Burstwick win the 2017 East Riding Junior Final at Ganton!

On Tuesday 29th August we visited Ganton Golf Club, near Scarborough, to watch our Junior Team compete in the East Riding Union Junior League Final for 2017. The event consisted of three players from the finalist clubs, Burstwick, Hornsea and Scarborough North Cliff, and the format was an aggregate 18-hole stableford competition.

Burstwick looked the strongest team on paper with Jack Maxey (2 hcap), Lewis Hunt (4 hcap) and Alfie Tidder (9 hcap) representing the club, but as it was a handicapped event anything could happen on the day.

When spectating the event, which consists of three 3-balls with one player from each club in each group, it's difficult to judge which of the players are doing well and which are not. You never truly know how players are scoring, although you think you might have an idea.

In the end we are delighted and proud to say that the Burstwick lads won the event by five points, with Hornsea in second place and Scarborough in third. It was a fantastic performance from Jack Maxey (36 points), Lewis Hunt (37 points) and Alfie Tidder (31 points) to make a total of 104!

Hunt picked up the award for the best individual score and the lads were honoured with the title of Junior League Winners 2017. Well done to Lewis, Jack and Alfie, not forgetting Rob Hunt who is our Junior Organiser and works tirelessly with the help of the other parents to keep the team going throughout the season!

It really was a fantastic day for the club at the most picturesque course in the Union!

Maxey & Hunt Pushing Forward in County Matches

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!

A Burstwick 1-2 in the East Riding Union Junior Player of the Year 2016 Table!

Everyone at the club would like to offer a huge congratulations to Lewis Hunt and Jack Maxey for finishing 1st and 2nd in the East Riding Union Junior Player of the Year 2016 table!

Both players have represented the Union seven times (played every game) this season and have done themselves, their club and their Union very proud. They have shown great talent throughout the year and are fully deserved of their top spots in the table.

Lewis will be recognised for his achievement of Player of the Year at the East Riding Union annual dinner next Spring, something he should be very proud of.


Do you know what an East Riding Union members meeting is? It's a game of golf at a great price!

Want to play another course for a fraction of the cost and compete for great prizes?

Why not put your name down for one of the East Riding Union members’ events?

There are four events throughout the year and entry is open to any Burstwick member with a handicap, and costs just £12.50 per person for the Betterball events and £15 per person for the Am-Ams. The following events are available for entry:

  • Thursday 5th May – 15:40pm tee time

Fourball Betterball (Pairs) @ Driffield Golf Club - £12.50pp

  • Thursday 2nd June – 15:40pm tee time

Am-Am @ Bridlington Links Golf Club - £15.00pp

  • Thursday 30th June – 15:40pm tee time

Am-Am @ Burstwick Country Golf - £15.00pp

  • Thursday 28th July – 15:40pm tee time

Fourball Betterball (Pairs) @ Hornsea Golf Club - £12.50pp

To enter put your name down on the sheet on our club notice board and we will enter you, payment is permitted on the day.