Castletown Golf Links
Ashley Sansbury (18) bettered his handicap by six shots to win the Shoprite sponsored Neville Peterson Trophy with 42 points at Castletown on Saturday. His tremendous tally included a nett eagle on the 10th, six three pointer pars, nine nett pars and a couple of nett bogeys. ‘Make the difference every day’ is Shoprite’s mission and Sansbury would be happy to follow suit.
Also taking advantage of the forward tees second placed Tom Collister (15) racked up a birdie and eight pars with just three nett bogeys in his ten over par round for 41 points.
Early starter Kyle McConnell (13) enjoyed the best of the weather and was rewarded with 40 points and third place. His bountiful birdie two on the short 13th was one of only four recorded all day.
John Byrne (11) was level par after six holes but bogeyed the next five plus two more so finished at seven over par to take fourth place on countback against McConnell.
It was good to see Steve Keegan (8) regaining some form. Just three bogeys, all nett pars, and an N/R spoilt his card producing 39 points and fifth place. Andrew Gerrard (7) was a further point back in sixth place and as one of his three birdies came on the 13th it earned him a quarter of the two’s pot.
Due to inclement weather there was no ‘midweeker’ competition but 18 players did participate in the previous Sunday’s fun nine holer. This was won in an amazing four under par by Jon Corke (1). Up until the 7th he had birdied every other hole but Corke’s 23 Stableford points only triumphed by one point. Such is the beauty of the handicap system that even though young Nathaniel Denton (50) was 17 over on the eight holes he managed to complete this brought him 22 points for second place.
Slow starting Nigel Gregg (12) was three over after two holes then parred the rest for 21 points and third place but no prizes. Fortunately, his wife Steph (25) was the first lady home on 20 points and so took the spoils.
This coming Friday our lady vice captain Julie Amphlett has organised a Beaujolais Nouveau Forget-me-Not charity golf day with chartered accountants Baker Tilly kindly underwriting any non-members’ green fees. The first round of the winter Greensomes takes place on Saturday.