News up to 16th June

County Clubs Winner; Tim Connelly presented by Pat O’Connell

Templemore Golf Club Notes;

“Templemore Golf Club had a very decisive win over Thurles Golf Club”.

The Cashman Cup, Templemore Vs Thurles was played on Saturday 17th. June in Templemore. The Templemore team proved to be far superior over the Thurles Team with a decisive victory of 5 to nil.

All of the Templemore Golfers were on their game and at no time did Thurles seem to be of any threat.   This was a fantastic victory for Templemore with a display of exceptional Golf put Templemore Golf Club on a very high rating.  Well done to all the team and to the team manager John Stapleton.  A brilliant success for the club.  The team players were; Pat Looby, Dessie Hennessy, Jerry Keegan, Liam Leahy, Ted Kennedy, Mick Carey, Paul Touhy, Liam Daly, Michael Webster, Bernie O’Rourke, Sean Lee, Andrew Purcell. In support were John Galvin, Jim Russell, Tommy Foley, Frankie Shortt.  Well done to all in setting a proud day for Templemore Golf Club.


The Diagio Mixed foursome was contested on Sat. 17th V’s Co Tipperary. Templemore Club fought hard to increase their winning form from the 1st round but were unable to hold on, and lost on an overall result.  Congratulation to all the team their mentors and manager. The team next round is Vs Birr 3 at home and 2 away. Date to be announced.  The pairings were as follows; Seamus Bourke and Shiela Delaney, Tom McGrath and Josie Bourke, Martin Bohan and Mary Ann Maher, Mick Keely and Ann O’Rourke, Joe O’Connor and Sadie Tynan.  In reserve was; Michael Purcell, Denis Tuohy, Tim Tuohy, John Greed, Keith Morris, Padraigh Moloney, Kevin Hassett, Mary Lou Carroll, Mary Hayes, Sara Hearne and Sile Keely.


The Belvedere Cup competition took place in Dundrum on Tues. 20th. June.  Results will be in the next issue.


The Vice Captains Prize will be on Sat. 24th. June and Sun. 25th. June.  All members are requested to support our incoming Captain Tommy Foley to make this event a great start to his Captain position for 2018.


Mens Singles Match play (Club).  Players Names are required. See the notice board for the entry list.

Templemore Golf Club Classic is on the cards for the coming season and the date and details will be confirmed later.


Competition Results;  Sat. 10th. June and Sunday 11th. June.  18H, s/f. (Holm Patrick Cup)  1st. John Hassett, 35pts. 2nd. Ted Kennedy 34pts.


Juvenile Golf Lessons;  will take place on 7th. 14th. 21st. 28th. Julyt. at 10am. under the guidance of a PGA professional.  These lessons will be open to all juveniles who have an interest taking up golf as a hobby sport and joining those that already enjoy this great game.  Anyone wishing to participate and do not have Golf Clubs, don’t worry, the Club will provide these for you on the day of the lesson.

Just turn up on the day or Contact Pat O’Connell 087-9205821 for any further details.



Sunday Time Sheet;  “Make Sunday a great day of Golf”;  It great and encouraging to see a great numbers of golfers on the course on Sunday  mornings an indication that the Sunday golf is now very active.  All players are requested to take part in this competition and make Sunday a great day of Golf.  It is Important that players select their times and enter it on the timesheet to avoid hold up in play and also it’s useful for a player that has not got a partner to put their name on the timesheet and someone will select to play with them at that time.  Also have all details completed on their card especially their Membership Number.


Member Subs are now OVERDUE.  URGENT; The Payment of Subs is vital to the keep the club active and vibrant. Payment can be made online on the club web site by PayPal or with Debit or Credit Card. You can also make a donation payment on line and all will be appreciated.  There is a list on the Club notice board of those that have paid and those that still have to pay.  Subs are the backbone of the club so payment is expected as soon as possible.


Web Site;  Photos are been added regularly into the photo gallery, so have a look you may be in the mix.  Any historical photo’s and competition photo’s would be welcomed, contact Tony 0868209991.


Fixtures:  The Singles League competition will continue throughout the weeks, Fee €5 Re-entry €3.

Social Mixed on each Wed. evening. The Draw will commence at 6.30pm. Sharp.

Sunday’s 18 hole Competition, see time sheet for details.


Golfer of the Year;  Participating in all competitions throughout the year will Increase your “Golfer of the Year” points.  All away scores are to be recorded on the “Away Record Form” on the notice board.


Ladies Golf;  Results; Tuesday 13th June, 18 hole stableford sponsored by centenary Co-op.  We had an outstanding score from one of our new members . Lorraine Bourke (35) returned a score of 47 points. It certainly is quite some time since such a high score was recorded in the club.  Congratulations Lorraine.  In 2nd place was Sadie Tynan(17) with a score of 33points from Sara Hearne (31) also with 33points.

The Social mixed on Wednesday was won by Johnny Coleman, Sara Hearne and Eileen Curtain with a score of 27.9.  In 2nd place Brendan Russell, Michael Webster and Mary Moore, with a score of 29.  Hard luck to the mixed team who performed well on Saturday in Thurles but unfortunately didn’t make it to the winning enclosure. We hope to see lots of people on the golf course this week with the promise of nice weather !

The Ladies Social Mix is a great social Mix event.  All members should make a special effort to participate in this great Social event each Wednesday evening at 6.30pm. Followed by the hospitality of Tea, Sandwiches, Scones and Banter. A wonderful event.


New Members;

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).
  • Full Annual Membership €370 = Approx. to only €1 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 new web site, or at the club house or contact Martin Bohan 087 0509278.  All are welcome.


Volunteers;  URGENT;Adopt a Bunker” The adopt a bunker plan is a great success in keeping them in great condition.  All volunteers are welcome, just check in with Liam Leahy, Course Manager, 087 4115773  or our course Volunteer organiser John Stapleton 086-0894718 to offer any skills that will make improvements i.e. Grass Cutting, Bunker Raking, Strimming of all edges, Drains, Patways and Bunkers, Carpentry, Maintenance or others, or just turn up at your own convenience.  All will be appreciated.


Miscellaneous Events;  Unwanted Golf Clubs are still wanted, to help those that want to start playing this wonderful game, but do not have Golf Clubs. This project is ongoing in conjunction with  Templemore Lions Club. To donate to this very worthwhile project, please contact any member of the Lions Club or The Templemore Golf Club Juvenile Officer, Pat O’Connell; 087 9205821 or just leave them into the Golf Club. This is a great opportunity to help young people and others to become active in the great sport of Golf.  Have a look into your old Golf Bags/closet, and it doesn’t matter what condition the clubs are in, they will all be appreciated.


Seniors Report and Results Thurs. 15th June.  The results are as follows;  1st. Team;  Sean Lee, John Mulalley, Gerry MC Gorty.   2nd. Team;  George Collins, Pat Costello, Liam Daly, Frank Shorty.  3rd. Team;  Ed Butler, John Galvin, Phil Ryan.   A great day was had by all and the banter was, as always, most enjoyable.  Thanks were expressed by the volunteer manager John Stapleton to all who helped with voluntary work on the course on Wednesday.


New Seniors Members;  All Senior Golfers and visiting Golfers 55+ are more than welcome to enjoy an excellent social opportunity to play this game with like-minded golfers.



Next Seniors, Thursday 22nd. June.  Usual time 10am. for entries to start no later than 10-30am. Fee €5 which include Golf, Tea, Sandwich’s and the Banter.

LMC Fixtures. Esker Hills Golf Club Monday 26th. June.  Templemore on Saturday 22nd. July.  All LMC fixtures are on the notice Board in Club House or the LMC web site.


Golf thought for the week;   Golf is an awkward set of bodily contortions designed to produce a graceful result.“. – Tommy Armour

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