Following a recent dig through some boxes of thingamajigs, whatchamacallits, doobries and other assorted pieces of ephemera in our 'Archives' we unearthed a lost piece of pre-Crazy World of Minigolf Tour information!
The item in question was the long-lost scorecard from the very first game of Miniature Golf Emily and I ever faced off against each other in. A fine piece of ephemera for the Crazy Golf Museum perhaps...
From what we can remember we played the match using 'classic' Crazy Golf rules, that is to say both of our golf balls were in play at the same time, with the player whose ball was furthest from the hole taking their next shot first.
In the 9-hole contest Emily defeated me by three shots, scoring a 28(-2) to my 31(+1). Again as these were the days prior to knowing the 'proper' competition rules of Minigolf we used the course's Par rating which stood at 30 strokes.
Following the 2003 match in Southend on Sea we also played a round on the old Arnold Palmer Putting Course at Butlins Holiday Camp in Minehead in 2004, however the results of this contest remain lost in the ether.
In 2006 Emily and I made a resolution to visit as many UK seasides as possible, our first stop was in Portsmouth and Southsea where we played the course that would become #1 on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour - the 9-hole Victory Trail course at the Treasure Island Adventure Golf Complex on Southsea Seafront. We followed this up the next day with a match-up on the Warrior Trail and since then we've made visits to over 410 Miniature Golf, Crazy Golf, Mini-Golf and Adventure Golf courses on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, played in loads of Minigolf Tournaments on the BMGA Tour, won three Great Britain International Caps and in May 2011 Emily became the the WMF Women's World Adventure Golf Masters Champion!
We haven't done too badly on our Grand Tour of the UK's coastal resorts either, having visited over 135 seasides to date.
We have visited Southend on Sea a number of times since 2003 and on each occasion we've tried to play at least one of the three Minigolf courses in the town. Our first visit to the courses as part of the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour was on the 31st March 2007 when the Inca Course became #14, the Aztec #15 and the Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course along the seafront became #16 played.
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- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
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Friday, August 26, 2011
From the Minigolf Archives - Results of our first-ever game of Adventure Golf against each other!
Posted by Richard Gottfried at Friday, August 26, 2011
Labels: Adventure Golf, Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, Emily Gottfried, ephemera, Essex, Minigolf, pre-Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, Richard Gottfried, Southend on Sea
Location: Southend-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, UK
I’m a Champion Miniature Golfer on a tour of the UK’s minigolf and crazy golf courses. Coeliac living a gluten free life. Train nerd. Retro gamer. Urban explorer.
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Ahhh, the competition that started it all! And yours truly won it. Obviously.
Glad we started on this tour though, some lovely seasides, brilliant (& atrocious) courses, wonderful people and good fun :)
Proof that you've been better at Minigolf than me for quite some time ;-)
It's almost as this took place before cameras were invented!
As an aside, my gran used to use the word 'doobries' and it is much underused nowadays. This needs rectifying.
I do like the turn of phrase "As an aside..." ;-)
Thanks for the comment. We do have photos of the family Wedding we were attending in Southend on Sea during that weekend if it's of interest to you lol.
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