Friday, November 16, 2012

Playing the new UrbanCrazy Minigolf course at the London Golf Show

Playing the 308th course on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.
Last Friday fellow Minigolfer (and sometimes Blogger) Oliver ‘The Machine’ Florence and I headed to the London Golf Show at Earls Court to check out the brand new ‘Signature Course’ from Minigolf suppliers UrbanCrazy.
The new UrbanCrazy Minigolf course
The team from UrbanCrazy were at the three-day event and their 9-hole layout was in a great spot with plenty of people taking the chance to play a round of Miniature Golf.
Playing hole 8
Ollie and I played four 9-hole rounds and an 18-hole matchplay contest on the course with Ollie setting an impressive course record of 15(-3) with his last round. A score that would go unbeaten for the duration of the show!
Ollie on target on hole 6
The new UrbanCrazy course has some interesting and tricky obstacles and playing surfaces – they are not all flat felt! One of the holes was made of metal.

Following the Brown Sign for a Hole-in-One on hole 5!
The course became the 308th played on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and 512th visited overall since September 2006.
Ollie's nemesis until the final round where he scored an Ace to take the course (and show) record - the 9th hole

Minigolf match results:

Game 1
Richard – 20(+2)
Oliver – 23(+5)
Game 2
Richard – 22(+4)
Oliver – 25(+7)
Game 3
Richard – 22(+4)
Oliver – 23(+5)
Game 4
Richard – 18(par)
Oliver – 15(-3) *course record
Game 5
18-hole matchplay:
Oliver won 1 up

Hole 7 - the toughest hole on the course
While chatting to the UrbanCrazy team we were told that some of the attendees had mentioned seeing the World Crazy Golf Championships on Trans World Sport and Sky Sports News and the BMGA Minigolf Team on BBC Quiz Show Eggheads. I also talked to one of the stallholders and when I mentioned Minigolf she said she’d heard about it from watching Eggheads on the BBC Channel in Tenerife!
Ollie attempts to win a flight
The UrbanCrazy course also had a bonus 10th hole which offered anyone who scored a hole-in-one on it a chance to win a pair of European flights courtesy of Monarch Airlines. Neither of us made the Ace on the hole. The course and 10th hole challenge were also raising funds for Lords Taverners, a charity that gives young people a sporting chance.

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