News up to Friday 23rd June

Templemore Golf Club Notes;

The Vice Captains Prize took place on Sat. 24th. June and Sun. 25th. June. The attendance shows that the club is vibrannt and active, onwards and upwards.  There was a fantastic turn out of players “The highest number in 5 years” and the weather and course was exceptional.  Thanks are expressed to the White Dowling Society for arranging for some of its members to participate in this event.  The competitors were very competitive and we look forward to the final results and the presentation of the Vice Captain Tommy Foley Trophy for the event.  This exceptional turnout is a mandate for Tommy that there will be great support for him during his Captain year.  Best of Luck to you Tommy and well done.


The Belvedere Cup competition took place in Dundrum Golf Course on Tues. 20th. June. The course was fantastic and the weather was glorious. Templemore had 2 wins and 2 losses after a continued gallant display of golf from the Templemore team the deciding match was on the 19th. hole where Templemore were just pipped.  It was a competitive match played with good sportsmanship.  Thanks were expressed to Dundrum for their hospitality and wishes and good look to them in their next round.  The following were the Templemore team and a full appreciation for their time and effort in making themselves available for this competition,: Liam Leahy, PJ Leahy, Mick Carey, John Mullally, Pat Looby, Gerry Keegan, Paul Tuohy, Michael Webster, Tom Harris. Also The Club congratulates the Managers  Phil Ryan and Pat O’Connell for their time and effort in pulling this team together for practice sessions and on the day.  Well done to all.


Mens Singles Match play (Club).  Players Names are still required. While the list is growing more players are required to make this a very competitive event.  See the notice board in the Club House 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. All members are requested to soul search for sponsors for this fund raising event and donations can be made on line on our web site.


Competition Results;  Sat. 17th. June and Sunday 18th. June.  18H, Bogey Vs Par.   1st. Tom Quinlean.  2nd. Jim Gleeson.  3rd. Garath Kelliher.


Juvenile Golf Lessons This Summer,  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’s very 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 keep the club active and vibrant. This an appeal to all current Club Members to notify and remind any collegue that has not yet paid to make their payment as soon as possible.  This is “Your Club” and all members should be proactive in promoting the club.  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;  An appeal for any historical and competition photo’s to promote the past activities of the Club.  This is important in the promotion of the Club over the past number of years as a Vibrant and Active Club, 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;  It’s important that all members compete in in all competitions throughout the year.  This 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; For the Social mixed on Wednesday 21st.  1st.Team; Martin Gleeson, PJ Leahy and Mary Ryan.  2nd,  Team; Joe O’Connell, Timmy Touhy, and Mary Hogan.  The Ladies Social Mix is a great social Mix 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;  URGENT;Adopt a Bunker” The adopt a bunker plan is a great success in keeping the bunkers in great condition.  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, 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. 22th June.  The results are as follows;  1st. Team;  D Toohey,  Shamus Ryan, Liam Daly, P o Connell.  2nd. Team;  E Butler, Sean Gleeson, John Mulalley.  3rd.Team;  Sean Lee, P j Leahy, M Carey.  A great competitive day of golf was had by all and the banter as always was most enjoyable.  Thanks were expressed by the Volunteer Manager John Stapleton to all who participates in the voluntary work on the course and more would be welcome. Contact John-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.



Next Seniors, Thursday 28th. 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;   My golf swing is a bit like ironing a shirt. You get one side smoothed out, turn it over and there is a big wrinkle on the other side. Then you iron that one out, turn it over and there is yet another wrinkle. – Tom Watson


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