Today is National Cheese Day.
Did you know there's a minigolf obstacle called Käse?
It can be found on Eternit Miniature Golf courses.
|The Käse on the Kelsey Park Mini Golf course in Beckenham|
The official name of the obstacle / lane is "Schrager kreis mit hindernis" (Oblique circle with obstacle). Sometimes the obstacle is "schrager kreis mit niere" (oblique circle with kidney). Many thanks to my friend, minigolf rival and Great Britain team-mate Steve 'F1' Gow for reminding me of the name in German.
Miniaturegolf / Miniaturgolf courses (also known as Eternit / Eternite) are a type of course made using a thin concrete material. Courses consist of 18 holes made from a selection of 28 standardised designs.
|An official Schrager kreis mit hindernis - this was lane 15 at Tantogårdens Bangolf in Stockholm, Sweden|
Checking in the Overview for Beginners to Miniaturgolf, the Käse obstacle is "erstaunlicherweise eher im norden verbreitet" (surprisingly more common in the north of Germany).
|A very useful guide to playing Miniature Golf|
We don't have too many Eternit Miniature Golf courses here in the UK and some of those that do exist have been modified over the years.
|We played the Cae Glas Park Miniature Golf course in Oswestry in 2009 and 2012|
We have played two Schrager kreis mit hindernis holes where the obstacle was Käse. One was at Cae Glas Park in Oswestry, Shropshire, the other was in Kelsey Park in Beckenham, Greater London.
|Hole 7 at Kelsey Park has the cheese obstacle on a flat lane|
|The pyramid obstacles are normally found on hole 1, while the cheese obstacle should be on this base lane design with the raised green and cup|