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!

Support your Men's Captain on Saturday 21st July!

On Saturday 21st July your Men's Captain Bruce Carter is hosting a Charity Open Am-Am for his nominated charity "Men in Sheds". 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!

Captain's Charity Race Night - Saturday 22nd July from 7pm

Our Men's Captain Mike Smith and Ladies' Captain Laura Key are hosting a Charity Race Night on Saturday 22nd July in aid for raising funds for local charity Freddie's Friends.

On the evening you will be able to bet on races with cold hard cash, and everyone has a chance of winning! It’s a fun packed lottery where everybody nobody has a competitive advantage. It’s fun for the complete racing beginner and expert alike and every race contains eight runners that you can choose from.

How does it work?

Before each race punters have a chance to bet. They can buy as many betting tickets as they want, the more tickets you buy per horse, the greater the share you'll receive if that horse wins!

Don't like to take risks? If you're a safe better you can bet on more than one horse to increase your chances of winning, but you're net profit won't be as much as you'll lose the bets on the horse(s) that don't win.

It is a non-profit event meaning that the ticket sales are there to cover the cost of the food and the race night equipment (any surplus goes to the charity), and a portion of the money from each race goes to the charity, while the rest is handed out to the winners!

Tickets cost just £5 including a finger buffet, so pop into the clubhouse now and get your name down for what promises to be a great night!

Over £2,500 raised for the Hull Samaritans at the Smailes Goldie Golf Day

Smailes Goldie Golf Day for Hull Samaritans

Last Friday we hosted the inaugural Smailes Goldie Golf Day, in aid of raising funds for The Hull Samaritans. As long-standing accountants of ours, Smailes Goldie have been wanting to host their own golf day for a while and it was discussed that this year would be a great year to give it a crack.

I was quite heavily involved in the organisation of the event and knew from the first meeting that this day was going to be a very memorable golf day.

We decided on a shotgun start and limited the teams to 20, so that all the golfers would be starting and finishing at the same time, which creates a buzzing atmosphere in and around the clubhouse, as well as at the prize presentation.

Smailes Goldie Golf Day for Hull Samaritans

The weather was very kind to us on the day, providing very little wind and mild, dry conditions. In total there was over £2,500 raised for the charity with the help of matched funding from Barclays Bank, a fantastic result for a first attempt at what could be a leading event in the area going forward.

The day went without a hitch and golfers were very complimentary about the course and the two course meal afterwards (one thing we always rave about is our food). It was a pleasure to host such a great day for a very worthy cause, so here’s to the next one!

#TeamGib Cup at Burstwick raises £800 for Carl Giblin

On Sunday we hosted the inaugural #TeamGib cup raising money for Carl Giblin, a local lad who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in September 2013 at the tender age of just 28. Carl, who has a wife Amy and baby son Arlo, used to play football and go to the gym every week, he was one of the healthiest people his large group of friends knew. 

MND is a terminal, degenerative condition that affects the Motor Neurones, which now means that three years later Carl has no movement from the neck down and communicates with his eyes, using a eye gaze device.

Carl's brother Ross and long-time friend Ryan Pettit teamed up with Gary Thompson, who is a long standing member of Burstwick, to create a golf day in aid of raising funds for Carl's developing care requirements.

After some excellent efforts from the three friends of Carl, a Ryder Cup style event was created with two teams: #TeamGib and #TeamTomo.

With players from the Hull and East Yorkshire area taking part, two teams of twelve players were pitted against each other in the 36 hole event, with the first round taking the form of Pairs Scramble Matchplay and the afternoon games being Individual Matchplay. In the preparation of the event ideas were being exchanged on how to raise as much money as possible for Carl, and the trio settled for a straightest drive, longest drive and three nearest the pins, as well has "sand tax" and "water tax" on certain holes. 

Whilst the golf was played in a great spirit, both teams wanted to take home the trophy and have their name engraved for the first ever winners of this event which will be played annually, so there was some fantastic banter between the two groups on the first tee and in the clubhouse. After half way #TeamGib was leading 4-2, but it was all to play for in the afternoon as 12 points were up for grabs.

When the results started rolling in late on in the afternoon it was not looking good for #TeamTomo, and it ended up being a very one sided affair! There were a couple of players who weren't able to play in the afternoon so one point was disregarded, and in the end #TeamGib won convincingly with a score line of 10.5-6.5!

In the end around £800 was raised for Carl, which we all agreed was a fantastic amount for the first golf event of its kind, and ideas have already been flying around for next year's. It was a testament to Carl's loyal supporters and friends, he means a great deal to a lot of people.

As a club it was an absolute pleasure to host such a great event for Carl, and we wish him and his family the very best on his difficult journey.

If anyone would like to donate to Carl, please visit this site and give generously.

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!

Lady Captain Laura Key is attempting 100 Holes of Golf for Charity!

Laura Key 100 Holes of Golf for Charity

In aid for local charity Cash for Kids (which is also the joint Captains' Charity), on Saturday 25th June Laura is raising money by hoping to complete 100 holes of golf in one day!

Laura will play with a different partner for each round, and will be starting at 4:30am, hoping to complete the challenge by 9pm. 

Help Laura achieve her goal by donating or just coming to cheer her on. Offering Laura vodka or Bacardi will be welcomed!

We will be holding a small celebration on the 18th green (approximately 9pm) to greet her as she finishes this fantastic challenge, everyone welcome!

The donation page is at: https://give.everydayhero.com/uk/100-holes-in-a-day-1 and all donations are appreciated.

Captain's Charity Am-Am & Race Night - Saturday 4th July 2015

One of the biggest events of the year, the Captain's Charity Am-Am is on Saturday 4th July and will be a fantastic event!

Teams of four cost just £100 to enter and include a generous donation to the Alzheimer's Society. There will be a brilliant prize table and a great day to enjoy our golf course.

Get your team in now by calling 01964 670112 or emailing info@burstwickcountrygolf.co.uk!

Following the golf day is our

Charity Race Night from 7:30pm

Everyone is welcome (you don't have to have played in the golf), come along and join the fun! Tickets are just £5 each and it promises to be a great evening!

Book your place now by coming into the clubhouse!

£4,000 raised for Smile Foundation at Santander Golf Day

On Thursday, April 30 Burstwick hosted The Smile Foundation Golf Day with Santander, which saw 120 players come to the club and compete for a place in the Smile Foundation Final at Hull Golf Club on May 15. 

The format for the day was Texas Scramble, with the top nine teams (from 30) qualifying. The weather was very kind on the day considering the terrible forecast, and the scores were fantastic.

Hull Flooring took the top prize with a stunning display scoring 56.1 overall, beating Santander’s own team by just 0.1 shots!

On the day around £4,000 was raised for the foundation, and along with the second of two qualifiers at Elsham and the final at Hull they hope to raise a whopping total of approximately £11,000.

Congratulations to the top nine teams that qualified for the final at Hull, and especially well done to the winners Hull Flooring with their brilliant score.