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 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.
Castletown Golf Links
Fort Island Road, Derbyhaven
Isle of Man, Great Britain IM9 1UA
T: 01624 822211
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