Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 23rd April 2018:
The Captain, President and all the members would like to offer their sincere condolences to Michael Whelan on the death of his sister, Geraldine Kelly. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.
Best of Luck to Friary Team:
On the 24th April the Friary team will travel to Monkstown to play RBAI in the All Ireland Colleges Semi-Final. They qualified for this by becoming Munster Champions when they defeated Christians College Cork in the final, having beaten Crescent College earlier that day in the semi-final. The teams was Michael Lenihan (Gold Coast), Jake O ‘Riordan (Dungarvan), Daniel Raher (Dungarvan), Michael Troy(Dungarvan) and Seanie Lenihan (Gold Coast) and Barry Morrisssey (reserve)(Dungarvan).
This team has great fighting spirit can now look forward to the All- Ireland finals with confidence
Players are reminded that all 1st round matches in the Gold Coast Cup and the Michael White Foursomes must be played by the 4th May.
Gold Coast Golf Classic:
This year our Captain took on the organisation of the classic with the intention of making a big improvement on last year’s event. Eamon came on board sponsoring the 1st prize and Tim got to work organising the rest of the prizes, all sponsored. Prizes organised, next item on the agenda was teams. Advertising was arranged and the bookings started to come in. In the meantime tee sponsorship was also materialising and things were looking good. All that was needed was a change in the weather. The week started off poorly with Monday and Tuesday providing plenty of rain and wind. Wednesday was better and the rest of the week was very favourable for golf. By Friday evening we had reached our target and by Sunday evening our target was doubled. A lot of work went into the organising of the classic and credit must go to all involved. Leadership is everything and with Tim and Mick at the helm and a lot of people rowing in behind them, the involvement of the members, all our very generous sponsors and all our visitors we can now say that this was our best ever Club Classic. The prizes for the classic will be presented on Friday 18th May and all prize-winners will be notified.
Running alongside our classic, members and visitors will have the chance to win a goodie filled hampers kindly donated by our President, Captain and Maurice. The draw for the hampers will take at the presentation night on 18th May.
Gold Coast will play West Waterford in the 2nd round of this competition in the Gold Coast. The game is scheduled for Tuesday 24th April at 2 p.m. The competition format will be Scotch Foursomes Match-play for male competitors who have reached their 60th birthday on or before 1st January 2018.
Date for your Diary:
The Annual Tony Dunford Memorial Day will take place on Wednesday 20th June.
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.
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.
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 24th April: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 27th April: Open Singles.
Saturday 28th April: Club Competition
Sunday 29th April: Vice-Captain’s Prize presented by Pat Power.
Tuesday 1st May: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Tues 17th April: Open Seniors, CSS 39 pts.RO
1st Pat O’Brien (15) 35 pts Druids Heath.
Thursday 19th April: Munster Seniors Open:
Cat 0-15: Sean Murphy (15) 34 pts Ballykisteen.
Cat 16-20: Michael O’Leary (19) 37 pts Lee Valley
Cat 21+: Christy Keating (21) 36 pts, Cahir Park.
Friday 20th April: Open Singles
1st: Kevin Kingston (23) 40 pts Lisselan.
1st: Micheal White (1), Darren O’Droma (12), Neil Dermody (10) 73 pts.
2nd: Liam Clancy (18), Niall Curran (5), Joe Curran (23) 72 pts.
3rd: Mick Cronin (24), Michael Whelan (14), Declan Kiely (10) 71 pts.
4th: John O’Mahony (10) West Waterford, Noel Whelan (8) Mitchelstown, Michael O’Donoghue (5) Slievenamon 70 pts.
5th: John White (5), John Hallinan (6), Roy Ware (9) 70 pts.
6th: Tom O’Brien (21), Tim O’Driscoll (19), Peter McArdle (16) 69 pts.
7th: John White (5) Paddy Walsh (12), Richard Walsh (13) 67 pts.
8th: Diarmuid Henley (5), Austin Kiely Jnr (11), Austin Kiely (11) 67 pts.
Best Ladies: Esther McGuckian (13), Ger Hallinan (21), Mairead Ryan (36) 62 pts.
Best Mixed: Con Lynch (23) Charlie Farrell (25), Eileen Lynch (36) Lee Valley 58 pts.
10 hole ongoing
18 hole ongoing
28/29 Apr Comserv 18 h sponsored comp
Monday 21st May sponsored by Supervalu
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.
Intermediate (handicap 16-21) Following the fantastic win against Cobh in Fermoy, the team of Karen Darcy, Elaine Goss, Lorraine Troy, Ger Hallinan and Ruth Hannigan, ably managed by Patricia Doyle will go to West Waterford on Sun 29th Apr to take on Mitchelstown. Best of luck to our girls!
Get into golf: Following a very successful information evening the programme on Thu 19th started with a lesson with Ian Prendergast. The large number of ladies taking part necessitated three separate lesson groups. This coming week Thu 26th Apr will be a fun free for all scramble where the emphasis will be on the craic! No equipment or knowledge required, just comfy clothing.
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.