Launch of new specially adapted putters specifically for seated players at Hastings Adventure Golf.
Keeping an eye on all things minigolf-related I recently noticed that the team at Hastings Adventure Golf had been trialing some new equipment and innovations to help more people play the great game - including the launch of new putters so more people can enjoy the game.
|Close up of the tiltable putter head|
The mobility friendly putters available at Hastings Adventure Golf have a hinge joint at the bottom, allowing for convenient positioning for every shot. The putters also feature a ‘ball retriever’ that fits on the end of the putter grip. This makes it easy to retrieve the ball from a hole - great for wheelchair users and equally helpful to anyone with back issues - as it eliminates the need to bend down.
|The golf ball collector in action|
The new putters are a neat touch. When we've played in minigolf tournaments - many of which take place in Hastings - we've used ball-suckers on the end of our putters to save us bending to get the ball out of the hole each time. So to provide a convenient method for players of all abilities to do this is a great way to make the game more accessible.
|Terry and Karen Avery trialling the mobility-friendly putters on the Pirate Adventure Golf course in Hastings|
Terry Avery, a wheelchair user from Hastings, took the new putters for a test drive and gave his feedback to the team at Hastings Adventure Golf “I really liked the club, it gave me much better control and made it a lot easier to play. The tilting head meant I could adjust the lower part as suited. I was also impressed by the ball collector on the top of the club as this enabled me to play independently. We have grandchildren and now I know that Hastings Adventure golf have these putters I look forward to coming down in the summer and enjoying a round with them.”
Chris Richards, of Hastings Adventure Golf said “Our 18 hole Pirate course at the complex is wheelchair and pushchair friendly, but we also want everyone to be able to play too! After carrying out onsite research we have now acted on our findings. On occasions in the past, individuals with a disability have struggled with the traditional club so our investment in mobility-friendly putters makes the game of minigolf not only accessible but also a level playing field for all.”
Located on the sea front, Hastings Adventure Golf is home to three miniature golf courses, including a classic Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course.
|Playing in the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings|
We've played the three courses at Hastings Adventure Golf countless times since our first visit on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour back in 2007.
Check out the Hastings Adventure Golf website for more information, prices and opening times.
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