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.
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!
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!
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 -
After becoming the Burstwick Country Golf 2017 Club Champion last week, Jack Maxey has continued his great form over the last 10 days with some very notable performances.
On Wednesday Jack competed in the Yorkshire Union Under 16s Boys’ Championship at Shipley, and finished a very impressive fourth place, just four shots off the lead after 36 holes. The next day he played in the East Riding Union Boys’ Championship at Hainsworth Park, and after a slightly rocky second round managed to beat the talented Tom Duck in a play-off after 36 holes to win the championship.
Not finished with this fantastic form, Jack earned his first call up to the East Riding Men’s scratch team to play against league leaders Sheffield Union, and Jack was the second highest point scorer for the Union!
Finally, Jack won both his matches in the East Riding Union Junior Matchplay tournament, meaning that he will be in the semi-final on August 27 at Hull Golf Club.
Lewis Hunt, another gifted Junior at the club also had a good week with a third place finish in the ERU Boys' Championship, just two shots off Jack and Tom's finishing score, and Lewis also won both of his ERU Junior Matchplay matches meaning that him and Jack are representing Burstwick as 50% of the semi final field!
Needless to say we are extremely proud of these young men who have been at Burstwick since very young ages, and we will be supporting them all the way!
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:
Cleveland's brand new 588 RTX 3.0 wedges are now in stock at Burstwick! The third generation of the 588 RTX wedge feature a host of cutting-edge technologies that improve feel, spin and distance control from different lies.
These wedges feature a patent-pending 'Feel Balancing Technology' which places the centre of gravity even closer to the face of the wedge, which decreases vibration and stabilizes the club head more at the point of impact. The engineers at Cleveland have also added a micro-cavity inside the club head hosel and have reduced the length, so more weight is optimised for a more centred centre of gravity location. This results in improved feel, greater control and tighter shot dispersions for even more accuracy on the greens.
If you want to have a look at these fantastic new wedges come to Burstwick Country Golf, just 10 minutes from Hull and see what everyone is talking about!
Mother Nature was very kind to the golfers at Burstwick over the weekend, after what looked like a bleak outlook for the Burstwick Cup, turned out to be absolutely fine, if not rather nice!
The rivalry between the European and USA team for the 2015 Burstwick Cup was one of the most fierce we have seen, and the banter began well before a ball was teed up, with Facebook and Twitter awash with jibes and jokes about who might come out victorious.
Team captain's Andy Wilson and Alan Mackinnon were raring to go on Saturday, and their intentions were made obvious with chants and barracking on the first tee, with the teams joining in the camaraderie!
Conditions were a little blowy on the Saturday but fortunate the rain had been and gone during the night, and although it was a cool start the weather warmed up nicely in from mid-morning onwards.
The scores at the end of the first day fourballs were 4.5 to 3.5 in favour of Europe, with it all to play for in the final day singles matches.
Sunday morning arrived and the weather was absolutely stunning; a still and warm summers morning meant that the course was going to be very scoreable and play for some great golf in the singles.
The team captains went out first again and the 15 matches followed in succession, with some tense pairings with scores that wanted settling. Notable matches included the Robbins brothers against each other, ex-captains Dave Harris versus Martin Oliver, and Alan Key matched up against Ashley Heidstra.
With some very close matches including four halves the Burstwick Cup really could have gone either way, and with just 3 matches to come in the scores were 11.5-9.5 to the USA (with 12.5 needed to claim victory).
In the end it was Shaun McGeachy delivered the final blow by beating Dave Smith 3&1, despite the final two matches going the way of the Europeans. The end result was a nail-biting 12.5-11.5 to the USA, a fantastic end to a great weekend!
Below are the fixtures for the 2015 Burstwick Cup to be held this weekend, it's going to be a cracker!
Who will be crowned the victorious Captain, Andy Wilson (Europe) or Alan Mackinnon (USA)?