Templemore Golf Club, Munster Champions Secured 3rd. place in Ireland; Front Row L.R. Bernie O’Rourke, Club Captain Tommy Foley, Team Manager, Liam Leahy, Club President Phil Ryan, Liam Daly, Seamus Bourke. Back Row L.R. Jerry Keegan, Mick Keely, Tom Kenny, Dinny Tuohy, Bertie Keane, Paddy Bourke, Michael Webster, Ambrose Purcell, Martin Bohan, Tom McGrath. (Photo by P.R.O. Tony O’Toole)
Templemore Golf Club News;
Templemore Golf Club Secured a rating of 3rd best Golf Club in Ireland. The competition was held in Woodenbridge in the picturesque Avoca valley. Woodenbridge was described by the legendary Joe Carr as “Ireland’s Augusta” and “The most scenic golf course in Ireland. The weather was perfect for Golf over the week-end On Saturday the 1st.Sept. the first draw was competing against Portumna Golf Club which we took them to the 18th. only to concede by one stoke. On Saturday 2nd. We competed for 3rd. Place against Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club. The Golf was very competitive with the Templemore Team giving their all to secure a victory. Templemore finally won on a playoff on the 19th. Hole with Seamus Bourke and Liam Daly securing a historical victory for the team. A great celebration of victory echoed all over the Avoca Valley. it was a sight to behold and history was made for Templemore Golf Club. There was a wonderful support on all days of the competitions by Templemore Supporters both Ladies and Gents and especially the ladies, a great thank you was expressed by Liam Leahy for their great support. It was wonderful to see a united front by all the Templemore Golf Club members. Also it was appreciated to see Tom Daly who came up from Mahon Golf Club in support of our team and Munster. Also to see The President of the GUI John Moloughney and Pat Dunne GUI Munster official supporting the Templemore Team.
186 Teams finally competed in this JB Carr tournament. The final 4 teams placings were, The K.Club, Portunmna, Templemore and Ballybofey & Stranorlar. This great event commenced started on Fri. 31st. of August with the assemble of all teams on the 10th. Tee box. The teams were presented with their Provincial Flags. Templemore bearing the “Munster” flag. All were piped across the famous “ Wooden Bridge” to the Club house courtyard where all teams were introduced by the Woodenbridge Lady President. Each team manager called out the team members which was a proud occasion to hear Liam Leahy Templemore team Manager call out his team. A wonderful and emotional occasion for all the team and supporters.
On Sunday night the team was presented with their award to the Team Manager Liam Leahy and again a proud occasion when he assembled his team for protocols. All the teams then assembled to a banquet in the great hall of the Golf Club.
A unique presentation was made to Tom McGrath for his own personal achievement with a hole in one. This was also acknowledged by the all the teams as an extraordinary win by Tom, again history in the making and putting Templemore on the Golf Map.
The nite continues with great food and to finish off the ceremonial events Templemore Club Captain Tommy Foley, belted out, in the Crowded Banquet Hall a fantastic rendition of “ “Slievenamon” it echoed all over the Avoca Valley. Truly Templemore left a fantastic impression in the golf fraternity and at Woodenbrigge . “ We’ll be back”
TBC. Sept. Club Classic.
8th. and 9th. Sept. GOY 18H Stroke.
15th. and 16th. Sept. Vice Captains.
22nd. and 23rd. Sept. 18H S/F.
29th. and 30th. Sept. GOY 18H Stroke.
6th. and 7th. Oct. 18H S/F.
13th. and 14th. Oct. 18H S/F.
20th. and 21st. Oct. GOY 18H S/F.
20th. and 21st. Oct. GOY 18H S/F.
27th. and 28th. Oct. W/D Soc 18H S/F.