Enter your team into the 2019 Summer Open Am-Am!

Our last team open event of the warmer months is already around the corner; the Summer Open Am-Am. This competition is open to all golfers from any club as long as they have a valid handicap, and entry costs just £60 per team.

As always with our opens, we provide very generous prizes for the top teams!

These prizes are in the form of vouchers which can be used on a variety of things including any goods from our pro shop (and if there is something you want that we don't stock, we will be able to get it for you!), food and drink from our restaurant, driving range, and more!

If you fancy a great day out for just £15 a person why not give us a call on 01964 670112 and book your team in? Times are available from 8am to 12:30pm.

There’s still time to enjoy lots of Twilight Golf!

The nights are slowly starting to draw in but do not fear! There is still plenty of time to get some Twilight Golf in at Burstwick.

If you come for a round of golf after 4pm on a weekday you can enjoy 18 holes of tranquil, summer golf for just £15, and 9 holes for just a tenner!

Many people say that either end of the day is the best time to play because the conditions are always at their most benign, and they’d be right!

So if you fancy some late evening golf after work to wind down why not book a tee time at our website: www.visitors.burstwick.golf

Srixon Balls 3 for 2 Offer on personalised and non-personalised

Here is your chance to get a fantastic deal on any of the mid-range or performance models of Srixon balls in the Burstwick Pro Shop!

Order three dozen of either the Z-Star, AD333 Tour, Ultisoft, AD333 or Soft Feel balls and you will only pay for two dozen. You can have these balls personalised for free too!

That means the the top Srizon ball, the Z-Star can be had for less than £22 per box, an astonishing deal for a fantastic ball!

This offer is open until the 31st August and delivery of personalised balls will be within 2-3 weeks of receipt of you order. 

This is a great opportunity to stock up on your Srixon golf balls so why not pop into our shop now and speak to Alan to place an order!

Record numbers coming to the Matt Daley Golf Academy for coaching

Matt Daley has been so busy coaching lately that he has enlisted the help of his good friend and fellow PGA Professional, Laurence Warne, to help him coach at the MD Golf Academy.

Matt has been playing a lot of tournament golf lately as well as working 12-hour days coaching and custom fitting, and it has been proving a little difficult to fit all of his clients in, which is why a call to Laurence was needed.

Last week both coaches set a new record at the club and coached between them more than 35 players over the course of the day which included 16 individual lessons and two groups. A fantastic feat for Matt, Laurence and the club!

Laurence is helping at the club now in the short term and is doing a great job helping Matt.

It’s great to see so many people coming to the club and improving their game, from complete beginners to advanced players and other professionals coming for coaching.

If you would like to book a lesson with either coach go to www.lessons.burstwick.golf and you can reserve your slot now!

Places available for the Burstwick Sixes Tournament

In just over a fortnight we will be hosting our Burstwick Sixes event which is a six hole pairs knockout tournament played over one day!

There are just 16 spaces available for the Burstwick Sixes tournament on Saturday, August 24!

Here’s how the tournament works; pairs are split into four groups of four and play each other in three, six holes ‘Round Robin’ matches. After 18 holes, players will have a small break and the winners of each group will play a six hole semi-final and in turn the winners of those matches will go on to play the final, while the losers take part in a third place play-off.

There is a £260 prize fund at stake and we’re sure there will be a lot of tense games on the day, good luck to all that are playing!

PING Demo & Custom Fitting Evening - Friday 30th August 2019

BOOK your FREE fitting with us on the official PING Demo and Custom Fitting Evening at Burstwick on Friday 30th August 2019 between 3pm & 7pm.

The PING team will bring all of the latest and greatest equipment to the range for you to try, and you can book a time slot to spend with the PING technician to receive the full custom fitting experience, with every possible combination of shafts and clubs and the detailed reports from launch monitor technology.

Time slots are 40 minutes long so gives you plenty of time to explore the full range of PING equipment including the G410 series, i210, Blueprint, G-Le2 and much more! There is no better time to come and try out some new clubs for absolutely no cost whatsoever.

To book your place for this evening please call Alan on 01964 670112 or email alan.key@burstwick.golf.

Greens have recovered from last week's issue

Last week we had an issue with the greens where they turned almost completely discoloured due to a slight mis-timing of an application of wetting agent, which is designed to help the rootzone profile retain water but must be applied in a very specific time frame. The greens were stressed from the issue but it was a short-term effect which thankfully has now disappeared and they are looking very healthy again.

Lesson learned and we apologise for the inconvenience this may have caused over the past 5 days!

Greens on Thursday 25th July

Greens on Monday 29th July

As part of your membership you are now insured with England Golf and Bluefin Sport!

As part of being a member at Burstwick Country Golf, golfers are now entitled to free personal liability insurance to cover them in the event of an accident on the golf course.

England Golf have teamed up with Bluefin Sport to provide every member of a golf club that is affiliated to the National Union with public liability insurance up to £10m while on the golf course. As a member of Burstwick this automatically came into effect on July 1, 2019, and you do not need to do anything. In the event of a claim you would need to register at www.englandgolf.org/my-account so that Bluefin Sport can validate your claim.

Bluefin Golf Insurance

So what's covered?

Basically the cover is for personal injury claims, so for example if you hit someone with a golf ball then Bluefin will cover you for the incident, however this only applies in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man. You are also covered for abroad golfing if you have adequate travel insurance but terms and conditions do apply for this.

Are my clubs covered if they are stolen? Or am I covered for my bar bill if I get a hole in one?

The answer is no, this cover is intended for liability only, and does not include the extras that can be found in other packages with an annual fee. This insurance is purely to protect you on the golf course in the event of an unfortunate accident.

Benefits of being a member at Burstwick

As part of being a member at Burstwick this new benefit from England Golf is automatically included, as well as many other benefits at the club such as discount on food, drink, driving range and more. We are also part of a 15-strong reciprocal group of clubs which offer discounted golf for our members (from £10 per round at each club), as well as unlimited golf, having an official handicap and much more. If you woud like to know more about joining then visit www.burstwick.golf/golf-membership or call us on 01964 670112 and we will be happy to help!

"Call My Bluff" Wine Tasting - Saturday 7th September 2019

Join us from 7pm on Saturday 7th September for a night of fun, testing your taste buds and attempting to win a bottle of champagne in a game of Call My Bluff!

Guests will be sampling wines from all over the world and trying to guess who is telling the truth about the wines and who is telling porkies! The team with the most correct answers will be treated to a bottle of champagne on the house!

Come into the clubhouse or call 01964 670112 now to book your place!

Club Championship moved to Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2019

Due to unforseen circumstances we have unfortunately decided that we have to move the Club Championship from Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July to Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September.

The competition will retain the same format apart from the fact that the top 16 players from Day 1 will be seeded into their tee times on Sunday morning between 8:36am and 9:00am.

A great weekend in the sun at Scarborough

Last weekend our Men’s Captain Tony Howard hosted his Captain’s weekend away in the sunny isle of Scarborough!

On Saturday Tony had organised the 32-strong party to play at Scarborough North Cliff which is in fantastic condition, and the weather was absolutely perfect with sunshine throughout the day. On the day Tony organised a “Blind Betterball” where pairs were picked at random after the round had been completed. Tony Peroni and Matt Gilgeous took the top prize in this event with a fantastic score of 42 points.

This round was followed by a meal at the club and then we headed to our hotel in the centre of Scarborough to check in before we headed out for a small quantity of refreshments and of course an early night! The tee time for the second day wasn’t until 1pm so the lads didn’t have to be up too early which was music to Alan’s ears in particular, having contracted some kind of headache!

The second round was at Scarborough South Cliff and the format was a Waltz. The winning score of 18-under par was achieved by Past Captain Alan Mackinnon, Lee Jackson, Tony Sims and Jamie Gill, cracking scoring on the day!

A special thanks was given to the injured Past Captain Andy Wilson who provided the “beer buggy” on both days, although the amount of willing people accepting the beers was significantly less on the second day!

Many thanks to Tony for organising a fantastic weekend by the sea, and well done to all the winners!

Course at its Best in Years Say the Members

After all the trials and tribulations of the roller shutter door needing medical attention last week and our greenkeepers not being able to get out any of the machinery for four days, I’m happy to say that the team worked tirelessly from Thursday onwards to get the place back in shape for the weekend.

We received many messages on the weekend about the condition of the course and that people couldn’t tell we had had such problems, which is a testament to the green staff here - especially when we have a small team compared to most other courses.

The only thing that didn’t get cut last week was the rough, and to be quite honest it made the course look fantastic.

Our rough is mainly fescue grass which at this time of year looks absolutely stunning with the long, whispy tops surrounding each fairway. We have had many of the better players asking us to keep the rough that way all year round but after an online survey of the members it was obvious that most of the players (especially anyone above about a 10-12 handicap) thought it was beautiful but just too difficult, and slowed play down due to looking for balls too often.

It sparked a lot of conversation though, and has given us reason to think about where we take the style of the golf course in the future.

Who will win 1,000 Range Balls in our June Members' FREE Monthly Prize Draw?

To thank our awesome members for their loyalty, we have introduced a Monthly Members’ Prize Draw in which we’ll pick one member at random each month for a chosen prize, it’s that simple!

Andy Coult won last month’s prize which was a Steak Night for two!

Who will win the June prize? Up for grabs we have a card for 1,000 balls on the driving range, good luck everyone!

Support your Men's Captain on Saturday 20th July!

On Saturday 20th July your Men's Captain Tony Howard is hosting a Charity Open Am-Am for his nominated charity "Hull 4 Heroes”. Teams cost £100 to enter and a bacon roll & coffee are included in the price for all guests. There will be some great prizes on the day and we hope to see a full compliment of teams so don't miss out!

Race Night from 7pm

Following the golf day the Captain will be hosting his Charity Race Night which is open to anyone who would like to take part (not just golfers, and there is no dress code). Tickets cost just £5 and it promises to be a evening full of fun and laughs so come and support your captain and get your tickets now!

Exclusive Motocaddy trolley trade in!

Purchase any NEW Motocaddy trolley with Lithium battery between Tuesday 4th June and Wednesday 31st July 2019 and claim up to £60 Cashback when you trade-in your old electric trolley. You can trade in any electric trolley - that's any brand, model, age or condition (working or not).

Motocaddy Trade In

If you choose a new trolley with Standard range battery you’ll receive £50, but as an added bonus if you upgrade to an Extended range option, you’ll receive £60.

Simply register your claim online after purchasing from us, then send Motocaddy your old trolley (minus the battery) using their FREE UPS® shipping service.

We’re committed to responsibly recycling your old trolley, so we’ve partnered with an electronics recycling specialist to ensure that your old trolley doesn't go to landfill or find its way back into the market as a refurbished trolley. Not only will you save up to £60, but can also relax in the knowledge that your old trolley will be recycled in an environmentally friendly way.

There's never been a better time to upgrade your game with Motocaddy.

Disaster for the Greenkeeping Team!

East Yorkshire Shutters

On Sunday morning Alan got a text message from one of our greenkeepers, Ryan, at 6.10am saying that he couldn’t get any machinery out of the workshop, as the main roller-shutter door would not raise up.

After getting there soon after to try and help diagnose the issue and it seemed that the motor was working, but the gears weren’t turning to roll the shutter up - they were just jumping - and the manual override chain had the same issue.

Up the ladders they went to have a quick look at the gearing but it appeared that the issue was internally in the motor so there was nothing we could do, which meant no greens cutting that day and no buggies.

First thing Monday morning we called East Yorkshire Shutters who were very helpful on the phone and they told us someone could be here within the hour, which they were. They quickly found out that the motor needed replacing as the internal gears had sheared, and told me that they could order the motor and install it Tuesday.

New Roller Shutter Motor

So here’s the stressful bit - there was NO way to get any machinery out of the shed until the new motor was fitted. So that means that our team had to begin mowing tees by hand, collect driving range balls by hand (a very long job when you have 20,000 of them), greens weren’t able to be cut for days, rough that was all due to be cut had to be left, etc. Disaster!!

On Tuesday afternoon EY Shutters came with the new motor ready to solve all our problems and permit our lads a sigh of relief as they could get out on the course - but then problem number two arose.

When they dismantled the old motor they found out that the spring inside the 4.2m long tube that rotated to lift the door up, had collapsed. This meant a new motor would be wrecked within weeks if they fitted it.

So the next step was to remove the 200kg+ tube from the door which was approximately 4 metres above the ground (not an easy task!) and take it back to their workshop to see if it could be repaired as a replacement would be approximately a week’s lead time. Things were going from bad to worse.

They took the tube away and an hour later I got a phone call from James at EY Shutters who told us that thankfully the spring could be repaired in the tube and then the full thing reinstalled with the motor - hurrah! So on Wednesday evening EY Shutters came back to the club with the new motor and repaired tube to get us fully back up and running. Phew!

This has not been a fun ordeal and we thank all of our golfers for their patience in the matter, the grass is growing at a very fast rate and we haven’t been able to mow any of it since last week, but we will work very hard to catch up as much as we can now that this is all over.

Home team wins top prize at The Audio Room Pro-Am as event is a huge success!

We couldn’t have asked for better weather for the Audio Room Pro-Am on Friday 24th May - bright blue skies, not too much of a breeze and a temperature that meant many legs were out in force on the day!

With a field of 33 teams - the most we have ever had at the club - it was a very busy day on the golf course, and the numerous kind comments about the golf course and hospitality meant that our team had done a fantastic job of preparing for the day.

The halfway house which was sponsored by GRT7V Promotions providing an array of homemade sandwiches, sausage rolls, quiche, flapjack and lemon sponge served with complimentary beer, wine or soft drinks, kept the golfers fueled after nine holes to keep the scoring going.

The winning team of Carl Cunningham, Chris Farr, Warren Peers and professional Alex Belt scored a fantastic 20 under par to win the event, a great score on a challenging and quick golf course!

Professional scoring was impressive with 9 of the 33 professionals shooting under par for the day, but none threatened Alex Belt’s course record score of 62. Gareth Traynor took the top prize of £1,000 with his 66, with John Wells, James Drinkall and Robert Booth in tow for tied 2nd on 67.

Home professional Matt Daley was disappointed with his 1-under 69 after a bogey-bogey start and bogey-bogey finish but finished a very respectable tied 5th in his first event at Burstwick as the Head Professional.

Thank you to Darren Bamford of The Audio Room for sponsoring the whole event, and to all the associate, prize and tee sponsors which helped us along the way, and most of all thank you to the 132 players who participated in this fantastic event!

There are a few spaces left for The Audio Room Pro-Am!

Our flagship event of the year, the annual Pro-Am sponsored by The Audio Room in Hull, is due to take place on Friday 24th May and is filling up nicely with teams from around the region.

Professionals will be competing for a fantastic £1,000 first prize, one of the highest in the region, but it’s not just about rewarding the professionals. Amateur teams will be competing for a prize table worth over £2,500, with the first team prize being worth over £800! Not bad for a day out on the golf course, eh?

There are still a handful of spaces left for the event so if you would like to be part of one of Burstwick’s biggest events drop us an email now .

Teams consist of three amateurs and a professional (who we can allocate for you, if required) and the day includes refreshments at various parts of the course including a fully stocked halfway house, and a two course meal afterwards.

Spring Am-Am pays for New Hole Cutter for Greenkeepers

Many of our members may have been wondering what the money from the Spring Open Am-Am fundraiser went towards, as we haven’t made any announcements yet.

The reason is we have been passing some ideas around the Competition Committee with regards to how best spend the money and get the most benefits on the golf course. In the past we have spent the money on bins, benches, ball washers and bunker rakes, but we agreed at the last meeting that nothing in regards to course furniture really jumps out as needing renewing at the moment, and that priorities lie elsewhere.

With that in mind a suggestion was made about a new hole cutter for the greenkeepers, since the main issue we have on the golf course right now with the bunkers and greens having vastly improved is that we are having inconsistencies with the old holes when we are changing pin placements.

This week we had a demonstration of a top of the range piece of equipment called the iPro by BMS, which is used by the best courses on tour, but is at the same time very expensive at around £1,000.

That’s why the committee voted in favour of putting the £720 raised from the Spring Am-Am towards this new hole cutter, and that members will see the instant benefit which will keep the holes consistent for years to come.