19th September 2019
Junior Competition Day
The Junior Competition Day will be held this coming Sunday 22 September. To accommodate the competitions the course will be closed from 3.30-5.30pm.
Men’s Annual Dinner
The annual Men’s dinner is set for Friday 18th October at the Falcon’s Nest. If you would like to attend, please put your name on the sheet on the Notice Board in the Gents Locker Room.
With work continuing on the greens, it has been decided that, until further notice, all Club competitions will be non-qualifying for handicap purposes.
Competition & Handicap Committee
Isle of Man Golf is considering organising an accredited coaching course. Anyone interested should contact Mike Kewley: email@example.com.
The Boat Trophy
The annual Boat Trophy will be held on 5th October at Douglas GC and 12th October at Rowany. The Entry Sheet has been posted on the Notice Board in the Gents Locker Room.
The Turkey Shoot Entry Sheet has been posted on the Notice Board in the Gents Locker Room. The Turkey Shoot is open to Gents and Ladies. The competition will be a 9-hole eclectic with a maximum of 8 rounds played. It will run from 1 September to 30 November.
By Marc Morley
Last Saturday saw the Rowany Masters and Club medals being played with 51 entries. The Masters competition was for all those that had won an 18-hole competition from last year’s competition or a major trophy. Taking the honours this year in the Masters was Greig Galloway with a nett 67 ahead of Toby Neale in the runners-up spot on nett 71. Greig also posted the best gross round of the day with 75. Winning the club competition was Alex MacKinnon with a nett 63 ahead of Steve Gandy on nett 64. Bill Denard took the best gross with a round of 77.
Sunday’s Tower Insurance sponsored monthly medal only had 10 entries. With several sore heads from the previous night’s celebration of Neil Gray’s 40th birthday, no wonder a few took a time to recover. Winning the Silver Division was Kevin O’Loughlin with a nett 68 ahead of Peter Holt who scored a nett 69, beating David Faragher on a countback. Best Gross also went to Kevin who shot a 78. It goes to show that having a nap in the dog’s bed the night before a round of golf works for Coz Corrin, as he took the honours in the Bronze Division with a round of nett 74 ahead of Orry Teare on a nett 77.
The Falcon Cup Final was also played on Sunday with Mike Kewley taking on Gary Allen. With Gary benefiting from 15 shots, Mike had to bring his ‘A’ game into play, and this certainly was the case with Mike running away with victory by a margin of 6 and 5. Thanks to Mark Walton for refereeing the final.
This week’s competitions see Round 11 of the Tower Insurance Sponsored Stableford Series on Saturday with a 9-hole Stableford taking place on Sunday.
Are you prepared for Winter?
The sign-up sheet for the Winter League B will be posted on the notice boards at the beginning of October, so please form your teams now. The B League is once again being kindly sponsored by Haven Homes and will follow the same FBBB match play format as last year with tee times each Saturday between 10 and 11am.
Presentation of Prizes
The next Presentation of Prizes will be on Wednesday 25th September at approximately 7.00pm.
Coaching at the club has been very well received and there have been some incredible achievements made by clients. Handicap reductions of 8 shots in 4 months, from beginner to competition winners in 3 months etc. Really amazing improvement.
Details of how the coaching is delivered, why improvement can be so rapid, are on teeitup.im where you can book lessons online. There are lots of videos, blogs and information available to you. The club has also been able to benefit financially from the coaching programme, so everyone is winning.
Contact me via the web page or on 452262 if I can help.
LADIES GET INTO GOLF SESSIONS
The Sunday morning sessions continue, with John Tinsley offering coaching. All are very welcome to come and join in the fun. We meet at 10.30.
Every Wednesday. Tee reserved from 4pm to 6pm. Come along and join in – sign up on the night.
The Tee Caddy
The Tee Caddy is open from 10am each day, and 9.30am Saturdays.