Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 15th January 2018:
Mass for Deceased Members:
Our Annual Mass will take place in the Gold Coast Golf Hotel on Friday 19th January at 7.30 p.m.
Gent’s Committee Meeting:
The next committee meeting will be held on Friday 19th Jan at 6.30 p.m. in the Gold Coast.
10 Holes Competition for Legs of Lamb:
Easter wouldn’t be the same without the customary Leg of Lamb for dinner on Easter Sunday. Now is your chance to win one as from now until the week before Easter we will be giving Legs of Lamb as prizes for the 10 holes competition.
The importance of marking your ball and checking it!
Every amateur has probably had that “whoops” moment when they suddenly realize the ball they just hit isn’t theirs
Many players use the same brand of ball, and mark their balls in similar fashion, but players still commit the cardinal sin of playing the wrong ball.
So what’s the rule — and the penalty — for playing the wrong ball? It falls under Rule 15-3b, Here’s the official definition:
“If a competitor makes a stroke or strokes at a wrong ball, he incurs a penalty of two strokes.
The competitor must correct his mistake by playing the correct ball or by proceeding under the Rules. If he fails to correct his mistake before making a stroke on the next teeing ground or, in the case of the last hole of the round, fails to declare his intention to correct his mistake before leaving the putting green, he is disqualified.
Strokes made by a competitor with a wrong ball do not count in his score. If the wrong ball belongs to another competitor, its owner must place a ball on the spot from which the wrong ball was first played.”
Gents Membership Rates for 2018:
The following are the rates for 2018 and the GUI levies are included:
Husband and Wife: €800
Distance: (Over 40 Miles) €415
Senior Citizen: €415
Student Under 25: €140
Winter Rates are now operating in the Gold Coast:
Monday to Friday: Golf €15, Golf and Carvery Lunch €25
Saturday/Sunday: Golf €20, Golf and Carvery Lunch €30
Premier Butcher @Dawn Meats Winter League 2017/2018
87 members played the league during the past week and now the number with their 10 rounds completed is at 40. The 12th and the 8th holes played the easiest with an average score of 0.35 above par and the 7th had an average of 0.36 above par. The toughest hole on he course was the 17th, 1.04 above par, the 9th 0.9 above par and the 18th 0.73 above par. One eagle was secured on the 3rd hole and a total of 45 birdies were recorded over the weekend.
The average scores leading the individual race are as follows: Micheal White 40.4, John Flynn 39.9, John Hughes 39.6, Conor Clancy 39.25, Dave O’Connor 38.9, Neil Dermody 38.8, Ger Darcy 38.8, Tom White 38.8, Mark Lenihan 38.6.
All the scores up to week eleven are on the website: goldcoastgolfclub.com
What we have to offer:
Here in the Gold Coast we have some great facilities, such as a top-class golf course with superb greens, playable all the year round, a leisure centre and gym and a hotel which is renowned for its excellent food. We offer very competitive membership rates in the golf club, the lowest full membership rate in the area and we can provide dual memberships to both the golf club and the leisure centre at reduced rates. Now is the time to talk to us if you are thinking of joining as we can offer some very attractive packages at the moment. Members can avail of significant saving on carvery lunch in the Gold Coast by purchasing vouchers in the golf club. We can offer really attractive family packages tailored to suit all requests. For more information contact 058 44055 and talk to Bob or Mark.
Mon 15th Jan – Fri 19th Jan: Winter League Week 12
Tuesday 16th Jan: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 19th Jan: Open Singles.
Sat 20th/Sunday 21st Jan: Winter League Week 12
Tuesday 23rd Jan: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 12th Jan: CSS 38 pts.
1st: Alan Landers (14) 40 pts.
Gross: Micheal White (1) 34 pts.
Sat 13th/Sunday 14th Jan: WL Week 11, CSS 39 pts.
1st: Nicholas Power (24) 43 pts.
Cat 0-9: Colin McArthur (6) 41 pts.
Cat 10-14: Austin Kiely (11) 42 pts.
Cat 15-18: Paul Lawton (18) 41 pts.
Cat 19+: Joe Curran (24) 39 pts.
10 Hole Ongoing Competition
Winter League sponsored by The Moorings Bar & Restaurant
Our winter league kindly sponsored by The Moorings Bar and Restaurant over 13 holes has just resumed, round 5 commenced on Jan 6th and will continue to Sun 21st Jan, weather permitting. With all to play for, remember to get your team valuable points by entering each round.
An important date for your diaries, ladies, is Thu Feb 8th, when Jennifer Hickey(ILGU) will speak to all our members on increasing our membership, which as we all know is the lifeblood of any club. Please attend this meeting in the Gold Coast at 8pm, and show your support.
Portugal in October
The trip to Portugal takes place from October 2nd -6th this year, details will be posted in the kiosk. Last year’s formula was hugely successful. Expressions of interest to Gillian Cashman.
The annual review of handicaps takes place shortly and revised handicaps take effect from Jan 1st. Please check the notice board to ensure you are playing off the correct handicap.
Warmest wishes for a speedy recovery are extended to members Margaret Mulhearne and Ruth Hannigan from all your friends in the Gold Coast. We look forward to seeing you both back in action again soon!
If you are contemplating a new activity and making new friends for 2018 we have the answer, why not join us here at the Gold Coast!! There are many good reasons for joining us; firstly we are a friendly bunch who are always delighted to welcome new members and visitors alike, secondly our course is open all year round due to its natural drainage and last but not least the scenery is intoxicating!!
We here at the Gold Coast are very proud of our course and it’s natural beauty, if you would like to sample same, please contact Bob or Mark on 058-44055 for some very tantalizing deals on offer at the moment for new members. There are always ladies available to take out new beginners and group lessons are arranged with a professional when the golfing season starts.