Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winning the Oliver Florence Birthday Invitational Minigolf Tournament at Jurassic Encounter, New Malden

On Saturday 10th December 2011 nine Crazy Minigolfers, including me and Emily, headed to New Malden's 18-hole Jurassic Encounter Adventure Golf course to compete in the second bi-annual Oliver Florence Birthday Invitational Minigolf Tournament

The format for the 30th Birthday edition of the contest saw two contests take place, with a Doubles Pro-Am competition and an overall individual winner to be crowned - Scottish International Minigolfer Guy Martin headed into the event as the reigning and defending champion and a 20/1 shot in the pre-tournament betting. However, the final pre-tournament odds* saw Martin de-listed and therefore an 'other' at 10,012/1!?

In the 18-hole contest I won the individual contest by one-shot from AMF Asian Open Runner-Up Richard 'Gentle Touch' Skeggs. I scored an imperfect Par of 36.

You can read the full report over at Ollie's Blog - "Glory for Gottfried as Martin's mistake fails to cloud celebrations"

Photos from the event:

Photo: Birthday boy Oliver 'The Machine' Florence takes an action photo of defending champion Scottish International Minigolfer Guy Martin who was about to score a dreaded seven on the fourth hole!

Photo: Emily 'Lemony' Gottfried takes a snap of Birthday boy Oliver 'The Machine' Florence Putting at the Jurassic Encounter course

Photo: 'Squire' Richard Gottfried taking a shot

Photo: A tricky second Putt awaits Seth 'Clockwork Orange' Thomas

Photo: Seth 'Clockwork Orange' Thomas lines up the plant pot putt

Photo: With the crowd looking on Seth 'Clockwork Orange' Thomas hits his 'recovery' shot (it didn't go in)

Photo: Emily 'Lemony' Gottfried Putting on the 18th hole 

Photo: 'Squire' Richard Gottfried spots another fake Crocodile/Alligator to add to his collection!

*The final 'odd' odds were:
- Florence 5/2
- Thomas 3/1
- Gottfried 7/2
- Cooley 6/1
- Skaggs 7/1
- Jones 10/1
- Clark 12/1
- Rutheringtons 33/1
- Pragnell 1,001/1
- Other 10,012/1

- The Minigolfer Blog
- Jurassic Encounter Adventure Golf website
- World of Golf New Malden website
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour


The Machine said...

Is that that guy out of off of Shipwrecked in one of the photos?

Richard Gottfried said...

I've heard that rumour too!

Richard Gottfried said...

See the trophy presentation on the blog post here - Receiving the OFBIMT Minigolf Trophy Orb...