JOHN MCGRATH MEMORIAL 2023
This Wednesday 12th July we hold our John McGrath Memorial Charity Day with a shotgun start at 8 30am. We will be playing 32 holes of golf over the day, teams of 4, entry is €50 per person to be paid before Tuesday 11th as entries will not be taken on the day. This event is only open to members and special guests. It’s a wonderful day out and it raises money for a very deserving cause, namely Dungarvan Palliative Care Unit.
We will have a BBQ on the 9th, sandwiches tea/ coffee at the kiosk and a meal in the Hotel after with presentation of prizes. Anyone that can’t play on Wednesday 12th July might consider buying some Raffle tickets for the lovely hampers on display at the kiosk. 1 strip for €2, 3 strips for €5.
We are looking forward to another successful event, thank you to everyone for their support.
Congratulations to our Barton Shield team who defeated Co. Tipperary in the Gold Coast last Saturday. We wish the team and management the very best of luck in the next round.
SLIABH gCUA CLASSIC RESULTS
1st: John Kennedy, Willie Morissey & Noel Halley 59.9
2nd: Peter Hayes, Paul Sarsfield & Paul Vart 60
3rd: Conal O’Rielly, Tommy Dunphy & Anthony Cullinane 60.4
Best Ladies: Aisling Fennell, Breda Veale & Marcella McGovern 62.5
Best Mixed: Gerry Cullinane, Eileen Cullinane & Joe Dowley 66
Longest Drive: 17th (Men) Gary Wright
Longest Drive: 10th (Ladies)
Nearest to the Pin: Paddy Murphy
Non GUI Team::Aidan Dalton, Gary Wright and Alan Ryan
Best Friday: John Keane, Brian Hillard & Conor Blackwell (62.8)
Best Saturday: Aine Campbell, Elaine Nash and Rosie Murphy – 62.5
MARKING OF SCORE CARDS
As a courtesy to officials checking scorecards in stable ford competitions, we would greatly appreciate if members and visitors would record their stable ford points opposite gross score on the scorecard. Please also ensure your computer input corresponds with your scorecard to prevent any inaccuracies, many thanks for your cooperation.
Our dress code for the Gold Coast is slacks and polo shirts. Please note sports jerseys, jeans and track suit bottoms are unacceptable on the golf course. Thank you for your adherence
ON THE COURSE
We are getting great feedback from visitors and members alike on the wonderful condition of the course. Well done to course Management and Green keeping staff on the upkeep
MENS CLUB POLICY RE. GENERAL PLAY SCORES
Please note the Men’s club policy when playing non-competitive general play rounds that are returned for handicap purposes. A fee of €5 is to be paid at the Kiosk prior to your round or submitted into the scorecard box in an envelope with your name and date when the office is closed or unattended. Members are required to pre-register the round via the Golf Ireland App and following return of the score it must be attested by your marker on their Golf Ireland App. Please return the signed physical scorecard clearly marked General Play as normal into the scorecard box. Members cannot play handicap counting general play rounds on competition days. There is no charge for members playing initial rounds to obtain a club handicap or playing leisurely social golf.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 in 2023. For favorable rates and to discuss your booking requirements contact Irene Lynch on 05844055 or email@example.com.
Tues 4th June Open Singles S/F
1st Maurice Swan (16) 46pts
2nd Pat Dawson Douglas (18) 45pts
3rd John Callanan (12) 43pts
4th Pat Norris (23) 42pts
1st Lady: Finola Butler Newlands (23) 48pts
Fri. 7th July 2023
1st Micheal O’Riordan (20) 47
Gross Eoin Brackett (3) 31
Sat 8th July Club Comp,
1st John Hallinan (4) 40pts
2nd Brendan Coughlan (17) 39pts
3rd Mick Walsh (23) 39pts
Sun. 9th July Tom & Helen Memorial White S/F GOY
1st Aodh O’Murchu (12) 41
2nd Billy Long (10) 40
3rd Seamus O’Connell (13) 40
Gross Michael White (0) 37
HH Geoff Collins (20) 37
Tues 11th July Open Singles S/F
Fr 14th July Open Singles S/F
Sat 15th July Club Comp, Open Gents Singles
Sun. 16th July Monthly Medal White S/F
12 July John McGrath Memorial Classic
15/16 July 18 Hole GOY sponsored by David Hayes
22 July Lady Captain’s Outing
29/30 July T&H Fennell Memorial Competition
10 Hole On-going Competition
9 Hole Gold Coasters Competition every Thursday
Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday
18 Hole S/F Club competition
1st Breda Conway (29) 35pts
2nd Betty Joyce (12) 35pts
3rd Helena Fitzgerald (23) 34pts
LADIES CLUB FOURSOMES
We have decided to run a club foursomes competition to keep the element of matchplay alive!! Please add your name to the draw sheet posted in kiosk before Sun 9th July. Draw will be made the following week with further details. Enjoy!!
EILEEN MURPHY MEMORIAL TROPHY
The final of the Eileen Murphy Trophy takes place in September in Cork Golf Club. The competition is a Foursomes format, and qualifying rounds will take place in home club to send the winners to the final.
The qualifying rounds are still on-going and we would like to see as many as possible taking part. The handicap limit is 36 with a stepdown if necessary and entry is €3 per round. If you would like to represent the club and take on the challenge of Little Island – now’s your chance!!!
OPEN TEAM EVENTS CALENDAR
Wed 26th July
“ 16th August
The 3 ball team events which will be a mix of champagne scrambles and rumbles which favours many golfers will run through the summer months.
Our next open team event will be Wed 26th July, hopefully the weather will be sunny and warm with perfect on-shore breezes on the day. Looking forward to seeing our neighbouring club ladies and fellow golfers, bookings are online or contact Irene or Brian on 058 44055
Due to extreme weather conditions on Thursday, our game was cancelled, but looking forward to our get together next week!!
All members new and longstanding are welcome to join us, and there is no handicap limit. We play a 9/10 Hole singles each week with the exception of a monthly scramble which is proving very popular with everyone!!
Many thanks to Anne for continuing to organise the event with presentation of the most wonderful prizes each week!!
LADY CAPTAIN’S OUTING
This year we have secured a great deal with Cahir Park GC for our outing on Sat 22nd July. Tee will be from 2pm, which will give us time to enjoy tea/coffee and scones before golf. The cost of the day will be €40 to include golf, main course, dessert, tea/coffee.
Please add your name to sheet in kiosk with a deposit of €20 in envelope with name, date and outing clearly printed. All envelopes to be handed into office.
Note: Please indicate your preference of 18 Hole S/F or 3 Ball Scramble. ENJOY!!
INTER CLUB TEAMS
MUNSTER EAST AIG SENIOR FOURSOMES
Our Senior Foursomes team travel to Mallow GC on Sat 15th July to play the winners of Bandon/Mallow. We are sending one of our own back to home ground and hoping she will give the rest of the team an inside track on course management!!! Wishing the team and manager the very best of luck, support on the day would be appreciated!!
MUNSTER EAST AIG JUNIOR CUP
Our Junior Cup team under the guidance of Miriam have a bye until 5th August when they travel to Muskerry GC for the quarter-finals. Wishing Miriam and her team the very best of luck for their up-coming match, more details to follow!!
JOHN MCGRATH MEMORIAL CLASSIC
The fundraiser classic will be held again this year on Wednesday 12th July over 32 non-stop holes. These fundraiser classics have been run by our club for many years and are always a fantastically co-ordinated event due to the expertise of the men’s club!! The catering stations both on and off the course are assisted by a ladies club team on a shift rota to alleviate tired legs!!
This year the classic will be members and guests only due to the waiting lists from previous years, so guys and dolls get your teams together for what promises to be a cracking day out!!
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, now that they are back in play.
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.