|Minigolfer Richard Gottfried with the bronze medal from the 2015 Midlands Open|
Competing in a 24-player field on the 12-hole miniature golf course Richard shot rounds of 20, 22, 21 and 28 for a 48-hole score of 91.
|Richard Gottfried playing hole 2 during the Hole in One Charity Challenge|
Emily Gottfried was also in action and finished in 15th place after rounds of 26, 20, 27 and 30 for a total of 103.
|Emily Gottfried playing hole 12 at Four Ashes Golf Centre|
The tournament was won by Oxford’s Michael Smith with a score of 76, with London’s Will Donnelly runner-up with a score of 89.
|The Midlands Open podium, from l-r Will Donnelly, Michael Smith, Richard Gottfried|
Richard said “It’s great to get another medal and I’m pleased with my performance. Dorridge is a great course and a pleasure to play. I didn’t drop a shot for 42-holes which was nice. But then I had three bad holes in the final round to knock me from second place. Well played to Michael Smith on his win and to Will Donnelly for beating me to the silver medal.”
The third-place result was Richard’s best ever in the Midlands Open tournament, with his previous highest finish of fourth-place coming at the 2010 event.
The Midlands Minigolf Club are the reigning BMGA British Club Champions, winning the title in Hastings earlier this month. For more information check out the MMGC Facebook page.
Next up for Richard is a trip to Hastings for the BMGA British Minigolf Championships in May.
- Midlands Minigolf Club on Facebook
- Four Ashes Golf Centre
- British Minigolf Association