Castletown Golf Links
Castletown Golf Club
It’s not been a bad summer so far for growing grass, warm and humid with plenty of the wet stuff, but far from being a normal August it has brought disease to the greens. ANTHRACNOSE, you may have noticed it on the some of the greens particularly the eleventh, small round dark circles that look like broken up fairy rings. Anthracnose occurs in two forms, basal rot and foliar blight, which can develop at different times of the year depending on the weather conditions, hopefully we have it under control. Treatment has been carried out using a heavy dose of iron and a feed of nitrogen.
The news from the new 18th is, we have started building a new forward tee which will be positioned to the left side of the red tee, and the bunkers on the new 18th have been lined, to make them rabbit proof and stone free. In addition work is now under way on creating the beautiful feature bunker that will stop any stray balls over hit down the right hand side of the fairway from running into the gulley.
Sunday 19th August 2018
Multi-times golfer of the year Dennis Moore (10) re-emerged to win the Club sponsored Stableford with 40 points at Castletown on Saturday. Moore N/R’d the 2nd and double bogeyed the Road Hole but completed the remainder in a solid three over par. Four pointer birdies on the 4th and 6th helped him turn with 19 and a procession of pars and nett pars added 21 on the back nine.
Sunday 12th August 2018
Jonathan Wild (17), who is having lessons with Charlie Simpson, was the runaway winner on an outstanding +10 in the club sponsored Bogey competition at Castletown on Saturday. Opening with a birdie Wild recorded two more in an amazing one under gross par front nine. A late couple of double bogeys were Wild’s only negatives so he finished with 77, nett 58, after application of a two stroke mixed tee amendment.
Sunday 5th August 2018
Former captain Chris Kelly was delighted to secure the SMP Partners sponsored monthly Medal by one shot with an 85, nett 64, at Castletown on Saturday. Putting with aplomb Kelly birdied the 2nd and the 17th and was particularly pleased with his long iron approach shots which led to seven pars and five bogeys. Bunker blues and chunky chips accounted for six shots squandered over the 6th and the 7th. Kelly also lost another four with double bogeys on the 3rd and the 12th.
Castletown Golf Links
Fort Island Road, Derbyhaven
Isle of Man, Great Britain IM9 1UA
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