Castletown Golf Links
Castletown Golf Club
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.
Sunday 18th November 2018
This year’s 4BBB matchplay knockout champion Donald Buchanan paired up with Simcocks’ chief executive Phil Games to take full advantage of their generous 18.6 combined shot allowance. They parred twelve hole, scrambled bogeys on four more and escaped from the bunkers with double bogeys on the 6th and 11th. Consequently, they ended elegantly on eight over par for 80, nett 61.4.
Sunday 11th November 2018
Ashley Sansbury (18) bettered his handicap by six shots to win the Shoprite sponsored Neville Peterson Trophy with 42 points at Castletown on Saturday. His tremendous tally included a nett eagle on the 10th, six three pointer pars, nine nett pars and a couple of nett bogeys. ‘Make the difference every day’ is Shoprite’s mission and Sansbury would be happy to follow suit.
Sunday 4th November 2018
The first round of the winter Greensomes will now take place on Saturday 17 November as wet and windy weather caused its postponement. Your humble hack had the temerity to travel and hence, no reports were filed for two months. A synopsis of the late summer and autumn competitions at Castletown is therefore set out below.
Monday 29th October 2018
The Syd Ashworth Trophy, kindly sponsored by his son Bill Ashworth, was won on Saturday by No.19’s Will Halsall. He has enjoyed a very successful season. In March Halsall’s handicap was adjusted to (13) but is back down to (10). Investing in lessons with our pro Charlie Simpson was a wise decision as Halsall is now handsomely in credit.
Sunday 19th August 2018
Multi-times golfer of the year Dennis Moore (10) re-emerged to win the Club sponsored Stableford with 40 points at Castletown on Saturday. Moore N/R’d the 2nd and double bogeyed the Road Hole but completed the remainder in a solid three over par. Four pointer birdies on the 4th and 6th helped him turn with 19 and a procession of pars and nett pars added 21 on the back nine.
Sunday 12th August 2018
Jonathan Wild (17), who is having lessons with Charlie Simpson, was the runaway winner on an outstanding +10 in the club sponsored Bogey competition at Castletown on Saturday. Opening with a birdie Wild recorded two more in an amazing one under gross par front nine. A late couple of double bogeys were Wild’s only negatives so he finished with 77, nett 58, after application of a two stroke mixed tee amendment.
Sunday 5th August 2018
Former captain Chris Kelly was delighted to secure the SMP Partners sponsored monthly Medal by one shot with an 85, nett 64, at Castletown on Saturday. Putting with aplomb Kelly birdied the 2nd and the 17th and was particularly pleased with his long iron approach shots which led to seven pars and five bogeys. Bunker blues and chunky chips accounted for six shots squandered over the 6th and the 7th. Kelly also lost another four with double bogeys on the 3rd and the 12th.
Sunday 29th July 2018
Tim Callow and Kyle McConnell were in the first group out at 07:04 in the 4BBB when the weather was relatively benign. They dovetailed well to compile 23 points on the front nine, McConnell having birdied the 3rd and Callow the 4th. Like the rest of the field they struggled in the sudden squall scoring a total of two points when it hit them on the 13th and 14th. Bouncing back strongly McConnell birdied the 17th and Callow netted another on the last. Consequently, they added 19 points to make a winning total of 42.
Monday 23rd July 2018
The winner on countback hard hitting Greg Stalker (11) was in the last group out and enjoyed the best of the improving weather. His 43 points from 17 scoring holes included birdies on two of the par fives and other than an N/R on the 6th he completed the course in just three over par.
Sunday 15th July 2018
A simple swing thought provided by pro Charlie Simpson coupled with some short-game practice proved to be the right recipe for David Quayle (5) the worthy winner of this month’s SMP Partners sponsored Medal.
Sunday 8th July 2018
Missing short putts on three successive greens David Allan (11) played the five holes from the 3rd to the 7th in and uninspiring six over par. However, having opened with a birdie, and eventually bagging two more, Allan went on to win the Capital International sponsored Castletown Cup in style on countback. His splendid 78, nett 65 after application of the two stroke white tees amendment, featured an unbeatable one over par back nine. Lynda Jackson won the Lady's cup with 95, nett 74, which was one less than Shirley Price who shot a gross 83.
Sunday 1st July 2018
The ever modest Terry Mackay (32) won by three clear shots with a wonderful 47 points. He made no mention of his electric performance of three nett eagles, eight nett birdies and five nett pars when he charged into the club-house.
Sunday 24th June 2018
The winner of the President’s Day prize Mark Todd, received (17) shots and used them to round up 45 points in and eight over par performance which included two birdies on the front nine. He steered his way to four sets of par/par interspersed by a couple of sevens, five bogeys and a final winning par.
Sunday 17th June 2018
David Laughlin (23) won the substituted club sponsored competition by three clear points. Laughlin’s numbers came up as eight nett birdies and ten nett pars so he definitely didn’t suffer from ‘droopy draws.’ His 44 Stableford points comprised of ‘two little ducks’ on each half so it was Bingo for Laughlin.
Sunday 10th June 2018
Just 0.1 of a point separated the top three teams in the club sponsored four man Texas Scramble at Castletown on Saturday. Messrs Adam Creamore, Richard Creamore, John Ledwidge and Alan Rowe compiled 11 birdies between them and with a further 5.2 (10 per cent) combined handicap reduction they headed the field with 55.8.
Monday 4th June 2018
It seems that the Castletown pro Charlie Simpson should start charging commission as Bob Adcock shot 39 points immediately after the first lesson and now, after just three, has won the SMP Partners sponsored June medal with an astonishing 95/61.
Sunday 27th May 2018
The winner with 43 points Gerry Ganly had 19 shots to play with and only used up one on his fantastic front nine, and so scored 27 points. Alas, a couple of N/R’s blighted his back nine but Ganly gained 16 points from seven scoring holes on which he was just five over par. Those lessons with our pro Charlie Simpson are clearly paying off!
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