News up to Sunday 2nd June 2019

above photo;  Templemore Golf Club Seniors, Presenting a Substantial Donation towards the recent purchase of essential new equipment by Chairman PJ Leahy and treasurer Philip Ryan to Club Captain Tony O’Toole.


Templemore Golf Club News;    


Seniors Donation;  A special thanks to all the Templemore Golf Club Seniors for their substantial donation to the club towards the recent purchase of new equipment.  The Seniors are an integral part of Templemore Golf Club.  The Seniors were initiated by Philip Ryan in 2012 and supported by Pat Costello and Rody Cawley. The competition formula was mentored by Rody Cawley which is still in use and standing the test of time and contributes to a friendly inclusive game of golf. The Social aspect, the banter, sharing of stories, presentation of prizes, the cup of tea and sandwich are all vital parts to a very enjoyable day of golf.  The seniors are held every Thursday at 10am. For a 9holes scramble which only cost €5 for the day plus an annual fee of €5.  The seniors also arrange 4/5 outings a year to renowned 18h Golf Club at special affordable rates.  All surplus funds are passed onto the Club towards the development and maintenance of the course.  Several contributions were made to the club since 2012. The seniors are very conscious of the gift of having such an open and friendly Golf Club that appreciates its senior members.  New seniors over 55 are always welcome and especially from other clubs and freelance members.  Current Committee are; Chairman, PJ Leahy, Secretary, Pat O’Connell, Treasurer, Philip Ryan. Sean Lee, John Galvin, Rody Cawley, John Stapleton.


Fred Perry Trophy;  Another great victory by Seanie Gleeson in the Fred Perry Trophy;  Round 2, on Tuesday 28 -V- Ballykisteen.  Well done to all the team.  Another proud victory for the club..


Saturdays & Sundays Week End Competition;  The 18hole Stableford on Saturdays and Sundays is now in full motion.  The course is in excellent condition, so great scores are expected.   Link up with other available players by using the Club “WhatsApp”


Week-end Competition May 25 and 26.    Winners were 1st. Martin Bohan.  2nd. Francis McCormack. 3rd. Bertie Keane.


LARCC Golf Classic;  Cancer Support Centre, Multyfarnham, are holding their “Annual Mid-Summer Golf Classic” in Mullingar Golf Club on Tuesday 11th. June.  Entry Fee €300 per team, (4Ball)  Entrance fee includes post Golf buffet.  For further details contact Martin Bohan, 087-0509278.


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


Mixed Social Golf ;  The Social Mixed Golf 9 holes is now in full swing every Wednesday Evening,  Registration 6.30pm .  Wed 29 May. Nett Winners: Joe Fahy, Trevor Quinn, Mary Moore.  Gross Winners;  Liam Daly, John Greed, Bernie Stapleton.  Tuesday 28 May, 18hole Stroke, Mary Hogan.   Congratulations to all.


“Cadet” Section;   Enrollment is now in full swing for Boys and Girls under 15 years also for youths from 15 to 18.  Enrollment forms are in all locations in the club house.  All current members should promote this great initiative.Ladies and Gents who want to be involved in this great project for the future of the club will have to complete a “Vetting Form” it would be fantastic if, as many as possible would support the development of the Cadet sector in our club under the guidance of CGI, (Confederation of Golf Ireland).  Completed form can be placed in the “FEE” box in the locker room or contact Pat O’ Connell. 087-9205821 Club Juvenile Liaison Officer.


Member Still Accepted for 2019; This is a last call to members who have not yet paid their subscriptions to do so immediately as the season is now in full swing, and competitions have commenced, so don’t delay any further and make your payment by the options listed.  You have the option to pay on -line through the club web site by Pay-Pal or Credit Card or by leaving the payment direct to a committee member.  The Rates for 2019 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,  €70;  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,  €5;


Special Beginner Rate.  There is a “Special limited 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.


Welcome back to Lapsed Members; 

A special rate for “Lapsed Members” that have not played/joined for “One Year” can avail of a “welcomed back” once-off, special rate of €200 and Ladies €170.

This is a great motivation 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.


Golf can be 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”.


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.


Donations for Course Development; Donations, sponsorship, 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.


The Seniors Golf;   Seniors Away Outing;  The Seniors outing was on Thursday May 30.  in Roscrea.  Which included Golf, Meal. A fantastic day away for senior golfers. The winners were.   1st.. Team; Michael Purcell, Ollie Murray, Donal Golden, PJ leahy.   2nd Team; George Collins, Michael Maher, Pascal Whelan, Willie Haverty.  3rd. Team;  John Mullaly, James Murray, John Galvin, Tom Hogan.


LMC, Seniors Alliance Golf Society, Congratulations to Mick Keely who achieved the coveted overall 1st. Prize with 39pts. at Esker Hills Golf Club on Tuesday 21st.  May.  Also to Liam Daly who secured 3rd place in Class 3.  Another proud day for Templemore Golf Club.  Well done to both.


Club Fixtures;

Weekly Open On-Going 9hole Competition;   A weekly open on-going competition commenced on Monday 13th. May.  Ideal for players who can only get their game in the evenings and is also open to all players and will be more than welcome.  Details on Locker room notice board.

Saturdays & Sundays Competition;  The 18hole Stableford on Saturdays and Sundays. Use the “WhatsApp” to link up with other players.

Saturday June 15 ; Irish Mixed Foursomes, Templemore -V- Carrick-On-Suir at 12.40 pm.  Contact; Seamus Bourke.

DIAGEO Mixed Foursomes.  Mount Temple -V- Templemore. Date TBC. Contact Seamus Bourke.

Classic Fund Raiser;  Fri 6th. Sat 7th. Sun 8th, July.

Presidents Prize;  Sunday July 28 .

Captains Prize;  Friday, Saturday, Sunday August  16,17, 18 .

White Dowling Society; Saturday October 26.

White Dowling Society; Saturday December 14 .

LMC in Templemore; Monday September 30 (President Phil Ryan Prize)

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