Bridlington Golf Club Shotgun Start

Bridlington Golf Club Shotgun Start

If you have been trying to get hold of me in the last couple of days – sorry.  The last three days has been learning Bridlington Golf Club.  Thanks to Lloyd Dowson for their Golf Day to kick it off.

Bridlington Golf Club

So, Tuesday was a great day out of the business.  Lloyd Dowson, our accountants, invited me to their annual Golf Day at Bridlington Golf Club.

The day started at 11am with a bacon butty and a coffee.  Then a shotgun start at 12noon.  The format was a well tried and tested set up of Shotgun start followed by Texas Scramble.  Mixed in between were the usual set up of a couple of nearest the pin on the par threes and nearest the line on a the long 15th hole ‘Bay View’.

The Shotgun start method of running a corporate event is a very popular format. It works by having each group setting off from a different hole around the course and therefore with only one tee time there can be up to 72 competitors setting off at the same time.  The drawback is that when everyone completes their round they will all be heading back to the clubhouse at the same time.  As such they will all be in the bar at the same time. The bar staff at Bridlington Golf Club coped with this influx of thirsty golfers very well.

Alongside this is the Texas Scramble. This helps the play commence at a good pace and ensures that all players of all levels continue to play together and spend most time together around the course.  The best drive on each hole is played from where it ends and then each of the best shots thereafter. Each player must have their drives used at least four times. This method is great for team building as each group stays together around the course.  Rather than individuals zig-zagging across the holes.

Following on from the Lloyd Dowson Golf Day at Bridlington Golf Club I was pleased to accompany one The Royal Bridlington’s guests around the course on two consecutive days being the Wednesday and Thursday. This Gent, Michael, was staying on a Patchwork retreat with Quiltsandwich – his wife was doing patchwork and he and I went a played Golf at Bridlington Golf Club.

So a couple of Thank you’s.  To Anthony Howarth at Bridlington Golf Club for arranging the three days and of course to my fellow golfers for some Great Bridlington time out.  Not forgetting the magnificent weather!


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