END OF YEAR DINNER AND PRIZE PRESENTATIONS
A great evening was enjoyed by all last weekend at the annual dinner hosted in the Goldcoast Resort Hotel. It was a lovely social occasion where noteworthy winners were presented with the Order of merit, Golfer of the year and Matchplay prizes. Club Officers, members and guests in attendance were treated to a delicious meal and it was a great night to catch up with friends in a jovial and relaxed atmosphere. Congratulations to all the winners and well done to the Officers, Committees, staff and volunteers for their effort and commitment and all they do for the Club. It rounds off another great golfing year at the Goldcoast Golf Club and we look forward to another successful season ahead.
Golfer of the Year Winner: John Hallinan
Oder of Merit Winner: Kealan Walsh
Scratch Matchplay Winner: Ian Prendergast
Scratch Matchplay Runner up: Michael White
Mick White Foursomes Winners: John White & Nicky Dee
Mick White Foursomes Runners up: Ned O’Connor Ivan O’Connor
Club Singles Matchplay Winner: Pat Kiely
Club Singles Matchplay Runner up: Nicky Dee
Club Mixed Winners: Isobel Kirwan & Nicky Dee
Club Mixed Runners Up: Ruth Hannigan & Nicholas Power
Special Appreciation Presentation: Eamon O’Donnell
JOHN WHITE CARPENTRY SPONORED WINTER LEAGUE 2022/23
This year’s winter league is now in full swing and runs until the 10th February 2023. The format this year is 9 teams of 12 players with 10 rounds to be played. 6 teams out of the 9 will go through to the play offs. Best of luck to the 9 Captains and their teams. We ask that all players write the name of their team on the cards to make it easy for the kiosk staff to add your score to the spreadsheet. It promises to be a very competitive winter league going on previous years. A huge thank you again to our sponsor John White.
CARE OF THE GREENS
To keep our greens in excellent condition we wish to make golfers mindful to please repair all pitch marks. At this time of year, even small pitch shots into the green can damage the surface. To bring extra focus on repairing these marks, greens have been assigned to each of the Winter League teams as follows:
1st and 10th Green: Abbeyside
2nd and 11th Green: An Rinn
3rd and 12th Green: Ballinacourty
4th and 13th Green: Comeragh
5th and 14th Green: Cork
6th and 15th Green: Dungarvan
7th and 16th Green: Dunhill
8th and 17th Green: Nire/Tourneena
9th and 18th Green: Stradbally
Thank you for your continued co-operation.
ON THE COURSE
Winter rules are in play so it is marking and placing within 6 inches no nearer the hole on both fairways and rough. Bunkers are also GUR for the duration of Winter League. Please check with kiosk staff for further updates.
GOLDCOAST MENS CLUB AGM 2022
The AGM of the Gold Coast Men’s Club will take place in the Gold Coast Hotel on Sunday November 20th at 5.00pm.
LIONS CLUB CHRISTMAS APPEAL 28th Nov. to 4th Dec.
The Gold coast Golf Club are delighted again to be associated with the Lions Club Christmas Appeal and our Lions Club week will run from Mon. 28th November to Sunday 4th December. All members will be encouraged to come along and play and contribute by entering competitions or buying raffle tickets. Your support will help raise much needed funds to help those less well off in our society. The Gold coast members have always been generous in their support and we know this will continue again this year for this very worthy cause.
NON-RETURN OF COMPLETED SCORECARDS
From 31st March 2022 an automated process will be put in place to apply an automatic penalty score if a score is pre-registered but not submitted. This rule applies to both General Play and official Competitions. The player is now totally responsible for submitting their score once it has been pre-registered. If they fail to do so without providing the committee with a valid reason, an automated penalty score will be applied. Mandatory Handicap on Scorecards. From 31st March 2022, Golf Ireland requires that the player’s Handicap Index is verified before playing and is the required handicap on a scorecard
Mon 7th to Fri. 11th Nov WL WK2
1st Liam Brown (11) 40pts
2nd Tony Fitzgerald (19) 39pts
Gross Michael White (+1) 39pts
Tues 8th November 2022
1st Rudolf Virdzek Clonmel (14) 36
Sat. 12th, Sun 13th WL WK 3
1st JJ Quinn (14) 41pts
2nd Ger Darcy (14) 40pts
3rd Willie Flavin (19) 39pts
Cat +1-7: Ivan O’Connor (5) 38pts
Cat 8-13: Sean MacCraith (9) 39pts
Cat 14-17: Declan Kiely (14) 37pts
Cat 18-28: Adam O’Riordan (19) 36pts
Mon 14th to Fri. 18th Nov WL WK3
Tues 15th Nov Open Singles S/F
Fr 18th Nov Open Singles S/F
Sat. 19th, Sun 20th WL WK 4
Mon 21st to Fri. 25th Nov WL WK4
Tues 22nd Open 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&18 Hole Moorings Winter league
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
1st Josephine Fennell 16pts
2nd Bernie Morrissey 11pts
3rd Deirdre Ruane 10pts
MOORINGS WINTER LEAGUE
Our Winter League, again kindly sponsored by the Moorings Bar & Restaurant got underway on Monday 31st Oct. Entries are picking up with players taking advantage of the good days, the course is in great condition considering the inclemency of the weather!!Hopefully it will be kinder to us in the next few weeks to keep the league running to its full potential!!
Entry for this event is €40 which includes a €10 registration and €30 for the first 10 rounds which are obligatory from each member, and is payable in advance of your first game!! Terms and conditions are posted on notice board and WhatsApp group; please make yourself aware of same before play. Envelopes are supplied in kiosk for entry fees, please state clearly: date, your name, your team and which league, i.e. 10 or 18 holes. Enclose €40 in envelope and hand into kiosk only!!
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 have changed the day to Thursday to facilitate our Bridge Club ladies, our next outing will be Thur 17th Nov at 12.00 due to time change and we are hoping to run this event through the winter with a change of tee times to take advantage of the daylight hours. This is an ideal opportunity to play the 10 Hole Winter League in conjunction with the competition of the day. Registration is 12pm on the day with Anne or Mary. Please support,
as these midweek events are fantastic to keep you swinging and enjoying the game!!
END OF YEAR DINNER
Our annual dinner took place in the Gold Coast Hotel on Saturday 12th November, as always this is a lovely social gathering where notable awards are presented and members get a chance to catch up on what’s happening in the club. The atmosphere was electric with the presentation of prizes ending in laughter and banter from all sides with a special presentation to Eamonn O’Donnell for his promotion of golf and services to our club and his attention to detail to all who visit Dromoland GC. Thank you Eamonn, we are very proud that you are one of our own!!
GOLFER OF THE YEAR
Our golfer of the year for 2022 was Mary Dunbar who beat off the opposition in securing a one point lead to claim the trophy. Mary gave a wonderful acceptance speech thanking everyone who had an input into her game and not forgetting her loyal friends who supported her along the way!! Well done Mary.
JOHN MCGRATH MEMORIAL STROKEPLAY
This was once an accolade presented by the ILGU in the form of the Silver Spoon for the best strokeplay of the year. Since it has been ceased by Golf Ireland, the ladies club decided to award the recipient with the John McGrath Memorial Cup. The winner of the inaugural trophy was our wonderful Director of Golf Irene Lynch, who was untouchable throughout the year with her fabulous golf. Congrats Irene, you deserve the accolade!!
CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES
Our club mixed foursomes came down to a humdinger of a final between our Lady Captain Isobel and her partner Nicky and Ruth who is no stranger to matchplay and her partner PRO Nicholas. Apparently, the game was electric with some fabulous golf from both pairings which came down to the final putt which saw Isobel and Nicky in the winning enclosure. Congrats to both teams in making it to the final!!
AGM & PRESENTATION
Our AGM will take place on Friday 18th November at 8pm in the Gold Coast Hotel with presentation of all outstanding prizes at 7pm on the night.
It is imperative that all ladies attend the AGM, as this is your opportunity to air your views for the year ahead. Nomination sheet for incoming officers and committee will be posted in kiosk during the week.
LIONS CLUB HAMPER APPEAL
As with previous years, our club is again appealing to its members to remember those less fortunate for the forthcoming festive season. The ladies and men’s clubs will be donating all the entries from competitions and participating in the raffle for the beautiful hampers and other prizes donated by members, to which we are entirely grateful!! Tickets will be on sale in the kiosk, please support. The ladies will be holding a fun scramble for the event, date to be announced which will be posted in kiosk and WhatsApp group.
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.