Sunday, November 13, 2011

Richard Gottfried runner-up in the 1st Annual Putter King Miniature Golf Scavenger Hunt

13th November 2011
News Release
For Immediate Use

Richard Gottfried runner-up in the 1st Annual Putter King Miniature Golf Scavenger Hunt

Australia’s Allan Cox victorious in battle to win Putter King Title, Pat Sheridan of the USA third

Luton Minigolfer Richard Gottfried has finished as the runner-up in the Putter King’s international Miniature Golf Scavenger Hunt. The two-month long competition ended in a draw on the 1st of November with Richard, 31, tied for first place with Australia’s Allan Cox, 50. The overall winner was decided on the 13th November as the votes cast for the best Minigolf Trick Shot submitted to the contest were counted, with Allan Cox winning with 212 votes to Richard’s 89.

The 1st Annual Putter King Miniature Golf Scavenger Hunt took place on Miniature Golf courses worldwide and people were invited to track down and record items and achievements related to all forms of Minigolf.

Photo: Richard Gottfried & Putty, the Putter King Mascot

17 tasks were set, with some activities also carrying bonus points. Altogether Richard managed to complete 15 of the 17 tasks scoring a total of 820 points. The activities in the 2011 Putter King Miniature Golf Scavenger Hunt had the players designing new holes, playing new courses, showing off their minigolf ball collections, (re)learning Maths & Physics (in a fun way) through the Putter King Education Programme, doing arts & crafts, autograph hunting, scoring holes-in-one, creating minigolf trick shots and a whole lot more!

In total, there were 1,370 available points. Allan Cox (AUS) won the competition with 960 total points. Richard Gottfried (UK) finished in second place with 900 total points and Patrick Sheridan (USA) finished in 3rd place with 585 total points.

Richard filmed his minigolf trick shot, which involved him scoring a hole-in-one while wearing a Blindfold at Tea Green Golf Club, Wandon End, near Luton.

Richard said “Congratulations to Allan Cox for winning the Putter King Miniature Scavenger Hunt with his great minigolf trick shot and many thanks to the Putter King team for organising such a brilliant contest, I dread to think what lengths they’ll have us going to in next year’s contest!”

Contest winner Allan Cox is a Putt Putt Minigolf Pro and plays for the Ermington Putters Club in Sydney, Australia. (View his winning minigolf trick shot)

USA Minigolf rival Pat Sheridan, of The Putting Penguin Minigolf Team was the bronze medallist in the Putter King Miniature Golf Scavenger Hunt with a very impressive haul of 585 points.

Richard Gottfried is a British Minigolf Association (BMGA) Tour Pro, Great Britain International Minigolfer & a member of the 2008 BMGA British Club Champions – the Midlands Minigolf Club. He has also won the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open, Weymouth Open, and is a two-time Manchester Mini Major Champion. He and his wife/Coach/Opponent and sometimes team-mate Emily have played over 400 Crazy Golf and Minigolf courses on their Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. They are currently writing a book about their travels.


- Minigolf Trick Shot Video - Blindfolded Hole-in-One - Putter King Miniature Golf Scavenger Hunt
- Full Results of the 1st Annual Putter King Miniature Golf Scavenger Hunt 
- Putter King Results News Release
- Photo of Richard Gottfried with the Putter King Mascot
- My Entry for the Putter King Miniature Golf Scavenger Hunt 2011
- Tea Green Golf Club


Richard Gottfried said...

Even though the Putter King Miniature Golf Scavenger Hunt has ended you can still vote for my Minigolf Hole Design 'The Jewel in the Crown' as part of the Putter King Hole Design Contest!

Voting ends on the 31st December 2011.

The Machine said...

Bad luck Squire. I much preferred your trick shot.

Richard Gottfried said...

Many thanks The Machine :-)

Richard Gottfried said...

Check out the story "Putter King ‘Scavenger Hunt’ Mini Golf competition comes to a close" on the Putter Fingers blog.

Richard Gottfried said...

Check out the interview with Australian Putt Putt Minigolfer & 2011 Putter King Scavenger Hunt Champion Allan Cox at the Putter King Blog.

Seth 'many nicknames' Thomas said...

Bad luck Richard, Pat's was my favourite trick shot. But out of the top 2 I preferred yours.

Richard Gottfried said...

Cheers Tooting ;-)

Pat's trick shot reminded me of the WAGM and your trick shot challenge vs. Oleg Klaason on hole 1!