WELCOME TO ISLE OF MAN GOLF
Island Mens County Captain, Kevin Moore, will be breathing a sigh of relief after having finalised his six man team for the Mens Northern Counties Golf, which begins on Tuesday 6th August at Almounth Golf Club. Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, the fourth oldest club in England overlooks Alnmouth and Foxton Bays. Captain Moore, brings with him his own unrivalled Northern County Golf experience but shines a beacon of encouragement for his team members. Also travelling with Kevin and the team will be IOM Golf President Niall Keenan who will be on both offical and support duty.
With team practice Monday evening after arrival from their lengthy journey to Northumberland and a full practice day Tuesday at Alnmouth the team will be building momentum for 36 hole strokeplay tee off Wednesday morning. With no disrespect to previous teams, this year we have team of exceptionally talented individuals, all with key attributes that gel them together into a very special, outstanding team.
First man out for the island and leading the way Wednesday morning will be Douglas’ Peter Glover, not quite peaking for the recent island golf championship, he will be game ready and looking towards getting the island into the red early doors.
Liam Cowin, follows his Douglas team mate at number 2 position. The course record holder at Douglas (60) , is more than capable of posting super low numbers over the 36 hole days golf, backed up by his specialist short game.
Third man out for team IOM, newly crowned Men’s Island Golf Champion, riding a wave of confidence, will be the swashbuckling Jamie Arniel of Ramsey, after finally stamping his authority and tremendous natural ability on island golf, Jamie will be looking to put on another “championship winning” display over the 36 holes.
Island team regular, “Mr Consistent” Daryl Callister of Mount Murray follows Arneil out in number 4 place. A very reliable, dogged player, bringing with him sheer consistency, if you need a birdie to win, he’ll supply it; and has the capacity of tripping the switch and going low.
The exciting Rob Noon from Douglas, will be out at number 5. With several major club competitions under his belt already posting some solid golf throughout the year so far, both on and off the island, Rob will be eager to get out and grab the course by the scruff.
Last man out for the island, complimenting the six man team, is former England Team Golfer and former Island Champion, Tom Harris. Super long off the tee and very experienced in all golfing conditions Harris can “bring it” on the day.
Just missing out on team selection, causing somewhat of a headache for Kevin Moore, Joe Raeside, will be travelling reserve. An excellent future team player from Mount Murray Joe will gain valuable experience from this week.
The top six players from Durham, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Lancashire and Northumberland & Cumbria will be joining the IOM team, competing for the title. Rain is forecast over the days, something we are used to golfing in on island at the best of times, so maybe this might play into our hands a little? Regardless, we have a team that oozes confidence and ability alike and can perhaps create a little bit of history this week. We wish Kevin and his team all the very best!