Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 15th October 2018:
Winter League 2018/2019
We’re presently putting the final touches to this year’s Winter league
We’ll have 7 teams again this year with team Captains as follows:
Dungarvan –Captain Pat Power
Copper Coast-Captain Liam Clancy
Dunhill-Captain Tom White
Deise-Captain Nicholas Fitzgerald
Nire/Tourneena -Captain Brian Fahey
Abbeyside-Captain Geoff Collins
Ballinacourty-Captain Johnny Hughes
We presently have all teams filled with a few names on the standby list should substitutes be required. To allow a little more time to compile scores before the weekly notes on a Monday, the 1st week will start on Saturday 27th October-Sunday 28th October & Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November
The final or 15th week will finish on Friday 8th February,2019 after which the match play rounds will commence.
As last year, the 10 best cards to count from each player, which can be played any day of the week and as many times as you want. As history dictates, the teams and players who play the most rounds generally come out on top…so the moral of the story is the more you play the better chance you have!!
Entry fee is once again €25 which all goes to the prizes and the daily competition fee is €7 for the first 10 rounds and €5 thereafter.
To date we haven’t secured a sponsor for this year’s League as the Premium Butcher are bowing out this year. For the last number of years the Premium Butcher/Dawn Meats have being invaluable sponsors to the Winter League and our club and members are hugely appreciative of their contributions in the past and wish to thank them sincerely for supporting past Winter leagues.
As an add on to this year’s League a proposal has come from the Ladies club who run only a 10 hole winter league that for Ladies who would prefer to play 18 holes over the winter (in addition to their 10 holes WL), to have their scores incorporated within our league also. They would be subject to the same rules as the men, best 10 cards etc This would mean that one lady would be allocated to each of the 7 teams making up 7 teams of 14 players participating. In the match play section the ladies would play each other. In an age of merging Golfing Unions between the GUI & ILGU we see this proposal as a step forward in bringing our already close Mens & Ladies clubs that bit closer again.
We should have more details next week.
The full rules will shortly be on display in the kiosk
Inter-County Hurlers at Gold Coast:
The Society for former Inter-County Hurlers held their AGM on Friday night in the Gold Coast Hotel and on Saturday morning they played a scramble in the Gold Coast Golf Club. Even the inclement weather didn’t dampen their spirits as players from many different counties graced the fairways with players coming from Laois, Tipperary, Cork, Clare, Galway, Antrim, Limerick, Wexford, Waterford, Offaly and Dublin. Later on Saturday all the players and their partners met for a remembrance mass at 7.15 p.m. and after which all sat down for a meal which was then followed by dancing and a sing song.
The hurlers gave a special presentation to John McGrath who after 35 years of serving as the associations secretary retired from office at this years AGM
Well done to Richie Ormonde ,Lismore who capped a fine year in winning the Bill Cashin Player of the Year award and was part of the winning team consisting of Goldcoast’s own Rogie Cashin, Mick Horgan from Cork and Rita Seery, full results below.
Well done to all and we look forward to welcoming them all back again next year
Turkey & Hams:
Last Sunday saw our first Turkey & Ham competitions get under way and we will be giving out Turkeys and hams from now on until Christmas which will be presented around three days before Christmas.
Tuesday: 16th October: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 19th October: Open 18 holes Singles.
Saturday 20th October: Club 18 holes Singles Competition.
Sunday 21st October : Club 18 holes 3 Ball Rumble Competition
Tuesday 23rd October: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Saturday 27th– Sunday 28th October: Round 1 Winter League
Tuesday 9th October: Open Seniors, CSS Gents 38 pts
1st: Bobby Fitzpatrick(14) 43 pts
2nd: Liam Murphy(20) 38 pts.
1st Lady: Clare Ryan(25) 33pts CSS 37pts
Saturday: Hurlers Society 13 Hole Scramble
1st : Richie Ormonde, Mick Horgan, Rogie Cashin ,Rita Seery with 43.5 net
2nd: Jim Corr,Justin Spratt,Eamonn Kelleher,Ray Rahelly with 45.14 net
Sunday 14th October,18 holes – Singles CSS37pts
1st: John Hallinan(6)42pts
2nd: Martin Morris(8)40pts
3rd Kieran Cullinan(8)40pts
10 hole on-going
Dalton jewellers 2 card 13h comp, commences15 oct , runs until 16 Dec 2018
9 Hole on-going for beginners
Club comp 6/7 Oct
1.Ger Hallinan (19)42pts
2.Esther McGuckian(11) 36pts
The Winter League is due to start shortly, 8 fragrant teams are being finalised, with 4 rounds being played before Christmas and 4 after.
The Ladies club AGM will be held on Friday 2nd November.
Dates for your diary for the 2018/2019 Coastal Alliance are as follows:
November 1st – Dunmore East
December 6th – West Waterford
March 7th – Tramore
April 4th – Dungarvan
To Register for year: E15.00, Green Fees: E10. For more details contact Breda Conway, new members welcome.
A 9 hole beginners on-going competition has been set up for the ladies and would encourage them to get out there and enjoy the golf.