News up to Sunday 25th Feb 2018

Templemore Golf Club News;

Templemore Golf Club Captains Drive-in. Sunday. 25th. Feb. 2018. L to R. Lady Captain. Sara Hearne. Lady President Bernie Stapleton. President of the G.U.I. Mr. John Moloughney. Club President, Phillip Ryan Snr. Club Captain, Tommy Foley.

Captains Drive-in;  It was a fantastic weather day with blue sky’s and a fantastic turn out of family members and friends of all, which made it a great community day.  Captain Tommy Foley praised all involved and also his delight with the huge turnout. He gave a great motivation speech to the club in its quest for the future and congratulated all the members for supporting the club in times when there was uncertainty with its future.   Lady Captain Sara Hearne thanked all the ladies for their support and looked forward to the challenge of steering the Ladies club into the future and expressed with the support of her father PJ Leahy and Uncle Liam Leahy that the challenges will be made easy to overcome.  President of the Golf Union of Ireland Mr. John Moloughney congratulated both Captain Tommy Foley and Lady Captain, Sara Hearne, President Phillip Ryan and Lady President Bernie Stapleton and assured them of his full support.  John gave a historic account on the evolution of Templemore Golf Club to the present day, almost 50 years, and also of the original founder members (and acknowledged that he was not one of them) and felt very proud to have evolved from the 9 hole golf club member in Templemore to the position of President of the Golf Union of Ireland.  Club Captain Tommy Foley also expressed the pride and delight of the club with John’s achievement.   There was great banter with lots of food supplied by the ladies and own bar service by Rody Cawley.  A great and proud day for Templemore Golf Course.


Condolence;  The club Captain Tommy Foley on behalf of Templemore Golf Club members expressed deepest sympathy to Teddy Kennedy  on the passing of his wife Mary (née Looby) peacefully at home. Sadly missed by her loving husband Teddy, son Paul, daughter Laura, brothers Liam, Jack, Dinny, Pat and Tim, aunt Biddy (Healy), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends.  May she rest in peace.


9 Hole Friday Competition;  A 9 hole competition is been arranged for Friday afternoons with the tee off at 2pm.  Check out the upcoming date in the Club house Locker room.


9 Hole Open 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.


Names for the Spring League; There are 8 places left on the Spring League list.  If you cannot get into the club house, phone or text Liam 087 4115773 to put you name onto the selection list.  Entry fee €20.  Don’t delay give this league your full support.


50/50 Lotto; The 50/50 Lotto will be commencing 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.


Membership Affordable Payment Rates;  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;


Green Fee Reminder;  The Green Fee for 2018 is now €10 for 9hole or 18 hole.  “There is just one rate”.


Membership vouchers; 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;


The advantage of playing 9 holes of Golf in Templemore;  Templemore Golf Course is available to all golfers, members and non-members and members from other clubs to get in your practice rounds, beginners, active retiree’s and families who want to take up the sport  will get assistance from any committee member, here are some positive reasons for golfing in Templemore Golf Course;

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.


New Additional Members;  All current members are encouraged to introduce only “ONE NEW MEMBER” Lady or Gent, Junior or Student, Senior or Family, Active Retiree’s or any person interested in taking up the sport.  It will be a huge advantage to building the club membership.


Seniors, Thursday 22nd. Feb; It was a blustery bitter cold day despite leaving the Tee off till 2pm.  However, there was a great turn out.  Captain Tommy Foley complemented all who braved the weather and also complemented the voluntary workers for the necessary winter work on the course.  He also appealed to all to attend to a Bunker, by weeding and raking.  One bunker each will be a great benefit to the appearance of the course.  He also offered condolence to Teddy Kennedy on the passing of his wife Mary on Monday 19th.    Seanie Gleeson offered a speedy recovery to John (The Saint) Stapleton and to Phil Ryan both on illness recovery.  He also gave a great humorous and vocal commentary on the winners as follows; 1st. Team;  Liam Daly, Seanie Gleeson, Tom Kennedy, John Galvin.  2nd Team; Tom McGrath, Sheamus Ryan, Ollie Murrey, Donal Golden.  3rd. Team;  Mick Murphy, Pat Maher, Willie Hovery, Tony O’Toole.   All is looking well for this Thursday 1st. March.


LMC;   At the LMC, AGM in Roscrea on Monday 19th. Feb. it was agreed to play Templemore Golf Course on Saturday 22nd. September 2018.  The first outing will be in Portumna on April 5th.  Watch this space to see Liam Daly defending his 2017 win.


Adopt a Bunker Campaign;  A call up is required for the “Adopt A Bunker” volunteers to remove the winter look off the bunkers by raking and weeding. “Just call in and get on with the work”. As a reminder, the Bunker list on the notice board are as follows;  Hole 2; Martin Bohan and George Collins.  Hole 3;  John Greed, Michael Webster, Tony O’Toole.  Hole 4; Michael Walsh, Seanie Gleeson, Pat O’Connell.  Hole 6; Joe O’Connor, Tom McGrath.  Hole 7;  John Galvin, Rody Cawley.  Hole 9;  Liam Daly. P. Moloney.   Anyone not on the list but have some free time will also be welcome to dig in.



Munster County Clubs;  Round 2;  Winners, Spanish Point/Doneraile-v-Templemore.

A.I.G. Pierce Purcell 26/27th. May;  in Ballykisteen Golf Club.  Round 1; Ballykisteen-v-Templemore.  Round 2;  Ballykisteen/Templemore-v-Winners, Clonmel/Thurles.

Mixed Foursomes 16/17th. June;  East Section in Tipperary Golf Club, Round 2; Templemore-v-Clonmel.

Cup and Shield Requirements;  for Foursomes, Fourball Match Play and Single match Play are listed in the Club House locker room.

Munster Golf;  Irish Cups and Shields Tournaments 2018 are now listed on the Club House Locker room for details.  The AIG Cups and Shields National Finals will be in Thurles Golf Club on 21/23 September 2018.  The Irish Mixed Foursomes National Final will be in Miltown Golf Club 5/6 October 2018.


Your Swing Thought by Bubba Watson“The key is that you have to think about the shot, and when I say that, I mean you have to think about your target, not your swing. You don’t want your mind to create the bad shot. You want to think about your target, and that’s all you want to think about. You have to think about the target and not focus on anything else”.

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