Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 13th December 2020
COVID 19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS
As golf continues, we welcome all our members and guests and hope they enjoy their golf and continue to be vigilant in adhering to the Covid 19 safety protocols.
From December 18th to January 6th, golfers can travel to another county to play as restrictions are eased over the Christmas period.
All golf activities should be organised on the basis of arrival-play-depart without delay.
Tee times are booked in advance online or over the telephone.
In addition, golf clubs and golfers are asked to ensure members, visitors and staff with colds or any symptoms of COVID-19 must stay away from the golf course/clubhouse
Physical distancing rules are observed by all members and their guests at all times in the car park and on the course.
Players are instructed not to touch the flag or flagstick.
Enjoy your golf and stay safe.
LIONS CLUB CHRISTMAS APPEAL
Thank you to all our members and guests for entering competitions last week and supporting the Lions Club Christmas appeal. Raffle ticket sales continue this week. Prizes in the raffle are 1st Hamper, 2nd Turkey, 3rd Ham (Cost 3 strips tickets €5). Please support this worthy cause.
HOLE IN ONE
Congratulations to Tony Fitzgerald for a great achievement in last Tuesdays Open Day. Tony aced the par 3 4th hole for a spectacular hole in one, well done Tony!
WORLD HANDICAPPING SYSTEM at www.golfireland.ie
The World Handicap System was launched in November. Please go to the Golf Ireland website and find your handicap index. The WHS is an averaging system based using the best 8 of the last 20 scores on your record. To access your handicap information, you must register and create a new account at www.golfireland.ie using your eight-digit CDH number and 4-digit PIN, both of which are printed on the rear of your GUI/ILGU Member Card.
HOW TO USE YOUR NEW WHS HANDICAP INDEX
Course & Slope Rating tables are located at the Club. You simply have to choose the tees you are playing off that day and cross reference your Handicap Index on the Course & Slope Rating table to ascertain your Course Handicap. Different tees on the same course could have varying slope ratings. Your Course Handicap determines the number of strokes you give or receive off the tee set you intend to play from red, yellow, white or blue.
Then, depending on the format you are playing (singles, fourball etc.) you will apply a handicap allowance to your course handicap which will present you with your playing handicap.
For example: The recommended handicap allowance for individual stroke play events is 95% which means a player could have a handicap index of 18.2, course handicap of 20 but a playing handicap of 19.
More information on the World Handicap System can be found at www.golfnet.ie/whs
HOW DID I DO APP
The facility now exists for members to sign in and input their scores at the Club for competitions through their phone on Howdidido mobile App. Members are encouraged to register for this service on the HowdidiIdo website.
GOLD COAST GOLF CLUB GIFT VOUCHERS
Wondering what to get that special someone this Christmas?
Gold Coast “Gift Vouchers” are the ideal Christmas gift and can be purchased from the Hotel or Golf Office for any amount and can be redeemed against any of the following:
2021 GOLF MEMBERSHIP Special introductory rates for new golfers, GREEN FEES and SOCIETIES VOUCHERS: Preferential group rates available. OPEN COMPETITIONS VOUCHERS: Tuesdays & Friday Open Ladies and Gents Singles, LEISURE CENTRE MEMBERSHIP and HOTEL LUNCH AND DINNER
For further information on Green fees, Societies, Open Days or Membership Tel. 058 44055 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.goldcoastgolfclub.com
HARD LUCK TO OUR WATERFORD HURLERS
Hard luck to our Waterford Hurlers who put up a very brave performance against Limerick in the All-Ireland final. Limerick proved too strong on the day, but the team did us proud and thank you for the great enjoyment you provided to us all.
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME
Here at the Gold Coast Golf Club we have a fantastic Gents Full Member rate for new members of only €450 inclusive of GUI fees. We also have a very attractive Gents Senior (65+) rate for new members which is only €350 including GUI fees.
We have great facilities here at the Gold Coast, a top class golf course maintained in excellent condition, outstanding greens and 18 holes open all year round.
Members can relax in the comfortable surroundings of our hotel bar and restaurant where there is delicious food served daily. We can also offer very attractive packages for dual membership to both the golf club and leisure centre and gym.
For an application form or further information on our special introductory offers for new members, please contact Irene Lynch Director of Golf on 058 44055.
Tues 15th Open Gents & Ladies Singles
Fri. 18th Open Gents & Ladies Singles
Sat 19th & Sun 20th Club Singles
Sat. 19th & Sun. 20th Open Gents Singles S/F
Mon 7th to Fri. 11th Lion Club Singles
1st Tony Moore (11) 42
2nd John Walsh (24) 41
Gross Michael White (0) 35
Tues 8th Open Singles
1st Nicky Keane (21) 38
2nd Tony Fitzgerald (18) 36
Fri. 11th Open Singles
1st Owen Morrissey Dungarvan (11) 40
Gross Peter Mullaney Dungarvan (+2) 37
Sat. 12th Lions Club Singles
1st John D Walsh (24) 42
2nd Jimmy O’Dwyer (10) 41
Our Lady Captain Anne and committee would like to extend Season’s Greetings to all our members and visitors who have graced our fairways during the year, not forgetting Rob and his fantastic staff who work tirelessly to keep the course in magnificent condition!! Our grateful thanks to Irene and Brian in the kiosk who ensure the smooth running of the Club on a daily basis always with a smile. Happy Christmas Everyone!!!
The restrictions will be lifted from Dec 18th – Jan 6th to allow all club members play their home course, so hopefully weather permitting we are looking forward to seeing some of our long distance members again!
Sat/Sun 19/20th Dec 13 Hole S/F competition
Open 18 Hole S/F competition Gents/Ladies every Tuesday and Friday
Ongoing 10 Hole competition
13 Hole S/F
1st Rebecca Kavanagh (20) 28pts
2nd Aisling Fennell (9) 26pts
Ongoing 18 Hole S/F
1st Marie Hayes (35) 38pts
2nd Eilo Fitzgerald (23) 38pts
3rd Mairead Ryan (20) 37pts
10 Hole Ongoing
No 1 Anne Keane (35) 21pts
No2. Isobel Kirwin (40) 22pts
Beginners 9 Hole
1st Mary Ryan
2nd Aine Campbell
3rd Kate Morrissey
LIONS CLUB CHRISTMAS APPEAL
Our Lions club appeal is up and running as per usual despite the pandemic putting a halt to our golf and social activities for longer than anticipated. Donations are most welcome and there is also a raffle with wonderful prizes of a super Hamper for first prize donated by Tim O’Driscoll with a Turkey and Ham for second and third, tickets are 3 strips for €5. Our Captains John and Anne are very grateful for your generous donations to date, but there is still time left to subscribe to this worthy cause!!
FANTASTIC INTRODUCTORY RATES FOR NEW LADY MEMBERS
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. The Gold Coast Golf Club is a championship parkland course bordered by the Atlantic Ocean for 1.5 miles. With magnificent coastal vistas in tranquil surroundings, the scenery is spectacular with unrivalled views of Dungarvan Bay and Helvick Head.
We have a fantastic Ladies Full Member Rate for new members of only €350 inclusive of ILGU fees. We also have a very attractive Ladies Senior (65+) Rate for new members of only €300 including ILGU fees.
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.