News up to Sunday 15th September 2019

above photos; (1st.Photo)  Templemore Golf Club, 3Ts Competition Team in Dundrum Golf Club on the 10th. Sept.  L.R. Pat O’Connell, Mary Hayes, Ann O’Rourke, Club Captain Tony O’Toole. (2nd.Photo)  Templemore Golf Club, Diageo Competition Team in Roscrea on Friday 13th.  B.R. L.R. Declan Russell, Dinny Maher, Tom McGrath, Seamus Bourke, Joe O’Connor. F.R. L.R. Sadie Tynan, Kathleen Maher, Mary Hayes, Shelia Delaney, Josie Bourke. 


Templemore Golf Club News; 


Fundraising Club Classic;  The Club Fundraising Classic from Thurs. 12th. to Sun.15th. was a huge success.  The course was in supreme condition and the weather was perfect for Golf. Phil Ryan, Classic Committee Chairperson expressed much appreciation to all who supported and those competed, especially to the support and help from Declan Russell, Donal Hayes, Tom McGrath and Pat O’Connell also special acknowledgment to all the business, community, sponsorship and donations received.  Club Captain Tony O’Toole congratulated all involved and highlighted the high-profile status of the club in the local and wider community and also in the Golf Competitive arena.  The funds will help to provide the best facilities for furthering the careers of the Cadets, Seniors and all the competitive club members in this great game of Golf in providing more equipment for this great amenity in Templemore.


Classic Team Winners;  1st.Niall Bourke, Darren Russell, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Eoin Fitzpatrick. 2nd. Eamonn Connolly, Tim Connolly, Niamh Connolly, James Connolly.  3rd. Declan Russell, Brendan Russell, Jerome Ryan, Joe O’Connor. 4th. Trevor Quinn, Brian Mason, David Coleman, Sean McCormack. 5th. Ciaran Hassett, John Hassett, Kevin Hassett, Michelle Hassett.  6th. Jamie Ryan, Bernie O’Rourke, Ann O’Rourke, Aggie Tobin.  7th. Joe Fahy. Joey O’Dwyer, Denis Ryan, George Ryan.  8th. Denis Maher, Denis Touhy, Padraig Moloney, Gerry Keegan Jnr..  9th.  Padraig Moloney, Greg Baker  Sean Hayes, Pat Moloney.


Classic Senior Team Winners;  1st. Jerry Keegan Snr., John Mullally, Tony O’Toole, Phil Ryan.  2nd. Seamus Bourke, Ollie Murray, P.J.Leahy, Willie Haverty.  3rd. Bertie Keane, Tom Kennedy, Tom Hogan, James Murray.  4th. Mick Keely, George Collins, Martin Bohan, Mick Cary.  5th. Michael Purcell, Pat O’Connell, Paddy Fogarty, George Murray.


Classic Elite Winners;  Nearest to the pin, Eugene Foley.  Longest Drive Nearest to center line, Dessie Hennessy.  Hole in One, Phil Ryan Jnr.


Classic Raffle Winners;  Francis Murphy, Donal Hayes, Patrick Moloney, Cathal O’ Shea, Bernard Barry, Eamonn Connolly.


3Ts Golf Team;  The popular 3Ts. Golf Tournament is an awareness campaign to highlight the issues of suicide in Ireland. Provincial round was in Dundrum on Tuesday 10th.  Representing Templemore are; Captain Tony O’Toole, Club Secretary Pat O’Connell, Ladies, Ann O’Rourke and Mary Hayes.  A fantastic day of enjoyable Golf in great weather conditions made it a very enjoyable golf outing.


Diageo Midlands Mixed Foursomes V Thurles; Templemore team battled hard in Roscrea Golf Club the host club for this great competition on Fri 13th Sept. V Thurles Golf Club.  It was a very competitive competition with Seamus Bourke and Shelia Delaney having a decisive clear win followed by Joe O’Connor and Kathleen Maher leaving the battle to Declan Russell and Mary Hayes.  They displayed some great golf and their determination to win took the game to the 19th. hole only to be narrowly defeated by Thurles.  “A Victory in defeat” as this competition was the Semi final after 12 teams took part in the overall tournament which rates Templemore Golf Club as a very competitive club in both Men’s and Ladies.


All Ireland Captains;  The “All Ireland Captains” Representing the club will be Club Captains Prize winners, Eoin Fitzpatrick and Sadie Tynann in Roscrea Golf Club.   Sadie Tynann competition will be on the 17th. Sept and Eoin Fitzpatrick will be on Sat. 21st. Sept.. Last year representatives were, Pat Looby and Bernie Fitzpatrick.  Pat succeeded on winning the event and enjoyed a Golf Holiday in the Algarve.  Best of luck to both.


Ladies Tipperary League.  The second round of Tipperary league(semifinal) 4 ball,  another “Victory in Defeat” as the ladies took the competition to the 20th. hole in this Semi Final, displays the determination and competitiveness of the Templemore Ladies.  Great ambassadors for the club.


LMC Update;  The table is changing now with Pat O’Connell in 2nd place, Bernie O’Rourke in 5th. Place and Bertie Keane in 8th. place.  Great to see 3 Templemore Members in the top 10 position with a competitive field in excess of 150 which creates a fantastic awareness in the golfing ratings that Templemore Golf Club are a very competitive club. Phil Ryan (Templemore) President Prize date has been changed to Saturday 5th. October in Templemore.


Week -End Golf;  Results 18H S/F,  Sat.7th. &  Sun. 8th. Sept;   1st. Ciaran Hassett, 37pts.  2nd. Niall Moloney (junior) 38pts.


“Cadets Membership” ;   You can join the Cadets anytime from the age of 8 to 15 Boys and Girls and Cadet youths Age 15 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 only from 1 to 2pm.  to facilitate other sport activities times.  Thanks for all the support from parents and volunteers and look forward to continuing throughout the year.


 “New Members” Special Rate.  Pay now and your membership will be up to Dec 2020.  There is a “Special Fee” 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.


A great Welcome back to Lapsed Members; Pay now for membership up to Dec, 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 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.   Payment options can also be made through the Golf Club web site link;    All will be more than welcomed.


All Golf Societies;   All golf societies are more than welcome to play the course.  For booking dates contact email;


Make Golf a Life Changing Gift;   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 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.


All Donations for Course Development; Our Classic is a great opportunity for Donations, sponsorship, and will be greatly received and 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.  A great thanks to those who have made donations and contributed with sponsorship.


Club Fixtures;

Fred Perry GUI Trophy; National semi-final V Woodenbridge, Rosses Point 26th. 27th. Sept.

White Dowling Society; Saturday October 26.

White Dowling Society; Saturday December 14 .

LMC in Templemore; Saturday 5th. October. (President, Phil Ryan Prize)

See Notice Board for more details on club fixtures or contact Club Competition Secretary; Liam Leahy, 087-4115773.