News up to 21st May

Templemore Golf Club Notes;

Templemore Golf Club is a vibrant and active Golf Club and is rated as one of the best 9 hole Golf Courses in the country.  The conditions are excellent, very competitive and a challenging course.  All golfers are more than welcome to try out their skills to beat this challenging course.

The Ladies Social Mix is now in full flight,  This is great event for the Social development of the club organised by the Ladies.  All members should make a special effort to participate in this great event each Wednesday evening at 6pm.

Unwanted Golf Clubs are wanted, to be available for those that want to start playing this wonderful game, but do not have Golf Clubs. This is a project ongoing in conjunction with  Templemore Lions Club. It’s a wonderful project,  If you want 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 with a label on them. 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.

Competition Results;

April 22nd.  & 23rd.   18 Hole Stableford, 4 Ball.  1st. John Galvin, Jim Russell.  2nd. Sean Lee, Michael Webster.

April 29th. & 30th.  18hole Stableford. 1st. George Collins, 71pts.  2nd. Ger Keegan (Snr) 74pts. 3rd. Michael Purcell 74pt.

May 6th. & 7th.  9 Hole Stableford, Front 9, Qualifier Stableford.  1st. Ger Keegan 22pts., 2nd. Sean Lee, 19pts.

The Team selected to represent Templemore Golf Club in the 9 hole in Thurles on 14th. June @ 11.20, Jim Russell and Gerry Keegan. Well done and the Best of Luck to both.

April 22nd  Country Clubs. Templemore Team were beaten in the 1st round 4 to 3 by Lismore Golf Club in Donaraile, Co. Cork.  Templemore won this title last year against Lismore but the Lismore team gathered deep strength to beat our team in the first round.  Congratulation to the Management and all who took part and no doubt next year we will have the title back again.  The tram were; Jerry Keegan, Timmy Touhy, Mick Kealy, Bernie O’Rourke, Tom McGrath, Seamus Bourke, Joe O’Connor.

May 13th.  The Jimmy Bruen Team Vs Clonmel Golf Club in Clonmel Golf Course.

Disappointment by Management and players that the Clonmel Team were in superior form on the day despite a great effort by all and especially Jerry Keegan and Joe O’Connor, but was not sufficient to get a grip on the Clonmel team.  The Team were, Tom McGrath, Timmy Touhy, Joe O’ Connor, Martin Bohan, Denny Touhy, Michael Purcell, Keith Morris, Gerry Keegan, Michael Keely, John Greed.

3rd May.  Ladies Social Mixed; (on Wed Evenings @ 6pm.) 1st. Denny Touhy, Joe O’ Connor, Josie Bourke.  2nd. Timmy Touhy, Matt Butler, Ambrose Purcell.

Sunday Time Sheet;  Important that players select their times and enter it on the timesheet to avoid hold up in play.  Also to have all details completed on their card especially their Membership Number.

Golfer of the Year;  Don’t forget that to Increase your “Golfer of the Year” points you need to participate in all competitions throughout the year.

This structure was designed to keep the “Golfer of The Year” competition competitive, right up to the end.

Templemore Golf Club Customised Gear;  If you need a replacement to your Club Jumpers or Tee Shirts with the Club Logo on them, they are now on display and available with John Mullaly.

Member Subs are now due, so please pay A.S.A.P.

Payment of Subs are now requested as soon as possible and can now be paid 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.  Subs are the backbone of the club so payment is expected as soon as possible.

Web Site;

Our new web site is constantly been added with new features on all sectors relating to the Golf Club activities and the course.  Now photos are been added regularly into the photo gallery, so have a look you may be in the mix.  Any historical phots and competition photos would be welcomed, contact Tony 0868209991.  Also a “Pay online” feature for those that find it more convenient to pay their Fee, which at this time of year players are requested to have their dues payed.


Weekly ongoing;  The usual weekly competition will continue throughout the weeks, Fee €5.

Social Mixed on each Wed Evening. The Draw will commence at 6pm Sharp.

Singles League is currently ongoing, one each week. Round 1, 9 Holes. Round 2, 9 holes. Round 3, 11 Holes.  Round 4, 11 Holes. See Notice Board for details, Entry fee €5 re-entry €3.

May 13th  & 14th  18 Hole Stableford.

May 20th & 21st  18 Hole Stroke GOY Competition.

May 27th.  Pierce Purcell Team Play Mitchelstown in Cahir Park Golf Club.

May 27th & 28th  18 Hole Stableford.

June 4th.Inter Club 4 Ball in Cahir Park Vs Cahir Entries Requested before 4th June, entry sheet on the Notice board. Or Contact John 086 0894718.

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.

Miscellaneous Events;

Templemore Golf Twinning in Italy. Last Places available;

The “Twin Town Cup”  Competition between Templemore and 2 Twin Towns from France and Italy will take place on Sept 9th.  This is a great event in profiling our club to been vibrant and active and also a return visit from the away clubs to Templemore to sample Templemore Golf Club hospitality.  If you have any difficulty in making arrangements, or for more information, contact Club Captain Martin Bohan 087-05092 or Club Treasurer Tom McGrath 087-4132691.  All details will be on the Club House notice board.

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.

The Golf Course:

The course is in great shape under the guidance of Course Manager Liam Leahy and our Green Keeper John Alexandre.  Also, with the team of voluntary workers which is always appreciated in profiling this vibrant Golf Club amenity.


URGENT;Adopt a Bunker” The adopt a bunker plan is always a great success in keeping them in great condition.  All volunteers are welcome, just check in with Liam Leahy, Course Manager, 087 4115773  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.

Seniors Report and Results Thurs. 26th. April, 3rd May & 11th May.

Templemore Golf Club, Mick Connell, John Stapleton, Frankie Shortt, Leaving the green, Dinny Touhy, discussing that missed putt that would have changed the game plan in the Seniors Competition

The results are as follows; 

26th May;  1st Team, Tom Kenny, Phil Ryan, John Mullally, Donal Golden.  2nd Team, Paddy Bourke, Pat Maher, Frankie Shortt, Gerry Keegan. 3rd, Team. Rody Cawley, John Brown, Mick Connell, Liam Daly, Joe Tynan.

3rd. May;  1st Team, Liam Daly, Jim Gleeson, John Mullaly, Mick Connell.  2nd Team, Eddie Butler, Tom Hogan, Donal Golden, Gerry McGurthy.  3rd. Team, Joe O Connor, Pat Costello, Sean Gleeson, John Galvin,

11th. May;   1st. Team, Sean Bourke, Mick Connell, John Mullaly, Michael Maher. 2nd. Team; Joe O Connor, Joe Clarke, John Stapleton, Tom Harris.  3rd Team;  Dinny Touhy, Gerry McGurthy, Jim Gleeson, Gerry Keegan. The 1st team missed a vital 2ft Putt on the last green (9th) that would have put them in the records with a score on 10pts for that hole.


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 likeminded golfers.



Rathdowney, in May, Date to be decided. !

Next Seniors, Thursday 18th  May.

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. Portumna Thurs. 25th. May.  Templemore on Saturday 22nd. JulyApril. All LMC fixtures ore on the notice Board in Club House or the LMC web site..


Golf thought for the week;   Golf is the closest game to the game we call Life.  You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots; but you have to play the ball where it lies” – Bobby Jones

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