News Up To Sunday 28th April 2019

above photo;  Templemore Golf Club Victorious JB Carr winning team beating Tipperary Golf Club on their home ground, (B-R) Tom Kenny, Matt Bourke, Liam Leahy, Dennis Touhy, Mick Keely, Martin Bohan, Bertie Keane, Joe Fahy, Bernie O’Rourke, (F-R) Jerry Keegan, Tom McGrath, Sean Lee, Liam Daly, Seamus Bourke. (Photo by; Tommy Foley)


Templemore Golf Club News;    


JB Carr Competition Victory;  Last Tuesday 23rd.  Templemore traveled to Tipperary Golf Club to take on the best players of this renowned club and snatched a victorious win on the 18th. hole.  The Templemore Team displayed great resilience and spirit and are now on the road to another Munster Title.  The victorious team were; Tom Kenny, Matt Bourke, Liam Leahy, Dennis Touhy, Mick Keely, Martin Bohan, Bertie Keane, Joe Fahy, Bernie O’Rourke, Jerry Keegan, Tom McGrath, Sean Lee, Liam Daly, Seamus Bourke.   Next encounter is away to Ballykisteen Golf Club before the 10th. May.


Spring League Final Results;  Division 1 winners; Team D. Division 2 winners; Team A.  Individual winners; Week 1;  Joe O’Connor. Week 2; Seanie Gleeson. Week 3; Gerry Keegan. Week 4; Donal Golden. Week 5; Martin Walsh. Congratulations to all and a special appreciation to all who took part and made this a very successful event for the Club.  Prestation of prizes will be after the Social Mix on Wed. 1st.  Full support will be appreciated for this great event and presentation.


Munster Country Clubs Cup, On Sunday 28th. Templemore traveled to Doneraile Golf Club to challenge Spanish Point Golf Club.  Spanish Point were the winners of this competition on several occasions and proved very strong contenders -V-Templemore. The result was 5-1 in favor to Spanish Point. This team performance would indicate them as the winners for 2019.   The Templemore team were; Seamus Bourke, Timmy Touhy, Joe Fahy, Tom McGrath, Dennis Ryan, Michael Purcell, Declan Russell (Winner)  and team Managers Liam Leahy & Dinny Touhy.  The Tournament is open to all Clubs in the Province of Munster affiliated to the GUI and whose courses are less than 18 holes. Each team consist of seven male members and play by singles match play off scratch.


Saturdays & Sundays Competition;  The 18hole Stableford on Saturdays and Sundays is now in full motion. This week-end Bank Holiday the competition will also be open on Monday 29th. The course is in excellent condition, so great scores are expected.   Link up with other available players by using the Club “Whats App”


Storm Hannah, Damage;  A lot of debris and some fallen trees need to be cleared off the course.  Volunteers are requested to assist in the clean-up designated at 10am to 12pm on Tuesday morning 30th.  All are welcome at any time that suits.


GUI H/C Rules;  At the recent GUI handicap seminars attended by Handicap secretary Jim Ryan and Michael Purcell, two relevant items need to be focused on by all players, (A) Non -Return competition cards and (B) Away scores not recorded on the “Away Scores Sheet” on the locker room notice board, will result in Handi-Cap penalties going forward.  “Be Aware”


Golf Societies Welcome;   All golf societies are more than welcome to play the course.  For booking dates contact, Competition Secretary Liam Leahy, 087-4115773


Ladies Golf;  The ladies were defeated on Monday 23rd. in a very competitive “Revive Active Ladies Four-Ball”  against Rathdowney.   Next lady’s competition is the Boyne and has to be played by the 29th. of May against Thurles , Date TBC.


Mixed Social Golf ;  The Social Mixed Golf 9 holes is now in full swing every Wednesday Evening,  Registration pre-6pm .  This Wed 1st. May, the presentations will be issues to the Spring League Winners.  See “Whays App” for full details.   Congratulations to all.


“Cadet” Section;   There will be a collective vetting night shortly, All members Ladies and Gents who want to be involved in this great project for the future of the club will have to complete a “Vetting Form” it would be fantastic if, as many as possible would support the development of the Cadet sector in our club under the guidance of CGI, (Confederation of Golf Ireland) please contact Pat O’ Connell. 087-9205821 Club Juvenile Liaison Officer.  The signing date will be listed on the Members WhatsApp Later.


Juvenile Volunteers;  All current Juvenile golfers are encouraged to continue with their game during the Easter School Holiday breaks.  When the CGI Cadet Section is established it’s envisaged that there will a training session once every week.  If any assistance is required,  contact; Pat O’ Connell. 087-9205821 Club Juvenile Liaison Officer.


Club Survey;  All members will be issued with a “Club Survey” form to complete.  Your input to this project is giving each member Ladies and Gents an opportunity to “having your say “ on the future development of the club.  This Survey will be analyzed under the guidance of CGI, (Confederation of Golf Ireland) for more information contact Club Secretary,  Pat O’ Connell. 087-9205821


Membership Fee for 2019;  Early payment is essential for the registration of members for competitions and a vital source tor the up-keep of the course and equipment..  You now have the option to pay on -line through the club web site by Pay-Pal or Credit Card or by leaving the payment direct to a committee member.  The Rates for 2019 are as follows;  Gent Membership,  €350;  Lady Membership, €300;  Couple,  €500;  Country Member,  €150;  Beginner Gent (Guaranteed not to change for 3 years) €200;  Beginner (Lady),  (Guaranteed not to change for 3 years) €170;  Juvenile (U15),  €25;  Juniors (15-18yrs. 2nd. Level) €50;  Student 3rd. Level & Garda Students,  €70;  OAP/Clergy (Existing),  €230;   OAP/Clergy (New),  €270;  OAP Couple (Existing & New),  €350;  Unemployed at 1st Jan,  €270;  Social Welfare Recipients and special needs, €270;  Distance (Outside 50K Lady & Gents),  €150;  Family (Children under 15yrs.),  €500;  Green Fees (not reduced for 9 holes), €10;  Green Fees; Junior, Juvenile, Student and Garda Student,  €5;


Beginner Special Rate.  There is a “Special limited Fee” for beginners which is guaranteed not to change for 3 years.  This is very attractive for anyone interested in joining and for those purchasing vouchers to give a life changing experience to someone.  New members are now been accepted.  The membership categories have been increased to suit all sectors of the community.  All current members are encouraged to introduce at least “ONE NEW MEMBER” Lady or Gent, Junior or Student, Seniors Juveniles and Family, Active Retiree’s, Special Needs or any person interested in taking up the sport.  It will be a huge advantage to building the club membership and profile.


Lapsed Members are more than Welcome;  A special rate for “Lapsed Members” that have not played/joined for “One Year” can avail of a “welcomed back” once-off, special rate of €200 and Ladies €170.  This is a great motivation opportunity for golfers, Ladies and Gents who want to return to this great social game.  All current members are encouraged to promote this offer to help those that want to return to the Club.   Registrations Forms are now available on-line on our web site, just select the “Membership” tab and it will give you the option to pay by Pay Pal or Credit Card. or collect an application form at the club house or contact Martin Bohan 087 0509278 or any of the committee members.   Payment options can also be made through the Golf Club web site link;    All will be more than welcomed.


Make Golf a Life Changing Gift;   Give a life changing Sport experience to someone.  The Ideal gift for anyone who would like to take part in an active exercise sport.  Golf is that Ideal Gift.  Buy a membership Voucher now.  Contact Martin Bohan 087 0509278 or any of the committee for to purchase the “Ideal Active Present”.


By Active in Retirement;  For the active retirement, this is an excellent activity.  You will be more than welcome.

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).

The club will assist you in starter clubs to get you going.  Contact any current member for assistance and you will be looked after.


Course Development Donations;    Donations, sponsorship, will be greatly received and used exclusively for Course Development.  Put your stamp on the course making a special contribution.  For Donations, Just select the “Membership” tab and then select “Make a Donation” tab on the Club Web Site , or in confidence contact; Martin Bohan 087 0509278.  A great thanks to those who have made donations and contributed with sponsorship.


The Seniors Golf; Thursday April 25th.  There was a great turn out of Seniors to the special arranged away Golf Day including a fantastic meal value in Tipperary Golf Course.  The day was splendid, and the scoring was high, an indication that constant playing since the beginning of the year is resulting in great scores.

Seniors Golf for Lapsed Members;  The Seniors is an ideal opportunity for “Lapsed Members” to return to the club.  There will be a great “Welcome Back” for them, also, great team support, banter and refreshments.   “Make your return to Golf Now”. Call in on Thursday mornings at 10am. To play or at 12noon approx. for to join in the Cuppa and Banter.

Winners;  The winners for Thursday 25th.  were;  1st. Team; George Murray, Mick Connell, Pat O’Connell, Pat Costello.  2nd Team; Seamus Bourke, Pat Maher, Michael Maher.   3rd. Team; John Hassett, Phil Ryan, PJ Leahy.  4th. Team; John Mullally, Tony O’Toole, Donal Golden.

Seniors GOY.  Also in Tipperary a “Seniors GOY” Competition with all individual scores recorded to select the “Best 3 from 5 Outings”

Next Seniors; Thursday 2nd. May in Templemore at 10am.

LMC;  22nd. April in Rathdowney;  Congratulations to Pat O’Connell on winning 1st. in Class 1.  Next LMC Wed. May 1st.  in Tullamore. 


Club Fixtures;

Saturdays & Sundays Competition;  The 18hole Stableford on Saturdays and Sundays. Use the “WhatsApp” to link up with other players.

JB Carr;  2nd. Leg. TBC.

Sunday May 12 ;    Fred Perry Trophy.. Round 1-Tipperary-V-Templemore.  12th. May  If you are Over 55yrs. contact  Manager; Seanie Gleeson. 086-1672510.

Saturday May 25 ;  AIG Pierce Purcell Shield, At Clonmel Golf Course, Round 2- Ballykisteen-V-Templemore.  Manager; Mick Keely.

Sunday June 2 ;    Cashman Cup. Munster Club Four-Ball Championship.  Round 1- Cahir Park-V-Templemore.  Manager; P.J. Leahy.

Sunday 9th. June;  DIAGEO Mixed Foursomes 2019.  Mount Temple -V- Templemore.

Thursday June 13 ; Irish Mixed Foursomes, Tipperary Golf Club, Round 1-Templemore-V-Ballykisteen.  Managers; Captains; Captains Tony O’Toole, Lorraine Ryan/Seamus Bourke.

Classic Fund Raiser;  Fri 6th. Sat 7th. Sun 8th, July.

Presidents Prize;  Sunday July 28 .

Captains Prize;  Friday, Saturday, Sunday August  16,17, 18 .

White Dowling Society; Saturday October 26.

White Dowling Society; Saturday December 14 .

LMC in Templemore; Monday September 30 (President Phil Ryan Prize)

See Notice Board for more details or contact Club Competition Secretary; Liam Leahy, 087-4115773.