GOODBYE TO 2023
As we say goodbye to 2023, we look back on a good year for the Club. Our final of the winter league sponsored by John White Carpentry took place with the Nire/Touraneena beating An Rinn in the final. Our Captain Micheal had his drive in, and then his Captain’s Prize in June with Colin McArthur taking first prize. Our John McGrath Memorial Day was a huge success once again. Our President Rafael held his weekend in September with Pat Kiely taking the spoils. Then in October the Winter league for 2023/2024 kicked off again. We lost some friends along the way. We remember these people as the year draws to a close.
We welcomed a lot of visitors and new members to the Club with great reports coming back about the hidden gem we have on the coast. Great feedback was received on the excellent condition of the golf course, the spectacular scenery and the friendliest of staff and members which is great to hear and makes you proud to be a member of the Goldcoast Golf Club.
We wish our incoming Captains and Presidents both from the Men and Ladies Club all the best for 2024. To all the officers and committee of each Club, our wonderful staff in the kiosk, golf course and Hotel, the management team and all our wonderful members, New Years greetings to you and your families from the Gold Coast Golf Club. Hope you all enjoy the year ahead and good golfing.
JOHN WHITE CARPENTRY SPONSORED WINTER LEAGUE 2023/24
The Winter League qualifying section is in its 10th week and will continue to Friday February 23rd, 2024. To follow your teams progress, scores can be viewed weekly on the club website news section.
Eighteen holes are in play, winter rules are in operation. Placing on both fairways and rough. Please be aware of the yellow stakes around the greens to prevent damage by trollies. Please check with kiosk staff for further updates. Well done to our green keeping staff for keeping us playing over the winter months.
SOUTHEAST JUNIOR ALLIANCE
If you are interested in playing, please give Alan Darcy a ring on 0876987387 and he will give you all the details and add you to the WhatsApp group for further updates.
The Club would like to offer its sincerest condolences to James Halligan and family on the death of his mother Mary. May she rest in peace.
SOCIETIES AND GREEN FEES BOOKING
Goldcoast Golf Club warmly welcome societies and green fees and we look forward to greeting you and your friends. Bookings are currently being taken and our individual rates and group outing packages offer great value golf. For favourable rates and to discuss your booking requirements contact Irene Lynch on 05844055 or email@example.com.
DUNGARVAN GOLF TRIANGLE
Dungarvan is a haven for golf enthusiasts with three championship golf courses located within 10 minutes of Dungarvan town, Goldcoast Golf Club, Dungarvan Golf Club and West Waterford Golf Club. The three clubs have teamed up to offer an unbelievable discount, enjoy three games of golf, one on each of the participating golf courses, all for just €84. This special offer is available daily and is a great idea for your next golfing break. For more information contact 058 44055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
INTRODUCTORY RATES FOR NEW MEMBERS
Here at the Goldcoast Golf Club we have fantastic Introductory rates for new members.
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
Mon 18th-Fri 22nd Dec Winter League WK 8
1st Barry Fitzgerald (13) 40
2nd Pat Kiely (12) 39
Gross: Darren Williams (5) 34
Tues 19th Dec Open Singles S/F
1st Phil Kinsella West Waterford (18) 42
Fri 22nd Dec Open Singles S/F,
1st Paddy Farrell Cahir (12) 40
Sat 23rd, Sun 24th Dec Winter League WK 9
Cat 1 Ivan O’Connor (6) 40.30
Cat 2 Alan Darcy (10) 41.85
Cat 3 Colm Keane (13) 44.40
Cat 4 James Darcy (21) 41.75
Tues 26th Dec Open Singles S/F
1st Blake O’Connor Carrick on Suir (10) 44
Tues 26th-Fri 29th Dec Winter League WK 9
1st John W Walsh (11) 43
2nd Jody Hallinan (9) 42.85
Gross Michael White (+1) 39.90
3rd Darren Williams (5) 42
Fri 29th Dec Open Singles S/F,
1st Martin O’Driscoll (14) West Waterford 47
2nd John Doheny Slievenamon (22) 43
Gross Michael White (+1) 34
Sat. 30th, Sun 31st Dec WL WK 10
Cat 1 Martin Morris (6) 40
Cat 2 Thomas Kiely (10) 42
Cat 3 Darren Power (14) 37.8
Cat 4 John Faherty (24) 38.75
Mon 1st to 5th Jan Winter League WK 10
Tues 2nd Jan Open Singles S/F
Fri 5th Jan Open Singles S/F
Sat 6th, Sun 7th Jan Winter League WK 11
10&18 Hole Winter League
10 Hole Gold Coasters Competition every Thursday
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
Winter League Results
Rd1.18 Hole – Lorraine Troy (13) 27pts
Rd1. 10 Hole – Bridge Walsh (18) 20Pts on C/B
Rd 2 18 Hole – Noirin Darcy 34pts
Rd 2 10 Hole – Bridge Walsh 22 – 2 20pts on C/B
Rd 3 18 Hole – Mairead Ryan 34pts
Rd 3 10 Hole – Gillian Cashman 25pts
Rd 4 18 Hole – Elaine Nash 37pts
Rd 4 10 Hole – Fiona Howard 20pts on C/B
Rd 5 18 Hole – Noirin Darcy 42pts
Rd 5 10 Hole – Anne Purcell 24pts
Rd 6 18 Hole – Katie Kiely 38pts
Rd 6 10 Hole – Mary Kiely 22pts
Rd 7 18 Hole – Miriam Matthews 42pts
Rd 7 10 Hole – Margaret Mulhearne 26pts
ON-GOING COMPETITION WINNERS
18 Hole – Mary Clancy 33pts
10 Hole – Deirdre Ruane 19pts
CHRISTMAS HAM WINNERS
Ham No 1 – Gillian Cashman 25pts
Ham No. 2 – Mary Clancy
Ham No 3 – Betty Joyce 17pts on C/B
WINTER/SPRING LEAGUE SPONSORED BY THE MOORINGS
Our Winter League this year again very kindly sponsored by The Moorings is well on the way with Rd 7 completed over the week-end. There were some fabulous scores recorded this week which could rattle up the leader board again!!
The teams in the top 3 positions after Rd 7with a shift in the leaderboard and magnificent scores returned are as follows:
The Pins 515 Capt. Katie Kiely
The Bogeys 512 Capt. Gillian Cashman.
The Pars 450 Capt. Deirdre Ruane
The Spring League starts on the 2nd week of January and list is now posted for new teams going forward.
LIONS CLUB HAMPER APPEAL
Our Hamper Appeal this year was very successful despite the inclement weather conditions which kept many people away from the Club. Our members pulled out the stops again in the purchase of raffle tickets, Christmas cards and donations when they presented the Lions Club with a cheque for €2,500.
A word of thanks to our members and sponsors who organise this event every year, your generosity is much appreciated.
On behalf of our Lady Captain Elaine and members, I wish to convey our very best wishes to Lorraine who celebrated a special and notable Birthday this week!!
We know Lorraine had a bit of a run up weeks prior to the event, otherwise known as a little training for the Big One!! Hope you celebrated in style and Santa brought some surprises!!
The ladies club wish to sincerely thank our many generous sponsors who support us on a yearly basis. We are truly appreciative of your input in the running of the many competitions throughout the year!! Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous New Year!
NEW YEAR GREETINGS
Wishing all our members, Management & Staff a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year!!
CARE OF GREENS
Due to the inclement weather, we would like to ask all players to please repair all pitch marks, even if they are not your own!!
Our Handicap secretary and committee will be meeting again in Feb/March 2024 for ongoing review. To date, all decisions were unanimous.
NEW MEMBER DEALS
Ladies, if you had ever thought of taking up golf, now is the time to do it, our Lady Captain Elaine and any committee member would be delighted to take out potential members and showcase our beautiful course which is blessed with unrivalled mountain and coastal 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