Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 22nd May 2017

Captain’s Prize 2017:

The timesheet for booking into the Captain’s Prize, very kindly presented by Brian O’Connor, is now open for registering for the draw for this competition. Please book in at a time that is most suited to you in the blocks provided. The draw will take place on Wednesday 31st May at 4 p.m. Only players in the draw can win the 1st Prize.

Onus on Players to return away scores:

All scores from Classics and other events held at away clubs must be recorded on the sheet provided in the kiosk. Failure to do so can result in handicap suspension.

Slow Play:

Over the past number of weeks there has been an emphasis on reducing slow play so that all members can enjoy their golf more. Thankfully we are receiving a great response to this and the time is now take to play at the weekend has been significantly reduced. Thanks to everyone for their co-operation. It’s also good to see that most three-balls are now playing ready golf and are more conscious of their position on the course which is directly behind the group in front of you.

Captain’s Skins:

As has been the practice for the past number of years the Captain’s Skins will get the ball rolling for the Captain’s Prize weekend. The skins will start at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday 31st May and will continue until about 7 p.m. after which the final will take place. As always the BBQ will be in operation and the craic will be mighty.

Michael Cashman Fourball:

On Saturday Gold Coast played Waterford Castle in the 1st round of the Inter-Club Fourball Championship. This competition is for male golfers aged 30 and over with a handicap not lower than 16. Liam Clancy was in charge and as always Liam had everything under control. He lines out his team as follows: Dave O’Connor and John Queally, Frank Waters and Leo Wall, Liam Clancy and Des O’Brien, Johnny Burns and Jimmy Beresford, Rafael Alvarez and Rogie Cashin. At the half way stage the Gold Coast were in control in three matches and with two of these matches winning early only one more was needed to win the game. In golf there are always twists and turns and it took a great chip in from Frank Waters on the eighteenth to eventually take the honours. Next up is Youghal Golf Club.

Open 9 Holes Competition on Wednesdays:

Beginning Wednesday 9th May and continuing every Wednesday after that, there will be an Open 9 Holes competition, which will be open to both Ladies and Gents taking place. It will be a one day competition and can be played anytime during the day.  

Open Seniors every Tuesday:

For €20 any Tuesday of the year, you can enter our senior’s competition and have carvery lunch afterwards in the Gold Coast, provided you are over 50 years old. Phone 058 44055 to book.

Committee Meeting:

The next committee meeting of the Men’s Club will take place in the Gold Coast at 8 p.m. on Tuesday 23rd May.

Pierce Purcell:

On Saturday morning next we travel to Youghal Golf Club to play West Waterford in the 1st round of the Pierce Purcell. Brian O’Connor and Johnny Hughes are in charge here and we wish them the best of luck on the day.

Tony Dunford Memorial:

The date for this tournament is Wednesday 21st June with a shot-gun start at 9 a.m. The event is for teams of four, playing two rounds of golf, each round with a different format. The cost per person is €30 and this includes a three course meal, a contribution to charity, tea/coffee and sandwiches when passing the kiosk and a BBQ at the 10th tee. It is always one of the highlights of the golfing year in the Gold Coast and it is limited to 20 teams. Please let Bob know if you wish to take part.

What we have to offer!

Many clubs are making offers at the moment and one of the unusual things about these offers is that very few clubs mention the quality of the course as the main item. I know that if I was looking to join a club in the morning the most important thing for me would be the quality of the course. Naturally, there would be other factors that would concern me but the course would be the most important.

Anyone that has played the Gold Coast lately will tell you that at the moment we probably have the best greens around and with improvements being carried out throughout the course, the overall package on offer is unrivalled in this area. The Course, the scenery, the facilities, and most important the members give Gold Coast a very strong presence in the marketplace. Give us a call on 058 44055 if you are interested in joining us here.


Tuesday 23rdMay: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+

Friday 26th May: Open 18 Holes Stableford.

Saturday 27th May: Open 18 Holes Stableford.  

Sunday 28th May: Open 18 Holes Stableford.  

Tuesday 30th May: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+


Tuesday 16th April: Open Seniors CSS 35 pts.

1st: Paddy Walsh (13) 35 pts.

Wednesday 17th May: 9 Hole

1st Gent: Freddy McGuckian (15) 21 pts.

1st Lady: Esther McGuckian (14) 14 pts.

Friday 19th May: 18 Holes Stableford, CSS 37 pts.

1st: Chris Lanigan (14) 39 pts Tramore

Saturday 13th May: Club Competitions, CSS 37 pts.

1st: Micheal White (2) 40 pts.

Gross: Derek Power (3) 32 pts

Sunday 21st  May: Monthly Medal, CSS 34 pts.

1st: Seanie Lenihan (9) 65

2nd: Conan Watt (7) 68

Gross: Lar Whelan (6) 76

3rd: Colm Carey (8) 69.



10 Hole Ongoing Competition

18 Hole 2 Card Competition sponsored by Murray’s Chemist

9 Hole Qualifying S/F Competition every Wednesday (Ladies and Gents)

9 Hole Qualifying S/F Competition every Monday (Ladies) New

Sat & Sun 27/28th May, 18 Hole S/F kindly sponsored by Margaret Mulhearne

Wed 31st May Captain’s skins

Sun 4th June: Lady Captain’s Day


Club Competition 13/14th May

1st; Mary Clancy (14) 32pts


There is a 9 Hole Competition every Monday for Ladies. It is a qualifying competition for handicap purposes and entry is €3


On Thursday 25th May there will be a beginners session at 7pm, it will be a meet, greet and play session with members playing a few holes with the newcomers. Members, beginners and newcomers are all very welcome!!

Upcoming Events

Presentation of all outstanding prizes including Winter League finalists and runners up will take place on Friday 26th May at 8pm. All prize winners requested to attend please as a courtesy to our Lady Captain and sponsors.

Our Lady Captain Gerardine will be holding her competition on Sunday 4th June and in order to qualify you must have three 18 hole cards submitted before the event, one of which must be a sponsored competition. Draw sheet for Lady Captain’s Day is now posted in the kiosk, please add your name as soon as possible.

Best Wishes

Wishing the very best to our Captains, Brian and Ger for their upcoming weekend starting on Friday 2nd June for the men’s qualifying rounds and Sunday 4th for the ladies. Looking forward to sun, fun and some great golf!!

Committee Meeting

Our next meeting is Friday 9th June at 8pm in the Bunker Bar.

Membership Offers

If you are contemplating a new activity and making new friends for 2017 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 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.

GoldCoast Golf Club
Ballinacourty, Dungarvan
County Waterford, Ireland

Tel: 058-44055

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