Castletown Golf Links
Castletown Golf Club
We'd like to update you on a very exciting development for the Links - the build of four new bunkers with stunning revetted faces in association with Ecobunker, the brainchild of Mr. Richard Allen. The first bunker has now been completed by our green keeping team on the 18th fairway. The process has allowed us to re-define the bunker shape - moulding it into the fairway, there is new drainage and a base lining that will be entirely rabbit proof and will also stop any stones being dug up to the surface from below (to be added shortly). In addition to removing the issues of stones in bunkers, the base lining will act to allow the depth of sand and consistency of playing surface to be maintained more easily. The bunker face construction consists of up to 60 layers of recycled astro turf. The beauty of the structure is that revetted faces are of course classic links style whilst being massively more resilient than traditional methods using natural turf. Next time you're at the Links please take an opportunity to view it for yourself and feel free to pass your feedback on to Dave or Will or indeed the greenkeepers themselves. The finished playing level will be approximately 5 inches higher than at present. Here's how they did it...
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.
Castletown Golf Links
Fort Island Road, Derbyhaven
Isle of Man, Great Britain IM9 1UA
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