Captain's Charity Am-Am and Casino Night was a Fantastic Event!

On Saturday 23rd July Men's Captain Alan Mackinnon hosted his Charity Golf Day and Casino Night raising funds for local charity Cash for Kids.

The golf day was a huge success with a full complement of teams for the 9am shotgun (20 teams), and the weather blessed the golfers with absolutely perfect conditions throughout the day. Temperatures rose to around 25 degrees and there was merely a light breeze to keep everyone cool.

The Half-Way House, which was one of the biggest talking points about the events, was sponsored by The Audio Room, and was playing music from a system set up by the sponsors, players agreed this was a very unique touch which went down very well!

Burstwick's Touring Pro Joe Coyle was on hand on the 10th tee to take tee shots for all the players in the field, with many people egging him on to go for the green which was some 300 yards away, and into wind!

Compliments about the course (especially the greens) were in abundance on the day and the scores reflected the good conditions. Congratulations to the winning team with a fantastic score (see below).

PlacePlayer NamesScore
1stD. Barley, D. Roberts, C. Smith, C. Wilds93 pts
2ndD. Hill, S. Jackson, S. Murray, S. Sorrenson92 pts
3rdP. Etherington, L. Webster, D. Marks, D. Harris86 pts (Bk9 48 pts)
4thC. Cunningham, M. Gill, J. Thompson, L. Walby86 pts (Bk9 42 pts)
5thA. Dagg, G. Meens, G. Meens, K. Smith85 pts (Bk9 46 pts)
6thD. Silversides, A. Wilson, B. Wilson, S. Wilson85 pts (Bk9 44, Bk6 31, Bk3 16 pts)
7thK. Bullock, M. Smith, S. Woodall, S. Thompson85 pts (Bk9 44, Bk6 31, Bk3 14 pts)
8thW. Broughton, T. Robinson, M. Taylor, P. Waites85 pts (Bk9 43 pts)

Alan Mackinnon had a great evening in store for guests, in the form of a Casino Night with live entertainment from singer Steve-O. Alan elected two bouncers who manned the door for the event, Alfie Tidder and Alex Hewitson, who did an excellent job! "If your name's not on the list, you ain't coming in!"

The two casino tables were attended by trained croupiers, one being a roulette table and the other blackjack. Our guests spent much of the night crowding the tables and trying to win big! As all proceeds were going to charity, there would only be one winner on the evening; the person with the most chips at the end of the night.

In true 'go big or go home' fashion, Joe Coyle managed to build up a huge bank of chips, earning him the crown of best player on the evening and winning a bottle of Prosecco for his achievement. There was also a best dressed couple award which went to Steve Young and Sarah Box for their fantastic outfits.

On behalf of Captain Alan Mackinnon the club would like to thank all that supported the event, helping make the day and evening a great success!

Laura Key Completes 100 Holes for Charity!

On Saturday 25th June Lady Captain Laura Key took on the massive challenge of attempting 100 holes of golf in a day for the Captains' nominated charity, Cash for Kids.

The challenge involves walking around 24 miles around the golf course and playing exactly five rounds and 10 holes of golf. To do this she set off at 4:10am on hole 18, playing with Director of Golf (and husband) Alan Key. Devoted member, 82 year old John Dickins volunteered to be her caddie, and the three set off on their way.

Laura's aim was to average less than 1 hour 10 minutes per 9 holes of golf, and she set of in fantastic fashion, averaging less than 50 minutes per nine holes for the first few rounds putting herself way ahead of schedule! Laura had managed to complete 64 holes of golf by only 11am, at this point it was time for a lunch break. Also it was time to wave good bye to John, who we all agreed had done a sterling job of not only caddieing for Laura, but keeping up with her!

Laura with caddie John Dickins, after the first 18 holes.

As Laura was so far ahead of schedule she had to wait two hours for her next playing partner to finish his round of golf in the club competition. Men's Captain Alan Mackinnon had scheduled with Laura to meet at 1pm, which seemed logical when planning the day out! Laura enjoyed a well earned break, although she could be heard exclaiming "I just want to get back out there!" as she was bouncing around in the clubhouse.

Once Alan finished his competition round they set off and continues along the journey, and the weather was just getting hotter and hotter as the sun shone brightly. On this round Laura was joined by some other members who were walking round the course in support, and they even dressed up a golf buggy, or booze buggy as it now became known! Local golfers from Hornsea GC, Leigh Gawley and Joe Palmer, who had completed a similar challenge recently came to egg Laura on in the penultimate round, a great show of support from two very good golfers!

After this round with the Men's Captain, last year's Men's Captain Andy Wilson joined Laura for the final jaunt. Showing no signs of tiring Laura cracked on with the golf, although this round took the longest due to more people supporting, and more booze! After a few cracks of thunder in the distance, Laura focused her attention to speeding through the last holes, and the challenge was complete by 7pm.

Course proprietor David Key let off two rockets as she walked down the last hole, and as she walked off the green Laura was congratulated by friends and family, and the champagne was popped. Celebratory drinks went into the night as they often do at Burstwick!

Laura would like to thank all of the friends, family, coworkers, members, non-members who came to support her on this momentous day, without you all Laura wouldn't have been able to raise over £1,000 for the Cash for Kids charity. Special mentions go to Sara Hewitson for dressing up the buggy, Tracey Stevenson for providing the food and prosecco, and of course John Dickins, who at 82 years old gave his all for 64 holes on Laura's bag.

Captain's Charity Shotgun Open Am-Am & Casino Night - Saturday 23rd July 2016

Our Men's Captain Alan Mackinnon is hosting his Charity Open Am-Am on Saturday 23rd July, in aid of his nominated charity, Cash for Kids. The event format is as follows:

  • £100 per team, open to golfers around the region
  • 9am shotgun tee time
  • Teams of four players, best two scores to count on each hole
  • Max handicap 24 for men, 36 for ladies
  • 3/4 shots received
  • Bacon roll & coffee included beforehand
  • Halfway house refreshments
  • Excellent Prize Table
  • Entry Closing Date 16th July 2016

Following the event, the Captain is hosting a Casino Night, at 7:30pm.

There will be two casino tables manned by professional croupiers, where you can enjoy a great night watching people have a go or taking part yourself! Live entertainment on the evening will be provided by the former front man of 'The Costellos', Steve Pennycad, a renowned performer in the Hull area.

Food will be provided on the night in the form of a buffet, and dress code is to be lounge suits with optional black tie for those who want to go the full hog, with ladies' dressing accordingly.

Tickets cost £10 per head or £15 per couple and the doors open at 7:30pm, come into the clubhouse to reserve your spot now and don't miss out on a fantastic evening!