Showing posts with label Arnold Palmer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Arnold Palmer. Show all posts

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Social distancing at Whitby's Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course

The Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course in Whitby has reopened with social distancing measures in place.


The 9-hole Arnold Palmer Putting Course on North Terrace of the West Cliff in Whitby is a brilliant layout.

Whitby's Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course. August 2015
Playing hole 1 in August 2015

The course was the 545th visited overall on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and we're looking forward to returning to play there again in the future.

Whitby's Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course. August 2015

It's the sort of course I could play on all day long.

Whitby's Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course. August 2015

Social distancing at Hastings Adventure Golf

The three miniature golf courses at Hastings Adventure Golf have reopened with social distancing measures in place.


Visit the Hastings Adventure Golf website for more information.

We've played at Hastings Adventure Golf a lot over the years and look forward to having a few more rounds there in the future.

World Crazy Golf Championships at Hastings Adventure Golf
The World Crazy Golf Championships were due to take place at Hastings Adventure Golf earlier this month. This was me playing hole 2 in front of a crowd at the 2014 World Championships

The 18-hole Crazy Golf course at Hastings Adventure Golf in East Sussex turned 45 years old this year, having opened on Saturday 21st March 1975.

Crazy Golf at Hastings Adventure Golf
Hole 7 of the Crazy Golf course at Hastings Adventure Golf. One of my all-time favourite courses

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Minigolf in Cleethorpes

We were in Cleethorpes two years ago.


Time has flown by!


What a seaside.


There are five miniature golf courses there.

Miniature Golf courses in Cleethorpes
Clockwise from top left Terry's Traditional Crazy Golf (also home to a Putting Green), Oddball's Crazy Golf, Pirate Adventure Golf at the Fairworld Amusements and the Arnold Palmer Putting course 

We hope to return one day.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Posted from Skegness

A look at a minigolf stamp from the Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness.


A minigolf stamp from the Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness
Playing the course in May 2011

Playing the Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness as part of our Minigolf Weekender in 2015
Playing the Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness as part of our Minigolf Weekender in 2015

Of the places we've visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour Skegness is the town with the most minigolf courses in the UK. Skeggy has 120-holes spread across ten seafront courses.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Richard Gottfried - Minigolf Player Profile

Miniature Golf Player Profile for Richard Gottfried

Champion minigolfer Richard Gottfried

Nickname
Squire

Putter
Fun-Sports

Laterality
Right-handed

Favourite Minigolf Balls
Finnish Heavy Gentlemen 100-Year Anniversary (3D)
NIFO 2
Tim 'Ace Man' Davies Legends Ball (M&G)

Tour Memberships
British Minigolf Association 2007-2018
American Golf Championship Tour 2017

British Minigolf Association (BMGA) Membership
Member 2016-2018
BMGA Tour Pro 2011-2015
Full member 2007-2010

BMGA Tour Debut
2007 - BMGA British Masters

Minigolf Club Membership
2020 - present - Filwood Fantastic Mini Golf Club
2007-present - Midlands Minigolf Club (MMGC)
2010-2011 - Green Mini Golf Club (GMGC)

BMGA Tour Competition Victories
BMGA British Club Championships (w/ Midlands MGC) 2015
BMGA & Putterfingers Oswestry Games Minigolf Championship 2012
Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open 2009
Manchester Miniature Open 2009
Manchester Mini Masters 2009
Weymouth Open 2008
BMGA British Club Championships (w/ Midlands MGC) 2008


Richard Gottfried - Paradise Island Adventure Golf Open Champion 2018
Paradise Island Adventure Golf Open Champion 2018

Other Notable Wins
Winner - Paradise Island Adventure Golf Open Championships 2018
Winner - Low Score of the Week (qualifying for the end of season tournament) at Southwold Putting & Cafe on the Green 2018
Winner - The DinoFalls Masters 2018
Winner - MMGC DinoFalls Invitational Tournament 2018
Winner - The Butler Cup 2017
Winner (w/ P. Jones) - American Golf's Adventure Golf Pairs Championship Regional Qualifier (Wales) at Clays Golf Centre 2017
Winner - Southend Arnold Palmer Classic 2016
Winner - Southend Pier Invitational Tournament 2016
Winner - Hole-In-One Charity Challenge at the BMGA British Championships 2015
Winner - Dunton Hills Invitational 2015
Winner - Hole-In-One Charity Challenge at the BMGA British Championships 2014
Aces Champion - BMGA British Masters 2014
Winner - Chrizy Golf Masters - 2012
Winner - Crazy Golf with Bompas & Parr Championship August Playoff - Final - 2012
Winner - Crazy Golf with Bompas & Parr Championship June Playoff - 2012
Winner - The Putt Park Annual Mini-Golf Tournament (Las Vegas) - 2011
Winner - Cystadleuaeth Minigolff Cymraeg (Welsh Minigolf Tournament) 2011
Winner (w/ C. Harding) - Weymouth Open Team Tournament - 2011
Winner - First edition of the Green Mini Golf Club (GMGC) Club Tournament 2010
Winner (w/ M. Smith & J. Davies) - Kent Open Team Tournament 2010
Aces Champion - Midland Open 2010
Five-time Scrap Iron Cup Champion

Other Notable Results
Runner-up (w/ S. Kukielka) - Welsh Mini Golf Club Doubles Championship 2019
Runner-up (w/ P. Jones) - American Golf's Adventure Golf Pairs Championship National Final 2017
Runner-up - Great Northern Minigolf Open - 2017
Runner-up - National Miniature Golf Day Tournament 2016 & 2019
Runner-up - Surrey Invitational Tournament 2014 & 2016
Runner-up (w/ Midlands Minigolf Club 1st team - M.Smith, C.Harding, R.Gottfried & C.Smith) - BMGA British Open Team Championship 2014
Runner-up - Category 2 BMGA British Minigolf Championships 2012
Runner-up - The Brewmaster's Open 2012
Runner-up - Birdies Pop Up Golf Official Launch Night Competition 2011
Runner-up - Putterfingers Micro Putt Mini Golf Competition 2011
Runner-up - 1st Annual Putter King Miniature Golf Scavenger Hunt 2011
Runner-up (w/ W. Collins) - Lost World Adventure Golf Pro-Am Classic 2011
Runner-up - London Invitational Tournament 2011
Runner-up - BMGA British Matchplay Championships 2010
Runner-up - Midlands Invitational Tournament 2010
Runner-up (w/ Leo Kukielka) - Codonas Classic 2010
Runner-up - Spring Classic 2010
Runner-up - Weymouth Open 2009
Runner-up - London Open 2009
Runner-up - Cystadleuaeth Minigolff Cymraeg (Welsh Minigolf Tournament) 2009
Runner-up - Adventure Island Mini Golf League 2008
3rd - Paradise Island Adventure Golf Open Championships 2019
3rd - Surrey Invitational Tournament 2019
3rd - The Butler Cup 2018
3rd - Midlands Invitational Tournament 2015
3rd - Midlands Open 2015
3rd (w/ Midlands Minigolf Club) - BMGA British Club Championships 2011, 2012 & 2013
3rd (w/ John Moore & Ed Odametey) BMGA Oswestry Games Pro-Am Minigolf Classic 2012
3rd (w/ Kevin Moseley) - BMGA British Doubles Championships 2010
3rd - Midlands Invitational Tournament 2008
4th (w/ B. Shepherd, E. Gottfried & J. Trubridge) - Caddyshackers Open 2019
4th - BMGA British Masters 2013
4th - Midlands Open 2010
4th - London Invitational Tournament 2010
4th - BMGA English Open 2008
4th - Midlands Invitational Tournament 2007
5th - BMGA Players Championships 2007
7th - BMGA British Minigolf Championships 2012
9th - BMGA British Masters 2011
10th - BMGA British Adventure Golf Open 2013

Par-3 Miniature Golf events
T13th - MiniLinks Mini US Open 2017 (Par-3 Miniature Golf tournament debut)
15th - MiniLinks Mini Open 2017
T24th - MiniLinks PGA Championship 2017

Richard Gottfried playing hole 2 in the 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
Richard Gottfried playing hole 2 in the 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

International Tournaments
18th - Putt18 World Pro League 2020
4th - Putt18 4 Nations Cup 2020
20th - World Crazy Golf Championships 2015
32nd - World Crazy Golf Championships 2014
21st - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2013
5th - Great Britain Team at the WMF World Adventure Golf Masters 2013
12th - WMF World Adventure Golf Masters (Male Category) 2013
20th - WMF World Adventure Golf Masters 2013
17th (Finalist) - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2012
4th - Great Britain Team at the WMF World Adventure Golf Masters 2012
11th - WMF World Adventure Golf Masters (Male Category) 2012
14th - WMF World Adventure Golf Masters 2012
25th - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2011
34th - Great Britain Player at the WMF Nations Cup (Male Category), Stockholm, Sweden 2011
41st - Great Britain Player at the WMF Nations Cup, Stockholm, Sweden 2011
10th - Great Britain Team at the WMF Nations Cup, Stockholm, Sweden 2011
11th - WMF World Adventure Golf Masters (Male Category) 2011
18th (Finalist) - WMF World Adventure Golf Masters 2011
17th  (Finalist) - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2010
17th  (Finalist) - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2009
17th  (Finalist) - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2008
51st - Great Britain Player at the WMF Nations Cup, Tampere, Finland 2008
13th - Great Britain Team at the WMF Nations Cup, Tampere, Finland 2008
39th - Virgin Money World Crazy Golf Championships 2007

Personal Best Competition Rounds (18-holes)
MOS (Adventure, Crazy, Mini-Golf) = 27(-9)
Miniaturegolf (Eternit) = 28(-8)
Concrete (Beton) = 33(-3)
Feltgolf (Swedish Felt) = 34(-2)

Course Records (Current)
Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf (12-holes) - 24(par)

Course Records (Previous)
2010 Birmingham Adventure Island Mini Golf at Star City (18-holes) - 28(-8) - Joint Record
2009 Weymouth Pirates Adventure Golf at Lodmoor Country Park (18-holes) - 41(+5) - Joint Record
2008 Wroxham Barns Minigolf (18-holes) - 34(-2)
2007 Hastings Seafront Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf (18-holes) - 32(-4) - Joint Record

Highest BMGA Rankings Position
BMGA Strokeplay Order of Merit Rankings - 5th - 14/04/2013 - 12/05/2013
BMGA Season Only Ranking - 5th - 15/07/2012 - 23/09/2012 & 14/10/2012 - 11/11/2012 (End of Season)
BMGA Order of Merit Ranking - 7th - 04/07/2010 - 19/09/2010
BMGA Matchplay Order of Merit Rankings - 9th - 25/04/2012 - 22/07/2012

Highest BMGA Rankings (as at End of Season)
BMGA Strokeplay Order of Merit - 11th - 2013
BMGA Strokeplay Order of Merit - 15th - 2012
BMGA Season Only Rankings - 5th - 2012
BMGA Order of Merit Rankings - 11th - 2009/10
BMGA Strokeplay Order of Merit Rankings - 15th - 2012
BMGA Matchplay Order of Merit Rankings - 15th - 2012

Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Rankings
October 2010 - 26th
October 2009 - 31st
June 2009 - 45th

WMF World Minigolf Men's Rankings (General Class)
March 2016 - 408th
December 2015 - 387th
March 2015 - 409th
December 2014 - 383rd
March 2014 - 397th
December 2013 - 372nd
March 2013 - 406th
November 2012 - 391st
March 2012 - 345th
November 2011 - 406th
March 2011 - Unranked
November 2010 - 413th
March 2010 - 358th
November 2009 - 418th
March 2009 - 352nd
November 2008 - 425th

Sports and Minigolf Awards
Named 'UK's Biggest Adventure Golf Enthusiasts' w/ Emily Gottfried by ITV Granada Reports 2017
Named 'Mini-golf's iron man' by the Eastern Daily Press, 2017
Named 'Britain's Barmiest Golfers' w/ Emily Gottfried by Today's Golfer magazine, November 2016
Named 'Officially Britain’s Craziest Golfer' by Today's Golfer magazine, October 2015
3rd place - Oswestry Games Oslympics Open Quiz - 2012
Genius Gluten Free Christmas Hero - 3rd Dec 2012
#Minigolf Internet Champion - 2012
Runner-up - "Best Bow Tie" Award - 2011 - ALT-LSN Awards
"Best Bow Tie" Award - 2008, 2009 & 2010 - ALT-LSN Awards
"Sports Man of the Year" - 4th (tied) - The Luton Sports Network Luton Sports Awards for 2010
"Sports Man of the Year" - Top 6 - The Luton Sports Network Luton Sports Awards for 2009
"Sports Man of the Year" - 4th - The Luton Sports Network Luton Sports Awards for 2008
"Most improved player on the BMGA Tour" - Winner - MiniatureGolfer.com Awards 2008

Other Honours
2013 Great Britain Minigolf Sport Squad Member
2012 Great Britain Minigolf Sport Squad Member
2011 Captain of the Great Britain (B) Team at the WMF Nations Cup
2011 Great Britain Minigolf Sport Squad Member
2009 & 2013 Captain of the Midlands Minigolf Club 'A Team' in the BMGA British Club Championships
2008 Great Britain Minigolf Sport Squad Member

Richard Gottfried teeing-off in the final of the 2009 'Castle Golf' World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
Richard Gottfried teeing-off in the final of the 2009 'Castle Golf' World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Cleethorpes

A look at the Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire.


The 18-hole Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Cleethorpes
The 18-hole Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Cleethorpes

I've played a lot of minigolf courses on my travels and my favourite type is the classic Arnold Palmer Putting Course.


There aren't too many examples left in the UK, but the majority of those still out there are in very playable condition. They are superb fun and a real test of putting skill.

I highly recommend giving them a play the next chance you get to have a game of miniature golf.





One of my all-time favourite courses is the Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire. I played it a lot on our trip to the seaside resort in 2018.

Holes 1-9 of the Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Cleethorpes
Holes 1-9

Holes 10-18 of the Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Cleethorpes
Holes 10-18

You can read more about Arnold Palmer Putting Courses in my blog post about them at 'Arnold Palmer Putting Courses in the UK'.


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Sunday, October 20, 2019

The Arnold Palmer Putting Courses in Great Yarmouth

A look at the lost Arnold Palmer Putting Courses in Great Yarmouth.


On our last visit to Great Yarmouth in Norfolk back in July 2016 we swung by Castaway Island Mini Golf.


Castaway Island Mini Golf in Great Yarmouth
The entrance to Castaway Island Mini Golf

The new course replaced the 9-hole and 18-hole Arnold Palmer Putting courses on the promenade.


Hole 1 of the Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Great Yarmouth
Hole 1 of the 18-hole Arnold Palmer Putting Course

Those old courses were the 22nd and 23rd courses played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour in June 2007.

We're looking forward to our next visit to the seaside resort. It'll be brilliant to be back to see what's changed and what's stayed the same.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Masters Putting Green in Southport

A revisit to The Masters Putting Green in Southport.


The Masters Putting Green in Southport

Last Saturday we had a wonderful day out in Southport and it was brilliant to see so many people playing The Masters Putting Green at King's Gardens.


The Masters Putting Green in Southport

The Masters Putting Green in Southport was the 150th course we played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. We've revisited the course in October and November 2016, and January and October 2018.

The Masters Putting Green in Southport
Playing hole 10


The course was so busy this time that we didn't have time to queue up to play a round. We did however have a game on the Crazy Golf course at Southport's Botanic Gardens to celebrate Miniature Golf Day.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Lost minigolf courses - the Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Exmouth

A look at the Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Exmouth, Devon.


Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Exmouth

We stayed in Exmouth, Devon for part of our summer holiday in June 2015 so we could visit the Arnold Palmer Putting Course on the seafront.


Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Exmouth
Sadly the course wasn't open when we swung by in June 2015

Unfortunately the course wasn't open on the day we visited and even more unfortunate is the fact that the course is now consigned to history as it was demolished in 2016.


Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Exmouth
A view of the 10-hole course

I'm a BIG fan of Arnold Palmer Putting Courses and the Exmouth layout looked superb.

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Exmouth
The classic windmill obstacle was on hole 3 at Exmouth

It was a 10-hole course, with a lucky 11th hole where you could win a free game if you rang the bell with your shot.

Hole 1

Hole 2

Hole 4

Hole 5

The Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Exmouth was the 611th course visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Exmouth
Hole 10 was a waterwheel obstacle

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Exmouth
The venue in Exmouth was also home to a grass Putting course

The first Arnold Palmer Putting Course in the UK opened in Coventry in 1965 and was part of an Arnold Palmer Driving Range. A course was also located at a Driving Range in Sheffield.

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Exmouth
A classic Arnold Palmer Putting Course sign

Sadly over the years a number of Arnold Palmer Putting Courses in the UK have been closed, abandoned, demolished or converted beyond recognition.

As well as the loss of the Exmouth Arnold Palmer course, the two Arnold Palmer courses in Great Yarmouth have been replaced by one Adventure Golf course. The two courses in Cliftonville, Margate were closed in 2014 and removed shortly after. The course that was once in Folkestone is no longer playable - as it was used to make an art installation on the promenade.

Luckily you can still find playable examples of Arnold Palmer Putting Courses - in varying conditions and some with modifications - in the following locations:

  • Bognor Regis - built in 1993
  • Broadstairs - built in 1995
  • Caister-on-Sea (Haven Holiday Park)
  • Canvey Island (9 holes of an 18 hole course remain)
  • Cleethorpes
  • Filey (Primrose Valley Holiday Park)
  • Gorleston-on-Sea
  • Hastings
  • Mablethorpe (Haven Golden Sands Caravan Holiday Park)
  • Mablethorpe (Hooks Island)
  • Prestatyn
  • Skegness x2 (9 and 18 hole courses)
  • Southend-on-Sea (1 of 2 courses remain - the 'East' course) - upgraded
  • Southport
  • Weston-Super-Mare
  • Whitby


A scorecard from the Arnold Palmer Putting Courses in Skegness - this has a wonderful listing of other courses. Some of these still exist, while others have closed
A scorecard from the Arnold Palmer Putting Courses in Skegness - this has a wonderful listing of other courses. Some of these still exist, while others have closed

Lost Arnold Palmer Putting Courses:

  • Ayr (Haven Craig Tara Holiday Park, formerly Butlin's)
  • Battersea
  • Blackpool, Starr Gate
  • Bognor Regis (Butlin's)
  • Camber Sands - now a Car Park
  • Cliftonville, Margate (2 courses)
  • Coventry
  • Eastbourne
  • Exmouth
  • Folkestone - now an Art Installation on Beach Huts!
  • Goodrington
  • Great Yarmouth (2 courses) - turned into Castaway Adventure Golf
  • Hornsea Potteries
  • Hove
  • Ladram Bay
  • Leicester
  • Manchester
  • Minehead (Butlin's)
  • Nottingham
  • Prestatyn
  • Pwhelli (Butlin's)
  • Rhyl
  • Scarborough
  • Sheffield
  • South Shields
  • Southend-on-Sea ('West' course demolished)
  • Tynemouth
  • Weymouth
  • Whitley Bay
  • Withernsea


If you know of any Arnold Palmer Putting Courses missing from the lists above please do get in touch.

Of the 912 courses we've visited since September 2006, 25 have been Arnold Palmer Putting Course locations.

Related blog posts:
- Arnold Palmer Putting Courses in the UK
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Exmouth

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Benches at Prestatyn Crazy Golf

Since being members of the Dull Men's Club and finding out about the Park Bench Appreciation Society from our friend Leland we can't help but see interesting benches everywhere we go!

The Prestatyn Crazy Golf course
The Prestatyn Crazy Golf course

There are some Crazy Golf benches at the course in Prestatyn.

Bench at Prestatyn Crazy Golf
An Arnold Palmer bench

Bench at Prestatyn Crazy Golf
A Crazy Golf bench

The Prestatyn Crazy Golf course on Bastion Road is one of our favourite courses to play.

The bench at full capacity during the Holiday on the Buses Weekender Crazy Golf Competition

Take a look at the bench-related blog posts below and the Park Bench Appreciation Society for more interesting benches.

Related blog posts:
Bench
Park Bench Appreciation Society

Links:
Park Bench Appreciation Society
Dull Men's Club

Monday, July 15, 2019

Entries open for the 2020 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

Entry to the 2020 World Crazy Golf Championships is now open.


Entries to next year's World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings are now open.


Taking place at Hastings Adventure Golf in East Sussex the World Crazy Golf Championships will tee-off on the 5th June 2020.

The reigning and defending World Crazy Golf Champion - Marc 'The Force' Chapman
The reigning, defending and two-time back-to-back World Crazy Golf Champion - Marc 'The Force' Chapman

All competitors must beat the windmill and watermill as well as negotiate the bends, twists and ramps on the traditional seaside course at Hastings Adventure Golf – the UK’s ‘spiritual home of mini golf’.

The windmill hole at Hastings. One of the 18-holes competitors will have to tackle in the World Crazy Golf Championships
The windmill hole at Hastings. One of the 18-holes competitors have to tackle in the World Crazy Golf Championships

2020 will be the 18th year that Hastings Adventure Golf has hosted the World Crazy Golf Championships.

Competitors can enter the 2020 World Crazy Golf Championships via the Hastings Adventure Golf website.

Monday, July 08, 2019

Pat Regan and Jack Nunn's Putting Green in Broadstairs

A look at postcards of Pat Regan and Jack Nunn's Putting Green in Broadstairs.


Since I first wrote about Pat Regan's Putting Green in Broadstairs, Kent last December I've found two more cards showing the course.


Pat Regan's Putting Green in Broadstairs - postcard. Undated
The first postcard I found of Pat Regan's Putting Green in Broadstairs

Pat Regan's Putting Green in Broadstairs - postcard. Undated
The postcard is postally unused, but interestingly is signed by Pat Regan himself

Jack Nunn's Putting Green, Broadstairs. Sunbeam Photo Ltd., Thanet. Postally unused. Undated
The postcard I have of Jack Nunn's Putting Green shows the same photo as the Pat Regard cards, albeit slightly larger

Pat Regan's Putting Green, Broadstairs. Dated 6.9.69
The second copy of the Pat Regan Putting Green postcard is in better condition that the one I bought last year

Pat Regan's Putting Green, Broadstairs. Dated 6.9.69
This time the card is signed by Pat Regan and certifies that a Mr David Somebody scored a hole-in-one o the 18th hole. It looks to be dated the 6th September 1969

The Putting Green in Broadstairs that once bore Pat Regan and Jack Nunn's names was in the same spot that is now Lillyputt Minigolf.


The Lillyputt Minigolf course in Broadstairs
The Lillyputt Minigolf course in Broadstairs is a nice Arnold Palmer Putting Course layout

We visited and played the Lillyputt Minigolf course back in September 2007. It was the 35th course visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. We've now been to 911 courses.

You can find out more about the course on the Lillyputt Minigolf websiteOne of the photos in the gallery section shows the area as Jack Nunn's Putting Green.

I still haven't been able to find out anything further about Pat Regan or Jack Nunn or their tenures at the Broadstairs Putting Green. I would guess that they were the course owners. I'd love to know for sure.

Related blog posts:
Postcard
Postcards
Broadstairs

Friday, July 05, 2019

Crazy Golfing in Prestatyn

Revisiting the Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn.



Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn
The 18-hole course just after closing time. It's such a nice course

Last week I replayed one of my favourite miniature golf courses, the Crazy Golf course on Bastion Road in Prestatyn, Wales.


Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn
Back in Prestatyn

The 18-hole layout was originally an Arnold Palmer Putting Course and still retains many of the original obstacles and design elements. It's one of the best courses in the UK.


Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn
Hole 7 - a nice ace opportunity, but it can be very tricky if you over hit your tee shot

The course was originally the 147th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour back in 2009. We've replayed it a number of times in the years since.

Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn
Hole 10 has a new obstacle. It used to be a lighthouse

This time I played four games on the course in excellent conditions and scored rounds of 34, 39, 35 and 37.

Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn

Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn
I didn't win a free game on the lucky last hole this time

Related blog posts:
- Prestatyn
- Wales
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour