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!

Record numbers for Captain’s Drive-In

Captains Drive In - (left to right) Seniors’ Captain Steve Alger, Men’s Captain Tony Howard, Ladies’ Captain Sarah Leonard, Men’s Vice-Captain Dave Smith

ON Saturday we hosted our Captain’s Drive-In Texas Scramble, after it was re-arranged due to snowfall on 2nd February. For those who don’t know, the Captain’s Drive-In is the official event where the previous Captains hand over to the incoming Captains for the year, and it’s always a great event.

Around 25 spectators gather at the first tee at 7:30am on the morning to watch Our Men’s Captain Tony Howard, Ladies’ Captain Sarah Leonard, Seniors’ Captain Steve Alger and Men’s Vice Captain Dave Smith tee off on for their first official round of golf in their new roles.

Fittingly, the Captains all had walk in music to the tee and I was the MC introducing them, and in true Burstwick fashion obviously tell a few jokes and giving some banter along the way.

Our Professional Matt Daley had his Trackman launch monitor on the first tee so that the Captains could see shot data from what was rather a nerve-racking first tee shot in front of an audience, having just walked on to their chosen song!

The competition, which was a Texas Scramble, attracted record numbers for the club as 109 players entered the event, a fantastic number for a club competition in winter! It was great to see such huge support for the incoming Captains.

Afterwards members enjoyed a nice home-made stew and yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse and Tony was handed his Captain’s blazer, and told the club what his plans were for the year, as well as explaining about his nominated charity: Hull for Heroes.

On behalf of the Captains, a huge thank you goes out to all the support from the members, and here’s to a successful 2019!

Four players emerge victorious at Matchplay Finals

Congratulations to Lee Webster, Mike Oliver and Steve Alger on winning their Matchplay Finals on Saturday 22nd September!

Lee beat George Grassby 10&9 in the 36-hole Scratch Final, Mike beat Alex Foster 5&4 in the Men’s Matchplay and Steve also beat Graham Wilkinson 5&4 in the Seniors’ Final. All very strong victories from each player!

Laura Key also won the Ladies Matchplay two weeks previous, having played Catherine Greenwood early due to Laura being seven months’ pregnant, and the Greensomes final had to be postponed due to Lee Webster also playing in that fixture and it clashing with the Scratch Final.

Congratulations to all the winners and commiserations to the losing finalists, and thank you to all that entered the events! We will see you all competing again in 2019!

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!

Footjoy Shoe Sale!

We have a selection of shoes in the shop that we have put exclusively on sale, you can save up to £60! Sale prices are subject to availability of our stock, so grab a bargain quickly!

 
Men's Shoe ModelSizes AvailableRRPSale Price
DNA BOA (White)9£180£119.99
DNA (Black)8£165£109.99
AWD XLBlack: 7, 8
White: 9
£77.50£54.99
AWD Casual (White)8, 9£70£49.99
Ladies' Shoe ModelSizes AvailableRRPSale Price
Empower (BOA)6£115£79.99
Empower5£95£64.99
 
Footjoy DNA BOA
Footjoy Empower BOA

The Champions Emerge Victorious on Matchplay Finals Day

On Saturday 24th September 2016 the scene was set for the Matchplay Finals Day at Burstwick. Players were to be put through their paces with difficult conditions caused by the a 20 mph wind which we haven't seen a lot of this summer, though thankfully it was dry and warm throughout the afternoon.

There were five matchplay finals to be played on the day: Scratch (no handicap), Men's, Seniors', Ladies' and Juniors'. Ordinarily there would be a sixth final, the Greensomes, but as Sam Bamford had qualified for both the Men's final and the Greensomes' only one could be played on Finals Day. All of the matches were to be played over 18 holes apart from the Scratch which is a 36 hole final.

Tee times began at 1pm (second round for the scratch, first round was played in the morning) and the players headed out for their matches with all intents of being crowned champions. There were some nerves on the first tee but all of the players settled into their rhythm after a couple of holes.

The Scratch Final was to be contested by Jack Maxey and Lee Webster, and things were all square after the morning round as they teed off for hole number 19. Lee got an early lead but Jack made a fantastic birdie from the rough up hole four to bring it back to all square. For the next few holes Lee put the throttle down and was leading four up at the turn. Lee's progress continued as they went on and ended up being six up with six to play, then closing out on the 13th hole with a solid par.

Jack played very well but as matchplay goes, once Lee got a few holes ahead the pressure mounted which lead to Jack having to chase and ultimately coming unstuck. All credit to Lee on a great performance, it was very consistently controlled golf on a tough day!

Onto the Men's Final and it was two young guns headed against each other; Sam Bamford and Gregor Everitt. Both players know each other well and are very capable golfers so this was always going to be a thrilling match. 

Sam got an early lead and was two up after six holes, but Gregor fought back straight away to bring it back to all square at the turn. As the players headed into the back nine Gregor pulled off some great golf to edge a lead against Sam, but it was still very nip and tuck for both players as they headed to the 14th tee with just two holes separating them. As they teed off on 16 Sam was up against the wall being two down, and tried to dig in to give himself a fighting chance, but Gregor remained cool to seal victory 3&2.

In the Seniors' Final, Ron Wicks took an early lead against John McNeish, and kept on the cruise control all the way through the match to try and keep John at bay. John did his absolute best to fight back after Ron stretched the lead to 4 through 13 holes, and going down 16 Ron was 3 up with three to play. Ron stayed in control and won the hole to clinch victory 4&2.

The Ladies Final was contested by Chris Wicks and Ann Roberts. Both of the girls are very steely competitors with good matchplay records so this was always going to be a tight match. Ann got out of the blocks early to take a three hole lead through five holes, and she was playing some great golf which meant Chris wasn't given many opportunities to gain some ground back.

Chris showed great patience and determination as she slowly clawed her way back into contention and was just one down after 11 holes. Ann was frugal and would not give the lead up without a fight, and the two players jostled hole after hole, with eventually the match going down to the wire and both players putting on the 18th hole to decide the outcome. Chris came through and managed to two putt to take victory after Ann had had the lead throughout the day, a cruel way to lose but credit to Chris for her determination throughout the match and making it a Wicks one-two in the Ladies' and Seniors' finals!

Finally the Junior Final was to be contested by 13 year old Alfie Tidder and 15 year old Liam Colclough. Both players are great young prospects for the sport and have swings that most of us would give a limb for, so some special golf was to be seen here.

Alfie took an early lead and was playing some very solid golf, he was two up after five holes. As the game went on there was only ever two holes to separate both players, and Liam was hanging in there with Alfie trying his best to keep him at arms length. After 11 holes Alfie had retained his two hole lead, but over the next few holes Liam put in some great golf to get back to all square after 15.

Liam had really gotten into his stride at this point while Alfie was hanging in there, and having to give shots away on 16 and 18 ultimately came to his demise with Liam paring both holes. Alfie needed to hole a 50 foot birdie putt to take the game to extra holes and unfortunately it wasn't to be and the players shook hands. Congratulations to both juniors on a great game and well done to Liam for coming back strong to take the win.

Congratulations to the five champions on their wins in each final, and commiserations to their opponents after such valiant efforts!

Tee Times Available for Men's Invitation Day

Do you have any golfing friends in the Hull & East Riding area, or even further afield? Why not invite them to come and play at Burstwick in our Men's Invitation Day on Saturday 17th September 2016? Entry costs £10 per member which includes the guest's green fee and competition entry for the pair.

The sheet is up in the clubhouse now for members to put their names along with their guests. Members must have a minimum of 2 guests per fourball to play within these times on the Invitation Day. Members can bring 3 guests if they wish.

An Epic Finale for the Matchplay Tournaments!

On Saturday 3rd October we held our first ever Matchplay Finals Day and what a day it was! Mother nature was very kind to us, producing a fine day with little wind and a comfortable temperature for this time of year.

Unfortunately due to a freak accident, Jack Maxey suffered a suspected fractured shoulder the day before the event and had to withdraw from the Scratch Final with Alan Key, we will update everyone soon on his condition and hopefully get the match played soon. 

Men's Matchplay Final

The first match to tee off was the Men's Matchplay Final, between Gary Spears (10) and Jonathan Beattie (13). With just three handicap shots given, this was always going to be a close affair. On the tee Jonny looked the more nervous of the two, with spectators watching intently, but credit to both players on hitting great tee shots under the pressure.

The match got off to a hot start with Jonny taking control from the beginning, and Gary was playing catch up from the off. After 9 holes the match was 3 up to Jonny, and Gary looked frustrated as he wasn't playing at his best.

Walking to the 12th tee Gary looked down and out, but that hole was the beginning of a heroic comeback attempt. After winning 12, 14, and 15, the match was down to 2 up with three to play. On 16 Gary hit a great shot into the green under pressure, but Jonny hit a great reply putting the pressure back on Gary, as he was giving a shot away. They halved that hole after Jonny agonisingly missed a short par putt, and the match was to go down hole 17.

The come back looked like it was going to continue when Gary hit his tee shot to around 30 feet from the pin while Jonny found a green side bunker, but Jonny continued his excellent bunker play with a fantastic shot to 7 feet from the hole. Gary had two putts to put the pressure back on Jonny, but raced his first one 6 feet past. After Jonny shaved the hole with his put and ending with a gimme four, Gary had to hole his 6 foot putt which he proceeded to painfully miss.

It was a fantastic effort from both players, and congratulations go to Jonathan for his great performance over the 17 holes, he earned an early lead and held on to it in superb fashion. Comiserations to Gary after a valiant battle to the end, but it wasn't to be in 2015.

Greensomes Final

The second and final match of the afternoon was the Greensomes Final, between Mike Huzzard & Lewis Hunt, and Andy & Dave Robbins. Everyone at the club knew this was going to be a tightly fought brawl with Lewis and Mike proving a formidable pair in the run up to the final, but would that be enough to topple the big-hitting Robbins brothers?

The front nine was very tight with no team going further than 1 up, and after 9 holes the match was tied going into the short 10th hole. The Robbins brothers had back-to-back wins on 10 & 11 (birdieing the latter) to go 2 up stood on the 12th tee. On 12 Mike and Lewis fought straight back and brought the match back to within one hole, however the Robbins brothers had different ideas and birdied 13 to take it back to two.

After missing the green on 14 Mike and Lewis were forced to concede after they didn't get up-and-down when the Robbins brothers hit a fantastic tee shot to around 6 feet, this took the match to 3 up with four to play, and it was starting to look a little desperate for Mike and Lewis.

Going into hole 15 the both teams hit good shots into the green, but the adrenaline got to Lewis when he raced his eight foot putt six foot past, leaving Mike with a difficult right-to-left putt to keep them in the game. After Mike missed the putt coming back, it was down to Andy to tap in a three footer for the match, which he duly obliged for a 4&3 victory.

After such a close front nine the greensomes final was a classic case of Matchplay momentum, showing how pressure affects players and how difficult it is to turn a match round in the dieing stages. Mike and Lewis put in a great effort which would be enough to win a match against many pairs in the tournament, but the Robbins brothers just did not let up with their barrage of birdies. Congratulations to Andy and Dave on their emphatic win, and a well done to mike and Lewis on their great efforts.

 

Thanks to all of those that supported and spectated the event, it was a fantastic day! It was a massive shame that Jack Maxey had the accident the day before the event which cancelled the third match, the Scratch Final, but these things happen and we wish Jack the very best in recovery. View the full gallery for the day below:

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!