PRESIDENTS PRIZE 2022
Our Presidents held their weekend last week and what a huge success it turned out to be. Qualifying took place on Friday and Saturday in dry but windy weather. This didn’t stop some high scoring being achieved, as Friday evening came to a close we had an over night leader Seamus O’Connell on 40 points. We then turned our attention to Saturday and by lunch time we had a new leader in Colin McArthur with 43 points, as the day drew to a close a new leader emerged from the field namely David Magnier with a huge score of 50 points.
Our final took place on Sunday morning with a shotgun start by a member and not the navy vessel that was moored in the bay as some may have thought. There was great excitement among the players as they made their way to their tee boxes. Again great scoring was produced as our overnight leader kept his cool and returning a great score of 47 points being crowned Presidents Prize Winner for 2022 with 97 points. David Magnier was closely followed in second place by Colin McArthur with 83points and 3rd place Seamus O’Connell with 77 points.
We retired to the Hotel where we were treated to a beautiful meal and our presentation of prizes took place. Captain Seamus got things under way with his opening speech, he then called on Lady Captain Isobel who spoke very highly of our Lady President Gerardine and the glow she has brought to the club since she joined a few years ago. Lady President Gerardine then gave a lovely speech thanking everyone who had helped her along the way, she thanked her family who have been a great support to her she then presented her prize to a very popular winner from the Nire where not alone are they good at football but now have a golfing honour lady President Prize 2022 went to Mairead Ryan. Captain Seamus spoke of President Frank and how he has been so helpful in their year together always willing to help out. President Frank then took to the microphone to thank his family and his guests who had travelled to play. He thanked the fixtures committee who did so much work over the weekend, the Hotel who as always provided such wonderful service, Irene, Brian and Mark for all their help and the ground staff for having the course in such wonderful condition. He then presented his prize a beautiful slate replica of Granagh Castle incorporated in a lovely lamp to winner David Magnier. We would like to congratulate both Presidents Frank and Gerardine on a wonderful weekend and wish them well for the remainder of their year.
GOLDCOAST GOLF CLUB CLASSIC
Our club classic will run between Monday 12th and Sunday 18th of September an important fund raiser for the club. Full details next week.
ON THE COURSE
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.
The Club Mixed Foursomes and Michael White Memorial Club Foursomes draws for playing partners and deadlines have been posted on the Club WhatsApp and are on display in the downstairs computer room. Please note due to uneven numbers in the Mixed Foursomes and a surplus of men, refunds are due to some men who didn’t make the draw, please enquire at the kiosk. Good luck to all competitors.
CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES
the following matches are to be played by the 11th September 2022
Lar Whelan & Aisling Fennell will play the winners of the first match.
Alan Darcy & Bernie Morrissey v Nicky Dee & Isobel Kirwan
Nicholas Power & Ruth Hannigan v Maurice Fennell & Miriam Mathews
Aodh O Murchu & Rosemary Murphy v John White & Rebecca Kavanagh
Presidents Prize 2022 Presented by Frank Mulvihill
1st David Magnier (27) 97pts
2nd Colin McArthur (8) 83pts
Gross: John White (6) 56pts
3rd Seamus O’Connell (15) 77pts
4th Nicholas Fitzgerald (28) 75pts
2nd Gross: Ivan O’Connor (6) 56pts
Best Sun: Pat Kiely (14) 40pts
Best Fri : Tom Moore (19) 39pts
Best Sat : Jack McGrath (10) 40pts
Past President: Brian O’Connor (11) 75pts
High H/Cap Eamon Keane (22) 75pts
5th Maurice Swan (17) 75pts
Guest: Tom Connolly Cork GC
Guest Gross; Denis Dudley Cork GC
Tues 23rd Aug Open Singles 2022
1st Bernard Harrington (19) 44pts
2nd Colm O’Dwyer Thurles (13) 42pts
3rd Willie J O’Connor (28) 42pts
4th Tony Sheehan (15) 41pts
1st Lady: Olivere Walsh (31) 40 Pts
2nd Lady: Pauline Morrison Fermoy (18) 40pts
Fri 26th Aug Open Singles
1st Tom Whelan (26) 46pts
2nd Noel Hackett Dungarvan (11) 40pts
Gross: Eric Cunningham East Cork (2) 33pts
1st Lady: Angela Bready Old Conna (30) 45pts
Sat 27th Aug Club Singles S/F
1st Michael Kelleher (25) 40pts
2nd Noel Brennan (15) 38pts
Sat 27th Aug Open Gents Singles S/F
1st Cillian Byrne Rosslare (12) 44pts.
Sun 28th Aug Mick Cronin Memorial Singles S/F
1st Declan Kiely (16) 40
2nd Michael Whelan (16) 36
3rd Kieran Foley (25) 36
Gross Michael White (+2) 33
HH Michael Kelleher (25) 35
4th Brian McGill (7) 36
Sun Open 28th Aug
1st Jamie Walsh Faithlegg (16) 35
Tues. 30th Aug Open Gents Singles S/F
Fri 2nd Sept Open Gents Singles S/F
Sat. 3rd Sept Club comp, Open Gents Singles S/F
Sun 4th Sept, Club comp, Open Gents Singles S/F
Tues 6th Sept Open Gents Singles S/F
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
Sat/Sun 03/04 Sept Helen Fennell Memorial 18 Hole S/F
Sat/Sun 10/11 Sept 18 Hole sponsored by Queally Walsh (GOY)
Sun 4th Sept Fun Scramble @ 2.30pm
12-18 Sept Club Classic
17/18 Sept 18 Hole S/F sponsored by Miss Designer Golf
24/25 Sept 18 Hole S/F sponsored by Shaws Dept. Stores
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
Open Team Event
1st Mary Barnes (32) Maighread Wall (36) Sandra O’Leary (36) East Cork 80pts
2nd Helen Clinton (27) Mary Dempsey (29) Rosa Gardiner (32) Slievenamon 78pts
3rd Paula Spillane (21) Lilly Garden (25) Rathdowney, Ger Bartley (26) 78pts on C/B Slievenamon
9 Hole Social Golf
1st Nuala de Paor 21pts
2nd Mary Fenton 18pts
3rd Margaret Mulhearne 16pts
WEDNESDAY SOCIAL GOLF
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. Our next outing will be Wed 31st Aug, so don’t be shy about turning up and catching up with your friends and golf buddies!!
Registration is 2pm on the day with Anne Keane. Please support, as these midweek events are fantastic to keep you swinging and enjoying the game!!
The Lady Captain and members are sending many congratulations and best wishes to Helena who celebrated a very special Birthday last weekend. Hope you had a wonderful time with your family and friends and celebrated in style!! Happy Birthday Helena.
OPEN TEAM EVENTS
Due to unforeseen circumstances our Open Team Event is re-scheduled to Wednesdays for September, our next outing is Wed 28th Sept
Open 3 Ball kindly sponsored by Glanbia Business Services
H/Cap Limit 36 Please note change of dates
A fun scramble has been organised for Sunday 4th September at 2.30pm followed by meal in the Moorings Bar & Restaurant @ 6pm. Registration will be at 2pm and the entry will be €5. Looking forward to seeing you all for this fun occasion with lots of prizes and catch-up to follow!! If you would like to join us for a fun day, please add your name to list in kiosk.
GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2022
The top 10 rankings after the last 6 GOY competitions are as follows:
Mary Dunbar 34pts
Isobel Kirwan 27pts
Irene Lynch 24pts
Angela O’Connor 22pts
Karen Darcy 21pts
Lorraine Troy 21pts
Breeda Murphy 20pts
Deirdre Ruane 19pts
Leanne Bumster 14pts
Mairead Ryan 14pts
Well done everybody and it’s all to play for in the next couple of GOY competitions. 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.