News up to Sunday 24th September

Templemore Golf Club News;


President’s Prize, Saturday 30th. Sept.  Both Presidents, Tony O’Toole and Maura Sheehan welcome all to compete in this last major event of the season.  The Ladies Tee off time will be at 1, O’Clock on Saturday 30th.  As the evenings are getting shorter, any Gents that can play on Friday 29th. will be appreciated.  The presentations will  be in the Templemore Arms on Saturday Night 30th. The event will commence at 9pm. sharp in the Function Room, so all are requested to attend pre 9pm.  There will be lively entertainment with refreshment food and no admission charge, so all members are encouraged to bring all their family and friends to make this a great Social Night for your club.


Time Sheets;   Time sheets are now in place for the Presidents Prize for Fri. 29th. and Sat. 30th.  Place your preference time on the time-sheet to avoid delays.


Ladies Golf;

Presidents Social Mixed;  The Presidents Social mixed was held on Sunday September 24th. There was a great crowd present on the day, in what turned out to be a beautiful morning for golf.  Results:  1st. Team;  Kieran Hassett, Gerry Keegan, Ann O’Rourke.  2nd. Team;  Rody Cawley, Brendan Russell, Mary Ann Maher.  3rd. Team;  Liam Leahy, Paul Tuohy, Margaret Moran.


Tuesday 19th.  18H\S\P;  Congratulations to the winner,  Sheila Delaney.


Ladies Events;  Glens Trophy Competition;  Any lady who is interested in playing in the Glens Trophy Competition should write their name on the notice in the Clubhouse. This Foursomes Competition will be held in Birr on October 4th. Details on notice board.


Murphy’s Competition will be held on Saturday October 7th.


Presidents Prize;  We look forward to lots of Golf this weekend when the Presidents Prize will take place and we wish Maura and Tony the very best of luck in what we expect to be a very enjoyable event.


Volunteers;  Well done to all the volunteers that helped to make the course ready for the Presidents Prize weekend.  All appreciated.


Men’s Singles Match play;  This event is coming to an exciting finish.   The current match play-offs are as follows. A; Jerry Keegan jnr. V Sean Lee, V B; Conor Sheedy  V (D)  Seamus Bourke V Hugh Scott.  It’s important that these players contact each other to finalize their play-offs as soon as possible.


Golfer of the Year;  Important!  There is still plenty of opportunities to gain or increase your points for this prestigious event.  The current placing are on the notice board.  This is an accumulation of all points achieved  from all competitions throughout the year.


All Ireland Captains Competition; Sat 16th. this event was held in Roscrea Golf Club and a special thanks to Dessie Hennessy for representing Templemore Golf Club in this prestigious event.


Twin Town Cup;  The contest took place last week in “Potenza Picana” in Italy.  A total of 18 people travelled from Templemore for the occasion.  The team from Templemore was headed by our Club Captain, Martin Bohan, including Mick Connell, Michael Healy, Joe O’Connor, Tom McGrath, John Stapleton and Sean Lee.  They competed against a team from “Potenza Picana” and also from “Premilhat” in France.  The competition was held in “Corero Golf Club” with the Italian team retaining the trophy.  By all accounts everyone had a great time and were well looked after  by their host.  Worthy of a revisit again.


Seniors Report and Results;  Thursday 21st.;  1st. Team;  Tom Mc Grath, Mick Carey, Donal Golden.  2ndTeam; Joe O’Connor, Frankie Shortt, John Mulally .  3rdTeam; Dennis Toohy, Seanie Gleeson, P.J. Leahy.  Next away outing will be in Roscrea. Date TBC.


Bereavement;  A minute silence was observed in respect to the passing of P.J. Moran on Tuesday 19th. September.  Former Club President, 1988-1996.  “ May he rest in Peace”.


White Dowling Society President;  Congratulation to President Pat Costello on his very successful President Prize held in Roscrea Golf Course on Sat. 23rd.  and also to the winner John Stakelum. There was a delightful presentation of prizes in Murphy’s Pub  that evening with a fantastic quality meal provided.  Also an appreciation was expressed to invited guest Captain Martin Bohan and President Tony O’Toole.


Senior Fixtures;  Next Seniors, Thursday 28th.  Sept.


LMC Winners;   Watch this Space   “Golfer of The Year Update”  Rathdowney result on Monday 25th. will be a decider to see if our 3 members remain in the top 5 placings;  Currently on the leader Board are;  2nd.  place; Liam Daly, 299 pts.  4th. Place;  Mick Carey, 278 pts.  5th. Place, Mick Keely.   It’s great to see 3 of our members still competing in the top 5 of this event.  The best of luck in Rathdowney.

Next event;  Rathdowney on Monday, 25th. Sept.   All LMC fixtures are on the notice Board in Club House and on the LMC web site.


Swing Thoughts for the Week;  “Hit the Golf Shot youknow you can hit and not the one you think you should.” – Ben Hogan.

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