GOLDCOAST GOLF CLUB NOTES 5TH JULY 2020
Hi everyone and welcome. The buzz on Tuesday morning was great with golfers at the Gold Coast ready to enter competition for the first time in a couple of months. Some of the old heads were there but it was so refreshing to see so many of our new members testing out their handicaps in competition. Great numbers taking part at the weekend too and lovely seeing players out on the course no matter where you were on the course. As members here we have brilliant people looking after the course and it was looking amazing at the weekend. Well done to everyone involved behind the scenes so us golfers can enjoy a course in such wonderful condition. Below is a fixture list for the year. Good luck to everyone.
The Captain’s Prize will take place on the August Bank Holiday weekend. Qualifying rounds will be played on Friday 31st July, Saturday August 1st with the final round taking place with a shotgun start on Sunday August 2nd. The competition will be played in stroke-play. The presentation of prizes will take place on Sunday afternoon outside in the car park area.
The President’s Prize is set for the weekend September 11th-13th. The format will be the same as for the Captain’s Prize except that the competition will be played in stableford.
The Player of the Year and Order of Merit awards will take place this year and the list below includes the list of competitions for these events:-
|26/07||Helen & Thomas Fennell||White||No||Stableford||Captains Scramble/ Skins|
|31/07 +01/08 +02/08||Captains Prize||Blue||Yes||Stroke|
|06/09||Tony Dunford||White||No||Stableford||Presidents Scramble/ Skins|
|11/09 +12/09 +13/09||Presidents Prize||Blue||Yes||Stableford|
The Gold Coast Cup Matchplay and Scratch Matchplay competitions will also take place this year.
Tues. 7th July: Open Gents & Ladies 18H Singles S/F,
Fri. 10th July Open Gents 18H Singles S/F
Sat. 11th Club Comp, Open Gents 18H Singles S/F
Sun. 12th Jul, June Monthly Medal, Open Gents 18H Singles S/F
TUESDAY OPEN SINGLES 30/06/20
1st Frank Mulvihill 21 (46) pts
2nd Tom O’Rourke 17 (44) pts
3rd Darren McGuckian (11) 44pts
4th Neil Murphy (12) 43pts Waterford Castle
1st Lady Noreen Howell (24) 40pts Mallow
CSS Men 39pts, Ladies CSS 38pts
FRIDAY OPEN SINGLES 03/07/20
1st Darren McGuckian (10) 34pts.
CSS 74 R/O
SAT OPEN SINGLES 04/07/20
1st Denis O’Sulivan (11) 40pts Muskerry CSS 38
SAT CLUB SINGLES 04/07/20
1st Marc Power (17) 42pts, 2nd Jimmy O’Dwyer (11) 41pts, Gross Alan Harty (1) 37pts, 3 Maurice Swan (16) 40pts. CSS 38pts.
SUN OPEN SINGLES 05/07/20
1st Con Lynch (21) Lee Valley 31pts, 2nd Paul Kennedy Cahir Park (8) 31pts CSS 34pts R/O
SUN VICE PRES PRIZE 05/07/20
1st Niall O’Brien (8) 37pts, 2 Diarmuid Henley (5) 37pts, Gross Barry Power (6) 31pts, 3rd Lar Whelan (6) 37pts. CSS 35pts
RULE OF THE WEEK Green rulings
Once you have reached the green, there are a couple of key Rules of which you need to be aware. Once the ball comes to rest on the putting surface you may mark it with a coin, or disk, lift and clean it but remember to replace in the exact spot. You may repair any pitch-marks – not just yours – other damage such as spike marks attached to the green but not on your line of putt, a playing partner’s putt, or an extension of it, before the completion of the hole. You can have the flagstick either attended at all times but the ball must not strike it. (Rule 17) (Covid 19 has created a situation where the flagstick must remain in place and not be touched, the rest of this ruling remains as stated)
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME
We are delighted to welcome so many new members to the club just now. Committee and Club Members are making themselves available over the next few weeks to accompany new members on the course. Helping with getting handicaps organised, going through the basic rules and the requirements on the course. Members at the Gold Coast will do everything they can to make you welcome so feel free to put your name down anytime with anyone and enjoy the camaraderie, the game, and the stunning scenery.
RECIPROCAL GREENFEE ARRANGEMENT WITH DUNGARVAN AND WEST WATERFORD GOLF CLUBS
Just a note to remind members that for many years now, all three golf clubs in Dungarvan have operated a reciprocal arrangement where Monday to Friday, members of Gold coast Golf Club can play Dungarvan or West Waterford (or vice versa) for a reduced green fee of €15 now. This does not apply weekends or for competitions. Ring the office on 058 44055 to make a reservation.
SPECIAL MEMBER OFFER TO GAA PLAYER UNDER 36 YEARS OLD
The Gold Coast has had a long association with the GAA down through the years and as most of you know they now have a full-sized playing pitch available in the resort. To continue with this association, the management of the Golf Club has now decided that it would make a special price for membership of the Golf Club for players who currently play GAA and are under the age of thirty six.
On production of a valid GAA Club Membership Card, a player can now join the Gold Coast from now until 1st April 2021 for a once off payment of €250. This figure includes GUI and Club levies. This offer is available to members of all GAA Clubs in Waterford. Players under the age of 25 and in full time education can avail of Student Membership for €180.
FANTASTIC INTRODUCTORY OFFERS FOR NEW MEMBERS
Here at the Goldcoast Golf Club we have a fantastic Gents Full Member rate for new members of only €450 inclusive of GUI fees. We also have, an extremely attractive, Gents Senior (65+) rate for new members which is only €350 including GUI fees. For an application form or further information on our special introductory offers for new members, please contact 058 44055. We’d be delighted to welcome you to our Club.
Sat and Sun 11/12 July 18 H sponsored by Member
Sat and Sun 18/19 July 18 H sponsored by Queally/Walsh
Sat and Sun 25/26 July 18 H sponsored by Member
*Also every Tuesday – Open Gents & Ladies 18H Singles S/F
ILGU Munster Fixtures
Munster Cup, Nenagh GC on Mon 17 th Aug, team of three to represent the club. H/cap 20 and under, no step down, format is 18 H stroke, entries close on Tue 11 th Aug.
Eleanor Tivy Cup, Adare Manor GC on Mon 24 th Aug, team of three to represent club. H/cap 21-32, step down allowed, format is 18 H S/F, entries close 18 th Aug.
Eileen Murphy Perpetual Memorial Trophy, Cork GC on Mon 28 th Sept. H/cap limit 30, no step down allowed, clubs may nominate a pair to represent their club, entries close on Mon 21 st Sept.
If you are interested in any of the above competitions, please contact our secretary Mary Kiely direct before 16 th July
OPEN DAY FIXTURES
Mon, 27 th July Open Champagne Scramble
Mon, 17 th Aug Open 3 Ball Rumble
Mon, 21st Sept Open Champagne Scramble
Visitor entry, €15
LADY CAPTAINS PRIZE
Our Lady Captain Anne will be hosting her day on Sunday 2nd Aug, it will be a one-day competition with rules and conditions of play to be posted in kiosk shortly!! In light of the circumstances we find ourselves in, we are delighted to be able to host this as it is the biggest event in the calendar of the golfing year. We wish John and Anne the very best for their week-end and hope the sun shines bright for what promises to be a great occasion!!
To give you something to look forward to; a proposed outing has been organised to Ballykisteen GC on Sat 29 th August, the deal consists of 1 night BB, golf and dinner for €110 sharing or €140 single. If you don’t wish to stay overnight, golf and dinner is €60, Tee time on Sat is starting 1.30pm. The sheet is posted in downstairs kiosk, please tick relevant section when adding your name, a deposit of €50 is payable before 1 st Aug to secure the booking. Please put deposit in envelope with
your details addressed to Bernie Morrissey and hand into kiosk. The committee members are all very excited about this venture and hope it will be a great day for the ladies, a big Thank You to Bernie for organising this fantastic deal!!
Our next meeting takes place on Friday 17 th July at 8pm.
FANTASTIC INTRODUCTORY RATES FOR NEW LADY MEMBERS
We would like to welcome our new lady members to the club, and hopefully will meet you all soon, please leave your mobile numbers with kiosk staff so that you can be added to our WhatsApp group.
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!! We have a fantastic Ladies Full Member Rate for new members of only €350 inclusive of ILGU fees. Also we have a very attractive Ladies Senior (65+) Rate for new members of only €300 including ILGU fees, and Country membership is just €200.
Also there are great deals on offer for beginners, for an application form or further information on our special introductory offers for new lady members please contact Irene on 058 44055. We’d be delighted to welcome you to our Club.
For your information ladies, 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!