Friday, August 22, 2008

Adventure Island Mini Golf League 2008 – Weeks 1 - 4 Summary

Adventure Island Mini Golf League 2008 – Weeks 1 - 4 Summary

Week 1
Beat Sabine Boze (40-43), HC
Beat Matthew Harding (36-38), HC
Played 2, Won 2, Lost 0, Drawn 0, Points 6, Rank – 1st (Tied)

Extra Match Played in Advance
Lost to Chris Harding (35-34), HC
Played 3, Won 2, Lost 1, Drawn 0, Points 6, Rank – 2nd (Tied)

Week 2
DNP
Played 3, Won 2, Lost 1, Drawn 0, Points 6, Rank – 3rd (Tied)

Week 3
Beat Matt Smith (36-39) HC
Lost to Jam Trubridge (39-34) LH
Lost to Fraser Cameron (39-37) LH
Beat Mystery Player (39-46) LH
Played 7, Won 4, Lost 3, Drawn 0, Points 12, Rank – 3rd

HC = Hidden Cove Challenge Course
LH = Lost Hut Trail Course

Week 4
Void week – Bank Holiday

Adventure Island Mini Golf League 2008 – Week 3 League Table

Adventure Island Mini Golf League 2008 – Week 3 League Table

Player No. Name Played Pts Rank
1 Chris Harding 5 15 1
6 Jam Trubridge 7 15 2
4 Richard Gottfried 7 12 3
2 Matthew Harding 6 9 4
11 Fraser Cameron 6 9 4
8 John Whitehead 3 6 6
10 Matthew Smith 5 6 7
5 Mystery Player* 6 3 9
7 Andy Gonsalves 5 3 8
12 Alistair Knight 1 1 10
13 James Smith 1 1 10
3 Sabine Boze 2 0 12
9 Kevin Holloway 0 0 13
14 Sunny Sembuy 0 0 13
15 Jon Boorman 0 0 13
16 Adam Goje 0 0 13

* Mystery Player replaces the injured Emily Gottfried and gains all previous results/points

Richard Gottfried at the 2008 Adventure Island Mini Golf League held at Star City in Birmingham. Photo by the Mystery Player

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Adventure Island Mini Golf League 2008 – League Rules

Adventure Island Mini Golf League 2008 – League Rules:
1) Course Balls MUST be used
2) Each match is played over 18 holes
3) The winner is the person with the least number of strokes after 18 holes
4) The winner will receive 3pts. In the event of a tie each player will receive 1 pt
5) If you cannot make a game you can play it another Monday or any other day if agreed between players
6) Should the ball 'jump' out of the hole this will count – this does not include shots 'horseshoeing' the hole
7) Any clubs can be used
8) Prizes are as stipulated: 1st Prize = 6 month free pass to Adventure Island. 2nd Prize = 2 Family Passes. 3rd prize = 1 Family Pass
9) The price per week for each player is £5 for any number of games you play
10) 7 shot maximum

For more information about the Adventure Island Mini Golf League 2008 please visit www.adventureminigolf.co.uk

Adventure Island Mini Golf League 2008 – Week 2 League Table

After two weeks of play in the Adventure Island Mini Golf League 2008 I am currently ranked 3rd (Tied) with six points (having played three matches and won two).

Player No. Name Played Pts Rank
1 Chris Harding 5 15 1
6 Jam Trubridge 5 9 2
2 Matthew Harding 5 6 3
4 Richard Gottfried 3 6 3
8 John Whitehead 2 6 3
5 Emily Gottfried 3 3 6
7 Andy Gonsalves 5 3 6
10 Matthew Smith 3 3 6
12 Alistair Knight 1 1 9
13 James Smith 1 1 9
3 Sabine Boze 2 0 11
9 Kevin Holloway 0 0 11
11 Fraser Cameron 1 0 11
14 Sunny Sembuy 0 0 11
15 Jon Boorman 0 0 11
16 Adam Goje 0 0 11

For more information about the Adventure Island Mini Golf League 2008 please visit www.adventureminigolf.co.uk

Form more information about the British Minigolf Association (BMGA) please visit www.minigolf2008.org.uk

Adventure Island Mini Golf League 2008 – Weeks 1 & 2 Summary

Adventure Island Mini Golf League 2008

Summary of Results for Richard Gottfried

Week 1
Beat Sabine Boze (40-43), HC
Beat Matthew Harding (36-38), HC
Played 2, Won 2, Lost 0, Points 6, Rank – 1st (Tied)

Extra Match Played in Advance
Lost to Chris Harding (35-34), HC
Played 3, Won 2, Lost 1, Points 6, Rank – 2nd (Tied)

Week 2
DNP
Played 3, Won 2, Lost 1, Points 6, Rank – 3rd (Tied)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Local News TV - Video - Richard Gottfried, Minigolfer



http://www.local-news.tv/recently_added/v284-minigolf/

Photos of Putting - Tampere, Warwick & Blackpool

Swedish Felt Course in Tampere, Finland

Warwick Adventure Golf

Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Alpine Golf

Photos of Putting - Warwick

Putting at Warwick Adventure Golf


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

3rd of 9 at the II'nd

The Ham & Eggers Sports and Social Club could only manage 'Bronze' position in the George II pub quiz this week.

But, two wins out of three appearances in four weeks is not too bad!

Video - Local News TV - Richard Gottfried, Minigolfer

http://www.local-news.tv/recently_added/v284-minigolf/

Monday, August 11, 2008

BMGA British Open 2007 - Video

Minigolf Course number 71!

Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Adventure Island Mini Golf League 2008

Week 1
Player No. Name Played Pts Rank
1 Chris Harding 3 9 1 *
4 Richard Gottfried 3 6 2 *
8 John Whitehead 2 6 2
5 Emily Gottfried 3 3 5 *
6 Jam Trubridge 2 3 4
2 Matthew Harding 3 3 5 *
7 Andy Gonsalves 2 0 7
3 Sabine Boze 2 0 7

*Includes details of one match from Week 2 (played in advance)

For more information about Adventure Island Mini Golf at Star City see:
http://www.adventureminigolf.co.uk/

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Crazy World of Minigolf Tour - 70 Minigolf Courses Played

All courses played between 30th September 2006 & 2nd August 2008
1. Abingdon (Abbey Meadow) – Crazy Golf
2. Abingdon (Abbey Meadow) – Pitch & Putt
3. Bedford – Putting Green
4. Birmingham (Star City) – Adventure Golf (Hidden Cove Challenge)
5. Birmingham (Star City) – Adventure Golf (Lost Hut Trail)
6. Blackpool (Pleasure Beach) – Adventure Golf (New)
7. Blackpool (Pleasure Beach) – Adventure Golf (Old)
8. Blackpool (Stanley Park) – Crazy Golf
9. Blackpool (Starr Gate) – Minigolf (Arnold Palmer)
10. Brighton (East of Palace Pier) – Crazy Golf
11. Brighton (Peter Pan's) – Adventure Golf
12. Broadstairs (Lillyputt Minigolf) – Lillyputt Minigolf (Arnold Palmer)
13. Broxbourne (Paradise Wildlife Park) – Adventure Golf
14. Coalville – Adventure Golf
15. Eastbourne (Treasure Island) – Adventure Golf
16. Felixstowe (Fantasia) – Adventure Golf
17. Felixstowe (Mannings) – Golf FX
18. Felixstowe (Sea Front) – Crazy Golf
19. Felixstowe (Sea Front) – Putting Green
20. Filey – Crazy Golf
21. Great Yarmouth (Arnold Palmer) – Minigolf 18 Hole
22. Great Yarmouth (Arnold Palmer) – Minigolf 9 Hole
23. Great Yarmouth (Hollywood Adventure Golf, Windmill Theatre) – Indoor Adventure Golf
24. Great Yarmouth (Jungle Golf at the Gardens) – Crazy Golf
25. Great Yarmouth (Pirates Cove) – Adventure Golf
26. Great Yarmouth (Pleasure Beach) – Adventure Golf
27. Hastings (Planet Hastings) – Minigolf
28. Hastings (Seafront) – Adventure Golf
29. Hastings (Seafront) – Crazy Golf
30. Hastings (Seafront) – Minigolf
31. Hayling Island – Adventure Golf
32. Letchworth Garden City – Par 3 Mini Golf/Pitch & Putt
33. Letchworth Garden City – Putting Course on Grass
34. Lowestoft – Adventure Golf
35. Luton (Stockwood Park) – Mini Golf/Pitch & Putt
36. Luton (Wardown Park) – Crazy Golf
37. Luton (Wardown Park) – Mini Golf/Pitch & Putt
38. Luton (Woodside Animal Farm) – Adventure Golf
39. Lytham St Anne’s – Crazy Golf
40. Margate (Little Oasis Crazy Golf) Cliftonville – Minigolf (Arnold Palmer)
41. Margate (Palm Bay CafĂ©) Cliftonville – Crazy Golf on Grass
42. Margate (Strokes) – Adventure Golf
43. Milton Keynes (Willen Lake) – Adventure Golf
44. Northwick Park – ‘Mini Majors’ Adventure Golf
45. Portsmouth/Southsea (Treasure Island) – Adventure Golf (Victory & Warrior Trails)
46. Ryde (Isle of Wight) – Adventure Golf
47. Rylstone Gardens (Isle of Wight) – Crazy Golf
48. Sandown (Isle of Wight) – Beton Crazy Golf
49. Sandown (Isle of Wight) – Indoor Adventure Golf
50. Scarborough – Adventure Golf
51. Shanklin (Isle of Wight) – Adventure Golf
52. Shanklin (Isle of Wight) – Beton Crazy Golf
53. Shefford, Bedfordshire (The Green Man Pub) – Crazy Golf
54. Southend-on-Sea (Adventure Island) – Adventure Golf (Aztec & Inca courses)
55. Southend-on-Sea (Arnold Palmer Minigolf) – Minigolf
56. Southsea – Crazy Golf
57. Southsea – Putting Green
58. Southsea (Golf Links) – 9 Hole Par 3/Pitch & Putt
59. St Albans, Hertfordshire (Verulamium Park) – Crazy Golf
60. Stonham, Suffolk (Stonham Barns) – Crazy Golf
61. Stratford-upon-Avon – Minigolf
62. Tampere, Finland – Beton
63. Tampere, Finland – Eternit
64. Tampere, Finland – Swedish Felt
65. Warwick (St Nicholas Park) – Adventure Golf
66. Warwick (St Nicholas Park) – Derelict Crazy Golf
67. Watford (Top Golf) – 9 Hole Putting Green
68. Watford (Top Golf) – Adventure Golf
69. West Hagbourne, Oxon (Horse & Harrow Pub) – Crazy Golf
70. Wroxham Barns – Adventure Golf

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

2008 WMF World Minigolf Rankings

2008 WMF World Minigolf Rankings (released in July 2008).

Rank/Previous Rank/Country
1. ( 1.) Germany
2. ( 3.) Sweden
3. ( 2.) Austria
4. ( 4.) Switzerland
5. ( 5.) Netherlands
6. ( 7.) Czech Republic
7. ( 8.) Finland
8. ( 6.) Italy
9. (11.) Slovakia
10. (10.) Denmark
11. ( 9.) Belgium
12. (13.) Portugal
13. (12.) Hungary
14. (17.) Slovenia
15. (18.) Latvia
16. (19.) France
17. (15.) Japan
18. (16.) United States of America
19. (20.) Great Britain
20. (21.) Russia
21. (14.) Romania
22. (23.) Poland
23. (22.) Norway
24. ( - ) Canada
25. (28.) R.O.C. (Taiwan)
26. (26.) Thailand
27. (24.) Liechtenstein
28. (25.) Ukraine
29. ( - ) China

The next edition of the WMF World Minigolf Rankings will be published in November 2008.

Finger Jousting Win-Loss Record

Finger Jousting Win-Loss Record (To 05/08/2008)

Career Win-Loss Record Stats
Played 107
Won 97
Lost 9
Tied 1
% Won 90.65%

Richard Gottfried - Minigolf Career Record 04/08/2008

Minigolf Career - BMGA & Independents (To 05/08/2008)
Minigolf Career Tournaments Played: 32
Minigolf Career Tournament Wins: 4
Minigolf Career Second Places: 0
Minigolf Career Third Places: 3
Minigolf Career Top Ten Finishes: 13
Minigolf Career Other Finishes: 12

2007-2008 BMGA Tour Career (To 05/08/2008)
BMGA Tour Tournaments Played: 21
BMGA Tour Tournament Wins: 1
BMGA Tour Second Places: 0
BMGA Tour Third Places: 1
BMGA Tour Top Ten Finishes: 7
BMGA Tour Other Finishes: 12
BMGA Tour Ranking: 15th (1,446 Ranking Points)

2008 BMGA Tour (To 05/08/2008)
BMGA Tour Tournaments Played: 10
BMGA Tour Tournament Wins: 1
BMGA Tour Second Places: 0
BMGA Tour Third Places: 1
BMGA Tour Top Ten Finishes: 2
BMGA Tour Other Finishes: 6
BMGA Tour Ranking: 15th (1,446 Ranking Points)

2008 Independent Tournaments (To 05/08/2008)
Independent Tournaments Played: 11
Independent Tournament Wins: 3
Independent Second Places: 0
Independent Third Places: 2
Independent Top Ten Finishes: 6
Independent Other Finishes: 0

Minigolf Report – Wroxham Barns, Norfolk & Star City, Birmingham

5th August 2008
Press Information
For Immediate Release

Minigolf Report – Wroxham Barns, Norfolk & Star City, Birmingham

During the mid-season gap in BMGA Tournaments Luton Minigolfers Richard and Emily Gottfried accepted invitations to compete in two Minigolf tournaments at Wroxham Barns, Norfolk & a competition and league at Star City in Birmingham.

As members of the Great Britain Minigolf team Richard and Emily headed to the newly opened 18-hole Adventure Golf course at the Wroxham Barns complex on Saturday 2nd August to compete in two Tournaments against six fellow Great Britain Internationals.

The morning’s tournament saw Richard win the Wroxham Barns Strokeplay Tournament and set a new course record of 34 strokes (-2) in the process. Emily finished in 4th place with 44 (+8).

In the day’s second tournament, Richard finished in 5th place with a round of 44 (+8), while Emily scored 47 (+11) for 6th place.

Richard said, “It’s a great feeling to be the holder of a course record again. Ever since my record score of 32 at Hastings was bettered in March I’ve been looking to shoot a nice low score to hold another.”

On Monday 4th August the duo travelled to Star City’s 36-hole Adventure Golf Complex in Birmingham. On Richard’s last visit to the course he lifted the Adventure Island/Heart FM Open title; however this time he could only manage a tied third place with John Whitehead, with both players scoring 76 (+4) over two rounds in the eight-player Adventure Island Mini Golf Invitational. In her first visit to the Star City course Emily finished with a score of 84 (+12) for 7th place.

In the Adventure Island Mini Golf League 2008 which also teed off on Monday Emily is currently ranked 4th with 3 points following one win and one loss after defeating Andy Gonsalves, but losing against Jam Trubridge. Richard is currently in joint first place with 6 points after wins against Sabine Boze and Matthew Harding.

Following the matches over the past week Richard said “Emily and I have put together some good scores in these competitions and I hope that we can use the experience to gain success in the upcoming BMGA Players Championship and BMGA British Open in Margate in September.”

Ends

Monday, August 04, 2008

Wroxham Barns – Shooting Gallery

Another Shooting Gallery, another Hillbilly Theme! Great fun, but watch out for ‘Little Spitting Bull’!

Air Hockey – Minigolf Professionals

In a battle of the titans BMGA British Number 14 Steve Gow took on BMGA British Number 15 Richard Gottfried at the noble sport of Air Hockey at Wroxham Barns on 2nd August.

The outcome – a 4-4 draw!

Wroxham Barns Tournament – a new course record

At the launch of the new 18-Hole Adventure Golf Course at Wroxham Barns in Norfolk, Richard Gottfried set a new course record of 34 strokes (-2) while playing in the Wroxham Barns Strokeplay Tournament.

Wroxham Barns Strokeplay Tournament, 02.08.08
Rank/Player/Score
1. Richard Gottfried – 34*
2. Steve Gow – 43
3. Keith Kellard – 43
4. Emily Gottfried – 44
* New Course Record

In the day’s second tournament, the Wroxham Barns Invitational Tournament, Richard achieved 5th place with a round of 44 (+8), while Emily scored 47 (+11) for 6th place.

Wroxham Barns Invitational Tournament, 02.08.08
Rank/Player/Score
1. Keith Kellard – 35
2. Steve Gow – 37
2. Jon Angel – 37
4. Chris Harding – 41
5. Richard Gottfried – 44
6. Emily Gottfried – 47
7. Lionel Bender – 48
8. Madeleine Bender – 54