Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 3rd June
Kindly Presented by Pat Power
In a windswept Gold Coast one of the closest Captain’s Prize ever took place over the weekend. Going into Sunday morning, following two days of qualifying, there was still about 27 players in with a realistic chance of winning. The wind started to get stronger as the players approached the second nine and this would have a huge bearing on the end result as the main thing now was to eliminate any mistakes. In the end it came down to a count-back with three players finishing on the same score and two more players just a shot back. Full results below.
At the presentation on Sunday night Captain Pat gave one of the most comprehensive reports ever covering all aspects of golf and life in the Gold Coast. We also learned that Pat had no dog. Following the presentation the large crowd present enjoyed the music into the early hours. A very good weekend, well done Pat.
DUNGARVAN GOLF INTERNATIONAL
What a great week we had for the Dungarvan International Tournament. Four days golf over 3 fabulous courses and all our friends and visitors had a fantastic time in glorious weather. This very popular event ran from Monday to Thursday over the three local courses with the final fourth day’s golf at the Gold Coast. At the closing presentation night, the Club Captains from respective Clubs thanked all the competitors for their continued support of the Tournament and hoped they would continue to spread the word and return again. The competitors who hailed from the US, UK and all over Ireland were loud in their praise for the organisation of the event, the condition of the golf courses and the great welcome received at the Clubs. Testament to the great fun they had they all vowed to be back again next year in even greater numbers. Results are below and we thank all the participants for their continued support and we’ve no doubt the Dungarvan Golf International tournament will continue to go from strength to strength.
CAPTAINS’ SCRAMBLE RESULTS
There was a great turnout for the Captains Scramble & BBQ on Wednesday night with over 50 participants on a beautiful evening. Maurice and Josephine cooked up a storm and all the enthusiastic contingent were well fed and watered! Thanks to all the players for coming and supporting the Captains and kick starting a great weekend. Great fun was had by all and thanks to everyone involved in running a great evening.
1st Ger Bagge, Joey Veale, Geoff Collins 271/2.
2nd John White, Eilo Fitzgerald, John Queally 277/8.
3rd Michael Kavanagh, Maria Hayes, Nicholas Fitzgerald 281/4.
4th Kieran Cullinan, Margaret Mulhearne, William O’Connor 29pts,
5th Gonzala Macaya, Julie Lawlor, Rafa Alvarez 301/4.
CLUB 9 HOLE SINGLES S/F QUALIFIER- every Wednesday
The Clubs 9 Holes Singles Stableford Club Qualifier competition continues every Wednesday evenings after 4p.m. Gents and ladies are eligible and are encouraged to participate and it’s an ideal opportunity for a game after work. 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.
ATTRACTIVE 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 Senior 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 on 058 44055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday 4th June Open Gents/Ladies Seniors (50+) Singles
Wednesday 5th June: 9 Holes Qualifier
Thurs. 6th June Open South Munster Seniors
Friday 7th June: Open Gents 18 holes Singles.
Sat 8th June Club Competition
Sun. 9th June Monthly Medal
Tues. 11th June Open Gents/Ladies Seniors (50+) Singles
Tues. 28th May Open Seniors: 1st Patrick Keating Cahir (20) 39pts, 2nd Seamus Brady (22) Slievenamon 38pts, 3rd Brian Dunbar (14) 37pts. CSS 38pts.
Fri. 31st May Open Singles:
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Tues. 28th Best Gent Lance Hancock (10) (Harbourne) 36pts, Best Lady Debra Kelly (30) Kilcock 35pts. Wed. 29th Best Lady Mary Colohan (36) Kingswood 22pts, Best Gent Derek Ash (9) Kingswood 35pts. Thur 30th: Best Overseas Gordon Sidwell (16), Overall Lady Debra Kelly (30) Kilcock 102pts, Overall Gents 1st Padraic Colohan (15) Kingswood 108, 2nd Michael Cronin (Kilcock) (10) 104.
Fri. 31st May, Sat. 1st & Sun. 2nd June 2019.
Captain’s Prize 2019 Kindly Presented by Pat Power
1st: Brian O’Connor (9) 145
2nd: John White (5) 145
Gross: Gonzalo Macaya (1) 150
3rd: Michael Kavanagh (7) 145
4th: Seanie Lenihan(5) 146
2nd Gross: Michael Lenihan (2) 153
Best 1st Day: Billy Long (8) 70
Best 2nd Day: Darren Williams (6) 71
Past Captain: Tom White (6) 149
High Handicap: Tim O’Driscoll (2) 154
5th: Nicky Dee (13) 146
6th: Lar Whelan (6) 148
Best Junior: John McArthur (13)153
Best Visitor: Brian Fox
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
18 Hole S/F sponsored by John Walsh-Spar Sat/Sun 8-9th June
18 Hole On-going
1st Marie Hayes (35) 36pts
2nd Karen Darcy (19) 34pts
18 Hole S/F sponsored by Margaret Mulhearne
1st Mary Kiely(13) 40pts
2nd Noirin Darcy (25) 36pts
3rd Karen Darcy (19) 36pts
LADY CAPTAINS PRIZE
Kindly presented by Ruth Hannigan 31st May, 1st & 2nd June 2019
1st: Karen Darcy (19) 144 nett
2nd: Mairead Ryan (26) 146
Best Gross: Ester McGuckian (11) 150
3rd: Noirin Darcy (25) 149
4th: Marie Hayes (35) 151
CAT 1 (12-24): Eilo Fitzgerald (23) 153
CAT 2 (25-30): Ann McGrath (29) 151
CAT 3 (31-39): Alice Collins (37) 167
1st: Rd 1 Mairead Manning (30) 67
1st: Rd 2 Rosie Murphy (12) 73
2nd: Rd 1 Elaine Nash (20) 69
2nd: Rd 2 Breda Conway (26) 77
Past Captain: Teresa Queally (23) 156
Guest: Jean Donovan
Captain’s Scramble, BBQ and Presentation
The Captain’s Scramble took place on Wed 29th May, and was a tremendous success and great fun. The evening started off with a delicious BBQ hosted by our top chefs Maurice and Josephine who left nothing to chance with their culinary skills serving up 5 star food cooked to your liking!! Seanie and Michael proved to be very efficient bartenders with a range of beautiful wines on offer, food and refreshments were on-going during the scramble with pit stops being taken by many who were lured to the aroma of cooking food. Presentation of all outstanding prizes took place after the scramble with raffles and pick out prizes to be won. It was a fabulous evening with a very large entry, such is the popularity of the format, our grateful thanks to our many sponsors and organisers who make these occasions go so smoothly!!
Sending our very Best Wishes for a speedy recovery to our trusted treasurer Anne, thinking of you this weekend and hope to see you back on the fairways very soon!!
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