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 17th June 2018
David Laughlin (23) won the substituted club sponsored competition by three clear points. Laughlin’s numbers came up as eight nett birdies and ten nett pars so he definitely didn’t suffer from ‘droopy draws.’ His 44 Stableford points comprised of ‘two little ducks’ on each half so it was Bingo for Laughlin.
Sunday 10th June 2018
Just 0.1 of a point separated the top three teams in the club sponsored four man Texas Scramble at Castletown on Saturday. Messrs Adam Creamore, Richard Creamore, John Ledwidge and Alan Rowe compiled 11 birdies between them and with a further 5.2 (10 per cent) combined handicap reduction they headed the field with 55.8.
Monday 4th June 2018
It seems that the Castletown pro Charlie Simpson should start charging commission as Bob Adcock shot 39 points immediately after the first lesson and now, after just three, has won the SMP Partners sponsored June medal with an astonishing 95/61.
Castletown Golf Links
Fort Island Road, Derbyhaven
Isle of Man, Great Britain IM9 1UA
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