JOHN WHITE CARPENTRY WINTER LEAGUE
The John White Carpentry Sponsored winter league final took place on Sunday 27th February in brilliant sunshine with two new teams on the block namely an Rinn B and Kilrossanty with an Rinn B coming out on top and putting their name on the role of honour. A great achievement for a team only new to the event.
Comhghairdeachas mór don foireann An Rinn B a bhuaigh a céad Sraith Geimhridh an Domhnach seo caite in aghaidh Chill Rosanta. Maith sibh araon.
The dinner and the presentation took place in the hotel where our Captain Seamus was joined by President Frank and Lady Captain Isobel. The Captain began his speech as gailage in honour of the winning team. He then presented the winning An Rinn B Captain Darren O’ Droma and his team of merry men with their prizes, and runner up prizes to Kilrossanty Captain Tony Fitzgerald and his team. He then made a presentation to Liam Clancy Captain of the Stradbally team, winners of the group section.
He thanked John White for his sponsorship of the league which he has done for the last 6 years which is much appreciated by the club. John then congratulated the winners and announced he will be sponsoring the winter league for 2022/23 season. Captain Isobel then presented best lady in the league to Irene Lynch.
Captain Seamus then thanked the kiosk staff Irene and Brian for all their hard work helping with the running of the event and also to Bob who helped with the photos for the paper. He thanked Mark, and then Rob and the green keeping staff for all their hard work in keeping the course in tip top shape and finally to all the members and the team Captains who arranged the teams and made the league such a huge success again this year. Just a number that comes to mind by President Frank, there was 1,700 induvial rounds played over the course of the league, so well done to everyone. Looking forward to next year already.
Winter league winners were as follows; Section winners Stradbally, best individual scores 1st Peter Hayes, 2nd JJ Quinn, Best Gross Michael White, 3rd Sean O’Ciarba, 4th Seanie Mac Craith, 5th John W Walsh, Best Lady Irene Lynch.
CAPTAINS DRIVE IN
Captains Seamus and Isobel had their Drive-In yesterday morning in lovely sunshine. A huge number of members joined them on the first tee box. I’m happy to report everything went to plan and that the lessons paid off! Well done to both Captains and every best wishes for the year ahead. Full report next week on the winners of the Mixed Scramble held as part of the Drive-In.
MASS FOR DECEASED MEMBERS
Mass for deceased members takes place this Friday night 11th March at 7 30pm in the Hotel. This is a night to remember all who we have lost in the last two years. Open to all members and their families to attend.
NEW COLOURED FLAGS
We have new coloured flags on the greens now to indicate hole positions i.e… Blue back, Yellow middle and Red front. [ A way to remember is buy your round] B Y R.
SOUTH EAST JUNIOR ALLIANCE
Next Round Carrick On Suir Golf Club Sunday 13th March, interested in playing contact Alan Darcy 087 6987387. Full report next week.
Tues. 1st Mary Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
1st Maurice McNamara (24) 38
2nd Tony Fitzgerald (16) 37
1st Lady Martina Brennan Faithlegg (30) 32pts
Fri. 4th Mar Open
1st Kieran Lynch West Waterford (11) 41
2nd Darren O’Droma (6) 39
Gross Neil Dermody (1) 36
Sat. 5th Club Singles
1st Dermot Walsh (6) 39
2nd Kieran Cullinan (5) 38
Gross Martin Morris (4) 28
Tues. 8th Mar Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Fri. 11th Mar Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
Sat. 12th, 13th Mar Club Singles, Open Gents Singles
Tues. 15th Mar Open Gents & Ladies Singles S/F
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. We look forward to making your outing at the Goldcoast Golf Club a memorable one.
10 Hole On-going Competition
10 Hole Lamb Competition starting 14/03/22
16 Hole 2Card Competition
18 Hole Open Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
EASTER LAMB COMPETITION
This year our Lamb comp will run from 14th March to 10th April – 4 weeks only, this will replace our 10 Hole on-going for the duration. Entry and details are as 10 hole on-going, Enjoy!!
EASTER EGG SCRAMBLE
Our annual fun-filled Easter Scramble will take place on Sunday 10th April, this is a fabulous day out and not to be missed. The timesheet will be live on our BRS system and also a sheet will be posted in kiosk for draw, updates will be posted on our WhatsApp group.
OPEN 3 BALL TEAM EVENTS
Our dates for upcoming team events are as follows:
Sun 19th June – Tee 1.00 – 5.30pm
Mon 18th July, Mon 15th Aug, Mon 19th Sept.
More details to follow for above events!!
SOUTH EAST COASTAL ALLIANCE
The outing of the above Alliance was played in the Gold Coast on Wed 2nd Mar over 14 holes in perfect sunny weather with a great turnout, thanks to our golfers from our two local clubs. Our own ladies took first and third place with an even distribution of prizes to each participating club. Well done to all the prize winners and looking forward to seeing you all at our next outing in W/Waterford, date to be confirmed. Rep. Bridget Blackwell
1st. Eileen Goode (51) G/Coast 26pts
2nd Pat Flanagan (24) D/Van 27-1 26pts
3rd Breeda Murphy (50) G/Coast 25pts
Cat A Eithne Ashby (23) W/Wat 22pts
Cat B Anne Hennebry (26) D/Van 23pts
Cat C Rena Landers (32) W/Wat 24Pts
CAPTAIN’S DRIVE IN
Our Captain’s drive in took place Sunday 6th March in beautiful sunny conditions where Seamus and Isobel officially started the golfing season at the Gold Coast. It was fantastic to see such a large turnout for the occasion supporting and wishing them both the very best of luck for their year ahead!! The scramble took place immediately after they had taken their drives with shouts of encouragement and applause, presentation took place after a serving of delicious ribs and colcannon. A big thank you to all involved in the organising and smooth running of the event, and to Bob for his photographic skills!!
MASS FOR DECEASED MEMBERS
Our annual Mass for deceased members takes place at 7.30pm on Friday 11th March in the Gold Coast Hotel, refreshments will be served and all members, family and friends are welcome.
NEW CLUB GOLFWEAR
The ladies club has decided to add some new items of clothing to their range, whilst we are not changing our club colours we are complimenting our existing mix and match collection. All new stock will be available to purchase from the kiosk in the next couple of weeks.
The new additions will be as follows:
Navy Long Sleeve Jacket
Light Blue Midlayer Half-Zip
Light Blue Polo Shirt
All above sold with Gold Coast Crest
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.
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 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!