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Castletown Douglas King Edward Bay Mount Murray Peel Port St Mary Ramsey Rowany
Castletown Douglas King Edward Bay Mount Murray Peel Port St Mary Ramsey Rowany

Just a reminder to all golfers that bookings for the IOMG Order of Merit round at Peel on Sunday 5th May are open and can be made through the pro shop.

Competition entry is £8 for home players and £15 for visitors including greenage!

If you have any questions about the event, please contact our professional Lewis on 844232



2019 OOM events and how to book into them.  

Below are the dates and hosting clubs of this years OOM events.

  • May 5th - Peel GC.
  • May 18th - Castletown.
  • May 26th - Mount Murray GC.
  • June 29th - Rowany GC.
  • July 28th - Douglas GC.
  • September 1st - PSM GC.
  • September 15th - Ramsey GC.

If you intend playing in these events this year then the booking in process has changed!. 

This year the host club will run the OOM and sort the prizes out. IOMG will run the overall position and have a presentation at the end of the season.

You need to book and pay VIA the host club and NOT IOMG.

It is down to the host club to advertise the event and sort any issues out. 

If you are unsure then please feel free to contact the host club.



 

                

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NEWS UPDATE!

ORDER OF MERIT COMPETITIONS FEATURED ON THE CALENDER YEAR PLAN 2019 (ABOVE)

PLEASE BOOK YOUR TIMES WITH THE CLUB DIRECTLY.




Welcome President Niall Keenan

Isle of Man Golf is now under the Presidency of Niall Keenan of Mount Murray Golf Club. 

Gordon Pairman was elected Vice President at the recent AGM held at Peel Golf Club.

In a bright and welcoming speech, Niall stated that he is looking forward to his tenure and seeing golf continue to grow on the Island. 


Volunteers Wanted.

Fancy getting involved.

Isle of Man Golf are looking for people to get involved.

We have a few openings available so if you fancy getting involved and joining the team please let us know.

You can either let your club know and they will contact IOMG or you can contact Gary Voysey (General Secretary), via email or phone to find out more information.

Email – iomgu.gensec@hotmail.com

Phone – 07624 470686 .


 Isle of Man Golf President’s Reception

Isle of Man Golf held a President’s Reception at Douglas Golf Club on Thursday 22nd November 2018 with His Excellency, Sir Richard Gozney and Lady Diana Gozney, IOMG Patron, in attendance.  There was a total of 37 attendees, including IOMG officials, many of the Clubs’ Ladies’ and Men’s Captains, Sponsors, Associates, trophy winners and champions.  The main purpose of the evening was to express sincere thanks to everyone, for their invaluable help, often over years, to Isle of Man Golf in their various roles.

The President addressed those present with his speech.   He commenced with Isle of Man Golf, where there are teams of dedicated, hardworking volunteers undertaking duties involving tasks on the Board, Competitions / Championships, County squads, Course Ratings, Rules and Handicap, Club Support, Safeguarding, Junior Golf.  There were too many to name individually, but their good work over the last year is fully appreciated.  A great big thanks to them all.   However, he did want to specifically thank four individuals who are highly involved in the administration of IOM Golf.  Firstly, to the Chairperson, Gail, who in her first year in this post has given a lot of time to it despite her full-time work commitments.  She is steering the Board through a time of change with dedication and commitment.  Secondly, to our Course Rating Co-Ordinator, Neil Kinrade, for all his hard work in re-rating of our Golf Courses (nearly complete) in readiness for the introduction of the World Handicapping System some time in 2020.  It has involved a lot of hard and determined organisation.    Then, our Club Support Officer, Melanie Jansen, for her work with the Golf Clubs in recruiting new members and more recently in IOM Golf Development and Strategy Planning. 



Finally, to our Secretary, Gary, who has been in the role for over 3 years but has decided to set down at the end of the year to enjoy more time with his wife and family, and golf.  He works hard, usually behind the scenes, though can be seen assisting at most of our golf events.  The role involves being master of everything, including rebuilding a laptop when it breaks!    He will be difficult to replace.  We wish a more peaceful lifestyle and plenty of time with his family and time to enjoy travelling.  Our Chairperson, Gail, thanked him and presented his wife, Maggy, with a bouquet of flowers and Gary with a pair of engraved crystal whiskey / gin glasses.  Gary expressed his grateful thanks.

The 8 Golf Clubs on the island provide a wide choice of challenging golf for our population and visitors.  Each year, each Club arranges many Club competitions for their members, as well as Open competitions to include non-members and allow IOM Golf to host many of our competitions throughout the season.   The Clubs each send 2 voting members to the general meetings.  Their support to IOMG is immense and they were thanked.  The Clubs were represented by their Ladies’ and Men’s Captains. 

IOMG is greatly indebted to all their sponsors for their generous support.   

The WA Kirkpatrick Trust support us for general development funding and sponsors the WA Kirkpatrick Trophy. 
Grant Thornton sponsors the Isle of Man Ladies’ and Men’s Golf Championships
Tower Insurance sponsors the Isle of Man Seniors’ Golf Championships. 
Dandara sponsors the Junior Championships and Junior Order of Merit
Agrimark sponsors the Junior Trophy.  
Nedbank Private Wealth sponsors the Order of Merit league and
Okell’s Brewery sponsors the Men’s Scratch League. 
Investature Financial Services sponsors the Ladies’ Kay Fox Greensome.

IOMG is also supported by the following Associates.  The Steam Packet Company for travel, The IOM Newspapers and Manx Radio for media coverage of golfing events, Isle of Man Sport for funding and Manx Sports and Recreation.  All their help was much appreciated. 

The President applauded all players who participated in any of the IOM Golf competitions, whether the Ladies, Men or Juniors.  There were many notable worthy winners or champions though time precluded from mentioning them all but can be found on the IOM Golf website.   He thanked the hard-working Competitions’ Secretaries, Anthony (Men’s), Vicky (Juniors) and Mair & Heather (Ladies), they have put in many long hours at the many competitions.   He congratulated Rowany GC for the successful hosting the IOM Golf Championships this year and thanked Gordon, Albie, Ann and all the team.  The Ladies’ Champion was Shirley Price (PSM) beating Lindsey Tickell (Douglas) on the 33rd hole.  The Men’s Championship produced one of the most memorably finishes with Paul Lowey (Rowany) beating Daryl Callister (Mount Murray) on the 37th hole.  He thanked Tom Gandy for successfully qualifying and then retaining his EuroPro Tour card, helping to put golf more into the spotlight for the island and wished him every upward success in 2019 and onwards.

Lady Gozney kindly presented the Ladies’ League Trophies.  Both Leagues were highly contested with close results.  In the Ladies’ Day League, both Castletown and Ramsey had 104.5 pts, but were pipped by Rowany who won with 106 points.   Jasmin Higginbottom collected the trophy on behalf of Rowany GC.   It was also close in the Ladies’ Evening League with King Edward Bay on 63 points ending up being pipped by Ramsey on 66 points. Well done to Ramsey with Val Cook collecting the trophy for Ramsey GC.   Steve Mitchell from Okell’s Brewery then presented the Men’s Scratch League Trophy.  Mount Murray were runners up on 25.5 points, with the Winners being Douglas on 29 points, collected by Steve Skillicorn on behalf of Douglas GC.

The President expressed two final points in concluding his speech:

1.         As a retired doctor, he reminded everyone that golf has both physical and mental health benefits for all ages and suggested that this should be more widely advertised.  The handicapping system, compared with many other sports, enables fairness to all in competitions. Whether it is the agile, strong and successful young golfer, no matter whether at social, Club, County or Professional levels, the middle-aged family business person / housewife looking for physical activity, fresh air and relief from the stresses of daily life on the golf course or the older retired golfer looking to remain physically and socially active. 

2.         In total, there must be nearly 100 volunteers on the Island at Club and IOM Golf who look after the golf played by >2,000 men and >300 lady members on the 8 Golf Clubs on the island. Some of these golfers wins at least one prize annually and almost all will win at some time during their lifetime.   However, without volunteers, this wouldn’t happen.  So, thank you to all these volunteers and it is important to acknowledge their good work and encourage more members to become volunteers.

The evening continued with an enjoyable finger buffet and drinks, with the opportunity to converse with those present.

Roy Clague

President

Isle of Man Golf

Presentations



Lady Diana Gozney, Patron of Isle of Man Golf presenting the trophies to the winners of the Ladies Day and Evening Leagues

2018 Men's Scratch League Winners Douglas Golf Club

Stephen Skillicorn collects the winners trophy on behalf of the club from

Steve Mitchell of Okells Brewery


Members of the Board of Isle of Man Golf with his Excellency Sir Richard Gozney and Lady Diana Gozney

Left to right: Niall Keenan (President Elect) Mel Jansen (Golf Development Officer) Roy Clague (President) Sir Richard Gozney,

Lady Diana Gozney, Gail Corrin Chairman, Anne Gundry (Director) Gary Jakeman (General Secretary)







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