10th October 2011
For Immediate Release
Minigolf Report – Weymouth Open 2011
Richard runner-up in Individual Competition and winner, with Chris Harding, in Team Tournament
Luton Minigolfers Richard and Emily Gottfried were in action at the fourth-annual Weymouth Open competition at the 18-hole Pirate Adventure Golf course at the Sea Life Centre at Lodmoor Country Park on Sunday 9th October. Competing in a 13 player field Richard was the runner-up in the Weymouth Open individual tournament. Emily finished in tied-eighth place.
Photo: Richard playing the 9th hole at Weymouth Pirate Adventure Mini Golf
In the two round tournament Richard scored a total of 81(+9) after rounds of 42 and 39. Emily had a total of 95(+23) after rounds of 48 and 47. The winner was Oxford’s Michael Smith who retained the title with a score of 78(+6).
In the second competition of the day Richard teamed with Birmingham’s Chris Harding to compete in the first-ever Weymouth Open Team Tournament. In the combined score doubles event the pair won with a total of 80(+8) with both players hitting rounds of 40. Emily and her partner Chris Smith were runners-up with a team score of 82, with Emily scoring 42 and Chris Smith a 40.
Photo: Richard Gottfried (l) with Minigolf Team Mate Chris Harding, showing off the 2011 Weymouth Open Team Tournament Trophy
Richard said “The Pirate Adventure Golf course in Weymouth is one of the hardest courses we play on the BMGA Tour but I always enjoy the challenge it presents. I’ve now been runner-up up here twice, as well as winning the event in 2008. I’m very pleased to have added the Weymouth Open Team Championship title to my honours and Chris Harding was a great partner to have in the event.”
Emily said “The doubles competition was great fun. Chris Smith was a good partner to have and we put up a good fight for the Team Title. I felt I played a little under-par, and so let the team down, as we were only two shots away from a play-off for the trophy, and I made a couple of silly putting errors. Hopefully the title will be ours next year!”