Castletown Golf Links
Castletown Golf Club
The bad weather last Saturday provided the ideal opportunity to take advantage of our splendid indoor practice facility at Castletown. Francis Thoday and I pitted our wits against the Black Brook course and I can really recommend the Skytrak system as it gives extremely accurate and interesting feedback.
This Friday evening the Men’s Annual Dinner takes place at No.19 and promises to be an enjoyable and entertaining occasion although it is slightly disappointing that there will only be 44 attendees. Perhaps the 08:00 shotgun start on Saturday for the Greenkeepers’ Benefit put members off.
I hope as many people as possible will turn up and show their generous support for our hard working green keepers and attend the Saturday lunchtime prize presentation for the last ever Permanent Bank International sponsored event. On behalf of the Club I once again extend our grateful thanks to Barry Watts and PBI for their valued support over the years.
November is the Dreamcatcher Appeal month and as this is my chosen charity I am delighted that thanks to Will Halsall (No.19) and KPMG we will have the opportunity to support it with our Beaujolais Nouveau Cup charity event on Friday 17th November. Even if you can’t participate you can always buy raffle tickets, donate a prize or put in a bid for the framed Road Hole H M Bateman cartoon.
Your Board has been working hard to finalise the Service Level Agreement with the Links and this has now been approved by IOMG who are satisfied that the arrangements we are making for administration of our competitions and handicaps will preserve the future of the Club as the authorised affiliated body.
This Agreement is set to come into force on 1st January 2018 and shortly I will be circulating the wording to members together with a covering note of explanation.
What I can promise is that the role of future captains should be far more ceremonial and focused on enhancing the social and fun side of golf. Our incoming captain, Mike Horsthuis, will be the perfect ambassador for the new role and such is my commitment and belief that we are moving in the right direction that I can announce that I intend to stand for re-election to the Board of Club at the AGM in December.
Course Open from 8am daily. Buggies are permitted today but should ONLY BE DRIVEN IN SEMI ROUGH AND NOT FAIRWAYS PLEASE. Trollies should please be kept away from tees & green surrounds and outside green roped areas. Play should only be from design
Sunday 9th December 2018
Early starter John Byrne (11) had a stellar start parring the first five holes and had a similar par procession after a bogey and double bogey on the 6th and 7th respectively. Even with an N/R on the short 16th Byrne finished six points ahead of the field with a splendid 34 points.
Sunday 2nd December 2018
Wet winter weather washed out the already rearranged reverse greensomes at Castletown Golf Club on Saturday. The next round is scheduled for January 12th and the final round may now take place the week after that. A dozen players did venture out on the previous Sunday in the nine holes stableford. That event was won by Bronwen Raatgever (32) who went round in a nifty nine over par for 27 points, six clear of the field.
Tuesday 27th November 2018
The first of the Tower Insurance turkey shoot competitions took place at Castletown last Saturday. Playing off 75 percent of their handicap and dovetailing beautifully, the winning team of Richard Creamore, Alan Rowe, Adam Creamore and John Ledwidge amassed 106 points over the 15 designated holes.
Castletown Golf Links
Fort Island Road, Derbyhaven
Isle of Man, Great Britain IM9 1UA
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