As president of Templemore Golf Club for 2017. I welcome you all here tonight with a special thanks to our Club Captain; Martin Bohan. Who steered the ship very diligently throughout the year and also to our club secretary Pat O’Connell for his due diligence, with minuets at our committee meetings. I also want to thank our Competition Secretary and Course Manager, Liam Leahy for all his efforts in both difficult roles also the course Green Keeper John Alexandra for his excellent attention to the greens and equipment. Also thanks to all our committee members and sub-committee, in their decision making, that protects the lifeline of our club.
Our Volunteers; Templemore Golf Club volunteers are a special breed of passionate golfers going about the preservation and presentation of this Golf Club. Every day, every event, every occasion their there. A special thanks to all and especially to John Stapleton and his aide Rody Cawley for organising the volunteer work schedules and to both for their continued support to me over the year, thank you both.
The Seniors; Thanks to the Seniors committee for continuing with this legacy event and for their contributions to the Club towards equipment and other expenditure throughout the year.
Our Sponsors; Thanks to all our sponsors and especially to Centenary DIY Co Op. for their generous sponsorship to your classic, and also to our local sponsors who are always there to support our club.
This time last year I set out my stall based on one concept “Profiling”. How best can Templemore Golf Club be profiled to the broader Golf and public community. The project commenced by redesigning our Web Site and have it integrated into Facebook incorporating “paying on line” including extensive photo galleries and update News Media. The erection our new Club WELCOME SIGN and embellishing the existing Club Logo. Also by taking on the PRO office, we got great exposure on the local Tipp Star, Nenagh Guardian and Local Free paper “The Finest.
Very important; I publicised this Mantra message throughout the year to all Club members both Ladies and Gents; “This is Your Club, the members, therefore be proud and supportive of it, in whatever way you can that will make a difference. Be positive and protective of it’s future, so that the youth and next generations of Templemore will inherit the legacy and asset of this great sport facility “Templemore Golf Club”.
Best wishes to; Incoming Captain for 2018 Tommy Foley and incoming Lady Captain Sarah Ahearne The best of luck to you both and also to the newly elected committee here tonight. You all can be assured that you will have my full support and from all the club members.
Finally; I feel very proud and honoured, to have been president of Templemore Golf Club for 2017. So tonight I have to pass on this “honourable position to my successor, a very Diligent, Intelligent Person with great knowledge of the game of Golf and of the history of Templemore Golf Club and more important a man that brought a great legacy asset (Seniors Society) to Templemore Golf Club, I welcome, Mr Phillip Ryan.