Scott Lorimer enjoying Footgolf at Stonham Barns
Footgolf is becoming a popular sport in the UK and Stonham Barns will be holding another Footgolf event on Sunday 8th Sept 3.00pm-5.00pm. During this time the 9 hole course at Stonham Barns will be solely for Footgolf players! Everyone is welcome, there are no dress rules and footballs will be provided. The cost will be £6 per person for a round of Footgolf and £10 per head for those wishing to enter the tournament.
Please book you tee time now by calling call Joe or Tony on 01449 711545
James Cook - U15 Winner (left) + other winners
James Cook, a 14 year old member of Thorpness Golf Club won the August Junior Tournament at Stonham Barns with an excellent score of 33 (4 over par). This was his second win after winning the July event four shots.
With good weather after heavy overnight rain the Stonham course had drained well and it was in great condition for the juniors who produced some good golf.
In the Age categories the Under 12’s was won by 11 year old Charlotte Smith from Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club. The Under 10 Age Group was won by a regular at Stonham Barns, Mary Cuthbert, a 10 year old from Thorpness Golf Club and the Under 8’s was won by 7 year old Henry Meadows from Fynn Valley Golf Club.
On Sunday 4th August Stonham Barns Golf Centre hosted the first ever Footgolf Tournament in Suffolk. This new sport is starting to catch on and organisers PGA Professionals Tony Dobson and Joe Cardy were really impressed by the feedback of the players who all really enjoyed having their first experience of this family friendly game.
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 (21”) obviously to allow the ball to fit into the hole. The game, which is played using rules very similar to golf, can be played and enjoyed by everyone no matter what their age or ability at football.
This first event attracted over 30 players including some golfers and football players and the Men’s Winner was footballer David Howard who plays for Barsham Football Club. David scored a 31 (2 over par) for the shortened 9 hole course. The Ladies Winner was Lauren Applebaun, who is on holiday from the USA, who scored a 40 and the Junior Prize went to Curtis Miller, who came with his father for a round of golf and decided to have a go at the Footgolf.
One of the highlights of the day was a hole out from 50 yards for a 2 on the 9th by Stuart Brooks which helped him into 2nd place. There were a good mixture of golfers and footballers who played. Of the footballers there were representatives from Bildeston Rangers, AFC Hoxne, Felixstowe and Walton and Occold Football Clubs.
Based on the success and response from this event Stonham Barns have decided to hold another Footgolf event on Sunday 18th August 3.00pm-5.00pm. During this time the 9 hole course at Stonham Barns will be solely for Footgolf players! Everyone is welcome, there are no dress rules and footballs will be provided. The cost will be £6 per person for a round of Footgolf and £10 per head for those wishing to enter the tournament.
To book or for more information call Joe/Tony on 01449 711545 or visit www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk
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