News up to 7th July

Templemore Golf Club Notes;

Men’s Singles Match play Draw; URGENT; Preliminary round and all first round matches are to be concluded by 23rd. July.  Both players will be eliminated for matches not completed on time, and also they will forfeit their fee.  The entry fee is €10 payable prior to playing.  Play off Handicap on date of Match.  Rounds 2, 3, and 4 will be completed on a weekly basis in August.  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.  Best of Luck to all.


HolmPatrick Cup; Appreciation to all for competing in this worthy event and especially to the winners,  John Hassett and Ted Kennedy who will now go forward to represent Templemore Golf Club in the County Final on Monday 24th. July and then to the Regional Final.  The four regional winners then play off for the cup in St. Andrews, the home of golf for the NCBI Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup.

The Diageo Mixed Foresomes V’s  Birr,  has been deferred.  The dates are not definite yet,  but has 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.


The Captains Prize Date is 30th Aug.  Reserve this date in your calendar, as there will be a host of Competitions for Ladies and Gents Golf on the week proceeding.  This will be a great week of Golf.  Note to all players that, Three 18h. cards must be already played to qualify.  So sharpen up all the pencils as you will have the option of competing in several events which will be listed in next week issue.


Templemore Golf Club Classic in August;  The date has yet to be decided.  This is an important event to raise 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.   As 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;  The 3T’s results for the 1st. and 2nd. of July were;   1st. Brendan Russell.  2nd. Keith Morris.  3rd. Pat Maher.    The 3T’s is a registered charity working to prevent deaths by suicide through research, intervention and support.  Thanks to all who supported this event and is much appreciated.


Juvenile Golf Lessons;   This a fantastic opportunity for young people to take up this Great Game. The next sessions are on the 14th. 21st. 28th. July. 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;   Sunday 9th. was fantastic to see so many players out on the course on what was a perfect morning for Golf.  It’ s requested to all Sunday golfers to continue making Sunday a great day of Golf.  Players who do not have a playing partner can use the time sheet to link up with other players at a relevant time. Don’t be without a game of Golf on Sunday, put your name on the time sheet.  It is Important that players select their times and enter it on the timesheet to avoid hold up in play.  Also have all details completed on their card especially their Membership Number.


Web Site;  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, photos of past activities of the Club.  This is an important opportunity to promote the Club as a Vibrant and Active Club via the web and Facebook.  Contact; Tony 0868209991.


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

Saturday and Sunday’s 18 hole Competition refer to the sign in book for details..


Golfer of the Year;  It’s important 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 4th. July Competition;  Club 18 hole; Winner; Ann O’Rourke, (23) 36 pts. CSS 70.

Social Mixed Wed 5th;  1st. Team;  John Hassett, P. J Leahy, Seamus Bourke and Breda Murphy. 2nd. Team; Michael Webster, Timmy Touhy and Sara Hearne.  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 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, Pat-ways 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. 6th July.  The results are as follows; 1st. Team;  Shamus Bourke,  Shamus Ryan,  Jim Gleeson,  Seanie Gleeson.  2nd. Team;  Eddie Butler, Pat Maher, Tommie Foley,  Phil Ryan,  3rd. Team;  George Collins,  Michael Maher, Pat O’Connell, Donal Goldin.  All Senior Golfers are reminded to avail of the opportunity of a great day of Seniors Golf  in Tipp Town on the 20th. July.  A fantastic deal €25 for a round of golf and a meal.  Get your name onto the list now by contacting; John Stapleton @ 086-0894718.


New Seniors Members;  All Senior Golfers and visiting Golfers 55+ 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.


Senior Fixtures;  Next Seniors, Thursday 13th. July.  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 and Results. Congratulations to Mick Carey on achieving 1st Overall winner with 44pts. and to Tom Kenny on achieving 1st in Class 1 with 36pts. in Rathdowney on Mon. 3rd.  Well done to both and it’s great uplift for our club to see our members in the LMC winning circles.


LMC Fixtures; Templemore on Saturday 22nd. July.  This will be a great event for Templemore Golf Club with close to 100 golfers taking part and especially when it’s on a Saturday.  All LMC fixtures are on the notice Board in Club House or the LMC web site.


Golf thought for the week;   “You turn off your mind. You feel your golf swing without really thinking about it. It’s almost like you don’t think at all. Maybe you have one little thought, and everything else becomes automatic.” – US Open Champion, Graeme McDowell

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