On Friday 4th September I visited and played my 150th minigolf course since the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour began on the 30th September 2006.
The location for this event was the excellent 18-hole Arnold Palmer Masters Putting Course, aka Crazee Golf, in Southport.
The course visit was also 'historic' for another reason, as even though I have played 150 minigolf courses (many of them on multiple occasions) during the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour I have only won once on a Lucky 19th Hole (on my first course visit to Treasure Island in Southsea where I fired the cannon on my Lucky Hole shot to win a free game pass).
That 'achievement' stood until I stepped up to Putt on the course in Southport as I managed to ring the bell on the 'top hole' and proudly walk away with a Free Game Pass!
The video below was filmed after my 150th course visit.
To date, a total of 2,100 holes of mini and crazy golf have been played over the 150 course visits (not including all of the extra play at tournaments, practice rounds or multiple visits) with a whole lot of holes-in-one, tournament wins and great fun.
It was only in June of this year that I played my 100th minigolf course at South Shields. I've certainly racked up some course visits in the last two months! And in May 2009 I visited the, then, 100th course overall (including closed/derelicts) when we visited the 9-hole Arnold Palmer course at Pops Meadow Putting Green in Gorleston-on-Sea.
The 150th minigolf course I played on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour was Emily's 140th course played during the Tour.
In addition to the 150th minigolf course visit on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour being made since the 30th September 2006 we also managed to play minigolf courses number 151 and 152 during the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open weekend, which were:
151 Blackpool (Golden Isle) - Indoor Adventure Golf
152 Fleetwood (Marine Hall Gardens) - Crazy Golf
Plus, we visited a further six minigolf courses that were closed for various reasons:
36 Southport (Hesketh Park) - Crazy Golf - only open weekends (visited on a Friday)
37 Southport (Pleasure Land) - Moroccan Adventure Golf - derelict (but still in good condition for the shape it's in)
38 Cleveleys (Jubilee Park/Gardens) - Crazy Golf - Demolished
39 Blackpool (Gynn Gardens) - Crazy Golf - Closed for the season
40 Blackpool (Metropole) - Crazy Golf - Closed for the season
41 Leyland (Worden Park) - Mini Golf - Open weekends at 11am but was closed when we visited on a Sunday!?
Adding together the minigolf courses we have visited (both played and derelicts etc.) equals a grand total of 193 courses visited to date!
Only seven more for the big 200!