be followed by a 9/11 Hole Scramble and then Spare Ribs and Colcannon in the Gold Coast.
Saint Augustine’s College to contest All Ireland Semi-Final:
On the 24th April the Friary team will travel to Monkstown to play RBAI in the All Ireland Colleges Semi-Final. They qualified for this by becoming Munster Champions when they defeated Christians College Cork in the final, having beaten Crescent College earlier that day in the semi-final. The teams was Michael Lenihan (Gold Coast), Jake O ‘Riordan (Dungarvan), Daniel Raher (Dungarvan), Michael Troy(Dungarvan) and Seanie Lenihan (Gold Coast) and Barry Morrisssey (reserve)(Dungarvan).
The Munster Final was a very tense affair with The Friary team on top throughout but the result was never certain due to the good play and spirit from Christians. The Friary team prevailed when in the last match on the last green Seanie Lenihan from the Gold Coast won his match with a 4 foot putt for par which decided the overall result in favour of The Friary. In the other matches Michael Lenihan, Seanie’s brother, won his match on the 18th, Jake O’Riordan unlucky to lose a close encounter on the 19th, Daniel Raher losing to outstanding golf from the Christians player and Michael Troy recovering from 3 down to win his match in style on the 17th.
This team has great fighting spirit can now look forward to the All- Ireland finals with confidence. .A very special thanks and congratulations to Mr Donal Wiliams, team mentor.
The Sheets are up in the kiosk for entry to the following match-play competitions: Gold Coast Cup Singles, Michael White Foursomes, Willie Barron Fourball and Club Mixed Foursomes. The draw will take place on Saturday 31st March and all 1st Round matches must be completed by Friday 4th May.
Gold Coast Golf Classic:
Our classic will run from Monday 16th April to Sunday 22nd April. The format is a 3 person team event with one scoring on the front 9 and two scoring on the back 9. The cost is €20 per person. Prizes include 1 night’s B & B, Dinner and Golf at Mount Wolsley, Galaxy Tablets, Golf Bags, 4 balls in Tramore, Faithlegg, Tipperary, Kinsale, Monkstown, Mallow, Dinner in Park Hotel. Teams can be Mixed, Ladies or Gents. Tee sponsorship is available at €50.
Premier Butcher @Dawn Meats Winter League Semi Finals
Dunhill march on to the final following a tough game against Tourneena where it all came down to the final match, both teams with 6 wins apiece. The final match was level playing 17 but coming up the final hole Dunhill needed to halve the hole to once again appear in the final. Richard Walsh duly obliged and now Dunhill will take their place in the final next week:
Dunhill Team which played last
The following represented Dunhill: Tom White, John White, Michael Kavanagh, Micheal White, Dave O’Connor, Richard Walsh, Brian Dunbar, Willie Flavin, Jack Moore, Willie Moore, John Queally, John Flynn and Eamon O’Donnell. Tourneena’s team included: Roy Ware, Brian Fahey, John Hallinan, Rafael Alvarez, Larry Whelan, Geoff Collins, Jimmy Beresford, Tom Reynolds, Darren Williams, Liam Beresford, Neil Dermody, Darren O’Droma, Jody Hallinan.
On Saturday next 31st March Dunhill will take on Copper Coast at 9.00 am in the 2018 final. Following the final both teams will go for a meal in the Gold Coast and this will be followed by the presentation of prizes.
It should be a top class final as both teams look strong on paper and the result of this match could probably come down to the draw. Well done to both teams on reaching the final and we wish them all the best in the final.
On Saturday last we had our first outing in the Deise League when both Faithlegg and Waterford Castle visited us here in the Gold Coast. Our team consisted of Seanie Lenihan, Tommy Long, Ger Bagge, Austin Kiely, John Enright, Tom Power, John Hughes and Gerry Comerford. We ended up winning two matches and losing two. Our next game will be in Faithlegg on Saturday 7th April.
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.
Mon 26th – Fri 30th March: Weekday Competition
Tuesday 27th March: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 30th March: Open Singles.
Saturday 31st March: Club Competition.
Sunday 1st April: Monthly Medal
Tuesday 3rd April: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Tuesday 20th March: Open Seniors, CSS 38 pts.
1st: Willie Bloomer (23) 39 pts.
1st Lady: Esther McGuckian (13) 32 pts. (B9)
Friday 23rd March: CSS 39 pts.
1st: Jerome Maye (16) 40 pts.
Gross: Micheal White (1) 34 pts.
Sat 24th/Sunday 25th March: Club Competition, CSS 38 pts.
1st: Declan Kiely (11) 44 pts.
2nd: Larry Whelan (7) 40 pts.
Gross: Ger Bagge (5) 34 pts.
10 Hole No 4: Ger Darcy
10 Hole No 5: John D Walsh.
10 Hole Ongoing
10 hole for a huge leg of lamb was won by Elaine Goss(20) with 22 pts.
Club classic 16-22nd April, teams of 3. Great prizes , see mens notes above.
Winter League sponsored by The Moorings Bar & Restaurant
Round 8 is ongoing until Sun 25th Mar unless otherwise announced, and this will be the final round of this year’s winter league.
Round 7 winter league results:
1st: Mary Kiely 26pts (2shot pen)
2nd: Martina Corkery 26pts (2shot pen)
3rd: Esther McGuckian 26pts (1shot pen)
Easter Egg Competion
1st Esther McGuckian, Bernie Morrissey & Maureen Morrissey
2nd Gerardine Hallinan, Patricia Doyle & DD Hannigan
3rd Gillian Cashman, Isobel Kirwan & Marie Hayes
Dungarvan Shopping Centre sponsored Mothers Day Competition: After postponement due to inclement weather, the inaugural running of this competition took place on Sun 25th Mar in West Waterford gc. After a brief shower it turned into the most gorgeous day for golf, and the players and spectators enjoyed it immensely. The winner was Joan Swayne (16) from West Waterford with a fabulous score of 38 points. Well done Joan!
Our own Mary Kiely finish a very creditable third.
The Alliance was played in Dungarvan gc on Thu 22nd Mar. Bernie Morrissey and Noirin Darcy finished in the prizes, well done to both girls! The next round is the Captains Day in Faithlegg on Thu 5th of April, Tee times 9.30 to 11am
ILGU League match dates have been arranged as follows:
Minor (handicap22-27)v Dungarvan Sunday 8th April
Challenge (handicap28-36) v Dungarvan Saturday 14th April
Intermediate (handicap 16-21) v Cobh Sunday 15th April
Team Managers will be in touch!
Get into golf Information Evening Thu 12th April @ 7pm in the Gold Coast Hotel.
Please see details on poster in kiosk and multiple outlets. Registration forms are available from Ann Keane, and at the info evening. Remember it is a fantastic opportunity to make new friends and have fun, no equipment or knowledge of the game is required. 8 weekly Thursday evening sessions of varied format and it should be great craic for all.
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.