Rob Draper wins the 2019 Club Championship!

Last weekend we held our Club Championship which is a two round strokeplay event which determines arguably the best golfer at the club.

Two trophies are up for grabs on the weekend: the Club Championship Trophy which goes to the player with the lowest aggregate gross score, and the Ted Key Trophy which goes to the player with the best accumulative net score.

We made a slight change to the format this year in that we told all the entrants that the top 16 gross scores from the first round would be seeded into selected fourballs on the Sunday morning so that the leaders were all playing together.

As it was the first time we had ever put this seeded tee format into play, we were a little apprehensive how it would be received by the entrants, so you can imagine our delight when every player in the top 16 embraced and priased the idea.

On the Saturday (first round) scoring was disappointing from most players apart from Lee Webster who posted a solid 71 gross to lead by four shots from Mike Taylor and James Sprangle. Other notable players had higher scores such as Steve Sorrenson on 76, Rob Draper on 76 and Chris Young on 78 - all of these players were disappointed with their efforts.

Going into day two and it was arguably Lee’s championship to lose, but as we all know in golf it’s not over until the last putt drops.

Rob Draper was in the penultimate fourball and was playing very solid golf on what was a reasonably tough day on the golf course with the wind blowing around 15-20mph. Meanwhile Webster was having a wobble on the first nine holes with a string of bogeys to post a +6 score of 41. It was all to play for!

As the first fourballs of the top sixteen came in they all stayed around the 18th green to see how the Championship reached its climax - and it didn’t disappoint! Draper parred the last hole for 71, which meant that Lee needed a level gross back 9 to take it to a play-off.

Unfortunately for Lee, a bogey on the par-3 17th hole cost him, and he missed a 25 foot birdie putt on 18, meaning that Rob was crowned the 2019 Club Champion after overturning a four shot defecit! The Ted Key Trophy went to Shaun McGeachy who scored a fantastic net total of 6-under par.

Congratulations Rob, although we won’t hear the end of it! And well done to Shaun who showed fantastic consistency throughout the weekend for the net prize!

Matchplay Finals Day - Saturday 21st September 2019

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 2pm* and there are five matches due to be played:

2:00pm - Scratch Final*: Lee Webster vs Danny Proctor
2:08pm - Men’s Final: Danny Trafford vs TBC
2:16pm - Senior’s Final: Steve Whiting vs Ron Wicks
2:24pm - Ladies’ Final: Emma Newman vs Gina Strafford
2:32pm - Greensomes Final: Jamie Maston & Joe Harrison vs TBC

Spectators (including 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 2pm.

Men's Invitation Day - Saturday 28th September 2019

Do you have any golfing friends in the Hull and East Riding area, or even further afield?

We have a fantastic opportunity to invite them to play at Burstwick in our Men’s Invitation Day on Saturday 28th September 2019.

Entry costs £10 per member which includes your guest’s green fee and competition entry for both players - that’s right just ten pounds!

Members can book themselves in via the BRS app but will need to contact us at the club to add their guest names (as the app only lets you book members in competitions). Members must have a minimum of two guests per fourball to play within these times on the Invitation Day. Members can bring three guests if they wish and it will cost £20 in total.

Some great prizes will be available on the day including straightest drive and nearest pin, as well as great team prizes. It promises to be a great day so why not bring a friend and proudly show them around your club while possibly picking some decent prize money up along the way!

Captain Tony Howard leads Europe to Burstwick Cup!

After a fantastic weekend on the golf course Europe emerged victors in the 2019 Burstwick Cup. Captain Tony Howard led his team to victory on Sunday afternoon after a very tight first day of fourballs.

Scores were tied on Saturday at 4-4 which meant that it was all to play for come Sunday morning on the first tee. The individual fixtures promised some big grudge matches, with not only a Burstwick Cup medal at stake for the players but pride and bragging rights in the clubhouse.

Noteable matches included Tom Peyman vs Joe Harrison, Alan Key vs Rob Draper, Andy Giles vs Mike Huzzard, and of course the Captains; Tony Howard (Europe) vs Dave Smith (USA) who were out first.

As Tony and Dave whizzed round the course in a buggy, Tony started playing some of his best golf and quickly got ahead - and stayed there. At 9:30am they were already finished and enjoying a glass of port in the bar after Tony beat Dave 6&5, a real message sent to the USA team that the Europeans meant business.

After the first few matches came in it was still very tight, but into the latter half of the field a sea of blue started to show on the leaderboard.

In the end a strong finish came from team Europe and it was already over with a couple of matches still to come in; the blues ended up taking the individual matches 10-6, making the overall score 14-10. Captain Tony Howard made history by being the first Captain to retain the cup after winning it in his Vice-Captain’s year in 2018, a fantastic feat!

Thank you to all that played, it was as always a very enjoyable event (and slightly messy one in the bar by the end), and some fantastic golf was played from both teams!

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 a pairs betterball 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:

Enter your team into the 2019 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.

Places available for the Burstwick Sixes Tournament

In just over a fortnight we will be hosting our Burstwick Sixes event which is a six hole pairs knockout tournament played over one day!

There are just 16 spaces available for the Burstwick Sixes tournament on Saturday, August 24!

Here’s how the tournament works; pairs are split into four groups of four and play each other in three, six holes ‘Round Robin’ matches. After 18 holes, players will have a small break and the winners of each group will play a six hole semi-final and in turn the winners of those matches will go on to play the final, while the losers take part in a third place play-off.

There is a £260 prize fund at stake and we’re sure there will be a lot of tense games on the day, good luck to all that are playing!

Club Championship moved to Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2019

Due to unforseen circumstances we have unfortunately decided that we have to move the Club Championship from Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July to Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September.

The competition will retain the same format apart from the fact that the top 16 players from Day 1 will be seeded into their tee times on Sunday morning between 8:36am and 9:00am.

Support your Men's Captain on Saturday 20th July!

On Saturday 20th July your Men's Captain Tony Howard is hosting a Charity Open Am-Am for his nominated charity "Hull 4 Heroes”. 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!

Home team wins top prize at The Audio Room Pro-Am as event is a huge success!

We couldn’t have asked for better weather for the Audio Room Pro-Am on Friday 24th May - bright blue skies, not too much of a breeze and a temperature that meant many legs were out in force on the day!

With a field of 33 teams - the most we have ever had at the club - it was a very busy day on the golf course, and the numerous kind comments about the golf course and hospitality meant that our team had done a fantastic job of preparing for the day.

The halfway house which was sponsored by GRT7V Promotions providing an array of homemade sandwiches, sausage rolls, quiche, flapjack and lemon sponge served with complimentary beer, wine or soft drinks, kept the golfers fueled after nine holes to keep the scoring going.

The winning team of Carl Cunningham, Chris Farr, Warren Peers and professional Alex Belt scored a fantastic 20 under par to win the event, a great score on a challenging and quick golf course!

Professional scoring was impressive with 9 of the 33 professionals shooting under par for the day, but none threatened Alex Belt’s course record score of 62. Gareth Traynor took the top prize of £1,000 with his 66, with John Wells, James Drinkall and Robert Booth in tow for tied 2nd on 67.

Home professional Matt Daley was disappointed with his 1-under 69 after a bogey-bogey start and bogey-bogey finish but finished a very respectable tied 5th in his first event at Burstwick as the Head Professional.

Thank you to Darren Bamford of The Audio Room for sponsoring the whole event, and to all the associate, prize and tee sponsors which helped us along the way, and most of all thank you to the 132 players who participated in this fantastic event!

There are a few spaces left for The Audio Room Pro-Am!

Our flagship event of the year, the annual Pro-Am sponsored by The Audio Room in Hull, is due to take place on Friday 24th May and is filling up nicely with teams from around the region.

Professionals will be competing for a fantastic £1,000 first prize, one of the highest in the region, but it’s not just about rewarding the professionals. Amateur teams will be competing for a prize table worth over £2,500, with the first team prize being worth over £800! Not bad for a day out on the golf course, eh?

There are still a handful of spaces left for the event so if you would like to be part of one of Burstwick’s biggest events drop us an email now .

Teams consist of three amateurs and a professional (who we can allocate for you, if required) and the day includes refreshments at various parts of the course including a fully stocked halfway house, and a two course meal afterwards.

John Ward wins the Masters Par 3 Competition!

Last night we had close to 50 people enter our Masters Wednesday Par 3 9 Hole event at the club and it was a great evening for it!

With a total of 1,078 yards for the nine holes most players won’t have needed much more than a mid iron in the bag, but thanks to a cool breeze many of the holes were playing much different to their written yardage.

The format was a strokeplay with 25% handicap allowance, and the scores were very tight at the top, with just two shots separating the seven best cards.

Prizes went to the top five players and it was John Ward who climbed to the summit of the pile with a great score of 25 (-2) net.

PlayerGross Score Handicap (Shots Received) Net Score
John Ward2813 (3)25
Alex Foster2911 (3)26 (Bk 6)
Chris Theron3119 (5)26 (Bk 1)
Kevin Bullock3118 (5)26
Colin Russell3117 (4)27 (Bk 6)
2nd Hole

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

On Wednesday 10th April 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.

Matt Daley’s Am-Am filling up already

This April we will be hosting the first annual fundraising Am-Am for our new professional Matt Daley. It is the first event of it’s kind to be held at Burstwick, and it follows on from when Matt held the same event when he was at Hainsworth Park Golf Club.

The Am-Am is open to all players at any club as long as they have a valid handicap and entry costs just £20 per person, including a bacon roll and coffee!

Matt’s Am-Ams previously were extremely successful and it looks like this one will be just as popular as we already have over 20 teams booked for the day.

If you would like to take part in this event go online to www.opens.burstwick.golf and book your team in now!

Get your team into the Spring Fundraising Open Am-Am now!

On Saturday 2nd March 2019 we are hosting our Spring Open Am-Am which will be raising funds for course furniture, such as new benches, bins, ball washers and more. Anyone can enter as long as they are a member at any golf club and have a valid CONGU handicap.

Entry costs just £80 per team and our prizes are very generous considering it is a fundraising event.

The format is an Am-Am Stableford with the best two nett scores to count from the team on each hole, and teams are allowed 3/4 handicap allowance. Tee times are available from 8am to 1pm but generally book up very quickly so make sure to get your team in soon.

To put your team in the event please book online here or call us on 01964 670112.

Lady Captain's team wins Xmas Ladies Am-Am!

Position Team Score
1st S. Leonard, C. Greenwood,
C. Wicks, A. Roberts
74 pts (Bk9 39pts)
2nd S. Jessen, B. Hanneman,
T. Fethon, M. Arnold
74 pts (Bk9 35pts)
3rd A. Maher, J. Peacock,
W. Pryor, J. Woodcock
73 pts
4th L. Richardson, L. Atkin,
J. Minns, K. Screetham
71 pts
5th R. Green, J. Richards,
A. Hunter, A. O'Donnell
69 pts

Last week we held our annual Ladies Xmas Open Am-Am and Mother Nature blessed us with a more than acceptable day for golf, which remained dry and not too cold. We had a full compliment of teams in the 10:30am shotgun start, and scoring was quite tough on the day with only the top three teams shooting under par scores.

Congratulations to the winning team consisting of our Lady Captain Sarah Leonard, Cathy Greenwood, Chris Wicks and Ann Roberts, with a score of 74 pts, winning on the back nine.

Thank you to all that attended the event, we hope to see you all again next year!


Four players emerge victorious at Matchplay Finals

Congratulations to Lee Webster, Mike Oliver and Steve Alger on winning their Matchplay Finals on Saturday 22nd September!

Lee beat George Grassby 10&9 in the 36-hole Scratch Final, Mike beat Alex Foster 5&4 in the Men’s Matchplay and Steve also beat Graham Wilkinson 5&4 in the Seniors’ Final. All very strong victories from each player!

Laura Key also won the Ladies Matchplay two weeks previous, having played Catherine Greenwood early due to Laura being seven months’ pregnant, and the Greensomes final had to be postponed due to Lee Webster also playing in that fixture and it clashing with the Scratch Final.

Congratulations to all the winners and commiserations to the losing finalists, and thank you to all that entered the events! We will see you all competing again in 2019!

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!