Luton Minigolfers Richard and Emily Gottfried were back in Minigolf action on Sunday 27th January as they teed-off in the first competition of the British Minigolf Association’s 2013 Tour season at the BMGA Star City Open at Adventure Island Mini Golf, Star City, Birmingham.
Richard finished in 13th place for the second year in a row, with Emily in 18th place in the 24-player field.
Richard scored a three-round total of 104(-4), having scored 35, 37 and 32. Richard still jointly holds the official BMGA course record of 28(-8) on the Lost Hut Trail which he equalled in 2010 at the BMGA National Open. Emily scored a total 109(+1) after rounds of 36, 32 and 41.
|Richard Gottfried playing the 8th hole at Adventure Island Mini Golf|
Richard said "I’m happy with my round of 32, but my 35 and 37 weren't good. I didn't drop many shots, but missed too many hole-in-one opportunities. Emily played some really good Minigolf and it was disappointing to see her drop so many shots on one bad hole. I’m really looking forward to playing at the new BMGA British Crazy Golf Open in Hastings in March and the BMGA British Masters at Splash Point Mini Golf in Worthing."
|Emily Gottfried on the 9th hole at Adventure Island Mini Golf|
Emily said “Adventure Island Mini Golf at Star City remains as a fantastic location for a winter tournament, as well as a great start to the new season. My first two rounds were great and I played well, but unfortunately one bad hole on the third round was enough to put me out of prize contention. Still, I enjoyed the tournament and the weekend, and can’t wait for the next competition in March.”
Richard and Emily are now in their seventh year as BMGA Tour Pro players. Last season Richard was ranked 5th of 120 players in the BMGA Season Rankings, 15th of 96 players in the BMGA Strokeplay Order of Merit Rankings and 15th of 60 players in the BMGA Matchplay Order of Merit Rankings. Emily was ranked 37th in the Season Only Rankings and 41st place in both the Strokeplay & Matchplay Order of Merit Rankings. Richard was 17th in the 2012 ‘Castle Golf’ World Crazy Golf Championship. And in last year's World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF) Rankings Richard placed in tied 391st place in the WMF General Class (Adults) Men's category, with Emily ranked in tied 113th place in the WMF General Class (Adults) Women’s category.
Links and Further Information:
- The British Minigolf Association is the governing body for Minigolf Sport, including Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf. Free and BMGA Tour Pro Membership options are available. For more information please visit the BMGA website
- A British Minigolf Association Factsheet with 33 Facts and Stats about the BMGA and Minigolf in the UK can also be found on the BMGA website