News up to Sunday 13th December 2020


Photo; Templemore Golf Club President Padraig Moloney,  5th. Category Presentation Winner, Ciaran Hassett.   Photo by Seamus Bourke.


Templemore Golf Club News; 


Continues Inclement Weather;   Players persisted in playing this great game despite the inclement weather and  full credit to the Course Team for the fantastic work on continues  preparations to keep the course playable.  All update information will be available on the clubhouse notice board.  Book your tee time before visiting the course to confirm your playing time via “Master Score Board”  due to the demand on the short daylight time.  For visitors contact 0504-35450.


Christmas Fair, This popular 9 hole singles, S-Ford competition was a great success last year.  It is hoped that the weather will be kind for another successful Christmas Fair Competition.  The course will be set on the Green markers. Entries €3 euros. First 20 cards. Holes 1-5 9th, 7th, 10 and 11. Placing everywhere, bunkers out of play. Prizes 1st and 2nd.  A great response is anticipated, all are required to make your booking ASAP with the online booking system.


Seniors Golf;  Results from Thursday 10th.   Congrats to the 9 teams that turned out, and while some lost their way in the fog there were a few excellent scores recorded. In first place with 53pts. were Liam Daly, Mick Carey, and John Kirwan.   2nd.  place went to Bertie Keane, John Mullally, Frank Shortt, and Jim Gleeson with 51pts.   3rd. place with 50pts. were Seamus Bourke, Donald Golden, Pascal Whelan, and Mick Connell.


REMINDER;  Covid-19 Relative Guidelines for Golf;

Golf courses can reopen from Tuesday 1st December, however golfers must not travel outside their county of residence to play golf.

From December 18th to January 6th, golfers can travel to another county to play as restrictions are eased over the Christmas period”

“No organised social gatherings, of any size, at the facility. All golf activities should be organised on the basis of arrival-play-depart without delay. Shotgun starts are not compatible with this guidance as they create large gatherings”.

Daily timesheets are restricted to a minimum of 8, 9 or 10 minute intervals. Clubs may only choose one interval for each day. If clubs choose 8+ minute intervals, play is restricted to 2 golfers per start time. If clubs choose 9+ minutes, up to 3 golfers may play per start time. If clubs choose 10+ minutes, up to 4 golfers may play per start time”.

Tee times are booked in advance online or over the telephone. Clubs must ensure that players names (including members’ guests) are recorded on timesheets and timesheets must be kept for a period of at least 6 weeks to assist with contact tracing should the need arise”.

Golf activities at club level may be resumed, including those which are acceptable for handicapping purposes where such conditions can be met under the World Handicapping System. All participants must abide by the domestic travel restrictions at Level 3”

Members, visitors and staff with colds or any symptoms of COVID-19 must stay away from the golf course/clubhouse”.

Physical distancing rules are observed by all members and their guests at all times in the car park, clubhouse and on the course”.

Personnel are on hand to monitor adherence with physical distancing rules and the rules for golfers set out in this document”.

Those aged 70 years and over and the medically vulnerable should exercise judgement regarding the extent to which they engage with others and in activities outside home”.

Training: Outdoors – non-contact training only in pods of up to 15. Indoors – individual training only”.

Players are instructed not to touch the flag or flagstick”.

Rakes are removed from the course. Players are requested to smooth bunkers using their feet or a club”


Enjoy your Golf by Staying Covid-19 Safe.