President’s Prize 2023
This year my President’s Prize will take place on Friday 1st Sept, Saturday 2nd Sept and Sunday 3rd Sept. The competition will take the usual format with qualifying on Friday and Saturday and a shotgun start on Sunday at 10am for those qualified.
This year for the 1st time we are introducing a new element to the Presidents Prize, a Veteran’s Prize which will be for those aged 70 and older.
Booking is now open for this competition however you must have booked your time before Wednesday 30th August at 3.30 pm. There will then be a draw for playing partners which will have everybody playing within 20 minutes of their preferred time. Once the draw is made it is not possible for members to change their times.
The final round on Sunday 3rd will be a shotgun start at 10 am. With the top 39 players qualifying. Starting tee and partners will be posted on the timesheet at 9 p.m. on Saturday night.
We will start the Presidents week off on Wednesday 30th August with 2x 2 persons Scramble with a shotgun start at 5.30 PM with an on the hoof BBQ. For those wishing to take part please have your names on the time sheet by 3.00 pm on Wednesday 30th August. Entry will dictate the number of holes to be played.
Who Can win the President’s Prize?
1) You must have your membership and Golf Ireland affiliation up to date.
2) You must have your time booked before 3.30 pm on Wednesday 30th August
3) You must have three counting competitions since last year’s Captain’s prize.
4) You must have a fully active Golf Ireland Handicap (20 counting Scores on your handicap record)
5) Full Members
6) Senior Members
7) Distance Members
8) Honorary Members
9) All other entrants are eligible to win all other prizes apart from first prize
How much does it cost to enter?
This Year the entry fee will be €25.00.
For this you get entry into the competition, a goodie bag on the qualifying round and a meal after the final round. All members are more than welcome to attend the meal and prize presentation which will take place in the hotel.
Yours in Golf
We offer our heartfelt condolences to John Queally on the sad passing of his brother Peter which occurred during the week May God have mercy on his gentle soul. Rip
Golfer of the Year
The standings in golfer of the year after six events are,
55 Nathan O’Connor
52 Colin McArthur
50 Nicholas Power
49 John White
47 Adam O’Riordan
47 Billy Long
43 Kieran Cullinan
39 Seamas O’Connell
37 Declan Kiely
36 Corey Roche
36 Lar Whelan
August 27th: Mick Cronin Memorial, White, S/ford, GOY
Sept 1st/3rd: President’s Prize, GOY
Sept 24th: Monthly Medal
Classic: 25th Sept to 1st Oct.
MARKING OF CARDS
Can we ask all members to sign their cards in a legible signature to make it easier for a kiosk staff to upload the cards also with the weather having taken to a wet period pitch marks are starting to appear on the greens please remember to repair all marks.
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.
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 or Irene or Brian at the Kiosk on 058 44055.
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 excellent upkeep. Our regular Tuesday and Friday opens are very popular and offer great value. We look forward to welcoming many more to our lovely course.
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 15th Aug Open Singles S/F
1st Jack McGrath (7) 41pts
2nd Mark Toman (9) 41pts
3rd Liam Murphy (22) 41pts
4th P J Barry (21) 41pts
1st Lady: Nuala Kavanagh Newbridge (34) 37pts
2nd Lady : Jean Conway West Waterford (23) 35pts
Thurs 17th Aug South Munster Seniors
1st Aidan McDonagh Muskerry (11) 41pts
2nd Larry Keane Ballykisteen (8) 37 pts
1st Jerry Horgan Mallow (19) 41pts
2nd Paul Caffrey Slievenamon (19) 37pts
1st Nicholas Delehanty Cahir Park (28) 40 pts
2nd Richard Healy Mahon (26) 39pts
Sat 19th Aug Club Comp,
1st Michael O’Riordan (19) 45pts
2nd Michael Slattery (28) 37pts
Sun. 20th Eugene Collins Memorial.
1st Billy Long (9) 44pts
2nd Ivan O’Connor (7) 40pts
3rd Pat Kiely (14) 40pts
Gross: Neil Dermody (2) 34pts
H/H; Brendan O’Brien (19) 38pts
Sun 20th August: Gents Open Singles S/F
1st Barry Cribben Portarlington (10) 40pts
Tues 22nd Aug Open Singles S/F
Fr 25th Aug Open Singles S/F
Sat 26th Aug Club Comp, Open Gents Singles
Sun. 27th Aug Mick Cronin Memorial White, S/ford GOY, Open Gents Singles
26/27 Aug President’s Prize to the ladies S/F(GOY)
02/03 Sept. Lady President’s Prize S/F(GOY)
09/10 Sept. Miss Designer Golf
16/17 Sept. Helvick Seafood (GOY)
Sun 24 Sept. Charity Fun Scramble
10 Hole On-going Competition
16 Hole 2 Card Competition
10 Hole Gold Coasters Competition every Thursday
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
18 Hole stroke sponsored by Queally/Walsh
1st Katie Kiely 71nett
2nd Teresa Queally 74nett
Gross Esther McGuckian 78 gross
3rd Breda Veale 74nett
Open Champagne Scramble
1st: Connie Walsh, Jackie Kirwan, Kitty Flynn, Carrick GC 93pts
2nd: Siobhan Feehan, Carrie Gormley, Mary McCarthy, Fermoy GC 92pts
3rd: Deirdre O’Neill, Bridge Walsh, Phil O’Connor, Cahir .Park and Gold Coast GC 91pts
Gold Coasters 10 Hole S/F
No competition this week due to Munster Seniors
PRESIDENT’S PRIZE WEEKEND
Our Lady President Eilo Fitzgerald will hold her very special weekend over the 1st,2nd and 3rd Sept with qualifying days on Fri and Sat and shotgun start on Sunday. Eilo is a long term member of the club and has served on committee for several years including the honour of Captaincy for which she excelled!! She has been working very hard to date to make sure all goes to plan for her big event!
We wish Eilo and Rafael the very best for their upcoming President’s Weekend, and hoping the sun will shine for everyone, especially Rafael who is still trying to cope with the Irish weather!!! ( Le deseo un maravilloso fin de semana para su Premio del Presidente )
Online time sheets are now open for qualifying days.
Our President’s scramble takes place on Wed 30th Aug @5.30pm with delicious BBQ to follow. This is always a great event and not to be missed, so please show your support for our Presidents in setting the scene for their special occasion!!
Please note, online time sheet open for draw and names must be added before 12 noon on Wed
LADIES CLUB FOURSOMES
The foursomes teams are now into the second round and has to be played by Aug 28th, please refer to results sheet
posted in kiosk. Well done to the teams through to next round and wishing you all good luck, Enjoy!!!
CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES
The mixed foursomes are now heading for the semi-final stage, and the contenders are ramping up their game to get somewhere within the winning enclosure!!
This is where the fun and games start and the banter between the teams will be riveting. All eyes will be on the emerging pairings from next round, the best of luck to all and Enjoy!!
EILEEN MURPHY MEMORIAL TROPHY
The final of the Eileen Murphy Trophy takes place in September in Cork Golf Club, and some fabulous qualifying scores were returned by our ladies in a bid to compete in Little Island.
After all cards were checked, the overall winners were Betty Joyce and Inseun Kim with a fabulous score of 43pts, closely followed by Esther McGuckian and Martina Corkery with another great score of 42pts. Well done girls and congrats to Betty and Inseun who go forward to represent the Club with our Best Wishes!!!
We failed to get a slot last Thursday due to the Munster Seniors being hosted by our Club, but looking forward to next week when we will be holding our monthly scramble. All members new and longstanding are welcome to join us, and there is no handicap limit.
Looking forward to seeing you all next week for golf and cuppa afterwards. We play a 10 Hole singles each week with the exception of a monthly scramble which is proving very popular with everyone!!
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.