Who will win, Europe or USA? Team Captains Bruce Carter and Tony Howard have today drawn the teams for the Burstwick Cup this coming weekend, and it's due to be a great brawl!
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The Club Championship has now been moved to 1st and 2nd of September due to a fixture clash with the East Riding Union of Golf Clubs this coming weekend. In it's place we have put on two regular competitions, a stableford and a strokeplay.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
On Saturday we hosted the inaugural Burstwick Sixes Tournament, which is a 6 hole matchplay tournament played over the course of one day. Sixteen pairs entered into the event which consisted of them being drawn into four groups, and the winner of each group progressing to the afternoon's semi finals.
Pairs in each group played 6 hole matches against each other (18 holes total for three matches), before a lunch break and the winners of each group drawn against another for the semi final. Winners of each group match got 2 points, halves earned 1 point each, and losses 0. The groups that had joint top pairs were decided by their win margin totals (i.e. 4&2 would beat 3&2, etc).
The semi finalists went out in the afternoon with Darren Wilkinson & Neil Turner taking on Lee Brooks & Darren Smith, and Joe Harrison & Jamie Maston versus Dave Smith & Martin Hewitson. In match one Lee & Darren beat Darren & Neil on the first play off hole after halving through 6, and in the other game Joe & Jamie beat Dave & Martin in regulation play.
Onto the the final and Joe & Jamie played fantastic golf on holes 13-18, with Joe holing a number of key clutch putts which ended up with them sealing victory on 18, a great performance against two very good opponents who played some great golf. In the third place playoff, Dave & Martin beat Darren & Neil to pick up a podium place.
As it was the first year we've run the event we took some good feedback and will make some small changed for 2019 to make things run a little smoother, but on the whole the feedback for the event was fantastic and we may expand it to more than 16 pairs next year!
This week we have had four new Truestrike mats installed on the driving range, which are designed to give you the most realistic feel from range practice - just like a fairway!
We have also just put in 12,000 new two-piece range balls so that your golf shots will produce a more consistent ball flight compared with the old balls. For the past 5 years or more we have purchased 6,000 new range balls per year but this year we decided to double that number to get the number of quality balls in your basket much higher.
On Saturday 21st July your Men's Captain Bruce Carter is hosting a Charity Open Am-Am for his nominated charity "Men in Sheds". 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!
There are just 16 spaces available for the Burstwick Sixes tournament on Saturday 14th July! Get your names down now.
Here's how it works:
- Pairs are split into four groups -
- Each group play 3x6 holes 'Round Robin' -
- Winners of each group go to 6 hole Semi Final -
- 6 Hole Final & third place Playoff -
- £260 Prize fund -
If you are looking to buy some golf clubs we have a great facility at Burstwick, and our PGA Professional James Bisby has everything to hand to custom fit Ping clubs for golfers of all abilities. However, if you're looking for something a little bit different, a trip to Ping's National Fitting Centre in Gainsborough is something to not be missed.
At under 60 miles from Burstwick, the centre offers the full Ping treatment for just £25 for a 45 minute fitting (aimed at just irons, or just woods), or £30 for a 90 minute session (for a full set).
As part of the fitting you are assigned a Ping Custom Fitting Technician who takes you through the full process, starting with asking you about your game, handicap and what progress you want to make with the new clubs.
At that point it's time to hit some golf balls! I took my existing clubs to compare against the ones I was looking at buying, as it's advantageous to have a benchmark starting point. The Ping technician will being changing heads and shafts to begin tweaking your ball flight and optimise the performance of your golf swing, and this is where it can get really interesting.
Many people do not realise the importance of custom fitting, but once you have been to the Ping centre you will come away wondering why it took you so long to do it!
If you would like to book a fitting at Ping's National Fitting Centre come and speak to Alan in the shop, you won't regret it!
Come to Nineteen Restaurant & Bar while England are playing in the World Cup and as a member of the club you will receive 50p off any draught pint or glass of wine!
This offer is also extended an hour before kick off!
The last few weeks we have been concentrating on getting the greens and tees in great shape for the summer, with various over seeding work, wetting agent spraying, application of slow release fertiliser and repairs to irrigation. This has made massive inroads to the way the course is playing, particularly on the greens which are looking very healthy and rolling extremely well. Tees are now growing aggressively and looking very lush so we will begin mowing twice a week to keep them looking tidy.
Now our attention turns to finishing the bunker renovations and also topping up a large number of bunkers that need more sand in, at the same time we are spraying a great deal of weedkiller to combat the influx of clover and lesser trefoil on the course.
We often get asked why we suffer so badly with clover in particular, and a big part of the reason is that we’re on ex-farm land, which has had decades of work which has taken out much of the natural nutrients from the soil, meaning that it is very susceptible to weeds spreading quickly.
To get an effective kill on the weeds they need to be in full growth, so that means leaving them for a week or two before spraying, which is what we have had to do, leading to the rough areas in particular looking scruffier than normal for a short time.
We have more than doubled our herbicide budget this year to do our upmost to rectify the issue. In a couple of weeks the weeds will have wilted and the course will be looking much healthier, so we can keep cutting the rough at a shorter height again, it’s unfortunately a process that we’ve had to be patient with in 2018.
We are hosting a Junior Fundraising Open Am-Am on Sunday 17th June 2018, raising funds for the Junior Section at Burstwick. It costs just £15 a person and team can be mixed, and can be a member of any club in England. Give us a call on 01964 670112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enter your team now!
On Friday 25th May we hosted our most high profile event of the year, the annual Pro-Am sponsored by The Audio Room. This event is run by the Yorkshire PGA, and attracts PGA Professionals from all over Yorkshire and further afield.
The day started with pouring rain and a forecast that was changing every half hour, but players remained positive and went out in the bad conditions to battle for the coveted prize pot worth over £6,000.
The first tee was at 10am and the rain stopped around 12pm, so the first 12 teams or so had to handle the rain in some shape or form, but the remaining 19 teams were lucky enough to stay dry throughout the afternoon.
In the end the top four teams and professional scores came from afternoon tee slots with the two winning professionals Matt Daley and Rob Calderbank shooting 67 in the afternoon. Home professional James Bisby put in a great score of 68 to finish tied third, which made many of the Burstwick members very happy.
The winning team consisted of James Bisby (pro), myself, Mark Webb and James Thompson, and with a score of -19 pipped another team of Burstwick members by one shot. I was personally delighted with the win, firstly because the first prize was fantastic but also because we (the same four players) placed very poorly in 2017, so we righted a few wrongs out there!
Thank you to all of the 124 players who attended, and also the volunteers who helped before and on the day:
Sarah Leonard & Kate Miskin (halfway house), Alex Foster, Darren Marks, Steve Alger, Craig Dodson, Mark Webb, and many more. We couldn’t have done it without you all!
Also a huge thank you to all of our sponsors who helped us achieve what we did at the event:
Headline Sponsor: The Audio Room
Associate Sponsor: Six-0 Cars
Tee Sponsors: 1 - The Accountancy Shop, 2 - Six-0 Cars, 3 - Six-0 Cars, 4 - Six-0 Cars, 5 - Industrial Refigeration Services, 6 - Reads Footwear, 7 - Carmichael Training, 8 - Phoenix Modular Buildings, 10 - AC Enviro, 12 - Kirk Ella Investments, 13 - Top Spec Roofing, 14 - Harts Plumbing, 15 - Ideal Electrical, 16 - Tom Peyman Builders, 17 - Sapphire Signs, 18 - Leonard Silver.
Food & Beverage Sponsors: Makro, Molson Coors, Woodwards Foodservice
Prize Sponsors: The Audio Room, Six-0 Cars, Cottingham Parks Golf Club, Hull Golf Club, The KP Resort, Matthew Clark, Callaway, Odyssey, Footjoy, Cleveland.
We are hosting a Volunteer Night this coming Thursday evening at 6pm, with the task of reseeding divots on tees, also known as "divotting". What this will involve is using a bucket and hand scoop to spread a rootzone and seed mix on the tees.
The more people that take part means the better the course will benefit!
If you would like to take part please let us know by emailing Alan or putting your name down on the sheet in the clubhouse!
It has been a very busy week at Burstwick with the growing season now in full swing. Since the wettest winter in the fourteen years we have been open meant that we couldn’t get out and put sand in newly renovated bunkers, our staff have been working hard the past fortnight putting out 60 tonnes of sand, with another 30 tonnes to arrive next week for topping up other bunkers on the course.
Normally this would have all been complete by March but we’re now playing catch-up and should be finished with the bunker renovation work by next week, ready to begin mowing the bunker banks and keeping them as tidy as possible during summer (the banks have been left to grow longer recently because of the time we've had to put into bunker renovations, which are usually completed by March!)
Also this week we have begun work on manually overseeding greens. This means any small areas that have been affected by disease over the winter, old pitchmarks, and other worn areas are spiked, seeded and rootzoned to ensure new growth will come through.
While this may look a little unsightly to some (small, sandy patches on the greens), it doesn’t affect the roll of the ball because it is so flat and within a couple of weeks the grass will have grown through and produce a great surface.
Rough, Irrigation Repairs, Tees
Other work we have completed this week had included: cutting the rough down, as it has been growing like it’s going out of fashion these past few weeks; we have also been continuing work on irrigation repairs, I have replaced two decoders to get the 12th green back online and also the third tee, there are a couple of repairs still to do and we are waiting on parts for these.
The onslaught against clover and other weeds begins in the next fortnight! We are taking delivery of 20 hectares worth of weed killer on within the next few days, and this will be used to spray fairways, rough, tees and basically anything that has clover on it!
To give you an idea of how much 20 hectares worth will cover, the most we have ever sprayed in one year in the past is 12 hectares worth, so we are determined in 2018 to break it's back!
We have 12,000 new range balls arriving at the end of June for the range, this is double the amount of balls that we normally renew each year. We are also looking at the possibility of installing three or four new TrueStrike mats, which are the best in the business, giving players a unique feel for every shot, just like being on a fairway!
For those who use the range often this should hopefully make a very positive difference to their practice regime.
All in all the course is coming on really nicely and the greens especially are running much better now that they have recovered from the coring early season. We're confident that with a more aggressive aeration and overseeding policy for the greens they will continue to improve year on year, starting with 2018. We should see the least of clover and other weeds around the course once it is sprayed in the next fortnight, so the fairways and rough should look much neater and also the speed of play will improve due to fewer lost balls.
The new range of Callaway XR Speed Drivers and Fairways are now in stock at Burstwick! The XR Speed Drivers and fairways deliver exceptional ball speed and incredible forgiveness from the combination of our new X VFT Face, refined Speed Step aerodynamics and the inclusion of a carbon composite crown.
Drivers are priced at £299 (save £40 off RRP) and fairway woods are priced at £199 (save £30 off RRP). Call in and have a look at these fantastic new clubs.
Book your FREE Callaway fitting with us on the Official Callaway Custom Fitting Evening at Burstwick on Thursday 7th June between 3pm & 7pm.
The Callaway Team will bring all of the latest and greatest Callaway equipment to the range for you to try, and you can book a time slot to spend with the Callaway technician to receive the full custom fitting experience, with every possible combination of shafts and clubs and the detailed reports from launch monitor technology.
To book please call Alan on 01964 670112 or email email@example.com.
Last week we took delivery of three brand new buggies at the golf club and all of them have state-of-the-art screens fitted to them with our very own golf app!
The app has plenty of features including GPS yardages from where ever the buggy is to any green on the course, a scorecard facility so that you can keep track of your scores for you and your friends, and also 3D flyovers of each hole to show you how it plays if you have never been before.
To hire the buggies you can call us on 01964 670112 to book one in advance or if they are not booked already you can hire one on the spot when you arrive!
Thank you to everyone who came to the 2017-18 Presentation Evening, it was a wonderful event with a packed-out attendance from members and guests. It was great to see so many prize winners come to the evening, well done to everyone who won a medal or trophy. We wish everyone the best of luck in the forthcoming season!
We are pleased to confirm that our Motocaddy Battery Trade-in Promotion is now underway.
Between now and 13th May 2018 you can receive a £25.00 trade-in for your old battery, irrespective of age or condition. The promotion is redeemable against any new LitePower or Motocaddy Lithium battery, but not against a new Motocaddy trolley with a Lithium battery.