Monday, June 25, 2012

Minigolf Report - Richard Gottfried finishes 7th in the 2012 BMGA British Minigolf Championships

25th June 2012
Press Information
For Immediate Release

Minigolf Report – BMGA British Championships in Hastings

Luton Minigolfer Richard Gottfried achieves highest finish in a BMGA Major event to date.

On the 23rd and 24th June Luton Minigolfer Richard Gottfried returned to the Pirate Adventure Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex to compete in the 15th annual BMGA British Championships. In the 7-round, 126-hole tournament Richard achieved his best finish to-date in a British Minigolf Association Tour Strokeplay Major competition by finishing in 7th place of 35 players.

The first minigolf major of the season was won by Michael Smith from Oxford with a score of 205(-47).

Richard scored rounds of 35, 34, 32, 33, 35, 30 and 32 for a total of 231(-21), an average of 33 per round and 33 holes-in-one overall.

Richard Gottfried playing Hole 1 at the 2012 BMGA British Minigolf Championships

Richard said “I’m really pleased with achieving seventh place in very tricky weather conditions. I don’t think the wind stopped blowing once in the whole two days. I improved my score by nine shots from last month’s WMF World Adventure Golf Masters on the course and the practice I put in prior to the event paid off. Getting into the top ten places of any BMGA tournament is tough and to do it in a major event like the British Championships is brilliant. I was happy to score every round under par, with my two ‘worst’ scores being a pair of not too bad 35s.”

Since his BMGA Tour debut in 2007 Richard has competed in five BMGA British Championships and previously finished in 19th, 18th, 25th and tied 11th places.



Richard Gottfried said...

Lane (Hole) Statistics are now available for the holes played at the BMGA British Minigolf Championships.

Looking through the stats I was the best player on Hole 10 scoring Ace, Ace, Two, Two, Two, Ace & Two for an average of 1.57 and Hole 15 scoring a hole-in-one in each of the seven rounds.

In the Most Aces in a Row statistics I was amongst a number of players tied in 4th place who all scored three holes-in-one in a row.

- British Minigolf Association News Release
- BMGA British Minigolf Championships Results Page

Richard Gottfried said...

The 7th place finish in the 2012 BMGA British Minigolf Championships has moved me up from 22nd place to 13th place of 87 players in the BMGA Strokeplay Order of Merit Rankings.

In the BMGA Season Only Rankings for 2012 I have also moved up one place to 6th of 53 players, my highest rank in the BMGA Season Only Rankings.

With Emily missing the BMGA British Minigolf Championships she is ranked 41st in the Order of Merit and 40th in the Season Only Rankings list.

The BMGA Matchplay Order of Merit Rankings for 2012 remain unchanged. I am in 9th place, with Emily in 37th place of 55 players. The next two BMGA Matchplay Ranking Competitions are the BMGA British Matchplay Championships and the BMGA British Doubles Championship.