Monday, April 01, 2013

A Gottfried & Dukes Minigolfing Match in Great Yarmouth

Results of the Great Yarmouth Spring Preliminary Round Minigolf Contest.

Photo of the Hollywood Indoor Adventure Golf course in Great Yarmouth

Minigolfers Christopher Gottfried and Nina Dukes contested the Great Yarmouth Spring Preliminary Round  Minigolf Title at the indoor Adventure Golf within the old Windmill Theatre in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk on Sunday 31st of March 2013.

Minigolf Champion Nina Dukes on the 'beach' indoors at the Windmill Theatre's Adventure Golf course

Minigolf Runner-Up Christopher Gottfried with half a Putter

In the event Gottfried the Younger was comprehensively beaten by Nina ‘The Queen of Crazy Golf’ Dukes in both strokeplay and roulette-play!

Photo of the Hollywood Indoor Adventure Golf course in Great Yarmouth
One of the obstacles on the Hollywood Indoor Adventure Golf course in Great Yarmouth

For £4 a round and over 10-holes Nina beat Christopher 31 to 34 and including the scores from the Roulette hole the results were 53 to 69, after Christopher stopped in the ‘Black 35’ hole and Nina managed to stop in ‘Black 22’.

Photo of the Hollywood Indoor Adventure Golf course in Great Yarmouth
The GIANT Roulette Wheel hole at the Hollywood Indoor Adventure Golf course in Great Yarmouth

Emily and I have visited Great Yarmouth a number of times since our resolution to visit all of the UK’s seasides began in 2006. The resort was amongst the first we visited on our tour and when we arrived on our irregular Minigolf tour in February 2007 we found every one of the courses in Great Yarmouth (and Lowestoft) to be closed. A trend that has continued on many of our Minigolfing roadtrips on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour!

It's always Christmas on one of the holes!

We last played the Indoor Adventure Golf at the Windmill Theatre in August 2011, having first played it in June 2007. It’s one of the most bizarre courses we’ve seen on our travels, and that’s saying something considering we’ve been to 527 Miniature Golf courses to date. The ‘theming’, setting and obstacles are all truly unique. It may not be the biggest or best Minigolf courses in the world, but it’s certainly one of the craziest Adventure Golf courses you’re likely to see!

Christopher ‘Bogey’ Gottfried summed up the visit with the comments “It was proper random and had some odd memorabilia and tat around the old theatre and I had no idea who any of the people were on display!”

There's a lot of old film and theatre memorabilia on display at the course

I was surprised at that comment as Christopher is almost as big a fan of On The Buses as I am, and when we last visited they had a big ‘Stars of the Windmill’ display on the new first hole, which had Blakey, Olive and Jack on it!

The Clown's Mouth - a classic Minigolf obstacle

All in all a truly bizarre course.

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