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France  Jeeb

13 Dec 2018 at 04:13

Hi Pat! Thanks for your answer. Yes, I saw both websites already, and I also already contacted Urban Crazy. Maybe I'm wrong but their products...

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United States of America  PatPenguin

02 Aug 2019 at 16:18

Great stuff. Been wonderful to see minigolf used in various different ways to help under-represented sections of the community.

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If miniature golf was to be in the Olympics, which style of course would you like to see played?


- Miniaturegolf

- Concrete

- Swedish Felt

- MOS (Adventure Golf)

- Combination of 2 Styles

- Combination of 3 Styles

- Why not all 4?


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Interview with Ondřej Škaloud (WMF Youth Re-Post)


Czech Republic 19 Mar 2018 at 13:39 | Published by: PatPenguin | Views: 2699 | News search

Interview with Ondřej Škaloud  (WMF Youth Re-Post)
Ondřej Škaloud  (Photo by WMF Youth FB Page)

In part 3 our series of re-posts of the youth interviews from the WMF Youth Facebook page, we have an interview with Ondřej Škaloud from the Czech Republic. He was a double silver medalist in the 2017 World Championships and knows how to bring emotion to the course! In case you missed the second in the series, you can catch it here. The following interview can also be found here.

Club: MGC Olomouc (First 15 years in GC 85 Rakovník)
Birth year: 1998

Q1: How and when did you start to play Minigolf?

OS: I started to play minigolf when I was 4 years old in 2002 when my brother Vít Škaloud won the public tournament in Rakovník. I played there as well, ended as the last one, but still received a trophy for the youngest competitor. Since then my whole family, including me, grew a passion for minigolf. I played my first international tournament in 2012, two years after the end of my brother's career (he stopped playing in 2010 after YWC in Sochi).

Q2: Tell us some more about the club you first represented. What have they meant for you?

OS: My first step was logical - I became part of a team from GC 85 Rakovník (I also lived there at that time) and I owe them a lot for my whole childhood which was really full of the minigolf experience. They helped me a lot to grow as a person and as a player and therefore I was really sad when I left them this year for MGC Olomouc.

Q3: What is your favourite ball?

OS: My favourite ball is Deutschmann 85 (slower silver edition) which is really the most beautiful ball in the world and I take care of it like it is my baby.

Q4: What surface do you prefer the most?

OS: I consider miniature as my favourite because it was the most common for me during the first minigolf years and since I do not prefer to play faster shots. Until I became the best player on felt during the WC in Zaton, felt used to be my least favourite. But there is a realistic chance that I will grow more positive attitude to felt in future after all.

Q4: Have you ever had a role model you looked up to during your early years? Maybe this person still is an inspiration for you today?

OS: I did not look up to some ideal players until I was 10 years old but since I started to play with my brother, he was the first one I had great respect for. I also consider as the most admirable person to be Walter Erlbruch who devoted his whole life to minigolf. His minigolf thinking as well as his top minigolf career is really wonderful. He is the greatest player ever for me.

Q5: What is your biggest merit within Minigolf? (Doesn’t need to be related to competition)

OS: I hope the biggest merit will be in my minigolf future.

Q6: What is your best/strongest memory from your years being a youth player?

OS: My greatest and most valuable memory comes from the last team round on YEC in Ostrava 2015 when I was finishing my round on 18 knowing about our team gold medal. My teammates were waiting for my last shot and then to share such a happy experience with 6 other players was just amazing. I really like to recall these feelings but still cannot leave individual achievements on YWC, YEC and all the medals reached while playing in general class behind. Especially the silver medal from last year - the battle with Walter Erlbruch and then Fredrik Persson will stay in my memory forever. I would like to end by mentioning one more moment when I actually did not have to play, but I could only watch when Alena Doleželová won the silver medal on YEC in Askim. It is probably the greatest and nicest moment in my minigolf life/career I have ever experienced.

Last Question: What is it about Minigolf that makes it so special?

OS: I cannot imagine my life without all friends I have met (from all over the world) playing minigolf. Like a big second family for me.



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A Look at Miniature Golf in Poland

Poland 15 Mar 2018 at 14:03 | views: 2782 | Comments: 0

Today we are taking a look at a bit of the landscape of minigolf sport in Poland. If you missed it, at the Liepaja Open at the end of February, Robert Politowski broke the Polish record on miniaturegolf by shooting a 20. You can find the original post on the ...
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A Look at Miniature Golf in Poland

Interview with Sarah Schumacher (WMF Youth Re-Post)

Interview with Sarah Schumacher (WMF Youth Re-Post)

Germany 11 Mar 2018 at 13:45 | views: 3006 | Comments: 0

Continuing our re-post of the youth interviews from the WMF Youth Facebook page, we have an interview with Sarah Schumacher out of Germany. She was a winner on the female side in last year's stroke-play at the YEC. In case you missed the first in the series ...
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Interview with James Lindström (WMF Youth Re-Post)

Sweden 09 Mar 2018 at 13:49 | views: 3152 | Comments: 0

If you haven't seen it yet, the World Minigolf Sport Federation has launched a new Youth Facebook page that will focus on sharing the accomplishments of the many talented youth around the world that play miniature golf. We encourage everyone that is a fan of this ...
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Interview with James Lindström (WMF Youth Re-Post)

Running of the 30th Finnish Marathon

Running of the 30th Finnish Marathon

Finland 06 Mar 2018 at 15:12 | views: 2631 | Comments: 0

The 30th edition of the Finnish marathon gathered 22 pairings to compete in this prestigious event. Players from Austria, Sweden, Germany and Finland were participating in this years competition making it a colourful event once again. In the public poll ...
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 25 Aug 2019 (1 day)

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 31 Aug 2019 (2 days)

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