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...
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Thursday 21st May 2020
Contrary to rumour and expectation the Department of Education, Sport and Culture has just confirmed that, subject to acceptable risk assessments, golf clubs across the island can resume four-ball golf with immediate effect. This is welcome news and was the only logical outcome following the Chief Minister’s recent announcement that up to ten people could congregate, subject to social distancing, in people’s gardens.
Tuesday 19th May 2020
Golfers across the island are eagerly awaiting the resumption of social golf but bureaucracy and perceived congestion problems could hamper your plans to arrange that much awaited friendly four-ball. No, I am not talking about snotty nosed players, but the volume of vehicles arriving at the same time at golf club car parks.
Wednesday 13th May 2020
As at noon Wednesday 13th May nothing had been heard from IOM Golf relating to the introduction of phase 2 of the Conditions for Return to Golf for the island golf clubs. Hence your intrepid correspondent decided to contact David Ashford MHK, the Minister for Health and Social Care. He was taking questions live on the Mannin Line on Manx Radio.
Castletown Golf Links
Fort Island Road, Derbyhaven
Isle of Man, Great Britain IM9 1UA
T: 01624 822211
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