CLUB CLASSIC 2022
Our Club Classic event this year was a huge success with over 170 teams participating for which we say a huge thank you to each and everyone who took part. Without this support the event wouldn’t have been so well supported. There are some people we need to thank, firstly all our tee box sponsors and our overall prizes sponsors. Secondly our ladies committee for coming on board with their input and support, the kiosk staff for all their help over the week the ground keeping staff for their work. Thank you to the fixtures committee for their efforts in making it such a success and finally the management team for all your help as always for everything you do for all events at the Gold Coast Golf Club. The presentation of prizes took place last Friday 23rd September in the Gold Coast Hotel to the following winners.
CLUB CLASSIC RESULTS 12TH TO 18TH SEPTEBMER 2022
1st Men’s: Michael Kavanagh (7), Ryan Duke (14), Davy O’Connor (15) 75pts
1st Ladies: Irene Lynch (5), Niamh Reynolds (8) Dungarvan, Rachel Kiely (19) 69pts
1st Mixed:, Eamon Keane (17), Rachel Kiely (19), Ciaran Cullinane Dungarvan (11) 74pts 1st Non GI: Darragh Power (14), Freddie McGuckian (10), Darren McGuckian (4) 63pts
2nd Peter Hayes (13), Paul Sarsfield (16), Peter O’Keeffe (11) 71pts
3rd Adam O’Riordan (17), Corey Roche (5), John White (5) 71pts
4th Seamus O’Connell (11), Benny O’Dea Dooks (5), Paul O’Dea (21) 70pts
5th Nicky Dee (14), Jamie Ryan (12), Joey Veale (9) 70pts
6th Pat Phelan Dungarvan (14), Jim Harty (14), Tony Keaver (16) 69pts
7th Tommy Long (8), Michael Foley Callan, Jim Tierney Callan (17) 69pts
8th Mark Dwyer Nenagh (10), Noel Dwyer Nenagh (20) Frank Donoghue Dungarvan (7) 68pts
9th Brian St. Ledger New Ross (8), Trevor Condell, New Ross (9), Ciaran Cullymore New Ross (11) 67pts
2nd Ladies: Majella Moynihan Dungarvan (14), Daphne Power Dungarvan (15), Louise Moloney Dungarvan (21) 64pts.
2nd Non GI: Corey Roche (5), Adam O’Riordan (17), Oisin O’Ceallaigh (15) 61pts
3rd Ladies: Karen Darcy (14), Noirin Darcy (20), Katie Kiely (10) 61pts
2nd Mixed: Frank Murphy Carrick (11), Breda Murphy (29), Rena Landers West Waterford (25) 67pts.
We don’t like thinking about the winter months, but we are heading for winter league time once more so with that in mind, a sheet will be available in the kiosk for people wishing to take part this year.
SOUTH EAST JUNIOR ALLIANCE
This competition kicks off again on Sunday the 9th October in Callan Golf Club if you are interested in playing please contact Alan Darcy on 0876987387.
ON THE COURSE
Throughout the year we have asked members and visitors to repair pitch marks on the greens which has been a great success now we are asking that the same attention is given to the bunkers please to make sure to rake bunkers when you are finished in them it’s very annoying to arrive to a bunker with your ball in someone’s foot print which hasn’t been raked also please refrain from using them as litter bins we gave got a number of water bottles in the bunkers over the last while thank you for help on this matter.
A few members have contacted me regarding stray balls on the course with no shout been called its most important to shout fore if your ball goes in the wrong direction than which you intended for everyone’s safety
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Golf Ireland’s Championship Committee has reviewed the eligibility criteria for inter-club competitions for 2023 competitions. As a result of this review to be eligible to compete for their club, a member MUST have a fully developed handicap record (i.e., 20 or more scores recorded on their record). There will be no requirement initially for a set number of these scores to have been achieved in the previous calendar year – just for the player to have 20 scores from any date on their record. However, these 20 scores must be on players’ records prior to the end of 2022 for eligibility in 2023.
GOLF IRELAND HANDICAPPING CHANGES FROM 31ST MARCH 2022
As has been previously communicated to all members of Golf Ireland via email, here is a short summary of the golfers responsibilities in relation to the non-return of scores and the inclusion of your verified handicap index on your scorecard.
Non Return of completed scorecards
From 31st March 2022 an automated process will be put in place to apply an automatic penalty score if a score is pre-registered but not submitted. This rule applies to both General Play and official Competitions.
The player is now totally responsible for submitting their score once it has been pre-registered. If they fail to do so without providing the committee with a valid reason, an automated penalty score will be applied.
Mandatory Handicap on Scorecards.
From 31st March 2022, Golf Ireland requires that the player’s Handicap Index is verified before playing and is the required handicap on a scorecard.
Tues 20th September
1st Michael McNamara Dungarvan (23) 44
2nd Francis O’Connor (27) 43
3rd Frank Waters (19) 42
4th Tim Dalton (17) 41
1st Lady Miriam Matthews (14) 45
2nd Breda Kelly Gowran (36) 39
South Munster Seniors Thurs 22nd September
1st Robert Walton (19) 41pts
Fri. 23rd Open Singles
1st Thomas Goodall Dungarvan (7) 43
2nd Joe Egan Castlemartry (19) 42
Gross Andrew Rea East Cork (3) 35
3rd Thomas Turkington East Cork (10) 40
Sat. 24th September
1st Geoff Collins (20) 38pts
2nd Frank Lord (9) 37pts
3rd Ray Ó Ceallaigh (19) 35pts
Sun 24th Sept Monthly Medal:
1st Anselm Hayes (11) 67
2nd Ger Bagg (4) 68
3rd Freddie McGuckian (12) 69
Gross Ivan O’Connor (6) 76
HH John D Walsh (24) 73
Tues 27th September Open Gents Singles S/F
Fri. 30th Open Gents Singles S/F
Sat. 1st Club Comp/Open Singles
Sun. 2nd Club Comp/Open Singles
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 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 guests and friends. For bookings contact Irene Lynch our Director of Golf on 05844055 or email@example.com for favorable rates and to discuss your booking requirements.
10 Hole On-going Competition
18 Hole On-going 2 card Competition
01/02 Oct 18 Hole sponsored by Dalton Jewellers (GOY)
08/09 Oct 18 Hole S/F sponsored by The Wine Buff
15/16 Oct 18 Hole S/F sponsored by Miss Designer Golf
29/30 Oct 18 Hole S/F sponsored by Isabels Place
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
Open Tues and Fri Competitions
We had two of our own low handicap ladies scoring well on each day. Miriam Matthews romped home with a fabulous 45pts on Tuesday and Irene returned a very respectable 36pts on Friday. Congrats and well done ladies!!
Our winning ladies team in the Classic were Irene Lynch (5), Niamh Reynolds D/van (8),Rachel Kiely(19) 69pts. In third place in the ladies section were Katie Kiely(10) Karen Darcy(14), Noirin Darcy(20) 61pts.
Irene, Niamh and Rachel are off to Ballykisteen to enjoy their well earned prize, which I have no doubt they will!! Congratulations to all the lady winners and thank you for your support which was much appreciated.
CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES
Our club mixed foursomes are well under way with some surprising results and fabulous matches played. With the quarter-finals finished the semi-finalists are :
Lar Whelan & Aisling Fennell v Nicky Dee & Isobel Kirwan,
Nicholas Power & Ruth Hannigan beat Aodh O’Murchu & Rosie Murphy to progress to the final.
Well done to everybody who took part and wishing you all the very best in your forthcoming matches!!
The midweek 9 Hole is proving to be quite popular with new and long term members coming together for a social outing with a cuppa and catch-up afterwards. We had a large turnout last week and it was great to see our many long term members turn up to play in brilliant sunshine and enjoy the spectacular views over the bay!!
Our next outing will be Wed 5th Oct, looking forward to seeing you all there. Registration is 2pm on the day with Anne Keane, many thanks to Anne for organising the event and the wonderful presentation prizes!! Please support, as these midweek events are fantastic to keep you swinging and enjoying the game!!
1st Mary Fennell 20pts
2nd Margaret Mulhearne 18pts
3rd Patricia Doyle 16pts on C/B
The club wishes to offer its sincerest condolences to Fiona Howard and family on the death of her father Dan. May he rest in peace.
OPEN TEAM EVENTS
Our next and last Open Team Event for this season is taking place this Wed 28th Sept and is kindly sponsored by Glanbia Business Services. Get your teams together and book your slots for what promises to be a great event!!
H/Cap Limit 36
GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2022
The top 10 rankings after the last 7 GOY competitions are as follows:
Mary Dunbar 33pts
Karen Darcy 29pts
Isobel Kirwan 27pts
Irene Lynch 24pts
Angela O’Connor 22pts
Lorraine Troy 21pts
Breeda Murphy 20pts
Deirdre Ruane 19pts
Mairead Ryan 19pts
Katie Kiely 15pts
Well done everybody and it’s all to play for in the next and final GOY competition. 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 including tuition, please contact our Director of Golf Irene or Brian in the kiosk on 058 44055 for more information.