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Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Competing in the American Golf National Adventure Golf Championship
A look back at the American Golf National Adventure Golf Championship.
A long second putt on the first hole at Clays Golf Centre in Wrexham
Three years ago today Peter Jones & I won the Welsh Qualifying Tournament at Clays Golf Centre in Wrexham to enter the grand final of the American Golf National Adventure Golf Championship.
With Peter Jones at the American Golf National Adventure Golf Championship Welsh Regional Qualifier in Wrexham
The televised final was played on the Ryder Legends Mini Golf course at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield.
The Ryder Legends Mini Golf course at The Belfry
It was the first miniature golf tournament to be televised in the UK.
Playing the par-5 fifth hole at Clays Golf Centre in Wrexham
Players earned their places in the final by competing in qualifying events at courses in England, Scotland and Wales:
Great Western Golf Clydebank
World of Golf Croydon
Top Golf Watford
Bristol Golf Centre
Trent Lock, Long Eaton
Clays Farm Golf Centre, Wrexham
The grand final of the tournament was a televised event and the competition was shown on Sky Sports Golf in November 2017. The National Adventure Golf Championships can be seen in the video below from 26m 55s.
Each of the 12-holes on the Ryder Legends Mini Golf course is based on a famous hole from 'big' golf. It's a tricky layout with some very long holes.
Peter Jones in action on the 3rd hole in the semi-final at The Belfry
The American Golf National Adventure Golf Championship was a brilliant event to compete in and to see ourselves in a televised event was superb. The matchplay format in the grand final was well suited for television.
A pre-final interview with Gemma Care from Sky Sports
Fingers crossed we get to compete in another televised tournament in the future.
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