E-mail
Password
Lost password »
Register »
      

LATEST FORUM POST

Austria  asdf2

18 Nov 2017 at 18:54

If you are interested in one of these balls send an e-mail to [...] Ältere Bälle zum Preis von € 12,50 3D 616 MR 3D WBGV GL M&G Grenzcup 2009...

Go to latest post »


LATEST COMMENT  More »

United States of America  Smitty

13 Oct 2018 at 18:36

I enjoyed reading your blog. You make some excellent points.

Go to latest comment »



LATEST GALLERIES   More »

Minigolfnews   42 photos |
Suggestions for Photo of the Year 2013 vote

Germany   21 photos | Bad Munder
World Championships Training

Russian Federation   27 photos | Sochi
Youth Russian Championships



LATEST BLOG POSTS

United Kingdom  Sheila | 64 views | 0 comments

14 Oct 2018 at 14:28

Hatch To Dispatch - The story....


United States of America  PatPenguin | 132 views | 1 comments

11 Oct 2018 at 21:55

Minigolf Madness and Going....


United States of America  PatPenguin | 301 views | 1 comments

28 Sep 2018 at 13:35

Climbing the Mountain Again


All blogs »



POLL

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?


To vote, you need to log in.


You have to vote to see the results.


Total 14 votes, since 31 Jan 2018.

Recent polls »

Interview with Nadine Jürgens (WMF Youth Re-Post)


Austria 04 Jun 2018 at 13:12 | Published by: PatPenguin | Views: 923 | News search

Interview with Nadine Jürgens (WMF Youth Re-Post)
Nadine Jürgens (3rd from L)  (Photo by WMF Youth FB Page)

In part 10 our series of re-posts of the youth interviews from the WMF Youth Facebook page, we have an interview with Nadine Jürgens from Switzerland (currently Austria). In case you missed the ninth in the series, you can catch it here. The following interview can also be found here.

Club: UBGC Klaus (Austria)
Birth year: 1999

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

NJ: I started to play minigolf with my brother when my parents divorced nine years ago. At the beginning of the separation this was the only contact with our father. My brother quit after five years because he did not enjoy it anymore, but I was the direct opposite. I suppose I will be playing minigolf all my life because I enjoy it and I like getting to know new people and visit different places. My father has been playing minigolf for 39 years, because my grandparents founded a club a while back in the days. I have been playing minigolf for nine years now and as I mentioned earlier, it is nothing I am planning to stop doing.

Q2: What club do you use when you play and what is your favourite ball?

NJ: I use an older club when I play, but it suits me perfectly. It is a Benny.I have no favourite balls, but I have such balls that I always use when come to standard holes on felt for example.

Q3: What surface do you prefer the most? Follow-up question: Do you have a personal best (PB) that you are particularly proud of?

NJ: That's hard to say. I like most demanding courses such as Schruns, which is the oldest course in Austria.

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?

NJ: At the beginning my role model was my father, who played a leading role in almost every tournament I entered. At my first Swiss Championships, I had played a bad round and had tears in my eyes, my father was the one who always bothered for me. I also looked up to Heidi Stricker, who was my teenage trainer. She was one of the best in the world, so I learned a lot from being around her.

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

NJ: My greatest merit within minigolf is that I have able to get to know people from other countries as well as to travel to many new countries and places while experience this sport.

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

NJ: That must be two years ago when I was placed fourth in Bischofshofen 2016. I had played good minigolf before that, but I did not think that I would be able to play so well three weeks before the World Championship. Also, I had the biggest team success in 2017 when we wrote history of being the first women's team from Vorarlberg to win the state champion title. Thus, then we were able to go to the European Cup in Algund (Italy). There we got a lot of experience and could compete with the best teams in Europe. A really great moment of mine.

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

NJ: What makes minigolf so special is that it is a sport that is common to both young and old. It is a sport that is not very demanding. To play good minigolf I think it is important to be mentally strong. Each person is different in playing style and showing emotions. One's emotions of joy might be with screaming, others cry and those like me shows it with a smile on their face.



SHARE

Share



Comments

No comments yet.

Add comment
To add comments, you need to log in.


Minigolf Summit Being Held in Portugal

Portugal 24 May 2018 at 13:36 | views: 902 | Comments: 0

One of the things that has been highlighted many times at Minigolfnews is the fact that the sport of miniature golf can be played by anyone, even in official tournaments. Age isn’t a restraint, men and women play against each other and even cost of play is one of ...
Read more »

Minigolf Summit Being Held in Portugal

2018 U.S. Open a Rainey One

2018 U.S. Open a Rainey One

United States of America 23 May 2018 at 02:39 | views: 1538 | Comments: 0

Hendersonville, NC – Perhaps it’s only fitting that a U.S. Open tournament week that was marked by times of torrential rain and localized flooding would be won by a man named Rainey. Weather would interrupt practice week a couple of times and delay the start of ...
Read more »

Pro-Am Tournaments in Canada Kick Off the Season

Canada 16 May 2018 at 18:56 | views: 985 | Comments: 0

With the snow almost completely melted, the minigolf courses in Canada now been opened for about 4 weeks so it's time to slowly get back to competition. The tournament season started with the first preseason day on May 5th at Mini-Putt Terrebonne just north of the ...
Read more »

Pro-Am Tournaments in Canada Kick Off the Season

Shh...Library Minigolf Part 4

Shh...Library Minigolf Part 4

United States of America 09 May 2018 at 14:43 | views: 712 | Comments: 0

In Part 3 of this series, we continued our look at how miniature golf has been positively impacting people's relationship with their local libraries and helping to raise funds to keep them in order. For this part, we highlight even more events that have been ...
Read more »

UPCOMING EVENTS   More »

 20 Oct 2018 (2 days)

38. Südtirol Trophae


 21 Oct 2018 (1 day)

BMGA Club Championships


 25 Oct 2018 (1 day)

Filz Challenge


 26 Oct 2018 (3 days)

48. Raiffeisen Trophae


 28 Oct 2018 (1 day)

Intl. Match Belgium - The Netherlands


 01 Nov 2018 (3 days)

Open Asian Championships


 03 Nov 2018 (2 days)

30-Stunden Marathon





LATEST RESULTS   More »

 14 Oct 2018

2. Memorial Fusini

 12 Oct 2018

37. St. Prokulus Trophae

 11 Oct 2018

USPMGA Masters

 10 Oct 2018

10. St. Zeno Trophae

 07 Oct 2018

Abschlußturnier

 07 Oct 2018

Welsh Open 2018

 04 Oct 2018

European Cup for Club Teams




LATEST NEWS

United States of America 26 Sep 2018 at 13:13 | PatPenguin
Justin Seymour Wins 2nd Matterhorn International Pro-Am

Sweden 14 Sep 2018 at 13:49 | PatPenguin
Ricard Lockner Overall Winner At Swedish Adventure Golf Masters

United States of America 12 Sep 2018 at 20:02 | PatPenguin
Randy Rice Wins 25th Maine State Dolphin Open

Czech Republic 30 Aug 2018 at 14:37 | PatPenguin
Interview with Olivia Prokopova

United States of America 22 Aug 2018 at 14:03 | PatPenguin
37th Farmington Tournament Highlighted by New Winner

United States of America 09 Aug 2018 at 14:08 | PatPenguin
Nick Kraus Earns Red Jacket at Red Putter Tournament

Ghana 02 Aug 2018 at 03:24 | PatPenguin
Coca-Cola African MiniGolf Championship Held in July

United States of America 29 Jul 2018 at 04:17 | PatPenguin
Miniature Golf and Bettering the Community - Part 7

United States of America 11 Jul 2018 at 14:39 | PatPenguin
Justin Seymour Wins Essex County Open

United States of America 04 Jul 2018 at 07:05 | PatPenguin
The Women of Team USA

Chile 01 Jul 2018 at 13:20 | PatPenguin
Interscolar Tournament Saucache Arica School Tournament Held June 29