More Hands, Less Work! Can You Help?

We are holding a volunteer night on Thursday 8th June 2017 from 6-7:30pm. The idea, which was founded by one of our members, is that we can use a volunteer crew to do some small jobs that will add up to make a big difference around the club.

In the first session of our volunteer club, we will be tasking ourselves with painting the wooden posts around the car park. Of course, we don't like to ask for help without offering an incentive or thank you, so we will be putting sandwiches and chips on for those who help us on the night.

What do I need to bring?

Just yourself! We'll supply the brushes and paint for the job. Just make sure you're wearing something old (but comfortable) that you don't mind getting the odd splash of paint on.

How much work is there to do?

There are plenty of little jobs that our staff are trying to get round to but often don't have time, so by running the volunteer club once a month through the summer, it will help us get the club in tip-top shape! 

The best bit is that everyone benefits. As a member of Burstwick, anybody who helps out will not only feel a great sense of satisfaction but also enjoy the fruits of their labour every time they come to the club!

What a Difference a Week Can Make!

We're not shy to say that disappointingly our greens haven’t quite been up to scratch since we cored them in March. A combination of cold, dry weather (we even had a frost last week!) has meant that our greens have struggled to grow and that has meant that marks from the winter have taken much longer to heal than we’d hoped. 

Mark and his team applied some fertiliser around 10 days before the  East Riding Union Members’ Meeting last Thursday - along with overseeding before that - in a bid to get them tip top for the Union’s first meeting of the year, but to be quite honest they just didn’t quite get there in time. The grass was beginning to fill out but we felt we couldn’t take the heights down on the mower and starting using groomers just yet.

Now that the weather has warmed up and we’ve finally seen some rain, our team spent a couple of days working on the greens and what a difference it has made (see photo which was taken on Monday). They are now rolling around 9.5 on the stimp meter (compared with 8 at the Union meeting), and already rolling much truer, and the surfaces look aesthetically much better.

Of course this hasn’t just come from a couple of days of rain and a lower cut, this has been in the pipeline for a few weeks but it has all needed to come together to make the difference. Now we look forward to continual improvement of the surfaces as the golfing season gets underway.

Captains Emerge as Winners in Seniors & Ladies Betterball

Winners Laura Key and Andy Steward

On a sunny Wednesday in May, 16 of our ladies and 16 of our senior golfers took part in a Mixed Betterball Stableford, for an annual trophy. This is the third year the competition has been played and the popularity has increased each year, which is testament to the hard work put in by the Ladies' and Seniors organisers. 

This year the scores were excellent, with six pairs shooting under par scores and the winning team made up of both Captains was a blistering 43 points!

Ladies & Seniors Betterball Results

  1. Andy Steward & Laura Key - 43 pts
  2. Ron Wicks & Karen Batty - 39 pts
  3. David Key & Ann Roberts - 39 pts
  4. Bill Broughton & Sue Grindall - 38 pts
  5. Paul Collins & Pauline Wright - 37 pts

Join us on Wednesday nights for the 9-Hole Competitions!

Every Wednesday through the summer we're going to be holding 9 hole competitions for members and the prize money will be given out in cash on the evening. In addition, members will be able to have a curry afterwards (optional) for just £5!

The first Wednesday of every month we will run the competition as a par 3 event where tees will be placed in random areas on the course to test even the most creative of golfers!

Put your name down for the Callaway Fitting & Demo Evening on Thursday 4th May!

We are hosting a Callaway Fitting and Demo evening on Thursday 4th May, where golfers can have the chance to try out the latest and greatest in today's golf equipment! 

Book your appointment by calling 01964 670112 and speaking to Alan or clicking the booking button below.

Join us for a Par 3 Competition before watching The Masters Par 3 Competition!

Next Wednesday we are holding a 6 Hole Par 3 Competition between 4-6pm, where members can come and test their short iron skills before coming back into the clubhouse and watching The Masters Par 3 Competition on the TV!

There will also be curry and rice or chips available for £5 afterwards for anyone who plays the competition

Entry will be just £3 per person and cash prizes will be handed out on the night to the winners.

Four for the Price of Three on Personalised Titleist Pro V1s!

We have some great offers for customers to save money in the shop at the moment, come and grab yourself a deal while they last!

Four for Three on Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x

You can order 4 boxes of Pro V1's with custom print on the side for just £126! Come into the shop or click the picture below for more details. Offer ends 24th April 2017.

Are you Contributing to Slow Play?

With the news that golf's governing bodies The R&A and The USGA are looking to make drastic changed to the rules of golf to speed up play and make the game more accessible, we've come up with some top tips to avoid slow play on the golf course.

Everybody thinks they aren't a slow player, but if you're not doing all of these then you could be!

Thank you to the people that filled in the Members' Online Survey

Firstly we’d like to thank you for filling out our Member Survey back in December, which was aimed at getting your views on the club and restaurant. It’s taken us a while to collate the results as we have very busy preparing for the upcoming season, but we have been through each question thoroughly and discussed the results between the team at Burstwick.

Path at the 1st tee

The focus of this particular post is to talk about the two broad questions at the end of the survey about members' priorities for improving the course and club as a whole.

These open questions were intended to get members’ thoughts about the course and the club as a whole. The results were close to what we expected but there were some useful topics raised by some members that we weren’t aware of too, so thank you for sharing these with us.

Bunkers were the main subject of the responses, and we are well aware that there is a need for improvement. The downside for us is that the bunkers require more man-power and investment than any other maintenance on the course, so there is no quick solution. As mentioned in the survey we invested about 15% more in man-power on the course in 2016 than previous years, and aim to try and increase this, along with the renovation work we have recently been doing.

Renovated Bunker

We are a small club in comparison to others in the Hull and East Yorkshire, so our budgets need careful planning. We would love to employ more greenkeepers and have the course looking immaculate but our budgets right now can’t immediately achieve that. However, we do aim to improve annually and increase investment year on year so while it may be a slow process (hopefully) you’ll see us moving in the right direction!

Other comments for of improvement such as grass around the bottoms of staked trees, untidy areas near the 18th hole, a better entrance & car park, improvement of the half-way house, etc were mentioned by some of the members and these are all firmly on our radar, we are looking to improve all of this over the coming months and years to enhance the clubs image.

We’d like to thank all the members for their participation in the survey and also for their continued support and patience with the club. We’re a growing club and none of this could be done without you!

 

Pro Shop FLASH SALE - Ends Sunday!

We've  just launched a FLASH SALE in the pro shop! Get 40% OFF everything on the sale rail, including lots of Nike, Ping and IJP shirts, sweaters, jackets and more. We also have huge savings on Nike footwear while stocks last.

The sale ends on Sunday and then the rail disappears so get in quick or miss out!

Show Mum How Much She Means to You...

Come to Café Nineteen, near Hull, on Sunday 26th March and show Mum how much you love her. For just £15 you can enjoy a freshly prepared three course meal (or £12 for two courses), and mum gets a complimentary glass of Prosecco to say thank you for being the best! Bookings are available at 12pm & 3pm and usually fill up quickly so sure to book soon.

Children's portions are available, please ask a member of staff.

Call 01964 670112 to book or click book online here:

The Captains get Fantastic Support for their Drive In!

On behalf of the Men's, Ladies', Seniors' and Juniors' Captains the club would like to thank the plethora of members who supported the Captains' Drive In on Saturday, it was an event that was full to the brim!

Not only did the Captains have a great Drive In but they managed to have a storming round and win the Texas Scramble as well! An unbelievable score of 52.8 was enough to win the scramble by 1.2 shots from second place, out of 17 teams altogether who played.

Well done to the four captains and thanks again for all of the members’ support on the day!

New Menus Coming to Café Nineteen from 13th February!

New Year, new menus! We've decided to give our menus a refresh, which includes changing the format of our menus on Wednesday to Saturday evenings. From now on there will be one evening menu across the four nights, but we will also have a Special Occasions menu which can be pre-booked for those who want to have something a little more memorable.

Here's a sneak peak of the menus which are coming to Café Nineteen in February!

Callaway Hardware Available from 6th February!

We have a huge delivery of Callaway clubs, bags, and balls (including Odyssey putters) arriving on Monday 6th February, and we can't wait to get it all on the selves and in peoples' hands!

You'll be able to come in and see the following products in store:

Drivers & Woods

  • Epic Sub Zero Driver
  • Big Bertha Fusion Driver
  • XR 16 Driver
  • XR 16 Fairway Wood

Hybrids & Irons

  • Apex Hybrid
  • Steelhead XR Hybrid
  • XR OS Hybrid
  • Steelhead XR Irons
  • XR OS Irons

Wedges & Putters

  • MacDaddy Matte Black Wedge
  • MacDaddy Satin Chrome Wedge
  • Odyssey O-Works #1
  • Odyssey O-Works #7
  • Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 2Ball
  • Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 #7
  • Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 #9
  • Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 V-Line

We will also be receiving demo irons of the Apex CF 16, Apex Pro 16 Steelhead XR and XR OS irons so that you can try and test them for yourself!

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.

Have a Short Video Review of Your Golf Lesson Emailed to your Inbox!

As part of his continually improving service our PGA Professional James Bisby now includes a short video analysis emailed to your inbox after your lesson, detailing what you went through during the lesson and what areas you will be working on.

Over time you will be able to build up a bank of these videos and look back on how your swing has improved after a series of lessons! All this for just £20 per lesson for members, or £25 for visitors.

Book your lessons now with James on 07896 257878!