Showing posts with label 2021. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2021. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

From 20 to 1 in 2021

This time last year we'd already visited 20 minigolf courses!


What a difference a year makes. By this time last year we'd visited 20 minigolf courses as our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour got off to a flying start.

As it stands today we've been to one course in 2021. And that was just passing by it during a walk on New Year's Day.

Our travels in the first days of 2020 took us to miniature golf venues in Oxford, Birmingham, Manchester, Northwich, Doncaster and Castleford.

Crazy Golf at Sunnybank Gardens in Hatfield, Doncaster
The last new course we played together before the pandemic was the Crazy Golf course at Sunnybank Gardens in Hatfield, Doncaster on the 19th January 2020

Minigolf in the time of coronavirus

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 were also very close to hitting 1,000 course visits overall.

We were still able to visit a total of 46 courses in 2020, including revisits. 15 of them were new layouts to us. We visited eight courses during the pandemic (March to December), playing two of them.

Gator Adventure Golf at Escape Entertainment in Chorley
The last new course we played was the Gator Adventure Golf at Escape Entertainment in Chorley in August

New minigolf courses in the UK

We've continued to research, monitor and promote the game and know about at least another 90 new courses now open, being built, in development or planned to open in the UK. It'll be nice to swing by them when it's safe to get back out on the road again.

Pop-up Crazy Golf at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
The last pop-up Crazy Golf course I visited was at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London last February

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

A Couple of Putts see in the New Year

Many thanks to our friends Tom & Robin at A Couple of Putts for sending us this ace new miniature golf postcard.

A Couple of Putts Happy Holidays postcard 2020

The minigolfing duo are seeing in the New Year by posting a hole-in-one video from a different course each day throughout January to #Make2021aHoleInOne.

Happy New Year! We’re feeling hopeful about 2021 and we’re kicking it off with some fun. Let’s have an ace of a new year!

Check out the A Couple of Putts website for more information.

Miniature Golf Day 2021

Miniature Golf Day is always on the 21st September. This year that will be a Tuesday.

Miniature Golf Day is always on the 21st September

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

National Miniature Golf Day 2021

National Miniature Golf Day takes place on the second Saturday in May. In 2021 that is Saturday, 8th May.

National Miniature Golf Day takes place on the second Saturday in May

Friday, January 01, 2021

Here's to 2021 - dates for your diary

Now that 2020 is behind us, here's to 2021.


2021

National Miniature Golf Day 2021

  • National Miniature Golf Day takes place on the second Saturday in May. In 2021 that is Saturday, 8th May.

Miniature Golf Day 2021

  • Miniature Golf Day is always on the 21st September. This year that will be a Tuesday.

We wish you all the very best for the year ahead.

Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Happy Christmas.


The Miniature Golf course at the Solna Bangolfklubb in Stockholm, Sweden

Here's to a better 2021...

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Miniature Golf Day 2021

Date for your diary - Miniature Golf Day 2021.

Miniature Golf Day always takes place on the 21st September. Next year that will be a Tuesday.

Miniature Golf Day 2021

Monday, December 21, 2020

National Miniature Golf Day 2021

Date for your diary - National Miniature Golf Day 2021.

National Miniature Golf Day is always on the second Saturday in May. In 2021 that will be on Saturday, 8th May.

National Miniature Golf Day 2021

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Dull Men's Club Calendar for 2021

Looking ahead to next year. Now.


The Dull Men's Club's brand new calendar for 2021 arrived yesterday and we're looking forward to reading up about our fellow dullards as the year progresses.

Dull Men's Club Calendar for 2021
What does next year have in store?


You'll be able to find an update on our adventures within the 2021 edition too.

Dull events

This year has certainly been a strange one. While not completely dull, it has had its moments.

We had an enjoyable evening of mild excitement at the Dull Men's Club Anorak of the Year Award event in Manchester last November. I can't believe the world has changed so much since then.

I was also a speaker at the Dull Men's Club's 'Delightfully Dull, Brilliantly Boring Evening' at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston back in 2018.

I'm moderately excited about speaking at Dull Men's Club events again the future.

About the Dull Men's Club

The Dull Men's Club celebrates the ordinary and the life-changing magic of simple, everyday, run-of-the-mill things.

Visit the Dull Men's Club website for more information.


The Dull Men's Club Calendar for 2021 will be available from Amazon.

Friday, November 27, 2020

The Dull Men's Club 2021 Calendar

A look ahead to the Dull Men's Club Calendar for 2021.


The Dull Men's Club

The new Dull Men's Club Calendar will be available shortly.

The Dull Men's Club 2021 Calendar

We featured in the club's 2017 calendar for our relentless mission to visit and document every miniature golf course in the UK.

You'll be able to find us somewhere in the 2021 edition too.

The Dull Men's Club celebrates the ordinary and the life-changing magic of simple, everyday, run-of-the-mill things.

Check out the Dull Men's Club website for more information.