Sunday 29th November 2020
Fresh from his latest lesson David Litton (19) converted four of his numerous birdie putts to take the Syd Ashworth Trophy with 43 points. Earlier this month Litton had secured second spot in the Suntera Global medal with 87, nett 68.
As well as being fitted for new irons second-placed Mark Grace (16) received direction on delivering his driver. Other than over exuberance on the 9th Grace was in favour of the swing change as was evidenced by his four over par back nine for 22 of his 41 points.
Sunday 22nd November 2020
The winning team went round in ten under par and finished with nett 53.7.
Sunday 15th November 2020
Back in January 2016 Messrs. Grace and Jones made their mark combining to reap the rewards. History repeated itself on Saturday as the two Marks fired five birdies, eight pars and four nett pars between them. They didn’t dovetail on the Road Hole but even so, off 85 percent of their handicaps they accumulated 47 points.
Sunday 8th November 2020
Fynoderee Gin’s marketeer Nick Wild (28) discovered the perfect tonic, introductory lessons with club pro Charlie Simpson. Playing in his first ever medal Wild went on to win with 94, nett 66. His route to success included three pars, ten bogeys, four double bogeys and an extravagant eight on the 18th. But for that quadruple bogey Wild would have completed the course in 18 over par, ten better than his shot allowance.
Sunday 1st November 2020
Storm Aiden swept our shores on Saturday, so the scheduled Suntera Global sponsored monthly medal must wait for seven days. Never-the-less Dan Hattersley (11) certainly seems to be making the most of his winter membership at Castletown Golf Club. Hattersley played on both Saturday and Sunday on the previous weekend finishing in the money on both days.
Sunday 25th October 2020
Back in August scratch-player Michael Charmer was the countback casualty in the Captain’s Day competition despite having posted 44 points with his fantastic nett 65 off the back tees. This time level par 72 off the white tees proved good enough to take top-spot. Charmer birdied the 3rd and bogeyed the 11th but struck in a sweet sixteen pars in his winning round.
Sunday 18th October 2020
Finding almost every fairway and purloining putts from all angles the Canaccord Genuity sponsored Stableford countback winner, Michael McCord (13), played perfect par golf from the 8th through to the 16th.
Sunday 11th October 2020
Occasional golfer Johan Bondegreen (25) certainly likes carding 41 points. Shooting his third such score in only five finishes over the past thirteen months, Bondegreen lifted the Neville Peterson Memorial Stableford at Castletown Golf Club on Saturday.
Sunday 4th October 2020
The runaway winner Jimmy Kelly (16) managed the mizzle and, aided by a beautiful birdie on the 8th was a fabulous four over par after fourteen holes. Having already accumulated 40 points Kelly could afford to drop five shots on the final four holes and still sign for a sensational 45 points.
Sunday 27th September 2020
There were mixed fortunes in the Suntera Global monthly medal at a blustery Castletown Golf Links on Saturday. Top of the lot came Andy Saunders (12). His splendid 80, nett 66 after the two stroke white tees amendment, included nine pars and a rewarding two on the 13th.
Monday 21st September 2020
Last year the Castletown Golf Club ladies’ championship sponsored by The International Stock Exchange (TISE) was over 36 holes. This year just one medal round was played but the top seed and defending champion Lynda Simpson (5) retained her title with Shirley Price (7) once again finishing second.
Sunday 20th September 2020
The last gasp victor McMahon (12) birdied the opening hole and bogeyed the short 8th to turn at luscious level par. His more pedestrian back nine contained six bogeys which were separated by three pars from the 12th to the 14th.
Sunday 13th September 2020
Not content with launching the longest drive on the 11th Brian Kelly (16) went on to lift the VC trophy sponsored by Castletown’s vice-captain Gez Bradley. Kelly’s eye was in early with four pointer book-end birdies on the 1st and the 9th. These counteracted back-to-back blobs on the 5th and the 6th so Kelly turned with 18 points. Completing the course with five pars and four nett pars Kelly accumulated 41 winning points.
Sunday 6th September 2020
Andy Lagden (5) already holds the yellow tees new course record of 75 which he set last month. Playing off the white tees on Saturday he motored away from the field ‘enroute’ to a 66 to win the SMP Partners sponsored monthly medal. Lagden was two under before he went off-roading on the 5th. Then he bogeyed the next drifting to one over where he remained thanks to cruise control golf from thereon in.
Monday 31st August 2020
Francis Thoday (14), fresh from lessons with Charlie Simpson, temporarily transmogrified into a birdie machine. Two outrageous long putts and a chip-in were rewarded with a trio of five pointer nett eagles. Thus, Thoday turned at +14 having missed a tap-in nett par putt on the 4th. Six bogeys and three pars on the back nine morphed into a further five points for an unbeatable +19 to win the president’s cup and a dozen premium golf balls.
Sunday 23rd August 2020
Leading the winning team to a magnificent 95 points Ben Smaller stroked in two birdies, seven pars and one nett par. Andy Sharpe struck a profusion of pars and nett pars: six of one and half a dozen of the other. Jon Wagstaffe was one short of Sharpe on both those counts but the George Woods Bogey Cup winner added a three pointer on the 15th. Last, but not least, the Captain’s Day Cup recipient Greg Stalker, opened with a birdie then snapped up nine pars and two nett pars.
Monday 17th August 2020
With a cumulative one over par total of 145 the recently crowned Island champion Jon Corke added the club title to his tally. Braide consolidated his position in the Senior section by finishing second on Saturday. He added an 81 to his marvelous opening 69. Braide’s cumulative (+6) total of 150 eventually placed him an impressive twelve shots clear of the field.
Monday 10th August 2020
The Island Champion Jon Corke took an early lead in The International Stock Exchange (TISE) sponsored club championship played off the black tees. Finishing with a double bogey Corke slipped back to level par 72 which was still good enough to top the leaderboard after round one. Former Castletown Cup winner Robert Braide set a superb new white tees course record score of 69 to lead the senior championships.
Monday 3rd August 2020
After countback the winner of the Captain’s Cup, with 44 points, was Greg Stalker. Having come third in the George Woods Bogey Cup, second in the June SMP Partners medal and winning a midweek Stableford Stalker has halved his handicap from (8) to (4) in the past month.
Monday 27th July 2020
The winning team, from Rowany GC, were led by island squad player Mark Sutton, Rushen United footballers Dan Hattersley and Aaron Hawley and their former team-mate Josh Kelly. They proved to have the prefect blend for a Texas Scramble. 13 birdies and 5 pars led to an incredible gross 59 which reduced to 56.1 after application of ten percent of their handicaps.
Castletown Golf Links
Fort Island Road, Derbyhaven
Isle of Man, United Kingdom IM9 1UA
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