Monday, April 06, 2020

Crazy World of Minigolf Tour update - April 2020

Out-of-Home Putting Paused by Pandemic.

Out-of-Home Putting Paused by Pandemic

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic we were closing in on visiting the final 40 courses of the original 600 we set out to play in 2006. We're also very close to hitting 1,000 course visits overall.

We've been to a total of 948 courses on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour travels since September 2006.

In recent years the minigolf and wider competitive socialising sectors have booming. Something we're very keen to continue once the world gets back to a semblance of normality.

Just because your local minigolf course may be closed over the coming few months doesn't mean you can't keep up with your putting practice and have some crazy golf fun at home.

As we're practicing safe social distancing we won't be heading out to a minigolf course until given the all clear to do so, but in the meantime we've put together a minigolf bucket list with ideas and suggestions of things to do in the world of miniature golf.

The Big Mini Golf Bucket List
The Big Mini Golf Bucket List

In the meantime if you have any minigolf course news, ideas, suggestions or information, or if you would like to guest blog on the Ham & Egger Files please do get in touch.


Richard Gottfried said...

We visited Wythenshawe Park over the border in Manchester for our daily outdoor exercise yesterday.

The Crazy Golf course there is the first previously played Crazy Golf location we've revisited during the coronavirus pandemic.

The park is also home to a Pitch & Putt miniature golf course. That became the first new course we've been to during the pandemic and the 949th visited overall on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Richard Gottfried said...

While our out-of-home putting has been temporarily paused by the coronavirus pandemic we have been doing a fair bit of putting at home and writing about the game.

I've been competing in the Putt18 World Pro League and we've both been part of the Filwood Fantastic Mini Golf Club based down in Knowle West, Bristol.

We have also, quite surprisingly, managed to find some miniature golf courses while out on our daily outdoor exercise!

When the pandemic lockdown hit we had been to 948 courses on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour travels since September 2006.

We have now been to 954 minigolf courses.

Number 949 was the Pitch & Putt course at Wythenshawe Park in Manchester. We also revisited the Crazy Golf course while we were walking there.

Numbers 950, 951 and 952 were the three courses at the new Puttstars Mini Golf venue in Rochdale. The 9-hole layouts are called Zig Zag, Slingshot and Pin Ball.

Numbers 953 and 954 were visited in Salford yesterday and both were completely unexpected visits while walking in Victoria Park, Swinton and Buile Hill Park in Salford. The first was a Putting Green, the second was a Pitch & Putt course.

We've got 40 of the original 600 courses we set out to play in 2006 left to visit.

We're also close to hitting minigolf course 1,000 - where will it be...?