Friday, June 04, 2021
We spotted this golf putting set-up at Style Carpets in Cleveleys on our recent trip to the seaside town.
Labels: carpet, Carpet Golf, Carpet Shop, Cleveleys, Golf, Marketing, minigolf marketing, Promotion, Putting, Style Carpets
Today is National Cheese Day!
Did you know there's a minigolf obstacle called Käse? It can be found on Eternit Miniature Golf courses.
|The Käse obstacle on the Kelsey Park Mini Golf course in Beckenham|
The official name of the obstacle / lane is "Schrager kreis mit hindernis" (Oblique circle with obstacle). Sometimes the obstacle is "schrager kreis mit niere" (oblique circle with kidney).
Miniaturegolf / Miniaturgolf courses (also known as Eternit / Eternite) are a type of course made using a thin concrete material. Courses consist of 18 holes made from a selection of 28 standardised designs.
Checking in the Overview for Beginners to Miniaturgolf booklet, the Käse obstacle is "erstaunlicherweise eher im norden verbreitet" (surprisingly more common in the north of Germany).
We don't have too many Eternit Miniature Golf courses here in the UK and some of those that do exist have been modified over the years.
|Miniature Golf course at Cae Glas Park in Oswestry|
We have played two Schrager kreis mit hindernis holes where the obstacle was Käse. One was at Cae Glas Park in Oswestry, Shropshire, the other was in Kelsey Park in Beckenham, Greater London.
|Miniature Golf course at Kelsey Park in Beckenham|
Location: United Kingdom
Thursday, June 03, 2021
I've been writing about minigolf during the time of coronavirus and sharing examples of Covid-19 and social distancing signage and measures I've seen during the pandemic.
Last month we swung by the new Fairhaven Lake Adventure Golf course in Lytham St Annes while on a trip to the Fylde coast.
Labels: Adventure Golf, covid-19, Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, Fairhaven Lake, Greenspan, Lytham St Annes, Minigolf in the time of Coronavirus, New course, Not Played, pandemic, Revisit, Social distancing
A look at the Crazy Golf course at Marine Gardens in Fleetwood.
We had a walk round the 18-hole Crazy Golf course at Marine Gardens in Fleetwood on our recent return trip to the seaside town.
We first visited the layout on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour back in 2012.
|Pitch & Putt at Marine Gardens in Fleetwood|
|The line used to run around the Pitch & Putt course|
|Where the line ends|
|You can still see a miniature railway tunnel on the perimeter of the Pitch & Putt course|
Labels: closed, Closed Course, Crazy Golf, Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, Fleetwood, Lancashire, Not Open, Not Played, Revisit, Wyre
Location: The Esplanade, Fleetwood FY7 6HF, UK
I spotted this pandemic-themed sign on a chip cone mascot at Tommy's fish & chip shop in Middleton, Rochdale earlier this week.
Labels: Chips, coronavirus, face covering, face mask, facemask, Fish & Chips, funny, Mascot, Middleton, pandemic, Rochdale, Sign
Playing Puttstars Mini Golf at Rochdale Riverside.
We played our first games of indoor minigolf since last August when we swung by Puttstars Mini Golf at Rochdale Riverside yesterday evening.
We played two of the three 9-hole courses at the venue, with Pinball becoming the 545th course we've played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and the Zig Zag layout number 546 since 2006.
The scoring system differs to other minigolf courses and your strokes add up to points - with bonus points given depending on whether you play a 'joker' during your round. I won on one course and Emily got the win on the other. There are no paper scorecards, print outs or results sent to you after your round so you better be quick and take a photo of the screen at the end of your game!
Visit the Puttstars website for more information, opening times and prices.
We've now been to a total of 958 miniature golf courses on our travels. When our adventures began in 2006 there were around 600 courses in the UK, with just two of those indoors. There are now more than 1,000 courses in total and more than 100 of those are indoor locations, with more new courses opening all the time.
Labels: Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, Greater Manchester, Indoor Mini Golf, Mini Golf, Minigolf, Minigolf in the time of Coronavirus, Puttstars, Rochdale
A visit to the Springfield Park Model Railway in Rochdale.
We're big fans of miniature railways but until very recently never knew there was one at Springfield Park in Rochdale!
Visit the Rochdale Society of Model & Experimental Engineers (RSMEE) website for more information and running times of the railway.
Labels: Greater Manchester, Miniature Railway, model railway, Park, Railway, Rochdale, Springfield Park, trains
We spotted this advert for the Dino Islands Adventure Golf course at Sandham Gardens in Sandown Bay on the Isle of Wight at the Red Funnel Ferry Terminal in Southampton.
We're yet to play the Dino Islands Adventure Golf course at Sandham Gardens on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, but did play the course that was on the same spot before it.
Visit the Dino Islands Adventure Golf website for more information.
Labels: Adventure Golf, Advertising, Dino Golf, Dino Islands, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Marketing, minigolf marketing, Sandham Gardens, Sandown, Southampton
Location: Southampton, UK
Wednesday, June 02, 2021
A look at the Pitch & Putt miniature golf course at Marine Gardens in Fleetwood.
We took a look at the Pitch & Putt course at Marine Gardens on our recent trip to the seaside town.
|The Marine Gardens Crazy Golf course and part of the old miniature railway line|
There also used to be a Crazy Golf course a stone's throw away at Marine Hall Gardens. We played that course in 2009. Sadly it was removed in 2012.
|Marine Hall Gardens in Fleetwood|
Labels: closed, Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, Fleetwood, Lancashire, Not Open, Not Played, Pitch & Putt, Pitch and Putt, Pitch Putt, Revisit, Wyre
Location: The Esplanade, Fleetwood FY7 6HF, UK
Location: 67 71Promenade, Blackpool FY1 5AA, UK