We held our Presidents prizes on the weekend of 1st to the 3rd of September and what a weekend it turned out to be starting with our mixed scramble on Wednesday evening when a large number of members took to the fairways to play a 11 hole event with great scoring and fun been had by all. We were treated to lovely food at the first tee box by Aisling Fennell assisted by Maurice Fennell with tasty burgers and sausages on the menu. Well done to all who organised the evening.
Our qualifying rounds took place on Friday and Saturday with Dave O’ Connor leading on Friday with 42 points and Tony Moore scoring 41pts on Saturday. From early Sunday morning our ladies and gents assembled in the cark park wishing each other well for the final day before taking to the fairways. There was some great scoring again in brilliant sunshine and when the dust settled Pat Kiely came out on top to win the Presidents Prize for 2023. Congratulations also to Mary Kiely on winning the Lady Presidents Prize, a great achievement after a serious injury during the year.
We all gathered in the Goldcoast Hotel for some beautiful food as always, we say thank you to the management and staff of the Hotel for their great service. Lady Captain Rosie Murphy got the presentation under way. She spoke very highly of Lady President Eilo Fitzgerald and thanked her for all her hard work down through the years she then went on to present her prizes. The ladies winners were as follows.
Lady Presidents Prize Results: 1st Mary Kiely (13) 73pts 2nd Esther McGuckin (11) 73pts Gross Fiona Howard (6) 72pts 3rd Betty Joyce (13) 70pts 4th Karen Darcy (14) 70pts Cat 1 Miriam Matthews (13) 65pts Cat 2 Norin Darcy (24) 66pts Cat 3 Mary Fennell (46) 66pts Best 1st Day Rosie Murphy (12) 37pts Best 2nd Day Deirdre Ruane (16) 35pts Past Pres: Ger Hallinan (18) 61pts.
Rosie then handed over to Captain Michael Wall who gave a great speech about President Rafael and his many achievements since joining the Gold Coast Golf Club. He then introduced the President who then went on to thank the hard-working committee, course management, the kiosk staff and hotel staff and anyone who helped to make his weekend so special. To quote our Captain Michael, Spain’s loss was truly the Goldcoast’s gain. Well done to both Presidents on a fantastic weekend and we wish you both well for the rest of 2023.
The list of Presidents Prize Gents winners is as follows 1st Pat Kiely (15) 79pts, 2nd Tom Maguire (17) 78pts, Gross Michael White (0) 73pts, 3rd John J Walsh (9) 78pts, Cat 1 Colin McArthur (5) 73pts, Cat 2 Alan Darcy (10) 74pts, Cat 3 Paddy Walsh (19) 71pts, Cat 4 Davy O’Connor (22) 78pts, Best Fri Adam O Riordan (13) 36pts, Best Sat Tony Moore (11) 41pts, Best Sun Joe B Ryan (25) 40pts, Veteran Tony Fitzgerald (20) 73pts, Past President John White (6) 72pts, Guest Robert Dowling.
SOUTH EAST JUNIOR ALLIANCE
This competition is returning on 1st October 2023 with the first outing in Dungarvan Golf Club if you are interested in playing, please give Alan Darcy a ring on 0876987387 and he will give you all the details and add you to the WhatsApp group for further updates.
Our next committee meeting will be held on Wednesday 20th September 2023 at 8pm in the Bunker bar at the Hotel.
DID YOU KNOW
The average number ball marks made on greens per round is 8 per golfer. Assuming only 130 rounds are played each day on our course. Our greens receive 1040 impressions daily. 31000 per month OR MORE THAN 374,400 per year. Are you wondering how to make a putt under these conditions? Please repair your pitch marks even if they are not yours and always please shout fore if your ball goes in a direction that it was not intended to, for it will make the course safer for everyone.
While playing golf last weekend in the Goldcoast I was approached by a visitor who was blown away by the course and the views in all directions. As he walked away his last comment was what a beautiful gem of a course we have, which was nice to hear.
WEEKLY GOLF NOTES
The golf notes that go out every week on the papers and online are for all members of the Club. If you have anything that you want shared on the notes, please contact me 083 4862771 or Irene or Brian at the Kiosk on 058 44055.
INTRODUCTORY RATES FOR NEW MEMBERS
Here at the Goldcoast Golf Club we have fantastic Introductory rates for new members.
Our membership season runs from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024. Our championship golf course is maintained in excellent condition offering superb playability, with 18 holes open all year round. Our pristine greens are much admired and the scenery is spectacular with unrivalled views of Dungarvan Bay, the Irish Sea and Helvick Head.
Members can relax in the comfortable surroundings of our hotel bar and restaurant where delicious food is served by our friendly staff. We can also offer very attractive packages for dual membership to both the golf club and leisure centre.
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 friends in 2023. For favorable rates and to discuss your booking requirements contact Irene Lynch on 05844055 or email@example.com.
Tues 29th Aug Open Singles S/F
1st Frank Mulvihill (23) 45
2nd Pat Maher (24) 43
1st Lady Oliviere Walsh (27) 40
Friday 8th September Open Singles
1st Harry Kelly (4) Castle Golf Club
2nd Charlotte Devlin Stackstown (29) 40
Gross Neil Dermody (2) 33
Sat. Club Singles 9th September
1st John D Walsh (21) 41
2nd Tony Moore (10) 41
3rd Alan Landers (15) 40
Sun Club Singles 10th September
1st Willie Flavin (24) 44
2nd Shane Callanan (14) 43
3rd David O’Connor (8) 41
4th Dermot Walsh (10) 40
Tues 12th Sept Open Singles S/F
Fr 15th Sept Open Singles S/F
Sept 16th Club Comp
Sept 17h Club Comp
16/17 Sept. Helvick Seafood (GOY)
Sun 24 Sept. Charity Fun Scramble
30/01 Oct. D’Alton Jewellers
10 Hole On-going Competition
16 Hole 2 Card Competition
10 Hole Gold Coasters Competition every Thursday
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
HOLE IN ONE
Congratulations again to our President’s Prize winner Mary K. on having another Ace on the 8th Par 3 over the weekend. Mary is no stranger to this segment of the game as she has had 2 previously, one on the 8th and one on the 14th.
It’s an outstanding achievement to get one, but our Mary scored a hat trick!! Well done and celebrate in style, you deserve it!!!!
GOLFER OF THE YEAR
Golfer of the year standings are as follows:
1) Karen Darcy 37pts
2) Inseun Kim 31pts
3)Noirin Darcy 30pts
4)Katie Kiely 29pts
5)Fiona Howard 23pts
LADIES CLUB FOURSOMES
The Foursomes teams are now into the semi-finals, and this is where the fun starts!! Please refer to results sheet posted in kiosk and next match to be played by Sunday 17th Sept. Well done to the teams through to next round and wishing you all good luck, Enjoy!!!
CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES
The mixed foursomes are now heading for the final stage, and the contenders are ramping up their game to get somewhere within the winning enclosure!!
All eyes will be on the emerging pairings from next round, the best of luck to all and enjoy!!
We had a great turnout for our weekly game with the weather very favourable for golf, resulting in some great scoring. Our beautiful prizes this week were sponsored by a member, to which we are very grateful and much appreciated!!
All members new and longstanding are welcome to join us, and there is no handicap limit.
Many thanks to Anne for her organisational skills and beautiful prizes each week, it is much appreciated!!
1st Ellen Foley 21pts
2nd Deirdre Ruane 19pts on C/B
3rd Inseun Kim 19pts
CARE OF GREENS AND BUNKERS
We would like to ask our players to please repair pitch marks on the greens, even if they are not your own!! Also please rake bunkers, now that they are back in play.
Our Handicap secretary and committee are meeting on a regular basis to discuss the input from the ladies in accordance to their handicaps. A review will be on-going throughout the year in relation to above decision.
NEW MEMBER DEALS
Ladies, if you had ever thought of taking up golf, now is the time to do it, our Lady Captain Rosie 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.