SEAMUS POWER WINS ON PGA TOUR
We would like to extend massive congratulations from all at the Goldcoast to Waterford native Seamus Power on winning the Barbasol Championship in the US this past weekend. Seamus has been knocking on the door with the past few months and finally came out on top after a six-hole playoff, securing full playing status for the next two seasons on the PGA Tour.
MICK WHITE FOURSOMES 2021
Mick White Foursomes Draw displayed in downstairs kiosk. Best of luck to all competitors.
John White & Ryan Duke V Declan Kiely & Johnny Hughes
Tom White & Michael Whelan V Colin McArthur & John Queally
Miceal White & Ned O’Connor V Richard Walsh & Anselm Hayes
John W Walsh & Brian Dunbar V Neil Dermody & Pat Norris
Ger Bagge & Aodh O’Murchu V Alan Darcy & Frank Waters
DRAW FOR MIXED FOURSOMES
Draw displayed in downstairs Kiosk. First Round to be played by 26th July 2021
Miceal White & Angela O’Connor
Richard Walsh & Bernie Morrissey
Tom White & Patricia Doyle
John White & Ger Hallinan
Rafa Alvarez & Rebecca Kavanagh
Ryan Duke & Martina Corkery
Peter Hayes & Anne Keane
Michael Kavanagh & Elaine Nash
John Hallinan & Ruth Hannigan
Kiki Cullinane & Miriam Matthews
Brian O’Connor & Mairead Ryan
John Queally & Aishling Fennell
WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM RESOURCES
Note to Golf Club Members from Golf Ireland
It has been a number of months since the return to golf across the island and we hope that you, your families and friends are enjoying being back out on the course.
To that end, the Golf Ireland National Handicapping Committee has put together some resources to help you understand how the new World Handicap System works, and who to contact if you have any queries on your WHS handicap index.
Resources below are available to download on the news section of the club website.
COMPETITION SIGN IN AND SCORE RETURN
Just a reminder to golfers that you must sign in before the start of the round and that all cards must be returned.
We are appreciative of members and visitors adherence to the appropriate dresscode on the golf course. Smart casual dress is essential and please note the following are unacceptable – denin jeans, singlets or collarless shirts, untailored shorts, track or leisure suits. Thank you for your adherence.
Tues. 13th July Gents & Ladies Singles:
1st Sean O’Ciarba (25) 43, 2nd Maurice Swan (17) 42, 3rd Barry Farrelly (12) Grange Castle 42, 4th Ferghal O’Cuirin (10) 42, 5th Paul Sheehan (22) Shannon 42. 1st Lady Sandra Russell (33) Tipperary 37.
Fri 16th July Gents and Ladies Singles S/F
1st Gearoid Breathnach West Waterford (13) 47pts. 2nd Alex Crowley Cahir Park (28)46pts. Gross: Michael White (0) 39pts. 3rd Brendan O’Brien (16) 43pts. 4th Brian Dunbar (17) 41pts. 5th Maurice Fennell (21) 40pts. 1st Lady: Catherine Gaffney Carton Hse (45) 43pts.
Sat 17th July. Gents Club Singles S/F.
1st Rico Goosen (26) 42pts. 2nd Frank Waters (19) 39pts. Gross: Michael Lenihan (-1) 39pts.
Sat 18th July. Gents Open Singles S/F.
1st Kevin McCarton Tandragee (17) 39pts.
2nd Derek Brennan Faithlegg (14) 38pts.
Sun 18th July Monthly Medal.
1st Rian O’Dwyer (19) 65 net, 2nd Kieran McCarthy (6) 68 net, Gross Michael White (-1) 71 gross, 3rd Barry Power (5) 69 net.
Sun 18th July Gents Open Singles S/F.
1st Tom Russell (16) 35pts Mitchelstown
WORLD HANDICAPPING SYSTEM AND GOLF IRELAND APP at www.golfireland.ie
The World Handicap System was launched in November 2020. 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. You can also now download the new Golf Ireland App which will also enable you to view your own handicap index and playing record. We would urge all members to register now and familiarise themselves with the WHS system.
HOW TO USE YOUR NEW WHS HANDICAP INDEX
Course & Slope Rating tables are located at the Club but are also available on the Golf Ireland App. 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 FOR COMPETITION SIGN IN AND SCORE ENTRY
The facility exists for members to sign in and input their scores at the Club for competitions through their phone on the Howdidido mobile App. Members are encouraged to register for this service on the HowdidiIdo website.
INTRODUCTORY MEMBER RATES
Thank you to our all our member who have paid their annual subscription and we’d like to give a very warm welcome to all our new members who recently joined.
Here at the Gold Coast Golf Club we also have fantastic Introductory rates for new members.
New Gents member only €450 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.
New Gents Senior (65+) only €350 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.
New Lady member only €350 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.
New Lady Senior (65+) only €300 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.
For an application form or further information on our fees, please contact our Director of Golf Irene on email@example.com or 058 44055
SOCIETIES AND GREEN FEES WELCOME
Gold Coast Golf Club warmly welcome Societies and Green fees in accordance with Covid guidelines and we look forward to greeting you and your guests and friends in 2021. Bookings are being taken, contact Irene Lynch our Director of Golf on 05844055 or firstname.lastname@example.org for favourable rates and to discuss your booking requirements.
10 Hole On-going Competition
18 Hole Stroke Competition kindly sponsored by Helvick Seafood Sat/Sun 24/25 July (re-scheduled)
18 Hole S/F sponsored by Miss Designer Golf Sat/Sun 31/01 Aug
18 Hole S/F sponsored by Dalton Jewellers Sat/Sun 07/08 Aug
Captain’s Prize to Ladies kindly sponsored by John White Sun 15th Aug
18 Hole Open Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
18 Hole S/F sponsored by member
1st Aisling Fennell (6) 42pts
2nd Lorraine Troy (17) 38pts
3rd Inseun Kim (24) 38pts on countback
Great scoring again from Aisling coming in with a fabulous 42pts playing off 6 in our weekend competition, well done and great shooting!!
HOLE IN ONE
There was great excitement over the weekend when 2 of our ladies scored a hole in one on the 8th par 3, the first one was Inseun on Saturday and the second was Mary K on Sunday. Congratulations to both Inseun and Mary, a great achievement and well done!!
MIXED FOURSOMES MATCHPLAY
The draw sheet for the mixed foursomes matchplay is now posted in the kiosk and the WhatsApp groups, the first round has been extended to 6th August. Wishing our ladies and gents the very best of luck in their respective matches!!
SHAWS SINGLES MATCHPLAY
The draw sheet for the singles matchplay kindly sponsored by Shaws Department Stores is now posted in the kiosk, please add your name as soon as possible , closing date is Tuesday 20th July
OPEN TEAM EVENTS
We are looking forward to hosting our very popular Open Team Events over the months of July, August and September which will all take place on Mondays of each month. Our first Open Team Event will be the ever popular Champagne Scramble sponsored by Super-Valu on Monday 19th July, followed on by Monday 16th Aug which will be a charity day in aid of Dungarvan Hospice Homecare and Monday Sept 20th. Any changes to these dates will be posted on our WhatsApp group and these notes.
INTER CLUB COMPETITIONS
Congratulations to our Junior Cup Team and their Manager Alice who defeated Tramore GC in a thrilling match on Saturday!! We wish them the very best of luck when they meet Dungarvan GC on the 7th Aug.
Our Intermediate Team who got a bye for the first round will meet Dungarvan in the second round on Mon 26th July and our Senior Foursomes Team are meeting Cork GC on Tues 27th July.
Mixed Foursomes Team are meeting Dungarvan GC on Sun 25th July
Wishing all our teams the very best of Gold Coast Luck for their respective matches!!
A female panel is needed to help with our Junior Sector which will commence on Sunday evenings, start date to be confirmed. Garda vetting and a safeguarding course 1 is a requirement and will be organised online by the club.
If you can spare some time, please add your name to the panel, your help will be much appreciated.
MARKING OF CARDS
Golf Ireland guidelines have stated that all 3 handicaps must be recorded on cards for competition and casual rounds for handicap purposes. To avoid disqualification you must record your h/cap index, playing h/cap and most importantly the course h/cap, all of these are available on the Golf Ireland app and also on screen when you log in for competitions. All scores must be recorded by the marker and signed in agreement with the player before being returned no later than 30mins after you finish your round.
The guidelines for now are members with no restriction on households permitted per booking for social or club competitions. Meanwhile all regulations have to be adhered to when entering and playing your round. Members please make yourselves aware of the changing guidelines in relation to golf from the government and Golf Ireland, information regarding any changes will be posted on the 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 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 new members and beginners including tuition, please contact our Director of Golf Irene or Brian in the kiosk on 058 44055 for more information.
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!