News up to Sunday 13th May 2018

Templemore Golf Club News;


J B Carr Winning Team Members Tom McGrath and Bernie ORourke- Photo by Rody Cawley

Bereavement;  The club Captain Tommy Foley and Club President Phil Ryan Snr. Expressed their sincere condolences on behalf of all the club members to the Murphy Family on the bereavement of Tom Murphy (Murphy’s Pub, Main Street) on Friday  11th. of May 2018,.  Tom was the Club President in 2002 and was a great influence on all those that knew him as a player and a gentleman.  He is survived by his  wife Breda Murphy,  Lady Club Captain 1985 and Lady President 2004.  The murphy family are great supporters of Templemore Golf Club with Sponsorship and superb beverages at various club events and also as club members.  Tom set an example to all on his gentle manner. He will be missed by all that knew him.   Rest in peace Tom.


Templemore Golf Club Hat-trick win over Thurles, Tipperary Town and Nenagh Golf Clubs.  The J.B. Carr Tournament was hosted in Templemore against Thurles Golf Club on Monday 30th. April which Templemore had a very successful win,  since then on Monday 7th. May Templemore had a great victory over Tipperary Town and on Wed, 9th. May Templemore in the “Central Town” Competition had a very successful win over Nenagh both at home and away.  This is a huge boost to Templemore Golf Club and great expectations are already in anticipation of winning the J.B Carr County Final against Clonmel in a home and away match.  (The date is to be confirmed).  Club Captain Tommy Foley paid great tribute to the home teams, which we are all very proud of their achievements and all the club members will be in full support for a victory against Clonmel and winning the J.B. Carr County Final.  Complements were expressed by all to Patricia Foley for her exquisite catering for all of the teams;


J.B. Carr winning team against Tipperary;  Tom McGrath and Bernie O’Rourke;  Gerry Keegan Snr. and Bertie Keane;  Tom Kenny and Paddy Bourke;  Seamus Bourke and Liam Daly;  Mick Kealy and Ambrose Purcell.


Central Towns Trophy winning team Nenagh; Home Team; Joe O’Connor, Padraigh Moloney, Mick Kealy.  Away Team; Timmy Touhy, Tom McGrath.


The Spring League; The spring League has now completed and the results were very close with great competition.  Club competition Secretary Liam Leahy expressed his great satisfaction with the consistent turn out of all the teams despite the inclement weather and congratulated the winning teams in both Division 1 and Division 2 .


The Spring League winning teams were;  Div.1; 1st. place; Team E. Donal Golden, Tom McGrath, Tom Kennedy, John Russell.  2nd. Place;  Team B; Michael Webster, Tim Touhy, Lorcan Reilly, Matt Butler.  3rd. Team;  Bernie O’Rourke, Joe O’Connor, Jim Ryan, John Mullaly.  Div.2; 1st. Place; Team D; John Galvin, Dennis Touhy, Tom Foley (Captain), Frank Russell.  2nd. Place;  Team J; Liam Leahy, George Collins, Gerry Keegan Snr. Eddie Butler.


Week End 18h Singles;  The long awaited 18h singles commenced on Sat 12th and 13th. May.  Results will be in the next issue.  There was a great turn out and all were delighted with the course condition and to get back to the long course 18 holes play.  Competition Secretary Liam Leahy requested that all club members should declare their club interest in competing every week-end in this competition.  A lot of effort is been put into improving the condition of the course and it would be great to see as many players as possible competing on Sat or Sundays.


Club Lotto;  A new finance sub-committee has been formed to run the Lotto which will be a 50/50 Lotto.  More details will follow in the weeks ahead on this great fund railing development project for the club.  Club Captain Tommy Foley expressed to all members to give this project your full support.


Volunteer Work Day;  A volunteer work day is organised by Vis- Captain John Stapleton on every Tuesday from 11am to 1 o’clock.  John Stapleton would like to see as many members as possible to assemble at the work shed to give just 2 hours to this important work on the course needs and attention.


Membership Final offer to anyone whom has a desire to play this great game;  The following Rates are selected to make the membership affordable to all sectors of the community both home and way. Gent; €350. Lady; €300. Couple; €500. Country Member; €150. Beginner, Gent;(Annual Rate for 3 years). €200. Beginner, Lady;(Annual Rate for 3 years). €170. Junior: (15-18yrs.-2nd Level) €50. Students Green Fee Membership: (3rd. Level & Student Garda,.) €70. OAP/Clergy, Existing; €230. OAP/Clergy, New: €270. OAP/ Couple, Existing; €350. OAP/ Couple. New; €350. Unemployed; at the 1st. Jan. €270. Distance Members; (Lady & Gent, Outside 50k) €150. Juvenile; (Under 15yrs.) €25. Family; (Children under 15yrs.) €500. Green Fees; (No reduction for 9 hole) €10. Green Fee; Junior Juvenile or Student €5. Entry Fee; Suspended . You can pay into the “drop box” in the locker room or “pay online”, either way, as soon as possible!  Distance membership and private subscriptions can be made online on the club web site;


One Rate for Green Fee;  The Green Fee for 2018 is now €10 for 9hole or 18 hole.


Vouchers; Vouchers make the ideal present for Membership, Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Special Occasions or Corporate Incentive Presentations and Team Building for seasoned golfers, beginners and those that want to take up the Game of Golf; Visit our Web Site and order your voucher by selecting the “Membership” tab and scroll down to the “Voucher” button and order it on-line or contact the club number; 0504 31400 or any committee member or email;


The advantages of Playing Golf in Templemore 9 hole Golf Course ;  A magnificent Golf Course to test your golf skills as proven in the J.B. Carr Thurles defeat. Templemore Golf Course is available to all golfers, members and non-members and members from other clubs to get in your practice rounds, beginners, Active Retiree’s and families who want to take up the sport  will get assistance from any committee member, (refer to web site for committee member list) here are some positive reasons for golfing in Templemore Golf Course;   Golf can be good for your health and your heart. Walking an average course for a round of 18 holes of golf can be between five to seven kilometres. If you walk 18 holes three to five times a week, you’ll get an optimal amount of endurance exercise for your heart. If you pull your clubs or carry them, you’ll burn even more calories each round and benefit even more. Playing golf regularly can help you:  Stay fit, Improve muscle tone and Endurance, Lose weight and body fat.  Golf can also be a great way to keep in touch with friends, help in reducing stress as a result of the physical activity and also due to the pleasure of walking in an open and natural environment,  provide opportunities to meet new people, help develop a sense of community connectedness.  Golf can be a very social and enjoyable sport. While you compete against others, you can also compete with yourself to better your previous best score. Templemore Golf Course provides  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. (Membership option rates are on our web site).  Full Annual Membership €350 = Approximately, only 95c. 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 web site, or at the club house or contact Martin Bohan 087 0509278 or any of the committee members. All are welcome.


New Members Lady and Gents;  All current members are encouraged to introduce at least “ONE NEW MEMBER” Lady or Gent, Junior or Student, Senior or Family, Active Retiree’s or any person interested in taking up the sport.  It will be a huge advantage to building the club membership.


The Seniors;  There was a great turn out on Tuesday 10th. May.   The seniors are a committed bunch of golfers that enjoy the sport and are always available to commit to the game and to volunteer on course duties.  Club Captain Tommy Foley praised the seniors for their continued support to the club.  Results will be in the next issue.


Next Senior Fixture;  Thursday 10th. May, Tee-off 10.30am.


Next Seniors Away Outing;  Next seniors away outing will be in Rathdowney. Date TBC.


Club Fixtures;

Munster County Clubs;  Round 2;  Winners, Spanish Point/Doneraile-v-Templemore.

A.I.G. Pierce Purcell 26/27th. May;  in Ballykisteen Golf Club.  Round 1; Ballykisteen-v-Templemore.  Round 2;  Ballykisteen/Templemore-v-Winners, Clonmel/Thurles.

Mixed Foursomes 16/17th. June;  East Section in Tipperary Golf Club, Round 2; Templemore-v-Clonmel.

Cup and Shield Requirements;  for Foursomes, Fourball Match Play and Single match Play are listed in the Club House locker room.

Munster Golf;  Irish Cups and Shields Tournaments 2018 are now listed on the Club House Locker room for details.

The AIG Cups and Shields National Finals will be in Thurles Golf Club on 21/23 September 2018.

The Irish Mixed Foursomes National Final will be in Miltown Golf Club 5/6 October 2018.


Swing Thought by Butch Hermon;    “I see these golfers who make beautiful practice swings and then step up and flash the club back so fast they have no chance. You’ve got to understand that you want to save your speed for the downswing. The only function of the backswing is to get in position to deliver the club down to the ball. But you don’t want to think about swinging back slowly—that can cause an abrupt change of speed later—so think about being deliberate. That’s what Jack Nicklaus always told himself.”


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