DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Reminder. John White’s Captain’s day is on the weekend of 10th, 11th and 12th September and Brian Dunbar’s President day is on the weekend of 1st ,2nd and 3rd of October.
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.
Golf Ireland WHS Player Presentation
WHS Quick Reference Guide
WHS Frequently Asked Questions
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. 27th July 1 James Conroy (21) 44, 2 John Hughes 14 43, 3 Bernard Harrington 17 43, 4 Nicholas Keane 22 42, 1st Lady Deirdre Daly 33 Clonmel 46
Fri. 30th July Open Gents & Ladies Singles
1 James O’Mahony Dungarvan Golf 18 43
2 Sean O’Ciarba 23 42
GROSS Neil J Power Dungarvan Golf 4 38
3 Michael Cosgrave East Cork 13 42
1 Sandra Ferguson Shannon Golf Club 33 40
Sat. 31st July Club
1 Ray O’Ceallaig (22) 43, 2 Tony Moore (11) 41, Gross Barry Power 6 32.
Sat. 31st July Open
1st John Joy Clonmel (19) 39pts
Sun. 1st Aug Vice Presidents Prize
1 Roy Ware 10 42
2 Conan Watt 6 41
Gross Michael White +1 35
3 Kieran Cullinan 7 40
4 Aodh O’Murchu 15 39
Sun. 1st Aug Open
1 Alan Crotty East Cork Golf Club 13 40
Tues. 3rd Aug Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Fri.6th Aug Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Sat. 7th Gents Club Comp/Open Singles S/F
Sun. 8th Aug Gents Club Comp /Open Singles S/F
Tues. 10th Aug Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for favourable rates and to discuss your booking requirements.
10 Hole On-going Competition
9 Hole On-going for Beginners starting Mon 2 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
Open 3 Ball Rumble sponsored by Maitech Engineering Mon 16th Aug
18 Hole Open Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
18 Hole S/F sponsored by Helvick Seafood
1st Breda Conway (26) 66nett
2nd Teresa Queally (25) 67 nett
3rd Helena Fitzgerald (18) 71nett
We had another great week of scorching scores from our weekend competition with Breda and Teresa coming in with 66, 67 and Helena hot on their heels with a 71. Helena has acquired a new driver so ladies watch this space!! Anne Purcell came in with a very decent 42pts in our Open Tuesday competition, congrats to all and great shooting!!
We wish to extend a very warm Gold Coast welcome to all our new members, both beginners and seasoned golfers. Lessons and scrambles have been organised for the beginners to assist and help them gain more confidence, while our new low handicapper Fiona had a baptism of fire last Tuesday representing our club in the Senior Foursomes against Cork. We are delighted that you have chosen to join us and hope you will have many years of happy golfing in our club.
BEGINNERS 9 HOLE ON-GOING SPONSORED BY MUNSTER INSURANCES
We are starting an ongoing 9 hole for the beginners with 2 cards to count from Monday 2nd Aug. Entry will be €3 and all details will be posted in downstairs kiosk. Enjoy!!
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!!
OPEN TEAM EVENTS
We are looking forward to hosting an Open Charity 3 Ball Rumble in aid of Dungarvan Hospice Homecare sponsored by Maitech Engineering on Monday 16th Aug and Monday Sept 20th we are back to the very popular Champagne Scramble. Any changes to these dates will be posted on our WhatsApp group and these notes.
INTER CLUB COMPETITIONS
What a weekend of super matchplay competitions starting with our Mixed Foursomes v Dungarvan on Sunday which resulted in a win for the Gold Coast. Our Intermediate team went back to Dungarvan on Monday to claim another victory, at this stage it was 2 up and one to go!!
On Tuesday our Senior Foursomes team took on Cork GC with the Gold coast having the advantage, what a thrilling and nail biting event it proved to be with the final match in Cork going down to the last putt on the 18th!! This was our first outing in this event and our ladies proved to be outstanding against some Munster and Curtis Cup players. The Cork ladies were very magnanimous and sporting in their victory and a lovely social occasion took place after, we wish them the very best of luck in their next match and look forward to meeting them again for some of our Open Competitions.
We wish our Junior Team the very best of luck when they meet Dungarvan GC on the 7th Aug and wishing all our teams the very best of Gold Coast Luck in 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 visit www.golfireland.ie
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!