This is the message from Golf's Governing Bodies following the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus:
"The current restrictions do not prevent golf competitions or casual games taking place, but all golfers should follow some simple steps to maintain the low risk of infection. By following positive but sensible set of guidelines which we can all adhere to and then communicating those to golfers, we can continue to enjoy the sport in the months to come."
1. Do Not Shake Hands
It's a normal etiquette after a game but avoid shaking hands as this is one of the easiest ways for the virus to spread
2. Leave the Flag In
Under the new golf rules this is allowed now in normal play. Take care not to touch the flag or the hole when removing the ball
3. Keep Your Distance
The government guidance is to keep a safe distance of 2 metres between players at all times.
4. Only Use Your Own Equipment
Do not share or touch any of your playing partners equipment such as clubs, golf balls, rangefinders, etc.
Here at Stonham Barns Golf Park we are open as normal and all our facilities are available everyday.
Open 9.00am - 8.00pm
(Sat/Sun Close 6pm - unless booked in advance)
Our priority continues to be the well-being of our customers and employees and we would like to reassure customers that we are taking all necessary steps to follow the guidance given by the government at this time.
We are working to the highest standard of hygiene and all equipment is cleaned with anti-bacterial cleaner before and after each customer. Hand sanitiser is provided for everyone to us.
We will of course update our activities and policies in line with any new government guidance.
Please do contact us if you have any concerns or questions
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Watch the Stonham Barns Golf Park's story of the opening of our Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf as reported by the local media, East Anglian Daily Times.
The new pirate-themed adventure golf course presents a fun exciting challenge for all ages, which will offer participants the chance to dodge the volcano, navigate around the water falls, go inside the treasure cave and try to avoid the shipwrecks.
Tony Dobson, the owner of the Golf Park, said: “I have been here at Stonham Barns for 20 years and it’s always been my dream to build this kind of golfing facility where families and children can enjoy different types of golf in a fun, friendly environment. Golf is such a great game and I have always done what I can to encourage more people into the game. The Smugglers Bay adventure golf, together with the other seven golfing facilities, have all received a really positive reaction from customers and hopefully we have been able to make golf more enjoyable and accessible to more people.”
Go along and have some fun on the newest Adventure Golf Putting in Suffolk. For more details and offers go to www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk.
14 Year Old Alexandra Rock from Czech Republic claimed the Stonham Barns Players Championship Trophy for the third time in as many years. With an excellent score of 32 (3 over par) Alex who lives in Prague and is a member of Podebrady Golf Club became the only person over the 18 years history of the event to achieve three wins.
In the age categories 11 year old Ethan Lewin from Stonham Barns won the Under 12's with his brother Kyran in 2nd place. The Under 10 category was won by Beatrice Meadows from Bury St Edmunds Golf Club with Ted Hopkins in 2nd place.
The Stonham Junior Players Championship in the last of eight tournaments each year and only players that have played in at least one event are invited to play. This junior tournament was first played at Stonham Barns in 2001 and has been played every year since. Over 500 juniors have played in the event over the years with some previous winners going 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, have fun and enjoy playing some competitive golf.
This year the event was played using Big HOLE Golf which uses larger 8 inch golf holes. This 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. Stonham Barns was the first course in the UK to convert to Big Hole Golf and the feedback from all the players has been great. For more information on Big HOLE Golf kits contact 01449 711545 or visit www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk/big-hole-golf.
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Golf-mad kids will be mimicking their Ryder Cup heroes as they embark on a golfing treasure hunt challenge over the next few days.
To celebrate the bi-annual Europe-USA golfing competition, junior golfers at Stonham Barns Golf Park are being challenged to participate in 'The Pirates Ryder Cup' and locate four of the competition trophies around the Smugglers Bays Adventure Golf Course and win a selection of treasure prizes.
The Stonham Barns golf centre is the only one in the UK to offer visitors a record eight separate golfing attractions, including footgolf, golfing simulators, darts golf, pirate-themed adventure golf and others, all in one place.
Tony Dobson, the venue's owner, said: 'The golfing world becomes completely preoccupied with the Ryder Cup when it is on and we are no different. We will be rooting for Europe to win the trophy back and urging our youngsters who come along to do the same and find the Ryder Cup around our adventure golf course. 'Come on Europe!'
Stonham Barns Golf Park is based in the heart of Suffolk and open 7 days a week. For more information call them on 01449 711545 or visit their website www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk
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