Monday, November 07, 2011

Votes needed to help Brit win Japanese Miniature Golf Competition

7th November 2011
News Release
For Immediate Use

Votes needed to help Brit win Japanese Miniature Golf Competition

Luton’s Richard Gottfried tied with Australia’s Allan Cox in battle to win Putter King Title

Luton Minigolfer Richard Gottfried is looking for help in order to win an international Miniature Golf Scavenger Hunt organised by the Putter King Minigolf franchise in Japan. 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. But a clear overall winner still needs to be decided, and your vote could count!

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

In total 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 have 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!

Photo: On the 24th and 25th October Richard built "PK Island" to complete Task 3 on the Putter King List - a full-size minigolf hole with a plateau and ramp obstacle. Photos - 1, 2, 3, 4. Videos - 1, 2

To decide the ultimate winner of the competition the Putter King has set one final task – ‘Get the most votes for your trick shot video.’

The Putter King has posted a Facebook Question asking for fans worldwide to vote on their favourite trick shot (Richard’s or Allan's) and the contestant with the most votes as of Sunday, November 13th at 11:59 P.M. Japan Standard Time (JST) will be deemed the winner of the 1st Annual Putter King Scavenger Hunt.

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. You can find the two minigolf trick shots on the Putter King Facebook Page at where you can also vote for the one you’d like to win.

Video: Richard scoring the Blindfolded Hole-in-One Minigolf Trick Shot at Tea Green Golf Club!

Richard said “The Putter King Miniature Golf Scavenger Hunt has been a great event and it’s unbelievable that the final is so close. The Hunt has been a truly international competition and I never thought it’d come down to a battle between a Brit against an Aussie to win a Japanese Minigolf contest with an American in third place! We’re definitely Crazy Golfers with the lengths we’ve gone to win.”

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. Rival finalist Allan Cox is a Putt Putt Minigolf Pro and plays for the Ermington Putters Club in Sydney, Australia.

Photo: Great Britain's Richard Gottfried with Putty, the Putter King Mascot!

Richard 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 visited over 400 Crazy Golf and Minigolf courses on their Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. They are currently writing a book about their travels.


1 comment:

Coach Lemony said...

Richards is the best trick shot... vote now please! :)