Sunday, August 08, 2010

Minigolf Report - Richard Gottfried wins the GMGC Club Tournament at Hither Green

GMGC Club Tournament at Hither Green

Richard Gottfried accepted an invitation to compete in the Green Mini Golf Club’s first Club Tournament on Friday 6th August. Competing in a field of eleven players Richard won the 36-hole event with scores of 35(-1) and 36(par) for a total of 71(-1) – adjusted to 63 with the GMGC’s handicap scoring system. Hither Green’s Julio Kent was runner-up, with Kent’s Sean Homer third.

The event was a first for the Green Mini Golf Club (GMGC) which is based at the 18-hole Green Indoor Mini-Golf course in Hither Green, Lewisham. Earlier this year the course hosted the Spring Classic Competition where Richard was runner-up. The GMGC is now looking to organise regular competitions at the venue.

In the un-handicapped competition Richard’s two rounds were good enough to see him ranked third, behind London Open champion Nick Sandqvist and Sean Homer.

Richard said “It’s great to get a tournament win, and after my recent spate of runner-up spots it’s good to grab gold and a bronze. It makes a change to second place silver. The GMGC’s Club Tournaments also look like they are going to be great developmental events and I can’t wait to return for more action.”

Full results list from the GMGC Club Tournament.

Photos from the GMGC Club Tournament:

Richard at the Green Indoor Mini Golf Course in his new GMGC Club Polo Shirt.

Course owner Nick Sandqvist presents the prize money.

Richard plays a shot on the course.

The 'podium' at the first-ever GMGC Club Tournament, from l-r Sean Homer (3rd), Richard Gottfried (1st), Julio Kent (2nd).

The 18-hole indoor Swedish Felt minigolf course in Hither Green, Lewisham, London was the 160th course played on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour back in February 2010.

Richard is currently ranked at a new career high of 7th of 88 players in the 2009-2010 BMGA Order of Merit. Emily is currently 34th in the BMGA Order of Merit list. Having missed two ranking events this season, Richard has dropped slightly from 8th to 11th, in the 2010 BMGA Season Only Ranking list. Emily is 56th of 94 players in the list.


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