LIONS CLUB CHRISTMAS APPEAL 28th Nov. to 4th Dec.
The Gold coast Golf Club are delighted again to be associated with the Lions Club Christmas Appeal and our Lions Club week will run this week from Mon. 28th November to Sunday 4th December. All members are encouraged to come along and play and contribute by entering competitions or buying raffle tickets. The club competition proceeds between these dates will kindly be donated to the appeal by the management and club.
Raffle Prizes include a Drinks Hamper, Christmas Hamper, Turkey, Ham and various other prizes. Tickets are on sale in the Kiosk, 1 strip for €2, 3 strips for €5. Your support will help raise much needed funds to help those less well off in our society. The Gold coast members have always been generous in their support and we know this will continue again this year for this very worthy cause.
JOHN WHITE CARPENTRY SPONSORED WINTER LEAGUE 2022/23
This year’s winter league is in full swing, now entering its 5th week and some fantastic golf is being played. Well done to everyone for getting out there and putting in a big effort for their team. With the festive season near, competition prizes over the coming weeks are Turkeys and Hams. The League runs until the 10th February 2023 so there is plenty opportunity to get in the required rounds.
The format this year is 9 teams of 12 players with 10 rounds to be played. 6 teams out of the 9 will go through to the play offs. We ask that all players write the name of their team on the cards to make it easy for the kiosk staff to add your score to the spreadsheet. A huge thank you again to our sponsor John White. It promises to be a very competitive winter league, scores can be viewed weekly on the club website news section. Best of luck to the 9 Captains and their teams.
ON THE COURSE
We are reaping the rewards now for the drainage work and fairway work carried out last year on the course. It’s a great comfort to know we can play 18 holes of golf all year round, well done to all involved. Winter rules are in play so it is marking and placing within 6 inches no nearer the hole on both fairways and rough. Bunkers are also GUR for the duration of Winter League. Please check with kiosk staff for further updates.
Members are reminded of the importance of shouting fore if your ball goes astray on the golf course. It benefited one member at the weekend who had a close one. So for everyone’s safety please continue to shout fore if your ball goes in the wrong direction than you intended it to.
CARE OF THE GREENS
To keep our greens in excellent condition we wish to make golfers mindful to please repair all pitch marks. At this time of year, even small pitch shots into the green can damage the surface. To bring extra focus on repairing these marks, greens have been assigned to each of the Gents Winter League teams as follows:
1st and 10th Green: Abbeyside
2nd and 11th Green: An Rinn
3rd and 12th Green: Ballinacourty
4th and 13th Green: Comeragh
5th and 14th Green: Cork
6th and 15th Green: Dungarvan
7th and 16th Green: Dunhill
8th and 17th Green: Nire/Tourneena
9th and 18th Green: Stradbally
Thank you for your continued co-operation.
Members of the three local golf clubs Goldcoast, Dungarvan and West Watetford are reminded they can avail of reciprocal golf for only €15 greenfees on weekdays. This is a great opportunity to play our neighbouring courses for fantastic value. To make a booking please telephone the offices of the respective clubs.
Our AGM for 2022 took place last Sunday evening in the Gold Coast Hotel where a large number of members attended, the meeting was chaired by our outgoing President Frank. Our Treasurer Maurice then gave his end of year accounts which showed the club in a good financial position for the year ahead. Our Secretary Johnny gave a well detailed account of the clubs activities during the year with a run down for each month. Then our outgoing Captain Seamus spoke of his year, and the honour it was for him to be Captain in 2022. He thanked everyone that had helped him during the year and he wished incoming Captain Michael every good wishes for 2023.
LIST OF OFFICERS AS FOLLOWS:
President: Rafael Alvarez
Captain: Michael Wall
Vice President: John Hallinan
Vice-Captain: David O Connor
Secretary: Johnny Hughes
Treasurer: Maurice Fennell
Communications Officer: Brian Fahey
Competition Secretary: John White
Handicap Secretary: Martin Morris
P.R.O: Nicholas Power
Ex Officios Seamus O Connell and Frank Mulvihill
Committee: Mark Lenihan, Bob O’Brien and Neil Dermody.
At the behest of members, due to difficulty seeing the blue flags, we have changed the flag system from now on to Blues to the front Red to the middle and Yellow to the back of the greens. We hope this helps those members including myself that have a problem seeing the greens not to mind the flags.
MARKING OF CARDS
Players need to be aware that you can’t for any reason mark your own card while playing your round of golf you must give your card to your playing partner who will mark your card and you will mark his/hers until round is complete. Only then will you get your card back to enter in to the computer.
Mon 21st to Fri. 25th Nov WL WK4
1st Neil Dermody (1) 43pts
2nd Anslem Hayes (10) 42pts
Gross: Darren O’Droma (4) 34pts
3rd Jim Harty (15) 41pts
4th Declan Kiely (14) 40pts
Tues 22nd November 2022
1st Jim Harty (15) 41
Fr 25th Nov Open Singles S/F
1st Nicky Dee (15) 41pts
Sat. 26th, Sun 27th WL WK 5
1st Dave Conlon (11) 42
2nd John White (6) 41
Cat +1-7: Michael White (+1) 40
Cat 8-13: John W Walsh (11) 40
Cat 14-17: Michael McCarthy (14) 37
Cat 18-28: Brian Dunbar (19) 36
Mon 28th to Fri. 2nd Dec WL WK (Lions Club Week)
Tues 29th Open Singles S/F
Fr 2nd Dec Open Singles S/F
Sat. 3rd, Sun 4th WL WK 6 (Lions Club Week)
Mon 5th to Fri. 9th Dec WL WK6
Tues 6th Dec Open Singles S/F
10&18 Hole Moorings Winter League
13 Hole Ham competition (21st Nov-18th Dec)
10 Hole Christmas Scramble – Sun 4th Dec
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
13 HOLE HAM COMPETITION
This year we are running a 13 Hole Ham competition starting on Monday 21 Nov – 18 Dec, entry €3 in kiosk.
MOORINGS WINTER LEAGUE
Our Winter League, again kindly sponsored by the Moorings Bar & Restaurant is well underway with over a 100 games played in 3 weeks showing the commitment of the team members. Entries are picking up with players taking advantage of the good days which are now scarce due to the inclemency of the weather. Hopefully it will be kinder to us in the next few weeks to keep the league running to its full potential. Well done to all who have put in a tremendous effort to date!
The midweek 9 Hole had to be cancelled due to thunder and lightning and torrential downpours, but the ladies had their chat and coffee – so not a wasted afternoon!! Our next outing will be Thur 1st Dec at 12.00 pm, weather permitting. This is an ideal opportunity to play the 10 Hole Winter League in conjunction with the competition of the day. Registration is 12pm on the day with Anne or Mary. Please support, as these midweek events are fantastic to keep you swinging and enjoying the game!!
Lady Capt. Rosie Murphy
Vice Capt. Elaine Nash
Lady Pres. Eilo Fitzgerald
Hon. Sec. Miriam Matthews
Treasurer. Mairead Ryan
H/cap Sec. Mary Kiely
PRO. Breda Conway
Ex Officio: Isobel Kirwan & Ger Hallinan
Committee: Bernie Morrissey, Alice Collins, Gillian Cashman, Mary Fennell, Leanne Bumster, Anne Keane.
Welcome to our new officers and committee member and wishing them the very best of luck for their year ahead.
SHAWS CHRISTMAS SCRAMBLE
Our Christmas scramble kindly sponsored by Shaw’s Department Store over 10 holes will be played on Sunday 4th Dec starting @ 12.30pm with meal afterwards in the
Moorings @ 5.30pm approx.., Draw sheet posted in kiosk so please add your name for a fun day out!!
We are running this in conjunction with the Lion’s club Hamper Appeal, so all proceeds will be going to the cause!! This year again, we are so grateful to Shaw’s in Dungarvan for their very generous sponsorship and the beautiful array of Christmas products to choose from. Thank you to all our sponsors who help us year after year, we could not do it without you!!
If you cannot make the golf and would like to join us for the meal, you are very welcome – add your name for meal only as numbers are required for the restaurant.
LIONS CLUB HAMPER APPEAL
As with previous years, our club is again appealing to its members to remember those less fortunate for the forthcoming festive season. The ladies and men’s clubs will be donating all the entries from competitions and participating in the raffle for the beautiful hampers and other prizes donated by members, to which we are entirely grateful!! Tickets will be on sale in the kiosk, please support.
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.