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...
Course Open from 8am daily. Those members wishing to use a buggy may do so but please avoid wet areas and stick to paths where appropriate. Trollies should please be kept away from tees & green surrounds. Play should only be from designated White &
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.
Castletown Golf Links
Fort Island Road, Derbyhaven
Isle of Man, Great Britain IM9 1UA
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