CAPTAINS PRIZE 2022
Seamus O’Connell’s Captain’s Prize will take place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 3rd, 4th and 5th June. Booking for the qualifying rounds on Friday and Saturday will close at 16.30 on Wednesday 1st June when the draw for partners will take place. Please book a time that suits you and after the draw you should be playing within 20 min of the time you booked. Booking must be within the following times: Friday 13.15 to 16.23. Saturday 08.00 to 10.45 and 14.00 to 14.30.
You must be entered for the draw to be in with a chance of winning 1st prize. Once the draw is made members cannot change their times.
The final round is on Sunday 5th with a shotgun start at 10 am. With the top 42 players qualifying. Starting tees and partners will be posted on the timesheet at 9 p.m. on Saturday night.
Who can win the Captain’s Prize?
The following categories of players are eligible provided they have entered three counting competitions since the last Captain’s Prize: Full Members, Senior Members, Distance Members and Honorary Members.
Everybody who enters are eligible to win all other prizes.
How much does it cost to enter?
This year the entry fee is €25
What’s included? Entry to the Captain’s Prize, a drink and bar before 1st round and a meal after the final round which will be a choice of three different plates. All players are very welcome to attend meal and presentation of prizes, which will take place immediately after golf, around 2 p.m.
What else is happening?
On Wednesday 1st June both Captains will host a 9/10 hole scramble and BBQ with a shotgun start at 6 p.m. Entry fee is €3 Draw at 5.45 p.m
We wish Captain Seamus and Lady Captain Isobel the very best for their Captain’s Prize Weekend and best of luck to all the competitors, hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend.
SOUTH MUNSTER SENIORS OPEN SINGLES 2nd JUNE
The timesheet is available for booking for the South Munster Seniors Singles hosted by the Goldcoast on Thurs.2nd June. This is a popular 18 holes singles stableford Open competition for men aged 60+ and local members are encouraged to participate.
Congratulations to our Fred Perry team and managers on their win over Youghal in Youghal last night. Thank you to all supporters who travelled and we look forward to playing our next opponents.
Well done to our Junior Cup team and management on a great win over our near neighbours Dungarvan on Thursday. Looking forward to the next round.
The Pierce Purcell team gave it their best shot on Saturday but came up short against Youghal. Hard luck to the team and management and good luck to Youghal going forward.
Our Bruen team travelled the short distance to West Waterford Golf Club on Sunday. There were some great matches in glorious sunshine, and we came out on top in the end against our hosts. Well done to all involved and best of luck in the next round.
JUVENILE CLINIC A BIG SUCCESS
A visit the Gold Coast Golf Club last week by Gold Ireland’s Jennifer Hickey (Development & Club Support Officer-Munster) proved a great success. Organised by President Frank Mulvihill, eleven adult Leaders participated in the course aimed at the development of Juvenile golfers at the club. The aim – that each juvenile golfer be facilitated to reach their potential in a friendly and enjoyable surrounding.
The course was practical and all those in attendance put their pitching wedges and putters into action in a series of warm-up exercises, chipping skills and putting games. It is fair to say there were some very competitive Leaders present on the night!
When working with juveniles Safety is a priority and Jennifer demonstrated some fail-proof methods that should form the basis of all activities. The clinic comprised 6 main topics: 1. Equipment zones. 2. Warm Up Games. 3. Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS). 4. Safety. 5. Chipping exercises, and 6. Putting exercises. Feedback from the session was very positive with participants admitting they had found it very enjoyable and each had lots of fun. The leaders will now apply what they learned at the clinic with the Juvenile golfers at the Gold Coast.
Games to played by 12th June line up as follows Lee Crotty v Brian McGill, Tom White v Noel McCann Thomas Long v Peter O Keeffe, Pat Kiely v Diarmuid Henley, Declan Hallahan v Declan Kiely, Rafael Alvares v David Hallahan, John White v Nicky Dee.
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 email@example.com or 058 44055
ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS REMINDER
Annual Subscriptions are now due, please contact Irene or Brian in the Kiosk. Thank you to all members who have already paid.
Tues. 24th May, 2022
1st John B Kiely (23) 42
2nd Maurice Swan (18) 39
3rd Jamie Ryan (15) 38
1st Lady Betty Yue Old Ford Manor (23) 38
2nd Maureen Sullivan Mill Hill (22) 37 on CB
Fri 20th May Open Singles S/F
1st John Sheehan (18) 40
2nd Jack Hayes East Cork (10) 40
Gross Neil Dermody (1) 35
1st Lady Tara McCarthy (13) East Cork 39
Sat 28th Club
1st Noel Brennan (15) 40pts
2nd David O’Connor (5) 38pts
3rd Kealan Walsh (15) 37pts
Sat. 28th Open Singles
1st Alan Murphy (15) 40pts
Sun. 29th May Club Comp
1st John W Walsh (11) 40
2nd Michael Wall (16) 40
3rd Tom Moore (21) 39
4th Tadhg O’Cuirin (19) 38
5th Nicholas Fitzgerald (28) 38
Sun 29th May Open
1st Adrian Hourihan Mahon Golf Club (6) 35pts
Tues. 31st May Open Gents Singles S/F
Wed. 1st June Captains Scramble 6pm
Thur 2nd June Open South Munster Seniors
Fri. 3rd June Open Gents Singles S/F, Captains Prize Qualifier
Sat. 4th Captains Prize Qualifier
Sun 5th Captains Prize Final
Sun. 6th June Open Singles
Tues. 7th Open Gents Singles S/F
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 in 2022. For bookings contact Irene Lynch our Director of Golf on 05844055 or firstname.lastname@example.org for favourable rates and to discuss your booking requirements.
10 Hole On-going Competition
18 Hole On-going 2 card Competition
Wed 01 June Captain’s Scramble @ 6pm
Sat/Sun 11/12 June 18 Hole sponsored by Deise Golf
Sat/Sun 25/26 June 18 Hole Competition (GOY) sponsored by Helvick Seafood.
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
18 Hole Competition sponsored by Country Store
1st Breda Veale 38pts
2nd Inseun Kim 38pts
3rd Miriam Matthews 37pts
The Rules night was held on Thursday 26th May and hosted by 2 Golf Ireland officials who simplified
everything and made it a very enjoyable experience for everyone. A great turnout of ladies attended and many questions were asked about all the aspects of golf!!
Thanks again to Rosie for organising a brilliant night, and all went home with a few new rules under their belt!!
GOLF IRELAND INTER CLUB MATCHPLAY
Our Intermediate team had a triumphant win over Faithlegg GC on Saturday on home ground. Their manager Rosie is over the moon with the result, and looking forward to the next outing. A big thank you to the team, caddies and supporters and to our opponents for a fair and friendly game. Wishing the team every success for the next round!!
CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES
The above event is fast approaching and those interested in playing should add their names to sheet posted in kiosk.
Our Captain’s scramble will take place on Wed 1st June @ 6pm with delicious BBQ to follow. Please be at the club
no later than 5.30pm for entry as the scramble is a shotgun start @6pm. Our resident chef Maurice will be in charge of the cooking, so we will be assured of lip-smacking burgers and other treats!!
Please come along for this fun night of crazy golf, great food and lots of banter, not to be missed!!
LADY CAPTAIN’S PRIZE
The Captain’s weekend which is being hosted by our Captains Seamus and Isobel over the June Bank Holiday is fast approaching and both the ladies and men are recording some fantastic scores in an effort to claim the penultimate prize of the golfing season.
Our hardworking and efficient Lady Captain Isobel has left no stone unturned since she took up office and we can be assured that her weekend will be fantastic!!
There are designated slots on Friday and Saturday to play the first round and a slot from 4pm on Saturday for those playing the 9 Hole event. Closing date for entry is Wed 1st June for the first round, including the 9 Hole. The final on Sunday will be a shotgun start @ 10am for the qualifying players. Food will be served in the Dugout Bar and Presentation of Prizes will take place immediately afterwards in the underground carpark.
We wish both Isobel and Seamus the very best for the upcoming event and hope the sun shines bright on them for the occasion!! Here’s to a fun weekend for everyone!!
LADY CAPTAIN’S OUTING
Our outing this year will be to Faithlegg GC on Sat 9th July, estimated cost will be €50 to include golf and meal, buggies will be available to hire @ €30 per buggy.
If you would like a really fun day out, please add your name to sheet on notice board in computer room.
OPEN 3 BALL TEAM EVENTS
The first of our Open 3 Ball Events takes place on Sunday 19th June, and tee times will start in the afternoon. If you are looking for something exciting to do on the day, come along to the Gold Coast!!
Our dates for upcoming team events are as follows:
Sun 19th June – Tee 1.00 – 5.30pm
3 Ball Team Event
Mon 18th July, 3 Ball Team Event
Mon 15th Aug, 3 Ball Team Event
Mon 19th Sept.3 Ball Team Event
Visitor entry €20 on Sunday, €15 on Mondays
H/Cap limit 36
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.