Showing posts with label World Crazy Golf Championship. Show all posts
Showing posts with label World Crazy Golf Championship. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Weird World of Crazy Golf

Check out The Weird World of Crazy Golf from Britclip - a look at the World Crazy Golf Championship in Hastings.


It's fun seeing the excellent Hastings Adventure Golf course being played by a colourful cast of crazy golfing characters.

World Crazy Golf Championship in Hastings
In action in my tilt for the title

Friday, June 05, 2020

World Crazy Golf Championships

The World Crazy Golf Championships were due to take place at Hastings Adventure Golf this weekend.


Richard Gottfried playing in the final of the 2009 World Crazy Golf Championships
Playing in the final of the 2009 World Crazy Golf Championships

Unfortunately it's another thing the coronavirus pandemic has put a stop to.


Flag from the 2007 Virgin Money World Crazy Golf Championships

We both made our debuts in the 2007 edition when it was known as the Virgin Money World Crazy Golf Championships. It was Emily's first ever miniature golf tournament.

Emily playing hole 1 in the 2015 World Crazy Golf 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.

The course was the 39th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour back in October 2007.

The World Crazy Golf Championships began in 2003. Two-time, back-to-back World Crazy Golf Champion Marc 'The Force' Chapman was due to defend the title in what would have been the 18th edition of the event.

Check out the Hastings Adventure Golf website for more information on the three 18-hole courses there.


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

Richard's results at the World Crazy Golf Championships


  • 20th - World Crazy Golf Championships 2015
  • 32nd - World Crazy Golf Championships 2014
  • 21st - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2013
  • 17th (Finalist) - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2012
  • 25th - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 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
  • 39th - Virgin Money World Crazy Golf Championships 2007

Richard's Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Rankings:


  • October 2010 - 26th
  • October 2009 - 31st
  • June 2009 - 45th

Emily and The Gommery Trophy at the 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings. Emily is a two-time winner of the trophy
Emily and The Gommery Trophy at the 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships. Emily is a two-time winner of the trophy

Emily's results at the World Crazy Golf Championships


  • 34th - World Crazy Golf Championships 2015
  • 26th (tied) - World Crazy Golf Championships 2014
  • 4th - Castle Golf Women's World Crazy Golf Championships 2013
  • 51st - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2013
  • 5th - Castle Golf Women's World Crazy Golf Championships 2011
  • 51st - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2011
  • 5th - Castle Golf Women's World Crazy Golf Championships 2009
  • 45th - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2009
  • 3rd - Castle Golf Women's World Crazy Golf Championships 2008
  • 43rd - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2008
  • 6th - Virgin Money Women's World Crazy Golf Championships 2007
  • 54th - Virgin Money World Crazy Golf Championships 2007

Emily's Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Rankings

Sunday, June 17, 2018

New World Crazy Golf Champion crowned

Congratulations to Marc 'The Force' Chapman - the new World Crazy Golf Champion.

Marc Chapman has won his first World Crazy Golf Championship title. The championships took place at Hastings Adventure Golf on the 9th and 10th June, with the largest number of competitors in the field since 2005.

Marc 'The Force' Chapman - the new World Crazy Golf Champion. Photo by Hastings Adventure Golf
Marc 'The Force' Chapman - the new World Crazy Golf Champion

Marc took the world title and £1,000 prize money in the two-day event. His score was 226, 26 under par, beating last year’s top score by the Czech Republic’s Olivia Prokopova who took the 2017 title with a score of 235, 17 under par.

This is the ninth time the 32-year old from Canterbury, Kent has entered the tournament and said he was thrilled to win the title. Marc said “It feels amazing to finally become the World Crazy Golf Champion! It’s been a great personal ambition of mine to win this event and I have been close to it a few times before. I’ve only played in a few events in the last five years, which makes this win even more amazing to believe!”

Adam Kelly took runner-up prize of £750 and Michael Smith, former World Champion, took home £500 for third place.

Playing along side the seasoned crazy golf professionals was a separate novice category with a dedicated prize fund of £1,500.

The novice title and £500 went to Russell Smith from Tunbridge Wells. The runner-up Chris Horn took home £300, while third place went to Italian Mark Berezicki who won £200.

Russell said “It was a really fun day. The atmosphere at the course was fantastic and I am so pleased to have won the amateur title.”

Simon Tompkins of Hastings Adventure Golf, said “Congratulations to all our winners and a huge well done to everyone for taking part and making this a thoroughly enjoyable event.”

There were several other runner-up prizes. In total eight novices went home with prize money. The World Crazy Golf Championships tournament has been held at Hastings Adventure Golf since 2003.

You can see the full results of the competition online.

Check out the Hastings Adventure Golf website for more information, opening times and prices.

Friday, June 08, 2018

It's the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings, East Sussex this weekend

The World Crazy Golf Championships are taking place on the 18-hole Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course at Hastings Adventure Golf this weekend.


All the best to the 98 players and characters competing in this, the 16th edition of the event.


Playing the 2nd hole on Hastings Crazy Golf course in my last tilt at the title back in 2015
Playing the 2nd hole on Hastings Crazy Golf course in my last tilt at the title back in 2015. In nine attempts I finished in  17th place four times

Once again, I look forward to seeing who finishes in 17th place...

You can follow the results online throughout the weekend.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Enter the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

Entry to the World Crazy Golf Championships is now open.


Taking place at Hastings Adventure Golf on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June the World Crazy Golf Championships are open to anyone and any level of Putting ability.

Playing the potential round-killer second hole at Hastings Crazy Golf course in my last tilt at the title back in 2015
Playing the potential round-killer second hole at Hastings Crazy Golf course in my last tilt at the title back in 2015

This year the global tournament has two categories - one for novices that is played out on Saturday 9th June and one for professional players and contested over the two days.

Each category competes for a separate prize fund, with a £3,000 prize fund allocated to the professional category the overall winner will receive £1,000. A separate prize fund of £1,500 is allocated to the novice* category.

Competitors must beat the windmill and watermill as well as negotiate the bends, twists and ramps on the traditional seaside Crazy Golf course at Hastings Adventure Golf.

Emily Gottfried at the World Crazy Golf Championships
We played in the tournament from 2007 to 2015 - back when it was a winter event. Emily won The Gommery trophy in 2014 & 2015

For the first time ever the organisers are also awarding prizes for 'best dressed', 'personality of the weekend' and 'most improved player’.

This is the sixteenth year that Hastings Adventure Golf has hosted the global championships - now firmly considered the pinnacle competition for Crazy Golfers in the UK and beyond.

Simon Tompkins of Hastings Adventure Golf said: “We want players of all abilities to get involved. The novice category is open to anyone who fancies their chances at taking home the prize fund. So get the putters polished and start practicing!”

You can gain entry to the World Crazy Golf Championships via the Hastings Adventure Golf website. All entrants are entitled to half price practice golf at the complex.

*Players are classified as a novice if:
- They have not entered the World Crazy Golf Championships before
- Are not a recognised international player
- Have not finished in the top ten of a British Minigolf Association tour event

Friday, June 09, 2017

World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

All the best to the 57 players from three countries playing in the 15th annual World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings this weekend.

55 UK players, along with former champion Olivia Prokopova from the Czech Republic and Portugal's Nuno Cunha, will compete on the 18-hole Crazy Golf course at the Hastings Adventure Golf Complex this Saturday and Sunday.

World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
Playing the potential round-killer second hole at Hastings Crazy Golf course in my last tilt at the title back in 2015

I look forward to seeing who finishes in 17th place...

Related blog posts:
- Crazy Golf in Hastings
- Back at Hastings Adventure Golf

Sunday, May 15, 2016

World Crazy Golf Championships 2016 in Hastings

Are you crazy enough to be championship material?

Entry is now open to anyone who fancies their chances in the 2016 World Crazy Golf Championships. The tournament returns to Hastings, East Sussex - but this year the event is taking place in a new slot in the calendar on the 11th and 12th June, rather than the traditional date in late October.

Emily Gottfried playing hole 1 at Hastings Crazy Golf

The World Crazy Golf Championships are played on the 18-hole Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course at Hastings Adventure Golf and uniquely attracts complete novices and top international players. Everyone is competing for a slice of the £4,500 prize fund - the biggest ever in the competition's history. This year there is a £1,500 prize pot exclusively for novice players.


Richard Gottfried teeing off on the tough second hole at Hastings Crazy Golf

For a shot at the title competitors must beat the windmill and watermill as well as negotiate the bends, twists and ramps on the traditional seaside course.

Emily tackling the traditional Arnold Palmer windmill obstacle in Hastings

Simon Tompkins, of Hastings Adventure Golf, said “The World Crazy Golf Championships are a real highlight in Hastings. Of course there’s fierce competition but it is also a lot of fun – and great for spectators too.”

The overall winner picks up £1,000 and there’s an additional £2,000 prize fund for the top players.

Oxford's Michael Smith, was crowned 2015 champion with an incredible 31 under par result, while the youngest player in last year’s competition was Jessica Pilgrim, aged 10. The Czech Republic’s Olivia Prokopova claimed fourth place and was the only female in the final round.

Check out the video below for action from the last hole in the final of the two-day 2015 World Crazy Golf Championships held on the 18-hole Crazy Golf course at Hastings Adventure Golf on the seafront.



Finland’s Pasi Aho, Sport Director of the World Minigolf Sport Federation, who took second place in 2015 said: “This is one of the key tournaments in the international minigolf calendar. It attracts the attention of major players, but it also provides a platform for rising stars to cut their teeth.”

There are four rounds on Saturday and a further two rounds on Sunday for all players. The final round on Sunday will be contested amongst the top 18 players.

For an entry form please visit the British Minigolf Association website and for more information on the course visit Hastings Adventure Golf's website.

Related blog posts:
- Videos from the 2015 World Crazy Golf Championships
- A look at the Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
- Report from the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
- World Crazy Golf Championship blog posts

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Monday, November 02, 2015

Videos from the 2015 World Crazy Golf Championships

Action from the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings.

The 2015 World Crazy Golf Championships took place on the 18-hole Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October.

Check out the video of the final group of Michael Smith (GBR), Nuno Cunha (POR) and Chris Harding (GBR) playing their final shots of the tournament.



Michael Smith defeated 74 players to become a three-time World Crazy Golf Champion.

Pasi Aho (FIN) was runner-up. Former, and three-time, champion Chris Harding (GBR) was third.

The date of next year's World Crazy Golf Championships has been announced as Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June 2016.

Windmill hole at Hastings Crazy Golf
Emily playing the 5th hole at Hastings Crazy Golf

Videos:
- World Crazy Golf Championships 2015 - Phil Botto on Hole 2
- World Crazy Golf Championships Final 2015 - Hole 16
- World Crazy Golf Championships Final 2015 - Wasps in Hastings
- World Crazy Golf Championships Final 2015 - the leading group play hole 18
- World Crazy Golf Championships Final 2015 - the leading group play hole 18 version 2

Links:
- Hastings Adventure Golf
- British Minigolf Association
- World Crazy Golf Championships 2015 results

Related blog posts:
World Crazy Golf Championships 2014 Videos
BMGA British Crazy Golf Open 2013 Videos
- Videos from the Final of the 2012 'Castle Golf' World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
- Videos of the 2011 Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
- Report from the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
- World Crazy Golf Championships
- Hastings

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Report from the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

Gottfried’s compete in the World Crazy Golf Championships.

Leagrave minigolfers Richard and Emily Gottfried competed in the 13th annual World Crazy Golf Championships held on the Arnold Palmer Putting Course at Hastings Adventure Golf in East Sussex on the 24th and 25th October.

Richard finished in 20th place in the 75-player field after scoring rounds of 37, 34, 37, 35, 35, 35 for a 213(-3) total.


Photo of Richard Gottfried at the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
Richard Gottfried playing hole 2 of the Crazy Golf course in Hastings


Emily recorded rounds of 33, 38, 39, 39, 37, 35 for a 221(+5) total, and 34th place overall. Emily scored 22 holes-in-one during the tournament and won The Gommery title for the second year in a row.


Photo of The Gommery Champion Emily Gottfried at the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
Emily Gottfried is now a two-time Gommery Champion

Richard said “I always enjoy competing in the World Crazy Golf Championships and was pleased with my consistent play during the weekend. In such a large and competitive field I’m delighted with a top 20 finish, but I’m looking forward to my return to Hastings next year for another shot at the finals and the title.”


Photo of Emily Gottfried at the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
Emily Gottfried playing the first hole of the Crazy Golf course in Hastings


Emily said “I had a great weekend at the World Crazy Golf Championships. I achieved two out of three of my pre-tournament goals: to retain the Gommery for most Aces and to score all six rounds with sub-40 totals. The only goal I didn’t achieve was to beat my rival Ruth Burke, who defeated me by two shots in the end, although we did chop and change throughout the tournament. I’m really happy with my overall performance, particularly of being joint-third following the first round, and I really enjoyed the weekend.”

The World Crazy Golf Championships was won by Oxford’s Michael Smith who became a three-time World Champion. Finland’s Pasi Aho was runner-up, with former champion Chris Harding third.

Next up for the Richard and Emily is a trip to Birmingham for the Star City Open in December.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

The 2015 World Crazy Golf Championships are fast approaching.


Photo of Emily Gottfried at the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
Emily playing the classic windmill obstacle in last year's event


The 13th annual World Crazy Golf Championships will be taking place on the 24th and 25th October in Hastings, East Sussex. The town has hosted the event since its first staging in 2003.


Photo of Richard Gottfried at the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
A crowd gathers to watch the Hole-in-One Shootout


Emily and I have competed in the tournament since 2007 - back when it was played out over two courses - and we'll be back for another crack at the world title again this year.


Photo of Richard Gottfried at the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
Playing in the final of the 2009 World Crazy Golf Championships

The Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course in Hastings was the 39th we played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and we've played countless rounds on the links course since 2007.


Photo of Richard Gottfried at the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
Playing hole 4 in the 2014 event


If you fancy having a crack at being the next World Crazy Golf Champion you can still sign-up to enter.

Simon Tompkins of Hastings Adventure Golf, said “We always look forward to this competition. There are players of all abilities, from top flight to complete novices, some crazy outfits and always a great spirit of fun over the whole weekend.”

Hastings Adventure Golf has been dubbed the ‘spiritual home of crazy golf’and the competition will see last year’s winner and three-time World Crazy Golf Champion, Chris Harding from Birmingham defending his title against a competitive field of players. You can follow the results live online and if you'd like to enter contact the BMGA.

There's a top prize of £1,000, with runner-up prizes of £750, £500, £200 and £100. For a shot at the title competitors must beat the windmill and water mill as well as negotiate the bends, twists and ramps on the traditional seaside course. Not to mention the British seaside weather in late October!

All entrants benefit from a free practice session on Friday 23rd October.

Links:
- Hastings Adventure Golf
- British Minigolf Association
- World Crazy Golf Championship blog posts

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Monday, October 27, 2014

World Crazy Golf Championships 2014 Videos

Videos with action from the final of the 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships.

2014 World Crazy Golf Champion Chris 'Who' Harding on his way to victory in the final round of the tournament played at Hastings Sea Front. Opponents Nuno Cunha (POR) and Adam Kelly (ENG) look on, as do referee John McIver and scorekeeper Adrian Amey
2014 World Crazy Golf Champion Chris 'Who' Harding on his way to victory in the final round of the tournament played at Hastings Sea Front

Check out the video and links below for action from the World Crazy Golf Championships held on the 18-hole Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course at Hastings Sea Front on the 25 and 26 October 2014.



Video links:
- World Crazy Golf Championships 2014 Final - Kellard, Aho, Kelly on Hole 9
- World Crazy Golf Championships 2014 - Kelly, Aho, Kellard on Hole 16
- World Crazy Golf Championships 2014 - Cunha, Kelly and Harding on Hole 16
- Final hole of the 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

Links:
- Hastings Adventure Golf
- British Minigolf Association

Related blog posts:
- World Crazy Golf Championships
- 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships Report from Hastings

World Crazy Golf Championships Report from Hastings

27th October 2014
Press Information
For Immediate Release

World Crazy Golf Championships Report

Emily records new career-best finish and wins aces title at World Championships.

Luton Minigolfers Emily and Richard Gottfried competed in the World Crazy Golf Championships played on the 18-hole Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October.

Emily Gottfried playing the Windmill hole at the 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
Emily playing the Windmill hole at the 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

Emily continued her good form this season by finishing in a career best position of tied 26th in the World Crazy Golf Championships. Emily scored rounds of 37, 36, 38, 35, 41 and 37 for a total of 224(+8) and recorded nineteen holes-in-one to win ‘The Gommery’ trophy that was awarded for most aces in the tournament.

Emily with The Gommery trophy awarded for most-holes-in-one scored in the World Crazy Golf Championships

Richard scored rounds 39, 39, 36, 35, 39 and 37 for a total of 225(+9) to finish in 32nd position in the 62 player-field.

Emily Gottfried playing hole 17 at the 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
Emily playing hole 17 during the 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

Emily said “This weekend has been a real mixed bag. I'm unbelievably pleased to finish in 26th place which is the best I've ever done at the World Crazies by a huge margin as my previous highest finish was 43rd in 2008! I'm also thrilled to pick up The Gommery for most competition Aces. However I had hoped to be the top placed female competitor at this tournament for the first time, but unfortunately I missed that target by two shots. I really enjoyed the weekend and look forward to playing again next year.”

Richard Gottfried playing hole 2 at the 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
Richard playing hole 2 during the Hole-in-One Charity Challenge at the 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

Richard said “I didn’t score enough aces and shot too many threes to be in with a shout at the title this year. Great play by Emily though as she scored a lot of holes-in-one over the two-days.”

Richard Gottfried playing hole 4 at the 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
Richard playing hole 4 at the 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

Chris Harding won the 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships to become a three-time champion.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Minigolf Report – Gottfrieds compete in the World Crazy Golf Championships

28th October 2013 
Press Information
For Immediate Release

Minigolf Report – Gottfrieds compete in the World Crazy Golf Championships

Luton Minigolfers Richard and Emily Gottfried competed in the ‘Castle Golf’ World Crazy Golf Championships at the Adventure Golf Complex on Hastings seafront on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October.

Richard was making his seventh appearance and Emily her fifth in the eleventh-annual ‘Castle Golf’ World Crazy Golf Championships.

The Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course in Hastings, England
Richard Gottfried plays hole 2 of the Hastings Crazy Golf course during the hole-in-one charity challenge competition

In the 78-player tournament played on the 18-hole Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course Richard finished in 21st place with Emily in 51st place. The competition was played in tough weather conditions with winds of over 30mph affecting the exposed seafront course.

Richard scored rounds of 45, 37, 35, 41, 44 and 42 for a total of 244 (+28), an average of 40.7 shots per round, and said “I was happy to be making a return to action on the British Minigolf Association Tour and the World Championships after being sidelined with a back injury for much of the season. I was pleased with my play on day two in the very windy conditions, but I let myself down on day one with only one under-par round. As ever the event was fun and certainly interesting with the weather to contend with.”

Emily scored rounds of 45, 43, 39, 45, 41 and 54 for a total of 267 (+51), an average of 44.5 per round, and said “Despite the terrible conditions, and some very poor scoring on my part, I enjoyed the tournament, and wasn’t too disappointed with my 51st place. I’m also really pleased for Olivia to be the first female winner. She played exceptionally well and deserved the victory. I can’t wait to play again next year.”


Richard will be competing at the Kent Open tournament in Sidcup Kent, and the pair will both next be in action at the BMGA British Club Championship at Basingstoke Golf Centre in November. They will be lining up against each other in the tournament as Richard plays for the 2008 National Champions the Midlands Minigolf Club, while Emily is a member of the Cambridgeshire Mini Golf Club.

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Minigolfnews.com 'Minigolf Photo of the Year' Competition Entry

Entry to the Minigolfnews.com Photo of the Year competition for the 2012 Minigolf season.

Here's the photo I am submitting on behalf of Emily Gottfried for the Minigolfnews.com Minigolf Photo of the Year competition.

The most avid spectator at the 2012 'Castle Golf' World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings watches Richard Gottfried playing the 18th hole of the seafront Crazy Golf course

It was taken during the final rounds of the Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championship in Hastings on Sunday 28th October 2012. The dog was one of the most excited members of the crowd at the event!

Links:

- Minigolfnews.com
Photo of the year 2012 vote coming up

Related Blog Posts:
- Doggone Minigolf!
Minigolf Report – Richard Gottfried a finalist in the ‘Castle Golf’ World Crazy Golf Championship

Friday, November 16, 2012

Corncob Crazy Golf in another Hastings!

I spotted this new variant of Miniature Golf recently - Corncob Crazy Golf.

It's played in Hastings, New Zealand and players use a ball that is tennis ball sized and a Putter made from a corncob!?

Hastings, England is the host of the World Crazy Golf Championships, I wonder if the other Hastings (of which there are many) have any more crazy minigolf variants?

Monday, November 05, 2012

Watch the World Crazy Golf Championship on Trans World Sport this week

Tune in to Trans World Sport on Sky Sports this week to watch the feature on the World Crazy Golf Championship in Hastings!
 
This year’s ‘Castle Golf’ World Crazy Golf Championship was filmed for a feature that will be shown on the TV sports show Trans World Sport this week.
 
From the Trans World Sport programme listing:
"This week, time with Belarusian football team BATE Borisov. Plus, meet the stars of the Professional Bull Riding Tour in Texas, and the Crazy Golf World Championships in England."
 
Trans World Sport will be shown on Sky Sports in the UK on the following days and times:
07/11/2012 - Sky Sports 1 at 10pm
08/11/2012 - Sky Sports 2 at 12pm
08/11/2012 - Sky Sports 2 at 4pm
09/11/2012 - Sky Sports 4 at 2pm
10/11/2012 - Sky Sports 4 at 9am
10/11/2012 - Sky Sports 4 at 1pm
 

Friday, July 29, 2011

Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf in Hastings

Blog post about our visits to the 18-hole Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course on Hastings sea front.

Back on the 26th October 2007 we visited and played the 39th and 40th courses on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour at the Sea Front Adventure Golf Complex in Hastings, East Sussex. We also played the Adventure Golf course on the 28th October 2007 (#41).

Minigolfer Richard Gottfried playing in the final of the 2009 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

The Crazy Golf course is an Arnold Palmer Putting Course and is kept in brilliant condition by the team at Hastings Adventure Golf. The course includes great obstacles such as the Windmill and Waterwheel, and is a great test of putting skill. It's my favourite course in the UK.

We were in town getting ready to compete in our first-ever World Crazy Golf Championships where Emily and I were to finish 54th and 39th respectively.

Minigolfer Richard Gottfried at the 2007 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

Before the main-event we held our usual Irregular Mini Golf Tour Match-up in which I defeated Emily 86-95 played over a round on both the Crazy Golf course and the Miniature Golf course.

We've since played the course loads of times, both in competition and just for fun.

The Windmill hole at Hastings Crazy Golf course

Hastings Crazy Golf course

Hastings Crazy Golf course

Hastings Crazy Golf course

Hastings Crazy Golf course

Photos from the 2007 Virgin Money World Crazy Golf Championships

Video: A walkround the 18-hole Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf in Hastings (September 2010)



The unofficial 'Magazine' for the 2010 Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships included a piece I wrote about the Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course. Text from the article below:
"The Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course in Hastings is a design classic and includes all the elements
that make a Crazy Golf course great – the Windmill, the Waterwheel, an Obelisk, ledges, bunkers,
traps, flat loops, hills and plateaus – everything laid out to make a course interesting, testing and
most of all fun!

Back in 2007 the course became the 39th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. In the last
few years we’ve visited and played at 284 minigolf course locations all over the UK, and a few
overseas, but of them all, the Hastings Seafront Crazy Golf course is arguably the finest course in
the country and a great example of an Arnold Palmer Putting Course, it’s a pleasure to play and a
great host venue course for the World’s Biggest Crazy Golf Tournament.

There are plenty of Aces out there, but it’s a course that can trip you up if you’re not careful, in
my first competition here I equalled the course record (at the time) of 32(-4), but you can also
easily hit a round in the 40s! It’s a great place for a fun round, and also a top location for
tournament play, where I’ve had the honour to play on it in the Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Open,
the BMGA British Matchplay Championships, and this, my fourth Castle Golf World Crazy Golf
Championships.

It’s in an excellent location and is well maintained by David and Marion Hartley and their team,
and it’s always a pleasure to visit. Here’s to many more years of competition and fun."

Photos of the course (May 2011)

Hastings Crazy Golf course

Hastings Crazy Golf course

Hastings Crazy Golf course

Hastings Crazy Golf course

Check out more course visits on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Friday, October 30, 2009

World Crazy Golf Championships - practice

Practice at the Crazy Golf course in Hastings ahead of the 2009 Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships.



Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Photos from the 2008 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

Photos from the 2008 Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships.

Emily practices.
Emily Gottfried at the 2008 Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

Emily Gottfried at the 2008 Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

Richard playing the Minigolf course.
Richard Gottfried at the 2008 Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

Richard sitting in second place after three rounds of play - one shot off the lead.
2008 Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

A shot of Richard through the crowds during the final - Ace'ing the first.
2008 Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

Ranked 17th in the world.
Richard Gottfried - 17th in the world following the 2008 Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings