Castletown Golf Links
It was the lady captain’s day at Castletown Golf Club on Sunday and 24 players helped Julie Amphlett make it a memorable and successful occasion as £400 was raised for her nominated charity Forget Me Not.
The captain finished third with 38 points but seemed to sidestep that award which went to Gaynor Lees on 36. Academy member Lynne McMenemy (46) stepped in with 39 for second spot and hearty congratulations go to golf development officer Melanie Jansen (25) who won with 41 points. Accurate as ever, the nearest-the-pin prize was won by the reigning island champion Shirley Price.
An open stableford had taken place on Easter Monday. This was won by Chris Neill (8) and Andy Saunders (13) who went round in a tremendous one under par, which was 12 less than their shot allowance, and so notched up 48 points. Neill came in level on seven holes whereas Saunders signed for six pars, three birdies and two bogeys on the other eleven.
Mark Reynolds (12) and Alex Holt (22) secured second on 46 points from 17 scoring holes having gone ‘off roading’ on the infamous 5th. However, three nett eagles from Holt and three nett birdies from Reynolds more than made up for the aberration.
David Quayle (4) and Gez Bradley (2) clicked to collect three birdies each in a fabulous five under par performance which was worth 43 points and third place. The only hole that they bogeyed was the 15th which, fortunately, was a shot hole for Quayle.
In the mixed ‘midweeker’ stableford Jane Holt (20) slammed in two nett eagles, seven nett birdies and four nett pars then faded over the final three holes which only yielded three of her winning 41 points. Claire Walker (33) took second on 38 and two points back the above mentioned Chris Neill nailed third on countback ahead of Peter Easthope (6) and Les Gale (14).
Inclement weather put paid to the Woods Cup scheduled for Saturday and this bogey competition will now take place later in the season. Alex Holt added to his clubhouse credit by winning the Mens/Junior stableford on Sunday with 40 points. Jon Corke (1) struck six birdies in a two under par round to take second with 39 points and Tom Collister (15) was just one point behind in third.
This Saturday sees the second in the series of SMP Partners sponsored monthly medals and on bank holiday Monday our professional Charlie Simpson is kindly sponsoring an open competition. The Norma Loundes ladies open stableford takes place on Sunday May 12th and on Friday May 17th it is Nations Cup time so get your patriotic teams registered as soon as possible.MALCOLM LAMBERT