News up to Sunday 31st March

above photo;. Templemore Golf Club Open Seniors Competitive Golfers. L-R. Bertie Keane, Mick Connell, Eddie Butler. (Photo by; Seamus Bourke).


Templemore Golf Club News;


The Spring League;   The Successful Spring League is now at the final stage 4.  Conclusion date is Sunday April 7th.  Also check the  “Club Whats App” to link up with other available golfers to avoid letting your team down.  It’s important to state your time available or i.e. “Anytime AM”  on the “Whats App”


Saturdays & Sundays Competition;  The 18hole Stableford on Saturdays and Sundays commenced on Sat. 30th. March.  The course is in excellent condition, all are invited to take the opportunity of playing on this fantastic course.


 J.B. Carr Team .  Team selection to this great tournament will take place shortly.   The 1st. Leg. is away, Tipperary -V- Templemore, to be completed no Later than Tuesday April 23.  Contact Team Manager; Liam Leahy. 087-4115773 if you feel you should be on the selection list.


New “Cadet” Section;   Templemore Golf Club is establishing a NEW Cadet Section in liaison with the Confederation of Golf who act on behalf of the Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI), the Irish Ladies Golf Union (ILGU) and the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) as the development organization for “Cadet” Golf.   With ageing Club memberships and the overall decline in golf participation, junior members have never been more important to the future of Golf Clubs. Similarly, never before have children had more variety and opportunity in terms of activities, all competing to occupy their spare time and attract their talent.  These factors present a challenge for golf to improve its ‘offer’ to young people and encourage them to start and stay in the game.  In the past, Cadet Golf did not require a great degree of care and attention from club management and officials as junior recruitment appeared to be relatively “easy”, especially for boys.  Today, the role of the Cadet Committee will be regarded as the most important one in the Golf Club, including liaising with adult leaders, coaches, junior members, parents/guardians, ILGU, GUI and CGI officers and local schools.  This will be a great advantage to the future of the club.  More details will be announced as development proceeds.


New Membership Response;  There is great response to the request for “Membership Fee” to be paid as soon as possible.  Early payment is essential for the registration of members for competitions and a vital source tor the up-keep of the course and equipment..  You now 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;


New Beginner Golfers.  There is a “Special limited Fee” for beginners which is guaranteed not to change for 3 years.  This is very attractive for anyone interested in joining and for those purchasing vouchers to give a life changing experience to someone.  New members are now been accepted.  The membership categories have been increased to suit all sectors of the community.  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;  There is a great return by Lapsed members and all are Welcome Back;   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.


Give 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”.


Course Development Donations/Sponsorship;    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.


The Seniors; Thursday March 28th. The Course is in fantastic condition which resulted in great scoring.

Seniors Ideal opportunity;  The Seniors is an ideal opportunity for “Lapsed Members” to return to the club.  There will be a great “Welcome Back” for them, also, great team support, banter and refreshments.   “Make your return to Golf Now”. Call in on Thursday mornings at 10am. To play or at 12noon approx. for to join in the Cuppa and Banter.

Winners;  The winners for Thursday 28st were;  1st. Team; George Murry, Michael Carey, Liam Leahy, Pat Maher, .  2nd Team;  Ambrose Purcell, Ollie Murry, Pascal Whelan, Mick Carey.  3rd. Team; Gerry Keegan, Paudie Grace, John Galvin.

Next Seniors;   Thursday April 2nd..

LMC;  The start of the LMC is this Monday March 2nd. at Roscrea


Club Fixtures;

Spring League; 4th.. leg. To continue until further notice.

Saturdays & Sundays Competition;  The 18hole Stableford on Saturdays and Sundays commenced on Sat. 30th. March.

Central Towns. TBC.

JB Carr;  1st. Leg. Away, Tipperary-V- Templemore, to be completed no Later than Tuesday April 23.  Contact Manager; Liam Leahy. 087-4115773.

Saturday April 13 ;  White Dowling Society.

Sunday April 28 ;   Munster Country Clubs Cup, At Doneraile Golf Club, Round 1-Spanish Point-V-Templemore. Manager; Liam Leahy & Dinny Touhy.

Sunday May 12 ;    Senior Interclub Fourball. Over 55yrs., No Handicap Limit, Combines 42max.  Round 1-Tipperary-V-Templemore.  Manager; Seanie Gleeson.

Saturday May 25 ;  AIG Pierce Purcell Shield, At Clonmel Golf Course, Round 2- Ballykisteen-V-Templemore.  Manager; Mick Keely.

Sunday June 2 ;    GUI All Ireland Inter Club Four-Ball Championship.  Round 1- Cahir Park-V-Templemore.  Manager; P.J. Leahy.

Thursday June 13 ; Irish Mixed Foursomes, Tipperary Golf Club, Round 1-Templemore-V-Ballykisteen.  Managers; Captains; Captains Tony O’Toole, Lorraine Ryan/Seamus Bourke.

Presidents Prize;  Sunday July 28 .

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

Diageo Mixed.  Semi Final Saturday August 17 , Final on Sunday September 1.  (Manager, TBC. )

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.