The Stonham Junior Flag Golf Tournament, now in its 15th year proved a great success. This year the event was played using the Big HOLE Golf concept where the hole is 8” in size, almost twice the size of a regular hole. The aim is to make golf fun, speed up play and make putting easier. The juniors loved it and we had plenty of chip ins and hole outs.
In total 18 juniors played from all over the Suffolk and they were blessed with a lovely sunny morning. The Flag Tournament is played over 9 holes and each player has 36 shots to get as far round the course as they can. After playing their 36th shot they put a flag in the ground.
This year 9 year old Charlie Goodridge amazed us all by reaching the 12th fairway having played his first nine holes in level par 29. He was a clear winner in the U10 age category. The Under 8’s was won by Ryan Daley, a 7 year old from Stonham Barns who reached the 8th green. The U12’s was won by Sawyer Osbourn, an 11 year old from Lakenheath reaching the 9th green and the U15’s was won by 13 year old Soloman Westmancott from Stonham Barns who also reached the 9th green.
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.
Stonham Barns Golf organises 8 junior tournaments every year for ages 4-15 with the aim to give juniors the opportunity to play some competitive golf from a young age in a relaxed friendly environment. More details of all Stonham Barns junior events for 2016 can be found on their website www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk/junior-tournaments.
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Well done to 9 year old Henry Meadows from Fynn Valley Golf Club on winning the Stonham Barns April Junior Tournament with an excellent score of 32 (3 over par). This was the best score of the day and Henry was the winner of the Under 10 Age Category. Henry had a close game with his playing partner, 9 year old Charlie Goodridge, who was only one behind with 3 holes to play but a blistering finish of 2,3,3 (1 under par) by Henry gave him a 4 shot winning margin.
The Under 12 Age Category was won by Sawyer Osborne, an 11 year old from Lakenheath Golf Club, with the second best score of the day, 32 (4 over par). The Under 8 Age Category was won by Ryan Daley, a 7 yr old player from Stonham Barns, with a score of 52.
It was great to see four of the Stonham Barns Junior Academy players have a go for the first time and well done to Rupert Newman, Joshua Newman, Ethan Lewin and Kyran Lewin.
Stonham Barns organises eight tournaments each year for ages 4-15. The aim is to give juniors the opportunity to play some competitive golf from a young age in a relaxed friendly environment. More details of all their junior events for 2016 can be found on their website www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk.
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Stonham Barns Junior Tournament Dates 2016 - Ages 4-15
Stonham Barns have now been running junior tournaments for the last 15 years and we are going to have a real push to get more juniors having a golf at golf this year. All our events are run on a casual, friendly basis with their aim to give the juniors the chance to play some competitive golf in a relaxed environment with the focus on having a go and enjoying the game.
I have listed the dates for the events for this year and please could you encourage any budding juniors golfers to come along and have a go.
Apart from as marked here is the format and details of the events:
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Well done to 9 year old Charlie Goodridge on winning the 15th playing of the Stonham Barns Junior Golf Players Championship with a great score of 35 (6 over par) on a cold wet day over the 9 hole course at Stonham in the heart op Suffolk. Charlie, from Bury St Edmunds Golf Club, won by four shots over his playing partner 9 year old Henry Meadows from Fynn Valley Golf Club.
This junior golf event has four age categories and well done to the winners who were, Under 15, Layla Farthing (Fynn Valley Golf Club), Under 12 Solomon Westmancott (Stonham Barns Golf Club), Under 10 Charlie Goodridge (Bury St Edmunds Golf Club) and Under 8 Ryan Daley (Stonham Barns Golf Club),
The Stonham Junior Players Championship has been played every year since 2001 and has provided some notable winners, some of whom have gone on to represent England. With eight tournaments each year for ages 4-15 Stonham Barns Golf offers juniors in Suffolk the opportunity to play some competitive golf from a young age in a relaxed friendly environment. More details of all their junior events for 2016 can be found on their website www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk.
The aim of the junior events at Stonham Barns in Suffolk is to give the youngsters a chance to experience competing in friendly junior golf tournaments. Stonham Barns has been running eight junior events every year for the last 15 years and have given thousands of young golfers the chance to develop their golf game.
The October event was won by a regular winner at Stonham, Ryan Turnbull, a 13 yr old member of Cretingham Golf Club, with a very good score of 31 (2 over par). Ryan has won many junior events here and will be defending his Stonham Players Championship title next month. In second place was Adam Scott, a 14 year member of the Stonham Junior Academy, who only started playing golf this year. Adam scored a 38, his best score to date which included his first ever birdie on the 8th hole.
The Under 10 Age Category was won by 9 year old Charlie Goodridge from Bury St Edmunds Golf Club. Left hander Charlie is an excellent player and he stayed calm after a poor start to score a 39.
The Under 8 Age Category was won by 6 year old Imogen Potter with a score of 66. Imogen is a member of the Stonham Barns Junior Academy really loves her golf and has a great attitude.
The Stonham Junior events are open to any juniors from ages 4-15. The last event of the year will be the Stonham Junior Players Championship on Sunday 29th November. More details of all their junior events can be found on their website www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk
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The aim of the junior events at Stonham Barns in Suffolk is to give the youngsters a chance to compete in friendly junior golf tournaments and to experience how to score, play and manage their game around the course. Many of the juniors have not played in any kind of competition and we aim to give as many prizes as we can to reward them for their play.
Stonham Barns Golf Centre has been running eight junior events every year since 2001 and over the years there have been thousands of young golfers who have competed in a Stonham Barns Junior event and we would like to think we have helped and encouraged them to carry on playing this great game.
The Stonham Junior events are open to any juniors from ages 4-15. More details of all their junior events can be found on their website www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk
Full Results and Scores..
Just to let you know as part of the SGJ Golf Roots Initiative we are offering a free junior golf session for all juniors ages 7-15 followed by weekly coaching and playing opportunities.
Starting at 11.00am on Thursday 13th August this free golf event offers all juniors the chance to have a go at golf in a fun friendly environment.
Please call 01449 711545 or email email@example.com to book any juniors that would like to have a go and get involved.
11 year old Alexandra Rock travelled over 1,000 miles from Czech Republic to Stonham Barns to play in the July Stonham Junior Tournament. Alexandra, who plays her golf in Prague and has an 18 handicap, travelled with her parents yesterday and now plans to stay in England for a weeks holiday. She won the Under 12 Age category with a very good score of 36 in her first round at the 9 hole course at Stonham Barns with a round that included three pars and a birdie on the 4th hole. In 2nd place was 11 year old Rio Everitt from Stowmarket Golf Club with a score of 38.
The Under 10 Age category was won by Sawyer Osbourn, a 10 year old from Lakenheath Golf Club with the best score of the day, a 33 (4 over par). The Under 8 Age category was won by 6 year old Finlay Brock with an excellent score of 41.
It was great to see the girls dominate the Under 12 Age group taking the top four places and well done to all of them.
Stonham Barns Golf Centre has been running 8 junior events at their Suffolk Golf Starter Centre every year since 2001 and it gives the juniors the opportunity to experience some completive golf in a fun friendly environment. The main aim is that they all enjoy the game even if they do not pick up any of the prizes.
The Stonham Barns junior events are open to any juniors from ages 4-15. More details of all their junior events can be found on their website www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk
Full Results and Scores
The August Stonham Barns Junior Golf Tournament was won by 12yr old Alex Watkins from Hintlesham Golf Club. He scored an excellent four over par, 33 over the 9 hole golf course. The round could have been even better as he finished with a six on the ninth after getting in some trees.
The Under 12 age category was won Haverhill’s Thomas Culshaw on his first visit to Stonham Barns Golf Centre. The Under 10 age category was won by a Stonham Barns regular, 9 yr old Thomas Laight and the Under 8 age category was won by 8 yr old Henry Meadows from Fynn Valley with his best score of the year, a 36.
The junior golf events at Stonham Barns are an ideal introduction to competitive golf for many of the youngsters as it’s played in a relaxed friendly environment and it’s always great to see the juniors enjoying their golf.
The next junior golf tournament at Stonham Barns will be on the Sunday 28th September. For more details see the website. www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk/junior-tournaments.html or call on 01449 711545.
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Stonham Barns hosted the UK Kids East Region Qualifier on Sunday 27th July 2014. The winners of each category are aiming to compete in the 2014 Grand Final, on Saturday 30th August, at the Brampton Heath Golf Centre, in Northamptonshire.
In the Final all players will receive a Grand Finalist certificate and the top three finishers in each boy and girl age group will each receive trophies and an invitation to enter the 2015 US Kids European Championships held in Scotland. In addition the winners of each boy and girl age group will receive an invitation to enter the 2015 US Kids Golf World Championships held in Pinehurst, USA.
The event on Sunday at Stonham Barns produced six winners from different age categories. Well done to these winners, Boys 6-7 Charlie Goodridge, Boys 8-9 Henry Meadows, Boys 10-11 Joshua Hulyer, Boys 12-13 George Fricker, Girls 10-11 Rio Everitt and Girls 12-13 Layla Farthing.
The junior events at Stonham Barns are an ideal introduction to competitive golf for many of the youngsters as it’s played in a relaxed friendly environment and it’s always great to see the juniors enjoying their golf even when they have not been their best day.
The next junior event at Stonham Barns will be on the Sunday 24th August. For more details see the website. www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk/junior-tournaments.html or call on 01449 711545.
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