Our Captain John White held his captains on the weekend of the 10th 11th and 12th Sept and what an event it turned out to be with 117 members taking part. Friday and Saturday were qualifying days with the final on Sunday. Some great scoring took place on Friday evening with Alan Darcy leading the way with a round of 67. Saturdays Qualifier was played in brilliant sunshine with some great scoring again with Corey Roche bringing in a 68. The final took place on Sunday morning with a shot gun start been played in wet conditions but this didn’t dampen the mood of the members playing on the course which was in perfect order thanks to the hard work of the green keeping staff. Great scoring again with the winner posting a 68. Congratulations to Corey Roche on taking first prize. Second was Paul Lenihan and third going to Tony Keaver. The presentation took place in the Gold Coast hotel where a lovely meal of ribs and calcanon was served. Our president Brian got the prize giving ceremony under way, he spoke very highly of John and his achievements within the club and how well he served his role as captain over the last two years. Lady captain Anne was presented with flowers from the men’s club as her day took place on Sunday as well. The captain then delivered his speech which was well received by all present and went on to present his prizes to the winners. John was joined on the evening by his mother Mary to whom he also presented beautiful flowers, also present was his partner Martina, daughters Becky and Emma and on line from far away Dubai was his daughter Caroline, he was also joined by his brothers Tom and Michael. We as a club would to like to thank John for all his hard work over the last two years and wish him well in the future to enjoy some relaxing golf and well done once again on a fantastic weekend.
Our President Brian Dunbar will hold his Presidents Prize on the weekend of the 1st 2nd 3rd of October Qualifiers will take place on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd. Final round will be a shot gun start on Sunday 3rd. The format will be blue tees and Stableford. Please note, names must be entered on the Time Sheet before 5pm on Wednesday 29th September to be eligible to win 1st prize.
Tuesday 14th Sept Gents and Ladies Open Single S/F
1st Martin Murray (19) 40pts
2nd Martin Hanton Clonmel (18) 40pts
3rd Cyril Murray Waterford Castle (28) 40pts
4th Bernard Harrington (19) 39pts
1st Lady Catriona McGregor East Cork (22) 40pts
Fri. 17th Sept Open
1 Ian Condon Clonmel (18) 44
2 Richard Walsh (10) 44
Gross Neil Dermody( 1) 35
Sat. Club 18th Sept
1 Declan Kiely (14) 40
2 Fearghal O’Cuirin (10) 39
Gross Neil Dermody (1) 34
Sat Open 18th Sept.
1 Alan Furness (3) New Ross 38pts
Sun. Helen & Thomas Fennell Memorial 19th September
1st Kealan Walsh (22) 42pts
2nd Brian O’Connor (10)39pts
Gross Michael White (+1) 35pts
3rd Tom White (6) 37pts
Sun Open 19th Sept.
1 Derek Hennessy (15) Youghal 38pts
Tues. 21st Sep Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Fri.24th Sep Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Sat. 25th Club Comp/Open Gents Singles
Sun. 26th Aug Monthly Medal/Open Gents Singles
Tues. 28th Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Please contact P.R.O. Nicholas on 083 4862771 or email firstname.lastname@example.org re. items for inclusion in the weekly golf notes.
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 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.
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. For bookings contact Irene Lynch our Director of Golf on 05844055 or email@example.com for favourable rates.
10 Hole On-going Competition
9 Hole On-going for Beginners sponsored by Munster Insurances
18 Hole sponsored by Deise Golf Sat/Sun 25/26 Sept (re-scheduled)
Open 3 Ball Champagne Scramble Mon 20th September
Presidents Prize to Ladies Sun 03 October
18 Hole sponsored by David Hayes Sat/Sun 09/10 Oct
18 Hole S/F sponsored by Isabel’s Place Sat/Sun 16/17 Oct
18 Hole S/F sponsored by Member 23/24 Oct
10 Hole Winter League starting Mon 25 Oct
18 Hole Open Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
ELAINE WINS CAPTAIN’S PRIZE
Excitement was the order of the day when it was announced that our very hard working Hon Secretary Elaine took the honours in winning the Captain’s Prize!!
Elaine has been playing outstanding golf all summer and along with her organisational skills was a force to be reckoned with, she totally deserved this accolade!!
Presentation of prizes took place immediately after the game with the serving of delicious ribs and colcannon which was enjoyed by everyone!! Captain John and Lady Captain Anne thanked the members, officers and especially their committees for their hard work, help and support throughout the pandemic and eventually for their Captain’s event.
Congratulations to Corey Roche who won John’s fabulous Crystal Trophy and to Elaine who won Anne’s fabulous oil painting by Brid Ni Chionnfhaolaidh who is the proprietor of the Noinin art shop in Dungarvan. Anne’s prizes were arts and crafts from the locality which was pertinent to keeping business at home!!
LADY CAPTAIN’S PRIZE
1st Elaine Nash (16) 69nett
2nd Fiona Howard (6) 69nett
Gross Aisling Fennell (3) 77gross
3rd Rebecca Kavanagh (12) 73nett
4th Mairead Ryan (21) 73nett
Cat 1 Irene Lynch (7) 75nett
Cat 2 Gillian Cashman (29) 73nett
Cat 3 Isobel Kirwin (41) 77nett
Front 9 Angela O’Connor
Back 9 Ger Hallinan
Past Captain: Esther McGuckian
Beginners: 1st Mary Dunbar
2nd Breeda Murphy
Guest: Phil Kelly (W/Wat)
BEGINNERS 9 HOLE ON-GOING SPONSORED BY MUNSTER INSURANCES
We have an ongoing 9 hole for the beginners with 2 cards to count, entry is €3 and all details are posted in downstairs kiosk. Enjoy
CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES MATCHPLAY
Wishing Elaine & Kav and Angela & Micheal the very best of luck as they battle it out in their final match which will be a very sporting event!!
GET WELL WISHES
It was great to see Mairead Manning on the course during the week, and we wish her the very best of luck on her road to recovery!!
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. It is also important not to enter a zero for stableford competitions as it interferes with standard scratch, if you blank a hole just record the shots as the computer will adjust accordingly. 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 free 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!