WINTER LEAGUE REVIEW
John white Carpentry sponsored winter league Captains held a meeting on Monday night to discuss changes to this year’s winter league. The following are the changes approved by the club committee, the best eight scores achieved by an individual player, will count towards the team score. In the case of a substitute being required, the minimum period will be 3 weeks. The substitute will be taken from the top of the list of substitutes available. There can only be one lady member on each team.
WINTER GOLF PLAYING HANDICAP
In order to reflect the reduced length of the course, bunkers GUR and preferred lies for the winter months, from Saturday 27th November players will play from 88% of their Course Handicap rounded. The competition software and label printout will indicate a person’s playing handicap on the day of entry.
LIONS CLUB CHRISTMAS APPEAL
The Goldcoast Golf Club are delighted again to be associated with the Lions Club Christmas Appeal. Our Captains are appealing to all members to come along and play and contribute by entering competitions or buying raffle tickets. Club competition proceeds between 6th to 12th December with be donated by the Club and Company. In conjunction with this we are also running a Raffle with an array of prizes.
Your competition entries, donations and raffle ticket purchases will help raise much needed funds to help those less well off in our society. The Goldcoast members have always been generous in their support and we know this will continue again for this very worthy cause.
Raffle in Aid of Lions Club: 1st prize Hamper kindly sponsored by an anonymous member, 2nd prize Hamper sponsored by Tim O’Driscoll, 3rd prize a Turkey and 4th a Ham sponsored by Premium Butchers, and other prizes of wine. Raffle tickets are on sale in the Kiosk, 3 strips of tickets €5.
Winter rules are now in operation with placing both on fairways and rough, mats at tee boxes have also been put out, please enquire with kiosk staff for further local rules.
Flag Poles maybe be removed now on the greens remember Golf Union Ireland Covid 19 guidelines must be adhered to at all times i.e. one person to remove and replace flag and hand sanitizer must be used at all times.
I have been contacted by some members about slow play on the course we must try and make the game enjoyable for everyone both members and visitors alike remember the 3min rule for searching for a lost ball.
CLUB CAPTAIN’S NORTH MON REUNION
Our Club Captain Seamus had a lovely reunion recently with a former pal from his schooldays in the North Mon. In a discussion that came about by chance on the day of the President’s prize, the possibility emerged that a former close pal of Seamus, whom he had not met since his schooldays, was a member in our club. Following a few phone calls, it was confirmed that Victor Mullins was indeed the school friend that Seamus had not met since they left school 51 years ago. I am reliably told that when the two met around the 17th hole two weeks ago, their golf partners were left waiting around, with time for coffee, while the two lads relived their youth. Seamus and Victor played in a three ball today. The third member of the group had to remind them, on a number of occasions, that they were about to play off the wrong tee as they were so engaged in conversation. On another occasion he informed them both, that they needed to reverse about thirty yards so as to play their next shot. It was lovely to be a part of this special reunion of “The Boys of North Mon”.
SOUTH EAST JUNIOR ALLIANCE
This competition took place in the Gold Coast Golf Club last Sunday 21st November 56 players from across the south east took to course with some great feedback coming on the condition of the course and the greens from the players which is always nice to hear. The results are as follows 1st Joe Tierney Callan 44pts. 2nd Paddy Donovan Callan 43pts Gross Stan Leslie Waterford 29pts 4th Michael Power Waterford 41pts. 5th Tony Horne Clonmel 40pts Back 9 Phil Kinsella West Waterford 19pts. Next round will take place in Waterford Golf Club on Sunday 12th December. Anyone interested in playing please contact Alan Darcy on 087 6987387.
The approach road to the club his now reopened new water main completed and a new surface of tarmac laid on the road, so drive with care on the new surface.
Mon 22nd to Fri. 26th WL WK 3
1st Declan Hallahan (16) 42
2nd Victor Mullins (22) 41
Gross Michael White (0) 37
3rd Liam Clancy (22) 41
4th Ned Connors (18) 41
5th David Hallihan (10) 40
Tues. 23rd Nov Open Singles
1st Paddy Barry (20) 44
2nd Victor Mullins (22) 41
1st Lady Angela O’Connor (29) 33
Fri. 26th Oct Open Singles
1st John Mallon (14) East Cork 44pts
Sat 27th & Sun. 28TH WL WK 4
1st Mark Lenihan (11) 43
2nd Peter Hayes (16) 42
3rd Thomas Kiely (6) 41
Cat. 0-8: Tom White (4) 39
Cat. 9-13: Brian Magill (9) 39
Cat. 14-17: Sean Mac Craith (15) 38
Cat. 17+: David O’Connor (18) 38
Mon 29nd to Fri. 3rd Dec WL WK 4
Tues. 30th Nov Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Fri 3rd Dec Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Sat. 4th, Sun. 5th Dec Winter League WK 5, Open Gents Singles
10 Hole Ham Competition
10 Hole On-going Competition
10 Hole Ladies Winter League
18 Hole Ladies Winter League
18 Hole Open Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
Ladies 10 Hole Winter League
Rd 1 – Irene Lynch 22pts, Bernie Morrissey 21pts
Rd 2 – Joan O’Dea 23pts, Esther McGuckian 20pts
Rd 3- Mary Dunbar 23pts, Mairead Ryan 21pts
Rd 4 – Irene Lynch (23-2) 21pts, Margaret Mulhearne 21pts
Rd 5 – Leanne Bumster 24pts, Lorraine Troy 21pts
Rd 6 – Breeda Murphy 22pts, Isobel Kirwan 21pta
Rd 7 – Elaine Nash 22pts, Esther McGuckian (21-1) 20pts
Ladies 18 Hole Winter League
Rd 1 – Mairead Ryan 37pts (on countback)
Rd 2 – Esther McGuckian 35pts (on countback)
10 HOLE WINTER LEAGUE
Teams as follows:
Pinot Noir – Capt. Teresa Queally
Shiraz – Capt. Miriam Matthews
Merlot – Capt. Ruth Hannigan
D.Chardonnay – Capt. Mairead Ryan
Prosecco – Capt. Bernie Morrissey
Rose – Capt. Katie Kiely
Our 10 Hole Winter League running totals for each week are being posted by Rosie who compiled the spreadsheets making it accessible to all team members via our What’sApp group, thanks a mill Rosie for weekly updates. At the moment, team D captained by Mairead are in the lead with team B captained by Miriam now in second position and team A captained by Teresa in third place!! This is what the league is all about, fun, excitement and commitment to your team plus plenty of fresh air and exercise!! Well done to all who featured in the weekly rounds with some fantastic scores returned!!
Reminder ladies, you must enter your name and date in the book provided each time you play.
10 HOLE HAM COMPETITION
Our 10 Hole Christmas Ham competition has started and can be played in conjunction with Winter League, please remember to add your name to sheet posted in kiosk pay the €3 entry fee to Irene or Brian, please write name, date and Ham competition clearly on envelopes provided.
SOUTH EAST COASTAL ALLIANCE
The first outing of this year’s alliance was held in Dungarvan on Thursday 25th November in glorious sunshine over 14 holes. The course was in immaculate condition which made the game all the more enjoyable, thanks to John, Scholar and his team. Presentation took place in the clubhouse and a big thank you to Maria, Marianne and team for their efficiency throughout, Well Done!!
The next outing will be our own course on Thursday 24th February and we would like to see as many of our new members as possible join our league. This is a great way to integrate with members from other clubs, and is always a lovely day out!! Information and any changes to this event will be posted on our What’sApp group.
Our Christmas Scramble this year takes place on Sunday 5th Dec and is very kindly sponsored by Shaws Department Stores to whom we are very grateful. We will be holding this event in conjunction with the Lion’s Club Hamper Appeal with entries being donated as part of our annual fundraiser for the cause. The drawsheet is online and also posted in the kiosk, so please check either for your playing partners on the day. Any updates or changes will be posted on our What’sApp group, all donations and the purchase of raffle tickets are greatly appreciated!!
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 Anne 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.
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!