PBI sponsors Castletown Golf Club stableford competition
The Castletown course looked postcard perfect for the shotgun starts in the Permanent Bank International sponsored stableford on presentation day at the end of May.
From L-R: Simon Jones, Head of Client Relations at PBI and winner, Richard Corke.
Report courtesy of Malcolm Lambert
Some would say it is silly to start on the hardest hole but Richard Corke (5) was a brave boy and had the last laugh after a bogey, bogey beginning. Another bogey on the 9th meant Corke had dropped three shots in his first five holes. However, the all important back nine began with a birdie and was only blighted by a bogey on the short 13th. Those 20 points proved crucial on countback as Corke completed the course with the winning 39 points following three pars and a birdie on holes 1to 4.
Mark Sutton (1) started on the 14th and had three bogeys in his first ten holes. A beautiful birdie blitz, five in all, brought him back to two under par. Unfortunately his 39 points (20 +19) was compiled the wrong way round, so Sutton had to settle for second place.
Peter Purcell (13) started with a double bogey on the 18th and followed it up later with another on the 14th after a costly N/R on the hole before. Surprisingly, he still scored 18 points on the back nine having parred the remainder. Three pars and a four pointer birdie on the 6th produced 21 points propelling Purcell into third place with his 39.
David Price (5) was a countback casualty in third place last week. This time he won the category 1/2 prize with 38 points following a three over par performance after five bogeys and two birdies. Ernie Russell (14) had a four pointer on the 4th but failed to finish the 15th restricting him to 38 points and the category 3/4 award. The senior’s section went to Peter Miller (13) who had two birdies and no passes for his 38.
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