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Shadows Of The Season - The story of the Star City Open
04 Dec 2017 at 21:37 | Posted in: Competition | Views: 134 | Comments: 0
Shadows Of The Season - The story of the Star City Open
Saturday: Iíve been stirring throughout the night, endlessly watching dunk compilations on YouTube hoping that I would eventually get tired of watching Shawn Kemp fly over Alton Lister. No, I can never tire of that. Itís going to be a long day as today, Iím up early for the closed training session at Star City in Birmingham, travelling via Leicester to pick up Ed. Weíre a Bob down due to illness, or maybe confusion of our game of Kisstory Bingo. Itís dark at this time of year, the majority of the first hour of the journey has no street lighting. It heightens the senses somewhat.


The course at Star City is open at 8 am, we arrive just after. I know on the tour that we are appreciative of the efforts to help us along the way and five hours without public intrusion is particularly. If Iím honest, I try to avoid any kind of busy period with the public around. Normally, groups of seven upwards is common (the record number in a pack I have seen is FOURTEEN Ė and they....

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First steps to a new level - The Story Of The Kent Open
13 Nov 2017 at 22:37 | Posted in: Competition | Views: 292 | Comments: 0
First steps to a new level - The Story Of The Kent Open
Saturday: I had been thinking about this weekend for the last fortnight, ever since my last round collapse in Nottingham. I slept terribly for five days after, all the time just thinking about how my mind took over the rest of my body. In between times, I had reached out to social media land in the hope someone had the answer. A number of people had suggested pills but thatís not how I want to deal with anxiety. There has got to be more. I set up a meeting via Skype with a friend who has in the past given me great advice so when they offered to help, I agreed. Albeit, a bit reluctantly at first but after an hour or so of getting my head unlocked, I had words that I could relate to in front of my eyes.


Fast forward to 5.27 am and Iím awake, staring at the ceiling, waiting for the 7 am alarm to go off. I wake up and listen to music. In a flash, Iíve packed the car and Iím on my way to Sidcup for the Kent Open. The drive down is wet but is a fine mist by the time I reach....

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Head To Hands - the story of the Midlands Open
30 Oct 2017 at 21:51 | Posted in: Competition | Views: 342 | Comments: 0
Head To Hands - the story of the Midlands Open
I thought about whether I wanted to produce this blog today. Since I started working for Minigolfnews fifteen months, Iíve had a large number of highs. Winning a title, a very successful World Crazy Golf Championships, two foreign trips. There have been lows and I have briefly touched upon those. In the spirit of cathartic healing, I will talk about what happened on Sunday. For sure, it wasnít all bad, for the most part, it was another great weekend away. Doing what I love. Minigolf.


Saturday: The season is Britain is winding down. We are plucky souls and in all honesty, it never stops, it just means we put more clothes on. Iím up around three hours before my alarm and struggle to get back to sleep. This weekend will be spent in the Midlands at the most northernmost port of call on the tour, Nottingham. When I do play here, it is normally expensive, with my car dying on the way to the course last year and my laptop and hard drive crashing just before I came up in....

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Lemon Meringue Pizza - the story of the Welsh Open
10 Oct 2017 at 21:16 | Posted in: Competition | Views: 323 | Comments: 0
Lemon Meringue Pizza - the story of the Welsh Open
Friday: For me, today is the longest mainland minigolf trip of the year. Having already been to Ireland and the Czech Republic, Iím off the Cardiff for the Welsh Open. Rather predictably, I am up before the alarm at 5.02 am, even after having a couple of beers at a pub quiz the night before. I want to try and get as far as I can before I hit any kind of hold up on the roads. I do alright and reach the Treetop Adventure Golf by 9.40 am, a full eighty minutes before the course opens. Not one for browsing the shops, I grab a sandwich and sit outside doing some stretching exercises. I must be impatient, I never limber up.


At 11 am, the shutter rolls up and this is my home for the weekend. The set up at Cardiff is worth the trip down alone and a grin breaks out on my face. I get to work. Having lost my 2016 notes on my old laptop, I discover some from the year before in a rough form. Within an hour, Iíve already changed seven of the holes and how to master them. During the....

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Lemon Meringue Pizza - the story of the Welsh Open
10 Oct 2017 at 21:11 | Posted in: Competition | Views: 188 | Comments: 0
Lemon Meringue Pizza - the story of the Welsh Open
Friday: For me, today is the longest mainland minigolf trip of the year. Having already been to Ireland and the Czech Republic, Iím off the Cardiff for the Welsh Open. Rather predictably, I am up before the alarm at 5.02 am, even after having a couple of beers at a pub quiz the night before. I want to try and get as far as I can before I hit any kind of hold up on the roads. I do alright and reach the Treetop Adventure Golf by 9.40 am, a full eighty minutes before the course opens. Not one for browsing the shops, I grab a sandwich and sit outside doing some stretching exercises. I must be impatient, I never limber up.


At 11 am, the shutter rolls up and this is my home for the weekend. The set up at Cardiff is worth the trip down alone and a grin breaks out on my face. I get to work. Having lost my 2016 notes on my old laptop, I discover some from the year before in a rough form. Within an hour, Iíve already changed seven of the holes and how to master them. During the....

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A brief history of the World Championships
23 Sep 2017 at 18:33 | Posted in: Competition | Views: 651 | Comments: 0
A brief history of the World Championships
Below is a list of the podium finishes from the World Championships, including the medallists from Nin.



1991, Oslo, Norway


Men
1 Rafael Nosberger (SUI)
2 Ivan Wijkstra (NED)
3 Jochen Sturm (GER)


Team
1 SUI
2 GER
3 SWE


Women
1 Miranda Graf (SUI)
2 Heike Listander (GER)
3 Linda Andersson (SWE)


Team
1 GER
2 SWE
3 SUI


1993, Askim, Sweden


Men
1 Andreas Winkel (GER)
2 Ales Vitek (CZE)
3 Jochen Sturm (GER)


Team
1 GER
2 AUT
3 SUI


Women
1 Alice Kobisch (GER)
2 Sabine Sauerwein (AUT)
3 Claudia Wiesenbauer (AUT)


Team
1 GER
2 AUT
3 SUI


1995, Hard, Austria


Men
1 Andreas Winkel (GER)
2 Michael Neuland (GER)
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A brief history of the WAGM
16 Sep 2017 at 11:38 | Posted in: General | Views: 499 | Comments: 0
A brief history of the WAGM
There have now been seven editions of the World Adventure Golf Masters, so with the most recent chapter from Croatia in the bag, lets have a look back at the previous results.



History of the World Adventure Golf Masters


13th and 14th May, 2011. Hastings, Great Britain.


M Stoeckle (GER) 207
S Kube (GER) 209
M Smith (GBR) 210
T Giebenhein (GER) 211
J Rutherford (GBR) 212
J Mittler (FIN) 213
O Klassen (GER) 215
M Chapman (GBR) 217
C Harding (GBR) 220
J McIver (GBR) 222
T Kelly (GBR) 222
S Thomas (GBR) 225
N Sandqvist (SWE) 225
N Chitty (GBR) 229
B Shepherd (GBR) 229
K Hein (GER) 230
S Homer (GBR) 232
R Gottfried (GBR) 234


Overall M Stoeckle (GER)
Men M Stoeckle (GER)
Women E Gottfried (GBR)
Senior Men C Harding (GBR)
Youth S Thomas (GBR)
Team Germany
....

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Tape Measure - The story of the Sussex Wasps Open
04 Sep 2017 at 22:21 | Posted in: Competition | Views: 476 | Comments: 0
Tape Measure - The story of the Sussex Wasps Open
Saturday: I havenít been well over the last day as I choose this time to get my annual bug. However, with a spot of self TLC, I wake up feeling much fresher. Not hugging the toilet is a bonus. This weekend brings my club, the Sussex Wasps, its first chance to host an Open. I chose my local course in Peterborough as I have a great relationship with the guys there. Theyíve looked after me since it opened in 2015. With it being a new course on the tour, it will bring a fresh set of challenges to everyone.

I get to Peterborough just after 9 am and start by brushing the course of small stones. The first to arrive is Jon Angel, the course designer and former British Champion. Jon will be playing his first event in nearly five years and he may be showing signs of getting back into playing some more. We try a few shots out before have a round. I choose this moment to beat the existing record with a 20 around the twelve hole set up. I have gone better here, just never witnessed.....

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Snakes In A Drain
22 Aug 2017 at 22:35 | Posted in: Competition | Views: 546 | Comments: 0
Snakes In A Drain
Saturday: Another early start, I wouldnít have it any other way. Having packed my bags the previous night, grated some cheese onto my beans on toast, Iím off to the last full weekend of the year with the British Mingolf Association. The Cambridgeshire and Essex Open today and the British Doubles tomorrow at Dunton Hills in West Horndon. My hopes for the weekend are high. In 2015, I finished second. In 2016, I finished second, again, but won my first event with the British Doubles. Itís fair to say this course holds a lot of good memories for me. Dunton Hills is like no other on the tour. Itís at least three times longer than what weíre used to with rough borders, deadly swings on putts and shots that once theyíre overhit, they are long gone. Itís a real thinking manís track. I love it.

I had dropped by five weeks earlier after the Worthing Open, as Dunton Hills is on the route back home. I hit a few shots and ate some lunch before heading off. I just wanted to check some....

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The Uncomfortable Homecoming - The story of the Worthing Open
17 Jul 2017 at 22:30 | Posted in: Competition | Views: 694 | Comments: 2
The Uncomfortable Homecoming - The story of the Worthing Open
Friday: So soon after a great weekend in Hastings for the British Open but a lacklustre performance, a chance to start rectifying things on the course comes in the shape of the Worthing Open, back down in the homelands. Already this year, this is the fifth tournament in Sussex. I can understand why some people see the tour as a south east based affair. The truth is that many that play the tour are from the south east. I was once but will always do my best to support it, wherever the putting may occur. I late missed an event back in November 2014, the day I moved house to East Anglia.

I escape work an hour early and setting off at 4.35 pm, Iíve got half a chance of getting a few beers in. The M25 has other ideas as it is closed for several hours on the approach to the Dartford Crossing. The other way round is twenty miles longer and concertinaing. It takes me four hours, giving me a chance to eye up the other drivers while sat in my aluminium box, listening to dance music.....

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English Women Are Scary - The story of the British Open Part II
11 Jul 2017 at 22:20 | Posted in: Competition | Views: 452 | Comments: 0
English Women Are Scary - The story of the British Open Part II
Saturday: Iím woken by Edís alarm, although he is already awake. I do what I do always first thing in the morning and check the news. Itís sad today as Bradley Lowery has succumbed to neuroblastoma, which puts many things in the perspective. I also remember that last night, I made a bet with Pauli regarding the winning average, I have 28.6 or higher. He has lower. It could be close. Myself and Ed have left for the course via Greggs by 7.30 am and he starts to learn the course in daylight. Iím joined by one of my newest team mates, Martin Relf, who is using minigolf balls for the first time today. It will be a steep learning curve, it always is.

With a couple of late entries, weíre up to thirty seven putters from Britain and around Europe. The weather is slightly overcast but isnít expected to be for too long. My playing partners for day one are Martin along with Rocky Bullin. As 10.32 am rolls around, the sun graces us and Iím underway. For some reason, mentally, Iím just....

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The Poorly Pooch - Story of the British Open Part I
10 Jul 2017 at 23:08 | Posted in: Competition | Views: 466 | Comments: 0
The Poorly Pooch - Story of the British Open Part I
Tuesday: As weíre quiet at work and I can only push a broom around a yard for so long, the boss kindly agrees to let me go two hours early, meaning I can make a good start against the rush hour traffic. Today marks the start of my fourth go at the British Open, which will be played on the Pirate Course at Hastings. I am keen to get back to the town of the best result of my career, the runners up spot in the World Crazies but first, I am once again going to take in the hospitality of Andy Exall, around 30 miles from Hastings. I come bearing gifts, a packet of bacon and some homemade bacon infused vodka in an unmarked soda stream bottle.

We sit down talking about the Czech Republic while watching the end of stage in the Tour de France where Peter Sagan gets disqualified for elbowing Mark Cavendish. Our choice of film is Train To Busan, a Korean zombie movie, which is fantastic, far better than the choice for last month, The Great Wall. Although I have the chance to have a....

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Dropped My Sausage: The story of the Czech Masters.
20 Jun 2017 at 23:13 | Posted in: General | Views: 648 | Comments: 0
Dropped My Sausage: The story of the Czech Masters.
Thursday: Still living in the glorious shadow from last weekend, part two of my minigolf odyssey for 2017 was about to begin. Today, Iím on an early morning flight to Prague for the Czech Masters. My bag has been where I left it on Sunday night, just the clothes were laundered now and the balls packed. With some juggling around, I am just a fraction under the weight limit if I wear the heavier items. The sun is up as I get in the car at 4.30 am, my excitement is overcoming tiredness. Around about ten minutes from the airport, I discover that I havenít packed my glasses. Iím too far from home to turn around and get them. Furious with myself.


The flight is on time and I am met at arrivals by the Vlcekís, Daniel and Jitka, who have volunteered to pick up all overseas travellers to the event. An exceptional gesture which massively helps. Daniel taps me on my shoulder and we greet each other warmly. I first met Daniel and Jitka back in 2014, when they invited everyone to....

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Tales and ales at the seaside: Green beer
13 Jun 2017 at 22:48 | Posted in: Competition | Views: 911 | Comments: 0
Tales and ales at the seaside: Green beer
Saturday: I immediately put the television on at 6.30 am. Despite barely being able to open our eyes, the sports news appears and weíre about to witness Mike Bushellís piece from Thursday morning. Through the football, rugby union, tennis, motor racing, we wait. And wait. AndÖ it never happens. Weíve been shelved because the British public voted for a hung parliament and the BBC have put us on the back burner to sit outside 10 Downing Street all day. Tinpot. Well, I suppose we better play a World Championships.


The weather has changed for the better. Today, we have a cloudless sky and no wind, completely different to what we have trained in. I concentrate on getting the pace right on the front nine as they are ones which are exposed to the elements. It all goes well so I spend the last fifteen minutes or so going around my team mates to check if they have any issues. Ed helpfully gets me the line on the short 16th. It had been troubling me all week and I finally....

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Tales and ales at the seaside: The story of the WCGC.
12 Jun 2017 at 19:10 | Posted in: Competition | Views: 991 | Comments: 0
Tales and ales at the seaside: The story of the WCGC.
Tuesday: Itís here again. The build up for the World Crazy Golf Championships is like no other minigolf tournament in the British Isles. As soon as the last tournament in Margate was over five weeks ago, I get my mind set for this. It isnít just the event, itís everything on and off the course. It is my favourite weekend of the year, bar none.



I finish work and throw my clothes in the general direction of the washing machine, thinking that the woodland animals will deal with it like in Mary Poppins. My bags are already in the car and have been for a couple of days. Iím heading south towards Crowborough, the home of one of my best friends on the tour Andy Exall. For a nightís board, Andy simply asks for a packet of bacon and I oblige. He has made a bacon pasta tonight, containing no less than FOURTEEN rashers of pig. We settle down to watch ĎThe Great Wallí, which wasnít exactly the historical re-enactment that I hoped for. And with that, itís bed, dreaming of....

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Ales Of The Unexpected: The story of the British Championships
08 May 2017 at 19:23 | Posted in: Personal | Views: 1517 | Comments: 0
Ales Of The Unexpected: The story of the British Championships
Friday: Here we are, the first major of the British calendar, the first rush to make it to a course through the roadways of the south east. It's a little before 6 am and I'm packed for the jolly boys outing to Margate, home to the Turner Contemporary Arts Centre, Kiss Me Quick hats and one of Chas and Dave's more famous hits. It is also the birthplace of the micropub and the biggest challenge on the BMGA tour, Strokes Adventure Golf. My plan to avoid rush hour seems to have been everyone else's idea too as I hit the M25 north east of London, facing a wall of brake lights. I have my laptop for company as my new car stereo is being fitted on Monday. As well as the training day, it is also pay day too so I decide to treat myself to another pair of trainers which are uneasy on the eye.


I'm the first to arrive at the course, greeted by Matt Wood, owner of Strokes and designer of some of the beasts that await. It is beautiful here, despite the overcast atmosphere.....

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Just here for the Chutneys - The story of the British Club Champs
25 Apr 2017 at 18:39 | Posted in: Personal | Views: 1326 | Comments: 0
Just here for the Chutneys - The story of the British Club Champs
Sunday: Urgh! Itís 5 AM and I am wishing for a lot of things. A few more hours in bed. A shorter journey time. Breakfast in bed. I know none of this is going to happen as I run down the stairs to put the kettle on. ďDo you want a cuppa, mateĒ, I say in a raised voice to my house guest and team mate, Ed Pope, who has spent the night in the spare room. Luckily, heís awake and everything is on track for my third assault on the British Club Championships at the beautiful setting of Wroxham Barns, in Nelsonís county. My club is the Sussex Wasps, which I formed at a restaurant in Birmingham back in 2014.


The SatNav says it will be just over two hours to Wroxham but I know the winding roads of the Broads and we arrive just 7 AM, having knocked around half an hour off that time. As we pull into the car park, we see one solitary vehicle containing an equally keen Wasp, Charlie Dart. Over the past year, we have lost a few members to other clubs and as a result, can only muster....

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Are we there yet? The story of the British Masters
11 Apr 2017 at 22:50 | Posted in: General | Views: 1383 | Comments: 0
Are we there yet? The story of the British Masters
Friday: ďIs there a service stop nearby, I really need to go?Ē My passenger, to protect his identity, letís call him ĎSaddamí, is busting, after downing three pints in Huntingdon, waiting for me to finish work. ďAbout twenty miles, mate,Ē I reply. ďOK, donít make me laugh and get there quick.Ē We reach Birchanger Services and ĎSaddamí makes a quick march, complaining about the toilets being situated at the other end of the building. From there, we continue on our way to Worthing, familiar territory for me as it was once my hometown, and for the British Minigolf Association as the course at Splash Point has become the regular home of the Masters, one of the biggest challenges on the tour.

We reach Worthing around 8.30 pm and I deposit ĎSaddamí safely at his hotel on the seafront. Next stop is the neighbouring village of Lancing for my base for the weekend. My parents. Iím greeted lovingly by the dog, by my mum with food and my dad with a beer. I rush to get my laptop out....

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Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Open: Tombola
14 Mar 2017 at 22:44 | Posted in: Competition | Views: 1410 | Comments: 0
Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Open: Tombola
Sunday: Is this all worth it? The alarm launching into a tirade on the ears at 5 am and with the threat of rain throughout the day on the south coast, do I really need this today? I am lacking sleep and still trying to get the problems of the now 'old' laptop sorted. I wash and get dressed in my traditional colours of yellow and black. Two slices of toast and half a cup of tea and I am on the road, the first of 342 miles. I have a diversion to make today, picking up my vice captain Derek from West Sussex. We have an hour driving down to Hastings, talking about the four months since we last met up at the Kent Open and explaining why I have so much eighties music in the car (because Adrian Amey's breaks into a sweat if I don't).

Today's competition is the Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Open played over the three courses on the seafornt. It is Britain's longest running club event, which was first held in 2001. Mark Spry, John McIver, Tim Davies, Trevor Exall, Andy Exall, Marc....

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English Open: Too much drama for me today
09 Mar 2017 at 07:11 | Posted in: Competition | Views: 1393 | Comments: 0
Saturday: The last 48 hours have been dreadful for me. My laptop and external hard drive both managed to crash on the same day, I'm down just over £300 shelling out for a new laptop and it's rained for most of it. I attempted an early night but found myself still very awake at 2 am chatting to Jon in the US about the last two days. My alarm is due to go off around 5.15 am to head for practice in Nottingham, travelling via Leicester to pick up Ed. Bad things always happen before going to Nottingham. Last year, my car blew up on me on the way. Now, the computer. What will happen next year?

The plan is to have a full on day of sport, something to take my mind off of my problems. I pick Ed up around 7.15 am, we're both surprisingly sprightly, especially when I produce the Top Of The Pops '90-'94 triple CD set. The drive up is spent catching up on the last three months since we last saw each other in Birmingham for the Star City Open. We arrive at the course to be greeted by....

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Dublin Part Two - The Edible Doctor
25 Feb 2017 at 00:07 | Posted in: General | Views: 1339 | Comments: 0
Dublin Part Two - The Edible Doctor
Saturday: Competition time has arrived. Weíre gradually getting up earlier as the week goes on. Once again, despite a large number of people being on the same floor, we have absolutely no problem in bagging the three shower cubicles. We manage to grab some breakfast and wolf it down as we want to get there as early as possible and we have at least thirty minutes of travelling time before reaching Dundrum. Itís surprisingly mild for the middle of February, I almost feel a bit overdressed for the occasion. The talk of the build up to the event was about one person. Dr Edible Rice. Someone has entered the competition under this name and weíre assured that they are taking part. Dr Rice was due to be in Adrian Ameyís group and the jokes had been relentless since we arrived. As 10 am approached, Dr Edible Rice failed to materialise and we were as a collective, disappointed. We so wanted to believe.

I practice very well, scoring a 24 and striking the ball beautifully, before....

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Sheila's Take On Dublin - Part One
22 Feb 2017 at 21:38 | Posted in: General | Views: 1104 | Comments: 0
Sheila
Thursday: This tale goes back a few months, to the dark days of the finishing of the minigolf season. The not knowing when the next event will be. It feels like an emotional disorder to have your social calendar empty. Hell, I might even have to meet other people that donít wield putters. However, at the back end of the 2016, we were given an early gift. Dublin and the very first Irish Minigolf Open. Just take my money, Iím up for this. Immediately, I start looking into making the trip as affordable as possible and give people a deadline of a week to see if they are as frugal as me. And from this, my road trip buddies will be father and son duo, Tony and Adam Kelly.

Itís 5.45 am, I have been awake since 3 am. I abandon my car on an estate in Stansted Mountfitchet, a sleepy backdrop to din of the local airport. The Kellyís arrive shortly after 6 am and within two minutes, we already have one of the moments of the holiday. Tony pulls the car up wondering why the seatbelt....

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Sheila's Take On Dublin - Part One
22 Feb 2017 at 21:35 | Posted in: Personal | Views: 828 | Comments: 0
Thursday: This tale goes back a few months, to the dark days of the finishing of the minigolf season. The not knowing when the next event will be. It feels like an emotional disorder to have your social calendar empty. Hell, I might even have to meet other people that donít wield putters. However, at the back end of the 2016, we were given an early gift. Dublin and the very first Irish Minigolf Open. Just take my money, Iím up for this. Immediately, I start looking into making the trip as affordable as possible and give people a deadline of a week to see if they are as frugal as me. And from this, my road trip buddies will be father and son duo, Tony and Adam Kelly.

Itís 5.45 am, I have been awake since 3 am. I abandon my car on an estate in Stansted Mountfitchet, a sleepy backdrop to din of the local airport. The Kellyís arrive shortly after 6 am and within two minutes, we already have one of the moments of the holiday. Tony pulls the car up wondering why the seatbelt....

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The Cup Cake Classic
11 Jan 2017 at 20:55 | Posted in: Personal | Views: 1618 | Comments: 0
The Cup Cake Classic
Sunday 8th January: *BEEP BEEP BEEP* These are the first noises I should have heard at 5.45 am as the alarm went off for the start of the 2017 minigolf season, my fifth as a tour pro. However, my head had other ideas and I was wide awake at 3.10 am, probably from the anticipation of a 285 mile round trip to Hastings for the Cup Cake Classic. I feel ready. I have picked up the putter just once in the last five weeks and I feel energised, despite the lack of sleep.

I make a minor detour on the way down to pick up serial minigolf tourist and fan of everything from the 1980's, Adrian Amey. Chatter extends about as far as Mike Reid's Pop Quiz and hasn't Steve Norman from Spandau Ballet weathered well. At that time in the morning, the traffic is behaving itself and we hit minigolf mecca shortly after 9 am. As we walk along the seafront, I see a familiar face in Martin Relf, my playing partner from day one of the 2016 World Crazy Golf Championships. He greets us with a smile....

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Sundown on 2016 in Star City
06 Dec 2016 at 21:37 | Posted in: Personal | Views: 2237 | Comments: 0
Sundown on 2016 in Star City
Tuesday 22nd November - Due to a rare spot of inclement weather with one of these named storm things, I'm given the day off along with the rest of my colleagues. Rather than have a duvet day, I decide to get a few hours under my belt at Star City in Birmingham. There have been several rumours doing the rounds that the course is radically different from last December. I'm keen to get a head start on my opponents so I don't tell anyone I'm going, why waste a good getting to know you session by talking to people!

Conditions are ideal, the course is empty and will be for several hours. A quick glimpse around shows almost all of the 'sheep hides' (the rough) have gone and around half of the orbs on hole eight, which had previously looked like an accident on a Newton's Cradle. Yes, there are differences, mainly in the felt on about half a dozen holes being relaid and playing slow but overall, the lines are similar. After five hours, I call it a day, posting a few reasonable....

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The Kent Open - a players guide
16 Nov 2016 at 22:21 | Posted in: General | Views: 2265 | Comments: 0
The Kent Open - a players guide
Throughout the tour, British pro Steve Lovell gives an inside look on the wonderfully colourful events that make up the British Minigolf Association.

Friday: After arriving home from work and performing my usual routine stripping of my clothes on the way up to the bathroom, I feel I've earned a night out before another enthralling weekend of minigolf in Sidcup, at the newly named Mr Mulligan's Dino Golf. After all, they famously dug up skeletal remains of the Stegosaurus clutching a putter and a Nifo 2... I jest. The plan is to cook but I pick up a curry and a pint instead. This makes me sleepy but I find the stamina to watch England defeat the Scottish at football, which means tour journeyman Freddie Blackburn-Shaw will go into hiding. I become very tired by 10 pm and so, it being a Friday night where I should be out having ale and getting turned down by women, a shot of sensibility strikes and I go to bed.

Saturday: Up early and I fling the curtains....

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 01 Jan 2018 (1 day)

Frostbite Open


 06 Jan 2018 (1 day)

Minigolf Tour 17 - Final Stage


 06 Jan 2018 (2 days)

Einladung zum 24 Stunden M&G Marathon


 21 Jan 2018 (1 day)

XXII Trofeo Nissan Night Marathon in Vedano al Lambro


 19 May 2018 (2 days)

XXII Tournament Palheiros da Costa Nova


 25 May 2018 (2 days)

Open European Deaf Minigolf Championships


 01 Sep 2018 (2 days)

Swedish Adventure Golf Masters





LATEST RESULTS   More »

 09 Dec 2017

IHM

 03 Dec 2017

Star City Open

 25 Nov 2017

EUREGIO-TROPHY

 18 Nov 2017

24 hour marathon Asarums BGK

 18 Nov 2017

NZMGF pro league - round 8

 12 Nov 2017

Australian mini golf tournament

 04 Nov 2017

30 Stunden-Marathon




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