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Locals sweep the board at first FootGolf tournament

David Grosse, right, takes a shot watch by Nick Belt during the Footgolf tournament at Sewerby Park, near Bridlington. Pic Simon Kench

David Grosse, right, takes a shot watch by Nick Belt during the Footgolf tournament at Sewerby Park, near Bridlington. Pic Simon Kench

TEAMS arrived from Hungary, London and across Yorkshire, but it was local players who tasted success at the UK’s first FootGolf competition.

The tournament was held at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, where the golf course was transformed into a FootGolf arena for the first time.

The size of the holes were increased, but the aim remained the same, to get the ball to the flag in the fewest number of shots.

In the team event, there was a tie between Lloyd Dowson Team Three and the FootGolf England team.

Both finished with a score of one-under-par but after a play-off on hole nine, the FootGolf England team, made up of local lads Anthony Dixon, Dale Nelthorpe, Joe Reynolds and Jason Hardcastle, came out on top.

In third place was Buntings Bullets.

In the individual event, Bridlington Town Reserves’ coach Dave Grosse produced a sparkling round to finish on seven-under-par.

That was good enough to take top spot, ahead of Jamie Brown, who was two shots back, and Gabor Gelecser from the FootGolf Hungary Team, who was third on two-under par.

Organiser Mike O’Connor said: “The day was a great success with 18 teams taking part on the day, and 33 individual competition entries.

“Everybody had a great day, with men, women and children of all ages getting involved.

“I would like to thank all the people who helped out on the day, the players and supporters for helping to make the day a success.

“Thanks to all the sponsors for supporting this new event, their efforts have helped bring FootGolf to the area, and with the feedback that we received on the day, people would like this to be a permanent fixture at Sewerby.

“For more info on upcoming events, both at Sewerby Hall and other venues, visit www.footgolfengland.co.uk

The trophies were sponsored by Late Night Pharmacy of Promenade.

 

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