Monday, October 11, 2010

Minigolf Report – Gottfried Seventh in 2010 Weymouth Open

11th October 2010
Press Information
For Immediate Release

Minigolf Report – Weymouth Open 2010

Luton Minigolfer Richard Gottfried was in action at the third-annual Weymouth Open competition at the 18-hole Pirate Adventure Golf course at the Sea Life Centre at Lodmoor Country Park on Sunday 10th October. Competing in an 18 player field Richard finished in seventh place with a total of 88(+16) after two rounds of 44.

In 2008 Richard won the Weymouth Open, and last year he lost a play-off for the title to Bath’s Kevin Moseley at the fourth extra-hole. This year saw a new champion crowned, with Oxford’s Michael Smith the winner with a total of 75(+3), after rounds of 38 and 37, which also beat Richard’s course record of 41(+5) that he set, along with Weymouth’s Ed Evans, in 2009. Kent’s Sean Homer was second on 85(+13), with four players tied for third place on 87(+15).

Richard said “Despite Weymouth being one of the toughest courses on the BMGA Tour circuit I did enjoy my weekend here. It’s unfortunate I wasn’t able to win again, but Michael was untouchable the way he was playing. I was one shot off tied third place, but sadly that means I finished seventh. On the upside, I was one of only three players to score a hole in one on the day, which just goes to show how hard the course can be.”

Photos from the 2010 Weymouth Open

With my playing partners, Michael Smith, middle, (2010 Champion), and Chris Smith, right.