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. Buggies are not permitted today (Thursday 13th) Please repair pitchmarks. Please keep trollies outside of green ropes areas and off tee boxes.
Sunday 16th February 2020
Congratulations go to Rowany’s pro golfer Tom Gandy for his efforts on the Sunshine Tour in South Africa. Not only did he make the cut but up until the 8th hole in the final round at Fancourt he was on the front page of the leaderboard. Unfortunately, a quadruple bogey on the 9th dropped him out of contention. Bravely finishing with back-to-back birdies Gandy clawed his way up to joint 25th place on 11 under par.
Sunday 9th February 2020
In the third round of the Winter League Jake Sansbury (13), in his first concluded round since last July, made the most of the challenging conditions to card 37 winning points. Our club president Sam Skelton (5) came eight scoring 4 ranking points to add to his previous 13. This puts him top of the Winter League on 17 ranking points.
Sunday 2nd February 2020
The eventual winners Paul Eckersley (6) and Martin Derbyshire (14) dovetailed well, particularly on the back nine which they completed in one over par. This enabled them to triumph on countback that went down to the last three holes. Derbyshire dug-in to deliver the dynamic ending with a nett birdie followed by a nett eagle. Playing level par over nine holes, Eckersley’s efforts ended with a three pointer on the 18th.
Castletown Golf Links
Fort Island Road, Derbyhaven
Isle of Man, Great Britain IM9 1UA
T: 01624 822211
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