Notes; Fri. 10th. March;
The Presentation for 2015 and 2016 Social Night with Ladies and Gents Captains and Presidents, both past and present and a huge turnout was a major success. The event was hosted by our current Captain Martin Bohan and prizes were presented by the 2016 Captain Pat O’Connell. The acknowledgements were lauded by the Club Competition Secretary Liam Leahy who gave a great knowable and historical report on each of the presentations. As follows; County Clubs Winner; Bernie O’Rourke, Tim Connelly, Liam Leahy, Liam also managed the team. Well done Liam. 4 Ball Winner; Seamus and Eoin Bourke. Runners up were Gerry and Gerry Jnr. Keegan Vice-Captain 2016 winner and Golfer of the Year 2015; Padraig Maloney. Golfer of the year 2016 winner; Kevin Hassett . Liam Leahy also express congratulations to John McLoughney on achieving the status of GUI incoming President and to Pat Dunne been a member of the Munster Branch GUI. Both are great ambassadors for Templemore Golf Club in profiling our club to the higher esteems. Also Liam expressed congregations to Our Lady’s secondary School on winning the Harty Cup and requested full support for the Harty Cup Team “fund raiser! progressive 25 card night in our Lady’s Secondary School Gym on Wed. 22nd March.
The Presentation night was held in Tom Maher’s Inn. Captain Martin Bohan expressed a special thanks to Mary Francis and all her staff for the use of her venue and the great quantity and delicious food served to all. A special thanks was also extended to the great support from members or the night. The event was enlightened with the great vocals and musicianship of our very own Tommy Foley and PJ Leahy and to their manager and MC for the night, our own Chef Rody Cawley. A special Thanks was also extended to Rody Cawley for organising the event and due to its success similar social events will be organised throughout the year. Also a special thanks was extended to the Club Photographer Seamus Bourke for his wonderful transformations on making everyone look their best. Well done Seamus.
Golfer of the Year; 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.
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.
All fixtures are now listed on the Club Notice board.
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.
Mon. 3rd April; 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.
“Templemore Golf Twinning in Italy”
Sat. 9th. Sept. “Twin Town Cup” Competition between Templemore and 2 Twin Towns from France and Italy. . This is a great event in profiling our club to 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 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 still in full flight despite recent bad weather with Week 2 & 3 in progress. Completion date for Week 2 and 3 will be the 18th. March. weather permitting.
Completed W1 scores are listed on the notice board. Week 3, was commenced on the 20th. Holes 3-11.
On Sunday 19th March. the League for round 4 will be divided into 2, Division 1 and Division 2. Best 3 scores to count, Holes 1 to 11 All to finish on April 2nd. There will be Prizes for Round Winners, Overall Prizes, First & Second, and also Winners of division 2.
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 230 cards have been played. A fantastic turn out by all.
Results of Spring League;
Results for Round 2 and 3 will be displayed on the Club Notice board.
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.
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.
Registrations Forms for new members are now available on line, or at the club house or contact Martin Bohan 087 0509278.
New members are now availing of the “new online application form”. and membership is now 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 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.
“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. 9th. Mar.
Today was a great day for Golf, with brilliant sunshine, an excited large turnout of Seniors. it was a delight to see the enthusiasm and energy ready to get started, like thoroughbreds waiting in the circle enclosure ready for the start line . Catering was organised by “Chef de cuisine” Rody Cawley with Caesar Salads, a variety of sandwiches, biscuits, tea or coffee, a delightful feast for all after a very competitive day of Golf, The committee expressed complements to Our Lady’s Harty Cup Team and their fantastic win and wish them all the success in their future games. Also mentioned a fund raiser card game “Progressive 25” in our Lady’s Hall on Wed. 22nd. March to rail funds for this successful team.
1st. Team; Joe O’Connor, Donal Golden, Pat Costello, Mick Connell. 48pts.
2nd. Team; George Collins, Tony O’Toole, Sean Lee, Jim Gleeson, 45pts.
3rd. Team; Eddie Butler, Tom Harris, Frank Shortt, Seanie Gleeson, 44pts.
New Seniors Members;
All Senior Golfers and visiting Golfers 55+ are more than welcome to enjoy an excellent social opportunity to play with likeminded golfers.
Next Seniors, Thursday 16th. 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; “ Always make a total effort even when the odds are against you” -Arnold Palmer