News up to Sunday 17th June

( Templemore Golf Club winning team V Nenagh. Padraig Moloney, Joe O’ Connor, Michael Kealy, Dinny Touhy. (Photo by; Rody Cawley))


Templemore Golf Club News;


Course Condition;  The course manager Liam Leahy congratulated all the volunteers and his own staff for their dedicated and committed enthusiasm work in getting the course up to the current excellent condition that this 9hole wonderful course deserved to be on the Top list of 9 hole courses.  The unprecedented growth and continues wet weather was a major factor delaying the maintenance of the course but with the commitment of volunteers the course is now playing well and we look forward to great challenging competitions ahead.


Sunday 18h. S/f Results;   Sun. 10th. June;  A great turn out with very close and fantastic scoring all due to the excellent condition of the course.  Congratulations to our Club Captain who blazed a trail on this challenging course for the 2nd time this year.  1st  Club Captain, Tommy Foley, 2nd. John Mullaly, 3rd. Sean Lee.


Juvenile Golf;  Juvenile Golf Lessons will commence on Friday 6th. July at 10am. All Juveniles are encouraged by the Club Juvenile Officer Pat O’Connell to continue playing over school breaks and the summer months.  Any information required, contact Pat O’Connell 087 9205821.


Adopt a Bunker;  This project is progressing well and is always a great success and all are encouraged to put your stamp on any bunker you feel that you can commit to keeping its presentation up to standard.


Ladies Golf; 

The Social mixed continues every Wednesday evening with the draw at 6.30. The fine weather is bringing out great number for this great social event.  Everyone is encouraged to bring a friend Lady or Gent, also it’s an ideal opportunity for those that want to return to the game of golf.  Results on next issue.


Reserved Tee Time for Ladies;  Wednesday 20th. June. Tee Box reserved 11.30 1pm. for Ladies Boyne Cup Game all are requested to respect this reservation.


Historical 50 Years of Golf in Templemore;  The club will be celebrating  50 year in existence in 2021.  The club has nominated PJ Leahy as the club historian has been nominated to perfect this project and piece together memorabilia, old photos, sayings, and good banter from the past that can be resurrected to make this project successful.  PJ requested that all members past and present to dig deep and search their achieves for any memorabilia that they can find.  All will be appreciated and returned as received after the process.


Away scores, Recording Sheet;  The “Away” Score recording sheet for “Qualifying”, “Non-Qualifying” , “Society”, “Fourball” and “Team Events” is now placed on the Locker Room Notice Board.  The club handicap Secretary John Greed has expressed that all members playing away or in other societies to record their score on this sheet.  This is a very important request as it is part of the “Golf Ethical” for calculating accuracy on handicap ratings.


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


The advantages of Playing Golf in Templemore 9 hole Golf Course ;  A magnificent Golf Course to test your golf skills.  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 as usual on all the Seniors.   Results are as follows for Thursday 14th. June.;  1st. Team; Sean Lee, Paddy Nolan, John Hassett, Mick Carey. 2nd Team; George Collins, Ollie Murray, Liam Daly, Pat Maher.  3rd. Team;  Bertie Keane, Pat Costello, John Mullaly, Pascal Whelan. Seniors committee John Stapleton  expressed great appreciation to all who committed for Rathdowney on Tuesday 19th.


Next Seniors on Thursday 21st.  an ideal opportunity for past golfers to make a return to this great game in the presence of like minder players.


Club Fixtures;

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.  Round 2; Winners of Spanish Point-v- Doneraile will meet Templemore.

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

Autistic Golf Classic in aid of Daughters of Charity, Lisnagry. 23rd. Sept.

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


Golf Thought;  Straw-ber-mousse”; Speaking of Tempo, this four-syllable phrase tells you that your baskswing should take three times as long as the downswing.  Taking the club to the top, think “Straw-ber-ry”, then start down on the word “mousse”. You can, of course, substitute an appropriate word or phrase of your choosing.
















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