All roads lead to Tramore Golf Club next Saturday 10th June with the first tee time off at 3:48 pm. We wish the panel and Management of the team all the best and we ask as many as possible of our members to attend and show your support for this team of ladies and gents.
Our Mens Junior Cup team are in action in Goldcoast Golf Club in their first round of the competition on Sunday 11th June against Skibbereen Golf Club. Best of luck to the Management and team. Tee off time is 2pm, all support welcome.
ON THE COURSE
We are getting great feedback from visitors and members alike on the wonderful condition of the course. Well done to course Management and Green keeping staff on the upkeep.
MATCHPLAY TOURNAMENTS 2023
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 June
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 26th May and close on Sun 11th June.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR CAPTAIN FOR 2023 MICHAEL WALL
Captain’s Prize 2023
Dear member, this year we are breaking with the tradition of having the Captain’s Prize on the June Bank holiday weekend and my Captain’s Prize will take place on Friday 16th June, Saturday 17th June and Sunday 18th June. The competition will take the usual format with qualifying on Friday and Saturday and a shotgun start on Sunday at 10 am for those qualified.
This year for the 1st time we are introducing a new element to the Captain’s Prize, the Captain’s Plate. This is for people who do not wish to play off the Blue Tees. Players entering this competition will play off the Yellow Tees and Stroke. The top 3 players will qualify for the final on Sunday morning and will play off the yellow tees. The
entry fee will be the same as for the Captain’s Prize.
Booking is now open for this competition however you must have booked your time before Wednesday 14th June at 3.30 pm. 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 18th 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. We will start the captain’s week off on Wednesday 14th of June with a 9 hole Scramble with a shotgun start at 6.30 PM with an on the hoof BBQ. For those wishing to take part please have your names on the time sheet by 4.30 pm on Wednesday 14th June.
Who can win the Captains Prize? 1) You must have your membership and Golf Ireland affiliation up to date before 1st June. 2) You must have your time booked before 3.30 pm on Wednesday 14th June. 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, 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 2.30 pm. I look forward to seeing you all enjoying these events during Captains week. Yours in golf, Michael Wall, Captain
MARKING OF SCORE CARDS
As a courtesy to officials checking scorecards in stable ford competitions, we would greatly appreciate if members and visitors would record their stable ford points opposite gross score on the scorecard. Please also ensure your computer input corresponds with your scorecard to prevent any inaccuracies, many thanks for your cooperation.
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.
The order of merit winner will now be awarded the car park space previously given to the scratch match play winner. The new tee box on the 12th will be ready for the Captain’s Prize while re-construction is taking place on the 17th the tee box. The new score cards and index changes have been rolled out. Please note par 5 17th for men, and par 4 12th for ladies. Relief will be allowed for all staked trees. Please check with Kiosk for updates on local rules.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Tues 30th May Open Singles S/F
1st Andrew Travers (19) 43
2nd Ian Morrissey Gowran (20) 43
3rd Brian Dunbar (20)
1st Lady Geraldine Bartley (25) Slievenamon 38
South Munster Seniors 1st June
0-17 : 1st Pat Murphy West Waterford (15) 46pts
0-17 : 2nd Paul A Walsh Waterford Castle (12) 39pts
18-22 : 1ST Pat O’Leary Mahon (18) 40pts
18-22 : 2nd Tom McAdams Cahir Park (21) 39pts
23+ : 1st Rory O’Connor Raffeen Creek (28) 39pts
23+ : 2nd John Lineen Mitchestown (25) 39pts.
Fri. 2nd June Open Singles S/F
1st Liam Morrissey Mannon Castle (16) 44pts
2nd Declan Kiely (13) 40 pts
Gross : Michael White (0) 37pts
Sat 3rd June Club Comp
1st Maurice Swan (18) 42
2nd Michael White (0) 39
3rd Luke Hennessy (24) 39
4th Brian McGill (6) 38
Sat Open Singles
1st Jack O’Donnell West Waterford (13) 40
Sun 4th June club comp
1st Kevin Walsh (5) 40
2nd John J Walsh (9) 38
3rd Peter McArdle (16) 38
4th Andy Travers (19) 37
Tues 6th June Open Singles S/F
Fr 9th June Open Singles S/F
Sat 10th June Club Comp/Open Gents Singles
Sun. 11th Club Comp/Open Gents Singles S/F
10 & 16 Hole On-going Competition
9 Hole Gold Coasters Competition every Thursday
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
10/11 June 18 Hole S/F Club Competition
14 June Captain’s Scramble
Captain’s Prize Weekend 16/17/18 June 2023
Captain’s to the ladies
1st Karen Darcy 69 nett
2nd Inseun Kim 69 nett
Best Gross Esther McGuckian 72 gross
3rd Breda Veale 69 nett
4th Mary K Kiely 72 nett
The Captain’s scramble takes place on Wed 14th Jun with a shotgun start @ 6.30pm. This will be a nine hole event with BBQ to follow, if you would like to partake, please add your name to online time sheet which is now live, before 4.30pm on Wed 14th to be included in draw.
CAPTAIN’S PRIZE WEEKEND
Our Captain’s Prize Weekend hosted by our very popular Captains Michael and Rosie will take place on Friday 16th, Saturday 17th for the qualifying rounds and shotgun start on Sunday for the final qualifiers.
The stage is set and both Captains have a multitude of work done to get to this stage of the competition!! We wish Michael and Rosie the very best for their major tournament and looking forward to the beautiful weather continuing for the auspicious occasion!! Online time sheets are now open for qualifying rounds.
GET WELL WISHES
Lady Captain and members sending speedy get well wishes to our wonderful Handicap Secretary Mary K after she sustained an injury to her foot recently. Hoping you
make a speedy recovery and come back to us fit and well, you are missed already!!!!
Lady Captain and members would like to wish DD Hannigan the very best recovery at home after her hospitalisation. It was great to see her on the course on Sunday supporting our Junior Foursomes team, won’t be long until she’s back gracing the fairways!!
We had another birthday celebration last Sunday as Karen Darcy put on a sparkling performance playing in the Foursomes match against Waterford Castle. This is our second birthday celebration during our Inter Club matches recently, it must be an omen!!!!
Karen, we hope you celebrated in style!!!!!
The Lady Captain Rosie and members wish to convey their heartfelt condolences to the family of our former member Ita White on her sad passing.
Ita was a fantastic member of our club, both on and off committee and she excelled as Lady Captain as no stone was left unturned!!
There was a great turnout of past and present officers for her Guard of Honour on Thursday morning in Kilgobinet in a fitting tribute to a wonderful lady.
Rest In Peace Ita
EILEEN MURPHY MEMORIAL TROPHY
The final of the Eileen Murphy Trophy takes place in September in Cork Golf Club. The format of the competition is a foursomes format, and qualifying rounds will take place to send the winners to the final.
The qualifying rounds start on Sat 20th May and handicap limit is 36 with stepdown if necessary. Entry is €3 per round, and we would encourage our ladies to play with as many partners as possible and make it a sociable event!!
A new Facebook page has been launched by both men’s and ladies clubs, thanks a mill to Leanne who is spearheading the ladies section. Please like and share all posts!!
OPEN TEAM EVENTS CALENDAR
Wed 21st June
“ 26th July
“ 16th August
The 3 ball team events which will be a mix of champagne scrambles, rumbles and formats which favours many golfers will run through the summer months. Looking forward to seeing our neighbouring club ladies and fellow golfers to our open days, bookings are online or contacting Irene or Brian on 058 44055
As a mark of respect to our former Captain Ita White our outing to Mount Congreve Gardens was postponed to Thursday 8th June.
All members new and longstanding are welcome to join us, and there is no handicap limit. We play a 9 Hole singles each week with the exception of a monthly scramble which is proving very popular with everyone!!
Many thanks to Anne for continuing to organise the event with presentation of the most wonderful prizes each week!!
INTER CLUB TEAMS
Our Foursomes team under the guidance of their manager Elaine who had a nail biting victory over our neighbours West Waterford recently took on Waterford Castle on Sunday 4th June in what could be described as scintillating!!
Our ladies took on a seriously strong team from Waterford Castle in a battle of wits to the end. For most part of the front 9 the opposition held the upper hand but the faith in the team from their manager Elaine was palpable!!
Our girls took off down the back 9 with a spring in their step and picked off the opposition on the 17th green to win the match!! Well done to our ladies for a marvelous win and to Waterford Castle ladies for a superb performance, they were very gracious in their defeat.
There was a large representation of supporters from our own club on the course and they are to be admired for their decorum throughout the entire match, much appreciated by manager and team. Thank you!
We wish Elaine and the team the very best of luck for the area semi-final, dates and venue TBA. All information will be posted in our What’sApp group.
A huge thank you to our wonderful team and magnificent manager Elaine for their steadfast enthusiasm and effort put into each event!!
Karen Darcy & Leanne Bumster
Ger Hallinan & Martina Corkery
Katie Kiely & Mairead Ryan
Team Manager : Elaine Nash
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.
Our mixed foursomes team are limbering up to take on their next challenge after their victorious win over Clonmel GC recently. It has just been announced that they meet Tramore on their home course on Sat 10th June. Support for the team would be much appreciated on the day!!
Wishing our team members and managers John and Aisling the very best of luck for their upcoming match!!
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.
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.
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 tuition, please contact our Director of Golf Irene or Brian in the kiosk on 058 44055 for more information.