This year I've competed in nine minigolf tournaments on a wide-range of courses.
|Playing the Championship Adventure Golf course in New Brighton on National Miniature Golf Day|
My season started and finished with wins in Wales. In April I teamed-up with my friend and minigolf rival Peter Jones to compete in the American Golf Adventure Golf Pairs Championship.
|Me and Peter celebrating our big minigolf win at Clays Golf Centre in Wrexham|
We won the Welsh Regional Qualifier in Wrexham to gain access to the Grand Final at The Belfry in September where we were runners-up.
|Peter Jones making a crucial putt - as I look on - during our semi-final match in the American Golf Adventure Golf National Pairs Grand Final at The Belfry. The tournament will be televised on Sky Sports Golf on Tuesday 7th November|
The On the Buses Fan-club tournament - The Butler Cup - was also held in September and I won that event held at the Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn.
|Ad Burton and I were the Amateur and Pro Crazy Golf champions in Prestatyn|
I've also hit the links for some Par-3 Miniature Golf competitions at the MiniLinks in St Anne's on the Sea. The 18-hole course hosts a Mini Major tournament each time there's a Major in big Golf.
|Putting at the MiniLinks - I've done a fair bit of pitching there this season too!|
The course is also holding a Winter Trophy from November through to Febuary, so my season may not be 100% finished just yet.
Another notable result was my runner-up placing in the first Great Northern Minigolf Open held on two courses at Haigh Woodland Park in Wigan.
|The top-three players at the Great Northern Minigolf Open - me, Scott Lancley and Russ Dent|
Emily and I also played in the Paradise Island Adventure Golf Open competition at the brand's Manchester Trafford Centre and Cheshire Oaks courses. Unfortunately neither of us shot a low enough score to win.
|Staring into the abyss at Paradise Island Adventure Golf in Cheshire Oaks|
My 2017 tournament results:
- American Golf's Adventure Golf Pairs Championship Regional Qualifier (Wales) at Clays Golf Centre - Winner (w/ P. Jones)
- Great Northern Minigolf Open - Runner-up
- MiniLinks Mini US Open (Par-3 Miniature Golf tournament debut) - T13th
- MiniLinks Mini Open - 15th
- Paradise Island Adventure Golf Open (Manchester) - Did not win
- Paradise Island Adventure Golf Open (Cheshire Oaks) - Did not win
- MiniLinks PGA Championship - T24
- American Golf's Adventure Golf Pairs Championship National Final - Runner-up (w/ P. Jones)
- The Butler Cup Holiday on the Buses Crazy Golf tournament - Winner
As well as competing in tournaments, Emily and I have continued our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour (up to 791 courses) and have contested a number of challenge matches along the way. Check out the great media coverage our minigolf adventures have received this year.
|At the Wellholme Park Crazy Golf course in Brighouse, Yorkshire. The course was the 450th we've played and 762nd visited overall on our travels|
Each year there are hundreds of minigolf tournaments held around the world - from those run by world and national governing bodies, to course tournaments to club, local and independent events.
|Playing the Pirates Skull hole at the Rhos Fynach Crazy Golf course in Rhos on Sea on Miniature Golf Day|
In the coming months we'll be publishing details of events for 2018. If you know of any upcoming competitions, or are looking to organise and promote a minigolf event do get in touch.
Related blog posts:
- Player Profile
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