Gold Coast Golf Club
Ballinacourty, Dungarvan,
Co. Waterford.

Goldcoast Golf Club Notes 19th February 2023

JOHN WHITE CARPENTRY SPONSORED WINTER LEAGUE 2022/23

This year’s winter league has now entered its 17th and final week. With all the teams making the most of the fine weather it looks like it will be down to the wire in the battle for the top 6 qualifying playoff spots. It will be an exciting finish to the qualifying stages with the League running until this Friday the 24th of February, so best of luck to all team captains and players. The Quarter finals are set for Sunday 5th March with the semi-finals on the following Sunday March 12th. The grand final is penciled in for Sunday 26th March. A huge thank you to our sponsor John White. Prizes of Legs of Lamb will be awarded to all prize winners for winter league until end of February. Each prize winner will carry a 2-point penalty deduction towards further prize qualification until the end of the league. A player winning a second prize will be deducted 4 points etc. A player’s full score will count for the winter league.

 

CAPTAINS DRIVE-IN

Our Captains Michael Wall and Rosemary Murphy will take to the first tee on next Sunday morning February 26th to get our golfing year underway here in the Gold Coast Golf Club for 2023. A shotgun start 18 holes scramble will take place at 10am. A draw will take place for playing partners, please enter your names on the online timesheet by 12 noon Saturday 25th Feb.  Ribs and colcannon and presentation afterwards in the Dugout Bar.  Plenty of after hours practicing is going on by both Captains.  A little bird tells me that Captain Michael is even practicing by night.  All joking aside, I want wish both Captains an enjoyable and successful 2023.

 

DRESS CODE

Our dress code for the Goldcoast 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.

 

MARKING OF CARDS

Players need to be aware that you can’t for any reason mark your own card while playing your round of golf you must give your card to your playing partner who will mark your card and you will mark his/hers until round is complete. Only then will you get your card back to enter the computer.

 

CARE ON THE COURSE

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. Thank you for your continued co-operation. Players are also reminded for the safety of others to continue to shout fore for errant shots. Continuing on with course news we are getting excellent feedback from visitors to our club on the conditions of our fairways and especially our greens which must be some of the best in the country We must thank Rob and and the management team, Irene and Brian in the kiosk for promoting the club and the continuing work on the course which continues to attract golfers from all over the world to our little gem in the sunny South East.

 

WEEKLY GOLF NOTES

The golf notes that go out every week on the papers and online are for all members of the Club. If you have anything that you want shared on the notes, please contact me on 083 4862771 or Irene or Brian at the kiosk on 058 44055.

 

ATTRACTIVE INTRODUCTORY RATES FOR NEW MEMBERS

With spring in the air, the start of our new membership season at the Goldcoast Golf Club is fast approaching, commencing on 1st April.  We have great facilities here and fantastic Introductory rates for new members.
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.  The course stretching 6785 yards is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean for 1.5 miles with spectacular scenery and 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.

 

For an application form or further information on our fees, please contact our Director of Golf Irene on golf@goldcoastgolfresort.com or 058 44055

 

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.

 

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 golf@goldcoastgolfresort.com.

 

GENTS RESULTS

Mon 13th to Fri. 17th Feb WL WK16

1st Brian Dunbar (19) 43

2nd James Darcy (20) 42

Gross Conor Clancy (5) 35

3rd Johnny Hughes (13) 41

 

Tues 14th Feb Open Singles S/F

1st Gerry Comerford (12) 40

2nd Michael Hassett (13) 40

 

Fr 17th Feb Open Singles S/F

1st Tony Fitzgerald (17) 44

 

Sat 18th Sun 19th Feb WL WK 17

1st Ryan Duke (15) 42

2nd Roy Ware (9) 41

3rd David Hallihan (8) 40

4th Tony Sheehan (13) 40

Cat +1-7: Brian Fahey (6) 36

Cat 8-13: Jimmy O’Dwyer (10) 39 (41-2)

Cat 14-17: Jim Harty (15) 39 (41-2)

Cat 18-28: Alan Lehane (19) 39 (41-2)

 

GENTS FIXTURES

Mon 20th to Fri. 24th Feb WL WK17

Tues 21st Feb Open Singles S/F

Fr 24th Feb Open Singles S/F

Sat 25th Club Comp

Sun 26th Captains Drive in and scramble

 

LADIES NOTES

 

LADIES NOTES

FIXTURES

10 & 18 Hole Moorings Winter League

10 Hole Lamb Competition

18 Hole On-going Competition

Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday

 

RESULTS

10 Hole Winter League Rd 6

1st Siobhan McCarthy 21pts on C/B

2nd Emma Fortune 21pts

 

18 Hole Winter League Rd 9

1st Breda Veale 38pts on C/B

2nd Liz Ivory 38pts

 

10 Hole Lamb Competition

No. 2 Fiona Howard 20pts on C/B

 

TEAM STANDINGS

Powerscourt 1450

Lahinch 1407

Druids Glen 1380

Ballybunion 1373

Old Head 1344

Dromoland 1222

 

GOLD COASTERS

1st Inseun Kim 18pts on C/B

2nd Breda Conway 18pts

3rd Josephine Fennell 15pts

We had a marvellous turnout again this week for the Gold Coasters, with many playing extra rounds for their league teams. The midweek golf has proved to be very advantageous in keeping the swing active and playing other competitions in conjunction with the competition of the day!! Many thanks to Anne for continuing to organise the event with presentation of wonderful prizes each week!!

 

CAPTAIN’S DRIVE-IN

Sunday 26th February is when our Captains Michael and Rosie will officially start the golfing season. This is always a wonderful occasion for our Captains, officers and members and who come to wish them well for their drive-in. An 18 Hole scramble with a shotgun start takes place @ 10.00am, please register online before 12 noon on Saturday 25th Feb. Ribs and colcannon will be served immediately after with presentation of prizes to follow in the Dugout Bar. Wishing them both the very best for their very special occasion and for their year ahead!!

 

GIFT IDEAS

Ladies, we have a new consignment of club crested polo shirts in a range of trendy colours and club crested gilets which will be on sale this week. We have a small selection of beanie hats still in stock so if you want to procure one, don’t delay!! Our broad range of club clothing in mix and match colours look very smart and make wonderful and useful gifts and are available from the kiosk!!

 

MOORINGS WINTER LEAGUE

We have another shake-up in the team rankings with Powerscourt still holding their own in the lead position closely followed by Lahinch and Druid’s Glen chasing their tails!! It’s all to play for between the top two teams, with a close eye on the incoming scores for the next week!! Good luck to the managers and teams in contention and well done to all who have put in a tremendous effort to date!  Closing date for the league is Friday 24th Feb

 

INTER CLUB TEAMS

Teams have now been registered for the Inter Club matchplay events. Please contact our club secretary Miriam if interested in representing your club, players and subs are required. Golf lessons with a PGA Professional have been organised for players intending to take part in inter club matches,– updates on the WhatsApp group. If you have any used or unwanted golf balls that you wish to dispose of, please drop them into bucket in ladies locker room. These will be used for practice and lessons for our Inter Club teams, many thanks to those who have added to the bucket. Much apprerciated!!

 

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.

 

Gold Coast Golf Club, Dungarvan

Gold Coast Golf Club, Dungarvan is a championship parkland course. There are unrivaled views of Dungarvan Bay, the Irish Sea and Helvick Head. Mature tree-lined fairways laid out in 1939 are cleverly mingled with the long and challenging newer holes.

18 holes, par 72, stretching 6,204 metres [6,785 yards] and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean for 1.5 miles.

Gold Coast Golf Club

Ballinacourty,
Dungarvan,
County Waterford,
Ireland.

Post Code: X35 P868

Tel: (058)44055

Email: golf@goldcoastgolfresort.com

Course Status

The course is open today Friday 23rd February 2024.

 

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