CAPTAINS PRIZE 2022
Our two captains Seamus and Isobel held their competitions this weekend. In some beautiful weather on Friday some great scores were recorded and the competition continued on Saturday when the weather was not so kind but the scoring was once again very high. Our final took place on Sunday morning, on a very overcast day 42 players took to the course with a shot gun start. There was great scoring once again but the man from Tooraneena completed a great final round to claim his first ever Captain’s prize, a great achievement for our very popular winner John Hallinan. We then retired to the Gold Coast Hotel where we enjoyed a beautiful meal and our prize giving took place. Our Lady President Geradine got proceedings under way where she gave a lovely speech about Isobel and they went on to present the Lady Captain’s prizes. Next up was our President Frank who delivered a nice speech about our popular Captain Seamus. Captain Seamus then spoke thanking the Men’s committee for all their help, the Hotel for the lovely meal, his family for all their support and John White for asking him to take on the role as Captain for 2022. He thanked Bob who as always provided the PA system and the photos for the papers. He continued and thanked the kiosk staff Irene, Brian and Mark and the Grounds keeping staff for the up keep of our fantastic course. Well done to Seamus and Isobel on a great weekend.
CAPTAINS PRIZE 2022 Presented by Seamus O’Connell
3rd, 4th, 5th June 2022
Winner John Hallinan (7) 135
2nd Joseph Ryan (27) 138
Gross: Diarmuid Henley (2) 150
3rd Davy O’Connor (21) 139
4th Tony Fitzgerald (20) 140
2nd Gross: Barry Power (4) 151
Best Sunday: Ivan O’Connor (8) 68
Best Saturday: Darren Williams (6) 70
Best Friday: John Sheehan (17) 66
Past Captain: Tony Sheehan (15) 146
High Handicap: Maurice Swan (19) 144
5th Tony Keaver ( 21) 141
Guest: Pat Barrett (11) 29 pts
Junior: Jack McGrath (13) 145
Wednesday nights scramble was a great success. There was a brilliant turnout with a great atmosphere and all the members enjoyed themselves. Many thanks to the staff, committee and volunteers for their work behind the scenes with the entries, draw, scorecard checking and prize giving. Particular mention to our excellent BBQ chefs Maurice and Aisling for serving up delicious burgers, hot dogs and refreshments, keeping us fed and watered throughout the evening. It was a lovely start to the Captains’ weekend and set the scene for a fabulous weekend of golf.
1st John Enright, Brian Dunbar, John D Walsh, DD Hannigan 32
2nd Darragh C Power, Paddy Walsh, Brid Murphy, Ruth Hannigan, 33
3rd Michael Kavanagh, Rafa Alvarez, Peter Hayes, Bernie Morrissey 34
4th Colin McArthur, Eamon Keane, Nicky Keane, Patricia Doyle 34
5th Johnny Hughes, David Hallihan, Ned O’Connor, Mary Kiely 35
6th Martin Morris, Dave O’Connor, Brendan O’Connor, Catherine Hyland 36
7th Doc O’Connor, Irene Lynch, Tom Maguire, Breda Veale 36
Tues 31st May 2022
1st Fearghal O’Cuirin (9) 44
2nd Ted Casey (23) 42
3rd John Sheehan (16) 41
4th Jamie Ryan (15) 41
1st Lady Peg Crowley East Cork (32) 41
Thur 2nd South Munster Seniors
1st Cat 0-16 Jim Harty (16) 44
2nd Cat 0-16 Richard O’Leary Mallow (14) 41
1st Cat 17-22 Hugh Crowley Mahon (20) 41
2nd Cat 17-22 Ted Casey (22) 41
1st Cat 23+ David Jones Cobh (25) 46
2nd 23+ Brian Kelleher Rafeen 45
Fri 3rd June Open Singles S/F
1st Donal O Grady Cahir (17) 42
2nd John Smyth Slievenamon (16) 40
Gross John Reynolds Mt Juliet (+2) 38
3rd Roy O’Callaghan Fota (14) 40
Tues. 7th June Open Gents Singles S/F
Fri. 10th June Open Gents Singles S/F
Sat. 11th Club Competition, Open Gents Singles
Sun 12th Club Competition, Open Gents Singles
Tues. 14th Open Gents Singles S/F
Every best wish to Bob and Liam and all their team who play Dungarvan here in the Gold Coast on the 13th June at 3 30pm all support appreciated.
Best of luck to John and Martin and their team who play Dungarvan at home on Saturday 18th June at 3pm please come and support if you can.
INTRODUCTORY RATES FOR NEW MEMBERS
Here at the Gold Coast Golf Club we 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
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.
Our Captain’s scramble which took place on Wed 1st June was a resounding success with a very large entry in glorious sunny conditions. Our resident chef Maurice and his helper Aisling were in charge of the cooking, needless to say there was an abundance of fabulous treats on offer, burgers, hot dogs and unlimited vino!! There were so many prizes, they almost had one for everyone in the audience. It was a most enjoyable start to the Captain’s weekend, and a huge thanks to all involved in the smooth running of the event!!
LADY CAPTAIN’S PRIZE
The Captain’s weekend which was hosted by our Captains Seamus and Isobel over the June Bank Holiday was a huge success. The qualifying rounds on Friday with perfect conditions brought in some very low scoring, but not to be outdone the ladies who went out on Saturday morning in drizzly conditions and our afternoon ladies in heavy rain still brought in some fabulous scores. It was all to play for on Sunday with the shotgun start at 10am with the lowest scores getting preference on the tees. Everything went off very smoothly with the women using
the front tees and the men using the back while the weather decided to hold off until all were back in the clubhouse. Our hardworking and efficient Lady Captain Isobel has left no stone unturned since she took up office and we were not surprised with her efforts of making sure everybody had plenty food and drink at the halfway station manned by the ladies. Her fantastic home bakes were being tested by the men, who maintained they had to go through quality control several times!!
Isobel’s prize was a fabulous painting commissioned by Inseun Kim, originally from South Korea but now living near Rathgormack and who is also a member of the club. Inseun, a registered artist in Ireland and who specialised in Asian Silk Canvas is now into general and abstract studies and is producing some stunning pieces!!
Delicious food was served in the Dugout Bar and Presentation of Prizes took place immediately afterwards. President Frank opened the proceedings and welcomed everybody to the Presentation of Prizes for the ladies and gents. Captain Seamus took up the lead to acknowledge how wonderful it felt to belong to such a wonderful club and how proud he was to be Captain.
Our Lady President Ger welcomed all and introduced our Lady Captain Isobel who was delighted and excited that all went without a hitch and the rain stayed away. The prize giving was a very lively affair with lots of shouting and clapping for each recipient, but the loudest was for the winners of both the ladies and gents which was John Hallinan and Leanne Bumster. Both were most deserving of the accolades as John went round level par on Sunday carding a 65 nett and a 70 on Saturday to claim victory. Leanne had two fabulous rounds on Saturday and Sunday with a total of 139 to claim her victory. Many congratulations to them and to all who participated to make it yet another memorable occasion!!
LADY CAPTAIN’S PRIZE Presented by Isobel Kirwan
3rd, 4th, 5th June 2022
Winner Leanne Bumster (29) 139
2nd Deirdre Ruane (16) 141
3rd Mary Dunbar (52) 141
4th Breda Veale (32) 143
Best Gross Aisling Fennell (3) 156
Cat 1 Irene Lynch (7) 146
Cat 2 Ger Hallinan (19) 147
Cat 3 Ruth Hannigan (23) 146
Past Capt Gillian Cashman (29) 147
Guest Phil White
Best 1st day Liz Ivory (41) 65
Best 2nd day Elaine Nash (16) 73
18 Hole Club Competition 28/29 May
1st Peig Foley 41pts
2nd Leanne Bumster 40pts
3rd Claire Ryan 40pts on C/B
10 Hole On-going Competition
18 Hole On-going 2 card Competition
Sat/Sun 11/12 June 18 Hole sponsored by Deise Golf
Sat/Sun 25/26 June 18 Hole Competition (GOY) sponsored by Helvick Seafood.
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES
The above event is fast approaching and those interested in playing should add their names to sheet posted in kiosk.
LADY CAPTAIN’S OUTING
Our outing this year will be to Faithlegg GC on Sat 9th July, estimated cost will be €50 to include golf and meal, buggies will be available to hire @ €30 per buggy.
If you would like a really fun day out, please add your name to sheet on notice board in computer room.
OPEN 3 BALL TEAM EVENTS
The first of our Open 3 Ball Events takes place on Sunday 19th June, and tee times will start in the afternoon. If you are looking for something exciting to do on the day, meet up with friends and golfing buddies then the Gold Coast is the venue!!
Our dates for upcoming team events are as follows:
Sun 19th June – Tee 1.00 – 5.30pm
3 Ball Team Event
Mon 18th July, 3 Ball Team Event
Mon 15th Aug, 3 Ball Team Event
Mon 19th Sept.3 Ball Team Event
Visitor entry €20 on Sunday, €15 on Mondays
H/Cap limit 36
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