Alexandra Rock, a 12 year old from Prague, holed a 15 foot putt on the final green to win the 2016 Stonham Junior Players Championship with a great score of 32 (3 over par). Alex who lives in Prague, is a member of Podebrady Golf Club and amazingly now has a current handicap of nine, had to hole her par putt on the last green to achieve the outright win. In second place was 11 year old Sawyer Osbourn from Lakenheath Golf Club who scored a 33 (4 over par)
This event started at Stonham Barns in 2001 and has been played every year since. A number of previous winners have gone 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 and enjoy playing some golf and it was really great to see some of the players who did not have their best game still smiling and enjoying their golf.
On a fantastically sunny November day there were players ranging from 6 years old (Michael Kirk) to 14 years old (Matthew Albon). There were four age categories. The winner of the Under 8 was Sebastian Kubitzek who scored a 38. The Under 10’s was won by last year’s champion, Charlie Goodridge, which score a 40. The Under 12’s was won by Sawyer Osbourn with a 33 and the Under 15’s was won by the overall winner Alexandra Rock.
This event was played using larger 8’ golf holes and Stonham Barns Golf is actively promoting Big HOLE Golf which was developed by Murray Blair in Australia. The 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. For more information on Big HOLE Golf kits contact Stonham Barns Golf on 01449 711545 or visit their website pagewww.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk/big-hole-golf.
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