News up to Sunday 10th June 2018

Templemore Golf Club News;


County Champion Winners;  A déjà vu nail-biting finish by Seamus Bourke and Liam Daly to snatch a victory on the 19th. hole in the J.B. Carr County Final competition on wed 30th. against Clonmel on their own home ground .  The team also competed against Clonmel in Templemore on Thursday  24th. May with a similar win on the 19th. hole by Berty Keane and Gerry Keegan Snr. The Clonmel course was very tough due to the extraordinary growth on the roughs.  But did not deter the determination of the Templemore team in snatching again another great victory.  The Templemore Team Manager Liam Leahy expressed great appreciation to the Templemore Team for their commitment and now look forward to the Munster Title challenge against West Waterford home and away.  Another wonderful Golf achievement for Templemore.


A.I.G. Pierce Purcell 26th. May;  Played in Ballykisteen Golf Club.  Ballykisteen snatched a victory from Templemore after a great battle over a tough course condition.  Team Manager Dinny Touhy Praised the team for their great effort and Ballykisteen the best of luck  going forward


Central Towns June 4th.;  Templemore competed against Portumna, and after heavy going could not snatch victory.  Templemore team were; Joe O’Connor, Tom McGrath, Padraigh Moloney, Tim Touhy, Michael Keely.  Team Manager Dinny Touhy congratulated the team on a great effort.


Country Clubs 18h S/f. 8th. June;  Templemore played Spanish Point Golf Club in East Clare Golf Club, in Bodyke.  Due to difficult course conditions victory was snatched from Templemore.  The team manager Dinny Maher praised the team for their commitment and great effort.


Diageo Mixed Forsomes 16/17 June;  Club Captain Tommy Foley expressed best wishes to all competing in this competition next Saturday and Sunday.


Juvenile Golf;  Juvenile Golf Lessons will commence on Friday 6th. July at 10am. All Juveniles are encouraged by the Club Juvenile Officer Pat O’Connell to continue playing over school breaks and the summer months.  Any information required, contact Pat O’Connell 087 9205821.


Sunday 18h. S/f Results;   Sun. 20th. May;  1st  Paddy Bourke, 2nd. Hugh Scott, 3rd. Bertie Keane.  27th. May;  1st; Ciaran Hassett.  2nd. Bertie Keane, 3rd. Frank Lysaght.   Sun June 3rd.  1st. Michael Webster, 2nd. Padraigh Moloney, 3rd. Joe Tynan.


Adopt a Bunker;  This project is always a great success and all are encouraged to put your stamp on any bunker you feel that you can commit to keeping its presentation up to standard.


Ladies Golf; 

Wed. Social Mixed; The social mixed resumed last Wednesday evening. This year there will be a gross and nett prize. The results were : Gross : Denis Maher, Joe O’ Connor, Mary Nolan 34 , 2nd Kevin Hasset, George Collins and Eileen Curtin 29.4 . The social mixed continues every Wednesday with the draw at 6.30.

18 hole stableford competition; On the 22nd of May there was an 18 hole stableford competition, the winner was Mary Hayes(23) with 30 pats , 2nd Kathleen Maher(12) 29pts.

Congratulations;  to the Boyne Team who fought a hard battle to qualify for the next round.

Hard luck to the Minor team who were narrowly defeated by Tipperary in Dungarvan on Sunday.

Tuesday June 5th 18 hole stableford;  sponsored by Peters fruit and veg.

Tuesday the 29th May we had an 18hole stroke competition. The winner was Margaret Deegan (36) 72 net from Shiela Delaney (13) 72 net. Peter’s fruit and veg sponsored the 18 hole stableford competition on Tues June 5th. The winner was Ann O’Rourke (23) 33pts, 2nd Kay Brennan (27) 32pts. Many thanks to Peter for his sponsorship.

The Social mixed continues every Wednesday evening with the draw at 6.30. The fine weather brought good numbers for the past couple of weeks. On Wed30th of May the gross prize was won by Kathleen Collier, Joey O’Dwyer and Kevin Hassett and the net went to Sean Lee, Tom Connolly and Eileen Curtin. The results for June 6th, gross went to Seamus Bourke, Kevin Hasset, Kathleen Collier and the net to Ciaran Hassett, Sean Lee and Mary Nolan.

Best of luck to the mixed team who travel to Tipperary town next weekend and to the ladies who play in the next round of the Boyne on June 20th.


50 Years of Golf in Templemore;  The club will be celebrating  50 year in existence in 2021.  The club has nominated PJ Leahy as the club historian to perfect this project and piece together all memorabilia that can be resurrected to make this project successful.  PJ requested that all members past and present to dig deep and search their achieves for any memorabilia that they can find.  All will be appreciated and returned as received after the process.


Recording Sheet for away scores;  The “Away” Score recording sheet for “Qualifying”, “Non-Qualifying” , “Society”, “Fourball” and “Team Events” is now placed on the Locker Room Notice Board.  The club handicap Secretary John Greed has expressed that all members playing away or in other societies to record their score on this sheet.  This is a very important request as it is part of the “Golf Ethical” for calculating accuracy on handicap ratings.


Volunteer Work Day;  Course Manager Liam Leahy expressed great appreciation to all volunteers for their vocation work on bringing the course to standard after the exceptional growth of grass.


One Rate for Green Fee;  The Green Fee for 2018 is now €10 for 9hole or 18 hole.


The advantages of Playing Golf in Templemore 9 hole Golf Course ;  A magnificent Golf Course to test your golf skills.  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, (refer to web site for committee member list) here are some positive reasons for golfing in Templemore Golf Course;   Golf can be good for your health and your heart. Walking an average course for a round of 18 holes of golf can be between five to seven kilometres. If you walk 18 holes three to five times a week, you’ll get an optimal amount of endurance exercise for your heart. If you pull your clubs or carry them, you’ll burn even more calories each round and benefit even more. Playing golf regularly can help you:  Stay fit, Improve muscle tone and Endurance, Lose weight and body fat.  Golf can also be a great way to keep in touch with friends, help in reducing stress as a result of the physical activity and also due to the pleasure of walking in an open and natural environment,  provide opportunities to meet new people, help develop a sense of community connectedness.  Golf can be a very social and enjoyable sport. While you compete against others, you can also compete with yourself to better your previous best score. Templemore Golf Course provides  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 option 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 Members Lady and Gents;  All current members are encouraged to introduce at least “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.


The Seniors;  There was a great turn out as usual on all the Seniors.   Results are as follows;  25th.May. 1st. Team; Martin Bohan, Mick Carey, John Mullaly. 2nd Team; George Collins, John Galvin, Pat Maher, Paddy Nolan.  3rd. Team;  Eddie Butler, Sean Lee, PJ. Leahy, Pascal Whelan. 31st. May.  1st. Team; George Collins, Seamus Ryan, Pat Maher, Gerry Keegan. 2nd Team; Dinny Maher, PJ Leahy, Sean Lee, Paddy Nolan.  3rd. Team;  Eddie Butler, Pascal Whelan, Dinny Touhy, Philip Ryan.  7th..June.  1st. Team; Dinny Touhy, Pat O Connell, John Hassett, John Mullaly. 2nd Team; Tom Kenny, Pat Costello, Sean Lee, Frankie Shortt.  3rd. Team;  Peter Harris, Tom Harris, Paddy Nolan, PJ Leahy.  Seniors committee John Stapleton  expressed great appreciation to all and also on their volunteer commitment


Next Seniors will be back to the Thursdays 10am.


Next Seniors Away Outing;  Next seniors away outing will be in Rathdowney on June 19th.  John Stapleton requested that all those interested to have their payment made to John at the Seniors before the date..


Club Fixtures;

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.

Autistic Golf Classic in aid of Daughters of Charity, Lisnagry. 23rd. Sept.

The Irish Mixed Foursomes National Final will be in Miltown Golf Club 5/6 October 2018.


Golf Thought;  Setup;  To create a more athletic setup, imagine your shoulders, hips and knees in a level position with your weight spread between your feet evenly. The importance of a solid setup position cannot be denied—if you start out poorly you’ll have little chance of making a solid swing. Some key thoughts for a good setup are “stay level” and “be athletic.”



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