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Photos and first impressions from Odense

Denmark 16 Aug 2009 at 10:46 | Published by: JJM | Views: 5247 | News search

Photos and first impressions from Odense
A Japanese player testing the challenging Plateau lane.  (Photo by Gert Andreasen 2009)

After two days of training for World Championships 2009 at Fyn Arena in Odense, many players have noticed that indoor courses don’t always guarantee easy weather conditions. Relatively high temperature in the stadium, with quite sticky humidity in the air, is not the easiest possible weather to play in.

Sweden’s head coach Jan Strandberg estimates that the felt course gives hole-in-ones quite generously, but also includes some difficult lanes. Both minigolf courses have some lanes where uncertain players can easily get 7 points, so the score differences may become quite dramatic between the top players and the bottom of scoreboard.

These and more photos available now in the gallery section.

Photos above: Gert Andreasen 2009. Photos below: Jan Strandberg 2009.

» more photos at tournament website



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Italy LORE (Lorenzo Bellucci)

17 Aug 2009 at 00:53
Forza Ciocio!!!

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16 Aug 2009 at 23:47
First impression from Odense is that the felt course is quite difficult, at least for me that I play on felt once every 3-4 years.
In my opinion, a bit too much difficult considering that we have several countries with very small felt attitude (when not at all). On this course a lot of players can score 7 points in many lanes and that's not so good for a World Championship, expecially when we have some spectators.
The eternite course is not bad, but with some eventul lanes like blitz.
And a lane which in my opinion has not much sense...the inclined hole without V obstacle. There you can see quite bad shots go in, but often you play an almost perfect shot, you just touch the hole and lose all chances...
Actually I would be happy to play 23 on eternite and 34 on felt...hope to improve during next two training days...

Hungary Senninha (Krisztián Csibrán)

16 Aug 2009 at 20:28
Forza Csaba Palinkas!!!!

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Off to Odense 8: Michael Neuland

Germany 16 Aug 2009 at 08:49 | views: 5577 | Comments: 1

Interview with Michael Neuland, Head Coach of Germany. HB: First of all thank you for letting Minigolfnews interview you. HB: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself to those who don’t know you. Who is Michael Neuland? MN: Short trivia: I ...
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Courses ready and training started in Odense

Courses ready and training started in Odense

Denmark 15 Aug 2009 at 12:54 | views: 5511 | Comments: 0

Johny Forss from NIFO has send us some pictures of the Odense WC courses. We will publish photos and others from the training during the following days. If you have good photos or course judgements please feel free to send e-mail to us.
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Off to Odense 7: Jan Strandberg

Sweden 15 Aug 2009 at 08:53 | views: 5355 | Comments: 0

Interview with Jan Strandberg, Head Coach of Sweden, HB: First of all thank you for letting Minigolfnews interview you. HB: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself to those who don’t know you. Who is Jan Strandberg? JS: Short ...
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Yokohama minigolf center upgraded to E + F combi

Yokohama minigolf center upgraded to E + F combi

Japan 14 Aug 2009 at 20:29 | views: 9832 | Comments: 0

The pride of Japanese minigolf, the eternite course on the rooftop of World Porters shopping center in Yokohama, has been renovated to host also a felt course. An inaurugation tournament was played at this newly renovated minigolf course on 19 July ...
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