Annual Subscriptions are now due for the membership season April 2022 to March 2023. An information email has been forwarded to members advising of the rates and payment methods etc. Golf Insurance is also available at a cost of €30. If you were not in receipt of an email or your email address has changed please let the office know so we can update our database. Thank you to members who have already paid.
Here at the Gold Coast Golf Club we also 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 058 44055
ACE FOR IVAN
Well done to 10 handicapper Ivan O’Connor who scored his first ever hole in one at the par 3 8th hole in last Saturday’s club competition. Congratulations Ivan on a rare and wonderful achievement.
CARE OF THE GREENS
There has been a vast improvement in the care of our greens in the last week for this we say thank you to our visitors and members but the work has to continue to keep them in good condition so please remember to always repair your pitch marks.
GET WELL SOON
Get well soon to my fellow P.R.O. Breda Conway who is a bit under the weather at the moment. Hope to see her out and about real soon.
FRED PERRY & MICK CASHMAN
Any of the young lads in our club who wish to play in either or both of these competitions this year please contact Bob O Brien 086 8390871 or Liam Clancy on 087793728. Just remember you must be over 55 years of age on the 1st January 2022.
Practice sessions taking place on Thursday evenings from 6pm, starting on Thursday 14th April. To be eligible handicap index must not have been lower than 10.5 in the period 1st July 2021 to 1st Jan 2022. If interested contact Brian Dunbar 087 6218733 or Michael Wall 0872570716.
A couple of notes for your diary on April 10th we will host the Monthly medal blue stroke. On 16th and 17th April a 3 man rumble will take place. Our popular vice-Captain Michael Wall will hold his prize day on the 24th. We will be running one team event each month for 2022.
SOUTH MUNSTER SENIORS OPEN SINGLES 14th APRIL
The timesheet is available for booking for the South Munster Seniors Singles hosted by the Goldcoast on Thurs. 14th April. This is a popular 18 holes singles stableford Open competition for men aged 60+ and local members are encouraged to participate.
GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2022 PRIZE WILL BE HALF SUB
A number of changes have been made to the Golfer of the Year scoring system and these are outlined below:
There will be 15 counting competitions, of which a player’s best 10 scores will count.
In the event of a tie the best score in the Captain’s Prize (2 days), if still tied the Presidents Prize (2 days), then the Vice-Captains Prize and then Vice-Presidents Prize will be used to decide the winner.
All players who enter and return a score will get a minimum of 5 points.
Pts for the following positions will then be added as follows: 12 pts for 1st, 11 points for 2nd, 10 points for 3rd, 9 pts for 4th and continuing down to 1 pt. for 12th.
Match Play Points: 12 pts for winner, 10 pts for Runner Up, 8 pts for beaten semi-finalists, 4 pts for beaten quarter finalists, 2 pts for beaten last 16.
The following competitions will be used:
Eugene Collins Memorial s/f, white,
Mick Cronin Memorial
Tom & Helen Fennell Memorial
May Monthly Medal, Blue, Stroke,
Captain’s Prize. Blue/Stroke. Monthly Medal,
Captain’s Prize, Final Round
June Monthly Medal, Blue, Stroke,
Vice-Captain’s Prize, White, S/f.
Sunday 28th August
August Monthly Medal, Blue, Stroke
Presidents’ Prize. Blue/Stroke. Monthly Medal
President’s Prize, Final Round
Vice-President’s Prize, White, S/f,
Sunday 11th Sept
MATCHPLAY TOURNAMENTS 2022
The following competitions will be run this year:
Gold Coast Cup Singles Match-Play
Mick White Memorial Foursomes Match-Play
Mixed Foursomes Match-Play.
Before entering all players should make themselves aware of the rules governing these competitions.
Match-play tournaments commence in May.
No officer of the Club has the authority to give a deadline extension.
The fixtures committee may give an extension in the event of a close family bereavement.
Any match not played by due date will be fixed by fixtures committee. When a Fixtures committee fix a match there will be no further extensions no matter what the circumstances so it is advisable that all matches be played by the due date.
Entry sheets will be available at the score entry computer.
Only pre-paid entries will be entered in draw
Entries for all match-play competitions open on 10th April and close on Sun 1st May
Tues 29th March Open Singles
1st Oisin O’Ceallaig (20) 44
2nd Jim Harty (16) 42
3rd Des O’Brien (19) 41
Fri.1st April Open Singles
1st Ivor Bagge (24) 39
2nd Mary Clancy (13) 38
Gross Michael White (0) 36
Sat. 2nd Club Singles S/F
1st Seanie Lenihan (5) 39
2nd Andy Travers (19) 38
Sun 3rd Eugene Collins Memorial Singles GOY
1st John Hallinan (7) 43
2nd Thomas Long (10) 43
3rd Peter O’Keeffe (15) 41
Gross Barry Power (4) 34
High Handicap Ivor Bagge (24) 40
4th Brian McGill (9) 41
Tues. 5th Apr Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Fri. 8th April Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Sat. 9th Club comp, Open Gents Singles S/F
Sun 10th April Gents Monthly Medal Blue Stroke, Open Gents Singles
Tues. 12th Apr Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Thurs. 14th April Open Gents South Munster Seniors
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 email@example.com for favourable rates and to discuss your booking requirements.
FIXTURES10 Hole Easter Lamb 2 Card competition finishing Saturday 9th
18 Hole Club Competition on Saturday 9th
18 Hole Open Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
EASTER LAMB COMPETITIONThis year our Lamb competition will be a 2 card competition and will run from 14th March to 9th April, this will replace our 10 Hole on-going Competition for the duration. Entry and details are as 10 hole on-going, Enjoy!!! Winners will be notified on Sunday 10th
EASTER EGG SCRAMBLEOur annual fun-filled Easter Scramble will take place on Sunday 10th April from 1.30pm, this is a fabulous day out and not to be missed, please remember to bring an Easter Egg or suitable gift of your choice, remember there will be a prize for everyone in the audience, so come along and enjoy the day!! The timesheet is live on our BRS system now and also a sheet has been posted in the kiosk , closing date for entries is Friday 8th April , Teams and tee times to follow on Saturday , updates will be posted on our WhatsApp group.
OPEN 3 BALL TEAM EVENTS
Our dates for upcoming team events are as follows:
Sun 19th June – Tee 1.00 – 5.30pm
Mon 18th July, Mon 15th Aug, Mon 19th Sept.
More details to follow for above events!!
NEW CLUB GOLFWEAR
The ladies club has added some new items of clothing to their range, whilst we are not changing our club colours we have complimented our existing mix and match collection. All new stock is now crested and available to purchase from the kiosk.
The new additions are as follows:
Navy Long Sleeve Jacket
Light Blue Midlayer Half-Zip
Light Blue Polo Shirt
All above sold with Gold Coast Crest
Golf lessons with Colm Carew will commence on Wed 27th April for a duration of 6 weeks in group settings , maximum 6 per group & are open to all Lady Members. Lessons will commence at 5.30pm, 6.15pm & 7pm , Booking essential please contact Lady Captain Isobel for more information.
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.
The management and staff have implemented all the safety procedures to protect both staff and members who wish to play golf at the Gold Coast GC. Please keep yourself informed of new notifications within the club!