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This Saturday is Captain's Drive in (Two Shotgun Starts)
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.
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.
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.
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)
A Manx Fairy with DED Minister Laurence Skelly.
Will Halsall (left) raised circa £500 for the Dream Catcher Appeal
which is the captain of Castletown Golf Club's chosen charity for 2017.