Captain’s Drive In:
A heavy shower passed thru at 9.00 a.m. but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the large gathering who were present for the Drive In of our Captains, Tim, Bernie & Seanie. Following the Drive In a shotgun 11 hole scramble took place and this was followed by Spare Ribs and Colcannon in the Gold Coast afterwards. Results of Scramble below.
Seamus Power In Gold Coast:
On Saturday last Seamus Power paid a visit to the Gold Coast to talk and give some tips to the Friary Team, which have qualified for the All Ireland Semi-Final. Seamus was accompanied by Matt Ryan from the Webdotcom Tour and both players spoke to the Friary team members and mentors about the different aspects of the game.
Date for your Diary:
The Annual Tony Dunford Memorial Day will take place on Wednesday 20th June.
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.
Committee Outing to Mount Wolsley:
This is now fixed for Wednesday 25th April at 10.30 a.m. Anyone wishing to travel should give their names to the kiosk as soon as possible so that we can confirm numbers to the Course.
Gold Coast Cup Draw:
The draw for the Gold Coast Cup was made by Competition Secretary Micheal White and resulted in the following matches: Jerome Maye v Johnny Hughes, Tom White v Michael Kavanagh, Frank Waters v Tommy Long, Austin Kiely v Michael Wall, Dave O’Connor v John Hallinan, Declan Kiely v Willie Flavin, Brian O’Connor v John W Walsh, Eamonn O’Donnell v Kieran Cullinan, Derek Power v Conan Watt, Ger Bagge v John White, Michael Whelan v Jimmy O’Dwyer, Diarmuid Henley v Brian Dunbar, Seanie Lenihan v John McArthur, Colin McArthur v Andy Travers. Rafa Alvarez and John Queally get a bye to second round
Michael White Memorial Foursomes Draw:
Austin Kiely & Darren Power v John Flynn & Michael Whelan.
Tom White & John W Walsh v Ger Bagge & Tomas Wall.
John White & Frank Waters v Johnny Hughes & Richard Walsh.
Jimmy O’Dwyer & John Queally v Declan Kiely & Rafa Alvarez.
Brian O’Connor & Nicholas Power v Micheal White & Bob O’Brien.
Michael Wall & Willie Flavin v Kieran Cullinan & Nicholas Fitzgerald.
Tommy Long & Andy Travers and Seanie Lenihan & Paddy Walsh have byes to second round.
Get into Golf:
Lads, if you know of any Lady who might be interested in have a go at golf then now is the time to get them involved. Our Ladies Club is having an information night on Thu 12th April @ 7pm in the Gold Coast Hotel. What is involved is 4 lessons with Ian Prendergast and a further four weeks with scrambles organised by the Ladies Club. The cost is just €50 and clubs are provided. So have a think about it and if you think your partner, sister, mother, daughter, cousin, niece or any lady you know might be interested, let us know in the kiosk and we will take it from there.
Gold Coast played against Faithlegg and Waterford Castle on Saturday last in Faithlegg in the Desie League. The following played for Gold Coast: Colin McArthur, John McArthur, Seanie Lenihan, Tommy Long, Ger Bagge, Declan Kiely, David O’Connor, Austin Kiely, Dave O’Connor, Darren O’Droma, Michael Wall, Liam Clancy, Mark Lenihan, Andy Travers, Johnny Hughes and Jerome Maye.
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.
Tuesday 10th April: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 13th April: Open Singles.
Saturday 14th April: Club Competition.
Sunday 15th April: Eugene Collins Memorial
Tuesday 17th April: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Monday 16th – Sunday 22nd April: Club Classic.
Tuesday 3rd April: Open Seniors, CSS 39 pts.
1st: Tomas O’Slatara (12) 39 pts. Cahir Park
2nd: Louis Walsh (25) 39 pts Dungarvan
Friday 6th April: Club Competition.
1st: Tommy Long (10) 26 pts.
Sat 7th April: Club Competition, CSS 37 pts.
1st: John Kiely (9) 39 pts.
Sunday 1st April: Captain’s Drive In, 11 hole Scramble.
1st: Pat Power, Nicholas Keane and Mary Dunford 36 1/4
2nd: Martin Morris, Mark Lenihan and D D Hannigan 36 5/8
3rd:Seamus O’Connell, Tom O’Brien and Willie Bloomer 36 7/8
4th: Johnny Hughes, Peter McArdle and Alice Collins 37 1/8.
5th: Dave O’Connor, Rafael Alvarez and Isobel Kirwan 38.
6th: John Queally, Jack Moore and Ann Keane 38 3/8
7th: Michael Wall, Brian O’Connor and Patricia Doyle 38 3/8
18 hole ongoing
Coastal Alliance: Faithlegg hosted Captains round on Thu 5th April, with both Eilo Fitzgerald and Patricia Doyle in the prizes. Good job girls!
Annual Club Classic: This fantastic fundraiser for the ladies club runs from 16-22 April with some great prizes, and hopefully the weather will permit lots of entries! Please take part like you vote, early and often! details in kiosk.
Captains Drive in:
Sun 8th Apr saw the three captains Bernie Morrissey, Seanie Lenihan and Tim O’Driscoll drive in followed by a very enjoyable scramble culminating in wholesome and hearty food in the clubhouse . The members wish the incoming captains an enjoyable year with sunshine and birdies galore!
Winter league sponsored by The Moorings 2017/18 was won by the Hole-in-one gang by a very slender margin from the Balls of Fire team. The winning team consisted of Ger Hallinan, Mairead Ryan, Ann McGrath, Mary Kiely and Breda Conway.
ILGU League match dates have been arranged as follows: Best of luck to all the ladies taking part :
Challenge (handicap28-36) v Dungarvan Saturday 14th April
Intermediate (handicap 16-21) v Cobh Sunday 15th April
Get into golf Information Evening Thu 12th April @ 7pm is information and registration in the Gold Coast Hotel.
Ladies please remind all your friends, as the date is fast approaching and we all want to have tried our best to help provide a healthy stream of new members, it keeps the club competitions and social life fun for all!
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 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.