Our winter league will commence on the weekend 28th October 2023 which is the bank holiday weekend. Last Monday league Captains attended a meeting with the winter league Committee to finalise teams and format for the league. A very good meeting took place with plenty of discussion. Anyone not involved last year that is interested in playing please give your name into the kiosk as soon as possible. We will have full report in next week’s notes.
Our next committee meeting will take this Wednesday 11th October at 7 30 in the Dugout bar.
SOUTHEAST JUNIOR ALLIANCE
This competition is up and running. If you are interested in playing, please give Alan Darcy a ring on 0876987387 and he will give you all the details and add you to the WhatsApp group for further updates.
We offer our condolences to Maurice Swan and family on the sad passing of his sister Angela D’Arcy which occurred during the week. Also our sympathies to Nicholas Keane on the death of his brother John (Sean) which also occurred this week. May God have mercy on both their gentle souls, RIP.
DID YOU KNOW
The average number ball marks made on greens per round is 8 per golfer. Assuming only 130 rounds are played each day on our course. Our greens receive 1040 impressions daily. 31000 per month OR MORE THAN 374,400 per year. Are you wondering how to make a putt under these conditions?
Please repair your pitch marks even if they are not yours and always, please shout fore if your ball goes in a direction that it was not intended to, for it will make the course safer for everyone.
WEEKLY GOLF NOTES
The golf notes that go out every week on the papers and online are for all members of the Club. If you have anything that you want shared on the notes, please contact me 083 4862771 or Irene or Brian at the Kiosk on 058 44055.
INTRODUCTORY RATES FOR NEW MEMBERS
Here at the Goldcoast Golf Club we have fantastic Introductory rates for new members.
Our membership season runs from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024. Our championship golf course is maintained in excellent condition offering superb playability, with 18 holes open all year round. Our pristine greens are much admired and the scenery is spectacular with unrivalled views of Dungarvan Bay, the Irish Sea and Helvick Head.
Members can relax in the comfortable surroundings of our hotel bar and restaurant where delicious food is served by our friendly staff. We can also offer very attractive packages for dual membership to both the golf club and leisure centre.
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 email@example.com 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 friends. Bookings are being taken for 2024. For favorable rates and to discuss your booking requirements contact Irene Lynch on 05844055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tues 3rd Oct Open Singles S/F
1st Tony Fitzgerald (19) 39
2nd Pat Flanagan (20) 38
3rd Noel McCann (13) 37
Fri. 6th October Open Singles
1st Neil Dermody (2) 41
Gross Darren O’Droma (5) 30
Sat. 7th October Club Singles
1st Michael O’Riordan (14) 43
2nd Colm Keane (14) 37
Sun Oct 8th Gents Singles S/F White GOY
1st Tadhg O’Cuirin (18) 43
2nd Willie Flavin (22) 42
3rd Darren Williams (5) 41
Gross Michael White (+1) 38
HH Michael Whelan (19) 39
Tues 10th Oct Open Singles S/F
Fr 13th Oct Open Singles S/F
Sat 14th Club Comp
Sun 15th Oct Monthly Medal
07/08 Oct. T&H Fennell Memorial Competition
10 Hole On-going Competition
16 Hole 2 Card Competition
10 Hole Gold Coasters Competition every Thursday
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
Our Winter League this year takes on a different format to previous years to encourage all members to play through the winter/spring months. We are splitting our leagues into a Winter league to finish before Christmas and a Spring league to start in the New Year.
We are also offering an option to play a 10 Hole team event or an 18 Hole singles. Terms and conditions plus format will be posted in kiosk, along with a draw sheet for team event. All entrants for the league will have to add their name to the relevant sheets posted!!
LADIES SENIORS ALLIANCE
A large field of lady golfers took part in the Ladies Senior Alliance hosted by Goldcoast Golf Club on 3rd October. In beautiful sunny conditions our own ladies featured prominently. Well done to all the prize winners and particularly Deirdre Ruane who took the spoils on the day!
1st Deirdre Ruane (16) 40pts
2nd Esther McGuckian (10) 36pts
Gross: Mary Whelan Tipperary (14) 22pts
3rd Mary Clancy (16) 36pts
4th Celia Hill Faithlegg (20) 36pts.
GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2023: KAREN DARCY
We are delighted to announce that our Golfer of the Year for 2023 is Karen Darcy who played spectacular golf throughout the year to claim the trophy!!
Karen not only excelled in the counting competitions for which she accumulated 46pts, but also either won or was placed in many others and won every Golf Ireland Inter-Club match both at home and away!!
Karen, enjoy your victory, congratulations and best wishes from everyone in the club!!
JOHN McGRATH MEMORIAL TROPHY 2023
The John McGrath Memorial Trophy for Stroke Player of the Year has been won by Fiona Howard who played exceptional golf all year securing a score of 41pts on the leader board!!
Congratulations and best wishes Fiona, it’s a fabulous achievement, Well done!!!
LADIES CLUB FOURSOMES
The Foursomes final has been re-scheduled due to inclement weather but will be played during the next few weeks. The final match is between Martina Corkery & Breda Conway v Esther McGuckian and Mary French, both pairings have played great golf to get to the final and are looking forward to the last match. Wishing all pairings the very best of luck for the Final. Enjoy!!!
CLUB MIXED FOURSOMES
Congratulations to Peter O’Keeffe and Deirdre Ruane on winning the Club Mixed Foursomes final. They defeated John Hallinan & Inseun Kim in a very close contest which came all the way down to the 18th. Well done to Peter and Deirdre on a great victory, enjoy your win. Thank you to everyone that participated in a very enjoyable tournament.
Due to inclement weather our game was cancelled, hopefully next week will bring better conditions!! All members new and longstanding are welcome to join us for golf and cuppa afterwards, a great social occasion and there is no handicap limit.
CARE OF GREENS AND BUNKERS
We would like to ask our players to please repair pitch marks on the greens, even if they are not your own!! Also please rake bunkers.
Our Handicap secretary and committee are meeting on a regular basis to discuss the input from the ladies in accordance to their handicaps. A review will be on-going throughout the year in relation to above decision.
NEW MEMBER DEALS
Ladies, if you had ever thought of taking up golf, now is the time to do it, our Lady Captain Rosie 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.