Monday, November 26, 2012

Minigolf Report – Gottfried’s Final Results & End of Season Review

26th November 2012
Press Information
For Immediate Release
Minigolf Report – Gottfried’s Final Results & End of Season Review
Luton Minigolfers Richard & Emily Gottfried’s 2012 British Minigolf Association Tour season came to an end on the 25th November at the 9-hole Mini Golf course at Basingstoke Golf Centre in Hampshire with both player's teams reaching the semi-final stage in the BMGA British Club Championship team tournament.
BMGA British Club Championship
In the BMGA British Club Championship on Sunday 25th November Richard played for the Midlands Minigolf Club and he and this three team mates finished the event in third-place for the second year in a row. Emily and her Cambridgeshire Mini Golf Club team were fourth in the twelve team event, which featured teams from seven of the BMGA’s Minigolf Clubs.
Richard Gottfried plays a shot on hole 1 of the Basingstoke Golf Centre Mini Golf course in a sudden-death play-off against the Midlands Minigolf Club B Team.
Both Richard and Emily's teams battled through to the semi-finals but were on the losing end in their games and had to face-off in the Bronze medal play-off match. In the 12-hole matchplay contest the Midlands Minigolf Club were victorious with a 2up scoreline.
CMGC Team Captain Emily Gottfried lines up a shot on hole 2 of the Basingstoke Golf Centre Mini Golf course in a match against Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club.
Emily said “The British Club Championship this year was a fantastic tournament. I was really pleased to be selected as Captain of one of the two Cambridgeshire Mini Golf Club teams, and to lead them to fourth place in our first tournament as a group was a much better than I expected! We played really well as a team, and kept each other positive if we had a bad round. Hopefully next year we will achieve a podium finish!”
End of 2012 Minigolf Season Review
In the twelve full BMGA Tour events Richard entered in 2012 he achieved one BMGA Tour title victory, one third place and five other top ten finishes. The win came in July’s BMGA & Putterfingers Oswestry Games Championship.
Emily played in four full BMGA Tour competitions this year achieving three top ten finishes, with her best individual result coming as the runner-up in the Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club Open in October.
2012 was the pair’s sixth year as BMGA Tour Pro players and both Richard and Emily gained their fourth Great Britain caps when they competed in the second WMF World Adventure Golf Masters tournament in Hastings in May. Richard finished the event in 14th place and finishing in 11th place in the men’s competition. Emily was runner-up in the women’s event and 17th overall. The pair’s Great Britain B team finished the international championship in fourth place.
At October’s ‘Castle Golf’ World Crazy Golf Championship in Hastings Richard was once again a finalist and finished the tournament in 17th place of 53 players in his sixth appearance for England.

Richard finished the season ranked in a career-high of 5th place in the 2012 BMGA Season Only Rankings. Emily was ranked 37th in the 120 player strong rankings. In the BMGA Strokeplay Order of Merit Rankings Richard finished in 15th place of 96 players, with Emily in 41st place. In the BMGA Matchplay Order of Merit Richard was ranked 15th of 60 players, with Emily in 41st place. The World Minigolf Sport Federation Rankings are due to be updated in December.
In non-ranking BMGA events Richard finished in 6th place of 30 players in the Crazy Golf Pro Championship in London, while Emily and her team were runners-up at the BMGA Oswestry Games Pro-Am Minigolf Classic.
Richard and Emily also competed in a number of independent Minigolf competitions in 2012 with wins coming for Richard in the Crazy Golf with Bompas & Parr June Championship Playoff and overall victory in the grand final at the rooftop Crazy Golf course at Selfridges London.
Richard said “It’s been a great season and I was very pleased to win a BMGA Tour title event at the Oswestry Games along with two of the championship events at the Bompas & Parr rooftop Crazy Golf course at Selfridges London. My fifth place ranking in the 2012 BMGA Season Rankings was my best placing to date and apart from a couple of disappointing results this year I’ve played really well. Closing out the year with a podium finish in the national club championship was a good end to a long and successful season.”
Emily said “This year has gone by so fast! We’ve had some really great tournaments in some interesting and fun places. Hastings, as always, was a brilliant venue on the multitude of times we visited there and will always be one of my favourite Mini Golf destinations, especially as I managed a second place finish in the Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Champions this year. That was definitely my highlight.”

1 comment:

Lemony said...

I can't believe its the end of the 2012 season already!

Its been a really fun year all-round :)