News up to sunday 9th June 2019

above photo;  Templemore Golf Club Central Towns Home Winning Team. Mick Keely Templemore, Donal Scally Castle Barna, Padraigh Moloney Templemore, Chris Merrigan Castle Barna.


Templemore Golf Club News;    


Another Great Victory for Templemore;  Central Towns Trophy, 2nd Round.  Home Team Mick Keely, Padraig Moloney.  Away team, Joe O’Connor, Tom McGrath, Dinny Maher, Team Manager, Liam Leahy overwhelm beat Castle Barna who won the event in 2011, also Templemore beat in the 1st. Round, Portumna who won the event 5 Times, last time in 2018.  3rd. round date TBC.  The Central Towns Trophy was inaugurated by Tullamore Golf Club in 1965. It’s a hugely popular competition.  The format is five singles match-play off scratch for 13 handicap and upwards on a home and away basis. Congratulations to the Templemore Team and may their success continue with the next rounds.


Ladies Golf;  Another Great Victory for Templemore.  The Templemore Boyne ladies team had a tremendous victory Sunday 9th.  -V- Mount Wolsely. This completes the 2nd round and the 3rd. round will be in early July .  The BOYNE TROPHY competition was the brainchild of our esteemed member 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.  Teams consist of five pairs of ladies who compete under fourball match play rules.  Round 3, The semi-final and final days are hosted by Edenderry Golf Club.  Congratulations to all the Templemore Ladies and may their success continue with the next rounds.


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”


Week-end Competition;  Results 18h s/f 1st.-3rd. June,   Winners were, 1st. Tom Quinlan 41pts.  2nd. Martin Bohan 37pts.  3rd. Tommy Foley 34pts.


Mixed Social Golf ;  The Social Mixed Golf 9 holes is continuing in full swing every Wednesday Evening,  Registration 6.30pm .


“Cadet” Section;   Enrollment is now in full swing for Boys and Girls under 15 years also for youths from 15 to 18.  Enrollment forms are in all locations in the club house.  All current members should promote this great initiative. 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).  Completed form can be placed in the “FEE” box in the locker room or contact Pat O’ Connell. 087-9205821 Club Juvenile Liaison Officer.


Member Still Accepted for 2019; This is a last call to members who have not yet paid their subscriptions to do so immediately as the season is now in full swing, and competitions have commenced, so don’t delay any further and make your payment by the options listed.  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.  There is a “Special limited 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” 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.


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.


The Seniors Golf;   Senior results 7th June. Excellent turnout as usual. 1st. with 54pts. Joe O’Connor, Pascal Whelan, Pat Maher, Pat O Connell.  2nd.  with 51pt. Bertie Keane, Jim Gleeson, Willie Haverty, Paudie Butler. 3rd. with 49pts.  Joe Hennessey, PJ Leahy.  Liam Daly. Mick Carey. Well done to all.


LMC, Seniors Alliance Golf Society, Next LMC Event is in Birr on Monday 10th.  Results will be in next issue.


Club Fixtures;

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

Saturday June 15 ; Irish Mixed Foursomes, Templemore -V- Carrick-On-Suir at 12.40 pm.  Contact; Seamus Bourke.

DIAGEO Mixed Foursomes.  Mount Temple -V- Templemore. Date TBC. Contact 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.