Monday, March 04, 2013

Minigolf Report – Gottfried’s compete in first-ever BMGA British Crazy Golf Open tournament in Hastings

4th March 2013
Press Information
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.
Photo of Luton Minigolfer Richard Gottfried in the BMGA British Crazy Golf Open in Hastings
Richard Gottfried playing the final hole of the BMGA British Crazy Golf Open

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!”
Emily Gottfried, the BMGA British Crazy Golf Open Category 3 Runner-up
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.



Lemony Lemster said...

Great Fun (if a little on the chilly side) in Hastings again :)

Very pleased with my medal and winings...


Richard Gottfried said...

Following the first two British Minigolf Association Tour contests of the 2013 season the BMGA Strokeplay Order Of Merit Rankings have been published - the first edition of the year.

In the 114-player strong ranking list I am ranked at a BMGA Strokeplay Order Of Merit Rankings career high of 8th place, with 1,606 points.

Emily is ranked at number 42 in the list with 247 ranking points.

So far this season the BMGA has organised the BMGA Star City Open and the BMGA British Crazy Golf Open. There is a packed season of Minigolf, Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf tournaments planned. You can join the BMGA online here.

Prior to the creation of the BMGA's Strokeplay Order of Merit ranking system my highest BMGA Order of Merit Ranking came in the 2009-2010 season when I was ranked 7th of 88/89 players during July and September 2010. Last year I finished the season ranked in a career-high of 5th place of 120 players in the 2012 BMGA Season Only Rankings.

Related Blog Post - End of Season BMGA Tour Minigolf Rankings for 2012

- British Minigolf Association
- British Minigolf Association Tour Calendar Announced for 2013 Season
- British Minigolf Association Factsheet

Richard Gottfried said...

In the latest edition of the BMGA Season Only Rankings for the 2013 Minigolf season I have moved up to 12th place of 39 players. Emily is ranked at 17.