28th March 2010
For Immediate Release
Minigolf Report – Richard Gottfried runner-up in the Spring Classic competition at Hither Green
Luton Minigolfer Richard Gottfried finished in 2nd place in a 17 player field in the Spring Classic minigolf tournament at the 18-hole Green Indoor Mini-Golf course in Hither Green, Lewisham on Saturday 27th March. Emily Gottfried also played and achieved 9th place.
The two-round competition was won by Canterbury’s Marc Chapman with a score of 69(-3). Richard had a 36-hole total of 87(+15) which included scores of 43(+7), and 44(+8). Emily had scores of 49(+13) and 60(+24) for a 109(+37) total.
The event took place on a new Swedish Felt Minigolf Course, one of the most challenging types of Miniature Golf course, and the only full size example of its kind in the UK. Richard’s score of 43 was also a new Personal Best on the Swedish Felt format, having previously only scored in the 50s and 60s.
Richard said “It’s brilliant to get a second place and especially pleasing considering my previous form on Swedish Felt courses. The personal best was great to get too. This is my second top ten finish in the three events I have played this season, and a great way to bounce back from my English Open finish last month. The BMGA Tour will be hosting more events at Hither Green this season so I will be looking forward to those.”
Richard is currently ranked 19th of 84 players in the 2009-2010 BMGA Order of Merit and 17th of 63 players in the 2010 BMGA Season Only Rankings. Emily is currently 42nd in the BMGA Order of Merit list. Richard is also currently ranked 31st of 255 players in the Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Rankings.