Monday, July 04, 2011

Golf lessons for 14-25 year olds

Stowmarket Golf Club is proud to be taking part in

Sportivate this summer….

Sportivate is a lottery funded nationwide campaign to
provide teenagers and young people the opportunity to
experience sport.

PGA Golf Professional John Markham will be running a 6
week course of beginner’s group lessons for any teenagers
or young adults aged between 14 – 25.

The lessons will be held on:
Tuesday 26th July 6pm – 7pm
Tuesday 2nd August 6pm – 7pm
Tuesday 9th August 6pm – 7pm
Tuesday 16th August 6pm – 7pm
Tuesday 23rd August 6pm – 7pm
Tuesday 30th August 6pm – 7.30pm
The cost for the 6 week course is just £10!

All equipment is provided but places are limited,
so to book please contact John Markham on:
01449 736392 / 07866 222198 /

Kids summer golf



This summer PGA Golf Professional
John Markham will be running junior golf activity
days on the following dates:

Each day will run from 10.00am - 4.00pm.
The cost is £20.00 per person.
The day will consist of coaching, competitions,
games, challenges and prizes!

A packed lunch will be required.

Please contact John to book on:
01449 736392 / 07866 222198

Friday, June 24, 2011

Stowmarket Town Seeking Young Talented Manager

Stowmarket Town Under 8's are looking for a young, enthusiastic manager for this coming season. Transport is needed to travel to and from training and games however all match kit and equipment will be provided to the successful applicant.  If any one is interested please send details and experiences (if any) to This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with youth football.

Haughley Bowls Club

On Sunday June 25th at 2.00pm Haughley Bowls Club are hosting the Semi-Final of the County Marie-Denny Trophy between Area 'D' and Area 'A'. The other Semi-Final sees Area 'C play Area 'B' at Debenham B.C.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ipswich to host London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay

The Olympic Torch Relay, the curtain raiser to the London 2012 Games, is coming to Ipswich.
The Olympic Flame will arrive in the town on the evening of July 5, 2012 and will form the centrepiece of an entertainment extravaganza in Christchurch Park.
The news was greeted with great excitement  by children at Murrayfield Primary in Ipswich, who were joined by elite athletes, council representatives  and former British Olympic Chief Simon Clegg, to hear the news.
The Olympic Torch Relay, the curtain raiser to the London 2012 Games, is coming to Ipswich.

Bill Miller Matchplay Trophy

The Bill Miller Matchplay Trophy is now under way, for those of you who are new to match play its a one vs one game played on a hole by hole basis. If you score a 5 on the first and your opponent scores a 6 you win that hole and go 1 hole up with only 8 left to play, the person in the lead after 9 holes wins the match and goes through. Handicaps do count in this competition. If the match is level after 9 then sudden death is played and the first person to win a hole wins the match.
The Men's and Ladies draw sheets are attached, you can play your match on a non medal or stableford week or arrange it during your time, please email me for the email address of your opponent. If the match remains unplayed by the due date then I will flip a coin to see who progresses unless either player is willing to drop out due to holidays etc.
Its a fun event, our only singles matchplay and a great way to experience a new style of golf as well as meeting some new poeple.

Hello Again

Stowmarket Sports is back online and in new hands.

We say a very big thank you to Steve for passing this blog onto us to manage and grow, we hope that we have the same success that Steve had.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Football: Stowmarket Town make early signings

The football season is barely over but already Stowmarket Town are planning for 2011/12 with two players already signed up.
Defender Nathan Birch and striker Wayne Proctor made a tremendous start to life as Stowmarket players last year, helping them secure their highest place finish since relegation in 2005 and both have agreed to stay at the club.
Birch, Supporters Player of the Year, and Proctor, a 31-goal scoring machine had been approached by Ridgeons Premier Division sides but decided that the exciting progress, team spirit and the passion to push the club to the promotion places next year was all important in making their decision to stay. 
As for Stowmarket Town and manager Steve Jay, this shows great ambition for the coming season.
General manager John Griffin said: "We are really pleased that both boys have decided to stay with us next season. 
"They, along with the whole squad, had a great year and we achieved our objectives in 2011. Next season, we want to take that next step and these signings show our serious intent to put Stowmarket back on the map. 
"It's now down to Steve and I to strengthen where needed but it's important the players of last year remain in place as we were only a few performances away from joining Diss and Gorleston."
Chairman Neil Sharp added: "We have all worked hard off the pitch these last two seasons and the signing of these two exciting players shows that this hard work is paying off. 
"We will now help the manager wherever we can in strengthen the squad and support the general manager's approach for consistency in the players that were here this year. 
"They all deserve great credit for a wonderful 2010-11 and fingers crossed for next season."

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bowls: Rookery earn Edwards Cup victory

Stowmarket's Rookery Bowls Club are through to the second round of the Bert Edwards Fours Cup thanks to a 55-50 victory over Woodbridge.
Rookery will be at home to Bungay Town on June 4 after the border team beat Felixstowe & Suffolk 61-44 in their first round match.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Motorsport: Second podium finish for Webster

Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship title contender Josh Webster took his second podium of the 2011 season at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit over the weekend to move into fifth place in the driver standings – just 17 points shy of the series lead.

Stowmarket-based Josh, a member of the MSA Academy, was unfortunate to miss out on the pivotal pole position for round three by the tinniest of margins – a mere 0.005 seconds – and that proved to be the determining factor in the first of the weekend’s races.
Not quite able to usurp pole-sitter, and Fortec Motorsport team-mate, Kieran Vernon into Paddock Hill Bend for the first time, the 17-year-old Suffolk racer had to tuck-in and settle for a nonetheless welcome second place with hardly anything to choose between the pair in terms of pace.
Little more than a second separated the two front-runners throughout the 19-lap encounter but with overtaking in a Formula Renault car nigh-on impossible at the 1.2-mile Kent track, Josh had to shadow Vernon to the flag – posting second fastest lap in the process with a time of 45.658 seconds.
Qualifying for round four was a more troublesome affair for Josh as he lost vital track time due to an issue with the floor on his FR 2.0 coming loose and requiring an urgent pit-stop mid-session. Missing the optimum time to be on track due to the enforced pit visit, and with it the chance to challenge for pole position, he brilliantly salvaged the sixth fastest lap – only 0.184 seconds shy of the top spot.
Moving into fifth off the start, the Nine Telecom Group, Admiral Group, Integra ICT, Sunwise, Melbek Technology, Everyone Active and Flying Saucer supported racer slipped to sixth on lap two but got back into fifth on lap 11 when Vernon crashed out from fourth at Graham Hill Bend.
Missing out on the fastest race lap by just eight 100ths of a second, Josh displayed tremendous pace once again and as part of a very close finish on lap 20 he missed out on the podium places by only 0.6 seconds.
“It was all about qualifying this weekend, as it always is at Brands Indy”, said Josh, “The first session was really close and we only just missed taking pole position. In the race I got away well and had a good run into Paddock but Kieran had the door closed and that was it, we had to settle for second.
"In race two, my tyres seemed to take ages to come on so that made things pretty difficult early on but fifth in the end gives us more good points for the championship which is what we need. It’s a real shame we had the problem with the floor of the car coming unbolted in second qualifying as we could easily have been on the podium again if we’d been on the first two rows.”

There are just two weeks to wait for the fifth and sixth rounds of the 2011 Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship season which will be held on Saturday, 28th May, at Oulton Park in Cheshire.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bowls: Latest results

Ipswich & District Triples Bowls League
Division A: Stowupland 5.5 (73) Capel St Mary Kites 1.5 (63).
Division D: Woodbridge 3 (64) Combs Ford 4 (71).