Gold Coast Golf Club Notes 26th June 2017.

Irish Mixed Foursomes:

Gold Coast will meet Thurles Golf Club in the Munster Quarter-Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes in Cahir Park Golf Club on Wednesday next 28th June at 4 p.m.  Rafael Alvarez aka the Jose Mourinho of Ballinacourty and his co-Manager Rosie Murphy will have a headache this week trying to pick the team for Wednesday as all the players in each of the earlier rounds played well as did the players called into the team for the later rounds. 

Irish Senior Cup:

A great win against Youghal in the morning session was achieved by our Senior Cup team consisting of John White, Ger Bagge, Micheal White, Derek power and Michael Lenihan. Martin Murray had his homework done with this team and it showed in the character shown by this closely-knit group.

Another test awaited when we heard that it was Tramore we were to playing the evening session. Once again Martin went with the same line-up named above. Quite soon we could see that we had a battle royal on our hands and the early signs were that this could go down to the wire. In the end it took one match 19 holes to decide the outcome while it took 20 holes to decide the final match. The difference between the two sides was decided by a single shot and that shot could have been in any of three matches, it was that close. Congratulations to Tramore and a very well done to all involved with the Gold Coast team.    

Belvedere Trophy:

Liam Clancy’s troops are in action again this week when the play Lismore this evening (Monday) in the home leg. Liam puts a lot of work into this team and hopefully he will get the result his commitment deserves.

Michael Cashman Fourball:

The 3rd round draw gave us an away fixture against Faithlegg and this match will be played next weekend. Again we wish Liam Clancy and his team all the best and hopefully we will be the last Waterford team standing when the match is finished.

Junior Cup:

On Saturday next, 1st July, Gold Coast make the short journey to West Waterford to play Waterford Castle in the 1st round of the Irish Junior Cup. The match is timed ti kick off at 9.50 a.m. The manager here is David O’Connor.

7th Running of Tony Dunford Memorial:

The sun shone, as it has done, once again for this very popular event. This year we had a record number of teams taking part and with a full course everyone played their part in ensuring that everything went according to schedule. Breed and her band of helpers had the kettles boiling and the sandwiches freshly made in the car park while Sinead had the BBQ up and running at the 10th tee. With 2 rounds to play it was important that everyone had the right level of sustenance and we are grateful to all our catering crews for looking after us all day. Having completed the golf all then went to the Gold Coast Golf Hotel for a three course meal and the presentation of prizes. The following are the various winners:

1st Overall: Austin Kiely Jnr (12), Nicky Dee (12), Barry Henley (12), Gavin Flynn (14) 206 pts.

2nd Overall: Tim O’Driscoll (17), Peter McArdle (18), Vincent Hyland (18) Tom O’Brien (20) 191 pts.

3rd Overall: Michael Lenihan (2) Derek Power (3), Conan Watt (6) Jack Moore (160/James Conroy (17) 189pts.

1st Fourball: Colm Carew (0), Seanie Lenihan (7), Martin Morris (10) Mark Lenihan (12) 94 pts.

1st Scramble: Daniel Raher (3), Gerry Raher (9), Gerry McCarthy (21) Willie Joe O’Connor (26) 106 pts.

1st Gold Hole: Pat Power (6), Jimmy O’Dwyer (10), Johnny Hughes (12), Mick Cronin (25) 17 pts.

1st Silver Hole: Darren McGuckian (11), Liam Hansbury (12), Freddy McGuckian (14), Liam Clancy (17) 14 pts.

Congratulations to Breda Conway on having a ‘Hole in One’ on the eight hole.

Thanks to Tim O’Driscoll for sponsoring the prizes and Dawn Meats for the burgers and sausages.

Congratulations to Daniel Raher on being chosen on the Munster Under 16 team. He showed us why here on Wednesday with an excellent display in the Fourball and scramble.

Committee Meeting:

The next Gents Committee Meeting will take place on Tuesday 4th July at 8 p.m.


Tuesday 27th June: Open Seniors, Ladies  & Gents 50+

Wednesday 28th June: 9 Holes Singles.

Friday 30th June: Open 18 Holes Stableford.

Saturday 1st July: Open Singles Competition

Sunday 2nd July: Open Singles Competition

Tuesday 4th July: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+


Tuesday 20th June: Open Seniors, CSS 37 pts.

1st: Tom Lyons (16) 37 pts Dungarvan.  

1st Lady: Marie Breen (35) 35 pts Waterford Golf Club.  

Friday 23rd June: Open Singles: CSS 36 pts.

1st:  John McArthur (19) 38 pts.

Gross: Diarmuid Henley (5) 28 pts.

Saturday 24th June: Club Competition, CSS 37 pts.

1st: John Flynn (11) 38 pts.

Gross: Billy Long (8) 30 pts.  

Sunday 25th June: 18 Holes Stableford, CSS 37 pts.

1st: Paul O’Dea (24) 41 pts.

2nd: Michael Whelan (14) 41 pts.

Gross: Roy Ware (9) 28 pts.



10 Hole Ongoing Competition

18 Hole 2 Card Ongoing 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

Sun 2nd July 18 Hole Competition sponsored by Helvick Seafood (GOY)


Club Competition 17/18thJune

1st: Esther McGuckian (15) 40pts

2nd: Josephine Fennell (22) 38pts

Tony Dunford Memorial Classic

The annual event was played on the longest day of the year, Wednesday 21st June in glorious sunshine at the spectacular Gold Coast golf club. As per normal, the car park was jammed at 8.30 on that morning as members and visitors got their cards and instructions for the shotgun start at 9am for the 36 Hole team event!! There is always a fun element for this event which is always devised by Bob and this year was no exception with a Gold and Silver Hole where all scores had to count, as ever there were several comments and stories relating to the aforementioned in the bar later that evening. Some great scores were recorded for the Gold Hole, however one ladies team scored the ultimate, when one lady had a Hole in One!!

Our grateful thanks to everyone who contributed to the smooth running of the day, Bob, Mark and David in the kiosk, Sinead and her team on the 10th tee cooking up a storm with delicious burgers and sausages. The Dunford family and friends provided freshly made sandwiches, fruit, treats, hot and cold drinks and minerals and made sure we had goodie bags for the second 18 holes!! The hotel staff served up a fabulous meal before the presentation of prizes which was much appreciated.

We cannot forget our sponsors who continue to help us every year, our President John and Dawn Meats and our Vice-Captain Tim who provided all the prizes, to everyone who helped or sponsored on the day, we are very grateful – Thank You!!

ILGU Foursomes Matchplay

Our ladies took to the fairways in Dungarvan GC on Sunday 25th June against very strong pairings from our neighbours in West Waterford. All matches were very tight and some fantastic golf was played by all teams, however despite the strong opposition we achieved our goal on the 18th green. We would like to thank the West Waterford team, their manager Marie T. Curran and Captain Mary Herlihy for their sportsmanship and spirit in which the matches were played, and wish them the very best of luck in their forthcoming singles matches!!

Manager of the Year must go to Margaret who put a superb team together, thanks to the girls for a fantastic result and we are so lucky to have you all in our club!! A big Thank You to Scholar and the course staff for the splendid condition of the greens and course in general, also thanks to Tom, Chris and staff for the delicious meal served to very hungry golfers!! Much appreciated!! Next match is against Youghal GC in Kanturk on Saturday 8th July, best of luck to all involved.

Committee Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Monday 10th July @8pm in Bunker Bar, please note change of date!!

Fun Scramble Evening for all our lady members and beginners scheduled for Thursday 29th June @ 6.30pm.  Looking forward to seeing you there!!

Sheila Norris Singles Match Play and Ladies Club Foursomes

Please add your name to lists in kiosk for above competitions, draw takes place on Friday 30th June.

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 breath-taking!!

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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