Competition Committee Volunteer Required

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We are looking for a new member to join the Competition and Handicap Committee on a two year term as our Volunteer Coordinator.

If you would like to nominate someone please fill in a nomination slip in the clubhouse and put it into the ballot box on the bar. On 18th March the nominations will be gathered and a members vote will commence.

Volunteer Night this Thursday!

We are hosting a Volunteer Night this coming Thursday evening at 6pm, with the task of reseeding divots on tees, also known as "divotting". What this will involve is using a bucket and hand scoop to spread a rootzone and seed mix on the tees.

The more people that take part means the better the course will benefit!

If you would like to take part please let us know by emailing Alan or putting your name down on the sheet in the clubhouse!

Competition Committee Volunteer Required

It has come to the time of year that one of our Competition Committee members has come to the end of their tenure, so we are looking for a new volunteer to join the Committee on a two year term.

If you would like to nominate someone please fill in a nomination slip in the clubhouse and put it into the ballot box on the bar. On 16th January the nominations will be gathered and a members vote will commence.

More Generous Volunteer Work helping the Club Improve!

There seems to be a trend forming at Burstwick! First there was Darren Wilkinson making a great job of the 100 and 150 yard markers, then there were nine members who came to the first Volunteer Night, and now we have had two more members generously donating their time to improve things at the club!

This week men's Vice Captain and Captain have both been helping out with a few jobs that have been a big help to us. Bruce Carter has spent two days repairing divots on tees and also digging out sprinkler heads around greens and tees.

Mike Smith brought some of his own paint and treated the bench on 14th tee, after taking his time sanding the slats and getting them back in tip top shape. Mike also painted the other half of the car park posts that were started on the volunteer night.

Thanks very much everyone, your work is very much appreciated and it's helping make the place better all the time!

Thank you to the Volunteers who helps last Thursday!

Last week we ran our first volunteer club at Burstwick. The idea was born from suggestions from a few members that said they’d like to help out every now and then, and that an arranged club every month would give them chance to do so in numbers.

The first volunteer club was scheduled for last Thursday and we're delighted to say that eight members turned up to help out.

With paint brushes in hand and a couple of tins of fence paint we set about giving the entrances of the locker rooms a nice coat of cedar. After an hour we had finished, cleaned up (mainly Alan's drips because he was putting it on a little wildly!) and all the equipment put back away. Easy!

With nine people doing an hour’s work that has saved one of our maintenance staff a full days work, and it’s a job that is difficult to get round to doing with so much work going on around the course.

We would personally like to thank Bruce Carter, Sallie Nielsen, Darren Marks, Rob Hunt, Shaun McGeachy, Craig Dodson, Mike Smith and Alex Foster for attending the night and helping out!

A Big Thank You to Darren Wilkinson

A big thank you goes out to Darren Wilkinson for volunteering to help our team by bringing in all of the 100 and 150 yard discs in the fairways, repaint them and then take them back out onto the course. The discs have looked faded for a while now and Darren came to us a few weeks ago asking if he could come and do the job for us if we don't have time.

Now they have been re-seated back into the fairways they are far, far more distinguishable for golfers, making it easier to judge yardages to the middle of the greens on each hole.

Thank you Darren, you've done a great job and we are very grateful!

More Hands, Less Work! Can You Help?

We are holding a volunteer night on Thursday 8th June 2017 from 6-7:30pm. The idea, which was founded by one of our members, is that we can use a volunteer crew to do some small jobs that will add up to make a big difference around the club.

In the first session of our volunteer club, we will be tasking ourselves with painting the wooden posts around the car park. Of course, we don't like to ask for help without offering an incentive or thank you, so we will be putting sandwiches and chips on for those who help us on the night.

What do I need to bring?

Just yourself! We'll supply the brushes and paint for the job. Just make sure you're wearing something old (but comfortable) that you don't mind getting the odd splash of paint on.

How much work is there to do?

There are plenty of little jobs that our staff are trying to get round to but often don't have time, so by running the volunteer club once a month through the summer, it will help us get the club in tip-top shape! 

The best bit is that everyone benefits. As a member of Burstwick, anybody who helps out will not only feel a great sense of satisfaction but also enjoy the fruits of their labour every time they come to the club!

Competition Committee Volunteer Required

It has come to the time of year that one of our Competition Committee members has come to the end of their tenure, so we are looking for a new volunteer to join the Committee on a two year term.

If you would like to nominate someone please fill in a nomination slip in the clubhouse and put it into the ballot box on the bar. On 16th January the nominations will be gathered and a members vote will commence.