WMF board meeting 8-10 October 2010
19 Nov 2010 at 19:16 | Published by: JJM | Views: 4879 | News search
WMF has published a memorandum of its board meeting on 8-10 October 2010 in Bern, Switzerland.
WMF board decided to support the idea of having two minigolf champions each year (strokeplay and matchplay). WMF board recommends that the Technical Committee will modify the tournament modus of international championships with this change in mind.
Brazil and South Africa are deleted from the list of WMF interested nations, because there has been no minigolf competition activity in these countries.
WMF Americas Championships 2010 has to be cancelled, because the negotiations with USPMGA (the traditional organizer of WMF Americas Championships, with the US Masters holding this status every second year) is unwilling to use the full official competition rules of WMF. WMF has tolerated this in the past years, but now wants to find an organizer that would use the full official WMF competition rules.
WMF is trying to get minigolf included in some international multi-sport event. Minigolf was included in World Games 1989 (Karlsruhe, Germany), but since then the World Games Association, nowadays known as SportAccord, has not approved minigolf as a sport sufficiently international and global. The problem is that minigolf is heavily concentrated in Europe, with little activity on other continents.
WMF wishes to organize World Adventure Golf Masters 2011 in Great Britain. In 2012 WMF plans to organize a global series of adventure golf tournaments, which seems to be the form of minigolf that can attract new countries more easily than other forms of minigolf.» memorandum of WMF board meeting 8-10 October 2010