News up to 25th August

Padraig Harrington and Tony O’Toole, Templemore Golf Club President meet at the Sports Science Centre in LIT Thurles

Templemore Golf Club Notes;


Templemore Golf Club Fund Raising Classic this Saturday 2nd. Sept.    This is an opportunity for all club members to show their support by entering as many teams as possible to make the Classic a great success. The format will be a 3 Person Team, any combination.  Home Club teams ratio will be 2 Home Players + 1 Visitor. There will 2 Bonus points for teams with one or more visitors.  The competition will be a “Champagne Scramble”.  1 Score to count on par 4’s, 2 scores to count on Par 3’s and Par 5’s.  Play own drive on Par 3’s.  There will be 3 main prizes for GUI H\Cap Teams.  Non GUI H\Cap Golfers are more than welcome who will compete for prizes, H\Cap Non GUI; Men 18, Ladies 28.  Nearest the Pin Holes 7th. and 16th.  Longest Drive, 10th hole.  Team Entry Fee only €75 with refreshments included.  To reserve a Tee Time; Contact; 0504-31400.  The Classic is Kindly sponsored by Centenary Thurles Co.Op.


This is Your Club, both Ladies and Gents, therefore it is important to be pro-active in raising funds for the maintenance of the course, equipment service, replacement, and the purchase of new equipment required to continue the upkeep of this wonderful course.  There will be future series of fundraising projects coming up as subs alone will not be sufficient to expand on the requirement that will give you the members, a first class Golf Course.  This is your golf course, be proud of it, and supportive of it, in whatever way you can by raising sponsorship, donations or helping out on the volunteer team.  Donations can be made online on our web site


Men’s Singles Match play;  Is progressing well.  The scoring is high with some great golf played due to the excellent condition of the course.  Check out the current match list from the notice board.


Juvenile Golf;   The final Juvenile competition was on Friday 25th. August. It was a fantastic success with prizes for all that took part.   It is intended to continue with something similar in October.  Juveniles should now continue playing to demonstrate their new found professional Golf Skills.   Any Juveniles who do not have their own Golf Clubs and want to continue or to take up this great Game can contact; Pat O’Connell 087-9205821 and he will organise a kit for them from the Templemore Lions Club “ Golf Clubs Wanted” project.  This is a great support project between “Templemore Golf Club” and “Templemore Lions Club” to help juveniles continue with this great game.


Time Sheets;   “Don’t be without your Sunday game! “  Place your name on the Sunday time-sheet so that you can link up with other players.


Web Site;  All photos on the web site are also featured on the “Templemore Golf Club Facebook”.   Do select the “Share” button to share them with your friends.  This is great platform opportunity to record all events both current and past in Ladies and Gents Golf.  It’s Important to record any historical events, competition results, Members photos of past activities of the Club.  This is an important opportunity to promote the Club as a Vibrant and Active Club for almost 40 years via the web and Facebook.  Contact; Tony 0868209991.



Wednesday 30th. Aug.;  “A DATE FOR YOUR CALANDER”  A Golf Outing Day has been arranged in Athlone Golf Club for Templemore Golf Club ;  For further details contact John Stapleton 086-0894718.

Saturday 2nd Sept. Templemore Golf Club Classic.

Saturday 30th. Sept. President Prize


Golfer of the Year;  Important!  All members should compete in all competitions throughout the year.  This will Increase your “Golfer of the Year” points.


Away Scoring Recording Form;  Important!  All away scores are to be recorded on the “Away Record Form” on the notice board, for Non Qualifying,  Society,  Fourball and Team Events.  All members are requested to respect this request so that a better accuracy can be applied to the formation of handicaps.



Sat. 19th. and Sun. 20th. 18H S\F. 1st. Jim Russell.  2nd.  Michael Walsh. 3rd.  Michael Webster.


Ladies Golf;   Complements to those that endured the bad weather conditions on Tuesday 22nd. 18 Hole Stroke Competition; also on the Social Mixed;  Wednesday 23rd  all results will be in the next issue.


New Members are always Welcome!     

Calling all Golfers:   All it takes in Templemore is 2 hours of your time to complete this very competitive 9 hole course.  You can call in anytime at your convenience and get a game and be assured that you will be more than welcome.


Why Join;

  • Good Outdoor Exercise; 9 holes + 2hrs.  18 Holes = 4hrs.
  • Good Social occasions, Presentation Nights, Social Mixed, Senior Events and Away Trips.
  • The Handicap System allows members of different abilities an equal chance of winning.
  • Various Category of Memberships are available at different rates.  ( see Membership rates on our web site).
  • Full Annual Membership €370 = Approx. to only €1 per day.

New members are the lifeline of the club, so all existing members are encouraged to tell all your friends to take up membership and test their skills on this challenging Golf course.  Registrations Forms for new members are now available on line on our new web site, or at the club house or contact Martin Bohan 087 0509278.  All are welcome, tell all friends.


Volunteers;  Thursday 31st. will be a special volunteer day to make the course as presentable as possible for the Classic.  Additional Volunteers are now required and welcome to help with the clean-up.  The tools required are;  STRIMMERS, RAKES and TRAILERS and Just check in with the course Volunteer organiser, John Stapleton 086-0894718 to offer any skills that will make improvements i.e. Grass Cutting, Bunker Raking, Strimming of all edges, Drains, Pat-ways and Bunkers, Carpentry, Maintenance or others, or just turn up at your own convenience.  All will be appreciated.


Seniors Report and Results;  1st. Team.  Gerry Keegan,  Tom Harris, Jim Gleeson, Tom Kennedy.   2nd. Team;  Joe O’ Connor, Pat Costello, Liam Daly, Willie Haverty.   3rd.Team;  Shamus Bourke, Phil Ryan, Pat O’ Connell,  Michael Maher.  One of the best attendance since the seniors started, and a very enjoyable day was had by all. There will be no Seniors next Thursday due to the tidy up for the Club Classic on the 2nd.  Sept. All Seniors are expected to help in the clean-up commencing at 10.30.  All help would be great and thanks to everyone for their help to-date on the course


New Seniors Members;  If you are a Senior Golfers or visiting Golfer 55+ or anyone in retirement that want a social sport activity are more than welcome to enjoy an excellent social opportunity to play this great game with like-minded golfers.  Just turn up on Thursday mornings at 10am. Or contact; John Stapleton @ 086-0894718


Senior Fixtures;  Next Seniors, Thursday 7th.  Sept.


LMC Winners;   Watch this Space   “Golfer of The Year Update”  placings with only 4 more Outings;  1st. place; Liam Daly, 294 pts.  4th. Place;  Mick Carey, 271 pts.  6th.  place;  Mick Keely, 268 pts.  With Thurles outing on Monday 28th.  It’s great to see 3 of our own members competing in the top 10 of this event.

LMC Next Fixture;  Next Scheduled Fixture;  Thurles, Monday 28th. Aug.  All LMC fixtures are on the notice Board in Club House or on the LMC web site.

Golf thought for the week;  

“Under pressure, I do use one simple swing thought: I pick a spot a foot in front of the ball and hit over it — hard. That takes my mind off the outcome of the shot and keeps me in the process.” – Rory McIlroy



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