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!
We had an enjoyable evening of mild excitement at the Dull Men's Club Anorak of the Year Award event in Manchester yesterday evening.
It was good to catch-up with our fellow dullsters and see presentations on topics including roundabouts, boredom and drains.
The evening was topped off with the presentation of the 2019 Anorak of the Year Award which this year went to Archie Workman for his outstanding work in celebrating the ordinary in his passionate pursuit of drainspotting.
Archie was presented with his certificate and a hi-vis waistcoat, rather than an actual anorak, by Leland Carlson Assistant Vice President of the Dull Men's Club and Kevin Beresford of the UK Roundabout Appreciation Society who was also the outgoing Anorak of the Year from last year.
I was delighted to be able to give a presentation to the group about the crazy world of minigolf, the history of the game, the sporting side and tournaments, equipment used and the wide-range of ephemera and collectibles related to miniature golf.
There's a new indoor Adventure Golf course at the New York Thunderbowl in Kettering, Northamptonshire.
While planning a route to Ipswich we checked out some potential stop-off points and saw there was a tenpin bowling centre in Kettering that is also home to a recently opened indoor Adventure Golf course.
The Pirates Cove themed Crazy Golf course is a 9-hole layout.
We're looking forward to checking it out on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.
A look at the Pitch & Putt and Crazy Golf courses at Shibden Park in Halifax.
We visited Halifax in West Yorkshire for the first time on Saturday. We've been meaning to go there since we moved north in 2016 and finally found some time to a look round. We really liked the town and are looking forward to a return visit.
While there we played at the new Galactic Golf indoor adventure golf. Once we'd wandered around the town centre we drove out via Shibden Park where we knew there was a four-hole(!) Crazy Golf course.