Henry Meadows, an 11-year-old from Bury St Edmunds Golf Club, won the 2017 East Anglian Under 12 Junior Golf Championship which was held at Stonham Barns on Sunday 25th June. His score of 62 (+4 over par) was good enough for a 3 shot win over last year’s champion Charlie Goodridge. The pair played together and reversed the positions from the 2016 Championship. This was Henry’s second win in the last two years and he is still eligible to make it three next year.
The Under 10 Age Category was won by Ryan Daley, a 9-year-old from Stonham Barns and the Under 8 Age Category was won by 7-Year-Old Isaac Vesey. It was great to have five players in the Under 8 category.
Well done to all the players, some of which had not played any competitive golf before and it was great to see them complete 18 holes of golf.
This this event was held using the Big HOLE Golf concept where the holes are 8" instead of the regular holes of 4.25". Stonham Barns was the first course in the UK to convert to this new size of hole. This idea of Big HOLE Golf is to Make Golf More Fun - Have Fewer Putts - Make Golf Quicker and the juniors really enjoyed the larger holes. There were some chip ins and some great long putts holed. For more info visit the website www.bigholegolf.com
The East Anglian Under 12 Junior Golf Championship was established by Tony Dobson, the PGA Professional at Stonham Barns and has been played every year since 2001. 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.
For more information on other junior golf tournaments and junior coaching available at Stonham Barns Golf visit their website www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk.
PHOTOS OF SOME OF PLAYERS
Footgolfer Owen Peck, who last year became UK FootGolf National Junior Tour Champion at age 16, scored a marvellous 8 under par score of 50 to take Suffolk Open title at Stonham Barns by one shot from Pele Heydon. Owen was one behind Pele, the pre-tournament favourite, after 9 holes but a birdie on the 10th and a bogey by Pele gave 17-year-old the lead which he never relinquished.
Ian Plumb was in 3rd place with a score of 52 with Neil Donohoe and Ben Bedford tied 4th two shots further back. The Under 18 Trophy was won by Tom Scott with a very good score of 61 and the Under 15 Trophy was won by Charlie Tranter a great score of 60. The Ladies title was won by Eve Humphries.
Stonham Barns Golf hosts eight tournaments every year. These tournaments are aimed to be fun as well as competitive and are open to anyone no matter what experience they have. There are prizes for men, ladies and juniors but it’s also important to come along and have a game with friends or family in a relaxed environment.
The next footgolf event will be held on Sunday 23rd July at 2.00pm. Play will be over 18 holes and everyone is welcome. The entry is £10 for adults and £5 for juniors. To enter call Stonham Barns Footgolf on 01449 711545 or visit their website www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk
For a casual game, the Stonham Barns Footgolf Course is open every day 9am – 5.00pm and welcomes groups, families and teams and has special packages for parties of 8 or more.
2017 Suffolk Open Footgolf Championship – Saturday 24th June 2017 - PHOTOS
2017 Suffolk Open Footgolf Championship – Saturday 24th June 2017 - RESULTS
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