Buzzing for a round of golf? Bees swarm 18th hole at Stowmarket!

Bees had to be removed from the 18th green at Stowmarket on the evening before the Suffolk Amateur

Bees had to be removed from the 18th green at Stowmarket on the evening before the Suffolk Amateur Foursomes. Picture: JOHN MARKHAM - Credit: Archant

You often hear about putting greens with a sting in the tail – but this is ridiculous.

There was drama on the eve of the Suffolk Amateur Foursomes Championship at Stowmarket Golf Club as a swarm of bees invaded the 18th green.

The winged invaders became attracted to the yellow flag on the green and had to be moved.

Club pro Jon Markham braved a few stings to take this picture, which might make your skin crawl.

Fortunately, the bees were moved without incident and the event could still take place on Sunday.

And Chris Bartrum and James Biggs of Diss duly became the first pair to win the Suffolk Amateur Foursomes Championship for a third successive year.


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They retained the Macleod Cup with rounds of level par 69 and 73 at Stowmarket finishing three shots ahead of Ben Sayers (Felixstowe Ferry) and Josh Robertson (Ufford Park) who had rounds of 76 and 69 to take the Watts Salvers.

Third place went to Suffolk Open champion Sam Debenham, playing this year with Andy Cunningham (Stowmarket) in place of regular partner Jason Finch who was unfit. They were consistent with rounds of 72 and 74.

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