Our Presidents competition was held this weekend with very high scoring taking place over the three days we will run the photos and list of winners in next week’s notes.
Our club classic will run between Monday 12th and Sunday 18th of September an important fund raiser for the club full details next week
The Club Mixed Foursomes and Michael White Memorial Club Foursomes draws for playing partners and deadlines have been posted on the Club WhatsApp and are on display in the downstairs computer room. Please note due to uneven numbers in the Mixed Foursomes and a surplus of men, refunds are due to some men who didn’t make the draw, please enquire at the kiosk. Good luck to all competitors.
MICHAEL WHITE MEMORIAL FOURSOMES
These matches must be played by the 28th August 2022 list of pairings as follows
John W Walsh & Ned O Connor v Ivan O Connor & Maurice Fennell
John Hallinan & Brian Dunbar v Alan Darcy & Pat Bagge
Richard Walsh & Peter O Keeffe v Aodh O Murchu & Seamus O Connell
Tom White & Darren Power v Michael White & John D Walsh
Diarmuid Henley & Declan Kiely v Darren Williams & Aaron Jennings
Nathan O Connor & Ivor Bagge v John White & Nicky Dee
Neil Dermody & John Hughes v Lar Whelan & Pat Kiely
Ger Bagge & Nicholas Power v Jimmy O Dwyer & Pat Norris
CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES
These matches are to be played by 28th August 2022 the list of pairings are as follows
Robert Walton & Patricia Doyle v Darren Power & Insum Kim to played by the 28th August 2022
the following matches by the 11th September 2022
Lar Whelan & Aisling Fennell will play the winners of the first match.
Alan Darcy & Bernie Morrissey v Nicky Dee & Isobel Kirwan
Nicholas Power & Ruth Hannigan v Maurice Fennell & Miriam Mathews
Aodh O Murchu & Rosemary Murphy v John White & Rebecca Kavanagh
Tues 16th Aug Open Singles 2022
1st Patrick Ennis Wexford (14) 45
2nd Tom Woulfe Ennis (20) 41
3rd Sean MacCraith (11) 40
4th Tony Sheehan (15) 39
1st Lady: Sheila O’Keeffe Clonmel (25) 43
2nd Lady: Aileen Fitzpatrick Carrick on Suir (32) 42
3rd Lady: Maura Lyons Clonmel (32) 41
1st David O’Connor Frank Mulvihill Ger Hallinan Teresa Queally 40.6
2nd Tom Maguire Nicholas Keane Esther McGuckian Emma Fortune 40.7
3rd David Hallihan James Lynch John Dooley Angela O’Connor 41.7
4th Martin Morris Andy Travers Tony Walsh Breda Conway 42.5
5th Colin McArthur Sean O’Ciarba Lorraine Troy Mary Dunbar 42.7
6th Brian Fahey Seamas O’Connell Nicholas Power Isobel Kirwan 42.8
Fri 19th Aug Open Singles
1st Kieran McCarthy (6) 42
Gross David Bukley Dungarvan (3) 32
Presidents Prize 2022 Presented by Frank Mulvihill
1st David Magnier (27) 97pts
2nd Colin McArthur (8) 83pts
Gross: John White (6) 56pts
3rd Seamas O’Connell (15) 77pts
4th Nicholas Fitzgerald (28) 75pts
2nd Gross: Ivan O’Connor (6) 56pts
Best Sun: Pat Kiely (14) 40pts
Best Fri : Tom Moore (19) 39pts
Best Sat : Jack McGrath (10) 40pts
Past President: Brian O’Connor (11) 75pts
High H/Cap Eamon Keane (22) 75pts
5th Maurice Swan (17) 75pts
Guest: Tom Connolly Cork GC
Guest Gross; Denis Dudley Cork GC
Tues. 23rd Aug Open Gents Singles S/F
Fri 26th Open Gents Singles S/F
Sat. 27th Aug Club comp , Open Gents Singles S/F
Sun 28th Aug, Club comp, Open Gents Singles S/F
Tues. 30th Open Gents Singles S/F
INTRODUCTORY RATES FOR NEW MEMBERS
Here at the Gold Coast Golf Club we have fantastic Introductory rates for new members: 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 guests and friends. For bookings contact Irene Lynch our Director of Golf on 05844055 or firstname.lastname@example.org for favorable rates and to discuss your booking requirements.
10 Hole On-going Competition
18 Hole On-going 2 card Competition
Sat/Sun 27/28 Aug 18 Hole S/F sponsored by Mari Mina Pharmacy
Sat/Sun 03/04 Sept Helen Fennell Memorial18 Hole S/F Sat/Sun 10/11 Sept 18 Hole sponsored by Queally Walsh (GOY)
Sun 4th Sept Fun Scramble @ 2.30pm
12-18 Sept Club Classic
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
1st Mary Fennell (46) 42pts
2nd Alice Collins (37) 41pt
3rd Lorraine Troy (16) 41pts
The President’s scramble took place on Wed 17th over 13 holes with a shotgun start. The fun started when the draw was made and the excitement was electric as everybody started on their respective holes at 6pm. There were pars, birdies and eagles scored bringing in some fabulous results being read out by flashlight as the evening drew in very quickly!!
The BBQ which was manned by chef supreme Maurice and his assistant Aisling served up some delicious burgers, sausages and other treats while Aoife was in charge of refreshments which included wines and minerals to the delight of the huge crowd assembled!! Many thanks to Bob and the men’s club for their organizational skills and the very smooth running of the event, it was fantastic!!
Thanks, a mill to Maurice, Aisling and Aoife for their culinary skills and making the occasion very special!!
PRESIDENT’S PRIZE PRESENTATION
Our President’s Frank and Ger pulled out all the stops for their weekend ensuring everybody enjoyed the very special occasion!! Prosecco with strawberries plus minerals fruit and bars were served on the qualifying days, making sure everyone was hydrated and nourished while on the course.
Presentation of prizes took place after a delicious meal served by the staff of the hotel. Captain Seamus opened the proceedings speaking very highly about his President Frank and welcoming everybody to the presentation. Lady Captain Isobel introduced her President Ger and spoke very highly of her attributes and generosity. Ger then welcomed everyone including her wonderful family and said how humbled she was that so many ladies played for her prize, it was a record number which had not been seen in so many years!! She thanked the committee, some of which had a major input over the entire weekend for which she was eternally grateful!!
Ger’s prizes were absolutely stunning with a lot of insight put into their selection!! Her prizes were a mix of designer handbags, scarves and beautiful jewelry designed by Gene Kelly, Jill Graham with a special piece by Ti Sento for first prize. Mairead Ryan playing off a handicap of 22 proved a very popular winner playing spectacular golf by returning 40pts in the qualifying round and 39pts on Sunday. Well done Mairead, we are delighted and very proud of your great achievement!!
Thank you to both ladies and gent’s committees who made sure everything went to plan, ensuring a great day for everyone!!
LADY PRESIDENT’S RESULTS
1st Mairead Ryan (22) 79pts
2nd Mary Dunbar (45) 75Pts
Gross Irene Lynch (6) 61gross pts
3rd Liz Ivory (38) 73pts
4th Lorraine Troy (15) 73pts on C/B
Best 1st Day Esther McGuckian (9) 38pts
Best 2nd Day Rosie Murphy (12) 40pts
Cat 1 0-17 Karen Darcy
Cat 2 18-28 Angela O’Connor
Cat 3 29 + DD Hannigan
Past Pres. Helena Fitzgerald
Best High H/Cap Isobel Kirwan
9 Hole 1st Mary Kelleher 21pts
9 Hole 2nd Margaret Mulhearne 20pts
WEDNESDAY SOCIAL GOLF
Due to the Open Team event on Wed 24th, our next outing will be Thur 25th, so don’t be shy about turning up and catching up with your friends and golf buddies!!
Registration is 2pm on the day with Anne Keane who is organizing this event. Please support, as these midweek events are fantastic to keep you swinging and enjoying the game!!
OPEN TEAM EVENTS
Due to unforeseen circumstances our Open Team Events are re-scheduled to Wednesdays for August and September, the new dates are as follows:
Wed 24th Aug Open 3 Ball Rumble kindly sponsored by Garveys.
Wed 28th Sept Open 3 Ball kindly sponsored by Glanbia Business Services
H/Cap Limit 36 Please note change of dates
A fun scramble has been organized for Sunday 4th September at 2.30pm followed by meal in the Moorings Bar & Restaurant @ 6pm. Registration will be at 2pm and the
entry will be €5. Looking forward to seeing you all for this fun occasion with lots of prizes and catch-up to follow!!
GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2022
The top 10 rankings after the last 5 GOY competitions are as follows:
Isobel Kirwan 25pts
Mary Dunbar 24pts
Breeda Murphy 20pts
Irene Lynch 19pts
Deirdre Ruane 19pts
Karen Darcy 17pts
Angela O’Connor 16pts
Leanne Bumster 14pts
Lorraine Troy 14pts
Esther McGuckian 13pts
Well done everybody and it’s all to play for in the next couple of GOY competitions. Full list of contenders posted in kiosk and available on our WhatsApp group
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.
NEW MEMBER DEALS
Ladies, if you had ever thought of taking up golf, now is the time to do it, our Lady Captain Isobel 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, please contact our Director of Golf Irene or Brian in the kiosk on 058 44055 for more information