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New year but the same old League - Finnish Winter League continued!


Finland 22 Jan 2017 at 17:05 | Published by: Ida | Views: 12657 | News search

New year but the same old League - Finnish Winter League continued!
Miko Tuominen, Eetu Ikola and Aapo Siurola (Manse)  (Photo by Ida Hiltunen )

On January 7th, 41 players competed in Rahola in the next round of the Finnish Winter League. The new minigolf year got the very best start!

The one who started the overall competition fastest was last time's top woman Sandra Walker, SMGK, with a 21 and 20 in the first two rounds! Starting so strong might however lead to a little meltdown in last rounds. After the safe and stable start, Manse players Eetu Ikola and Jukka Reunavuori began to improve their playing and overtook Walker. The old hand Jukka Reunavuori held on his steady performance and won the first competition of the year by five shots! In recent years Eetu Ikola has suffeerd a bit from inconsistent play. This time it happened only twice in last round but unfortunately, that was enough to drop him to the sixth place. Markku Sillman, Manse RG, was placed second after great ending where the magical 18 was more than near - the last lane, Pipe, decided not to share good luck and threw the ball over the hole. The result was still quite nice 19!

"It felt great to play today. Winning in Rahola is not an everyday thing although I've been often near to the top. I felt relaxed and confident all day long. Weak moments stayed away and even the famous little margins were favourable, especially in the last round. Thank you again to all nice players!" said the winner Jukka Reunavuori.

The battle for third place continued to the sudden death which was between talented young Aapo Siurola, Manse, last time's winner Aki Sillman, Kungälvs BGK, and Riku "The Business" Pennanen, TuRGS. First lane, Pyramids, was passed without problems. On the second lane, Diablo, happened something not so typical: Sillman started with a miss and got two and after this, he took his club and balls and left the course indignantly though the replay was completely unfinished! It was Pennanen's turn and unexpectedly he scored three. Siurola got also two and so it was Sillman's time to humbly pick up the club and return to the game. The duo Siurola-Sillman continued for a good while. Next miss happened as late as on the lane number 9, Dubble hill, when Siurola's shot scratched the hole. Sillman used his chance and aced the lane taking the replay win and the third place on the competition. Aapo Siurola ranked fourth and Riku Pennanen was fifth. E1-class' top 6 was expectedly the top 6 also in overall competition.

At some point it was pretty close that the class E2 would have been dominated by MG-Aces players once again. However, Jari Haapanen, TuRGS, came and showed his skills and took the win from the redshirts with six shots! In the second round Haapanen was really close to score historical 18 but the last lane wasn't favourable to Haapanen either. So, Club 18's membership is still waiting for Haapanen. Three MG-Aces players where neck and neck when it was time for last round's last lane - Juha-Petri Kujansuu led with one shot and was followed by Tero Vaahtio and Kari Kivimäki. Vaahtio got one, Kujansuu and Kivimäki both two. Kivimäki was placed fourth while his teammates started the sudden death. Lane 2 turned out to be fateful to Vaahtio and Kujansuu celebrated the second place.

Right from the Christmas holidays couple Smeds from Norrvalla Minigolf returned to E3's top 2. This time it was Kenth Smeds who narrowly took the victory over Carina Smeds. Juha Suomela, TaRGS, played also red average and completed the podium.

The team competition was all about Manse1's superiority. With stunning 27 shots Manse1 won the SMGK. The third team was TuRGS this time. After three events, Manse1 stays on top of the leaderboard, with SMGK in second and MG-Aces in third.

Thank you to Ida Hiltunen for this article.

» Overall competition
» Team competition
» League table after three events

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Ireland's 1st Minigolf Open to Take Place at Rainforest Adventure Golf

Ireland 19 Jan 2017 at 14:27 | views: 12688 | Comments: 0

Leinster and Irish Rugby International, Sean Cronin, officially launched the inaugural Irish Minigolf Open today at Rainforest Adventure Golf in Dundrum. The Irish Minigolf Open is set to take place on Saturday February 18th and Sunday February 19th in Rainforest ...
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National School Minigolf Championship to be held in India

National School Minigolf Championship to be held in India

India 15 Jan 2017 at 21:24 | views: 13353 | Comments: 0

Maharashtra, India - The National School Minigolf Championship is being held from January 17 - 20, 2017 at Sandip Polytechnic University. Prior to this event the State School Minigolf Championships is being held January 13 - 15, 2017 at the same location. The ...
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Shh...Library Minigolf - Part 2

United States of America 12 Jan 2017 at 17:10 | views: 14393 | Comments: 0

In Part 1 of this series, we started our look at a growing trend of libraries using miniature golf as a fundraising tool. Since that first article went out we've gathered information on many more of these events, all within the United States at this time. In the ...
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Interview with Ed Pope - Novice World Crazy Golf Champ

Interview with Ed Pope - Novice World Crazy Golf Champ

United Kingdom 09 Jan 2017 at 01:38 | views: 15946 | Comments: 0

HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKE TO BE A NOVICE WORLD CRAZY GOLF CHAMPION? Minigolfnews.com reporter Steve Lovell spoke to the 2016 novice champion, Ed Pope, to find out what it was like. Steve: You’ve been playing on the pro tour for just over two years and ...
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