Notes up to friday 24th March

Templemore Golf Club.


The Spring League;

Your team needs you!!!!  The spring league is now in Week 4 and this final stage is due to finished on the 7th. April.

Round 4 is now divided into 2 sections,  Division 1 and Division 2.  Best 4 scores to count, Holes 1 to 11.

All are encouraged now to play, even if you did not play before, get out and play as all points count in this the final round, also take the advantage of re-entry to improve the score for your team.

There will be Prizes for Round Winners, Overall Prizes, First & Second, and also Winners of division 2.

To-date over 360 cards have been played.  A fantastic turn out by all.

Don’t let the weather discourage you, show your support as been a “Team Player” and brave the elements to improve your team scoring.

IMPORTANT; See notice board for playing conditions.

Templemore Spring League Golfers, Tommy Foley, Rody Cawley, Sean Lee.

Congratulations;  Congratulation are expressed to Our Lady’s Secondary School on the winning of the Croke Cup. Last won in 1978. Well done to all.


Results of Spring League;

Team A; 150pts. Team B; 143pts. Team C; 116pts. Team D; 134pts. Team E; 141Pts. Team F; 145pts. Team G; 129pts. Team H; 147pts. Team I; 140pts. Team J; 145pts. Team K; 151pts. Team L; 144 pts. Team M; 141pts.

Currently in Division A top 7; Teams  K-A-H-F-J-L-B.

Currently in Division B Btm.6; Teams C-G-D-I-E-M.

If you are not on the team list, contact Club Captain Martin Bohan 087 0509278 or Club Competition Secretary Liam Leahy 087 4115773 for you to substitute a placing.


Golfer of the Year;  Increase your “Golfer of the Year” points by participating in all competitions throughout the year.

This structure was designed to keep the “Golfer of The Year” competition competitive, right up to the end.


Member Subs are now due, so please pay A.S.A.P.

Payment can now be made online on our new web site by PayPal or with Debit or Credit Card.

And can also make a donation payment, all will be appreciated.



Weekly ongoing;  The usual weekly competition will continue throughout the weeks, Fee €5.

April 1st & 2nd      18 Hole Stableford.

April 9th & 10th     9 Hole Munster GUI Championship 1st round.

April 15th  & 16th 18Hole Stableford.

April 22nd  Country Clubs Team in Donaraile Golf Club to play Lismore Golf Club.

April 22nd & 23rd   18 Hole Fourball to include Mixed Prize.

April 29th , 30th  & 1st May.  18 Hole Stroke GOY Competition.

May 6th & 7th    9 Hole Munster GUI Championship 2nd round.

May 13th  Jimmy Bruen Club Team play Clonmel,  in Clonmel Golf Club.

May 13th  & 14th  18 Hole Stableford.

May 20th & 21st  18 Hole Stroke GOY Competition.

May 27th.  Pierce Purcell Team Play Mitchelstown in Cahir Park Golf Club.

May 27th & 28th  18 Hole Stableford.

Participating in all competitions throughout the year will Increase your “Golfer of the Year” points.



Sat. 1st. April; Our Lady’s Secondary School will be the venue for a “Bank of Ireland Enterprise Day”  Templemore Golf Club will have a presentation stand at this event.  A great opportunity to profile the club to Students, Parents and all that attend.  Ladies and Gents please support this event.

Mon. 3rd April; The Nationals. A range of events encompass County, Regional and National and international Golf tournaments

sponsored by Great Irish Golf will take place at The Heritage Golf Club on Monday 3rd April 2017. Details are on the notice board for teams to take part.


Miscellaneous Events;

GUI New Rules;

The GUI has adopted a new local rule eliminating the penalty for any accidental movement of a ball or ball-marker on the putting green for all of its Championship and tournaments.

GUI Handicap Awareness Month;  The Golfing Union of Ireland and Irish Ladies Golf Union are spearheading the campaign for fair and consistent handicapping by tackling the cheats in an innovative Handicap Awareness Month. Throughout the month of March, the Unions will be running “TheFairWay” campaign, which will educate players and clubs alike. Handicapping is a fundamental aspect of the game and as the governing bodies for golf in Ireland, the GUI and ILGU are raising awareness in response to public concerns about handicap cheating.  Unlike most sports, golf is largely played in the absence of a referee. The game, and the handicapping system, rely on the integrity of the individual. It is up to every single player to observe the spirit and intent of the handicapping system.  Throughout the month-long campaign, the Unions will provide all the information necessary to be handicap aware in 2017. Your first port of call is a dedicated website: There, clubs can access essential information, including a how-to guide for administering and maintaining handicaps.  “The average Handicap for Men in Ireland is 16.5.!!!!”

“Templemore Golf Twinning in Italy”

Sat. 9th. Sept.  “Twin Town Cup”  Competition between Templemore and 2 Twin Towns from France and Italy. .  This is a great event in profiling our club to been vibrant and active and also a return visit from the away clubs to Templemore to sample Templemore Golf Club hospitality.  If you have any difficulty in making arrangements, or for more information, contact Club Captain Martin Bohan 087-05092 or Club Treasurer Tom McGrath 087-4132691.  All details will be on the Club House notice board.


Junior Golf;

All Juniors interested in taking up golf or improving their golf should contact Pat O’Connell, 087-9205821.  There will golf sessions during Easter Holidays and others holidays in the year, so arrange with Pat as soon as possible your interest in Golf.


New Members;

Registrations Forms for new members are now available on line on our new web site, or at the club house or contact Martin Bohan 087 0509278.  All are welcome.

New members are the lifeline of the club, so all existing members are encouraged to tell all your friends to take up membership and test their skills on this challenging Golf course.


The Golf Course:

The course is progressing well under the guidance of Course Manager Liam Leahy and our Green Keeper John Alexandre, despite inclement weather and also with the team of voluntary workers which is always appreciated in profiling the club amenities.



Adopt a Bunker” Due to heavy rainfall the Bunkers are now in need of attention and all members are requested to “Adopt a Bunker” and to continue looking after your bunker for the season.  All volunteers are welcome, just check in with Liam Leahy, Course Manager, 087 4115773  to offer our skills that will make improvements i.e. Grass Cutting, Bunker Raking, Strimming, Carpentry, Maintenance or others or just turn up at your own convenience with a rake or a strimmer.   All will be appreciated.


George Collins in Georges Creek

Seniors Report and Results Thurs. 23th. Mar.

Due to extreme bad weather conditions, even for the beave hearted seniors, the event had to be cancelled.

New Seniors Members;

All Senior Golfers and visiting Golfers 55+ are more than welcome to enjoy an excellent social opportunity to play this game with likeminded golfers.


Next Seniors, Thursday 30th  March.

Usual time 10am. for entries to start no later than 10-30am. Fee €5 which include Golf, Tea, Sandwich’s and the banter.

LMC will be in Templemore on Saturday 22nd. JulyApril LMC Fixtures. Roscrea, 10/4,  Birr, 24/4. See notice Board in Club House or the LMC web site for future dates.


Golf thought for the week; Golf is a difficult game, but it’s a little easier if you trust your instincts.  It’s too hard a game to try to play like someone else” 
– Nancy Lopez



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