Leagrave minigolfers Richard and Emily Gottfried competed in the eighth edition of the Midlands Invitational Tournament held on the 18-hole Temple Trail course at The Lost City Adventure Golf centre in Nottingham on Sunday 30th August.
Richard finished in third-place in the Midlands Club Championship after scores of 34, 33 and 34 for a total of 101(-7). Eleven players competed in the event.
|Richard and his bronze medal|
Emily played in the Guest Invitational event and recorded rounds of 36, 36 and 40 for a total of 112(+4) and fourth place in the five-player event.
|Emily playing hole 10 at The Lost City|
The Midlands Invitational Tournament was won by Michael Smith with a score of 95, with Chris Smith runner-up on 100.
The Midlands Guest Invitational and overall leaderboard was won by Andy Wilde with a 91, with Steve Lovell in second place on 95 and Edward Pope third on 110.
Richard said “It's always nice to play in a Midlands club event and I'm very pleased to get third-place. It was very close between me and Chris Smith for the silver medal and it's a shame I couldn't put away more aces on the front-9. I'm happy with how I played and to drop just one shot in 54-holes was quite an achievement. Thanks to the MMGC for organising the event and The Lost City for hosting.”
|Richard playing hole 5 at The Lost City Adventure Golf|
“Having recently watched three quarters-of-an-hour of Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom really helped my play as the course pipes in the theme tune on a loop.” He added while incanting the word “Kalima”.
Emily said “The tournament was fun, although I was disappointed with my performance overall as I didn’t get enough aces, and dropped more shots than I should have done.”
In the overall leaderboard Richard was fifth of sixteen players, with Emily twelfth.
The Midlands Minigolf Club are the reigning and two-time BMGA British Club Champions. For more information visit the club’s Facebook page.
The Lost City Adventure Golf is home to two 18-hole courses – The Temple Trail and Sacred Skull Pass.