What started as an exploration of the minigolf courses in the UK and around the world has exploded into all areas of the weird, wonderful and especially the unique. Sharing the great (and not so great) things we find, learn about and appreciate as we go!
The lovely weather meant the Obstacle Golf course was incredibly busy, with queues of people lining the course.
As we were pushed for time we had a game on the 18-hole Putting green where I picked up a one-shot victory over Emily 48 to 49. Although by the time we started playing our round we noticed the players thinning out on the Obstacle Golf. It's a course to return to in the future.
We've found quite a few petanque terrains and boules pistes on our travels and since we moved up to the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport last summer we've been members of the Woodstock Petanque Club in Edgeley.
The Brockhole Crazy Golf course became the 286th played and 461st visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. There was also supposed to be a grass Putting course at the Lake District Visitors Centre, however this wasn't yet open for the season.
The Putting area
There were marvellous views from parts of the course
In our minigolf match-up on the Brockhole Crazy Golf course Emily picked up the win by one shot 37 to 38.
Choose your weapons!
We've since played similar layouts to the Brockhole Crazy Golf course in Torquay and Liverpool.
During the tournament - the first held under the auspices of the Irish Mini Golf Association and the first Irish Open held in the Republic of Ireland - the world record low score for the 'Minigolf Open Standard' (MOS) classification of minigolf was broken as Pauli Kuikka of Sweden shot a round of 23(-13) during the tournament. That official score and record followed GB's Steve 'Sheila' Lovell's world record low round of 22(-14) which was shot the previous day.
The best ever score on an indoor minigolf course
The previous best score on an Adventure Golf course was 24 - at Hastings Adventure Golf - this score remains the record low for an outdoor 'MOS' course.
The World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF) is the umbrella organisation of 63 Minigolf sports associations worldwide and recognises four types of minigolf - MOS, Concrete, Miniaturegolf and Feltgolf.
The aim in any round of competition minigolf is to score as many holes-in-one as possible, with Par for each hole regarded as two shots. Many courses have their own Par system, with some holes being a Par-3, 4 or 5. The world record lowest score on a course is a perfect 18 - 18 consecutive holes-in-one!
The only Crazy Golf course we've played with five cups to putt into
The 2017 IMGA Irish Open tournament was the third ever Irish Open and the first held in the Republic of Ireland. The first two Irish Opens were held in 2006 and 2007 at the Pirates Adventure Golf course in Dundonald, Belfast, Northern Ireland. For more information on the IMGA and WMF check out the links below.