Comps Sec David McGuinness has advised that winter rules have now been removed for all Mens and Ladies Club competitions.
Report for 12th of April 2014
The AON trophy(Stableford), took place last Saturday in blustery conditions with showers throughout the day. Looking to add to his many vouchers in 2014, after taking last Saturdays 15 hole pro comp with 32pts, was Frankie Doherty(8). Doherty found his clubbing difficult in the wind and stuttered home with 30pts.
The greens had been dressed and spiked earlier in the week, in preparation for warmer conditions(hopefully). This made judgement of pace on the greens difficult, though this was the same for all.
Taking the Category 3/4 prize was the ever quiet George Ferguson(19). Fergusons 32pts included an inward 9 of 18pts, with one no score on the 14th. Scoring on every hole on the front 9 helped Ferguson slip into the prizes by a shot.
Consistency proved the key to the Category1/2 prize, scoring on every hole Mel Todd(7) returned 33pts. A weak last 5 holes in the rain was boosted by a Par for 3pts on the 18th.
Losing out on second place on count back, with 34pts, was Tom Brook(13). Brook was another consistent performer with 17pts on both nines and 5 nett birdies, the best of which was on the Road hole.
In runners up position was Keith Featherstone(16). Featherstone bettered Brook by one shot on the inward nine. Assisted by a birdie for 4pts on the 17th. Again consistency was the key as Featherstone scored on 17 holes.
The winner was the least consistent of the prize winners. Andrew Marshall(24) scored on 14 holes. Marshall made up for this with 6 nett birdies and a nett eagle on the 2nd. 20pts on the more difficult front nine were followed up by 15pts on the inward nine, to hang on for the Win with 35pts.
Draw for both knockouts in locker room.
Well done to Andrew Challenor edging Messer’s Gandy & Callister to win the first of the Nedbank series @ Ramsey with a score of 71 on Saturday.
Saturday is the rescheduled SMP partners monthly medal with Fullers Gold medal qualifier.
David L McGuinness
THE 2014 IOM MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMPANY.
Ladies and Gentlemen the Club has been given the honour, this year, of hosting the IOM Men’s Golf Championship. This will be held between Saturday the 14th June (Qualifying Day) and Saturday June 21st. The Knockout rounds will be held on Tuesday the 17th,Wednesday the1 8th,Thursday the 19th with the Final on Saturday the 21st June. We hope that all low figure handicap members will enter the Championship and indeed that many will progress to the Knockout stages. It would be great to have a Castletown winner on his home course.
It has been 12 years since we last hosted the Championship at Castletown and we would like to think that we can make it a memorable occasion. To achieve this we need the support of all our members, men and ladies. We need referees, spotters on each hole, people to work scoreboards, people to link communications between the clubhouse and the course, car park marshals, clubhouse greeters and people to cover other tasks that we have not even thought about as yet. We estimate we need at least 50 helpers on qualifying day and probably 30 on the other days.
In addition to hosting the Championship we have the task of hosting the Willie Kirkpatrick Event held over 36 holes on Sunday the 25th May. We have arranged for this to be sponsored by Manx Petroleums Limited. It is most appropriate we are hosting this in 2014 as it marks the 40th Anniversary of the late Mr Kirkpatrick being President of our club. We also need members help on this day carrying out similar tasks to those set out above for the Championship. It will also be a great trial event for us to identify any problems and take action to ensure they do not get repeated in the Championship.
This is therefore an appeal to all members. If you are able to help us on any of the days referred to above, please volunteer to do so by notifying myself on Karran@manx.net or the Secretary, Peter, on Probbo@manx.net. with an indication of the type of task you would be willing to carry out for us.
Let us make these, events of which we can be very proud.
Dear Members of Castletown Golf Club Limited
It is an exciting time at Castletown. We now operate a mixed club under a Company banner and this year we will host the Isle of Man Men’s Golf Championship and the Willie Kirkpatrick 2 round competition, the latter event being sponsored by Miss Irene Pugh and Manx Petroleums. Let us hope we will see Castletown members winning these prestigious events, as well as retaining the IOM Scratch league.
We have settled in to our magnificent new clubhouse, where we are now able to host all our social events and tremendous work continues to be carried out by our hard working green keepers to improve our course. Few can argue that it is the finest on the Island. We are all very grateful to Philip Vermuelen and his family for their continued drive and enthusiasm to make our course achieve a higher ranking in Britain
I thank Past President Jack Yardley and Past Captain Barry Watts for all their hard work and endeavours on behalf of the club during their terms of office.
I look forward to working closely with our new President Dave Bell, our Lady Captain Louna Vermuelen, my excellent Men’s committee and Louna’s Ladies Committee to give us all great golf, good company, and a lot of happy memories of 2014 down here at Castletown
Chairman of Directors
Sponsors listed below have kindly offered to sponsor our competitions