Monday, January 28, 2013

Minigolf Report – Gottfried’s begin new Miniature Golf Season at the BMGA Star City Open in Birmingham

13th and 18th place finishes for Luton-based Minigolfers Richard & Emily Gottfried at the first-event of the BMGA season.

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 32Richard 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 OpenEmily scored a total 109(+1) after rounds of 36, 32 and 41.
Richard Gottfried playing the 8th hole at Adventure Island Mini Golf
The tournament was played over three 18-hole rounds on the Lost Hut Trail course at the Star City venue and was won by Michael Smith. Adam Kelly was runner-up, with Paul Johnson third.

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.”


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


Lemony said...

Another Great Weekend in Star City... I think the American Table Football victory was my sporting highlight :)

Only joking.. was also pleased with my round of 32 :)

Richard Gottfried said...

American Table Football!?

Richard Gottfried said...

Following the first event of the British Minigolf Association's 2013 season the BMGA has published the first edition of the BMGA Season Only Rankings List.

Emily is currently in 15th place of 24 players with 305 points, with Richard in 16th place on 290 points.

- British Minigolf Association
- 2013 Season Only Rankings launched for the new BMGA season
- 2012 Minigolf Season Rankings for Richard & Emily Gottfried