News up to Thursday 27th December 2018

( above photo;. Templemore Golf Club Autumn League Winners; Seanie Gleeson, John Hassett, Club Captain Tony O’Toole, Seamus Bourke, Ann O’Rourke. (Photo by; Seamus Bourke).

Templemore Golf Club News;

Bereavement;   Sincere sympathy from all club members is extended to Myles Mc Morrow on the passing of his wife Helen on Monday 24th. December.   Sympathy is also extended to his Mother-in-law, Mary, Sister-in-law Geraldine, Nieces, Ciara and Aoife, Cousins, Relatives and Friends.  May Helen rest in peace.


Open Competition;  The weekly 11hole open competition started on Monday 25th. to Sunday 30th.  There is great interest in this weekly open competition and from the support and comments it will be welcomed to continue.  The course is playing long but in great condition considering the inclement weather.  This is an ideal opportunity for all outside club members to avail of this OPEN COMPETITION. The results will be in the next issue.


Presentations Prize Night;  The successful 9Hole League results and other prize presentations were held on Saturday 22nd. in the Club Lounge.  There was a great turnout.  Competition Secretary Liam Leahy assisted by communication officer Martin Bohan congratulated all the prize winners.   The club Captain Tony O’Toole presented the prizes and proud to present Paddy Bourke with the Vice Captains prize 2018.  The results were as follows;  League Team;  1st. Prize, a very large Xmas hamper selection was presented to each first winner; Ann O’Rourke, Seanie Gleeson, John Hassett, Seamus Bourke.   2nd. Sadie Tynann, Timmy Touhy, Paddy Bourke, Sean Lee.  Intermediate Scratch Cup;  Declan Russell.  Junior Scratch Cup; John Hassett.  Golfer of the Year; Paddy Bourke.  McHugh Cups;  Sara Hearne, Dinny Touhy.   Congratulations to all.


2019 Membership;  The rates for 2019 will be the same as they were in 2018.  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.  Registrations Forms for new members 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 be made through the Golf Club web site link;    All will be welcomed.


2019 Rates;  Gent Membership,  €350;  Lady Membership, €300;  Couple,  €500;  Country Member,  €150;  Beginner (Gent),  €200;  Beginner (Lady),  €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;

Golf Vouchers;  The Ideal Golf Gift is a membership Voucher.  contact Martin Bohan 087 0509278 or any of the committee for to purchase the ideal Golf present.


Private Donations for 2019;     All private donations will be greatly received;  Just select the “Membership” tab and then select “Make a Donation” tab.  The Club will very much appreciate any donations that will help towards the purchase of new equipment, or in confidence contact; Martin Bohan 087 0509278.


Ladies Golf;    Best of luck to Lorraine Ryan as the new lady captain for 2019 and Mary Hogan as the new Lady President and to all the officers for 2019; Competition Secretary, Josie Moloney , Secretary, Kay Brennan, Handicap Secretary, Josie Bourke, Treasurer,  Breda Murphy, Committee members;  Ann Kenny, Bernie Stapleton and Maura Sheehan.   We wish everyone happy golfing for 2019.


The Seniors;  On Thursday 20th. Dec.  As always there was a great turn out and the course played well due to the excellent course condition ; The team results were;  1st.Team were; Liam Daly, John Brown, Mick Carey, Pat Ryan.   2nd.Team were; Ambrose Purcell, Joe. Hennessy, John Galvin.   3rd. Team were;   Seamus Bourke, Ollie Murrey, Tony O’toole.   On Thursday 27th. Dec. Shaking off the Xmas pudding was a great turn out. The winning teams were;  1st.Team were; Seamus Bourke, John Brown, Tony O’Toole.   2nd.Team were; Tom McGrath, Jim Gleeson, Frankie Shortt.   3rd. Team were;   Liam Daly, Ollie Murry, Mick Murphy.  Next Seniors; Thursday; 3rd. Jan.


2019 Golf Rules updates;  Are now available in the locker room.  It is recommended that all members take time to study the new rules.  You can also download a visual App to your phone from    This visual App will show you a picture of the course and where the changes apply.  A must to have in your pocket when required.


Club Fixtures;

Weekly 11hole Open Singles.