Presidents Prize 2023
We will start the Presidents week off on this Wednesday 30th August with a two x 2 persons Scramble with a shotgun start at 5.30 PM with an on the hoof BBQ. For those wishing to take part please have your names on the time sheet by 12noon on Wednesday 30th August as the draw will take place at 2pm.Entry will dictate the number of holes to be played.
This year the President’s Prize will take place on Friday 1st Sept, Saturday 2nd Sept and Sunday 3rd Sept. The competition will take the usual format with qualifying on Friday and Saturday and a shotgun start on Sunday at 10am for those qualified. It will be Blue and Stable ford. This year for the 1st time we are introducing a new element to the Presidents Prize, a Veteran’s Prize which will be for those aged 70 and older. Booking is now open for this competition, however you must have booked your time before Wednesday 30th August at 3.30pm. There will then be a draw for playing partners which will have everybody playing within 20 minutes of their preferred time. Once the draw is made it is not possible for members to change their times. The final round on Sunday 3rd will be a shotgun start at 10 am. With the top 39 players qualifying. Starting tee and partners will be posted on the timesheet at 9 p.m. on Saturday night. You must have your membership and Golf Ireland affiliation up to date.
2) You must have your time booked before 3.30pm on Wednesday 30th August
3) You must have three counting competitions since last year’s Captain’s prize.
4) You must have a fully active Golf Ireland Handicap (20 counting Scores on your handicap record)
5) Full Members
6) Senior Members
7) Distance Members
8) Honorary Members
9) All other entrants are eligible to win all other prizes apart from first prize
How much does it cost to enter?
This Year the entry fee will be €25.00. For this you get entry into the competition, a goodie bag on the qualifying round and a meal after the final round. All members are more than welcome to attend the meal and prize presentation which will take place at approximately 3 pm.
We wish Presidents Rafael Alvarez and Ello Fitzgerald all the best for their upcoming Weekend please God the sun will shine.
We offer our condolences to Bob O Brien on the sad passing of his aunt in Dublin during the week. May God have mercy on her gentle soul. Rip
We send best wishes to Fr Jerry Condon & Brian Fahey on a speedy recovery and hope to see him out and about soon.
ON THE COURSE
We are getting great feedback from visitors and members alike on the wonderful condition of the course. Please to remember to repair all pitch marks whether yours and someone else’s Well done to course Management and Green keeping staff on the excellent upkeep. Our regular Tuesday and Friday opens are very popular and offer great value. We look forward to welcoming many more to our lovely course.
Our dress code for the Gold Coast is slacks and polo shirts. Please note sports jerseys, jeans and track suit bottoms are unacceptable on the golf course. Thank you for your adherence.
DID YOU KNOW
The average number ball marks made on greens per round is 8 per golfer. Assuming only 130 rounds are played each day on our course. Our greens receive 1040 impressions daily. 31000 per month OR MORE THAN 374,400 per year. Are you wondering how to make a putt under these conditions? Please repair your pitch marks.
WEEKLY GOLF NOTES
The golf notes that go out every week on the papers and online are for all members of the Club. If you have anything that you want shared on the notes, please contact me or Irene or Brian at the Kiosk on 058 44055.
MARKING OF CARDS
Can we ask all members to sign their cards in a legible signature to make it easier for a kiosk staff to upload the cards also with the weather having taken to a wet period pitch marks are starting to appear on the greens please remember to repair all marks.
INTRODUCTORY RATES FOR NEW MEMBERS
Here at the Goldcoast Golf Club we have fantastic Introductory rates for new members.
Our membership season runs from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024. Our championship golf course is maintained in excellent condition offering superb playability, with 18 holes open all year round. Our pristine greens are much admired and the scenery is spectacular with unrivalled views of Dungarvan Bay, the Irish Sea and Helvick Head.
Members can relax in the comfortable surroundings of our hotel bar and restaurant where delicious food is served by our friendly staff. We can also offer very attractive packages for dual membership to both the golf club and leisure centre.
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 friends in 2023. For favorable rates and to discuss your booking requirements contact Irene Lynch on 05844055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tues 22nd Aug Open Singles S/F
1st Stephen Galvin (13) 41pts Rathfarnham Golf Club
2nd Tony Ruane (18) 41pts West Waterford Golf Club
3rd Marc Mahony (10) 39pts
4th Liam Murphy (21) 38pts
1st Lady: Mary Clancy (21) 38pts
Friday 25th August Open Singles
1st Owen Morrissey (13) 40pts Dungarvan Golf Club
2ndPeter Mullanney (0) 39pts Dungarvan Golf Club
3rd Nathan O’Connor (11) 39pts
Sat 26th Aug Club Comp,
1st Barry Lawlor (13) 40pts
2nd Brian O’Connor (13) 40pts
Sun. 27th August Mick Cronin Memorial.
1st Anthony Hayes (6) 41pts
2nd Brian Magill (5) 39pts
3rd Paul O’Sullivan (10) 39pts
Gross: Darren Williams (5) 33pts
H/H; James Darcy (21) 37pts
Sun 27th August: Gents Open Singles S/F
1st John Everett (10) 34pts Carrick On Suir Golf club
Tues 29th Aug Open Singles S/F
Fr 1st Sept Open Singles S/F
Sept 1st/3rd: President’s Prize, GOY
Sept 24th: Monthly Medal
Classic: 25th Sept to 1st Oct.
02/03 Sept. Lady President’s Prize S/F(GOY)
09/10 Sept. Miss Designer Golf
16/17 Sept. Helvick Seafood (GOY)
Sun 24 Sept. Charity Fun Scramble
10 Hole On-going Competition
16 Hole 2 Card Competition
10 Hole Gold Coasters Competition every Thursday
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
18 Hole S/F sponsored by Comeragh Oil
1st Mairead Ryan (21) 35pts
2nd Leanne Bumster (19) 34pts on C/B
3rd Lorraine Troy (13) 34pts
Open Tue 18 Hole S/F
Mary Clancy (16) 39pts
Gold Coasters 10 Hole Scramble
Winners : Inseun Kim, Siobhan McCarthy, Ann Raher 30.75
PRESIDENT’S PRIZE WEEKEND
Our Lady President Eilo Fitzgerald will hold her very special weekend over the 1st,2nd and 3rd Sept with qualifying days on Fri and Sat and shotgun start on Sunday. Eilo is a long term member of the club and has served on committee for several years including the honour of Captaincy for which she excelled!! She has been working very hard to date to make sure all goes to plan for her big event!
We wish Eilo and Rafael the very best for their upcoming President’s Weekend, and hoping the sun will shine for everyone, especially Rafael who is still trying to cope with the Irish weather!!! ( Le deseo un maravilloso fin de semana para su Premio del Presidente )
Online time sheets are now open for qualifying days.
Our President’s scramble takes place on Wed 30th Aug @5.30pm with delicious BBQ to follow. This is always a great event and not to be missed, so please show your support for our Presidents in setting the scene for their special occasion!!
Please note, online time sheet open for draw and names must be added before 12 noon on Wed
GOLFER OF THE YEAR
Our golfer of the year standings up to President’s Prize to the Ladies is as follows:
- Katie Kiely 29pts
- Karen Darcy 28pts
- Inseun Kim 25pts
- Noirin Darcy 19pts
- Breda Veale 16pts
- Fiona Howard 15pts
- Ger Hallinan 15pts
GET WELL WISHES
We are sending speedy get well wishes to Brian who had a procedure done last week and glad to hear all went well!!
Looking forward to seeing you back with us very soon Brian, both in the Kiosk and the fairways!! You are missed!!!!!!
LADIES CLUB FOURSOMES
The foursomes teams are now into the second round and has to be played by Aug 28th, please refer to results sheet posted in kiosk. Well done to the teams through to next round and wishing you all good luck, Enjoy!!!
CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES
The mixed foursomes are now heading for the semi-final stage, and the contenders are ramping up their game to get somewhere within the winning enclosure!!
This is where the fun and games start and the banter between the teams will be riveting. All eyes will be on the emerging pairings from next round, the best of luck to all and Enjoy!!
EILEEN MURPHY MEMORIAL TROPHY
The final of the Eileen Murphy Trophy takes place in September in Cork Golf Club, and some fabulous qualifying scores were returned by our ladies in a bid to compete in Little Island.
After all cards were checked, the overall winners were Betty Joyce and Inseun Kim with a fabulous score of 43pts, closely followed by Esther McGuckian and Martina Corkery with another great score of 42pts. Well done girls and congrats to Betty and Inseun who go forward to represent the Club with our Best Wishes!!!
We held our monthly scramble last Thursday with a great turnout on the day and perfect weather for the occasion. The winners returned a great score and were presented with beautiful prizes for their effort!! All members new and longstanding are welcome to join us, and there is no handicap limit.
Many thanks to Anne for her organisational skills and beautiful prizes each week, it is much appreciated!!
CARE OF GREENS AND BUNKERS
We would like to ask our players to please repair pitch marks on the greens, even if they are not your own!! Also please rake bunkers, now that they are back in play.
Our Handicap secretary and committee are meeting on a regular basis to discuss the input from the ladies in accordance to their handicaps. A review will be on-going throughout the year in relation to above decision.
NEW MEMBER DEALS
Ladies, if you had ever thought of taking up golf, now is the time to do it, our Lady Captain Rosie 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 free tuition, please contact our Director of Golf Irene or Brian in the kiosk on 058 44055 for more information.