On Saturday 25th June we headed to the seaside town of Southend on Sea for a day out of fun and games. Starting with a visit to the new Southend Pier Crazy Golf course - 1.3 miles out at sea!
|Olga the Octopus|
|Emily in action on the pier's latest attraction|
The 12-hole layout is on the world's longest pleasure pier and is brilliant fun.
|Putting through Olga the Octopus|
It's a great layout and even though there are some tough holes and obstacles, there are still plenty of hole in one opportunities.
The course became the 402nd played and 683rd visited overall on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.
|A hole in one|
During our visit we competed in a 12-player contest to crown the end of the pier champion. Featuring a cast of veterans, GB internationals, national tour champions and a sprinkling of rookies, the highly competitive event saw me take the win. Former British Master Chris Jones and regular 'do' champion Brad Shepherd were second and third.
|The competitors give the course a double thumbs up|
Results of the Southend Pier Invitational Tournament 2016:
1st ‘Squire’ Richard Gottfried – 31
2nd Chris ‘Stretch’ Jones – 34
3rd Brad ‘The Fist’ Shepherd – 37
4th (tied) Lionel ‘The Spoon’ Bender – 39
4th (tied) Gareth ‘Lemsip’ Holmes – 39
6th (tied) Marc ‘The Roller’ Bazeley – 42
6th (tied) Alan ‘Stormin’ Norman – 42
8th Taji ‘Not Seth’ Rafferty – 44
9th Emily ‘Lemony’ Gottfried – 46
10th Paul ‘Flip Flops’ O’Connor – 50
11th Cat ‘Helter Skelter’ Patterson – 52
12th Lhurlyn 'Hole-ing' Holmes – 59
DNS Madeleine 'The Caddy' Bender
DNS Steve 'F1' Gow
|The tournament in full swing|
|Gareth on hole 1|
|Chris lining up a putt|
|Lionel in action|
|Brad on a tricky obstacle|
|Chris and Lionel putting|
|Emily on the tee|
|Marc on a very tough middle hill hole|
|Emily on the pier|
|Emily and Olga|
|Lhurlyn finishing her round with a hole in one|
|Paul O'Connor on the last hole|
The Southend Pier Crazy Golf course is well worth a play and it's a great addition to the entertainment on offer in the town. Visit the Southend Pier Crazy Golf course website for prices and opening times.
|The pier Crazy Golf course|
- Southend Pier Crazy Golf course hole in one
- Southend Pier Crazy Golf website
- Southend Pier Crazy Golf on Facebook
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