News up to 9th June

LMC Seniors Alliance Golfers; John Maher, Tony O’Toole, John Ryan, Phil Ryan

Templemore Golf Club Notes;

The 10th. and 11th. June 18h. S/F, competition was in aid of funds for the National Council of the Blind who offer community based services to help people to adapt to sight loss and maintain their independence. These services include emotional support to the individual experiencing loss of vision and to their families, advice and information on all aspects of vision loss as well as practical support and solutions to the challenges encountered by people with vision loss. These services are offered to people of all ages, from birth through to older age. Templemore Golf Club thanks all members who played this event with a big “THANK YOU” for your support.  The results will be published in the next issue.

The Diagio Mixed foursome was contested on Sat. 10th at 10.30 am. V’s Mitchelstown home and away.

The contest was very successful for Templemore with a comfortable but highly contested win.  Congratulation to all the team their mentors and manager. The team next outing is the Irish Mixed Foursomes in Thurles @ 8.30 am on Sat. 17th. June.  Refer to the Club House for the team pairings. We wish all of the Team every success.

The Belvedere Cup competition will take place in Dundrum on Tues. 20th. June.  A practice round will take place in Dundrum on Tues. 13th. June.  See selection list on the Club House notice board.  Any query’s, contact Phil Ryan 087-0668060 or Pat O’Connell 087-9205821.

The Cashman Cup will be played before the 17th. June in Templemore Vs Thurles.  Date to be confirmed.

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.

URGENT CALL;  All members are requested to participate in a volunteers project on the course on  wed.14th. a text message will be sent out to all members requesting them to participate in this project.  Contact, John Stapleton 086-0894718 or Liam Leahy 086-1742533 for details.

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.  Details will be in the next issue.


Competition Results;

Sat. June 3rd. Sun. June 4th. Mon. June 5th.  18H, s/f.   1st. John Galvan, 37pts. 2nd. Martin Bohan, 35pts. 3rd. John Hassett, 35pts.


Sunday Time Sheet;  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 due.

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;

The site is now connected to “Facebook” so that members on face book will get an automatic notification of any news posted on the web page.  We encourage all to select the “LIKE” button so that the news will also go to all of your friends.  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.



The Cashman Cup, Templemore Vs Thurles will be played before the 17th. June.  Contact John Stapleton 086-0894718 for details.

Irish Mixed Foursomes in Thurles @ 8.30 am. on Sat. 17th. June.

The Belvedere Cup competition will take place in Dundrum on Tues. 20th. June

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.

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.

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; 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 Ladies Hospitality of Tea, Sandwiches, Scones and Banter. A wonderful event and all the Ladies are to be congratulated for organising this event.  Well done.

30th. May, Tuesday, 18 Hole Stroke. 1st. Sadie Tynan (17) 72.  2nd. Bernie Stapleton (26) 72.  3rd. Mary Ann Maher (22) 75
31st. May, Wednesday Social Mixed,  1st. Team, Sara Hearne, Ann Hogg, Brendan Russell, 29.8.  2nd. Team, Ann O Rourke, Sile Keely, Pat O’Connell 29.9.
6th. June, Tuesday, 18h, Hole Stableford, 1st. Lorraine Bourke (35) 34pts.  2nd.  Sheila Delaney (12) 34pts.

Social Mixed on 7th June was cancelled due to the inclement weather.

Recent Social night and presentation of prizes in Polly’s Pub was a tremendous success. Some of our new members showed their talents stretch beyond the Golf course. Thanks to the Men’s committee for organizing the event and our own competition secretary Josie Moloney for all her work on the night. Hopefully there will be more nights like this over the season.


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:

URGENT CALL;  All members are requested to participate in a volunteers project on the course on  wed.14th. a text message will be sent out to all members requesting them to participate in this project.  Contact, John Stapleton 086-0894718 or Liam Leahy 086-1742533 for details.



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. 8th June.

The results are as follows; 

1st.  Team; John Galvin, John Stapleton.  Tom Hogan, Bertie Keane.  2nd.  Team; Mick Kealy, Tommy Foley, Michael Webster,  Jim Russell.   3rd. Team; Rody Cawley, Phil Ryan, PJ Leahy, Ambrose Purcell.

There were also winners in the “Birdie Club”  Joe O’Connor, Tom Hogan, Tommy Foley.

A special presentation was made to Phil Ryan who was the founder member of the Templemore Seniors Golf.  Congratulation Phil and wishes from all to your continued enjoyment of this great game “GOLF”.  A great day was had by all and the banter was as always most enjoyable.  These events are a fantastic social event for all golfers 55+.


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 8th. June.

Usual time 10am. for entries to start no later than 10-30am. Fee €5 which include Golf, Tea, Sandwich’s and the Banter.  This will be the 1st. away event in Rathdowney. There is great interest in this event and the list is already showing a full members participation. Contact John Stapleton 086-0894718 to secure your entry.

LMC Fixtures. Esker Hills Golf Club 26/06/2017.  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 a compromise between what your ego wants you to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.” – Bruce Crampton

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