GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2022
85 Brian McGill
81 Colin McArthur
80 John Hallinan
79 Ivan O’Connor
75 Peter O;Keeffe
73 Alan Darcy
70 Brian O’Connor
70 Michael Whelan
68 John Enright
With just one more competition to go (Sunday 9th October) there are seven players who, mathematically could still win the title. Brian McGill, Colin McArthur, John Hallinan, Ivan O’Connor, Peter O’Keeffe, Alan Darcy and John Enright, if the results go right for them could win it. John Hallinan and John Enright will gain an extra 5 points if they play as both have less than 10 qualifying scores so far.
The winner on Sunday 9th October will get 12pts, second will get 11pts, third will get 10pts etc. Best of luck to all involved.
ORDER OF MERIT
16 Kealan Walsh
15 Dermot Walsh
14 Willie Moore
13 Ivan O’Connor
12 Colin McArthur
12 David Doc O’Connor
11 Andrew Travers
11 Frank Lord
11 Frank Waters
10 Kieran Cullinan
10 Michael White
9 John Enright
9 John Hallinan
9 John Kiely
9 Nathan O’Connor
9 Pat Kiely
Just two weekends to go with the Order of Merit finishing on Sunday 9th October. Order of Merit points are awarded on Saturdays and Sundays to players scoring 37pts or higher and in stroke competitions for 71 nett or lower.
The Club would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the late Pat (Mosh) Morrissey on his sad passing. Pat was a long standing member of the Club and would often be seen midweek, whizzing around the course in a buggy with his good pal Fr. Jerry. He will be sadly missed by all at Goldcoast Golf Club. May Pat rest in peace.
We don’t like thinking about the winter months, but we are heading for winter league time once more so with that in mind, a sheet will be available in the kiosk for people wishing to take part this year. A meeting of team captains will take place shortly.
SOUTH EAST JUNIOR ALLIANCE
This competition kicks off again on Sunday the 9th October in Callan Golf Club if you are interested in playing please contact Alan Darcy on 0876987387.
ON THE COURSE
Throughout the year we have asked members and visitors to repair pitch marks on the greens which has been a great success now we are asking that the same attention is given to the bunkers please to make sure to rake bunkers when you are finished in them it’s very annoying to arrive to a bunker with your ball in someone’s foot print which hasn’t been raked also please refrain from using them as litter bins we gave got a number of water bottles in the bunkers over the last while thank you for help on this matter.
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.
GOLF IRELAND HANDICAPPING CHANGES FROM 31ST MARCH 2022
As has been previously communicated to all members of Golf Ireland via email, here is a short summary of the golfers responsibilities in relation to the non-return of scores and the inclusion of your verified handicap index on your scorecard.
Non Return of completed scorecards
From 31st March 2022 an automated process will be put in place to apply an automatic penalty score if a score is pre-registered but not submitted. This rule applies to both General Play and official Competitions.
The player is now totally responsible for submitting their score once it has been pre-registered. If they fail to do so without providing the committee with a valid reason, an automated penalty score will be applied.
Mandatory Handicap on Scorecards.
From 31st March 2022, Golf Ireland requires that the player’s Handicap Index is verified before playing and is the required handicap on a scorecard.
CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES
The final pairings have now been made in this competition with the final to be played by October 18th 2022. Through to the final is Nicholas Power and Ruth Hannigan v Nicky Dee and Isobel Kirwan. Best of luck to all involved.
Tues 27th September
1st Brendan O’Meara (19) Mitchelstown 39
2nd Brian Dunbar (19) 38
Sat. 1st Oct
1st Colin McArthur (6) 38pts
2nd Sean MacCraith (10) 38pts
3rd Neil Dermody (1) 37pts
Sat. 1st Oct Open Gents Singles
1st Kieran Power Callan (14) 34pts
Sun 2nd Oct
1st Declan Kiely (16) 42
2nd Aonghus O’Raghnaigh (14) 41
3rd Ger Bagge (3) 39
4th Lee Crotty (9) 37
5th Barry Power (3) 37
Tues 4th September Open Gents Singles S/F
Fri. 7th Open Gents Singles S/F
Sat. 8st Club Comp/Open Singles
Sun. 9th Club Comp GOY/Open Singles
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for favorable rates and to discuss your booking requirements.
10 Hole On-going Competition
18 Hole On-going 2 card Competition
Tues. 4th Ladies Senior Alliance
08/09 Oct 18 Hole S/F sponsored by The Wine Buff
15Oct 18 Hole Club Competition
16 Oct 18 Hole mixed Scramble
23/23 Oct 18 Hole Club Competition
29/30 Oct 18 Hole S/F sponsored by Miss Designer Golf
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
Helen Fennell Memorial
1st Aisling Fennell (5) 39pts
2nd Breda Veale (26) 36pts
3rd Mairead Ryan (19) 34pts
Open Team Event sponsored by Glanbia Business Services
1st Mary Clancy, Leanne Bumster, Breda Veale 77pts on C/B
2nd Margo Condon, Kathy Cleary (Slievenamon), Mary Malloy (Rathdowney) 77pts
3rd Inseun Kim, Breda Conway, Margaret Mulhearne 76pts
The Lady Captain Isobel, Lady President Ger and members offer our sincere condolences to the family on the very sad passing of Pat (Mosh) Morrissey. Pat was an absolute gentleman and will be sadly missed by the members and especially his best friend Fr.Jerry.
May he Rest In Peace
CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES
Our club mixed foursomes are now down to the final match between Nicky Dee & Isobel Kirwan v Nicholas Power & Ruth Hannigan which has to be played before the 8th Oct. I have been reliably informed that the golf played by all the finalists was superb and their upcoming match should be riveting!!
Well done to everybody who took part and wishing the final pairings all the very best in their forthcoming match!!
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. We had a large turnout last week and it was great to see our many long term members turn up to play in brilliant sunshine and enjoy the spectacular views over the bay!!
Our next outing will be Wed 5th Oct, looking forward to seeing you all there. Registration is 2pm on the day with Anne Keane, many thanks to Anne for organising the event and the wonderful presentation prizes!! Please support, as these midweek events are fantastic to keep you swinging and enjoying the game!!
Sunday 16th Oct sees another great event in our golfing calendar, as the ladies join the men in what promises to be a fun filled occasion!! With a shotgun start at 9am everyone takes to the fairways for a mixed scramble with presentation to follow immediately afterwards in the Gold Coast Hotel. Online draw sheet will be live a week prior to the event, so book your slots early!! Entry €7
END OF YEAR DINNER
Our annual dinner which was suspended due to Covid is now being resumed for November 12th this year. This is always a lovely social gathering where notable awards are presented, including match play events, Order of Merit and Golfer of the Year.
GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2022
The top 10 rankings after the last 7 GOY competitions are as follows:
Mary Dunbar 33pts
Karen Darcy 29pts
Isobel Kirwan 27pts
Irene Lynch 24pts
Angela O’Connor 22pts
Lorraine Troy 21pts
Breeda Murphy 20pts
Deirdre Ruane 19pts
Mairead Ryan 19pts
Katie Kiely 15pts
Well done everybody and it’s all to play for in the next and final GOY competition. Full list of contenders posted in kiosk and available on our WhatsApp group
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.