15th September 2011
For Immediate Release
Minigolf Report – Richard Gottfried wins The Putt Park Annual Mini-Golf Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Emily Gottfried runner-up in second annual event
Luton Minigolfers Richard and Emily Gottfried competed in The Putt Park Annual Mini-Golf Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on Saturday 10th September.
Thirteen players were registered in the 18-hole event at The Putt Park, the city’s only outdoor Mini-Golf course, to celebrate the second anniversary of the course. Richard shot a round of 43 to take the victory by one-shot from Emily after scoring a hole-in-one on the final hole, while Emily could only hit a three.
Photo: The New Putt Park Mini-Golf Annual Tournament Champion - Richard Gottfried
The tournament was played using The Putt Park’s Mini-Golf rules where each player teed-off in turn and then the player whose ball was closest to the hole played out their shots to completion.
Photo: Emily plays a shot at The Putt Park
Richard said “I’m so pleased to have won The Putt Park’s Annual Tournament and earned my spot on their Wall of Fame. The competition was intense with Emily and the Canadian player Ryan Cordes pushing for the win and that made me play my best Miniature Golf. The victory for me and Emily’s runner-up spot made the trip to Las Vegas even more special, I’m looking forward to defending my title next year.”
Emily said "I was very pleased to finish runner-up. There was only one shot between first and second and it was a tough competition because it was so close! But Richard deserved to win it after his fantastic ace on the 18th! The Putt Park course and staff are wonderful and I can't wait to play there again next year."
Photo: The Players on the 'Podium'. From l-r Ryan Cordes (3rd), Richard (1st), Emily (2nd)
Richard’s winnings included a trophy for first place and other prizes with a $170 value including gift certificates for use at The Putt Park, and competition supporters Rambo’s Kitchen, Khoury’s Mediterranean Restaurant and the Callaway Golf Centre.
Photo: Richard Putts under a Rock
The Putt Park Miniature Golf Course is located at 6085 South Fort Apache, Las Vegas, Nevada 89148.