News up to Sunday 24th June

Templemore Golf Club Seniors, Taking a rest and enjoying the wonderful weather.  John Brown, Jim Gleeson, Bertie Keane, Gerry Keegan Snr.  (Photo by; Rody Cawley))


Templemore Golf Club News;


Bourke’s Filling Station sponsored 18 hole Stroke Competition;  Templemore Golf Club will hold our second G O Y 18 hole stroke competition on Saturday June 30th. and Sunday July 1st.  This competition is kindly sponsored by Bourke’s Filling Station Roscrea Rd. to whom we are very grateful for their support. Please show your appreciation of their generosity by supporting the competition and when possible please support our generous sponsors.

Congratulations;  Congratulations to the Ladies “Boyne Trophy” team who defeated Carrick-on-Suir on June 20th., they now go on to meet New Ross on July 8th.   The “Boyne Trophy” competition has progressed to be one of the most fiercely contested competitions in the midlands and surrounding areas.  Teams consist of five pairs of ladies who compete under fourball match play rules. The semi-final and final days are hosted by Edenderry Golf Club.


Another Great Win by the JB Carr Team;  Congratulations to the JB Carr team with an away win of 3-2 in Waterford. The  2nd. leg will be in Templemore next Thursday 28th. June.  All members are requested to attend to show club support to this mighty team in their quest for Munster Champions.


Course Condition;  The course manager Liam Leahy congratulated all the volunteers and his own staff for their dedicated and committed enthusiasm work in getting the course up to the current excellent condition that this 9hole wonderful course deserved to be on the Top list of 9 hole courses.  The unprecedented growth and continues wet weather was a major factor delaying the maintenance of the course but with the commitment of volunteers the course is now playing well and we look forward to great challenging competitions ahead.


Sunday 18h. S/f Results;   Sun. 17th. June;  Excellent course conditions brought out the best in players who competed . 1st  Tom Connelly.  2nd. Fergus O’Breen.  The competition secretary Liam Leahy has requested that all members to compete in the Sat/Sun. Competitions.


Juvenile Golf Lessons;  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.


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


Ladies Golf; 

Men’s Prize to the Ladies;  On Tuesday 12th of June there was a good turnout for the Men’s Prize to the Ladies which was held over since last year. Good scores were recorded with Sadie Tynan emerging as winner. The results were 1st. Sadie Tynan (18) 39 pts, 2nd. Shiela Delaney (13) 38 pts.  3rd. Michelle Hasset (17) 35pts.

18 hole stableford club competition;  On Tuesday 19th of June we had an 18 hole stableford club competition, the winner was Mary Anne Maher (23) 31 pts, 2nd. Mary Hayes(24) 30 pts.

Social Mixed;  Despite poor weather conditions the social mixed went ahead on June 13th., the winners were Pat O Connell, Joe O Connor and Sean Lee.  On June 20th the results were: Best Gross, John Ryan, Joe O’ Connor, John Hasset and Breda Murphy 32 gross, and best net Seamus Bourke, Mary O’Connor and Jerry Kelly 25.8.  We would like to encourage more ladies to play on Wednesday evenings, it is a very sociable and enjoyable competition and we need more ladies playing.

Mixed Team;  Hard luck to the mixed team who beat Clonmel in the morning in Tipperary town but were narrowly defeated by the home club in the afternoon.

Boyne team;  Congratulations to the Boyne team who defeated Carrick-on-Suir on June 20th., they now go on to meet New Ross on July 8th.  The following was the team on 20th., there will be slight changes for the New Ross match.  Josie Bourke and Mary LOU Carroll, Sadie Tynan and Mary Ryan, Shiela Delaney and Margie Costigan,  Kathleen Maher and Kay Brennan,  Ann O ‘Rourke and Mary Ann Maher.  Well done to all.


The Social mixed continues every Wednesday evening with the draw at 6.30. The great course condition is bringing out great numbers for this great social event.  Everyone is encouraged to bring a friend Lady or Gent, also it’s an ideal opportunity for those that want to return to the game of golf.


50 Years of Golf in Templemore;  Celebrating  50 year in existence in 2021.  The club has nominated PJ Leahy as the club historian has been nominated to perfect this project and piece together memorabilia, old photos, sayings, and good banter from the past 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.


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.


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


Playing Golf on Templemore 9 hole Golf Course has its advantages;  A magnificent Golf Course to test your golf skills.  Templemore Golf Course is available to all golfers, especially to those that want to return to the game also to 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.


Additional 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 and profile.


The Seniors;  This is a fantastic event for retired golfers to return to the game with like-minded golfers The brilliant weather created a great turn out of Seniors.  Results are as follows for Thursday, 21st.  June.;  1st. Team; George Collins, Seamus Ryan, Tony O’Toole, Frankie Shortt.  2nd Team; Joe O’Connor, Pat Costello, John Mullaly, Mick Connell.  3rd. Team;  Sean Lee, Michael Maher, Pat Maher.

Rathdowney Seniors Day away.;  Seniors committee John Stapleton  expressed great appreciation to all who attended the Senior Golf day away in Rathdowney on Tuesday 19th. June.  The weather was exceptional and made a wonderful day of golf for all.  The day included dinner and Prizes donated by Mossey Shannahan which was greatly appreciated.  Thank you Mossey.

Next Seniors on Thursday 28th. an ideal opportunity for past golfers to make a return to this great game in the presence of like minder players.


Club Fixtures;

30th. June;  GOY 18hole Stroke.

1st. July; GOY 18hole Stroke.

7th. and 8th. July. Scratch Cups, Intermediate and Junior.

14th. and 15th. July.  18H. S/F.

21st. and 22nd. July.  July Club Classic.

28th. and 29th. July.  Men’s and Ladies President Prize.

4th and 5th. Aug. 18h S/F.

11th. and 12th. Aug. 3T’s Qualifying.

11th. and 12th. Aug. 18H S/F.

18th. and 19th. Aug. 18H S/F.

24th, 25th, and 26th. Aug. Ladies and Gents Captain Prize.

1st. and 2nd. Sept. 18H. S/F.

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.

November. TBA.


Golf Thought;  Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented”. Arnold Palmer

















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