12th September 2010
For Immediate Release
Minigolf Report – Newcastle Open at Gosforth Park
On Sunday 12th September Luton Minigolfers Richard and Emily Gottfried headed to Newcastle to compete in the inaugural Newcastle Open minigolf competition. The two-round tournament was played over 36-holes at the Mini Golf course at Gosforth Park.
Ten players competed in the event, with Richard finishing in 3rd place following a sudden-death play-off to decide the champion after three players tied on 79(+7) after regulation play. Newcastle’s Simon Hardie won the event after scoring a two on the first hole of the play-off, with Gottfried and Wallsend’s John Moore both scoring threes. The 2nd/3rd place play-off was decided on the 6th hole, with Moore hitting a two and Richard only able to manage a three.
Richard’s total of 72(+7) came after rounds of 41(+5) and 38(+2). Emily Gottfried was also competing at the event and finished in 6th place after rounds of 45(+9) and 41(+5) for a total of 86(+14).
The score of 38 achieved by Gottfried, Moore and Hardie is also a new course record at the Gosforth Park course.
Richard said “The Newcastle Minigolf Open was a great event, and there was some great local talent competing too. The Gosforth Park course was a good test of Putting ability. We are looking forward to returning north in 2011.”
Full results from the 2010 Newcastle Open
1st Simon Hardie (41,38) 79 (won on first hole of play-off)
2nd John Moore (41,38) 79 (took 2nd place on 6th hole of play-off)
3rd Richard Gottfried (41,38) 79
4th Michael Chipchase (41,42) 83
5th Paul Johnson (45,39) 84
6th Emily Gottfried (45,41) 86
7th Owen Johnson (48,44) 92
8th (T) Kayleigh Heslop (48,46) 94
8th (T) Jonny Mather (48,46) 94
10th Brian Kerr (50,47) 97