Please note that the Harding Lewis Ltd sponsored Club Championship takes place over the weekend of 9th and 10th August.
Whilst entries for the Saturday medal competition are high, so far only one group has booked to play in the second round on Sunday. Bearing in mind that the Ladies Buffer Zone is still in place, at the moment, there may be limited spaces available to play in the morning. Book early to avoid disappointment.
CHIPPING LESSON PAYS OFF FOR GLYNN
Three double bogeys from wayward drives reminded Steve Glynn (17) that a good 3Wood can often be a better bet. Practice following Patty’s chipping lesson paid off, 40 points and a welcome win in the latest Permanent Bank International sponsored stableford at Castletown. Employing good course management and some choice chips enabled eight pars and four nett pars. Apart from those errant drives Glynn’s only other single pointer was on the 13th (stroke index 18).
David Creane (22) was genuinely surprised when I congratulated him on coming second. Never counting his score, Creane had forgotten the purple patch which contributed ten points from pars on the 13th, 14th and 15th. Making good use of receiving two shots on the four hardest holes added 13 more. There were four single pointer double bogeys but Creane completed the rest of his round with nett pars producing 39 points, 21 of which came on the crucial back nine.
Four other players equalled Creane’s score with Lewis Long (5) taking third spot with a lovely level par back nine for 20 points following a lucrative birdie two on the 13th and a bogey on the 17th. Long shot three more birdies on the front nine but, conversely, scored just three of his 19 points with bogey, double bogey, bogey on the 4th, 5th and 6th respectively.
Martin Cairney (6) captured the category one/two prize courtesy of a level par front nine for 21 of his 39 points. Single pointer bogeys on the 12th and 16th restricted his back nine to a mere 18 despite a beautiful birdie on the 17th.
Thankfully on his way back to full fitness, Mike Henthorn (17) also stepped in with 39 points to receive the category three /four prize. He just missed out on third prize on countback as he blobbed the 13th, but redeemed himself with a four pointer birdie on the 17th.
Anthony Hopkins (22) won the senior’s section with 38 points, an astonishing 24 of which came on a stellar front nine. The next round of the SMP Partners sponsored medal series takes place this Saturday.
Dear Members of Castletown Golf Club Limited
It is an exciting time at Castletown. We now operate a mixed club under a Company banner and this year we will host the Isle of Man Men’s Golf Championship and the Willie Kirkpatrick 2 round competition, the latter event being sponsored by Miss Irene Pugh and Manx Petroleums. Let us hope we will see Castletown members winning these prestigious events, as well as retaining the IOM Scratch league.
We have settled in to our magnificent new clubhouse, where we are now able to host all our social events and tremendous work continues to be carried out by our hard working green keepers to improve our course. Few can argue that it is the finest on the Island. We are all very grateful to Philip Vermuelen and his family for their continued drive and enthusiasm to make our course achieve a higher ranking in Britain
I thank Past President Jack Yardley and Past Captain Barry Watts for all their hard work and endeavours on behalf of the club during their terms of office.
I look forward to working closely with our new President Dave Bell, our Lady Captain Louna Vermuelen, my excellent Men’s committee and Louna’s Ladies Committee to give us all great golf, good company, and a lot of happy memories of 2014 down here at Castletown
Chairman of Directors
CASTLETOWN GOLF WEEK 2014 – RESULTS SUMMARY
We were fortunate with the weather for most of Castletown Golf Week. The event was well supported and we are grateful for our generous sponsors, the organising committee, our diligent pro Andy Patterson, and last, but certainly not least, our hard working green staff who made the course look picture perfect. The sponsors and winners during the week were:
THE CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL - CASTLETOWN CUP
1st (68) Cameron Gray* 2nd (68) Ross Dennett
3rd (69) Gerald Bradley 4th (69) Andy Dent
*Royal Wimbledon GC Chris Kneen – (next) best gross prize with 71
SURE (Isle of Man) - 4 PERSON AM-AM
1st (97) Irene Waterhouse, Faye Evans, Elaine Hestleton and Sue Williams
2nd (92) Christina Skelly, Gaynor Lees, Karen Featherstone and Loni Vermeulen
3rd (92) Gerry Ganly, Terence Cassidy, Pauline Mongan and Karen Murphy
Nearest the Pin: Billy Hare
NEDBANK PRIVATE WEALTH – STABLEFORD
1st (43) Paul Cox 2nd (42) Mike Everitt
3rd (42) PJ Vermeulen 4th (41) Alan McCulloch
Best Junior: Fergus Milton (Worcs) Nearest the Pin: Mark Kneale
THOMAS MILLER-– 4 PERSON TEXAS SCRAMBLE
1st (56.0) Graham Harris, Neil Harris, Mike Horsthuis and Dawn Killa
2nd (57.3) Robin Mackenzie, J C Frost, Dennis Moore and Mike Everitt
3rd (57.4) Steve Zybert, Sam Skelton, Andrew Gerrard and Michael Charmer
Nearest the Pin: Orry Teare
IOM HEARING SOLUTIONS – SENIOR OPEN
1st (35) Bob Taylor
2nd (35) John Webster
3rd (32) Stuart Butler
4th (32) B Monk
Nearest the Pin: Leon Van Lier
CANACCORD GENUITY – 2 PERSON TEXAS SCRAMBLE
1st (63.2) Martin Cairney and John Cairney
2nd (64.6) David Price and Chris Lee
3rd (64.8) Tom Gandy and Stephen Keegan
4th (64.8) Emma Harris and Tom Harris
Nearest the Pin: Elaine Hastleton
SIMCOCKS – 4 BALL BETTER BALL
1st (30) S Charmer and Nigel Whitehouse 2nd (28) Andy Dent and Alan McCulloch
Sponsors listed below have kindly offered to sponsor our competitions