Gold Coast Golf Club
Ballinacourty, Dungarvan,
Co. Waterford.

Golf Notes 14th May

Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 14th May 2018:

Captain’s Prize 2018:

Captain Tim O’Driscoll’s prize will tale place on the June Bank Holiday weekend with qualifying on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd June, with the final taking place on Sunday 3rd June. The timesheet is now open for players to book at a time suitable to them. The draw will take place on Wednesday 30th May at 4 p.m. Only players entered for the draw can win the 1st prize.


Jimmy Bruen Shield:

Gold Coast travelled to Youghal on Thursday evening to play Tramore in the preliminary round of the Jimmy Bruen. After 18 holes both teams were still level which necessitated a match going down 19th before Gold Coast were declared winners

Back to the drawing board for the manager as he had now to plan for the game against Dunmore East knowing that he would be short a few players who were tied up with prior commitments.

Despite a slow start, it looked too close to call after the first nine but Gold Coast started to get on top early in the back nine and went on to win to set up a match against Waterford Castle. Once again we started very slowly and after 8 or 9 holes we were down in four matches. But once again the team spirit prevailed and slowly but surely we fought our way back to eventually win the match. Gold Coast went on to play West Waterford on Sunday in a repeat of last year’s final. Unfortunately for Gold Coast the result was the same as last year and West Waterford qualified for the area final. We wish them the very best of luck in that match and hope they qualify for the Munster Finals.

All the team were loud in their praise of the effort put in by the team manager John White. He left no stone unturned in endeavours his involvement with this team is very much appreciated by all here in the club. Thanks John. The panel of players used during the four matches was as follows: Ger Bagge, John Flynn, Tom White, Mark Lenihan, Colin McArthur, Roy Ware, Seanie Lenihan, Neil Dermody, Darren O’Droma, Michael Kavanagh, Niall Curran, Conor Clancy, Kieran Cullinan, John Kiely, Declan Kiely, David O’Connor. Thanks to all who turned up on the different day to support the team and a special thanks to the other panel members, even though they didn’t get a game they still came along to support the team.


Irish Mixed Foursomes:

Bob O’Brien and Rosie Murphy are taking charge of the Mixed this year and anyone wishing to be part of the panel should give their names to either Bob or Rosie. We will be playing West Waterford in West Waterford in the 1st round on Saturday 16th June.


Pierce Purcell Shield:

Brian O’Connor and Johnny Hughes are currently putting together a panel for this tournament and if you would like to take part please contact either Brian or Johnny or give your name in at the kiosk.


Fund-Raising Raffle:

Members and visitors will have the chance to win a goodie filled hampers kindly donated by our President, Captain and Maurice. The draw for the hampers will take at the presentation night on 18th May.


Presentation Night:

On Friday 18th May the following prizes will be presented: All Classic prizes, 2 Monthly Medals, Vice-Captain’s Prize and the Hole in One Medal to Kieran Cullinan. Also on the night the Premier Butchers Winter League winners will be presented with their new T Shirts. The presentation will start at 9 p.m.


Date for your Diary:

The Annual Tony Dunford Memorial Day will take place on Wednesday 20th June. Any members wishing to have a team play should give their names to Bob as the amount of teams is limited to 20.


Dungarvan Golf International over 20 Years in Existence:

Running from Monday 28th May to Thursday 31st May, this tournament, which is run over the three local courses, continues to prove popular with players coming from USA, England and Ireland to take part. This year we hope to encourage more members from the three local clubs to take part by offering them a special rate of €45 entry for the competition instead of the normal €140.



Tuesday 15th May: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+

Friday 18th May: Open Singles.

Saturday 19th May: Club Competition

Sunday 20th May: Tom Fennell Memorial

Tuesday 22nd May: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+



Monday 7th May: 18 Holes Stableford.

1st: Vincent O’Hara (9) 37 pts Waterford.


Tuesday 8th May: Open Seniors:

1st: Henry McGrath (15) 38 pts.

Saturday 12th May: Club Competition.

1st: Brian O’Connor (9) 34 pts.


Sunday 13th May: Club Competition:

1st: Willie Moore (19) 41 pts.

2nd: Micheal White (1) 40 pts.

Gross: Conan Watt (6) 33 pts.

3rd: Martin Morris (8)






10 hole ongoing(still)

18 hole ongoing(ongoing)

19/20 May Olivier’s Beauty sponsored comp.

Mon 21st May (see below).

26/27 May Quinan’s Butchers sponsored comp.


Captain Tim O’Driscoll’s Prize to the Ladies (sun 13 th May) was played in beautiful warm sunshine. There was a great turnout for this the first major and GOY competition. Results to follow.


Tony Dunford Memorial Day over 36h (blistering sunshine guaranteed and great craic) will be held on wed 20th June, if you haven’t got a team organised best act quickly as only 20 teams take part.



Irish Mixed Foursomes:

Bob O’Brien and Rosie Murphy are taking charge of the Mixed this year and anyone wishing to be part of the panel should give their names to either Bob or Rosie. We will be playing West Waterford in West Waterford in the 1st round on Saturday 16th June.


Open Days:

Monday 21st May sponsored by Supervalu

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.


Anne Keane Fun Day: Sunday 6th May saw a good crowd of ladies take part in a very enjoyable scramble over 18 holes. The sun came out to shine on our endeavours and it wasn’t long before there were some complaints about the heat!(not many though!). Results: 1st Anne McGrath, Mary Kiely and Joan O’Dea. 2nd Mary Dunford, Loraine Birney and Mary Fenton. 3rd Anne Keane, Mairead Ryan and Angela O’Connor.


Get into golf :

This week Thu 17th May is a scramble and starts at 7pm sharp . Please arrive ready to begin promptly, as the hour flies by. No equipment or knowledge required, just comfy clothing.

Membership Offers

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 the natural beauty of the setting. 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.

Gold Coast Golf Club, Dungarvan

Gold Coast Golf Club, Dungarvan is a championship parkland course. There are unrivaled views of Dungarvan Bay, the Irish Sea and Helvick Head. Mature tree-lined fairways laid out in 1939 are cleverly mingled with the long and challenging newer holes.

18 holes, par 72, stretching 6,204 metres [6,785 yards] and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean for 1.5 miles.

Gold Coast Golf Club

County Waterford,

Post Code: X35 P868

Tel: (058)44055


Course Status

The course is open today Thursday 13th June 2024.


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