Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 18th September 2017:

Annual Club Classic:

Our Annual Club Classic will take place this coming week from 18th to 24th September. The format is as follows: 3 Person Team, Champagne Scramble, all drive off, pick the best drive and all play from there. Each player finishes out hole on their own thereafter. Best two scores to count at each hole. Teams must use three drives from each player. Teams can consist of Gents, Mixed or ladies. Separate prizes for each category.

The money from the Classic goes to the Ladies and Gents Clubs and this helps to pay for the cost of running the Clubs over the year.

Entry fee is €15 for all (Visitors and Members) with re-entry at €10.

Revamped Website:

Our website at is presently being revamped to give it a more modern look and should be available in the coming weeks.

Premier Butcher @Dawn Meats Winter League 2017/2018

It is that time of the year once again when we start to consider the format and conditions and teams for the forthcoming winter league. A meeting is being arranged by the Secretary of last year’s captains to review last year’s league and suggest any changes if needed. Any player who wish to join a team should give their name in to the kiosk.

End of Year Dinner and Presentation:

Our annual awards night will take place on Sunday 15th October at 6.30 p.m. in the Gold Coast. That night Golfer of the Year, Order of Merit and all the match-play awards will be presented following dinner.

The following awards will be presented:

Golfer of the Year: Either Micheal White or David O’Connor, Micheal leads by 2 points with one competition left.

Order of Merit: Again, this looks like it will between Micheal and David with Micheal just two points ahead at present. twottttttttttt

Gold Coast Cup: Winner: Derek Power, Runner-Up: Micheal White.

Michael White Foursomes: Final between Richard Walsh and Lee Crotty and Kieran Cullinan and Tom Reynolds.

Willie Barron Fourball: Winners: John White and Tom White, Runners-Up: Declan Kiely and Austin Kiely.

Scratch Match-Play: Winner: Michael Lenihan, Runner-Up: John White.

Mixed Foursomes: Final between Ger Bagge and Esther McGuckian and Conan Watt and Mary Kiely. Tickets for this event will be sent out shortly by our Lady and Gents Secretaries to all invited guests and will be on sale in the kiosk for €25 for anyone who wish to come along on the night.

Membership Special Offer:

Offer applies from now to 1st January 2019.

Gents: €570

Ladies: €440

Couple: €840

With half due this year, the balance next year. Phone 058 44055 for more details.


Monday 18th to Sunday 24th September: Club Classic, Teams of 3.

Tuesday 19th Sept: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+


Tuesday 12th Sept: Open Seniors, CSS 39 pts.

1st: Alfie Herbert (21) 43 pts.

2nd: Eddie Brophy (21) 42 pts.

Wednesday 13th Sept: 9 Hole:

1st: Ellen Foley (30) 13 pts.

Friday 15th Sept: Open Singles, CSS 38 pts.

1st: Alan Harrington (1) 40 pts.

Saturday 16th Sept: Half Sub Qualifier, CSS 36 pts R.O.

1st: David O’Connor (6) 37 pts.

2nd: Frank Waters (19) 35 pts.

Gross: Micheal White (1) 33 pts.

Sunday 17th Sept: Club Competition, CSS 36 pts, RO

1st: Niall Curran (6) 41 pts.

Gross: Micheal White (1) 36 pts.

Intermediate Scratch:

1st Gross: Ray Moloney (12) 22 pts.

2nd: Paddy Walsh (12) 21 pts.

Nett: Michael Whelan (14) 34 pts.

Minor Scratch:

1st Gross: Leo Wall (19) 15 pts.

2nd: Nicholas Fitzgerald (25) 12 pts.

Nett: Brendan O’Connor (21) 30 pts.



10 Hole Ongoing Competition

18 Hole 2 Card Ongoing Competition sponsored by John Foley Images

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

Sept 23rd&24th 18 Hole Competition sponsored by Dalton Jewellers

Sept 18-24th Club Classic – 3 per Champagne Scramble


Queally-Walsh 18 Hole Competition

1st Lorraine Troy (20) 38pts

2nd Mary Kiely (13) 37pts

3rd Karen Darcy (18) 34pts

Club Classic 3 Person Champagne Scramble

Our Club Classic is now in full swing finishing on Sunday 24th Sept, the format is the ever-popular Champagne Scramble and the entry fee is €15 with re-entry only €10. Teams can be Ladies, Gents or Mixed with prizes for each category, so hurry up and get your name on the time sheet – invite your friends and play as often as you like!!

Winter League sponsored by The Moorings Bar & Restaurant

Our winter league kindly sponsored by The Moorings Bar and Restaurant will be a 12 holes event which will be starting on Mon 16th October, please add your name to draw sheet in kiosk before 1st October.

End of Year Dinner and Presentation:

Our annual awards night will take place on Sunday 15th October at 6.30 p.m. in the Gold Coast. That night Golfer of the Year and the match-play awards will be presented following dinner.

Tickets for this event will be sent out shortly by our Lady and Gents Secretaries to all invited guests and will be on sale in the kiosk for €25 for anyone who wish to come along on the night.

Presentation of Prizes

Presentation of all outstanding prizes takes place on Wed 27th Sept @ 8pm sharp, if you are a recipient please attend or assign someone to accept your prize as non-attendance is an embarrassment to our sponsors and our Lady Captain.

18 Hole 2 Card competition sponsored by John Foley Images

A two-card competition running for the month of September is kindly sponsored by John Foley Images. John is a local photographer from Ballinacourty and he has captured the beauty of our surrounding coastline and areas of historical importance with flair and imagination, the results are stunning!! We were thrilled to have some of his work amongst our Captain’s prizes, we are delighted that he is now sponsoring this competition and we anticipate a very large entry!!

Sheila Norris Singles Match Play and Ladies Club Foursomes

Please note dates in kiosk for matches in each round of singles and foursomes to be played. Well done to the ladies who have reached the semi-final stage with the winner’s enclosure now in their sights, this is where it gets exciting with all eyes on the remaining contestants. Wishing the best of luck to the semi-finalists, more news next week!!

South East Coastal Alliance

The first game of the new 2017/18 season kicked off at the home club on Thursday 14th Sept in sunny but windy conditions, with a good representation from the participating clubs. It was great meeting up with our friends again and there was an exciting buzz in the clubhouse for the presentation, the prize winners on the day were predominated by Tramore, Faithlegg and Dunmore East with a Category going to Carmel Fox from Dungarvan. Many of our visiting ladies were delighted to be playing the course in glorious sunshine and stunned with the beautiful scenery from the 6th and 7th fairways!! A big thank You to Kay and Margaret who took the entries and micro managed the accounts to perfection on the day; the Alliance is a wonderful way of meeting new people and playing other courses the first Thursday of every month over the winter period for a nominal fee!!

Dates and fixtures are now posted in kiosk, please add your name if you are interested in joining us for the new season, the next outing will be to Dunmore East on Thursday 5th October.

Membership Offers

If you are contemplating a new activity and making new friends for 2018we 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 breath-taking!!

We here at the Gold Coast are very proud of our course and its 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.  

GoldCoast Golf Club
Ballinacourty, Dungarvan
County Waterford, Ireland

Tel: 058-44055

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