Weather didn’t dampen most successful Pro-Am to date

On Friday 25th May we hosted our most high profile event of the year, the annual Pro-Am sponsored by The Audio Room. This event is run by the Yorkshire PGA, and attracts PGA Professionals from all over Yorkshire and further afield.

The day started with pouring rain and a forecast that was changing every half hour, but players remained positive and went out in the bad conditions to battle for the coveted prize pot worth over £6,000.

The first tee was at 10am and the rain stopped around 12pm, so the first 12 teams or so had to handle the rain in some shape or form, but the remaining 19 teams were lucky enough to stay dry throughout the afternoon.

In the end the top four teams and professional scores came from afternoon tee slots with the two winning professionals Matt Daley and Rob Calderbank shooting 67 in the afternoon. Home professional James Bisby put in a great score of 68 to finish tied third, which made many of the Burstwick members very happy.

The winning team consisted of James Bisby (pro), myself, Mark Webb and James Thompson, and with a score of -19 pipped another team of Burstwick members by one shot. I was personally delighted with the win, firstly because the first prize was fantastic but also because we (the same four players) placed very poorly in 2017, so we righted a few wrongs out there!

Thank you to all of the 124 players who attended, and also the volunteers who helped before and on the day:

Sarah Leonard & Kate Miskin (halfway house), Alex Foster, Darren Marks, Steve Alger, Craig Dodson, Mark Webb, and many more. We couldn’t have done it without you all!

Also a huge thank you to all of our sponsors who helped us achieve what we did at the event:

Headline Sponsor: The Audio Room
Associate Sponsor: Six-0 Cars

Tee Sponsors: 1 - The Accountancy Shop, 2 - Six-0 Cars, 3 - Six-0 Cars, 4 - Six-0 Cars, 5 - Industrial Refigeration Services, 6 - Reads Footwear, 7 - Carmichael Training, 8 - Phoenix Modular Buildings, 10 - AC Enviro, 12 - Kirk Ella Investments, 13 - Top Spec Roofing, 14 - Harts Plumbing, 15 - Ideal Electrical, 16 - Tom Peyman Builders, 17 - Sapphire Signs, 18 - Leonard Silver.

Food & Beverage Sponsors: Makro, Molson Coors, Woodwards Foodservice

Prize Sponsors: The Audio Room, Six-0 Cars, Cottingham Parks Golf Club, Hull Golf Club, The KP Resort, Matthew Clark, Callaway, Odyssey, Footjoy, Cleveland.

Exclusive offer to members of Burstwick - Saturday 30th September

EXCLUSIVE OFFER TO MEMBERS OF BURSTWICK - Book a FREE golf lesson with James Bisby!

Our PGA Professional James Bisby is running a free coaching day solely for members of Burstwick on Saturday 30th September 2017 from 8am to 4pm. Each session will be 30 minutes long and will consist of everything that a full lesson would include:

  • Video swing analyis
  • Flightscope technology
  • Expert tips from a level 3 PGA Professional
  • Video review sent to your inbox

Call James on 07896 257878 or come into the clubhouse to reserve your space now, but make sure to be quick as there are only a select number of slots available!

Flightscope Xi Tour is the latest edition to the James Bisby Golf Academy

Our head professional James Bisby is always improving his teaching academy in many ways, from investing in his own professional development, and also buying the latest technology to take his coaching to new levels.

For a while it has been on James’ radar that the next big step for him would be to invest in launch monitor technology, but these things don’t come cheap so it’s been a long time in the planning.

James did his research across the market and in the end made the decision to go with the Flightscope Xi Tour, which is one of the leading launch monitors both on the PGA and European Tours and among PGA Professionals worldwide.

For those who don’t know what a Flightscope does, in simplest terms it gathers critical data from golf shots to help players get the best from their game. Flightscope uses Doppler Radar technology (the same as used by the military) to track each golf shot and derive data such as: club head speed, ball speed, launch angle, spin rate, club path, smash factor, and many other attributes. These tools allow James to enhance his teaching and make more specific recommendations to his clients, as it unlocks a world of information about their golf swing.

Other great benefits of the Flightscope Xi Tour include club fitting and finding your distances of your full golf bag. Being custom fitted for clubs is crucial for getting the best results from your purchase, and by using Flightscope you can try various different clubs and James can analyse the data to make sure you the club you select optimises your ball flight because it is in tune with your golf swing.

If you would like to book a lesson, club fit or find your distances, contact James on 07896 257878 or email james.bisby@burstwick.golf.