News up to Friday 30th June

Templemore Golf Club Notes;

Competitors on Vice Captains Day

The Vice Captain Tommy Foley Prize which took place on Sat. 24th. June and Sun. 25th. June. was won by Paul Touhy, in 2nd place was Frankie Shortt and 3rd. place was Pat Butler.  A fantastic turn out of players “The highest number in 5 years”  Great competitive golf was played by all who took part and congratulations to the winners who displayed exceptional golf to win, considering the turnout.

 The Belvedere Cup narrowly defeated despite a gallant effort from the team: Liam Leahy, PJ Leahy, Mick Carey, Liam Daly, John Mullaly, Pat Looby, Gerry Keegan, Paul Tuohy, Michael Webster and Tom Harris. Well done to all in your endeavours to secure a victory.

Mens Singles Match play.  There is great interest in this event this year.  Make sure you are not left out of this great event,  put your name on the list in the Club House as soon as possible so as not to be disappointed.

Templemore Golf Club Classic reminder; All members are requested to soul search for sponsors for this fund raising event, also, donations can be made on line on our web site.

 Competition Results;  The 3T’s this week-end results for the 1st and 2nd. of July will be in the next issue.  The 3T’s is a registered charity working to prevent deaths by suicide through research, intervention and support.  Your support in participating in this event is much appreciated.

Juvenile Golf Lessons This Summer Reminder;   Get your name in now for these training lessons that 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;  Making Sunday a great day of Golf is now getting very popular in the Club.  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.   This is an URGENT CALL to those that have not yet paid their membership;  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 colleague 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 of past activities of the Club.  This is an important opportunity to promote the Club as a Vibrant and Active Club, contact Tony 0868209991.

Fixtures:  The Diageo Mixed Foresomes V’s  Birr,  will probably take place on Sat the 8th July or Sunday 9th. July.  The dates are not definite but has to be played before 15th. July date, 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 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; All away scores are to be recorded on the “Away Record Form” on the notice board.  It’s important that all members compete in all competitions throughout the year.  This will Increase your “Golfer of the Year” points

Ladies Golf;  Results; Mossy’s Sponsored 18 Hole S/F 27/06/17.  1st. Bernie Stapleton (26) 36 pts. 2nd. Margie Costigan (15) 34 pts.  3rd. Sheila Delaney (12) 34 pts. CSS ; 70.
Social mix on Wednesday 28th.  The winning team was;  Paul Tuohy,  Liam Daly, and Carmel Butler.   Despite the threat of inclement weather there was a good turn out on Wednesday.  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;  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, 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. 29th June.  The results are as follows;  1st. Team;  Dinny Toohey, Pat Costello, Sean Gleeson, Michael Maher.   2nd. Team. Joe O’Connor, Shamus Ryan, Mick Connell.  Pat O’ Connell.   3rd. Team.  Tom McGrath, John Brown, Pat Maher, John Galvin.  Symphaty was extended to Jim Gleeson on the death of his mother in-law.  Also best wishes and a Speedy recovery were extended to our Club Handicap Secretary Sean Lee.   A reminder was expressed to all Senior Golfers 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.


Next Seniors, Thursday 6th. 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 Frankie Shortt on winning 2nd place in class 1 at Esker Hills Golf Club on Monday 26th. June. Well done Frankie.  Fixtures; Mountrath on Mon 3rd. July followed by 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 deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.” – Arnold Palmer

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