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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Robin Barton captured the 2019 Suffolk Open Footgolf Trophy with a marvellous score of 49 (9 under par). This was the same winning score as last year and was good enough to win by one from Dan Ferretti and Roman Barton who both scored 50 (8 under par). In 4th place was last year winner Darren Wheat who put up a good defence of his title.
Robin is a regular player on the ECFGT Tour and is from Cambridge FootGolf Club. He attends all the events with his two sons, Roman and Milo. Roman, who is 13, won the Suffolk Open Junior Trophy and finished 2nd in the overall event.
This is the 4th year that Stonham Barns Footgolf have hosted the Suffolk Open and with a turn out of just under 60 players the event was well supported.
The Eastern Counties Footgolf Tour (ECFGT) is a not for profit organisation that organises footgolf events for all skill levels to promote the game of footgolf in the Eastern Region. For a list of all the events this year go to their Facebook page @ECFootgolfTour.
Well done to Darren Wheat on winning the 2018 Suffolk Open Footgolf Championship held at Stonham Barns on 21st July.
With a fantastic score of 49 (9 under par), the second best score ever around the Stonham Barns course, he won by none shots. In =2nd place were Mark Winter, Richard Fenn and Callum Harris. This was the fourth playing of this tournament and this year there was a field of over 50 players from around the region. There were prizes for mens, ladies and juniors and the ladies prize was won by Michelle Scott with an score of 70 and the junior prize was won by Cole Wade again with a score of 70.
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Footgolfer Owen Peck, who last year became UK FootGolf National Junior Tour Champion at age 16, scored a marvellous 8 under par score of 50 to take Suffolk Open title at Stonham Barns by one shot from Pele Heydon. Owen was one behind Pele, the pre-tournament favourite, after 9 holes but a birdie on the 10th and a bogey by Pele gave 17-year-old the lead which he never relinquished.
Ian Plumb was in 3rd place with a score of 52 with Neil Donohoe and Ben Bedford tied 4th two shots further back. The Under 18 Trophy was won by Tom Scott with a very good score of 61 and the Under 15 Trophy was won by Charlie Tranter a great score of 60. The Ladies title was won by Eve Humphries.
Stonham Barns Golf hosts eight tournaments every year. These tournaments are aimed to be fun as well as competitive and are open to anyone no matter what experience they have. There are prizes for men, ladies and juniors but it’s also important to come along and have a game with friends or family in a relaxed environment.
The next footgolf event will be held on Sunday 23rd July at 2.00pm. Play will be over 18 holes and everyone is welcome. The entry is £10 for adults and £5 for juniors. To enter call Stonham Barns Footgolf on 01449 711545 or visit their website www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk
For a casual game, the Stonham Barns Footgolf Course is open every day 9am – 5.00pm and welcomes groups, families and teams and has special packages for parties of 8 or more.
2017 Suffolk Open Footgolf Championship – Saturday 24th June 2017 - PHOTOS
2017 Suffolk Open Footgolf Championship – Saturday 24th June 2017 - RESULTS
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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Lee Broster, playing his first ever game of footgolf and playing barefooted, walked off with the Suffolk Open FootGolf title at Stonham Barns. Lee scored a 7 under par score of 51 to tie first place with last year’s champion Kevin Ward. A play off followed between Broster and Ward for the championship trophy. The first hole was halved in birdie twos. Then at the 105yd second hole Broster fired a killer strike to within 15 ft of the hole and then followed that with a confident putt for another birdie two after Ward had already finished the hole with a par.
Lee compiled his score with a two under par front nine and then a 5 under par back nine with 4 birdies in his last 5 holes to match the score of Kevin Ward who also has an excellent 6 under par last nine holes. Their scores of 51 were five ahead of the third place score of Chris Tranter, a regular in the Stonham Barns Footgolf events.
Lee was amazed by his own performance and is now considering entering more footgolf tournaments after chatting with runner up Kevin Ward, a regular footgolfer with tournament experience.
This was the 2nd playing of the Suffolk Open FootGolf Championship at Stonham Barns. There were over 40 entries and the event was played on Sunday 19th June. A special mention must go to Jordan Catchpole for his tremendous hole in one on the 110 yard 10th hole. The celebrations were heard around the course.
The junior category was won by Charlie Tranter with an excellent score of 66 with Barnaby Hunt in 2nd place with a score of 70.
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 and teams. 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.
Click here to view Full Results
Watch Video of Play Off - Lee Broster v Kevin Ward - https://youtu.be/4mAbQqjHeTQ
Stonham Barns Golf have announced their Footgolf Tournament schedule for 2016. Following on from the success of their eight UK Footgolf Ranking Tournaments last year, which included the Suffolk Open FootGolf Championship, they have announced another eight event for this year.
The first event of the year will be held on Sunday 20th March. Play will be over 18 holes and everyone is welcome to come along and play, mens, ladies, families and juniors. Entry for all events will be £10.
In addition these footgolf competitions will form part of the Stonham Suffolk Ranking Table and all scores from players will be listed through the year. At the end of the season the leaders from each category will receive prizes and a trophy. Here are the dates of this year's tournaments:
Sunday 20th March 2016
Sunday 17th April 2016
Sunday 15th May 2016
Sunday 19th June 2016 - Suffolk Open FootGolf Championship
Sunday 10th July 2016
Sunday 21st August 2016
Sunday 18th September 2016
Sunday 23rd October 2016 - Stonham Players FootGolf Championship
To see more details or enter one of the events please follow this link :
Stonham Barns Footgolf Tournaments 2016
Footgolf has really taken off at Stonham Barns and the course is now open every day. Last year over 5,000 players have played this new exiting sport at Stonham Barns and they are now taking bookings for individuals, groups, staff outing and parties. For more information call Stonham Barns Golf on 01449 711545 or visit www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk.
Well done to Mark Channell on winning the first Stonham Footgolf Players Championship with a great score of 51 (7 under par). Mark, who is the Diss Town Youth FC Secretary, brought down a group of boys from the club and showed them how it was done. There were four players on 54 (4 under par), Chris Tranter, Darren Wheat, Dan Ferretti (UK Footgolf) and Ian Heydon. Darren and Ian are ranked in the UK’s top 50 players.
The junior event was dominated by the Diss Town Youth FC boys who took eight out of the top ten places. Well done to Daniel Whyman who scored a 65 and won on count back from Jamie Channell who also scored a 65. It was great to see so many juniors playing in this event (15 played) and well done to the youngsters from Ipswich Exiles who were all under 13.
We had two holes in one on the day. Both were on the 10th hole with one from Craig Bolger and the other from junior, Chris Disney.
Footgolf has really taken off at Stonham Barns and the course is now open every day. This year over 5,000 players have played this new exiting sport at Stonham Barns and they are now taking bookings for individuals, groups and even Christmas parties. For more information call Stonham Barns Golf on 01449 711545 or visit www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk.
Full Results & Scores
Kevin Ward from Colchester achieved three UK Ranking Footgolf wins in a row at the Stonham Barns Footgolf Course. With the help of a hole in one on the 105 yard 18th hole Kevin achieved his best score , a 9 under par 49. His three wins at Stonham Barns included the Suffolk Footgolf Open which he won in June and the July FootGolf Event.
Regulars at Stonham, Chris Tranter and Darren Wheat, finished 2nd and 3rd with excellent scores of 54 and 55 respectively.
The winner of the junior event was Charlie Tranter, Chris's son, with a score of 65. Click for Full Results
Stonham Barns FootGolf hosts eight UK Ranking events each year and the last event of 2015, The Stonham FootGolf Players Championship will be held on Sunday 11th October. Come and have a go at footgolf, the fastest growing sport in the UK. Open to men, ladies and juniors this final Stonham FootGolf event will offer some great prizes with the winner receiving the Stonham Footgolf Trophy.
For more information call Stonham Barns Golf on 01449 711545 or visit www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk
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