Monday, October 14, 2019

The Floodgate is about to open

A new indoor activity entertainment centre is opening in Digbeth, Birmingham.


The Floodgate social sports and games bar is opening soon in Digbeth and will offer people the chance to play the game of Pit-Pat.


Pit-Pat is similar to minigolf, but is played on elevated tables where you use cues to play the ball, rather than putters.


Pit-Pat crazy snooker in Littlehampton
Playing the only other Pit-Pat course to have previously been in the UK

The Floodgate opens at The Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham on Friday 1st November.

The Pit-Pat layout at The Floodgate will be the UK's first indoor Pit-Pat and the only playable course. Until a few years ago the UK's first and only other Pit-Pat layout was on the seafront at Western Putting on Banjo Road in Littlehampton.

Pit-Pat crazy snooker in Littlehampton
The now sadly closed Western Putting in Littlehampton was home to a Pit-Pat layout, Crazy Golf and a grass Putting course

Pit-Pat crazy snooker in Littlehampton
A view of the UK's first Pit-Pat course

Here's me scoring a two in a crazy way!


Emily scoring a two.


Shooting through a hoop.


I first saw the game of Pit-Pat aka Hindernis Billard while on a minigolfing trip to Austria in March 2010.

Askoe Wien Pit-Pat obstacle billiards in Vienna, Austria
Pit-Pat Hindernis Billard at the Askoe Wien Wasserpark in Austria

Askoe Wien Pit-Pat obstacle billiards in Vienna, Austria
Pit-Pat Hindernis Billard at the Askoe Wien Wasserpark in Austria

Askoe Wien Pit-Pat obstacle billiards in Vienna, Austria
Pit-Pat Hindernis Billard at the Askoe Wien Wasserpark in Austria

As well as Pit-Pat the indoor competitive socialising venue will feature a curling rink and baseball batting cages.

We're looking forward to a Crazy World of Minigolf Tour visit to The Floodgate.

Visit The Floodgate website for more information, opening times and prices.

Check out my other Pit-Pat related blog posts.

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