GOLDCOAST GOLF CLUB NOTES 12TH JULY 2020
Hi everyone and welcome. A mixed week weather wise for golfers, that said there were some nicer days toward the weekend. Below is listed the competitions listed for the year. Good luck to everyone who gets to play golf this week.
Fixtures: The Captain’s Prize will take place on the August Bank Holiday weekend. Qualifying rounds will be played on Friday 31st July, Saturday August 1st with the final round taking place on Sunday August 2nd. The competition will be played in stroke-play. The presentation of prizes will take place on Sunday afternoon outside in the car park area.
The President’s Prize is set for the weekend September 11th-13th. The format will be the same as for the Captain’s Prize except that the competition will be played in stableford.
The Player of the Year and Order of Merit awards will take place this year and the list below includes the list of competitions for these events:-
|26/07||Helen & Thomas Fennell||White||No||Stableford||Captains Scramble/ Skins|
|31/07 +01/08 +02/08||Captains Prize||Blue||Yes||Stroke|
|06/09||Tony Dunford||White||No||Stableford||Presidents Scramble/ Skins|
|11/09 +12/09 +13/09||Presidents Prize||Blue||Yes||Stableford|
The Gold Coast Cup Matchplay and Scratch Matchplay competitions will also take place this year.
Tues. 14th July: Open Gents & Ladies 18H Singles S/F,
Fri. 17th July Open Gents 18H Singles S/F
Sat. 18th Club Comp, Open Gents 18H Singles S/F
Sun. 19th Jul, July Monthly Medal, Open Gents 18H Singles S/F
Tues 21st July Open Gents & Ladies 18H Singles S/F
Tues. 7th June Open Gents & Ladies 18H Singles
1st Eamonn Lyons 11 46 Waterford Castle
Cat 0-9 Conor McCarthy 8 39
Cat. 10-18 4 Willie Bergin St. Margarets18 40
Cat. 18+ 2 Michael Bumster 19 40
1st Lady 3 Mary Clancy 14 40
2nd Lady 8 Phil Kehoe Cahir 33 38
CSS 37 CSS Ladies 38
Fri. 10th July Open Gents 18H Singles:
1 Neil Montgomery Dungarvan 18 41
2 John Elsted (R) 12 40
Gross Mark Shanahan West Waterford 0c 37
3 Conan Watt (R) 6 39
4 John Hughes 12 37
Sat. 11th Club Comp:
1 Fergal Buttimer 13 40
2 Conor McCarthy 8 39
Gross Michael Lenihan 2c 36
Sat. 11th Open Gents 18H Singles:
1 Neil Montgomery Dungarvan 17 39
Sun. 12th June Monthly Medal
1 Brian Fahey 9 66
2 Fergal Buttimer 12 70
Gross Michael Lenihan 1 72
3 Conan Watt 5 71
Sun. 13th Open Gents 18H Singles:
1 Eamonn Cleary East Cork 18 46
Rule for the Week:- Play your ball as it lies
Always play your ball as it lies, wherever it comes to rest, unless the Rules allow you to do otherwise. Most common exemptions include the effect of ‘loose impediments’ – you can remove leaves, loose twigs, litter – or ‘obstructions’, such as man-made paths, drainage, sprinklers, from which you will receive free relief and be able to drop your ball within one club length at the nearest point of relief, no nearer the hole. (Rule 13-1)
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME
We are delighted to welcome so many new members to the club just now. Committee and Club Members will be making themselves available over the next few weeks to accompany new members on the course. Helping with getting handicaps organised, going through the basic rules and the requirements on the course. Members at the Gold Coast will do everything they can to make you welcome so feel free to put your name down anytime with anyone and enjoy the camaraderie, the game, and the stunning scenery.
SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFER TO GAA PLAYERS UNDER 36 YEARS OLD
The Gold Coast has had a long association with the GAA down through the years and as most of you know they now have a full-sized playing pitch available in the resort. To continue with this association, the management of the Golf Club has now decided that it would make a special price for membership of the Golf Club for players who currently play GAA and are under the age of thirty six.
On production of a valid GAA Club Membership Card, a player can now join the Gold Coast from now until 1st April 2021 for a once off payment of €250. This figure includes GUI and Club levies. This offer is available to members of all GAA Clubs in Waterford. Players under the age of 25 and in full time education can avail of Student Membership for €180.
FANTASTIC INTRODUCTORY OFFERS FOR NEW MEMBERS
Here at the Goldcoast Golf Club we have a fantastic Gents Full Member rate for new members of only €450 inclusive of GUI fees. We also have, an extremely attractive, Gents Senior (65+) rate for new members which is only €350 including GUI fees. For an application form or further information on our special introductory offers for new members, please contact 058 44055. We’d be delighted to welcome you to our Club.
18/19 July 18 H sponsored by Queally/Walsh
25/26 July 18 H sponsored by Member
*Also every Tuesday – Open Gents & Ladies 18H Singles S/F
Comeragh Oil 18 Hole S/F
1st Mairead Ryan 40pts; 2nd Martina Corkery 39pts; 3rd Mary O’Flaherty 38pts
The weather has taken a turn for the better and it was fantastic to see so many people on the course over the last week. Our new ladies are integrating themselves with our ladies club members and we look forward to meeting them all in the next few weeks!! The vistas from the course over the week-end were spectacular with clear blue skies and brilliant sunshine which enhanced the azure blue waters of Dungarvan Bay, absolutely stunning!!
ILGU MUNSTER FIXTURES
Munster Cup, Nenagh GC on Mon 17 th Aug, team of three to represent the club. H/cap 20 and under, no step down, format is 18 H stroke, entries close on Tue 11 th Aug.
Eleanor Tivy Cup, Adare Manor GC on Mon 24 th Aug, team of three to represent club. H/cap 21-32, step down allowed, format is 18 H S/F, entries close 18 th Aug.
Eileen Murphy Perpetual Memorial Trophy, Cork GC on Mon 28 th Sept. H/cap limit 30, no step down allowed, clubs may nominate a pair to represent their club, entries close on Mon 21 st Sept.
If you are interested in any of the above competitions, please contact our secretary Mary Kiely direct before 16 th July
LADIES OPEN DAY FIXTURES
Mon, 27 th July Open Champagne Scramble
Mon, 17 th Aug Open 3 Ball Rumble
Mon, 21 st Sept Open Champagne Scramble
Visitor entry, €15
LADY CAPTAINS PRIZE
Our Lady Captain Anne will be hosting her day on Sunday 2nd Aug, it will be a one day competition with rules and conditions of play to be posted in kiosk shortly!! In light of the circumstances we find ourselves in, we are delighted to be able to host this as it is the biggest event in the calendar of the golfing year. We wish John and Anne the very best for their week-end and hope the sun shines bright for what promises to be a great occasion!!
To give you something to look forward to; a proposed outing has been organised to Ballykisteen GC on Sat 29 th August, the deal consists of 1 night BB, golf and dinner for €110 sharing or €140 single. If you don’t wish to stay overnight, golf and dinner is €60, Tee time on Sat is starting 1.30pm. The sheet is posted in downstairs kiosk, please tick relevant section when adding your name, a deposit of €50 is payable before 1 st Aug to secure the booking. Please put deposit in envelope with your details addressed to Bernie Morrissey and hand into kiosk. The committee members are all very excited about this venture and hope it will be a great day for the ladies, a big Thank You to Bernie for organising this fantastic deal!!
Our next meeting takes place on Friday 17th July, same venue at 8pm.
FANTASTIC INTRODUCTORY RATES FOR NEW LADY MEMBERS
We would like to welcome our new lady members to the club, and hopefully will meet you all soon, please leave your mobile numbers with kiosk staff so that you can be added to our WhatsApp group.
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 and unrivalled scenery!! We have a fantastic Ladies Full Member Rate for new members of only €350 inclusive of ILGU fees. Also we have a very attractive Ladies Senior (65+) Rate for new members of only €300 including ILGU fees, and Country membership is just €200.
Also there are great deals on offer for beginners, for an application form or further information on our special introductory offers for new lady members please contact Irene on 058 44055. We’d be delighted to welcome you to our Club.
For your information ladies, 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!