Gold Coast Golf Club
Ballinacourty, Dungarvan,
Co. Waterford.

Gold Coast Golf Notes 4th June

Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 4th June 2018:


Captain’s Prize 2018:

Met Eireann left us down again. They promised us thunder and lightning and showers for the weekend but we saw none of them. Outside of that everything else went according to the plan of our Captain and ended up being a very successful weekend, especially for those in the prizes. The Captain’s Prize kicked off on Friday and continued until Saturday evening when the top 50 then went on to the timesheet for Sunday morning. Eamon O’Donnell was the overnight leader on Friday night and he maintained that position on Saturday nigh but now he had a number of players on his heels with Darrach Breathnach and Darren Williams both shooting 41 points each a point behind Eamon. On Sunday John Kiely was the early leader but was quickly caught by John White, who was leading with just 6 players on the course. John McArthur then posted a score of 38 pts to add to his previous score of 37 pts to take the clubhouse lead of 75 pts with one group remaining. Eamon O’Donnell proved just how good a golfer he is by again securing a score, in the final group, good enough to take the title by 2 shots, his second major in a row. Eamon is one of the most popular members in the Club and a great contributor to the Gold Coast, sponsoring the 1st prize for our classic this year. Great to see our youths coming thru, with John McArthur in second place. Full results below.

The contribution made this year by our Captain has been immense and again this weekend Tim was in control of everything that happened. He will be a hard act to follow.

On Saturday we had a visit from our Club President Mick Cronin. Mick is recovering very well from a serious operation. Despite being advised not to he still travelled up to wish the Captain well over his weekend. It just shows the character of the man. On Sunday night Michael Wall deputised for Mick and our thanks to Michael for stepping in.



General Date protection Regulations (GDPR)

These new regulations came into effect on Friday last and all companies and clubs are obliged to carry out these regulations with immediate effect. What this means to members is that the kiosk now needs your permission to give out your phone numbers to other members of to the GUI or to opposing team managers. That means that if you are to play someone in a match we cannot release that person’s phone number for you to contact him unless he has given us permission. The same applies to emails and as nearly all emails contain some information which could be construed as marketing, again it is necessary for us to get permission to send you emails. Forms are available in the kiosk for members to sign and the sooner you sign it the sooner we can start sending you emails again.


Dungarvan Golf International 2018:

Four days of glorious sunshine, good golf, good courses, plenty of craic and new friends. Monday started the tournament in the Gold Coast, on Tuesday it was the turn of West Waterford to host the event and Wednesday Dungarvan was the host and on Thursday all were back in the Gold Coast for the final day. We welcomed players from America, Birmingham, London and many parts of Ireland once again. Results below.


Captain’s Skins

Our Lady Captain took the honours on Wednesday night with Tommy Long, Seanie Lenihan, Colin McArthur, Mick Ahearne, Declan Kiely and Seamus O’Connell also in the prizes. Thanks to all who came along to take part and a special word of thanks to our chefs Maurice and Josephine.


Belvedere Trophy 2018:

The draw for this tournament has been made and Gold Coast will Waterford Golf Club in a preliminary round. This will be played on a home and away basis with the first match in Waterford. The date for these matches to be completed by is 18th June. Liam Clancy is the man in charge here.


Michael Cashman Foursomes:

Gold Coast are awaiting the result of the match between Ballykisteen and County Tipperary. We will play the winners of this match and this match must be played by Sunday 17th June.


New Chill Tops:

New Gold Coast Chill Tops are now available to order. They cost €55 each. If interested please try one of the tops in the kiosk for size.



Mixed Foursomes Competition:

A special once off mixed foursomes competition will take place on Wednesday 6th June, starting at 6.00 p.m. It will be over 13 holes and players can pick their own partners if they wish. More details next week.



Tuesday 5th June: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+

Wednesday 6th June: Mixed Foursomes at 6 p.m.

Friday 8st June: Open Singles.

Saturday 2nd June: Club Competition.

Sunday 10th June: June Monthly Medal

Tuesday 12th June: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+





Tuesday 29th May: Open Seniors: CSS 37 pts.

1st: Bobby Fitzpatrick (16) 42 pts.

2nd: Gerry Comerford (15) 42 pts.


Friday 1st June, Open Singles, CSS 34 pts.

1st: Eoin Hourihan (13) 33 pts Cahir Park.


Friday 1st-Sunday 3rd June: Captain’s Prize presented by Tim O’Driscoll.

CSS Fri 35 pts, Sat 35 pts, Sun 36 pts.

1st: Eamon O’Donnell (3) 77 pts

2nd: John McArthur (17) 75 pts

Gross: Micheal White (1) 67 pts

3rd: Darach Breathnach (18) 75 pts

4th John White (5) 73 pts

2nd Gross: Ger Bagge (63)

1st First Day: Darren Williams (6) 41 pts

1st Second Day: John Kiely (8) 41 pts.

Past Captain: Rafael Alvarez (18) 70 pts

High Handicap: Geoff Collins (19) 68 pts.

5h: John Walsh (13) 73 pts

6th: David O’Connor (6) 70 pts

2nd First Day: Vincent Hyland (18) 37 pts

2nd Second Day: Patrick Queally (18) 39 pts.

Guest: Michael Madden



Monday at Gold Coast:

1st: Sean Cole (12) 40 pts, Doneraile

2nd: Gordon Hilly (11) 40 pts Harbourne GC

1st Lady: Mary Clancy (13) 39 pts Gold Coast.

Tuesday at West Waterford:

1st: Andy Ambrose (12) 40 pts Harbourne GC

2nd: Dave O’Connor (17) 37 pts Charleville

1st Lady: Bernie Shiners (19) 33 pts Kilcock

Wed at Dungarvan:

1st: Michael Sullivan (16) 41 pts Coolattin

2nd: Mick Cronin (9) 40 pts Kilcock

1st Lady: Mary Naughton (33)  32 pts Perivale

Thursday at Gold Coast:

1st: Brendan Coughlan (16) 39 pts Gold Coast.

1st Lady: Alice Cronin (16) 31 pts Kilcock.

Overall: 1st: Sean Cole (12) 126 pts Doneraile.

2nd: Andy Ambrose (12) 114 pts Harbourne.

1st Lady: Mary Clancy (13) 103 pts Gold Coast






Mixed Foursomes Competition:

A special once off mixed foursomes competition will take place on Wednesday 6th June, starting at 6.00 p.m. It will be over 13 holes and players can pick their own partners if they wish. More details next week.


Open Days:

Monday 11th June sponsored by Shaws Department Stores

Sunday 1st/Monday 2nd July sponsored by Willow & Oak

Sunday 19th/Monday 20th August sponsored by Dawn Meats.


10 hole ongoing

18 hole ongoing

2 card 18h ongoing comp sponsored by Murray’s pharmacy

26/27 May Quinlan’s Butchers sponsored comp.

Tony Dunford Memorial Day over 36h (blistering sunshine guaranteed and great craic) will be held on wed 20th June, if you haven’t got a team organised best act quickly as only 20 teams take part.


ILGU matches:

Intermediate (handicap 16-21) team of Karen Darcy, Elaine Goss, Lorraine Troy, Ger Hallinan and Ruth Hannigan, ably managed by Patricia Doyle. On May 27th Doneraile played Gold Coast and good golf was played with Doneraile coming out victors. Good luck to them in the next round.

Get into golf: This week Thu 7th May is a lesson with Ian. Please be there at your usual times.

Membership Offers

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.


















Gold Coast Golf Club, Dungarvan

Gold Coast Golf Club, Dungarvan is a championship parkland course. There are unrivaled views of Dungarvan Bay, the Irish Sea and Helvick Head. Mature tree-lined fairways laid out in 1939 are cleverly mingled with the long and challenging newer holes.

18 holes, par 72, stretching 6,204 metres [6,785 yards] and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean for 1.5 miles.

Gold Coast Golf Club

County Waterford,

Post Code: X35 P868

Tel: (058)44055


Course Status

The course is open today Monday 22nd July 2024.


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