CAPTAINS PRIZE 2023
Our very popular Captains Micheal Wall and Rosie Murphy hold their Captains prizes this weekend starting with a mixed scramble at 6.30pm this Wednesday followed by food from the grill and presentation to the winners of the scramble. The Qualifiers for the main prize take place on Friday and Saturday with the final on Sunday morning with a shot gun start at 10am followed by food and presentation in the hotel. We wish both Captains Micheal Wall and Rosie Murphy all the best for the weekend ahead, hopefully the sun will shine.
The team headed to Tramore Golf club to take on the home team last Saturday evening in very overcast conditions, after a gallant fight we were unfortunately beaten. Our team can hold their heads high as they gave a great display of golf and did themselves and the club proud. The team was as follows John White & Leanne Bumster. Micheal Kavanagh & Karen Darcy. Darren Williams & Martina Corkery Niall Dermody & Gillan Cashman. John Hallinan & Geraldine Hallinan subs Alan Darcy & Elaine Nash. Managers Aisling Fennell and John Hallinan
We played Skibbereen yesterday Sunday in this competition in the Gold Coast and under the watchful eye of Manager Neil Dermody our team claimed victory in a great display of golf. The team was as follows John White, Darren Williams, Micheal Kavanagh, John Hallinan, Kevin Walsh Subs Sean Linehan and Corey Roche. Thank you to Darren Power and Kieran Cullinan for caddying for the lads and best of luck in the next round.
ON THE COURSE
We are getting great feedback from visitors and members alike on the wonderful condition of the course. Well done to course Management and Green keeping staff on the upkeep.
MARKING OF SCORE CARDS
As a courtesy to officials checking scorecards in stable ford competitions, we would greatly appreciate if members and visitors would record their stable ford points opposite gross score on the scorecard. Please also ensure your computer input corresponds with your scorecard to prevent any inaccuracies, many thanks for your cooperation.
Our dress code for the Gold Coast is slacks and polo shirts. Please note sports jerseys, jeans and track suit bottoms are unacceptable on the golf course. Thank you for your adherence.
The order of merit winner will now be awarded the car park space previously given to the scratch match play winner. The new tee box on the 12th will be ready for the Captain’s Prize while re-construction is taking place on the 17th the tee box. The new score cards and index changes have been rolled out. Please note par 5 17th for men, and par 4 12th for ladies. Relief will be allowed for all staked trees. Please check with Kiosk for updates on local rules.
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.
Mon 5th June Open Singles
1st Michael Wall (14) 38
2nd Dave Connolly East Cork (2) 38
Gross Mark Shanahan (+1) 34
1st Lady Orla Deasy Mahon (30) 41
Tues 6th June Open Singles S/F
1st Tony Fitzgerald (18) 45
2nd Declan Hallahan (16) 38
3rd John White (7) 38
1st Lady Martin Corkery (19) 39
Fri. 9th June Open Singles S/F
1st Angela O’Connor (28) 40
2nd Michael Dempsey (13) Clonmel 37
Gross Kevin Walsh (5) 29
Sat 10th June Club Comp
1st Andy Travers (18) 41
2nd Bryan Kiely (19) 41
3rd David O’Connor (8) 40
Sun 11th June club comp
1st John W Walsh (13) 43pts
2nd Barry Doyle (13) 42pts
3rd Brendan O’Brien (18) 42pts
4th Dave Conlon (14) 42pts
Tues 13th June Open Singles S/F
Wed. 14th June Captains Scramble
Fr 16th June Open Singles S/F, Captains Prize
Sat 17th June Captains Prize
Sun. 18th June Captains Prize
10 & 16 Hole On-going Competition
9 Hole Gold Coasters Competition every Thursday
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
14 June Captain’s Scramble
Captain’s Prize Weekend 16/17/18 June 2023
1st Mairead Ryan(19) 40pts
2nd Aine Campbell (44) 39pts
3rd Ger Hallinan (20) 38pts on C/B
The Captain’s scramble takes place on Wed 14th Jun with a shotgun start @ 6.30pm. This will be a nine hole event with BBQ to follow, if you would like to partake, please add your name to online time sheet which is now live,
before 4.30pm on Wed 14th to be included in draw. All players to be in carpark at 6pm to facilitate smooth running of event!!!
CAPTAIN’S PRIZE WEEKEND
Our Captain’s Prize Weekend hosted by our very popular Captains Michael and Rosie will take place on Friday 16th, Saturday 17th for the qualifying rounds and shotgun start at 10am on Sunday for the final qualifiers.
Please be in carpark to collect cards and get allocated tees at 9.30am on Sunday. For those starting on furthest away tees, there will be designated points for collection of cards on completion of round!!
The stage is set and both Captains have a multitude of work done to get to this stage of the competition!! We wish Michael and Rosie the very best for their major tournament and looking forward to the beautiful weather continuing for the auspicious occasion!!
Online time sheets are now open for qualifying rounds. Please add your name for specific qualifying day before 4.30pm on Wed and markers can be arranged to
facilitate late players, within reason!! Updates and changes will be posted on the What’sApp group.
For those not playing the 18 hole competition, there is a one day 10 hole in play. Please add your name to sheet posted in kiosk! Good Luck to everyone and enjoy!!
The Lady Captain Rosie and members wish to convey their heartfelt condolences to the family of our fellow member Breda Veale on the sad passing of her beloved mother Margaret. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time!!
May Margaret Rest In Peace
EILEEN MURPHY MEMORIAL TROPHY
The final of the Eileen Murphy Trophy takes place in September in Cork Golf Club. The format of the competition is a Foursomes format, and qualifying rounds will take place to send the winners to the final.
The qualifying rounds start on Sat 20th May and handicap limit is 36 with stepdown if necessary. Entry is €3 per round, and we would encourage our ladies to play with
as many partners as possible and make it a sociable event!!
NEW FACEBOOK PAGE
A new Facebook page has been launched by both men’s and ladies clubs, thanks a mill to Leanne who is spearheading the ladies section. Please like and share all posts!!
OPEN TEAM EVENTS CALENDAR
Wed 21st June
“ 26th July
“ 16th August
The 3 ball team events which will be a mix of champagne scrambles, rumbles and formats which favours many golfers will run through the summer months.
Our next open team event will be Wed 21st June, the longest day of the year so daylight hours will not be a problem!! The weather promises to be sunny and warm and perfect for golf with our natural on-shore breezes. Looking forward to seeing our neighbouring club ladies
and fellow golfers to our open days, bookings are online or contacting Irene or Brian on 058 44055
Our ladies took a day off from golf to visit the beautiful gardens of Mount Congreve on Thursday 8th June in glorious sunshine. After our meet-up at 11.30am we sojourned to the cafe for the proverbial coffee and scones after which we took to the task in hand, which garden route to take??
We decided to start with the Fragrant and Walled Garden walk not intending to take on the Woodland walk, but somehow ended up on it!! As the group progressed, it split into two smaller groups and we had Mary as our tour guide who was confident we were going in the right direction to get back to base. After a few cul-de-sacs and wrong turns we were very fortunate to see the most beautiful floral displays totally hidden from the designated route. Mary your term as tour guide may be extended with conditions attached!!
We relocated again to the cafe for lunch and chat about our next day out before we dispersed for home. It was a
most enjoyable day with fabulous weather, enjoyable food and fantastic company..thanks to Anne for organising the day, one to remember!!!!!
All members new and longstanding are welcome to join us, and there is no handicap limit. We play a 9 Hole singles each week with the exception of a monthly scramble which is proving very popular with everyone!!
Many thanks to Anne for continuing to organise the event with presentation of the most wonderful prizes each week!!
INTER CLUB TEAMS
Our Foursomes team under the guidance of their manager Elaine are through to the area semi-final, dates and venue TBA. All information will be posted in our What’sApp group.
A huge thank you to our wonderful team and magnificent manager Elaine for their steadfast enthusiasm and effort put into each event!!
Karen Darcy & Leanne Bumster
Ger Hallinan & Martina Corkery
Katie Kiely & Mairead Ryan
Team Manager : Elaine Nash
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 mixed foursomes team took on Tramore on their home course on Sat 10th June amid mixed weather conditions. Our side played fabulous golf in ups and downs against a very strong home team but had to succumb to a superior side!!
The on-course commentary from Elaine aka (Teresa Mannion) and her team was excellent, it was as good as being there!! Thanks a mill ladies, RTE are recruiting!
Well done to our fabulous team and their managers John and Aisling who gave us so much entertainment with their fascinating golf, we are very proud of you all!!
Support on the day for the team was much appreciated with a large turnout from the Gold Coast. Wishing Tramore the very best of luck for their upcoming match!!
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.