Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 17th September 2018:
Changing Faces at the Goldcoast:
Last Friday Brendan O’Brien(aka Bob) retired after almost 17 years.
Members, friends and family gathered in the members bar last Friday evening for an informal gathering to mark his retirement.
On the night John McGrath thanked Brendan for his dedicated and loyal service to the club and for the efficient and competent way he ran the kiosk
Brendan takes with him best wishes from all our members and friends far and wide, thanks for the countless great memories, gags, jokes and friendships
Not to forget the many fundraising golf events that he dreamt up and successfully organised, many charities are the huge beneficiaries from his work
Stepping into Brendan’s shoes will be Irene Lynch, presently secretary/manager at Dungarvan Golf Club. Irene will be taking up her new role in a month or so and brings with her almost 20 years experience at both Mallow and Dungarvan Golf Clubs
Also arriving will be Aaron Crotty from Ring who has experience from both local neighbouring clubs as well as spending time on golf courses in the States
On behalf of all here, we would like to wish them both the very best in their new positions here in the Gold Coast. We know that the members here will make them welcome and give them all the support that they need in finding their feet. Exciting times at the Goldcoast
End of Season Dinner and Presentation:
The ‘End of Season’ Dinner will take place on Sunday 7th October at 6 p.m. in the Gold Coast. Following the sit-down meal the following prizes will be presented: Golfer of the Year, Order of Merit, Gold Coast Cup Singles Match-Play, Scratch Match-Play, Michael White Memorial Foursomes, Willie Barron Fourball, Mixed Foursomes.
Tickets for the event will be sent to the various winners, Winter League Captains, Team Selectors, Officers and Committee by the Club Secretary in late September. Tickets for the event can also be purchased in the kiosk.
Golfer of the Year 2018:
Congratulations to Brian O’Connor on winning ‘Golfer of the Year 2018’. Brian beat off stiff competition from Micheal White, John Walsh, Ger Bagge and Brian Dunbar to claim the title.
Order of Merit:
This competition still has a number of weekends to run as it finishes on the final Sunday of the month. At the moment John Kiely holds a slight lead from Micheal White, and a string of players another point behind. John leads with 9 pts, Micheal is on 7 pts, Ger Bagge, Conor Clancy, Brian O’Connor, John Walsh, and Neil Dermody are all on 6 pts and a number of players are on 5 pts. This competition rewards players who beat standard scratch during weekend competitions.
Club Match-Play Competitions:
Gold Coast Cup Final
Winner John White, beating brother Tom on the 19th
Club Mixed Foursomes Semi-Finals
Michael Kavanagh & Noirin Darcy v Tom White and Angela O’Connor.
Matches to be completed by 30th Sept
Michael White Foursomes Semi-Finals:
Winners Austin Kiely & Darren Power beating Seanie Lenihan & John Walsh on the 17th
Scratch Cup Match-Play:
Winner Alan Harty beating Colin McArthur in the final on the 15th
Tuesday 18th September: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 21st September: Open Singles.
Saturday 22nd Sept: Club Competition.
Sunday 23rd September: Club Competition
Tuesday 25th Sept: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Tuesday 11th September: Open Seniors, CSS Gents 39 pts
1st: Billy Morgan(19) 44 pts
2nd: Bill Caffrey(17) 42 pts. Malahide Golf Club
3rd Gerry Comerford (13) 40 pts.
Friday 14th September: Open Singles CSS 37 pts
1st: Richard Walsh(13) 39pts
Saturday 15th September:18 Hole s/f, CSS 37pts
1st: Frank Murphy(15) 40pts
Gross: Seanie Lenihan(6) 33pts
Sunday 16th September: 18 Hole s/f, CSS 36pts
1st: Tommie Long(11) 44pts
2nd: Conan Watt(6) 43pts
Gross: Micheal White(0) 38pts
3rd: Michael Whelan(14) 37pts
Bob O Brien: Last Friday our Kiosk Manager, Bob O Brien retired after 17 years service at the Gold Coast, we had a get together that evening and it was great to see such a great turnout for such a popular man. We all enjoyed the food, cake, singsong and the few drinks with Bob. He will be missed at the Gold Coast as he was always so helpful and pleasant to deal with and on behalf of all the ladies we wish him well in his retirement and hope to see him out and about playing golf at the Gold Coast. Enjoy BobFixtures: 10 hole ongoing
18h 2 card competition sponsored by John Foley Images
The Sheila Norris and Club Foursomes finals are to be played over the next week
Fixtures: 10 hole on-going
18 hole 2 card competition sponsored by John Foley Images.
Ladies Club Classic:
Extended for 1 more week We would encourage everyone to get out there and play. Visitors €12 and Members €8 with reduced re-entry fees. The prizes are on display in the kiosk and the format is a 3 person champagne scramble
ILGU 125th Anniversary
To Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the ILGU a complimentary golf day will take place in Killarney Golf Club on Oct 11th. It will be a team of 3 ladies and if you are interested in being part of this team please add your name to the list in kiosk and a raffle will take place on Friday 21st Sept and the 3 lucky ladies will be heading for a great days golf in Killarney. All details at kiosk
End of Season Dinner:
The end of year dinner and presentation of prizes takes place on Sunday 7th October.
Mount Juliet Outing:
We still have space for three more in the bus for our trip to Mount Juliet. Please text Lady Captain.
The 2018/2019 Coastal Alliance will commence this Thursday and the first game to be played at Faithlegg Golf Club, tee times 9.30 – 11.00.
The next Coastal Alliance takes place here at the Gold Coast on Thursday 4th October
The dates for the other days out are as follows:
October 4th – Gold Coast
November 1st – Dunmore East
December 6th – West Waterford
March 7th – Tramore
April 4th – Dungarvan
To Register for year: E15.00, Green Fees: E10. For more details contact Breda Conway, new members welcome.
The Winter League is commencing Monday 15th October and if you wish to participate in this most enjoyable golf over the winter months please see details in the kiosk and add your name to the list there.
A 9 hole beginners on-going competition has been set up for the ladies and would encourage them to get out there and enjoy the golf.
Results: Johnny Lynch Fruit & Veg 1st Lorraine Troy (16) 42 points, 2nd Ger Hallinan (21) 41 points and 3rd Esther McGuckian (13) 36 points