Our President Brian Dunbar held his prize last weekend with qualifying on Friday and Saturday last, the format was blue stakes and stableford and some great scoring was brought in on both days. The final took place bright and early on Sunday morning with a shot gun start; the course as always was in perfect condition due to the hard work of Rob and his ground keeping staff. The scoring was tight once again with some great scores recorded. Congratulations to the winner Michael Kavanagh on a great score, second was Jack Kiely a name to watch for in the future and third was David O’ Connor (see full list below).
The presentation took place in the Gold Coast Hotel where a fantastic meal was laid on, with everyone fed and watered. We had our presentation of prizes and we must compliment Brian on his array of beautiful crystal. Our Captain John White got things up and running and he spoke highly of Brian and the way he had fulfilled his role as President over the last two years. He spoke of his commitment to the club, always there to give a hand whenever needed. Brian then made his speech which went down well with all in attendance. He then presented his prize to the ladies, the winner on the day was a very popular lady namely Irene Lynch our excellent Director of Golf. Brian then presented beautiful flowers to his daughter Labhaoise. He was joined on the day by his wife Mary to whom the Men’s club presented with flowers and by one of his sons Tomas, his other son Brain is working in faraway Canada.
We as a club would like thank Brian for all his hard work over the last two years and hope he gets a chance to enjoy some relaxing golf from now on.
Fri. 1st, Sat. 2nd, Sun. 3rd Oct presented by Brian Dunbar
Winner; Michael Kavanagh (11) 76pts
2nd; Jack Kiely (23) 76pts
Gross; Tom White (5) 61pts
3rd David O Connor (6) 71pts
4th Nicholas Power (22) 71pts
2nd Gross; Colin McArthur (5) 60pts
Best1st Day; Corey Roche (10) 39pts
Best 2nd Day; Declan Kiely (13) 35pts
Past President; Brian Fahey (6) 70pts
High Handicap; Tony Fitzgerald (19) 66pts
5th Dave Conlon (16) 69pts
6th Roy Ware (8) 69pts
Guest; Tomas Dunbar.
Our next meeting is Monday 4th October at 8pm all committee members are asked to attend.
Huge congratulations to Michael Wall on his new position as Vice Captain having been nominated by in coming Captain Seamus O Connell.
We offer our sympathy to John Coade on the sad passing on his brother Gerry whose death occurred during the week. Rip
We offer our condolences to the Cashin family on the passing of Eddie Cashin who died during the week. Rip
The approach road to the Gold Coast Hotel and Golf club will be closed From Monday 4th October until Friday 19th November to allow for water main replacement. Please follow diversion route.
Tuesday 28th Sept Gents and Ladies Open Single S/F
1st Gerry Comerford (14) 41pts
2nd Ned Connors (18) 41pts
1st Lady Inseun Kim (23) 40
Fri. 1st Oct Open
1st Thomas Goodall (8) Dungarvan 35pts, Best Lady Angela Shelly (26) 32pts.
Tues. 5th Oct Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Fri.8th Oct Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Sat. 9th Club Comp, Open Gents Singles
Sun. 10th Club Comp, Open Gents Singles
Tues. 12th Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
WORLD HANDICAPPING SYSTEM AND GOLF IRELAND APP at www.golfireland.ie
The World Handicap System was launched in November 2020. Please go to the Golf Ireland website and find your handicap index. The WHS is an averaging system based using the best 8 of the last 20 scores on your record. To access your handicap information, you must register and create a new account at www.golfireland.ie using your eight-digit CDH number and 4-digit PIN, both of which are printed on the rear of your GUI/ILGU Member Card. You can also now download the new Golf Ireland App which will also enable you to view your own handicap index and playing record. We would urge all members to register now and familiarise themselves with the WHS system.
HOW DID I DO APP FOR COMPETITION SIGN IN AND SCORE ENTRY
The facility exists for members to sign in and input their scores at the Club for competitions through their phone on the Howdidido mobile App. Members are encouraged to register for this service on the HowdidiIdo website.
SOCIETIES AND GREEN FEES WELCOME
Gold Coast Golf Club warmly welcome Societies and Green fees in accordance with Covid guidelines 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 favourable rates.
18 Hole S/F sponsored by Deise Golf
1st Isobel Kirwan (40) 36pts
2nd Mairead Ryan (20) 36pts
Gross ; Irene Lynch (7) 83nett
3rd Breda Conway(23) 36pts
Tuesday Open : Insuen Kim (23) 40pts
What a week of great scoring again with our ladies all returning 36pts playing to their handicaps in our sponsored competition and Inseun coming in with another 40pts in our Open Tuesday. Well done to all our ladies who are still on fire!!!
Sun. 3rd October Presented by Brian Dunbar
1st Irene Lynch (7) 39pts
2nd Rosie Murphy (9) 36pts
Gross Mary Kiely (9) 24 pts
3rd Angela O’Connor (28) 36pts
CAT1 Martina Corkery (16)
CAT 2 Eilo Fitzgerald (23)
CAT 3 Alice Collins (43)
Front 9 Mairead Ryan (19)
Back 9 Liz Ivory (42)
Past President Teresa Queally
1st Beginner Eileen Goode
2nd Beginner Breeda Murphty
10 Hole On-going Competition
9 Hole On-going for Beginners sponsored by Munster Insurances
18 Hole sponsored by David Hayes Sat/Sun 09/10 Oct
18 Hole S/F sponsored by Isabel’s Place Sat/Sun 16/17 Oct
18 Hole S/F sponsored by Member 23/24 Oct
10 Hole Winter League starting Mon 25 Oct
18 Hole Open Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES MATCHPLAY FINAL
Angela and Micheal took the honours in the mixed last Monday, taking their opponents Elaine and Kav to the 18th. Apparently the Ryder Cup was nothing compared to the sparkling golf played by all four participants. Congrats to the players for a thrilling match and a great final, Well done!!
On behalf of the Committee and Ladies Club, I wish to convey our deepest sympathy to our Lady Captain Anne on the recent passing of her baby granddaughter Josie Anne. To her heartbroken parents Angela and Pete and the extended Keane and Johnstone families we offer our heartfelt condolences at this very sad and difficult time. May she Rest with the Angels.
10 HOLE WINTER LEAGUE
The draw sheet for the Winter League is now posted in kiosk, please add your name if you are committed to playing at least 10 rounds and supporting your team, terms and conditions will be posted shortly!!
MARKING OF CARDS
Golf Ireland guidelines have stated that all 3 handicaps must be recorded on cards for competition and casual rounds for handicap purposes. To avoid disqualification you must record your h/cap index, playing h/cap and most importantly the course h/cap, all of these are available on the Golf Ireland app and also on screen when you log in for competitions. It is also important not to enter a zero for stableford competitions as it interferes with standard scratch, if you blank a hole just record the shots as the computer will adjust accordingly. All scores must be recorded by the marker and signed in agreement with the player before being returned no later than 30mins after you finish your round.
The guidelines for now are members with no restriction on households permitted per booking for social or club competitions. Meanwhile all regulations
have to be adhered to when entering and playing your round. Members please make yourselves aware of the changing guidelines in relation to golf from the government and Golf Ireland, information regarding any changes will be posted on the 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 Anne 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!