Thursday, July 29, 2021
My brother Christopher and his family recently visited Pennywell Farm in Buckfastleigh, South Devon and while there spotted the free to play Crazy Golf course at the farm.
The course became the 997th visited overall on our combined Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.
It's always nice to see and hear about new minigolf courses.
Labels: Buckfastleigh, Christopher Gottfried, Crazy Golf, Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, Devon, DK Fibreglass, Farm, Free, Minigolf in the time of Coronavirus, New course, Pennywell Farm, South Devon
Location: Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0LT, UK
A new glow-in-the-dark minigolf course is opening in Watford, Hertfordshire.
The indoor glow-in-the-dark minigolf course will have a mixture of an urban/street theme for part of the course and a space-theme for the other!
Visit the Glow in One Golf website and Instagram for more information.
Labels: glow in the dark, Hertfordshire, Indoor Minigolf, Minigolf in the time of Coronavirus, New course, Space Golf, UV Golf, Watford
Location: Watford, UK
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
A new indoor mini-golf venue is opening Rugby, Warwickshire.
A cities of the world themed indoor minigolf course is opening at the Swan Centre in Rugby, Warwickshire.
Check out the Par ‘n’ Bar Facebook Page and website for more information.
It'll be another new course for us to visit on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.
Labels: Indoor Mini Golf, Indoor Minigolf, Mini-Golf, Minigolf in the time of Coronavirus, New course, Retailtainment, Rugby, Shoppertainment, shoppingtainment, Warwickshire
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
There's a pop up mini golf course at Arrow Valley Visitor Centre and Lake in Redditch.
Arrow Valley Visitor Centre and Lake in Redditch have set up a mini golf layout for the summer with play available on the course weekdays 11am to 2pm.
Check out the Arrow Valley Visitor Centre and Lake Facebook Page for more info.
The mini golf course is a Putterfingers modular set-up and a type we've played a few times on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour over the years, including a tournament at the Oswestry Games in 2012.
Labels: Arrow Valley Visitor Centre and Lake, Minigolf in the time of Coronavirus, New course, Pop Up, Putterfingers, Redditch
Location: Battens Dr, Redditch B98, UK
A look at the new Junglemania Adventure Golf course in Farnham, Surrey.
Last month our friend, minigolf rival and fellow crazy golf adventurer Matt Dodd let us know about a new course opening near to him. The course is now open and he's been along for a round.
Junglemania Adventure Golf is an 18-hole jungle-themed course at Bowenhurst Lane in Farnham, Surrey.
|The course has some long holes|
|What's in the box?|
|I like the elephant effect on this hole. That looks like a tricky crossing straight to the cup too|
Check out the Junglemania Adventure Golf website for more information, opening times and prices.
Matt and Helen Dodd and their family have visited hundreds of courses on their travels. There are a number of courses they have played that we haven't got to yet, and vice versa. Together we've almost been to them all!
Matt tells me that the course plays very well and has a number of obstacles and hole designs he hadn't seen before on his travels.
We're looking forward to a future visit and a 'friendly' competitive round against Matt and Helen on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.
Labels: Adventure Golf, Farnham, guest blog, Jungle, Jungle Adventure Golf, Junglemania, Junglemania Adventure Golf, Matt Dodd, Minigolf in the time of Coronavirus, New course, Surrey
A new Gutterball venue is opening at the St Enoch Centre in Glasgow.
It will be the second Gutterball location from the team behind Lane7 and follows the first site in North Shields.
We've played minigolf at the adult-oriented Lane7 venue in Newcastle. Gutterball Alleys are family entertainment centres and the North Shields Gutterball is home to tenpin bowling, guttergolf minigolf, pool, arcades, ping pong and indoor baseball batting cages.
We're looking forward to playing guttergolf crazy golf on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour in the future.
Gutterball bowling and crazy golf is due to open in August. Check out the Gutterball Alley website for more information.
Labels: Crazy Golf, Glasgow, gutterball alley, guttergolf minigolf, Minigolf in the time of Coronavirus, New course, Retailtainment, Scotland, Shopping Centre, St Enoch Centre
Location: 55 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4BW, UK
The Cow Putt Adventure Golf course at Heaven Farm in Uckfield opens this month.
A new 18-hole farm-themed adventure golf course is opening at Heaven Farm in Uckfield, East Sussex on Saturday 31st July.
Visit the Heaven Farm website and The Cow Putt Facebook Page for more information.
The Cow Putt is another new miniature golf course for us to play on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour in the future.
Many thanks to our friend Dave Painter at HUTC for the tip off about the course.
Labels: Adventure Golf, East Sussex, Farm, Heaven Farm, Minigolf in the time of Coronavirus, New course, The Cow Putt, Uckfield
Location: Furner's Green, Uckfield TN22 3RG, UK
Monday, July 26, 2021
There are plans for a new Adventure Golf Putting course in Nottinghamshire.
Many thanks to my friend and minigolf rival Jam Trubridge for tipping me off about the plans for a new Adventure Golf Putting course at Leen Valley Golf Club in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.
As well as the miniature golf layout the plans also include the creation of a toboggan run!
Check out the Leen Valley Golf Club website for more information.
It'll be another new minigolf course for us to play on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour in the future.
Labels: Adventure Golf, Adventure Putting, Hucknall, Leen Valley Golf Club, Minigolf in the time of Coronavirus, New course, Nottinghamshire
Friday, July 23, 2021
A new dinosaur-themed minigolf course has opened at The Web Adventure Park in York.
Visit The Web Adventure Park website for more information.
It's another new minigolf course for us to play on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour!
Labels: Dinosaur, Mini Golf, Minigolf, Minigolf in the time of Coronavirus, New course, The Web Adventure Park, York, Yorkshire
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
There's a new minigolf course at Northcliffe & Seaview Holiday Parks in Whitby.
Northcliffe & Seaview Holiday Parks in High Hawsker, Whitby, North Yorkshire is home to a new 9-hole minigolf course.
The layout was created by the team at UrbanCrazy.
Visit the Northcliffe & Seaview Holiday Parks website and Facebook Page for more information on Woody's Wildlife Wondercourse.
Labels: High Hawsker, Holiday Park, Minigolf, Minigolf in the time of Coronavirus, New course, North Yorkshire, Northcliffe & Seaview Holiday Parks, UrbanCrazy, Whitby
I didn't realise there were Nathan's Famous hot dog restaurants in the UK until I spotted this one on a recent trip to Southampton.
This is one of two Nathan's Famous in the UK - it's in Portswood, Southampton. The other is in Bournemouth.
We saw Nathan's as we were on our way to check out the Only Foods and Sauces food van in the area.
It's always fun finding US brands where you wouldn't expect to see them. We saw quite a few 7 Elevens in Sweden on our last visit.
Labels: Hampshire, Hot Dog, Nathan's, National Hot Dog Day, National Hot Dog Month, restaurant, Southampton, USA
Location: 2 Mayfield Rd, Southampton SO17 3SX, UK
Today is National Hot Dog Day.
National Hot Dog Day (in the USA) is today!
In the UK National Hot Dog Day is on Friday 10th September.
July is National Hot Dog Month.
Find out more about hot dogs in general, National Hot Dog Month and National Hot Dog Day on the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council website.
Labels: 2021, Day, Hot Dog, Hot Dog Man, Month, National Hot Dog Day, National Hot Dog Month, Sausages, USA
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Lincoln will soon be home to a new Crazy Golf course.
A new Crazy Golf course is opening in Lincoln, Lincolnshire this summer.
Urban Putters is being created at the same venue as Axed Global axe throwing and Escape Lincoln escape roome and will be a 9-hole Crazy Golf layout.
Check out the Urban Putters Instagram for more information.
Labels: competitive socialising, Crazy Golf, Indoor Crazy Golf, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Minigolf in the time of Coronavirus, New course
Monday, July 19, 2021
There's a new Crazy Golf course at Dover Castle in Kent.
Visit the Dover Castle website for more information.
The themed Crazy Golf course was created by the team at UrbanCrazy.
Labels: Castle, Dover, Dover Castle, Kent, Minigolf in the time of Coronavirus, New course, Pop Up, UrbanCrazy
Location: Castle Hill Rd, Dover CT16 1HU, UK
Check out the latest post on the Putterfingers minigolf blog at "Marketing for minigolf".
Labels: Blog, guest blog, Marketing, Minigolf, Minigolf in the time of Coronavirus, minigolf marketing, Putterfingers
Location: 2 Station Ln, Thetford IP24 1ND, UK
Sunday, July 18, 2021
How cool is this RadioShack radio controlled truck?
I found it in a retro shop in Bristol on my recent visit to the city.
It's in superb condition. Especially when you consider it's from 1979!
A very nice piece of retail history.
My first job was at a Tandy shop back in the late 1990's and I sold lots of RadioShack products, including radio controlled cars and trucks.
Location: Bristol, UK
Friday, July 16, 2021
A new adventure golf course is opening at the former Clipstone Colliery site in Nottinghamshire.
The adventure golf course is part of a redevelopment that will include a mining museum, climbing walls, boxing academy and more.
Once opened the adventure golf course will be one of a number of new ones that have been created in the county for us to visit since we were last there!
Labels: Adventure Golf, Clipstone Colliery, Minigolf in the time of Coronavirus, New course, Nottinghamshire
We've spent some of the pandemic keeping ourselves occupied by seeking out the last remains of former Blockbuster Video shops and have found quite a few traces and signs of the brand. On our limited travels we've also managed to find some video rental shops that are still trading.
One of those is 20th Century Flicks in Bristol.
Unfortunately when we visited earlier this month the video shop and mini cinema venue were temporarily closed because of lockdown restrictions. But we're pleased to see it's not permanently closed and we're looking forward to going inside on our next trip to Bristol.
Check out the 20th Century Flicks website for more information.
Location: 19 Christmas Steps, Bristol BS1 5BS, UK
Thursday, July 15, 2021
The Crazy Golf Museum is eleven years old today.
Many happy returns to the Crazy Golf Museum as it marks it's eleventh birthday today.
I set-up the museum with Crazy Golf legend Tim 'Ace Man' Davies back on the 15th July 2010, the virtual museum is a treasure trove and archive for all things related to minigolf.
It's certainly been an incredibly interesting eleven years!
A big thank you to everyone who has shared their minigolfing memories, crazy golf items and adventure golf updates. We're looking forward to continuing our promotion of the game for many more years to come.
The future of minigolf
Minigolf has continued to be played during the coronavirus pandemic and new courses continue to be planned, developed and built. Thankfully the game will go on, albeit in a different form for a while.
Visit the Crazy Golf Museum's website, like the Page and join the Group on Facebook, check it out on Twitter, and see Instagram for information, photos, items, ephemera, stories, videos, postcards, games and more...
If you'd like to contribute any items, merchandise, course history, current developments or guest blog posts please do get in touch.
Labels: Adventure Golf, Anniversary, Birthday, Crazy Golf, history, Mini Golf, Mini-Golf, Miniature Golf, Minigolf, Minigolf in the time of Coronavirus, Museum, Museums, The Crazy Golf Museum