11 year old Alexandra Rock travelled over 1,000 miles from Czech Republic to Stonham Barns to play in the July Stonham Junior Tournament. Alexandra, who plays her golf in Prague and has an 18 handicap, travelled with her parents yesterday and now plans to stay in England for a weeks holiday. She won the Under 12 Age category with a very good score of 36 in her first round at the 9 hole course at Stonham Barns with a round that included three pars and a birdie on the 4th hole. In 2nd place was 11 year old Rio Everitt from Stowmarket Golf Club with a score of 38.
The Under 10 Age category was won by Sawyer Osbourn, a 10 year old from Lakenheath Golf Club with the best score of the day, a 33 (4 over par). The Under 8 Age category was won by 6 year old Finlay Brock with an excellent score of 41.
It was great to see the girls dominate the Under 12 Age group taking the top four places and well done to all of them.
Stonham Barns Golf Centre has been running 8 junior events at their Suffolk Golf Starter Centre every year since 2001 and it gives the juniors the opportunity to experience some completive golf in a fun friendly environment. The main aim is that they all enjoy the game even if they do not pick up any of the prizes.
The Stonham Barns junior events are open to any juniors from ages 4-15. More details of all their junior events can be found on their website www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk
Full Results and Scores
The 2015 British Open is being held this week at St Andrews, the home of golf. Its getting very exciting with two days to go and now with a Monday finish for the second time in the tournaments history.
I have been working this week on the Golfzon Stand at the HSBC Golfzone. This is one of the busiest stands in the tented village at the Open with over 50,000 visitors in the week. On the Golfzon stand there were two challenges, Longest Drive up the 18th hole and a nearest the pin short game. There are three Golfzon golf simulators presented at the Doosan stand and in the HSBC Golf Zone, who are official patrons of the 144th Open. See more pictures below from the Golfzon stand.
Golfzon are featuring various programs for GDR users including Chip Shot Challenge and Longest Drive. In addition, it has installed another system in at the Rule, a opub in St Andrews which will be promoted and operated by GolfPunk Magazine, in an attempt to increase spectators participation.
The head office of Golfzon said in a statement “We are delighted to introduce the leading technology of Golfzon to The Open Championship. Golfzon seeks to actively participate in various golf tournaments and events around the world in order to enhance the global brand awareness and market share,” says Tommy Lim, Vice President of the America and Europe business division at Golfzon"
More about the Open
The Open has been played since 1860 over some of the world’s most cherished links courses and has produced a remarkable legacy of great champions. The Open has a remarkable heritage being the oldest and most international championship in professional golf and the Claret Jug, which was first presented in 1873, is one of the most iconic trophies in sport.
The golfing greats that has become the champion golfer for the year include Harry Vardon, Bobby Jones, Henry Cotton, Walter Hagen from the early days through to the modern legends such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Seve Ballesteros, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, last year's winner.
Looking forward to see who becomes the 2015 Open Champion.
Images from the Golfzon Stand at the Open
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