Call NOW to Enter the Stonham Barns UK FootGolf Ranking Tournament - Sunday 13th April - Tel 01449 711545
With the season drawing to a close, we are reaching out to all local footballers to try a new sport during the close season.
The sport is called FootGolf, and it is now the fastest growing “new” sport in the world. It is open to players of all ages, gender and abilities.
This is a specific request to footballers based within a 20-30 mile radius of Stonham Aspal, and the reason for this is that Stonham Barns Golf Club is currently the only UK FootGolf Association (UKFGA) approved course in your area. If you fancy your chances at being able to play a sport based on the principles of Golf, but using a size 5 football, and your feet, and you enjoy competing against friends and family or maybe you would like to take a more serious approach and enter competitions. Then this is the sport for you to try during the summer.
It is also a great tool for training, and fine tuning your skills.
Stonham Barns has been selected to host National Rankings Tournaments, and these will take place once a month, with the first event being held on Sunday 13th April 2014, entrance fee is just £10.00 and all players will get guaranteed National Rankings Points. If you fancy your chances at being able to take on a new sport at a competitive level there are prizes available, and the National Rankings Leaders will be selected to represent the UK in the US FootGolf Open, which takes place in New York this September (all expenses paid for by the National Governing Body for the sport, the UKFGA).
Please share this information with your footballers, as we would really like to increase the participation numbers for the sport in Suffolk/Norfolk, and we are looking for more serious players to get involved and become Professional or Semi-Professional Players.
If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me, or visit the UK FootGolf website at www.ukfootgolf.com
I have also attached a You Tube link to a feature shown on Transworld Sport from last year, where they filmed the UK Open Championships:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=451j2UhCI6Q
For more information go to our FootGolf page.
The next event is on Sunday 20th October 2.00pm-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 person for 18 holes.
The Stonham Barns 9 hole course is situated just 5 mins off the A14 between Ipswich and Stowmarket. The full address is Stonham Barns Golf Centre, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk, IP14 6AT. For more information on this great new sport go to our FootGolf Page
FOOTGOLF - BOOKING FOR GROUPS AND STAFF OUTINGS
In addition we are taking to take bookings for Footgolf for staff outings, footballs teams and anyone looking to bring a group over for some Christmas activities so why not book the course for your event this year. It will be fun and everyone will enjoy it and then afterwards visit the Stonham Barns restaurant for a snack and refreshments. To book or enquire call Tony on 01449 711545 or email email@example.com.
The next Footgolf event at Stonham Barns will be on the Sunday 22nd Sept between 3.00pm and 5.00pm. Come and have a go at this great new sport on Suffolk's first Footgolf course.
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.
Footgolf is a recognised international sport that can be enjoyed by everyone of any age. The player just kicks the ball around the course in the least number of kicks into larger football sized holes. The rules are pretty much the same as golf. Its great fun and good excercise.
Please book you tee time now by calling call Joe or Tony on 01449 711545.
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
Prize Winners at 1st Footgolf Event at Stonham Barns.
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
To see more pictures from the day - Click here
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.
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