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.
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
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
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
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
Druids Glen 1380
Old Head 1344
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!!
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!!
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.