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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Minigolf Report – Richard Gottfried wins the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open minigolf tournament

7th September 2009
Press Information
For Immediate Release

Minigolf Report – Richard Gottfried wins the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open minigolf tournament


Luton’s Richard Gottfried won his third minigolf tournament of the season at the 2009 Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open on Saturday evening (5th September).

Held at the Pleasure Beach’s 12-hole Adventure Golf course, Richard and Emily Gottfried were invited to compete in the second Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open minigolf tournament along with other members of the British Minigolf Association, as part of the 2009 Blackpool Illuminations weekend.

In the field of eight players, which included five Great Britain Internationals, Richard won the three round 36-hole competition with scores of 24 (par), 26 (+2) and 31 (+7) for a total of 81 (+9), eight shots ahead of Newcastle’s John Moore in second place, and 17 shots ahead of Guildford’s Steve Gow in third.

Richard’s first round score of 24 (par) set a new BMGA and all-time Course Record, beating Emily’s record by three shots, and the all-time record by two shots.

Richard said “I am very pleased to have won the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open, and by quite a margin. My first round of 24 was probably the best round of minigolf I have ever played and that set the pace for the rest of my tournament. Heading into round three I had a 13 stroke lead and that is an excellent position to be in.”

“It’s really good to have picked up my third win of the season, and to win with such a low score and get a course record is a great achievement too. The Pleasure Beach is a fantastic tournament venue and the event had a great atmosphere with the Illuminations celebrations. It’ll be great to return to defend my title next year.”

Last year Emily set the official BMGA Competition Course Record with a round of 27 (+3), which helped her to sixth place. However, this year she had to settle for rounds of 39 (+15), 46 (+22) and 33 (+9) for a total of 118 (+46) and seventh place.

Emily said “I am disappointed not to be able to retain my course record, but I am pleased that Richard was the one to take it from me. He was on fire and really deserved to win the tournament and smash the course record. I played poorly, but I am already looking forward to going back next year and trying to get my record back!”

The Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open is Richard’s sixth tournament win since his British Minigolf Association debut in April 2007; he is also the Manchester Miniature Open Champion, Manchester Mini Masters Champion, Weymouth Open Champion, Adventure Island/Heart FM Open Champion, and one-quarter of the reigning BMGA British Club Champions.

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Sunday, March 01, 2020

Emily Gottfried - Minigolf Player Profile

Miniature Golf Player Profile for Emily Gottfried

Emily Gottfried - 2011 WMF World Adventure Golf Masters Women's Champion

Nickname(s)
Lemony
Coach
M

Putter
Fun-Sports

Laterality
Right-handed

Favourite Minigolf Balls
Noppel 1 (3D)
Nations Cup 2008 (3D)

British Minigolf Association (BMGA) Membership
Member 2016, 2017
BMGA Tour Pro 2011-2015
Full member 2008-2010

Minigolf Club Membership
2020 - present - Filwood Fantastic Mini Golf Club
2014-present - Cambridgeshire & Essex Minigolf Club (CEMGC)
2011-2014 - Cambridgeshire Mini Golf Club (CMGC)
2007-2011 - Midlands Minigolf Club (MMGC)

BMGA Tour Debut
2007 - Virgin Money World Crazy Golf Championships

Top Tournament Results
Winner - Paradise Island Adventure Golf Open Championships 2019
1st - CEMGC Invitational Tournament 2014
1st - Holiday on the Buses Crazy Golf Championship 2014
1st - Category 3 BMGA British Masters 2014
1st - WMF World Adventure Golf Masters Women's Championship 2013
1st - WMF World Adventure Golf Masters Women's Championship 2011
1st - Category 3 BMGA British Masters 2013
Winner - Category 3 Aces Championship BMGA Star City Open 2014
Runner-up - Category 3 BMGA British Crazy Golf Open 2013
Runner-up - Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club Open 2012
Runner-up - The Putt Park Annual Mini-Golf Tournament (Las Vegas) - 2011
Runner-up (w/ Chris Smith) - Weymouth Open Team Tournament - 2011
Runner-up - Manchester Miniature Open 2009
Runner-up (w/ Ruth Burke & Christian Urbano) BMGA Oswestry Games Pro-Am Minigolf Classic 2012
3rd - Surrey Invitational Tournament 2014 & 2016
3rd - National Miniature Golf Day Tournament 2016
3rd (w/ Cambridgeshire & Essex Mini Golf Club) - BMGA British Club Championships 2015
3rd - Category 2 BMGA English Open 2014
3rd - BMGA British Women's Minigolf Championships 2014
3rd - BMGA British Matchplay Championships 2013
3rd (tied) - Crazy Golf with Bompas & Parr Championship August Playoff - Final - 2012
3rd (w/ Brad Shepherd) - Lost World Classic 2010
3rd - BMGA British Women's Minigolf Championships 2009
3rd - BMGA British Women's Minigolf Championships 2008
4th (w/ B. Shepherd, R. Gottfried & J. Trubridge) - Caddyshackers Open 2019
4th (w/ Cambridgeshire Mini Golf Club) - BMGA British Club Championships 2012
4th (with Cindy Kukielka) - BMGA British Doubles Championships 2010
6th - Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club Open 2011
7th - Midlands Open 2011
7th - Midlands Invitational Tournament 2009
7th - Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open 2009
7th - Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open 2008
8th - London Open 2009
9th - BMGA English Open 2014

Emily Gottfried and The Gommery Trophy at the 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
Emily and The Gommery Trophy at the 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

International Tournaments
Putt18 4 Nations Cup 2020
Winner - 'The Gommery' Aces Title at the World Crazy Golf Championships 2014 & 2015
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
1st - WMF World Adventure Golf Masters Women's Championship 2013
5th - Great Britain Team at the WMF World Adventure Golf Masters 2013
27th - WMF World Adventure Golf Masters 2013
2nd - WMF World Adventure Golf Masters Women's Championship 2012
4th - Great Britain Team at the WMF World Adventure Golf Masters 2012
17th - WMF World Adventure Golf Masters 2012
5th - Castle Golf Women's World Crazy Golf Championships 2011
51st - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2011
1st - WMF World Adventure Golf Masters Women's Championship 2011
24th WMF World Adventure Golf Masters 2011
10th - Great Britain Player at the WMF Nations Cup (Female Category), Stockholm, Sweden 2011
10th - Great Britain Team at the WMF Nations Cup, Stockholm, Sweden 2011
45th - Great Britain Player at the WMF Nations Cup, Stockholm, Sweden 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
53rd - Great Britain Player at the WMF Nations Cup, Tampere, Finland 2008
13th - Great Britain Team at the WMF Nations Cup, Tampere, Finland 2008
6th - Virgin Money Women's World Crazy Golf Championships 2007
54th - Virgin Money World Crazy Golf Championships 2007

National Records
2011 - British Women's Record on Eternit Miniature Golf - 24(-12)

Course Records (Current)
None

Course Records (Previous)
2008 Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf (12-holes) - 27(+3)

Highest BMGA Rankings (as at End of Season)
BMGA Strokeplay Order of Merit Rankings - 29th - 2014
BMGA Season Only Rankings - 21st - 2014
BMGA Season Only Rankings - 29th - 2008
BMGA Order of Merit Rankings - 38th - 2008/09
BMGA Strokeplay Order of Merit Rankings - 41st - 2012
BMGA Matchplay Order of Merit Rankings - 41st - 2012

Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Rankings
October 2010 - 55th
October 2009 - 50th
June 2009 - 82nd

WMF World Minigolf Women's Rankings (General Class)
March 2016 - 102nd
December 2015 - 98th
March 2015 - 110th
December 2014 - 107th
March 2014 - 120th
December 2013 - 114th
March 2013 - 130th
November 2012 - 113th
March 2012 - 101st
November 2011 - 132nd
March 2011 - Unranked
November 2010 - 138th
March 2010 - 109th
November 2009 - 130th
March 2009 - 100th
November 2008 - 115th

Sports and Minigolf Awards
Named 'The nation's 'craziest' putting couple' w/ Richard Gottfried by Today's Golfer magazine, March 2021
Named 'UK's Biggest Adventure Golf Enthusiasts' w/ Richard Gottfried by ITV Granada Reports, 2017
Named 'Britain's Barmiest Golfers' w/ Richard Gottfried by Today's Golfer magazine, November 2016
3rd place - Oswestry Games Oslympics Open Quiz - 2012

Emily Gottfried in a Play-off at the Miniature Open in Manchester in 2009
Emily Gottfried in a Play-off at the Miniature Open in Manchester in 2009

Friday, October 11, 2019

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

Revisiting the Adventure Golf course at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.


Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

I was in Blackpool yesterday and had to swing by the Adventure Golf course at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.


Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

The weather was a bit different to my last visit in May.



In September 2009 I won the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open minigolf tournament on the course.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

We first visited the 12-hole adventure golf course in 2008 when we helped to launch the course and competed in the inaugural Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open tournament. The course was number 44 on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

Visit the Blackpool Pleasure Beach website for more information.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf
It's still annoying that my name has never been up on the hut as I've got the course record - a 24 in the first round of the 2009 Pleasure Beach Open. Peter McGillivray's name and round of 25 shots has been up on the board since 2016

There used to be another minigolf course inside the Pleasure Beach - an Alpine themed one. That was the 46th course played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Alpine Golf at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
The Alpine Golf course at the Pleasure Beach is now a lost course

Related blog posts:
- Blackpool
- Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Thursday, August 16, 2018

A visit to Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

Revisiting the Adventure Golf course at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.


Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

On our recent trip to Blackpool we had a look at the Adventure Golf course at the Pleasure Beach.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

The course always bring a smile to my face as it was the scene of my victory in the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open tournament in 2009.

Richard Gottfried - minigolf champion of the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf course
Winning in 2009

We first visited the course in 2008
 when we helped to launch the course and competed in the inaugural Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open tournament - won by minigolf legend Chris Harding. The course was number 44 on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. We're now up to 833 course visits!

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

It's was nice to see the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf course was still proving to be a popular attraction. Although it's still annoying that my name has never been up on the hut as I've got the course record - a 24 - not this Peter McGillivray character and his round of 25.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf course record
My first round in the 2009 Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open competition was a 24. Peter McGillivray's name and round of 25 shots has been up on the board since 2016

The course record at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf
His name is still there today

Check out the Blackpool Pleasure Beach website for more information on prices and opening times.

There used to be another miniature golf course inside the Pleasure Beach - an Alpine themed one. That was the 46th course played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Link:
Blackpool Pleasure Beach website

Related blog posts:
Blackpool
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
Minigolf, Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf Courses in and around Blackpool
Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf in 2016

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Minigolf, Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf Courses in and around Blackpool

Details of Adventure Golf, Crazy Golf, Minigolf and Putting Green courses that we've visited in and around Blackpool.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf course in 2008
Playing the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf course in 2008

On our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour we've visited the wonderful seaside resort of Blackpool, Lancashire twice. Both visits were to play in the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open minigolf tournament at the Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf Course.

While in Blackpool we've been able to play (or at least visit) all of the courses on offer in the town, and a lot of those in surrounding areas.

Details below:
151 Blackpool (Golden Isle) - Indoor Adventure Golf
Visited Lytham St Anne’s - Crazy Golf #2
Visited Blackpool (Gynn Gardens) - Crazy Golf - Closed for the season
Visited Blackpool (Gynn Gardens) - Putting Course - Closed for the season
Visited Blackpool (Metropole) - Crazy Golf - Closed for the season
Visited Bispham (Queens Road Promenade) - Crazy Golf - Demolished
Visited Bispham (Near Norbreck Station) - Putting Course - No longer there
Visited Bispham (Anchorsolme Park) - Putting Course
Visited Bispham (Anchorsolme Park) - Mini Golf / Pitch & Putt - Not yet open for season
Visited Fleetwood - Crazy Golf - Not yet open for season
Visited Fleetwood - Mini Golf / Pitch & Putt - Not yet open for season

We first visited the Pleasure Beach's brand new Adventure Golf course for the inaugural Pleasure Beach Open in 2008, and on our return to the course in 2009 I won the competition!

Other Links:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Pebble Beach Adventure Golf in Skegness

A revisit to the Pebble Beach Adventure Golf course at the Pleasure Beach in Skegness.

Pebble Beach Adventure Golf at the Pleasure Beach in Skegness
Pebble Beach Adventure Golf at the Pleasure Beach in Skegness

In May 2011 we visited Skegness as part of a road trip along the Lincolnshire coast. In May 2015 we returned for some more fun and games in the seaside resort.

Pebble Beach Adventure Golf at the Pleasure Beach in Skegness
At the Pebble Beach Adventure Golf in Skegness

When we arrived on the Friday afternoon we had a wander along the seafront to see what had changed with the minigolf courses.

Pebble Beach Adventure Golf at the Pleasure Beach in Skegness
Unfortunately the course was closed when we first arrived. It was open all weekend though which was nice to see

Luckily the course was open to play on the Saturday. The fun little 9-hole course became the 362nd played on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and our round was part of the Skegness Minigolf Championship that took place on National Miniature Golf Day!

Pebble Beach Adventure Golf at the Pleasure Beach in Skegness

Pebble Beach Adventure Golf at the Pleasure Beach in Skegness

Pebble Beach Adventure Golf at the Pleasure Beach in Skegness

Pebble Beach Adventure Golf at the Pleasure Beach in Skegness

Pebble Beach Adventure Golf at the Pleasure Beach in Skegness

Pebble Beach Adventure Golf at the Pleasure Beach in Skegness

Pebble Beach Adventure Golf at the Pleasure Beach in Skegness

Pebble Beach Adventure Golf at the Pleasure Beach in Skegness

Related blog posts:
Minigolf, Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf Courses on the Lincolnshire Coast

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf course

A revisit to the Adventure Golf course at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.


Adventure Golf at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

On Monday 20th May I was in Blackpool and swung by the Adventure Golf course at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.


Adventure Golf at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Going to the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf course always bring a smile to my face, as it was the scene of my victory in the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open tournament in 2009.


Adventure Golf at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

As it was just before the season got underway the course wasn't open.

Adventure Golf at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

We first visited the course in 2008 when we helped to launch the course and competed in the inaugural Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open tournament. The course was number 44 on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Adventure Golf at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Visit the Blackpool Pleasure Beach website for more information on prices and opening times.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

Revisiting the Adventure Golf course at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.


On our trip to Blackpool in October we walked passed the Adventure Golf course at the Pleasure Beach.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf course
The Art Deco signage at the course is in keeping with the Casino building at the Pleasure Beach

The course was the scene of my victory in the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open tournament in 2009.

Richard Gottfried - minigolf champion of the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf course
Winning in 2009

We first visited the course in 2008 when we helped with the launch event and inaugural competition - won by minigolf legend Chris Harding.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf course
The course is next to the entrance to the Pleasure Beach

It's great to see the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf course is still proving popular.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf course record
My first round in the 2009 Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open competition was a 24

Check out the Blackpool Pleasure Beach website for more information on prices and opening times.

There used to be another miniature golf course inside the Pleasure Beach - an Alpine themed one. That was the 46th course played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Link:
- Blackpool Pleasure Beach website

Related blog posts:
- Blackpool
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Minigolf, Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf Courses in and around Blackpool

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

A revisit to the Adventure Golf course at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.


Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

We were lucky enough to visit Blackpool twice in August last year and that meant we were able to revisit a number of miniature golf courses.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

Visiting the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf course always bring a smile to my face as it was the scene of my victory in the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open tournament in 2009.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

We first visited the course in 2008 when we helped to launch the course and competed in the inaugural Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open tournament - won by minigolf legend Chris Harding. The course was number 44 on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

Visit the Blackpool Pleasure Beach website for more information on prices and opening times.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

Check out the blog post from our visit to the course on a sunnier day in early August.

Related blog posts:
- Blackpool
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Express Miniature Railway

A forgotten miniature railway ride from our archives.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Express Miniature Railway
The Pleasure Beach Express steams ahead

Unfortunately I couldn't find any photos of the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Monorail in our photo archive for my previous blog post. However, I did see that we had a ride on the Pleasure Beach Express Miniature Railway back in 2008!

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Express Miniature Railway
One of the other trains at the Pleasure Beach Express station

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Express Miniature Railway
The train ride gives you a whistle-stop tour of the park

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Express Miniature Railway
A view of the monorail track running through the Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Express Miniature Railway
Into a tunnel on the Pleasure Beach Express

We first visited Blackpool together in April 2008 when we headed to the resort to compete in the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Open minigolf tournament on the park's new Adventure Golf course on the promenade. It was a brilliant trip with plenty of great memories. We returned the following year when I won the tournament!

Related blog posts:
- Blackpool Pleasure Beach 
- Miniature Railways

Link:
- Blackpool Pleasure Beach