Improve your golf in the Winter months

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As the nights draw in and the weather gets colder, the best way to keep your golf swing going is to come to our 14 bay floodlit driving range, and lots of people are indeed doing that!

With good quality two-piece balls and mats, 300 yards of fairway with plenty of targets, many golfers from the local area love coming to perfect their swing in the winter months. Coupled with the fact we have the best teaching facility in the area with Matt Daley’s Golf Academy, we have everything you could need to improve your golf!

Record numbers coming to the Matt Daley Golf Academy for coaching

Matt Daley has been so busy coaching lately that he has enlisted the help of his good friend and fellow PGA Professional, Laurence Warne, to help him coach at the MD Golf Academy.

Matt has been playing a lot of tournament golf lately as well as working 12-hour days coaching and custom fitting, and it has been proving a little difficult to fit all of his clients in, which is why a call to Laurence was needed.

Last week both coaches set a new record at the club and coached between them more than 35 players over the course of the day which included 16 individual lessons and two groups. A fantastic feat for Matt, Laurence and the club!

Laurence is helping at the club now in the short term and is doing a great job helping Matt.

It’s great to see so many people coming to the club and improving their game, from complete beginners to advanced players and other professionals coming for coaching.

If you would like to book a lesson with either coach go to www.lessons.burstwick.golf and you can reserve your slot 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!

Get into golf with our Taster Memberships

It's the time of year again when we will be putting on a recruitment drive in order to attract new people to the golf and to the club. Our Taster Memberships have been very successful in the past and our new Head Professional Matt Daley is very keen to get started with the 2019 packages.

Aimed at golf novices and beginners, our taster memberships are a perfect way to get a feel for golf, with a block of group lessons from Matt Daley, 800 driving range balls and two months’ of golf. It’s a crash course in golf!

After the three month course has finished each person will have a good understanding of golf and will have improved by a good margin. We can almost guarantee too that they will want to continue further and play as much golf as they can!

The course of lessons will involve a general understanding of the rules and etiquette of the game and then Matt will move on to the golf swing, short game, and putting. All the while keeping fun and laughs as the main priority!

As part of the lessons and the range work, Taster members will not be required to have their own equipment or even have any golf apparel, they can just turn up in whatever they feel comfortable in and be ready to enjoy themselves and meet new people!

If you’ve been looking for a new hobby, or if you’ve always fancied a crack at golf but never got round to it, now is the perfect time to start with our Taster Memberships! Pop into our clubhouse or download an application form to apply now!

Thank you to the members from Matt Daley

It’s been nearly three months since I joined the team at Burstwick, and it has flown by!

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the members at the club who have made me feel very welcome, and already part of the family at Burstwick.

The reception I have received since October has been humbling and I know that I haven’t quite met everyone yet, but I’m sure I will get to know you all at some point soon, it’s just that I have been putting every ounce of effort into the studio to make sure it was completed as soon as possible.

Many of you will be aware that when I joined the club my aim was to create the best teaching facility in the whole of the East Riding area, with the best technology, knowledge and expertise, and I see this as a fantastic facility for the members of Burstwick, whether it be for lessons or for hiring with friends to play on the virtual golf simulator.

The studio is now complete and I would love all of the members to come and have a look so if you see me in the clubhouse don’t hesitate to grab me and I will gladly show you around.

Also I would just like to say a big thank you to Alan and family for their support and patience throughout, you have all made me feel so welcome and have been a massive help in my start at the club.

So a huge thank you to all members, staff and family of Burstwick Country Golf. It means a lot!

Regards
Matt Daley

A sneak peak into Matt Daley's new Studio!

This week Matt Daley’s new Trackman Golf Studio is now open and ready for use after a full refurbishment. There isn’t much that Matt hasn’t changed: flooring, walls, colour scheme, launch monitor, computer and four monitors, putting matt, couch and more!

The place has a brand new feel and is much cleaner than the previous design, providing the best teaching and practice facility in the area with market-leading Trackman technology - the same that is used on the PGA Tour.

The indoor simulator will be up and running this weekend and ready for golfers to hire for £25 per hour. This includes the ability to play 30 golf courses (including St. Andrews Old Course and Royal Troon), run Nearest the Pin competitions, play some Target Golf or just hone in your numbers and practice your swing by yourself.

Matt has already been teaching an impressive number of lessons without the studio being in action, so he is very excited to get going in teaching golfers from all around the area in the facility from this week.

If you would like to have a look at the new studio Matt would be very happy to give you a free tour and demonstration of everything that can be done to help improve your game and also enjoy your golf in a warm, cosy environment, which is perfect for these cold and wintry days we are having lately.

Give Matt a call on 07706 285296, email matt.daley@burstwick.golf or pop in and see him!


Matt's Daley's teaching studio shaping up nicely

Matt Daley’s quest to have the best teaching facility in the whole of the East Riding is coming along very nicely indeed.

This week Matt has had a plasterer to give the room a full board out and skim give the studio a brand new feel. As well as new walls, Matt has purchased new nets including a white screen for use with the Trackman indoor simulator when you decide you want to play with your friend at St. Andrews Old Links, or one of 30 other golf courses.

Trackman boasts the most up-to-date features and technology in ball and club tracking, and differs from the rest of the market by being able to thoroughly analyse chipping and putting too.

The addition of two wall mounted 43” TVs, two cameras and various other premium teaching aids, there will be no other studio in the area that offers the same level of equipment or experience.

Matt hopes the room will be ready within the next week and we can’t wait for people to come and give it a try! If you’re coming to the driving range any time soon please feel free to pop your head in and have a look at the new facility.

Treat your loved one this Christmas with Matt Daley's gift packages!

Matt Daley has the perfect gift packages to suit any budget this Christmas! If you have a beloved one who is a keen golfer, or looking to start golf, Matt is the perfect professional to fit the bill.

If you would like to purchase give Matt a call on 07706 285296 or come and speak to him at the golf club!

Welcome Matt Daley to the team at Burstwick!

We are proud to announce that Matt Daley is the new PGA Professional at Burstwick, starting Monday 22nd October 2018!

Matt has very high ambitions for the club and wants to hit the ground running with a complete makeover of the teaching studio. In the coming weeks Matt will be adding many premium pieces of technology to the studio including a launch monitor, an indoor golf simulator and state of the art high speed cameras to create the “Ultimate Golf Experience” at Burstwick.

Matt has a wealth of experience in both teaching and playing at elite levels, and has seen many successes in his career including winning several amateur and professional championships around the country. Matt has also played on the PGA Europro Tour and European Challenge Tour alongside some of Europe’s most talented players, and is very well respected among his peers.

If you would like to book a lesson with Matt call us on 01964 670112 or email matt.daley@burstwick.golf!

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.

Christmas Lesson Packages from £50!

Our PGA Professional James Bisby has put created some fantastic offers for Christmas 2017, with prices ranging to suit all budgets! Treat your loved one to some expert golf tuition in 2018 by purchasing one of these fantastic vouchers.

Call James on 07896 257878 to arrange or call in to our clubhouse!

Discount Coaching Week - Another loyalty benefit for Members!

James Bisby is launching a week of discount coaching, starting Tuesday 14th November! James is cutting the price of his Visitor Coaching by £5 per session, but the big winners are members of Burstwick that will have 50% discount on any lessons that week!

For a standard lesson, members will pay just £10!

If you would like to book in with James either give him a call on 07896 257878 or pop into the clubhouse and a member of staff can book you in.

Exclusive offer to members of Burstwick - Saturday 30th September

EXCLUSIVE OFFER TO MEMBERS OF BURSTWICK - Book a FREE golf lesson with James Bisby!

Our PGA Professional James Bisby is running a free coaching day solely for members of Burstwick on Saturday 30th September 2017 from 8am to 4pm. Each session will be 30 minutes long and will consist of everything that a full lesson would include:

  • Video swing analyis
  • Flightscope technology
  • Expert tips from a level 3 PGA Professional
  • Video review sent to your inbox

Call James on 07896 257878 or come into the clubhouse to reserve your space now, but make sure to be quick as there are only a select number of slots available!

James Bisby is hosting some events to get more involved

Head PGA Professional James Bisby has lots of great events planned for the upcoming months, aimed at getting more people playing better golf!

James’ Golf Academy now has all the tools (GASP video analysis and Flightscope launch monitor technology) to ensure that his clients receive the absolute best in coaching and custom fitting, and he is keen to create a calendar of events that will help get more people involved and show just how beneficial he can be for your golf, but also have fun at the same time!

Speaking of fun, James is hosting a ‘Closest the Pin’ competition on Thursday, August 31 from 6:30pm where anyone can come to the range and have a go. The Pin will be exactly 125 yards away so most golfers will have a chance of winning!

It costs just £2 for 5 shots and players can have as many goes as they want to pay for. The winner will receive a box of Pro V1 balls worth £42.

Other upcoming events will include a free members’ coaching day on September 30, and a discount coaching week in November for both members and visitors. There are also plans to greatly increase lady and junior participation in the coming months!

Flightscope Xi Tour is the latest edition to the James Bisby Golf Academy

Our head professional James Bisby is always improving his teaching academy in many ways, from investing in his own professional development, and also buying the latest technology to take his coaching to new levels.

For a while it has been on James’ radar that the next big step for him would be to invest in launch monitor technology, but these things don’t come cheap so it’s been a long time in the planning.

James did his research across the market and in the end made the decision to go with the Flightscope Xi Tour, which is one of the leading launch monitors both on the PGA and European Tours and among PGA Professionals worldwide.

For those who don’t know what a Flightscope does, in simplest terms it gathers critical data from golf shots to help players get the best from their game. Flightscope uses Doppler Radar technology (the same as used by the military) to track each golf shot and derive data such as: club head speed, ball speed, launch angle, spin rate, club path, smash factor, and many other attributes. These tools allow James to enhance his teaching and make more specific recommendations to his clients, as it unlocks a world of information about their golf swing.

Other great benefits of the Flightscope Xi Tour include club fitting and finding your distances of your full golf bag. Being custom fitted for clubs is crucial for getting the best results from your purchase, and by using Flightscope you can try various different clubs and James can analyse the data to make sure you the club you select optimises your ball flight because it is in tune with your golf swing.

If you would like to book a lesson, club fit or find your distances, contact James on 07896 257878 or email james.bisby@burstwick.golf.

Have a Short Video Review of Your Golf Lesson Emailed to your Inbox!

As part of his continually improving service our PGA Professional James Bisby now includes a short video analysis emailed to your inbox after your lesson, detailing what you went through during the lesson and what areas you will be working on.

Over time you will be able to build up a bank of these videos and look back on how your swing has improved after a series of lessons! All this for just £20 per lesson for members, or £25 for visitors.

Book your lessons now with James on 07896 257878!

Swing Fundamentals Clinic with PGA Professional James Bisby

Come and put your names down for the Swing Fundamentals Clinic with James Bisby, hosted on the driving range on Tuesday 29th November at 6pm! On the evening James will teach players of all abilities important aspects of creating a reliable golf swing, including:

  • Gripping the club correctly
  • How to address the ball with the correct posture and position
  • Where to position the ball for each club
  • How your ball striking and flight is effected by incorrect fundamentals

The clinic costs just £6 per person and includes a free hot drink! Plus James is offering £5 off an individual golf lesson booked before the end of February for all attendees!

Book now by coming into the clubhouse and putting your name down!