News up to Sunday 28th October 2018

above photo;. Templemore Golf Club, National 3T’s K Club Team; Sean Lee, Sara Hearne, Anne Kenny, Templemore Club Captain, Tommy Foley.  (Photo by; Tommy Foley)


Templemore Golf Club News;


National 3T’s “K Club” Team;  Templemore Club Captain Tommy Foley, Sean Lee, Sara Hearne and Anne Kenny, who secured 3rd place in the provincial rounds at Dundrum where the winning team had 83 points, competed in the National 3T’s at the K Club on Monday 22nd. October .  Playing on the K Club Ryder Cup Palmer Course with par 3’s measuring 270yrds. and the course length 7,350 yards, off the white markers, proved very daunting for our team. The competition was won by Mulranny Golf Course with 83 pts. The same result as the winning team in Dundrum so it could have been possible for Templemore to succeed.  However, it was a great experience for the team to play on the Ryder Cup Course, which must have been a special privileged feeling, when teeing off where all the greats of Golf stood.  Well done to the team in representing Templemore Golf Club in the K Club.


Week-end Golf;  All members are requested to participate in the week-end Saturday or Sunday golf.  This participation is vital for the survival of competitions and also for the selection of players for competitions representing the club;  The results for week-end Sat. 20th/Sun. 21st. 18hole S/f.  were;  1st. John Fitzpatrick, 36pts.  2nd. Liam Daly, 33pts.  3rd. Paddy Bourke, 33pts. Back 9, Tony O’Toole, 18pts.    The results for week-end Sat. 27th/Sun. 28th. 18hole S/f. were; 1st. Michael Purcell, 33pts.  2nd. Les Hogan, 29pts.


The McHugh Cups Last Reminder; The competition will need to finish before 1st. Nov.   All pairings are requested to contact and arrange mutual times.  Also, one can arrange to play with another pairing or play with a marker.  Any further information contact Competition Secretary Liam Leahy 087-4115773.   The list of players selected for to compete in the” McHugh Cups”  is now posted on the notice board in the Locker Room.   The format, “Mixed Foursomes Stableford”  The Entry Fee is 20Euro per pair.  This competition must be completed by November 1st.   The pairing are as follows;  Sarah Hearne & Denis Tuohy;  Mary Hogan & Ciaran Hassett; Josie Bourke & Pat Maher; Mary Ryan & Gerry Keegan; Margi Costigan & Ambrose Purcell; Kay Brennan & Jerome Ryan; Sadie Tynan & Hugh Scott; Bernie Stapleton & Denis Maher; Mary A Maher & Paul Tuohy; Joan Shortt & Bernie O’ Rourke; L Ryan & Liam Leahy; Sheila Delaney & Lorcan Reilly; Mary Hayes & Anon; Ann Kenny & Francis McCormack; Ann O’Rourke & Bernard Barry;


Ladies Golf;   The Men’s Prize”  to the ladies will take place on Tues 30th.  Oct and Sat 3rd Nov.  Please note that and the Sat draw times are 10.30am and 2.30pm.

Ongoing 9hole” competition for Christmas fare.

 “9 hole social mixed fundraiser”  On Sunday 11th. November we are running a special 9hole social mixed fundraiser in support of the Stapleton Benefit fund.  Entry fee is €10.  The draw will be at 1.30pm.  and we encourage as many members as possible to play.  Alternatively, all are welcome in the clubhouse afterwards for the prize presentation, tea and sandwiches where we will have a donation box for those that cannot play.

Ladies AGM; The proposed date for the AGM this year is Wed 12th of Dec after which all outstanding prizes will be presented.


The Seniors;  On Thursday 25th. there was a great turnout of players in what was a great day for golf. The team results were;  1st.Team, on a count back with 53 pts were Seamus Bourke, Mick Carey, Sean Gleeson.  2nd.Team, also with 53pt was Pat Dunne Eddie Butler Sean Lee, Paddy Nolan.   3rd. Team, with 48pt. Liam Daly, Pat Maher, John Galvin, Pat Costello.   There was an amended result to the O’TOOLE Trophy which was played for two weeks ago. The wìnner with 23 pts was Jim Russell. Congratulations were expressed Jim.


Amanda Stapleton 9hole social mixed fundraiser Reminder;  On Sunday 11th. November the ladies are running a special 9 hole social mixed fundraiser in support of the Stapleton Benefit fund. Entry fee is €10.  The draw will be at 1.30pm.  All members are encouraged to play. Alternatively, all are welcome in the clubhouse afterwards for the prize presentation, tea and sandwiches where they will have a donation box for those that cannot play.   You can also make your own personal donation on the following web link arranged by the Borrisoleigh fund raising Committee;


New Members for 2019;  New members are now been accepted for 2019.  Early Bird applications will have the advantage of completing this year golf season.   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 or any person interested in taking up the sport.  It will be a huge advantage to building the club membership and profile.  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.   Also, membership payment options can be made through the Golf Club web site link;    All will be welcomed.


Golf Ireland;  “Clubs in Golf Ireland”  – All clubs currently affiliated to the GUI and ILGU will automatically be affiliated to Golf Ireland on its establishment. Each club will affiliate as one entity to Golf Ireland and clubs will be members of the company. Golf Ireland will provide support and guidance to clubs on how to manage the process of change from ILGU/GUI affiliation to Golf Ireland. – The CGI will be dissolved and the services that it currently provides will be retained and extended by Golf Ireland. These services will be delivered at regional level, so clubs will have direct contact with their development/club support officer. – Many sports in Ireland are administered on a provincial basis and it is a structure that has served them well. Golf Ireland will have a National Board which will be appointed by affiliate clubs at the AGM. There will be four Regional Executives, consisting of 14 members nominated by affiliate clubs and elected by clubs at Regional AGMs. The administration of Golf Ireland will be managed from a central Head Office with support from the Regional Executive Offices. All of Golf Ireland’s regional offices will be sufficiently staffed to ensure the game of golf is administered efficiently in each region. – Events such as the Men’s and Women’s Cups and Shields will continue to be played and will be administered by Golf Ireland, as will the various championships for golfers of all ages. – A proposal will be developed on how to administer the competitions and how to integrate a new events calendar to facilitate women’s and men’s competitions. It is advised that all members keep themselves informed on this development.


Reminder; Memorabilia of 50 Years of Golf in Templemore;  Urgent call for memorabilia by PJ to all members past and present or anyone or families that were involved in golf to dig deep and search achieves for any memorabilia that they can find.  Old photos, sayings, and good banter from the past that can be resurrected to make this project successful.   All will be appreciated and returned as received after the process.


Adopt a Bunker Project;  Great work has been done on the bunkers.  All members who have signed up to commit to adopting a Bunkers which is helping to keep the course in great shape is very much appreciated.  Put your stamp on any bunker you feel that you can commit to looking after which will result in the presentation of the course to a high standard.   The “Adopt a Bunker” form is on the notice board in the Locker room.


New Golf Rules;   Elimination or reduction of “ball moved” penalties: There will be no penalty for accidentally moving a ball on the putting green or in searching for a ball; and a player is not responsible for causing a ball to move unless it is “virtually certain” that he or she did so.

Relaxed putting green rules: There will be no penalty if a ball played from the putting green hits an unattended flagstick in the hole; players may putt without having the flagstick attended or removed. Players may repair spike marks and other damage made by shoes, animal damage and other damage on the putting green and there is no penalty for merely touching

Club Fixtures;

The McHugh Cup. Must be completed by Nov.1st.

11th. Nov.  Amanda Benefit Fundraiser

3rd. Dec. Men’s AGM @ 8pm in the Club Lounge.

15th. Dec. White Dowling Society 18H S/F.

The Pat Delahunty Cup. Date TBC.

Spring of 2019 the Captains/Captains in the Algarve.


Winter Timber for Sale;  Due to all the various storms there are considerable amounts of timber available for winter firing;  The competitive rate are;  €50 for a single car flat trailer and €80 for a car twin flat trailer.  Some chopped and some in blocks, Contact; Tony 086-8209991 or Tommy 087-1715692