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The First African Minigolf Summit took place in Kisumu, Kenya


Kenya 18 Oct 2016 at 13:36 | Published by: PatPenguin | Views: 15804 | News search

The First African Minigolf Summit took place in Kisumu, Kenya
Participants of the African Minigolf Summit  (Photo by )

The National Kenyan Minigolf Federation hosted the first African Minigolf Summit in Kisumu from September 16th-18th, 2016 with participants from Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania. The Summit was a great success with Statutes of African Minigolf Sport Federation established and an election of a full board. The board will be led by Wycliffe Ngoya (Kenya) as President and Talal Fattal (Ghana) as Secretary General.

Grass-roots projects for minigolf development and individual adaption for different countries were discussed widely and with great interest. The World Minigolf Federation (WMF), supporting the Olympic movement and importance of social responsibility for a better world, offered its support for national projects and education programs for kids, players, coaches and referees.

Social projects for Democratic Republic of the Congo (peace) and Kenya (youth communication center) have been initiated. The first African Minigolf Resort was discussed to be built up on the area of a private school close to Kisumu, where minigolf would be integrated in the official school sport. Alice Kobisch, Minigolf Ambassador and former World Champion, promoted the Minigolf-Kids foundation at the Summit. The Minigolf-Kids foundation was co-founded by her and the current WMF President, who was also in attendance.

These projects have been discussed with the United Nations, represented by Dana Podmolikova who represents the Sport and Urban Development at the UN-Habitat Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Minigolf is a perfect tool for social programs based on its small space requirements, physical activity base, fun through games, and its extremely communicative character.

On his way home, WMF President Gerhard Zimmermann took the opportunity to discuss a global WMF marketing strategy with an experienced company in Nairobi that specializes in sports development and sports marketing.

Minigolf on the African Continent needs your help for a kick-off as a tool to bring visibility and help solve existing problems through sport (e.g. help for better quality of drinking water, reduce existing health problems of kids). Your donation to support these minigolf projects in Africa, through the Minigolf-Kids foundation, is very much appreciated. Small amounts of money are very welcome and will also make a difference. To donate directly, please transfer the money to the account of “Förderstiftung Minigolf-Kids”, IBAN: DE16 7705 0000 0000 0067 67, BIC: BYLADEM1SKB headword „Africa“.

The city of Accra, Ghana is scheduled to host the second African Minigolf Summit in 2017, with the first African Championships following in 2018. The African Minigolf Sport Federation is working to host 15 participating countries for both events.

The World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF) is the umbrella organization of 62 Minigolf sports associations worldwide with continental associations in Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. There are more than 38,000 competitive minigolf players registered with the WMF via the 62 member nations, with 900-plus clubs between them. Over 1,000 courses are approved for official competitions and over 1,500 minigolf tournaments are held each year.

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Junior Minigolf Masters in Prague - A Huge Event!

Czech Republic 16 Oct 2016 at 14:38 | views: 16080 | Comments: 0

Let the Putting Begin! In an attempt to bring students to the sport of minigolf, the Minigolf Butovice course in Prague is working on organizing the largest minigolf tournament ever. Starting the first week of October and running until January 2017, students ...
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Yokohama hosts 2016 Open Asian Minigolf Championships

Yokohama hosts 2016 Open Asian Minigolf Championships

Japan 12 Oct 2016 at 13:47 | views: 16310 | Comments: 0

The Open Asian Minigolf Championships were held in Yokohama, Japan during the weekend of October 8 through 10. The event is promoted by the Asia Minigolf Sport Federation (AMF) and has two categories of competition - one for those who are AMF members (the Asian ...
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Miniature Golf as Art - Part 3

United States of America 10 Oct 2016 at 14:48 | views: 22140 | Comments: 0

We’ve gone a couple articles about artistic miniature golf now without diving into a location where you’d actually expect to see art - a museum! This year two major museums featured miniature golf installations - Walker Art Center (the Walker) in Minneapolis ...
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Interview with Michael Smith

Interview with Michael Smith

United Kingdom 03 Oct 2016 at 14:34 | views: 20913 | Comments: 0

Editor's Note: We collaborated with Steve Lovell to interview Michael Smith of the BMGA given his amazing success both this year and over his career. The following is the result. It's a bit lengthy but we think you'll agree it's well worth the read. In the ...
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