Minigolf Report – BMGA British Masters & British Matchplay Championships
On Saturday 25th April Luton Minigolfer Richard Gottfried competed in a field of 30 in the first Minigolf Major of the 2009 BMGA Tour - the BMGA British Masters. Played over 36-holes at the Inca and Aztec themed Adventure Golf Course at Adventure Island in Southend on Sea, Richard had rounds of 24(+6), 22(+4), 21(+3) and 22(+4) for a total of 89(+17) and finished in 23rd place. The tournament was won by Chris Jones with a total of 72(par).
Richard said “I never fare too well on the Southend course in Strokeplay tournaments. In practice I can go round in 19 or 20, but then seem to get too many threes and fours in the main tournament.”
Saturday also saw the latest knockout match in the season-long BMGA British Matchplay Championships being played, with Richard defeating Kent Minigolf Club member Phil Exall 3&1. Richard is now through to the second round draw scheduled to take place in early June.
Commenting on his first round win in the BMGA British Matchplay Championships Richard said “Phil Exall was a very tough opponent and we had a close game. His two on the 9th Inca hole was excellent. Last year in this competition I was defeated in the first round in Southend so I am extremely happy to be through to round two.”
BMGA British Matchplay Championships Photos
From left to right: Referee Trevor Robertson, Phil Exall, Richard Gottfried