Henry Meadows, a nine year old member of Fynn Valley Golf Club has won the 15th East Anglian Under 12 Junior Golf Championship with an 18 hole score of 73. Henry has been a consistent winner on the Stonham Barns 9 hole golf course over the last year with a fantastic nine wins in ten starts. He has three more years to play in this event and has the chance equal the three wins by Lee Spurling, the 2006, 2007 and 2008 winner.
In second place was 11 year old George Whitehall from Ely Golf Club with a score of 74 and in third place were 8 year old Charlie Goodridge from Bury Golf Club and 12 year old Alfie Guy-Pinkney from Ely Golf Club with scores of 75.
The age categories were won by George Whitehall for the Under 12’s, Henry Meadows for the Under 10’s and 6 year old Finlay Brock won the Under 8 age category with a great score of 82 helped by a birdie at the third hole.
Stonham Barns Golf Centre has been hosting this event since 2001 and it gives the juniors the opportunity to experience some completive golf in a fun friendly environment. The main aim is they all enjoy the game even if they do not pick up any of the prizes.
There are eight junior events each year at Stonham Barns and any juniors from 4-15 are welcome to come along and have a game. More details of all their junior events can be found on their website www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk
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The first Suffolk Open FootGolf Championship Stonham Barns was won by Kevin Ward with a great score of 53 (-5 under par). In a round that included seven twos he achieved his best ever score around the Stonham Course. Kevin from Colchester is a regular at Stonham Barns having played in most of the UK Ranking events.
In second place was Dan McLaughlin who also scored 53 and just lost out on count back. There were 4 players on 54, Darren Wheat, Chris Tranter, Liam Osborne and Ben Garnham.
There were three holes in hole on the day. Amazingly Lewis Warnes achieved the first ever two holes in one in a round. He holed in one on the 2nd and the 16th holes. The third hole in one was achieved by Matt Prescott on the 7th hole.
Over 60 footgolfers competed in The Suffolk Open FootGolf Championship which was played over 18 holes medal play around the scenic Stonham Barns FootGolf Course with the winner receiving the Scarlett Brown Trophy.
Footgolf has really taken off now in the UK and now there are over 120 footgolf courses (100 new courses over the last year) with many more opening soon. Here is a great quote about the game: "Footgolf combines the distinction, elegance and precision of golf with the passion, energy and fun of football in a marvellous new sport that's full of life”.
To have a game of footgolf contact Stonham Barns FootGolf Course on 01449 711545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Footgolfer Pele Heydon achieved probably one of the best rounds ever played at footgolf. His round of 46 was 12 under par and smashed his previous record of 52 around the Stonham Barns FootGolf Course. His amazing round consisted of 12 birdies and 6 pars with matching front and back nine scores of 23.
This gave him his second win this year at Stonham Barns UK Ranking Footgolf Tournament. In 2nd place was his father Ian Heydon who also achieved his best round ever, a 10 under par, 48. Amazing scoring!
This popular event attracted over 60 players from all over the region which included 52 men, 2 ladies and 8 juniors. FootGolf is really taking off as a sport and there are now over 120 footgolf courses in the UK.
The next UK FootGolf tournament at Stonham Barns is the first playing of the Suffolk FootGolf Open. This event is open to everyone and the winner will receive the Scarlett Brown Trophy and become the Suffolk FootGolf Champion. This will be held on Saturday 20th June with tee times starting at 2.00pm. Anyone interested in playing please contact Stonham Barns FootGolf Course on 01449 711545 or email email@example.com.
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