Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 6th August 2018:
Some great scoring over the past week, thanks mainly to the run on the ball. Lots of compliments on the course at the moment with particular emphasis on the greens. Lots of match-plays going on with all five match competitions now in full flow. All of those competitions are due for completion in late September and the winners will be presented with their trophies at the end of season dinner in early October.
The ‘Blue Day’ which is scheduled for Sunday 9th September is being well received by our members and hopefully most will turn up dressed in blue. The day is to remember all those who we have played golf with and who have moved on to their eternal rewards.
The President’s Prize, kindly presented by Mick Cronin, will take place on the last weekend in August, 24th, 25th and 26th. The timesheet is now open for booking into this event. Mick is proving to be a very popular President and despite some health problems during the year he has still put in a great effort and represented the Club so well when called on. All the members will be hoping that Mick have a great weekend, it is what the man deserves.
Presidents Mick Cronin and Mary O’Callaghan will host a pre-president’s prize scramble on Saturday 18th August starting at 1 p.m. It will be a 13 hole mixed scramble and a timesheet will operate. Anyone interested in playing should enter their names on the sheet provided in the kiosk before Friday 17th. The draw for partners will be posted on the timesheet on Friday at 4 p.m. Following the scramble there will be spare ribs and colcannon for all players in the Gold Coast.
Golfer of the Year 2018:
There is a three-way tie at the top of the leader-board at the moment with Brian Fahey, John Kiely and Larry Whelan all on 26 pts. John W Walsh is a point behind on 25, closely followed by Brian O’Connor and Darren Williams on 23 pts. Ger Bagge is on 21 pts, Micheal White 19 pts, David O’Connor 18 pts, Dave O’Connor 14 pts Eamonn O’Donnell 14pts.
The Gold Coast Cup singles match-play plus the President’s Prize (2 rounds) plus the August and September Medals are still to be added to the above.
Club Match-Play Competitions:
Gold Coast Cup:
Dave O’Connor v Brian O’Connor
Conan Watt v John White
Seanie Lenihan v Andy Travers
Matches to be completed by 17th August
Tom White is thru to the semi-finals.
Club Mixed Foursomes:
J J Quinn & Esther McGuckian v Darren Power & Patricia Doyle
Freddy McGuckian & Mairead Ryan v Michael Kavanagh & Noirin Darcy
Declan Kiely & Mary Kiely v winners Jimmy O’Dwyer & Ger Hallinan v Nicholas Power & Bernie Morrissey
Michael White Foursomes Semi-Finals:
Austin Kiely & Darren Power v Ger Bagge & Tomas Wall
Brian O’Connor & Nicholas Power v Seanie Lenihan & John Walsh
Match to be completed by 24th August.
Scratch Cup Match-Play:
Larry Whelan v Darren Williams
John White v Barry Power
Completion dates is 17th August.
Willie Barron Fourball:
Darren Williams & Willie Flavin v Seanie Lenihan & Tomas Wall
Austin Kiely & Tom Reynolds v Larry Whelan & Andy Travers
Tommy Long & Brendan O’Connor v Brian O’Connor & John Queally
All matches to be completed by 22nd August.
Tuesday 7th August: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 10th August: Open Singles.
Saturday 11th August: Club Competition.
Sunday 12th August: Monthly Medal
Tuesday 14th August: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Tuesday 31st July: Open Seniors, CSS Gents 37 pts, Ladies 36 pts.
1st: Denis O’Driscoll (23) 38 pts.
2nd: Bobby Fitzpatrick (15) 36 pts.
1st Lady: Sheila O’Callaghan (21) 36 pts Fota Island
2nd Lady: Marian Power (23) 33 pts, Slievenamon
Friday 3rd August: Open Singles CSS 38 pts.
1st: Paddy Murphy (5) 40 pts, Stackstown.
Gross: Mark Shanahan (0) 38 pts. West Waterford
Saturday 4th August: Club Competition, CSS 38 pts.
1st: Kieran McCarthy (10) 42 pts.
2nd: Freddy McGuckian (14) 40 pts.
Gross: Barry Power (5) 34 pts.
Sunday 5th August: Club Competition, CSS 37 pts.
1st: John W Walsh (12) 39 pts
2nd: Jack Moore (17) 38 pts
Gross: Derek Power (4) 32 pts.
10 hole ongoing
18h 2 card comp sponsored by John Foley Photography starts 6th Aug
4-5 August The Wine Buff 18h
Sat 11 Aug Fun Day ( members and beginners)
12 August President Mick Cronin’s prize to ladies(GOY).
18 August (sat) joint presidents scramble over 13h
19 August John Lynch fruit & veg
20 August Dawn Meats Open Day
26 Aug Lady President Mary O’ Callaghan’s Prize (GOY)
Norris Sheila match play, and club foursomes are underway, draw has been made and matches are on sheets in kiosk.
Next Open Day:
Monday 20th August sponsored by Dawn Meats, 3 Person Champagne Scramble.
Comeragh Oil 18 Hole Stableford.
1st: Gillian Cashman (29) 41 pts.
2nd: Mary Kiely (13) 37 pts.
3rd: Marie Hayes (34) 36 pts (CB)
Committee meet next meeting is Fri 7th Sep at 8pm
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. Thu Jul 9th and 23rd (6.50pm)sees the first scrambles for real (!) organised by Ruth Hannigan, new members and not so new are asked to make a special effort to attend (weather permitting).