News up to 16th December 2018

(above photo;. Templemore Golf Club, Seniors Committee 2019.  B.R. L-R. John Galvin, Sean Lee, Pat O’Connell, F.R.L-R. Phil Ryan, PJ Leahy, Rody Cawley. Missing; John Stapleton.  Photo by Seamus Bourke.)

Templemore Golf Club News;

Captains Christmas Greetings;    Club Captain Tony O’Toole wishes a very peaceful, healthy, enjoyable and safe Christmas to all members both ladies and gents and to all past members and look forward to a fantastic 2019 of Golf.


Autumn League prize Presentations;  The 9Hole League is now in the closing stages with some great scoring and with the introduction of wild cards the contest is in favour of all.  The final result and prize presentations will be on Saturday 22nd. at 5pm in the Club Lounge to mark the end of a very successful competition and with the course in such great condition, all who took part are to be complemented.  Competition Secretary Liam Leahy expressed to all to attend the presentation.


2019 Membership Fees;  The fees for 2019 will be the same as they were in 2018.  New members are now been accepted.  The membership categories have been increased to suit all sectors of the community.  All current members are encouraged to introduce at least “ONE NEW MEMBER” Lady or Gent, Junior or Student, Seniors Juveniles and Family, Active Retiree’s, Disability or any person interested in taking up the sport.  It will be a huge advantage to building the club membership and profile.  Registrations Forms for new members are now available on-line on our web site, just select the “Membership” tab and it will give you the option to pay by Pay Pal or Credit Card. or collect an application form at the club house or contact Martin Bohan 087 0509278 or any of the committee members.   All payment options can be made through the Golf Club web site link;    All will be welcomed.


2019 Fees are as follows; 

Gent Membership,  €350;

Lady Membership, €300;

Couple,  €500;

Country Member,  €150;

Beginner (Gent),  €200;

Beginner (Lady),  €170;

Juvenile (U15),  €25;

Juniors (15-18yrs. 2nd. Level)  €50;

Student 3rd. Level & Garda Students,  €70;

OAP/Clergy (Existing),  €230;

OAP/Clergy (New),  €270;

OAP Couple (Existing & New),  €350;

Unemployed at 1st Jan,  €270;

Social Welfare Recipients and Disabled, €270;

Distance (Outside 50K Lady & Gents),  €150;

Family (Children under 15yrs.),  €500;

Green Fees (not reduced for 9 holes), €10;

Green Fees; Junior, Juvenile, Student and Garda Student,  €5;

Ideal Xmas Gift Reminder;  The Ideal Golf Gift is a membership Voucher.  Go online and select the “Membership” tab and then select the “voucher” tab or contact Martin Bohan 087 0509278 or any of the committee for to purchase the ideal Xmas Golf present.

Private Donations;     All private donations will be greatly received;  Just select the “Membership” tab and then select “Donations:” tab.  The Club will very much appreciate any donations that will help towards the purchase of new equipment, in confidence contact; Martin Bohan 087 0509278.


Ladies Golf;    The AGM of the Ladies branch of Templemore golf club took place on Wednesday Dec 12th.  Sara Hearne outgoing lady captain introduced Lorraine Ryan as the new lady captain for 2019.and outgoing lady president Bernie introduced Mary Hogan as our new Lady President. The officers for 2019 were then elected; Competition Secretary, Josie Moloney , Secretary, Kay Brennan, Handicap Secretary, Josie Bourke, Treasurer,  Breda Murphy, Committee members  Ann Kenny, Bernie Stapleton and Maura Sheehan.  We wish Lorraine and Mary the very best for 2019.  Presentation of prizes followed the AGM.  We wish everyone a very happy Christmas and best wishes and happy golfing for 2019.


The Seniors;  On Thursday 13th. Dec.  There was a great turn out due to the excellent course condition ; The team results were;  1st.Team with 52pts. were; Seamus Bourke, James Murray, Tom Kennedy, Ollie Murray.   2nd.Team with 48pts. were; John Hassett, Pat O’Connell, Shay O’ Connell, Frankie Shortt.   3rd. Team with 48pts.  Mick Russell, John Galvin, Tom Hogan, Mick Carey.   Next Seniors on Thursday 20th. Dec.

Seniors AGM;  A full house attended the AGM.  All were thanked by PJ Leahy.  The following officers and committee for 2019 were elected;  Chairman; PJ Leahy, Secretary, Pat O’Connell, Treasurer, Phil Ryan.  Committee; John Galvin, Sean Lee, Rody Cawley and John Stapleton.

Seniors Xmas Party;  Was a special Day;  with morning golf as usual at 10am.  followed with Dinner in Murphy’s pub and presentation of all Xmas prizes. A great turn-out for all the seniors and a great delight by all to see the return of Rody Cawley to the table.


2019 Golf Rules;  Club Captain Tony O’Toole and committee member Michael Purcell attended the Munster Branch “New Rules” seminar in Castletroy.  It was professionally delivered by Mary Coman, Thurles and Kevin Glynn, Lahinch.  It was very informative, there will be no doubt that the new rules and new technologies definitions will play a significant part in competitions going forward in 2019.  It is recommended that all members take time to study the new rules.  Booklets are available in the locker room.  You can also download a visual App to your phone from    This visual App will show you a picture of the course and where the changes apply.  A must to have in your pocket when required.


Club Fixtures;

Autumn League presentation on Sat. 22nd. at 5pm in the Club Lounge.