The Stonham Junior Flag Golf Tournament, now in its 15th year, has held successfully on Sunday May 22nd. 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.
In total 18 juniors played from all over the Suffolk played the Flag Tournament, which takes place over nine 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 reached the 12th fairway having played his first nine holes in level par 29 and was the clear winner in the U10 age category. The Under 8’s was won by Ryan Daley, a seven 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. For more information on Big HOLE Golf kits visit www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk/big-hole-golf.