4th March 2013
For Immediate Release
Minigolf Report – Gottfried’s compete in first-ever BMGA British Crazy Golf Open tournament in Hastings
Luton Minigolfers Richard and Emily Gottfried played in the British Minigolf Association’s first outdoor event of the season on Sunday 3rd March as they teed-off in the inaugural BMGA British Crazy Golf Open competition played on the 18-hole Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex.
In the three-round contest Richard finished in 11th place overall in the 35-player field and 7th in Category 1, with Emily in 20th place overall, and runner-up in the Category 3 event contested by 16 players. All players in the new tournament played two rounds of standard BMGA strokeplay Crazy Golf, before a final round took place with players using rules with all balls in play at the same time.
Richard scored a three-round total of 115(+7), having shot 36, 41 and 38. Emily scored a total 121(+13) after rounds of 38, 43 and 40. The winner was Craig Patterson of Thame, Oxfordshire, with a score of 109(+1).
Richard said “It was certainly an interesting tournament with some surprise results. I’m annoyed with myself for a poor second round that put me out of contention. It’s now time to focus on the BMGA British Masters at Splash Point Mini Golf in April.”
Emily said “I was pleased with my performance in the first round, but my second round was terrible. I did make up ground in the Crazy-rules round, and was pleased to finish in 20th place overall and second in Category 3. Hastings was a great venue as usual, even if it was a bit chilly!”
On Saturday 2nd March both Richard and Emily were in action in the first round of matches in the new BMGA Club League. Richard and the Midlands Minigolf Club lost to the London Minigolf Club by 2-holes in the team matchplay contest. Emily and her Cambridgeshire Mini Golf Club team-mates lost to the Kent Minigolf Club by 1-hole.