CAPTAINS PRIZE 2023
Our very popular Captains Michael Wall and Rosie Murphy held their Captains prizes last weekend starting with a mixed scramble on Wednesday evening followed by food from the grill and presentation to the winners of the scramble. The Qualifying for the main prizes took place on Friday and Saturday and the final on Sunday morning with a shot gun start at 10am followed by food and a packed presentation in the Goldcoast Hotel. A fantastic weekend was enjoyed by all culminating in two worthy winners Colin McArthur and Gillian Cashman who played tremendous golf to claim the coveted prizes. A full report of the Captains weekend will be in next weeks notes.
ON THE COURSE
We are getting great feedback from visitors and members alike on the wonderful condition of the course. Well done to course Management and Green keeping staff on the upkeep.
MARKING OF SCORE CARDS
As a courtesy to officials checking scorecards in stableford competitions, we would greatly appreciate if members and visitors would record their stableford points opposite gross score on the scorecard. Please also ensure your computer input corresponds with your scorecard to prevent any inaccuracies, many thanks for your cooperation.
Our dress code for the Gold Coast is slacks and polo shirts. Please note sports jerseys, jeans and track suit bottoms are unacceptable on the golf course. Thank you for your adherence.
INTRODUCTORY RATES FOR NEW MEMBERS
Here at the Goldcoast Golf Club we have fantastic Introductory rates for new members.
Our membership season runs from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024. Our championship golf course is maintained in excellent condition offering superb playability, with 18 holes open all year round. Our pristine greens are much admired and the scenery is spectacular with unrivalled views of Dungarvan Bay, the Irish Sea and Helvick Head.
Members can relax in the comfortable surroundings of our hotel bar and restaurant where delicious food is served by our friendly staff. We can also offer very attractive packages for dual membership to both the golf club and leisure centre.
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 email@example.com 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 friends in 2023. For favorable rates and to discuss your booking requirements contact Irene Lynch on 05844055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tues 13th June Open Singles S/F
1st Maurice Fennell (20) 48
2nd Darragh Power (13) 43
3rd Martin Murray (23) 42
1st Lady Maire Murphy Doneraile (26) 41
Wed. 14th June Captains Scramble
1st Brian McGill, Adam O’Riordan, Nicholas Power Jack Kiely 39.1
2nd David Hallahan, Andy Travers, Brigid Coffey, Mary Dunbar 39.8
3rd Seamus O’Connell, Maurice Swan, Tony Walsh, Alice Collins 40.2
4th Michael White, Brendan Fitzgerald, Declan Kiely, Mairead Ryan. 40.7
5th Lar Whelan, Aaron Jennings, Isobel Kirwan, Deirdre Ruane 41.7
6th John White, Paul Lenihan Angela O’Connor, Brian Dunbar 42.5
Sun 16th, 17th, 18th June Captains Prize
1st Colin McArthur (8) 129
2nd Nicholas Power (26) 134
Gross Diarmuid Henley (1) 146
3rd John White (7) 137
Cat 1: A J Hayes (7) 139
Cat 2: James Hayes (9) 138
Cat 3: J J Quinn (16) 140
Cat 4: Joseph Ryan (26) 139
Best Sunday: Michael Kavanagh (10) 66
Best Saturday: Billy Long (10) 69
Best Friday: Richard Walsh (10) 71
Past Captain: Rafael Alvarez (22) 145
Captain’s Plate: John Queally (24) 142
Tues 20th June Open Singles S/F
Fr 23rd June Open Singles S/F
Sat 24th June Club Comp, Open Gents Singles
Sun. 25th June Monthly Medal, Open Gents Singles
24/25 June 18 Hole S/F sponsored by Wine Buff
10 Hole On-going Competition
9 Hole Gold Coasters Competition every Thursday
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
1st Elaine Nash 39pts
2nd Lorraine Troy 38pts
3rd Karen Darcy 36pts
Open Tuesday – Martina Corkery 39pts
Open Friday – Angela O’Connor 40pts
LADY CAPTAINS RESULTS
1st Gillian Cashman 74/64 = 138
2nd Ger Hallinan 67/71 = 138
Gross Fiona Howard 70/70 -140
3rd Aisling Fennell 69/74 =143
4th Katie Kiely 75/69 -144
Cat A Irene Lynch 80/69 = 149
Cat B Inseun Kim 69/77 = 146
Cat C Patricia Doyle 78/70 = 148
Best 1st Day Elaine Nash 72
Best 2nd Day Anne Bailey 73
Past Captain Eilo Fitzgerald 74/72 = 146
The Captain’s scramble took place on Wed 14th Jun in glorious sunshine with an unexpected large entry. What was originally to be a nine hole event turned into a 13 hole to facilitate the large turnout.
The shotgun start with multiple teams off every hole soon filled up the fairways with fun, laughter and banter between the teams!!
The fabulous BBQ under the stewardship of Head Chef Maurice and Commis Chef Aisling kept the golfers sustained as they passed the station. Our resident Sommelier Bob was in charge of wines and refreshments which were needed for re-hydration!!
The presentation of prizes by our Captain Michael took place in the carpark in the twilight hours! The scores returned reflected the fabulous condition of the course with multiple birdies and a couple of eagles on some cards, results are posted in men’s notes. Congratulations to all who featured in the prizes, and thanks a mill to all involved in making it such an enjoyable event!!!
GILLIAN WINS CAPTAIN’S PRIZE
Our Captain’s Prize Weekend hosted by our very popular Captains Michael and Rosie got underway on Friday in adverse weather conditions with on-going heavy showers. Despite the conditions there were some brilliant scores returned, Saturday proved to be a much better day which reflected the steady returns for the qualifying round. Thankfully Sunday was much more weather friendly with beautiful sunny conditions for the shotgun start at 10am.
The players got off their respective tees with no hold-ups which resulted in fantastic low scores from both the ladies and gents. Our ladies battled it out with several in contention going out to take the trophy, and two having the same score of 138 on Sunday. Gillian’s score of 64 playing off 29 secured the coveted prize with Ger playing off 19 coming in second place. The excitement was riveting as the results were revealed to announce Gillian as the worthy winner, congrats to both for a fantastic round of golf, and well done to Gillian!!
COLIN WINS MICHAEL’S PRIZE
The men brought in some very low scores over the weekend with my fellow PRO Nicky bringing in a 67 on Friday in very inclement conditions, making him the leader in the clubhouse!! Colin playing off 8 brought in a remarkable 61 on Saturday and matched it with a 68 on Sunday to secure the prize. Not to be outdone our Nicky brought in another 67 on Sunday totaling a marvelous score of 134. Well done to our ladies and gents who participated in the weekend of golf and congratulations to all who featured in the prizes and to our winners Gillian and Colin!!
The ladies committee are very appreciative of the help they received from the men over the weekend in collating and posting of scores and displaying the results. It made the weekend workload easier to navigate and reduce the stress levels associated with these events. Thanks a mill guys, ye are fantastic!!
A vote of thanks to Rob and his team of Merry Men for their never ending challenge ensuing the superb condition of the course, it was immaculate and the greens were just perfect!!
The Lady Captain Rosie and members wish to convey their heartfelt condolences to the family of our fellow member Breda Veale on the sad passing of her beloved mother Margaret last week and for the sad loss of her uncle John this week. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time!!
May Margaret and John Rest In Peace
EILEEN MURPHY MEMORIAL TROPHY
The final of the Eileen Murphy Trophy takes place in September in Cork Golf Club. The format of the competition is a Foursomes format, and qualifying rounds will take place to send the winners to the final.
The qualifying rounds start on Sat 20th May and handicap limit is 36 with stepdown if necessary. Entry is €3 per round, and we would encourage our ladies to play with as many partners as possible and make it a sociable event!!
NEW FACEBOOK PAGE
A new Facebook page has been launched by both men’s and ladies clubs, thanks a mill to Leanne who is spearheading the ladies section. Please like and share all posts!!
OPEN TEAM EVENTS CALENDAR
Wed 21st June
Wed 26th July
Wed 16th August
The 3 ball team events which will be a mix of champagne scrambles, rumbles and formats which favours many golfers will run through the summer months.
Our next open team event will be Wed 21st June, the longest day of the year so daylight hours will not be a problem!! The weather promises to be sunny and warm and perfect for golf with our natural on-shore breezes. Looking forward to seeing our neighbouring club ladies and fellow golfers to our open days, bookings are online or contacting Irene or Brian on 058 44055
Due to Captain’s Prize weekend and much activity on the course our group took a day off, back to normal next Thursday!!
All members new and longstanding are welcome to join us, and there is no handicap limit. We play a 9 Hole singles each week with the exception of a monthly scramble which is proving very popular with everyone!!
Many thanks to Anne for continuing to organise the event with presentation of the most wonderful prizes each week!!
INTER CLUB TEAMS
Our Foursomes team under the guidance of their manager Elaine are through to the area semi-final, dates and venue TBA. All information will be posted in our What’sApp group.
A huge thank you to our wonderful team and magnificent manager Elaine for their steadfast enthusiasm and effort put into each event!!
Karen Darcy & Leanne Bumster
Ger Hallinan & Martina Corkery
Katie Kiely & Mairead Ryan
Team Manager : Elaine Nash
CARE OF GREENS AND BUNKERS
We would like to ask our players to please repair pitch marks on the greens, even if they are not your own!! Also please rake bunkers, now that they are back in play.
Our Handicap secretary and committee are meeting on a regular basis to discuss the input from the ladies in accordance to their handicaps. A review will be on-going throughout the year in relation to above decision.
NEW MEMBER DEALS
Ladies, if you had ever thought of taking up golf, now is the time to do it, our Lady Captain Rosie 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.