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 daily from 8am. Please use the online booking system to reserve your tee-time or call us to enquire. Buggies are permitted but please stick to semi rough, avoid cutting across fairways and keep 20 yards away from greens & surrounds.
Monday 11th February 2019
Guy Murray (14) blasted his way to victory with 34 points from his powerful eight over par round. Parring three of the first four holes Murray escaped the Road Hole with a double bogey for his only single pointer. Then four successive bogeys were ended by a par on the 13th. Murray managed to play par golf from there on in as bogeys on the 14th and 18th were balanced out by back-to-back four pointer birdies on the 16th and 17th.'
Sunday 3rd February 2019
Francis Thoday (15) joined those pilloried people who score 47 points by winning the club Stableford on Saturday by four clear points after two birdies, ten pars and six bogeys. Remarkably, even with a nett 61, Thoday still ended up on the losing 4BBB team and consequently had to buy the coffee.
Monday 28th January 2019
Christmas came late for Colin C Magee, John Byrne, Andrew Challenor and Mark Todd who triumphed in the rearranged Tower Insurance sponsored Texas Scramble turkey shoot at a windy then wet Castletown GC on Saturday.
Castletown Golf Links
Fort Island Road, Derbyhaven
Isle of Man, Great Britain IM9 1UA
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