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Thomastown Golf Club, County Kilkenny. (1893 - 1980s)

Founded in 1893.

A 9-hole course that was situated on a hillside with fine views of 30 miles. Hazards were stone walls, furze and bracken. An undulating course of 2,200 yards.

It was reported in November 1893 that the Thomastown Golf Club holds meetings every Tuesday, which are largely attended.  

In 1914 the secretary was A M Hall-Dare, Dangan, Thomastown. There was a membership of  50 with no entry fee. Subs were £1. Visitors’ fees were 2/- a day, 5/- a week and 10/- a month. The station was 1 mile away.  Local hotel was McConvills.

From 1923 to 1925 the secretary was A Brown. Visitors’ fees had been reduced to 1/6 a day.

In the late 1920s the secretary was J Woods, Thomastown.

In 1940 the secretary was M J Mullan, Hibernian Bank, Ltd, Thomastown and the green-keeper R Brennan. The 9-hole course had a S.S.S of 69 and a  membership of 63. The station was now listed as being only ½ mile away.

From 1947 to the clubs disappearance in the 1970s the secretary was P Norton, Jerpoint West, Thomastown, telephone 14. The green-keeper was J Delaney. A 9-hole course with a Standard Scratch Score of 69 and a Par of 72. Visitors’ fees were 8p a day and Sunday play was allowed. Local hotels were the Nore View and Bridge House.

At the annual general meeting in January 1947 the following officers were elected; Hon. President, Major Dermot McCalmont; Vice-President, Rev. Canon J W Butler; Captain, T F Kelly; Vice-Captain, John Costello; Joint Hon. Secretaries, P Norton and J Costello. 

Result of the McCalmont Cup played in August 1947 winner E Follis, runner-up, M Follis.

Although the club was listed in the Golfer's Handbook into the 1980s it was a repetitive entry from WW2. It's likely that the club disappeared earlier than the 1980s.