News up to Sunday 14th Jan 2018

Templemore Golf Club News;


New President of Templemore Golf Club 2018.  Statement from Mr Phillip Ryan Snr. I am honoured to be President of Templemore Golf Club for 2018.  I wish to welcome all members in the club to an enjoyable year of Golf.  It is  my wish to be president for all members of the club and to help in steering the club in a positive, friendly and inclusive environment for 2018.  I also congratulate our new Captain Tommy Foley, Lady Captain Sarah Hearne, Lady President Bernie Stapleton, also, to our hard working committee, Vice-Captain; John Stapleton.  Hon. Secretary; Pat O’Connell. Hon. Handicap Secretary; Mr. John Greed.  Hon. Competition Secretary; Liam Leahy; Junior Golf Officer; Pat O’Connell; Communications Officer; Martin Bohan;  PRO;  Tony O’Toole;  Committee Members;  Myles McMurrow and Rody Cawley.  I look forward to working with them all in the coming year.


Membership Subscription Rates for 2018 are now due.  The following Rates were agreed to make the Game of Golf affordable to all sectors of the community both from home and away.  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.  Student:  (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 .  Payment as soon as possible is greatly appreciated as the future of the club depends on cash flow.  Do not wait for the deadline date!.   All fees must be completed by the 1st. April.  Member who wish to pay by instalment must have their final payment completed by the 1st. April.  Membership can be made direct to the club or distance membership and private subscriptions can be made online on the club web site;


Golf Vouchers are the ideal present for new members;  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;


Golf is a Great Social Sport so 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.  (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.


Open 9 Hole Fixture;  9hole S/Ford Open competition is available up to 20th. January.  Come in at any-time that suits you and you will be guaranteed a game.  Fee; €5.  Re-entry  €3.  All are welcome.


Seniors Report and Results;  Despite heavy fog there was a great turn out of seniors who braved the elements which shows the enthusiasm in participating in this great social event.  There was great banter and welcome refreshments after braving the cold elements.  The club Captain Tommy Foley expressed a delight to see so many seniors back on the course and emphasised to all seniors to increase the numbers by introducing this event to all other golfers.  The best of luck and a speedy recovery was expressed to John Stapleton on his hip operation and all look forward to seeing John back playing golf in the spring.


Seniors results for wed. 20th. Dec.  1st. Team.  Bertie Kane, John Mullaly, Mick Carey, Pat O’Connell. 2nd Team;  Denis Tuohy, Phil Ryan, Tom Kennedy.  3rd. Team.   Liam Daly, Joe Tynan, John Galvin.


Winter Clean-up of Bunkers; Bunkers now need to be cleaned and the winter look taken off them by raking and weeding.  Just call in and get on with the work”.

Golf Thought for the week;     “Let the club swing itself through. Help it on all you can but do not begin to hit with it.  Let it do its work itself and it will do it well.  Interfere with it, and it will be quite adequately revenged.” – Horace Hutchinson



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