Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 3rd December 2018:
John White Carpentry Winter League:
The rounds of golf are continuing to be clocked up and after 5 weeks the number of games played is up to 590. Dunhill continues to lead the way with 411 pts, Tourneena are gaining fast and are now on 409. Copper Coast are in 3rd place on 403 pts, Ballinacourty slip back to 391 pts, Abbeyside continue to make big gains and are now on 388 pts, Dungarvan on 387 and Deise on 382. It is early day yet and a real picture will not emerge until most of the players have their ten games in. All scores on website.
Thoughtfulness, Generosity, Christmas Spirit:
Pick any of the above and you could apply it to the members of the Gold Coast. Over the years we have asked our members to support many different charities and to their credit they have always got behind whatever charity was involved and contributed above and beyond what one would expect. Last year was an extraordinary year as the collection for the Lions Christmas exceeded €3,000. We are now asking you, once again, to support this year’s appeal by contributing a little extra when entering competitions during Lion’s Week or by purchasing tickets for the raffle.
The Lions week will take place from Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th December and every cent contributed during that week will go directly to the appeal.
There will also be the usual raffle for a Hamper for 1st prize, a turkey for 2nd prize and a ham for 3rd prize. Our outgoing Captain, Tim O’Driscoll, has once again sponsored the hamper, for which we are truly grateful. Tickets for this raffle can be purchased in the kiosk at €2 a strip or 3 strips for €5.
IRISH CUPS AND SHIELDS TOURNAMENTS 2019
AIG JIMMY BRUEN SHIELD 11/12 May Faithlegg
AIG PIERCE PURCELL SHIELD 25/26 May Waterford Castle
IRISH MIXED FOURSOMES 15/16 June Gold Coast
IRISH SENIOR CUP 22/23 June Thurles
IRISH JUNIOR CUP 29 June/ 30 June Tramore
New Rules to come into force on 1st January 2019:
Listed below are the changes that will come into effect on 1st January. Also there could be some new local rules as well.
- Drop from knee height (NOT shoulder height)
- Measure the area to drop in with the longest club in your bag (except a putter)
- Drop in and play from the relief area
- When dropping back-on-the-line, your ball cannot be played from nearer the hole than your chosen reference point
- Time to search – 3 minutes (NOT 5 minutes)
- If you accidentally move your ball when searching for it, replace it without penalty
- No penalty for a double hit – it only counts as one stroke
- No penalty if your ball hits you or your equipment accidentally after a stroke
- No penalty if your ball strikes the flagstick when you have chosen to leave it in the hole
- Spike mark and other shoe damage on the putting green can be repaired
- Ball accidentally moved on putting green – no penalty and replace
- Ball marked, lifted and replaced on putting green is moved by wind to another position –replace ball on the original spot
- Penalty areas replace water hazards, and you can move loose impediments, ground your club and take practice swings in penalty areas without penalty, just as you can on the fairway or in the rough
- You can’t take relief from a penalty area unless you are at least 95% certain your ball is in the penalty area
- In bunkers you can move loose impediments
- In bunkers you cannot touch the sand with your club in the area right in front of or right behind your ball, during your backswing or in taking practice swings
- Free relief is allowed if your ball is embedded on the fairway or in the rough (but “embedded” means that part of your ball is below the level of the ground)
- Unplayable ball in bunker – extra option to drop outside the bunker for 2 penalty strokes
- You cannot have your caddie or your partner standing behind you once you begin taking your stance
- Pace of Play – it is recommended that you take no longer than 40 seconds to make a stroke (and usually you should be able to play more quickly than that) and Ready Golf in stroke play is encouraged
Monday 3rd Dec–Friday 7th Dec : Rd 6 Winter League
Monday 3rd – Friday 9th Dec : Lions Club Christmas Appeal Week
Tuesday: 4th Dec: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+
Friday 7th Dec: Open Gents 18 holes Singles.
Saturday 8th Dec – Sunday 9th Dec: Rd 7 Winter League
Tuesday 27th November Open Seniors
1st: Martin Raftery (Lismore) (18) 40pts
2nd Des Cleary (West Waterford) (14) 39pts
Monday 26th Nov – Fri 30th Nov Wk 5 Winter League 18 Holes singles CSS 40pts
1st Michael White (1) 41pts
2nd Tony Lonergan (22) 40pts
Gross Alan Harty (0) 36pts
Friday Open Singles 30th Nov.
1st Jim Kirwan (Carrick on Suir) (14) 36pts.
Gents 10 Hole #6 Ham: Kiki Cullinane (8) 26pts
Sat. 1st & Sun. 2nd Dec Wk 6 Winter League 18 Holes Singles, CSS
1st : 1st Ian Pericho (13) 45pts
Cat (0-7): Michael Lenihan (2) 44pts
Cat (8-13): Kiki Cullinane (8) 43pts
Cat (14-18): Maurice Swan (16) 41pts
Cat (19+): Tim O’Driscoll (20) 43pts
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 in 2019.
Here at the Gold Coast our golf course is maintained in excellent condition, with our greens offering superb playability and presentation all year round.
With our top quality golf course, spectacular scenery, comfortable surroundings in our hotel bar and restaurant, a warm and friendly welcome awaits our visitors.
Our society rates are very competitive for 2019 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 in 2019 a memorable one.
EVERY TUESDAY OPEN GENTS & LADIES SENIORS
Every Tuesday at the Gold Coast 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.
MEMBERSHIP RATES & INTRODUCTORY OFFERS FOR MEMBERS
Gold Coast Golf Club has very attractive membership rates for members. For information on Full and Over 65 subscriptions including our special introductory offers for new members contact Irene on 058 44055.
GOLD COAST GOLF CLUB GIFT VOUCHERS
Wondering what to get that special someone this Christmas?
Gold Coast “Gift Vouchers” are the ideal Christmas gift and can be purchased from the Hotel or Golf Kiosk for any amount and can be redeemed against any of the following:
2019 GOLF MEMBERSHIP VOUCHERS
Special introductory rates for new golfers
New Full Member €450 and new Over 65’s just €350 including all levies
GREENFEES & SOCIETIES VOUCHERS
Greenfee and Society Bookings are being taken for 2019
Preferential group rates available
Vouchers can be inclusive of food and beverage from Hotel Restaurant
OPEN COMPETITIONS VOUCHERS
Tuesdays: Open Ladies and Gents Seniors (50+) €12 entry or Golf & Carvery €20
Fridays: Open Gents Singles €15 entry or Golf & Carvery €25
LEISURE CENTRE MEMBERSHIP & HOTEL LUNCH AND DINNER VOUCHERS
10 Hole On-going Ham Competition
13 Hole 2 card Competition sponsored by Dalton Jewellers running to 15th Dec
9 Hole on-going for beginners
18 hole Winter league
Rosie Murphy (11) 41pts
Moorings Winter League Rd 3
1st Ger Hallinan (17) 23pts
2nd Mairead Ryan (26) 20pts
3rd Esther McGuckian (12) 20pts
Christmas Fun Day
Our Christmas Fun Day takes place on Sunday 9th Dec and will be a team event to include all handicap categories and especially our G.I.G ladies, please add your name to sheet in the kiosk a.s.a.p. This is an all inclusive fun event and we would urge as many as possible to take part, tee times are reserved from 11.00am to facilitate the draw!! Our day will be rounded off with a meal at the Moorings Bar & Restaurant scheduled for 7pm and all are invited to attend, please add your name for meal only if you are unable to play golf on the day!! As usual, this is a wonderful social evening for the ladies to relax and catch up with old and new members – an event not to be missed!!
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 3, so the race is on for Round4 which will be our last round before Christmas and with 2 weeks to play we are hoping the weather will be kind to us!! Well done to the team managers who are very busy contacting and encouraging their members – remember a point is awarded for each round played even when your score is not counting!!
Please note. It’s imperative that all scores be entered in computer, only the best score will count for competition!!
South East Coastal Alliance
Our next outing will be to West Waterford on Thursday, 6th Dec which will be the Christmas outing!! As this is always a special event, I would like to see a good representation from our club, tee 9.45 – 11.30am.
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 Irene 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.