Matchplay Finals Day - Saturday 22nd September 2018

Come and spectate the Matchplay Finals Day with your friends, it promises to be a great afternoon! Support the members of Burstwick who have played great golf all seasons and made it to the finals of their knock-out tournaments. Tee offs begin from 1pm* and there are three matches due to be played:

1:00pm - Scratch Final*: Lee Webster vs George Grassby
1:10pm - Men’s Final: Mike Oliver vs Alex Foster
1:20pm - Senior’s Final: Graham Wilkinson vs Steve Alger

The Greensomes’ and Ladies’ finals have unfortunately been rearranged for different days due to unforeseen circumstances.

Non-members are very welcome. Alcohol is permitted on the golf course and there will be no dress code for spectators.

*The Scratch Final is over 36 holes and the tee off for the second round is at 1pm, the first round of the scratch will be at 8:36am, spectators welcome for both rounds.

Team USA retain the Burstwick Cup for second year in a row!

Last weekend we hosted our coveted Burstwick Cup which is a Ryder Cup style event where members of Burstwick are split into Team Europe and Team USA for a 16v16 brawl!

Captains Bruce Carter (Europe) and Tony Howard (USA) both had great teams on paper, and it was obvious the weekend could go either way.

With fourball betterball matches played on the Saturday the scores came in at 5-3 to the Americans, but with double points available on the Sunday in the singles matches it was obvious that slender lead could quite easily fade away very quickly. And it did.

The first three matches on Sunday went to the Europeans, and suddenly with 13 points to play for the Americans started to wobble.

Myself and opponent Chris Young (who beat me 3&2 in the second match of the day) took it upon ourselves to grab a golf buggy and promote ourselves to theoretical vice captains, as we went around the course to see how the other matches were playing, and give our teams some encouragement.

The more Chris and I ventured around the course it was evident that this cup was going to be nip and tuck. Both the Europeans and Americans had a fair share of matches going their way, and with a lot of strong characters out on the course it was tough to call who might falter and who would strive to victory in each game.

In the end, the final few matches edged it towards Team USA and the race to 12.5 points was won with a couple of matches still left to come in. Congratulations to the red team on their brilliant victory, and thank you to all that played the weekend. I’m sure we will see many of you again in the Burstwick Cup next year!

Enter your team into the Summer Open Am-Am!

Our last team open event of the warmer months is already around the corner; the Summer 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 £60 per team.

As always with our opens, we provide very generous prizes for the top teams!

These prizes are in the form of vouchers which can be used on a variety of things including any goods from our pro shop (and if there is something you want that we don't stock, we will be able to get it for you!), food and drink from our restaurant, driving range, and more!

If you fancy a great day out for just £15 a person why not give us a call on 01964 670112 and book your team in? Times are available from 8am to 12:30pm.

Congratulations to Joe Harrison and Jamie Maston on winning the Burstwick Sixes!

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!

Support your Men's Captain on Saturday 21st July!

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!

Have you entered the Burstwick Sixes yet? There's a £260 prize pot to be won!

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 -

Get your team into the Junior Fundraising Open Am-Am on Sunday 17th June!

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 alan.key@burstwick.golf to enter your team now!

Weather didn’t dampen most successful Pro-Am to date

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.

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

Next Wednesday we are holding a 9 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.

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!

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

The Spring Am-Am has now been re-arranged for 21st April due to extreme weather conditions. All tee times have been rolled over to that date.

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.

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!

Congratulations to all the winners in the 2017 Matchplay Finals Day!

LAST Saturday we hosted the 2017 Matchplay Finals Day, which consisted of five matchplay finals: Scratch, Men’s, Seniors‘, Ladies’ and Greensomes. Unfortunately the Junior final was not able to be played due to Jack Maxey being in both this and the Scratch final.

Tee offs were from 1pm in the afternoon to give members a chance to come and spectate the matches after their morning rounds. All matches are played over 18 holes apart from the Scratch final which was over 36 holes.

The weather was kind and gave us good golfing conditions, with a dry but mild afternoon. First to tee off was the second round of the Scratch Final between past winner Jack Maxey and Steve Sorrenson. Steve Sorrenson was 1 down after the first 18 holes but valiantly battled back to get back to all square, then on the back nine went on a birdie barrage (four in a row) to beat Jack 5&4. What a fantastic way to win the final!

In the Men’s final Andy Giles managed to edge second-time finalist Sam Bamford 2&1 after a very close match between the two players.

Next was the Senior final and Dennis Wright put in an excellent performance to beat the reigning champion Ron Wicks 4&3. In the Ladies’ final Laura Key played very steady golf to become victorious over Sallie Nielsen with a score of 3&2. Laura said she played some of the best golf she has in weeks!

Finally, the Greensomes final went down to the first play-off hole after being all square through 18 where Phil Bullen and Ryan Pettit edged father-son duo Les and Nick Waites.

A huge well done to all the winners who all did themselves very proud on the day, and good luck to both Jack Maxey and Alex Hewitson in the junior final next week!

Matchplay Finals Day - Saturday 30th September 2017

Come and spectate the Matchplay Finals Day with your friends, it promises to be a great afternoon! Support the members of Burstwick who have played great golf all seasons and made it to the finals of their knock-out tournaments. Tee offs begin from 1pm* and there are five matches due to be played:

1:00pm - Scratch Final*: Jack Maxey vs Steve Sorrenson
1:10pm - Men’s Final: Sam Bamford vs Andy Giles
1:20pm - Senior’s Final: Dennis Wright vs Ron Wicks
1:30pm - Greensomes Final: Les Waites & Nick Waites vs Ryan Pettit & Phil Bullen
3:00pm - Ladies’ Final: Laura Key vs Sallie Nielsen

Non-members are very welcome. Alcohol is permitted on the golf course and there will be no dress code for spectators.

*The Scratch Final is over 36 holes and the tee off for the second round is at 1pm.

USA take stunning victory over Europe in Burstwick Cup

Last weekend we hosted the infamous Burstwick Cup which is one of the most fun events in our calendar. The format takes resemblance to the Ryder Cup where USA take on Europe in a Matchplay event.

Day one consisted of fourball betterball matchplay whereby pairs from each team are pitted against each other, with a total of 6 points being up for grabs. Although it could have been argued that both teams were very even on paper, team USA quickly went on the offensive and charged to a 4-2 lead.

With the European team certain to not let their determination waiver, Captain Mike Smith rallied up the troops on Sunday morning as the blues set out to cut the deficit and make amends for their first day performance.

Things did not go the European's way. USA Captain Bruce Carter got the reds off to a strong start with a win, and Dave Thompson continued before Ashley Heidstra got a point back for the Europeans.

With the scores USA 6-3 Europe at this point and with nine matches still to come in it was game on! Or, game off, as far as the European's were concerned. Match after match the USA team started to trounce Mike's lads, and with 5 matches still to play it was already all over!

In the end the blue team just could not compete. The score finished at USA 13.5-4.5 Europe, an absolute crushing victory for the reds. Well done to everyone that played, particularly the American team and their captain Bruce Carter!

Men's Invitation Day - Saturday 23rd September 2017

Do you have any golfing friends in the Hull & East Riding area, or even further afield? Why not invite them to come and play at Burstwick in our Men's Invitation Day on Saturday 16th September 2017? 

Entry costs £10 per member which includes the guest's green fee and competition entry for the pair.

The sheet is up in the clubhouse now for members to put their names along with their guests. 

Members must have a minimum of 2 guests per fourball to play within these times on the Invitation Day. Members can bring 3 guests if they wish.

The teams have been drawn for the Burstwick Cup!

Who will win, Europe or USA? Team Captains Mike Smith and Bruce Carter have today drawn the teams for the Burstwick Cup this coming weekend, and it's due to be a great brawl between the two teams!

Please remember to wear team colours both days of the competition (USA red, Europe blue) and may the best team win!

 Team America
 Team Europe

Saturday - Fourball Matchplay

 
Saturday FourballsTeam EuropeTeam USA
8:00amCaptain - Mike Smith
Darren Wilkinson
Captain - Bruce Carter
Pete Hilton
8:10amMark Barningham
James Bisby
Neil Turner
Andy Wilson
8:20amA. Key
Ashley Heidstra
Alex Foster
Jamie Brewer
8:30amAllan Smith
David Key
Pete McEwan
Tony Bird
8:40amMike Huzzard
Glenn Brewer
Craig Smalley
TBA
8:50amDave Silversides
Ron Wicks
Dave Thompson
Steve Sorrenson
 

Sunday - Singles Matchplay

 
Sunday SinglesTeam EuropeTeam USA
7:54amCaptain - Mike SmithCaptain - Bruce Carter
8:01amRon WicksDave Thompson
8:09amAshley HeidstraAndy Wilson
8:16amDavid KeyCraig Smalley
8:24amMark Barningham/td>P. McEwan
8:31amDave SilversidesPete Hilton
8:39amJames BisbyAlex Foster
8:46amGlenn BrewerJamie Brewer
8:54amMike HuzzardTony Bird
9:01amAllan SmithTBA
9:09amAlan KeySteve Sorrenson
9:16amDarren WilkinsonNeil Turner
 

Good luck to all the players and may the best team win!