Rob Draper wins the 2019 Club Championship!

Last weekend we held our Club Championship which is a two round strokeplay event which determines arguably the best golfer at the club.

Two trophies are up for grabs on the weekend: the Club Championship Trophy which goes to the player with the lowest aggregate gross score, and the Ted Key Trophy which goes to the player with the best accumulative net score.

We made a slight change to the format this year in that we told all the entrants that the top 16 gross scores from the first round would be seeded into selected fourballs on the Sunday morning so that the leaders were all playing together.

As it was the first time we had ever put this seeded tee format into play, we were a little apprehensive how it would be received by the entrants, so you can imagine our delight when every player in the top 16 embraced and priased the idea.

On the Saturday (first round) scoring was disappointing from most players apart from Lee Webster who posted a solid 71 gross to lead by four shots from Mike Taylor and James Sprangle. Other notable players had higher scores such as Steve Sorrenson on 76, Rob Draper on 76 and Chris Young on 78 - all of these players were disappointed with their efforts.

Going into day two and it was arguably Lee’s championship to lose, but as we all know in golf it’s not over until the last putt drops.

Rob Draper was in the penultimate fourball and was playing very solid golf on what was a reasonably tough day on the golf course with the wind blowing around 15-20mph. Meanwhile Webster was having a wobble on the first nine holes with a string of bogeys to post a +6 score of 41. It was all to play for!

As the first fourballs of the top sixteen came in they all stayed around the 18th green to see how the Championship reached its climax - and it didn’t disappoint! Draper parred the last hole for 71, which meant that Lee needed a level gross back 9 to take it to a play-off.

Unfortunately for Lee, a bogey on the par-3 17th hole cost him, and he missed a 25 foot birdie putt on 18, meaning that Rob was crowned the 2019 Club Champion after overturning a four shot defecit! The Ted Key Trophy went to Shaun McGeachy who scored a fantastic net total of 6-under par.

Congratulations Rob, although we won’t hear the end of it! And well done to Shaun who showed fantastic consistency throughout the weekend for the net prize!

Club Championship moved to Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2019

Due to unforseen circumstances we have unfortunately decided that we have to move the Club Championship from Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July to Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September.

The competition will retain the same format apart from the fact that the top 16 players from Day 1 will be seeded into their tee times on Sunday morning between 8:36am and 9:00am.

Jack Maxey wins Club Championship for the second time

Last weekend we held our Club Championship which is a two day event comprising of a strokeplay aggregate format. There are two trophies to play for in the event, the best net score over the two days is awarded the Ted Key Trophy, and the best gross score is crowned the Club Champion.

On the Club Championship weekend you'll usually find a lot of avid members going out and trying their best on the course in order to do themselves justice in this tough event that takes no prisoners. 36 holes of strokeplay is tough for even the most patient of player.

On day one Jack (2 handicap) posted the best score of the day with a level-par 70, closely followed by Steve Sorrenson (5) on 71, Scott Jackson (2) on 73, Lee Webster (3) on 75, meaning that on day two it was all to play for. Pressure was on Jack, as the holder of the trophy, to keep the opponents at bay and when Scott Jackson posted the first score early doors of 71 to make a total of 144, Jack had very little room for error.

Lee Webster posted 71 for a 146 total, and Jack was next to come in, with Steve Sorrenson going out slightly later.

Jack's round started the worst way that he could have hoped. After five holes the East Riding Union youngster was three over par, with a very difficult stretch of holes to come on the front nine. After keeping a level head, he made a very much needed birdie down hole six to get him back on track, and proceeded to tackle Burstwick's 'Amen Corner' (holes 7, 8, 9) in one under par to post a 36 front nine. Game on!

After successfully navigating the back nine in 34, Jack posted a total of 139 to lead the Championship by five shots from Scott. Still to come in though, was Steve Sorrenson, who had a fantastic first day score of 71.

Steve posted another great round of 72 in the afternoon to make a total of 143, but crucially for him his net total was 133, which meant that he snatched the Ted Key Trophy from the hands of Ashley Heidstra on 136.

It was a brilliant weekend of golf by the members of Burstwick, congratulations to Jack and Steve on winning their respective trophies, and well done to the 63 players who entered the event!


Jack Maxey is the 2016 Club Champion!

Jack Maxey put in a great performance on the weekend in the 36 hole Club Championship at Burstwick. This event is based on an aggregate strokeplay format, and two trophies are up for grabs on the weekend: the Club Championship Trophy for the best gross score and the Ted Key Trophy for the best net score.

The conditions were very scoreable throughout the weekend and on Saturday Jack went into the lead with a fantastic score of 71 gross, ahead of Knud Nielsen on 73 and Lee Webster on 74. 

On Sunday players went out with high hopes and great ambition, and when the scores started to come in you could see that the pressure had increased with the thought of lifting the club championship trophy. Lee Webster posted a very uncharacteristic 81 while Knud Nielsen score 85, lastly Jack posted a 79 which meant that Alan Key (who was playing later on) had an outside chance if he shot 72 or lower - this did not happen! He also shot a 79, to finish 7 shots off the pace. 

In the nett category Tony Robinson had a fantastic weekend shooting a combined total of 6 under par (134) to finish three shots ahead of second place David Maxey (a good weekend in the Maxey household!) on 137, and four ahead of Mark Willgoss on 138. 

Congratulations to Jack on becoming the Club Champion for 2016 and to Tony Robinson on winning the Ted Key Trophy, two very deserved winners who played some great golf!

Lewis Hunt Clinches Club Championship on Back 18 Countback

The Club Championship always provides an excellent weekend of entertainment for members of Burstwick. The two-day, 36 hole event has seen some twists and turns over the years and 2015's was no different!

The forecast for the weekend was absolutely glorious and on day one Jack Maxey flew into the lead with his best ever competitive round, a level-par 70, to put him two ahead of Lewis on 72, and Danny Carrick on 76. One of the supposed contenders, Alan Key, played himself out of the competition on day one with a disappointing 82 meaning that it was up to the young guns to battle it out on Sunday.

On the final day Jack and Lewis were playing together in a four-ball which meant that the heat was on for a compelling match between them. After nine holes Lewis had overturned Jack's lead and distanced himself by two shots after shooting a 37 front nine, then going on to birdie the 10th hole. Jack wasn't giving up yet though, with a birdie on 12 he was back within reach of Lewis and determined for a strong finish.

Jack unfortunately made a bogey at 15 which put him three shots back, and they both made solid pars on the third hardest hole, 16. But then Lewis had a little wobble when he double-bogeyed the 17th, bringing Jack to within one shot of the lead.

Hole 18 is a tricky tee shot from the back tee, and Lewis found out the hard way when he pulled his into the water hazard. With Jack on the green in two Lewis knew what he needed to do, and proceeded to hit a fantastic wood onto the green, and two putting for a bogey, while Jack parred.

Agonisingly for Jack, this meant that they both tied on a total of 146, but Lewis' better second round meant that he was crowned Club Champion on count-back.

A huge congratulations to Lewis for his fantastic achievement at the tender age of just 14 years old, but equally a monumental pat on the back for Jack Maxey who, also 14 years of age, lost out so painfully. You both did yourselves extremely proud!

A special note also goes to Ben Almond, who won the Ted Key Trophy (net prize) with a score of 68+66=134, a great effort from the new member who only joined the club late last year! Well done Ben, we look forward to presenting you with the trophy!