Well done to John and Mattie and their team on a great win against Lismore at the Gold Coast on Saturday last every best wish for the area final in a few weeks thank you to everyone who came to support them.
John McGrath Charity day
Our charity day takes place this Wednesday with a shot gun start at 9am with teams of four taking to fairway in a 36 holes competition full report next week,
We offer our condolences to Bob O Brien and family on a recent bereavement which occurred during the week may god have mercy on his gentle soul.
On the course.
A few members have contacted me in regard to stray balls on the course with no shout been called its most important to shout fore if your ball goes in the wrong direction than which you intended for everyone’s safety .
We would like to congratulate junior member Rory McKeown on his second place finish in the Munster Under 13 Close Championship held in Adare last week. Rory had a great back 9 under pressure to seal his second place finish. One to watch for the future no doubt!
Dates for your diary, on 13th July we hold our John McGrath Memorial Charity Day and our Presidents Prize on the weekend of the 19th to 21st August 2022.
Work is continuing on the course with grass cutting around the new trees which have been planted of late. These must be cared for, so care is needed when playing your ball from near these, please check with kiosk for local rules. Also the steps on the tee boxes are being replaced to make it safe for all players, and the sign on the 9th has been replaced to bring attention to be aware of players approaching from the 9th fairway while you are teeing off on the 7th.
Thank you to all members who have paid their annual subscriptions in full. Please note outstanding balances are now due. Please contact the office regarding settlement. Thank you for your continued support.
Tues 5th July 2022
1st John Dooley (26) 44pts
2nd Craig Susdorf Dungarvan (17) 44pts
3rd Dermot Kelly (20) 43pts
4th Tom Scanlon East Cork (19) 42pts
1st Lady Mary Clancy (15) 39pts
2nd Lady Una Creed Slievenamon (36) 38ptd
Fri 8th July
1st Carmel Fox Dungarvan (32) 44pts
2nd Paraic O’Lonain (9) 43pts
Gross: Stephen O’Brien East Cork (2) 37pts
3rd Barry Doyle (20) 43pts
4th Catherine Gaffney Carton House (36) 43pts.
Sat 9th July Club Singles S/F
1st James Hayes (9) 41pts
2nd John Queally (23) 41pts
Sun 4th July Club Singles S/F
1st Ivan O’Connor (7) 42pts
2nd Willie Moore (23) 40pts
3rd Nicholas Power (23) 40pts
4th Dermot Walsh (9) 39pts
5th Frank Lord (10) 38pts
Tues. 12th July Open Gents Singles S/F
Fri 15th July Open Gents Singles S/F
Sat. 16th Club Competition, Open Gents Singles S/F
Sun 17th July Monthly Medal Blue Stroke
Tues. 19th Open Gents Singles S/F
INTRODUCTORY RATES FOR NEW MEMBERS
Here at the Gold Coast Golf Club we have fantastic Introductory rates for new members:
New Gents member only €500 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.
New Gents Senior (65+) only €400 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.
New Lady member only €400 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.
New Lady Senior (65+) only €350 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 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 email@example.com for favorable rates and to discuss your booking requirements.
10 Hole On-going Competition
18 Hole On-going 2 card Competition
Sat/Sun 16/17 July 18 Hole S/F sponsored by Comeragh Veterinary
Mon 18 July Open 3Ball sponsored by David Kirwan
Sat/Sun 23/24 July 18 Hole (GOY) sponsored by David Hayes
Sat/Sun 30/31 July 18 Hole S/F sponsored by Willow & Oak
Sat/Sun 06/07 Aug President’s Prize to Ladies (GOY)
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
18 Hole S/F sponsored by Lady President Ger
1st Eileen Goode 41pts
2nd Karen Darcy 39pts
3rd Esther McGuckian 38pts
GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2022
The top 8 rankings after the last 3 GOY competitions is as follows:
Karen Darcy 17pts
Irene Lynch 16pts
Angela O’Connor 16pts
Mary Dunbar 15pts
Leanne Bumster 14pts
Deirdre Ruane 14pts
Katie Kiely 13pts
Mary Kiely 10pts
Well Done everybody and it’s all to play for in the next couple of GOY competitions. Full list of contenders available on our WhatsApp group.
JOHN MCGRATH MEMORIAL GOLF DAY
On Wednesday 13 July, the club will hold a 36 hole golf event in honour of our founder John McGrath. This will
be a fun event, with food and refreshments in plentiful supply throughout the 36 holes. A sit down meal will be provided in the hotel with presentation of prizes to follow. The event will comprise of teams of 4 with a shotgun start at 9am, there is a limit of 20 teams to ensure the smooth running of the event. The cost per person is €40 which covers the golf, all food and a donation to Palliative Care, subs may be used if required and all teams must contain at least one G/Coast member.
INTER CLUB JUNIOR CUP
Wishing the very best of luck to Alice and our Junior Cup team who take on Tramore in the Gold Coast on Sat 16th July at 2.30pm. Support would be appreciated.
PRESENTATION OF PRIZES
Presentation of all outstanding prizes will take place @ 6.30pm on Thursday 28th July at the Gold Coast.
CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES
The above event is fast approaching and those interested in playing should add their names to sheet posted in kiosk.
LADY CAPTAIN’S OUTING
Our outing this year was to Faithlegg GC on Sat 9th July where a fun scramble and delicious dinner was organised by Miriam who unfortunately could not be with us on the day. Wishing you a speedy recovery and looking forward to seeing you back on the fairways very soon!! Our Lady Captain Isobel and our secretary Elaine, pulled out the stops to ensure everyone had a fun and enjoyable day out. After lunch the teams took off in glorious sunshine to play an impeccable course, thanks to the ground staff!! We had an eagle on the first Par 4 when Helena’s drive stopped short of the green and Karen chipped it into the hole, a great start for team 3!! The longest drive was also on the first hole which was claimed by Katie Kiely amid shouts and clapping, nearest the pin on the 9th par 3 which is a difficult hole was claimed by Karen Darcy, a great feat!!
After a fabulous dinner, presentation of prizes took place with a prize for everyone in the audience and a raffle for a €50 voucher for Faithlegg GC which was kindly sponsored by the pro-shop and won by our Captain’s Prize winner Leanne Bumster. It was a fantastic day out,brilliantly organised by Isobel and Elaine, it was so much appreciated by everybody!!
Results of Fun Scramble
1st Inseun Kim, Mary Fennell, Aine Campbell
2 Leanne Bumster, Liz Ivory, Mary Dunbar
3rd Elaine Nash, Noirin Darcy, Breeda Murphy
4th Karen Darcy, Breda Conway, Helena Fitzgerald
5th Katie Kiely, Isobel Kirwan, Eileen Goode
6th Mairead Ryan, Breda Veale, Alice Collins
OPEN 3 BALL TEAM EVENTS
The second of our Open 3 Ball Events takes place on Mon 18th July and is kindly sponsored by David Kirwan.
Our dates for upcoming team events are as follows:
Mon 18th July, 3 Ball Team Event
Mon 15th Aug, 3 Ball Team Event
Mon 19th Sept.3 Ball Team Event
Visitor entry is €15 on Mondays
H/Cap limit 36
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.