August Bank Holiday Results
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30 August 2014 - CORKE POPS IN TO WIN PERMANENT BANK INTERNATIONAL STABLEFORD
Richard Corke (5) popped in three birdies and four bogeys for a sparkling one over par 73 to score 40 points and a welcome win in the Permanent Bank International sponsored stableford last Saturday. Two of the birdies came on the par fives and two of the bogeys on the par threes, so more short game practice is on the cards for Corke.
JJ Moore (5) was level par after eleven holes despite back-to-back bogeys on the 5th and 6th. Bunker blues caused a sinful seven on the 12th and over clubbing on the 16th put Moore at three over par. However, Moore was merrier with his birdie on the 17th as it gave him a 74 for 39 points and second place.
The final podium place went to Chris Lee (12) who parred half the holes and had a birdie on the 3rd. On the flip side Lee had three double bogey sixes and five bogey fives, and it all added up to ten over par for 38 points.
Losing out to Lee on countback the category one/two winner Ged Power (4) went astray on the 3rd and signed for a seven. That blob meant Power’s 38 points came from just 17 holes completed in level par including two birdies and two bogeys.
Fergal McKenna (22) had accumulated just four points after five holes then a run of pars meant he turned with 17. Nine straight bogeys brought 20 points coming back so McKenna took the cheque for category three/four with 37 points. Tom Gandy (+2) took eight to complete the Road Hole then seven birdies helped him reach 36 points. Stuart Brawn (18) may have had two N/Rs, but eight points from two beautiful birdies gained him the senior section with 34 points.
Brian Graham was unable to play in the Castletown sponsor’s day four man AM-AM event, but his handpicked team of John Lee, Roy Clague, Rodney Jackson and Andy Marshall, walked away with the top prize for the fifth year running!
The final medal round in the SMP Partners sponsored series awaits us this Saturday.
23 Auguest 2014 - ALLAN’S KEY TO SUCCESS IS CONSISTENCY
Dave Allan (13) won the President’s Day stableford on countback thanks to a terrific three over par back nine which yielded 21 of his 38 points. Allan’s key to success was consistency; he carded nothing worse than a bogey and saved six of his seven pars for the all important second half. A twelve foot putt for a point on the 16th and converting a crisp chip for a tap-in three pointer on the 17th kept his momentum going.
Second placed Paul Keeley (8) started with a birdie and was unlucky to lip-out for two more on the 6th and 18th. Relatively poor drives and chunky chips led to seven bogeys but ten pars from positive putts puts the ever improving Keeley off (7) for the first time.
A duffed drive caused Kyle McConnell (13) to N/R the first and he had a devil of a time with three sixes in the first ten holes. Then a swift Guinness courtesy of the competition hosts - Dave and Joan Bell - worked its magic as Kyle played the last eight holes in just one over par. Twenty inward points put McConnell top of a group of six players vying for third place each with 37 points.
Your humble hack Malcolm Lambert (10) got back to single figures and picked up the category one/two prize for his 37 as scratch player Jonathan Corke and young Scott Donald (5) were countback casualties. Similarly, Brian Eastham (17) just pipped Keith Featherstone (16) for the category three/four award. Our captain Geoff Karran (17) was the top placed senior with 34 points and Leon Van Lier (22) won the yellow tees competition with a splendid 35 points from just sixteen scoring holes.
In a welcome change to tradition ladies were invited to participate and fittingly our lady captain Louna Vermeulen won that competition with 31 points. Anne Webster was placed second on 29 and Linda Keegan was as accurate as ever to win nearest the pin on the 13th.
A twin shotgun start awaits us this Saturday with the Permanent Bank International prize presentation wedged between.
17 August 2014 - TOM HARRIS JETS OFF WITH THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP CROWN
The talented Tom Harris (+1) won the Harding Lewis Ltd sponsored club championship at an exceedingly blustery Castletown on Sunday. Harris, who is just starting the third year of a golf scholarship at University of Maryland (USA), was level pegging with Steven Boyd (2) after their first round scores of 71. Boyd was blown away and failed to finish whereas Harris hung on to win the title with a seven over par second round of 79.
Harris’s club championship total of 150 (six over par) equalled the overall competition standard scratch (74 + 76) and was two clear of the runner-up - scratch player Jonathan Corke - who carded a 77 to add to his earlier 75.
Self-confessed wind wizard Colin E Magee (9) was the winner on the day by three clear shots. His 83, nett 74, included just one double bogey which was balanced out by a lucrative birdie two on the 13th. Former Island champion Daryl Callister (+1) came second in this round and won the best gross prize with a four over par 76 which was one better than his first round achievement.
Former club captain Sam Skelton (5) won the best nett prize by finishing 5th in round one with 77, nett 72, and 6th in round two with a nett 78 for an overall nett score of 150. Despite a birdie on the last Frankie Doherty (8) was a countback casualty and so received the nett runners-up prize for his 70 + 80.
Only 30 hardy souls started the second round and a third of them, including Tom Gandy (+2), Andrew Challenor (+1) and Stephen Keegan (3) did not complete the course. The prize for persistence should go to the first round winner, Darren Howland (11), who had used up all his shots after just five holes. After carding an 11 on the Road Hole Howland tried in vain to break 100 but failed by just one shot.
16 August 2014 - BIRDIE FEST FOR SIX SHOOTER MARK SUTTON
Windy weather caused chaos at Castletown with just three players beating their handicap in the Brian Graham stableford on Saturday. Mind you, congratulations go to Mel Todd (7) who had good reason to celebrate; he achieved his 21st hole-in-one on the 166 yards par three 8th.
Daily lunchtime putting practice paid-off for scratch golfer Mark Sutton who needed just 24 silky strokes in a remarkable round of 69 for 39 winning points. In challenging conditions, when the CSS was stretched to 75, early starter Sutton sunk six sensational birdies and nine nifty pars. All his three bothersome bogeys were immediately followed by beautiful birdies.
Former club captain and past president Jack Yardley (13), fresh from reaching the semi-finals of the Willie Kirkpatrick matchplay competition, got his handicap reduced after a simply spectacular one over par back nine which brought 23 of his 38 points for second place. Yardley would have won had he not blobbed the 6th after two terrible tee shots.
Third placed Ernie Russell (14) sunk a15 footer for a birdie on the 3rd but ‘missed a tiddler’ on the 15th for his third three putt in a steady round which produced 37 points and no passes.
Golfer on the Year, Dennis Moore (5), took top prize in category one/two thanks to two birdies and nine pars. A double bogey on the Road Hole and an N/R on the 12th limited his score to 35 points as he was five over par on the remaining holes. Francis Thoday (13) had two double bogeys and two N/rs but still scored 33 points to land the category three/four award. Our captain, Geoff Karran (17) , won the senior section with 30 points after six pars, three nett pars and two no pointers.
It is President’s Day on Saturday and Dave Bell will welcome your support. The deadline for entry into the bank holiday weekend pairs competition has officially closed, but if you want to win any of the £900 of prizes why not give Johnny Evans a call on 822211 and he might be able to squeeze you in.
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