News up to Sunday 8th July 2019

above photo;  Templemore Golf Club, Fred Perry victorious team over Dungarvin in Templemore on Monday 1st. July.  The Team;  B.R. Seamus Bourke, Mattie Bourke, John Hassett, Padraig Moloney, Joe O’Connor, Dennis Maher.  F.R. Seanie Gleeson Manager, Tom McGrath, Bertie Keane, Liam Daly, Michael Purcell, Joe Fahy.


Templemore Golf Club News; 


Captains Prize Week;  Best of luck to Club Captain Tony O’Toole and Lady Captain Lorrain Ryan on this special week of Captains Golf events. The week will commence with the Vice-Captain Prize S/F on Saturday 6th. and Sunday 7th.  Ladies preliminary round on Tuesday 9th.  Social Mix and Vice-Captain Prize Presentation on Wednesday 10th.  Seniors on Thursday 11th. Men’s Captain (Stroke Play) preliminary round on Friday 12th.  Men’s semi-final and Ladies Final on Saturday 13th. Men’s Captain final on Sunday 14th.  There will be joint presentations in the Club Lounge Sunday evening.  A great week of golf activity to be enjoyed by all.  (Results in next Issue) 


Vice-Captain Prize;  Congratulation to Vice Captain Dennis Maher on a successful weekend of golf and his appreciation to the great turn out on what was a glorious weekend of Golf.  Well done Dennis.  (Results below)

Results Vice Captains Prize were.

1st.   P.J. Leahy 41pts.  2nd. Joey o Dwyer 41 pts.  3rd. Ml Carey 40 pts.  4th. D. Kennedy 39 pts.  0_11 P Dunne.  12_18 Ml Keely.  18+ Martin Walsh. 

Congrats to all and well done to all who played . Great turnout. Total of 55 played. Presentation of prizes wednesday evening 10th. at social mixed. Hope all who featured can attend, Thanks to all  Vice Captain Dinny Maher.


Fred Perry Trophy;  Congratulations to Seanie Gleeson and his victorious team who beat Dungarvin in Templemore on Monday 1st. July.  Seanie’s team is now into the “EAST COAST FINAL” -V- West Waterford on Tuesday 16th. July at 4pm. In Templemore.    All available support on the 16th. will be appreciated.  Another fantastic achievement for Templemore Golf Club. The Team; Seamus Bourke, Mattie Bourke, John Hassett, Padraig Moloney, Joe O’Connor, Dennis Maher. Seanie Gleeson Manager, Tom McGrath, Bertie Keane, Liam Daly, Michael Purcell, Joe Fahy.


Central Towns Trophy:  Another great victory by Liam Leahy winning formula team -v- Birr, home and away on Saturday 6th.  Another brilliant performance for the Club. The tournament is organised and run by Tullamore Golf Club and the Trophy, which is perpetual, is known as the “Central Towns Trophy”.


Boyne Trophy;   Congratulations to the Ladies in their victory -V- Baltinglass on Sunday 7th.   Another proud achievement for Templemore Golf Club. A Super victory.  The BOYNE TROPHY competition was the brainchild of the esteemed Gretta Foran in 1994, designed to cater for the “over 50’s” ladies, it has progressed to be one of the most fiercely contested competitions in the midlands and surrounding areas.


Week-end Competition;   Results 18hole stableford Sat. 29th. & Sun. 30th. June;  1st.  Ambrose Purcell 37pts.  2nd.  Andy Purcell 36pts.  3rd.  Brendan Russell 35pts. Top 16 scores for McHugh Cup are;  Ambrose Purcell, Andy Purcell, Brendan Russell, Patrick Cadell, Michael Keely, Bertie Keane, Ciaran Hassett, Paul Touhy, Seamus Bourke, Jerry Keegan, Michael Walsh, Michael Purcell, Michael Carey, Donal Hayes, John Greed, John Hassett.  Best of Luck to all.


Saturdays & Sundays Week-End Competition;  The 18hole Stableford on Saturdays and Sundays is now in full motion.  The course is in excellent condition, so great scores are expected.   Link up with other available players by using the Club “WhatsApp”


Mixed Social Golf ;  The Social Mixed Golf 9 holes is continuing in full swing every Wednesday Evening,  Registration 6.30pm .   Winners for Wed. 3rd.  1st. Team; Ambrose Purcell, Niall Bourke, Sally Kilcommon.  2nd. Team;  Tony O’Toole, Seamus Bourke, Joe O Dwyer.


Seniors Golf;   Senior results 4th. July.  Another excellent turnout for the senior golf. The results were, 1st. John Hassett, Joe Hennessy, Willie Haverty, Pat O’Connell . 2nd. Ambrose Purcell, Mick Connell, Eddie Butler, James Murray.  3rd. Paudie Butler, Pascall Whelan, PJ Leahy. Tony O’Toole.  The next Seniors will be on Captains Week Thursday 11th. at 10am.


“Cadets” Section;   The New Cadet section commenced on this Wednesday 3rd July at 10am.  The Cadets are in 2 parts.  Age 8 to 15 Boys and Girls.  Age 15 to 18 Boys and Girls.  All members who have a junior family member that has an interest in Golf should encourage them to call in on Wed.  Also if new to the game, clubs will  be made available to those that do not have them.  This is an opportunity to build members for the future of the Club.  All training will be in association with CGI (Confederation of Golf Ireland) guidelines and will continue throughout the year.  Do your best to promote this venture.  A special practice range is now in place for the Cadets.  Contact Pat O’ Connell. 087-9205821 Club Juvenile Liaison Officer.

Cadet Youth Competition; There will be a 9hole competition for Cadet Youths (15-18) on this Thursday 11th. at 6.30 pm.  All youths who want to join the Cadets Golf can call in on Wed. 10th. at 10am where there will be a training session in progress.  All Boys and Girls are welcome.  The fee is €25 for the year membership.


LMC Golfer of the Year;  Two Templemore members, Bernie O’Rourke on 212 pts and Bertie Keane on 209pts. are leading the strong field of players.   We wish them and all the other Templemore senior members the best of luck in future LMC competitions.


Member Still Accepted for 2019;  There is a constant call out for new members and distance members.  You 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;


Special Beginner Rate.  Always available is a “Special Fee” for beginners which is guaranteed not to change for 3 years.  This is very attractive for anyone new interested in joining and for those purchasing vouchers to give a life changing experience to someone.  New members are now been accepted.  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.


Welcome back to Lapsed Members;  A special rate for “Lapsed Members” will continue throughout the year.  A “welcomed back” once-off, special rate for Gents €200 and Ladies €170.  This is a great 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.


Golf Societies;   All golf societies are more than welcome to play the course.  For booking dates contact email;


Golf can be 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”.


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.


Donations for Course Development; 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.


Club Fixtures;

Captains Week;  Lady Captain, Tuesday 9th. and Saturday 13th.  Man’s Captain, Friday 12th. Saturday 13th. Sunday 14th.  Joint Presentation on Sunday 14th. in club lounge.  Classic

Presidents Prize;  Sunday July 28 .

Feileacain Charity Golf Classic;  4ball Stableford, Saturday 3rd. August. Contact Declan Russell 085-1846581. (Remembering Hollie)

Club Classic Fund Raiser;  Date to be confirmed.

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.