This is the message from Golf's Governing Bodies following the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus:
"The current restrictions do not prevent golf competitions or casual games taking place, but all golfers should follow some simple steps to maintain the low risk of infection. By following positive but sensible set of guidelines which we can all adhere to and then communicating those to golfers, we can continue to enjoy the sport in the months to come."
1. Do Not Shake Hands
It's a normal etiquette after a game but avoid shaking hands as this is one of the easiest ways for the virus to spread
2. Leave the Flag In
Under the new golf rules this is allowed now in normal play. Take care not to touch the flag or the hole when removing the ball
3. Keep Your Distance
The government guidance is to keep a safe distance of 2 metres between players at all times.
4. Only Use Your Own Equipment
Do not share or touch any of your playing partners equipment such as clubs, golf balls, rangefinders, etc.
Here at Stonham Barns Golf Park we are open as normal and all our facilities are available everyday.
Open 9.00am - 8.00pm
(Sat/Sun Close 6pm - unless booked in advance)
Our priority continues to be the well-being of our customers and employees and we would like to reassure customers that we are taking all necessary steps to follow the guidance given by the government at this time.
We are working to the highest standard of hygiene and all equipment is cleaned with anti-bacterial cleaner before and after each customer. Hand sanitiser is provided for everyone to us.
We will of course update our activities and policies in line with any new government guidance.
Please do contact us if you have any concerns or questions
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12 year old Jasmine Points from Bury St Edmunds Golf Club won the 19th Stonham Junior Players Championship with a very good score of 37. She won by one shot over her 10 year old brother Johnathan with Imogen Potter in 3rd place.
In the age categories Tobias Maynard won the Under 8 trophy, Johnathan Points won the Under 10 trophy and Hayden Beckett won the Under 15 trophy.
This event is always the last event of the season at Stonham Barns and even though some of the past winners have gone on to become England Internationals and Professional Tour players, the aim of this event and other events her at Stonham is just to make golf enjoyable and rewarding for the youngsters whatever level they achieve. Well done to all the players who all went away with goody bags, prizes and a free round on the Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf.
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12 year old golfer, Charlie Goodridge, won the East Anglian Under 12 Junior Golf Championship for the third time in four years. Charlie from Bury St Edmunds Golf Club scored an excellent 66 which included a black nine of 31. He has been regular supporter of the junior tournaments at Stonham Barns and it was fitting he won this event as it was the last time he was eligible to play.
In the age categories Tobias Maynard from Southwold Golf Club won the Under 8’s with Will Holmwood in 2nd place. Imogen Potter from Diss Golf Club won the Under 10’s with Michael Kirk in 2nd place and Ben Green from Stonham Barns won the Under 15 Trophy with Joshua Newman in 2nd.
This was the 19th playing of this event which was established in 2001 by Tony Dobson, the PGA Professional at Stonham Barns. The event, which was featured on a Channel 4 documentary in 2008, has produced some great champions and given many others the chance to enjoy playing some competitive golf at a young age in a relaxed, friendly environment.
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Robin Barton captured the 2019 Suffolk Open Footgolf Trophy with a marvellous score of 49 (9 under par). This was the same winning score as last year and was good enough to win by one from Dan Ferretti and Roman Barton who both scored 50 (8 under par). In 4th place was last year winner Darren Wheat who put up a good defence of his title.
Robin is a regular player on the ECFGT Tour and is from Cambridge FootGolf Club. He attends all the events with his two sons, Roman and Milo. Roman, who is 13, won the Suffolk Open Junior Trophy and finished 2nd in the overall event.
This is the 4th year that Stonham Barns Footgolf have hosted the Suffolk Open and with a turn out of just under 60 players the event was well supported.
The Eastern Counties Footgolf Tour (ECFGT) is a not for profit organisation that organises footgolf events for all skill levels to promote the game of footgolf in the Eastern Region. For a list of all the events this year go to their Facebook page @ECFootgolfTour.
Watch the Stonham Barns Golf Park's story of the opening of our Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf as reported by the local media, East Anglian Daily Times.
The new pirate-themed adventure golf course presents a fun exciting challenge for all ages, which will offer participants the chance to dodge the volcano, navigate around the water falls, go inside the treasure cave and try to avoid the shipwrecks.
Tony Dobson, the owner of the Golf Park, said: “I have been here at Stonham Barns for 20 years and it’s always been my dream to build this kind of golfing facility where families and children can enjoy different types of golf in a fun, friendly environment. Golf is such a great game and I have always done what I can to encourage more people into the game. The Smugglers Bay adventure golf, together with the other seven golfing facilities, have all received a really positive reaction from customers and hopefully we have been able to make golf more enjoyable and accessible to more people.”
Go along and have some fun on the newest Adventure Golf Putting in Suffolk. For more details and offers go to www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk.
14 Year Old Alexandra Rock from Czech Republic claimed the Stonham Barns Players Championship Trophy for the third time in as many years. With an excellent score of 32 (3 over par) Alex who lives in Prague and is a member of Podebrady Golf Club became the only person over the 18 years history of the event to achieve three wins.
In the age categories 11 year old Ethan Lewin from Stonham Barns won the Under 12's with his brother Kyran in 2nd place. The Under 10 category was won by Beatrice Meadows from Bury St Edmunds Golf Club with Ted Hopkins in 2nd place.
The Stonham Junior Players Championship in the last of eight tournaments each year and only players that have played in at least one event are invited to play. This junior tournament was first played at Stonham Barns in 2001 and has been played every year since. Over 500 juniors have played in the event over the years with some previous winners going on to become county players and even England internationals. In addition to rewarding the winners one of the main aims of these events is to encourage players of all standards to come along, have fun and enjoy playing some competitive golf.
This year the event was played using Big HOLE Golf which uses larger 8 inch golf holes. This concept is now becoming popular all over the world as a way of getting increased participation into golf – Quicker Rounds - Makes Golf Fun - Have Less Putts. Stonham Barns was the first course in the UK to convert to Big Hole Golf and the feedback from all the players has been great. For more information on Big HOLE Golf kits contact 01449 711545 or visit www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk/big-hole-golf.
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Golf-mad kids will be mimicking their Ryder Cup heroes as they embark on a golfing treasure hunt challenge over the next few days.
To celebrate the bi-annual Europe-USA golfing competition, junior golfers at Stonham Barns Golf Park are being challenged to participate in 'The Pirates Ryder Cup' and locate four of the competition trophies around the Smugglers Bays Adventure Golf Course and win a selection of treasure prizes.
The Stonham Barns golf centre is the only one in the UK to offer visitors a record eight separate golfing attractions, including footgolf, golfing simulators, darts golf, pirate-themed adventure golf and others, all in one place.
Tony Dobson, the venue's owner, said: 'The golfing world becomes completely preoccupied with the Ryder Cup when it is on and we are no different. We will be rooting for Europe to win the trophy back and urging our youngsters who come along to do the same and find the Ryder Cup around our adventure golf course. 'Come on Europe!'
Stonham Barns Golf Park is based in the heart of Suffolk and open 7 days a week. For more information call them on 01449 711545 or visit their website www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk
Well done to Darren Wheat on winning the 2018 Suffolk Open Footgolf Championship held at Stonham Barns on 21st July.
With a fantastic score of 49 (9 under par), the second best score ever around the Stonham Barns course, he won by none shots. In =2nd place were Mark Winter, Richard Fenn and Callum Harris. This was the fourth playing of this tournament and this year there was a field of over 50 players from around the region. There were prizes for mens, ladies and juniors and the ladies prize was won by Michelle Scott with an score of 70 and the junior prize was won by Cole Wade again with a score of 70.
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We would like to thank the New Anglian Business Growth Scheme for their support and funding they which has enabled us to complete the Stonham Barns Golf Park.
Stonham Barns Golf Park is due to open in July 2018 and will be the first of its kind Golf Park to offer eight different golfing options which will include the following :
Stonham Barns Golf Park
Adventure Golf Putting Course - Pirate Theme
Suffolk Golf Studio - Indoor Golf
StreetGolf Driving Range - New Concept
Chip n Putt Course - Open to everyone
Mini-FootGolf Course - Open to Everyone
Golf Darts - Large inflatable Dart Board
9 Hole Golf Course
9 Hole Footgolf Course
This new Golf Park will be ideal for families, juniors and groups and will offer them a number of different fun golf activities to encourage them to start playing golf.
If anyone has any questions or would like more information on these plans please ask in the shop or call us on 01449 711545.
The New Anglia Growth Hub is part of the Business Growth Programme delivered by New Anglia LEP in partnership with Menta, Nwes, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and Suffolk County Council and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The Growth Hub is operated by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce on behalf of New Anglia LEP, and supported by a range of partners, including the Federation of Small Businesses, Eastern Enterprise Hub and Norfolk and Suffolk local authorities.
STONHAM FOOTGOLF TOURNAMENTS
The Stonham Barns Footgolf Tournament Schedule for 2018. Come along and have a go at footgolf. No experience necessary to play in the tournaments. These footgolf competitions offer an opportunity to play this great new sport in a relaxed friendly environment and to meet other players.
After the great success of the last few years Stonham Barns will be hosting more Footgolf Events in 2018. Here are the dates of this year's tournaments:
Sunday 3rd June - 2pm - ENTER
Saturday 21st July - Suffolk Open - 2pm - ENTER
Sunday 5th August - 2pm - ENTER
Sunday 2nd Sept - 2pm - ENTER
Sunday 14th Oct - 2pm - ENTER
These events are great fun and everyone is welcome, Boys, Girls, Men and Ladies
Entry All Events - £10.00
Juniors U18 £7.50 / Juniors U13 £5.00
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