Sunday, July 03, 2016

Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course in Southend

A revisit to a classic seaside Mini Golf course.

On our day trip to Southend on Sea we revisited the 18-hole Arnold Palmer Mini Golf course on the Esplanade.

The signage at the course has been updated

The course was originally the 16th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour back in March 2007. We've returned a number of times since then and it's always interesting to see the changes made to the course.

Emily in action

On our first visit the remnants of the West course could still be seen. It looks like this now.

There used to be another Arnold Palmer Putting course on this spot

The East course has been refurbished since our last visit and it plays very nicely indeed.

The rules

It's always nice to see a high quality scorecard

During our visit we played the Southend Arnold Palmer Classic competition where I picked up my second win of the day, with Chris Jones runner-up for a second time too. Gareth Holmes was third in the 12-player contest.

The competitors

Results of the Southend Arnold Palmer Classic competition 2016:
1st ‘Squire’ Richard Gottfried – 39
2nd Chris ‘Stretch’ Jones – 41
3rd Gareth ‘Lemsip’ Holmes – 42
4th Brad ‘The Fist’ Shepherd – 43
5th (tied) Lionel ‘The Spoon’ Bender – 44
5th (tied) Alan ‘Stormin’ Norman – 44
7th Emily ‘Lemony’ Gottfried – 46
8th Steve ‘F1’ Gow – 47
9th Cat ‘Helter Skelter’ Patterson – 62
10th Lhurlyn Holmes – 65
11th Taji ‘Not Seth’ Rafferty – 69
12th Paul ‘Flip Flops’ O’Connor – 72

The Stick of Rock Champion

Related blog posts:
Southend on Sea
Arnold Palmer

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