GOLDCOAST GOLF CLUB CLASSIC
Our Club Classic kicks off this Monday 12th September and runs until Sunday 18th September. Here at the Gold Coast Gold Club this is a huge fund raiser for the Club and goes a long way to keep our club teams competing throughout the year. We have some fabulous prizes on offer to the winners including overnight stays with golf at both Dromoland Inn and Ballykisteen, GPS watches, coffee makers and green fees vouchers. It’s a 3 Person Team Event, Format: 1 score to count on Front 9, 2 scores to count on back 9, entry fee is €20 per person and re-entry is €10 so get booking online at www.goldcoastgolfclub.com or contact the Kiosk on 058 44055. Let’s all get out there and support our Club!
GOLDCOAST GOLF CLUB CLASSIC
Mon. 12th to Sun. 18th September 2022
3 Person Team Event
Format: 1 score to count on Front 9, 2 scores to count on back 9
Entry €20p.p., re-entry €10
Recreational (Non G.I.) Golfers are welcome
Best Men’s Prize: Overnight stay in Dromoland Inn with golf in Dromoland
Best Ladies: Overnight stay in Ballykisteen with golf
Best Mixed: 3 GPS Sports Watches
Best Non GI Team: Greenfees for 4
Other prizes include
Coffee makers, 3 x Noel Devereux vouchers,
Greenfees in Kilkenny, Co. Tipperary, Tramore, Bunclody, Tipperary, Gowran Park, Ballykisteen, Mallow, Enniscorthy.
For a tee time tel. 058 44055 or book online www.goldcoastgolfclub.com
ON THE COURSE
Throughout the year we have asked members and visitors to repair pitch marks on the greens which has been a great success. Now we are asking that the same attention is given to the bunkers please to make sure to rake bunkers when you are finished in them. It’s very annoying to arrive to a bunker with your ball in someone’s foot print which hasn’t been raked. Also please refrain from using them as litter bins we gave got a number of water bottles in the bunkers over the last while, thank you for help on this matter.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Golf Ireland’s Championship Committee has reviewed the eligibility criteria for inter-club competitions for 2023 competitions. As a result of this review to be eligible to compete for their club, a member MUST have a fully developed handicap record (i.e., 20 or more scores recorded on their record). There will be no requirement initially for a set number of these scores to have been achieved in the previous calendar year – just for the player to have 20 scores from any date on their record. However, these 20 scores must be on players’ records prior to the end of 2022 for eligibility in 2023.
MICK WHITE MEMORIAL FOURSOMES
We are now heading to the final of this competition with one team already there with John White and Nicky Dee awaiting the winners of the semi-finals.
CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES
This competition is at semi final stage with Aisling Fennell and Lar Whelan v Nicky Dee and Isobel Kirwan and Nicholas Power and Ruth Hannigan v Aodh O Murchu and Rosie Murphy games to be played by the 25th September.
Semi final in this competition to be played by the 18th September following matches are Pat Kiely v Joe Meade and Lar Whelan V Nicky Dee
Fri 9th Sept Open Singles
1st Daniel Daly Bandon (12) 41
2nd Willie Flavin (21) 41
Gross: Michael White (+2) 36
1st Lady Elaine Bolger Wexford (29) 45
2nd Lady Pamela Codd Fota (29) 41
Sat. 11th Sep Gents Singles S/F
1st Frank Murphy (13) 41pts
2nd Dermot Walsh (9) 41pts
3rd Michael Kelleher (25) 40PTS
Mon. 12th to Sun. 18th Open Team of 3 Club Classic
Tues. 12th Sept Open Gents and Ladies 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. 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
12-18 Sept Club Classic
24/25 Sept 18 Hole S/F Helen Fennell Memorial
01/02 Oct 18 Hole sponsored by Dalton Jewellers (GOY)
08/09 Oct 18 Hole S/F sponsored by The Wine Buff
15/16 Oct 18 Hole S/F sponsored by Miss Designer Golf
29/30 Oct 18 Hole S/F sponsored by Isabels Place
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
18 Hole S/F Club Competition
1st Anne Purcell (23) 39pts
2nd Mary Kiely (10) 37pts
3rd Terri Lawlor (29) 34pts
CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES
Our club mixed foursomes are well under way with some surprising results and fabulous matches played. With the quarter-finals finished the players going forward to semi-finals are :
Lar Whelan & Aisling Fennell v Nicky Dee & Isobel Kirwan,
Aodh O’Murchu & Rosie Murphy v Nicholas Power & Ruth Hannigan
Well done to everybody who took part and congrats to the semi-finialists, wishing you all the very best in your forthcoming matches!!
The midweek 9 Hole is proving to be quite popular with new and long term members coming together for a social outing with a cuppa and catch-up afterwards. We had a large turnout last week and it was great to see our many long term members turn up to play in brilliant sunshine and enjoy the spectacular views over the bay!!
Our next outing will be Wed 21st Sept, looking forward to seeing you all there. Registration is 2pm on the day with Anne Keane, many thanks to Anne for organising the event and the wonderful presentation prizes!! Please support, as these midweek events are fantastic to keep you swinging and enjoying the game!!
OPEN TEAM EVENTS
Due to unforeseen circumstances our Open Team Event is re-scheduled to Wednesdays for September, our next outing is Wed 28th Sept
Open 3 Ball kindly sponsored by Glanbia Business Services
H/Cap Limit 36 Please note change of dates
GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2022
The top 10 rankings after the last 6 GOY competitions are as follows:
Mary Dunbar 34pts
Isobel Kirwan 27pts
Irene Lynch 24pts
Angela O’Connor 22pts
Karen Darcy 21pts
Lorraine Troy 21pts
Breeda Murphy 20pts
Deirdre Ruane 19pts
Leanne Bumster 14pts
Mairead Ryan 14pts
Well done everybody and it’s all to play for in the next couple of GOY competitions. Full list of contenders posted in kiosk and available on our WhatsApp group
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.