Greenkeepers earn buckets full of praise after Joe Coyle's Am-Am

On Saturday we hosted 46 teams in the Joe Coyle Fundraising Am-Am, the biggest event we have ever held at Burstwick!

In preparation for the day our greenkeepers were working hard getting every inch of the course mown in order for it to look it’s best come Joe’s day. All was going very well until Friday morning, when we had a major breakdown on our greens mower. As we rang around suppliers we soon realised the part we needed was not available anywhere in the UK, so there was no chance of receiving it in time for Joe’s Am-Am, and the greens being cut for the event was absolutely imperative.

This meant that head greenkeeper Mark had to set out and hand-mow all the greens, which takes about 50 minutes per green! Because it was such a long job, Mark spent until 7.30pm on Friday night mowing the first 13 greens, and then was back in at 5am Saturday to finish the other five and practice green.

The result was superbly vividly striped greens on a course that was looking it’s best! This meant we received a flood of Facebook comments, Twitter mentions and even emails saying how great the course looked for the Am-Am. Credit to Mark and his team for their hard work!

Below are some of the fantastic comments we received:

Cracking day @burstwickgolf for @JoeCoyleGolf am-am. Course is in superb condition @BCG_Greenies
- Ashley Heidstra (Twitter)
@BCG_Greenies Course was in fantastic shape today. A quick turnaround after being shut last saturday. All credit to the greenies
- Pete Etherington (Twitter)
Great day down at @burstwickgolf for @JoeCoyleGolf golf day today. Course was immaculate full credit to @BCG_Greenies
- Darren Marks (Twitter)
Fantastic day, course looked and played great, lets hope we all did Joe proud!
- Martin Anthony (Facebook)
To Mark and the greenkeepers, impressed to say the least at the way the course was presented today for the Joe Coyle fundraising AM AM. The mowed lines on the fairways and the greens added so much the aesthetics throughout. Stand back and take a pat on the back. I'm sure this will not be the only praise you get today.
- Dave Harris (Email)

A cracking Open Am-Am; and 46 teams is a huge achievement! The green keepers all need a pat on the back! They were far and away the best greens locally that I have played this year!
- Shane Beardsley (Facebook)

Great day today for @JoeCoyleGolf Greens were immaculate by @burstwickgolf
- Lewis Fowler (Twitter)