News up to Sunday 11th Feb 2018

Templemore Golf Club News;


Captains Drive-in;  The Captains Drive-in has been cancelled due to the bereavement of Pat Joe Stapleton and the serious bad weather conditions.


Bereavement;   Patrick (Pat Joe) Stapleton, Laha, Castleiney, Templemore, Co. Tipperary, in his 96th year, 11th of February, 2018. Husband of the late Nora. Deeply regretted by his loving family, Paddy, Jerry, Eddie, Kathleen and Josie, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters in law Carmel and Sheila, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends.

Rest In Peace.


Open 9 Hole Competition; The 9hole S/Ford Open competition will continue until further notice. Come in and play at any-time that suits you and you will be guaranteed a game. Fee; €5. Re-entry €3. All are welcome. New Rule; Entries to this competition can be included for H/C adjustments.


Spring League is now ready to start; Get your name onto the list now to avoid any delay on the start of the league.


Lotto; The committee have agreed to commence a “Half & Half” 50/50 Lotto as soon as possible. Full support by all members will be required to make this Lotto a great success. All funds will be for the development of the course, the replacement and purchase of new machinery that will improve our course conditions.


Have you paid your membership yet?. If not, you can pay into the drop box in the locker room or pay online, either way, as soon as possible! The following Rates are selected to make the membership affordable to all sectors of the community both home and way. Gent; €350. Lady; €300. Couple; €500. Country Member; €150. Beginner, Gent;(Annual Rate for 3 years). €200. Beginner, Lady;(Annual Rate for 3 years). €170. Junior: (15-18yrs.-2nd Level) €50. Students Green Fee Membership: (3rd. Level & Student Garda,.) €70. OAP/Clergy, Existing; €230. OAP/Clergy, New: €270. OAP/ Couple, Existing; €350. OAP/ Couple. New; €350. Unemployed; at the 1st. Jan. €270. Distance Members; (Lady & Gent, Outside 50k) €150. Juvenile; (Under 15yrs.) €25. Family; (Children under 15yrs.) €500. Green Fees; (No reduction for 9 hole) €10. Green Fee; Junior Juvenile or Student €5. Entry Fee; Suspended . Membership can be made direct to the club or distance membership and private subscriptions can be made online on the club web site;


Gift Membership vouchers; Gift Vouchers make the ideal present for Membership, Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Special Occasions or Corporate Incentive Presentations and Team Building for seasoned golfers, beginners and those that want to take up the Game of Golf; Visit our Web Site and order your voucher by selecting the “Membership” tab and scroll down to the “Voucher” button and order it on-line or contact the club number; 0504 31400 or any committee member or email;


Good Reasons to play Golf in Templemore Golf Club;

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. (Membership rates are on our web site).

Full Annual Membership €350 = Approximately, only 95c. 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 web site, or at the club house or contact Martin Bohan 087 0509278 or any of the committee members. All are welcome.

Seniors Thursday 8th. Feb; There was a great turnout last Thursday 8th. Feb. despite some inclement weather, however this did not deter the faithful from competing. Best wisher were expressed to Captain Tommy Foley and Sara Hearne and to both Presidents Phillip Ryan Snr. and Bernie Stapleton on their drive-in this Sunday to open the season. Also best wished were expressed and a speedy recovery to John Stapleton (The Saint) who is extremely missed from the club.


Seniors Winners; The winners on Thursday 8th were; 1st Team; Ambrose Purcell, Pat Costello, Mick Carey, Ollie Murray. 2nd. Team; Mick Murphy, Pascal Whelan, Tom Kennedy, Pat O’Connell. 3rd. Team; Bertie Keane, Phil Ryan, John Galvin, Pat Maher. €10 Draw; Pat O’Connell.


Course Volunteer Work; Volunteers are now required especially on the bunkers. To remove the winter look off them by raking and weeding. “Just call in and get on with the work”.


Your Swing Thought for the week; ” “You turn off your mind. You feel your golf swing without really thinking about it. It’s almost like you don’t think at all. Maybe you have one little thought, and everything else becomes automatic.” – US Open Champion, Graeme McDowell

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