RETURN OF ALL COMPETITIVE GOLF COMPETITIONS
Golfers are delighted with further easing of restrictions since 7th June in line with the Irish Government’s ‘Path Ahead’. We’d like to extend a warm welcome to visitors returning again to play in our popular Open competitions on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The current Return to Golf Protocol for golf clubs and golfers prepared by Golf Ireland relating to the new guidelines is available for viewing on the Golf Ireland website www.golfireland.ie. Members, guests and visitors are required to familiarize themselves with the relevant protocols and watch for regular updates.
Currently the following protocol applies: Golf Clubs are open for members, guests and visitors with no limits on domestic travel or household restrictions.
Note: It’s essential that tee times must be booked in advance online or over the telephone.
All forms of competitive golf may be undertaken, including so called ‘Major’ competitions, internal club matchplay and club open competitions.
Clubs can also if they wish adjust starting intervals on their timesheets to facilitate a greater number of players.
A maximum of 100 spectators (not including players or officials) may attend organised outdoor events, and this will apply to organised inter-club matches.
All golf activities should be organised based on “arrival-play-depart without delay.
Players’ names/guests must be recorded on timesheets and timesheets must be kept for a period of at least six weeks to assist with contact tracing should the need arise.
There is a major responsibility on golf clubs and golfers to ensure that our sport is conducted in a safe and responsible manner. Full adherence to the provisions of the Protocols will be absolutely essential. Club officials and members are urged to familiarise themselves with the up to date Protocol so that we can all play our part keeping our members and communities safe.
Goldcoast v’s Waterford Castle takes place this Sat. 12th June at 2.40pm We are hosting 3 matches at home. Best of luck to the team.
PIERCE PURCELL 2021
Next practice session will take place on Tuesday 8th from 5.50. Further practice sessions will take place on Mondays starting on Monday 14th…first tee time is 5.50. If interested please contact Brian Dunbar 087 6218733 or Michael Wall 087 2570716. Minimum handicap is 10.5 on 1st January 2021.
We are appreciative of members and visitors adherence to the appropriate dresscode on the golf course. Smart casual dress is essential and please note the following are unacceptable – denin jeans, singlets or collarless shirts, untailored shorts, track or leisure suits. Thank you for your adherence.
GOLDCOAST GOLF COURSE WHATSAPP GROUP
Members who wish to be part of the Goldcoast WhatsApp group please sign a consent form in the Kiosk.
GENTS SINGLES MATCHPLAY
Full Difference of Handicap
Names in before Sunday 13th June
Draw Monday 14th June
32 – 1st round before Monday 28th June
16 – 2nd round before Monday 19th July
8 – 3rd round before Monday 9th August
4 – 4th round before Monday 30th August
2 – 5th round before Monday 20th September
Tues. 1st June Gents & Ladies Singles S/F: 1 Darren O’Droma (8) 43pts, 2nd Sean Horgan (13) 40pts, 3rd P J Barry (20) 40pts.
Fri. 4th Gents & Ladies Singles S/F:
1st Tony Sheehan (17) 40pts, 2nd John Sheehan, Gross Diarmaid Henley (1) 35pts, 3rd Aisling Fennell (8) 39pts.
Sat. 5th June: 1st 1 Fearghal O’Cuirrin 12 40, 2 Colin McArthur 6 38, Gross Stephen Cliffe 4 32,
3 Freddie McGuckian 11 38
Sun. 6th June: 1 Vincent Hyland 15 40, 2 Ryan Duke 18 40, Gross Michael Lenihan +1 37, 3 Adam O’Riordan 23 39, 4 Michael Kelleher 28 39
Tues. 8th June Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Fri. 11th June Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Sat. 12th & Sun. 13th June Gents Club/Open Singles S/F
Tues. 15th June Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
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 TO USE YOUR NEW WHS HANDICAP INDEX
Course & Slope Rating tables are located at the Club but are also available on the Golf Ireland App. 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 FOR COMPETITION SIGN IN AND SCORE ENTRY
The facility now 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.
INTRODUCTORY MEMBER RATES
Thank you to our all our member who have paid their annual subscription and we’d like to give a very warm welcome to all our new members who recently joined.
Here at the Gold Coast Golf Club we also have fantastic Introductory rates for new members.
New Gents member only €450 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.
New Gents Senior (65+) only €350 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.
New Lady member only €350 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.
New Lady Senior (65+) only €300 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.
For an application form or further information on our fees, please contact our Director of Golf Irene on email@example.com or 058 44055
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. Bookings are being taken, contact Irene Lynch our Director of Golf on 05844055 or firstname.lastname@example.org for favourable rates and to discuss your booking requirements.
10 Hole On-going Competition
18 Hole Club Competition Sat/Sun 12/13 June
18 Hole Open Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
18 Hole Competition 29/30 May
1st Mary Clancy (14) 35pts
2nd Ger Hallinan (19) 34pts
3rd Mairead Ryan (21) 33pts after countback
While the return to formal and organised competitions has commenced, we are delighted to welcome back our friends from the many clubs who have been regular supporters of our Open Tuesday and Friday competitions. Meanwhile, visitors and green fees are most welcome to play our spectacular course and when the weather is fine and sunny the scenery is unrivalled!! Entry and returned scores via computer is
obligatory and entry fees payable by card in the kiosk. The 10 Hole On-going remains the same, entering in downstairs kiosk and posting €3 in ladies score box.
INTER CLUB COMPETITIONS
The Inter Club competitions will be starting soon and the team managers are busy getting their respective players ready for their first outing of the leagues. It will be tougher than previous years as all the new protocols will have to be adhered to, but we are wishing all our teams the very best of luck and hope they all have a very enjoyable and sporting match!!
OPEN TEAM EVENTS
We are looking forward to hosting our very popular Open Team Events over the months of July, August and September which will all take place on Mondays of each month, dates to be confirmed. Further notifications will be posted in these notes.
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. 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 the WhatsApp group.
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 course and unrivalled scenery!! There are great deals on offer for new members and beginners, 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 notifications within the club.