Latest Club Notices

Dan Williams won the Gwynn Williams sponsored Stableford for the second year running on Saturday 25th April

A Club sponsored 4BBB takes place on Saturday 22nd April with a mixed Stableford with a £100 guaranteed prize pot on Sunday 23rd.



The Men’s section Winter competition schedule is included in "Results" section.   We are committed to promoting Sunday golf for both qualifying and team competitions.  In order to enhance the opportunity of members to participate in meaningful competitions we will underwrite the prize pot up to £100 per competition.
We will also seek a sponsor for a Sunday series or individual competitions. In this regard if you have connections with anyone/organisation, who you think might be interested please let us know. We are working on having Bronze, Silver and Gold sponsorship packages on offer. Even without a sponsor, if we get at least 12 players to enter a Sunday qualifying competition, or 5 teams entering a nonqualifying Sunday competition, they will be
competing for a £100 prize pot. However, in order to avoid a qualifying completion from being designated as non
qualifying through lack of support we will reduce the qualifying criteria down to just 5 players. However, just as we do on a Saturday, we will reduce the prize pot, but not by much. Five players would be playing for a £70 pot  £30/£20/£10 plus £10 for nearest the pin.
Such generosity comes at a price. The entry fee for all weekend competitions Saturday/Sunday will increase to £4, but to justify this all participants will automatically be entered in the 2’s competition on a Saturday or the nearestthe pin competition on Sundays. We appreciate that this could be a 33% increase for some of you but a majority
of players support the 2’s completion on a Saturday and thus already outlay £4. That extra £1 competition entry fee is vital for us if we are to deliver on our goals as set out in the Club’s Development Plan. The aim is to provide an enhanced golfing experience for all stakeholders at Castletown. Apart from helping to fund meaningful Sunday competitions your £1 will help us be able to provide a ‘free’ buffet at our monthly prize presentations. Those who attended the Xmas AMAM certainly seemed to enjoy themselves.
Hopefully, you will understand and support our initiative.

JOINT MESSAGE FROM THE CLUB & THE COURSE OWNERS

We bring you tidings of joy; there will be no need for an EGM. The Club’s Board and the Course Owners believe that the future of the Club is not only assured, but is set to prosper.

United, we plan to develop the golfing experience for the mutual benefit of all stakeholders at Castletown in the spirit of a partnership. The Board, the Course Owners, Will at No.19 and Dave in the Pro Shop are unanimous in recommending that you renew your membership and thus join us to help bring about our shared vision.
BACKGROUND
Following the 2016 AGM the Club’s Board had the opportunity to meet with Philip and Louna Vermeulen (who also represented No.19 and the Pro Shop) on Tuesday 13th December. During the open, frank but friendly discussions it became clear that we really do share the same passion, aims and concern for the future of the Club.
CONCLUSION
Philip invited the Board to put forward a one-page development plan which demonstrated our commitment to embrace change and move forward with the common goal of developing an enhanced golfing experience for members, No.19, the Pro Shop and the Course Owners at Castletown.
OUTCOME
The attached Club Development Plan FinalCGCDevPlan2017.word has been agreed by all parties. Our Captains and their Committees, on which the Course Owner’s team are represented, will use it as a base to create a United Development Plan. Hence, we invite you all to join with us and help bring our plans to fruition.

Robert Braide( Chairman - Castletown Golf Club Ltd)
Philip Vermeulen(Director-Castletown Golf Links)


Click on image for larger version A Manx Fairy with DED Minister LaureWill Halsall (left) which is the captain of Castletown Golf Club's chosen charity for 2017.nce Skelly. raisecirca £500 for the Dream Catcher Appeal


 

Competitions/Results/Reports

Result   Report
line line
1st Andrew Gerrard.. 37pts
2nd Tom Harris... 36
3rd John Byrne... 36
Cat 1/2 Paul Eckersley.. 34
Cat 3/4 Gerry Ganly .. 35
Senior  C. E. Magee... 33
Nearest Pin (16th).... Bob Taylor

DREAM CATCHER APPEAL NETS NEARLY £500

Andrew Gerrard (7) was the winner of the New Year’s Eve shotgun start Stableford at Castletown last Saturday. Going round in six over par Gerrard fired three birdies including lucrative little ones on the 8th and 13th. His other came early on the par five 3rd.  Gerrard’s 37 points were scored off seventeen holes as his six on the dogleg 4th may have been his best but sadly it was one too many.
In second place with 36 points came Tom Harris (+1) who the Club has just agreed to help sponsor in his quest to qualify on the 2017 EuroPro tour. Harris hit five birdies and just four bogeys and so went round in one under par. Unfortunately, a par on the easiest hole, the 13th, was worth just a single point.
Also finishing with 36 points and ending in third-place John Byrne (10) lost on countback as, although he avoided any double bogeys on the front nine, two befell him on the back nine.
Our hardworking former social and sponsorship secretary Gerry Ganly was one point back and took the category 3/4 award. Another former committee member, Paul Eckersley, cashed in to win the category 1/2 prize with 34 points. Colin E Magee and Bob Taylor augmented their pensions by respectively winning the senior section and nearest-the pin prizes.
Our new Handicaps/Comp secretary Ben Smaller doled out the doe as Will Halsall brought out the buffet and his sponsorship form for New Year’s Day dip. I'm delighted to say that circa £500 was raised for the captain’s charity the Dream Catcher Appeal. Well done Will!(See lovely in photos section!)
Dave Adams arranged a Pro’ competition on Bank Holiday Monday. The four man Texas Scramble was well supported. This coming weekend is the first round of the Winter Eclectic series which can be played on either Saturday or Sunday.
The winter schedule has just been posted online and on the social side, if you need warming up, why not call No.19 on 822211 and book in for the next Curry Night which will be held on Friday 13th January.

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report
line line

1st Frankie Doherty - net 64
2nd Ross Byrne - net 65
3rd Chris Lee - net 67

Cat 1/2 - David Quayle - net 69

Cat 3/4 - Chris Kelly - net 68

Seniors: Dave Allan - net 68

FRANKIE’S GO TO HOLY WOOD

The closest most of us will get to a Net 64 is to wear one of their jumpers! Not so Frankie Doherty (9) who started the first round of the Winter Eclectic series at Castletown with two bogeys. Frankie said, ‘Relax’ and ‘No More.’ It worked for the remainder of the front nine as his holy wood brought pars plus birdies on the 6th and 9th.

Then Doherty temporarily lost his rhythm and really did ‘Rage Hard’ following a bogey and a slippery seven which put him in a spin. After that it really was a case of ‘Welcome to the Pleasure Dome’ starting with back-to-back birdies on the 12th and 13th. No doubt Doherty had ‘The Power to Love’ as he ended a procession of pars with a final birdie which saw Frankie record an amazing 73, net 64.

Just one point back Ross Byrne (14) settled for second with 79, net 65. But for a quadruple bogey eight on the 11th it would have been so much better as Byrne birdied the 10th, 13th and 15th and knocked in nine pars.

Chris Lee (7) was nearly pitch perfect in third place with 74, net 67.  There were a ‘Sweet Sixteen’ pars and only two bogeys blighted his consistent card which is not what you necessarily need in an eclectic series.

Free of the shackles of responsibility our immediate past captain Chris Kelly (16) celebrated with an up and down round which included three birdies and a triple bogey on the Road Hole. His 84, net 68, enabled him to collect the category 3/4 prize.

Also on net 68 Dave Allan (13) secured the senior section and placed himself handily for the next round of the eclectic as double bogeys on the 4th, 5th and 7th are likely to be improved upon.

The category 1/2 winner David Quayle (4) thumped three birdies in the first four holes. Then reality bit him on the bottom; a visit to the gorse on the Road Hole costing him two shots. A birdie on the 10th got one back but three bogeys left Quayle on 73, net 69.

Next weekend is a club sponsored 4BBB and by my count there are six song titles mentioned above so that is another £6 for the Manx Radio sponsored Dream Catcher Appeal.

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report
line line
1st Dan Williams/Andy Sharpe 42pts
2nd Ben Humbles/Kevin Paige 41pts
3rd Andrew Challenor/Donald Beggs 41pts

DOWNPOURS DON’T DETER DOVETAILING DUO

Dan Williams (8) and Andy Sharpe (17) dovetailed well to win the club sponsored 4BBB at Castletown on Saturday. Their 42 points came off 17 holes as they were deluged by a downpour on the 12th.
Williams began with a birdie and netted another three points on the next hole. Then Sharpe struck with 11 points off the next five holes leaving Williams to close out the front nine with two more pars.
The pair replicated their opening 21 points by posting five nett birdies and three nett pars. In total Williams whacked 22 points off nine holes and Sharpe slotted in 20 points from his eight efforts much aided by draining long putts on the 5th and 15th.
Ben Humbles (15) and Kevin Paige (12) found a snowman on the 7th. Their inglorious eight there was the only blob in a round where the jacket and jumperless Humbles took a while to warm up. Paige was the first in the hole on the opening five holes and his ball counted on another eight occasions. However, Humbles’ five fine scoring efforts equated to 13 of their 41 points.
Losing out in a final six holes countback Andrew Challenor (+1) and Donald Beggs (4) delivered a master class of consistency, with nine entries each, to finish third with a tremendous two under par round for their 41 points. Challenor’s back-to-back birdies on the 10th and 11th holes being the pair’s only deviation from pure par golf.
Our next fund raising event is the popular Paddy’s Day Knock on Friday 17th March. The 1:00pm shotgun start AM-AM competition, kindly sponsored by KPMG, will be in aid of the Dream Catcher Appeal. It is open to all and the entry fee of £20 for members and £35 for guests will include a hot drink and a bacon bap on arrival plus delicious Irish Stew after the game. You will shortly be able to book online at www.castletowngolflinks.com or you could telephone 822211 to reserve your place.

This coming weekend an individual stableford competition awaits us.

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report
line line

1st Chris Westerman 36pts (19)
2nd Mark Teare 36pts (18)
3rd Ged Power 35pts better back3

Cat1/2: Martin Young 35pts

Cat 3/4: Andrew Stevenson 34pts

Seniors: Chris Kelly 29pts

WESTERMAN AND TEARE LEAD THE WINTER LEAGUE

Challenging conditions caused the CSS to be stretched to 75 in the first round of the club sponsored Winter League series. Chris Westerman (20) won on countback with 36 points. His back nine 19 points was one better than Mark Teare (6). They were the only two players in a field of 100 to meet or beat their handicap.

Westerman’s scores seemed to be at 6’s and 7’s as he carded four of the former and three of the latter. A neat nett eagle on the 11th and six super nett birdies helped him purloin his points off just 15 scoring holes.

Four pointer eagles on the long 3rd and 12th holes helped hoist Teare’s tally but the former footballer failed to finish the 6th.  It was his only misfire in a round which included seven pars and three nett pars. Just three points came from the par 3’s so Teare knows what he has to work on.

In contrast, Sunday starter Ged Power (4) scored eight points on the short holes, two of which he birdied adding £25 to his third place prize. Other than a salty seven on the Road Hole Power taxied round in just two over par to clock-up 35 points and third place on a three way countback.  

The category 1/2 winner Martin Young (6) also ventured out on Sunday. After a slow start he effectively played par golf by scoring 30 of his 35 points over the final 15 holes. A solitary double bogey on the 14th proved crucial on the last six countback. Young’s 11 points being one short of Power’s but one better than Andy Lagden (7) who was also vying for the prize.

Andrew Stevenson (21) was the very last category 3/4 player to cross the finishing line but his 34 points proved good enough to collect the prize as his nearest rivals, Ross Byrne (14) and Ben Humbles (15), both scored 33 points.

Our former captain, Chris Kelly (16), was way down in 16th place but took his second prize of the season by securing the senior section with 29 points.

This coming Saturday the four-man Texas Scramble has added spice as paying an extra £1 gives you a chance to support the Dream Catcher Appeal. Contributing is not compulsory but in return you could win a sleeve of balls from the captain or a golf lesson with the professional. All you have to do is beat their team score or outdrive Dave Adams on the Road Hole.

On Sunday 29th there will be a Pro’s yellow ball AM-AM competition and if the weather forecast is favourable Dave is hoping for good support.

Tee slots for the open AM-AM KPMG sponsored Paddy’s Day Knock at 1:00pm on Friday 17th March are filling fast so don’t delay or you may be disappointed.

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report
line line

1st D Quayle/S Boyd/D Price/C Lee (57.2)
2nd S Zybert/S Skelton/M Charmer/ A Gerrard (58.7)
3rd T Cassidy /C Dunne /R Braide/R Wild (58.8)

THREE GROUPS BEAT THE DREAM TEAM

Many thanks, as on a soggy Saturday 106 players pledged a £1 apiece to the Dream Catcher Appeal. The challenge was to beat the Castletown captain and pro’s team - Malcolm Lambert (12), Dave Adams, ex president Jack Yardley (13) and the former Rowany captain Martin Young (6) - in a Texas Scramble.
Short of bouncing a ball off the tarmac no one was going to come close to outdriving the pro on the Road Hole so that particular part of the prize went unclaimed. However, three teams had the skill and audacity to outscore the Dream Team’s total of twelve birdies for a net 58.9.
The top bonus prize of thirty minutes coaching sessions on the Link’s new golf simulator was won by David Quayle (4), Steven Boyd (2), David Price (5) and Chris Lee (7). They opened with an eagle and added twelve birdies to shoot 59 nett 57.2. Six birdies and that eagle came from Boyd’s tee shots. Lee launched three birdies. Quayle’s quota bagged a brace and Price produced a vital one from his four drives.
In second spot with nett 58.7 came the early birds Steve Zybert (12), Sam Skelton (3), Andrew Gerrard (7) and Michael Charmer (1) who conjured up eleven birdies between them. Former Castletown Cup winner Charmer was their MVP with four birdies from six tee shots. Next was Gerrard who generated three from five and the other team members found four between them.
Out of the main prizes but, similar to the second placed team, having the pleasure of purloining a bonus box of balls from the captain were Terrance Cassidy (8), Chris Dunne (15), Robert Braide (3) and Richard Wild (16). Their nine birdies were augmented by a 4.2 shot allowance which brought them below the 58.9 barrier by an all important 0.1.
Not so fortunate were Nigel Gregg (12), Bryan McMahon (8), Dominic Litton (17) and Mark Jones (14). Their bogey on the Road Hole proved to be penal as although they also knocked in nine birdies their 64 nett 58.9 only equalled the target they needed to beat.    
The next scheduled opportunity to support the captain’s charity is the open AM-AM KPMG sponsored Paddy’s Day Knock at 1:00pm on Friday 17th March. Please don’t delay your entry as you might be disappointed.
This coming Wednesday is the 12 holes ‘Midweeker’ competition followed at the weekend by a medal in the second round of the Eclectic.  

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

 

Result   Report
line line

1st Robert Quine (67)
2nd Mark Walker (68)
3rd Paul Eckersley (69)

Best Gross: Jon Corke (68)

Cat 1/2: Pete Thomas (71)

Cat 3/4: John Webster (71)

Seniors: Roy Clague (76)

QUINE CLEARLY LOVES THE WIND

A third of the field failed to finish the second round of the eclectic at a somewhat breezy Castletown on Saturday. The conditions were far less challenging on Sunday but only six members were in a privileged position to play on the alternate day of this medal competition.

Robert Quine (16) clearly loves the wind as he parred half the holes and almost bogeyed all the others. The only exception being the 14th, which Quine triple bogeyed, so he scored 83, nett 67 and won by one shot. Quine also improved his eclectic score by an impressive 11 shots over the first five holes and replaced an N/R on the 7th with a par.

In second place hotelier Mark Walker (12) started his celebrations early with a rare eagle on the opening hole. Nine pars and six nett pars followed but Walker had the wrong sort of doubles with his pair of sixes on the 15th and 18th holes. Walker improved his eclectic score by nine shots with his nett 68.

Paul Eckersley (8) needed a back nine card play-off to wrest third place away from Sunday starter Jon Corke (+1). Eckersley had three birdies, eight pars, six bogeys and a slippery six on the 2nd to record his 77, nett 69.

Ok, so there was virtually no wind when Corke conquered the course but scoring seven birdies and just three bogeys is an extraordinary achievement on any day. Corke’s 68, nett 69, won him the best gross prize and two portions from the two’s pot.

Pete Thomas (7) had the gall to win the category 1/2 prize with his nett 71 despite a double bogey on the Road Hole. Three birdies helped his cause and only one other nett bogey marred his card.

John Webster (16) managed to keep his focus to win the category 3/4 award with another nett 71 which just pipped Chris Westerman (19) on countback. Newly elected CGC board member Roy Clague (20) checked in with a nett 76 to secure the senior section.

The first round leader Frankie Doherty (9) had a hard task to improve on his nett 64 but picked off four shots over three holes so now sits on a very handy nett 60 in the eclectic. He has also been moonlighting at Douglas GC where he and his new to golf partner have picked up eight prizes in the Sunday series.

This coming Wednesday is the 12 holes ‘Midweeker’ followed at the weekend by a Stableford in the second round of the winter league series.  

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report
line line

1st Dan Williams (39pts)
2nd Paul Eckersley (37pts)
3rd Ged Power (36pts)

Cat 1/2: Malcolm Lambert (34pts)

Cat 3/4: Peter Miller (36pts)

Senior Section: David Allan (33pts)

WILLIAMS PLAYS LIKE A DREAM

The second round of the Winter League Stableford series was won by our hard working committee member Dan Williams (8). As well as his sponsorship coordinator role he is busy organising the Isle of Man Newspapers Charity Golf Texas Scramble competition being staged at Castletown on Friday 12th May. Telephone him on 695601 if you require more information or wish to enter a team.

Playing dream golf Williams stepped in with 39 points scored off 17 holes having suffered bunker blues close to the green on the 12th. Such was the strength of the nasty northerly that Williams wound-up his big stick to reach the green on the short16th. A two foot birdie putt earned him £5 from the 2’s pot. Apparently, it should have been a double dose as earlier the pin prevented his Pro V1 from plopping when he hit it dead centre from short of the green on the unlucky 13th.

Former committee member Paul Eckersley (8) finished the first fifteen holes at just two over par then came a bit unstuck by dropping five shots on the final three holes. Like most of us he under clubbed. Despite a double bogey, double bogey, bogey finish he ended on 37 points for second place to add to last week’s podium placement.

Yet another ex committee member Ged Power (4), who is very kindly going to film and produce reminiscence interviews as part of our club’s 125th year anniversary celebrations, came third with 36 points. Power faded over the final four holes but up until then he was standing at level par.

Not on the committee, but there is still time, came Peter Miller (12) who had eight pars, five nett pars and a couple of slippery sevens in his lopsided round of 36 points to land the category 3/4 award.

Some chap called Malcolm Lambert (12) sneaked into seventh spot to steal the category 1/2 prize with 34 points. Apart from the wind assisted eagle that almost landed on the opening hole the captain’s round was nothing to write home about.

David Allan (13) birdied the 11th, engineered eight pars and misfired four blobs and still glided into eighth spot to secure the senior section with 33 points.

Julian Brindle (21) says he has slowed his swing to a mere blur which is why he won the 12 hole ‘Midweeker’ with 30 points. His wish for a lower handicap may soon come true; the annual review takes place this week.

Saturday sees a 4BBB and our thoughts will be with Keith Bernard who will be undergoing a triple heart bypass operation. He and his wife Karen are grateful for all the messages of support they have received. We wish him a swift and full recovery.

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report
line line
1st J Wild/P Eckersley 44pts (b9 25)
2nd R Braide/C Dunn 44pts (b9 20)
3rd D Beggs/A Challenor 43 pts

WILD ZONES IN AND ECKERSLEY WINS AGAIN

Two teams tied on 44 points in the 4BBB at Castletown this past weekend. The countback didn’t take long as one team or, to be precise, one player played the last six holes in one under gross par. Not bad by anyone’s standards. Quite remarkable for an (18) handicapper!

Jonathan Wild was beginning to worry having only contributed three times after 12 holes. Then he went from feeling that perhaps he couldn’t hit a donkey’s backside with a banjo to that special zone where you can do no wrong. 18 points flowed from his fantastic finishing finale and it could have been more having narrowly missing makeable putts on the 15th and 16th.

Wild’s partner Paul Eckersley (8) had earlier held the side together with 20 points from his nine holes. He said it was a pleasure to be reduced to just marking the card particularly as it meant his own improving prize sequence had been extended into a third successive week.

Our president Robert Braide (3) and his partner Chris Dunn (15) were the countback casualties. They dovetailed nicely on the front nine taking it in turns to put a tick in the box to score 24 points by effectively playing par golf.

They also shared the toils on the back nine, Braide bagging nine points and a share of the 2’s prize pot over the first four holes with Dunn adding ten points on the next four. Then, when even a bogey would have taken the top prize, Dunn eventually salvaged a double bogey for a paltry point. Don’t feel too sorry for them as it was their second team prize in less than a month.

Donald Beggs (4) and Andrew Challenor (+1) really had to burn up the course to come in with 43 points for third place. Their fabulous four under gross par 68 incorporated sixes birdies including a lucrative 2 for ‘money Beggs’ on the 16th. The only holes on which they failed to fire a par, or a birdie, were the 11th and 15th where nett pars had to suffice.

This coming weekend is a Stableford in the third round of the winter series and, despite suggestions to the contrary, it is no longer a qualifying competition. Finally, I’m pleased to be able to report that Keith Bernard has had his heart operation and is on the road to recovery.

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report
line line
1st Ben Humbles
2nd Ged Power
3rd Steven Glynn

HUMBLES HURRIES IN TO WIN

This past weekend’s Stableford saw the third round of the winter series at Castletown and despite the challenging weather some stalwarts ventured out on Saturday. The course was playable but it paid to keep it low as anything lofted was likely to be lost.

Early on Ben Humbles found this to his cost having NR’d the 1st, 3rd, 8th and 11th holes. In the hostile conditions his heroic efforts on the other 14 holes were nothing short of miraculous, for a 15 handicapper that is. Eight pars and six nett pars helped Humbles hoist a highly respectable 34 points for top place after a convoluted countback.

In contrast, Ged Power (4) appeared to be much more in control managing to score on every hole. There was just one six on his card, not surprisingly that was sustained on the infamous Road Hole. Power birdied the 17th and might have expected to win the card play-off having scored 19 points with a marvellous one over par back nine.

However, Humbles matched this so it went down to the last six scores over which, relatively speaking, Power faded to 13 points whereas Humbles hurried in to win with 15.

In third place, but out of the prizes, Steven Glynn (18) netted an eagle for four points on the 12th and netted another birdie to finish a splendid back nine of; you’ve guessed it, 19 points. However, Glynn did not feature in the countback having been defeated by the Road Hole and being at sixes and sevens on a front nine that only yielded 14 points.

In the well supported 12 hole ‘Midweeker’ David Allan (13) flew round for 26 points to win by two points ahead of Louna Vermeulen (20) and Daniel Amphlett (15) who was placed third on countback.

With all this inclement weather and the dark evenings still upon us our PGA pro Dave Adams is delighted to announce that the new Castletown Swing Room is now ready for ‘anytime’ coaching lessons.

It is effectively an indoor driving range equipped with a SkyTrak system for monitoring everything from swing speed to attack angle as well as distance and direction. Call 822211 to book your lesson. At £30 for 30 minutes or £50 for an hour it could make the perfect present for anyone fancying a nocturnal knock.

This coming weekend features the third round of the winter Eclectic series and, if you haven’t already done so, there is still time to show your support for the Dream Catcher Appeal by entering the KPMG sponsored open Paddy’s Day Knock on Friday 17th March. For members the entry cost is £20 and guests pay £35 for their golf and stew. Even if you can’t make it why not buy some raffle tickets or donate a prize?

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

 

Result   Report
line line

1st Gez Bradley (66)
2nd Neil Cartwright (67)
3rd Colin C Magee (70)

Best Gross: Michael Charmer (72)

Cat 1/2: Frankie Doherty (70)

Cat 3/4:Thomas Doherty (71)

Snr Section David Allan (71)

ECLECTIC SERIES RESULTS

1ST FRANKIE DOHERTY (57)

2ND Steven Glynn (59) B9/27 B6/16

3RD NEIL CARTWRIGHT (59) B9/27 B6/17

 

DOHERTY DOUBLES UP IN WINTER SERIES

The third and final round of the winter Eclectic series at Castletown was won on Sunday by Gez Bradley (3) with a stunning 69, nett 66. Starting with an eagle always helps and after the 3rd Bradley was three under par which is how he finished following two more birdies and two balancing bogeys. Having improved his eclectic score by five shots Bradley was now carding 63, nett 60, but was to miss out on top place in the series by three shots.

In second place and playing in the windier conditions on Saturday Neil Cartwright (8) signed for a seven on the 3rd and with two more bogeys he completed the front nine playing to his handicap. A bogey on the 11th and a beneficial birdie two on the 13th kept him at four over for a 76, nett 68. Cartwright had improved his eclectic score by five shots and finished third overall on 67, nett 59.

At first glance Colin C Magee’s card seemed to be full of 6’s and 7’s but these were redeemed by two birdies and seven pars. This left Magee (13) on 83, nett 70, for third place on the day. Magee’s eclectic score was improved by seven shots five of which came from his birdie on the 4th and by parring the Road Hole. Unfortunately, his nett 59 was front nine biased so he missed third overall on countback and was placed fifth.

Frankie Doherty (9), who recently won the Douglas GC winter league series, was in pole position after the first two rounds of the eclectic. There were only three holes on which he hadn’t already made par or better. Therefore, he had targeted the 1st, 2nd and 11th holes for particular attention.

An opening birdie improved Doherty’s eclectic by two shots and a mere par on the 2nd brought his overall score down to 66, nett 57. That was where it stayed as the 11th eluded his efforts and it remained the only hole he hadn’t humbled. Although he finished fourth on the day with a nett 70 for the cat: 1/2 prize he added the Castletown eclectic series to his collection by one shot.

Former Castletown Open winner Michael Charmer (1) hit an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys in his level par round to take the best gross prize but, unfortunately for him, he replicated his efforts on too many holes and so was out of the running with a nett 63 eclectic score.

Sunday starter Thomas Doherty (20) was another player at sixes and sevens on several holes. A birdie and five pars kept his score down to 91, nett 71, to nick the category 3/4 award from countback casualty Dave Allan (13) who had to be content with the senior section for the second time in the series. Allan’s eclectic score was nett 60 which placed him 7th overall.

Four players with nett 59’s featured in the overall series countback for second place which went to Steven Glynn (18) who just pipped Cartwright with a better back six. Robert Quine (16) was fourth and the aforementioned Magee was fifth overall.

This weekend sees the fourth and final round of the Stableford Winter League series with each player’s best three rounds to count. Plus, please don’t forget to bring in your raffle prize donation for the Dream Catcher Appeal draw on St Patrick’s Day. 

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report
line line

1st Mark Cooper (41pts)
2nd Mark Teare (40pts) b9/19
3rd Chris Kelly (40pts) b9/17

Cat:1/2 Chris Lee (38pts)

Cat 3/4 Nigek Whitehouse (36pts)

Senior Section: Peter Miller (35pts)

OVERALL SERIES WINNER

1ST GED POWER (105pts)

2ND MARK COOPER (102pts)

3RD DAN WILLIAMS (102pts)

Cat 1/2: Paul Eckersley (101pts)
Cat 3/4: Jonathan Wild (101pts0
Senior Section: Roy Clagie (89pts)

COOPER AND POWER ARE WINTER LEAGUE WINNERS  

Big hitting Mark Cooper (12) won the fourth and final round of the Stableford Winter League series with 41 points at Castletown. Three birdies, seven pars, five nett pars and two single pointers meant Cooper completed the course in five over par if we forget about his N/R on the 3rd. Not bad for someone who also three putted three times.

There was a temporary two-way tie for second spot which Mark Teare (5) eventually won with a wonderful one over gross par round for his 40 points. Teare birdied the first two holes as well as the last and bogeyed just two holes on each half. Teare finished seventh in series with a cumulative score of 99.

In third place our immediate past captain Chris Kelly (16) was the countback casualty. He peaked early starting with four pars in a row for a magnificent 23 points going out. Unfortunately, he faded fast with two double bogeys and five bogeys blighting his back nine for 17 points.

There was a two point gap before Chris Lee (7) stormed in to win the category 1/2 prize with a one over par back nine for 20 of his 38 points.  Also on 38 points but losing out on countback Terry Ditchfield (10) was more worried about having his handicap cut ahead of an overseas golf trip. He was quite relieved when told it wasn’t a qualifier! 

On 36 points our former treasurer Ian Hodgkinson (17) was not banking on winning the category 3/4 prize after finishing with an N/R but it nearly proved to be profitable. Unfortunately for him Nigel Whitehouse’s card was eventually found in the box but had not been entered on the computer. He was one of 13 players who hadn’t uploaded his score which causes nightmares for our competition secretary.

Peter Miller (14) knocked in a nine on the 12th but it was his only blob and he earned a few bob for securing the senior section with 35 points.

Ged Power (4) was one of the few players who had played all four competitions and that stood him in good stead as Ged won the series with 105 points from his best three rounds. The aforementioned Mark Cooper was second on 102 beating our sponsorship co-ordinator Dan Williams on countback.

Paul Eckersley won the category 1/2 series prize with 101 points which was the same score as Jonathan Wild who picked up the category 3/4 award. Roy Clague won the senior section with 89 points.

This weekend we will all be busy avoiding bogeys in the Woods Cup which is currently held by Dominic Litton who won with +5 but since then he has been cut by those five shots and now plays off (17).

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report
line line

1st. F.Dogherty (+4)
2nd. C.Lee (+3)
3rd.M.Lambert (+2)

Cat 1/2: J.Byrne (+2)
Cat 3/4: N.Woodhouse (+1)
Senior Section: L.Doherty (-3)

DOHERTY DOES IT AGAIN!

Prolific prize winner Frankie Doherty (9) won the Woods Cup with his bogey score of +4 at Castletown on Saturday. His outward half was hardly something to shout about, it contained a 6 and two 7’s. But such is the beauty of a bogey competition as at worst each only counts as -1. Four pars and a lucrative two on the 8th meant Doherty had +1 to carry forward.
Doherty began the back nine with a birdie and apart from a bogey on the short 16th he either parred or nett birdied all the other holes. His one over par inward half was worth +3 which took the winter eclectic title holder to yet another victory. A general play handicap review is now on the cards.
Chris Lee (7) used up five of his shots on the front nine but a lovely one under par back nine meant he ended at just four over par for a +3 score and second place. Lee’s tidy round included real birdies on the 12th and 17th.
Your humble hack was placed 3rd on +2. In a round with at least four ‘if only’ events Malcolm Lambert (12) had a few moments of magic but particularly regrets the bunker blues which befell him on the not so sweet 17th.
Also on +2 but beaten on countback John Byrne (10) had five pluses and three negatives on his inconsistent although eventually  profitable first half. Apart from an N/R on the 10th Byrne became Mr Reliable on the homeward run and a mere par on the 17th restored his score to +2 to capture the category 1/2 prize.
Nigel Woodhouse (18) definitely had a game of two halves, -3 going out and +4 coming back. Woodhouse was the worthy winner of the category 3/4 prize following a string of five pluses from the 13th to the 17th which helped him haul himself back to finish on +1.
Way down in 26th place Irishman Les Doherty had reasons other than some rugby match to celebrate the Paddy’s Day weekend. His -3 score was miraculously converted into a pot of gold as it secured the senior’s section.
Talking of St Patrick’s Day I'm extremely sad that the weather put paid to the planned Dream Catcher Appeal charity event last Friday but the raffle prizes won't go to waste as a replacement open competition will be arranged as soon as possible..
This coming weekend is a twin shotgun start Stableford with the captain’s drive-in at 1:00pm. Please come and lend me your support or at least attend the free lunchtime buffet and pick up your prizes at the prior presentation.

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report
line line
1st Ben Smaller (41pts)
2nd Mark Grace (40pts)
3rd Steven Boyd (39pts)
Cat 1/2: Guy Murray (39pts)
Cat 3/4: Chris Westerman (39pts)
Senior Section: Ron Heselton (38pts)

SMALLER SWINGS TO COIN IT IN THE CAPTAIN’S COMP

The golfing gods granted great weather for the Canaccord Genuity sponsored captain’s drive-in Stableford at Castletown on Saturday. Despite the nervous tension Malcolm Lambert toe-ended his opening drive 181 yards, lobbed the ball the remaining 72 yards and tapped in the putt for a birdie.

The Dream Catcher Appeal benefited to the tune of £91 and raffle ticket holders with either of the above two numbers win a Road Hole cartoon mug. Courtesy of Ged Power you can view a video of the inelegant swing online at:
http://isleofmangolfholidays.com/castletown-golf-club-captains-drive-in/

The club’s hard working comp: sec: Ben Smaller (6) was the worthy winner of the main event. His splendid one over par round included four birdies, five bogeys and just 28 putts for 41 points. Smaller was quick to praise the pro Dave Adams and his ‘swing room’ for a dramatic improvement on his drives. It will be a pleasure to present him with the ceremonial golden coin which Smaller had ordered for the event.

In second place Mark Grace (16) also single putted his way to 40 points off 17 holes having had to reload after finding the beach on the short 8th. Grace’s highlights were four pointers on the 4th and 10th holes but unfortunately a missed two footer on his very last hole could have cost him the cup.

Scratch league stalwart Steven Boyd (2) fired five fantastic birdies in his luscious one under par round. Notably it included three 3’s in a row from the 13th to the 15th for eight of his 39 points and a much deserved third place prize.

In a typically erratic but encouraging round the category 1/2 winner Guy Murray (10) eagled the 1st, birdied the Road Hole and then N/R’d the 8th and 10th holes. He also ended up on 39 points after back-to-back birdies on the 12th and 13th holes.

Chris Westerman (19) captured the category 3/4 award. Two nett eagles helped him fly out to 21 points after eight holes. Alas, he bombed out on the 9th and then double bogeyed the 10th before gliding in with 18 points on the back nine.

Just one point behind Ron Heselton (22) rolled back the years and finished with a flourish by scoring 11 points over the last four holes to secure the senior section.

Next Saturday is the first in the series of SMP Partners sponsored medals with a separate Club sponsored competition on Sunday. Members are reminded to get their entries in for the Birdie Tree as well as the Willie Kirkpatrick knockout singles competition and the summer 4BBB knockout event.

Readers are reminded that the first round of the 125th Anniversary open series pairs competition begins on Sunday 9th April. There are some amazing prizes on offer for each of the first three monthly competitions and for the overall series winners after the second series ends in September. The entry fee is heavily subsidised to encourage entries from far and wide. Full details can be found online at www.castletowngolflinks.com or by contacting the pro shop on 822211.

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

 

Result   Report
line line

1st Richard Dunn (76/69)
2nd John Byrne (79/69)
3rd Gez Bradley (73/70)
Best Gross: Andrew Challenor (69)

Cat 1/2: Angus Alexander (76/70)
Cat 3/4: David Bowen (91/73)
Senior Section: Stuart Brawn (91/73)

RICHARD DUNN WINS OPENING SMP PARTNERS SPONSORED MEDAL

Richard Dunn (7) was the winner of the first in the monthly series of SMP Partners sponsored medals at Castletown on Saturday. Dunn’s nett 69 did not start as steadily as he would have liked, a thinned chip and three putts put him one over. However, birdies on the 3rd and 13th holes helped haul him back and Dunn ended by draining a thirty footer on the 18th for one of his ten plucky pars.

Conversely, John Byrne (10) started strongly and was just two over on the front nine following birdies on the 1st and 4th holes. Byrne banged in nine pars overall and only had one bogey on the back nine. Unfortunately, he suffered sixes on the 14th and 18th which left him on 79, nett 69, for a frustrating second place on countback.

Gez Bradley (3) had three birdies and four bogeys in a characteristically controlled round of 73, nett 70. He finished third which will disappoint him as he held the lead up until the final hole which was bogeyed.

Bradley was closely followed by the category 1/2 winner, Angus Alexander (6), who was just one over par after fourteen holes despite a slippery six on the Road Hole. Three bogeys over the last four holes made him a countback casualty with his nett 70.

Playing dream golf Andrew Challenor (+1) was the worthy winner of the best gross prize. He took only 69 shots having birdied four holes and only bogeyed one hole, the 5th, but a nett bogey on the 13th (SI 18) placed him fifth overall on nett 70.

Steve McGowan (11), who is the Group Chairman of SMP Partners, just failed to win back some of the sponsorship money. He bogeyed the last three holes to finish frustratingly in sixth place on 82, nett 71.

Back in eleventh place David Bowen (19) slipped in under the radar to collect the category 3/4 prize with his eventful nett par round despite back to back 7’s on the 2nd and 3rd holes. Similarly, Stuart Brawn (18) made the most of his shot allocation to secure the senior section with 91, nett 73.

Daniel Amphlett (15) won the club sponsored qualifying stableford on Sunday with 36 points. One shot back Andy Dent (11) was the countback king in second place ahead of Greg Beard (20). The prize pot was £100 and yet only 13 people took part.

The first round of the 125th Anniversary open series pairs competition was due to begin on Sunday 9th April but this has now been postponed until May. Hence, we are arranging another club sponsored 4BBB mixed competition which will be open to all members and their visitors paying the usual member's guest rate. 

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report
line line
1st Roy Clague (40pts)
2nd Chris Lee (39pts)
3rd Kyle McConnell (38pts)
Cat 1/2: Andrew Davies (38pts)
Cat 3/4: Ben Humbles (37pts)
Senior Section: David Allan (36pts)

REVOLUTIONARY RESCUE CLUB BRINGS JOY FOR ROY

Former club captain Roy Clague (20) won the club Stableford on Saturday with a well balanced 40 points. Apparently, his 20/20 score could have been better as he left two teetering on the edge and then lost his focus on the final hole. Our pro Dave Adams was given plenty of credit as he had recently supplied the new 19 degree rescue club which has revolutionized Roy’s game.

Chris Lee (7) failed to finish the Road Hole but played the other 17 holes in just one over par for 39 points and second place. He birdied the long 12th and enjoyed a procession of pars other than bogeys on the 9th and 17th.

One shot behind Kyle McConnell (13) scored just two points over the first four holes. A nett eagle on the Road Hole seemed to jump start his round as third placed McConnell was then in electrifying form scoring 36 more points over the final 14 holes.

The category 1/2 prize winner Andrew Davies (10) was also a slow starter but back-to-back double bogeys did not deter him. He scored 37 of his 38 points on the remaining holes. Unfortunately for him 20 points on the back nine was one short of McConnell.

Big hitting Doug Ross (6) eagled the 3rd and birdied the 5th for eight of his 38 points. With a front nine loaded round he had to settle for fifth place and no prizes. Ben Humbles (15), who abandoned his medal round last week, persevered this time and despite a six, six finish he collected the category 3/4 prize with 37 points. Super vet: David Allan (14) climbed up to 21 points over the front nine and glided in with 15 more to secure the senior section for the fourth time this season.

Following a flurry of 2's over the past few weeks your committee resolved to increase the weekly prize pot by 50% from £0.50 to £0.75 per entrant with effect from the start of the qualifying season on 1st April. As a result this week five talented tonkers each walk away with £15.90.

After play the EGM to elect Mike Horsthuis as the Men's section vice-captain took place. The vote was unanimous and Mike will be a welcome addition to the committee particularly as our sponsorship coordinator Dan Williams has unfortunately decided to step down but has pledged his continued support to the club.

Back to golf, earlier in the week 25 players took part in the increasingly popular ‘Midweeker’ which was well won by relatively new golfer Steph Gregg (32). She scored on every hole to accumulate 43 points. Andy Lagden (7) zoomed round in just one over par for second place with 42 points. Guy Pickard (6) came third with 40 points from his equally stellar two over par round.

There is an extravaganza of competition golf available each day over the extended Easter weekend with the main competition on Saturday once again being kindly sponsored by stalwart club member Gwynn Williams.

Members are reminded that the closing date for entering the Willie Kirkpatrick Knockout Trophy and the FBBB knockout competitions is 24th April.  Isle of Man Newspapers have also asked that you don’t forget to enter their 4 Person Texas Scramble on Friday 12th May in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. Phone 695601 or email: dan.williams@iomtoday.co.im for more details.

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

 

Result   Report
line line
1st Dan Williams (39pts)
2nd Chris Lee (38pts)
3rd Andrew Gerrard (37pts)
Cat 1/2: Colin E Magee (37pts)
Cat 3/4: Mike Williams (36pts)
Senior Section: Chris Kelly (35pts)

DAN WILLIAMS WINS THE GWYNN WILLIAMS STABLEFORD AGAIN  

The Good Friday 4BBB was won by Conor Byrne and Ashley Osborne with 44 points by courtesy of countback from a visiting father and son duo R & A McNulty from Liverpool. Nigel Whitehouse and Andrew Stevenson finished third with 43 points.

History repeated itself at Castletown on Saturday; Dan Williams (8) went round in five over par, as he did last year, and thus won the well supported Gwynn Williams sponsored Stableford for the second year running.

Williams, no relation to our sponsor, scored 39 points in a solid round which included a double dollop from the 2’s pot for his birdies on the 13th and 16th. Wind resistance or too much assistance caused a double bogey and five bogeys although two of Williams’ ten pars could easily have become birdies but for lip-outs.

For the second week running Chris Lee (7) failed to finish the Road Hole and yet he again came second. Like last week, Lee completed the back nine in level par and covered 17 holes in just two over par for 38 points.

Similarly, Andrew Gerrard (7) suffered at the Road Hole but played the other holes in three over par for 37 points and third place. A further financial contribution came from his tap-in two on the 13th.

The self-confessed wind wizard Colin E Magee (9) also conjured up 37 points from 17 holes but had to settle for the category 1/2 prize as the spell ran out on the short 16th. Donald Beggs (4) eagled the 9th for a tremendous two but a bogey, bogey finish kept him out of the prizes with his frontloaded 37 points.

Another Williams will pick up a prize from his namesake sponsor as Mike Williams (13) disregarded an ugly eight on the 7th to score 36 and capture the category 3/4 prize. On 35 points our immediate past captain Chris Kelly (16) held off a countback challenge from last week’s competition winner Roy Clague (19) to secure the senior section.

This coming weekend there is some respite from qualifying competitions on Saturday as a 4BBB has been planned, but those desperate for a chance to challenge their handicap can enjoy a mixed Stableford with a guaranteed prize pot of £100 on Sunday. 

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

 

Result   Report
line line
1st
2nd
3rd
Cat 1/2:
Cat 3/4:
Senior Section:
 

 

Result   Report
line line
1st
2nd
3rd
Cat 1/2:
Cat 3/4:
Senior Section:
 

 

 

Result   Report
line line
1st
2nd
3rd
Cat 1/2:
Cat 3/4:
Senior Section:
 

 

Result   Report
line line
1st
2nd
3rd
Cat 1/2:
Cat 3/4:
Senior Section:
 

 

Result   Report
line line
1st
2nd
3rd
Cat 1/2:
Cat 3/4:
Senior Section:
 

 

Result   Report
line line
1st
2nd
3rd
Cat 1/2:
Cat 3/4:
Senior Section:
 

 

 

Result   Report
line line
1st
2nd
3rd
Cat 1/2:
Cat 3/4:
Senior Section:
 

 

Result   Report
line line
1st
2nd
3rd
Cat 1/2:
Cat 3/4:
Senior Section:
 

 

Result   Report
line line
1st
2nd
3rd
Cat 1/2:
Cat 3/4:
Senior Section:
 

 

Result   Report
line line
1st
2nd
3rd
Cat 1/2:
Cat 3/4:
Senior Section:
 

 

 

Result   Report
line line
1st
2nd
3rd
Cat 1/2:
Cat 3/4:
Senior Section:
 

 

Result   Report
line line
1st
2nd
3rd
Cat 1/2:
Cat 3/4:
Senior Section:
 

 

Result   Report
line line
1st
2nd
3rd
Cat 1/2:
Cat 3/4:
Senior Section:
 

 

 

Result   Report
line line
1st
2nd
3rd
Cat 1/2:
Cat 3/4:
Senior Section:
 

 

 

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Quisque congue tristique eros. Nulla facilisi. Quisque sem mauris, ullamcorper ac, gravida id, mattis id, sapien. Nullam adipiscing enim dapibus felis. Fusce a nisi in odio pulvinar fringilla. Nunc blandit interdum metus. Duis leo nunc, sollicitudin ut, fermentum congue, pharetra eu, massa. Suspendisse potenti. Morbi commodo mauris. Ut at pede. Ut id nisi. Donec scelerisque urna quis ligula. Praesent est. Vestibulum scelerisque. Curabitur quam. Fusce rhoncus pellentesque ipsum. Aenean venenatis metus ac quam. Maecenas lacus lacus, sagittis vitae, congue at, euismod eu, urna. Maecenas vitae purus. Praesent eros lectus, porta et, semper nec, molestie eget, tortor.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Quisque congue tristique eros. Nulla facilisi. Quisque sem mauris, ullamcorper ac, gravida id, mattis id, sapien. Nullam adipiscing enim dapibus felis. Fusce a nisi in odio pulvinar fringilla. Nunc blandit interdum metus. Duis leo nunc, sollicitudin ut, fermentum congue, pharetra eu, massa. Suspendisse potenti. Morbi commodo mauris. Ut at pede. Ut id nisi. Donec scelerisque urna quis ligula. Praesent est. Vestibulum scelerisque. Curabitur quam. Fusce rhoncus pellentesque ipsum. Aenean venenatis metus ac quam. Maecenas lacus lacus, sagittis vitae, congue at, euismod eu, urna. Maecenas vitae purus. Praesent eros lectus, porta et, semper nec, molestie eget, tortor.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Quisque congue tristique eros. Nulla facilisi. Quisque sem mauris, ullamcorper ac, gravida id, mattis id, sapien. Nullam adipiscing enim dapibus felis. Fusce a nisi in odio pulvinar fringilla. Nunc blandit interdum metus. Duis leo nunc, sollicitudin ut, fermentum congue, pharetra eu, massa. Suspendisse potenti. Morbi commodo mauris. Ut at pede. Ut id nisi. Donec scelerisque urna quis ligula. Praesent est. Vestibulum scelerisque. Curabitur quam. Fusce rhoncus pellentesque ipsum. Aenean venenatis metus ac quam. Maecenas lacus lacus, sagittis vitae, congue at, euismod eu, urna. Maecenas vitae purus. Praesent eros lectus, porta et, semper nec, molestie eget, tortor.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Quisque congue tristique eros. Nulla facilisi. Quisque sem mauris, ullamcorper ac, gravida id, mattis id, sapien. Nullam adipiscing enim dapibus felis. Fusce a nisi in odio pulvinar fringilla. Nunc blandit interdum metus. Duis leo nunc, sollicitudin ut, fermentum congue, pharetra eu, massa. Suspendisse potenti. Morbi commodo mauris. Ut at pede. Ut id nisi. Donec scelerisque urna quis ligula. Praesent est. Vestibulum scelerisque. Curabitur quam. Fusce rhoncus pellentesque ipsum. Aenean venenatis metus ac quam. Maecenas lacus lacus, sagittis vitae, congue at, euismod eu, urna. Maecenas vitae purus. Praesent eros lectus, porta et, semper nec, molestie eget, tortor.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Quisque congue tristique eros. Nulla facilisi. Quisque sem mauris, ullamcorper ac, gravida id, mattis id, sapien. Nullam adipiscing enim dapibus felis. Fusce a nisi in odio pulvinar fringilla. Nunc blandit interdum metus. Duis leo nunc, sollicitudin ut, fermentum congue, pharetra eu, massa. Suspendisse potenti. Morbi commodo mauris. Ut at pede. Ut id nisi. Donec scelerisque urna quis ligula. Praesent est. Vestibulum scelerisque. Curabitur quam. Fusce rhoncus pellentesque ipsum. Aenean venenatis metus ac quam. Maecenas lacus lacus, sagittis vitae, congue at, euismod eu, urna. Maecenas vitae purus. Praesent eros lectus, porta et, semper nec, molestie eget, tortor.


 

Club Officers etc.

CAPTAIN’S ADDRESS

I would like to thank all the members who voted me in as captain at the Club’s AGM last December. It is an honour and hopefully will be a pleasure to be the captain of such a prestigious golf club, particularly one which is celebrating its 125 anniversary.
Your Board is addressing the succession plan issues. Some changes may be needed to the way in which the Club manages its operations as the administrative burden carried by some of its unpaid officers is not sustainable.
Your Ladies section captain, Jax Fisher, and I are determined to make 2017 a year to remember for all the right reasons. Together with our excellent committees we are working in partnership with all the stakeholders at the Links with the primary goal of making the golfing experience at Castletown even more enjoyable for everyone.
Our united development plan is in place and will be given more focus by implementing a marketing plan which will help promote Castletown’s reputation as the premier golf course on the island. Each and every one of us has a part to play in the continued success of the Club.
My chosen charity, the Dream Catcher Appeal, got off to a great start thanks to your generosity supporting Will Halsall’s New Year’s Day dip and the recent Captain/Pro’s team challenge. The next planned event is the Paddy’s Day Knock on Friday 17th March. My drive-in will be on March 25th and Captain’s Day is scheduled for the 17th June.
We have a full and well sponsored playing schedule planned for the year. As well as the usual qualifiers there will be more mixed and fun competitions. In an effort to promote Sunday golf the Club is underwriting the cost of meaningful prizes; there will also be a Sunday series of monthly open team competitions.
From May onwards we will trial a Thursday ‘club night’ with roll-up times scheduled throughout the day with No.19 staying open until 9:00pm. Those wishing to participate in an organised competition can enter the 9-hole qualifier. It is hoped that the ‘club night’ initiative will be well supported and so become an established event.
In a further effort to promote camaraderie the Club will change the format and frequency of prize presentations. There may be fewer presentations but those which we host will feature a complimentary buffet so that we can all enjoy the Club’s success.
Planning for the Club’s 125th Year celebrations are ongoing. There will be some special on course events and details of our Summer Ball on Tuesday 4th July have already been circulated. Ged Power is interviewing some of our long-term members in order to produce a reminiscences video. If anyone has any Club memorabilia we can exhibit this would be helpful.
Finally, you have my assurance that I will do all that I can to represent you well and I wish you all good health and better golfing.

MALCOLM LAMBERT

2017 CGC Ltd Board Members
Robert Braide : President – r.braide@hotmail.com - 498514
Malcolm Lambert: Captain - lamberts@infoware.co.uk- Tel: 832579(H) 477883 (M)
Jackie Fisher : Ladies Captain - JackieFisher@hotmail.co.uk - 470917
Robert Braide : Chairman- r.braide@hotmail.com- 498514
Ian Hodgkinson : Treasurer - ianhodge@manx.net - 452957
Robert Adcock : Secretary - bob@iom.com - 834704/320308
Loni Evans : loni.evans@businessdoctor.im

Captain: Malcolm Lambert;lamberts@infoware.co.uk Tel: 832579(H) 477883 (M)
President: Robert Braide.......
r.braide@hotmail.com - 498514
Vice Captain: TBA
Immediate Past Captain: Chris Kelly Tel 622003 (H) 496816 (M); chrisbkelly@hotmail.com
Hon Secretary: Bob Adcock tel: 834704 (H) 320308 (M) honseccgc@gmail.com
Hon Treasurer: jcorke10@gmail.com - 225610 (M)



Competition and Handicap Secretary: Ben Smaller Tel 220583 bensmaller@mac.com
Juniors: Ged Power Tel 231223 (M); ged@castletowngolflinks.com
Sponsorships: Dan Williams 366464 (M) dan.williams@tesco.net
Social Sub Committee: Dan Williams 366464 (M) dan.williams@tesco.net
Golf Union Representitive:Chris Kelly Tel 622003 (H) 496816 (M); chrisbkelly@hotmail.com
Press Officer: Malcolm Lambert;lamberts@infoware.co.uk Tel: 832579(H) 477883 (M)
Greens Liaison Officer Jon Corke : jcorke10@gmail.com - 225610

Philip Vermeulen: philip.vermeulen@castletowngolflinks.com
P.J Vermeulen: pj.vermeulen@castletowngolflinks.com

Other key contacts
Website Co-ordinator: Lord Gort Tel: 822295 (H) 232623 (M): original36@manx.net
Handicaps and handicap certificates:Ben Smaller Tel 220583 bensmaller@mac.com

2017 Ladies Committee
Jackie Fisher : Ladies Captain - JackieFisher@hotmail.co.uk - 470917
Dawn Sissons: dawnsissons@gmail.com- 319902
: Ladies Vice Captain -Louna Vermeulen: Comp.&H/cap: louna.vermeulen@businessdoctors.im - 825838
Loni Evans : Hon. Treasurer loni.evans@businessdoctor.im
Dawn Sissons: Comp.&H/cap:dawnsissons@gmail.com- 319902
Julie Amphlett: Hon. Secretary julie.amphlett@chasetempleton.co.uk  07979 146096
Maryann Dunn : maryanndunn@suremail.im - 212288
Barbie Carter: barbiecar@gmail.com - 07811 156869
Jane Holt: janeholt@gmail.com - 487696
Golf Union Representitive:Jackie Fisher JackieFisher@hotmail.co.uk - 470917

 

 

 

1952-58 F Pickles
1959-61 WCKellyOBE
1962-63 J Lamb                                                
1964-65 Sir RCS Stevenson GCMG MLC          
1966-67 C Connall                              
1968-73 Sir P Stallard KCMG CVO MBE           
1974-75 WA Kirkpatrick                    
1976-77 The Viscount Gort                
1978-79 KC Cowley                           
1980-81 Dr JM Ferguson                    
I982-83 JA Bird                                    
1984-85 AH Smith                                     
1986-87 Lt Col HK Sweeting                            
1988-89 TR Beatson                             
1990-91 LM Wilson                             
1992-93 LFDoherty                                            
1994-95 PJRoberts                                              
1996-97 JRJackson                                              
1998-99JNeil                                                      
2000-01 EAlexander                                           
2002-2003DRobbie                                            
2004-2005 R Mackenzie      
2006-2007 M Henthorn                      
2008-2009  SLManuja                                         
2010-2011 E Shallcross                                       
2012-2013 J Yardley           
2014- 2015 D Bell 
2016 R.Braide

                  


1952 WC Kelly    
1953 J Corrin       
1954/55 NG Brown     
1956 RH Hawkins             
1957 WC Kelly    
1958 CLP Vereker        
1959 JE Mc Dermott           
1960/61 CLP Vereker           
1962/63 JE McDermott         
1964/65 WA Kirkpatrick   
1966 Dr JM Ferguson         
1967/68 LK Gore             
1969/70 LG Holroyd
1971 JA Bird         
1972 FR Crook    
1973 JM Cain OBE          
1974 ER StA Davies OBE   
1975 AH Smith    
1976 A Simpson  
1977 AD Sheard   
1978 WR Ennett   
1979 RM Barker   
1980 GA Thompson      
1981 Lt Col HK Sweeting  
1982 LF Doherty 
1983 TR Beatson
1984 JR Jackson
1985 LM Wilson
1986 JM Gerrard
1987 AE Alexander
1988 PJ Roberts
1989 J Neil
1990 AE Gawne
1991 BJ Eastham
1992 RH Mackenzie
1993 SL Manuja
1994 D Robbie
1995 IJ Lunn
1996 T Karran
1997 WG Holmes
1998 E Shallcross
1999 PT Kirby
2000 M Henthorn
2001 BJ Eades
2002 JPB Carter
2003 SJ Boyd
2004 R Braide
2005 P Cox
2006 D Bell
2007 D Bell
2008 S Skelton
2009 J Yardley
2010 P Robertson
2011 S McGowan
2012 G Ferguson
2013 B Watts
2014 G Karran MBE
2015 R.Clague
2016 C.Kelly
2017 M.Lambert

 

 



Aon - Insure Your Vision


Business Doctor Limited



P
rivate hire transport services- 8/16 seat options available
www.powerwheels.im




Capital International
"The Group works with financial institutions, to deliver a customised and integrated range of international financial services solutions"


Tower Insurance


Permanent Bank International
“A leading provider of Personal, Corporate, Trust and Pension deposit accounts.”


Standard Bank
“Providing International services from the
Isle of Man
since 1992"


SMP Partners
"We are a leading, independent, international corporate services provider"


Kastle Offshore
"Operates in a large number of countries, providing clients with financial advice."

London Pride


Shoprite


Simcocks

Simcocks is alaw practice that works with its clients to ensure they achieve exceptional results. www.simcocks.co


Dandara Homes
'One of the UK’s largest independent property development companies, with an impressive portfolio of residential and commercial properties throughout the UK and its offshore islands.'

Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management

Gwynn Williams


Harding Lewis Limited
"Chartered Accountants with the skills and local knowledge to help your finances grow"

Castletown Golf Links Ltd

Syd Ashworth Trophy -
Bill Ashworth

Rossborough Private Clients

 

CONGU Change –Returning of Non Qualifying Scores

England Golf have made the decision that as of 1st January 2017, all players are required
to return nonqualifying scores to their home club.
In order to do this, England Golf will enforce Clause 4.5b and 8.12 of the CONGU UHS: –
Clause 4.5b  The Union has some discretionary powers.  It may require a player to return
to his Home Club information regarding scores in NonQualifying Competitions as
provided by Clause 8.12.
Clause 8.12  The player must: Provide to his Home Club information regarding scores in
NonQualifying Competitions if so directed by a Union – see Clause 4.5(b).
This will take effect from the 1st January 2017.
The returning of these scores will be the player’s responsibility; players who do not return
scores will be held accountable.
  In reality we / England Golf do not require players to return scores from every round of
social golf – that is just unworkable. The aim is to capture scores played away from the
player’s home club in nonqualifying competitions. Home clubs are more likely to have an
awareness of players returning good scores on their own course. This may not be the
case at an away venue. 
If you enter nonqualifying competitions as away clubs please make every effort to return
scores to the Competition Secretary/ Pro.

 

Some links of Interest

 

Images of the Course

To view(and purchase!)some great photographs of the course..please click on photographs or this link