Minigolf Report - Stokesley (NO/NIT) Classic - Minigolf Tournament in Middlesbrough
Emily Gottfried wins three-round tournament on Teesside
On Monday 28th November 2011 Pro-Minigolfers Emily ‘Lemony’ Gottfried, ‘Squire’ Richard Gottfried and John ‘Thighs’ Moore headed to Teesside to compete in the first-ever Stokesley NO/NIT Classic Minigolf Tournament. The competiton was won by Emily Gottfried.
Photo: New Stokesley Classic Champion Emily Gottfried with the prestigious 'Newcastle Open!?' trophy and Gold numberless medal
The three-round, 36-hole event was held on the 12-hole Crazy Golf course at Stokesley Golf Range, Middlesbrough and saw Luton’s Emily Gottfried take a two shot victory with a total of 92(+20) with rounds of 31, 37 and a course record round of 24(par) in round three.
Photo: Emily Gottfried Putting her way to victory at the Stokesley Golf Range Crazy Golf course
Richard Gottfried was runner-up with a score of 94(+22) following rounds of 35, 28 and 31. Newcastle’s John Moore was third on 100(+28) with rounds of 32, 34 and 34.
Photo: Richard Gottfried (l) and John Moore with their medals
New Stokesley NO/NIT Classic Minigolf Champion Emily Gottfried said "I love the course at Stokesley. There are some really good, but tough holes, especially the Volcano hole! I felt I played really well, and apart from a dip during the second round I was in the lead for much of the tournament. Despite some excellent competiton from Squire and John "Al" Moore I really felt I deserved the win."
Runner-up Richard Gottfried said "At the end of the event I was amazed I hadn't won, but equally I was amazed I hadn't finished third! My first round was awful and then after a very good second round I found myself in the lead. A brilliant event on a very good course, in bitterly cold conditions, with an excellent champion in Emily, and yet another minigolf score of 24 for her to crow about. Well done to her for winning with a perfect par final round though."
Bronze Medallist John Moore was unavailable for comment following the tournament's conclusion.
The Stokesley NO/NIT Classic was the 2011 edition of the annual ‘Newcastle’ tournament that was inaugurated in 2009 with the hosting of the Newcastle Invitational Tournament that saw play at three courses on Tyneside. Last year saw the first-ever Newcastle Open take place at Gosforth Park, Newcastle.
Newcastle NO/NIT/SC Hall of Fame:
2011 – Emily Gottfried (won Stokesley Classic)
2010 – Simon Hardie (won Newcastle Open, defeating John Moore & Richard Gottfried in a sudden-death play-off)
2009 – John Moore (won Newcastle Invitational Tournament)
A selection of photos from the 2011 Stokesley NO/NIT Classic Minigolf Competition.
Photo: Emily Gottfried takes a Putt on the 10th - Tunnels
Photo: John Moore playing hole 10 - Tunnels
Photo: John Moore on Hole 4 - Restrictor
Photo: Richard Gottfried on Hole 5 - Volcano
Photo: Richard Gottfried (l) on Hole 11 - Bunkers
Photo: Richard Gottfried on Hole 3 - Windmill
Photo: Emily and some bags of quality potatoes! The land that Stokesley Golf Range is on is owned by farmers, so you can handily pick up some spuds when you visit the course
Previous Results & Reports:
- Newcastle Open (NO) 2010
- Newcastle Invitational Tournament (NIT) 2009
Unrelated Blog Post (with a Tenuous Link to 'a Newcastle')
- Minigolf Course Visit No. 133 - Henllan Station on the Teifi Valley Railway (it's near a place called Newcastle Emlyn)
Crazy Golf at Stokesley Golf Range, Middlesbrough - Crazy World of Minigolf Tour