Our Captain John White holds his Captains Prize next weekend Qualifiers on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th with the final on Sunday 12th format Blue Tees and stroke play. The final round will be a shotgun start at 10 30am for the leading 42 players, all Qualifiers are asked to be at their allocated tee boxes on or before 10 20am. In addition to this there will a nine hole competition for non Qualifiers with a shot gun start at 8.15am on Sunday 12th as well. We wish John all the best with his weekend. Hope he is blessed with the good weather and great golf he deserves.
Note names must be entered on the timesheet before 5pm on Wednesday the 8th to be eligible to win first prize.
MEN’S COMMITTEE MEETING
The date for the next Men’s committee meeting is Monday 6th September at 8pm.
Tuesday 31st Aug Gents and Ladies Open Single S/F
1 John D Walsh (24) 46
2 Brendan O’Brien (15) 43
3 John B Kiely (24) 42
4 Ray Geraghty (24) 42
1 Mary Power Waterford Golf Club (32) 45
2 Finola Smith Co. Cavan Golf (12) 44
Fri. 3rd Sept Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
1 Eoin Cahill Cahir Park Golf (14) 42
2 Martin Murray (21) 42
Gross Stephen O Brien East Cork Golf Club (2 39
1st Lady Mairead Ryan 22 43
Sat 4th Club Comp.
1 Thomas Kiely (10) 40pts
2 David O’Connor (8) 40pts
Gross Michael White (+1) 36pts
3rd Darren Ahern (19) 39pts
Sat 4th Open Gents S/F
1st Kieran Ahern Youghal (25) 42pts
Sun. 5th Monthly Medal
1 Alan Landers 16 64
2 Tom White 7 66
GR Michael White +1 73
3 Peter Hayes 19 67
4 Niall Walsh 8 68
Tues. 7th Sep Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Fri.10th Sep Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Fri. 10th Captains Prize Qualifier
Sat. 11th Captains Prize Qualifier/Open Singles S/F
Sun. 12th Final Captains Prize
Tues. 14th Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Please contact Nicholas on 083 4862771 or email firstname.lastname@example.org re. items for inclusion in the weekly golf notes. It is imperative that members give their ongoing support by supplying Nicholas with necessary club material and information. Your cooperation and participation is fundamental to the success of the notes.
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 in 2021. For bookings contact Irene Lynch our Director of Golf on 05844055 or email@example.com for favourable rates and to discuss your requirements.
10 Hole On-going Competition
9 Hole On-going for Beginners starting Mon 2 Aug
18 Hole sponsored by Wine buff Sat/Sun 18/19 Sept
18 Hole sponsored by Deise Golf Sat/Sun 25/26 Sept (re-scheduled)
Lady Captain’s Day Sun 12th Sept
Open 3 Ball Champagne Scramble Mon 20th September
18 Hole Open Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
18 Hole sponsored by Dalton Jewellers
1st Katie Kiely (23) 45pts
2nd Helena Fitzgerald (18) 40pts
Gross Aisling Fennell (4) 29gross pts
3rd Lorraine Troy (13) 40pts
Great scores again this week, with Katie in the elusive 40’s club again with Helena and Lorraine not far behind, not to be outdone Mairead R romped home with 41pts in our Open Friday event. Great shooting girls and well done to all!!
BEGINNERS 9 HOLE ON-GOING SPONSORED BY MUNSTER INSURANCES
We have started an ongoing 9 hole for the beginners with 2 cards to count, entry is €3 and all details are posted in downstairs kiosk. Enjoy!!
Our Captain’s weekend is fast approaching and we are eagerly looking forward to the excitement and fun that it entails!! While John and Anne have had a long road during the pandemic by staying in office to see this through, they are to be commended for their commitment. Wishing them both the very best of luck for what promises to be a sparkling occasion in glorious sunshine hopefully which will be well deserved!! Please note that Captain’s final day on Sunday will be a shotgun start at 10.30, it is imperative that you be at the club no later than 10.00am to get to your allocated tee on time!!
CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES MATCHPLAY
Wishing our ladies and gents the very best of luck in their respective matches which is now approaching the final stage!!
OPEN TEAM EVENTS
Our last Open team event will be on Monday 20th Sept and we are back to the very popular Champagne Scramble. Further details of this event will be posted on our WhatsApp group and these notes.
A female panel is needed to help with our Junior Sector which will commence on Sunday evenings, start date to be confirmed. Garda vetting and a safeguarding course 1 is a requirement and will be organised online by the club.
If you can spare some time, please add your name to the panel, your help will be much appreciated.
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 www.golfireland.ie
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 courseand 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!