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.
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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.
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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
The first Suffolk Open FootGolf Championship Stonham Barns was won by Kevin Ward with a great score of 53 (-5 under par). In a round that included seven twos he achieved his best ever score around the Stonham Course. Kevin from Colchester is a regular at Stonham Barns having played in most of the UK Ranking events.
In second place was Dan McLaughlin who also scored 53 and just lost out on count back. There were 4 players on 54, Darren Wheat, Chris Tranter, Liam Osborne and Ben Garnham.
There were three holes in hole on the day. Amazingly Lewis Warnes achieved the first ever two holes in one in a round. He holed in one on the 2nd and the 16th holes. The third hole in one was achieved by Matt Prescott on the 7th hole.
Over 60 footgolfers competed in The Suffolk Open FootGolf Championship which was played over 18 holes medal play around the scenic Stonham Barns FootGolf Course with the winner receiving the Scarlett Brown Trophy.
Footgolf has really taken off now in the UK and now there are over 120 footgolf courses (100 new courses over the last year) with many more opening soon. Here is a great quote about the game: "Footgolf combines the distinction, elegance and precision of golf with the passion, energy and fun of football in a marvellous new sport that's full of life”.
To have a game of footgolf contact Stonham Barns FootGolf Course on 01449 711545 or email email@example.com.
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Ian Haydon won the Stonham UK FootGolf Open with a score of 56 (2 under par). This was Ian’s third event at Stonham Barns and having finished 3rd and 2nd on his previous visits he has now has achieved his first win. In addition he was really pleased to have triumphed over his son Pele who has won three of the UK FootGolf events at Stonham Barn this year
Ian won on count back and with birdies on his last three holes achieved an amazing six shot comeback on Darren Wheat who was five under with three to play and when he bogeyed the last three holes he finished on 56 as well. In third place was Ian’s son Pele who scored a 57 (1 under par).
There were 11 juniors playing and the junior prize was won by 9 yr old Tyler Weaver with a score of 68. This was one of his first games of FootGolf and he managed to beat his 12 yr old brother, Max Weaver. Both Tyler and Max are keen golfers and currently in the Suffolk County under 12 squad and under 14 squad respectively.
This Stonham Footgolf event attracted over 50 footgolf players from around the region. This was one of six UK FootGolf ranking events that are being held on the scenic Stonham Barns golf course this year. Full details of other ranking tournaments around the UK can be found at www.ukfootgolf.com.
Footgolf is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK and combines two great sports, golf and football. The game is played on a golf course to larger holes (21” diameter cups) with a size 5 football. Players then play around the course kicking the football using rules largely based on the rules of golf.
Stonham Barns has achieved fantastic success this year by opening their golf course to both golf and footgolf players. Tony Dobson, the PGA professional and owner of Stonham Barns Golf Centre, has been amazed by bookings for footgolf and said “It’s a great fun new sport that everyone can play and we have plans to keep promoting footgolf to individuals, groups and for corporate events”.
The next Stonham UK FootGolf Open Event will be on Sunday 12th October. This event is open to anyone, men, ladies and juniors and there are prizes for all the categories. Entry is only £10 and all players will receive a free goody bag with loads of gifts and a free round of golf voucher. All footballs and equipment are provided.
Anyone that would like to play can contact Tony Dobson at Stonham Barns on 01449 711545 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on FootGolf at Stonham Barns go towww.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk/footgolf.
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