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With the Grant Thornton Isle of Man Mens and Ladies Championships already played at Douglas GC in July and the Dandara Junior Island Championships played at King Edward Bay a fortnight ago, it was the turn of the "older golfers" on the island, last Sunday . Mount Murray hosted the Tower Insurance Isle of Man Seniors Championship over 18 holes on a very finely manicured Santon course. Strengthening winds and showers throughout the day, made the course bare its teeth, the Senior Men and Ladies battled away to secure individual age group category titles as well as the overall Senior Men's and Senior Ladies Champion accolades for 2019.
Scoring was always going to be tough on the lengthy Championship Course even without the testing weather sent from the man upstairs!
Anyone reading this article or parties involved might either be surprised or shocked by certain category prize winners ages, apologies for letting the preverbal "cat out of the bag" :
Men's Over 70 years - Roy Moore 38 Points
Men's 60 to 69 years - 1st Brian Kelly 40 Points, 2nd Bob Love 38 Points, 3rd Jeff Ward 36 Points
Men's 50 to 59 years - 1st Keith Ward 38 Points, 2nd Dave Murray 35 Points, Andrew Horne 34 Points
Ladies 50 to 59 years - 1st Shirley Price 31 points
Ladies 60 to 69 years - 1st Linda Keegan 34 points
Ladies Over 70 years - Jane Gaines 33 points
Tower Insurance IOM Senior Ladies Champion 2019 - Shirley Price - 81 Gross
Tower Insurance IOM Senior Mens Champion 2019 - Keith Ward - 73 Gross,
Runner Up Bob Love 74 Gross, Third Julian Sutton 75 Gross
Very well done to all concerned for competing and getting round in such testing conditions. Special thanks must go to Tower Insurance for not only their continuing support to the IOM Seniors Championship but to island golf in general. Thanks to all at COMIS Mount Murray, Gary Corlett and his Green Keeping staff and to Richard Hulme of Tower Insurance for presenting the prize winners.