Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 18th March 2019
Last of the Summer Wine
George Hogan, the last remaining member of the fourball, affectionately known as ‘the last of the summer wine’ passed on to his eternal reward on Saturday evening last. George was a member of the Club since it’s inception up to 2012. In 2013 he was invited as a special guest in the Captain’s Prize and President’s Prize.
From 1993 George, Tom Fennell and Paddy Hannigan were given the honour of starting off all the Captain’s Prizes and President’s Prizes. The fourth member of the morning fourball was Willie Barron.
In the early days of the Gold Coast Golf Club George was always available to help out the officers when they needed a helping hand or a piece of advice.
Our condolences to David, Kevin, Brendan and Lynda, Sons and daughter of George.
Also, condolences to the Kirwan family of Kill on the death of Ca Rocket, Ca was a sister to the late Tom Kirwan.
John White Carpentry Winter League Final:
It took from the last week in October to next Saturday to arrive at the final of this year’s league. We had record participation in the league section, thanks to the closeness of the competition and the accommodating weather and there is no doubt that the two teams in the final really deserve to be there. It should be a ding-dong battle and predicting the result would be very foolish without first seeing the individual pairings. Liam Clancy and Tom White will have their homework done and will have their respective teams well prepared for this match. Best of luck to both camps. The match starts at 9.00 a.m. on Saturday and following that both teams will dine in the Gold Coast and then the presentation will take place. Copper Coast team: Liam Clancy, Niall Curran, Liam Hansbury, Darren Power, Pa Queally, Ger Darcy, Colin McArthur, John McArthur, Leo Wall, Ian Pericho, Thomas Power, Joe Curran, Darren O’Droma in for the injured Freddie McGuckian and Rosie Murphy.
Dunhill team: Richard Walsh, John White, Michael Kavanagh, Micheal White, Tom Moore, John W Walsh, Pat Crowley, Maurice Swan in for Willie Flavin, Jack Moore, Alan Harty, John Queally, John Flynn, Paul O’Dea and Ruth Hannigan.
Michael White Memorial Foursomes:
The draw for this competition will take place on Sunday 7th April at 4 p.m. Entries on the sheet supplied in the kiosk. Entry fee €5
Gold Coast Cup Singles Match-Play:
The draw for this competition will take place on Sunday 31st March at 4 p.m. Entries on the sheet supplied in the kiosk. Entry fee €5
Monday 18th to 22nd Mon. to Fri Singles
Tuesday 19th Feb Open Gents/Ladies Seniors (50+) Singles
Friday 22nd March: Open Gents 18 holes Singles.
Sat. 23rd John White Carpentry Winter League Final
Saturday 23rd /Sun. 24th 3 Person Champagne Scramble.
Tues 26th March: Open Gents/Ladies Seniors (50+) Singles
Monday 11th to 15th Mon. to Fri Singles: 1st Alan Harty (1) 40pts.
Saturday 16th Sun. 17th March Singles:
1st: Joey Veale (17) 40 points
2nd: Brian O Connor (9) 37 points b9
3rd: Tom Reynolds (16) 37 points
EVERY TUESDAY OPEN GENTS & LADIES SENIORS
Every Tuesday we host our popular Open Seniors (50+) Gents and Ladies Singles competition. Visitor Entry is 12 euro or Golf and Carvery 20 euro. For bookings visit our club website www.goldcoastgolfclub.com or phone 058 44055.
EVERY FRIDAY OPEN GENTS SINGLES
Every Friday at the Gold Coast we host an Open Gents Singles Stableford competition. Visitor Entry is 15 euro or Golf and Carvery 25 euro. For bookings visit our club website www.goldcoastgolfclub.com or phone 058 44055.
DUNGARVAN GOLF INTERNATIONAL
Running from Monday 27th May to Thurs. 30th 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. For further details visit www.dungarvangolftriangle.com . We look forward to another successful year.
ATTRACITVE MEMBERSHIP RATES FOR NEW MEMBERS
The Gold Coast Golf Club is a championship Par 72 parkland course stretching 6785 yards and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean for 1.5 miles. The scenery is spectacular with unrivalled views of Dungarvan Bay, the Irish Sea and Helvick Head.
At the moment we have very attractive membership rates for existing and new Full and Over Sixty Five members. We can also offer very attractive packages for dual membership to both the golf club and leisure centre.
We have great facilities here at the Gold Coast. Our championship golf course is maintained in excellent condition offering superb playability and presentation all year round, and our pristine greens are much admired.
Members can relax in the comfortable surroundings of our hotel bar and restaurant where our friendly staff serve delicious food daily.
For new membership enquiries and applications please contact Irene Lynch Director of Golf on 058 44055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOCIETIES AND GREENFEES WELCOME
Gold Coast Golf Club warmly welcome Societies and Green fees and we look forward to greeting you and your guests and friends this year. Our society rates are very competitive and our Director of Golf Irene Lynch is available to provide advice and assistance to the Organisers of outings and Classics. Contact Irene on 05844055 or email@example.com for favourable rates and to discuss your booking requirements. We aim to ensure that all our visitors enjoy their day with us and we look forward to making your outing a memorable one.
10 Hole On-going Competition
18 Hole On-going Competition
18 Hole S/F Mothers Day Competition (Sun 24th March)
13 Hole Easter Egg Scramble (Sun 14th April)
Winter League sponsored by The Moorings Bar & Restaurant
Our winter league kindly sponsored by The Moorings Bar and Restaurant over 10 holes has now finished Round 7, and with results now in, the Daisies are still in the lead with the Bluebells and Daffodils chasing with only 2 points between them. The leader board has now changed dramatically with the Pansies and Snowdrops now sharing 4th position and with only one week left to play, anything could happen between the leaders so keep up the good work girls!! – remember a point is awarded for each round played even when your score is not counting!! If you want to see how your team is doing, below are the results. Please note, that due to inclement weather conditions Round 8 has been extended for another week!!
Round 8 extended for another week from Monday18th- 24th March
Results Round 7
1st Anne Mc Grath (29) 21pts
2nd Rosie Murphy (12) 22-2 =21pts
3rd Esther McGuckian (12) 22-2=21pts
Team Positions after Rd. 6
Daisies (Mairead) 427
Bluebells (Elaine) 407
Daffodils (Mary D) 405
Pansies (Peig) 399
Snowdrops (Marie) 399
Violets (Noirin) 393
Tulips (Lil) 389
Primroses (Rosie) 374
18 Hole On-going Competition
The 18 Hole on-going competition is now running giving everyone the opportunity to play a 10 or 18 hole game. We will be using the forward tees already in use from the 15 – 18th while the competitions are non- qualifying, the entry and re-entry will be €5 with a total of 20 entries per round. Enjoy!!
Mothers Day Competition
The Mothers Day Competition sponsored by Dungarvan Shopping Centre is now incorporating 8 golf clubs from around the county with spectacular prizes to be won. Our qualifying round takes place on Sunday 24th March and will be an 18 Hole S/F using the forward tees from the 15 -18th with the best scores going forward to the final!!
Easter Egg Scramble
Our annual Easter Egg Scramble takes place on Sun 14th April, and as always will be a fun day for everybody. As per usual all are asked to bring something small for the presentation, an egg, chocolates, wine, golf items etc. All donations gratefully accepted!!
ILGU Matchplay Competitions
Dates and venues for these competitions will be posted in kiosk, please take note!!
Our next committee meeting takes place on Friday 5th April @ 8pm
Club Classic 2019
Our Club Classic for 2019 starts on Easter Monday 22nd April and runs to Sunday 28th, it will be a 3 person team event and entry will be a nominal €20 pp and €10 re-entry. We are asking that all our ladies invite at least one friend to play on our spectacular course and support the club!! Teams can be Mixed, Ladies or Gents and you can play as often as you like!!
Jigs n Reels
The annual Jigs n Reels in aid of Dungarvan Lions Club is being staged on Sat 23rd March in the Park Hotel Dungarvan, and our own Lady Captain Ruth is stepping it out in the hope of claiming the coveted 1st prize. We wish Ruth and her partner the very best of luck on the night, and hopefully she will come back with the laurels!!
If you are contemplating a new activity and making new friends for 2019 we have the answer, why not join us here at the Gold Coast!! There are many good reasons for joining us, firstly we are an extremely 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 breathtaking!!
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 our Director of Golf Irene 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.