Since we moved up to Greater Manchester towards the end of last summer Emily and I have started playing pétanque with the Woodstock Pétanque Club based at Alexandra Park in Edgeley, Stockport.
|Playing with the Woodstock Petanque Club at Alexandra Park in Edgeley, Stockport last August|
There's a growing pétanque scene in the area, with the Trafford Pétanque Club doing a lot to promote the game and mixing it up in some friendly melee's with Mirfield Pétanque Club, Huddersfield Pétanque Club and Heckmondwike Pétanque Club.
Aly and Chris from Trafford Pétanque Club recently recce'd Wythenshawe Park and found an abandoned boules terrain there. They asked me if I remembered it from when we visited a few years back. Off the top of my head I didn't.
|Boules / Petanque was not listed on the sign at the Games Pavilion in Wythenshawe Park. It wasn't on the price list either|
However, looking through our photo archive I found we had indeed visited the petanque piste while at Wythenshawe Park to play the minigolf course back in 2009!
|The Petanque terrain at Wythenshawe Park - and a handy How to Play sign!|
We'll have to head over to Wythenshawe Park to have a look at the Crazy Golf course considering it's now our most local layout! In the meantime here are a couple of snaps from our visit to the course on the 25th July 2009. We were in the area to compete in the Miniature Open tournament held at Playgolf Manchester - we'd finished first and second in the event earlier in the day.
|The Crazy Golf course at Wythenshawe Park was an Eternit-style of Miniature Golf|
|Quite a zig zag of a hole!|
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Minigolf Course Visit No. 114 - Wythenshawe Park
- Trafford Pétanque Club
- Woodstock Pétanque Club
- Northern Pétanque Clubs
- Northern Pétanque
- English Pétanque Association