Friday, April 23, 2010

Minigolf Report - St George's Day Classic 2010

23rd April 2010
News Release
For Immediate Use

Minigolf Report – St George’s Day Classic in Stratford-upon-Avon


The first ever St George’s Day Classic minigolf competition took place on the 23rd April 2010 to celebrate England's Patron Saint and England's National Day, at the Recreation Ground Minigolf Course in Stratford-upon-Avon.

17 minigolfers took part in the event, with an individual St George’s Day Classic title up for grabs, along with a team prize.


Photo: The players line-up before the competition

In the St George’s Day Classic players competition it was London’s Gareth Holmes that picked up the win with an excellent round of 30(-6). Luton’s Richard Gottfried was runner-up with 33(-3). In tied third-place were Nick Chitty and Welsh guest player Tim ‘Ace Man’ Davies.

Photo: St George's Day Classic Champion Gareth Holmes receives his prizes from Emily Gottfried

Photo: Gareth Holmes holds aloft the St George's Day Classic Trophy (donated by the majority of the Welsh Team!?)

In the St George’s Day Classic team competition England ‘A’ won with a cumulative team score of 170(-10). Wales were second with 187(+7). Scotland were third with 192.5(+12.5) and England ‘B’ were fourth with 205(+25).

Photo: The St George's Day Classic Team Champions - England 'A'



Tournament Formats
Individual Competition
• One 18-hole round played by all players
• Lowest score by an English Player wins the St George's Day Classic Title
• Other 'Home International Players' are 'Guests'

Team Competition
• England Team line-ups drawn blind by random 'balls in a hat system'
• All team's total scores are the combined player's scores from the individual round
• Lowest cumulative team score wins the St George's Day Classic Team Title

Teams
England 'A'
Photo: From l-r Chris Jones, Gareth Holmes, Alan Norman, Richard Gottfried, Nick Chitty

Wales

Photo: From l-r Jas Kukielka, Seve Kukielka, Leo Kukielka, Cindy Kukielka, Tim Davies

England 'B'

Photo: From l-r Sean Homer, Oliver Florence, Brad Shepherd, Paul Johnson, Owen Johnson

Scotland
Photo: From l-r Ted McIver, Guy Martin

Photo: The England Players hold the England Flag Aloft

Ends

1 comment:

Richard Gottfried said...

The St George's Day Classic minigolf competition got a mention in BMGA Tour Rookie Oliver Florence's blog as his friend Guy Martin played in the tournament and wrote about his experience of playing 'international' minigolf - 'Shocked' Martin Revels in Scotch Courage.