Stonham Barns Golf Centre is bringing a new sport to Suffolk. Here's a great quote about this exiting new sport "Footgolf combines the distinction, elegance and precision of golf with the passion, energy and fun of football in a marvelous new sport that's full of life”
Founded in 2011, the Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG) held the first FootGolf World Cup in Budapest in the summer of 2012 where 12 countries were represented in total. This new sport is now being taken seriously and interest is growing. But what really is this game about that boasts “our balls are bigger” as their slogan? Well, according to FIFG:
“FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf. The game is played with a regulation #5 football at a golf course facility on shortened holes with 21 inch diameter cups. The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf. FootGolf as a game is played throughout the world in many different forms, but as a sport it is regulated by the Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG)."
To understand the excitment about Footgolf have a look at this US video promoting the sport - Footgolf USA
To have a go and find out more come to the Stonham Barns Taster session on the Sunday 4th August 2013 between 3.00pm and 5.00pm. For more details call Joe or Tony on 01449 711545.
Stonham Barns July Junior Tournament Winners
Well done to James Cook, a 14 year old from Thorpness Golf Club, on winning the Stonham Barns July Tournament U15 category with a score of 35, highlighted by a marvellous 2 on the 7th hole. In 2nd place was Ben Moyes, a 13 year old member of Stowmarket Golf Club, with a score of 39.
The Under 10 age category was won by 11 year old Ryan Turnbull with the best score of the day, a 32 (3 over par). Ryan is from Cretingham Golf Club and a tremendous birdie 3 on the difficult 6th hole really helped his score. In 2nd place was George Evans, a 10 year old Stonham Barns home player who scored a 36.
The Under 10 age category was won by Rio Everitt, a 9 year old from Stowmarket Golf Club, who scored a very creditable 38. In 2nd place was Mary Cuthbert, a 10 year old from Thorpness Golf Club. The Under 8 age category was won by 8 year old Grace Evans from Stonham Barns with a score of 40 and in 2nd place was Henry Meadows, a 7 year old from Fynn Valley with a score of 47.
Full score and results...
The 1st Hole at Stonham Barns 9 Hole Course
Are you looking to have a go at golf, then here is a great way to start. We are offering Free Golf Lessons for 4 weeks as part of our get Into Golf Campaign. Here are some more details:
FREE 4 Weekly Sessions of One Hour
Beginners Golf Sessions, Tuition & Play 2013 - Weekly on Thursdays 5.30-6.30pm and Sundays 2.30-3.30pm
CALL TO BOOK NOW – Call 01449 711545
SUFFOLK GET INTO GOLF COACHING OFFER - 4 Week Course Stonham Barns Golf Centre in conjunction with the Suffolk Golf Partnership are offering a subsidised golf starter offer which includes an 4 weekly golf sessions. Stonham Barns is a Golf Foundation Grass Roots Starter Centre and will give the players a chance to learn golf in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. The sessions will cover all aspects of the game.
No experience required - Sessions will include all the basics of grip and set-up.
Group Coaching - Learn to play with friends or join a group and meet new people.
All Equipment provided - Clubs during the lesson provided FOC.
Social Benefits - Meet other beginners - Coffee and refreshments available on site.
PGA Qualified Level 3 Coach - Tony Dobson (Head professional at Stonham Barns)
Starting Date of the Sessions
Every Thursday 5.30pm-6.30pm or Sunday - 2.30pm – 3.30pm - Call to book into next session
For more information or to book onto the course call Tony on 01449 711545
The 2013 East Anglian Under 12 Junior Championship has been won by Hebebul Islam, a 12 year old member of Ipswich Golf Club. Habebul, who plays off a handicap of 12 and is in the Under 12 Suffolk Coaching Squad, won by 7 shots with an excellent last 9 holes of level par 29. Habebul finished with an 18 hole score of 63 (5 over par).
In 2nd place was the 2011 champion, Ryan Turnbull from Cretingham Golf Club, who scored 70 and in 3rd place was 10 year old Stonham Barns player George Evans, who scored a 72. Click to see full report..
PGA Professionals Tony Dobson and Joe Cardy are hosting a Football Golf Taster session at Stonham Barns Golf Centre this summer on the Sunday 4th August.
After a boom in Europe and the rest of the world, the UK is starting to catch on to the idea of football Golf and Stonham Barns would like to offer you the first opportunity to try it locally.
FootGolf is played the same as a normal round of golf, but the player kicks a football around the course and into a hole which is much larger obviously to allow the ball to fit into the hole. The game is played using pretty much the same rules as golf too.
To learn more about this exciting new sport, go to http://worldfootgolf.com
On Sunday 4th August 2013, from 3.00pm-5.00pm the 9 hole course at Stonham Barns will be solely for Football Golfers! Everyone is welcome, more the merrier on a first come first serve basis at a cost of only £10 per head!
Tony and Joe urge as many people as possible to come over and have a go!
For more info or if you have any questions call Joe/Tony on 01449 711545
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