Welcome to Castletown Golf Club

Mike Horsthuis-Captain 2018

The Links was laid out in 1891 and designed by Old Tom Morris.The Castletown Golf Club was first formed in 1892. The course itself is set on Langness Peninsula and provides views of the Irish Sea from all tee's, fairways, and greens. Following the war Castletown was later updated by Mackenzie Ross. . The 7th hole is named the Race Course because, there, a century and a half before the first ever English Derby the Isle of Man and the then Earl of Derby also the Lord of Mann held the first ever Manx Derby over three furlongs. Distinguished characters have been involved with the Club including Sir P Stallard KCMG CVO MBE(Governor of the Isle of Man)being our President in the past. 

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Louna Vermeulen-Lady Captain- 2018

 

 


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Overall Winter League

1st..K.Lewin
2nd..M.Reynolds
3rd..M.Walker

 


 

 


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1st..J.Byrne/M.Todd
2nd..J.Scowcroft/R.Wild
3rd..C.Westerman/K.Paige
4th..S.Boyd/D.Price

FLYING THE FLAG FOR BRIAN GRAHAM

Despite poor weather there was a fine turn-out for the 4BBB at Castletown on Saturday. The winning team by two points was John Byrne (9) and Mark Todd (12) completing the course in just one over par. Byrne was in formidable form beginning with a birdie and adding two more to amass 29 points off ten holes which he humbled in three under par. Todd tallied 17 points with five pars, two bogeys and a double bogey for their only single pointer which was incurred on the 11th.

Jonathan Scowcroft (6) and Richard Wild (15) also dovetailed well in a six over par round for 44 points and second place. Wild struck ten pars and two bogeys so Scowcroft only had to add four bogeys to his important two opening pars.

Third spot had to be decided on countback as two teams tied on 43 points. Chris Westerman (15) and Kevin Paige (11) turned up trumps even though they failed to finish the 16th. Their back nine accounted for one more than their opponents. Steven Boyd (3) and David Price (6) were unlucky to be pushed into 4th place as they went round in 68 with superstar Boyd personally being four under par on the 17 holes he completed.

Boyd had also been a countback casualty in the previous Sunday’s stableford where he and Frankie Doherty (9) headed the field by 6 points. Doherty was twelve over par and his winning 36 points were scored off just 15 holes, three of which he birdied. In contrast, Boyd was level par over the front nine but dropped three shots on the crucial inward half. NTP was Simon Murray.

This coming weekend, weather permitting, we hope to play the postponed opening round of the Men’s Winter League which will be a stableford played off the white tees. On Sunday a twelve hole mixed stableford takes place off the white and red tees.

The Castletown flag is at half mast this week in tribute to long time club stalwart Brian Graham. His funeral will take place at 11:30 Friday 26th January at Malew Church.

MALCOLM LAMBERT


 

Result   Report
1st..K.Lewin (35)
2nd..P.Reid (34)
3rd..M.Reynolds (34)
4th..R.Dunn (33)
5th..D.Laughlin (33)

Once again the weather was unkind to the early starters at Castletown on Saturday. Only the most intrepid chose to start out in the driving rain. Later in the day the rain relented but the howling wind persisted. Achieving 35 points Kevin Lewin (26) used his shots wisely to win the Winter League stableford; the first in the series of four rounds to be played off the white tees.

Lewin’s procession of fives, sixes or sevens was only broken by a par four on the 17th but the beauty of the handicap system is that, with the exception of a triple bogey on the 10th, his 99 shots were converted into points on every hole.

In second place Paul Reid’s 34 points reflected the improving conditions. He took 46 shots on the way out and only 38 for a three over par back nine which was worth 20 points based on his handicap of (10). Also with 34 points, but losing out on countback, Mark Reynolds (18) hit five pars but came to grief on the hardest two holes, stroke index wise.

Richard Dunn (6) had nothing worse than a bogey and scored on every hole to post 33 points and take fourth place on countback courtesy of two birdies on his back nine. David Laughlin (21) went from feast to famine in fifth place as his 33 points came off just 14 scoring hole that included a four pointer birdie and four further nett birdies.

The weather put paid to the twelve hole mixed stablefords due to be played on the previous Sunday and Wednesday so no doubt everyone will be keen to contest the second round of the Winter Eclectic scheduled for this coming Saturday.

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report
1st..O.Steriopulos
2nd..A.Creamore
3rd..J.Byrne
4th..T.Harris
5th..G.Morris

STERIOPULOS WINS WITH A QUADRUPLE BOGEY

Playing off (14) island squad cricketer Oli Steriopulos knocked in nine pars to win the second round of the Winter Eclectic Medal competition despite finishing with a quadruple bogey at Castletown on Saturday. His twelve over par performance on the shortened 15 hole course also included a triple bogey on the 6th.  Having not participated in the previous round Steriopulos can improve his eclectic score by seven shots if he just pars those two holes over the remaining two rounds.

One shot back Adam Creamore (21) posted a one under par nett 59 which included three pars and three triple bogeys. With seven pars and seven bogeys John Byrne (10) unluckily stumbled to his only double bogey on the 13th and so although he equalled Creamore’s nett score Byrne lost out on countback for second place.

Finishing fourth Tom Harris (+2) bagged four birdies and went round in one under par. A gross 59 became a nett 61 as his pars on the 1st and 13th were turned into nett bogeys but Harris improved his eclectic score by an impressive ten shots.

Three more players also ended on nett 61 and it was Gareth Morris (8) who picked up the last of the prizes. On the back nine countback Morris was half a shot better than Mark Todd (13) and two ahead of Paul Eckersley (7). Finishing ninth on 62 the winner of round one of this competition, Kenny Chesterson (6), improved his eclectic by three shots with birdies on the 6th, 10th and 14th.

We are back to a stableford this coming Saturday when 107 players are booked to compete in the second round of the Winter League.  Please note that it has been necessary to amend the advance booking procedure for Saturdays from 14 to seven days in an attempt to reduce the number of ‘no shows’. Andi Howland, our competition secretary, has also requested that you cancel any bookings which you cannot honour in order to free up spaces for others looking to play.

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report
1st..M.Walker (33)
2nd..S.Butler (32)
3rd..G.Bradley (32)
4th..N.Gregg (30)
5th..W.Halsall (30)

WALKER WINS WINTER LEAGUE SECOND ROUND STABLEFORD

There was a good weather window for a few hours from mid-morning on Saturday so 27 desperate souls slipped out to compete in the second round of the Winter League Stableford. Probably the lure of Six Nations Rugby on the TV proved too great a temptation for the majority of members.

Mark Walker (12) from the Shore Hotel managed 33 points to win on the 15 hole course which was in remarkable condition given the volume of rain it had needed to absorb. A four pointer birdie on the 4th and a double bogey on the 6th were the only variations from the procession of pars and bogeys which led to Walker’s steady seven over par round.

Stuart Butler (18) had a scintillating second nine scoring an impressive 22 points for second place on countback. Butler served up as many points on his last three holes (ten) as he had accumulated at the turn. Having also recorded 32 points in the first round Butler is now in pole position on the Winter League leader board.

The countback casualty in third Gez Bradley (3) went round in luscious level par. His 32 points included four birdies one of which was a money maker two on the 16th having carded a disappointing double bogey on the previous hole.

Finishing with 30 points Nigel Gregg (12) had bookend birdies on the back nine and those nett eagles lifted him into fourth place just ahead on countback of the final prize winner Will Halsall (11) who unfortunately N/R’d the 13th.

Earlier in the week Julian Brindle, Tami James and Paul Keeley finished with 25, 23 and 22 points respectively to fill the podium places in the ‘Midweeker’ 12 holes Stableford. 22 players competed in the previous Sunday’s mixed 12 holer which was won by Karen Faragher with 25 points, one ahead of this year’s lady captain Louna Vermeulen and two clear of third placed Frankie Doherty who failed to finish the 10th.

So far 110 players have signed up for this coming Saturday’s 4 man Texas Scramble but as always there are bound to be some teams looking for a late replacement so either turn up on the day or register your availability with the Pro Shop by phoning 822211.

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report
1st..P.Thomas/I.Hodgkinson/M.Reynolds/P.Eckersley (57)
2nd..S.Zybert/S.Skelton/A.Gerrard/D.Quayle (59.1)
3rd..D.Litton/D.Campbell/A.Townell/B.McMahon (59.6)

TEXAS SCRAMBLE WON BY TWO CLEAR SHOTS

There was a fine turn-out at sunny Castletown on Saturday as 28 teams took part in the 4 man Texas Scramble. Much to everyone’s delight all 18 holes were open as the temporary lakes on the 7th fairway had drained away. Pete Thomas (9), Ian Hodgkinson (16), Mark Reynolds (18) and Paul Eckersley (7) tonked in ten birdies between them to win the competition by over two shots which, in this format, is highly unusual as decimal points usually separate the prize winners.

Half of Thomas’ six tee shots were converted into birdies and impressively four out of five of Eckersley’s efforts were distinguished by deductions. Reynolds rounded off the birdie count on the first three of his four chosen drives and the team cleverly consolidated their score of 62, nett 57, by restricting Hodgkinson to the bare minimum of three tee shots which were all parred.

Dave Allan, Guy Pickard, Frankie Doherty and Guy Sissons tried to claim second place with 58.7 but on closer inspection they were found to be guilty of inadvertent creative accounting as their score actually added up to three more – 66 nett 61.7 - which dropped them to twelfth.

The early clubhouse leaders were Steve Zybert (13), Sam Skelton (4), Andrew Gerrard (7) and Dave Quayle (5) who went round in ten under par but a measly 2.9 (ten percent) handicap allowance only reduced their score to 59.1 for second place. Quayle’s quotient was five birdies from six tee shots compared to Skelton’s two from his six. Zybert and Gerrard added one and two birdies respectively from their compulsory three drives apiece.

A card play-off was needed to determine the third placed prize winners as two teams tied on nett 59.6. The spoils went to Dave Litton (19), Dave Campbell (18), Alex Townell (9) and Bryan McMahon (8) who shot five birdies on the back nine compared to Roy Clague (20), Neil Campbell (17), Peter McKenna (23) and Peter Miller (14) who only managed two.

This coming Saturday there are so far 107 entrants for the third round of the Winter League Stableford.  

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report
1st..S.Glynn(38)
2nd..M.Walker(37)
3rd..R.Byrne(36)
4th..M.Reynolds(36)
5th..M.Teare(35)

WALKER RACES TO TOP POSITION IN WINTER LEAGUE

The third round of the Winter League Stableford at Castletown on Saturday was won by Steven Glynn (20) on 38 points. Apart from failing to finish the Road Hole Glynn fashioned five pars punctuated by ten bogeys and two double bogeys to triumph by a single point. Having finished 38th with 26 points in round one, and not taking part in round two, Glynn will need another top three finish to contend for the cumulative prize.

Mark Walker (12) almost made it back-to-back Winter League wins and now heads the leader board having secured second spot this week with 37 points. His round was highlighted by a four pointer eagle on the 3rd and an extremely lucrative 2 on the 16th to share the two’s prize pot with David Allan who birdied the short 13th.

Two N/Rs and two four pointer birdies marked the extremes of Ross Byrne’s third placed 36 points. With two other top ten finishes in the Winter League Byrne (13) is third equal overall and will be one to watch in the final round being held on March 10th.

Mark Reynolds (18) added a fine fourth placed finish to his third place from round one. Reynolds’ 36 points included an N/R on the 11th which limited his inward score and kept him out of a podium place on countback but puts him level with Byrne in the league.

With two birdies in the first three holes Mark Teare (6) went on to take fifth prize on countback on Saturday ahead of Ben Humbles (11) who also scored 35 points but could not match Teare’s inward run of nine net pars in a row.

Following sixth and second place finishes in the previous two rounds Stuart Butler (18) was ranked in second place cumulatively but he had a bit of a shocker in the third round. Five N/Rs restricted Butler’s Stableford score to 25 points and 54th place so he has dropped to fifth in the league. After two rounds, finishing first and seventh, Kevin Lewin (26) was the league leader and his eighth place on Saturday gave him another three league points which now puts him second just behind Walker.

Four players tied on 24 points in the well supported ‘Midweeker’ 12 hole competition and Gez Bradley won the card play-off ahead of Chris Blackburn, Ernie Russell and Mark Handley in that order. Christine Russell was the first lady home on 22 points in eighth place. On the previous Sunday Karen Faragher (25 points) was the winner of 12 hole Stableford with Heather McKenna and Guy Sissons taking the other prizes three points back.

93 players have so far signed up for the third round of Winter Eclectic Medal series being held this coming Saturday.

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

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1st..K.Lewin(41)
2nd..C.Lee(34)
3rd..R.Byrne(32)
4th..M.Reynolds(31)

Overall W.League

1st..K.Lewin
2nd..M.Reynolds
3rd..M.Walker

LEWIN MAKES A MOCKERY OF HIS HANDICAP TO WIN WINTER LEAGUE

Persistent precipitation precluded participation for all but the most determined in the final round of the Winter League Stableford at Castletown on Saturday. With points from 10 down to 1 awarded to the top ten finishers in each round there were several players in with a chance of taking the title away from the absent Mark Walker who was the league leader on 19 points at the end of round three.

Having already won the first round Lewin (27) was standing second in the league two points behind Walker after finishing seventh and eighth in the subsequent rounds. Despite the driving rain Lewin launched a lovely tee shot on the 1st and landed a four pointer birdie. He had accumulated 17 Stableford points after just seven final round holes but back-to-back 7’s then followed.

Making a mockery of his high handicap Lewin parred four of the remaining holes to hoist an amazing 24 back nine Stableford points making 41 in total. Not surprisingly, he won the day’s competition by seven clear shots. It also increased his Winter League points to 27 making him the outright winner of the Winter League by an emphatic margin.

Chris Lee (7) birdied the Road Hole and bogeyed the 9th to turn in level par on 22 Stableford points. A couple of N/Rs saw him add only 12 on the inward leg so he finished on 34 for second place. Those 9 league points put him ninth overall because his previous rounds had drawn a blank.

Third on the day with 32 points was Ross Byrne (13) which, coincidentally, was where he finished in round three. These results brought 16 league points to add to the 2 from his 9th place in round two. Overall he finished fourth on 18. The above mentioned Walker just beating Byrne for a podium place in the league on 19 points from two brilliant rounds which brought a win and a second spot.

Mark Reynolds (18) had finished third in round one and fourth in round three to accumulate 15 league points. Five pars and two nett pars on the opening nine put him on 21 Stableford points on Saturday. Alas, three N/Rs restricted Reynolds to just 10 more points but his 31 was rewarded with sixth place and 5 more league points. Reynolds therefore ended on 20 league points which placed his second overall.

Steven Glynn (21) was seventh on the day and fifth overall with 14 league points thanks mainly to winning round three. Stuart Butler also ended on 14 league points to take sixth place in the league based on countback as his best finish was second spot in the second round.

33 members took part in the 12 hole ‘Midweeker’ on Wednesday which went to Chris Lee on countback ahead of the immediate past ladies captain Jax Fisher. They both scored 25 points which was one ahead of another crisp performance from Walker in third place.

Alan Harding was the victor in Sunday’s 12 holer with 27 points one ahead of Keith Featherstone and two in front of prolific prize winner Chris Lee who has had more mentions that most in this report. Congratulations also go to Louna Vermeulen for her near hole in one on the 13th to win the nearest the pin prize.

123 players from around the island have so far signed up for this Saturday’s Paddy’s Day Captain’s charity knock which is a four person Am-Am that is open to all as non members can enter for £25 including the green fee. Our six day and lady members are also welcome to participate and their entry fee is just the usual £4. Dress in green to show your support and enjoy a complementary half pint of Guinness which will go down well with the Irish Stew on offer.  

MALCOLM LAMBERT


 

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The St Patrick's Day event was cancelled due to poor weather

 

Result   Report
1st.. George McArdle (82/64)
2nd.. Mike Williams (79/67)
3rd.. Les Doherty (93/68)
4th.. Paul Eckersley (78/71)
5th.. Kenny Chersterson (77/71)

McARDLE TURNS BACK THE SANDS OF TIME

Beautiful spring like weather greeted golfers at Castletown on Saturday. George McArdle (18) was tempted out by the warm weather and made the most of his recent handicap review. That, combined with a swing tip from Mike Williams, helped him turn back the sands of time and win the third round of the Winter Eclectic Medal by three clear shots. McArdle, who played off single figures for 13 years before requiring hand surgery, had sorted out his slice to post a magnificent 82, nett 64, including a nett eagle, seven nett birdies and nine nett pars.
The afore-mentioned Mike Williams (12) obviously listens to his own advice as he started his own round with a birdie and went on to compile ten pars, five nett pars and just two nett bogeys for a lovely 79, nett 67, and second place.
Hard hitting Les Doherty (25) promptly proved how competitive he can be off his new handicap. Five double bogeys, two pars and 11 nett pars brought Doherty in with 93, nett 68, and placed him third on the day.
Slow starting Paul Eckersley (7) took awhile to warm up as he was five over after the first three holes. Then he completed the remainder of the course in just one over par. Eckersley’s 78, nett 71, for fourth place at the top of a five way countback, included 12 pars and a birdie four on the Race Course hole.
Kenny Chesterson’s 77, nett 71, was also backend loaded which counted in his favour. Fifth placed Chesterson was four over after five holes and only dropped one more thereafter. Out of the prizes in sixth place, but still in the money, outgoing club president Robert Braide (2) tapped in two 2’s among his five birdies.
Not quite so lucky, David Allan (11) was six over par after 15 holes then leaked four more on the final three and so finished seventh on 82, nett 71. The last countback casualty was Donald Buchanan (25). He was well on the way to glory until he suffered back-to-back 9’s but still managed to beat his new handicap.
There was another 71, alas Tom Harris plays off (+2) so it became a nett 73. Shooting under par is a dream for most of us but it is almost essential for would be professional golfers and we all wish Tom well this coming week when he seeks to qualify for this year’s EuroPro tour.
On Sunday 18 players took part in the mixed field Stableford which was won with 40 points by Paula Westerman (44). Four players were tied on 36 points and countback determined that the prizes went to Ben Smaller (6) and Mark Todd (16). Francis Doherty (9) and Anthony O’Mahony (8) just missing out in fourth and fifth places respectively.
Earlier in the week Andy Saunders (16), Steph Gregg (21) and Ranald Caldwell (16) finished with 28, 22 and 22 points respectively to take the prizes in the 12 hole ‘Midweeker.’
The qualifying season gets underway this coming Saturday with the Glynn Williams sponsored Stableford and our Pro Charlie Simpson will be organising 18 hole competitions for Easter Sunday and Monday.
Finally, IOMG have announced that our former captain Roy Clague has been installed as their new president and we wish him well in this new role.
MALCOLM LAMBERT


 

Result   Report
1st..Ian Hodgkinson (39pts)
2nd..Will Halsall (37pts)
3rd..Pete Thomas (36pts)
4th..Andrew Gerrard (36pts)
5th..Keith Bernard (33pts)
HODGKINSON WINS THE GWYNN WILLIAMS CUP
Tom Harris and Tom Gandy both made it through the first stage of qualifying for the 2018 UK based EuroPro Tour last week. Harris was the third placed amateur and tied 19th on +4 after 36 holes at Formby Hall GC. Rowany based Gandy, who has already turned pro, finished tied fifth on +1 at Caversham Heath picking up £83.33 in prize money.
They both proceed to play two rounds at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire later this week. The top 80 finishers out of the 240 contenders then play a final round on the Blue course at Frilford to determine their playing rights on the tour. We wish both guys ‘Good Luck!’
The qualifying season commenced at Castletown on Saturday with 75 players participating in the Glynn Williams sponsored Stableford. The attrition rate from those originally booked to play was over 25 percent, no doubt due in part to the blustery bitter wind and it being a white tees only competition which didn’t suit some of the seniors.
Such qualms did not affect our former treasurer Ian Hodgkinson (18) who was one of only four players to meet or beat their handicap. His winning 39 points was both back nine biased and heavily influenced by wind direction. Hodgkinson hit a real purple patch from the 13th to the 15th where he sunk a bountiful birdie 2 for four points and followed it up with two nett birdies. Facing the full force of the wind it was a case of hit and hope on the last three holes but three 5’s for five points saw Hodgkinson home safely.
In second spot with 37 points No.19’s Will Halsall, now off (13), found his extra shots came in handy as two of his super six nett birdies were served up on the higher stroke holes. Halsall suffered a slippery seven for his only nil pointer on the 9th but then birdied the 13th for a share of the two’s pot.
Pete Thomas (10) opened with a birdie and played a perfectly balanced round for 36 points and third place. Each half consisting of a birdie, three pars, four bogeys and a double bogey. An impressively strong finish for seven points over the last three holes helped enormously for countback purposes.
Andrew Gerrard’s (8) opening birdie propelled him to 20 points with a tremendous two over par front nine. Unfortunately, misfortune struck our club championship sponsor on the 12th and that restricted Gerrard to a further 16 points and fourth place.
The final prize purloiner was Keith Bernard (20) who headed a group of five players all shooting 33 points. Bernard’s inbound 19 points was one ahead of David Allan (11), two better than Jeff Magee (18), four more than Michael Charmer (1) and six up on Gerry Ganly (17) who shot a stellar front nine. Apparently, four out of five of the prize winners have all had recent lessons with our pro, Charlie Simpson, but I’m reliably informed that he is not seeking a cut from their winnings!
On Easter Sunday there was a runaway winner in the mixed Stableford as Alison Beech (42) amassed 45 points off 16 scoring holes thanks in part to firing five nett eagles and five nett birdies. Our new president, Peter Robertson (13) played extremely steadily and was just eight over par on 17 scoring holes for 38 points and second place. Pipped at the post but finishing third on countback our outgoing lady captain Jax Fisher (30) had a real game of two halves; out with an impressive 23 points and back with a disappointing 15.
With the lighter evenings the usually popular ‘Midweeker’ has converted back from 12 to 18 holes but entry numbers (15) were disappointing last Wednesday (28/3). Our comp: sec: Andi Howland would appreciate feedback as to whether players prefer the shorter format. Simon Murray (35pts), Andy Saunders (34pts) and Les Gale (31pts) shared the spoils as, disappointingly, the ladies declined to take part.
This coming Wednesday (4/4) our new captain Mike Horsthuis is sponsoring a ‘Flower Power’ 9 holes open Stableford. The competition entry fee of £4 includes a £2 donation to his chosen charity and you get the chance to win a bottle of wine if you can better his nearest-the-pin shot. The Captain’s Drive-In then takes place at lunchtime on Saturday and there could be a scrum for the few remaining places for the twin shotgun start Stableford with the Winter prize presentation wedged between them.    
MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

 

Result   Report
1st..Steven Glynn (42pts)
2nd..Dominic Litton (42pts)
3rd..John Byrne (39pts)
4th.. Chris Kelly (38pts)
5th..John Newson (37pts)

STEVEN GLYNN WINS THE MEDAL AT THE CAPTAIN’S DRIVE-IN
There was a two way tie on 42 points in the Captain’s Drive-In on Saturday. Winning the specially minted commemorative medal was the smooth swinging Steven Glynn (21) who is now off (19) but is destined to be lower. He and second placed Dominic Litton (17) had to be separated by their final six hole score as they both compiled 21 points on each half.
Glynn, who in February won the third round of the Winter League Stableford, has been having lessons with Charlie Simpson and is more consistent now. There were a few three putts and the odd duff shot which restricted his Stableford score on the 5th, 11th and 15th but a four pointer nett eagle on the 14th proved crucial on countback.
Litton has also enjoyed his fair share of success over the last two years and consequently his handicap has dropped by seven strokes from (22) back then to a new low of (15) now. Two birdies and six pars adorned his card but a double bogey on the 4th and an N/R on the 11th were the low lights.
In third place John Byrne (10) stepped in with 39 points thanks to six nett birdies and just three nett bogeys. Past captain Chris Kelly (21) was rewarded with fourth slot for 38 points on 17 holes having been trapped in the newly revetted bunker on the 1st. The final prize place went to John Newson (7) who went round in a splendid six over par for 37 points.
At lunchtime on Saturday our new captain Mike Horsthuis officiated at the winter prize presentation and issued a 4BBB challenge. In return for a minimum donation of £5 per player there is a chance to win a bottle of wine if the captain and pro can be beaten. Horsthuis was then presented with a plaque by our president Peter Robertson before smashing his opening drive to just short of the 1st green. He duly converted it for an opening birdie. Unfortunately, that was the highlight of his round.
Earlier in the week Tami James (34), Steph Gregg (23) and Heather Skinner (16) took the top three places with 19, 18 and 18 points respectively in the first of the monthly open nine hole ‘Flower Power’ Stableford competitions. ‘Flowerman Mike’ is sponsoring this series to help raise funds for his captain’s charity to provide vital equipment at the A&E Department at Nobles Hospital. Non-members are welcome and the discounted green fee of £15 (£24 for 18 holes) includes entry to these charity competitions.
Our congratulations go to Rowany’s Tom Gandy who finished twelfth at Frilford Heath last week in the final stage of qualifying for the 2018 UK based EuroPro Tour. This put Gandy in the prize money and entitles him to play in all the tour events. Even though Tom Harris failed to make the cut to the final round he is likely to receive invites to play in some of these tournaments. We wish them well.
Spring has definitely arrived because this coming Wednesday there is an 18 hole medal qualifier and on Saturday we compete in the opening round of the monthly medal series.
MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report

1st..Andrew McGee (87/67)
2nd..David Humbles (87/67)
3rd..David Price (74/68)
4th..Gez Bradley (72/69)
Best Gross:

Andrew Challenor (70)

McGEE WINS THE SMP PARTNERS MEDAL DESPITE AN ADVENTUROUS 11
Andrew McGee (20) had the game of his life in the first round of this year’s SMP Partners sponsored medal series at Castletown on Saturday. Shooting a nett 67 is something special. Doing it with an 11 on your card is amazing. Needless to say McGee’s septuple bogey was suffered on our infamous 5th hole. Other than that bit of off-roading McGee navigated his way round with nine pars and eight bogeys. So, for handicap adjustment purposes, McGee actually shot a nett 62, and with a four over par back nine no-one was likely to beat him on countback.
Shooting seven pars in a steady round David Humbles (20) had a good go. Unfortunately, his 87, nett 67, was front end biased as three of his four double bogeys came on the inward half. Never-the-less Humbles took second spot and his handicap reverted to the pre-review level.
In third place with 74, nett 68, David Price (6) also had seven pars, only because he fired five birdies and five bogeys. Price’s costly double bogey was incurred on the 9th and that spurred him on to a creditable one over par back nine.
Starting at lunchtime Gez Bradley (3) gobbled up a birdie on the 1st, added another on the 7th and tucked away two more in a lovely level par round of 72, nett 69, for fourth place on countback. Paul Eckersley (8) was also level par after ten holes. He finished at five over for his nett 69 and the only reward was a share of the two’s pot for his accuracy on the 16th.
The best gross prize winner Andrew Challenor (+1) ended way down in thirteenth place even though he was four under par after fourteen holes. Then back-to-back bogeys blighted his card so Chal signed for a 70, nett 71, regretting four putts that failed to fall.
On the previous Wednesday 26 players took up the challenge of a midweek medal. Frankie Doherty (9), Richard Dunn (6) and Julian Brindle in his ‘natty’ shorts took the top spots with nett 70, 72 and 74 respectively. The first lady home was Jax Fisher (29) in ninth place with a nett 77 even after sustaining a ten following ‘a Hamlet moment’ in a bunker on the 12th.
This coming Saturday everyone can enjoy our splendid course as there is an open AM-AM Stableford and so far 110 players have signified their satisfaction with this break from qualifying competitions.                 

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report
1st..Andrew Davies/Dave Litton/Angus Alexander/ Dominic Litton - 97pts
2nd..Mike Williams/Dennis Moore/Mike Pinson/Ken Berry -93pts
3rd..Robert Quine/Mark Teare/David Laughlin/Paul Reid - 92pts

AMAZING 97 WINS AM-AM BY FOUR CLEAR POINTS
No less than 34 teams participated in the open four person AM-AM Stableford on a sunny Saturday at Castletown. With two scores to count on each hole everyone was out to bag a birdie or better, so the target was 108 [18 x 6] team points as mere nett pars would produce a paltry 72.
The top team of Andrew Davies (10), Dave Litton (20), Angus Alexander (7) and Dominic Litton (15) carded [2 x 7], [6 x 6], [7 x 5] and [3 x 4] for an amazing 97 points which was four better than the field. Davies and Alexander acted as the anchor men, with Davies completing 16 holes in just one over par and Alexander played par golf on the 13 where his score was recorded. Littons senior and junior joined in with a nett eagle apiece and nine nett birdies between them.
In second spot with 93 points Mike Williams (12), Dennis Moore (10), Ken Berry (24) and Mike Pinson (32) had 78 handicap shots between them. Multi-times golfer of the year Moore knocked it round in three over par for 43 points and Williams added 34 points from 17 holes. They all dovetailed well as Berry picked off five nett birdies and Pinson swooped in with two nett eagles and three nett birdies.
Two teams initially appeared tied on 92 and had to be separated on their final six scores as both cards indicated they had accumulated 44 points on the back nine. Winning the third place card play-off were Robert Quine (20), Mark Teare (6), David Laughlin (22) and Paul Reid (10). Teare birdied the 4th and then eagled the 7th in a tremendous three under par performance over fourteen scoring hole. Quine netted seven birdies and four pars, while Laughlin landed three nett eagles so Reid’s contribution was restricted 11 points on five vital holes.
The apparent countback casualties were also the last team out taking advantage of a beautiful day for family golf. The husband and wife pairings of Kevin and Julie Amphlett together with Alex and Jane Holt put their combined 93 handicap shots to good use. Only the short 16th, playing extra long into the wind, defeated their efforts to record at least two nett pars on every hole. However, due to a Stableford miscalculation, highlighted when our comp: sec: Andi Howland input their scores; they actually finished up sixth with 91 points.
Les Gale (13) won the Smith Trophy mixed 18 hole ‘Midweeker’ with 38 Stableford points. Gerry Ganly (17) minus his ‘Fitbit’ stepped into second place with 37 points and stepped back out again early on Thursday morning to successfully find his missing equipment. Frankie Doherty (9) also recorded 37 points although the third prize went to the first lady home which was Sara Brindle (45) with 33 points.
This coming Saturday the Woods Cup is up for grabs in a Bogey competition which, to the disappointment of some, remains a qualifying contest as otherwise we will have staged three non-qualifying events in a row.                         

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report
1st..John Lee (+5)
2nd..Will Halsall (+4)
3rd..Ross Byrne (+3)
4th..Stuart Campbell (+3)
5th..Steve Zybert (+3)

THE WOODS CUP IS WELL WON BY JOHN LEE
The Woods Cup, a much maligned bogey competition, was switched back to a qualifier on Saturday as otherwise we would have three non qualifying weekend events in a row. It was well won by John Lee (19) with +5. Other than an N/R on the 7th Lee had a procession of pars or nett pars which continued until the 15th when, at +6, the sequence was spoilt by back-to-back double bogeys. A cleverly crafted par, his seventh, against the wind on the 17th and then his eighth nett par to finish equated to a win by one shot.
Another player revitalised by the handicap review, Will Halsall (12), finished second on +4 after a slow start with three negative holes in the first five. Then Halsall clicked into gear to complete the remainder of the course in just three over par including a triple bogey seven on the 11th.
In third spot Ross Byrne (13) replicated Halsall’s two birdies and was the second of six players who ended on +4. Those back nine birdies proved crucial on countback for Byrne who completed the inward leg on two over par which was worth +3.
Stuart Campbell (14) effectively wasted a shot with his extravagant eagle on the 12th as a mere birdie would have proved positive but, then again, his nine over par three triple bogeys were the only negative scores in his fourth-placed round.
The final prize winner Steve Zybert (15) went from +3 at the turn to +1 after thirteen then finished strongly with three pars and two nett pars. That was enough to disappoint Frankie Doherty (9) and William Laughlin (14) who both had impressive starts. Doherty bagging two of his three birdies in the first three holes whilst Laughlin landed six nett birdies on the outward section.
In the ‘Midweeker’ Stableford qualifier the Winter League winner Kevin Madin (25) topped the pile with 36 points, one ahead of three other players who needed a back nine card play-off to determine second place for their 35’s. Mark Reynolds (18) N/R’d the 17th and still scored 17 points to pick up the prize.
Gary Hunter (3) was level par after thirteen holes then ended up empty handed after four bogeys in a row restricted him to 16 points. Similarly, Ben Humbles (11), with 15 back nine points, dipped out in fourth place. The third prize went to the first lady home which was Steph Gregg (23) on 34 points with no passes having scored on every hole.
On Sunday the ladies competed in the Norma Loundes Open Stableford qualifier which was won by Bronwen Raatgever (34) with 35 points. Jax Fisher (29) finished second on 34 and Shirley Price (7) came third with 33. Twenty-five players took part in this memorial event for Norma who sadly passed away at Hospice in November 2009. Fittingly, Mary Crampton (31 points), from Norma’s home club PSM, was the top placed of nine island wide visitors.
This coming Saturday is Captain’s Day and Mike Horsthuis has planned a fun fuelled fiesta 4BBB pairs Stableford which so far 102 members have signed up to support.
Finally, congratulations go to Loni & Johnny Evans on the birth of their first child, a daughter, on Friday 27th April which also just happened to be my 65th birthday. Like the Royal family we are still awaiting an announcement of the baby’s name.

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

 

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1st..Sam Skelton 45pts
2nd..Andrew Gerrard 44pts
3rd..Steve Zybert 43pts
4th..Brian Eastham 43pts
5th..Bryan McMahon 41pts

SKELTON AND GERRARD WIN FROM THE CHAMPIONSHIP TEES
All the tees were in operation at Castletown on Saturday and early starter Sam Skelton decided to play off the blues and so received a three shot stroke amendment. Playing off (8) rather than (5) was an inspired choice as Skelton birdied the first three holes to notch up ten stableford points and added another twelve by turning in level par after a sequence of bogeys followed by pars.
23 points flowed from his one under par back nine as Skelton shot two birdies, three nett birdies and four pars to win the competition by one point with a splendid 45.
Skelton’s playing partners Andrew Gerrard (11) and Steve Zybert (16) battled it out for second spot and in the end Gerrard’s decision to play off the blues was vindicated. Zybert played off the white tees and so, although he received two additional shots, the opening hole is index 17 and his par there was only worth two points. Gerrard went round in 75 with two birdies and five bogeys for 44 points whereas Zybert scored 43 points from his birdie, eight pars, seven nett pars and two nett bogeys.
Brian Eastham (24) chose the yellow tees and this obviously suited him as he scored nothing less than two points on every hole and his birdie on the 6th was worth four of his 43 points for fourth place on countback against Zybert.
There was another card play-off for the final prize which went to Bryan McMahon (11) with 41 points scored (24 + 17). Phil Games (20) who, like McMahon played off the white tees, was even more front end loaded with (25 + 16). Unfortunately, Games seemingly squandered his two extra shots as he N/R’d the 11th which is stroke index two.
Only ten members took part in the mixed tee individual medal qualifier on Sunday. This was won by four clear shots by Mark Reynolds (20) on 86/66. He earned the bragging rights against his dad, Chris (14), who came second on 84/70. They both played off the white tees as did Alexander Holt (28) who finished third with 98/70 but the final prize went to Alison Beech (40) who came fourth on 112/72 off the red tees.
Earlier in the week 45 members participated in the ‘Midweeker’ stableford which Gemma Wild (40) won with 44 points. David Matthews (18) was just one point behind on 43 and Oli Steriopulos (14) fought off Steve McGowan (11) for third place with them both accumulating 40 points.
This coming weekend there is a busy schedule with a mixed tee stableford on Saturday, another on Sunday together with the Anne Eades Trophy for the Ladies and on Bank Holiday Monday all are welcome in an open mixed greensomes competition. Call the pro shop on 822211 if you don’t want to book in online.  

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report
1st..Gerry Ganly 43pts
2nd..Tim Callow 41pts
3rd..Donald Buchanan 41pts
4th.. Charles Ross 41 pts
5th.. Stuart Brawn 40pts
COACHING AND FANTASTIC FRONT NINE GAINS GANLY 27 OF HIS 43 WINNING POINTS
Summer seems to have settled on our fair isle and the Castletown course is looking lovely under the guidance of new head greenkeeper Andy McIntee who joined us this month from Royal Troon. He, Mark Kitching and the team have been working hard hand mowing the greens and tee boxes.
With the unhelpful easterly wind it was no surprise that there were no takers for the challenge of making the considerable carry on the 4th hole from the championship tee so the majority of members opted to play off the ‘Whites’ in the Stableford on Saturday.
The winner with 43 points Gerry Ganly had 19 shots to play with and only used up one on his fantastic front nine, and so scored 27 points. Alas, a couple of N/R’s blighted his back nine but Ganly gained 16 points from seven scoring holes on which he was just five over par. Those lessons with our pro Charlie Simpson are clearly paying off!
Tim Callow (22) came second with 41 points off sixteen scoring holes, half of which he nett birdied. By playing off the Whites Callow, like Ganly, received an additional two stroke mixed tee handicap amendment and this equated to a nett eagle on the 15th and his double bogey on the 7th turned into one of six nett pars.
Also on 41 points Donald Buchanan (24) elected to play off the Yellows. He missed out on second place by one point on countback even though he birdied the 10th and produced another four pointer from his par on the 15th.
Have you ever achieved a nett hole-in-one on the Road Hole? Fourth placed Charles Ross (11) saw his approach shot trickle down the greenside slope and slip satisfyingly below the surface for five of his 41 points.
Stuart Brawn (23) is very happy with his new Srixon clubs as although he finished with back-to-back nil pointer sevens he had already accumulated 40 points for the fifth place prize.
43 players took part in the Wednesday open ‘Midweeker’ which was won by visitor Juan Costain (8), coincidentally with 43 points. He was one over for the front nine and, ignoring his N/R on the 12th, completed the inward leg in two under with birdies on the 11th and 17th.
Oli Steriopulos (15) improved on last week’s third place by finishing second with 42 points. Gareth Morris (12) came third on 41 but Jane Holt (32), also with 41 points, took the final place prize and was awarded the Stephen Trophy as the first female home. Louna Vermeulen clipped it close to win the NTP prize on the 13th.
This coming Saturday SMP Partners kindly sponsor the third in the series of monthly Medal competitions. Then, from early evening on Wednesday 13th June, we are hosting the inaugural Isle of Man ‘Speedgolf’ open championship plus social event. Teams of four can pre-register to play a little loop of the course including the par five 12th on which the official stop-watch will be out. Call the pro-shop on 822211 to book your tee time.
MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

 

Result   Report
1st..Bob Adcock 95/61
2nd..Steve McGowan 76/63
3rd..Dave Bell 87/63
4th..Greg Stalker 78/65
5th..Robert Bowen 82/66

THREE LESSONS ADD UP TO A MINOR MIRACLE FOR BOB ADCOCK
Golf lessons last 45 minutes but miracles can take slightly longer; so said the sign behind the counter at my last club. Having not played to his handicap for many years our Hon: Secretary Bob Adcock was about ready to give up the game. Then Adcock was given a birthday present of 10 coaching sessions.
It seems that the Castletown pro Charlie Simpson should start charging commission as Adcock shot 39 points immediately after the first lesson and now, after just three,  has won the SMP Partners sponsored June medal with an astonishing 95/61.
Adcock didn’t let a lost ball and a couple of ‘snowmen’ melt his resolve. He completed the final third of the course in just two over par. No wonder Adcock, now off (29), is looking forward to the remaining lessons and knocking even more shots off his handicap.
Steve McGowan (11), who is the chairman of SMP Partners, nearly ended up having to shake his own hand after a wonderful round of 76/63. It resulted in him getting back a single figure handicap for the first time in about five years. Apart from a double bogey after bombing the airport runway McGowan shot three birdies, nine pars and just five bogeys.
Beaten into third place on countback former club President Dave Bell (24) rolled back the years with a vintage performance where he parred a third of the holes and bogeyed half for 87/63 as he sustained three double bogeys on the remaining holes.
Greg Stalker (11) was only three over after fifteen holes but bogeyed the final three to finish 78/65 for fourth place after a two shot allowance for playing off the white tees, as had McGowan. Would be pilot Robert Bowen (14) was bunkered on the 1st and stalled to seven over on the front nine. However, Bowen glided round the remainder in three over to land in fifth place with 82/66. Alas, for Bowen the fifth and final prize went to the lowest gross scorer which was Andrew Challenor (Scratch) on 74.  
Late starter Jon Wagstaffe (13) snuck in to win to win the mixed Stableford on Sunday with 44 points following back-to-back birdies plus being nearest-the-pin on the 13th.  Jane Holt (29) scored 42 points on 16 holes for second place and Cheryl McGinley (26) also had two N/Rs for her 40 points in third.
Holt had a good week having already won the flowers and gold award in the ‘Flower Power’ midweek nine hole non-qualifier with 26 points, two ahead of Keith Bernard (21) and four in front of the ladies vice-captain Julie Amphlett (24).
This coming Saturday 27 teams have signed up for the four man Texas Scramble and the Club is hoping that some of these will also turn out early evening on Wednesday 13th June to support the inaugural running of the Isle of Man open ‘speedgolf’ championship and summer social. Teams from across the island are welcome and there will be no charge to enter the six hole loop.
Then on Saturday 16th June (TISE) - The International Stock Exchange - is generously sponsoring an open Stableford. The visitor’s green fee is £22 plus £4 entry fee. Telephone the Castletown pro shop on 822211 to reserve your spot for either of these events.
MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report

1st..A Creamore/R Creamore/ J Ledgwidge/A Rowe (55.8)


2nd..R Dunn/M Grace/R Raatgever/J Wild (55.9)


3rd..G Harris/A Howland/D McGuinness/G McGuinness (55.9)

TIGHT FINISH IN TEXAS SCRAMBLE
Just 0.1 of a point separated the top three teams in the club sponsored four man Texas Scramble at Castletown on Saturday. Messrs Adam Creamore, Richard Creamore, John Ledwidge and Alan Rowe compiled 11 birdies between them and with a further 5.2 (10 per cent) combined handicap reduction they headed the field with 55.8
Finishing second on countback were the big hitting team of Richard Dunn, Mark Grace, Roger Raatgever and Jonathan Wild. They eagled two of the par fives to equal the winning team’s gross score of 61 but their handicap adjustment was 5.1 which left them on 55.9.
The countback casualties in third place were Graham Harris, Andi Howland, Damian McGuinness and Guy McGuinness. They were six under on the front nine but only bagged three more birdies putting them on 63, nett 55.9. Frustratingly, had Damian not got chopped two shots on Wednesday they would have won with 55.7.
A total of 34 teams took part and the lowest gross team score of 60 was achieved by two of the early starters. Messrs Charmer, Gerrard, Skelton and Zybert compiled theirs with ten birdies and an eagle whereas C E Magee, Challenor, JJ Moore and Lambert shot 12 birdies.
On Sunday 15 players competed in the mixed medal Challenge Cup qualifier which was won by the Island Ladies Championship 2017 runner-up Shirley Price (6). Price was level par after 14 holes but bogeyed three of the final holes to finish on 76, nett 67, after a three stroke mixed amendment.
Gaynor Lees (13) dusted herself down after a nine on the 7th and polished off the back nine in three over for second place with 85, nett 69. Bronwen Raatgever (33) not only lost on countback to Lees but also missed out on the third prize which went to Francis Doherty (9) who was the first fellow home with a nett 72.
Prolific prize winner Jane Holt (27) added another £46 to her tally with a staggering Hall of Fame leading 50 stableford points in the open Midweeker on the previous Wednesday. Completing the front nine in six over par Holt was just 12 over on the 18th tee but failed to finish the hole. This remarkable result triggered an ESR (Exceptional Scoring Reduction) which has moved Holt down to (20) which is 14 less than her initial handicap gained just two years ago.     
In 2nd place and also enjoying his day in the sun the above mentioned Damian McGuinness (16) achieved a brilliant 45 points. Two birdies and eight nett birdies helped McGuinness reduce his handicap to (14).
The final prize went to former Curtis Cup player and pro shop boss Lynda Simpson. Armed with her new Cleveland clubs, Simpson went round in a wonderful one over par to equal Emma Harris's Ladies course record of 74. This equated to 42 stableford points and sees Simpson now playing off (5).
This Wednesday we will be holding the inaugural IOM Speed Golf Championship in the evening meaning the golf course will be closed from 4.00 pm onwards. Teams of four will play the 1st, 5th, 6th, 10th & 11th holes as a warm up, with the par five 12th being the ‘speed golf’ hole. A BBQ and drinks will be located on the 13th tee and afterwards you are welcome to play the 13th and 4th holes back to the Clubhouse. For further information, please contact: andi@castletown.golf.
Then on Saturday 16th June (TISE) - The International Stock Exchange - is generously sponsoring an open Stableford. The visitor’s green fee is £22 plus £4 entry fee. Telephone the Castletown pro shop on 822211 to reserve your spot.
MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report
1st..David Laughlin 44pts
2nd..Ross Byrne 41pts
3rd..Damian McGuinness 41pts
4th..Andy Lagden 41pts
5th..Gwynn Williams 39pts

BINGO FOR DAVID LAUGHLIN
Due to inclement weather on Saturday morning it was decided to postpone the planned sponsored open competition so The International Stock Exchange (TISE) Stableford will have to be rearranged. David Laughlin (23) won the substituted club sponsored competition by three clear points. Laughlin’s numbers came up as eight nett birdies and ten nett pars so he definitely didn’t suffer from ‘droopy draws.’ His 44 Stableford points comprised of ‘two little ducks’ on each half so it was Bingo for Laughlin.
Three players were tied on 41 points to slug it out for second place in a card play-off. They, along with Laughlin, each received a two stroke mixed tee amendment but Ross Byrne (14) was the clear winner with 23 inward points helped by three birdies in a two over par back nine.
Damian McGuinness (14) continued his recent run of success claiming third place with four over par on the front nine but a double bogey on the 18th produced his only single pointer on the day. Andy Lagden (8) went from one extreme to the other in fourth place. He was two under par up to the 11th but his four over par ‘snowman’ there restricted his back nine to 16 points after a tremendous 25 going out.
Gwynn Williams (25) playing off the ‘yellows’ was the final Saturday prize winner. His 39 points included a four pointer par on the last and that was enough to pip Charles Ross (11) on countback.
There was an even clearer winner of the mixed Stableford on Sunday. Alan Harding (18) only missed one fairway and his chipping was deadly now that he has got used to his new Cleveland golf set specified and supplied by Charlie Simpson. Harding received a two shot tee adjustment but didn’t really need them as ten nett birdies and eight nett pars added up to 46 points.
Stuart Butler (19) motored round in 89 shots to serve up 40 points and second place, one point ahead of the ladies captain Louna Vermeulen (19) who, unlike Butler, scored on every hole.
Earlier in the week 29 players including seven welcome visitors from Ramsey GC took part in the ‘Midweeker’ open Medal. Only ten players avoided the dreaded N/R but Tami James used her 37 shot allowance to good effect by turning 102 into a competition winning nett 65. Simon Murray had back-to-back birdies and turned at one under par but slipped to 75, nett 68, in second place. Gemma Wild fired four pars in third spot with 108, nett 69.
This coming Wednesday there is an R&A 9 hole open championship event and on Friday 59 people have so far signed up for the Nations Cup. There are bound to be some places left so call the pro shop on 822211 if you wish to join or form a national team. Saturday is President’s Day and Peter Robertson will be delighted to receive your support for his sponsored Stableford competition.          
MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report
1st..Mark Todd 45pts
2nd..Steven Glynn 43pts
3rd..Paul Eckersley 43pts
4th..Will Laughlin 43pts
5th..Keith Bernard 43pts

MARK TODD SHOOTS 45 TO WIN PRESIDENT'S DAY CUP

It was President’s Day at Castletown and there appeared to be more bandits out than you might see in an old episode of ”Rawhide”. True, the ball did keep rolling, rolling, rolling but some of the scores were exceptional. In the arid conditions even the weakest hitters were experiencing delusions of grandeur.
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The winner, Mark Todd, received (17) shots and used them to round up 45 points in and eight over par performance which included two birdies on the front nine. He steered his way to four sets of par/par interspersed by a couple of sevens, five bogeys and a final winning par.
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A gang of five rustled up 43 points apiece and had to be separated by their cards.  Steven Glynn (21) conjured up two nett hole-in-ones and those aces helped him trump everyone else for second place. His extraordinary round comprised of five birdies, five pars, three double bogeys, one bogey and, believe it or not, four nil pointers.
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Our former treasurer Paul Eckersley (9) snapped up third spot with a wonderful two over par performance with four birdies and six bogeys for 22 plus 21 points respectively.
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Taking fourth place but losing third place on a back six countback Will Laughlin (15) fired threes on the 2nd and 11th as well as all of the par threes.
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The count went down to the final three holes between Laughlin and fifth placed Keith Bernard (22) who suffered his only single pointer with a six on the final hole.
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Our honorary secretary Bob Adcock (29) proved once again the value of golf lessons as he also racked up 43 points but his only reward was another handicap cut.
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In the lovely calm conditions a third of the field met or beat their handicap and three quarters got 30 or more points but one has got to feel some sympathy for seventh placed Sam Skelton (4) who elected to play off the championship tees. He went round in a splendid one over par for 42 points after his three shots mixed tee amendment.
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28 players made their attempt to get to Carnoustie by taking part in the R&A 9 Hole challenge on the previous Wednesday.  Zooming round in three over par Nigel Gregg took top prize with 21 points, two ahead of Susan Gee and three better than third placed Claire McGuinness.
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This coming Saturday another club sponsored Stableford awaits us and with the weather set fair there should be even more fantastic scores.
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MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report
1st..Terry Mackay (47pts)
2nd..Chris Reynolds (44pts)
3rd..Nigel Gregg (41pts)
4th..Robert Bowen (41pts)
5th..Bryan McMahon (41pts)

ELECTRIC PERFORMANCE FROM TERRY MACKAY
With almost half the field playing to their handicap or better in the club sponsored Stableford at Castletown on Saturday you could be sure that an exceptional score would be needed to win the competition. At first it looked like an (18) handicapper had signed for an outrageous 49 points. Upon further investigation it was established that he had uploaded his Stableford points in place of his back nine gross scores!
There was no such mistake made by the ever modest Terry Mackay (32) who actually won by three clear shots with a wonderful 47 points. Mackay made no mention of his electric performance of three nett eagles, eight nett birdies, five nett pars a nett bogey and an N/R when he charged into the club-house.
The bionic Chris Reynolds (12) proved once again the wonders of modern medicine. Like Mackay he has had successful knee surgery but in addition Reynolds is recovering from a heart attack late last December. After a relatively slow start of two single pointers, Reynolds completed the rest of the course in a remarkable three over par to post 44 points for second place.
Nigel Gregg (12), who won the recent R&A nine hole Carnoustie qualifier, came third with 41 points scored off 16 holes covered in six over par having recorded ugly eights on the other two holes, albeit that they were both par fives.
Would be pilot Robert Bowen (12) ascended to 20 points going out and climbed on to 41 after returning in four over par for a further 21 points. This pushed Bryan McMahon (9) into fifth place as his 41 points (22+19) was achieved from a two over followed by a four over par performance.
Tony Gawne (17), Robert Quine (19), Jon Wagstaffe (12), Brian Eastham (23) and Ernie Russell (17) also scored 41 points apiece but finished in that order as their scores became more front end loaded. The first category one player home was David Quayle (5) who eagled the 7th for five of his 38 points way down in 26th place.
Surprisingly, given the good weather, only 19 players competed in the mid week Stableford. Andy Lagden (7) made up for a slow start with a four pointer on the 2nd and went on to win with 38 points. Martin Young (6) scored on every hole and was rewarded with 37 points and second place. Taking third place last year’s lady captain Jax Fisher (29) scored 22 fantastic points over the first eight holes then three N/Rs restricted her tally to 15 points on the remainder.
Our extended open weekend of golf begins on Thursday (Tynwald Day) with a four person AM-AM. A mixed tee Stableford has been arranged for Friday and the headline event on Saturday is the Capital International sponsored Castletown Cup. This event is open to six day members including ladies who will compete for a separate cup kindly donated by the Castletown Commissioners.
The open weekend culminates on Sunday with a 4BBB (pairs) Stableford. Either book online at www.castletowngolflinks.com or telephone the pro shop on 822211. Entry fees are £4 per competition plus visitor’s green fees of £22 for IoM residents and £30 for others.
MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

 

Result   Report

1st..David Allan (78/65)
2nd..Mike Horsthuis (77/65)
3rd..Franci Thoday (84/66)
4th..A Whamond (86/67)

Best Gross: Simon Murray 76

LADIES WINNER: Lynda Jackson 95/74

DAVID ALLAN AND LYNDA JACKSON WIN THE CASTLETOWN CUPS
Missing short putts on three successive greens David Allan (11) played the five holes from the 3rd to the 7th in and uninspiring six over par. However, having opened with a birdie, and eventually bagging two more, Allan went on to win the Capital International sponsored Castletown Cup in style on countback. His splendid 78, nett 65 after application of the two stroke white tees amendment, featured an unbeatable one over par back nine.
Castletown’s captain Mike Horsthuis (10) was the leader at halftime following back-to-back birdies on the 3rd and 4th for an amazing one under par front nine. It didn’t last as ‘flower-man Mike’ wilted with six bogeys on the homeward leg. This meant that after the mixed tee adjustment Horsthuis equalled Allan’s nett 65 for second place.
Francis Thoday (16) played like an 18 handicapper on the way out and then began to burn-up the course completing the next eight holes in just one over par. Unfortunately, a double bogey on the last left Thoday frustrated on 84, nett 66 after amendment for third place.
Similarly, Anderson Whamond (17) had a game of two halves, nine over plus five over for 86 nett 67 after adjustment. Having parred five of the final six holes Whamond pipped Ernie Russell (14) for fourth prize on countback.
Former Castletown Cup winner Simon Murray (5) went round in four over par to win the best gross score prize. His 76 was one better than Andrew Gerrard (6) who elected to play off the championship tees. There was some consolation for Gerrard as he won the nearest-the-pin prize on the 8th. Rodney Jackson was closest on the 16th and Dominic Litton boomed his drive down the 11th to win the other spot prize.
It was a disappointing turn-out for the Ladies in the afternoon. Their cup, which will be presented by the Castletown Commissioners on Saturday 14th July, was never-the-less closely contested. Lynda Jackson won with 95, nett 74, which was one less than Shirley Price who shot a gross 83. Heather McKenna was third on nett 76 and Anne Gundry came fourth with a nett 78.
Our extended open weekend of golf began on the previous Wednesday with the ‘Flowepower’ 9 hole 4BBB which was won by Elizabeth Stirling and Olga Whamond with 26 points. One point back Finlay Milton and Joss Edwards took second on countback ahead of Michelle Bowen and Valerie Creane.
On Tynwald Day 25 teams took part in the four person AM-AM and Jax Fisher, Sara Brindle, Joanna McGarry and Claire McGuinness made maximum use of their cumulative 149 handicap to rack-up 101 Stableford points. Julie and Kevin Amphlett together with Jane Holt and her son Adam finished second on 99 with Maryann and Richard Dunn teaming up with Bronwen and Roger Raatgever for third place with 95 points.  
On Friday 40 visitors from 12 different golf clubs took the opportunity to enjoy our marvellous course and the glorious weather. George McArdle (18) fulfilled his potential to win the mixed tee Stableford with 49 points for a three shot handicap reduction. Big hitting Andy Lagden (7) may have been playing with guests off the yellow tees but his two under par 70 for second place with 45 points was well worth celebrating. Finlay Milton (17) from Worcestershire GC took on the blue tees and completed the front nine in just two over par for 26 of his 43 points for a well deserved third place.
Mel Todd (8) and his son Mark (12) nearly rounded off Golf Week with a win in Sunday’s 4BBB Stableford. They combined to complete the course in two over par for 44 points but just missed out on top slot which was taken by Heather Skinner (13) and the above mentioned Elizabeth Stirling (30) at eight over par for 45 points. Jax Fisher (26) also picked up her second prize of the week this time with Martin Southgate (20). They finished third on 43.
So far exactly 100 members have signed up for this Saturday’s SMP Partners sponsored Medal which is a twin shotgun start with a lunchtime prize presentation wedged in between.
Finally, with all this good weather it is worth mentioning that visitors can play the course for just £15 by taking advantage of a twilight ticket available from 4:00pm onwards. Call 822211 if you want to reserve a tee time.
MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report

1st..David Quayle 73/65
2nd..Rodney Jackson 78/65
3rd..Keith Featherstone 83/66
4th..Pete Thomas 78/67
Best Gross: Michael Charmer 74

QUAYLE SERVES UP THE RIGHT RECIPE
A simple swing thought provided by pro Charlie Simpson coupled with some short-game practice proved to be the right recipe for David Quayle (5) the worthy winner of this month’s SMP Partners sponsored Medal.
Quayle elected to play off the championship tees and opened with a birdie immediately followed by back-to-back bogeys. Another birdie on the 12th returned Quayle to level par where he would have remained had he not had one too many on the 16th.  Quayle’s quality 73 turned into a nett 65 after application of a three stroke mixed tee amendment.
Also, finishing on nett 65 in second spot the smooth swinging Rodney Jackson (11) had six pars and three bogeys on each half for a well balanced gross 78. By tackling the white tees Jackson received a two shot supplement.
In third position Keith Featherstone (15) was seven over after seven holes then completed the remainder with seven pars and just four bogeys for 83 nett 66 after the white tees adjustment.
Assisted by two birdies Pete Thomas (9) stood at two over par after fifteen glorious holes then uncharacteristically carded a triple bogey on the short 16th.  Inevitably, Thomas followed it with a bogey and slipped to fourth place on 78, nett 67 after the white tees allowance.
Chris Neill (10) nailed three birdies in a row and was only four over par standing on the 15th tee. Unfortunately, another trio, this time of bogeys, pushed him out of the prizes in fifth place on countback with his nett 67. The Shore’s Mark Walker (12) eagled the 4th and just pipped his business partner Andy Lagden (6), who fired five birdies, for sixth place. Warming up for the club championship Michael Charmer (1) conjured up a 74 from the blue tees to take the ‘next’ best gross prize.
Current course record holder Simon Murray (5) eagled the 1st and birdied the 2nd on his way to a nett 67 to triumph in the previous Wednesday’s ‘midweeker’ medal. This was in marked contrast to slow starting Andy Saunders (17) who was five over after the first two holes. Saunders snatched second place with a birdie on the 18th for a nett 68. Roger Raatgever (13) may have finished third on countback with his 68 but his wife Bronwen (32) took home the final prize as the first lady home on nett 71.
After a menu of medals it will be a relief to some that this Saturday we revert to a mixed tee club sponsored Stableford.
MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report

1st..Greg Stalker 43pts
2nd..Will Halsall 43pts
3rd..Andy McGee 42pts
4th.. Frankie Doherty 42pts
5th..Gez Bradley 42pts
Final Blue/White prize winner: Dave Quayle 41pts

YELLOW TEES COMP WINNER: Roger Carter 42pts

43 IS THE WINNING NUMBER
Hearty congratulations go to Shirley Price who won the Grant Thornton sponsored Island Golf Championships which culminated at Rowany this past weekend. Can it be a co-incidence that Price and the top ten finishers in Saturday’s Stableford at Castletown have all had lessons with pro Charlie Simpson?
Much to the relief of head green-keeper Andy McIntee and his hard working team the recent rain had softened the scorched fairways and the diligently hand watered greens proved more receptive. Consequently, nearly forty percent of the field in the Stableford played to their handicap or better.
The winner on countback hard hitting Greg Stalker (11) was in the last group out and enjoyed the best of the improving weather. His 43 points from 17 scoring holes included birdies on two of the par fives and other than an N/R on the 6th he completed the course in just three over par.
No.19’s Will Halsall (12) showed once again that following refresher lessons the handicapper’s generosity may have been a tad overdone. Two birdies and a solitary single pointer on the 10th meant he served up a solid seven over par performance for his second placed 43.
Andy McGee (17) bypassed the increasing timber on the Road Hole but with eight pars and nine bogeys his back end biased 42 points beat four other players for third place. Following feedback from the meeting with members those countback casualties all receive prizes. Fourth placed Frankie Doherty (9) was two over on seventeen holes and fifth placed Gez Bradley (1) went round in gross 71 from the blue tees.
Electing for the yellow tees Roger Carter (32) found that his 99 shots also converted in to 42 winning points. This left last week’s winner Dave Quayle (5) to add to his account by picking up the final blue/white tees prize in seventh place with 41 points. Alas, Alan Harding (15) just dipped out on the same score in eighth position.
In the previous Wednesday’s ‘midweeker’ Golf Week double team prize winner Elizabeth Stirling reduced her individual handicap to (31) by triumphing with the favoured 43 points. Scott Donald (4) showed that his U.S. golf scholarship is paying dividends as he completed our championship course in one over par for second place with 42 points. Stuart Campbell (14) was third on 40.
This coming Saturday 4BBB teams will be drawn in hourly time zones in an attempt to increase and improve integration amongst club members.          

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report
1st..Tim Callow/Kyle McConnell 43pts
2nd..Gareth Morris/Ben Akrigg 41pts
3rd..John Byrne/Mark Todd 41pts

SUCCESS FOR EARLY BIRDS CALLOW AND McCONNELL
Only the early starters managed to complete their rounds in Saturday’s 4BBB. Having got used to playing in sunny and calm conditions there was little appetite to do battle with the elements. Some walked in and later arrivals stopped for coffee and a chat or contented themselves with a few social holes.
Tim Callow and Kyle McConnell were in the first group out at 07:04 when the weather was relatively benign. They dovetailed well to compile 23 points on the front nine, McConnell having birdied the 3rd and Callow the 4th. Like the rest of the field they struggled in the sudden squall scoring a total of two points when it hit them on the 13th and 14th. Bouncing back strongly McConnell birdied the 17th and Callow netted another on the last. Consequently, they added 19 points to make a winning total of 42.
In second on countback Gareth Morris and Ben Akrigg shot a gross 76 with both players contributing on nine holes apiece. Akrigg birdied the 3rd and Morris the 17th. Although Morris amassed 22 of their 41 points Akrigg’s single pointers on the 4th and the 13th were just as important.
John Byrne and Mark Todd were the countback casualties in third place. Byrne banked 15 points over seven holes while Todd’s impressive total of 26 from eleven holes included birdies on the 5th, 12th and 13th.
Forty-one players, including five visitors from ‘across’, ventured out in the previous Wednesday’s ‘Midweeker’, which was well won by Sara Brindle (34) with 43 points. Sara also had the satisfaction of thrashing her playing partner husband Julian by 14 points. Pete Thomas (9) was level par after ten holes then bogeyed the next five and added another on the 17th.  Never-the-less, his super six over par performance was worth 41 points for second place. In third spot Gez Bradley (2) took on the blue tees and went round in an enviable one over par for 40 points after adjustment.
There was a mixed tees Medal on Sunday 22nd July which clashed with the final round of the British Open at Carnoustie hence, only ten players participated. Although Ashley Sansbury (19) won with a neat nett 72 the Leighton Cup, a ladies trophy, was awarded to second placed Heather McKenna (11) on nett 74. McKenna, who parred eight holes, beat Heather Skinner (14) on the back nine countback. Skinner, who birdied the 3rd, carded a triple bogey followed by a quadruple bogey on the 11th and 12th respectively.
This coming Saturday (4th August) SMP Partners kindly sponsors the next in their series of monthly Medals. Readers are also reminded that Castletown is hosting the Isle of Man Senior Championships on Sunday 12th August. This event is open to all golfers – male and female - aged 50 and over. Entry fee is £18 for visitors and £8 for Castletown members. There will be gross and nett prizes and entry to the age tiered Stableford competition is via the Isle of Man Golf website www.isleofmangolf.im. The co-ordinator Anthony Crawley can be contacted, if necessary, by email at anton@manx.net

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

 

Result   Report

1st..Chris Kelly 85/64
2nd..Andy Dent 79/65
3rd..Mike Gerrard 88/65
4th..Steve Zybert - Nett 67
5th..Malcolm Lambert Nett 67
Best Gross..Michael Charmer 71

Yellow tees winner: RoyClague 92/72

DELIGHT FOR KELLY IN THE SMP PARTNERS MEDAL
Former captain Chris Kelly was delighted to secure the SMP Partners sponsored monthly Medal by one shot with an 85, nett 64, at Castletown on Saturday. Putting with aplomb Kelly birdied the 2nd and the 17th and was particularly pleased with his long iron approach shots which led to seven pars and five bogeys. Bunker blues and chunky chips accounted for six shots squandered over the 6th and the 7th. Kelly also lost another four with double bogeys on the 3rd and the 12th.
Andy Dent, despite a quadruple bogey on the Road Hole, recorded a nett 68 to finish eighth in the June Medal. This time out with characteristic elegant ease Dent reached the 15th tee in just three over par. His double bogey there was repeated on the last so Dent went round in 79, nett 65, for second place.
Mike Gerrard (21) was eligible to play off the yellow tees but decided on the whites, which paid off. With two extra tee adjustment shots his 88 also turned into a nett 65 for a well deserved third place on countback.
In fourth place slow starting Steve Zybert (12) leaked eight shots after eight holes. Then he completed the remainder in a remarkable one over par to lead a handful of players tied on nett 67. Malcolm Lambert (14) was equally erratic at eight over after seven holes but dropped just three more to snatch fifth place ahead of Duncan Donald (14), Anthony Hopkins (22) and JJ Moore (4).
Michael Charmer (1) was the worthy winner of the best gross prize. He started with three birdies and added two more in his lovely one under par performance which beat the longest drive winner Tom Harris (+2) and the above mentioned Moore by two clear shots. Stuart Campbell came closest on the 8th and Dylan Coady did similar winning a prize for his accurate second shot onto the 17th green.
Down in 38th place with nett 72 the yellow tees winner Roy Clague (20) did well after he expended eight shots to complete the short 13th, which seemed incongruous having birdied the 8th.
Even with a nil pointer Alison Beech and Claire Walker prevailed in the previous Wednesday’s Flower Power nine hole 4BBB open. Their 22 points Stableford score was one ahead of Heather Skinner and Irene Waterhouse and four better than the only other finishers, Gemma Wild and Lynne McMenemy.
This coming weekend will be busy. It begins with a Bogey competition on Saturday and Sunday sees the Isle of Man Senior Championships hosted at Castletown. This latter event is open to all players aged 50 and over. Entry fee is £18 for visitors and £8 for Castletown members. There will be gross and nett prizes and entry to the age tiered Stableford competition is via the Isle of Man Golf website www.isleofmangolf.im.
MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report

1st..Jon Wild +10
2nd..Mike Williams +7
3rd..Will Halsall +7
4th..John Lee +7
5th..Chris Dunn +5

YELLOW TEES WINNER: Terry Mackay +4

A NETT 58 WINS WILD THE BOGEY COMPETITION
Jonathan Wild (17), who is having lessons with Charlie Simpson, was the runaway winner on an outstanding +10 in the club sponsored Bogey competition at Castletown on Saturday. Opening with a birdie Wild recorded two more in an amazing one under gross par front nine. A late couple of double bogeys were Wild’s only negatives so he finished with 77, nett 58, after application of a two stroke mixed tee amendment.
Three members had to be separated on countback to determine second place on +7. A resurgent Mike Williams (12) prevailed by booking back-to-back birdies for two of his five plusses on the second half. With just one double bogey he ended up adding +4 to his outward +3, and his 79 netted down to a 65.
N0.19’s Will Halsall (11) augmented his growing account with third spot and a share of the two’s pot. Ignoring a couple of N/R’s Halsall played the remaining holes in just two over par but his +7 score was slightly front nine biased.
Veteran John Lee (19) birdied the 10th for a lovely, but unnecessary, nett eagle and his only negative hole was a triple bogey on the 14th. That cost him on a back six countback with Halsall but he had the pleasure of shooting an 86 nett 65 after adjustment.
Chris Dunn (18) also had two N/R’s but with eight positives and three negatives his +5 just edged out Charles Ross (9) for fifth place. Unfortunately, Ross accumulated all his points on a lovely one over par front nine.
Terry Mackay (28) was the yellow tees victor and finished eighth overall on +4. His pleasing par on the Road Hole was converted into an extravagant eagle but it was still only worth +1.
On Sunday 94 players competed in the Men’s Island Senior Championships played off the yellow tees at Castletown. In the gross competition scratch golfer Peel’s Mark Pugh fired a splendid 73 having birdied each of the par fives. Topping the nett scores Mount Murray’s Sean O’Connell (11) carded 68 to beat his fellow club-mate Mike Pigott (6) on countback with a better back nine. They both won their age groups with 40 points in the Stableford element of the competition as did Brian Bodell (7) and Stuart Butler (18) with their 39’s. In addition Pigott won the three score trophy.
Ramsey’s Joy Morris (9) was crowned the Senior Ladies champion with her five over par gross 78. Morris, who was one under par up until the 11th, beat Lynda Simpson by one shot. Ruth Pigott (9) who finished on 84 came third. Julie Amphlett (24) triumphed in the nett competition with 93/69 to win an age group as did Joy Morris (40 pts), Irene Kennaugh (36pts) and Jessie Perry (28pts).
34 players took part in the previous Wednesday’s ‘midweeker’ Medal which was won by young Adam Holt (31) with 100, nett 67, after application of a two stroke white tees amendment. Ged Power (5) was four over after six holes where he remained to take second place with an excellent 76 nett 69 after adjustment. The above mentioned Lynda Simpson (5) came third with 80, nett 72, and in so doing won the ladies Centenary Cup to add to the Castletown Cup which she won last month.
So far 109 players have signed up for the Stableford on Saturday which Standard Bank is kindly sponsoring.

MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

Result   Report

1st..Dennis Moore 40pts
2nd..Ben Akrigg 39pts b9-22
3rd..Stuart Campbell 39 b9-20
4th..Richard Creamore 39 b9-19
5th..Anthony Hopkins 38pts
6th..Guy Pickard 38pts

YELLOW TEES WINNER: Peter McKenna 33 pts

MORE FOR MOORE
Multi-times golfer of the year Dennis Moore (10) re-emerged to win the Club sponsored Stableford with 40 points at Castletown on Saturday. Moore N/R’d the 2nd and double bogeyed the Road Hole but completed the remainder in a solid three over par. Four pointer birdies on the 4th and 6th helped him turn with 19 and a procession of pars and nett pars added 21 on the back nine.
There was a three way tie for second place. Ben Akrigg (10), Stuart Campbell (13) and Richard Creamore (12) all stepped in with 39 points. Akrigg’s two over par back nine was worth 22 points compared to Campbell’s 20 and Creamore’s 19. In addition Campbell collected a nett hole-in-one on the 16th for a share of the 2’s pot.
Anthony Hopkins (20) suffered two N/Rs and two double bogeys and yet still compiled 38 points to take the fifth place prize. This was equalled by the final blue/white tees award winner Guy Pickard (6) who shot a gross 78 including back-to-back birdies on the 3rd and 4th.
Only five of the 111 competitors elected to play off the yellow tees, and Peter McKenna (22) was the first home with 33 points down in 38th place.
On the previous Wednesday there was a mixed tee Bogey competition which was won by Jane Holt (20) on +3. Our lady vice-captain Julie Amphlett (22) came second on +2 and George Quayle (19) was two points back in third.  ‘Midweeker’ Flower Power sponsored open events take place each Wednesday and tee times can be booked by telephoning 822211.
This coming Saturday long-time Club sponsor Simcocks Advocates kindly sponsor a Stableford. As it is a bank holiday weekend there will be Men’s and Ladies Stableford competitions on Sunday followed by a family pairs Texas Scramble (Open) taking place on Monday.
Over the first two Saturdays in September the Club Championship will be played off the blue tees with age related competitions available off the other tees. There will be a total of 19 prizes over the two weeks generously sponsored by The International Stock Exchange (TISE).
The 72 players qualifying for the second round taking place on Saturday 8th September will have a drawn 9:30 shotgun start with the prize presentation and complimentary buffet immediately afterwards. Those not qualifying can book tee times in the usual manner for a Stableford with tee times available from 14:00.
MALCOLM LAMBERT

 

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THE CLUB

 

 

2018 Club Officers etc.

President: Peter Robertson: 461264/862522 - probbo26@gmail.com
Men’s Captain: Michael Horsthuis: 493188/674017 - michael@robinsons.im
Men’s Vice Captain: Geoff Sugden: 471803/615036 – geoffsugden@outlook.com
Ladies Captain: Louna Vermeulen: 825835 -louna.vermeulen@businessdoctor.im
Ladies Vice Captain: Julie Amphlett: 07979146096 – Julie@amphlett.me

Comp. & H/Cap Committeee:

Secretary: Andi Howland: 822211 – andi@castletown.golf
Louna Vermeulen: 825835 -louna.vermeulen@businessdoctor.im
Ben Smaller: 220583- bensmaller@mac.com
Gerry Ganly: 675212/490809 - gerryganly@manx.net

CGC Ltd Board Members

Peter Robertson: Chairman: 461264/862522 - probbo26@gmail.com
Loni Evans:  488106 - loni.evans@businessdoctor.im
Roy Clague: 621102/435285 - royclague@manx.net
Michael Horsthuis: 493188/674017  - michael@robinsons.im
Louna Vermeulen: 825835 - louna.vermeulen@businessdoctor.im
Gerry Ganly: 675212/490809 - gerryganly@manx.net
Company Secretary: Robert Adcock: 834704/320308 - bob@iom.com
Treasurer: TBA

Miscellaneous Contacts:

Press Officer: Malcolm Lambert: lamberts@infoware.co.uk - 832579(H) 477883
Immediate Past Men’s Captain:
Malcolm Lambert: lamberts@infoware.co.uk- 832579(H) 477883
Immediate Past Ladies Captain: Jax Fisher; 470917- jackiefisher@hotmail.co.uk
Juniors: Charlie Simpson: 484244/822211 – charlie@castletown.golf
Golf Union Rep:      Chris Kelly: chrisbkelly@hotmail.com- 622003/496816

 

History of the Club/Course


1952-58 F Pickles
1959-61 WCKellyOBE
1962-63 JLamb                                                
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                                              
1998-99 JNeil                                                      
2000-01 E Alexander                                           
2002-2003 DRobbie                                            
2004-2005 R Mackenzie      
2006-2007 M Henthorn                      
2008-2009  SLManuja                                         
2010-2011 EShallcross                                       
2012-2013 J Yardley           
2014- 2015 D Bell 
2016-2017 R.Braide
2018-2019 P.Robertson

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
2018 M Horsthuis

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 


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