News up to 3rd March

Templemore Golf Club.


Golfer of the Year;  There is a new structure in place to select the winner of this event.  All competition placings from 1st to 14th. will be awarded points.  Bonus points will be awarded to the top 5 in “Stroke & V Par” competitions.  Bonus points will also be awarded for breaking CSS.  The possible number of competitions will be in the range of 28, both Stroke and Stableford.  There will be Free entry if competitor has played in previous 5 consecutive rounds. There will also be a “Back 9 Prize” in every competition for non-prize winners.  There will be an Optional “Birdie” competition (€2 entry) with playoff for prize at the end of year.  (Numbers counting will be decided by the committee in advance).

Increase your “Golfer of the Year” points by participating in all competitions throughout the year.

This structure was designed to keep the “Golfer of The Year” competition competitive, right up to the end.


The “online Membership Application form” is now active. New members can now apply “on line” through our new web site

As the web site is now expanding to include the following pages, History, Ladies Golf, Archive events, Photos, Any old photos or significant events that should be archived contact Tony O’Toole 0868209991 to have them included in the archives.

Those not getting “Text Notices”, please send by text, name and mobile number to 0870509278.

“Play when Ready” has been adapted to speed up play on the Tee box, Fairway, and Putting.

Important;  Refer to the notice board for playing conditions.

Member Subs are now due, so please pay A.S.A.P.


Weekly ongoing; The usual weekly competition will continue throughout the weeks, Fee €5.

April to May 2017.

April 1st. & 2nd.     -18 hole Stableford.

April 9th. & 10th.  -9 Hole Munster GUI Championship 1st. Round.

April 15th. & 16th. -18 Hole Stableford.

April 22nd. Country Clubs Team in Donaraile Golf Course to play Lismore Golf Club.

April 22nd. & 23rd. -18 Hole Fourball to include Mixed Prize.

April 29th. – 30th. & 1st. May. -18 Hole Strokes GOY Competition.

May 6th. & 7th.  -9 Hole Munster GUI Championship Round 2.

May13th. Jimmy Bruen Club Team Play Clonmel in Clonmel Golf Club.

May 13th. & 14th.  -18 Hole Stableford.

May 20th. & 21st.  -18 Hole Stroke GOY Competition.

May 27th. Pierse Purcell Team Play Mitchelstown in Chair Park Golf Club.

May 27th. & 28th.  -18 Hole Stableford.


Fri. 10th. March;  Presentation Social Night Ladies and Gents will be in held in Tom Maher’s Inn.  The event will consist of “Presentation of Prizes” Music Entertainment with Special guest star Tommy Foley who will give a unique rendition of “Morrissey and the Russian Sailor” dedicated to a Famous Son of Templemore “John Morrissey”.  Finger food will also be served.  A great entertainment night is promised. There will be no cover charge, just come in and enjoy yourselves. Events starts at 9.30 till Late.

Sat. 1st. April; Our Lady’s Secondary School will be the venue for a “Bank of Ireland Enterprise Day”  Templemore Golf Club will have a presentation stand at this event.  A great opportunity to profile the club to Students, Parents and all that attend.  Ladies and Gents please support this event.

“Templemore Golf Twinning in Italy”

Sat. 9th. Sept.  “Twin Town Cup”  Competition between Templemore and 2 Twin Towns from France and Italy.  Previous reviews establish this event at been very successful and very economical due to the arrangements by the twinning towns in supplying the transport to and from airports, also the accommodation of sharing is prearranged at very affordable costs.  The Golf Group will be based in Villaggio Turistico Nuovo Natural Village, Italy.  Flight arrangement will be, departing Dublin to Rome-da Vinci Airport by Air Lingus on the Sat. 9th. Sept. Flight departure time 6.30am.  The return flight will be from Bologna with Ryan Air on the Thurs. 14th Sept. Departure time 1.30pm.  You have to book your own flights, it is recommended to do so as soon as possible to avail of cheaper rates.  Also recommended, is to share golf clubs with a colleague to reduce your golf bag cost.  This is a great event in profiling our club as been vibrant and active and also a return visit from the away clubs to Templemore to sample Templemore Golf Club hospitality.  If you have any difficulty in making these arrangements, or for more information, contact Club Captain Martin Bohan 087-05092 or Club Treasurer Tom McGrath 087-4132691.  All details will be on the Club House notice board.

The Spring League;

The spring league is now in full flight with Week 2 & 3 in progress. Completion date for Week 2 will be 18th. March and Week 3 for the end of March, weather permitting.

Completed W1 scores are listed on the notice board.  Week 3, was commenced on the 20th. Holes 3-11.

IMPORTANT; See notice board for playing conditions.  Despite inclement weather “Team Players” are braving the elements to improve their scoring.

All are encouraged to continue playing and to take the advantage of re-entry to improve your score and support your team.

To-date over 210 cards have been played.  This displays fantastic enthusiasm by all.

Results of Spring League, Week One;

Teams; A-44pts.  B-38pts.  C-38pts. D-33pts. E-39pts. F-41pts. G-36pts. H-45pts. I-37pts. J-44pts. K-43pts. L-40pts. M-42pts

If you are not on the team list, contact Club Captain Martin Bohan 087 0509278 or Club Competition Secretary Liam Leahy 087 4115773 for you to substitute a placing or to create a new team.

Re-entry is €3 . Prizes for round winners overall prizes first & second, and winner of division 2 cut after two rounds. Spread the word.

Junior Golf;

All Juniors interested in taking up golf or improving their golf should contact Pat O’Connell, 087-9205821.  There will golf sessions during Easter Holidays and others holidays in the year, so arrange with Pat as soon as possible your interest in Golf.

The Nationals

A range of events encompass County, Regional and National and international Golf tournaments

sponsored by Great Irish Golf will take place at The Heritage Golf Club on Monday 3rd April 2017. Details are on the notice board for teams to take part.

New Members;

Registrations Forms for new members are now available on line, or at the club house or contact Martin Bohan 087 0509278.

It’s encouraging to see that some new members have already used the “new online application form”.  and that membership now is on the “upward trend”.  All are welcome.

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.


The course is progressing well under the guidance of Course Manager Liam Leahy and our Green Keeper John Alexandre, despite inclement weather and also with the team of voluntary workers which is always appreciated in profiling the club amenities.  A new look has been created by the volunteers at the 5th, Tee box, with the discovery of Glacier Bolder deposits.  See the details on the “History Page” on the web site.


Adopt a Bunker” Due to heavy rainfall the Bunkers are now in need of attention and all members are requested to “Adopt a Bunker” and to continue looking after your bunker for the season.

All volunteers are welcome, just check in with Liam Leahy, Course Manager, 087 4115773  to offer our skills that will make improvements i.e. Grass Cutting, Bunker Raking, Strimming, Carpentry, Maintenance or others.  All will be appreciated.

Seniors Report and Results Thurs. 2nd. Mar.

This great event was well attended in spite of heavy rainfalls the previous night.  The course was soft but did not deter these gallant seniors from competitively competing and achieving great scores.


1st. Team;  Sean Lee, Pat Costello, Frank Shortt, Liam Daly, 51pts.

2nd. Team;  Joe O’Connor, Tony O’Toole, Tommy Foley, John Brown, 50pts.

3rd. Team;  Birdie Ryan, Pat Maher, John Mullally, PJ Leahy, 48pts.

€10 Lucky Dip winner; Denny Toohy.


With regret the man who initiated the seniors to Templemore Golf Club, Mr. Phillip Ryan retired from the post after almost 5 years and handed over the baton to the current committee.  John Stapleton expressed personally and from the committee and acknowledge by all who attended, that Phil was a trogon, diligent organiser and with his great sense of humour and wit he will be acknowledged as having created a legacy in the Seniors Golf and also for Templemore Golf Club.  There is no doubt that he will now enjoy playing his Golf with all of his like-minded Golf colleagues.  “Well done Phil”.

New Seniors Members;

All Senior and visiting Golfers 55+ should try this event, just turn up and you will be more than welcome to enjoy an excellent social opportunity to play with likeminded golfers.


Next Seniors, Thursday 9th. March.

Usual time 10am. for entries to start no later than 10-30am. Fee €5 which include Golf, Tea, Sandwich’s and the banter.

LMC will be in Templemore on Saturday 22nd. July.

Golf thought for the week;

“Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots – but you have to play the ball where it lies.”– Bobby Jones.

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