GOLDCOAST GOLF CLUB NOTES 14TH JUNE 2020
Another great week for golf at the Gold Coast Golf Club. Lots of players getting back into the “swing” of things. Fair play to the new members and existing members for getting together on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings for getting handicaps organised. We hope new members are enjoying the game and experience at the Gold Coast GC. A special mention for those involved in the maintenance and restoration of the bunkers, they are nearly finished and well done to everyone for helping out. We are all, existing and new, members looking forward to the next phase of Covid 19 restrictions being lifted and hopefully competitions being restored. If you get to play this week ENJOY.
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.
Members old and new are reminded to check out the notice board adjacent to the first tee regarding local rules, dress codes etc. On Tuesday and Wednesday evening (5pm-7pm) a members evening where members will be able to play with some of the new members to facilitate getting handicaps. Please book your time on the BRS system. We will be doing this for the next few weeks.
RULE OF THE WEEK:- Play within the parameters of the tee
The first tee shot of a round is always daunting, even for seasoned golfers, so make sure you tee up between and behind the front of the appropriate markers – usually white for medal tees, yellow for men, red for ladies – and within two club lengths. With all the swing thoughts that go through the average player’s head, it can be easy to forget about these basic parameters. Penalty for teeing up the ball outside of them (you may take your stance outside if you prefer) is two shots in strokeplay. (Rule 11)
RECIPROCAL GREENFEE ARRANGEMENT WITH DUNGARVAN AND WEST WATERFORD GOLF CLUBS
Just a note to remind members that for many years now, all three golf clubs in Dungarvan have operated a reciprocal arrangement where Monday to Friday, members of Goldcoast Golf Club can play Dungarvan or West Waterford (or vice versa) for a reduced green fee of €15 now. This does not apply weekends or for competitions and additionally now for the next couple of weeks, you can only play with a member.
Huge credit to the course staff during the Covid 19 lockdown to keep the course in such fine condition. It’s a credit to all involved. When you get back playing you will see the great work that has been done by volunteers on the bunkers too. There are still a few bunkers to do so if you have a couple of free hours please contact the kiosk and they will arrange for your availability.
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.
Sat/Sun 4/5th July 18 Hole S/F Competition
As we are slowly getting back to normal golf as per ILGU guidelines, we hope to hold our first competition on Sat/Sun 4/5th July which will be an 18 Hole S/F. For those not wishing to play the 18 holes can continue to play casual golf at their own pace, entries will be through the kiosk and payments will be contactless.
To give you something to look forward to; a proposed outing has been organised to Ballykisteen GC on Sat 29th August, the deal consists of 1 night B&B, 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 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!! More details to follow!
NEW MEMBER DEALS
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!! There are great deals on offer for beginners, please contact the kiosk on 058 44055 for more information. 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!