Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 3rd September 2018:
Next Sunday is Blue Day in the Gold Coast. It is a day when all members are asked to wear a Blue Polo Shirt and play will also be off Blue Tees. The idea behind it is have an occasion on the course which will bring back memories of the many members who have died over the years and whom we would have played golf with down through the years. We have had some wonderful characters as members here in the Gold Coast and we honour some of them with competitions named after them. Next Sunday is a day to remember all the members who have passed on to their eternal rewards.
There will be a special prize for the winner of the competition.
End of Season Dinner and Presentation:
The ‘End of Season’ Dinner will take place on Sunday 7th October at 6 p.m. in the Gold Coast. Following the sit-down dinner the following prizes will be presented: Golfer of the Year, Order of Merit, Gold Coast Cup Singles Match-Play, Scratch Match-Play, Michael White Memorial Foursomes, Willie Barron Fourball, Mixed Foursomes.
Tickets for the event will be sent to the various winners, Winter League Captains, Team Selectors, Officers and Committee by the Club Secretary in late September. Tickets for the event can also be purchased in the kiosk.
Golfer of the Year 2018:
Four players are left in contention for the Golfer of the Year 2018. Brian O’Connor leads by 7 pts going into the final event of the year. Brian has 10 counting scores so this means that he can only improve on a previous score. John W Walsh is in 2nd place with 7 counting scores so his full score will count next week. Ger Bagge, Brian Dunbar and Micheal White would have to win next Sunday, but could still be denied if Brian O’Connor finishes with 8 shots of the winner. John Walsh would need to have a very good score with Brian having a bad day to win. All will be revealed next weekend.
Order of Merit:
This competition still have a number of weekends to run as it finishes on the final Sunday of the month. At the moment John Kiely holds a slight lead from Micheal White, and a string of players another point behind. John leads with 9 pts, Micheal is on 7 pts, Ger Bagge, Conor Clancy, Brian O’Connor, John Walsh, and Neil Dermody are all on 6 pts and a number of players are on 5 pts. This competition rewards players who beat standard scratch during weekend competitions.
Congratulations to Helena and Nicholas Fitzgerald on becoming Great Grandparents during the week. Nice to hear that there are now five generations of the family in existence.
Club Match-Play Competitions:
Gold Coast Cup Final
Tom White v John White
Matches to be completed by 21st Sept
Club Mixed Foursomes Semi-Finals
Darren Power & Patricia Doyle v Michael Kavanagh & Noirin Darcy
Declan Kiely & Mary Kiely and Tom White and Angela O’Connor.
Matches to be completed by 10th Sept
Michael White Foursomes Semi-Finals:
Austin Kiely & Darren Power v Seanie Lenihan & John Walsh
Matches to be completed by 14th Sept
Scratch Cup Match-Play:
Alan Harty v Michael Lenihan
Eamonn O’Donnell v Colin McArthur
Matches to be completed by 21st Sept
Tuesday 4th September: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 7th September: Open Singles.
Saturday 8th Sept: Club Competition.
Sunday 9th September: Blue Day and Monthly Medal
Tuesday 11th Sept: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Tuesday 28th August: Open Seniors, CSS Gents 39 pts, Ladies 36 pts.
1st: Andy Travers (14) 43 pts.
2nd: Tony Walsh (19) 40 pts.
1st Lady: Nora Flynn (31) 43 pts West Waterford.
2nd Lady: Kathleen Lonergan (18) 43 pts Cahir Park
Friday 31st August: Open Singles CSS 37 pts.
1st: John Flynn (9) 42 pts.
Saturday 1st September: Club Competition, CSS 37 pts.
1st: Billy Long (8) 42 pts.
Gross: Micheal White (1) 33 pts.
Sunday 2nd September: Bobby Buckley Memorial, CSS 37 pts.
1st: Micheal White (1) 42 pts.
2nd: Austin Kiely (11) 42 pts.
Gross: Neil Dermody (5) 36 pts.
3rd: Seanie Lenihan (7) 39 pts.
10 hole ongoing
18h 2 card comp sponsored by John Foley Photography
Sheila Norris match play, and club foursomes are underway, matches are on sheets in kiosk.
8/9 Sep Queally-Walsh sponsored competition
10-16 Sept is our Ladies Classic, visitors €12, members €8 with reduced re-entry. Please be sure to enter early and often to help fundraise for the ladies.
Open Day sponsored by Dawn Meats Mon 20th Aug:
Mary Whelan, Aisling Kiely & Ann Power (Tipperary) 81pts
Helena Fitzgerald, Martina Corkery & DD Hannigan(Gold Coast) 78pts
Ann Ladd, Mary Hale & E. O’Flynn (Killarney / Mitchelstown) 78pts
President Mick Cronin prize to the ladies
1st Mary Fenton (40) 41pts
2nd Noirin Darcy (27) 40pts
3rd Lorraine Troy (16) 38pts
Johnny Lynch fruit and vegetable sponsored 18h reverted to club competition 19th Aug
1.Esther McGuckian 39pts
Murray Pharmacy 18h 2 card
Mairead Ryan 82pts
Angela O’Connor 81pts
Lorraine Troy 77pts
Committee Meeting: next meeting is fri 7th Sep at 8pm
Get into golf : Lady members who participate in the roster please continue to turn up as rostered. Time is moved to 6.15 for 6.30 as the evenings get shorter.