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.
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.
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!