News up to 21st July

A fine action shot of Captain Martin Bohan driving into office at Templemore Golf Club.

Templemore Golf Club Notes;


The Captains Prize;  The Captain’s Prize Week presented by Martin Bohan is now in full swing.  On Sat 22nd. The LMC Alliance had good numbers considering the Tipperary match in Cork.  It was a great day to see so many competitors on the course in splendid sunshine. On Sunday 23rd the Four Ball any combination, on Monday 24th. the 9 hole Senior Ladies and Gents and on Tuesday 25th.  the Lady Captain, Day 1.   All results will be in the next issue.  All other events will be as previous scheduled.  The Seniors Competition on Thurs . 27th. will be a Champagne Scramble, the format will be “Team of 2 playing”  with special Prizes presented by Captain Martin Bohan.   The main event “The Captains Prize” will commencing on Friday. 28th  and conclude on Sunday 30th.  Refreshments and food will be served in the Club House during the competition and a presentation night in the Templemore Arms on Sunday Night 30th.  followed with music and dance and a great night of entertainment.  All eligible members are invited to participate.  Timesheets are in the club room.  There is also a Ladies Captain’s Prize presented by Josie Bourke, Day 1 played on Tuesday 25th. July, and day 2 played on Sunday 30th.  Those entering competitions must be fully paid up members.  A full Golf week, and complements to Captain Martin Bohan and his organising team.


Captains Golf Week remaining Agenda;

Wed. 26th.  Visitors Day and Guests 9 Hole Stableford.

6 PM. Captain’s Social Mixed.

Thur. 27th.  Captains Senior Day at 10.30am.

Fri.     28th.  Men’s Captain’s Day 1. Commencing at 2pm.   (Course Closed until 2pm.)

Sat.    29th.  Men’s Captain’s Day 1.

Sun.  30th.   Men’s Day 2. Commencing at 8am. to 9.30 and 11.30 to 12.30.

Ladies Day 2. Commencing at 2pm. to 3.30.

Men’s Final 9 Hole, commencing at 5pm.

Food will be served upstairs in the lounge by Murphy’s.  The Traditional Irish Pub award winners.

(Place your order before playing).

Sun. 30th.    The presentation of all prizes will be in the Templemore Arms with Music, Song and Dancing.  A

great night of entertainment to finish off a great week of Golf.


Men’s Singles Match play;  All first round is going well and all competitors are requested to conclude their matches as soon as and should be concluded by 23rd. July.  Also a reminder that both players will be eliminated for matches not completed on time, and also they will forfeit their fee.  The Preliminary Round Players are;  A, Denis Maher V’s Pat Looby.  B, PJ. Leah V’s , John Stapleton.  C,  Jim Ryan V’s Michael Webster.  D, Seamus Bourke V’s Pat Shelly.  Round 1;   1, Winners B  V’s Tony O’Toole.  2, Jerry Keegan Jnr. V’s Ted Kennedy.  3, Jim Russell V’s Martin Bohan.  4, Denis Ryan V’s Kevin Hassett.  5, Bernie O’Rourke V’s Conor Scott.  6, Joe O’Connor V’s Frank Russell.  7, Les Mason V’s Sean Lee.  8, Garrett Kelleher V’s Dessie Hennessy.  9, Conor Sheedy V’s Winners A.  10, Paul Tuohy V’s George Collins.  11, Tom McGrath V’s Winners C.  12, Myles McMorrow V’s Eoin Bourke.  13, Eamon Connolly V’s Winners D.  14, Keith Morris V’s Tim Tuohy.  15, Matt Butler V’s Hugh Scott.  16, Declan Kelly V’s Tom Harris.  Play off Handicap on date of Match.  Rounds 2, 3, and 4 will be completed on a weekly basis in August.  The entry fee is €10 payable prior to playing.  Best of Luck to all.


The Diageo Mixed Foresomes V’s  Birr,  The dates are not yet sorted,  but they will have to be played before 15th. August, for the Semi-finals in Roscrea.  Home Pairings will be 3 and away Pairings will be 2.  The Panel is; Tom McGrath, Denis Tuohy, Denis Maher, Martin Bohan, Seamus Bourke, Mick Keely, Joe O’ Connor, Tim Tuohy, Padraigh Moloney.  Sile Keely, Sadie Tynan, Josie Bourke, Kathleen Maher, Mary Lou Carroll, Anne O’ Rourke, Sara Hearne, Sheila Delaney, Mary Ann Maher, Mary Hayes.  If anyone is unavailable contact Captain @ 087-0509278.  The best of Luck to all.


Templemore Golf Club Classic in August;  This is Your Club, the members, both Ladies and Gents, therefore it is important to be pro-active in raising funds for the maintenance of the course, equipment service, replacement, and the purchase of new equipment required to continue the upkeep of this wonderful course.   Subs paid will not be sufficient to expand on this requirement that will give you the members a first class Golf Course.  This is your golf course, be proud of it, and supportive of it, in whatever way you can by raising sponsorship, donations or helping out on the volunteer team.  Donations can be made on line on our web site.


Competition Results;  Sat. 15th.. and Sun. 16th.  18hole S/F. The winners were;   1st. Donal Hayes. 36pts.  2nd. Hugh Scott, (Juvenile) 41pts..  3rd. Tommy Foley, 33pts..    All members are encouraged to compete in this great week-end event.  Congratulations again to Hugh Scott (Juvenile) who was the overall winner but due to Juvenile status 2nd place is a very creditable place. It’s great to see a Juvenile showing such great promise and to see young players coming through.


HolmPatrick Cup;  John Hassett and Ted Kennedy represented Templemore Golf Club in the County Final on Monday 24th. July in Dundrum, The result will be in the next issue.


Juvenile Golf Lessons;   There is still a constant attendance to these lessons which delayes the enthusiasm of the Juveniles and their willingness to play this great game and also encouraging to see interest in the guidelines, rules and ethics of the game.  These lessons are a fantastic opportunity for young people to take up this Great Game. The next session due on the 28th. July. Has been deferred dur to the course been made ready for the Captains Prize week end.   Contact; Pat O’Connell 087-9205821 for any further details.


Time Sheets;   The Time sheets are now been filled in for the Captains Prize, Day 1 Fri. 28th. and also Day 1 option Sat. 29th.   To compete you need to get your name in as soon as possible to secure your place, as there is a huge interest in this event.


Web Site;  Thanks to Pat Costello for forwarding some memory named photos of past members and past events.  These are now on the web site and facebook, do select the “Share” button on facebook to share with your friends.  This is great platform opportunity to record all events both current and past in Ladies and Gents Golf.  It’s Important to record any historical events, competition results, Members photos of past activities of the Club.  This is an important opportunity to promote the Club as a Vibrant and Active Club for almost 40 years via the web and Facebook.  Contact; Tony 0868209991.


Fixtures:  Captains Golf Week remaining Agenda; See the agenda above.

Wed 26th. Captain’s Social Mixed The Draw will commence at 6.30pm. Sharp.


Golfer of the Year;  A reminder that all members compete in all competitions throughout the year.  This will Increase your “Golfer of the Year” points.


Away Scoring Recording Form;  All away scores are to be recorded on the “Away Record Form” on the notice board, for Non Qualifying,  Society,  Fourball and Team Events.  All members are requested to respect this request so that a better accuracy can be applied to the formation of handicaps.


Ladies Golf;  Results; Tuesday July 18th.  1st.  Mary Lou Carroll 72 nett.

Social mixed;   Wednesday July 19th.  Was cancelled due to inclement weather.

Lady Captain Josie Bourke’s Prize will take place on Tuesday July 25th. and Sunday July 30th.

The Ladies Social Mix is a great social event.  All members should make a special effort to participate 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, tell all friends.


Volunteers;   All volunteers are welcome, just check in with the 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, Pat-ways and Bunkers, Carpentry, Maintenance or others, or just turn up at your own convenience.  All will be appreciated.   A special thanks to the course Manager Liam Leahy and the Greenkeeper John Alexandra for their great efforts in the engineering of new additional drainage on the course.  A lot of hard work.  Well done to both.


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. 20th. July.  Became a very special event in Tipperary Town.  Seamus Bourke presented to the Seniors on behalf of the Cody family a perpetual “Seamus Cody” Cup and also medals to the winning team.  It was a very emotional presentation by Seamus and everyone was heart-warming to Seamus and a great sense of gratitude was expressed by John Stapleton on behalf of the Seniors committee and members.  The club President Tony O’Toole also congratulated the Senior committee for their efforts on making this event a major success and also to the Cody Family for their Gesture in perpetually remembering Seamus Cody for the legacy he left in Templemore Golf Club. There was a great turn out of Seniors.  The course was in great condition which made it very competitive. The winning Team of the Cody Cup and Medals were; Joe O’ Connor,  Willie Haverty,  Donal Housing, Pat O Connell.  2nd. Team;  Dinny Toohey, Phil Ryan, Pat Costello, Liam Leahy.  3rd. Team; Dinny Maher, Gerry O’ Dwyer,  Paddy Bourke. Visitors on behalf of the Cody family; Eoin Bourke, James Cody, Andrew Cody. Andrew Russell. A great enjoyable day was had by all.


New Seniors Members;  All Senior Golfers and visiting Golfers 55+ or anyone in retirement that want a social sport activity are more than welcome to enjoy an excellent social opportunity to play this great game with like-minded golfers.  Just turn up on Thursday mornings at 10am. Or contact; John Stapleton @ 086-0894718


Senior Fixtures;  Next Seniors, Thursday 27nd. July.  Captains Senior Day at 10.30am.


LMC Fixtures;  Ballinasloe Golf Club on 31st. July.  All LMC fixtures are on the notice Board in Club House or the LMC web site.


Golf thought for the week;   “If I have a tough shot or a moment where I really need to hit a good shot, I just think about trying to make good contact, and that’s really it. It’s as simple as that. Take everything else and try to de-clutter your mind. Just concentrate on making good contact and more often than not it works out okay.”- Rory McIlroy.


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