Alexandra Rock, a 12 year old from Prague, holed a 15 foot putt on the final green to win the 2016 Stonham Junior Players Championship with a great score of 32 (3 over par). Alex who lives in Prague, is a member of Podebrady Golf Club and amazingly now has a current handicap of nine, had to hole her par putt on the last green to achieve the outright win. In second place was 11 year old Sawyer Osbourn from Lakenheath Golf Club who scored a 33 (4 over par)
This event started at Stonham Barns in 2001 and has been played every year since. A number of previous winners have gone on to become county players and even England internationals. In addition to rewarding the winners one of the main aims of these events is to encourage players of all standards to come along and enjoy playing some golf and it was really great to see some of the players who did not have their best game still smiling and enjoying their golf.
On a fantastically sunny November day there were players ranging from 6 years old (Michael Kirk) to 14 years old (Matthew Albon). There were four age categories. The winner of the Under 8 was Sebastian Kubitzek who scored a 38. The Under 10’s was won by last year’s champion, Charlie Goodridge, which score a 40. The Under 12’s was won by Sawyer Osbourn with a 33 and the Under 15’s was won by the overall winner Alexandra Rock.
This event was played using larger 8’ golf holes and Stonham Barns Golf is actively promoting Big HOLE Golf which was developed by Murray Blair in Australia. The concept is now becoming popular all over the world as a way of getting increased participation into golf – QUICKER ROUNDS – MAKES GOLF FUN – HAVE LESS PUTTS. For more information on Big HOLE Golf kits contact Stonham Barns Golf on 01449 711545 or visit their website pagewww.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk/big-hole-golf.
David Harper from Essex claimed the 2016 Stonham FootGolf Players Championship in style with a 51, 7 under par. After 9 holes Pele Hayden was leading by two shots but a 5 under par back nine secured the title for David.
There was a tie for 2nd place between Darren Wheat and Pele Hayden with scores of 53 (5 under par). However as Darren has the better back nine, 6 under par 23, he took 2nd place and Pele was 3rd.
Stonham Barns Footgolf organises at least six footgolf events each year including the Suffolk Open Footgolf Championship. These events are open to everyone and aim to give players a taste of competitive footgolf and some players go on to play in regional and national footgolf tournaments.
Footgolf has become the fastest growing sport in the UK and there are now over 200 courses. It’s a game everyone can play and is great fun and an ideal game for groups, corporate events, teams and families. The course at Stonham Barns in Suffolk was one of the first courses in the UK when it opened in 2014 and now it has thousands of footgolf players visit the course each year. The course is open every day for footgolf and for more information or to book a game you can visit their website www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk.
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Sawyer Osborn, an 11 year old from Lakenheath Golf Club won the Stonham Barns October Junior Golf Tournament with a record best score of 28, that’s one under par. Sawyer is a regular at the Stonham Barns Junior events and this amazing round was 4 shots better than his previous best round.
With the calm conditions a number of players had their best ever rounds. Stonham Barns player and the Under 15 winner, Adam Scott scored a 33, (4 over par), which was 5 shots better that his previous best round! 10 year old Sophie Kubitzek, the Under 10 winner equalled her best score of 32 and her 8 year old brother Sebastian Kubitzek scored his best score of 32. Both of them are members of Bury St Edmunds Golf Club.
This junior golf event was played using larger 8’ golf holes and Stonham Barns Golf is actively promoting Big HOLE Golf which was developed by Murray Blair in Australia. The concept is now becoming popular all over the world as a way of getting increased participation into golf – QUICKER ROUNDS – MAKES GOLF FUN – HAVE LESS PUTTS. For more information on Big HOLE Golf kits contact Stonham Barns Golf on 01449 711545 or visit their website page www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk/big-hole-golf.
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