18th July 2011
For Immediate Release
Minigolf Report – Richard Gottfried wins the 2011 Cystadleuaeth Minigolff Cymraeg (Welsh Minigolf Tournament)
Luton Minigolfer Richard Gottfried won the third-annual Cystadleuaeth Minigolff Cymraeg (Welsh Minigolf Tournament) on Saturday 16th July.
The eight-player invitational tournament was held over five nine-hole rounds at three courses in Newport, Wales. Richard won the competition with a total of 114.
At the 9-hole Tredegar Park Minigolf course Richard scored rounds of 24, 20 and a course record of 18, to head to the Celtic Manor Adventure Golf courses trailing Cwmbran’s Seve Kukielka by three shots. At Celtic Manor’s Celtic Challenge course Richard hit a round of 21 to set another course record and followed this up with a 31 on the Kingdom of Legends course to finish four-shots clear of Seve Kukielka.
Seve Kukielka was runner-up for the second year running with a score of 118, with 2009 Cystadleuaeth Minigolff Cymraeg champion Jas Kukielka picking up the bronze medal with a score of 121.
Emily Gottfried was also in action at the event and finished in fourth-place with a score of 131, ten shots off third-placed Jas Kukielka.
Richard said “I am very pleased to have won such a great title against some great opponents. The Cystadleuaeth Minigolff Cymraeg is one of my favourite events of the year and the format of playing a mix of such different Minigolf courses in the competition makes it very interesting. Hard luck to Seve though, who played incredible well in the morning’s three rounds at Tredegar Park. I’m looking forward defending the title in what will be another highly competitive tournament next year.”