GOLD COAST GOLF CLUB NOTES 26th JULY 2020
At a special committee meeting convened on Tuesday evening addressed by our Captain John White it was decided not to have a Captain’s Prize or President’s Prize this year considering the Covid 19 situation. The statement released by the Captain’s is as follows:- “Following much deliberation Lady Captain Anne, President Brian, and Men’s Captain John have taken the difficult decision to postpone our respective weekends until 2021. We made the decision against the backdrop of the Covid 19 pandemic and the new normal we find ourselves in. The health and well-being of our members and guests are at the heart of our decision. It will not be possible to have a social gathering on our weekends which we believe is an integral part of the events. We hope people understand the decision and the reasons for doing so. We hope to see you all in 2021 in what we hope will be better days ahead.” Anne, Brian, John.
RESPECT FOR FRONTLINE WORKERS
Captain John is sponsoring a special competition on Sunday 2nd August in dedication to the wonderful work done by all our front-line workers during the Covid 19 Pandemic. The competition will be played off the white tees, stableford and will count towards Golfer Of The Year. Members are asked to wear their Club Colours on the day if possible. (See also Ladies Notes).
The Player of the Year and Order of Merit awards will take place this year and the list below includes the list of competitions for these events:-
Date Competition Tees GOY Format
02/08 Special Club Comp White Yes Stableford
09/08 Eugene Collins White No Stableford
16/08 August Medal Blue Yes Stroke
23/08 Vice Captains White Yes Stableford
30/08 May Medal Blue Yes Stroke
06/09 Tony Dunford White No Stableford
20/09 Sept Medal Blue Yes Stroke
27/09 Bobby Buckley White No Stableford
04/10 April Medal Blue Yes Stroke
11/10 Half Sub Blue Yes Stableford
The Gold Coast Cup Matchplay and Scratch Matchplay competitions will also take place this year.
RULE OF THE WEEK:- NO WAY BACK FROM OUT OF BOUNGS (OB)
Knowing what to do when your ball sails out of bounds is crucial to a beginner. A ball hit beyond the confines of the course (usually marked by white stakes) must be re-played from the original position adding a penalty of one stroke.
The scorecard of any course should have its boundaries clearly marked or described. If you believe a shot has gone OB or into a water hazard always play a provisional and declare it.
You have three minutes to search for it and if indeed it is lost you saved valuable time continuing with the provisional ball despite a one stroke penalty. If your original is subsequently found in bounds or dry within three minutes of the point of search you must continue with the original ball.
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 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.
SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP 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 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 OFFER 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. 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.
Tues. 28th July: Open Gents & Ladies 18H Singles S/F,
Fri. 31st July Open Gents 18H Singles S/F
Sat. 1st Aug Club Comp, Open Gents 18H Singles S/F
Sun.2nd Aug Club comp Frontline Workers Dedication GOY, Open Gents 18H Singles S/F
Mon. 3rd Aug Open Gents 18H Singles S/F
Tues 4th Aug July Open Gents & Ladies 18H Singles S/F
Tues. 21st July Open Gents & Ladies 18H Singles
1st Thomas Rowe Rosslare (6) 45pts
2nd Kieran McCarthy (6) 43pts
Cat 0-9 David Lawley Castle (8) 40pts
Cat. 10-18 Declan Kiely (12) 42pts
Cat. 18+ Pat O’Sullivan (21) 41pts
1st Lady Carmel Condon Slivenamon (30) 45pts
2nd Bridget Ng Tramore (32) 42pts
CSS 39pts CSS Ladies 38pts
Fri. 24th July Open Gents Singles
1 Lúcás O’Cuirrin 18 43
2 Gearoid Breathnach 14 42
Gross Michael White 1 35
3 Owen Morrissey Dungarvan 13 40
Club Singles 25/07/20
Paul Whyte (19) 42
Gross Michael Lenihan (1) 38pts
Open Gents Singles S/F 25/07/20
1 David Horan Fermoy 10 36
Gents Singles S/F 26/07/20
1st Michael Cronin (23) 45
2nd Martin Shanahan (10) 40
Gross Michael Lenihan (1) 38
3rd Seanie Lenihan (5) 39
4th Luke Crowley (25) 37
Open Gents Singles 19/07/20
1st Brian Foley West Waterford (7) 38pts
Sat/Sun 01/02 Aug Frontline Workers Dedication 18 Hole S/F (GOY) sponsored by Lady Captain Anne
Sat/Sun 08/09 Aug 18 Hole (GOY) sponsored by David Hayes
Wed 22nd July 18 Hole on-going competition
Wed 22nd Jul 10 Hole on-going competition
18 Hole Stroke (GOY) sponsored by Queally Walsh
1st Mary Clancy 69 nett
2nd Noirin Darcy 70 nett
3rd Elaine Nash 71 nett
GIRLS ON TOUR
Some of our ladies have been showcasing their golfing skills lately during Dungarvan GC Open Fortnight. Mairead Manning romped home with an outstanding 46pts in a singles competition, while Irene Lynch, Miriam Matthews and Rachel Kiely (D/van) came first in a Champagne Scramble with 98pts closely followed by Esther McGuckian, Lorraine Troy and Maria Ryan (D/van) with 95pts. Congratulations and well done ladies!!!
Our on-going competitions started on Wed 22nd July giving our ladies a choice of 10 or 18 hole format. The entry fee will be €3 for 10 hole and €5 for 18 hole competitions and entry sheet is available in downstairs kiosk.
Match-Play Singles sponsored by Shaws Department Stores
Our singles match-play will be starting on Monday 03 Aug, names to be added in our WhatsApp group for the attention of our Secretary Mary Kiely before the 28th July which is the deadline.
ILGU MUNSTER FIXTURES
Munster Cup, Nenagh GC on Mon 17th Aug, team of three to represent the club. H/cap 20 and under, no step down, format is 18 H stroke, entries close on Tue 11th Aug.
Eileen Murphy Perpetual Memorial Trophy, Cork GC on Mon 28th Sept. H/cap limit 30, no step down allowed, clubs may nominate a pair to represent their club, entries close on Mon 21st Sept.
For more information on above please contact our Secretary Mary Kiely
Eleanor Tivy Cup
The team representing us in the Eleanor Tivy cup in Adare Manor GC on Mon 24th Aug is Anne Purcell, Bernie Morrissey and Angela O’Connor. We wish our ladies the very best of luck on the day and mostly to enjoy the occasion!!
OPEN DAY FIXTURES
Mon, 17th Aug Open Ladies 3 Ball Rumble
Mon, 21st Sept Open Ladies Champagne Scramble
Visitor entry, €15 H/cap limit 36
To give you something to look forward to; a proposed outing has been organised to Ballykisteen GC on Sat 29th 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 sheet is posted in downstairs kiosk, please tick relevant section when adding your name, a deposit of €50 is payable before 1st Aug to secure the booking. Please put deposit in envelope with your details addressed to Bernie Morrissey and hand into kiosk. 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!!
Our next meeting takes place on Friday 7th Aug, same venue 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!