Castletown Golf Links
Castletown Golf Club
INSPIRING COACHING AT CASTLETOWN
Charlie Simpson is the new Professional at Castletown.
Please see below message from Charlie
Hello to all the members at Castletown Golf Links
It is with great pleasure to be the new playing and teaching professional at the Club. I would like to thank the Vermeulen family for giving me the opportunity to be a big part of this magnificent golf club.
I started playing golf at a very early age, with my mother being a huge influence on my development, representing England and Great Britain and Ireland on numerous occasions. After a successful junior career winning County Championships, Faldo Series regional events and leading Millfield School to the England Schools Championship, I decided to turn professional at 18. I spent my winters in Orlando, working with on my game with world renown coaches such as Sean Foley and Gregor Jamieson, and competing on the Europro Tour in the summer months. I also competed on several other mini tours in the UK such as the Jamega and TP Tours.
I decided to move to the Island last September with my wife, Sara, and our 2 young children, and we joined the club straight away.
I have been very lucky to have been taught by some prestigious golf coaches and I look forward to sharing the knowledge I have acquired on the game with you, the members. I know how tough golf can be, and with knowledge of competitive golf, I know I can help with basic course management to significantly bring down your handicaps and improve your game. I will provide coaching on all aspects of the game, as well as on course tuition. I would like to offer all members a 45 minute introductory lesson for £15. Then I will set all follow up lessons for £25 for 45 minutes. With complimentary use of the new swing room facility and video technology, we can get to work on reducing your scores. I will also be making myself available to play with you, the members, as often as I can.
I will also be taking full control of the professional shop, stocking the items with my own accounts. With my wife's background in retail, we look forward to giving you a great experience. We will stock a wide variety of new and exciting brands, including Peter Millar, Daily Sports and Srixon to name a few.
Course Open. If using a trolley or buggy, please avoid any areas which are particularly wet. Apologies and many thanks for your cooperation.
Sunday 15th April 2018
Andrew McGee (20) had the game of his life in the first round of this year’s SMP Partners sponsored medal series at Castletown on Saturday. Shooting a nett 67 is something special. Doing it with an 11 on your card is amazing.
Sunday 8th April 2018
There was a two way tie on 42 points in the Captain’s Drive-In on Saturday. Winning the specially minted commemorative medal was the smooth swinging Steven Glynn (21) who is now off (19) but is destined to be lower.Glynn, who in February won the third round of the Winter League Stableford, has been having lessons with Charlie Simpson and is more consistent now. There were a few three putts and the odd duff shot which restricted his Stableford score on the 5th, 11th and 15th but a four pointer nett eagle on the 14th proved crucial on countback.
Sunday 1st April 2018
Ian Hodgkinson (18) who was one of only four players to meet or beat their handicap. His winning 39 points was both back nine biased and heavily influenced by wind direction. Hodgkinson hit a real purple patch from the 13th to the 15th where he sunk a bountiful birdie 2 for four points and followed it up with two nett birdies. Facing the full force of the wind it was a case of hit and hope on the last three holes but three 5’s for five points saw Hodgkinson home safely.
Castletown Golf Links
Fort Island Road, Derbyhaven
Isle of Man, Great Britain IM9 1UA
T: 01624 822211
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