Our Captains prize took place last weekend hosted by our very popular Captains Michael and Rosie and what weekend it turned out to be. We started off on Wednesday evening with a 13-hole scramble and burgers from the grill prepared by our chefs Aisling and Maurice Fennell. Qualifying rounds took place on Friday and Saturday with the final on Sunday. After the dust settled on Friday evening Nicholas Power was clubhouse leader after returning a 67. His lead at the top was short lived when on Saturday Colin McArthur shot a 61 which set up an interesting final on Sunday with Colin, Nicholas and the great John White teeing off on the 18th as the leading group, with all the rest of the Qualifiers. In the end Colin Mc Arthur was crowned Captains prize winner for 2023 followed closely by Nicholas Power who was second with John White in third. We then headed for the Goldcoast Hotel for a beautiful meal and presentation of prizes.
Lady President Eilo Fitzgerald got things under way, speaking very highly of Lady Captain Rosie Murphy. They then went on to present the prizes to the ladies. Congratulations to Gillian Cashman on winning the Ladies Captains prize.
We then had the presentation of prizes of the men’s club. President Rafael Alvarez gave a lovely speech about Captain Michael and thanked him for all his work in the club down through the years. Michael was joined by his wife and daughter who he thanked for all their support to him over the years, he then went to present his prizes. We congratulate all the winners but a special word to Maurice Swan who shot his age on the course last week we won’t tell you the score! Also to John Queally who was the first winner of the Captains Plate and a huge congratulations to the overall winner Colin McArthur, a fitting prize to one of life’s gentlemen.
A special word of thanks to the following; Irene and Brian in the kiosk, the green keeping staff, course management, Bob O’Brien for all his work in capturing the day on film and his work for the scramble and the draw for the final placings on Sunday assisted by Maurice, Johnny, John, and Frank. Thank you to the ladies committee for all the work they put in over the weekend, to my fellow P.R.O Breda Conway for your kind words which meant a lot. I apologize if I left anyone out, it’s hard to thank everyone but a special word of thanks to Captains Michael and Rosie who pulled off a very successful weekend leaving big shoes to follow next year. Best of luck to you both for the remainder of 2023.
JOHN MCGRATH MEMORIAL 2023
On Wednesday 12th July, shotgun start at 8.30am we will be playing 32 holes of golf over the day, entry is 50 euro per person to be paid in kiosk prior to the start of the event, teams of 4. This event is only open to members and special guests. It’s a wonderful day out and it raises money for a very deserving cause namely Dungarvan Palliative Care Unit. We will have a BBQ on the 9th, sandwiches tea/ coffee at the kiosk a meal in hotel with presentation of prizes. Please support for tee times contact Bob O Brien on 0868390871.
MAN ON FORM
Following on from consecutive 67’s in the Captains Prize, our popular P.R.O. Nicholas Power continued his rich vein of form to claim the June Monthly Medal. Another 67 nett off the blue tees was good enough to secure a one shot win over Pat Kiely. Well done Nicholas from us all, on your great golf!
Congratulations to our Barton Shield team who defeated Co. Tipperary in the Goldcoast last Saturday. We wish the team and management the very best of luck in the next round.
MARKING OF SCORE CARDS
As a courtesy to officials checking scorecards in stableford competitions, we would greatly appreciate if members and visitors would record their stableford points opposite gross score on the scorecard. Please also ensure your computer input corresponds with your scorecard to prevent any inaccuracies, many thanks for your cooperation.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Tues 13th June Open Singles S/F
1st Brian Dunbar (18) 45
2nd Maurice Swan (17) 43
3rd Pat Ryan Tipp (25) 43
4th Francis O’Connor (26) 40
Sat 24th June Club Comp,
1st David O’Connor (7) 43pts
2nd Declan Kiely (13) 42pts
Sun. 25th June Monthly Medal
1st Nicholas Power (25) 67
2nd Pat Kiely (15) 68
3rd Barry Doyle (11) 70
Tues 27th June Open Singles S/F
Fr 30th June Open Singles S/F
Sat 1st July Club Comp, Open Gents Singles
Sun. 2nd July Tom Fennel Memorial S/F, Open Gents Singles
T&H Fennell Memorial 18 hole S/F 1/2 July
10 Hole On-going Competition
9 Hole Gold Coasters Competition every Thursday
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
Champagne Scramble kindly sponsored by Deise Dairy
1st Vera Power, Una Creed, Paula Spillane (Slievenamon) 102pts
2nd Karen Darcy, Noirin Darcy, Liz Ivory (Gold Coast) 98pts on C/B
3rd Lucia Aherne (Fota), Mgt. O’Dwyer (Wat. Castle), Myra Phelan (Mt. Juliet) 98pts on C/B
GOLD COASTERS SCRAMBLE
1st Anne Keane, Bernie Morrissey, Mgt. Mulhearne, Ann Raher 32.33
Congratulations to our Barton Shield team who beat Dundrum GC today on home turf. It was a nail-biting finish to the 18th, but our boys came out on top!!
Well done to the manager and team and the very best of luck in your next round.
John White/John Hallinan
Neil Dermody/Barry Power
EILEEN MURPHY MEMORIAL TROPHY
The final of the Eileen Murphy Trophy takes place in September in Cork Golf Club. The competition is a Foursomes format, and qualifying rounds will take place in home club to send the winners to the final.
The qualifying rounds start on Sat 20th May and handicap limit is 36 with stepdown if necessary. Entry is €3 per round, and we would encourage our ladies to play with as many partners as possible and make it a sociable event!!
NEW FACEBOOK PAGE
A new Facebook page has been launched by both men’s and ladies clubs, thanks a mill to Leanne who is spearheading the ladies section. Please like and share all posts!!
OPEN TEAM EVENTS CALENDAR
Wed 26th July
“ 16th August
The 3 ball team events which will be a mix of champagne scrambles, rumbles and formats which favours many golfers will run through the summer months.
Our next open team event will be Wed 26th July, hopefully the weather will be sunny and warm with perfect on-shore breezes on the day. Looking forward to seeing our neighbouring club ladies and fellow golfers, bookings are online or contact Irene or Brian on 058 44055
We had a great turnout for the scramble on Thursday in glorious sunshine. It was decided to play 10 holes as the day was so nice and to give all participants a chance to get involved in their respective teams. Congrats to the winners who had a marvelous score and well deserved the accolade!!
All members new and longstanding are welcome to join us, and there is no handicap limit. We play a 9 Hole singles each week with the exception of a monthly scramble which is proving very popular with everyone!!
Many thanks to Anne for continuing to organise the event with presentation of the most wonderful prizes each week!!
LADY CAPTAIN’S OUTING
This year we have secured a great deal with Cahir Park GC for our outing on Sat 22nd July. Tee will be from 2pm, which will give us time to enjoy tea/coffee and scones before golf. The cost of the day will be €40 to include golf, main course, dessert, tea/coffee.
Please add your name to sheet in kiosk with a deposit of €20 in envelope with name, date and outing clearly printed. All envelopes to be handed into office, Enjoy!!
INTER CLUB TEAMS
Our Foursomes team under the guidance of their manager Elaine are through to the Munster East semi-final when they meet Youghal on home course on Sunday 2nd July at 1.30pm. Support on the day would be much appreciated!!!
A huge thank you to our wonderful team and magnificent manager Elaine for their steadfast enthusiasm and effort put into each event!!
Karen Darcy & Leanne Bumster
Ger Hallinan & Martina Corkery
Katie Kiely & Mairead Ryan
Team Manager : Elaine Nash
JOHN MCGRATH MEMORIAL CLASSIC
The fundraiser classic will be held again this year on Wednesday 12th July over 36 non-stop holes. These fundraiser classics have been run by our club for many years and are always a fantastically co-ordinated event due to the expertise of the men’s club!! The catering
stations both on and off the course are assisted by a ladies club team on a shift rota to alleviate tired legs!!
This year the classic will be members only due to the cancellation lists from previous years, so guys and dolls get your teams together for what promises to be a cracking day out!!
Teams can be ladies, gents or mixed and further information will be posted on WhatsApp soon.
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.