GOLDCOAST GOLF CLUB NOTES 21ST JUNE 2020
And so, the days pass and Monday June 29th gets ever closer. This is the day we can get competitions underway again at the Gold Coast Golf Club. There will be a competition on Tuesday’s, Friday’s and Saturday and Sunday. Next weeks notes will carry details of what is proposed as we gradually come out of lockdown and try to bring more normality into our lives again. That said the collective effort of everyone to supress the spread of corona virus has been brilliant and well done to all for this achievement. There will be an opportunity again this week for people to play some golf and get handicaps organised on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. If you get to play this week ENJOY.
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME
We are delighted to welcome so many new members to the club just now. Committee and Club Members will be making themselves available over the next few weeks to accompany new members on the course. Helping with getting handicaps organised, going through the basic rules and the requirements on the course. Members at the Gold Coast will do everything they can to make you welcome so feel free to put your name down anytime with anyone and enjoy the camaraderie, the game, and the stunning scenery.
Members old and new are reminded to check out the notice board adjacent to the first tee regarding local rules, dress codes etc. On Tuesday and Wednesday evening (5pm-7pm) a members evening where members will be able to play with some of the new members to facilitate getting handicaps. Please book your time on the BRS system. We will be doing this for the next few weeks.
RULE OF THE WEEK :- CLUBS IN YOUR BAG
You’re allowed to carry up to 14 (that’s FOURTEEN!) clubs in your bag during a competitive round. You may carry less but make sure you check the contents before you start and discard any additional ones – it can cost you penalty strokes for every hole you play. (Rule 4-4).
RECIPROCAL GREENFEE ARRANGEMENT WITH DUNGARVAN AND WEST WATERFORD GOLF CLUBS
Just a note to remind members that for many years now, all three golf clubs in Dungarvan have operated a reciprocal arrangement where Monday to Friday, members of Gold coast Golf Club can play Dungarvan or West Waterford (or vice versa) for a reduced green fee of €15 now. This does not apply weekends or for competitions and additionally now for just one more week until restrictions lift, you can only play with a member.
Huge credit to the course staff during the Covid 19 lockdown to keep the course in such fine condition. It’s a credit to all involved. When you get back playing you will see the great work that has been done by volunteers on the bunkers too. There are still a few bunkers to do so if you have a couple of free hours please contact the kiosk and they will arrange for your availability.
SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFER TO GAA PLAYERS UNDER 36 YEARS OLD
The Gold Coast has had a long association with the GAA down through the years and as most of you know they now have a full-sized playing pitch available in the resort. To continue with this association, the management of the Golf Club has now decided that it would make a special price for membership of the Golf Club for players who currently play GAA and are under the age of thirty six.
On production of a valid GAA Club Membership Card, a player can now join the Gold Coast from now until 1st April 2021 for a once off payment of €250. This figure includes GUI and Club levies. This offer is available to members of all GAA Clubs in Waterford. Players under the age of 25 and in full time education can avail of Student Membership for €180.
FANTASTIC INTRODUCTORY OFFERS FOR NEW MEMBERS
Here at the Goldcoast Golf Club we have a fantastic Gents Full Member rate for new members of only €450 inclusive of GUI fees. We also have, an extremely attractive, Gents Senior (65+) rate for new members which is only €350 including GUI fees. Our Country membership rate is €250. For an application form or further information on our special introductory offers for new members, please contact 058 44055. We’d be delighted to welcome you to our Club.
It was great to see so many ladies on the course last week both regular and new members enjoying the casual golf for now. We have been very lucky with the weather here in the sunny south-east, as all days were perfect for golf, long may it continue!! We eagerly await the next phase when we are allowed club competitions, and we will hold our first one on Sat/Sun 4/5th July which will be an 18 Hole S/F.
For those not wishing to play the 18 holes can continue to play casual golf at their own pace, entries will be through the kiosk and payments will be contactless. Strict guidelines will have to be adhered to and all bookings will be online as they are at present.
To give you something to look forward to; a proposed outing has been organised to Ballykisteen GC on Sat 29 th August, the deal consists of 1 night BB, golf and dinner for €110 sharing or €140 single. If you don’t wish to stay overnight, golf and dinner is €60, Tee time on Sat is starting 1.30pm. The committee members are all very excited about this venture and hope it will be a great day for the ladies, a big Thank You to Bernie for organising this fantastic deal!! More details to follow!
Our next meeting takes place on Friday 26th June at 8pm.
FANTASTIC INTRODUCTORY RATES FOR NEW LADY MEMBERS
We would like to welcome our new lady members to the club, and hopefully will meet you all soon, please leave your mobile numbers with kiosk staff so that you can be added to our WhatsApp group.
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!! We have a fantastic Ladies Full Member Rate for new members of only €350 inclusive of ILGU fees. Also we have a very attractive Ladies Senior (65+) Rate for new members of only €300 including ILGU fees, and Country membership is just €200.
Also there are great deals on offer for beginners, for an application form or further information on our special introductory offers for new lady members please contact Irene on 058 44055. We’d be delighted to welcome you to our Club.
For your information ladies, 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!