JOHN WHITE CARPENTRY WINTER LEAGUE
The John White Carpentry sponsored winter league is now in its final week and will finish on this Friday 28th January. Scoring is very high with still time for your team to make the matchplay quarter finals on Sunday 6th February so a big push is on this week to get there. The team standings are displayed in the news section of the Club website.
The semi finals will take place on Sunday 13th February with the grand final of the 2021/2022 league taking place on Sunday 20th February. Best of luck to all the teams and just a gentle reminder to all players please repair all pitch marks on the greens and put your team name on your card to make it easy for the kiosk staff to put up your score.
We have to compliment the management and the greens staff for the continuing work on the course with the laying of some new paths and the upgrading of the old ones. It it great to see this work been carried out allowing us to continue playing 18 holes on our beautiful golf course right through the winter months.
Our Captains Seamus and Isobel will get the 2022 season up and running here at the Gold Coast Golf Club when they both spilt the 1st fairway with their drives on Sunday 6th March. Best of luck to both Captains for the season ahead.
Congratulations to Ger Bagge and his wife Ann Marie on the birth of baby Cathal during the week, hopefully another member of the club in years to come.
SOUTH EAST JUNIOR ALLIANCE
This competition is continuing in 2022 courses and dates to be announced soon if you are interested in taking part please contact Alan Darcy on 087 6987387.
SEAMUS POWERS INTO WORLDS TOP 50
Seamus Power continued his rich vein of form in the PGA Tour over the weekend. His 14th placed finish in the American Express Tournament firmly establishes him in the worlds top 50 players. This is a remarkable achievement by the Waterford man who is up there with the best and defeating stellar fields. We wish Seamus continued success in his career as he reaches new heights.
RORY REMEMBERS US
In a recent interview about Seamus Power’s deserving rise in the world rankings, Rory McIlroy fondly remembers competing with the talented West Waterford junior at Goldcoast Golf Club. As rising stars, Rory and Seamus both took part in U-15 Munster Boys hosted by Goldcoast Golf Club. We’re delighted to know that we formed part of their great golfing journeys!
Tues. 18th Jan Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
1st Nicky Dee (14) 44pts.
2nd Gavin Flynn (13) 39pts
Mon 17th to Fri. 21st Jan 2022 WL WK 11
1st Donal McGrath (11) 42
2 Ray O’Ceallaig (16) 41
Gross Michael White (0) 39
3 Tony Fitzgerald (16) 41
4 John Callanan (13) 38
Fri. 21st Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
1st Rachel Kiely (23) 42
Sat. 22nd Open Gents Singles S/F
1st Ryan Mealy Mahon (18) 37pts
Sat. 22nd Jan, Sun. 23rd Jan Winter League WK 12 Open Gents Singles
1st Ivor Bagge (21) 45pts
2nd Brian Dunbar (16) 42pts
Cat. 0-8: Brian Fahey (5) 42pts
Cat. 9-13: Alan Darcy (10) 42pts
Cat. 14-17: Peter Hayes (14) 42pts
Cat. 17+: Joe Curran (22) 40pts
Sun. 23rd Open Gents Singles S/F
1st Dermot Cahill Ballymoney (7) 38pts
Mon 24th to Fri. 28th Jan 2022 WL WK 12
Tues. 25th Jan Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Fri. 28th Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Sat. 29th Jan, Sun. 30th Jan Singles, Open Gents Singles
Tues. 1st Feb Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
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. Bookings are being taken for 2022 and our society rates are very competitive. Contact Irene Lynch our Director of Golf on 05844055 or firstname.lastname@example.org for favourable rates and to discuss your booking requirements. We look forward to making your outing at the Goldcoast Golf Club a memorable one.
10 Hole On-going Competition
10 Hole Ladies Winter League
18 Hole Ladies/Gents Winter League
18 Hole Open Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
Ladies 10 Hole Winter League
Rd 1 – Irene Lynch 22pts, Bernie Morrissey 21pts
Rd 2 – Joan O’Dea 23pts, Esther McGuckian 20pts
Rd 3- Mary Dunbar 23pts, Mairead Ryan 21pts
Rd 4 – Irene Lynch (23-2) 21pts, Margaret Mulhearne 21pts
Rd 5 – Leanne Bumster 24pts, Lorraine Troy 21pts
Rd 6 – Breeda Murphy 22pts, Isobel Kirwan 21pts
Rd 7 – Elaine Nash 22pts, Esther McGuckian (21-1) 20pts
Rd 8 – Mary Dunbar (26-2) 24pts, Angela O’Connor 21pts
Rd 9 – Angela O’Connor (22-1) 21pts (on c/b), Helena Fitzgerald 21pts
Rd 10 – Mary Kiely 20pts, Fiona Howard 19pts
Rd 11 – Rosie Murphy 20pts, Siobhan McCarthy 18pts
Rd 12 – Katie Kiely 21pts, Isobel Kirwan 19pts after C/B
Rd 13 – Isobel Kirwan 22pts, Fiona Howard 21pts
Rd 14 – Miriam Matthews 20pts, Bridge Walsh 19pts after C/B
10 HOLE WINTER LEAGUE
Teams as follows:
- Pinot Noir – Teresa Queally (C)
- Shiraz – Miriam Matthews (C)
- Merlot – Ruth Hannigan (C)
D.Chardonnay – Mairead Ryan (C)
- Prosecco – Bernie Morrissey (C)
- Rose – Katie Kiely (C)
After round 14 the team rankings are Team Chardonnay still in first place with a 23pt lead on Team Pinot Noir, closing the gap Team Shiraz are still
in the mix. Well done to everybody so far!! Our weather hopefully is changing to drier conditions to make the game more pleasurable. The final date for the league is the last week of February, so there is still a chance to get your scores in!!
Reminder ladies, you must enter your name and date in the book provided each time you play, also any rounds played from 11 onwards incur an entry fee of €3.
The next outing of the above Alliance will be played in the Gold Coast on Tuesday 25th Jan, handicap limit is 22 and entry is €15 on the day. Tee from 10.30 – 11.45, all are welcome!! Rep – Esther McGuckian
CAPTAIN’S DRIVE IN
Our Captain’s drive in is scheduled for Sunday 6th March when Seamus and Isobel will start the golfing season at the Gold Coast, wishing them both the very best of luck for their year ahead!!
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 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!