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.
See full results at : Stonham Junior Flag Golf Tournament Results
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