Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 25 June 2018:
Junior Cup in Gold Coast next Weekend:
The action gets underway at 8.30 with the Gold Coast playing West Waterford in the opening match. This is followed by Dungarvan against Waterford Castle at 9.10, Tramore against Faithlegg at 9.50 and Williamstown against Youghal at 10.30 a.m. The winners of the first two matches will meet at 3 p.m. and the winners of the last two matches will meet at 3.50 p.m.
Tony Dunford Memorial 2018:
If Heineken did golf then they would run the Tony Dunford Memorial as this year’s event was probably the best one ever. Glorious sunshine with a slight breeze was the order of the day. The buzz around the kiosk from 8.15 on was electric as players gathered to find out the format of the competition and what tees they would be playing off. The catering crews were also arriving and getting things ready to feed the hungry golfers as they arrived at the food stations. By 9.00 all the players were on the course and in action. The smell of the BBQ was wafting over the course and tempting all the golfers, especially those who missed breakfast. As the day progressed the craic improved and golfers were enjoying the culinary expertise of those providing the burgers, sausages and rashers at the 9th tee and the sandwiches and tea and coffee at the kiosk. Some unbelievable golf was being played by most teams and this was reflected in the scoring.
Prize winners included the following:
1st Overall: Liam Clancy, Liam Hansbury, Willie Joe O’Connor, Freddie McGuckian and Michael Fitzgerald 192 pts.
1st Fourball: Colm Carew, Martin Morris, Seanie Lenihan, Mark Lenihan 91 pts.
1st: Scramble: Brian Nolan, Ned O’Connor, Pat Norris, Jim Quinn 100 pts.
2nd Overall: Peter McArdle, Tim O’Driscoll, Paul O’Dea, Tom O’Brien 182 pts.
3rd Overall: Seamus O’Connell, Dermor Ryan, Frank Waters, Larry Whelan, Andy Travers 181 pts.
2nd Fourball: John Kiely, Kieran Cullinan, Brendan O’Brien, Johnny Burns, 86 pts.
2nd Scramble: Gary Dunford, David Raher, Jimmy Halcrow, Alan Dilloghery 100 pts.
3rd Fourball: John White, Willie Moore, Martin Murray, Conan Watt 83 pts.
3rd Scramble: Danny Kiely, Austin Kiely, Barry Henley, Fergal Weldon 99 pts.
4th Overall: Mary Kiely, Breda Conway, Bernie Morrissey, Ellen Foley 173 pts.
A sincere thanks to Caroline and June for the BBQ, Breed, Claire, Mary, Ann, Christy, Aine, Laura, Mary, Mick and Linda for all their help in making the day such a success.
Thanks also to Conan Watt for sponsoring 1st prize and to our Captain for sponsoring the other prizes. Dawn Meats again provided the burgers and sausages and here we would like to thank Michael Wall for arranging same.
Belvedere Trophy 2018:
Gold Coast played Waterford Golf Club in Waterford on Monday evening last with Waterford edging the match 3/2. The players representing the Gold Coast were: Tony Condon, Rafael Alvarez, Leo Wall, Des O’Brien, Tim O’Driscoll, Joe Curran, Tony Lonergan, Richard Lambert, Tommy Power and John Queally. The return leg takes place in the Gold Coast on Monday 25th June at 4.30 p.m.
Gold Coast played Mitchelstown on Saturday morning in the 1st round and the following was the team: Micheal White, Ger Bagge, Alan Harrington, John White and Eamonn O’Donnell. With three wins secured in the morning’s match and following some refreshments, the team set out again against Thurles in the afternoon. The afternoon team showed two changes with Michael Lenihan and Derek Power coming in. Thurles proved too strong for the Gold Coast and qualified for the 3rd round on Sunday morning.
Thanks to all the players involved, to the caddies and supporters and especially to team managers Martin Murray and Jimmy O’Dwyer.
Hole in One:
Congratulation to Peter Finnegan from Dungarvan who had a hole in one on the 4th Hole on Friday last. Peter will now receive a medal from the Club.
General Date Protection Regulations (GDPR)
These new regulations came into effect on Friday last and all companies and clubs are obliged to carry out these regulations with immediate effect. What this means to members is that the kiosk now needs your permission to give out your phone numbers to other members of to the GUI or to opposing team managers. That means that if you are to play someone in a match we cannot release that person’s phone number for you to contact him unless he has given us permission. The same applies to emails and as nearly all emails contain some information which could be construed as marketing, again it is necessary for us to get permission to send you emails. Forms are available in the kiosk for members to sign and the sooner you sign it the sooner we can start sending you emails again.
Tuesday 26th June: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 29th June: Open Singles.
Saturday 30th June: Club Competition.
Sunday 1st July: Club Competition
Tuesday 3rd July: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Tuesday 19th June: Open Seniors, CSS Gents 39 pts Ladies 38 pts.
1st: Willie Bloomer (24) 43 pts.
2nd: Jerry Weldon (23) 41 pts.
1st Lady: Martina Corkery (23) 40 pts
Friday 22nd June: Open Singles, CSS 37 pts.
1st: Tom Turley (28) 46 pts Hollystown GC.
2nd: Peter Finnegan (11) 43 pts Dungarvan GC
Gross: Conor Fitzgerald (6) 33 pts Tramore GC
Saturday 23rd June: Club Competition, CSS 368 pts.
1st: David O’Connor (6) 37 pts.
Sunday 24th June: Club Competition, CSS 36 pts
1st: Conor Clancy (10) 42 pts.
2nd: Andy Travers (15) 41 pts.
Gross: Eamonn O’Donnell (2) 34 pts.
3rd: Willy Delehunty (17) 39 pts.
Monday 11th June sponsored by Shaws Department Stores
Sunday 1st/Monday 2nd July sponsored by Willow & Oak
Sunday 19th/Monday 20th August sponsored by Dawn Meats.
10 hole ongoing
18 hole ongoing
2 card 18h ongoing comp sponsored by Murray’s pharmacy
The next open day is just around the corner ladies please get teams organised or just put your name on timesheet and others will join you.
10h ongoing No 9: Martina Corkery 19pts.
10 Hole No 10: Kay Claasen 23pts
18Hole Stableford sponsored by Quinlan Butchers 16th & 17th June:
1st: Mairead Ryan (32) 40pts
2nd: Julie Lawlor (36) 39pts
3rd: Esther McGuckian (14) 38pts (b9)
Commencing Monday 2nd july for 5 weeks if anyone else want to add their names, please let Bernie know.
Get into Golf:
The scrambles continue at (6.50 for) 7pm, for those ladies who have taken up the exceptional membership offer. Lady members who are willing to participate in a roster are asked to give their names to Ann Keane please.