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
Individual Scoring: Micheal White playing off 1 handicap won the individual honours with a score of 408 pts for his best 10 rounds. Second place was shared by Johnny Hughes and John Flynn, both on 399 pts. 4th place was won by Dave O’Connor on 398 pts. John White was the overall gross winner.
Premier Butcher @Dawn Meats Winter League Quarter Final
Saturday 10th March at 8.40 a.m.
Deise take on Tourneena at 9 am in the quarter final on Saturday. The following will represent the teams:
Deise: Nicholas Fitzgerald, Michael Wall, Tommy Long, Frank Waters, Mick Cronin, Willie Bloomer, Nicholas Power, Sean Carmody, Gerry Comerford, Ger Bagge, Michael Whelan, Barry Power and Martin Morris.
Tourneena: Roy Ware, Brian Fahey, John Hallinan, Rafael Alvarez, Larry Whelan, Joe Meade, Jimmy Beresford, Tom Reynolds, Darren Williams, Liam Beresford, Neil Dermody, Darren O’Droma, Jody Hallinan.
Deise will have the honour on the first tee. All matches must be played to a finish with no halved games.
Premier Butcher @Dawn Meats Winter League Semi Finals
Ballinacourty will play Copper Coast in the semi-final at 9.50 a.m. on Saturday 10th March. All matches must be played to a finish with no halved games.
Second semi-final between Dunhill and winners of match between Deise and Tourneena will take place on Sunday 11th at 8.45 a.m.
Have you won a Leg of Lamb yet?
Up to Monday 5th March the following have won Legs of Lamb for Easter:
Austin Kiely, Bobby Fitzpatrick, Brian Dunbar, Brian Fahey, Colin McArthur 2, Conan Watt, Conor Clancy, Darren Power, Frank Waters, Joe Curran 2, Joe Meade, Joey Neale, John Enright, John Hallinan, John Queally, Micheal White 2, Nicholas Keane, Paul Lawton, Richard Walsh, Sean Carmody, Thomas Power, Tom Reynolds 2, Tommy Long.
Bruen and Purcell:
Anyone interested in playing in the Jimmy Bruen, handicaps 5 to 11, should let John White know as soon as possible. Likewise, anyone interested in playing Pierce Purcell, handicaps 11 to 15, should let Brian O’Connor or Johnny Hughes know their intentions.
Captain’s Drive In
Our Captains, Tim and Bernie, will host their ‘Drive In’ on Sunday 18th March at 10.15 a.m. This year it will be a 15 holes mixed scramble with the 7th, 8th and 9th holes excluded. Anyone interested in playing should register before 10 a.m. on the Sunday morning. Following the golf all will adjourn to the Gold Coast Golf Hotel for Spare Ribs and Colcannon. The presentation of prizes will also take place directly after the game.
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.
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 5th March – Fri 9th March: Weekday Competition
Tuesday 6th March: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 9th March: Open Singles.
Sat 10th/Sunday 11th March: Weekend Competition.
Tuesday 13th March: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
10 Hole Ongoing Competition for a leg of lamb.
Winter League sponsored by The Moorings Bar & Restaurant
Round 8 is ongoing albeit with a small Emma-related hiatus and will continue until Sun 11th Mar unless otherwise announced.
Round 7 winter league results to follow.
Mothers Day Competition sponsored by Dungarvan Shopping Centre
The inaugural Mothers Day competition will be held in West Waterford in March, with 3 ladies to qualify from Gold Coast, West Waterford and Dungarvan clubs .The qualifying competition over 13 holes is now completed and the names of the three lucky qualifiers will be posted shortly. The manager of Dungarvan Shopping Centre Mr. Gerry O’ Connor has come up with an exciting format for this new competition, with fantastic prizes, it will undoubtedly go from strength to strength.
Ladies Committee Meeting:
The next Committee Meeting will take place at the Gold Coast Golf Hotel on Friday 9th March at 8 p.m.
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
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.