News up to Sunday 15th December 2019

(1st. Photo)  Templemore Golf Club Christmas Hampers Competition winners, Timmy Touhy and Liam Daly Presentation by Club Captain Tony O’Toole. Sponsored by O’Connell’s Centra Templemore.  (Photo by Seamus Bourke)

(2nd. Photo)  Templemore Golf Club Seniors Outing winners, Donal Golden, Joe O’Connor, Tom Hogan, Presentation by Senior Committee Phil Ryan.  Sponsored by O’Connell’s Centra Templemore. (Photo by, Seamus Bourke).


Templemore Golf Club News; 


Happy Christmas;  A very special happy Christmas to all our members, sponsors and to all the media support over the year,  Have a very safe and special Christmas.


Autonomy for Templemore Golf Club.  Christmas is always a special time of the year and this year came as a very special Christmas for Templemore Golf Club. The club will celebrate its 50th year in existence in 2021 and to date it has been on lease to the Garda Sports Field Company.  The groundwork has been established to have its own Autonomy going forward after very diligent negotiations over the year by the club delegation, Captain Tony O’Toole, Treasurer Tom McGrath, Secretary Pat O’Connell, Communication Officer Martin Bohan and Former Captain Liam Daly with the Garda Sports Field Company and the OPW.   The news came with great delight by all Club Members at our AGM and members from far and wide also from our sponsors who were so generous in their support, which is an acknowledgement and testament that Templemore Golf Club is truly recognized as an integral sport amenity in the town. Acknowledgements were extended from the local Community, local sport organisations, friends of the Club, non-member golfers, golf clubs far and wide, and local politicians on the future autonomy success of the club.  We now look forward to a return of past members, Distant members, Junior, Societies and new members who wishes to join the club will be more than welcome. See 2020 Joining fees below.


Christmas Hamper Competition 2019.  The Christmas Hamper Competition 2019.   Results for Christmas hampers;  Liam Daly and Timmy Touhy. €50 euro voucher, Gerry Keegan Snr.  € 25 euro voucher, John Hassett, Seamus Bourke and Joe Hennessy.


Mc Hugh Cups Reminder;  The McHugh Cups, 9hole Stableford finished on Sunday 8th. December. Results will be in next week issue.


New Fees for 2020.  There is a “Special Rate” for beginners which is guaranteed not to change for 3 years.  This is very attractive for anyone new interested in joining and for those purchasing vouchers to give a life changing experience to someone.  New members are now been accepted.  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, Special Needs or any person interested in taking up the sport.  It will be a huge advantage to building the club membership and profile especially now that the club will have its own autonomy.


“Cadets Membership 2020” ;   You can join the Golf Cadets anytime from the age of 8 to 13 Boys and Girls and Cadet youths Age 14 to 18 Boys and Girls.   All members who have a junior family member that has an interest in Golf should encourage them to call in on Wed and Friday’s.  If new to the game, clubs will be made available to those that do not have them.  This is an opportunity to build members for the future of the Club.  All training will be in association with CGI (Confederation of Golf Ireland) guidelines and will continue throughout the year.  Do your best to promote this venture.  A special practice range is now in place for the Cadets.  Contact Pat O’ Connell. 087-9205821 Club Juvenile Liaison Officer. Come along if you are interested in playing Golf


Cadet Training;  Training will continue on Saturdays from 1 to 2pm.  Thanks for all the support from parents and volunteers and look forward to continuing throughout the year.


A great Welcome back to Lapsed Members for 2020; A special rate for “Lapsed Members” will continue throughout the year.  A “welcomed back” once-off, special rate for Gents €200 and Ladies €170.  This is a great opportunity for golfers, Ladies and Gents who want to return to this great social game.

All current members are encouraged to promote this offer to help those that want to return to the Club.   Registrations Forms are now available on-line on our web site, just select the “Membership” tab and it will give you the option to pay by Credit Card. or collect an application form at the club house or contact Martin Bohan 087 0509278 or any of the committee members.   Payment options can also be made through the Golf Club web site link;    All will be more than welcomed.


Make Golf a Life Changing XMass Gift for 2020;   Give a life changing Sport experience to someone.  The Ideal gift for anyone who would like to take part in an active exercise sport.  Golf is that Ideal Gift.  Buy a membership Voucher now.  Contact Martin Bohan 087 0509278 or any of the committee for to purchase the “Ideal Active Present”.


Be Active in Retirement for 2020;  For the active retirement, this is an excellent activity.  You will be more than 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).

The club will assist you in starter clubs to get you going.  Contact any current member for assistance and you will be looked after.


Donations for Course Development;  Donations, sponsorship, will be greatly received now that the club will have its own autonomy and will be used exclusively for Course Development.  Put your stamp on the course making a special contribution.  For Donations, Just select the “Membership” tab and then select “Make a Donation” tab on the Club Web Site , or in confidence contact; Martin Bohan 087 0509278.


2020 Joining Fees;  You now have the option to pay on -line through the club web site by Credit Card or by leaving the payment direct to a committee member.  The Rates for 2020            are as follows;  Gent Membership,  €350;  Lady Membership, €300;  Couple,  €500;  Country Member,  €150;  Beginner Gent (Guaranteed not to change for 3 years) €200;  Beginner (Lady),  (Guaranteed not to change for 3 years) €170;  Juvenile (U15),  €25;  Juniors (15-18yrs. 2nd. Level) €50;  Student 3rd. Level & Garda Students,  €100;  OAP/Clergy (Existing),  €230;   OAP/Clergy (New),  €270;  OAP Couple (Existing & New),  €350;  Unemployed at 1st Jan,  €270;  Social Welfare Recipients and special needs, €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,  €10;