News up to Sunday 30th July

Templemore Golf Club Notes;

A fine action shot of Captain Martin Bohan driving into office at Templemore Golf Club.

The Captains Prize;  The Captain’s Prize Week presented by Captain Martin Bohan was a fantastic success.  Congratulations to Martin and his team.  It was great to see so many competitors both Ladies and Gents involved in all the various golf competitions over the week and in particular the Captains Prize Stroke play on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the qualifying 9 hole playoff on Sunday evening. The weather was in the favour of the players who all displayed great golf.  The competition heated up but a steady round of golf played by the winner Dessie Hennessy held off the pack.  Congratulations to Dessie on a wonderful game of golf.  Some great shots he played will be in our conversations for some time to come.  The presentation night of both Ladies and Gents Captains in the Templemore Arms on Sunday Night 30th.  was also well attended followed with music and dance and a great night of entertainment.

Lady Competition Secretary, Josie Moloney gave a great account of the Ladies winners.  Lady Captain Josie Bourke congratulated all the winners and presented the Ladies prizes with a special mention to visitors from the Rathdowney Golf Club and congratulated Templemore Golf Club on having the course in such great condition.

Men’s Competition Secretary, Liam Leahy paid special complements to the Greens Manager John Alexandra on his dedication and due diligence on attending to all the equipment and to keeping the course in such good condition and also to all the volunteers who continually give up their time to the upkeep of the course.

Club Captain, Martin Bohan complemented the support of all the club members over the year and the attendance in the week of competitions and the presentation function was a testament that Templemore Golf Club is very active and vibrant and continues the heritage and the importance of having a Golf Course in Templemore for the future of our youth.


The Captains Prize weeks results are as follows;

Sat.    22nd.  LMC Alliance.  See results in the LMC notes below.

Sat.    22nd and Sunday 23rd. 18H S/f.  1st. John Greed.  2nd. Keith Morris.  3rd. Bernie O’Rourke.

Sun.   23rd.  Four Ball Semi Open,  Winners; Tom McGrath and Kathleen Hennessey.

Wed. 26th.  Captain’s Social Mix.  1St. Team;  Pat O’Connell, Jerome Ryan, Lily Graydon.  2nd. Team; Kathleen Maher, Mary Moore, Denis Tuohy.  3rd. Team, Declan Kelly, Josie Bourke, Mary O’Connell.

Thur. 27th.  Captains Senior Day; 2 Ball Scramble; Winners;  Liam Daly and Tom Harris.

Sun.  30th    Captains Prize winners; 1st.  Dessie Hennessy.  2nd. Matt Butler.  3rd. Denis Touhy.  4th. Padraigh Moloney.  5th. Gerry Keegan Jnr.  6th. John Mullally.  7th.  Mick Carey.  8th.  Joe O’Connor.

Sun. 30th.    Men’s Categories;  18 h/c  1st. Paul Touhy.  2nd. Matt Butler.  Past Captains;  Seamus Bourke.  Best 20+; Jim Russell.  Best Senior;  George Collins.  Best Final 9;  Liam Daly.

Sun. 30th.    Ladies Captains Prize;  1st. Lorraine Bourke.  2nd. Shelia Delaney.  3rd. Kathleen Maher. 4th. Sara Hearne.  5th.  Mary Lou Carroll.  6th. Sadie Tynann.  7th. Kathleen Hennessy.  8th. Ann O’ Rourke;

Sun 30th.     Ladies Categories;  18h/c  1st. Deirdre Dunne.  2nd.  Ann Kenny.  Best 36;  Mary Butler.  Best 9Hole;  1st. Breda Murphy, 2nd.  Mary Nolan.  3rd.  Sally Kilcommons.


Men’s Singles Match play;  Is progressing well.  All competitors are requested to make contact with their next competitor as soon as possible to conclude their matches by 23rd. July.   Also a reminder that both players will be eliminated for matches not completed on time, and also they will forfeit their fee.


The Diageo Mixed Foresomes V’s  Birr,  The dates are not yet sorted,  but they will have to be played before 15th. August, for the Semi-finals in Roscrea.  Home Pairings will be 3 and away Pairings will be 2.  The Panel is; Tom McGrath, Denis Tuohy, Denis Maher, Martin Bohan, Seamus Bourke, Mick Keely, Joe O’ Connor, Tim Tuohy, Padraigh Moloney.  Sile Keely, Sadie Tynan, Josie Bourke, Kathleen Maher, Mary Lou Carroll, Anne O’ Rourke, Sara Hearne, Sheila Delaney, Mary Ann Maher, Mary Hayes.  If anyone is unavailable contact Captain @ 087-0509278.  The best of Luck to all.


Templemore Golf Club Classic in August;  This is Your Club, both Ladies and Gents, therefore it is important to be pro-active in raising funds for the maintenance of the course, equipment service, replacement, and the purchase of new equipment required to continue the upkeep of this wonderful course.  There will be a series of fundraising projects coming up as subs alone will not be sufficient to expand on the requirement that will give you the members a first class Golf Course.  This is your golf course, be proud of it, and supportive of it, in whatever way you can by raising sponsorship, donations or helping out on the volunteer team.  Donations can be made online on our web site.


HolmPatrick Cup;  John Hassett and Ted Kennedy represented Templemore Golf Club in the County Final on Monday 24th. July in Dundrum, Great golf was displayed by both in excellent course conditions. They won their match but not sufficiently to be in the winning circle.  Congratulations to both and much appreciated by the club for their efforts in representing Templemore Golf Club.


Juvenile Golf Lessons;   There is great attendance to these lessons throughout the summer which delays the enthusiasm of the Juveniles and their willingness to play this great game and also encouraging to see their interest in the guidelines, rules and ethics of the game.  These lessons are a fantastic opportunity for young people to take up this Great Game. The next session will take place on Friday the 4th. August Contact; Pat O’Connell 087-9205821 for any further details.


Time Sheets;   Don’t be without your Sunday game! Place your name on the Sunday time-sheet so that you can link up with other players.


Web Site;  Captains Prize 2017  Photos are now featured on the web site.  These are also featured on the “Templemore Golf Club Facebook”.   Do select the “Share” button to share them with your friends.  This is great platform opportunity to record all events both current and past in Ladies and Gents Golf.  It’s Important to record any historical events, competition results, Members photos of past activities of the Club.  This is an important opportunity to promote the Club as a Vibrant and Active Club for almost 40 years via the web and Facebook.  Contact; Tony 0868209991.



2nd.   Aug.  Wednesday Social Mixed. The Draw will commence at 6.30pm. Sharp.

6th.   Aug. Sunday 18H S/F

30th. Aug. Wednesday;  “A DATE FOR YOUR CALANDER”  A Golf Outing Day has been arranged in Athlone Golf Club for Templemore Golf Club ;  For further details contact John Stapleton 086-0894718.


Golfer of the Year;  Important!!  All members should compete in all competitions throughout the year.  This will Increase your “Golfer of the Year” points.


Away Scoring Recording Form;  Important!!  All away scores are to be recorded on the “Away Record Form” on the notice board, for Non Qualifying,  Society,  Fourball and Team Events.  All members are requested to respect this request so that a better accuracy can be applied to the formation of handicaps.


Ladies Golf;  Results for Social Mix on Wed. 6th.  See above result for “Captain’s Social Mix”.

The Ladies Social Mix is a great social event.  All members should make a special effort to participate each Wednesday evening at 6.30pm.  Followed by the hospitality of Tea, Sandwiches, Scones and Banter. A wonderful event.


New Members are always Welcome!      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.  ( see Membership rates on our web site).
  • Full Annual Membership €370 = Approx. to only €1 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 new web site, or at the club house or contact Martin Bohan 087 0509278.  All are welcome, tell all friends.


Volunteers;   A special thanks to all the Volunteers and the course Manager Liam Leahy and the Greenkeeper John Alexandra for their great efforts in having the course in great condition for the Captains Prize.  A lot of hard work.  Well done to all.  Volunteers are always welcome, just check in with the course Volunteer organiser, John Stapleton 086-0894718 to offer any skills that will make improvements i.e. Grass Cutting, Bunker Raking, Strimming of all edges, Drains, Pat-ways and Bunkers, Carpentry, Maintenance or others, or just turn up at your own convenience.  All will be appreciated.


Seniors Report and Results;  Thurs. 27th. July.  “Captains Senior Day”;  A 2 Ball Scramble; Winning Team; Liam Daly and Tom Harris.  A great turn out of seniors and an enjoyable day was had by all. Captain Martin Bohan thanked all those who took part and expressed his wishes to all in the Captains Prize.


New Seniors Members;  If you are a Senior Golfers or visiting Golfer 55+ or anyone in retirement that want a social sport activity are more than welcome to enjoy an excellent social opportunity to play this great game with like-minded golfers.  Just turn up on Thursday mornings at 10am. Or contact; John Stapleton @ 086-0894718


Senior Fixtures;  Next Seniors, Thursday 3rd. Aug.


LMC Winners;   Congratulations to the following “Templemore Golf Club Members” on their performance on Sat. 22nd. July in Templemore;  Class 1; 3rd Place, Tom Kenny, 33pts.  Class 2;  2nd Place, Bernie O’Rourke 34pts. 3rd. Place, Liam Daly 33pts.  Class 3; 2nd. Place, Mick Carey 34pts.  A fantastic day of Golf for Templemore Golf Club.

Also congratulations to the following LMC   “Golfer of The Year” placings with 5 more Outings only;  1st place; Liam Daly, 289 pts.  2nd. Place;  Mick Carey, 271 pts.  6th. place; Bernie O’ Rourke, 252pts.  “Watch this space”.

LMC Next Fixture;  Ballinasloe Golf Club on the 31st. July.  Results will be in the next issue.  All LMC fixtures are on the notice Board in Club House or on the LMC web site.


Golf thought for the week;   “Golf can best be defined as an endless series of tragedies obscured by the occasional miracle.”Sergio Garcia.

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