CAPTAINS DRIVE IN
Our Captains Seamus and Isobel got our golf year off to a flying start last Sunday morning when a large group of members joined them both on the 1st tee for their day on a dry crisp morning. This was followed by a mixed scramble. We then retired to the Hotel for some beautiful ribs and colcannon where the winners were announced and the presentation by our two Captains took place. Thank you to the staff of the Hotel for their service as always and our resident camera man Bob for his photos on and off the course. We wish both Captains every good wish for the 2022 season.
WINNERS OF THE CAPTAINS DRIVE IN SCRAMBLE
1st John White, Peter McArdle, Margaret Mulhearne, Breda Murphy. 43
2nd Michael White, Victor Mullins, Eileen Good, Liam Browne 43 1/6
3rd Seamus O Connell, Isobel Kirwan, Neil Dermody, Aine Cambell. 43 1/4
4th Michael Kavanagh, Tom Reynolds, Iseun Kim 451/2
5th Thomas Long, Nicholas Fitzgerald, Miriam Matthews, Aodh O’ Murchu. 453/4
6th Declan Hallahan, Alice Collins, Helena Fitzgerald, Ian Pericho 453/4
7th Irene Lynch, Michael Marrinan, Brian Dunbar Mary Fennell. 465/6
Our mass for deceased members took place last Friday night in the Dug Out bar at the Hotel. Our celebrant was Fr. Gerry Condon, PP Stradbally, and a member of the club. The readings were given by our two Captains. A nice number of members came together on this night of remembrance and tea and sandwiches were served after the mass. We would like to thank Fr. Condon for his lovely celebration of mass and wish him well in the future.
Well done to all involved in arranging the purchase of the new flags on the greens another great upgrade for our club i.e. Red front, Yellow middle, Blue back.
SOUTH EAST JUNIOR ALLIANCE
Results from Kilkenny are as follows.
1st Paddy Donavan Callan 40pts
2nd Dick Lonergan Carrick 38pts
Gross Stan Leslie Waterford 27pts
4th Sean McGovern Dungarvan 38pts B9
5th John Kennedy Callan 38pts
6th Frank North West Waterford .
Sat. 12th, Sun. 13th March Gents Club Singles
1st John W Walsh (10) 41
2nd Pat Kiely (15) 41
Gross Michael White (0) 36
3rd Fearghal O’Cuirrin (8) 40
4th Paddy Walsh (16) 40
Tues. 15th Mar Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Fri. 18th Mar Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Sat. 19th, 20th Mar Club Singles, Open Gents Singles
Tues. 22nd Mar Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
SOCIETIES AND GREEN FEES WELCOME
Gold Coast Golf Club warmly welcome Societies and Green fees and we look forward to greeting you and your guests and friends in 2022. For bookings contact Irene Lynch our Director of Golf on 05844055 or firstname.lastname@example.org for favourable rates and to discuss your booking requirements. We look forward to making your outing at the Goldcoast Golf Club a memorable one.
10 Hole On-going Competition
10 Hole Lamb Competition 2 Card competition starting 14/03/22
16 Hole 2Card Competition
18 Hole Open Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
EASTER LAMB COMPETITION
This year our Lamb comp will be a 2 card competition and will run from 14th March to 10th April – 4 weeks only, this will replace our 10 Hole on-going for the duration. Entry and details are as 10 hole on-going, Enjoy!!
EASTER EGG SCRAMBLE
Our annual fun-filled Easter Scramble will take place on Sunday 10th April, this is a fabulous day out and not to be missed, please remember to bring an Easter Egg or suitable gift of your choice on the day!! The timesheet will be live on our BRS system and also a sheet will be
posted in kiosk for draw, more details and tee times to follow, updates will be posted on our WhatsApp group.
OPEN 3 BALL TEAM EVENTS
Our dates for upcoming team events are as follows:
Sun 19th June – Tee 1.00 – 5.30pm
Mon 18th July, Mon 15th Aug, Mon 19th Sept.
More details to follow for above events!!
CAPTAIN’S DRIVE IN
Our Captain’s drive in took place Sunday 6th March in beautiful sunny conditions where Seamus and Isobel officially started the golfing season at the Gold Coast. It was fantastic to see such a large turnout for the occasion supporting and wishing them both the very best of luck for their year ahead!! The scramble took place immediately after they had taken their drives with shouts of encouragement and applause, presentation took place after a serving of delicious ribs and colcannon. A big thank you to all involved in the organising and smooth running of the event, and to Bob for his photographic skills!!
1st John White, Peter McArdle, Margaret Mulhearne, Breeda Murphy 43
2nd Micheal White, Victor Mullins, Eileen Goode, Liam Brown 43 1/6
3rd Seamus O’Connell, Isobel Kirwan, Neil Dermody, Aine Campbell 43 ¼
Congratulation to the winners and to all who featured in the prizes, full results posted in men’s notes.
MASS FOR DECEASED MEMBERS
Our annual Mass for deceased members took place on Friday 11th March in the Gold Coast Hotel with a nice turnout of members, families and friends. Fr. Gerry was the celebrant of a very thought provoking and uplifting Mass, and we thank him most sincerely for his continued support and friendship to all the members of our club. A catch-up with friends ensued after the Mass with refreshments, a big thank you to the hotel and staff. It was much appreciated!!
NEW CLUB GOLFWEAR
The ladies club has decided to add some new items of clothing to their range, whilst we are not changing our club colours we are complimenting our existing mix
and match collection. All new stock is presently being crested and will be available to purchase from the kiosk in the next couple of weeks.
The new additions will be as follows:
Navy Long Sleeve Jacket
Light Blue Midlayer Half-Zip
Light Blue Polo Shirt
All above sold with Gold Coast Crest
Golf lessons with Colm Carew will begin shortly for beginners and improvers in group settings. If you are thinking of upgrading your game now is the chance as we are in the process of organising these events. Due to the inclemency of the weather the timeframe of the lessons has to be discussed and dates confirmed. More details to follow, in the meantime keep it in mind as sheets will be posted for names of those interested!!
MARKING OF CARDS
Golf Ireland guidelines have stated that all 3 handicaps must be recorded on cards for competition and casual rounds for handicap purposes. To avoid disqualification you must record your h/cap index, playing h/cap and most importantly the course h/cap, all of these are available on the Golf Ireland app and also on screen when you log in for competitions. It is also important not to enter a zero for stableford competitions as it interferes with standard scratch, if you blank a hole just record the shots as the computer will adjust accordingly. All scores must be recorded by the marker and signed in agreement with the player before being returned no later than 30mins after you finish your round.
NEW MEMBER DEALS
Ladies, if you had ever thought of taking up golf, now is the time to do it, our Lady Captain Isobel and any committee member would be delighted to take out potential members and showcase our beautiful course and unrivalled scenery!! There are great deals on offer for new members and beginners including tuition, please contact our Director of Golf Irene or Brian in the kiosk on 058 44055 for more information.
The management and staff have implemented all the safety procedures to protect both staff and members who wish to play golf at the Gold Coast GC. Please keep yourself informed of new notifications within the club!