Emily and I have decided to set-up a new minigolf club - the Kentish Town Mini Golf Club.
|Minigolf characters Richard and Emily Gottfried in Margate, Kent|
I have played for the Midlands Minigolf Club since my rookie season in 2007, while Emily was most recently a member of the Cambridgeshire and Essex Mini Golf Club.
There were two main reasons for us creating a brand new club on the exciting and action packed British minigolf scene.
- Emily works in Kentish Town and is a mere eight minute walk away from the Clarence Way Crazy Golf course that we finally managed to play in 2012
- Since we moved from Luton to Leagrave in 2013 our local sports team is Kent Athletic Club - home to north Luton's number one football team, Kent Athletic FC
Last month we both competed for our respective former clubs in the BMGA British Club Championships and did well in the event. Now the time is right to build a new legacy. Starting today.
|Richard playing the Clarence Way Crazy Golf course in Camden. Near Kentish Town|
Back in 2011 Kent Athletic Club held a Bank Holiday Fun Day and one of the activities was Crazy Golf! The course became the 267th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and the first we'd played on a football pitch.
|A Crazy Golf course, with a windmill, set up on a football pitch, in Leagrave|
We held the inaugural Kent(ish) Invitational Tournament on that course visit and the victory went to me with a score of 34 to Emily's 42.
The code of conduct of the Kentish Town Mini Golf Club is summarised below:
- Action - our events will be action packed
- Playability - we'll play at any course. Anywhere
- Rankings - we'll set up the Kentish Town MGC ranking list for our members
- International - we welcome players from around the world to represent the KTMGC
- Lifestyle - we recognise minigolf is a lifestyle choice and we will have as much fun as possible while doing it
- Fun - see above
- Original - from it's name down, the KTMGC will be original in all it does
- Official - it is
- Longevity - we're in this for the long haul. Oh yes
The Kentish Town Mini Golf Club is open to all and for today only is offering free membership (the normal subs price will be £5 per player, per season). If you're interested in joining please get in touch via the comments below or on Twitter.
News of the British minigolf scene hasn't gone unnoticed. Mr Uri Foal from Kentish Town Council said "The forming of a new sports club in Kentish Town is always a cause for celebration. Having two fine minigolfers, Emily and Richard, committing their futures to the KTMGC is a sign of things to come."
Check out the links below for websites and Facebook pages of the other UK minigolf clubs.
- Kent Minigolf Club
- Midlands Minigolf Club
- Cambridgeshire and Essex Mini Golf Club
- Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club
- London Minigolf Club - not online
- Splash Point Mini Golf Club
- Sussex Wasps Mini Golf Club
- British Minigolf Association
- European Minigolf Sport Federation
- World Minigolf Sport Federation
Related blog posts:
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Finally Playing the Camden Crazy Golf Course
- Crazy Golf in Luton - Charity Fun Day at Kent Athletic Club
- Richard Gottfried player profile
- Emily Gottfried player profile