RETURN TO GOLF PROTOCOL
We look forward to further easing of restrictions from 7th June in line with the Irish Government’s ‘Path Ahead’ whereby our visitors will be able to return to play in our popular Open competitions on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays subject to the public health situation at the time.
The current Return to Golf Protocol for golf clubs and golfers prepared by Golf Ireland relating to period 10th May to 6th June is available for viewing on the Golf Ireland website www.golfireland.ie. Members, guests and visitors are required to familiarize themselves with the relevant protocols and watch for regular updates.
Currently the following protocol applies: Golf Clubs are open for members, guests and visitors with no limits on domestic travel or household restrictions.
No organised social gatherings, of any size, are permitted at golf facilities. All golf activities should be organised based on “arrival-play-depart without delay.
Note: It’s essential that tee times must be booked in advance online or over the telephone.
Players’ names/guests must be recorded on timesheets and timesheets must be kept for a period of at least six weeks to assist with contact tracing should the need arise.
There is a major responsibility on golf clubs and golfers to ensure that our sport is conducted in a safe and responsible manner. Full adherence to the provisions of the Protocols will be absolutely essential. Club officials and members are urged to familiarise themselves with the up to date Protocol so that we can all play our part keeping our members and communities safe.
PIERCE PURCELL 2021
Anyone interested in trials for this team please contact Brian Dunbar 087 6218733 or Michael Wall 087 2570716. Trials will take place on Tuesday evenings starting next Tuesday 1st June.
First tee time is 5.50.Minimum handicap is 10.5 on January 1st 2021
MEMBERS COMPETITION RESULTS
Tues. 25th June Gents & Ladies Singles S/F: 1 R Duke 18 39, 2 T Dalton 19 38, 3 W O’Connor 28 37.
Fri. 28th Gents & Ladies Singles S/F:
1 P O’Lonáin 12 40, Gross A Fennell 9 29
Sat. 29h Gents Singles S/F:
1 J Ryan 25 44, 2 J Sheehan 21 43 Gross Ml White 0 38, 3 A O’Riordan 23 41.
Sun. 30th Gents Singles S/F:
1 J de Barún 13 40, 2 C McArthur 6 39, Gross A Harty 0 36, 3 M Kelleher 28 39
Tues. 1st June Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Fri. 4th June Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Sat. 5th & Sun. 6th June Gents Singles S/F
Mon. 7th June Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Tues. 8th June Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
WORLD HANDICAPPING SYSTEM AND GOLF IRELAND APP at www.golfireland.ie
The World Handicap System was launched in November 2020. Please go to the Golf Ireland website and find your handicap index. The WHS is an averaging system based using the best 8 of the last 20 scores on your record. To access your handicap information, you must register and create a new account at www.golfireland.ie using your eight-digit CDH number and 4-digit PIN, both of which are printed on the rear of your GUI/ILGU Member Card. You can also now download the new Golf Ireland App which will also enable you to view your own handicap index and playing record. We would urge all members to register now and familiarise themselves with the WHS system.
HOW TO USE YOUR NEW WHS HANDICAP INDEX
Course & Slope Rating tables are located at the Club but are also available on the Golf Ireland App. You simply have to choose the tees you are playing off that day and cross reference your Handicap Index on the Course & Slope Rating table to ascertain your Course Handicap. Different tees on the same course could have varying slope ratings. Your Course Handicap determines the number of strokes you give or receive off the tee set you intend to play from red, yellow, white or blue.
Then, depending on the format you are playing (singles, fourball etc.) you will apply a handicap allowance to your course handicap which will present you with your playing handicap.
For example: The recommended handicap allowance for individual stroke play events is 95% which means a player could have a handicap index of 18.2, course handicap of 20 but a playing handicap of 19.
More information on the World Handicap System can be found at www.golfnet.ie/whs
HOW DID I DO APP FOR COMPETITION SIGN IN AND SCORE ENTRY
The facility now exists for members to sign in and input their scores at the Club for competitions through their phone on the Howdidido mobile App. Members are encouraged to register for this service on the HowdidiIdo website.
INTRODUCTORY MEMBER RATES
Thank you to our all our member who have paid their annual subscription and we’d like to give a very warm welcome to all our new members who recently joined.
Here at the Gold Coast Golf Club we also have fantastic Introductory rates for new members.
New Gents member only €450 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.
New Gents Senior (65+) only €350 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.
New Lady member only €350 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.
New Lady Senior (65+) only €300 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.
For an application form or further information on our fees, please contact our Director of Golf Irene on firstname.lastname@example.org or 058 44055
SOCIETIES AND GREEN FEES WELCOME
Gold Coast Golf Club warmly welcome Societies and Green fees in accordance with Covid guidelines and we look forward to greeting you and your guests and friends in 2021. Bookings are being taken, contact Irene Lynch our Director of Golf on 05844055 or email@example.com for favourable rates and to discuss your booking requirements.
10 Hole On-going Competition
18 Hole Club Competition Sat/Sun 05/06 June
18 Hole Club Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
18 Hole Competition 15/16 May
1st Aisling Fennell (9) 34pts
2nd Rebecca Kavanagh (17) 32pts
18 Hole Competition 22/23 May
1st Miriam Matthews (18) 36pts
2nd Breda Conway (29) 32pts
GOLF IRELAND NEWS
While the return to formal and organised competitions will commence from 7th June, we will be delighted to welcome back all our friends from the many clubs who have been regular supporters of our Open Tuesday and Friday competitions. Meanwhile, visitors and green fees are most welcome to play our spectacular courseand when the weather is fine and sunny the scenery is unrivalled. Entry and returned scores via computer is obligatory and entry fees payable by card in the kiosk. The 10 Hole On-going remains the same, entering in downstairs kiosk and posting €3 in ladies score box.
The guidelines for now are members with no restriction on households permitted per booking for social or club competitions. Meanwhile all regulations have to be adhered to when entering and playing your round. Members please make yourselves aware of the changing guidelines in relation to golf from the government and Golf Ireland, information regarding any changes will be posted on the WhatsApp group.
NEW MEMBER DEALS
Ladies, if you had ever thought of taking up golf, now is the time to do it, our Lady Captain Anne and any committee member would be delighted to take out potential members and showcase our beautiful course. There are great deals on offer for new members and beginners, 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!