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.

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!

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

Burstwick Enjoys Most Successful Pro-Am to Date!

Nearly 100 people visited Burstwick on Friday 27th May to take part in our Annual Pro-Am sponsored by Santander, and it was a fantastic day with some great scoring!

The weather gods blessed us with hardly any wind at all and warm conditions which got better as the day wore on, the sun visited from 3pm onwards and into the evening which made for a very pleasant round for the later teams.

On the day we had tee sponsors on most holes and a half-way house sponsor which all contributed to a fantastic prize fund of £2800 for the professionals and £2000 worth in amateur prizes, making the Burstwick Pro-Am one of the best value events in the area.

Teams on the day came from all over Yorkshire and the course was looking the best it has ever been for the event. With scoreable conditions the day looked perfect for some low shooting from the professionals, and Alex Belt's course record of six under could have been seriously under threat.

The Yorkshire PGA greeted players as they registered for the competition, handing out pin placement cards and giving everyone information about how the course was playing, and free refreshments were on the tee ready for the players going on their journey. The half-way house which was sponsored by Premier Stores give players a chance to refuel on various savoury and sweet snacks, preparing for attack on the easier back nine.

When the scores started rolling in it was clearly visible that the added length on the course and inclusion of trees into play have made the course more difficult in the two years since the last Pro-Am, as the winning professional score was the highest it as ever been at 1-under par.

1stJ. Drinkall69
=A. Belt69
=P. Bradshaw69
=D. Leng69
=J. Preston69
6thR. Booth70
7thJ. Bisby72
=M. Ombler72
=A. Boynton72
=R. Pace72
1stA. Belt (Pro), C. Clarkson, P. Kaye, S. Mews122
2ndP. Bradshaw (Pro), I. Cross, R. Tidder, T. Sims123
3rdR. Pace (Pro), D. Burdin, S. Beardsley, M. Rawson124
4thD. Wilkes (Pro), C. Young, M. Russell, C. Bartle124
5thL. Adamson (Pro), R. Gillingwater, A. McLocklan, D. Nicoll124
6thJ. Preston (Pro), C. Cunningham, T. Walker, R. Meggison126
7thM. Daley (Pro), P. Daley, G. Robinson, C. Cunningham127

The winning team with a fantastic score of 18 under par was A. Belt (Pro), C. Clarkson, P. Kaye and S. Mews, taking the victory with a one shot lead! A whopping five professionals tied for the top spot with scores of 69 each which shoes just how close-run the event was! Other winners included:

  • Straightest Drive (Hole 2) - L. Webster
  • Nearest Pin (Hole 5) - P. McDermott
  • Nearest Pin (Hole 14) - A. Mackinnon
  • Nearest Pin (Hole 17) - P. Daley
  • Putting Champion - P. Daley

Congratulations to all that won prizes at the event, and thanks again for all the kind compliments about the course and supporting the club. See you all next year!