Sunday, August 02, 2020

Crazy World of Minigolf Tour update - August 2020

Putting at home continues in the Greater Manchester lockdown zone.


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 we didn't already know about while out on our daily outdoor exercise!

At the closed Putting Green in Victoria Park, Swinton
At the currently closed Putting Green in Victoria Park, Swinton

When the pandemic lockdown hit we had been to 948 courses on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour since September 2006. We've now been to 954 minigolf courses. We've got 40 of the original 600 we set out to visit left and a whole host of new courses to play at too!

  • Number 949 was the Pitch and 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 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 and Putt course.


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