This Saturday (28th May) Permanent Bank International sponsor the twin shotgun start Stableford with the prize presentation wedged between at lunchtime.

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Last Saturday (21st May) Aon Insurance Managers kindly sponsored the Mike Henthorn Memorial Trophy and the Aon Cup which was won by Michael Charmer (2) with 42 Stableford points.

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CONGU CHANGES 2016 (Click here -Word Doc.-to download Summary Document)

In the main these changes take effect from 1st April but the Competitions sub-committee agreed that 4BBB Handicap allowance would change from 3/4 (75%) to 90% with effect from 1st January 2016.


Starting from the 1st January 2016, the main Saturday competition will be extended over the whole weekend with Members able to enter only once on either Saturday or Sunday.  The only exceptions will be the  Castletown Cup during golf weekend, Club Championship and  Aon Trophy, when the competition will be held over Saturday only.  The Club will then hold a separate competition on the Sundays of these weekend.  The Ladies will still retain their own reserved tee-times for their own competitions on Sundays.   The outcome in terms of success will be reviewed towards the end of 2016.  A sub-committee, chaired by the Captain (Chris Kelly), has set the rules for this competition and these will be monitored and reviewed as necessary.








2 Man Texas Scramble

1st Mark Grace and Mark Jones (59 nett 47.4)
2nd Dave Bell and Alex Townell (59 nett 47.8)
3rd Angus Alexander and Chris Westerman (59 nett 49.0)


Only three players finished the first round of the winter Eclectic on Saturday 2nd January. Steven Boyd (2) completed the 15 holes with 30 points despite finishing bogey, bogey. Chris Lee (8) recorded 26 from 13 scoring holes and Gez Bradley signed for 25 points after drawing a blank on the 11th.

Kevin and Julie Amphlett are kindly sponsoring the Manx Cancer Help12 hole competitions being held each Wednesday at Castletown. Julian Brindle (20) won the inaugural event with 27 points from three pars and nine nett pars.  Guy Pickard (6) was one point behind after nine pars and three bogeys. Julie Amphlett was the first lady home scoring 23 points. Stuart Brawn launched an exocet to steal nearest the pin on the 16th.

A 15 hole two man Texas Scramble took place at the weekend but only one team turned out in the windy conditions which prevailed on Sunday. Messrs: Grace (16) and Jones (13) certainly made an early Mark by posting a luscious level par 59 which after deduction of forty percent of their combined handicaps reduced their score to a winning 47.4. Birdies on the 3rd and 14th holes balanced out the bogeys on the 1st and 15th.

Taking advantage of the improving conditions on Saturday late starters Dave Bell (19) and Alex Townell (9) also combined to harvest a gross 59. After allowance their 47.4 secured second place. In addition, Townell tonked-in a two on the 13th, which probably improved his bank balance.

Angus Alexander (6) and Chris Westerman (19) were the third team to play par golf finishing third on nett 49.0. Westerman also recorded a birdie on the 13th; one of seven posted on the day. Out of the prizes by 0.2 Stuart Campbell (11) and Mark Teare (6) compiled the lowest gross score of 56 with beautiful birdies on the 6th, 10th and 12th.

This weekend we compete in the first round of the Winter League, a Stableford qualifier, which can be played on either Saturday or Sunday.


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Individual Stableford (Reduced 15 hole non-qualifer)*(Part of Winter League)

1st: Terry Ditchfield (37pts)
2nd: Michael Charmer (35pts)
3rd: Dominic Litton (33 pts)

Cat 1/2; John Byrne (32 pts), Cat 3/4: David Litton (33 pts), Senior Section: Roy Clague (31pts)


Nearly a hundred players entered the first round of the Winter League at Castletown last Saturday. Due to inclement weather no one took up the challenge on Sunday.

Terry Ditchfield (10) was the runaway winner with 37 points in this 15 hole eclectic. His wonderful round was jump started by a four pointer nett eagle on the 2nd.  Two more birdies followed on the 10th and 12th. Bunker blues brought about an N/R on the 13th but with just three bogeys Ditchfield effectively completed the course in a luscious level par.

Former Castletown Cup winner Michael Charmer (2) finished the first six holes with 12 points. Then Charmer began his birdie blitz. Three in a row tendered ten points. A bogey on the 14th was immediately counteracted by a fourth birdie, and another followed on the 17th. Consequently, Charmer shot three under par for 35 points and second spot.

Turkey Shoot prize winner Dominic Litton (22) blobbed the 2nd but equalled Charmer’s remarkable 23 points for the last nine holes thanks in part to a four pointer nett eagle on the 15th. Three nett birdies and five nett pars concluded his card giving Litton 33 points for third place and he pipped his Papa on countback.

David Litton (19) started the back nine seven points clear of Dominic after a nett eagle on the Road Hole plus three nett birdies and two nett pars for and 17 points. Two sixes and an ugly eight on the 12th limited Litton Senior’s second side to 16 points, but his 33 points earned fourth-place and the category 3/4 prize.

There was a countback contest on 32 points for the category 1/2 award. John Byrne’s (11) nett eagle on the 17th settled the score with Julian Sutton (2) just losing out. Steve Zybert (14) and our former honorary secretary Peter Robertson (13) also had 32 points but were out of the prizes. Our immediate past captain Roy Clague (20) secured the senior section with 31 points.

The second round of the eclectic takes place this coming weekend. If you’ve reserved a tee time but can’t make it please remember to cancel your booking to avoid possible sanctions.


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1st John Corlett 25 points
2nd Jerry Linehan 24 points on countback
Best Lady: Heather Skinner 21 points.

Louna Vermeulen and Richard Dunn won the Longest Drive Prizes and Stuart Brawn finished nearest the pin on the 16th.

2nd Round Eclectic
1st Peter Miller (35 pts)
2nd Stuart Brawn (31 points)
3rd Michael Charmer (30 points)

Category 1/2 Pete Thomas (30 Points); Category 3/4 Ken Berry (30 points); Senior Section: Roy Clague (28 points)



Former school teacher Peter Miller (12), an inveterate parrot joke teller - probably started at ‘polytechnic’ – has also got me talking about birdies as he netted six of them to land the second round of the fifteen hole eclectic by four clear points.

Apart from a bogey on the squelchy short 16th Miller carded pars or birdies on every hole. A wayward bladed approach shot careened off a bunker leading to his first birdie on the 3rd and a more conventional birdie followed on the 12th. Miller finished the front six holes on two over par for 14 points and added another 21 with his thrilling three over par inward nine.

Stuart Brawn (18) amassed 31 points for second spot despite squandering putts left, right and centre. Three putting caused all four of his double bogeys but a super sand-save on the short 13th was one of five pars which were turned into birdies.

Michael Charmer (2) added the third prize to last week’s runner’s-up spot with a luscious level par back nine for 19 points, three better than Pete Thomas (7) who failed to finish the 16th but equalled Charmer’s 30 points to capture the category 1/2 award.

Ken Berry (22) blobbed the 14th and scored just one point on the 17th but all the rest were two or three pointers so he also signed for 30 points to win the category 3/4 prize. For the second week running Roy Clague secured the senior section, this time with 28 points.

A four ball better ball is scheduled for this weekend.  Please note you can now book online at  for our KPMG sponsored Paddy’s Day Knock which will take place at 1:00pm on Thursday 17th March. This will be an open Stableford shotgun start competition in aid of the Captain’s charity which is Hyperbaric Isle of Man. Entry fees of £15 for members and £30 for visitors includes a bacon bap and hot drink on arrival.


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Four Ball Better Ball (90% handicap)
1st Mark Grace and Bryan McMahon (Nett 58)
2nd Jon Wild and Ben Humbles (Nett 59)



Storm force winds and superb all day breakfasts deflected all but the most determined golfers at Castletown this weekend. 19 teams ventured out in the 15 hole four ball better ball competition. Many more made it to the club-house but were waylaid by the enticing aroma of bacon.

Mark Grace (16) and Bryan McMahon (8) did the hard bit of applying ninety per cent to their handicaps but then couldn’t add up their nett scores! Never-the-less, their amended nett 58 gave them a one shot margin of victory.

Grace figured on the first five holes with four nett pars and one nett birdie. McMahon’s vital addition, a nett par on the 6th, meant they made the turn at one under par with 24 shots.

Then, netting a birdie, four pars and a bogey, Grace limited McMahon’s subsequent input to three tricky holes. McMahon’s par on the short 13th was followed by a nett par on 15th and then he again finished with a flourish. His nett birdie on the final hole meant they came back in 34 shots to finish at two under par.

In second place Jon Wild (18) and Ben Humbles (15) breezed round in one under par despite signing for a silly seven, double bogey, on the 12th. Ignoring that aberration their efforts were almost equal in that their scores were counted on seven holes each. Wild netted four birdies to Humbles two but conversely Wild hit two bogey to Humbles one.

There may not be a third prize awarded but three teams were involved in a complicated card play-off with their level par 60’s. Terry Ditchfield (9) and Neil Cartwright (8) muscled onto the podium with a better last six holes. With a better back nine Steve Zybert (14) and Michael Charmer (2) pushed Mark Teare (6) and Ross Byrne (14) into fifth-place.

The Manx Cancer Help 12 hole Stableford is scheduled for Wednesday and this weekend is another Stableford.

Early booking is recommended for the KPMG sponsored Paddy’s Day Knock on Thursday 17th March. It is in aid of the Captain’s charity - Hyperbaric Isle of Man. £15 for members/£30 for visitors and you get an enticing bacon bap!




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1st Dave Matthews (27pts)
2nd Andy McGee (26pts)
3rd Mark Handley (26pts) First Lady: Maryanne Dunn (26pts). Nearest-the-Pin: Dave Evans


Individual Stableford (Qualifier)*
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Sublime winter weather brought a generous entry to support the weekly Manx Cancer Help 12 hole Stableford competition last Wednesday. Twenty-five men and women battled it out with several new members performing well.
Master chef Dave Evans from Langness No:19 dished up a nearest-the-pin treat on the 13th hole. Evans was in the first group out and his fine tee shot finished a foot closer than short hole specialist Stuart Brawn who has won the prize for the past two weeks.
The competition proper was won by Dave Matthews who battered the opposition with a very creditable 27 points. The Peel fryer chipped his way to success with some miraculous up and downs around the course. Fear not, fellow members, the 27 handicapper is registering on the handicap secretary's radar.
In the same fourball, single figure player, and fellow fryer Mark Handley scored well on eleven holes. The main man from the Terrace Chippy played an almost flawless round but shabby putting on the 12th was to cost him dear. He became a countback casualty on 26 points.
Steely Yorkshire man Andy McGee secured second place by netting an albatross on the final hole thus nudging out Mark Handley and also Maryann Dunn who was placed fourth. Never-the-less Dunn had the distinction of being the first lady home by six clear shots.
The weather stayed fine but blowy for the informal 11.30am roll-up which takes each Thursday. Numerous members arrived early for a pre-game natter with coffee and cakes. Clearly, it was too comfortable in the club-house because only half the attendees actually appeared on the tee.
Once again the storms put paid to any competition last weekend although a few intrepid souls did venture out. Consequently, we are expecting a bumper entry for the third round of the Winter Eclectic this weekend.
Places are filling up fast for the KPMG sponsored Paddy’s Day Knock at 1:00pm on Thursday 17th March. It is in aid of the Captain’s charity - Hyperbaric Isle of Man. So call Ged Power on 822211 to reserve your spot and/or to offer a raffle prize.


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1st Ken Berry (29 pts)
2nd Guy Pickard (27 pts)
First Lady - Heather Skinner (19pts)

For report see 13/14th February

3rd Round Eclectic
1st Steven Boyd (40 pts)
2nd Mark Walker (39 pts)
3rd Frankie Doherty (38 pts). Cat 1/2: Richard Corke (37 pts). Cat 3/4: Andrew McGee (37 pts) Senior Section: Ken Berry (36 pts).



Ken Berry (22) was the worthy winner of the weekly Manx Cancer Help 12 hole Stableford at Castletown. His 29 points included a nett eagle, five nett birdies and four nett pars which, no doubt, will all be taken into consideration at the forthcoming annual handicap review meeting.

Guy Pickard (6) went round in a splendid one over par for second spot with 27 points. Heather Skinner (16) was the first lady home on 19 points and ex Island champion Adrian Copley (8) demonstrated his class in winning nearest-to-the pin on the 13th.   

Over thirty conscientious objectors avoided the draft as a cruel easterly wind cut right through the seventy plus participants in Saturday’s section of the weekend Stableford qualifier. Eight opportunists enjoyed more benign conditions on Sunday but their scores did not alter the top three places.

The winner, Steven Boyd (2), tapped-in an eagle two on the 1st and birdied both the par fives to finish the front nine at a fantastic four under par. Boyd was blown back a bit on the 11th and 14th so he bogeyed those. Thus, a mere 17 points was added to his exuberant outward 23.

In second-place Mark Walker (12) matched Boyd’s bountiful front nine with a birdie and just two bogeys for 23 points, but Walker’s back nine was far from crisp. He was shaken by a couple of double bogeys but still managed to salt-away 16 points thanks to a lucrative two on the 13th.

Frankie Doherty (8) was third with 38 points from 17 scoring holes. A double bogey on the 4th spoiled a very tidy looking card which included birdies on the 1st, 9th, 10th and 12th.

Two of the Sunday boys, Richard Corke (5) and Andrew McGee (22), sidled in to nick the category 1/2 and 3/4 prizes on countback ahead of Terry Cassidy (9) and Guy Sissons (18). They all carded 37 points, one ahead of super vet Ken Berry who never-the-less won the senior section to add to his Wednesday winnings.

A 4BBB awaits us this weekend and here is a reminder that some spaces remain for the open KPMG sponsored Paddy’s Day Knock taking place on Thursday 17th March at 1:00pm in aid of the Captain’s charity – Hyperbaric Isle of Man.



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1st P. Robinson ( 27)
2nd D.Matthews (26)
3rd Heather Skinner (21)


Four Ball Better Ball (90% handicap)

1st D.Grant/K.Page (57)
2nd JJ Moore/S.Keegan (58)
3rd S.Boyd/C.Lee (58)



Twenty six teams braved the elements in last weekend’s fifteen hole 4BBB and some sad and soggy cards tell their own story. By far the most bedraggled belonged to the eventual winners Douglas Grant (22) and Kevin Paige (13). They will be most surprised because apart from not knowing the correct date they signed for a nett 59 which would have placed them out of the prizes.

Luckily, our eagle eyed immediate past-captain Dr Roy Clague was acting as the interim competition secretary and his close inspection resulted in a two shot adjustment in their favour. That’s not on I hear you cry! Well it is because Grant and Paige’s gross scores were correct and there is no requirement for players to input a date – see Rule 6-6.

Grant scored four nett birdies and three nett pars. Paige produced eight erratic entries comprising two double bogeys, a bogey, two pars, two birdies and a glorious birdie (nett eagle) on the 18th.  So where did the marking go wrong? It was on the two short holes which Grant had parred but which were not netted down.

Early entrants JJ Moore (4) and Stephen Keegan (4) went round in one over par which became a tremendous two under par 58 to scoop second spot on a back nine countback. In addition, Keegan had tapped in a two, one of only three recorded on the day.

The countback casualties were Steven Boyd (2) and Chris Lee (8) although Lee’s efforts were only entered on three holes, one of which was a slippery seven on the par four 6th. Boyd’s beautiful back nine, completed in one under par, was unfortunately one shot too many.

Peter Robinson (20) won the mid-week Manx Cancer Help 12 hole Stableford with 27 points. David Matthews (27) was second with 26 and Heather Skinner (16) was the first lady home on 21. New member Chris Wolfendale (5) won nearest-the-pin.

This weekend is another Stableford which reminds me, there are still a few spaces available for the open Stableford, KPMG sponsored, Paddy’s Day Knock taking place on Thursday 17th March at 1:00pm in aid of the Captain’s charity – Hyperbaric Isle of Man.


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1st David Matthews (26pts)
2nd Kevin Maden (25pts)
First Lady: Jackie Fisher (24pts). Nearest-the-pin: Malcolm Lambert

Individual Stableford (Qualifier)*
1st Mike Horsthuis (43pts)
2nd Mark Teare (37pts - better back 6)
3rd Andrew Challenor (37pts - better back 9)

Cat 1/2: Sam Skelton (37pts). Cat 3/4: Peter Purcell (37pts). Senior Section: John Lee (35pts).



‘Flower-man Mike’ Horsthuis (11), the winner of last year’s final Stableford competition, has started this season with a sensational score to secure the Stableford at Castletown at the weekend.

Horsthuis hoisted 23 points in an amazing outward nine which was one over par. Bogeys on the 4th and 8th were ameliorated by a beautiful birdie on the 6th. Another bountiful birdie on the short 13th brought Horsthuis back to even par and augmented his prize pot. Four blooming bogeys over the last five holes meant Horsthuis only amassed another 20 points so his winning margin was limited to a never-the-less splendiferous six Stableford points.

In second place, and one of five players on 37 points, ex Castletown FC manager Mark Teare (6) started with a birdie and added another one on what proved to be, for him, a profitable and pivotal 13th. Teare’s inward 19 points was equalled so it was determined on the last six holes over which he scored 14 points, one more than third-placed Andrew Challenor (+1).

Challenor, the runner-up in last year’s Grant Thornton Island Championship, carded a tremendous two under par gross 70 which included four birdies. Unfortunately for Challenor his third one, on the stroke index (18) 13th, was only worth two points which cost him on countback even though he completed the last six holes in an enviable two under par.

Former captain Sam Skelton (3) equalled Challenor’s birdie count but his 37 points were slightly front end loaded so he had to settle for the category one/two prize.  Peter Purcell (13) finished fifth with his 37 points, 17 of which were scored on the back nine so he collected the category three/four prize. Also on 37 points Ged Power (4) was two under after twelve holes but then faded away with five bogeys to finish out of the prizes. The senior section winner was John Lee (14) with 35 points.

Prolific prize winner David Matthews (27) won the mid-week Manx Cancer Help 12 hole Stableford with 26 points. The handicap committee has now cut him considerably. Kevin Madin was second with 25 and the lady vice-captain, Jackie Fisher (31), was the first lady home on 24. Malcolm Lambert (10), the men’s vice-captain, just lipped out to finish nearest-the-pin.

The captain, Chris Kelly, has asked again that we mention that there are still a few spaces available for the open Stableford, KPMG sponsored, Paddy’s Day Knock taking place on Thursday 17th March at 1:00pm in aid of his chosen charity – Hyperbaric Isle of Man.



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4th Round Eclectic

1st S. Newson (38)
2nd R. Wild.

Castletown Golf Club Weekend Competition – report
Newson On The Key To Success.
Members enjoyed rather splendid conditions for the second week running at Langness. At one point in the scoring, it was looking like a highly unlikely double for Mike Horsthuis who had cleaned up only 7 days beforehand. The galloping grocer had been hit with a 3 shot reduction by the handicap Politburo and was now playing off 9. ‘Quiet man’ Mike was unfazed by this and never mentioned it to anybody. Armed with a set of antique golf clubs, the mango magnate scored 32 points.  Andy Lagden, Richard Creamore and Frankie Doherty all attempted to have a crack at the title and filled the interim places up to second spot and that was taken by Richard Wild. An excellent finish on the final holes finalised a back nine of 21. However, this was nowhere near good enough to win. First prize was awarded to one of our newest members, Sam Newson who is a Sunday regular. Playing in what appeared to be more difficult conditions than the preceding day, our man who we normally see sizing a pair of Doctor Martin boots or an outdoor tent, employed his now fragile 25 handicap and dispatched an unbeatable score of 38 points.
The overall winter eclectic series was won by Frankie Doherty with a 59 net.


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Individual Stableford (Qualifier)*

1st A.Rowe (36)
2nd G.Corlett (35)
3rd C.Magee (35)

Fantastic Four Member Wins Again
One of our super hero collective members claimed top honours again at the weekend. Alan Rowe’s regular fourball of Cartwright, Ditchfield and Creamore have won more in one year of competitions than most of us well ever win in a lifetime of golf.
Rowe’s special ‘Mr Fantastic’ powers focus on a very tidy short game as his chipping and putting matches anybody in the club. Alan finished with 4 pars in testing conditions on the Sunday morning totalising 36 points. (The other Fantastic Four members, namely the Human Torch, Invisible Woman and The Thing can be allocated at the leisure of the reader. The smart money is on Cartwright as ‘The Thing’.)
Teeing off a few hours beforehand  was early bird, Graham Corlett. The 7 handicapper and gifted sportsman scored 35 points and is an impressive bet for winning a few comps in the 2015 season. 
Third prize went to Colin Magee who amazingly played left handed for a full 18 holes and scored 35 points. Colin was very pleased at his performance using a set of clubs designed ‘The wrong way round’. Remarkable.
Congratulations to Michael Charmer for winning the winter series.
Saturday sees the Captain’s Drive as Chris Kelly launches into his year onto the course. There is a sweepstake for the event and is available to enter for £1. Chris has confidently set the parameters as a shot ranging from 90 to 230 yards. Good luck Chris!


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Captain’s Drive In

1st Chris Howland (40 points)
2nd Bryan McMahon (39 points)
3rd Richard Creamore (38 points)

Cat 1/2: Terry Ditchfield (37pts), Cat 3/4: Chris Dunn (38pts), Senior Prize; Peter Thompson (32 pts)


The Club held the KPMG Sponsored St Patrick’s Day Open Competition on Thursday, 76 players enjoyed the sunshine and calm conditions on the Langness peninsula. The highlight of the day was an ace by Lady Member Bronwen Raatgever on par 3, 13th. As is tradition she invited those present to have a drink in the 19th to celebrate.
The Competition was keenly contested with the winner Steven Boyd playing off 2 having 39 points, playing a gross 71, one under par. an excellent round. 2nd Brendan McLaughlin 37, on back six, 3rd David Price 37, 4th Alan Harding 36 on back nine, 5th Ian Hodgkinson 36. Best Lady Heather Skinner 36 closely beating both Louna Vermeulen and Julie Amphlett on 35. Best Visitor was Rhys Yardley with 35. Nearest the pin, 8th Chris Wolfendale and 13th hole in one, Bronwen Raatgever.
Grateful thanks also to those Businesses and Members who kindly donated raffle prizes towards a very successful funding raising event which will benefit the Captains Charity, Hyperbaric Chamber..
Captain Chris Kelly drove-in on Saturday 19th supported by the Members with a drive, beating his expectations, of 215 yards. The weekend was Sponsored by Cannacord Genuity Wealth Management which also covered the Lady Captain, Dawn Sissions drive in the previous evening.
Another dry weekend produced a field of 99 players in the Stableford Competition for the Gold Medal with Chris Howland running out the winner with an excellent score of 40 points playing on Saturday. Runner up one point behind on 39, Bryan McMahon followed in 3rd a further point behind on 38 Richard Creamore. The Category prizes where Terry Ditchfield Cat ½, 37 points on back 2, Chris Dunn Cat ¾, 38  points with Senior prize to Peter Thompson 32 points.
Next weekend, Easter Saturday/Sunday will be for the Woods Cup, Bogey Competition.


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1st Marlene Akitt (28 points)
2nd John Tinsley (27 points)
3rd Mark Teare (26 points) Nearest-the Pin: Frankie Doherty

Good Friday - Stableford
1st Steven Boyd (38 pts)
2nd Neil Cartwright(36 pts)
3rd Jack Yardley(36 pts). First Lady: Dawn Sissons (27 pts)



It has been a busy week at Castletown even though the weather put paid to the Woods Cup bogey competition scheduled for Easter Saturday and Sunday. Only 17 players braved the elements so this competition has been rearranged to take place this weekend (2nd/3rd April). The weather is expected to be bad on Saturday so it has now been agreed that players are free to rebook to pay on Sunday - call 822211 to transfer your booking.

In the mid-week Manx Cancer Help 12 hole Stableford Marlene Akitt made the most of her 32 handicap to post a winning 28 points. Spurred on by a nett eagle on the 4th, which made up for a one pointer eight on the previous hole, Akitt carded three nett birdies and seven nett pars.

In second spot with 27 points John Tinsley (6) was in good spirits following his one over par performance which included an eagle on the 3rd.  Third placed Mark Teare (5) shot four birdies and scored 26 points off just ten holes as he failed to finish the 8th and 12th holes. Teare’s playing partner Frankie Doherty (8) surprisingly had seven N/Rs but peaked when it mattered to nick the nearest-the-pin prize on the 13th.

Steven Boyd (2), the recent winner of the KPMG sponsored Paddy’s Day Knock competition, added another victory to his tally on Good Friday. 47 players competed in a Stableford competition which was open to all members. Boyd’s beautiful level par round included two birdies and two bogeys for 38 points.

Another prolific prize winner, Neil Cartwright (8), splashed out on the Road Hole but completed the back nine in one over par to take second place on countback with 36 points just edging out former club president Jack Yardley (11) who peaked on the front nine. Our lady captain Dawn Sissons, without the encumbrance of her fetching ‘drive-in’ rabbit’s outfit, scooped the lady’s prize with 27 points.

On Easter Monday the Links ran another Stableford competition which was won on countback by Jon Wagstaffe (14). His 38 point just trumped Alan Rowe (5) who thumped three of his four birdies on the front nine. Mark Handley (6) was on song to claim third spot with 35 points.

Golf aficionados will be delighted that the first of the SMP Partners sponsored monthly medal series has now been moved to 16/17th April.


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1st Maryann Dunn (27pts)
2nd Gerry Ganly (26pts)
3rd Kevin Amphlett (26ts) Nearest the Pin: Margaret Kelly




WOODS CUP - Bogey Competition

1st. Dominic Litton (+5)
2nd. John Byrne (+2)
3rd. Angus Alexander (+1) Better back 6. Cat 1/2: Mark Walker (+1). Cat 3/4 Kyle McConnell (0).



Due to expected poor weekend weather an early decision was made to postpone the SMP Partners sponsored monthly medal which will now be played over the weekend of 16/17th April. In its place the previously postponed Woods Cup bogey competition was staged with 32 players venturing out on Saturday and a further 37 entering on Sunday.

The winner by three shots was the fast improving Dominic Litton (22) who finished on +5 after carding seven nett birdies and nine nett pars. A double bogey on the 2nd and an N/R on the Road Hole were the only negative scores in a splendid round which, for handicap adjustment purposes, was equivalent to (14).

In second place John Byrne (11) had a front nine which was up and down like a fiddler’s elbow. His cumulative score oscillated between -1, 0 and +1 and ended up level. Byrne then drifted out to -3 before finished with a crescendo of five nett birdies to leave him in rhapsody on +2.

Angus Alexander (6) was at +2 after a stellar one over par front nine which contained just one bogey on the 3rd. His back nine score of -1 obscured a decisive final six holes which were covered in just one over par. By finishing in this fashion Alexander just pipped Mark Walker (12) to the third spot on countback.

Walker (12) collected the category 1/2 prize as, although he matched Alexander’s front and back nine scores to also end on +1, his last six holes contained two nett bogeys and only one nett birdie. Five competitors played to their handicap and so scored zero. After a countback between Kyle McConnell (13) and Donald Buchanan (23), the only players eligible for the category 3/4 prize, the award went to McConnell courtesy of his better back nine.

Earlier in the week over 40 golfers came out in the sunshine to enjoy the Manx Cancer Help 12 hole competition which was won by Maryann Dunn (36) with 27 points. Gerry Ganly (15) was second with 26 and Kevin Amphlett (14) lost out on countback to take third prize. Margaret Kelly (19) played a links course special, bump and run, to purloin the nearest the pin prize on the 13th.

This weekend stalwart club member Gwynn Williams is kindly sponsoring our Stableford competition.


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Stableford (Sponsored by Gwynn Williams)

1st Dan Williams (40pts)
2nd Stuart Brawn (38pts) - 22 on the back 9
3rd Guy Pickard (38pts - 19 on the back 9

Cat 1/2 Mark Walker (37pts). Cat 3/4 Dominic Litton (38 pts - 18 on the back 9)



Relatively wonderful weather greeted early starters in the Gwynn Williams sponsored Stableford competition at Castletown on Saturday. 109 players ventured out but a sudden squall put paid to a few rounds later in the day. Surprisingly, only six competitors played in the same competition on Sunday.

The winner with 40 points, Dan Williams (9) Commercial Manager for Isle of Man Newspapers, posted bookend birdies in a fine five over par performance scoring nothing worse than a bogey. Waxing lyrical about the improving putting surfaces, the former Barclays banker earned a bonus to boost his winnings with a profitable two on the 8th. In case you were wondering, Dan is not related to the sponsor.  

Stuart Brawn (19), failed to find his reasonable tee shot on the 9th so frustratingly finished the front nine with 16 points. He bounced back by cleverly chipping in for a nett eagle on the 10th. Brawn then carded a nett hole-in-one for another four points on the 13th. Brawn breezed round the back nine in just five over par for 22 of his 38 points for a well deserved second spot achieved in exactly 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Two other competitors ended on 38 points. Guy Pickard (6) birdied the 16th for a small share of the 2’s pot as a total of 15 were recorded. More importantly, it enabled Pickard to post 19 points on both halves which gave him third place ahead of last week’s bogey competition winner Dominic Litton (20) who N/R’d the Road Hole and still claimed the category 3/4 prize this week.

Keith Featherstone (14) and Mark Walker (12) both scored 37 points but only Walker, was eligible for the category 1/2 award which he seems to have made his own as he also claimed it last week!

This coming weekend the first in the series of SMP Partners Medal competitions is finally upon us. Competitors are asked to annotate their actual starting and finishing times on their card so that the committee can continue to monitor how long such rounds are taking.


Sponsored by Manx Cancer Help

1st Kenny Chesterson (40pts)
2nd Guy Pickard (38pts)
3rd Francis Doherty (37pts). First Lady Maryann Dunn (37pts)

SMP Partners Monthly Medal (Rescheduled due to poor weather on 2/3 April)
1st Paul Reid (76 nett 67)
2nd Richard Wild (87 nett 68)
3rd Stuart Butler (86 nett 69)

Best Gross Score JJ Moore (73). Cat: 1/2 Ian Quine (nett 71). Cat: 3/4 Steve Zybert (nett 72).



Paul Reid (9) romped in to win the first in the series of SMP Partners medal competitions with a nett 67 at Castletown at the weekend. Having taken time out to support his daughter, Sportswoman of the Year Catherine, Reid was playing in only his third competition since winning on Captain’s Day last June.

His remarkable round started with two birdies and ended disappointingly with back-to-back bogeys. Sandwiched in between were eleven pars, interspersed by bogeys on the 6th and 11th. There were however, two moments of mayhem to report. His thinned chip hit the stick and crashed in for the birdie on the 2nd.  Then, on the 7th, Reid toe ended his tee shot into the gorse, which led to seven of his 76 shots.

In second spot on nett 68 Richard Wild (19) also got off to a sprint start with five pars and four nett pars. Wild’s inward nine was slightly more pedestrian with a string of fives, other than a nett eagle on the 12th and a slippery seven on the last which cost him the cup.

JJ Moore (4) had time to select his shots as he was in a two-ball in amongst three and four-balls. Rather than attempt to race round the leisurely pace obviously worked to his advantage. A lucrative birdie two on the 8th was followed by another birdie on the 10th. Just three bogeys marred his card so Moore won the best gross prize with his splendid one over par 73.

Ending on the same nett score of 69, Stuart Butler (17) shot three double bogeys, one nett bogey and fourteen pars/nett pars. But it was his nett eagle on the 1st that got his game off to a flier and helped him claim third place.

Banker Steve Zybert (14) cashed in to win the category 3/4 prize with a level nett par round despite having a devil of a time with three sixes and a couple of sevens. The current Aon Cup holder, Iain Quine (10), had recorded just two double bogeys and two bogeys with three holes to play. Unfortunately, three bogeys followed which knocked Quine back to nett 71. Good enough to win the category one/two prize.

Incidentally, this year’s Aon Cup takes place on Saturday 21st May and Aon Insurance Managers have kindly agreed to widen the event as a memorial to the late and great Mike Henthorn. They have provided an additional trophy and are sponsoring the golf prizes and half-way hut refreshments.

There will be a fantastic fund raising raffle in aid of Cruse Bereavement Care, a charity which Mike Henthorn championed. Pledges for additional prizes would be welcomed and non-members can reserve their place for either the morning or afternoon shotgun start of the Aon Trophy by calling the Links on 822211. Members can book online from 6:00pm Monday 18/4.

This coming weekend Thomas Miller Investment kindly sponsor our Stableford competition.


Sponsored by Manx Cancer Help

1st Maryann Dunn (40pts)
2nd Breeshey Jansen (39pts) - level par back nine
3rd Jack Gilbert (39pts)

Stableford (Sponsored by Thomas Miller)

1st Andi Howland (41pts 23+18) 13 over the final 6 holes
2nd Alan Rowe (41pts 23+18)) 12 over the final 6 holes
3rd Jon Wagstaffe (40pts) 20 on the back nine

Cat 1/2: Gareth Morris (38 pts). Cat 3/4: Keith Bernard (40 pts) 19 on the back nine.


It should have been easy to report that 41 points won the Thomas Miller Investment sponsored Stableford competition at Castletown Golf Club at the weekend. However, two players finished on the same score and they could not be separated on their back nine total of 18.

Early starter Alan Rowe (5) is a member of the fabulous foursome who regularly appear in the winner’s enclosure. Starting with a tap-in eagle Rowe was instantly in the money and he doubled his deposit with another two on the 13th.  Assuming that is, that Rowe had paid his Pound to insure the event!

His luscious level par round was definitely a game of two halves as there are few who could play the front nine in two under par for 23 points. Perhaps he was perfecting his winner’s speech because he finished with two bogeys having been two under with two to play. Not only did it blot Rowe’s copy book but it allowed Andi Howland (9) to sneak in to win the top prize based on a better final six holes.

Howland works in the pro shop and his level par front nine indicate he is in the right place. Six further pars show that Howland’s handicap will soon be lower. A double bogey on the 11th and bogeys on the 15th and 17th meant Howland carded a 76, nett 67. More importantly, his final six holes rendered 13 points; one better that second placed Rowe.

Another card play-off was required to determine third place. Both Jon Wagstaffe (14) and Keith Featherstone (13) accumulated 40 points. Wagstaffe won on countback with 20 points compared to Featherstone’s mere 19. That was more than good enough to secure the category 3/4 prize as the next nearest competitor was two points further back. Jack Gilbert (7)

The category 1/2 winner was fifth-placed Gareth Morris (12) who had an impressive run of seven straight pars, but finished with three fives which restricted his back nine to 20 of his 38 points.

Spare a thought for Keith Bernard (19) who finished out of the prizes on 38 points. Had he not suffered double bogeys on the last three holes his reward would have been more than a handicap cut.

Maryann Dunn (35) won the midweek Manx Cancer Help Stableford with 40 points. Breeshey Jansen (6) shot a lovely level par back nine to step in with 39 points for second spot and Jack Gilbert (7) was placed third, also on 39 points.

This weekend there will be twin shotgun starts for the Permanent Bank International Stableford either side of the lunchtime monthly prize presentation.


Sponsored by Manx Cancer Help


Shotguns & Monthly Presentation(Permanent Bank International)
1st G.Morris (45)
2nd A.Lagden (41)
3rd R.Clague (37)
Cat 1/2 JJ Moore (37)
Cat 3/4 M.Kinmond (37)

CASTLETOWN GOLF CLUB report for w/e 1/5/16


Winning by four shots is something that Tiger used to do at the end of four days of play. Gareth Morris (11) achieving this feat in just one day in the Permanent Bank International Stableford at Castletown last weekend could perhaps be construed as a Morris minor miracle.

Morris motored in with four birdies and just one bogey to complete the front nine with an amazing 27 points; a score, on its own, good enough to beat a quarter of the field. Relative normality returned on the homeward run as Morris mucked up the 11th and the 18th with double bogeys. With an extra putt on the 13th Morris could only 18 points, but still completed the course at just two over par.

In second spot, and himself four points clear of the field, Andy Lagden (8) was one over par after nine holes. Four fantastic birdies obscured a quadruple bogey 8 on the 2nd which failed to upset his equilibrium. Two bogeys, another birdie, and an irritating double bogey on the 18th saw Lagden home in 19 points to add to the 22 already accumulated.

Our immediate past captain, and now interim Comp Sec, Roy Clague (20) needed just 16 holes to charge into third spot ahead of a phalanx of players stuck on 37 points. With a blob on each nine Clague’s game of two halves was backend loaded with 22 points helped, no doubt, by a lovely four pointer on the 10th.

Michael Kinmond (13) collected the category 3/4 prize with his 37 points which included a couple of sevens, one of which was a triple bogey which restricted his inward nine to 18 points.

 JJ Moore (3) was was again in the frame with his terrific two over par round. A couple of tasty twos added even more lolly to his category 1/2 award with 37 points. Andy James (7) was the count-back casualty as, after four birdies in the opening ten holes, an N/R on the last restricted his back nine to a not so sweet 16.

This coming weekend we compete in the second in the sponsored series of SMP Partners medals.


Club Comp.


Sponsored by Manx Cancer Help


Monthly Medal Sponsored by SMP Partners

1st Alan Rowe (68)
2nd Tim Shallcross (69)
3rd Simon Murray (71)
Gross J.Sutton (73)
Cat 1/2 Rob McIver
Cat 3/4 Adrian Jones (71)
Sen. Stuart Brawn


Warmer weather encouraged a bumper number of players to participate in the SMP Partners medal at Castletown this past weekend. Alan Rowe (5) opened with a birdie and was three under after  just six holes. Then back-to-back bogeys was the wrong  sort of row for Rowe, so he  turned at one under par. Another bogey on the 13th brought him back to level but it didn't last as Rowe also bogeyed the 18th for a splendid 73, nett 68, for a well deserved medal win.

If it had been a nine hole competition Tim Shallcross (17) would have won it by a mile with his three over par 40 which was half a dozen better than his handicap. He dropped five shots over the 11th and 12th but was still in the lead standing on the 17th tee. A spasm at ‘The Chasm’ led to a not so great eight. Even so, Shallcross signed for an 86, nett 69, to secure second place.

After six fives on the front nine Simon Murray (5) had obviously had enough so he went for flat fours on the back nine. The exception being a par three on the 16th to add to his only other one on the 8th. Murray’s mint two under par 35 inward nine made him a countback king with 76, nett 71, for third place ahead of six others, not all of whom won prizes.

Eight times island champion Julian Sutton (2) overcame a slow start and got back to level par with birdies on the 3rd and 12th. But for a bogey on the 15th Sutton would have stayed level, and had to settle for 73 to win the best gross prize. Rob McIver (7) purloined the prize for category 1/2 in a complicated card play-off with Andy ‘calamity’ James (6) and Sam ‘so close’ Skelton (3).

The category 3/4 winner was the well balanced Adrian Jones (16) who also carded a nett 71, as did the front nine loaded Stuart Brawn (18), who will rue his triple bogey on the 12th which marred an otherwise tidy card. However, Brawn was rewarded by winning the senior section.

Spare a thought for the lady captain’s husband, Guy Sissons (18), who was six shots in hand with just two holes to go. Alas, he used them all up on the 17th! Even with that terrible 10 Sissons finished on 90, nett 72.

This coming weekend we will again be hoping for calm conditions as Thornton Associates kindly sponsor a challenging blue tees Stableford.



Stephen Trophy 1


Sponsored by Manx Cancer Help


Stableford Sponsored by Thornton Associates (Blue Tees)

1st Ross Byrne (40)
2nd Ross Dennett (40)
3rd D.Litton (39)
Cat 1/2 Michael Charmer
Cat 3/4 Richard Wild. Senior Secition John Lee (36)

Yellow Tees Competition: 1st Alan Harding (40), 2nd Stuart Brawn (40), 3rd Adrian Copely (39)


As requested, the golf gods gave us relatively calm conditions for the blue tees Stableford competition kindly sponsored by Thornton Chartered Financial Planners. Pleasingly, over a hundred players participated during the weekend and a further 19 opted for the yellow tees option.

Two players named Ross finished on 40 points but with a tremendous two over par back nine, which harvested 23 points, Ross Byrne (15) was the clear winner. Byrne certainly didn't burn up the front nine however. He failed to finish the 4th, and was at sixes and sevens on the 5th and 7th holes but four pars produced a dozen of his opening 17 points.

With a wonderful one under par 71 the Ross at a loss was Ross Dennett (3) who birdied the 1st and 5th holes to finish the front nine with 22 points. What Dennett would have given for another two little ducks, but he only added a birdie on the 14th and two ugly duckling bogeys for an inward 18.

Dominic Litton (19) stepped in with 39 points for third place scored off 17 holes having N/R’d the 4th. The only other hole where Litton failed to post a par, or a nett par, was his sinful seven on the 12th. Two other players also scored 39 points but they couldn't match Litton’s inward 21 points.

Both Richard Wild (17) and Michael Charmer (3) came back with 19 points and had to be separated over the last six holes. They were rewarded with the two category prizes and Charmer had the distinction of carding the lowest gross score for his 72. John Lee won the senior section.

Team-mates Alan Harding (14) and Stuart Brawn (17) battled it out for the win in the yellow tees competition. Both posted 40 points comprising of 22 and 18 but crucially Harding’s two little ducks bobbed-up on his back nine.

Motoring in to third place was former island champion Adrian Copley (8) who went round in a fabulous five over par. He carded three birdies and will be miffed that he mucked-up the 13th with two extra shots which restricted his total to 39 points.

This coming Saturday Aon Insurance Managers are sponsoring the Mike Henthorn Memorial Trophy and the Aon Cup. Both shotgun starts are almost fully booked but there may be some last minute spaces. Don’t forget to buy plenty of raffle tickets in aid of Cruse Bereavement Care, a charity which Mike championed. Thanks to generous donations there are some fantastic prizes to be won.



Club Comp


Sponsored by Manx Cancer Help


AON Cup and AON Trophy in memory of Mike Henthorn -Sponsored by Aon Insurance Managers

1st: Michael Charmer (42 pts). 2nd: Gary Gilbert (38 pts back nine 20pts). 3rd: Andrew McGee (38pts back nine 18pts)
4th: Jonathan Corke (38 pts back nine 16pts). 5th: Adrian Copley (37pts back nine 18pts). 6th: David Laughlin 37pts back nine 16pts)
Cat 1: Steven Boyd (36pts). Cat 2: Andrew Gerrard (37pts back nine 16pts). Cat 3: Roy Clague (34pts). Cat 4: David Stacey (Rowany GC) 34pts.

Best Visitor: Daryl Callister (36pts). Senior Section: John lee (34pts). Longest Drive: Doug Skinner (Peel GC), Nearest-the-Pin: Dave Bell (3 inches away from glory).


Former Castletown Open winner Michael Charmer (2) seemed to sweet talk his ball into behaving with a spell binding seven birdies in the Aon Cup at Castletown on Saturday. Just three bogeys blighted his fantastic four under par round which equated to 42 stableford points.

Winning by four clear shots Charmer also received the Aon Trophy from Gaynor Brough, Managing Director of Aon Insurance Managers, who underwrote the event as a fitting memorial to her predecessor the late and great Mike Henthorn who sadly passed away last June. A well supported raffle run by Gerry Ganly raised over £1,100 for Cruse Bereavement Care, a charity of which Mike was a passionate supporter.

At the prize presentation the current captain, Chris Kelly, led the glowing tributes to the footprint Mike Henthorn, a former captain and president of the club, had left on Manx society and the business community. A bouquet of flowers was presented to Mike’s widow Janet who attended with son, Mark, and daughter Emma who had helped serve sustenance at the half-way hut.

Thanks to the generous prize pot no less than 14 players were well rewarded for their efforts. In a three-way card play-off Gary Gilbert (6) was runner-up with 38 points. His one over par back nine producing 20 points, which was two better than third-placed Andrew McGee (22), and four more than Jonathan Corke (+1) who fired five birdies in his tremendous three under par round for fourth spot.

Former island champion Adrian Copley (8) came fifth on 37 points just ahead of countback casualty David Laughlin (22) who faded into sixth spot having N/R’d the 11th. Steven Boyd (2) captured category 1 with 36 points and Andrew Gerrard (6) took category 2 with 37 points, only 16 of which were recorded on the crucial back nine; hence him losing out on fifth and sixth-place.

Our hard working immediate past captain and current competition/handicap secretary Roy Clague (20) found time to squeeze in 34 points to convert the category three prize. Rowany’s former captain David Stacey showed he also likes Links courses by capturing the category 4 fund with his 34 points.

The best visitor prize went to another former island champion, Mount Murray’s Daryl Callister (+1), who nonchalantly notched up 36 points. John Lee (14) added another senior section win to his tally with 34 points.

Doug Skinner from Peel launched an Exocet on the 7th to win the longest drive prize by a considerable margin. There was an even bigger cheer, but alas, no free beer for Dave Bell’s beautiful seven wood which won nearest the pin on the 13th. Having hit the stick his Titleist teetered but tiptoed out. Some wag wondered if he ‘yipped’ the three inch putt, but I can confirm the conversion.

This Saturday is the Permanent Bank International sponsored stableford with shotgun starts either side of the lunchtime prize presentation.


Stephen Trophy 2


Captains Cup Sponsored by Manx Cancer Help


4BBB (12 hole)Sponsored by Doctors Direct


Shotguns & Monthly Presentation(Permanent Bank International)

Club comp

Sponsored by Manx Cancer Help


Monthly Medal Sponsored by SMP Partners


Club Comp


Sponsored by Manx Cancer Help


Medal Sponsored by Standard Bank


Stableford Sponsored by Standard Bank


Sponsored by Manx Cancer Help


Captain's Day (Stableford)


Stableford Sponsored by Black Grace Cowley


Sponsored by Manx Cancer Help


4BBB (12 hole)round 2..Sponsored by Doctors Direct


Shotguns & Monthly Presentation(Permanent Bank International)


Club Championship Rd 1



Sponsored by Manx Cancer Help



Medal Sponsored by Capital Int








Sponsored by Manx Cancer Help


Monthly Medal Sponsored by SMP


Club Championship (Round 2)


Sponsored by Manx Cancer Help


Stableford Sponsored by Rossborough


Club comp


Sponsored by Manx Cancer Help


Stableford Sponsored by Brian Graham


Club comp.


Sponsored by Manx Cancer Help


4BBB (12 hole)round 3..Sponsored by Doctors Direct


Shotguns & Monthly Presentation(Permanent Bank International)



Club Comp



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Captain-Chis Kelly

Dear Members both existing and new.
May we all look ahead to partaking in  good golf during 2016 whether playing competitive or social golf may you enjoy your time spent on a truly exciting and challenging golf course situated in one of the most spectacular areas of the Isle of Man. Although the year has started off poorly, from a weather perspective, we should anticipate improving conditions as the year progresses. We are grateful to Philip Vermuelen and his family for their continued efforts and support to improve the course and facilities for us all to benefit from.

I would like to extend my thanks to the Past President Dave Bell and Immediate Past Captain Roy Clague and the Committee for all their efforts enabling us to have a good golfing experience in 2015. I look forward to working closely with our new President Robert Braide and my Committee who have given me such support already this year in preparing for the 2016 season. Good wishes for a successful year are also extended to the Club’s Lady Captain, Dawn Sissions, and her Committee.

My Captain’s Day will be on Saturday 18th June and the Captain’s Dinner will be on Friday 23rd September. During the year I look to support ‘The Friends of the Hyperbaric Chamber’ as my chosen charity to assist them in their efforts to increase their services and move to the Nobles Hospital estate. One fund raising idea is for the Vice Captain and me to take on challengers in a FBBB format with the losers making a small donation.

Finally may you all have good health and enjoy the experience of playing golf at Castletown Golf Links in 2016.



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2016 CGC Ltd Board Members
Robert Braide : President – - 498514
Chris Kelly : Captain - 622003
Dawn Sissons : Lady Captain - - 319902
Simon Willoughby : Chairman- 433184
Ian Hodgkinson : Treasurer - - 452957
Robert Adcock : Secretary - - 834704/320308
Mary van Lier - - 624324

Captain:Chris Kelly Tel 622003 (H) 496816 (M);
Robert Braide - - 498514
Vice Captain: Malcolm Lambert Tel: 832579(H) 477883 (M):
Immediate Past Captain: Roy Clague Tel: 621102 (H):
Hon Secretary: Bob Adcock tel: 834704 (H) 320308 (M)
Hon Treasurer: Ian Hodgkinson Tel 851469 email

Competition and
Interim Handicap Secretary
: Roy Clague Tel: 621102 (H):
Juniors: Ged Power Tel 231223 (M);
Sponsorships: Gerry Ganly Tel 490809 (M);
Social Sub Committee: Gerry Ganly Tel 490809 (M);
Golf Union Representitive:Roy Clague Tel: 621102 (H):
Dawn Sissons 319902
Press Officer Malcolm Lambert Tel: 832579(H) 477883 (M):

Jon Corke : - 225610

Philip Vermeulen:
P.J Vermeulen:

Other key contacts
Website Co-ordinator: Lord Gort Tel: 822295 (H) 232623 (M):
Handicaps and handicap certificates:
Roy Clague Tel: 621102 (H):

2016 Ladies Committee
Dawn Sissons : Ladies Captain/ Golf Union  - 319902
Dawn Killa : I.P. Captain - -451940
Jackie Fisher : Ladies Vice Captain - - 470917
Loni Evans : Hon. Treasurer
Louna Vermeulen: Comp.&H/cap: - 825838
Julie Amphlett: Hon. Secretary  07979 146096
Maryann Dunn : - 212288

Roll of Honour


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 LF Doherty                                            
1994-95 PJ Roberts                                              
1996-97 JR Jackson                                              
1998-99 J Neil                                                      
2000-01 E Alexander                                           
2002-2003 D Robbie                                            
2004-2005 R Mackenzie      
2006-2007 M Henthorn                      
2008-2009  SL Manuja                                         
2010-2011 E Shallcross                                       
2012-2013 J Yardley           
2014- 2015 D Bell 
2016 R.Braide

M Crowe
RA Henry
His Excellency Lt Governor, AdamWood 

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




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Golf has been played at Castletown since 1892 when Old Tom Morris designed the course. The course in its present form was laid out by golfing legend Mackenzie Ross in the late 20s and early 30s and provides some of the purest links golf anywhere in the British Isles. 
The links has hosted, among other events, the PGA Cup (1979), Europro Tour 2002, Manx Classic Pro Am and the Duke of York Young Champions trophy in 2003 and again in 2005.
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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"

Thomas Miller
"Puts the client’s investment objectives at the centre of each investment strategy".

Rossborough Private Clients

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

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Thornton Associates Ltd
"We are passionate about Lifestyle Financial Planning"
( Chartered Financial Planners)

IOM Hearing Solutions
"The Island's s state-of -the-art hearing clinic"

London Pride

Heritage Homes
‘A property developer with award winning homes throughout the island’