RETURN TO GOLF PROTOCOL
The Return to Golf Protocol for golf clubs and golfers prepared by Golf Ireland relating to period 10th May to 6th June is available for viewing on the Golf Ireland website www.golfireland.ie. Members, guests and visitors are required to familiarize themselves with the relevant protocols.
Currently the following protocol applies: Golf Clubs are open for members, guests and visitors with no limits on domestic travel or household restrictions. While the return to formal, organised competition across all sports will commence from 7th June in line with the Irish Government’s ‘Path Ahead’, Golf Ireland can now confirm that golf clubs can organise internal club competitions for members from 10th May onwards, with all other competition activities then permitted from 7th June, subject to the public health situation at the time. This is on the basis that internal club competitions for members are not deemed to be ‘formal, organised competitions’ which are not permitted until June.
No organised social gatherings, of any size, are permitted at golf facilities. All golf activities should be organised based on “arrival-play-depart without delay.
Currently timesheets are set up in three-balls, four-balls by permission.
Note: It’s essential that tee times must be booked in advance online or over the telephone.
Players’ names/guests must be recorded on timesheets and timesheets must be kept for a period of at least six weeks to assist with contact tracing should the need arise.
There is a major responsibility on golf clubs and golfers to ensure that our sport is conducted in a safe and responsible manner. Full adherence to the provisions of the Protocols will be absolutely essential. Club officials and members are urged to familiarise themselves with the up to date Protocol so that we can all play our part keeping our members and communities safe.
FRED PERRY FOURBALL
Any members interested in representing the Goldcoast in the Fred Perry Fourball please contact Bob O’Brien on 0868390871. This competition is for men aged over 55 on 1st January last. The max handicap is 28. Trials if required will take place in early June. The match against Williamstown will be later.
MEMBERS COMPETITION RESULTS
Tues. 18th Gents & Ladies Singles S/F: 1st Mce Fennell (20) 38pts, 2nd Ted Casey (24) 37pts.
Sat. 22nd Gents Singles S/F: 1st Noel McCann (13) 38, 2 Darren Ahern (21) 37, Gross Michael Lenihan (+1) 36pts, 3rd Neil Dermody (3) 37pts.
Tues. 25th Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Fri. 28th Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Sat. 29th & Sun. 30th Gents 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 now 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.
Annual Subscriptions are now due for the membership season April 2021 to March 2022. Thank you to all members who have already paid. An information email has been forwarded to members advising of the rates with preferred payment methods etc. Golf Insurance is also available at a cost of €30. If you were not in receipt of an email or your email address has changed please let the office know so we can update the database.
Here at the Gold Coast Golf Club we also have fantastic Introductory rates for new members. We’d like to give a very warm welcome to all our new members who recently joined.
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 email@example.com 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 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.
10 Hole On-going Competition
18 Hole Club Competition Sat/Sun 29/30 May
18 Hole Club Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tues and Friday
GOOD NEWS FROM GOLF IRELAND
While the return to Open competitions will commence from 7th June, we can confirm that internal club competitions are permitted from 10th May onwards. It is imperative to note that these competitions are for members only and prizes will depend on entry, logging on and returning scores for all 18 Hole competitions. The 10 Hole On-going remains the same, entering in downstairs kiosk and posting €3 in ladies score box.
The guidelines for now are 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 keep yourselves aware of the changing guidelines in relation to golf from the government and Golf Ireland, information regarding any changes will be posted on the WhatsApp group.
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, 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!