Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 16th August 2020
PIERCE PURCELL SHIELD
The Gold Coast played Williamstown in the 3rd round of this year’s Pierce Purcell Shield last Saturday 15th August. We played 3 games away and 2 games at home, both venues teeing off at 3pm. After four and a half hours of golf the result was still unknown. At Williamstown, our first pair were heading down the 19th, when the 2 games behind had finished one a piece. At the same time in the Gold Coast both matches also headed down the 19th. So, at this stage it was one game apiece with 3 games hanging in the balance. The first Gold Coast team eventually won their match on the 21st hole. Then at Williamstown the Gold Coast lost on the 20th hole, making the match 2 games each. Unfortunately our second home pair lost on the 19th, and the match, after putting in a great effort and playing some fantastic golf. Great credit must go to the panel of players who had four Tuesday night sessions in the Gold Coast, two sessions in Williamstown and a challenge match against Cahir Park golf club in preparation for Saturdays match. Best of luck to Williamstown who now progress to the 4th round.
Representing the Gold Coast on Saturday were the following pairings: At Williamstown; Paul Lenihan and John Ahern, John Walsh and Tom Reynolds, Declan Kiely and Michael Whelan, reserve pair were Nicky Dee and Brian Dunbar. At the Gold Coast; Fergal Buttimer and David Hallahan, Richard Walsh and Michael Wall, reserve pair Andy Travers and Marc Power.
If you are reading these weekly notes from the website, that is good. However, if you give your email address to the kiosk you can receive these notes by email. Also, WhatsApp is being widely used now by the club and members to keep people informed of events and, like last Saturday, provide live updates from competitions. Even from a distance the excitement was palpable, and one had a sense of sharing in the experience at the Gold Coast GC and Williamstown GC. The pictures of the teams were a nice touch, well done to all who contributed.
The Player of the Year and Order of Merit awards will take place this year. The list below includes remaining competitions for these events: –
The Gold Coast Cup Matchplay and Scratch Matchplay competitions also take place this year.
Tues. 18th Aug: Open Gents & Ladies 18H Singles S/F,
Fri. 21st Aug: Open Gents & Ladies 18H Singles S/F
Sat. 22nd Club Comp, Open Gents 18H Singles S/F
Sun. 23rd Aug: Vice Capt Prize White S/F, Open Gents 18H Singles S/F
Tues 25th Aug Open Gents & Ladies 18H Singles S/F
Tues. 11th Aug Open Gents & Ladies 18H Singles
1st James Devaney Co. Tipperary 21 44
2nd Neil J Power Dungarvan (5) 44
Cat 0-9: Niall Walsh (8) 39
Cat. 10-18: Jeremy Walsh Dungarvan (14) 40
Cat. 18+: Wesley Carter Kilkenny (24) 42
CSS Vis 39
Fri. 14th Aug Open Gents & Ladies Singles
1 Adam Kennedy (9) Faithlegg 41
2 Ian Maher (5)East Cork 40
Gross Stephen O Brien( 2) Fota 40
3 David Crowdle (19) Rosslare 40
Sat. 15th Aug Open Singles
1 Sean Walzer (16) Slievenamon 40
2 Ben Carey (12) Fermoy 39
Sat. 15th Aug Club Singles
1 Tadhg O’Cuirin (19) 40
Gross Michael White (1) 38
AUGUST MONTHL MEDAL
1 Diarmad Henley 4 68
2 Liam Clancy 17 69
Gross Michael Lenihan 1 73
3 Austin Jnr Kiely 12 69
OPEN SINGLES S/F 16/08/20
1 MICHAEL MORRIS Raffeen Creek 13 39
2 Rob McCarthy Fermoy 19 39
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME
We are delighted to welcome so many new members to the club just now. Committee and Club Members are 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 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 2/23 Aug 18 Hole S/F sponsored by Wine Buff
Sat/Sun 05/06 Sept 18 Hole S/F sponsored by Deise Golf
18 Hole S/F on-going competition
10 Hole S/F on-going competition
Open 18 Hole S/F competition Gents/Ladies every Tuesday and Friday
David Hayes 18 Hole Stroke (GOY)
1st Mary Kiely 68 nett
2nd Linda Buckley 71 nett
3rd Martina Corkery 72 nett
Tues. 11th Aug Open Gents & Ladies Singles
1st Irene Lynch (7) 41pts
2nd Mary Kiely (11) 40pts
CSS 38 pts
Fri. 14th Aug
1 Lady Liz Donnelly (11) Kinsale 36pts
Ladies CSS 35
OPEN 18 HOLE LADIES AND GENTS
The ladies are now in a privileged position in being able to play in two open competitions per week. The Tuesday Open 18 Hole which was originally a seniors competition is now open to all ages and is proving to be a great attraction for visitors, the men’s Friday Open 18 Hole is now open to ladies giving us a choice of competitions to play in!!
Our on-going competitions started on Wed 22nd July giving our ladies a choice of 10 or 18 hole format. The entry fee will be €3 for 10 hole and €5 for 18 hole competitions and entry sheet is available in downstairs kiosk.
MATCH –PLAY SINGLES SPONSORED BY SHAWS DEPARTMENT STORES
Our singles match-play is now heading into the second round with some very surprising results, this could prove to be an exciting tournament to the finish. Congrats and Good luck to all in the second round and enjoy a sporting match!!! Entry is €5 and sheet is posted in downstairs kiosk, envelopes are provided for entry fees.
PRESENTATION OF PRIZES
There will be a presentation of prizes for outstanding club competitions and two open days on Thursday 20th Aug in the kiosk at 6pm. Winners will be notified.
ILGU MUNSTER FIXTURES
The ladies who will represent us in Nenagh GC on Mon 17th Aug, will be Mary Kiely, Mary Clancy and Ger Hallinan, we wish our trio the very best for the challenge ahead and are very confident of a positive outcome!!!
EILEEN MURPHY PERPETUAL TROPHY,
The ladies who will represent us in Cork GC on Mon 28th Sept. for this competition will be Rosie Murphy and Elaine Nash, two very strong players and we wish them both the very best of luck on the day!!
ELEANOR TIVY CUP
The team representing us in the Eleanor Tivy cup in Adare Manor GC on Mon 24th Aug is Anne Purcell, Bernie Morrissey and Angela O’Connor. We wish our ladies the very best of luck on the day and mostly to enjoy the occasion!!
OPEN DAY FIXTURES
Mon, 21st Sept Open Champagne Scramble
Visitor entry, €15 H/cap limit 36
LADIES OUTING TO BALLYKISTEEN
Our outing has been organised to Ballykisteen GC on Sat 29th 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. If you have not already paid a deposit, it is now due!! 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 4th Sept, same venue at 8pm.
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 including free tuition, 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.