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!

Jack Maxey wins Club Championship for the second time

Last weekend we held our Club Championship which is a two day event comprising of a strokeplay aggregate format. There are two trophies to play for in the event, the best net score over the two days is awarded the Ted Key Trophy, and the best gross score is crowned the Club Champion.

On the Club Championship weekend you'll usually find a lot of avid members going out and trying their best on the course in order to do themselves justice in this tough event that takes no prisoners. 36 holes of strokeplay is tough for even the most patient of player.

On day one Jack (2 handicap) posted the best score of the day with a level-par 70, closely followed by Steve Sorrenson (5) on 71, Scott Jackson (2) on 73, Lee Webster (3) on 75, meaning that on day two it was all to play for. Pressure was on Jack, as the holder of the trophy, to keep the opponents at bay and when Scott Jackson posted the first score early doors of 71 to make a total of 144, Jack had very little room for error.

Lee Webster posted 71 for a 146 total, and Jack was next to come in, with Steve Sorrenson going out slightly later.

Jack's round started the worst way that he could have hoped. After five holes the East Riding Union youngster was three over par, with a very difficult stretch of holes to come on the front nine. After keeping a level head, he made a very much needed birdie down hole six to get him back on track, and proceeded to tackle Burstwick's 'Amen Corner' (holes 7, 8, 9) in one under par to post a 36 front nine. Game on!

After successfully navigating the back nine in 34, Jack posted a total of 139 to lead the Championship by five shots from Scott. Still to come in though, was Steve Sorrenson, who had a fantastic first day score of 71.

Steve posted another great round of 72 in the afternoon to make a total of 143, but crucially for him his net total was 133, which meant that he snatched the Ted Key Trophy from the hands of Ashley Heidstra on 136.

It was a brilliant weekend of golf by the members of Burstwick, congratulations to Jack and Steve on winning their respective trophies, and well done to the 63 players who entered the event!

 

Burstwick Sixes Cancelled

Unfortunately due to lack of participation the Burstwick Sixes pairs competition scheduled for this Saturday has been cancelled. This competition will be replaced by an Individual Stableford.

If you have any feedback as to why you haven't entered the Burstwick Sixes, we would be very grateful to hear it, please complete the form below:

Burstwick Sixes

On Saturday 15th July we are hosting the inaugural Burstwick Sixes competition, in which 16 pairs are allowed to take part. The competition, which will be held over holes 1-2 & 15-18, will be in the form of a matchplay knockout tournament played over one day.

Handicaps will be limited to 30% allowance with specific stroke indexes for the day to allow for shots. The matches will be drawn at 7:30am, and some matches will be drawn to tee off the 16th and others 1st hole (to get the games moving in sync) at 8am.

We are asking all participants to stay for the day, even if they are knocked out. We hope to have a crowd spectating the final and third place play-off!

Entry costs £20 per pair and the first prize is £120 for the pair, while second and third are £80 and £60 respectively.

Put your names down in the clubhouse now before the 16 slots become full!

 

Alex Belt sets new Course Record at Burstwick in The Audio Room Pro-Am

Last Friday saw our most high profile event of the year held at Burstwick, the annual Pro-Am sponsored by The Audio Room.

For those who are unfamiliar with the format of a Pro-Am, teams enter the competition which consist of one PGA Professional and three amateur golfers. The four play as a team in Am-Am format (best two scores from four on each hole) while the Pro also has their own individual score marked for a separate leaderboard.

Our Pro-Am is one of the best value events in the area, with a total prize value of over £5,000 split between professionals and amateurs, while entry is just £195 per team. Not only is the prize table worth a huge amount, but we put on a great day for all guests with a free halfway house which includes a boat load of food, soft drinks and beers, we also throw in four nearest pin prizes as well as a straightest drive. As we pride ourselves as a restaurant that produces high quality food, the included two course meal of chicken with white wine sauce followed by a home-made cheesecake went down very well too!

Now on to the scores. Last year just one under par won the top professional prize, but Alex Belt was having none of that in 2017. As a past winner on the EuroPro Tour, I know that Alex has a huge talent worthy of reducing any golf course to it’s knees, and as such he has held the professional course record at Burstwick since 2008 when he shot 64 (six under par).

This year he decided that 64 wasn’t good enough and beat that score by another two shots! 62 was enough to take the top spot by an amazing five shots. Astonishing.

Burstwick’s very own Joe Coyle followed behind with a very solid 67, alongside Cottingham’s Alex Boyton, to take joint second place, a great performance from Joe who definitely has much more left in the tank.

Leading the teams was Alex’s team “Belt’s Boys”, followed by Cobie Atkin’s team from Hainsworth Park, and in third, fourth and fifth positions were teams from Burstwick, with professionals James Drinkall, Rob Caldebank and Danny Wilkes respectively.

A huge thank you goes out from myself to Darren Bamford of The Audio Room (pictured above with Aran Wainwright of the YPGA and winner Alex Belt), and all of the sponsors who helped make the day possible. Not forgetting my volunteer for the halfway house Paul Collins, and all of the 25 teams who supported the event!

ProfessionalsNameScore
1stA. Belt62
2ndJ. Coyle67
=A. Boyton67
4thC. Ciullo70
5thJ. Drinkall71
=M. Brooks71
=S. Uzzell71
TeamsNameScore
1stBelt's Boys123
2ndHainsworth Park127
3rdDrinkall and the Hangovers128
4thCDY Ceilings128
5thGolf's a Big Par-Tee129
6thPremier Site Services130
7thSure Shank Redemption130

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 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.