Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 27th May 2019
Our Captain, Pat Power, will host his Captain’s Prize starting on Friday 31st May with qualifying on Friday and Saturday and the final on Sunday. The timesheet is now open for players to book into the event and the draw for partners will take place on Wednesday 29th May at 5 p.m.
Captain’s Scramble and BBQ
Our two Captains, Pat and Ruth, invite you to take part in their scramble on Wednesday evening with a shotgun start at 6.30 p.m. If you intend playing please enter your name in the slot provided on the BRS booking system. The draw for partners will take place on Wednesday at 12 noon and tees will be allocated to each team. It is a nine hole scramble. The usual BBQ with Chefs Maurice and Josephine in charge will be available from 6 p.m. The presentation of all outstanding prizes will take place following the scramble and weather permitting it is hoped to hold the presentation outside.
Pierce Purcell Shield
On Saturday last we travelled to Waterford Castle to take on Williamstown in the 1st round of the Pierce Purcell Shield. Following a very tight match Gold Coast eventually won on the 19th hole to earn a place in the next round against the host club Waterford Castle. Local knowledge was a major factor in this match and the result went against us in the end. The panel on duty last Saturday was as follows: Bob O’Brien, Noel McCann, John Hughes, Dave Hallahan, John Walsh, Pa Queally, Seamus O’Connell, Richard Walsh, Michael Wall, Michael Whelan, Tom Reynolds and Brian Dunbar. Thanks to our Captain Pat Power who managed the team.
Having successfully defeated Youghal in the 1st round Gold Coast then welcomed West Waterford for the 2nd round match. Here the result was again decided on the 19th hole with West Waterford triumphant. The team on duty was John White, Seamus O’Connell, Michael Kavanagh, Davy O’Connor, Tommy Long, Bob O’Brien, Brian O’Connor, Andy Travers, Dec Kiely and Lar Whelan. The team was managed by Bob O’Brien and Liam Clancy.
Scratch Match Play
Gold Coast Classic a huge success: Over 100 teams took part in our recent classic and thanks must go to all the members who took part, to the Winter League Captains for pushing the classic. A special thanks to all our sponsors who were extremely generous with prizes, especially Eamonn, John, Pat and Tim. Thanks to all who sponsored tees. Thanks again to everyone who helped out in any way.
Munster Mid Amateur (Over 30’s) Open Championship
On Saturday 25th May Goldcoast Golf Club hosted the prestigious Munster Mid Amateur Open Championship which was a great showcase for the Club. This was a 36 hole strokeplay event and we welcomed competitors from all over Ireland who battled it out for the coveted title. The golf was of a very high standard and the honours went to Kevin Purcell (Slievenamon Golf Club) who shot 74 in the 1st round and 68 in the 2nd round giving him 142, followed in joint second place by Alan Thomas (Dungarvan Golf Club) on 143 who shot 71 & 72 and Eddie McCormack (Galway Golf Club) who shot a 67 in round 1, equalling the course record and 76 in the 2nd round
All were loud in their praise for the condition of the course and the speed of the greens
Many thanks to club members Geoff Collins, Ray Moloney and Seanie Lenihan for assisting the GUI during the event.
Presentation of Prizes
Presentation of the following prizes next Wednesday night at 9pm, after the BBQ & Captains Scramble
Vice Captains Prize-Brendan O’Brien
May Monthly Medal-Colin McArthur
Junior Scratch Cup-Winner Dan Gore,Newcastlewest Gc 2nd Barry Power,3rd Graham Nagle,Dungarvan Golf Club, best nett Conor Clancy
Intermediate Scratch Cup-Winner: Gerry Comerford, 2nd John McArthur, 3rd Declan Kiely, best nett: Joey Veale
Hole In One-Kiki Cullinan
Golf Classic Prozewinners
Mens 1st: Peter Hayes,West Waterford, Alan Darcy, West Waterford, Anslem Hayes, West Waterford
2nd: Liam Clancy, Anthony Daly, Mountain View, Ian Pericho 3rd Michael Kavanagh, Tomas Wall, Liam Clancy, 4th John Queally, Liam Carroll,Pat Crowley, 5th Pat Morrissey Lismore, Pat Curley, Lismore, Craig Scotton, Lismore,, 6th Declan Kiely,Austin Kiely ,Michael Whelan, 7th Mark English Faithlegg, John Keohan,Faithlegg, Edwin Flynn,Faithlegg,8th Frank Waters ,Francis O’Connor ,Nicholas Keane, 9th Martin O’Driscoll West Waterford, Noel McNamara Lismore, Peter Whelan Lismore. Best Ladies: 1st Ellen Walsh Doneraile, Paula Russell, Doneraile, Noreen Roche Doneraile ,2nd Irene Lynch Rachel Kiely Dungarvan, Miriam Matthews Dungarvan, 3rd Esther McGuckian Mary Clancy Elaine Nash. Mixed: 1st Eddie Murphy, East Cork, Brian Meade East Cork, Fran Fitzpatrick East Cork. 2nd Brian Dunbar Liam Dunbar Eniscorthy, Joan Dunbar Eniscorthy Non GUI 1st Joey Veale David Hallihan Kieran Power
Hole in One
Congratulations to Michael Lynch our Overseas member who had his 8th hole in one at the fourth hole last week, great achievement Michael well done!
Also there were further celebrations for the Lynch family as John Lynch Jnr got married over the weekend. Best wishes to John and his new bride from all at Goldcoast Golf Club.
DUNGARVAN GOLF INTERNATIONAL
We welcome all our friends and visitors competing in the Golf International to Goldcoast Golf Club this week. This popular event is running from Monday 27th May to Thurs. 30th May played over the three local courses with the final fourth day’s golf at the Gold Coast. We hope everyone has a great tournament and a very enjoyable week.
CLUB 9 HOLE SINGLES S/F QUALIFIER- every Wednesday evening but not this Wednesday !
The Clubs 9 Holes Singles Stableford Club Qualifier competition continues every Wednesday evenings after 4p.m except this Wednesday due to the Captains scramble Gents and ladies are eligible and are encouraged to participate and it’s an ideal opportunity for a game after work or to ease yourself into competitions after the Winter season. This 9 Hole Qualifying competition is run over the following sequence of holes. 1-5, 15-18. Sign in and return scores on the Competitions Computer Terminal, competition entry is €3 and entry fees and scorecards for gents and ladies to be submitted into the main scorecard box.
GOLF AT THE COAST COMBO €99
Our new ‘Golf at the Coast Combo’ is being well received. This exciting new collaboration with the 360 Cookhouse Restaurant includes Golf for 2 at the Gold Coast Golf Resort and a two course meal for 2 and arrival drinks at 360 Cookhouse for €99 per couple! It’s the ultimate day out! Tickets are now on sale at both venues and to find out more about our Golf at the Coast Combo contact Gold Coast Golf Resort on (058)44055, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org/ or Tel. 360 Cookhouse on (058)44537 or email email@example.com.
Tuesday 28th May Open Gents/Ladies Seniors (50+) Singles/International Classic
Wednesday 29th May: International Classic/Captains Scramble 6p.m.
Thurs. 30th May International Classic
Friday 31st May: Captains Prizes Qualifier/Open Gents 18 holes Singles.
Sat 1st June Captains Prizes Qualifier
Sun. 2nd June Captains Prizes
Mon. 3rd June Open Gents Singles S/F
Tues. 4th June Open Gents/Ladies Seniors (50+) Singles
Tuesday 21st May Open Gents/Ladies Seniors (50+) Singles:
1st Jerry Weldon (23) 43pts, 2nd David Wright (23) 43pts. 1st Lady Joan O’Sullivan Arklow (28) 34pts CSS 39pts
Friday 24th May: Open Gents 18 holes Singles: 1st Fergal Slevin (9) 40pts, Best Gross Darren Williams (6) 39pts
Sun. 26th May Club Competition:
1st John Enright(10) 40pts 2nd Kiki Cullinan(8) 39pts Gross Seanie Lenihan(5) 33pts css37pts
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.
10 Hole On-going Competition
18 Hole on-going Competition
9 Hole Qualifier every Wed from 4pm
Captain’s 9 Hole Scramble Wed 29th May
Captain’s to Ladies kindly presented by Pat Power
1st Esther McGuckian (12) 67 nett
2nd Mairead Manning (30) 70 nett
Gross Irene Lynch (7) 75 gross
3rd Breda Conway (26) 72 Nett
3 Per Champagne Scramble kindly sponsored by Dawn Meats
1st Ann Fitzgerald (22) Cahir Park, Marie Molloy (29), Judy Morrissey (37) Clonmel 80pts
2nd Breda McCarthy (7) D/van, Breda Conway (26), Bernie Morrissey (30) G.Coast 75pts
3rd Eleanor Devaney (28), Elizabeth Barlow (28), Maura Lyons (36) Clonmel 73pts
Captain’s Scramble, BBQ and Presentation
The Captain’s Scramble takes place on Wed 29th May, and will be a shotgun start at 6.30 sharp, online time sheet in operation – please get your name added a.s.a.p and we are asking all participants to be at the club by 5.45pm for entries. BBQ and refreshments will be available after the scramble with presentation of prizes to follow. The Ladies club will also be holding a presentation of all outstanding prizes, so if you are a recipient please attend!!
Captain’s Prize Weekend
Time sheet now in operation, please add your name to draw sheet for either Friday or Saturday qualifying rounds as near as possible to your preferred time. Please note if you are playing your qualifying round on Sat that play is totally prohibited on Friday, and to do so will result in disqualification. Wishing both Pat and Ruth the very best for their very special week-end, and here’s to lots of sun, fun and great golf!!
Card Rota System
We are currently looking for volunteers to help with competition results, a knowledge of computers is an advantage but not essential as tuition will be given, also being a committee member is not a requirement. Please forward your name to Lady Captain or any committee member, it would be much appreciated!!
Golf tuition with our resident pro will begin on Monday 24th June at the practice area, lessons start with beginners from 6-7pm and improvers from 7-8pm and will continue on a weekly basis.
Our next meeting will be Friday 21st June @ 8pm
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.