Templemore Golf Club News;
Templemore Golf club Victorious Munster Title;
The final leg of the “Munster Title” was played in Templemore last Friday 10th August. This great Templemore team had a clean sweep win 5-0 against “Cork South, Mahon Golf Club”. It was a glorious day for golf and the course was in magnificent shape. The Mahon Team and supporters arrived in great numbers and created a sight to behold of red and white. A wonderful spectacle not seen in the history of Templemore Golf Club. The semi-final will be played in Woodenbridge Golf Course on Saturday 1st. September and the final and playoff for 3rd. and 4th. will be on Sunday 2nd. September. The Clubs remaining in the competition are; K-Club- V- Royal Dublin, Portumna, Ballybofey and Templemore.
The following is a unique account captured on the running of play by Templemore Golf Club Communication Secretary, Martin Bohan;
“ Templemore are J B Carr Munster Champions after an epic encounter; Trailing 4 to 1 after the first leg in Mahon the previous week. Templemore entered the second leg with a degree of confidence, feeling that the 4-1 was not a true reflection of the gap between the teams. Manager Liam Leahy retained his tried and trusted pairings, just juggling their placing in the order of play. From the onset, Templemore were on the front foot and after 2 holes they were up in 2 matches and level in 3. With 6 played, Templemore were up in 3 even in 1 and down in 1, consequently a glimmer of hope. At half way, the game had tilted more in favour of the home team, the first pairing Ml. Keely\ Ambrose Purcell were 1 up, match 2 had Seamus Bourke \ Liam Daly 4 up. Denis Tuohy\ Bertie Keane were 2 up unlucky not to be 3 up with Denis lipping out for a win on 9 and Tom Kenny\Gerry Keegan were equally unlucky to be 1 down turning. The final pair Tom McGrath\ Bernie O Rourke turned 3 up. As things stood after 9 holes the overall match situation was level, the Templemore team and supporters were more upbeat and an element of doubt in the Mahon team and their large contingent of supporters was obvious. At 11 the overall position was the same but 2 matches appeared to be heading for early wins for the home side, Bourke and Daly were 6 up and eventually won on 13th. 6th. and 5th. After a great chip by Bernie, Tom had a putt for a win to go 5 up but much to the dismay of the home supporters and Tom himself it slipped by. The match reached its inevitable conclusion on the 14th. with a 5 and 4 win. With 2 wins, Templemore were 1 up, 3 up and level on the course, things were slightly favouring the home side overall – “do we dare to dream”. Touhy \ Keane advanced to win on the 16th. 3 and 2playing some outstanding golf. Keely\ Purcell were unlucky not to be dormy playing the 16th. were 1 up playing the 17th. only to lose and stood on the 18th. tee level but won on the 18th. with superb play leaving the match all square overall. “Cometh the hour cometh the men” having trailed through 15 holes Kenny\ Keegan levelled on the 16th. and had a great win on the 17th. to be 1 up playing the 18th. Their team mates and supporters held their breath, could it happen!. The Mahon pair played 2 great shots and were pin high in 2 but to the left of the green. Thanks to a great approach shot by Tom the home side were on the green just past the pin, the Mahon’s pair chip was long and found the bunker to the right. Following a great bunker shot a neat lag putt from Keegan led to a handshake giving a final result 5-0 and overall victory 6-4. With unbridled joy the home team and supporters celebrated and the dream had become a reality. At the presentation of pennants in the clubhouse by Woodenbridge’s representative Paul Harte who congratulated both teams, both Mahon’s President and team manager were magnanimous in defeat and wished Templemore every success, thanked them for their sportsmanship, the superb condition of the course and the hospitality provided by Rody Cawley, Tony O’Toole and Pat O’Connell who served up the fabulous fare provided by Patricia Foley. President Phil Ryan and team manager Liam Leahy thanked Mahon for their compliments and congratulated the team on their wonderful win, the evening concluded with the team and supporters relaxing enjoying the occasion with food supplied by Murphy’s Pub.”
Finally, this great victory was celebrated by a great choral rendition of “Slievenamon” sung by Seamus Bourke.
Club Supporters Travel arrangements; The semi-finals will be on Sat. 1st. Sept. and the final on Sunday 2nd. Sept. which will also include the playoff for 3rd. and 4th. For group transport and accommodation details, contact Rody Cawley 086-3704229. Club Captain Tommy Foley expressed that all club members should make an effort to support this great team as this is a unique event in the history of Templemore Golf Club.
Gents Captain Prize. The gents Captains Prize has now been confirmed and the dates are as follows. Friday 24th, Saturday 25th, and Sunday 26th. Aug. Time sheets will be placed in the Locker room. Presentation details will be announced later.
Presentation of Outstanding Men’s Prizes; Their will be a presentation of all outstanding prizes after the Social Mixed on Friday 17th. Sept. All are expected to give this event your full support.
Juvenile Golf Lessons Update; The next lesson will be on Friday 17th. Aug. 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 or those who would still like to enrol, contact Pat O’Connell 087 9205821.
Stableford results; The stableford results for Sat.4th, Sun. 5th. and Mon. 6th. 1st. Bernard Barry. 2nd. Michael Murphy. 3rd. Michael Webster. Back 9, Joe O’Connor.
Ladies Golf; We look forward to playing in the Lady Captain’s Prize this weekend. The first 18 will take place on Thursday 16th. Aug. Tee off at 2pm. and the second 18 on Saturday 18th. Aug. Tee off at 1pm. The 9 hole competition will be played on Saturday also. We wish Lady Captain Sara Hearne the very best for the weekend. A social evening and presentation of prizes will take place in the Clubhouse Lounge on Saturday night 18th. at 9.30pm. We invite and encourage our male counterparts to join us on Saturday night.
The Captain’s Social Mixed; The Captains Social Mixed will run on Friday evening 17th. draw from 6pm. Consequently there will be no social mixed this Wed evening 15th.
Results this week: Tuesday 7th. Aug, 18 hole stableford sponsored by Mossy Shanahan butcher: 1st. Josie Bourke (13) 42pts, 2nd. Shiela Delaney (12) 39pts, 3rd. Mary Hogan (38) 38 pts.
Social Mixed; Gross: Mary Ryan, Joey Dwyer, Michael Webster. Nett: Joe O Connor, Donal Golden, Mary Hogan. through research, intervention and
The Seniors; Results are as follows for Thursday, 9th. Sept. 1st. Rody Cawley, Paddy Nolan, Mick Connell, Seanie Gleeson.. 2nd Team; ger Ryan, Phil Ryan, Michael Maher, Donal Golden. 3rd. Team; Tom McGrath, Pat Costello, Michael Webster. The Seniors is a fantastic event for retired golfers to return to the game with like-minded golfers. If you are over 55 or retired, from any distance or Club you will be more than welcome.
Best of Luck; Congratulations to the JB Carr team on their magnificent win in the JB Carr tournament against Mahon Golf Club in Templemore and reaching the all Ireland final in Woodenbridge.
Next Seniors on Thursday 16th. Sept. at usual time.
LMC; The next outing is on Monday 20th. Aug. in Thurles Golf Club. Templemore Golf Club Seniors that are currently in the top 14 placings are; Pat O’Connell 185, Bertie Keane 178. A space to watch. Best of luck to all and continued success.
18th. and 19th. Aug. 18H S/F.
1st. and 2nd. Sept. The J B Carr, All Ireland Final in Woodenbridge.
1st. and 2nd. Sept. 18H. S/F.
7th. and 8th. Sept. Club Classic.
8th. and 9th. Sept. GOY 18H Stroke.
15th. and 16th. Sept. Vice Captains.
22nd. and 23rd. Sept. 18H S/F.
29th. and 30th. Sept. GOY 18H Stroke.
6th. and 7th. Oct. 18H S/F.
13th. and 14th. Oct. 18H S/F.
20th. and 21st. Oct. GOY 18H S/F.
20th. and 21st. Oct. GOY 18H S/F.
27th. and 28th. Oct. W/D Soc 18H S/F.