Tuesday, October 30, 2007

World Crazy Golf Championship 2007 Photos

A selection of photos from the Virgin Money World Crazy Golf Championship 2007.

Luton Crazy Golfers take on the World

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For Immediate Release
30th October 2007

Luton Crazy Golfers take on the World

On Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October Luton Crazy Golfers Richard Gottfried and Emily Gottfried competed in the Virgin Money World Crazy Golf Championship 2007 at the Seafront Adventure Golf Complex in Hastings

Unfortunately neither Richard nor Emily was able to become the World Crazy Golf Champion; however a new Champion was crowned, with Birmingham’s Chris Harding taking the title from Four-Time Champ Tim ‘Ace Man’ Davies. Chris won with a seven round (126-hole) total of 248 (an average of 1.96 shots per hole).

Richard ended the tournament ranked as the 39th best Crazy Golfer in the World with a six round (108-hole) total of 255 (2.36 shots per hole). He also managed to get the joint lowest score of the weekend – a 32 – scoring five holes-in-one in the round on the Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf Course. Over the whole tournament only four other players managed to score a 32 and they finished in 1st, 3rd, 6th and 15th.

Richard said of his score “This was a great achievement for me as it was my best score ever on any Crazy Golf course in my Minigolf career, it was a great feeling to score five Aces in a round.”

Emily finished as the 6th best female player, but 54th in the overall competition with a score of 265 (2.45 shots per hole). In the first four rounds Emily was drawn to play against then Champion Tim ‘Ace Man’ Davies and in the third round both he and Emily carded scores of 43.

Emily said “The competition was great fun, but tough. Playing against ‘Ace Man’ for four rounds was exciting, and it was really satisfying to match his score on one of the rounds. I was really pleased with my performance and 54th place finish for my first tournament. Richard fully deserved has 39th place finish, but I will beat him next year!”

Commenting on the tournament and his opponents Richard said “Chris Harding is a very deserving new World Champion; he led the tournament from the very first round and played an excellent game despite the wet and windy conditions on the second day. Emily was also a very tough opponent and she was only ten shots off my final score, so the final round was very tense to see which of us would come out on top.”

The final tournament on the BMGA 2007 Tour will see Richard play in the BMGA Kent Open in Margate.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Mini Golf Courses Played 06-07

Between 30th September 2006 and 30th September 2007 members of the Irregular Mini Golf Tour have played at the following 37 Mini Golf courses:

Course/Location & Type
Abingdon (Abbey Meadow) - Crazy Golf
Abingdon (Abbey Meadow) - Pitch & Putt
Brighton (East of Palace Pier) - Crazy Golf
Brighton (Peter Pan's) - Adventure Golf
Broadstairs (Lillyputt Minigolf) - Lillyputt Minigolf (Arnold Palmer)
Felixstowe (Fantasia) - Adventure Golf
Felixstowe (Mannings) - Golf FX
Felixstowe (Sea Front) - Crazy Golf
Great Yarmouth (Arnold Palmer) - Minigolf 9 Hole
Great Yarmouth (Arnold Palmer) - Minigolf 18 Hole
Great Yarmouth (Hollywood Adventure Golf, Windmill Theatre) - Indoor Adventure Golf
Great Yarmouth (Jungle Golf at the Gardens) - Crazy Golf
Great Yarmouth (Pirates Cove) - Adventure Golf
Great Yarmouth (Pleasure Beach) - Adventure Golf
Letchworth Garden City - Par 3 Mini Golf/Pitch & Putt
Letchworth Garden City - Putting Course on Grass
Lowestoft, Suffolk - Adventure Golf
Luton (Stockwood Park) - Mini Golf/Pitch & Putt
Luton (Wardown Park) - Crazy Golf
Luton (Wardown Park) - Mini Golf/Pitch & Putt
Luton (Woodside Animal Farm) - Adventure Golf
Margate (Little Oasis Crazy Golf) Cliftonville - Minigolf (Arnold Palmer)
Margate (Palm Bay Café) Cliftonville - Crazy Golf on Grass
Margate (Strokes) - Adventure Golf
Milton Keynes (Willen Lake) - Adventure Golf
Portsmouth/Southsea (Treasure Island) - Adventure Golf (Victory & Warrior Trails)
Shefford, Bedfordshire (The Green Man Pub) - Crazy Golf
Southend-on-Sea (Adventure Island) - Adventure Golf (Aztec & Inca courses)
Southend-on-Sea (Arnold Palmer Minigolf) - Minigolf
Southsea (Golf Links) - 9 Hole Par 3/Pitch & Putt
St Albans, Hertfordshire (Verulamium Park) - Crazy Golf
Stonham, Suffolk (Stonham Barns) - Crazy Golf
Warwick (St Nicholas Park) - Adventure Golf
Warwick (St Nicholas Park) - Derelict Crazy Golf
Watford (Top Golf) - Adventure Golf
Watford (Top Golf) - 9 Hole Putting Green
West Hagbourne, Oxon (Horse & Harrow Pub) - Crazy Golf

Friday, October 12, 2007

Nutters with Putters - Promo Video

Promo Video of the forthcoming DVD release from Top Crazy Golfers Tim 'Ace Man' Davies and 'Big Top' Ted McIver.

Warning: There is some swearing at the end!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Luton Minigolfer continues to improve

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For Immediate Release
8th October 2007

Luton Minigolfer continues to improve

On Saturday 6th October Luton Minigolfer Richard Gottfried competed in two British Minigolf Association (BMGA) tournaments at the 18-Hole Adventure Golf Course in St Nicholas Park, Warwick.

First up was the BMGA Midlands Invitational Tournament where 26 year-old Richard placed 4th of 9 players, finishing with a score over two rounds of 83, carding scores of 42 and 41. In this tournament he finished just below British Number 3 John Moore and above British Number 2 Chris Harding.

Next was the BMGA Midlands Open tournament, which was played over three rounds. Here Richard finished with a score of 125 (42-41-42) which placed him 15th of 22 players, 16 shots off the winner James Trubridge who won with a score of 109.

Overall Richard scored 5 Holes-in-One in the BMGA Midlands Open.

Richard said “I think my scoring was consistent throughout the competitions, I’m yet to make a sub-40 score on this course but I did get a personal best score of 41. When I last played here in the BMGA English Open I finished 23rd of 26 competitors, so to finish with a 4th and 15th place is a great achievement for me.”

Richard’s recent performances on the BMGA Tour have seen him rise up the rankings since making his April debut to his current position of 33rd in Great Britain.

The next stops on the BMGA 2007 tour will see Richard competing in the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings and competing in Margate in November in the season closing BMGA Kent Open.

Attached is a photo of Richard lining up a shot on the 16th hole at the Warwick course.

Monday, October 01, 2007

IMG Tour - End of Season Results & Rankings

Following a year of play in the Irregular Mini Golf Tour 06-07 Season here are the final Ranking Positions:

1 Richard Gottfried 3870
2 Emily Gottfried 2815
3 Christopher Gottfried 675
4 The Mystery Player 290
5 Yazmin Harper 175
6 Dave Ronchetti 150
7 Helena Sundarajoo 120
8 Annette Harper 110
9 Jo Tubby 100
9 Robert Harper 100
9 Paul Harvey 100
12 Jon Gottfried 75
13 Russell Fenner 50
14 Bethany Harper 35
15 Zoe Bates 25
15 David Bartlett 25
17 Kallum Harper 20
18 Kate Tubby 10
18 Les Tubby 10
18 Luke Tubby 10

A total of 38 tournaments were played (plus 36 individual stages of the Irregular Mini Golf Tour Luton Cup), with a total of 1,798 holes being played in the period 30/09/2006 - 30/09/2007.