Showing posts with label Croydon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Croydon. Show all posts

Friday, August 28, 2020

PUTT PUTT #2 art installation Crazy Golf course in Croydon

A look back at the PUTT PUTT #2 art installation Crazy Golf course in Croydon. Played on this day in 2014.


PUTT PUTT #2 art installation Crazy Golf course in Croydon

The art installation miniature golf course was the 345th played on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and the 578th visited overall since September 2006.

We've now been to 955 courses in 14 years.

For more information visit the Turf Projects website and PUTT PUTT #2 project page.


Check out my blog post 'Artainment and the world of minigolf' to see how minigolf has been used in other artistic creations.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Putt Putt #2 Crazy Golf in Croydon

Visiting and playing the Putt Putt #2 art installation Crazy Golf course in Croydon.

TURF Projects Putt Putt #2 Crazy Golf course at Platform Ruskin Square in Croydon
The colourful TURF Projects Putt Putt #2 Crazy Golf course at Platform Ruskin Square in Croydon

Over the summer the Croydon-based art group TURF Projects has had a playable art installation set-up at Platform Ruskin Square just outside East Croydon train station.

With just three days before the course was packed away I managed to make it down to give the course a visit. It was well worth it.

TURF Projects Putt Putt #2 Crazy Golf course at Platform Ruskin Square in Croydon
Hole 1 of Putt Putt #2 - by WELCHWHITAKER

TURF Projects Putt Putt #2 Crazy Golf course at Platform Ruskin Square in Croydon
Hole 2 of Putt Putt #2 - by W A V E Y B O Y Z

TURF Projects Putt Putt #2 Crazy Golf course at Platform Ruskin Square in Croydon
Hole 3 of Putt Putt #2 - by Natalie Finnemore

TURF Projects Putt Putt #2 Crazy Golf course at Platform Ruskin Square in Croydon
Hole 4 of Putt Putt #2 - by Holly Hendry

TURF Projects Putt Putt #2 Crazy Golf course at Platform Ruskin Square in Croydon
Hole 5 of Putt Putt #2 - by Nicolas Henninger

TURF Projects Putt Putt #2 Crazy Golf course at Platform Ruskin Square in Croydon
Hole 6 of Putt Putt #2 - by Mark Scott-Wood

TURF Projects Putt Putt #2 Crazy Golf course at Platform Ruskin Square in Croydon
Hole 7 of Putt Putt #2 - by Liz West

TURF Projects Putt Putt #2 Crazy Golf course at Platform Ruskin Square in Croydon
Hole 8 of Putt Putt #2 - by AV Co-op

TURF Projects Putt Putt #2 Crazy Golf course at Platform Ruskin Square in Croydon
Hole 9 of Putt Putt #2 - by Iain Haines

The course had a real mix of playing surfaces - felt, concrete, plastic, metal & gravel!. The artist's designs led to the creation of some very tricky obstacles. I really liked the look of the course and the scorecards were nicely designed too.

TURF Projects began in October 2013 and last year the nomadic artist-run project team of artists, filmmakers and architects created a temporary Mini Golf course in Croydon.

The aim of the TURF Projects group is to shine a spotlight on the diverse, rapidly changing cultural landscape of Croydon, and provide opportunities for local residents and visitors to be involved.

The Putt Putt #2 art Mini Golf course is curated by Alice Cretney and David McLeavy and features work by artists including AV Co-op, EXYZT, Natalie Finnemore, Iain Hales, Holly Hendry, Mark Scott-Wood, W A V E Y B O Y Z, WELCHWHITAKER and Liz West.

Chatting to Alice at the course she told me that Putt Putt #2 has proved to be really popular with a real mix of people giving the course a play.

You can read all about the Putt Putt #2 installation and the story behind it on the Turf Projects website.

The course was the 345th played on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and the 578th visited overall since September 2006.

TURF Projects Putt Putt #2 Crazy Golf course at Platform Ruskin Square in Croydon
Playing hole 8 at Putt Putt #2 in Croydon

TURF Projects Putt Putt #2 Crazy Golf course at Platform Ruskin Square in Croydon
Hole 1 - Easy Hole - not as easy as it looks!

TURF Projects Putt Putt #2 Crazy Golf course at Platform Ruskin Square in Croydon
Playing hole 5 of the Putt Putt #2 art installation - a very long and winding hole built around the rocks

Since July 2008 Emily and I have visited 43 (and a half) Minigolf, Crazy Golf, Miniature Golf, Adventure Golf and Putting Courses in and around London, playing 27 (and a half) of them.

Thank you to Alice for taking the action photos of me playing the course.

For more information on Putt Putt #2 and other art projects, events and activities from the Turf team check out the links below.

The course is free to play and is open until Saturday 30 August 2014.

Links:
Turf Projects website
Turf Projects on Twitter
Turf Projects on Facebook
PUTTPUTT#2 event on Facebook
Platform Ruskin Square

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- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour list of courses visited and played
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- Minigolf and Art in Croydon

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Minigolf and Art in Croydon

Art-based miniature golf course opening in Croydon this summer.

Croydon-based art group TURF Projects is once again creating an art installation in the form of a playable Crazy Golf course.

The Minigolf course will be open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday from Saturday 19th of July until Saturday 30th of August.

Art-based miniature golf course opening in Croydon this summer.

TURF Projects began in October 2013 and last year the nomadic artist-run project team of artists, filmmakers and architects created a temporary Mini Golf course in Croydon.

Sadly we heard about last year's event after it had happened, but we're looking forward to visiting and playing the new course.

The aim of the TURF Projects group is to shine a spotlight on the diverse, rapidly changing cultural landscape of Croydon, and provide opportunities for local residents and visitors to be involved.

The Putt Putt #2 art Mini Golf course will be curated by Alice Cretney and David McLeavy and will feature work by artists including AV Co-op, EXYZT, Natalie Finnemore, Iain Hales, Holly Hendry, Mark Scott-Wood, W A V E Y B O Y Z, WELCHWHITAKER and Liz West.

The Minigolf holes will be built using a variety of materials including marine plywood, pulped cardboard, concrete and glass, and the artists hope to produce a stunning backdrop to the traditional game of crazy golf.

On Saturday 2nd of August the team at Turf Projects are also organising a Minigolf team tournament on the course. For more information about the course and event get in touch with the Turf team on the links below.

Links:
- Turf Projects website
- Turf Projects on Twitter
- Turf Projects on Facebook
- PUTTPUTT#2 event on Facebook

Related blog posts:
Minigolf and Crazy Golf courses in and around London
- Art

Friday, April 05, 2013

Dragon Quest Adventure Golf at World of Golf in Croydon

A visit to the Dragon Quest Adventure Golf course at World of Golf in Croydon.


The second part of the inaugural Will Donnelly Invitational Minigolf Tournament saw us all head from Kelsey Park's Minigolf course in Beckenham to the nearby World of Golf Centre in Croydon which is home to an 18-hole Dragon Quest Adventure Golf course! 



A view of the 18-hole tropical Dragon Quest Adventure Golf. In Croydon!

Emily looks distracted as tournament organiser Will Donnelly plays a tricky second shot

Taking a shot at the Dragon Quest Adventure Golf

The visit to the Dragon Quest Adventure Golf course was number 526 overall on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and the 316th course played since September 2006!

A view of the course. Note the GIANT catapult to the right of the photo!

After the day of Minigolf we set off on our way to Guildford for an evening of Archery Tag, but before we arrived there we found another Minigolf course, in Carshalton, that we hadn't previously visited or played!

Emily and I have also played the Adventure Golf courses at the World of Golf centres in New Malden and Sidcup. We're yet to visit the World of Golf in Glasgow, but it's on our 'to play' list!

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