Templemore Golf Club Captain 2017 Outgoing Speech.
President of the GUI Mr. John McLoughney and incoming president of Templemore Golf Club and members. I have come to the end of my year as your Captain. It was an honour and privilege for me to be your Captain in 2017 and I hope I represented you and Templemore Golf Club well. I have to say that I enjoyed the experience and it was the opportune time for me to hold the position.
In my acceptance speech last year, I stressed our strength as a club and the importance of every member doing a little extra in time or money to help maintain our club and course. This was evident in all those volunteers who helped to have the course in excellent condition for the Captains and Presidents competitions and again in the excellent work to clear up after the “Ophelia” Storm damage. I thank all those involved.
I must also thank all who made the Classic and Dog Race Night such a financial success. Also for the contributions made by the Ladies Club and the Seniors Society to both of whom I am grateful. I made changes to the format of the GOY for 2017, which proved successful. I congratulate Dessy Hennessy the winner of my prize and thank him for the gratitude of his acceptance speech.
The Golf Club recycling project in conjunction with the Lions Club went well and our Junior Coaching Programme was very well supported.
Our Senior group are going from strength to strength and we developed a new group of Senior Ladies who play on Monday afternoons.
In 2018 we hope to run 9 hole open qualifying competitions and run our weekend competitions as opens.
Special mention, I have to thank our Green Keeper John Alexander for his excellent work, having the course in perfect condition at all times, and his co-operation during the year is much appreciated.
I am indebted to the committee for their support and co-operation during the year.
I thank Clare, my family and friends who supported me during my term as Captain and allowed me the time to devote to the post.
I wish the club continued success in the future and I wish the incoming Captain Tommy Foley well in 2018 and I assure him my full support.
In conclusion, I had hoped to have a perpetual trophy to be presented with the Captains Prize this year to honour our deceased friend Pat Delahunty who was part of the club for many years, but things did not fall into place. This is being presented by his family and friends and I hope to finalize it in 2018.
Captains & President 2012
Captains Prize 2010
Captains Prize 2012
Former Presidents & Captains
Golf Presentation April
Golf Social 2013
Ladies Minor Golf 2011
Lady Captain 2010
Lady President Prize 2010
Munster Country Clubs 2011
Lady Captains Prize 2012
President Prize 2010
President Prize 2011
Seniors Golfers Outing 2017
Some pictures from the Captains Drive-In today – a great turnout followed by 9 hole Scramble and excellent refreshments. Best of luck to Capt’s Martin & Josie for the year ahead.
Great turnout for the Seniors Xmas Outing today followed by meal and presentation of prizes in Murphy’s. Well done to the Organizing Committee and to all who participated, not only today, but throughout the past year.
Congratulations to Templemore Golf Club who recently defeated Castletroy Golf Club in the Diageo Mixed Final which took place at Roscrea Golf Club. Front L to R: Noirin Ryan( Lady Vice Captain Roscrea Golf Club), Anne Kenny(Lady Captain Templemore Golf Club), Joanne Mann (Lady Captain Roscrea Golf Club), Liam Leahy (Captain Templemore Golf Club), Pat Nevin (Captain Roscrea Golf Club), John Galvin(President Templemore Golf Club). Back L to R: Denis Maher, Sadie Tynan, Josie Bourke, Mary Hayes, Philly Ryan, Mick Keely, Sheila Delaney, Michelle Lawlor, Dinny Tuohy, Seamus Bourke.