Sunday, May 31, 2009

99 Minigolf Courses visited and played...

...which course will be number 100?

Minigolf Course Visits 98 & 99 - Alexandra Gardens, Windsor

On Saturday 30th May we visited Minigolf courses number 98 & 99 at Alexandra Gardens in Windsor.

First up was the 12-hole Eternit Miniature Golf course, followed by the 9-hole Eternit Putting course.





Lining up a shot on the 7th



On the Putting 'Green'

Minigolf Course Visit No. 97 - Riverside Gardens, Maidenhead

On Saturday 30th May we visited Minigolf Course Number 97 on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, the 18-hole Eternit Miniature Golf course at Riverside Gardens, Maidenhead.





Playing a dog-leg Pyramid Hole



Over two-ramps



Where's the hole!?



Squire & Humpty

Monday, May 25, 2009

New Guinness World Record set - Largest Picnic Ever

At the last count, at least 8,300 people took part in the Guinness World Record attempt to have the Largest Picnic Ever in the UK.

Guinness World Record for the "The Largest Picnic across multiple venues".
This means Emily and I are now Guinness World Record Holders!

The previous holder of the Guinness World Record for "The Largest Picnic across multiple venues" was Tenerife, Spain which set the record with 8,000 picnickers in 1999.

At 1pm the count was made and at the Luton picnic a total of 798 people picnicking was recorded.

The Guinness World Record attempt was organised as part of National Family Week. Visit the National Family Week website
 for more information.

Luton Carnival 2009 - Will the giant Carnival Character make it under the train bridge?





Filmed during the 2009 Luton Carnival - Will the giant Carnival Character make it under the train bridge? The train bridge is 15' 6", the Carnival Character is taller!

Guinness World Record attempt - Largest Picnic Ever


Today (25th May 2009) Emily and I (along with 796 other Lutonians) took part in a Guinness World Record attempt for "The Largest Picnic across multiple venues."




At 1pm the count was made and the total of 798 people picnicking was recorded.




Picnics were taking place across the UK to try to take the record from current holders Spain.




Participants in the record attempt needed a rug or mat, and food & drink including a minimum of two courses per person (e.g. sandwiches and fruit or cake).



Details of whether a new Guinness World Record was set by the UK will be known soon.

The Guinness World Record attempt was organised as part of National Family Week. Visit http://www.nationalfamilyweek.co.uk/ for more information.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Minigolf course re-visits 5, 6, 7 & 33 and a new build

Prior to visiting and playing the five new courses in Dovercourt, Clacton-on-Sea, Blake End and Hemel Hempstead we visited some other courses in the area, including the 9-hole Crazy Golf at Stonham Barns, Suffolk, and all three courses in Felixstowe, Suffolk (Fantasia, Sea Front and Golf FX at Mannings).




The old Sea Front course has changed a bit, with some new carpet laid and a few of the animal obstacles removed.




There is also a new partially built 9-hole Crazy Golf course next to the grass Putting course on the Sea Front.


Minigolf Course Visit No. 96 - Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead

The second course visit of the day on Sunday 24th May was to Hemel Hempstead's Gadebridge Park to play the 9-hole Crazy Golf course.

Crazy Golf course at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Crazy Golf course at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Crazy Golf course at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
In our match on the course I scored 31 and 30 for a total of 61, while Emily shot a 40 and a 31 for a total of 71.

Related blog posts:
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Crazy Golf at Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead - revisit

Minigolf Course Visit No. 95 - Blake End, near Braintree

On Sunday 24th May we visited two new courses, the first of which was the 9-hole Swedish Felt B Run Minigolf course at Blake End Craft Centre, near Braintree, Essex.

Minigolf at Blake End Craft Centre, near Braintree, Essex
Minigolf at Blake End Craft Centre, near Braintree, Essex
Minigolf at Blake End Craft Centre, near Braintree, Essex

Related blog posts:
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour - List and links for all Miniature Golf courses visited to date
Minigolf and Crazy Golf in Essex

Link:
- Blake House Craft Centre

Minigolf Course Visit No. 94 - Clacton-on-Sea (Augusta Masters)

A visit to the Augusta Masters Adventure Golf course in Clacton.

The third course to be played on Saturday 23rd May was the 10-hole Augusta Masters Adventure Golf course in Clacton-on-Sea.

Augusta Masters Adventure Golf course in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
Augusta Masters Adventure Golf course in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
Augusta Masters Adventure Golf course in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
Augusta Masters Adventure Golf course in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
We revisited the course in May 2011.

Links:
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
Clacton
Minigolf and Crazy Golf in Essex

Minigolf Course Visit No. 93 - Clacton-on-Sea (Eternit)

A visit to the minigolf course in Clacton-on-Sea.

The second course to be played on Saturday 23rd May was the 9-hole Carpeted Eternit Miniaturegolf course in Clacton-on-Sea.

Minigolf in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
Mini Golf in Clacton-on-Sea
Crazy Golf in Clacton-on-Sea
Miniature Golf in Clacton-on-Sea
We revisited the course in May 2011.

Links:
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
Clacton
Minigolf and Crazy Golf in Essex

Minigolf Course Visit No. 92 - Dovercourt

Mini Golf course in Dovercourt, Essex
On Saturday 23rd May we made the trip to Dovercourt near Harwich and played the 6-hole Swedish Felt B-Run Minigolf course near the Seafront.

Mini Golf course in Dovercourt, Essex
Mini Golf course in Dovercourt, Essex
Related blog posts:
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Minigolf and Crazy Golf in Essex
- Crazy Golf in Dovercourt

Shooting Shacks - Walton on the Naze & Clacton

Two great Hillbilly Shooting Shacks.

One on the pier at Walton on the Naze.




And another in Clacton-on-Sea, where I shot a perfect score of 200 with 20 shots!


Southwold Putting Green

Unfortunately the miniature golf Putting Golf in Southwold, Suffolk was not open on our visit.


Putting Green in Southwold, Suffolk
It opened for the summer on Saturday 23rd May. We visited on Thursday 21st May.

Under the Pier Show - Southwold

The Under the Pier Show 'alternative amusement arcade' in Southwold, Suffolk.

Under the Pier Show in Southwold, Suffolk
On a recent Holiday/Roadtrip we stopped off in Southwold, Suffolk. While on the pier we found a great arcade described as "A MAD ARCADE OF HOME-MADE SLOT MACHINES & SIMULATOR RIDES".


Under the Pier Show in Southwold, Suffolk
Playing Mobility Masterclass at the Under the Pier Show in Southwold

Under the Pier Show in Southwold, Suffolk
Trying out the Break In game at the Under the Pier Show in Southwold

Under the Pier Show in Southwold, Suffolk
The Fly Drive arcade game at the Under the Pier Show in Southwold

For more information take a look at the Under the Pier Show and Southwold Pier websites.

Southwold Pier
Southwold Pier in May 2009

Ham & Eggers play in the F.U.N. Charity Tenpin Bowling Competition

On Wednesday 20th May the Ham & Eggers Tenpin Bowling Team played in the Families United Network F.U.N. Charity Tenpin Bowling Competition at Go Bowling in Dunstable.




Competing against 31 other teams, the Ham & Eggers were drawn against Carey's Team in the Matchplay rounds.

Over two games the team of Richard 'Bowlingo' Gottfried, Emily 'MVP' Gottfried, James 'The Great Sparedini' Cunliffe and Laura Woods scored 751, to beat Carey's Team by 33 points.

The overall tournament winners were the team from The Old Palace Lodge in Dunstable.

Pictured from l-r, Oxana 'Roxana' Nikandrova, Richard 'Bowlingo' Gottfried (Captain), Emily 'MVP' Gottfried, James 'The Great Sparedini' Cunliffe and Laura Woods.

For more information about Families United Network please visit - http://www.familiesunitednetwork.co.uk/home.html