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...
All Members are please required to repair pitchmarks & fill divots with sand bags or sand boxes on tees. Please ensure you book a tee-time prior to play to avoid any disappointment
Sunday 14th July 2019
The splendid new Vice-Captain's trophy was won by Pete Thomas (8) who plotted his way round in five over par in the challenging conditions. Four birdies, seven pars, six bogeys and a slippery seven on the longest drive hole, the 11th, all added up to 41 winning points after the two shot white tees allowance.
Sunday 7th July 2019
There was a two way tie on Saturday in the SMP Partners sponsored monthly medal. Carding 81, nett 67 after the white tee’s amendment, Terry Ditchfield (12) took a triple bogey eight on the 12th but his back nine beat Chris Westerman (19) on countback. Starting with an easy birdie Ditchfield avoided the rough to complete the first half in just three over par and, discounting the aberration on the 12th, would have repeated that performance on the back nine.
Monday 1st July 2019
Simpson added a six over par 42 to her outward 47 making 89 to add to her first round 81 for a trophy winning total of 170. Price had won the second round by one shot with 44 + 44 for 88, but with her opening 83 she came agonisingly close with a cumulative total of 171.
Castletown Golf Links
Fort Island Road, Derbyhaven
Isle of Man, Great Britain IM9 1UA
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