Get your tickets for Presentation Night now!

Come into the clubhouse now to get your tickets for our annual Presentation Evening Celebration which will be hosted on Saturday 24th March from 7pm. It isn't just a case of handing out medals and trophies, it's a night of food, drink, dancing and good times!

Members can bring as many guests as they wish. Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis, and cost just £5 each.

The night will include a freshly prepared hot buffet for all guests, and awards will be handed out to members before they dance into the night with entertainment from Active Sound Discos!

Order of Merit Finals - 8th & 10th March 2018

The top 30 of the Weekday and Weekend Order of Merits will be eligible to compete in the Finals days on 8th and 10th March respectively. On the day there will be double points up for grabs for all competitors and there will be two trophies on offer each day: The Order of Merit trophies and the Finals Day Winners trophies.

Who will take the trophies? Good luck to everyone competing!

Clock is fitting memorial for Dennis Jones

Dennis Jones Clock

On Saturday we held a competition in memory of our beloved member Dennis Jones who tragically died in 2016. This is the second time we have run the competition, which was named by his friends and colleagues the “Flat Cap” event in homage to Dennis’ classy and distinct look.

We were originally meant to run this event on December 27, but due to exceptional weather the course was closed that day so the competition had to be postponed.

On the morning we unveiled the new clock on the first tee which was erected in Dennis’ memory and paid for by generous donations from his friends and colleagues. Namely, Hugh Rice Jewellers, Ian Blowers and Goldsmiths, who all put in good money which helped pay for the clock, along with several hundred pounds raised by members at Burstwick. 

A huge thanks goes to Eddie Beadle for the steel work which James Thompson worked very hard on in his own time, and Ideal Electrical Solutions who volounteered to install the electrics free of charge. Without the help of these people the clock wouldn’t be there.

Captain's Bring in their year with a bang!

Our Men's Ladies' and Seniors' Captains kicked off their Captains' year with a great drive-in on Saturday 3rd February! With lots of support and a full compliment for the Texas Scramble competition, Bruce Carter, Sarah Leonard and Ron Wicks enjoyed a lovely day, despite the weather trying to dampen spirits!

Good luck to each of the Captains and we wish you all the best for your upcoming year!

Captain's Drive In

Greenkeeper's Report - The wettest winter we can remember

Rain, rain, rain, and.... more..... rain.

Waterlogged fairway

It goes without saying that we have had one of the wettest autumn-winter periods since we opened in 2004. Just to put it in perspective, our friend Martin Hayward (Head Greenkeeper at Hessle Golf Club) put an interesting tweet out the other day that said we'd had nearly double the amount of rain between June-December than the previous two years (887mm vs less than 500mm in 2015/2016).

It really is unprecedented for us to have been closed as much as we have been this winter, the only time I can remember that came close to this was 2010 when we had six weeks of snow on the ground.

Needless to say we've been hard at work doing whatever we can to maintain the golf course and get ready for the summer season, but it hasn't been easy as there have been many days when we couldn't take machinery onto the course.

One of the major aspects of maintenance on the golf course we have been doing is maintaining the underground drainage by checking manholes, clearing throughways and exit points. This enables the excess water from all the course get away as quick as possible.

Bunker renovation on hole 12

Bunkers

Over the last few months our greenkeepers have been hard at work prepping bunkers ready for new sand coming in the next few weeks. As with last year, we are bringing in 90 tonnes of bunker sand which will help us renovate around 13-15 large bunkers and top-up another 10.

Each year when we do bunker renovation we target the worst bunkers on the golf course, and begin digging the old sand out. From there we pull out the existing drainage and install new pipe to ensure good water flow, back fill the drainage channel with gravel and cover with a permeable membrane.

Once we have all the bunker ready for sanding we’ll bring in the first load and begin distributing among the bunkers at a depth of around four inches, then we compact to ‘bed in’ the sand. Over the first few weeks of use the sand will settle and you’ll have a great playing surface for bunker shots!

Trees

Tree pruning

It's been a couple of years since we've had chance to do some good tree maintenance, so recently on wet days we've been beavering away (excuse the pun), pruning trees around the course.

The aim is to remove the bottom portion of branches from the tree for a few reasons: 1) the golfers can navigate through the trees more easily, and 2) less energy is used by the tree in growing the bottom branches, so that energy can be used to grow taller and stronger.

Fairways

As many of you will have seen, there is a poster on the notice board about worm cast suppressant chemical being banned from the market, and that it is illegal for golf courses to use. 

Not every golf course in the area used this chemical but we used it religiously every November, to keep the worm casts down to a minimum on fairways, tees and greens through the winter months. The knock on affect of this was that fairways would be less muddy and could be mown more frequently and at a lower height. Due to the ban we weren't able to spray the chemical this winter, and subsequently weren't able to mow as much. This has definitely had an effect on the overall presentation of the course but it is a problem every golf course faces and we think you'll agree that these playing surfaces (despite being very wet) have been in more than acceptable condition.

Killing clover in 2018

Mission Clover-Kill

As discussed in the previous greenkeeper's report, we are on a mission in 2018 to demolish the clover issues that we experienced last year. We will more than double the budget for herbicides this year in determination to get rid of nearly all the clover. Members will most definitely see a big improvement in this regard in 2018.

Course Furniture Am-Am

At the latest committee meeting we have discussed what to spend money on when we receive a donation from the Spring Am-Am in March. Last year we bought five bins to place around the course, the year before we bought four new benches. We discussed having more bins, new plastic 150 marker posts, material for the bridge to make it less slippy, and also new range mats (including looking at the Truestrike mat). 

If you have any ideas on what you'd like to see the money spent on, please email Alan and let him know.

Thanks for reading, here's looking forward to the Spring arriving soon and light nights letting us play as much golf as possible!

Follow James Bisby's new Facebook Page!

Our PGA professional James Bisby has recently set up a new Facebook Page to give golfers around the region an insight into his coaching,  the latest deals he has on offer and anything else golf related at Burstwick!

See for yourself what James has already put on the page and give it a like to keep updated!

Enter your team into the Spring Open Am-Am - Raising funds for Course Furniture!

Our first open event of the year is already around the corner; the Spring 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 £80 per team.

As always with our first open of the year, money raised will be put towards some furniture for the golf course. We have not made the decision on what we would like for the course yet but to give you an idea of what to expect, last year we bought some hand-made wooden bins, and in 2016 we bought some recycled plastic benches.

We still provide great prizes for this Am-Am, despite the fact that a good portion of the money is raised for the furniture, so we expect a nice amount of teams to take part as usual.

We appreciate every team that enters this event as it helps us improve the course for the people who play it. If you fancy a great day out for just £20 a person why not give us a call on 01964 670112 and book your team in? Times are available from 8am to 1pm.

Target Golf League #2, starting Thursday 8th February 2018

From Thursday 8th February we will be hosting a 6 week Target Golf League on the driving range from 6pm. Entry costs £25 per member or £30 per visitor for the whole of the league, with nothing more to pay on each night.

There is a £200 team prize to be won for the league winners, and an individual prize for the best score on each night!

Teams consist of four players and each target golf night includes balls. Each player will have a set number of attempts at each of the targets set out on the range, and a random challenge on James Bisby's Flightscope!

As part of the challenge we are going to include handicap shots which are added on to a score at the end, so everyone has a fair chance of winning the league.

Teams will be allowed one substitute per week so don't worry if you think that 6 weeks commitment might be a problem, just tell a friend to take your place.

If you would like to sign up for the Target Golf League, come into the clubhouse and put your names down (sheet behind the bar, entry fee payable upon booking).

Two Months of FREE golf!

As part of our ongoing quest to grow the club we’re running a fantastic offer for new members between December and February.

If you join the club in these three months you will receive up to TWO months’ free membership, so you pay for 12 months but receive 14!

Couple this deal with the fact that we’re one of the cheapest 18-hole clubs in the area to join, and you realise how much of a deal this really is.

What are the benefits of being a member at Burstwick?

Honestly, one of the best things about our club in my opinion is that we are very open and friendly. We welcome everyone to the club whether they’ve been playing for 20 years or have never touched a club before and they are looking for a new hobby. 

On top of that, we have first class teaching facilities that are used by our PGA Professional James Bisby, including the latest technology from Flightscope and GASP video analysis. With all the tools at hand on our driving range and in James’ teaching studio, we have everything you need to learn, improve and perfect golf. 

As a member of Burstwick you are entitled to also receive 10% discount on any food in the restaurant, 5% off alcohol and 5% off range balls. For a keen golfer this can really tally up for some big savings!

Another part of the membership package is our reciprocal deal with 14 other clubs. As a member of Burstwick (and any of the other clubs involved) you are entitled to play each of the clubs for just £10 during the week or £15 on weekends. If you like to try lots of different courses then this scheme is perfect for doing just that. Since joining the scheme in 2016 we have had a lot of our members take advantage and enjoy some fantastic golf courses in the East Riding.

There are many other features of the membership package at Burstwick, but if you would like to know more feel free to call me on (01964) 670112 or email alan.key@burstwick.golf and I will gladly do my best to help.

Competition Committee Volunteer Required

It has come to the time of year that one of our Competition Committee members has come to the end of their tenure, so we are looking for a new volunteer to join the Committee on a two year term.

If you would like to nominate someone please fill in a nomination slip in the clubhouse and put it into the ballot box on the bar. On 16th January the nominations will be gathered and a members vote will commence.

Christmas Lesson Packages from £50!

Our PGA Professional James Bisby has put created some fantastic offers for Christmas 2017, with prices ranging to suit all budgets! Treat your loved one to some expert golf tuition in 2018 by purchasing one of these fantastic vouchers.

Call James on 07896 257878 to arrange or call in to our clubhouse!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Target Golf League!

Overall Standings
PositionTeam NameScore
1stPlenty O' Inches (LEAGUE WINNERS)
(J. Maston, W. Maston, J. Harrison, S. Bamford)
1770
2ndSallie's Handsome Brutes
(D. Key, S. Nielsen, N. Kelly, S. Alger)
1646
3rdNorfolk n' Good
(L. Waites, N. Waites, A. Waites, P. Lowery)
1601
4thThe Bisby Babes
(S. Foster, A. Heidstra, A. Foster, D. Marks)
1539
5thMichael Hunt's All Stars
(M. Hewitson, D. Smith, J. Gill, T. Sims)
1372
6thThe Pattie Butties
(A. Wilson, B. Wilson, A. Robbins, J. Lees)
1301
7thThe Burstwick Bandits
(M. Huzzard, A. Giles, S. McGeachy, N. Rutter)
1195

Congratulations to the winners of the first Target Golf League at Burstwick: Sam Bamford, Joe Harrison, Will Maston and Jamie Maston!

Their team managed a fantastic final score to overtake the existing leaders (David Key, Sallie Nielsen, Steve Alger and Nev Kelly) on the final night to become champions. Sam and his team blasted past with a final week score of 395, after being just 10 points behind first place starting the night. Sallie’s team just couldn’t quite get things to go their way on the night and only managed 261, so the deal was sealed!

It’s safe to say that the league was a massive success, and we will be most definitely running one again at the end of January 2018. Well done to the winning team and thank you for everyone taking part!

Win a Bushnell Tour V4 yardage laser worth £279.99!

How would you like to win a nice little christmas present for yourself? Maybe a Bushnell Tour V4 yardage laser, or a Titleist Tour Bag?

We’re running a Christmas Prize Draw which will have a total prize value of £1,050, and costs just £10 to enter. The top prize is worth £280, second is £180, and third £130. But don’t worry, there aren’t just three prizes on offer, there are twelve!

The rest of the prize pot includes lessons from our PGA Professional James Bisby, clothing, sunglasses, balls, hats and more. So why not pop in and enter the draw, and you could be the one walking away with a brand new Bushnell Tour V4!

Use the new BRS Smartphone App to book your tee times!

We are delighted to announce that there is now a smartphone app for booking your tee time at Burstwick. Search for “BRS Golf” on your Android or iPhone and download for free.

With this app you can sign into your BRS account (you’ll need to register through the BRS website if you have not already done so, see Alan for more details), add buddies, view upcoming competitions and book tee times at the club.

With the launch of this app we have also coincided the activation of competition tee booking (from competitions November 25 onwards) and also visitor tee booking on our system. We originally withheld these options to make sure the member booking facility got underway without too many hiccups or teething problems, and this has been very smooth.

If you have any questions about using online booking via a computer or the app itself please do not hesitate to come and see Alan at the club and he will do his best to help!

Footjoy Shoe Sale!

We have a selection of shoes in the shop that we have put exclusively on sale, you can save up to £60! Sale prices are subject to availability of our stock, so grab a bargain quickly!

 
Men's Shoe ModelSizes AvailableRRPSale Price
DNA BOA (White)9£180£119.99
DNA (Black)8£165£109.99
AWD XLBlack: 7, 8
White: 9
£77.50£54.99
AWD Casual (White)8, 9£70£49.99
Ladies' Shoe ModelSizes AvailableRRPSale Price
Empower (BOA)6£115£79.99
Empower5£95£64.99
 
Footjoy DNA BOA
Footjoy Empower BOA

Christmas Open Am-Am postponed until Saturday 18th November

Last Saturday we were due to host our 2017 Christmas Open Am-Am but due to persistent rain we had to call the competition off and postpone it until Saturday 18th November.

All the teams will remain in their original tee time slot unless we are told otherwise, so please let us know if you cannot make the rearranged date.

Let's hope for better weather the second time around and we'll see you on the first tee!

Receive a FREE Motocaddy golf bag with any lithium electric trolley!

Motocaddy free golf bag

Between Tuesday 7th November and Sunday 24th December 2017, anyone buying a Lithium trolley from you will be eligible to claim a free Motocaddy cart bag worth at least £99.99! The bag model is dependent on the following criteria:

  • If you choose an S1, S1 DHC, M1 PRO or M1 PRO DHC with Lithium battery you are eligible to claim a FREE Lite-Series or Club-Series bag worth at least £99.99
  • If you choose an S3 PRO, M3 PRO, S5 CONNECT, S5 CONNECT DHC or S7 REMOTE with Lithium battery you are eligible to claim a FREE Dry-Series bag worth £199.99

Speak to Alan in store and you can benefit from Motocaddy's great offer this Christmas!

Free ball personalisation from Titleist and Srixon!

We are delighted to announce that both Titleist and Srixon are are once again offering FREE Personalisation on golf balls up until Christmas. You can have the following golf balls personalised for free* by ordering through our pro shop.

TitleistSrixon
Pro V1 / V1x
NXT Tour / Tour S
Velocity
DT Trusoft
Z Star / Z Star VX
AD333 Tour
Ultisoft
AD333 / Soft Feel / Lady Soft

Delivery charges may apply if minimum quantity is not ordered.

Titleist Christmas Personalisation
Christmas Personalisation

*Terms apply.

Discount Coaching Week - Another loyalty benefit for Members!

James Bisby is launching a week of discount coaching, starting Tuesday 14th November! James is cutting the price of his Visitor Coaching by £5 per session, but the big winners are members of Burstwick that will have 50% discount on any lessons that week!

For a standard lesson, members will pay just £10!

If you would like to book in with James either give him a call on 07896 257878 or pop into the clubhouse and a member of staff can book you in.