SEAMUS SECURES 2nd PGA TOUR VICTORY AT BERMUDA CHAMPIONSHIP
Congratulations to Seamus Power earning another tour title with a brilliant one-shot win in Bermuda at the weekend. The West Waterford man held his nerve down the home stretch to clinch an exciting win. This fantastic performance moves him up the world rankings to 32nd position and into contention for a possible Ryder Cup debut. It’s another proud day for his family, friends and Waterford supporters and we wish him continued success. Well done Seamus!
JOHN WHITE CARPENTRY SPONORED WINTER LEAGUE 2022/23
This year’s winter league kicked off last Saturday 29th October and runs until the 10th February 2023. The format this year is 9 teams of 12 players with 10 rounds to be played. 6 teams out of the 9 will go through to the play offs. Entry fee for the league is €25 which is to paid before players first round of the winter league for scores to be eligible. Best of luck to the 9 Captains and their teams which promises to be a very competitive winter league going on previous years. A huge thanks must go to our sponsor again this year John White. We ask that all players write the name of their team on the cards to make it easy for the kiosk staff to add your score to the spreadsheet. Teams are currently on display on the club website, news section. Team scores will be updated here once a week.
ON THE COURSE
Winter rules have now come in to play so it is marking and placing within 6 inches no nearer the hole on both fairways and rough. Bunkers are also GUR for the duration of Winter League. Please check with kiosk staff for further updates.
MARKING OF CARDS
Players need to be aware that you can’t for any reason mark your own card while playing your round of golf you must give your card to your playing partner who will mark your card and you will mark his/hers until round is complete. Only then will you get your card back to enter in to the computer. Spot checks of cards will be carried out by our course ranger.
The Club wishes to offer its sincerest condolence to Jody Hallinan and family on the death of his father Tommy. May he rest in peace.
The Club also wishes to offer its sincerest condolence to Jane Fitzgerald Rochford and Michael & Doreen Fitzgerald and family on the death of Jane’s husband Peter. May he rest in peace.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF JOHN MCGRATH
The Club would like to acknowledge the first anniversary of the death of our founder John McGrath. John is still very much in our thoughts and missed by all.
END OF YEAR DINNER
This event will take place on 12th November in the Gold Coast Hotel where a sit down meal will be served and our end of year prizes will be presented. Tickets for the event are priced at €28. A great night to catch up with friends, hope to see you all there.
LIONS CLUB CHRISTMAS APPEAL 28th Nov. to 4th Dec.
The Goldcoast Golf Club are delighted again to be associated with the Lions Club Christmas Appeal and our Lions Club week will run from Mon. 28th November to Sunday 4th December. All members will be encouraged to come along and play and contribute by entering competitions or buying raffle tickets.
Your support 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 this year for this very worthy cause.
HOLE IN ONE
Well done to Brian Fahey on achieving his first ever hole in one at the 9th last week. It was a perfect pitching wedge into the 8th hole, congratulations Brian!
Congratulations to Nicky Dee and Lady Captain Isobel Kirwan who won the mixed foursomes overcoming Nicholas Power and Ruth Hannigan on the 17th after a great battle.
Our AGM for 2022 will take place in the Gold Coast Hotel on Sunday 20th November at 5pm, all members welcome.
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
Tues 25h Oct 2022
1st Tony Fitzgerald (20) 42
2nd Conor Clancy (6) 40
Fri 28th Oct
1st Ted Casey (22) 38pts
2nd Michael Kelleher (21) 37pts
1st Lady Inseun Kim (23) 35pts
Sat, Sun 29th,30th Oct WL WK 1
1st JJ Quinn (14) 44
Cat +1-7: John White (6) 41
Cat 8-13: John Aherne (13) 37
Cat 14-17: Darren Power (14) 34
Cat 18-28: Adam O’Riordan (19) 37
Mon 31st to Fri. 4th Nov WL WK1
Tues 1st Nov Open Singles S/F
Fr 4th Nov Open Singles S/F
Sat. 5th, Sun 6th WL WK 2
Mon 7th to Fri. 11th Nov WL WK2
Tues. 8th Open Singles S/F
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.
Mon 31st Oct 10&18 Hole Moorings Winter league
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
18 Hole S/F Club Competition
1st Katie Kiely 35pts
2nd Leanne Bumster 33pts
3rd Karen Darcy 32pts
18 Hole 2 Card Competition sponsored by Murray’s Pharmacy
1st Breeda Murphy
10 Hole On-going sponsored by Murray’s Pharmacy
1st Breeda Murphy
2nd Eileen Good
MOORINGS WINTER LEAGUE
Our Winter League, again kindly sponsored by the Moorings Bar & Restaurant gets underway on Monday 31st Oct. This year we are running a 10 and 18 Hole mixed team event, giving members the option of playing either!! The draw has been made and is posted on the notice board and our WhatsApp group.
Entry for this event is €40 which includes a €10 registration and €30 for the first 10 rounds which are obligatory from each member, and is payable in advance of your first game!! Terms and conditions are posted on notice board and WhatsApp group, please make yourself aware of same before play. Envelopes are supplied in kiosk for entry fees, please state clearly: date, your name, your team and which league, i.e. 10 or 18 holes. Enclose €40 in envelope and hand into kiosk only!!
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 have
changed the day to Thursday to facilitate our Bridge Club ladies, our next outing will be Thur 3rd Nov at 12.00 due to time change and we are hoping to run this event through the winter with a change of tee times to take advantage of the daylight hours. Registration is 12pm on the day with Anne or Mary. Please support, as these midweek events are fantastic to keep you swinging and enjoying the game!!
END OF YEAR DINNER
Our annual dinner will take place in the Gold Coast Hotel on Saturday 12th November at 6pm. As always this is a lovely social gathering where notable awards are presented, including match play events, Order of Merit and Golfer of the Year. All members are welcome to attend and the cost is €28, tickets available in kiosk.
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 free tuition, please contact our Director of Golf Irene or Brian in the kiosk on 058 44055 for more information