Showing posts with label World Adventure Golf Masters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label World Adventure Golf Masters. Show all posts

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Scorecard and notebook from the 2016 WAGM in Kosovo

Many thanks to my friend and minigolf rival Lavdim Zylfiu for sending me a scorecard and notebook from the 2016 World Adventure Golf Masters tournament held at the Prishtina Pro Mini Golf course in Prishtina, Kosovo. Two very nice additions to my minigolf collection.

Notebook and scorecard from the World Adventure Golf Masters 2016 at Prishtina Pro Mini Golf in Kosovo

Notebook from the World Adventure Golf Masters 2016 at Prishtina Pro Mini Golf in Kosovo

Scorecard from the World Adventure Golf Masters 2016 at Prishtina Pro Mini Golf in Kosovo

Check out the Kosovo Minigolf Federation website for more information.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Minigolf in Prishtina, Kosovo - World Adventure Golf Masters

On the 25th and 26th June 2016 the World Adventure Golf Masters will be held in Prishtina, Kosovo - the first major international miniature golf tournament to take place in the country.

You can find out more about the World Minigolf Sport Federation's 2016 calendar of international championships online.

The 2016 WMF World Adventure Golf Masters in Kosovo will be the sixth edition of the tournament.

At the 2011 WMF World Adventure Golf Masters in Hastings, Alan 'Stormin' Norman and I took on Kosovo's first international players in a doubles match. From l-r Arben Alija, Richard Gottfried, Alan Norman, Lavdim Zylfiu
At the 2011 WMF World Adventure Golf Masters in Hastings, Alan 'Stormin' Norman and I took on Kosovo's first international players in a doubles match. From l-r Arben Alija, Richard Gottfried, Alan Norman, Lavdim Zylfiu

Emily and I played in the first staging of the event in 2011, as well as the 2012 and 2013 editions in Hastings. The event has also been held in Sweden.

Prishtina Golf previously hosted the Kosovo Open in 2012.

All the very best to the organisers and hosts of the event. The course looks brilliant. Emily and I have played a few similar layouts and enjoy the long, mostly borderless tricky 'lanes' as they're a real test of putting skill. The course in Prishtina was built by City Golf.

Links:
- World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF) website
- Kosovo Minigolf Federation (FMGK) website
- Prishtina Golf on Facebook

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Minigolf Report - Gottfried’s play in the 2012 WMF World Adventure Golf Masters International Championship in Hastings

Richard & Emily Gottfried compete in individual and team international Adventure Golf championships.

Luton Minigolfers and Great Britain Internationals Richard and Emily Gottfried received their fourth caps for GB as they competed in the second World Minigolf Sport Federation tournament played in the UK. The WMF World Adventure Golf Masters took place at the 18-hole Pirate-themed Adventure Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th May.

The WMF World Adventure Golf Masters saw a 20-player individual tournament take place along with a five-team competition.

As part of the Great Britain B Team Richard and Emily teamed with Brad Shepherd and Ruth Burke as they took on Germany, two other Great Britain teams and a WMF Allstar team comprised of players from Germany, Kosovo, the Republic of Ireland and the USA.

WMF World Adventure Golf Masters 2012 in Hastings
Richard Gottfried playing Hole 2 at the WMF World Adventure Golf Masters 2012 in Hastings

In the battle for the bronze medal the WMF Allstars won the seven-round contest by thirteen shots with a total of 686, with Great Britain B on 699. The overall champions were Germany who retained their title with a five-shot victory over the Great Britain A Team.

In the two-day individual competition Richard finished 14th, scoring rounds of 32, 34, 38, 34, 36, 32 and 34 to finish on a twelve under par total of 240 across the seven-rounds.

Emily scored rounds of 38, 33, 36, 39, 34, 35 and 31 to finish on 246(-6) and 17th place in the overall tournament. Emily was unable to retain her WMF World Adventure Golf Masters Women’s title, losing to Ruth Burke by ten shots.

WMF World Adventure Golf Masters 2012
Emily Gottfried playing Hole 2 at the WMF World Adventure Golf Masters 2012 in Hastings

Germany’s Martin Stoeckle retained his title winning the overall tournament with a score of 191(-61). Great Britain players Michael Smith and James Rutherford were in second and third place.

Richard said “It’s always an honour to represent Great Britain and the World Adventure Golf Masters is a great event. Our team had a real battle with the Allstar team in the fight for the Bronze and it was a shame we couldn’t defeat them. Apart from my rounds of 36 and 38 I was happy with my scoring, but will need to hit a few more Aces in next month’s BMGA British Minigolf Championships which will be on the same course.”

Emily said “Obviously I am sorry not to retain my title and although I had a couple of poor rounds I also scored a Personal Best round of 31 on the course. I lost out by 10 shots so I know I need to work on this and win the Women’s World Adventure Golf Title back next year.”

Saturday 19th May also saw the first-ever BMGA British Adventure Golf Open competition take place. The three-round tournament was won by Michael Smith with a score of 89(-19). Richard finished the contest in 9th place in the fourteen-player field following rounds of 36, 32 and 34 for a 102(-6) total.

In the latest World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF) Rankings Great Britain is ranked 19th of 31 Countries.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Emily's Minigolf Photo is 19th in Minigolfnews.com Minigolf Photo Competition


Emily’s photo of me playing the 16th hole in the final of the 2011 WMF World Adventure Golf Masters competition at the Hastings Pirate Adventure Golf course finished in 19th place of the 20 finalists in the Minigolfnews.com Minigolf Photo of the Year Competition vote. The picture garnered a total of 118 points (2.8%).

Prior to the voting the Minigolfnews.com team picked the top 20 images from the 116 photos that had been submitted by 30 photographers at Minigolf courses and events in 2011.

You can view the final rankings here.

Emily's submitted photo: Richard Gottfried playing at the WMF World Adventure Golf Masters tournament in Hastings


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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Minigolf Doubles Match - Great Britain Internationals vs. Kosovo National Minigolf Team

During the practice days for the inaugural WMF World Adventure Golf Masters tournament in Hastings I got to meet the Kosovan National Minigolf Team, comprised of Lavdim Zylfiu and Arben Alija, at the course. The tournament was the first International minigolf event for the players, and indeed Kosovo.

Over the two tournament days I was grouped with Arben, who scored a very impressive and course record breaking round of 27(-9) in his fourth round of the tournament.

However, prior to the tournament proper teeing-off, me and fellow Great Britain International Minigolfer Alan 'Stormin' Norman challenged the Kosovan Duo to an 18-hole Doubles Strokeplay International Friendly on the new Pirate Adventure Golf Course. The challenge was accepted.

In our third match as a Doubles Team, Alan and I managed to score 73(+1) as a pair, with Alan storming to an impressive 32(-4), while I was obviously holding back my best play until the tourrnament itself, as I scored a sorry 41(+5). Lavdim and Arben both scored 38(+2) for a team total of 76(+4) to just miss out on the win.

I'm looking forward to a minigolf rematch with them in the future!

Photo: From l-r Arben Alija, Richard Gottfried, Alan Norman, Lavdim Zylfiu.

The Kosovan Team play their Minigolf at the Pro Mini Golf course at Prishtina Golf.

Hastings Seafront - 18-Hole Pirate Adventure Golf Course - Minigolf Played #219

A visit to the Pirate Adventure Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex.

On Tuesday 10th May 2011 I headed down to Hastings, East Sussex, to warm-up ready for the first-ever WMF World Adventure Golf Masters International Minigolf Tournament that was to take place in the town on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May.

The host venue for the two-day event was the brand new 18-hole Pirate Adventure Golf Course on Hastings Sea Front (home to two other very good minigolf courses).

The course is great fun to play, with some excellent theming. It's well worth a visit.

Pirate Adventure Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex

Pirate Adventure Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
























Pirate Adventure Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex

The new Pirate Adventure Golf course replaced the old 18-hole Minigolf course, which we previously played many times on the BMGA Tour, in the World Crazy Golf Championships, and on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour (#40).

En route to Hastings I actually got lost(!?), but in doing so found another Minigolf course not previously played on our Tour! But that's another story...

Monday, May 16, 2011

Minigolf Report - Gottfried’s play in the WMF World Adventure Golf Masters International Minigolf Tournament in Hastings

16th May 2011
Press Information
For Immediate Release

Gottfried’s play in the WMF World Adventure Golf Masters International Minigolf Tournament in Hastings

Luton Minigolfers and Great Britain Internationals Richard and Emily Gottfried received their second Caps for GB at the first-ever World Minigolf Sport Federation tournament played in the UK. The WMF World Adventure Golf Masters took place at the brand new Pirate-themed Adventure Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex on Friday the 13th and Saturday 14th May.

In the two-day competition Richard made the cut to qualify for the super-final and eventually finished 18th in the 30 player field, which comprised competitors from six nations including Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Finland, Sweden and Kosovo.

Richard scored rounds of 34, 33, 34, 34, 29, 33 and 37 to finish on an eighteen under par total of 234 across the seven rounds.


Emily scored rounds of 34, 35, 40, 32, 36 and 33 in her six rounds of play to finish on 210(-6) and 24th place in the overall tournament and take the title of WMF World Adventure Golf Masters Women’s Champion.


Both players scored 22 holes-in-one during the six rounds of play, with Richard adding a further two to his tally in the super-final.

Emily said “I am over the moon to be the WMF World Adventure Golf Masters Women’s Champion! It was a great competition and I had six really satisfying rounds, but scoring a 32 in the fourth round was my highlight. I played really well, scoring 22 aces over the six rounds, and enjoyed the entire tournament, the course, Hastings itself and the weather, which were all perfect.”

Richard said “To make the cut and compete in the finals of any tournament is great, but to make it to the final of a WMF World Championship is brilliant. The WMF World Adventure Golf Masters was a great event, with an excellent field of players competing on a top Adventure Golf course.”

Germany’s Martin Stoeckle won the overall tournament with a score of 207(-45).

Richard and Emily are also in the GB Minigolf Team for the WMF Nations Cup in Stockholm, Sweden that will take place in June.

In the latest World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF) Rankings Great Britain has moved up from 24th position of 30 Nations, to be ranked 20th of 31 Countries in the WMF World Rankings. The top three places are taken by Sweden, Germany and Switzerland.

The Great Britain Team sponsor is UrbanCrazy http://www.urbancrazy.com/, an innovative and exciting company that designs and builds permanent and portable crazy golf, mini golf and adventure golf courses. UrbanCrazy has sponsored the Great Britain team in a number of International minigolf tournaments since 2007.

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