GOLDCOAST GOLF NOTES 28th JUNE 2020
Hi everyone and welcome. From today Monday we will be getting back to things being more normal for our golfers. At the Gold Coast we will have competitions now every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Anybody still needing a handicap just put your name down to play and any member going out will mark your card. For those new members going out for the first time with their new handicap enjoy the experience. There will be a committee meeting on Tuesday evening so some fine tuning will be done then relating to planning for the summer and hopefully we will be in a position to keep you informed here in the notes as things progress.
Below is a brief synopsis of what is allowed for Golf Clubs as part of Phase Three easings of Covid 19:
PHASE 3 COMMENCING ON JUNE 29th IN REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
*Four-balls allowed at 10 minute intervals
*Competition golf & visitors permitted
*Restaurants and Bars operating as Restaurants may open under strict guidelines
*Travel restrictions lifted
Golf ‘s Protocol, in Phase 3, has been relaxed considerably to permit clubs to include four-balls on their timesheets at 10-minute intervals. Competitions are now permitted, both closed and open with visitors allowed to pay green fees and compete in open competitions.
As we enter Phase 3 of the phased re-introduction of golf, there remains a major responsibility on golf clubs and golfers to ensure that our sport is conducted in a safe and responsible manner.
Full adherence to the provisions of this Protocol is essential. Golf was in the very privileged position to have been allowed to resume in Phase 1 and this return was based on the sport being able to demonstrate to government that it can take place in a safe, socially distant manner.
The high level of compliance shown thus far is a credit to the sport, but these efforts must be redoubled as we begin competitions and welcome visitors for the first time in several months.
To ensure golf is played safely, golfers must adhere to the Protocols published by the GUI and ILGU.
These guidelines are available for viewing on www.golfnet.ie
Tues. 30th June Open Gents & Ladies 18H Singles S/F,
Fri. 3rd July Open Gents 18H Singles S/F
Sat. 4th Club Comp, Open Gents 18H Singles S/F
Sun. 5th Club Comp, Open Gents 18H Singles S/F
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 over the next few weeks 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.
Members old and new are reminded to check out the notice board adjacent to the first tee regarding local rules, dress codes etc. On Tuesday and Wednesday evening (5pm-7pm) are members evening where members will be able to play with some of the new members to facilitate getting handicaps. Please book your time on the BRS system. We will be doing this for the next few weeks.
RULE FOR THE WEEK Avoid playing the wrong ball
Sounds blindingly obvious but unless you mark your ball before you start, there is a danger – with so many golf balls similarly stamped – you may mistake yours for another player’s. Playing the wrong ball in match-play could mean loss of hole in singles and will be a two-stroke penalty in stroke-play. To avoid such a penalty, then get marking your ball more clearly with distinctive personalised symbols. But if you’re unsure the ball – in the rough, for example – is yours, notify you’re playing partners, mark it carefully with a tee peg, lift but do not clean it (only to identify it) and replace in the identical spot you’re within your rights. (Rule 15-1)
RECIPROCAL GREENFEE ARRANGEMENT WITH DUNGARVAN AND WEST WATERFORD GOLF CLUBS
Just a note to remind members that for many years now, all three golf clubs in Dungarvan have operated a reciprocal arrangement where Monday to Friday, members of Gold coast Golf Club can play Dungarvan or West Waterford (or vice versa) for a reduced green fee of €15 now. This does not apply weekends or for competitions. Ring the office on 058 44055 to make a reservation.
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.
SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFER 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 has now 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.
Sat and Sun 4/5th July 18 H sponsored by Comeragh Oil
Sat and Sun 11/12 July 18 H sponsored by Member
Sat and Sun 18/19 July 18 H sponsored by Queally/Walsh
Sat and Sun 25/26 July 18 H sponsored by Member
*Also every Tuesday – Open Gents & Ladies 18H Singles S/F
Our first club competition is on Sat/Sun 4/5th July, an 18 Hole S/F, those not wishing to play the 18 holes can continue to play casual golf at their own pace, entries will be through the kiosk and payments will be contactless. Strict guidelines will have to be adhered to and all bookings will be online as they are at present.
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 11 th Aug. Eleanor Tivy Cup, Adare Manor GC on Mon 24 th Aug, team of three to represent club. H/cap 21-32, step down allowed, format is 18 H S/F, entries close 18 th Aug. Eileen Murphy Perpetual Memorial Trophy, Cork GC on Mon 28 th Sept. H/cap limit 30, no step down allowed, clubs may nominate a pair to represent their club, entries close on Mon 21 st Sept. If you are interested in any of the above competitions, please contact our secretary Mary Kiely direct before 16th July
OPEN DAY FIXTURES
Mon, 27 th July Open Champagne Scramble
Mon, 17 th Aug Open 3 Ball Rumble
Mon, 21st Sept Open Champagne Scramble
Visitor entry, €15
To give you something to look forward to; a proposed outing has been organised to Ballykisteen GC on Sat 29 th 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 1 st 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 17th July 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!