Spring Am-Am pays for New Hole Cutter for Greenkeepers

Many of our members may have been wondering what the money from the Spring Open Am-Am fundraiser went towards, as we haven’t made any announcements yet.

The reason is we have been passing some ideas around the Competition Committee with regards to how best spend the money and get the most benefits on the golf course. In the past we have spent the money on bins, benches, ball washers and bunker rakes, but we agreed at the last meeting that nothing in regards to course furniture really jumps out as needing renewing at the moment, and that priorities lie elsewhere.

With that in mind a suggestion was made about a new hole cutter for the greenkeepers, since the main issue we have on the golf course right now with the bunkers and greens having vastly improved is that we are having inconsistencies with the old holes when we are changing pin placements.

This week we had a demonstration of a top of the range piece of equipment called the iPro by BMS, which is used by the best courses on tour, but is at the same time very expensive at around £1,000.

That’s why the committee voted in favour of putting the £720 raised from the Spring Am-Am towards this new hole cutter, and that members will see the instant benefit which will keep the holes consistent for years to come.

Matt Daley’s Am-Am filling up already

This April we will be hosting the first annual fundraising Am-Am for our new professional Matt Daley. It is the first event of it’s kind to be held at Burstwick, and it follows on from when Matt held the same event when he was at Hainsworth Park Golf Club.

The Am-Am is open to all players at any club as long as they have a valid handicap and entry costs just £20 per person, including a bacon roll and coffee!

Matt’s Am-Ams previously were extremely successful and it looks like this one will be just as popular as we already have over 20 teams booked for the day.

If you would like to take part in this event go online to www.opens.burstwick.golf and book your team in now!

Get your team into the Spring Fundraising Open Am-Am now!

On Saturday 2nd March 2019 we are hosting our Spring Open Am-Am which will be raising funds for course furniture, such as new benches, bins, ball washers and more. Anyone can enter as long as they are a member at any golf club and have a valid CONGU handicap.

Entry costs just £80 per team and our prizes are very generous considering it is a fundraising event.

The format is an Am-Am Stableford with the best two nett scores to count from the team on each hole, and teams are allowed 3/4 handicap allowance. Tee times are available from 8am to 1pm but generally book up very quickly so make sure to get your team in soon.

To put your team in the event please book online here or call us on 01964 670112.

Get your team into the Junior Fundraising Open Am-Am on Sunday 17th June!

We are hosting a Junior Fundraising Open Am-Am on Sunday 17th June 2018, raising funds for the Junior Section at Burstwick. It costs just £15 a person and team can be mixed, and can be a member of any club in England. Give us a call on 01964 670112 or email alan.key@burstwick.golf to enter your team 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!

A great day was had at the Team Audio Room vs Team Coyle golf day!

On Sunday 30th October we hosted the inaugural Team Audio Room vs Team Coyle Golf Day, which was in aid of raising funds for our Touring Professional Joe Coyle. The golf day, which was the idea of Darren Bamford (owner of The Audio Room on Savile Street, Hull) was designed around a 27 hole format, with an Individual Stableford in the morning and a nine-hole Texas Scramble after lunch.

There was a great prize table on offer which included a winning team prize for each member of the victorious Texas Scramble team, top three prizes for the Individual Stableford, four nearest to pin plus a straightest drive prize, and most importantly, a glass trophy for the overall winning team contested by Team Audio Room and Team Coyle.

Everyone played the golf in a great spirit and as usual with events here at Burstwick the banter was second to none, with neither of the two teams wanting to go home empty handed. On paper Team Coyle looked favourable with the lower average handicap but when the pressure was on Team Audio Room showed their prowess on the course.

At the half way mark the scores were relatively close at 18-14 to Team Audio Room, but it was all to play for with the afternoon Scramble. The teams of four put in some very low scores in the afternoon game, but the best score came from Sam Bamford, Laura Key, James Lambswood and Kurtis Bird who had a phenomenal 21.8!

All the players came in and enjoyed a delicious two course meal provided by the chefs at Café Nineteen and the prizes were awarded to the players, before the team Captains posed with the trophy. 

Thank you to Darren for organising such a fantastic event, and Joe for his involvement in making it a great day! Also a huge show of appreciation goes to the sponsors who supported the event:

Reads Footwear
MTD Plumbing Services
Sandhills Garden Centre
Andrew Little Butchers
HQ Hair Quarters
Johnsons of Hedon

A.B. Coates
Six-0 Cars
Coyle & Sons
Hedon Carpets
Fields of Anlaby
The Audio Room

Tennison Decorators
Holderness Tyre Services
R.A. Coates
CDY Ceilings
Steve Crane Financial Services
Tommy Coyle Headstart Academy

#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.

Over £2,000 Raised for Joe Coyle's Season!

As many will know, Saturday’s golf day and night do was all in aid of raising funds for Joe Coyle, to pay for his season on the Europro Tour.

As Joe earned a full card for the Europro Tour, it will cost around £10,000-12,000 to play all of these events, and as the prize fund matrix on the Europro Tour is heavily weighted to the top end, Joe needs to plan to cover at least 75 per cent of these costs beforehand.

On Saturday Joe hosted a fundraising Am-Am and evening event at Burstwick and managed to raise more than £2,000 for his season, which paired with some recently acquired sponsors means he is well over halfway to achieving his goal.

Joe has expressed that he would like to thank all that supported him on Saturday as without this support he could not go and pursue his dream. Joe can now get back playing some golf and hopefully making himself a successful career!

Thank you for your Support in the Course Furniture Am-Am!

LAST Saturday was our re-arranged Open Am-Am which was raising funds for course furniture at Burstwick and we had a great turn out.

After the original event - which was due to be held on March 5 - was cancelled due to inclement weather, we were forced to re-arrange the golf day at short notice, and to be quite honest I was fearing that due to other commitments we would see a lot of teams drop
out.

Course Furniture Fundraising Am-Am

Knowing that putting teams together for these type of events take a lot of organising for people (let’s be honest we all have jobs, families, other hobbies, etc), I was quietly hoping that we would achieve 20 teams, after the original event had 26 booked in, but running up to the event during the week things were starting to look promising, with phone calls left, right and centre from golfers confirming their tee times.

In the end we were just three teams shy of the original number, which we were absolutely delighted with! Especially considering the circumstances.

This meant that we could still afford to invest £1,000 in furniture for the course, which has resulted in four heavy-duty recycled plastic benches which are now in our maintenance shed waiting to be put out. Watch this space and you will soon see them being put out on the golf course, and thanks to everyone who supported us!

Family Gala Day - Sunday 23rd August 2015

COME to the golf club this sunday for an excellent afternoon with the family at our gala, in aid of our Touring Professional Joe Coyle. 

There will be lots of activities including games for kids, sweets stalls, Tri-Golf challenges and lots more! Not only that but you can grab a lunch in our restaurant too and really make a day of it. 

Following the Family Gala Day will be our baked bean bath for charity, and either Alan or Laura will be participating in a bath of baked beans, whoever has the most money in their pot at the end of the day will be the one to take the plunge! I’m sure like with last year’s Ice Bucket Challenge this will be a very fun event with lots of people witnessing the affair.

So if you’re looking for somewhere to take the kids this weekend why not pop down to Burstwick Country Golf and come and have some fun.

Touring Pro Joe Coyle's Fundraising Am-Am - Saturday 25th April

Come and support our very own Touring Professional Joe Coyle in his quest for achieving his dream of competing at the highest level in golf! Joe is holding his own fundraising Am-Am on 25th April which many teams have already entered, but there are still spaces left!

On the day there will be some great prizes to be won and Joe himself will be there to meet and great, as well as take shots for people on the first tee.

Entry is just £80 per team!

We have lots of teams entered already but times are still available so please call us on 01964 670112 and book you team's time, this is open to members of any golf club and all money raised will go towards Joe's competition costs for the season!