Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 6th December 2020
WELCOME BACK TO OUR MEMBERS AND GUESTS
Tuesday 1st December saw the course re-opening as level five restrictions were lifted and level three introduced. Great to be back playing and seeing the course so busy again. Well done to the ground staff who had the course in such excellent condition for members to enjoy. Judging how well the course looked, a minute wasn’t lost by the staff in the six-week period. As golf resumes, we hope that golfers enjoy their play but continue to be vigilant in adhering to the Covid 19 safety protocols.
Golfers must not travel outside their county of residence to play golf.
From December 18th to January 6th, golfers can travel to another county to play as restrictions are eased over the Christmas period.
All golf activities should be organised on the basis of arrival-play-depart without delay.
Tee times are booked in advance online or over the telephone.
In addition, golf clubs and golfers are asked to ensure members, visitors and staff with colds or any symptoms of COVID-19 must stay away from the golf course/clubhouse
Physical distancing rules are observed by all members and their guests at all times in the car park and on the course.
Players are instructed not to touch the flag or flagstick.
Enjoy your golf and stay safe.
LIONS CLUB CHRISTMAS APPEAL
Our Captains are once again appealing to all members to come along and play and contribute by entering competitions or buying raffle tickets. The appeal will run from Monday 7th to Sunday 13th December and is open to members and visitors and proceeds from the competition are going to support this worthy cause. The prizes in the raffle are 1st Hamper, 2nd Turkey, 3rd Ham (Cost 3 strips tickets €5)
WORLD HANDICAPPING SYSTEM at www.golfireland.ie
While the lockdown was imposed the new World Handicap System was introduced. 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.
HOW TO USE YOUR NEW WHS HANDICAP INDEX
Course & Slope Rating tables are located at the Club. You simply have to choose the tees you are playing off that day and cross reference your Handicap Index on the Course & Slope Rating table to ascertain your Course Handicap. Different tees on the same course could have varying slope ratings. Your Course Handicap determines the number of strokes you give or receive off the tee set you intend to play from red, yellow, white or blue.
Then, depending on the format you are playing (singles, fourball etc.) you will apply a handicap allowance to your course handicap which will present you with your playing handicap.
For example: The recommended handicap allowance for individual stroke play events is 95% which means a player could have a handicap index of 18.2, course handicap of 20 but a playing handicap of 19.
More information on the World Handicap System can be found at www.golfnet.ie/whs
HOW DID I DO APP
The facility now exists for members to sign in and input their scores at the Club for competitions through their phone on Howdidido mobile App. Members are encouraged to register for this service on the HowdidiIdo website.
GOOD LUCK TO THE WATERFORD HURLERS
The Goldcoast Golf Resort wish the Waterford Hurling Team the very best of luck in Croke Park this weekend. The team have provided great enjoyment to us all this year and we are extremely proud of their achievement. All at the Club will be cheering on club member Iarlaith and the team on Sunday, up the Deise!
GOLD COAST GOLF CLUB GIFT VOUCHERS
Wondering what to get that special someone this Christmas?
Gold Coast “Gift Vouchers” are the ideal Christmas gift and can be purchased from the Hotel or Golf Office for any amount and can be redeemed against any of the following:
2021 GOLF MEMBERSHIP Special introductory rates for new golfers, GREEN FEES and SOCIETIES VOUCHERS: Preferential group rates available. OPEN COMPETITIONS VOUCHERS: Tuesdays & Friday Open Ladies and Gents Singles, LEISURE CENTRE MEMBERSHIP and HOTEL LUNCH AND DINNER
For further information on Green fees, Societies, Open Days or Membership contact Irene Lynch, Director of Golf. Tel. 058 44055 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.goldcoastgolfclub.com
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME
Here at the Gold Coast Golf Club we have a fantastic Gents Full Member rate for new members of only €450 inclusive of GUI fees. We also have a very attractive Gents Senior (65+) rate for new members which is only €350 including GUI fees.
We have great facilities here at the Gold Coast, a top class golf course maintained in excellent condition, outstanding greens and 18 holes open all year round.
Members can relax in the comfortable surroundings of our hotel bar and restaurant where there is delicious food served daily. We can also offer very attractive packages for dual membership to both the golf club and leisure centre and gym.
For an application form or further information on our special introductory offers for new members, please contact Irene Lynch Director of Golf on 058 44055.
Mon 7th to Fri. 11th Open Singles in aid of Lions Club
Tues 8th Open Gents & Ladies Singles
Fri. 11th Open Gents & Ladies Singles
Sat 12th & Sun 13th Lions Club Singles in aid of Lions Club
Sat. 12th & Sun. 13th Open Gents Singles S/F
Tues. 1st: 1st Maurice Swan (16) 40, 2nd Kieran Cullinan (6) 39, 3 Brian Dunbar
Fri. 4th 1st Shane Dawson Dunmore East, 2 Michael Kavanagh (7) 32, Gross Michael White (0) 32.
Sat. 5th 1st Corey Roche (90 40, John White (4) 38
1 John Kiely 4 42, 2 Adam O’Riordan 22 40, Gross Alan Harty 0 37, 3 David Hallahan 11 40
Tuesday 1st December saw the course packed with golfers of all ages to try out the clubs that were sitting in lockers or cars for the last 6 weeks!! It was a beautiful day and it was great to chat to our fellow members as we passed, all telling the same story – golf rusty but delighted to be out on the course. The first two ladies to grace the fairways were Miriam and Rachel, who had their photo taken with Captain John and were thrilled to be back in action. Welcome back to all our lady members and hoping to see you in the coming weeks getting back in the swings of things with the varied competitions on offer.
Mon 7- Fri 11th Dec Open Singles in aid of Lions Club Appeal
Open 18 Hole S/F competition Gents/Ladies every Tuesday and Friday
10 Hole On-going competition
LIONS CLUB CHRISTMAS APPEAL
Our Lions club appeal is up and running as per usual despite the pandemic putting a halt to our golf and social activities for longer than anticipated. Our Captains John and Anne appeal to members to donate to those who are less fortunate than ourselves. We are hosting an Open competition for five days starting on Monday 7th – Friday 11th Dec, re-entry is allowed, the prizes will consist of turkey or a hams. Please participate in this worthy cause as all entries are being donated to the Lions Club. For those who don’t play golf, there is a wonderful raffle of 1st Hamper, 2nd Turkey, 3rd Ham, tickets are 3 strips for €5.
FANTASTIC INTRODUCTORY RATES FOR NEW LADY MEMBERS
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. The Gold Coast Golf Club is a championship Par 72 parkland course stretching 6785 yards and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean for 1.5 miles. With magnificent coastal vistas in tranquil surroundings, the scenery is spectacular with unrivalled views of Dungarvan Bay and Helvick Head.
We have a fantastic Ladies Full Member Rate for new members of only €350 inclusive of ILGU fees. We also have a very attractive Ladies Senior (65+) Rate for new members of only €300 including ILGU fees.
For an application form or further information on our special introductory offers for new lady members please contact Irene Lynch Director of Golf on 058 44055. We’d be delighted to welcome you to our Club.