Castletown Golf Links
Castletown Golf Club
Course open 10.30 am. Buggies allowed but PLEASE ONLY DRIVE IN SEMI ROUGH. Please observe Winter guidelines and remain outside of green roped areas. Please repair pitchmarks.
Tuesday 3rd December 2019
Having attended the finale of the 2009 and 2017 World Tour golf championships Castletown Golf Club member Adrian Copley and his wife Ann were delighted that they were able to do so again this year. They had a wonderful time but sadly their memorable holiday to the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai ended tragically.
Sunday 1st December 2019
The forecasted frost failed to stop Saturday’s sponsored Texas Scramble. 28 teams took part in the Tower Insurance turkey trot which was won with 55.4 by Mark Jones, Alex Townell, Dave Litton and his son Dominic. Their seven under gross par score included five birdies and an eagle on the 3rd.
Sunday 24th November 2019
Tower Insurance sponsored the yellow tees turkey shoot Stableford qualifying competition. Having just been awarded a handicap new member David Kay (30) got off to the perfect start. He made the most of the short course posting 42 winning points from sixteen scoring holes. These included three nett eagles and six nett birdies. Only the dog-leg 4th and the par three 8th escaped his efforts so Kay will now play off (28).
Sunday 17th November 2019
In winning Saturday’s Tower Insurance sponsored 4BBB by four clear shots Stephen Keegan (8) was quick to praise his playing partner Colin C Magee (14) who produced some stunning shots following recent lessons with Castletown Golf Links pro Charlie Simpson. Their better ball score was two under gross par worth 52 Stableford points off 90 percent of their actual handicaps.
Monday 11th November 2019
The Remembrance Sunday winner, straight hitting Steven Boyd (2), struck six birdies and kept a six off his card. Suffering nothing worse than three bogey fives Boyd had turned at one under for 20 points. He added another 21 points with a tremendous two under par back nine. Even on a short course 69, nett 67, is a super score.
Sunday 3rd November 2019
We played a Stableford in the old course layout at Castletown last Saturday. Anthony O’Mahony (9) began with a bogey but then burnt up the course to finish at four over even after incurring a two shot putting penalty. Three beautiful birdies on the back nine enabled O’Mahony to add 24 points to his opening 19 for a winning 43 points.
Sunday 27th October 2019
Having just won the Aon Trophy with 47 points Daniel Laughlin audaciously added the Syd Ashworth Cup to his collection. Laughlin (20) began with a birdie and ignoring an N/R on the Road Hole, and another on the 14th, he completed the course in just six over par. His two nett eagles, nine nett birdies and five nett pars mounted up to 45 points. Consequently Laughlin’s handicap has tumbled from (24) to (16) in two wonderful weeks.
Monday 21st October 2019
Daniel Laughlin (24), netted two eagles and ten birdies. This propelled him to 47 winning points in the Aon Trophy and resulted in a four shot reduction to his handicap. With a six over par back-nine, which included a triple bogey on the 11th, it shouldn’t be long before Laughlin drops down another category or two.
Sunday 13th October 2019
Winning the card countback Anthony O’Mahony, David Campbell, Bryan McMahon and Dominic Litton dovetailed particularly well on the all important back nine where they scored 67 points.
Sunday 6th October 2019
Having scored 43, 41 and 35 points respectively the previous week in the Standard Bank sponsored Stableford, Steven Boyd, Gez Bradley and David Quayle combined to cash-in again by walking away with Saturday’s Texas Scramble. Their 59, 13 under par score, included eagles on every par five and their nett score (57.9) was an incredible 2.5 shots better than their closest rivals after application of a 15% three man team handicap adjustment.
Tuesday 24th September 2019
The winners with 46 points were Steven Boyd (3) and Gez Bradley (1), they had almost even halves with 24 points out and 22 on the inward nine. Both players scored gross birdies on the 5th giving them four points on the hole. Boyd who recorded his score on every hole had a 66 gross, an impressive round.
Tuesday 10th September 2019
Saturday 24th August 2019
Forsaking the fescue but making hay whilst the sun shone, Ash Sansbury won the Club sponsored Stableford on Saturday with nothing worse than a bogey. There may have been ten of them, but with (15) plus two white tee strokes to play with it led to an unbeatable 82, nett 65.
Sunday 18th August 2019
Robert Braide (4) returned to winning ways, stepping in with 39 points to secure the Simcocks sponsored Stableford on Saturday. Braide, who just happens to be the financial controller at Simcocks, took the money with a thrifty three over par performance, which included two birdies and thirteen pars. Double bogeys on the 8th and 11th, plus a bogey on the 15th, being the only blemishes.
Sunday 11th August 2019
Whether our Anthony Hopkins needs to wear ‘The Mask of Zorro’ is debatable, but he certainly slashed a few shots off his handicap (22) by winning the Neville Peterson Memorial Trophy with 42 points at Castletown on Saturday. Playing ‘target golf’ Hopkins fashioned four gross pars which helped him net seven birdies and ten pars. Only the 6th, on which he scored a nett bogey, caused him to card less than two points.
Sunday 4th August 2019
There was a three way tie at the top of the SMP Partners sponsored monthly medal at Castletown Golf Club on Saturday. Course record holder Simon Murray (5) took top spot with the best gross score, a one over par 73, nett 66, after the two stroke white tee’s adjustment.
Sunday 28th July 2019
This perfect combination was demonstrated by the team of Andrew Challenor (0), Colin C Magee (11), Steve Keegan (7) and Mark Todd (8) with a winning back nine countback of 45. Chal fired in three of his four birdies, Magee, who was the MVP with 33 points over 13 holes, added another three nett birdies. Keegan contributed two more and Todd tapped in the other three pointer on the downwind 15th.
Sunday 21st July 2019
In pursuit of a single figure handicap Roger Raatgever (11) has been having lessons with club pro Charlie Simpson and he submitted a supplementary score having shot an eight over par 80 in a midweek warm-up off the white tees. This helped trigger an ESR (exceptional scoring reduction) on Saturday when he won the Woods Cup with a 77, nett 64, after the two shot white tees adjustment. Hence, Raatgever now finds himself in the top twenty-five percent of the world’s golfers holding handicaps with his new low of 8.9.
Castletown Golf Links
Fort Island Road, Derbyhaven
Isle of Man, Great Britain IM9 1UA
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